Stockton Inn seeks New Jersey’s best fibbers and storytellers for its third annual New Jersey Liars contest on Friday, January 28. 1 Main Street, Stockton. Register at 609-397-1250 or

MP OnStage has auditions for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” on Saturday, February 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, February 6, noon to 5 p.m. Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor. The show includes 20 roles. Visit or call 609-882-2292 for information and appointment. Resume and headshot may be uploaded to the website. Bring a list of conflicts to the audition.

Lawrence Library has auditions for its third annual One-Act Play Festival on Monday, February 7, Tuesday, February 8, Thursday, February 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. A variety of roles in the staged readings from the selected works of area playwrights are for ages 20 to 60. Two stage managers are also needed for the Saturday, April 16 event. Contact James Damron by E-mail or call 609-989-6915.

For Musicians

Mercer County Symphonic Band, an all volunteer concert band, has immediate openings for musicians who play clarinet, bassoon, percussion, and other instruments. No audition required. The band rehearses every Monday from September to June at Mercer Community College, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information contact Louis Woodruff at 215-321-1422 or E-mail

Parent & Child

Howell Farm is accepting applications for parent and child enrollment in its spring hatchery program. The program, for ages 3 to 5, begins in March. One parent must work as a volunteer in exchange for one child’s participation in the program. No experience needed. Parents must attend an organizational meeting on either Wednesday, February 23, or Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m. Visit, call 609-737-3299, or E-mail for information. Applications will not be accepted by mail or phone.

Contact of Mercer offers training for persons interested in improving listening skills and learning about community resources. The free course prepares attendees to volunteer for Contact’s hotline as well as help friends and family who are depressed, lonely, addicted, in personal difficulty, or suicidal. Classes meet on Tuesdays, February 8 to 26, at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Register at 609-883-2880, E-mail, or visit

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey has a call for workshop presenters for “Strengthening Those Who Touch the Lives of Children,” its annual conference on Monday, May 9, in Long Branch. Conference workshops are intensive sessions for family workers, home visitors, supervisors, and teen parents. Submit proposals by Friday, January 28. or call 800-children.

Good Causes

LeGrand Believe Fund welcomes contributions to support Eric LeGrand, a junior at Rutgers University, who suffered a spinal cord injury planing football for the Scarlet Knights in October. Donations may be sent to PNC Wealth Management, Kimberly G. Kingsland, One Palmer Square, Suite 201, Princeton 08542. Several restaurants in New Brunswick have a fundraiser for LeGrand on Sunday, January 30. Visit for reservations.

Cranbury Lions Club offers a Valentine’s Day rose sale in conjunction with the Cutting Garden, 70 North Main Street, Cranbury. $50 includes a bouquet of 12 long stem red roses tied with a big red bow. Visit for information.

Poetry Class

Lawrence Library offers an eight-week course in writing poetry led by poet Jean Hollander. The class will be held on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning February 12. Visit or call 609-989-6920 to register.

Blood Donors


University Medical Center at Princeton seeks blood donor at 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton (Medical Arts building). Donors receive coupons for Thomas Sweet Ice Cream. Call 609-497-4366 for information.

New Jersey Blood Services seeks blood donors to volunteer since many major blood drives have been canceled due to the recent snow storms. Visit or call 800-933-2566 for information on how to donate or organize a blood drive.

Tax Help

Rider University offers free tax help to low and moderate income individuals and senior citizens. Sessions will be held at the Bart Luedeke Center, Room 14, Lawrenceville on Tuesdays, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Thursdays, February 10, 17, 24, and March 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturdays, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Jewish Community Center offers a guided tour of the Marc Chagall exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sunday, April 3, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. $49 includes ticket, bus, and snacks. (Lunch is on your own). Register with Jerry Schwartz at 609-219-9550 or E-mail

Pearl S. Buck International offers a 14-day trip through Vietnam from Saturdays, October 22, to November 5. Visit for information.

For Kids

Trenton City Museum offers Art in the Park, art classes for children ages 6 to 12 at Ellarslie Mansion at Cadwalader Park. The eight-week session begins Wednesday, February 2, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. $40 includes materials and a snack. Call 609-989-1191 to register.

For Parents

CHADD offers parent to parent family training on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) beginning Tuesday, March 15, 7 to 8:50 p.m. Montgomery Upper Middle School, 375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman. Register. $150. or E-mail


Next Step Strategies offers “Joy Thru Movement,” a gentle moving mediation for beginners, beginning on Wednesday, January 26, at 4446 Route 27, Kingston. $25 for an eight-week class. or 609-752-1048.

A Kneaded Escape offers 15 minute introductory sessions on a Bio Mat on Sunday, January 30, from noon to 2 p.m. at 405 Route 130 North, East Windsor. Call 609-918-0963 for information.

Shiatsu and Qi Gong Training Center offers Qi Gong and meditation classes. 4446 Route 27, Kingston. Visit or call 609-742-3140 for information.

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