Auditions

Crossroads Theater Company has an open call for the role of Travis Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun” which runs April 14 to May 1. Travis is a 10-year-old African American energetic youth. A reading from the script provided. Bring a resume and photo. Call 732-545-8100 to schedule an appointment on Saturday, February 26, beginning at 8 a.m. 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org.

Somerset Valley Players seeks four men, ages 28 to 75; four to seven women, ages 20 to 60; and one girl, ages 15 to 18, for “Jewtopia.” Auditions are Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Also, auditions for “The Boys Next Door” are Saturday, and Sunday, March 12 and 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. Seven men and two women, ages 25 to 50, are needed. 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469.

Bimah Players seek actors over the age of 10 for “Beastly Friends,” a readers’ theater dramatization with music from stories by Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and others. Auditions are Sunday, March 13, 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16, 7 to 9 p.m. Monroe Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, Monroe. E-mail dirbirmahplayers@aol.com or call 609-395-2969 for appointment.

Call for Recipes

Princeton Pi Day seeks Princeton-area home bakers to enter the Princeton Pie contest. Submit your favorite pie recipe by E-mail to lillipies@yahoo.com with your name, address, phone number, and E-mail address by Tuesday, March 1. The top 10 recipes will be baked by some of Princeton’s favorite chefs and judged by a panel. The event will be held on Sunday, March 13, at 2:45 p.m. at the Nassau Inn, Palmer Square. Call Jen Carson at 609-240-7738 for more information.

Women’s Retreat

Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA offers Women’s Wellness Weekend from Friday to Sunday, April 1 to 3. The retreat focuses on the body, mind, and spirit. $185 for two nights lodging, six meals, and all activities. 143 Nichecronk Road, Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. Visit www.campspeersymca.org or call 570-828-2329 for information.

Good Causes

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, based in Plainsboro, celebrates its annual record-a-thon, a marathon week when studio volunteers and area authors raise funds, awareness of the different ways children read and learn, and recruit new volunteers. Visit www.rfbd.org or call 609-750-1830.

Brunch at Home, a benefit for the Princeton Senior Resource Center, will be on Sunday March 27. Treat your friends, family, neighbors, or even yourself to home-delivery of a brunch basket for two including a custom made quiche by one of Princeton’s premier caterers, smoked salmon, sparkling cider, scones, bagels, fresh fruit, and much more. Delivery areas include Princeton, West Windsor, Skillman, Rocky Hill, Hopewell, Lawrence, Kingston, Pennington, Monroe, and more. For more information visit www.brunchathome.org or call 609-924-7108.

Teal Tea Foundation benefits when you eat at Rosa’s Restaurant, 3442 South Broad Street, Trenton, on Tuesday, March 15. The foundation supports ovarian cancer awareness campaigns. www.tealtea.com for information about the organization and the annual tea on Sunday, May 1.

Teen Artist Program

Young Audiences New Jersey and College of New Jersey offer a 14-week immersive exploration of the arts. Student auditions and interviews are Saturdays, February 26 and March 5. Tuition is free. $150 materials fee. Sessions will take place on Saturdays in TCNJ’s new arts building. There will be field trips to New York City and Philadelphia. Visit www.yanj-yaep.org or call 866-500-YANJ, ext. 204.

Field Hockey for Boys

USA Field Hockey offers a new league for boys 12 to 18. The travel team will practice in the Princeton area from March to May and will compete against teams in Pennsylvania. Cris Maloney, a former national level men’s team player, who twice coached teams of boys to national championships in Olympic events, will coach. E-mail play@oafha.org or visit oafha.org.

Call for Art

Lawrence Library invites artists to submit one piece of original artwork in any art medium using a minimum of 75 percent recycled content for “transformation,” a recycled art contest. Deadline is Thursday, March 31. Items must be delivered to the library at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Entries will be judged on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. E-mail lawprogs@mcl.org for an entry form. Contact Karen Serach at 609-989-6923 for other information.

Volunteer Please

South Brunswick Community Blood Bank seeks volunteers to work at twice a year blood donor drives, Saturdays, April 16 and October 15. Call Betty at 732-422-8835 for information.

Tutors Needed

Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County offers tutor training courses to help the 60,000 adults in Mercer County who read at the fifth grade level or below. The 15-hour training course will take place on Wednesdays, March 16 to April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Mondays, March 14 to April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 609-587-6027.

Donate Please

Cars4Charities welcomes donations of cars — in any condition. Must have a title free of liens and not be striped of any parts. A tow truck must be able to get to it. You will receive a tax donation of $500 or more. Visit www.cars4charities.org or call 866-448-3487.

Call for Crafters

Middlesex County 4-H seeks crafters for its Spring Fling craft fair on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. $20 for an eight-foot table and two chairs. Call 732-723-9968 to register.

Faith

The Jewish Center of Princeton presents “How Has This Night Been Different From All Others?: Exploring the Development of the Passover Ritual, from Biblical Times to the Present,” a five-part series on Passover. The series culminates in a hands-on workshop about the seder led by Rabbi Adam Feldman. Sessions are Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. from March 3 to 31. Register at 609-921-0100. $50.

Reflexology

The International School of Shiatsu presents a series of foot reflexology courses beginning Tuesday, March 1, 6 to 10 p.m. The 20 hour, five session course will meet every Tuesday in March to teach beginning students a full treatment protocol. Presented by Barbara Panno, 10 South Clinton Street, Suite 300, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Call 215-340-9918; E-mail learnshiatsu@gmail.com; or visit www.shiatsubo.com.

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