The Arts

Volunteers Needed

Puppy Play Groups

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The Arts

McCarter Theater announces registration for its first ever Three-Day

Play Weekend, an intensive weekend of acting for young actors in

grades 5 to 7. Over three days, Friday through Sunday, February 3

through 5, students will work with McCarter professionals to create,

rehearse, and perform a ten-minute play. $300. To register visit, and click on Three-Day Play Weekend.

Villagers Theater is holding auditions for "Little Red Riding Hood on

Sunday and Monday, January 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. It is a musical

version with performances March 11, 12, 18, and 19. Fourteen actors,

ages 13 to adult are needed. E-mail for


Roxey Ballet seeks professional artists for the season. Auditions are

Sunday, February 26, 12:30 p.m. at the Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th

Street, New York City. Also, Monday, February 27, at noon, at Trisha

Brown Dance Studios, 625 West 55th Street, New York City. Visit or call 609-397-7616.

Voices Chorale has open auditions on Monday, January 16, at the

Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington, at 7

p.m. Call 609-737-2976 for information.

New Hope Arts seeks donations for "The Sky’s the Limit," an auction

and benefit party to be held on February 18. Gift certificates,

paintings, prints, pottery, artist designed jewelry, and getaways

needed to benefit the building with chairs, lighting, and other needed

equipment. Also seeking volunteers to assist with gallery sitting and

gathering donations for the auction. Visit

Montgomery Center for the Arts seeks entries for the annual juried

exhibition opening Friday, February 10. All work must be hand

delivered to the center on Tuesday, February 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Pick-up of non-accepted work is Thursday, February 9, from 4 to 6 p.m.

A maximum of two works per artist created within the past three years.

Artists must be 18 or older. Three cash awards, merchandise awards,

and honorable mentions. A commission of 30 percent is taken on all

sales. Opening reception is Sunday, February 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Call

609-921-3272 for information.

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Volunteers Needed

Special Olympics New Jersey invites participants to the 13th annual

Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, February 16, at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk,

Point Pleasant Beach. Participants must raise $100 to plunge.

Spectators are invited at no charge. Buffet lunch for plungers is

free; $5 for spectators. Visit

Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County offers a tutor training course at

Educational Testing Services on seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning

February 21. Call 609-587-6027 for information or enrollment.

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Puppy Play Groups

Rocky Top Dog Park offers play groups for puppies ages 10-weeks to

six-months with separate groups for large and small breed dogs on

Saturdays and Sundays. Puppies must be healthy and up-to-date on

vaccinations. Drop-in free is 2. Visit

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Participate Please

Mercer Cultural and Heritage Commission invites non-profit

organizations throughout New Jersey to apply for "Citizenship in

American: Rights and Responsibilities" grants of up to $3,000. Groups

should plan programs on a specific question about citizenship around

at least one primary historical document in conjunction with reading

materials of their choice. Visit for information.

Cathy Quartner Bailey, president and founder of Quartner and

Associates, is offering complimentary coaching to business individuals

in the area through March 31. Visit or call


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Princeton HealthCare System offers emergency health information card

for free. The form listing all of your medications and dosages should

be on your refrigerator for emergency medical technicians and

ambulance personnel to find when needed. Visit or

call 609-497-4480.

Women Helping Women launches new medication evaluation and monitoring

program to supply on-site evaluation and medication monitoring with

individual therapies with psychotropic medications. The organization

now offers "Personal Growth," a 10-week weekly support group to

explore options and choices for change in a safe environment. Call


Foundations Behavioral Health announced a new residential treatment

program for children ages 8 to 13 for the child with psychiatric needs

whose symptoms and functional behavior interfere with daily

activities. Visit or call 215-345-0444.

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Please Donate

East Brunswick Public Library is collecting new hardcover and

paperback books for distribution to disadvantaged children throughout

Mercer County. "Book to Keep" is a project of the consortium of public

and academic libraries in the county. Books may be brought to the

library at Two Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick. Checks for

purchase of additional books may be sent to Leah Wagner, Monroe

Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township 08831.

Call 732-390-6789 for information about the program.

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MSM Baseball Leagues of New Jersey are admitting new teams and

individual players for the spring. Visit or

call 973-699-8336 for information.

Raritan Valley Community College offers Lifelong Educational

Opportunity orientation for older students on Saturday, January 21, 9

a.m. to noon. Topics include earning college credit for lifetime

experience. Visit for information.

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