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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
www.mccarter.org, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
www.roxeyballet.com 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 www.newhopeartsinc.org.
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.
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 www.njpolarplunge.sonj.org.
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.
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 www.rockytopdogpark.com.
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 www.njch.org 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 www.quartner.com or call
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 www.princetonhcs.org or
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 www.fbh.com or call 215-345-0444.
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.
MSM Baseball Leagues of New Jersey are admitting new teams and
individual players for the spring. Visit www.amateurbaseballnj.com 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 www.raritanval.edu for information.
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