Plays-in-the-Park has open auditions for “Annie, Hairspray, and Godspell,” on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Open calls for girls ages 6 to 14 for the role of Annie and Little Inez are Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 9, at noon. Callbacks are the following week. Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Edison. Visit for cast breakdowns and more information.

Good Causes

La Jolie Beauty Spa and Attitudes in Reverse, a mental health awareness organization, join to raise awareness to help save the lives of children, teens, and young adults. Refreshments, massages, mini facials, and manicures. Prizes. Thursday, April 7, 4 to 8 p.m., 4 Hulfish Street, Princeton.

One Simple Wish offers free prom dresses to teens in foster care or low income families. All gently used gowns are $10; and costume jewelry, clutches, shoes, and scarves, all for under $5. 183 Scotch Road, Ewing. E-mail or call 609-883-8484.

Tuscan Hills will donate 10 percent of all sales from April 7 to May 12 to University Medical Center at Princeton’s Level 2 Special Care Nursery. 4428 Route 27, Kingston.

New York Delicatessen and Restaurant, 3331 Route 1, Lawrenceville, will donate 10 percent of April sales to Princeton HealthCare System Foundation.


The Jewish Center offers a context mini series, “Behind the Headlines: The Jews of Egypt,” presented by Elisha Russ-Fishbane, an historian of Jewish life and culture of the medieval Islamic world. A teacher at Princeton University, he completed his doctorate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Thursdays, April 28, May 5 and 12. Register. 609-921-0100, ext. 201. 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. $75.

Donate Please

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton seeks donations of bikes in any conditions to benefit the organization. An all volunteer enterprise repairs bicycles and sells them at its Trenton-are storefront to promote biking for transportation and enjoyment among low-income families. Bring bikes to Capitol Plaza Shopping Center, 1500 North Olden Avenue, Ewing or visit for additional locations.


Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey seeks volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and the gift shop. A volunteer open house will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m., F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theater, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison. Visit, E-mail, or call 973-408-3694 for information.

Italian American Festival Association seeks volunteers for festival in September. Call 609-631-7544 for information.

For Caregivers

Arts Council of Princeton offers a session of “Art Techniques for Caregivers,” a free workshop for family and professional caregivers on Wednesdays, April 20 to June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by E-mail to or call 609-924-8777.

For the Young

West Windsor Arts Council offers “Land and Air Machines,” a spring break camp for ages 5 to 12, during spring break. Monday to Friday, April 18 to 22. Visit for information.

Boys Field Hockey will be held for boys 10 to 18 in Mercer County. Practices will be held at Princeton Day School. Visit for information.

For Families

Howell Farm is accepting applications for parent/child enrollment in its Saturdays Farmhands program beginning in April. One parent must work at the farm as a volunteer in exchange for one child’s participation in the program. No experience necessary. The program is for ages 6 to 12 on Saturday mornings. The first session begins on April 9. Located on Valley Road, Titusville. Call Susan DeVore at 609-737-3299 for information.


Plainsboro Public Library offers a bus trip to Liberty Science Center on Tuesday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 includes admission and round-trip bus ride. Call 609-275-2898 to register.

For the Garden

Princeton Borough Shade Tree Commission will distribute tree seedlings at Communiversity, on Saturday, April 30, in downtown Princeton. Free.

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