Machestic Dragons is accepting registration from teams and individuals for “Paddle for Pink,” the fifth annual dragon boat festival charity event to benefit women and families affected by breast cancer. Visit or call 732-890-6136. The event is Sunday, June 5, at Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

YWCA Princeton calls for runners, walkers, and sponsors for its seventh annual Firecracker 5K on Tuesday, June 21 at Educational Testing Service, Lawrenceville. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the race kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Register. $20 to $25.


Actors Dance Studio has auditions for professional-caliber actresses who can play roles ages 19 to 30s for Lee Blessing’s workshops in “Independence.” (Equity showcase production 2012). Also need actors and actresses who can play roles ages 50 to 55 for a new play to be produced in New York City. Auditions on Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 609-213-4578 for appointment.

Kelsey Theater seeks actor 45 to 60 to play the role of producer Sol Sussman in “Die Mommie Die!” Rehearsals have already started for the production at Kelsey from June 24 to 26. E-mail to schedule a private audition.

Kelsey Theater Dance Squad has auditions on Sunday, June 12, noon to 2 p.m. Be prepared to dance. Must be at least 16 years old. Bring a recent photo or headshot and a resume. Seeking eight dancers to perform at the Kelsey Theater awards ceremony on Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. Visit for information.

PinnWorth Productions has auditions for “Pirates of Penzance” on Saturday to Monday, June 25 to 27, at Mercer College, West Windsor. Prepare an art song, operetta, or classical musical number. Dress for dance. Must be 16 or older. Call Melissa Leshchanka at 732-322-1376 for appointment.

Maurer Productions OnStage has auditions for Elton John and Time Rice’s “Aida” on Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 17, noon to 5 p.m. Mercer College, West Windsor. Visit to download audition package and schedule an appointment. Call 609-882-2292 for more information.

Pennington Players had auditions for “13” for actors from 12 to 17 on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, June 5, noon to 4 p.m. at Mercer College, West Windsor. Prepare a contemporary musical theater song as well as one of the 13 monologues available at Dress for movement. Forms and conflict calendars may be downloaded from the website. E-mail or call 609-737-7529 to schedule an appointment.

For the Young

Youth Orchestra of New Jersey has open auditions for ensembles on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at High School North in Plainsboro. Visit or E-mail for information and registration.

Bucks County Performing Arts Center offers “Kids at the Keys,” a new piano camp, Tuesday to Thursday, July 5 to 7. Also “Children’s Musical Theater” on Mondays to Thursdays, July 11 to 21. Both for children in grades 2 to 8. Visit or call 215-593-3010 for information and registration.

For Age 50 Plus

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes for New Jersey residents 50 plus through Rutgers University, Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday, 30. Courses are in literature, drama, history, current affairs, culture, science, film studies, creative and performing arts, religion, and philosophy. There are no grades or tests and a college degree is not required to enroll. Each class is $30. All classes meet once a week. Classes are held at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, several Rutgers facilities in New Brunswick, and at Western Monmouth High Education Center in Freehold. Visit or call 732-932-7233 for information and to register.

Donate Please

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton accepts donations of unwanted bikes on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Coleman Buick-GMC, Cadillac, 100 Renaissance Boulevard, Lawrenceville. Visit or call Lorna Cruz at 609-273-1058.

Art Fellowships

New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation offer individual artist fellowship in crafts, photography, playwriting, poetry, and sculpture. Visit for application. Call Ann Turiano at 410-539-6656, ext. 101 for assistance with the process. Deadline is Friday, July 15. New Jersey residency is required. There is a workshop on entering on Saturday, June 25, at the Arts Council of Princeton, 10 am. to noon. Register at 609-633-1251.

Summer Enrichment

Kumon Math and Reading of West Windsor is accepting students for the summer program. 2025 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-799-1799.

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