Reality Audience

Eden Autism Services benefits from audience participation during auditions for the “X-Factor,” Simon Cowell’s new reality competition show. Audience members are needed at Prudential Center in Newark on Wednesday, June 8, at noon. The taping begins at 12:30 p.m. and will end at approximately 5:30 p.m. A minimum of 20 people are needed for Eden to benefit. Register by Wednesday, May 25, at 609-426-8656 or E-mail

Input Requested

Trenton Historical Society is soliciting input from African-American civic organizations and community leaders for a survey of historic sites associated with Trenton’s African-American community. Historical research and consultation with past and present African-American residents of Trenton will be used to identify the sites. The survey project is funded by a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Although the survey will include previously identified historic sites, the primary goal is to identify places significant in the history of the city’s African-American community that have not been previously recognized. Examples include sites associated with important individuals, such as churches, clubs, and other civic and social organizations; and businesses with strong ties to the African-American community. The sites may represent any historical era, from the colonial period through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Survey forms are available at For information contact Jennifer Leynes, senior architectural historian at 609-655-0692, ext. 314 or E-mail

Call for Art

Artsbridge seeks artists from a 50-mile radius of New Hope for its annual juried show opening on Sunday, June 5. Works will be accepted in paintings, watercolors, works on paper, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Drop off Tuesday, May 31, 4 to 8 p.m. or Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit or call 609-773-0881 for prospectus.

Classical Music

Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium includes lectures, master classes, technique clinics, private lessons, supervised practice time, interactive technique clinics, master classes, and other presentations by Edna Golandsky and the faculty, all teachers of the Taubman Approach. The performers and pedagogues work with pianists, teachers, and musicians of all ages. The programs runs from Saturdays, July 9 to 16, at Princeton University.

Tuition is $1,525 to $1,650 for resident participants, and $1,125 to $1,250 for commuting participants. Lunch is included. For information call 877-343-3434 or E-mail


Lingohocken Garden Club has a trip to Nemours Mansion and Gardens on Tuesday, June 14. $80 includes admission, bus, and lunch. Call 215-340-7677 for information.


Yardley Players has auditions for “And Then There Were None” on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, noon to 4 p.m., Kelsey Theater, West Windsor. Prepare a two minute comedic monologue. Other readings from the scripts. Call Marge Swider at 215-968-1904 to schedule an audition. Performance is at Kelsey Theater in October.

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has auditions for strings, winds, brass, and percussion, for musicians from 5th to 12th grades. Rehearsals are at Montgomery High School. Visit for more information and to register for an audition.

For Families

CancerCare offers a free retreat to families with children and teens who have lost a loved one to cancer. Friday to Sunday, June 10 to 12, Malibur Camp, Milford, Pennsylvania. Recreational activities are combined with therapeutic grief activities for emotional support. Register at 800-813-4673, ext. 6810 or E-mail

Vendors Wanted

American Legion Auxiliary Unit seeks vendors for a flea market on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Monmouth Junction. $10 per space. Register with Barbara Buhl at 732-821-6673.

Donate Please

Your ReSource is collecting unwanted and unused home medical equipment that will be recycled for use for people in need. Accepted items include wheelchairs, seat cushions, portable ramps, trapeze bars, life chairs, bedside tray tables, walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, commodes, safety rails, and more. Drop off items on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Hamilton. Call 609-890-9800 for information.

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