Actors Dance Studio is holding auditions for Lee Blessing’s “Independence,” a play to be rehearsed and performed in the Trenton area with performances on August 20. A role is available for an actress in her mid-30s who can play a character native to small-town Iowa. Actors will have the first right of refusal for an Actors’ Equity showcase of the production in New York City in 2012. Call 609-213-4578 to schedule an audition.
Omicron Theater Productions is casting male and female actors, ages 20s to 50s, for comedies this summer. Backstage hands are also needed. Call 609-443-5598 for appointment or information.
Call for Art
New Brunswick Public Library has a summer photography contest with the theme, “New Brunswick, Unique” with a focus on places, events, and sights you see. Three programs presented by professional photographers will be held in July and August. Visit www.nbfpl.org, call 732-745-5108, ext. 20, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Opening reception is Friday, August 26.
Artworks seeks 350 volunteers for Art All Night, a 24-hour exhibit on the weekend of June 18 and 19. Visit www.artworkstrenton.org or call 609-394-9436.
New Jersey Audubon offers “Birding at Six-Mile Run,” a three-mile hike, Saturday, June 4, 8 to 11 a.m.; “Amwell Valley Grassland Birds,” an exploration of the valley, Saturday, June 11, 8 to 11 a.m.; and “Explore Baldpate Mountain,” a moderate hike, Saturday, June 18, 8 to 11 a.m. Register at 609-897-9400. $15 each.
NJ Unemployed offers $8 tickets for Tuesday, June 14, to see theTrenton Thunder vs. Harrisburg Senators. $1 hot dogs and kids eat free. Call 609-394-3300 for information.
Mercer County Parks offers access to summer activities. The Marina on Lake Mercer, West Windsor, rents pedal boats, rowboats, and kayaks for $15 per hour. Pontoon boat rides are 50-minute tours of the lake for $6. The docks on the Delaware, behind Waterfront Park, are available to boat owners. Rosedale Park in Pennington offers a 38-acre lake stocked with trout and a boat launch for row boats, canoes, and boats with electric motors. Call 609-448-4004 for information on the marina, 609-989-4947 about the docks on the Delaware.
Camp Gan Israel of Greater Mercer County opens Monday, June 27, for children age 3 to 12, within a Jewish framework. Visit princetonchabad.org or call 609-683-7240.
Har Sinai Temple in Pennington offers a pre-school summercamp for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years-old. Cal Magda Reyes at 609-730-8100 for information.
Hopewell Basketball offers a skills camp in July; a shoot it better camp on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26; and a summer camp for boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, Monday to Friday, June 27 to July 1; and a junior camp from Monday to Thursday, July 18 to 21. Visit www.hopewellbasketball.com or call 609-540-3949.
Country School Association of America has its annual conference Sunday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 15, at Rider University in Lawrenceville. The conference includes more than 20 presentations, meals, a field trip to Pleasant Valley School in Howell Farm, and an optional bus tour workshop. Visit www.countryschoolassociation.org or call 803-323-2158.
For Active Military
Blue Star Museums offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Area participants include Roebling Museum, 100 Second Avenue, Roebling, www.roeblingmuseum.org, 609-499-7200; and James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, www.michenermuseum.org, 215-340-9800.