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This article was prepared for the January 25, 2006

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The Arts

Pierrot Productions will hold auditions for "La Cage Aux Folles" on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, at noon. Audition room location will be posted at Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor. Must be 18 or older. Prepare a vocal selection, be dressed for movement, and be ready to perform a one-to-three-minute monologue. Cagelles auditioners must bring heels and be prepared to dance. E-mail pierrotinfo@aol.com or call 609-658-1233 for appointment.

Academy Theater in Bordentown holds auditions for "Macbeth" on Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4 and at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 28. For complete character breakdown and for directions go to www.theacademytheatre.com/macbeth.htm . To schedule an auditon time, send headshop and resume in advance to c.l.butterfield@theacademytheatre.com or to Macbeth casting, The Academy Theatre, 145 Route 130, Bordentown 08562. Specify when and where you would prefer to audition.

Trenton Film Festival has extended its deadline for its call for entries for filmmakers to submit films to Tuesday, February 21. Visit www.trentonfilmfestival.org . Feature films, $50; short films, $40; student films, $25. Also seeking volunteers and staff for the festival. Recruitment and planning meeting is Saturday, January 28.

Mercer and Fonthill Museums offer two six-week adult education workshops in tiles, mosaics, and ceramic everyday ware in February. Fee is $325 plus materials fees. Call 215-345-0210 ext. 123.

Rome Festival Orchestra invites volunteers to help with the Rome Festival in Italy during the summer of 2006. Visit www.geocities.com/romefestival or call 800-811-3841 during morning hours.

Villagers Theater holds auditions for "April Fools," a one-act comedy festival on Sunday, January 29, 4 p.m.; and Thursday, February 2, 8 p.m. The directors are seeking up to 15 comedic male and female actors for their plays. Visit www.villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710.

Boheme Opera New Jersey seeks volunteers to assist in mailings, distributing information, and promoting the company at events. In exchange for time, free tickets to productions are available. Call 609-581-9551 or E-mail njboheme@aol.com .

Philadelphia Songwriters Project has a call for original submissions to be arranged and performed by Philadelphia ensembles and choirs in 2007. Deadline is Monday, April 10. Material must be submitted on a CD. $10 per song. Winners will be announced by June 30. Visit www.phillysongwriters.com for information.

Grounds for Sculpture offers two-for-one admissions to the 35-acre sculpture park on Fridays during February. Visit www.groundsforsculpture.org for information.

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For Kids

New Jersey Performing Arts Center seeks young performers for NJPAC’s Young Artist Talent Search auditions. Audition workshops are Thursday, February 23, and Monday, February 27. There are 250 openings in six arts training programs. Auditions are Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26. Visit www.njpac.org or call 973-353-8009.

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs seek 10 high school juniors and seniors to re-live history and experience what the Lewis and Clark Expedition faced 200 years ago. To earn one of 540 slots for the all-expense paid trip to North Dakota in August, write a Lewis and Clark-focused essay addressing "In your opinion, what military value most describes the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery journey and why? Visit www.lcyouthrendezvous.com . Deadline Tuesday, February 28.

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Health

American Heart Association is encouraging women to invite their friends to an old-fashioned sleepover on Friday, February 3, to celebrate the third annual National Wear Red for Women Day. The first 100 women to call to request a pajama party kit receive a tote bag filled with goodies. Visit www.goredforwomen.org or call 888-MY-HEART.

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Please Donate

Keller Williams is holding a linen drive to benefit HomeFront through February 4. Deliver baby and adult blankets, sheets, comforters, towels, and shower curtains to 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard, West Windsor. Call 609-987-8889 for information.

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.

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Call for Speakers

Princeton chapter of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society has a call for speakers for a professional seminar series to be held at the Trenton Computer Festival on Friday, April 21. Speakers are needed for IT management, application and solution development, networking and integration, technology, and manufacturing computer systems.Submit abstracts and biographical information to dsoll@omicron.com by Friday, January 27.

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Sports

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.

Garden State Baseball is holding tryouts for the tournament teams for players ages 13 and up. Visit www.gardenstatebaseball.com or call 732-382-4610.


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