West Windsor Library will be holding open auditions for children ages 8 to 17, as well as some adult roles, for its upcoming Halloween Playfest. Performances on October 22 and 23 will feature short Halloween plays for actors 8 to 13; and performances on October 28 to 30 will feature a musical for actors 13 plus, “The Terrifically True Tales of a Teenage Zombie.” The auditions will take place on Saturdays, July 30 and August 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays, July 27 and August 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor.

Auditions include readings from the scripts — available for inspection at the reference desk, or can be sent by E-mail. For singing roles bring sheet music or choose from a selection of well-known songs. Rehearsals will begin in early September. Volunteers are needed to help with makeup, costumes, set construction, and choreography. Contact director Michael Kerr at 609-275-8901 or E-mail for more information.


Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer is accepting applications for the Grace M. Brauninger scholarship. Open to women ages 25 older who are residents of Mercer County and attending a school in New Jersey. Deadline is Saturday, July 30. Sent application to Scholarship Committee, Zonta Club Trenton/Mercer, Box 5488, Trenton 08638.

For Teens

My College Audition’s Bootcamp is for high school students seeking a musical theater or music degree in college. Cost is $350 for the weekend. Students leave with two prepared monologues, two prepared songs, dance preparation, headshot and resume prep, and written feedback from a mock audition. Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, at East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. E-mail to get started.


Princeton Photography Club offers Ricardo Barros’ photography workshop over a six-month period. Barros leads students through a series of presentations, assignments, and discussions beginning November 3. $185 includes membership in the photography club. Completed assignments will be submitted via E-mail for discussion. E-mail for information.

Call for Art

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra seeks a logo and design package as part of its rebranding effort which will include website, social media, postcards, letterhead, and other publicity items. Design a mock-up postcard for the group’s September 10 concert. Deadline is Monday, July 25. Send E-mail to Winning effort will be rewarded a $350 honorarium and design credit.

Tyler Park Center for the Arts is accepting entries for its Crafts in the Meadow show to be held Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. The juried show features original, hand crafted work including functional or decorative clay, watercolors, oils, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing. Submit digital images by Friday, July 15. Visit for requirements, applications, and other information.

The Garden State Watercolor Society seeks entries from New Jersey residents ages 18 and up for its 42nd annual juried exhibit to be displayed at the D&R Greenway Land Trust. Applications are due by Friday, July 22, and cost $35 for members and $50 for non-members. For a prospectus contact Fran Franklin at 908-273-8436 or For more information visit or


Springpoint Foundation offers a trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art to view “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” on Wednesday, August 24. $65 includes bus, museum admission and audio tour, a private lecture, and a private luncheon. Departing from three Springpoint communities and Community Park North in Princeton. Register with Starr Tours at 800-782-7703. Call Lauren Medici at 609-720-7304 for more information.

Great Trips Travel offers a bus trip to the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The trip leaves the Princeton area on Monday, September 5, and returns on Thursday, September 8. The trip costs $425 per person and includes luxury bus, three nights in a hotel, breakfast, map, and tips. Register by July 22 by phone to 609-890-8188 or e-mail to

Funding Available

For the sixth year the Montgomery Landmarks Commission is offering preservation grants for the maintenance and restoration of the exteriors of structures designated as local historic structures or located in a historic district of Montgomery Township. Grants are limited to the cost of materials. Applications are due Monday, August 15, and work must be completed by Thursday, December 1. For more information or to request an application call the Planning Department at 908-359-8211, e-mail, or visit

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