Food Drives

As part of the national Drive to End Hunger and AARP’s annual Day of Service, members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation are hosting 19 food drop off sites throughout the state. Items will be delivered to Community FoodBank of New Jersey sites. Items most needed are canned fish and meat, powdered milk, boxed meals, canned packaged meals, peanut butter in plastic jars, and canned vegetables and fruits. Items may be brought to Congressman Rush Holt at 50 Washington Road, West Windsor through Friday, September 9; or to AARP, 101 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, through Friday, September 16, Call 866-542-8165 for information.

Plainsboro Post Office has a back-to-school drive to benefit the Plainsboro Food Pantry through Saturday, September 17. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off during regular business hours. Shelf items needed include cold and hot cereals, juice, powered drink mixes, shelf stable milk, canned tuna and meat, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, canned and boxed meals, healthy snacks, and low or no sugar canned and packaged fruit. Donations will help Plainsboro children from economically disadvantaged families.


Sourland Hills Actors Guild seek actors ages 11 to 77 for “Footloose,” a November production at Montgomery High School. Auditions are Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 and 22, at Otto Kaufmann Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman. Visit or E-mail Prepare 16 bars from a Broadway musical and be prepared to dance.

For Young Artists

Trenton City Museum offers “Art in the Park,” an eight-week session for children ages 6 to 10 at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton. Classes begin Thursday, September 29, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. $45 includes materials and a snack. Call 609-989-111 to register.

For Singers

Princeton Pro Musica seeks singers for the current concert season. E-mail to make an appointment for an audition. Singers will be asked to sing a song of their choosing, do some vocal exercises, and sight read. Call 609-683-5122 for more information.

For Dancers

West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company has auditions for “Nutcracker Suite” on Saturday, September 17, at the Dance Corner, 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Ages 3 and up, from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. Visit or call 609-799-9677 for details.

DanceVision has auditions for “The Snow Queen,” a new, original ballet by Risa Kaplowitz. Auditions will be held at Princeton Dance and Studio Theater, 116 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, on Saturday, September 17. Ages six and up with at least one year of ballet and/or jazz training, 1 p.m.; ages 8 and up with at least two years of ballet or jazz training, 1:30 p.m.; ages 12 and up with boys at the intermediate/advanced level, and girls with more than two years of pointe training, 2:30 p.m. A mandatory meeting for parents will be held during each audition. E-mail or visit for information.

Volunteer Please

Mercer County Institute for the Arts, a theater program for adults with disabilities, seeks non-disabled volunteers to assist actors backstage and offstage with entrances and exits. They also need a few stage hands to move sets and props. Rehearsals for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” are Monday and Tuesday, November 7 and 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The performance is Wednesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. E-mail or call 732-745-3855 for information.

Calling Old Cars

Lawrence Library invites car enthusiasts with classic cars to its 50th birthday celebration on Friday, September 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. No registration fee. Contact Karen Serach by E-mail to or call 609-989-6922.


Congregation Beth Chaim in West Windsor offers “Introduction to Judaism,” a 16-week course beginning Tuesday, November 1. The course is for people who are coming back to Judaism or coming to it for the first time. Contact Rabbi Carolyn Bricklin by E-mail or call 609-799-9401 for information.

Call for Crafters

Pioneer Grange Craft Fair seeks vendors for its fair on Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 410 Ridge Road, Dayton. Cost for space is $30. Call 732-666-8592 for information.

Mercer County seeks traditional crafters for its inaugural Cultural Festival on Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Crafts must be ethnic, traditional work of the represented country. No commercial kits, products, or second-hand items. Applications are available at

Classical Music

Westminster Williamson Voices released “Living Voices,” a new CD with a collection of works by composer James Whitbourn including the Requiem Canticorum and Living Voices, a work to commemorate 9/11. Visit for information. The choir will perform music form the CD on Saturday, November 19.


55 Plus offers a trip to Hagley Museum, the original estate of the DuPont family. Four-hour docent tour with a buffet lunch. The bus leaves on Wednesday, October 26, 8 a.m., at the Jewish Center of Princeton. $65. E-mail for information.

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