Call for Plays

Lawrence Library calls for play submissions for its fourth annual One Act Play Festival on Monday, April 23. Submit works of staged reading, 10 minutes in length, for up to five characters. The plays chosen will be staged by area actors and directors at the library. Deadline is Sunday, December 11. E-mail as a word document attachment to akerr@mcl.org or bring to the library’s reference desk. Include two title pages, one with the play title only and the other with play title, name, address, phone, and E-mail of author. The playwright’s name should not appear in the script. Call Ann Kerr at 609-989-6922 for information.

Call for a House

Junior League of Princeton is still on the search for the perfect 2012 designer showcase. The ideal residence has 25 or more design spaces, ample parking options, and generous grounds that can be transformed by interior and landscape designers to become an elegant show place of beauty and style. Proceeds from the showcase provide funding for the organization’s projects include Rockets (Raising Our Children’s Knowledge by Educating Through Science). Contact Minda Alena at 917-573-6748 or ma.jogp@ymail.com for information.

2012 is Coming

Lawrenceville Main Street Artists Network released its 2012 fine art photo calendar featuring color photos for $20 at the gallery at 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville.

Seeking Vendors

Ewing High School seeks vendors for its annual shopping extravaganza on Friday, November 18. It is a benefit for the Class of 2014. Tables are $25. Contact Robin Margolin at rmargolin@ewingboe.org or 609-530-1544.

Master Gardeners

Middlesex County Agriculture offers a master gardener program in both daytime and evening programs at 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick. Master gardeners are community volunteers, trained in earth-friendly gardening and environmental principles. Classes meet weekly through April and students create and care for a large demonstration vegetable and herb garden. $425 includes supplies and materials. Register by Friday, September 30. Visit www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices or call 732-398-5262.

Disaster Recovery

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center at Mercer College in the fine arts building to assist residents and businesses whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Irene. The site will operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a list of materials or goods lost or damaged as a result of the flood. Services offered include guidance regarding disaster recovery, clarification of written correspondence, housing assistance and rental resource information, and more. Register online at www.fema.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Restaurant Week

Trenton Visitors Center offers Trenton annual restaurant week through Sunday, September 25. Lunches are $19 or less, and dinners are $35 or less. Visit www.dinoutnj.com for a complete list of restaurants.

Tennis Anyone?

South Brunswick Community Education offers a tennis program for children from ages four and up, beginning Saturday, September 24. All levels are welcome. Parents may take lessons on the same time as their children on adjacent tennis courts. Call Deanna Myers at 732-297-7800, ext. 3159 for information.

Arts Grants

Young Audiences New Jersey and Target offer arts education grants up to $10,000 to preschools, elementary, and middle schools in New Jersey. Deadline is Monday, October 3. Grant recipients will work with Young Audiences’ staff and their roster of more than 300 professional teaching artists to plan high-quality arts programming tailored for their schools’ unique needs. Visit www.yanj.org or call 866-500-9265 for information and application.

Tell Me a Story

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church offers an inaugural gathering of the Greater Princeton Biblical Storytelling Guild on Saturday, September 24, at 10 a.m., at 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. The guild is open to all individuals interested in learning, practicing, or listening to biblical storytelling. Paul Lutz, pastor of the church; Wes Cain, pastor of Elisdale United Methodist Church in Allentown; and Jessicah Cain, a student at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia will lead the group. Contact Lutz at paullutz@popnj.org or call 609-799-1753 for information.

Hindi Classes

HindiUSA presents Hindi classes every Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lawrence Middle School, 2455 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville. Classes are taught in eight levels for ages 5 to 16. $225 includes books and materials. Visit www.hindiusa.org or call 609-584-1858.

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