Auditions

Somerset Valley Players have auditions for “Leader of the Pack” on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. Be prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show. Accompanist provided. Seeking multi-ethnic cast who can sing and dance to represent the classic girl groups of the era. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469 for information.

Solebury United Methodist Church has auditions for “A Christmas Carol” on Wednesday, October 26. Ages 8 to 15 at 6:30 p.m.; ages 16 and up at 7:30 p.m. Bring a photo and resume. 2536A Aquatong Road, New Hope, PA. Call 215-862-2657 for more information.

Playhouse 22 has auditions for a black box production of Eve Ensler’s “Necessary Targets” on Sunday and Monday, November 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. The show dates are weekends, January 13 to 22. 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Readings from the script. Seven women, ages 18 to 60 and above, are needed. E-mail info@playhouse22.org or call 732-254-3939 for information.

Yardley Players has auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Call Amy Zalot at 215-945-3075 for information and appointment. Be prepared to sing, learn a piece of choreography, and do a cold reading from the script. Munchkins and flying monkeys may be from 6 to 13 years old. Citizens of Oz should be 13 and up. Visit www.yardleyplayers.com for more information.

Pierrot Productions has auditions for “Death of a Salesman” on Sunday and Monday, December 4 and 5, at 7 p.m., at Kelsey Theater. Prepare a one to three minute dramatic monologue from any stage work and be prepared for cold readings. E-mail auditions@pierrotproductions.org for information and to make an appointment.

Crafters

Princeton Farmers Market seeks crafters and artists for the indoor winter market. E-mail info@princetonfarmersmarket.com for information.

Good Causes

Junior Achievement of New Jersey seeks women to mentor high school-aged girls at the Women’s Future Leadership Forum on Friday, October 28, at the Marriott Hotel, 100 College Road, Plainsboro, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register at www.janjevents.org, call 609-419-0404, ext. 114, or E-mail morgan.rogers@ja.org.

American Red Cross is holding its annual “Thanks for Giving” blood drive event throughout New Jersey on Saturday, November 19. Each blood donor receives a voucher for a free turkey that will be given to a previously identified family in need through a local Red Cross Chapter. The goal is to help build a sufficient supply of blood for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission, are 110 pounds or more, and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of ID when you donate. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS for locations and times in your area.

Princeton Pro Musica seeks donations to the Frances Fowler Slade Founders Fund on the occasion of her retirement. Visit www.princetonpromusica.org or call 609-683-5122 for information.

Call for Films

Garden State Film Festival has a call for entries to independent filmmakers. The festival will be held in Asbury Park, Thursday to Sunday, March 22 to March 25, and will feature film competition for independent filmmakers, open talent casting call, panel discussions, workshops, and opening and closing ceremonies. Music makers who have written and produced tracks for independent films are invited to submit (on CD format) any movie music from an independent film in any category for the inaugural GSFF Movie Music Track competition. Deadlines are Thursday, December 1. Submission instructions are at www.gsff.org.

Call for Plays

Midtown International Theater Festival seeks stage plays and musicals, new or revived, mainstream or focused on ethnic or cultural niche. Must have a producer and production team attached to the project. Visit www.midtownfestival.org for application forms and information. $30 must be included with completed applications and materials by Friday, January 20. E-mail john.chatterton@gmail.com for information about Short Subjects.

Available

Morven Museum & Garden is available for private events including seated dinners, cocktail receptions, business meetings, educational training sessions, as well as large groups in a tented arena outdoors. Rooms of many sizes are available showcasing the history and changing exhibits in the former New Jersey governor’s mansion and 18th century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Visit morven.org or contact Nadia Hohgrawe, the events manager, at 609-577-8167.

Hall of Fame

The New Jersey Hall of Fame invites the public to vote for their selections at www.njhalloffame.org. Inductees to the Class of 2012 will be announced in January. Enter your name and E-mail address to be eligible to cast your vote for one person in each category and be entered into a drawing for a pair of VIP tickets and a Red Carpet pass to the Red Carpet Induction Ceremony in June.

Nominees are Aaron Burr, Alan Alda, Alexander Calder, Alfred Stieglitz, Alfred Vail, Alice Guy Blach, Alice Waters, Bill Parcells, Bob Hurley, Carol Blazejowski, Celia Cruz, Charles Addams, Christopher Reeve, Connie Francis, David Sarnoff, Dick Vitale, Dionne Warwick, Dizzy Gillespie, Don Jay Smith, Doris Duke, Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Porter Wesley, Ed Sabol, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth Coleman White, Grover Cleveland, Irene Hill Smith, James Still, John Dorrance, John Keegan, John O’Brien, John Roebling, Joyce Carol Oates, Marie Blistan, Mary Decker Slaney, Mary Roebling, Michael Douglas, Milt Campbell, Milton Friedman, Molly Pitcher, Monte Irvin, New Jersey Joe Piscopo, Paul Volcker, Richard Stockton, Rosy Grier, Samuel I. Newhouse, Sarah Vaughn, Selman Waksman, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Nast, Thomas Paine, and Tom Kean.

For the Young

Plainsboro Township offers a native American workshop on Thursday, November 10, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. $5 per child. Call 609-799-0909, ext. 1704 to register.

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