Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Leader of the Pack” on Monday and Wednesday, November 7 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Needed are two male principals and four dancers ages 21 to 35; nine female principals and four dancers, ages 21 to 35; one white female, ages 40 to 50; and one black female, ages 40 to 50, to portray Darlene Love. Be prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show. Accompanist provided. Seeking ethnically diverse cast who can sing and dance to represent the girl groups of the era. Male characters represented include Jeff Barry, Phil Spector, and Neil Sedaka. Visit or call 908-369-7469.

Theater Related

Garden State Film Festival seeks candidates for the annual Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award. Open to all present or former New Jersey actors who have made inroads to the industry through hard work and determination through a progression of work in theater, commercials, television, and film. Submissions should be sent to GSFF Pastorelli Award, 1310 Winding Brook Road, Spring Lake 07762. Include a headshot, resume, references, demo DVD, and website address. Interviews take place in January. Award will be presented on Sunday, March 25, in Point Pleasant. www.gsff.or or call 877-908-7050.

George Street Playhouse seeks an intern to help with “The Nutcracker and I,” a new musical production directed by David Saint. Rehearsals will be in New Brunswick. Unpaid position with travel reimbursement. E-mail or fax 732-247-9151 for information.

Call for Art

South Brunswick Arts Commission is accepting applications for “Everybody Eats,” a juried art exhibit opening January 23. The theme includes favorite foods, markets, food memories, dining spots, and four sources worldwide. Work in all media including photography, fine craft, and sculpture will be considered. No fee. Must be 18 or older. Sent up to three jpg images by E-mail to or call 732-329-4000, ext. 7635. Deadline is Monday, November 28.


Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey seeks Middlesex County residents who possess interesting documents, photos, or other objects relating to their life in the former Soviet Union or related to their immigration experience, for use in an upcoming exhibit. The organization is also interested in interviewing recent immigrants about their experiences before, during, and after their immigration. E-mail or call 732-249-4894.


Congregation Beth Chaim presents two upcoming programs. “Legends of the Jews,” a four part class with Rabbi Cari Bricklin, explores traditional texts on Wednesdays, beginning November 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for free. “Conversational Hebrew” meets Wednesdays, November 16 to December 14, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for $36. 329 Village Road East, West Windsor. Call 609-799-9401.

Tennis, Anyone?

South Brunswick Community Education offers indoor tennis lessons for adults and high school students on Sunday evenings at Marriott Hotel in Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. Five sessions are $184. Sessions begin November 3, January 8, and February 19. E-mail or call Deanna Myers at 732-297-7800 ext. 3158.

Biggest Loser

Desert Labs is accepting submissions for the “Ultimate Wedding Weight Loss Challenge,” a 40-day weight loss contest in New Jersey and the New York area. Submissions will be chosen from engaged couples or individual brides and grooms who are planning to wed in the spring. The participant with the biggest weight loss and total overall personal transformation will receive a wedding package of photography, limousine service, flowers, DJ, tuxedo, gown, honeymoon, and more. Visit for registration and rules. Deadline is Saturday, December 10.

Forever Homes


Easel Animal Rescue League seeks forever homes for more than 55 cats and 20 dogs currently living at Ewing Animal Shelter. A relocation to a new- and smaller facility is planned for December. Visit or call 609-883-0540 for information.

Volunteer Please

Monmouth Park System offers volunteer docent opportunities for Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center, Bashore Waterfront Park Center, and Huber Woods Environmental Center. Training session is Sunday, November 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Thompson Park Visitor Center, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Visit or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312 for information and registration.

Donate Please

PEAC Health & Fitness is accepting non-perishable food items for HomeFront’s food pantry during November. 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Call 609-883-2000 for information.

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