Pennington Players have auditions for “Xanadu” on Thursday, December 1, 7:30 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, December 3, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. E-mail for an appointment. Must be 16 or older to audition. Visit for audition requirements.

Yardley Players Theater Company has auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, noon to 5 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Call Amy Zalot at 215-945-3075 for an appointment. Visit to download and print an audition form to bring with you.

Pierrot Productions has auditions for “Death of a Salesman” on Sunday and Monday, December 4 and 5, at 7 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. E-mail to schedule an appointment. Prepare a one to three minute dramatic monologue from any stage work and be prepared for readings as assigned by the director. Must be 18 or older to audition.

Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing has auditions for “Kaleidoscope Heart: A Song Cycle about Love,” on Friday, December 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. Prepare two contrasting musical theater selections to sing. E-mail for information.

Holiday Trolley Tours

Princeton Tour Company offers 45 to 50-minute trolley rides on Saturdays beginning at 11 a.m. See the homes and hangouts of Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, and more. Tickets are $10 per person. Visit for information and reservations.

Donate Please

Mercer County Veteran Services is conducting its annual donation drive to help veterans and their families enjoy the comforts of a hot meal on each holiday. Rather than collecting donations of food, Mercer County’s Division of Veteran Services accepts monetary donations that go toward the purchase of grocery gift cards veterans can use to purchase holiday meals. Veterans will receive those gift cards in time for holiday meal preparations. Every dollar collected during the drive is used to purchase and distribute the gift cards for food products. Checks payable to Mercer County Trust Fund may be sent to Mercer County Division of Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton 08619. For information call 609-989-6120.

Morven Museum is accepting new unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots. Please deliver to 55 Stockton Street, Princeton by Friday, December 16. Call 609-924-8144 for information.

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is holding a coat drive to benefit the Rescue Mission in Trenton. Bring gently used coats for men, women, and children to 301 North Harrison Street, in the Princeton Shopping Center. For information call 609-921-6078.

American Red Cross launched a holiday fundraising campaign to help those in need. Donations can help provide food and shelter to a victim of disaster, help purchase things like phone cards and supplies for a member of the armed forces, or help supply basic necessities to families in desperate need in countries across the world. For more information visit

Call for Films

New Hope Film Festival is accepting entries for U.S. and international films in Art House (full-length feature), short, documentary, Mid-Atlantic, and student categories. Visit, click on submissions, and proceed to Withoutabox to submit your film. The deadline is Friday, December 30, and the late deadline is Friday, January 27.


Love of Neighbor Caravan seeks vendors, authors, writers, and motivational speakers for an event on Saturday, December 10, from noon to 4 p.m. in Hamilton Manor. E-mail or call 609-379-2885 for information.

Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness seeks volunteers to staff free tax preparation sites throughout Mercer County. Training sessions are held at the United Way, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230, Lawrenceville on Fridays, December 2 and 9, and Saturdays, December 3 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. E-mail or call 609-844-1008 to register.


Registration is open for spring and summer classes at Raritan Valley Community College. Spring semester classes begin Monday, January 23. Career, trade and technical courses are also offered. For information call 908-253-6688, E-mail or visit

Gift Wrap

Friends of the Twin Rivers Library offers supplies of gift wrap, tape, scissors, gift tags, ribbon, boxes, and gift bags — everything needed to wrap up your holiday gifts. Call 609-443-1880 for information. Location is 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor. Open Mondays, December 12 and 19, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Good Cause

Konekte, involved in a partnership with Haiti, offers opportunities. The meeting on Thursday, December 1, at Stuart Country Day School, includes panelists who will share their own experiences in Haiti. Adults and students are invited to join the group still in a formative stage. Call Anne Hoppenot at 609-610-3716 for information.

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