Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company seeks full-time male and female dancers for the 2008-’09 season. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome. Auditions are Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York City. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-650-0246 for audition appointment. www.nainichen.org.
Special Olympics NJ is collecting funds for the sixth annual Torch Run featuring members of law enforcement on Friday, June 6. The event is a 27-leg journey that travels 900 miles through New Jersey to light the cauldron and officially open the summer games at Sovereign Bank Arena. Call 609-896-8000 or visit www.sonj.org.
Waldorf School has a hole-in-one contest at Tara Greens Golf Course on Thursday through Saturday, May 29 to 31; and Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Benefit for Make a Wish Foundation. $1 per ball. Call 732-247-8284 or visit www.taragreensgolf.com.
The Amy Foundation benefits uninsured women 40 and older through St. Peter’s Hospital. Created in memory of Amy Feiman Behar, a South Brunswick resident who died March, 2007, from breast cancer. Donations may be sent to the Amy Foundation, 11 Maurice Court, Kendall Park 08824.
For the Young
Princeton Public Library seeks submissions for student film and video festival in July. Original films by young adults must be 20 minutes or shorter. Films must be clearly labeled half inch VHS or DVD, accompanied by entry form. Call 609-924-9529, ext. 247, or visit www.princetonlibrary.org for information.
Innovative Dance Academy seeks dancers of all ages for Team Innovative. Auditions are Saturday, May 31, beginning at 11 a.m. at 25 Lexington Avenue, Ewing. Be prepared for a ballet center, jazz, and lyrical combination. Tap and tumbling experienced dancers are welcome. Bring appropriate dancewear and shoes. Visit www.innovativedanceacademy.com for times and information.
Opera New Jersey expanded “Explorations in Opera,” a children’s camp to two weeks beginning Monday, July 7, at McCarter Theater. Call 609-799-7700 or visit www.opera-nj.org.
West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education offers grammar, writing, PSAT, and SAT classes beginning Monday, July 7. Classes meet at High School North in Plainsboro. Call 609-275-9880.
Raritan College offers a variety of youth academic enrichment programs to get a jumpstart on fall classes for grades four to six. Call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404 or visit www.raritanval.edu.
The Auxiliary at University Medical Center at Princeton is hosting an information coffee to talk about the auxiliary’s community volunteer fundraising efforts to support the hospital, Wednesday, May 21, at the home of Amy Rabner in Skillman. RSVP to 609-497-4069. Directions will be provided.
For Poets and Writers
U.S. 1 Worksheets is accepting submissions for its next volume through Monday, June 30. Submit up to five unpublished poems, single-space but no more than seven pages in total. No E-mail submissions accepted. Name, address, phone number, and E-mail address should appear in the upper righthand corner of each poem. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with first-class postage fornotification only. Mail submissions to: U.S. 1 Worksheets, P.O. Box 127, Kingston, NJ 08528-0127.
American Ballroom Company holds two dances a week at the Enterprise Firehouse, 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton: for newcomers, Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.; and dance party Fridays, 8 to 11 p.m. www.americanballroomco.com or 609-931-0149.
Call for Artists
The Hudson County Arts Annual 2008 is accepting submissions from artists for a themed show “Human History,” to be shown at the Brennan Gallery in the Justice Brennan Court House in Jersey City. Entries due August 1. For more information E-mail Ann Aptaker at email@example.com.
Mercer County Bark Parks open at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The small dog park is for dogs weighing under 35 pounds. Both parks included fenced-in areas, different surface areas, obstacles, and dog-friendly water fountains. Portable lighting has been added. It is the only Mercer County Park that does not require owners to leash their dogs at all times.
County Connection, the satellite office of Mercer County government services at 957 Route 33, in the Acme Shopping Center, Hamilton, has a meeting room available to the public for non-profit organizations, support groups, seminars, scout meetings, how-to workshops, etc. Can accommodate 10 to 12 people with a conference table or 20 with rows of chairs. It features a laptop computer and DVD player and television. To reserve, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-890-9800.
ETS’s Community Connectives Club is going to see “Young Frankenstein” on Broadway on September 6. $157 inclues round trip bus from ETS (Rosedale and Carter roads), and orchestra matinee seating. For more information E-mail Jean Shipos at email@example.com or call 609-683-2735.
for the Arts
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Trenton is seeking business professionals who enjoy the arts, want to give back to their community, and also want to continue their own professional growth. Volunteers are carefully paired with an arts organization, and consult in areas such as strategic planning, financial management, marketing, public relations, special event planning, facility planning and operations, human resources, and board development. Kickoff reception on Thursday, May 29, at Mill Playhouse, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. RSVP via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-482-1000.