Internship Program

McCarter Theater is accepting applications for its internship program from August to June, 2013. Internships are available in business office, company and general management, company store, costume and wardrobe, development, directing and producing, education stage management, education teaching artist, house management, literary management, marketing and special events, producing and casting, stage management, and theater management.

The full-time, full-season residencies are designed for those who have finished their undergraduate or graduate work. A weekly stipend of $75 is provided and limited housing is available. The application deadline is Friday, March 30. Visit or contact Jennifer Ayres, by E-mail at for more information.


Princeton Center for Yoga and Health has moved to a Orchard Hill Center, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman. To celebrate all drop in classes are $8.80 with first class free. Visit or call 609-924-7294 for information.

NAMI Mercer offers “Family-to-Family,” a free family education program on mental illness. The 12-week education course is for adult family members of persons living with a mental illness. The next class begins on Thursday, February 9, in two Mercer County locations. Register by E-mail or 609-799-8994.

Pat Vroom offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Education, an eight week course on Wednesdays, February 8 to March 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Kingston. Also, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression will be held Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., from January 30 to March 26, in Lawrenceville. Call 609-818-1226 for information.

Tax Assistance

Princeton Public Library offers seniors and people of low and moderate income free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey state electronic tax returns through the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. This assistance is for individual returns only. Bring a copy of last year’s return, as well as documentation for all current year income and expenses that may be deductible. These should be official documents for income (a W-2, 1099, Social Security year-end report or retirement account statement). Also bring a list of expenses, charitable donations, medications. The help is available by appointment on Monday mornings, from February 6 to April 9. Call 609-924-9529, ext. 220 to schedule an appointment.

Mercer County Library System also offers free tax help. From now through early April there will be free one-on-one counseling, by appointment only, to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard schedules. Register to meet with trained volunteers from AARP and VITA at libraries in Lawrence (609-882-9246), Ewing (609-882-3148), and Robbinsville (609-259-2150). Bring your 2010 completed tax forms and the 2011 tax booklet and forms to your appointment.

Umpire Training

Little League Umpire Training is offered to parents who want to officiate Little League baseball and softball games. Four-session courses begin in February in West Windsor and Hamilton with an exam and an on-field practical at the end. For the full schedule and registration form visit and click on the umpire tab. Call John Shutack, director of umpire development, at 609-213-6110 for information.

Walk to Washington

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27. The chartered Amtrak train leaves from New Brunswick Station at 12:17 p.m. Dinner is at Marriott Wardman Park hotel with keynote speaker Governor Chris Christie. Register with Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce at 732-745-8090, $560. Register with Marriott Hotel at 202-328-2000.


South Brunswick Community Education offers indoor tennis lessons for adults at the Winning Touch Tennis Courts behind the Princeton Marriott on College Road East, Plainsboro. Lessons include one hour on stroke work and drills and one-half hour on game strategy. Players work in small groups based on their ability level. All levels are welcome. The next session runs from Sundays, February 19 to March 18, 8 to 9:30 p.m. $184. Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 15. E-mail with any questions. To register call Deana Myers at 732-297-7800, ext. 3159. Download form at

For the Young

Voices Chorale invites children ages 5 to 12 to compose a piece of music with a vocal element for a soloist or choral ensemble, either unaccompanied or with instrumental accompaniment. The music can be written down in any kind of notation. Parents, piano teachers, and music teachers may support, but not edit, the child’s composition, as children hear things in their own imaginations differently from adults.

Submit a recording and three written copies of the child’s music (with the child’s name and age, assisting adult’s name, phone number, address, and child’s background in music), together with a check for $12 to VOICES Composition Contest, Box 404, Pennington 08534. Deadline is Thursday, March 1. The contest will culminate in a Young Composer Concert on April 17, at 7 p.m., at Music Together in Hopewell. For information contact Shirley Piercy at 215-598-0783, E-mail, or visit

Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development is holding its annual Teen Media contest for all New Jersey middle and high school students. This year’s challenge to tweens and teens is to depict a unique quality in your parent(s) that you see in yourself and hope to pass on to your children. Students’ hand-drawn submissions should illustrate a positive or inspiring quality. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, March 30. Winners receive U.S. Savings Bonds and certificates of achievement during a springtime awards ceremony. Visit, or contact Shachar Sharon at 973-286-8283 or E-mail

Roebling Museum invites young girls in the 6th grade through high school to the museum for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. As part of National Engineering Week, participants will see the museum’s exhibits about Roebling engineering accomplishments including the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, completed by Emily Warren Roebling in 1883.

Professional women engineers from private firms, Rowan University, and students from the Society of Women Engineers will speak to participants focusing on education and career paths for women in the engineering field. Participants can also try some hands-on bridge engineering activities. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Register at 609-499-7200. Visit for information. Free.

Barnes and Noble has an in store contest for kids ages 5 to 10 who love to sing. Submit your original song to win a chance to be first in line and sing for Kevin Henkes, author of “Penny and Her Song,” on Saturday, March 17, at MarketFair. E-mail

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