Call for Art

Mercer College Art Gallery calls for entries for “Mercer County Artists 2012” from artists ages 8 and older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County. Artists may enter up to two original works of art in any media except photography. Jurying by Jeffrey Wechsler takes place on Saturday, February 18 at the Gallery. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. Artwork that receives Purchase awards from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission will become part of the county’s permanent art collection. For more information visit www.mccc.edu/gallery or E-mail gallery@mccc.edu. The exhibit will be on view from Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, April 5. An awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Auditions

Lawrence Library has auditions for its fourth annual One-Act Play Festival, on Wednesday, February 8, 4 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, February 11, 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21. The directors are casting for a variety of roles in the staged readings from the selected works of local playwrights. Actors ages 18 to 70 are needed for male and female roles. The audition consists of a cold reading from selected scripts. To schedule an audition call James Damron at 609-989-6915 or E-mail jdamron@mcl.org. The auditions will be held at the Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

Bimah Players Community Theater seeks adult actors and singers of all ages for “Ever Since Adam,” a readers’ theater production featuring dramatizations of literature by Mark Twain and other classic writers as well as songs about relationships between men and women. Auditions are Sunday, March 11, 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, March 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 14, 7 to 9 p.m., at Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, Monroe. Performance dates are Sundays, June 3 and 10, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. E-mail: dirbimahplayers@aol.com or visit www.bimahplayers.org to set up an audition appointment.

Singing Valentines

Princeton Garden Statesmen barbershop chorus send singers throughout Central New Jersey bringing four-part harmony and love messages to women and men. Call 888-636-4449 or visit www.princetongardenstatesmen.com/Valentines.htm for information. Singing valentines are available for delivery on Sunday to Tuesday, February 12, 13, and 14. $50.

Call for Vendors

The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery calls for exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors at the seventh annual Earth Day Fair at Montgomery High School on Route 601 in Skillman, on Sunday, April 22, noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Visit www.montgomery.nj.us, E-mail earthdayfair@gmail.com, call 908-359-8211, ext. 343, or visit www.montgomery.nj.us for information.

Art Class

Vicious Styles Crew will teach a 15-week graffiti art class at Terracycle in Trenton. The class will be split up into history styles and traditions, black book skills, and can control. Saturdays, February 11 to May 19, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Register. $150 for all three sessions; $15 per class. Cost of paints and arts supplies are not included. E-mail leon.rainbow@gmail.com or all 609-635-1411 for information.

Picnic Spots

Mercer County Park Commission is accepting automated picnic reservations via the Internet beginning on Tuesday, February 21, at noon. Residents may make a reservation, pay, and receive a permit for any of the county’s picnicking areas. Visit www.mercercounty.org to search areas and available dates.

For Teens

American Legion Post 76 invites high school juniors or seniors, or college freshmen to apply for a four-year scholarship. Available to a resident of Princeton Borough or Township, or West Windsor, who is a child, stepchild, grandchild, or great grandchild of a United States war veteran or a person who served in the Armed Forces during wartime. Contact the Princeton Area Community Foundation, 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648 or call Henry Frank at 609-924-3829.

Friendship Circle of Greater Mercer County offers teen girls the chance to volunteer for group providing social and Judaic activities for adults with special needs. As part of the mini chef program the girls will prepare food and snacks for activities as well as prepare meals for homebound adults with special needs. Visit www.mercerfriends.com or call 609-683-7240 for information.

Walking Events

Cross-Jersey Challenge, a long distance walking network, is partnering with the East Coast Greenway Alliance in a program that utilizes the New Jersey segment of a 3,000 mile trail. Individuals have to walk the entire distance within the next 12 months and record efforts at crossjerseywalk.org. Walking events scheduled include the Great Canal Walk on Saturday, April 7, 40 mile walk from Trenton to New Brunswick; the Tween Walk, Saturday, April 14, 10 miles from New Brunswick to MetroPark; Saturday, May 19, 50 mile walk from Metropark to New York Penn Station; and Saturday, June 9, 30 mile walk from Jersey City to New York City over the George Washington Bridge. All are free. Visit crossjerseywalk.org for more information.

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