The Arts

Health & Science

For Parents

Participate Please

Volunteers Needed



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The Arts

Somerset Valley Players are accepting plays to be read by the play

reading committee. Any director can submit up to three plays,

musicals, or children’s shows for the 2007 series. Mail to Play

Reading Committee, Box 775, Somerville 08876. Deadline is Sunday,

April 30.

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts through

Friday, June 30, that enhance self-realization, support peace and

social justice, shed new light on cultural differences, or foster new

understanding of minority issues. Visit

for information.

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Health & Science

NAMI Mercer is offering a seven-week education program for families

and caretakers of children and adolescents with special emotional or

behavioral needs beginning Friday, March 31. "Visions for Tomorrow" is

free and will be held in Lawrenceville. Call 609-799-8994 for


Watershed Ambassadors of Central New Jersey offer biological stream

assessment training at Stony Brook Millstone Watershed in Hopewell on

Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register with Allison Jackson at


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For Parents

PLC Parent Workshop offers six spring workshop sessions beginning

Tuesday, April 18. The program, formerly known as Parent Leadership

Corps, focuses on giving parents skills to communicate more

effectively with their teenagers. The parent facilitators are trained

and supervised by the Princeton Center for Leadership Training. The

program is free. Contact Norma Stewart-Quinland at 609-936-1835.

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Participate Please

Princeton Environmental Commission seeks nominations for a new

Sustainable Princeton Leadership Award to honor residents, community

groups, businesses, or other institutions that are making Princeton a

more sustainable community. Deadline is Friday, March 31. Forms are at or call 609-921-1359.

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Volunteers Needed

United Way of Greater Mercer County seeks volunteers for a one-day

event in which they attempt to count the homeless population in the

county. The purpose is to identify a need for HUD funding through the

Continuum of Care. During the event volunteers will distribute food

and toiletry kits to those they speak to. Training is Wednesday, March

29, noon; Thursday, March 30, 8 a.m.; and Friday, March 31, at 5:30

p.m. at 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4, Lawrenceville. Call Patrick

Cacacie at 609-637-4910 for information.

International Student Exchange Program seeks host families for boys

and girls ages 15 to 18 from around the world. They arrive shortly

before school begins and return at the end of the school year or

semester. They speak English and will attend high school and be

included in normal family activities and lifestyles. Call Sue Nelson

at 800-677-2773.

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Canal Tours & More offers a tour of Staten Island on Saturday, April

29. Stops include Sailors’ Snug Harbor, the Alice Austen House, Fort

Wadsworth, Historic Richmondtown, and a lunch overlooking New York

Harbor and underlooking the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. $65 includes

lunch, admissions, deluxe motorcoach, and guides. Visit or call 908-722-7428.

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Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation seek teams for the

Sunday’s Slo-Pitch Men’s Double-Header Softball League opening Sunday,

March 26. Entrance fee is $230. Call Erin Carroll at 732-745-4222 for


New Jersey Lightning of the Jersey Shore is accepting new registrants

ages 10 to 24. Kickurass Sports organizes current teams with new

venues, new ways, and new teams to play. Visit

or call 732-978-4453.

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