Villagers Theater has auditions for “Spring Awakening” on Monday and Tuesday, May 28 and 29, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Teens ages 13 to 19 may audition with written consent of a parent or guardian. The show will not contain nudity. Also needed are an adult man and an adult woman. Four ensemble members will be cast to sing in the pit, the audience, or act as an understudy.

Watercolor Painting

William Trent House Museum offers watercolor painting classes in the garden by Ruth Councell on Saturday, June 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Each session will feature an indoor lesson and time in the garden to explore learned techniques, including drawing, washes and glazes, color theory, composition, and more. Open to adult students, any level of expertise. Students must provide their own supplies; list will be provided upon registration. Register. $50. E-mail or call 609-989-0087. Checks may be mailed to Trent House Association, 15 Market Street, Trenton 08611.


Princeton High School Class of 1972 is holding its 40th reunion on Saturday, October 13, at the Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton. Contact Lois McKee at, call 609-213-9593, or visit

Call for Runners

Educational Testing Service and YWCA Princeton will host the eighth annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday, June 26 to benefit the YWCA Princeton Bilingual Nursery School, beginning at 6 p.m. Runners, walkers, families, and corporate or organizational teams are invited. This year’s race is dedicated to the memory of “Miss Patti” Preston, who founded the nursery school.

Awards will be given to winners in age-group categories: first, second, and third place, in five year increments through 80 plus. Winning corporate and organizational teams will receive special recognition in the post-race award ceremony. Participants will receive T-shirts, while they last. Music by Sound Choice DJs, refreshments, raffles, and family activities. Rain or shine. $20 to $25. Visit for application, register at, or call 609-497-2100, ext. 333.

For Teens

Arts Council of Princeton is accepting enrollment for the fourth annual rock camp for ages 7 to 17, beginner to advanced. Call 908-230-6079 for information.

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has auditions on Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, June 12, at Montgomery High School, Skillman. Strings, winds, percussion, and brass welcome. Visit or call 609-683-0150.

SoundWaves Teen Music Jam and Open Mic is looking for high school singers, musicians, and bands. The next open mic is Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m., at the Virginia Napurano Cultural Arts Center, 522 Rosemont-Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville. Any style of music is welcome. Piano, drum kit, and amps are provided. If you need accompaniment, the teen house band, MIXX, will provide backup. Walk-ons are welcome, but sign-ups are preferred. E-mail or find “MIXX SoundWaves House Band’’ on Facebook. Performers are free; all other teens are $5, and adults are $10. Free refreshments.

For Singers

Bucks County Choral Society is holding its annual spring auditions for new singers for the upcoming 40th anniversary season. There are openings in all sections for singers with prior choral experience and good music reading skills. Highlights of the season include Verdi’s Requiem, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and Rutter’s Gloria. Visit or call 215-598-6142.

Donate Please

Art All Night seeks funding to bring the artists from AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective to this year’s event on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. The campaign aims to raise the $4,000 necessary to transport their massive portable furnace and metal crafting equipment to the event site. The campaign has until Sunday, May 20 at 7:54 p.m. to raise the remaining funds.

“The live iron pour was one of the most dynamic art demonstrations at the 2010 event,” says Cathy Campbell, the event director. “When we learned about the costs AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective absorbed that year in order to be here, we knew we wanted to find a way to minimize their financial output this year.” Visit

Fish for Free

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission offers free fishing and other outdoor activities on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at Delaware Canal State Park in Yardley, PA. Family fishing programs and loaner rods, tackle, and bait will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Black Rock Road area of the park. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone to legally fish. No fishing license is required. All other fishing regulations apply. The second Fish-for-Free Day is Labor Day, September 3. Visit


Jewish Family and Children’s Service offers a private screening of the film “Bully” on Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m, at AMC Theater in Hamilton. Parents, teachers, and professionals are welcome. There will be post film discussion group about recognizing and reducing bullying. Register. $10.

Keep Cool

Mercer County will team up with Medi-Cool Program to offer free air conditioners to qualified senior citizens and those with disabilities. Seniors age 60 and older with a documented health condition and who meet income requirements can receive a voucher that entitles them to a free air conditioner. Residents 18 years or older who have a disability may also qualify. All applicants must provide proof of residency, proof of income, prescriptions, and proof of assets. Registrations must be done in person.

Catholic Charities and Rise will screen applicants for eligibility through Friday, June 8, provide a voucher for an air conditioner, and arrange for clients to pick up the unit at 1125 George Street, Building R, Trenton. The air conditioner units will be distributed only on June 12, 13, and 14 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Anna Vasquez at 609-443-4464 or; or contact Sheila Williams at 609-394-8847, ext. 104, or

Call for Art

Monmouth Museum invites photographers to enter the juried photography exhibition with work that represents contemporary photography. Must be 18 and up. Artwork will be considered through digital jpg submissions on a CD with a maximum of two per artist. Selected artwork must be wired, framed, and ready to hang. Must be less than seven feet. $20 per piece. Deadline is Friday, July 27. Items may be for sale. Visit

Reading Skills

Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies will offer eight different reading skills programs for 4-year-olds through adults. Fees vary by program level. Sessions begin the weeks of June 18 and July 24. Programs are in Ewing, Princeton, and Mercerville.

Reading programs for younger students can build comprehension. Students can learn the phonics and fluency skills they need to become strong readers. Programs for older students and adults are geared toward improving comprehension, study skills, vocabulary, and speed reading. The skills taught in the classes reinforce the importance of reading for pleasure and developing a lifelong love of books. Call 888-201-2448.


Capital Health offers a new walk-in primary care office at 625 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown. No appointment needed to see a board certified physician or nurse practitioner. Visit or call 609-298-2005.

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