4-H Entries

Mercer County’s 94th annual 4-H fair seeks entries for family recipes, homemade clothing and food, crafts, and other creative projects to compete for blue ribbons. The fair will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell. Entries will be accepted on Friday, July 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visit mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/fair, call Altaira Bejgrowicz at 609-989-6833, or E-mail bejgrowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu.

For Kids

Trenton City Museum is offering an art and theater camp for children, ages 6 to 12, at the Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton. The camp explores visual and performing arts on Monday to Friday, August 6 to 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $300 (scholarships are available). Visit www.ellarslie.org or call 609-989-1191.

Canaan Church of Princeton, a Chinese Christian Church, offers a free day camp for children ages three years to fifth grade, on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 826 Village Road West, West Windsor. Register at www.ocmccp.org.

Umpires Needed

Mercer County Community College offers training for field hockey umpires, Monday through Thursday, July 9 to 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuition is $40, materials are $30, and USA Field Hockey Membership is $85. The course is taught by Cris Maloney. Umpires earn up to $50 per hour. Call 609-570-3311.

Volunteer Please

Mercer County Park Commission seeks volunteers for the Baldpate Nature Camp. Two sessions from Monday to Friday, July 9 to 13, and July 16 to 20. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. E-mail experience and dates of availability to Jenn Rogers at jrogers@mercercounty.org.

For Seniors

Princeton Resource Center offers a three-session workshop with a focus on career change or encore careers. The workshop will be on Wednesdays, July 11, July 25, and August 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 45 Stockton Street in Princeton. $85. Contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at 609-924-7108 or info@princetonsenior.org.

For Teens

Princeton Public Library offers rising high school freshmen a head start on “The Odyssey” on Tuesday, July 10, at 4 p.m. Margaret Spear presents a two-hour workshop on Homer’s epic poem that is required reading for freshmen at Princeton High School. Register at princetonlibrary.org.

For Cafe Vendor

South Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting bids for a cafe vendor. Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, August 1, at 11 a.m. Bid documents are at www.sbpl.info. Call 732-329-4000, ext. 7287 for an appointment to view the space.

For Women Only

Jewish Center of Princeton offers a women’s trip to Eastern Europe on April 21 to 30. The travels to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest explore Jewish, cultural, and historic gems of Eastern Europe. Contact Rabbi Annie Tucker at atucker@thejewishcenter.org or 609-921-0100, ext. 213; or Rebecca Crain at rkcrain@aol.com or 609-688-8868.

40th Reunion

Steinert High School Class of 1972 is having a 40th reunion. E-mail Classof72SHS@aol.com or visit www.hamiltoneast-steinert72.com.

For Singers

New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced its inaugural Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition — a search for the world’s next great female jazz vocalist. The top five finalists will be flown to NJPAC in Newark to perform in a concert on Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m. The Jazz Education Network will help choose competition finalists. Judges for the final round at NJPAC will include jazz vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jon Hendricks, WBGO announcer Michael Bourne, producer Larry Rosen, and jazz singer and educator Melissa Walker.

Contestants will be judged on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. One grand prize winner receives a $5,000 prize and will open for the February Jazz Roots concert at NJPAC. The first runner-up receives $1,500 and a second runner-up receives $500.

The competition is open to solo female vocalists who are at least 16 years of age and not signed to a major record label. Applicants must provide three audio samples of their performances — a ballad, a medium tempo standard or blues piece, and an up tempo standard that includes a scat/improvisational chorus. One of the three selections must be a cover of a song recorded by Sarah Vaughan. Visit www.sarahvaughancompetition.com.

Voices Chorale invites singers for an informal reading of three 20th century choral pieces including Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom, Morton Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Anchor Presbyterian Church, 980 Durham Road, Wrightstown, PA 18940. Scores will be provided, or singers may bring their own. An ice-cream social follows. Suggested donation is $10. Contact Sandy Duffy at 609-799-2211 or E-mail auditions@voiceschorale.org.

Donate Please

Ewing Community Center collects donations for the food pantry. The wish list includes peanut butter, jelly or jam, pasta, tomato sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, tuna fish, juices, rice, and non-perishable milk. Call 609-771-0181 or drop off at 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing.


Pierrot Productions seeks triple threat actors for “Next to Normal,” a rock musical focusing on a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The story includes a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and life in the suburban world. Sunday, July 8, 1 p.m.; and Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. Prepare a song from any stage musical. Bring sheet music and a list of all schedule conflicts. Roles being cast are Diana, age range 30s to 40s. Gabe, almost 18; Dan, age range 30s to 40s; Natalie, 16; Henry, 17; and Doctor Madden, on the young side of ageless. Production is weekends, Friday to Sunday, October 5 to 16, at Kelsey Theater. E-mail to n2npierrot@gmail.com for an appointment.

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