Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5. They are seeking a total of nine actors — three male adults and four female adults (age 16 and up), and two adult actors of either gender (age 16 and up). The Voice of Audrey II (male or female, 16 plus) does not appear onstage, but must have an outstanding and distinctive singing voice with exceptional range and power (males and females will be considered for this role). A puppeteer (male or female, 16 plus) is needed to work with (and inside of) the various Audrey II puppets that will be created for the show. No singing or speaking, but good physical comedy skills and some physical strength are required. Singing and dancing audition is not necessary.

Prepare one complete song from musical theater and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. All roles are open. Rehearsals are expected to begin in late August or very September, and run three to four times per week until the show’s opening in October at Kelsey Theater.

E-mail for an appointment including the preferred day and time in the message. Call 215-579-5677 for more information.

Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on Sunday and Tuesday, August 12 and 14, at 7 p.m. at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Performances are weekends, November 30 through December 16. Needed are seven adults and 12 children.

An English accent is required for all four Pevensie children. Actors with special talents including jugglers and acrobats are needed. Visit or call 908-369-7469.

Donate Please

Community Connection of Princeton HealthCare is accepting donations for the 94th annual White Elephant Rummage Sale every Tuesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday evenings, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fete Barn, 905 Herrontown Road, Princeton. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. Location will be announced at a later date. Proceeds to benefit University Medical Center at Plainsboro.

Seeking Ambassadors

Department of Environmental Protection’s AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors Program is now seeking recruits for its 2013 class. Seeking the next generation of environmental leaders, young people with a hands-on desire to improve New Jersey, and the quality of life for all residents. There are 20 potential watershed management areas across the state where an ambassador can be placed. Ambassadors work to improve the quality of New Jersey’s waterways through community-based environmental activities.

Ambassadors are expected to complete 1,700 hours of service in a 10 to 12 month period. In return, they receive a stipend of up to $12,100 over the course of the term; eligibility for health benefits during this period; and training prior to and throughout their term of service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor’s degree, and must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to get to and from field sites.

Apply online or send a resume and cover letter to Akili H. Gordon or Kim Cenno, AmeriCorps Program Manager, NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program, Division of Water Monitoring and Standards, Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Restoration, Mail Code: 401-04I, 401 East State Street, Box 420, Trenton 08625-0420. Call 609-633-1441, E-mail, or visit for information. Deadline is Friday, August 17.

Art Workshop

Gordon Haas Gallery offers a plein air workshop from Saturday, August 18, to Friday, August 24, in Bucks and Hunterdon counties. Choose weekend, weekday, or any combination. $100 per day. Visit or call 609-397-7988 for information.

Italian Lessons

Dorothea’s House offers classes in Italian at 120 John Street, Princeton, for adults and children, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; weekdays and Saturdays. For information contact Gilda McCauley at 908-359-1564 or E-mail

Hospital Tours

Princeton HealthCare System is offering tours of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. For information on the Text for Tours program text the word TOURS to 50202.

Host a Child

Fresh Air Fund seeks hosts for children from New York’s inner cities. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may have extended trips through age 18. For more information contact Laurie Bershad at 609-371-2817 or visit

Vacation Bible School

Windsor Chapel invites children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to vacation Bible school Monday to Friday, August 6 to 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 40l Village Road East, Princeton Junction. The theme is “Seaside Celebration” and includes snacks, stories, singing, skits, arts and crafts, and games. The children perform skits and sing the songs they learned during the week on Saturday, August 11, at Community Day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Day also includes family entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, moon walk, games, face painting, balloon animals, and live music. All activities are free. Food, drinks, and ice cream will be available. To register visit, E-mail, or call 609-799-2559.

Ride a Bike

For This One Inc presents Lose The Training Wheels camp at North Brunswick High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick, to help people with disabilities learn to ride a bicycle without training wheels. People with disabilities ages 8 to adult are eligible to participate. Participants who have benefited most from this program are those who are able to walk without assistive devices, are able to sidestep quickly, can function in a social setting, and are able and willing to wear a bike helmet. The program is Monday to Friday, August 13 to 17. Call 732-660-8366 or E-mail

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