Kelsey Theater has auditions for “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” a screwball comedy directed by Diana G. Maurer on Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, August 19, noon to 5 p.m. Mercer Community College, West Windsor. Performances are in November. www.mponstage.com.
Princeton Human Services and Ciara Celestin, a Girl Scout Gold Award applicant, are collecting school supplies and backpacks for more than 100 needy, young students in Princeton. Donations are being accepted at Princeton Human Services at 380 Witherspoon Street, lower level. Contact Celestin by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for donations is Monday, August 13.
Princeton Public Library presents chess lessons by David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the United States Amateur Team Tournament. Sessions will be held Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, and 22 in the conference room. Register online at princetonlibrary.org. Free.
Beginners of all ages meet at 4 p.m. to learn about identifying pieces, how they move, and opening strategies. No experience is necessary. Sessions for intermediate and advanced players will be held at 7 p.m. to learn opening, middle, and end-game tactics.
Kiss and Tell
Princeton Public Library hosts “Personal Stories of Bad Dates” on Thursday, August 2. Participants will each have five minutes at the mic to tell their prepared, original story. Take the stage or support our tellers from the audience. Hosted by author Don Lafferty who will emcee. Novelists John Calu and David Hart will share personal stories of bad dates. Call 609-924-9529.
Friendship Circle of Greater Mercer County seeks volunteers for its upcoming expo, “Friendship.” The event includes a place to network with people and special needs organizations featuring a resource fair for those with physical and development disabilities. There is a drop-off program for children, family activities, a special needs simulation exhibit, giveaways, and door prizes. Positions available include managing social media marketing, reaching potential sponsors and vendors, reaching potential attendees, and volunteering at the event on Sunday, October 28. Looking for mature, responsible, outgoing teens, college students, and men and women to volunteer. Experience in sales, marketing, and social media is a plus but not necessary. Call Mushky at 609-683-7240 or E-mail email@example.com. Visit www.expofriendship.org.
Hamilton High School-West, Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year Reunion on Saturday, September 15, at the Olde York Country Club in Chesterfield. Committee members include Lois Yansick Savander, Joe Santosusso, Pat Beeman Santosusso, Fred Schulz, Grace Castaldo Morales, Joanne Bernath Hewitt, Karen Morris Kincaid, Lois Johnson Duhnoski, and Marge Gravener Blair. E-mail HHSwest1962@gmail.com or call 609-815-5591 for information.
Run or Walk
United Front Against Riverblindness 5k will be Saturday, October 6, at Princeton Theological Seminary at College Road in Princeton. UFAR is the African-inspired, Lawrenceville-based nonprofit charitable organization that aims to eradicate onchocerciasis, a major public health problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $25 includes a shirt. Register at www.riverblindness.org.
For Future Citizens
Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers ESL and citizenship classes at the New Brunswick Free Public Library from Wednesday, July 25 to October 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The English language lessons are tailored towards the citizenship exam. Students can register by calling JFVS at 732-777-1940 x1153. All students must be green card holders who are interested in pursuing U.S. Citizenship.
Princeton Senior Resource Center is accepting registration for Evergreen Forum’s fall semester of study and discussion programs. Nineteen courses are offered including “Psychology: Minds and Bodies,” “The Novels of Charles Dickens,” “Recent Decisions of the United States Supreme Court: Where the Court is taking the Country,” “Trial by Movie,” “Science in the News,” and “Part I of 5000 Years of Chinese History and Culture.”
Classes meet during the day at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, as well as other venues in Princeton, starting on Friday, September 28. Most courses are $60. Visit www.theevergreenforum.org. Register by Tuesday, August 28. Call 609-924-7108.
The Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park offer “Travelers of Colonial History,” a summer history program for children entering grades three to five, in September. The program will be offered Monday to Friday, August 6 to 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic. Participants will explore the Colonial era through games, crafts, cooking, and more. $150. Register by Monday, July 30. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-493-4076.
For Women Only
YWCA Princeton offers a retirement readiness workshop for women on Saturdays, September 22, 29, and October 6, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. The hands on, personalized program is for participants within five years of retirement, willing to commit to three consecutive Saturday sessions, and homework between sessions. The workshop is presented by Kirsten R. Braley, CFP, to assess retirement readiness, identify sources of retirement income, develop a net worth statement, and review tax and legal documents to prepare a customized retirement plan. Register at 609-497-2100 with class code 1030361. $40.