Magic Lantern Productions has auditions for the stage reading of “The Side Order,” a new romantic comedy with an adult theme, on Saturday, August 25, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Cabaret Room at the Ramada, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Bring a one minute monologue. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, at the J&W Gallery in New Hope. Director Stephen Stahl seeks seven women ages 30 to 70s; one man 50 to 60s; and two men, early 30s. All roles are unpaid. When show transfers to full production, actors will have right of refusal. Send headshot or resume by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-947-5411 to register.
NOW Theater Acting Company seeks professional actors, Equity and non-Equity for play readings and upcoming productions in the Mercer County area. Needed are all different types and ages, especially a Latina actress in her late 30s, actors who can play 15-year-olds, and men in their 30s and 40s. Prepare a one-minute monologue and bring five headshots and resumes. Auditions are Monday, August 27, at Hickory Corner Library, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Register for a time slot by sending E-mail to Lynne Elson at email@example.com or call 732-491-5404. For more information visit NOWtheatrecompany.org.
The play reading series, co-sponsored by the West Windsor Arts Council, will feature work by four local award-winning playwrights — Ian August, James Christy, EM Lewis, and Lynne Elson. All of the readings will be held at the West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor. The schedule of readings is Tuesday, September 4, at 7 p.m., “The Goldilocks Zone” by Ian August; Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m., “Put Them Away” by James Christy; Tuesday, October 2, at 7 p.m., “Heads” by EM Lewis; and Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m., “A Blessed Unrest” by Lynne Elson Jacob. Call 609-716-1931 or visit westwindsorartscenter.org for more information.
Seniors on Stage invites actors and would-be actors to a workshop given by Adam Immerwahr of McCarter and Passage theaters on Monday, September 10, at Suzanne Patterson Center in Princeton, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register. $35. Call 609-924-2399 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Micah, an unaffiliated, egalitarian congregation located in Lawrenceville, is accepting registration for religious school, opening Tuesday, September 11, for grades 2 to 10. The objective is to provide children with a basic Jewish Education in holidays, Hebrew, history, and values in the Reform tradition, without placing undue financial pressures on parents. Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation are available. Call 609-921-1128 or visit www.temple-micah.org for school and tuition information and a registration form.
For Young Musicians
Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra is holding auditions on Monday, September 24 for its new season. There are openings for all instruments including string, winds, brass, and percussion. GPYO has ensembles for every level and grade of player from fifth to 12th grade. Rehearsals are held at Montgomery High School. Visit www.gpyo.org or call 609-683-0150 for information and to register for an audition.
Run to Combat Riverblindness
United Front Against Riverblindness holds UFAR 5k to Combat Riverblindness on Saturday, October 6, at 10 a.m. at Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton. Register for $20 at www.riverblindness.org. All participants will get a T-shirt, and prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers.
The African-inspired, Lawrenceville-based nonprofit charitable organization that aims — in partnership with other organizations — to eradicate onchocerciasis, a major public health problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The medicine for riverblindness is provided free by Merck & Co., but distributing it to remote villages costs 58 cents per person per year for 10 years. One-third of the 60 million people in the DRC are at risk for getting riverblindness, which starts with a rash and leads to sight loss, forcing children to leave school to care for parents. Call 609-924-2613 for information.
Call for Art
Arts Council of Princeton invites art in painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture for “Share What You Love,” the annual members show. Open to current and new members. A 30 percent commission will be taken if works are sold. Artwork and an entry form must be delivered to 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, on Tuesday or Wednesday, September 4 or 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All works must be ready to hang or display. Unsold work must be picked up Monday or Tuesday, October 1 or 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception is Saturday, September 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Maria Evans at 609-924-8777, ext. 105, or E-mail email@example.com for information.
The Bucks County Choral Society seeks new singers in all voice section with prior choral experience and good music reading skills. Auditions will be held at Lenape Valley Presbyterian Church, 321 West Butler Avenue, New Britain, PA. To arrange an audition contact via the audition form at www.buckschoral.org or by calling the auditions coordinator at 215-598-6142.
Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter is holding a regional town hall at the Senior Center of the Chathams, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to discuss the implementation of the nation’s first National Alzheimer’s Plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Congress to support the plan with an additional $100 million for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach, and community support, and also share their thoughts on how to best move from plan to action. Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen will appear at 5:30 p.m. to make remarks and listen to input. Call 973-586-4300 or visit www.alz.org/nj to register for the event.
Call for Chefs
Strand Center for the Arts seeks chefs to showcase their signature dishes and samples of one or two menu selections on Tuesday, October 30, at the 90th anniversary gala of Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood. Each chef will receive sponsorship recognition, web and social media publicity, and two complimentary gala tickets. Contact Barbara Fedorchak, development director, at 732-367-7789, ext. 217 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.strand.org for more information.
Bank of Princeton has a “Bank Wisely” scavenger hunt in Lambertville through Saturday, September 15. Pictures of owls have been placed in secret locations throughout the town. Fill in the entry form with the owl’s locations and bring the results to the bank. Completed form with the correct locations will be eligible for prizes. Visit www.thebankofprinceton.com for details.