For Volunteers:

Community Works

Princeton Community Works annual conference on Monday, January 28, from 5 to 9:15 p.m., at Princeton University’s Frist Campus Center. Designed to enable nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers to work together more effectively by networking, fundraising, developing skills, and raising community awareness, the event includes a keynote address and 21 workshops. $35 includes a boxed supper. Register at by Friday, January 18.


Yardley Players has auditions for “The Sound of Music” on Saturday, February 9, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, February 10, 1 to 5 p.m. at Mercer County College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Needed are adults ages 20 to 60s, children ages 6 to 23, and older teens ages 16 to 19. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 10 p.m.; and Sundays, from 2 to 6 p.m. Visit

All children will be required to have a parent or other adult backstage for each dress rehearsal and performance. Call Marge Swider at 215-968-1904.

Playhouse 22 has open auditions for “Twist of Faith” on Tuesday and Thursday, January 15 and 17, at 7 p.m. Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. E-mail or visit

Villagers Theater has auditions for “The Lion in Winter” on Sunday and Tuesday, February 3 and 5, at 7 p.m. E-mail

New Jersey Repertory Company has auditions for “Noir,” a new play by Stan Werse, at Friday, February 1, at Ripley-Grier in New York City. E-mail For both Equity and non-Equity actors. Rehearsals begin in March.

For Teens

Princeton Photography Club and D&R Greenway Land Trust calls for photographs in the juried show for high school students. The theme is “Plantscapes” and the deadline is Monday, February 25. Submit up to three photos. No fee. E-mail or

For Young Musicians

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey has auditions for new students on Tuesday, January 29. Recommendation from a private teacher and registration required in advance. Visit or E-mail

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County offers master classes for middle and high school students. Sunday, January 20, French horn presented by Jonathan Clark; Sunday, February 24, percussion by Bill Trigg. Register at

Sharim v’Sharot invites composers ages 8 to 24 to submit new Jewish songs for possible performance in May. Visit Deadline is Thursday, March 14.

For Young Actors

Allegra School of Performing Arts offers actor training workshops for ages 8 through college freshman. Students participate in classes on lighting, set design and building, and stage management. To audition for a musical, prepare one song and a two minute monologue. To audition for the play prepare a two minute monologue. Register at or call 908-874-4351. Auditions are in early February.

For Dancers

DanceVision has auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a new ballet choreographed by Risa Kaplowitz, on Sunday, January 27, at Princeton Dance and Theater, 115 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. Age 12 and up at 11 a.m. Age six and up at 12:45 p.m. E-mail

For Young Children

West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education offers Mini Explorers Club in math, French, and science for ages 3 1/2 to 5. Millstone River School, Plainsboro, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 11 a.m., beginning February 4. Visit or call 609-716-5030.

For Parents

Network for New Jersey’s Afterschoool Communities offers “Together Families Can Make a Difference,” a project featuring webinars and workshops. “Special Education Monitoring” webinar is Wednesday, January 16, at noon. “Inclusion Works” webinar is Friday, January 18, at noon. “Parents as Partners in Special Education: Collaboration and Parental Rights” will be Thursday, February 7, in Trenton. Call 973-642-8100, ext 123, or 800-654-SPAN, ext. 123. or E-mail

For Seniors

55 Plus offers a trip to Thomas Edison National Historic Park on Friday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bus leaves the Jewish Center in Princeton at 8 a.m. The trip includes the laboratory, Edison’s estate, and lunch at Iberia Restaurant. $65 to $75. Register with Samuel Goldfarb at 609-924-2008.

Logo Needed

Attitudes in Reverse seeks artists for logo on new shirts. The focus should reflect “Just like air, mental illness is all around us. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.” Deadline for entries is Thursday, February 28. The winning design will be presented at the Miki & Friends: Walk & Run for AIR on Saturday, May 18, at Mercer County Park. E-mail

For Authors

Princeton Public Library is accepting applications from authors interested in participating in the library’s fifth annual Local Author Day on Saturday, April 13. Open to authors from Central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with preference given to those who reside within 20 miles of the library.

While the day’s emphasis is on marketing and networking, authors are also given space to display, sign, and sell their books. Space is available for 40 authors with priority given to writers of adult fiction or non-fiction. Writers in other genres, or for other age groups, are also welcome to apply.

Four featured authors will be given a 12 to 15 minute time slot to read from their work during the fair. Ten additional authors will be chosen by lottery to read for 5 to 7 minutes. Authors supply their own books and keep all proceeds from sales during the fair. Apply by Tuesday, February 19, at

Calling All Strings

Princeton University invites amateur string players to perform with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra on Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium. All participants must have concert tickets ($5 to $10). Call 609-258-9220 or visit

ECCO comprises members of the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, along with leading young chamber musicians and Time For Three’s Nick Kendall. The program includes Divertimento for Strings in F Major, K. 138; Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48; Britten Simple Symphony, Op. 4; and more.

To participate call 609-258-2800 or E-mail John Burkhalter at The deadline is Friday, February 1.

Dance for Parkinson

DanceVision and Parkinson Alliance begin a free six-week series of the Princeton Dance for Parkinson program on Wednesday, January 30. The series is open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as their caregivers, friends, and family members.

Participants explore elements of modern dance, ballet, social dance, and repertory in a non-pressured environment that features live musical accompaniment. The 75 minute classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, no matter how advanced, and no dance experience is necessary.

The series will be held from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at PDT Studio, Forrestal Village, 116 Rockingham Row, Plainsboro. The dates include February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6. Participants can start anytime during the series. Visit, E-mail, or call 609-520-1020.

Call for Art

Monmouth Museum calls for entries in “From Plate to Paper: The Art of Printmaking,” an exhibit of printmaking media including montotype, monoprint, lithography, silk screen, woodcut, linocut, engraving, giclees, offset reproductions, handmade books, and three dimensional works. Open to artists 18 and older. Work must be created within the last five years. Submit up to two pieces ($20 per piece) by Wednesday, February 6. Visit, E-mail, or call 732-747-2266.

Volunteer Please

CONTACT offers Crisis hotline training weekly from Tuesday, February 5 to April 23. A one-hour, no obligation, orientation session will be held on February 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. Visit or call 609-883-2880.

Good Cause

Nassau Tennis Club invites registration for a President’s weekend tennis tournament in support of Montgomery Township first responders. Must be 18 or older. Men and women, singles and doubles. Saturday, February 16 to Monday, February 18. $55 for singles; $35 for doubles. Register by Sunday, February 3 at or call 908-359-8730.

Donate Please

Calvary Baptist Church seeks furniture, clean clothing in good condition, books, jewelry, toys, games, household items, small appliances, and tools for its annual rummage sale. Furniture will be picked up after March 1. E-mail or call 609-466-1880.

For Families

Eastern Dental of Ewing offers free check ups and cleanings for children ages 4 to 12 without dental insurance. 1330 Parkway Avenue, Ewing. Call 609-883-0804 or E-mail


Office of Civic Engagement at Rutgers-Camden is seeking a program coordinator for Education Outreach to serve as the program director for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. This entails administration of the Rutgers after-school program at three North Camden public schools during the school year and on the Camden campus during the summer.

The program coordinator is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising student workers and other program staff and volunteers; serves as a liaison between groups on campus, including faculty and students, and public school staff members to develop programs that support school-time learning and foster positive working relationships; provides support to the Community Advisory Board; and supports other collaborations between Rutgers-Camden and K-12 education.

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