Call for Art

Morven seeks freestanding trellises, designed and built by community groups, individuals, and businesses, that will be placed throughout the Morven property from May through October. The 2013 theme is “Art in the Garden.”

Your trellis can be traditional or funky, nailed or welded, or constructed from new materials or recycled objects. E-mail pruch@morven.­org with your intention to participate. A description or design drawing of your trellis is due by Monday, April 1. Once Morven has approved your design and assigns your trellis a space, it should be in place by Wednesday, May 1. Morven staff and volunteers will help plant the structures with annual vines, and maintain them. An opening reception will be held in June.

Princeton Battlefield Society’s Young Patriots program seeks artwork in conjunction with “Heroes of the American Revolution.” Identify someone you admire as a significant figure contributing to the success of the American Revolution and draw that person. The artwork will become the property of the Princeton Battlefield Society.

The artwork must be on an 8 1/2-by-11 sheet of paper. Your name, age, and home city must appear on the reverse side of the artwork. No other contact identification should be included. Paper used should be able to withstand outside display. Artwork may be any permanent drawing by crayon, pencil, or marker. Your hero is to be identified on the bottom of the artwork. Send in an envelope marked do not bend or fold to Princeton Battlefield Society, Young Patriots Heroes Artwork, Box 7645, Princeton 08543. E-mail wrmarsch@earthlink.net. The deadline is Friday, March 28.

Volunteer

Har Sinai Temple is looking for shifts of volunteers to prepare and serve an annual outreach meal to some 200 needy adults and children at the Church of the Sacred Heart, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton, on Sunday, March 24. The volunteers are needed at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for food preparation and serving and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for serving and cleanup.

Food preparers also are needed at Titusville’s Union Fire Company, 1396 River Road, on Sunday, March 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monetary donations from $3 for one meal to $72 for 24 meals are also welcome. Call Har Sinai at 609-730-8100.

Auditions

Actors’ Net of Bucks County has auditions for Auditions for “Merchant of Venice” are Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the theater on Delmorr Avenue. Auditioners will read from the script. Prepared Shakespeare monologues are welcome, but not required. Those auditioning for Portia should be prepared to read “The quality of mercy” speech, in addition to reading from the script. All roles available except Shylock.

Auditions for “Oliver” are on Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the theater on Delmorr Avenue. Bring a prepared song from any Broadway show and be prepared to read from the script. An accompanist will bring provided, or auditioner may bring an accompaniment CD without vocal track. All roles available except Fagin.

The theater is at the Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA. Call 215-295-3694 or E-mail actorsnet@­aol.­com.

Bimah Players Community Theater seeks adult actors of all ages for “Common Cents,” a play with music about money and happiness. Auditions are Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.; Monday, March 18, 7 to 9 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, Monroe. Performance dates are Sunday, June 23, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday. June 27, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 30, 3 and 7:30 p.m. E-mail Dir­BimahPlayers@aol.­com or call 646-285-3797.

Road trip

Lawrence Arts Council offers a trip to the newly refurbished Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent on Tuesday, March 19, at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will follow at the historic City Tavern. A two-hour bus tour of “The Mural Capital of the World” accompanied by two docents follows lunch. $82. Reservations must be received by Monday, March 11. Call 609-896-2182 or E-mail lawrencearts­council@­yahoo.­com.

Musical Notes

Princeton Symphony Orchestra invites young violinists, ages 3 to 6, to participate in the annual violin contest in conjunction with Pi Day Princeton. The competition will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m., in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library.

Be prepared to play one piece for beginning violin. Extra credit will be awarded to contestants dressed as Einstein. The first-place winner receives $314.15. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. Visit www.­pidayprinceton.­com.

Golandsky Institute’s 10th annual summer symposium at Princeton University takes place Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, July 21. Participants will attend lectures, classes, technique clinics, and other presentations by Edna Golandsky and faculty members present the Taubman Approach. Tuition is $1,700 per resident participant; and $1,300 for commuters. Call 877-343-3434 or E-mail symposium@golandskyinstitute.­org.

For Teens

New Jersey Performing Arts Center seeks young singers, musicians, dancers, and actors from the tri-state area to audition for its intensive arts training programs. The Young Artist Talent Search, auditions for NJPAC’s summer and fall arts training programs, will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24, at 24 Rector Street, Newark. Applications and information are online at artsed.­njpac.­org, or by calling 973-353-8009. The application deadline is Friday, March 8.

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