Volunteer Please

Mercer County Wildlife Center is seeking volunteers to care for animals brought to the Hopewell facility. The center’s staff and volunteers care for native wildlife that are injured, ill, or displaced, and provide medical treatment and a temporary refuge to prepare the animals for release into an appropriate wild habitat.

Volunteer orientation is Sunday, March 17, and Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have had a current tetanus vaccine, and are required to attend one orientation session. Volunteers who work with animals must commit to a regular, once-a-week, four-hour shift from April through October. Contact Jane Rakos-Yates at jrakosyates@mercercounty.­org or call 609-883-6606, ext. 103.

Plays-in-the-Park has opportunities for theatrically inclined volunteers. Day-shift volunteers are needed for painting sets, building props, sewing costumes, and helping with lighting. Night-shift positions require a 20-night commitment to attend all tech rehearsals and performances to work follow spots, run props, crew, and dressers. Contact Michelle Massa at michelle@playsinthepark.­com or call 732-548-2884, ext. 223.

There is also an intern program for college credit with Kean University, Middlesex County College, Rutgers University, University of the Arts, and Montclair State University. Contact Gary P. Cohen by E-mail at pipoffice@plays­inthepark.­com.

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association seeks volunteers to help activities including health fairs, fundraising, event support, as well as local speaking opportunities. Information session on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville. Register to toray.butler@heart.­org or call 609-223-3754.


Villagers Theater has auditions for “The Light In The Piazza” on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Prepare 32 bars of a classic musical theater piece, operetta, or a song in the style of the show. You may also be asked to read from the script. Many of the characters speak in Italian so some fluency in the language is a plus. There will be no dance audition. E-mail marie@villagerstheatre.­com.

Bristol Riverside Theater will hold auditions for a variety of roles in this spring’s production of “Inherit the Wind.” Community actors will participate in a workshop to prepare for their roles and rehearse in all evening and weekend rehearsals. Experience is not necessary, but a substantial time commitment and dedication is needed. Roles are available for actors of any gender ages 7 to 107.

You will be required to complete a calendar of any potential conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period. You will be given a newspaper excerpt to read and then share aloud in the audition room.

Auditions are by appointment on Tuesday, March, 19, 3:30 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A photo will be taken at the audition. BRT Rehearsal Studio, 201 Cedar Street, Bristol, PA. Call David Abers at 215-785-6664 for an appointment.

Good Cause

Parkinson Alliance has its fourth annual Princeton Area Dines Out for Parkinson’s Disease Research in April. Dine at any participating restaurant from Sunday, April 14, to Saturday, April 20, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the organization. Participating restaurants include Blue Point Grill, Elements, Eno Terra, Gennaro’s, Mediterra, Metro North, Osteria Procaccini Pennington, PJs Pancake House, Teresa Caffe, and Witherspoon Grill. Visit www.­parkinsonalliance.­org.

Call for Art

Plainsboro Artists’ Group calls for entries in its upcoming “Trash Menagerie,” an exhibit using recycled materials combined with conventional materials. Keep a list of your “ingredients” to hang alongside the art. All mediums accepted. Cash awards. Register by Saturday, June 1.

One entry per artist. All wall art wall must be wired for hanging. Framing is not required. Art must be delivered to Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro. Contact Donna at 609-275-2897 or donnasen@lmxac.­org.

Monmouth Museum has a call for entries in its seventh annual New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, six monthly solo exhibitions to showcase the work of New Jersey artists who have not previously held one-person exhibits in the state.

Open to residents of New Jersey, 18 and older. Artwork will be considered in all media except film and video and must be wall-mountable. Entry is through digital submission only. Submissions are limited to a maximum of 10 pieces. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years. $10 fee. Visit www.­monmouthmuseum.­org or call 732-747-2266, ext. 6; or E-mail cclark@monmouthmuseum.­org.


Mercer County offers a new discount prescription drug program for Mercer County residents who are paying full price at the pharmacy for prescription drugs, regardless of their age or income. No enrollment forms, membership fees, age or income requirements, or cost. The cards are anonymous and one card can be used by an entire family. Visit NJRxDiscount­Card.­com or call 877-776-2285.

Call for Writers

Mercer Community College invites area writers and artists to submit their work for Kelsey Review 2013. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, personal essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings, and cartoons.

Fiction and essays should be limited to 5,000 words. Poetry should be limited to six pieces. Material should not have been previously published or be simultaneously submitted to other journals. Visit www.­mccc.­edu/kelseyreview. The deadline Wednesday, May 15.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County offers a college scholarship opportunity to Jewish students who reside in the community. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Students must be enrolled in a college or university for the fall semester. Visit www.­jfcsonline.­org. Application deadline is Saturday, June 1.

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