Celebrate the Bard

Princeton Public Library and McCarter Theater Center are celebrating William Shakespeare’s birthday with a family-friendly event called “Bard’s Birthday Bash” on Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. Themed crafts, acting games, and birthday cake will introduce the family to the works of Shakespeare.

Performers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to sign up for the Sonnet and Soliloquy Slam to share their favorite passages of Shakespeare in a fun and casual environment. Shakespeare-themed or inspired songs are also welcome. Groups of two or more, 14 years and older, may apply to perform a 2 to 5 minute scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays as part of Center Stage Scenes. Scenes should be staged and memorized. Costumes and props are optional.

Visit www.mccarter.org/wintersTale/pages/bardsbirthday.html or contact Erica Nagel at enagel@mccarter.org.


Berdanhand Productions has open auditions for adults of all ages for “Fade Out at Clo-Achers,” a spoof about life in an adult community. Auditions are at Twin Rivers Library, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, on Thursdays, April 11 and 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The play will be performed at the Elks Club, Millstone, on July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21; and at the Little Theater, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, on July 26 to 28. Call 609-443-1320 or E-mail mydan36@aol.com.

Art Classes

Morven Museum and Arts Council of Princeton present a series of outdoor art classes this spring. Participants will be granted access to the grounds, mansion, and collection when Morven is closed to the public. Register at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Classes include “Watercolor: Painting Morven’s Gardens,” Mondays, April 8 to 29; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $175. “Woodblock Printing,” Mondays, June 3 to 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $155 plus a $20 materials fee. “Photography Workshop,” a weekend workshop for ages 15 and up on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2; 1 to 4 p.m., $100.

For Girls

Princeton Girlchoir is accepting audition appointment requests for girls who will be in grades 3 to 12 during the 2013-’14 school year to be part of the organization’s 25th anniversary season. Visit www.princetongirlchoir.org, E-mail auditions@princetongirlchoir.org, or call 609-688-1888.

Art for Kids

Trenton City Museum offers “Art in the Park,” after school art classes for children ages 6 to 10. The eight-week session will be held on Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., beginning Wednesday, April 10. Classes will be held at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton. $50 includes all materials and a snack. Register at www.ellarslie.org or call 609-989-1191.

Parade is Planned

The Hopewell Fire Department is planning Hopewell’s annual Memorial Day parade set for Sunday, May 26. They are seeking new participants, organizations, businesses, antique cars, tractors, and floats. E-mail hopewellparade@gmail.com.

Princeton Ski and Sail Club has upcoming events including sailing classes on Saturdays, May 4 and 11, $5 each, register to urigoldinger@netscape.net; a barbecue in Princeton on Tuesday, May 21, bring your own food and drink, free, register with loulettej@comcast.net; Memorial weekend sail with three boats, May 25 to 27, no sailing expertise required, $335, E-mail royhuggins@verizon.net; and more.

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