Arts

For Kids

Participate Please

Trip

Contests

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Health

Summer Programs

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This article was prepared for the May 3, 2006 issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

Opportunities

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Arts

Villagers Theater, 415 DeMott Lane, Somerset, www.villagerstheatre.com. Auditions for "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m.

Stars in the Park seeks actors for "Grease" for production July 28 to August 6 at Kelsey Theater. Auditions are Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4, noon to 3 p.m. Call Lorraine Wargo at 609-530-0912 for appointment. Bring resume and photo and be prepared to dance.

Somerset Valley Players seeks actors ages 16 to 60 for "Pippin" to be produced September 8 to October 1. Auditions are Wednesday, May 24, and Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469 for information.

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest seeks scripts through June 30. Visit www.playwritingcontest.cjb.net for details.

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For Kids

Princeton Public Library seeks teen volunteers in grade 7 to 12 for summer reading clubs and other activities. Orientation sessions begin Tuesday, May 30, 4 p.m. Teens are asked to work a regular schedule and at least 10 hours during the summer. Visit www.princetonlibrary.org/teens/volunteers or call 609-924-9529.

Villagers Theater seeks teens ages 13 to 19 for "Into the Woods" to be performed from July 28 to August 13. Auditions are Monday and Wednesday, May 15 and 17, at 7 p.m. Also recruiting teens for production staff for the show. Visit www.villagerstheatre.com for information.

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Participate Please

Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor seeks individuals, companies, and organizations for Mercer Day, a family-event planned for Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carnegie Center, Route 1 North, West Windsor. Call Jim Charos at 609-532-3914 for details.

Garden State Craftbrewers Guild offers a Passport Program to encourage people to visit the guild’s brewpub and microbrewery members. Visitors have their passports stamped and turn them in for a free shirt after six stamps. Visit www.njbeer.org for information.

Princeton Center for Yoga and Health offers free classes for new visitors through Sunday, May 7. Returning students may get a free class by bringing a new visitor to the center. Also free chair massage. 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman, www.princetonyoga.com 609-924-PCYH.

Windsor Greens Golf Center offers free 15-minute fitting sessions by appointment. Visit www.playgolfamerica.com for information.

New Jersey Forum seeks proposals for research papers from faculty members, teachers, graduate students, independent scholars, museum professionals, historical society members, and interested parties. Paper presentations should be 20 minutes long. Deadline is Friday, May 5. Send 1,000 word proposal to James Turk by E-mail at james.turk@sos.state.nj.us.

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Trip

Canal Tours and More offers a trip to Newark, the oldest and largest city in the state. Lunch at the Art Deco Cafe 1935. Leave at 9 a.m. from the Somerville area. $70 includes lunch, all admissions, a deluxe motorcoach, and tour leaders. Visit www.canaltrips.com or call 908-722-7428.

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Contests

OHNOSONO Gift Store in West Windsor invites art and or written depictions of the attributes that make their mom "The Best Mom." Bring to the store in Southfield Shopping Center. All entrants receive a gift. The grand prize winner receives a $100 gift certificate to the store and $50 cash. Call 609-716-8106 for information.

New Jersey Chinese Cultural Studies Foundation and Asian Studies Department of Seton Hall University offer the first Chinese Cultural Project Contest with the topic "Confucianism and the Modern World" to promote the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. Visit www.njccf-info.org or call 609-548-5441 for details.

12 Miles West Theater Company and Lunatic Fringe seek the funniest kid and the best standup comics in New Jersey. Qualified contests will perform in Improvapalooza, a comedy festival in June. Call 973-259-9187 or 973-429-1527 for information.

New Jersey Parents Foundation seeks nominations for "Parents of the Year 2006" awards. An essay contest on the theme, "What My Parents (or Parent) Means to Me" is for ages 10 to 19 year-olds. Deadline is Wednesday, May 31. Call 201-842-8863 for information.

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Donate

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 142 Sand Hill Road, Monmouth Junction, invites donations of gifts for the residents of the shelters for victims of domestic violence in Middlesex and Somerset counties. Sheet sets, blankets, high chairs, baby monitors, and women’s toiletries are needed. Call 732-297-4607 for information.

Stand for Children seeks backpacks, toiletries, and other personal items for foster children. Call Helen Evans at 732-326-0326 for information.

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Health

Princeton HealthCare System seeks nominations of exceptional registered or licensed professional nurses who have mastered the art of caring practice. The nurse must work within the PHCS system. The annual Ann Rabner Nightingale Award is named in honor of Barry S. Rabner, the president and CEO of PHCS. Deadline is Friday, May 12. Visit www.princetonhcs.org or call 609-430-7297 for information.

Psychopharmacology Research Association of Princeton seeks people with anxiety for a research study evaluating an investigational medication for anxiety. Participants will receive either the investigational medication or a placebo for eight weeks. Call 800-770-9299 for information.

County of Middlesex offers new digital thermometers in exchange for mercury thermometers. Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday, May 15, noon to 4 p.m. at Hesstech, 45 Executive Avenue, Edison. One per household. Call 732-745-4170 for information.

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Summer Programs

Artist Teacher Institute offers workshops in poetry, creative non-fiction, book making, creative movement, music, painting, printmaking, storytelling, and visual arts at William Paterson University and Rutgers University (Camden). Call 201-567-1766 ext. 102 for information.

All Sport Camp offers baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. $125 to $195 a week. Visit www.getresponse.com/t/1533645 for information.

Shakespeare Camp will be offered in Princeton from Monday to Friday, June 26 to July 7 for ages 12 to 18. Visit www.shakespearecamp.org for application and information.

Central Jersey Royals seeks players for upcoming tournaments. Experienced players in wood bat leagues from age 10 through men’s college. Visit www.fatheadsportonline.com or call 732-978-4453.


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