Allied Playwrights will hold auditions for “Queen Jane,” a new verse drama by Marvin Harold Cheiten, directed by Dan Berkowitz, on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and May 12, in Princeton. The play is about Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days in 1553. Rehearsals begin Friday, August 2, and the show runs six weekend performances from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 25.

Seeking union and non-union performers. AEA: Special Appearance Contract (Equity approval pending); non-union actors receive $1,500 stipend. Casting 10 men, age range late teens to late 50s. Send headshot and resume to

For Kids

New York Giants Youth Football Camp for ages 6 to 14 will be held at the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is led by professional coaches and former New York Giants. Kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend, and compete through safe, non-contact instruction.

The Comprehensive Skills Camp is for newcomers; and the Accelerated Skills Camp is for league experienced players ages 9 to 14. Private instruction is also available. The cost is $459. Visit or call 877-226-9919

Lawrence Hamnett Hot Peppers, a girls travel soccer team, holds try-outs on Wednesday, May 8; and Monday, May 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Village Park Yeger Drive Fields. Birth dates must be between August 1, 1999, and July 31, 2000. Non-Lawrence residents are welcome. The team is trained by NY Red Bull professional trainers. Contact Mike McCue at or visit


New Jersey Audubon offers “World Series of Birding” at Garret Mountain and the NJ Meadowlands, on Saturday May 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join Scott Barnes, Linda Mack, and Carole Hughes for birding.

Garret may produce a wide range of thrushes, vireos, flycatchers, and warblers. DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst may provide sightings of waterfowl, herons, egrets, shorebirds, and raptors. Participants are expected to pledge a minimum of $1 per species. Contact Scott Barnes at

For Musicians

Duck Island Music has rehearsal space available. Visit or call 609-672-3780 for information.


The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville released the first edition of “Shall We Gather? 175 Years Along the Delaware,” a narrative history of the Titusville congregation and its community. Books are $20. Commemorative coffee mugs are $10. Visit or call 609-737-1385.

Copies will be available at the church’s booth during the May 11 Spirit of the Jerseys History Fair in Washington Crossing State Park; at the church’s booth during the May 18 Pennington Day celebration; at the church’s June 1 “Titusville Heritage Day Festival;” and in front of the church after the July 4 Titusville Fourth of July Parade.

Outdoor Activities

Mercer County Park Marina will open for the season beginning Saturday, May 25. The marina offers pedal boats, rowboat, and kayak rentals, $15 to $20 per hour. Pontoon boat rides, a 50-minute lake tour, will be available for $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 11. Tours begin at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The docks on the Delaware, located behind Arm & Hammer Park, are available for use by the public. Boat owners have access to the docks through October with regular hours of sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. The docks are maintained and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. The docks are not staffed.

Rosedale Park in Hope­well also offers a 38-acre lake stocked with trout and features a public access boat launch open to row boats, canoes, and boats with electric motors. Rosedale also has a picnic area, two playgrounds, and hiking trails. Visit

Call for Art

Trenton Downtown Association is seeking a design for a banner to impact the downtown district. The winning design will be reproduced on 30” by 60” banners installed throughout the Capital City’s downtown district, with the winner receiving $300.

The contest is open to all artists. Inclusion of in the design is encouraged. The jury for the contest will consist of artists, city representatives, and professionals. Entries will be judged by how well they represent the character of Trenton’s downtown district; how well the artwork welcomes individuals to downtown Trenton; and the quality of the artistic representation of artisan and historic themes. Deadline is Friday, May 24. Visit, call 609-393-8998, or E-mail

Volunteer Please

Montgomery Township Economic Development Commission seeks volunteers for its inaugural “Montgomery Business Directory.” Contact Dan Okavage at

For Dog Lovers

Attitudes in Reverse seeks people to foster AIR dogs in training. The dogs will be trained to be emotional support dogs for individuals who have mental health disorders or other types of disabilities. This role also involves supporting the families after they adopt AIR Dogs. Contact Tricia Baker at 609-558-2277 or

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