Summer Programs

Comedy Playground offers a one-week camp for ages 8 to 18 at Cambridge School. The class provides expression through learning how to develop and perform stand-up comedy, learning improvisation, and applying both into performance. The course will be taught by Susanne Spies, a native of Princeton, actress, and comedienne. Classes will be held, Monday to Thursday, August 5 to 9, with the show on Friday, August 10. $375.

Visit www.comedyplayground.com, E-mail susanna @comedyplayground.com, or call 323-397-2709 for information.

Raritan Valley Community College offers two gifted and talented classes for children ages 10 to 12 at the Branchburg campus. “Word Origins: How Do We Know Them & Why” (9 a.m. to noon), and “An Introduction to Algebraic Concepts” (1 to 4 p.m.) will be held Monday to Friday, July 22 to August 2. Each class is $275. Visit www.raritanval.edu/youth, E-mail youth@raritanval.edu, or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

Audition

Bordentown Teen Theater Company has auditions for “Rent,” the school edition, on Wednesday, May 23, at 5 p.m., for ages 15 to 19. Bring a short song to sing and an accompaniment track. Rehearsals will be held July 22 through August 2, with performances on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3. There is a $50 fee to participate. The Bordentown Performing Arts Center is attached to Bordentown Regional High School, at 318 Ward Avenue, in Bordentown. E-mail bordentowntheatre@yahoo.com or call 609-496-1452.

Volunteer Please

The Bucks County Gallery seeks five nights of housing for the artists accepted into Local Color Weekend Plein Air Event to be held August 6 to 11. No meals required. Also looking for volunteers to assist gallery staff during the week of the event. Contact Howard Cooperman, Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, 77 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938, 215-862-5272, or buckscountygalleryart.com.

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Contact R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or rzepka@nybloodcenter.org

Good Grief is a local nonprofit that supports children and families after the death of a parent or sibling. Its programs are free and groups are led by trained volunteers from every walk of life.

Community members interested in making a difference in the life of a grieving child can register for Good Grief’s next facilitator training. All volunteers make a year-long commitment. The next training is Friday to Monday, June 7 to 10, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visit www.good-grief.org or contact Melissa Stackpole at volunteer@good-grief.org or 609-498-6674, ext. 8003.

Seeking Alumni

St. Augustine of Cranbury School seeks alumni to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. Contact Karen Parise at 908-770-0522 or karenlageparise@aol.com.

Ballgame

CYO of Yardville offers a bus trip to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, May 19. $99 includes a ticket, bus trip, breakfast, box lunch, and beverages on the bus. Call 609-585-4280, ext. 112 or E-mail dbossio@cyomercer.org.

Meditate

Loving-Kindness meditation workshop, led by Ven. Yuttadhammo, will be held at Princeton Day School, 650 The Great Road, Princeton, on Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21. Free with registration. Call 609-864-4054.

Medi-Cool Program

Mercer County offers free air conditioners to qualified senior citizens and those with disabilities. Seniors age 60 and older with a documented health condition and who meet income requirements can receive a voucher that entitles them to a free air conditioner. All registrations must be done in person before Friday, May 31. Eligible applicants will receive a voucher for an air conditioner to be picked up at 1125 George Street, Building R, Trenton, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Ana Vasquez at 609-443-4464 or E-mail avas­quez­@rise-community-services.org.

For Women Only

Jersey Harmony Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, seeks members. Weekly rehearsals are held on Mondays at Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road, Princeton, at 7:15 p.m. The requirements for membership are the ability to carry a tune and the time to attend weekly rehearsals. All women are eligible to audition. Visit www.jerseyharmonychorus.org or contact Carole Auletta at 732-236-6803.

In the Arts

Arts Council of Princeton seeks drama instructors for its Summer Arts & Drama Camp, a 10-week program, June 24 to August 30, where campers work together to create an original production.

Interested applicants should have experience working with children ages 4 to 9 and be able to work at least three full weeks between June 24 to August 30, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Submit resume and three reference to Laura Borawski at lborawski@artscouncilofprinceton.org.

The arts council seeks a development associate to support fundraising for ongoing operational needs and for growth in programs and endowment. A full time position offered on a six-month contract basis has the potential for transition into a permanent full-time post. Interested candidates should send resume, letter of interest, three references, and salary requirements by May 24 to Julie Sullivan-Crowley at jsullivancrowley@arts­councilofprinceton.org with “Development Associate Search” in the subject line or mail to Development Associate Search, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542. No phone calls.

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