PinnWorth Productions has auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” on Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25, at Mercer Community College in West Windsor. All roles are open. Prepare a monologue and 16 bars of a song of your choosing. Send E-mail to kelseyforum@gmail.­com request an appointment. Rehearsals start after July 4, with full cognizance of the challenges of summer vacations.

Call for Artists

Alfa Art Gallery in New Brunswick seeks Indian artists who create art with a strong, Indian influence. E-mail rudolph@alfaart.­org for information.

Raritan Valley Community College is accepting artwork for the 10th annual Creativity Expo and Brain Injury Arts show, featuring the creative works of brain injury survivors, through Tuesday July 9. The show will be held at the Branchburg campus from July 20 to 28. Contact Vince Diorio at 703-297-7726 or E-mail vincentd54@msn.­com for information.

For Seniors

Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County is hosting two new groups for senior adults at its Monroe location in Concordia Shopping Center. “Preserve Your Family Memories Through Scrapbooking” will be held on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Register. $25 includes all materials.

“Gossip and Games will be held every Monday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. beginning July 1. $3 includes refreshments. Transportation is available. Call 732-777-1940 or 609-395-7979 to register for one or both of the programs.

Bereavement Group

Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County has formed a new bereavement group specifically for parents who have lost adult children. This group will be held at the Monroe office every Thursday, from 4 to 5 p.m., beginning July 18. Call 732-777-1940 or 609-395-7979 to register.

Blood Drive

Home Care Assistance of New Jersey Hosts has a blood drive Wednesday, June 12, from 1 to 7 p.m. A bus from the New Jersey Blood Services will be parked outside Home Care Assistance, at 9 Schalks Crossing Road, Suite 710, Plainsboro. For information visit www.­orgHomeCareAssistance.­com or call 609-799-1011.

Benefit Afternoons

Texas Roadhouse presents a benefit afternoon for Boheme Opera on Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 9 p.m., on Route 33 in Hamilton. A portion of your check will be donated to the non-profit cultural arts organization. Tell your server. Dine in, take out, or buy a gift card. Call Bettie at 609-888-2667 for information.

Good Grief in Princeton has served more than 25 families and 60 participants in the first four months in the area. The programs are for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. A benefit afternoon will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Ivy Inn, 248 Nassau Street, Princeton. Performances by Helen O’shea and Ed Hermann, Strings Attached, and Morph the Cat; open bar, and light fare. $50 per ticket. Call 609-498-6674 to register.


Fencing Club of Mercer County, run by John Friedberg, an Olympic fencer in 1992, has expanded its programs in Robbinsville, and now offers individual lessons. There is rolling admission for summer classes. Visit www.­orgFencingClubOfMercerCounty.­com for information.

Free Classes

Jazzercise Fitness Center offers free weekend classes for new students in June, at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor. Visit www.­orgjazzercise.­com, call 609-890-3252, or E-mail mjjazz81@aol.­com for information.

Flood Insurance

National Flood Insurance Program has a helpline offering up-to-date information. Call 877-287-9804 for information about flood insurance, the latest maps, or other mitigation topics and issues. The helpline operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or visit www.­

Be Prepared

Mercer County advises residents to plan and prepare for potential severe weather this summer and fall, especially during hurricane season from June 1 through November 30.

Suggestions include putting together a kit of emergency supplies that includes a three-day supply of canned, non-perishable, ready-to-eat food; a three-day supply of water (a total of 3 gallons per family member); a battery-operated radio and extra batteries; a flashlight and extra batteries; and a first aid kit.

Make a plan for what you and your family will do during an emergency. This includes knowing how to evacuate and how to shelter in place, which means stay home and avoid driving if at all possible.

Stay informed of possible threats by tuning in to your local media outlets for the latest breaking weather news. Also register for the MercerCounty emergency notification system at https://mercercounty.onthealert.­com.

Visit www.­ or download the Hurricane Survival Guide at

For Kids

Air-Mods Flight Center offers AeroCamp for grades 6 to 12. Campers learn about the dynamics of airplanes and flight and about the broad spectrum of careers in the aviation and aerospace industry. The three levels of camp available are basic, advanced, and AeroSolo. Each level is based on age, knowledge, and interest in the field of aviation. Visit www.­orgairmodsflightcenter.­com, call 609-259-6877, or E-mail AirModsFTC@gmail.­com for information.

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