Call for Photos
Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks color photographs from professional or amateur photographers of all ages. Entries must be submitted in digital format (jpg, tiff, png, etc. at 300 dpi minimum). Must be a vertical shot to fit the brochure dimensions. Minor digital enhancements for cropping, red-eye removal, filters, and corrective functions are permitted, but images that have been judged to be altered in any significant manner will be disqualified. No borders, frames, backgrounds, watermarks, dates, signatures, or copyright images. No more than five entries per person. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with contestant name, address, daytime telephone number, E-mail address, and where the photo was taken.
Photo elements may include landmarks of historical and significant areas of interest in Mercer County, outdoor activities and vistas with scenic backgrounds. Family, couple, and group shots are preferred. Photographs must be of events, people, or scenes within the 18 municipalities that the PRCVB covers. Visit www.visitprinceton.org for more information. Deadline is Saturday, November 16, by 4:30 p.m.
Princeton Photography Club seeks photo submissions from different generations within a family for “Generations,” a juried exhibition opening in March. Are you a photographer following in a family member’s footsteps? Lakefront Gallery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, in collaboration with the Princeton Photography Club, seeks submissions for a juried exhibition of photographs created by the generations within a family. Grandfather and granddaughter, mother and son, grandmother and grandson, or similar pairs of photographers, are invited to participate in “Generations,” the upcoming exhibition.
“There are families where creativity runs deep — be it music, literature or visual arts,” says Ilya Genin, a Hamilton cardiologist and curator of Lakefront Gallery. “We are looking for those families where photography has been the focus. The view of the world around us as seen by the members of the same family belonging to different generations will be the subject of our exposition.”
Send photographic images as small jpegs to email@example.com by Tuesday, December 10. Include the relationship of the two photographers and the estimated size of your framed prints. Artists will be notified of final selections by February 3. Lakefront Gallery will exhibit the photographs from March 7 to June 13. Contact Sheila Geisler, the curator of the exhibit, at 732-4220-3676 for more information.
Call for Art
Friends of the Princeton Nursery Lands has a call for artists for “Legendary Locations,” a juried show open for all media opening Friday, October 11. Works inspired by the Mapleton Preserve in Kingston are especially welcomed, as they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Princeton Nurseries. Deadline is Friday, September 13. Visit www.sbarts.org for an application.
Phillips’ Mill seeks artwork from artists living within a 25 mile radius for the 84th annual juried art exhibition. Eligible work must be by a living artist and completed within the last five years.
Registration and receiving of art work will take place at the mill on Friday, September 6, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Submitted works will be juried on Sunday, September 8. The exhibit will be open to the public from Saturday, September 21, to Saturday, October 26. Phillips’ Mill is located 1 « miles north of New Hope on River Road, Route 32. Call 215-862-0582 or visit www.phillipsmill.org for an application.
Trenton Community Singers is seeking new members (especially tenors and basses) for its upcoming season. Music selections are mostly classical, but also include an eclectic mix of styles. Visit www.capitalsingers.org, call Suzanne Kazi at 609-799-5939, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharim V’Sharot: People of Song, a 24-voice Jewish choir celebrating its 14th year, is seeking new members in all voice parts for upcoming concerts in Princeton, Lawrenceville, and beyond. The largely a cappella choir sings in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Italian, French, and English. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Lawrenceville beginning September 3. Visit www.sharimvsharot.com, call 609-22-CHOIR, or E-mail info@SharimVSharot.org.
New Hope-Solebury Community Choir seeks singers of all shapes, sizes, and varieties to join the group. No audition. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 10, at 7:p.m., at Logan Inn in New Hope. Call 650-219-2748, E-mail email@example.com, visit the group’s Facebook page for more information.
Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Working,” a musical with songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor, on Saturday August 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 20, 7 to 10 p.m. at Mercer Community College, West Windsor. Open to actors and singers 18 years and older. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-579-5677 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Villagers Theater has auditions for “Agnes of God” Thursday, August 22, 7 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, August 24, 1 to 4 p.m. The drama about a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception requires demanding roles by all three female actors. On stage most of the time, they must be able to project their voices as microphones will not be used. The characters include Dr. Martha Livingstone, Mother Superior, and Agnes.
Audition requires monologues provided for the role — fully memorized. Be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. Agnes must be able to sing the first verse of “Amazing Grace” a capella. Rehearsals begin Thursday, August 29. Visit www.villagerstheatre.com for a copy of the monologue and for more information.
Roxey Ballet Company, the professional dance company of the Mill Ballet School, has auditions for its 19th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Auditions will be held at the Canal Studios in Lambertville, on Saturday, September 14, for ages 4 to 18. The cast includes more than 150 professional, pre-professional, and student dancers and actors from the area. Visit www.roxeyballet.org or call 609-397-7616 for information and to register.
DanceVision has auditions for “The Snow Queen,” an original ballet choreographed by Risa Kaplowitz, on Saturday, September 21, at Princeton Dance & Theater Studio, Forrestal Village, 116 Rockingham Row, Plainsboro. Auditions are open to area ballet dancers between the ages of 7 and 18. Visit www.dancevisionnj.org, E-mail email@example.com, or call 609-520-1020 with questions.
Evergreen Forum is accepting registration for its autumn semester. Classes, led by retired faculty from area universities and professionals in their fields, are organized to encourage intellectually engaging dialogue between student and teacher. Offerings this year include a look at evil in four short classic novels and a close examination of epic journeys from a geographer’s perspective.
Classes are at the Princeton Senior Resource Center and other locations throughout Princeton, beginning September 27. Visit www.theevergreenforum.org for details and registration. For more information call 609-924-7108.
Lifelong Learning Institute at Raritan Valley Community College offers personal enrichment courses for adults 50 plus. The non-credit courses in music, dance, computers, bridge, writing, theater, painting, and more, are designed to promote intellectual fulfillment and social engagement — all without the stress of tests or grades. Most classes are held during the day at 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater. Most cost $50 to $100. Visit www.raritanval.edu/lifelong for information and registration.
Fernbrook Farms will host its inaugural Farm Run, a 5K obstacle adventure over hills and through the woods runners. There is a mini mile run with obstacles for the young. $30; $15 for the mini. The event is Sunday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m., at 142 Georgetown Bordentown Road, Chesterfield. Register at www.fernbrookeducation.org/camps/farmrun, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 609-298-4028. Deadline to register is Thursday, August 15.
In-person registration for Princeton Adult School’s English as a Second Language evening classes, is Thursday, September 19, at Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, from 7 to 8 p.m. Visit www.PrincetonAdultSchool.org or call 609-683-1101 for information.
Plainsboro Public Library offers “Cultural Crossroads,” a 13-week ESL program, on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, beginning September 10. Free childcare for toddlers 18 months and older. Register at plainsborolibrarynews.blogspot.com, E-mail email@example.com, or call 609-275-2899 for information and registration.
On the Road
Congregation Beth Chaim offers a trip to Richmond, Virginia, with Rabbi Eric Wisnia to tour Richmond’s art museum, Holocaust museum, and sites of historic and Jewish interest; Baltimore’s Inner Harbor; and Arlington National Cemetery. The trip from Tuesday, October 8, to Saturday, October 12, includes breakfast, study sessions with Rabbis Wisnia and Beifield, touring, and free time. $900 per person, double occupancy, includes round-trip coach bus transportation, four nights accommodations at Linden Row Inn, five breakfasts, and four dinners, including Friday evening Shabbat dinner at Temple Beth Ahabah. The single supplement cost is $300. For information call 609-799-9401 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Pat Vroom and Robin Boudette, an 8-week course focusing on managing stress, anxiety, pain, illness, and often-accompanying depression, will run Mondays, September 30 through November 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. A free introductory class will be held Monday, September 16, at 7 p.m., at Cando Fitness Club, Forrestal Village. Call 609-818-1226, E-mail pat@PatVroomPhD.com, or visit www.PatVroomPhD.com.
ContactCONTACT offers free crisis hotline training for prospective volunteers beginning Tuesday, September 10, and running weekly through November 19. Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 10, at 9:30 a.m and 7 p.m., at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. Visit www.contactofmercer.org or call 609-883-2880 for information.
HomeFront seeks working air conditioning window units as well as food for the pantry shelves. Priority need include peanut butter, jelly, canned meats such as tuna and chicken, pasta and pasta sauce, soups (preferably low sodium), juices, and breakfast bars. For information visit www.homefrontnj.org, call 609-989-9417, or send an E-mail to email@example.com.