Lawrence Library has auditions for a one-act play featuring a collection of monologues about coping with downsizing and job loss. The performance is followed by an informal post-play discussion with the audience. Auditions are Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, There is no pay. Seeking three females ages 30, 40, and 50 (50-year old role requires ability to read French or Creole phonetically), two males early to mid-20s, and a lighting/projectionist. E-mail resume to Karen at email@example.com or call 609-213-8268 for further details.
Montgomery Township High School Class of 1973 is hosting a 40th reunion on Saturday, October 5, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Princeton Elks Club, 354 Route 518, Skillman. Alumni from 1971 to 1975 are invited. Cash bar. $50 includes a buffet dinner and refreshments. E-mail MHS2013reunion@gmail.com for information and reservation.
Nottingham High School North Class of 1993 is celebrating its 20th reunion on Saturday, October 18, at 8 p.m., at the Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton Square. The event will include a cocktail party and open bar, and DJ John Rossi will be playing music all night long. Tickets are $80. Checks payable to Nottingham North Stars Class of 1993 Reunion, may be sent to Box 163, Clayton 08312. For more information call Vickki Fort Bainbridge at 609-851-0948 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook at facebook.com/NottinghamClassOf9320thReunion.
Cranbury Station Galleries offers “Women Watercoloring Workshops by the Sea” on Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1; or Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27. $390 includes art materials, breakfast, and light snacks. Private room is an additional $50. Workshop includes studio and on site instructional painting, films, discussions, and more. Day tripper plan is $290. Call 609-921-0434 or E-mail email@example.com.
New Jersey State House Tour Program seeks individuals who enjoy history, civics, and have an appreciation of art and architecture to conduct tours of one of the nation’s oldest state capitols. If this describes you, please contact Carol Rogers, tour guide liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-847-3150. Training begins this fall.
Guides lead tours focusing on the legislative process and the building’s history and architecture. No experience is necessary. You should be comfortable speaking to groups and enjoy meeting people from around the globe.
The tour program is coordinated by the Office of Public Information: Office of Legislative Services, a nonpartisan support agency for the New Jersey Legislature.
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County seeks volunteers to donate two hours per week to tutor Mercer County adults. The organization is dedicated to helping adults learn to read, write, and speak English. Training sessions begin Wednesday, September 25, either 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; or 6 to 9 p.m., for five weeks, at 111 Nassau Park Boulevard, West Windsor. Must be 18 old older and have a high school diploma. Contact LVMC at 609-587-6027.
New Jersey Blood Services is in need of volunteers at blood drives. Call R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or E-mail email@example.com.
For the Young
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey will hold auditions on Tuesday, September 10, at High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro. Musicians entering grades 4 to 12 must be enrolled in their school music programs and take private lessons. Homeschoolers are also invited to audition. Visit www.yocj.org. The orchestras and chamber ensembles rehearse Tuesday evenings.
Playhouse Acting Academy offers instruction for young people, ages 5 to 17 in three groups. Through a series of classes, from introductory through advanced training, students will explore and improve their performance skills, learn basic stagecraft, and gain hands-on experience, Classes begin Saturday, September 14. Tuition ranges from $115 to $145. At Playhouse 22, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Visit www.playhouseactingacademy.org or call Gerry Appel at 732-353-6186.
HEROES Academy has opened in New Brunswick to gifted and talented students. College-level courses will be taught by Rutgers faculty, certified teachers, and industry professionals. The courses are not arranged by age, but by ability, to allow students to work at the pace which matches their skills. Most students are between 11 and 15, although there is no minimum age requirement.
Until recently, parents of gifted children were forced to make a decision between prematurely sending their children to college or having them remain unchallenged by their grade-level coursework. An often forgotten population, gifted children have not been regarded as in need of any sort of accommodation, yet an unnecessary number of gifted students lose interest in academics simply because their school work is too easy. An enrichment program since 2007, it is now offering full semester long classes.
The only requirement for attending is that a student meet certain academic qualifications. To qualify a student must score high in the SCAT, MAP, or SAT. Classes in math, science, robotics, art, and more are held weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 317 George Street, New Brunswick. Visit www.heroesgifted.org or call 732-690-7991 for information.
Call for Photos
West Windsor Library seeks photos in conjunction with “American Landscapes,” its annual photo contest for amateurs. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 15. E-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos are judged by a panel from the West Windsor Arts Council. Prizes include a Canon PowerShot SX500 camera, a Nikon Coolpix S9200 camera, digital photography books, and 8×10 photo frames. The contest will culminate in a photo exhibition arranged in the main lobby of the library. Visit www.mcl.org/branches/westbr.html or call Nita Mathur at 609-275-8901.
Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County has organized a new bereavement group for siblings who have lost siblings. The need to have a place to vent, find support, and not be alone with one’s difficult loss is the motivation to form this new group. The day, time, and start date of this group is still to be determined. Contact JFVS at 732-777-1940 or 609-395-7979.
Princeton House provides first responder treatment services for police and corrections officers, members of the military, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs. All susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse, their rates of divorce and suicide are higher than rates among the general population.
Princeton House Behavioral Health has launched an inpatient service tailored to the needs of first responders. Each patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation, including assessment of medical, mental health, and addiction issues, and receives individualized treatment which may include individual, group, and family therapy; evidence-based practices; psychotropic medication management; nutrition counseling; expressive therapies (such as art or music therapy); and exercise. The approach may be integrated with traditional 12-step recovery based programming. Visit www.princetonhouse.org or call 800-242-2550.