McCarter Theater seeks boys and girls ages 5 to 13 to play a variety of roles in “A Christmas Carol.” All children are encouraged to audition, regardless of their level of previous acting experience or ethnicity. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, October 6. No auditions will be given without an appointment. Callbacks will be held on Monday, October 14. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, November 14. Performances begin Friday, December 6, and conclude on Sunday, December 29.
Information is available at mccarter.org. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online by Wednesday, September 25.
Call for Photos
Terhune Orchards invites photographers of all ages and abilities (amateurs, students, and professionals) to submit photos for its seventh annual photo contest. Capture your favorite farm activity or scene at Terhune Orchards and share it by entering it in the contest.
Limit of two entries per person. The first place winner will receive a $100 Terhune Orchards gift certificate. Honorable mention winners will receive $50 gift certificates. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 1, at 5 p.m. The photo show will open on Saturday, October 5 at 9 a.m., when the winners are revealed. The photos will remain on display in the winery tasting room through November 1. Visit terhuneorchards.com.
Mercer County offers Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for individuals meeting various income qualifications to receive bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, and energy-related home repairs. There is an information session Thursday, September 26, at Hamilton Library, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Last year’s clients should receive a recertification form before Tuesday, October 1. New clients, as well as returning clients, may contact Home Energy Assistance at 609-989-6858 or 989-6959. Monies are administered in conjunction with the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and funding levels are established annually.
Pi Chapter of the National Sorority Of Phi Delta Kappa, a sorority of educators, sponsors study and review classes to encourage and assist those persons desiring to successfully pass the Praxis and to enter the field of education. The classes provide review and help in the areas covered in the test including mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science, as well as specialty area tests.
Classes are held at the Wilson Neighborhood Center, 169 Wilfred Avenue, Hamilton. There is an information session on Monday, September 30, at 6 p.m. Call 609-871-4674 for further information.
Alice Paul Institute presents a program about New Jersey history and the institute’s programs and education curriculum available, on Monday, October 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.
Teachers also earn two professional development hours, have the opportunity to network with other educators, get free curriculum and resources, learn about the institute’s field trip options, and tour historic Paulsdale. Refreshments will be served.
Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 128 Hooton Road, Mt. Laurel. The mission of the institute is to promote full gender equality through education, development, and empowerment of leaders. Register with Kris Myers at email@example.com or 856-231-1885.
Arts in Schools
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania and Target are teaming up to offer arts education grants of up to $10,000 each, to selected New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools. Grant recipients will work with YA’s staff, and a roster of more than 300 professional teaching artists, to plan high-quality arts programming tailored specifically for their schools’ unique needs.
The grants are designed to bring inspiring arts experiences including performances, hands-on workshops, and professional development delivered by YA’s team of professional teaching artists. Designed to foster creativity within schools and communities, each customized program is developed to maximize students’ experiences with quality arts programs, provide opportunities to understand the cultural importance of the arts and creativity, and connect to classroom curriculum and their lives. Each grant will also provide support for selected school to create a community celebration as a culminating event.
“We are thrilled that Target has renewed the funding for this special program. Their generosity and belief in the importance of arts and creativity as a critical part of education for every child is inspiring. “ said Larry Capo, president and CEO of YA. “The grants come at a critical time, when schools throughout the region are still dealing with major cuts to their arts programs. Our continued partnership with Target ensures that children will receive quality arts programming-and develop the creative, innovative skills they’ll need to succeed in life.”
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with priority given to schools in financial need. At least five schools will be selected. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 4, at 3 p.m. All applicants will be notified via E-mail or phone by Friday, October 18. Visit www.yanj-yaep.org.
Call for Volunteers
Princeton Battlefield Society seeks volunteers for “Back to the Revolution” on Saturday, September 28. The event needs volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. The leader of each booth would welcome a few hours of help from anyone interested in volunteering.
Volunteers are needed at the welcome table, Princeton Battlefield Society Education tables, and sales table. Also at tables featuring Young Patriots artwork and research display on Colonel Reed, recommended American Revolution books, American Revolution artifacts, photography club display of Battlefield images, and a toy soldier vendor. Assistance is also needed for the demonstrations of cooking, laundry, medicine, herbs, laploom, and knitting.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with hours available.