Auditions

Pierrot Productions and Theater To Go seek actors for “The 39 Steps.” Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” requires four actors portraying some 150 roles. Prepare a comic monologue. Bring resume and headshot. Auditions are Sunday and Monday, October 27 and 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mercer Community College’s communications building. E-mail Pierrotatkelsey@gmail.­com for appointment. Visit www.­TheaterToGo.­com or www.­facebook.­com/TheaterToGoNJ.

Kelsey Theater seeks actors ages 7 and up for “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Auditions are Sunday, October 20, from noon to 3 p.m.; and Monday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Roles include Clement Moore’s daughters, townspeople, narrators, and dancers.

Prepare a short monologue or Christmas poem (no longer than one minute) and a short song with sheet music (Christmas carols preferred). Be prepared to dance. Bring resume and photo if you have them. Bring a list of all conflicts between Tuesday, October 22, and Monday, December 9. E-mail KelseyTwas@gmail.­com with your name and preferred audition day. Minors should include age.

Call for Art

Grounds For Sculpture seeks amateur photographers for its annual “Focus on Sculpture.” Must be 18 or older. Juror is Walter Choroszewski. Visit www.­groundsforsculpture.­org.

West Windsor Arts Council is seeking two-dimensional artwork offered at prices not exceeding $300 for its Off the Wall exhibit. Artwork may be literally taken off the wall at the time of purchase throughout the exhibit and will also be sold at a one-day artisan market on Saturday, December 7. Artwork must be brought to the gallery for jury review by Heather Christensen Smith on Sunday, November 17, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Artisans who sell innovative handcrafted pieces of jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, and more are sought for the juried one-day market event on Saturday, December 7. Artisan market submissions for jury review must be submitted electronically by Friday, November 8, at 6 p.m.

Visit www.­westwindsorarts­cen­ter­.­org, E-mail info@west­wind­sor­arts.­org, or call 609-716-1931.

For Young Musicians

Sinfonietta Nova seeks young musicians of all orchestral instruments (not piano) for its youth concerto competition. Written applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 11. Visit www.­sinfoniettanova.­org for details.

Calendars Available

Jay McPhillips LLC is selling 2014 calendars featuring of paintings by McPhillips of the Princeton area. $25 includes shipping. E-mail jaymcphillips@earthlink.­net or visit jaymcphillips.­com.

For Dancers

DanceVision offers the Amazing Race in which groups of dancers will compete in challenges relating to dance and performance. Must be 9 or older. $20 per contestant. Saturday, October 19, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., at the studio in Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. E-mail info@dance­visionnj.­org. Deadline is Sunday, October 13.

Scarecrow Time

Lawrenceville Main Street is accepting donations of clothing, shoes, and accessories for its Scarecrows in the Village Fall Festival on Sunday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Weeden Park. Extra clothing will be donated to Homefront. E-mail director@lawrencevillemainstreet.­com.

Breast Cancer

Awareness

Panera Bread raises breast cancer awareness in area communities during October. Sales from the Pink Ribbon Bagel benefits Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The bagel features cherry chips, bits of cherries and cranberries, and is shaped in the form of a traditional breast cancer awareness ribbon. Panera stores in the area are located at Hamilton Marketplace, Nassau Street in Princeton, and Nassau Park in West Windsor.

CentraState’s Women’s Health Center and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group offer free breast exams and mammograms to women who meet eligibility guidelines. The free screenings are Thursday, October 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, October 23, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Women’s Health Center, 901 West Main Street, Freehold.

Participants must be a New Jersey resident, satisfy financial eligibility requirements, and be uninsured. VNA staff will complete the financial screening, a nurse practitioner will do the breast exam, and the Women’s Center staff will perform the mammogram in one visit. Call 732-303-3636.

For Men Only

Central Jersey Men’s Support Group, a group of middle-aged men in central New Jersey who usually meet every three weeks to talk about what’s going on in their lives, invites new members. Issues include careers, relationships, health, separation, and divorce. Contact Jeff at 732-277-4775 or E-mail unemainlente@gmail.­com.

Donate Please

WPRB Princeton, 103.3 FM is holding its annual fundraising membership drive through Sunday, October 13. This year’s campaign focuses on integrating the community by supporting artists and businesses in its New Jersey and Pennsylvania broadcast range by offering donors thank-you gifts with local roots. Visit www.­wprb.­com.

Jack-O-Lantern Contest

Morven Museum & Garden is hosting a jack-o-lantern contest from Tuesday, October 22, to Tuesday, October 29. Carve your pumpkins, drop them off at Morven, and return to see the full display and cast a vote for your favorite.

Drop-off your jack-o-lantern on Saturday or Sunday, October 19 or 20, between noon and 4 p.m. on the back porch of the museum. Attach your name, address, phone, and E-mail to the back of the pumpkin.

Guests are encouraged to visit the museum during the day to vote for the best jack-o-lantern and drive by at night to see them all lit up on Morven’s front lawn. A fan-favorite winner will be announced and awarded on Wednesday, October 30.

Pumpkin pick-up is Wednesday, October 30, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Any pumpkins not picked up will be composted. All ages are encouraged to participate. Contact Marlee at 609-924-8144, ext. 113, or E-mail info@morven.­org.

Energy Assistance

Mercer County offers Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for qualifying individuals for bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, and energy-related home repairs.

The application period is through Wednesday, April 30. The applicant household must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs and have gross income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Register at the McDade Administration Building, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays until 6 p.m. Clients may also be served at County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, Hamilton. Call 609-989-6858 or 609-989-6959.

Lighthouse Challenge

Lighthouse Challenge of NJ weekend is Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Take the challenge, tour the state, and visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

Begin the challenge at any of the 11 participating New Jersey land-based lighthouses, two museums, and two life-saving stations. Purchase a souvenir for $1, which will be proof of your visit at each lighthouse and commemorate your participation in the event.

Lighthouses and museums include Absecon Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May County Museum, East Point Light, Finns Point Light, Hereford Inlet Light (and Delaware Bay Lights Virtual Tour), Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Navesink/Twin Lights, Sea Girt Lighthouse, Tatham Life Saving Station 35, Tinicum Light, Tucker’s Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum, and U.S. Life Saving Station 30. Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Cape May, Sandy Hook, and Tinicum and Tucker’s Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport.

Visit www.­lighthouse­challenge­nj.­org, www.­njlhs.­org, or www.­visitnj.­org for hours of operation at each site. Visit Lighthouse Challenge of NJ on Facebook.

Phone Scam

Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs is warning residents about a telephone scam in which individuals pretending to be PSE&G employees threaten to shut off electric or gas service if payment is not made. The callers demand that customers make a payment within hours using a Green Dot Money Pak. PSE&G does not accept these cards. PSE&G customers scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice on their bill at least 10 days in advance. Call 609-989-6671 to report a phone call. Call 800-436-7734 for PSE&G.

Good Cause

Women with a Purpose, a grassroots initiative to support individuals, children, or families in distress, gets together once a month to choose a cause. The organization will also benefit through purchases made at a fall consignment boutique at Sweet Repeats, 3 Bromley Court, Lawrenceville. Wednesday to Friday, October 16 to 18, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20, from noon to 5 p.m.

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