Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Les Miserables” on Mondays, November 11 and 18; Tuesday, November 19; and Wednesday, November 20, in Mercer College’s communication building next to Kelsey Theater. Seeing 33 actors including 16 male adults (age 16 and up), 14 female adults (age 16 and up), and three child actors (1 male, 2 female age 7 to 12). All roles require strong solo singing ability and vocal stamina.
Prepare one complete song from musical theater, bring sheet music in the correct key. No dancing required at the initial audition. Rehearsals are expected to begin in early December, and run three to four times per week until the show’s opening at the end of March. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Youth Stages seeks volunteers to help with the VSA NJ fall performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” The performers are 16 adult actors with varying disabilities. Volunteers work backstage to assist the actors.
Rehearsals are Thursdays, November 7 and 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Project Freedom in Hamilton. Dress rehearsals are Monday and Tuesday, November 18 and 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Performance is Wednesday, November 20 at Kelsey Theater. Call or E-mail Jean Prall Rosolino at 609-430-9000 or email@example.com.
Rescue Mission of Trenton has a new location for donations of gently used and new clothing in Hopewell at the Decorator’s Consignment Gallery at 52 Railroad Place. All clothing donations should be bagged and washed.
The Rescue Mission of Trenton is the agency in the city of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The mission provides a safe, clean, warm refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient, and the addicted. All clothing donations go directly to the Rescue Mission, either to be sold in the mission store at 100 Carroll Street, or given to needy members of the community.
To schedule a free at-home pickup service for donations of furniture and clothing call 800-528-8825 or visit www.rmtrenton.org for box locations. Contact Samantha Bobila firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-695-1436 x102
Mercer County Veteran Services seeks donations to help veterans and their families enjoy a hot meal on each holiday. The organization purchases ShopRite gift cards veterans can use to purchase holiday meals. Send check payable to Mercer County Trust Fund to Mercer County Division of Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton 08619. Call 609-989-6120.
Whole Earth Center and Princeton Chiropractic Wellness Center are teaming together to feed the hungry during the holiday season. The Whole Earth Center will collect food for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen throughout November. Patrons who donate $5 or more of food receive a gift package. Visit princetonchiropractic.com.
R.E.A.C.H. Ministry of Abundant Life Family Worship Church will host its 10th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Tuesday, November 20. ALFWC is committed to providing Thanksgiving dinners for 100 families to be distributed on Tuesday, November 26, at 5 p.m. Contact Pastor Jim Hart at 732-545-2802 or email@example.com.
South Brunswick Township Department of Social Services seeks donations including checks payable to the South Brunswick Human Intervention Trust Fund, or gift cards to local food stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes & Noble, CVS, and the like help hundreds of families during the holiday season. For information about Adopt-A-Family or volunteering time call LouAnne Wolf at 732-329-4000, ext. 7674 or 7672. Drop off or mail donations to South Brunswick Township, Box 190 Municipal Complex, Monmouth Junction 08852. Attention: LouAnne Wolf.
Call for Art
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company seeks art for the Year of the Horse celebrations at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Brooklyn Performing Arts Center in January. The dance company would like to project 30 art works from Asian American artists on stage.
The exhibition will focus on the imagination and diversity of Asian American arts in the context of dance, the Year of the Horse, and the Lunar New Year. Selected work may also travel with the other Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performance throughout the year to be exhibited in similar circumstances. Limit of three pieces. E-mail digital media, a statement, and short bio to ArtExhibit@nainichen.org. Deadline is Wednesday, November 20.
Secure@Home offers a new caregiver support group for those helping loved ones under the age of 70. The eight-week group will provide tips, techniques, and resources to help caregivers live their life while supporting their loved one.
The non-sectarian group will be facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays, November 19 and 26; December 3, 10, and 17; and January 7, 14, and 21, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., at the Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-987-8121, ext. 126.
Princeton Adult School
The Princeton retail community is giving the Princeton Adult School a birthday present on Thursday, November 7. To celebrate the school’s 75th anniversary, 61 Princeton merchants will donate a portion of that day’s proceeds to support the school and honor its mission of enriching the lives of area residents through learning. Visit www.princetonadultschool.org for the list of restaurants.
PEAC Health and Fitness will offer a babysitting class on Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls aged 11 and older. PEAC is located at 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. The cost is $25 per person.Contact Valerie Lopenzina at email@example.com.
Lawrence Library seeks one-act plays for its sixth annual One-Act Play Festival on Saturday, April 26. Playwrights residing or working in the Delaware Valley are asked to submit their works for a staged reading. Plays should be 10 minutes in length and a maximum of five characters. The plays chosen by the selection committee will be staged for the community by local actors and directors at the library at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.
Playwrights, amateur or professional, should submit their plays by Sunday, December 15. Scripts may be E-mailed as a Word document attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be brought to the library’s reference desk. Include two title pages: one with the play title only and the other with play title, name, address, phone, and E-mail of author. The playwright’s name should not appear in the script. Call Ann Kerr, 609-989-6922.
An Indoor Field Hockey Program begins Sunday, November 10, for boys and girls for eight mornings during November, December, and January. The program is for beginners and experienced players in three age groups (elementary, middle, and high school) and will be run by Cris Maloney, former member of the USA Men’s National Squad and technical director of the Ocean Atlantic Field Hockey Association.
Players must provide their own mouth guard and shin guards and dress in sneakers and athletic clothing. Goggles and helmets are not allowed. The cost per player is $80. Fully kitted goalkeepers are $5. All sessions will be held at Princeton Day School. Visit OAFHA.org.
Princeton Athletic Club will hold the second annual Winter Wonder Run 6K at the Institute Woods on Saturday, December 7. The run begins at Princeton Friends School at 10 a.m. For walkers and runners of all abilities but is limited to 150 participants. Register at www.princetonac.org. Early entry fee of $29 includes a T-shirt.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed’s education department seeks responsible and reliable teens to train as critter care volunteers for the small animal collection of reptiles and amphibians. Commitment of one hour, one day a week is required. Minimum age 14, training is provided. E-mail email@example.com.
Call for Crafters
Robbinsville High School seeks crafters and artisans for its 100 percent handcrafted fair on Saturday, March 15. The event benefits the RHS Raven Players theater students and the Raven Regiment band students. Contact Cindy Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-575-2001 and visit www.facebook.com/100handcrafted for information. Submit an application by Friday, February 14.
Cute Cat Photos
Bordentown City Cats has launched a photo contest for all cat lovers. Gather up your craziest, funniest, cutest cat photos and enter to win prizes and a chance at being featured in the group’s 2015 cat calendar. To enter include your name, address, phone number, and your cat’s name. E-mail photos to email@example.com or snail mail to Box 421, Bordentown 08505. Deadline for photo submissions is Friday, November 22.
Voting will commence online a few days later. Each vote will cost $1. Vote often to support the group’s rescue efforts. Visit www.bordentowncitycats.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/btowncitycats.
OUT BELOW: Event Listing? Job Loss?
“Eating the Bear: Snapshots of the New Normal” by K.M. Carson will be presented Saturday November 9, at noon, at Rider University’s Spitz Theater, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Join the discussion afterwards with scheduled participants Larry Wenger, president of Workforce Performance Group, and Yolanda L. Robinson, motivational speaker and life coach. Call 609-213-8268 for information. For ages 18 and older. Free.