McCarter Theater has non-equity auditions for “The Figaro Plays” on Tuesday, February 11, at 91 University Place, Princeton. Teenage auditions are Monday, February 10. Actors are needed in non-speaking roles to play peasants, jurors, tenants, and more. Some actors will need to sing well, others to carry a tune. Male actors will play women for some scenes.

Actors needed include ages 13 to 16, male and female, all ethnicities. Male actors, ages 18 to 30, all ethnicities. Ability to play guitar a plus. Female actors, ages 18 to 30 and 40 to 60, all ethnicities.

Prepare two contrasting monologues and bring headshot and resume. Contact Courtney Little at 609-258-6505 or E-mail casting@mccarter.­org.

Bimah Players Community Theater seeks actors, singers, and musicians for “In Transit,” a comedy/drama with music based on works by Chaucer, O. Henry, and others. Auditions are Sundays, March 2 and 9, from 1 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, Monroe. Visit www.­bimahplayers.­org, E-mail: DirBimahPlayers@aol.­com, or call 609-395-2969.

Paper Mill Playhouse seeks children to fill two roles in “South Pacific.” The roles are to portray Emile’s bi-racial children with a Maori mother and a Caucasian father. Jerome is a boy, age 7 to 9; and Ngana is a girl, age 9 to 11.

Performers must sing, act, have a comfortable stage presence, and must be able to learn French phrases. Any child who auditions will be asked to sing “Dites-Moi” from the show. Callbacks will be held on the same day.

Audition signup will take place in the theater’s lobby on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday, February 15, beginning at 10 a.m. Children and their guardian should join the line in front of the theater at 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, and enter through the front doors of the theater only. Every child should bring a picture and resume stapled together.

Call for Art

Artists of Yardley seek works for its third annual juried show. Artwork will be considered in all media except film, video, jewelry, crafts, and giclee prints of original work. Freestanding sculpture is limited to less than 10 pounds. All artwork must be for sale.

Open to all artists 18 and up. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last two years. Hand delivery of accepted works only. $35 for up to three pieces. Deadline is Sunday, February 16. Visit www.­art­ists­of­yardley.­org.

Unionville Vineyard invites artists to submit original art and design in an open contest to choose the first Unionville Vineyards Artist label. Artists are free to choose their medium, their style, and their theme. All entries may be submitted by Sunday, March 2, at the winery, between noon and 5 p.m. in a form suitable for display and hanging. Visit www.­unionvillevinyards.­com.

D&R Greenway has an open call for artists for a juried art exhibition, “Oasis and Mirage: Disappearing Water.” The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 4. Visit www.­drgreenway.­org to submit works and pay entry fee of $20.

Volunteer Please

DARE New Jersey seeks volunteers for special events, office assistance, and more. Call Patty Titen at 609-860-6777 or E-mail her at ptiten@darenj.­com.

Princeton Learning Cooperative seeks volunteers to work with its teen members in a number of ways including tutoring, leading a class or activity, presenting a workshop, or mentor students in academic and non-academic pursuits.

Their highest priority needs are languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Swedish, Russian), world history, environmentalism, philosophy, animal behavior and anatomy, drawing, music, law, GED and SAT prep, photography, meteorology, computer programming, others, writing, edible plants, and math tutoring. E-mail info@princeton­learningcooperative.­org or call 609-851-2522.

Call for Beards

Alchemist and Barrister is taking registration of clean shaven men for its 34th annual LongBeard contest through Wednesday, February 5. The event benefits Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. A $25 donation puts men in the running for best, longest, and ugliest beard. Winners will be announced on Monday, March 17, at the St. Patrick’s Day party.

Donate Please

Calvary Baptist Church in Hopewell is collecting large items including furniture for its rummage sale in May. Call 609-466-1880 or E-mail hcbco@verizon.­net to arrange to have donations picked up.


The Village Players, a new community theater group created by the Lawrenceville School for adults, invites adults with an interest in theater to participate in its first meeting on Sunday, February 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kirby Arts Center.

No experience is necessary, just an interest in any aspect of theater. Discussions, rehearsals, and performances will be overseen by Chris Cull, the school’s director of performing arts. E-mail villageplayers@lawrenceville.­org.

For the Young

Mercer County Improvement Authority seeks three-minute videos on the benefits of organic and food waste recycling from students in grades K to 12. The deadline for video submission is Monday, March 31.

Prizes will be awarded in each grade level. Winners will be announced during Earth Day week. Visit www.­mcianj.­org or E-mail Brenda Ricci at bricci@mercer­county.­org.

PrincetonKIDS wants to recognize and celebrate the best teachers in the greater Princeton area. Students from Pre-K to 12th grade living in Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Bucks counties are invited to submit an essay describing their favorite teacher. Include how the teacher has influenced your life and what makes your teacher the best teacher ever in 450 words or fewer. Include your name, age, grade level, name of your school, name of your teacher, and your contact information.

Send entries to PrincetonKIDS, Box 1392, Princeton 08542; or E-mail teacher@princetonkids.­com. Visit www.­princetonkids.­com/best­-teacher-ever. Submissions must be postmarked by Saturday, March 1.

Yardville CYO Spring Pee Wee Tee Ball League, a co-ed instructional league for 4 and 5 year olds, begins Saturday, April 5. The registration fee is $75. Games and practices will be held on Saturday mornings at the Yardville CYO. Volunteer coaches and team sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Dan Bossio at 609-585-4280, ext.112; or E-mail dbossio@cyomercer.­org for information.

For Women Only

NJWOMENSONG, a new choir ensemble designed for women who share a passion for choral singing, has auditions for new members on Wednesdays, February 12, 19, and 26, in the Hunterdon Central High School’s choir room. E-mail njwomensong@gmail.­com to schedule an audition.

Mercer County and Mercer County Community College present a course on personal emergency preparedness training that begins Wednesday, February 12. Visit www.­mccc.­edu.

Community Emergency Response Team training is designed to teach people how to take care of themselves and their families and assist neighbors in a large-scale disaster or emergency. The course consists of nine Wednesday evenings of classroom instruction before finishing with a Saturday practical exercise. Upon completion, students will receive a CERT bag with basic safety equipment. Students will also have the ability to join their municipal-based CERT program. Tuition is provided through the Mercer County Homeland Security Grant.

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