Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has auditions by appointment in May and June for musicians in grades five to twelve. Rehearsals are at Montgomery High School. Visit www.gpyo.org or call 609-936-8700 for audition requirements, application, program fees, and schedules.
Bucks County Choral Society sees sopranos, altos, and tenors with previous choral experience and sight-reading skills. Auditions are Tuesday, June 6 in Warminster. Call 215-598-6124 for appointment.
Morris Hall Community Service Board seeks volunteers for the skilled nursing and residential healthcare facility in Lawrenceville. Call Mark Sorrento at 609-896-0006 ext. 2602 for information.
Plainsboro Preserve seeks volunteers to join the staff of the New Jersey Audubon Society for National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3. The crew will be clearing branches, raking, removing garbage, and pruning to make the existing five miles of trails safe. Scout troops and civic organizations welcome. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, bug spray, and drinking water. Rakes and pruning loppers would help. Register at 609-897-9400.
UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine seeks volunteers for a study funded by the National Institute on Aging that examines the complex demands of women who work while providing care to an older person. The study will include 400 women, ages 50 to 64, who work at least 35 hours per week and provide care to a community-dwelling friend or relative. Call 877-652-4464 for phone interview appointment.
NJN Public Television seeks entries for the upcoming season of "Ask This Old House." Send compelling home repair questions to www.thisoldhouse.com to be considered for a home improvement team to provide expert solutions to your household challenge. Deadline is Friday, June 30. Winners will be announced during the week of July 24 and house calls will be scheduled for the fall.
Community School of New Hope-Solebury offers a trip to the New York Botanical Garden to tour the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and the Spring Flower Show. The trip begins Saturday, June 10, at 7:45 a.m. Cost is $125. Call 215-862-3619 for reservation. Deadline is Wednesday, May 24.
Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts invites artists to apply for fellowship programs in 2007. Visit www.creative glasscenter.com for details and application instructions.
The Dance Conservatory offers a ballet workshop day camp from Monday, June 19, to Saturday, July 15. Students accepted by audition from age 8 and up. Musical theater workshop and day camp from Monday, July 24, to Saturday, August 19, for ages 8 to 20. Visit www.thedanceconservatory.com or call 215-946-0100 for information.
Playwrights Theater offers Creative Arts Academy summer camp for ages 4 to 18 in Madison. Visit www.ptnj.org or call 973-514-1787.
VSA Arts offers a playwriting workshop at North Brunswick High School on Wednesdays, June 14, 21, and 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. through Unlimited Potential Theater Company. Writers ages 16 and over with all levels of experience are invited to participate. Visit vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.
Bergen Braves Wood Bat League has openings for players ages 10 to 24 for weekend practice and Sunday double headers. Visit www.fatheadsportonline.com or call 732-382-4610.
Memorial Day Comedy
Labeled by industry professionals as a "young Steve Martin" and possessing a "Bobby Darin swagger," comedian James Connolly’s career is truly taking off. Connolly has performed before troops in Kuwait and Iraq. As a former 1st Lt. in Desert Storm, Connolly knows the value of laughter for soldiers and relates to them on a level most other stand-up comics can’t. "All of the soldiers now have digital cameras in Iraq to capture lasting memories. When I was in Desert Storm if we wanted to remember what happened, we did it the old-fashioned way – nightmares!"
Host of VH1’s "Movie Obsessions," Connolly was also recently seen on HBO’s "The Spot." He often appears on TV and plays all the big rooms across the country.
He performs Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, at Catch a Rising Star at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, with shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m., $17.50 on Friday, $20 on Saturday.
For further information about the show or to make reservations, call 609-987-8018 or visit www.catcharisingstar.com.
call 609-987-8018 or visit www.catcharisingstar.com.