Community Supported Art, a new organization founded by Lauren Otis and Andrew Wilkinson, benefits emerging artists find an audience. Shares are $350 and entitle the purchaser to eight pieces of original art from each of the eight artists. Visit for information.


Theater To Go has auditions for “Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge” at New Jersey State Museum, Auditorium Building, 205 West State Street, Trenton, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2, 1 to 4 p.m.

A cash stipend will be paid to all performers. Prepare a dramatic monologue. All roles are open. Needed are 11 men, aged 30 to 65; and two females, ages 25 to 40. Stagehands and production assistants are also needed. Visit, E-mail, or call 609-895-9661 for information, appointment, and audition form.

Bimah Players seeks actors, singers, and a musician for “In Transit,” a comedy with music based on works by Chaucer, De Maupassant, O. Henry, Maugham, and other classic and contemporary writers. Auditions are Sundays, March 2 and 9, 1 to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m. at Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, Monroe. Visit, E-mail, or call 609-395-2969 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteer Please

The Mercer County Office on Addiction Services needs your help in planning for addiction services. Every four years, each of the 21 counties in New Jersey prepares a County Comprehensive Plan for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Services required by state legislation and the establishment of the Alcoholism, Education, Rehabilitation, and Enforcement Fund.

The CCP documents the county’s current trends in substance abuse, and plans for the organization of substance abuse services across the county’s continuum of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. During the process of preparing the CCP, Mercer County will collect data from the NJ State Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, conduct focus groups with community members, and gather data from an electronic survey.

This process helps the Mercer County Department of Human Services, Office on Addiction Services, plan for services for Mercer County residents, including prevention services, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. The electronic survey is available through Monday, March 3, and all Mercer County residents are encouraged to take 10 to 15 minutes to fill it out. Visit or call 609-989-6897.

League of Women Voters seeks volunteers for Communiversity in Princeton on Sunday, April 27, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Volunteers will distribute stickers, tote bags, brochures, and voter registration forms. E-mail Nancy Hall at if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

2014 Special Olympics USA is recruiting 10,000 volunteers to be part of the games this year. Volunteers are need for public address, awards, professional medical staff, law enforcement, Medical attendant, recycling attendant, security attendant, sports media relations, transportation, welcome day, and photographers. Visit for information and to register.

Call for Vendors

McConkey’s Market seeks vendors for its outdoor market on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Washington Crossing Historic Park. Applications are needed in the following areas: handmade artisan crafts, up-cycled items and architectural salvage, handmade jewelry, antiques and collectibles, original art and photography, and vintage clothing and jewelry. Deadline is Friday, March 14. Visit or E-mail for information.

For the Young

Cotsen Children’s Library invites submissions from ages 8 to 18 to for its annual writing competition. Write a 350-word story (no poems, illustrations, or comics) that includes the sentence, “The image blurred, then darkened.” Winning stories will be published in the summer issue of the Picture Book Press, and the authors receive a $50 shopping spree at Labyrinth Books. Deadline is Friday, March 14. One submission per author. E-mail with your story, your name, age, and mailing address.

Call for Art

Lawrence Library seeks art from students in grades 7 to 12 and adults for its fifth annual Trashed Art Contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage people to rethink trash and the possibility of transforming ordinary trash into a work of art.

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 4. Entries must be delivered to the library at 2751 Brunswick Pike. All accepted art entries will be publicly displayed throughout the library. Entries will be judged on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, and winners will be notified by phone or E-mail. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in both adult and student categories. Visit, call Karen Serach at 609-989-6922 or E-mail for information and entry forms.


Ragged Sky Press, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Princeton, and publisher of “Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems,” is planning a new anthology. Seeking poems that delve into what is most crave-worthy about chocolate or coffee, for a delectable literary sampler of poetry about chocolate and coffee. Send 1 to 3 poems accompanied by a short cover letter. Deadline is Friday, April 18. Visit $5 per poem, $8 for three poems.

Morven Museum begins a new book discussion group on Thursday, April 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The book being discussed is “Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Call 609-924-8144, ext.113, or E-mail to register.

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