For Women Only

The Creative Woman offers “Developing Photographic Style,” a photography workshop with Nancy Ori, on Saturday, April 26, to Thursday, May 1, in Cape May. It is open to any female photographer bringing an intermediate to advanced portfolio of images to share. The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. into the evening each day. The tuition is $475. Contact Ori at or 908-790-8820.

American Heart Association is seeking nominations for its eighth annual New Jersey Go Red For Women “Woman of Distinction” award. It will be presented at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on Monday, May 12, at the Palace in Somerset. Nominations are due March 21, by 5 p.m. Visit gardenstategoredluncheon.heart.­org or call 609-223-3729.


Mercer Community College offers new, current, or visiting students an opportunity to catch up or get ahead by earning college credits during the summer session. General education courses include English, mathematics, communications, history, psychology, and foreign languages. Both onsite and online classes are available. Visit www.­

Lawrenceville Summer School is for middle and high school students seeking to study this summer. Courses are being offered in three and six-week sessions, between June 30 and August 8, in art, computer programming, film-making, finance, mathematics, music, science, Spanish, and writing. All courses at 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, in air conditioned classrooms, Monday through Friday. Visit www.­lawrenceville.­org for details.

Call for Art

Arts Council of Princeton invites artists to set up an easel on Sunday, April 27, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the midst of Communiversity Festival of the Arts to capture the moment, the mood, and the magic. Register by E-mail and include your name and preferred designated location (Hinds Plaza, Palmer Square Green, Tiger Park, stage-side at Chamber Street, or university campus) to info@artscouncilofprinceton.­org by Friday, April 11, at 5 p.m.

All registered participants must go to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between noon and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 to have their canvas stamped, sign a participation agreement, and receive their location assignment.

Artists supply their own materials, canvas, and easel. All work must be created on April 27, solely by the registered artist, on site, without any photographic or mechanical assistance. Artwork size must be no larger than 16” x 20”. Artwork may include oils, acrylics, pastels, and water media. No photography or non-paint media allowed.

Artists agree to allow the Arts Council of Princeton to photograph and reproduce their artwork as well as well as images of him/her at work for promotions in media including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, and digital media.

Artists who would like to exhibit their work must bring their work ready to hang to the Robeson Center by 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. An exhibition will be on view through the closing ceremony on Saturday, May 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. The ACP will take a 30 percent commission on the sale price of all artwork sold at the Robeson Center for the Arts, the proceeds of which support the exhibition program. (Artworks do not have to be for sale.) All artwork must be removed by the artist or buyer on May 10, by 5 p.m.

West Windsor Arts Council seeks art from artists ages 13 to 33 for “WW33,” a juried exhibit for young people. The theme is “community,” a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of shared space, attitudes, and interesting goals. All work that can be hung on the wall including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, or fiber will be considered. Applicants may submit up to three images for jury review. All works entered must be original.

The juror is Tricia Fagan, the program development specialist at Mercer County’s Division of Culture and Heritage office. She has worked as a curator, arts writer, and arts administrator for more than 25 years. Visit www.­westwindsorarts.­org for prospectus. Deadline is Sunday, April 13.

Friendship Circle of Greater Mercer County invites talented adults with special needs to “Art of the Heart” fair at Expo:Friendship on Sunday, May 4. Show off artwork and sell works. Visit ExpoFriendship.­org or call 609-683-7240 for information.

New Hope Art League seeks art for its juried art show opening Friday, May 16 at Rolling Green Farm, Route 202 and Aquetong Road, in New Hope. Entry deadline is Tuesday, April 15. Visit NewHopeArtLeague.­com for prospectus and enter by E-mail to callforentry.­com. The show is open to the public through Memorial Day.

Job Fair

Mercer Community College invites area employers to set up a recruitment table at its annual spring job fair on Tuesday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student center on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Contact Letrice Thomas by E-mail

For the Young

Trenton City Museum offers “Art in the Park,” after school art lessons for ages 6 to 10. Eight week sessions begin Wednesday, April 2, at 4:15 p.m., at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. Classes will be taught by James Bongartz a certified teacher with more than 20 years of experience in inspiring children to create art. $50 includes all materials and a snack. Visit www.­ellarslie.­org, E-mail tms@ellarslie.­org, or call 609-989-1191.


M&M Stage Productions has auditions for “Li’l Abner” on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at Mercer College in West Windsor. Wear clothing and shoes that you can dance and move in. Sing a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring updated resume and headshot. Visit mandmstage.­com for application. E-mail Mike DiIorio at auditions@mandmstage.­com or call 609-828-6567.

For Composers

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers, presented in collaboration with the Princeton University Department of Music. The institute will select up to four composers to participate in five days of intense compositional evaluations and consultations July 15 to 19 on the university campus. The program will culminate in a live concert performance of the participants’ works by the NJSO and music director Jacques Lacombe on Saturday, July 19, in Richardson Auditorium.

Participating composers will have their work rehearsed and performed by the NJSO and will participate in master classes with institute director Steven Mackey, as well as receive feedback from Lacombe and NJSO musicians. The institute will also provide career-development opportunities with music-publishing industry leaders.

The free program includes housing at Princeton University and meals. Visit www.­njsymphony.­org/institute for an application. Emerging composers, university composition students, or composers in the early stages of their professional careers, must submit completed applications by Friday, April 4.

Volunteer Please

Mercer County Wildlife Center, a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission, has scheduled orientations for volunteers on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the center. Register to attend one. Volunteers must be able to commit to one four-hour shift, once per week, from April until September. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have had a current tetanus vaccine. Volunteer activities are varied and include cage cleaning, diet preparation, laundry, and other behind-the-scenes opportunities. The center is Route 29, three miles south of Lambertville and 12 miles north of Trenton. Contact Jane Rakos-Yates at jrakosyates@mercercounty.­org or call 609-303-0552, ext. 103.

Villagers Theater is seeking volunteers to be ticket booth attendees on weekends. Visit www.­villagerstheatre.­com/volunteer/house for information. Training is Saturday March 22, at 3 p.m. E-mail pam@villagerstheatre.­com.

Attitudes in Reverse seeks volunteers for Miki & Friends Walk/Run for A.I.R. on Saturday, May 17, at Mercer County Park. Pets are good for our mental health and Miki has inspired a mental health day with our four-legged companions. The day will begin with a 5K Run, certified and timed. If running isn’t your thing, walk with your best furry friend Visit attitudesinreverse.donorpages.­com.

Volunteers are needed to help assemble and serve meals for the Lord’s Table, an annual community outreach meal hosted by Har Sinai Temple on Sunday, March 23. Meals will be assembled at Union Fire and Rescue Squad on River Road in Titusville between 9 and 11:30 a.m. More volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve the meal at Sacred Heart, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Additional help is needed both to serve and clean up between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Donors also are invited to sponsor meals at a cost of $3 for an individual meal up to a contribution of $72 for 24 meals. Call 609-730-8100 or E-mail kirsch.mary@gmail.­com.

Teacher Workshops

Zimmerli Art Museum offers teacher workshops during the spring semester. “Math in Art” on Friday, March 28; and “Writing and the Visual Arts” on Friday, April 4, were developed in conjunction with special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

The fee of $50 includes light breakfast, lunch, and supplies. All programs take place at the museum, at 71 Hamilton Street on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. E-mail for information.

Film Interns

Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, presenters of the New Jersey Film festivals and the U.S. Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival, is looking for individuals, who are passionate about film exhibition and production to participate in its intern program. Interns receive on-the-job training and networking in the film, video, media arts field, while assisting with the development and implementation of programs. Interns can receive college credit and free admission to screenings and discounts on film and video workshops. Interns put in between 5 to 10 hours a week and need not be enrolled at Rutgers University. Call 848-932-8482 or E-mail njfilmfest.­com.

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