Volunteer Please

American Diabetes Association seeks volunteers for the Princeton Tour de Cure on Sunday, June 8, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Educational Testing Services, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton. A fundraising cycling event for riders of all experience levels, the goal is to raise funds for diabetes research, education, advocacy, the camp for children with diabetes, and finding a cure.

Volunteers are needed for decorating, registration, cheering section, finish line personnel, greeter, lunch and breakfast duty, parking, rest stops, set up, breakdown, and more. Contact Shana Vono at 732-469-7979, ext. 3524, or E-mail svono@diabetes.­org for information.

Literacy NJ seeks volunteer tutors to help with programs in Mercer County. Call 609-587-6027 for information.

55-PLUS seeks someone with basic computer experience to add summaries to the speaker database twice a month. The summaries of talks are available for anyone to browse. The database program and one-on-one instruction will be provided. E-mail Bob Robinson at rgr0813@aol.­com or call 609-683-1104 for information.

Washington Crossing Park Association New Jersey and the New Jersey Sierra Club partner for spring clean-up at Washington Crossing Park in Titusville. The work program is to prepare the grounds prior to the New Jersey State History Fair slated for Saturday, May 10. Trail clean up takes place on Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. t 4 p.m. Rain or shine.

Check in for volunteers is at the Stone Barn (follow signs for the Johnson Ferry House). Volunteers will sign-in and get assignments. Participants should wear work clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring hand tools and gloves for clearing brush and for picking up trash. No power tools are permitted. Volunteers will clean trails and park grounds at the arboretum, along the Delaware River, at Sullivan’s Grove, and the grounds aside the visitor’s center. Volunteers may work in two hour shifts or the entire day. Call 973-271-8333, visit www.­washingtoncrossingparkassociation.­com, or E-mail Joe Carney @rebelworx@yahoo.­com.

For Teens

Princeton Splash presents its second annual event on Saturday, April 26, at Princeton University. This event, open to all high school students, is a day-long learning extravaganza where high school students take classes taught by Princeton students. The courses cover a wide variety of interests and skill levels that range from highly technical math courses to engaging hands-on activities.

Elizabeth Yang, a 2012 graduate from WW-P High School South, is the director of the student-run program. E-mail princeton@learningu.­org for information. Visit princeton.learningu.­org for details, course selection, program costs, and registration.


Berdanhand Productions has open auditions for adults of all ages for “Calamities at Clo-Achers,” a spoof about life in an adult community. Auditions are at Twin Rivers Library, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, on Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The play will be performed at the Elks Club, Millstone, on July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27. Call 609-443-1320 or E-mail mydan36@aol.­com.

Art Classes

Arts Council of Princeton is open for spring courses for all age, summer camp, and more. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Call 609-924-8777 or visit www.­artscouncilofprinceton.­org.

Farm to School


Department of Agriculture wants to recognize the schools and farmers who are making efforts to increase students’ consumption of Jersey Fresh produce. There is a new program to recognize schools and farmers who work together to ensure students have access to healthy Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables in their school cafeterias. Applications are available to schools and farms who regularly participate in farm to school activities. Visit www.­nj.­gov.

For Young Musicians

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County has auditions for new members on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at Bucks County College, in Newtown, PA. They welcome applications for all instruments from grades 3 to 12. YOBC is now eight large ensembles and nine chamber groups.

There is special interest in band and orchestra musicians who play string bass, percussion, tuba, bassoon, baritone saxophone, euphonium, and baritone horn. Ensemble placement is based on instrument proficiency. Visit www.­yobc.­com.

Bus Trip

CYO of Yardville presents a bus trip to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to see the Yankees face the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 4. $99 includes the ticket, continental breakfast, box lunch, and beverages on the bus. The bus will leave the Yardville CYO at 10 a.m. Contact Dan Bossio at 609-585-4280, ext. 112, dbossio@cyo­mer­cer.­org, or www.­cyomercer.­org.

Summer Programs

Paper Mill Playhouse is offering a no audition summer theater camp for ages 8 to 13 in July. The non-competitive musical theater workshop will focus on acting, singing, and dancing skills. Classes from July 1 to 24 will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 8 to 10, and afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 11 to 13. Tuition is $625 for the four week session. E-mail Michelle Tempkin at MTempkin@papermill.­org.

Tabby’s Place offers a new summer camp for junior cat lovers. The cat sanctuary is offering the program for ages 8 to 11. The one week programs are July 7 to 11 or July 14 to 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The children will learn about animal care in a sanctuary setting, make crafts for the cats and themselves, learn from animal welfare experts, read, write, and sketch about cats, and more. The fee of $200 a week is a donation to Tabby’s Place. Contact Angela Townsend at 908-237-5300, ext. 235, or at@tabbysplace.­org.

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