Bucks County Fine Art Gallery Association member galleries are hosting a scavenger hunt from Wednesday, May 14, through Sunday, May 25. The idea is for art lovers and collectors to visit the participating galleries, search the walls for clues specific to that gallery, answer three questions correctly, and be eligible to win prizes.
Participating galleries include Chapman Gallery, Patricia Hutton Galleries, The Bucks County Project Gallery, Rich Timmons Gallery, all in Doylestown. Silverman Gallery, Travis Gallery, Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, and Canal Frame Crafts Gallery. Visit www.bcfaga.com or call 215-862-5272.
Cooperative Trail Photography Project launched by New Jersey Trails Association, D&R Greenway Land Trust, and Princeton Photography Club, calls for photography of preserved nature trails for websites and upcoming exhibition in D&R Greenway’s “Understanding Trails Through Photography.”
New Jersey Trails association features properties in Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, and Somerset counties. Images may range from journalistic through impressionistic to abstract. The group is interested in scenes of New Jersey flora, fauna, the site’s unique geographic features, and the lure of trails themselves. Color photographs taken since January, 2013, are preferred.
Photographers should submit digital high resolution 4×6 (vertical or horizontal) images at 150 pixel/inch to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include property name in subject line and in body of E-mail. The photographer’s name, subject description, and date of image are required. No age or residency restrictions.
Call for Films
Trenton Film Society’s film festival will be held from June 19 to 22. Visit trentonfilmsociety.org to submit a film. The deadline is Saturday, May 10. E-mail email@example.com.
West Windsor Arts Council invites volunteers and donations to support the arts, art education, and community. The center has served as a source of creativity and a community gathering place through classes, camps, exhibits, films, poetry events, performances, and free community programs including Summer Music Series and Autumn Arts Afternoon. An anonymous donor has offered to match annual fund donations up to $10,000. Visit westwindsorarts.org, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 609-716-1931.
New Support Group
Secure@Home and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County have launched a new caregiver support group for those under age 70. This non-sectarian caregiver support group will provide tips, techniques, and resources to help you live your life while supporting your loved one. Facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
The group begins on Tuesday, May 13, and will be held every other Tuesday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Contact Beth Englezos at email@example.com or 609-987-8121, ext. 126.
Are you Ready?
National Hurricane Preparedness Week begins May 25 to advise residents to plan and prepare for potential tropical storms this summer and fall. The peak time for hurricane and tropical storm activity in New Jersey is mid-August to late October.
Put together a kit of emergency supplies that includes a three-day supply of canned, non-perishable, ready-to-eat food; a three-day supply of water (a total of 3 gallons per family member); a battery-operated radio and extra batteries; a flashlight and extra batteries; and a first aid kit.
Make a plan for what you and your family will do during an emergency. This includes knowing how to evacuate and how to “shelter in place.”
Stay informed of possible threats by tuning in to your local media outlets for the latest breaking weather news and register for the Alert-MercerCounty emergency notification system at mercercounty.onthealert.com. Visit www.ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricane-before.html.
Hockey5s, a new version of field hockey with simplified rules, is a cross-field, score-from-anywhere game. The league will be played on the turf at Princeton Day School with games on Monday and Wednesday evenings from June 23 to August 6. The league is open to male and female players, rising ninth graders or older. The cost is $40 per player and $240 for a team of 10. Deadline to join is Sunday, June 15. Visit Hockey5s.com to register.
Umpire Field Hockey
Mercer Community College offers a 10-hour umpiring course starting on Tuesday, July 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Field hockey umpires are needed for USA Field Hockey events and games at local middle schools and high schools. Saturday, July 12, is held on a hockey field from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 609-570-3311 to register.
CMS Mid-Atlantic manages several not-for-profit cemetery companies in New Jersey and has launched an internship program that offers both experience and a paycheck. The program, Eternal Memory Program, involves speaking to members of the community about planning their cemetery needs. It requires empathy, initiative, resiliency, and strong communication skills.
CMS is seeking to hire 20 college juniors or seniors to participate in a 10-week internship program. Interns will have a flexible work schedule and are only required to put in 20 hours a week. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.NJCemeteryPlanning.org for information.
Bordentown Teen Theater Company has auditions for “Grease” will be held Monday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at Bordentown High School, 318 Ward Avenue in Bordentown. All actors between the ages of 15 to 19 are welcome to audition.
Prepare a short song to sing and an accompaniment track. Rehearsals will be held July 21 to August 1. There is a $50 fee to participate. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2. E-mail email@example.com or call 609-496-1452.
Westminster Conservatory has three new summer programs this year. Summer Orchestra and Band Weeks are designed for band and orchestra students in grades 4 through 6 who started studying an instrument in school the year and would like to continue playing in an ensemble during the summer. Students will receive a small group lesson each day to prepare them for a large ensemble rehearsal. Campers will present a concert on the final day of camp.
The Jazz Starters Camp, is a half day program for students in grades 5 through 8. Designed for children with no prior jazz experience who want to explore how to play jazz on their instrument. The program includes small group lessons, as well as specialty classes in jazz history, theory, and drumming. Visit www.rider.edu/conservatory or call 609-921-7104.
Waldorf School is offering new specialty camps for ages 10 to 13 in woodworking, gardening, outdoor sports, fine arts, theater, and nature exploration. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Street Playhouse’s Summer Theater Academy offers classes for students ages 5 to 18 in the foundations of acting, movement, voice, musical theater, and design. 2014 Summer Theater Academy Contact Diana Gundacker at 732-846-2895, ext. 117.