ESL Classes

Princeton Adult School is offering a five-week class in English this summer. Classes with certified teachers begin the week of June 16 at the beginner and intermediate levels. Scholarships are available. Register at www.­princetonadultschool.­org or in person Thursday, June 5, 7 to 8 p.m. at Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street, Princeton. Call 609-683-1101.

Musical Note

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey has auditions for the upcoming season at High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro, on Tuesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. All applicants must take private lessons and be members of their school bands or orchestras. Homeschoolers are also invited.

Weekly rehearsals occur at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North on Tuesday evenings from October through May. The more than 200 musicians play in one or more of the following: the Woodwind Choir, Wind Symphony, String Preparatory, Pro Arte, and Symphonic Orchestras, as well as two levels of brass, percussion, and saxophone ensembles. Register in advance at www.­yocj.­org.

Art Workshop

Prosopon School of Iconology returns to Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, to conduct an intensive, six-day workshop, from Sunday to Friday, July 13 to 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will complete an icon using ancient techniques and natural materials with symbolic meaning. Previous artistic experience is not necessary. $715 includes tuition, materials, and workshop expenses. Visit www.­prosoponschool.­org or E-mail maureen@princetonproso­pon­.­org.

Summer Programs

Chabad of Greater Mercer County presents a culinary kiddie college institute for girls ages 6 to 10 with a curiosity for cooking. Monday to Friday, June 23 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The program presents the processes of cooking including ingredient and heat reactions, weights and measures, and the nature of solids and liquids. Instruction also includes the significance and secrets of Shabbat cuisine. Parents will be given recipes and shopping lists. Call 609-252-0124 or E-mail Malky@Princeton­cha­bad.­org.

Middlesex County 4H will hold Exploration day camp for children who have completed grades 3 through 6 at the 4-H Youth Center in East Brunswick. The program is Monday to Friday, July 14 to July 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arrangements can be made for early or late arrivals for $25 a child.

$165 includes program materials, daily lunch, a T-shirt, and field trip. Sleepover with campfire and dinner is optional. Call 732-398-5261.

Howell Farm is still accepting applications for parent/child enrollment in its summer Hatchery Program. The program, for children 3 to 5, is designed to introduce children to life on the farm through feeding farm animals, collecting eggs, storytelling, and taking a hayride.

The program is offered Mondays to Fridays, June 16 to 20, June 23 to 27, August 18 to 22, and August 25 to 29. One parent must volunteer work at the farm helping the farm staff work in exchange for one child’s participation. No experience necessary. Visit www.­howellfarm.­org.

Har Sinai Temple will hold its Early Childhood Center half day summer camp from Monday, June 23, through Friday, August 15, for children ages 2 to 5. Three or four days available. The location is 2421 Pennington Road at Denow Road West, Hopewell. Call 609-730-8100 or E-mail magdahst@aol.­com for information.

Raritan Valley Community College is offering a variety of programs in chess and other games this summer for children ages 6 to 14 on its Branchburg campus.

Chess I for newcomers and beginners, Monday to Friday, June 23 to 27, and July 14 to 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Chess II for advanced beginners, Monday to Wednesday, June 30, to July 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Chess III for intermediate players, Monday to Friday, July 7 to 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Advanced beginner and intermediate player chess club, Monday to Friday, July 14 to 18, 1 to 4 p.m.; and August 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Extended days are available. Visit www.­raritanval.­edu/youth, E-mail youth@raritanval.­edu, or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

West Windsor Arts Center offers many programs for tweens and teens this summer. A new one is “Street Art” including breakdancing, graffiti, performance poetry, and other art forms that emerged from city life. Practicing artists, Leon Rainbow, Ahmad Shakir, dancers from Illstyle & Peace Productions, and performance poet, Marisa Benson will be teaching classes. For ages 9 to 14, Monday to Friday, July 14 to 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended day available. $375. Visit www.­westwindsorartscenter.­org or call 609-716-1931.

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