Pierrot Productions has auditions for “The Secret Garden” on Monday and Thursday, June 16 and 19, from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, June 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. There are auditions for children Wednesday, June 18, 7 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, June 22, noon to 4 p.m. All auditions will take place in the Communications Building on the Mercer Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

Prepare one full song in the style of the show with sheet music in the appropriate key, an accompanist will be provided. Bring a current resume, headshot, and a list of all known conflicts between June 29 and October 19. E-mail the­secretgardenatkelsey@­gmail.­com.

Recycled Clothing

Hopewell Community Closet will be open Saturdays, June 7 and 21, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; and Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; with gently used clothing for men, women, and children.

The mission of the Hopewell Community Closet is to provide access to free or low cost clothing to individuals and families that are financially struggling while maintaining their dignity and providing clothes to meet their needs. This outreach is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Hopewell Methodist Church and the free will donations accepted support UMW missions and outreach.

The closet, which includes seasonal clothing, shoes, and accessories, is located at Burton Hall, Hopewell Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell. Donations of gently used clothing, shoes, and handbags will be accepted on Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

For Women

Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer offers the Grace Brauninger scholarship to women, age 25 plus, in Mercer County returning to school. Visit www.­zontatrenton.­org, E-mail ZontaTrenton@aol.­com, or call 609-851-0384. Deadline is Friday, June 13.

Share Your Skills

Monroe Township Community Education seeks people with artistic skills, talents, and passion willing to share through lecture, demonstration, or hands-on workshops. Fall classes run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September 23, through December 11. Letters of interest are always accepted due to anticipated vacancies and new course offerings. E-mail wendy.cerbie@­monroe.­k12.­nj.­us to request a course proposal form. Deadline is Friday, July 11.

For Dancers

K2KEntertainment and Kelsey Theater have auditions for its dance squad on Saturday, June 21, at noon, at the MCCC dance studio. Seeking male and female dancers ages 13 plus. Rehearsals begin in late-June in West Windsor on the Mercer Community College campus dance studio. The dance squad will perform during the at Kelsey Theater for the annual Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 16, at 8 p.m.


Princeton Center for Yoga and Health presents “The Therapeutic Weekend” with Leslie Kaminoff from Friday to Sunday, July 25 to 27. All workshops are suitable for all levels and include lecture, practice, and Q&A. Kaminoff is the founder of The Breathing Project, a non-profit educational corporation. Register. $319. Visit princetonyoga.­com or call 609-924-7294.

New Bus Route

NJ Transit will be rolling out a revised bus route servicing Princeton and Plainsboro starting Saturday, June 21. The 655 bus will take a direct route through Princeton, driving back and forth down Witherspoon Street, rather than looping around the community. The new route will have stops at McCarter Theater, Princeton Village Shopping Center, and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, as well as several retail and residential areas along Plainsboro Road. Free rides are available from Tuesday to Thursday, June 24 to 26.

Music Program

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University Department of Music announce the four composers of the inaugural Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers.

The four composers will participate in five days of intense compositional evaluations and consultations Tuesday to Saturday, July 15 to 19 on the Princeton 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, at 8 p.m. at the Richardson Auditorium. Tickets are $15. Visit www.­nj­sym­phony.­org or call 800-255-3476.

Summer Learning

Raritan Valley Community College offers two gifted and talented classes this summer for children ages 10 to 12. Word Origins: How Do We Know Them & Why, Monday to Friday, July 21 to August 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. An Introduction to Algebraic Concepts, Monday to Friday, July 21 to August 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Each program costs $335. Extended days are available. Visit www.­raritanval.­edu, E-mail youth@raritanval.­edu, or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

Volunteer Please

Hasty Acres Farm seeks adults and teens to assist riders with special needs in the Heads Up Therapeutic Riding Program at the Kingston location. Horse experience is welcome, but not necessary. Volunteers will be asked to prepare horses, lead horses, and to walk alongside horses, providing any needed assistance for special riders. Lessons are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, between 3 and 7 p.m. Visit www.­headsup­spe­cial­riders.­com.

Host a Child

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families in rural, suburban, and small town communities for children from low-income communities in New York City. Host families open their homes to children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy summer experiences like running barefoot through the grass, swimming in a cool lake, and gazing at star-filled skies. Call Darlene Plummer at 609-275-0464 or visit www.­freshair.­org.

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