Capital Singers of Trenton, a 100-voice choir composed of amateur and semi-professional singers of all ages, present a repertoire including an eclectic mix of musical genres and styles, both sacred and secular. Rehearsals are held twice a month on Sunday evening at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton. Singers of all voice parts are invited, but particularly tenors and basses. Visit www.capitalsingers.org or call 609-799-5939 for information.
Community Christian Choir, a multi-denominational group with members ages 6 to seniors, begins registration for its 40th season for new and returning singers on Friday, September 5, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton Square Presbyterian Church, 3550 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square.
The choir’s adult and children divisions sing a variety of music ranging from traditional to contemporary Christian music. The choirs will present a series of benefit concerts from November to January. Children rehearse Sunday afternoons at Pond Road Middle School in Robbinsville. Adult choirs rehearse on Friday evenings. Visit www.ccchoir.com or call 609-587-7076 for information.
For Young Actors
Acting Naturally offers musical theater workshops for ages 8 to 18. Stage presence, improvisation, acting, characterization, and more. $295. Saturdays, September 6 to November 15, noon to 2 p.m. at Morrisville United Methodist Church, 501 West Maple Avenue, Morrisville, PA. Visit www.ActingNaturally.com or E-mail Wendy@ActingNaturally.com for information and registration.
American Red Cross offers classes in conjunction with a new rule that all graduating high school seniors are now required to pass a CPR course as part of their high school curriculum. Visit www.redcross.org for information.
For Military Caregivers
Elizabeth Dole Foundation is accepting applications through October 1 for its 2015 class of Elizabeth Dole Fellows, a cornerstone initiative of the foundation’s work supporting military and veteran caregivers. Senator Dole established the foundation to uplift military caregivers by strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation, evidence-based research, and collaboration.
The fellowship offers individuals actively caring for a service member or veteran the opportunity to share their concerns, counsel, and perspective as part of a nationwide effort dedicated to these hidden heroes. Caregivers may apply at elizabethdolefoundation.org.
Time to Prepare
Mercer County reminds families to prepare your home, business, and school for the next emergency that may affect your area. The first step is to make a plan to get family together and to a safe place. Create a contact card for each family member that includes important information and phone numbers and have them keep it handy in a purse, wallet, or backpack. Discuss how you will contact each other, where you will meet, and what you will do in different situations.
Create an emergency preparedness kit with a three-day supply of bottled water, non-perishable foods, and essential medications for each member of your family and your pets. Stay informed through websites, newspapers, radio, TV, and mobile and land phones for global, national, and local information. Visit www.ready.gov for a family emergency plan worksheet.
Church of the Sacred Heart in Trenton plans school reunion in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of the church on Saturday, September 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. All alumni, faculty, PTA, families, and parishioners of Sacred Heart School and the former St. John’s School are invited to meet old and new friends and share memories and pictures.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 401 seeks vendors for a flea market on Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction. Spaces are $12. Bring unwanted items you found during summer cleaning and sell them for cash. Call Barbara Buhl, auxiliary president, at 732-821-6673 for information.
The Jewish Center offers conversational Hebrew classes taught by Edna Bryn-Noiman, lecturer in the department of Jewish studies at Rutgers University, beginning Sunday, September 17, at 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Fifty-minute classes include Beginners: Level 1 at noon; Level 2 at 9 a.m.; Level 3 at 11 a.m.; and Intermediate at 10 a.m. $180 per semester. Contact Bryn-Noiman at 609-716-1164 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Call for Art
New Hope Arts invites applications for “Works in Wood,” an annual exhibition of a nationally juried show honoring the rich cultural heritage of Bucks County woodworking while celebrating the new visions of contemporary artists who reside in the region and beyond. Visit newhopearts.org or call 215-862-9606 for a full prospectus and application. The deadline is Wednesday, October 1.