For the Young

Raritan Valley Community College offers daytime classes for school-age children during the teachers’ convention break in November. Classes include wearable art, cartooning, painting, and more. Classes are $50 and up. Visit www.­raritanval.­edu/youth, E-mail youth@raritanval.­edu, or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

Donate Please

South Brunswick Township Department of Social Services seeks donations for more than 300 families during the holiday season. The program is run by donations from individuals, community groups, schools, and businesses. Donations may be made through monetary donations in any amount, gift cards to area food stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble, CVS, or any other store where items needed for the holidays can be purchased. You also may adopt a family by contacting LouAnne at 732-329-4000, ext. 7674.

Princeton Foot and Ankle Associates is collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls, an international anti-poverty organization that monetizes used shoes and clothing to create sustainable jobs and fund direct relief efforts, including distribution of new shoes and clothing. Founded in 2007, the organization has distributed more than 25 million shoes in well over 100 countries. Used and new shoes may be dropped off at 11 North Harrison Street in Princeton, 609-924-1922; or at 263 Princeton-Hightstown Road in West Windsor, 609-799-0043.

Musical Notes

Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks are seeking new members for the upcoming season. The next rehearsal is Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Steve at shudak@barracks.­org for details.

Faith

Congregation Beth Chaim offers a four-week class exploring observations from rabbis on how to live an ethical life. Wednesdays, October 29 to November 19, 11 a.m. to noon. 329 Village Road East, West Windsor. Call 609-799-9401.

Acting Lessons

Playhouse Acting Academy offers acting lessons for adults on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning October 20, at Playhouse 22, 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. Tuition is $160 for the six sessions. Classes are taught by Jared Kelner, an actor and playwright; and Gerry Appel, the director of the academy. No audition is necessary. E-mail NJActingAcademy@gmail­.­com.

Call for Art

Grounds For Sculpture seeks entries from amateur photographers for the juried “Focus on Sculpture” exhibit. The digital images depict sculpture or present the subject in a sculptural manner. Submit between October 20 to November 7.

All works selected for exhibition must arrive matted with white matboard and framed in black wood or black metal frames behind plexi or glass and be ready to hang with wire attached. Works must be no larger than 24 inches in any one direction. Entries are limited to two per person. Must be 18 and older. Visit www.­groundsforsculpture.­org for prospectus.

Save the Date

NorthStar VETS is affiliated with Vet-i-Care, a charitable foundation that raises money to subsidize the cost of emergency and specialty care for pet owners in need. Funds raised are used to offset the costs of unexpected veterinary care for clients and their pets at any veterinary hospital in the country.

The second annual “Luck of the Paw” casino night will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe. Visit www.­vet-i-care.­org, call 609-259-8300, ext. 1153, or E-mail eschuck@vet-i-care.­org.

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