For Brain Health

The Princeton Senior Resource Center is offering “Total Brain Health Solutions,” a pilot program designed to engage the mind, body, and spirit for better brain health. Soni Pahade, a gerontologist, facilitates.

Developed by Cynthia R. Green, the workshop focuses on improving everyday attention, memory, and long-term brain fitness. Class activities include performing sensory exercises to engage in memory workouts and brain games. The non-competitive program is designed to enhance cognitive and physiologic brain function.

The eight-week class will consist of two one-hour sessions each week. The first class is Tuesday, October 28, at 1 p.m. at Copperwood on Bunn Drive in Princeton. The cost is $50. Call 609-924-7108 to register.

For Young Musicians

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra invites students to audition for the winter/spring season in mid-December. Auditions and rehearsals are at Montgomery High School, in Skillman. Students of all levels are invited. Contact Mark Morris, the orchestra manager, at mmorris.gpyo@gmail.com for more information. Visit www.gpyo.org to register for an audition.

Donate Please

Princeton’s Human Services Department seeks donors for its annual holiday gift drive. For the 16 years municipal employees, local businesses, and private donors have made hundreds of Princeton children’s holiday wishes come true by providing them with at least one gift.

Hundreds of applications have been distributed to low income families in Princeton. Children up to age 12 will be filling out a holiday wish list which will include two gifts they would like for the holidays, which are not to exceed $75. Call 609-688-2055 or E-mail dforero@princetonnj.gov.

For the Young

Raritan Valley Community College is offering a variety of youth classes starting in November at the Branchburg campus. Courses include Webpage design, ages 8 to 10; Design Your Own PC, ages 10 to 12; Fun with Photoshop, ages 11 to 15; Speak Out-Public Speaking, ages 9 to 12; Fashion Sewing, ages 8 to 12; Parent and Child Fashion Sewing, ages 8 to 12; Seasonal Art, ages 6 to 12; Study Skills for students in grades 4 to 8; and Adventures in Time Reading and Writing for students in grades 1 to 4. Visit www.raritanval.edu/youth, E-mail youth@raritanval.edu, or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

Audition

Playful Theater Productions has auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” on Thursday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. There are also auditions for pit singers only on Saturday, December 6, at 1 p.m. No dancing required. They are seeking 20 actors, ages 16 plus for principal roles.

Be warmed and ready to dance, wear tight fit dance clothes and jazz shoes or sneakers. Tap shoes are a plus. Prepare one complete song in the style of the show and bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume.

Rehearsals begin in December and then pick up in January. Dance rehearsals will be on Saturdays from 1 to -5 p.m. and Sundays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Downstage Center Dance Studio in Morrisville, PA. Vocal rehearsals will be one to two nights per week, at Mercer College’s communications building and/or Downstage Center. Call 267-987-4113 or E-mail ptpauditions@gmail.com.

Power of Pink

St. Francis Medical Center’s “Are You at Risk” cancer program will benefit from sales of the Power of Pink bracelet from Brighton Collectibles in the Quaker Bridge Mall. The link bracelet has Swarovski crystals on the dangling charm. Bracelets are $60. Call 609-599-5115 for information.

For Singers

LASHIR, the Jewish choir of Princeton, is seeking new members for its 34th year. They sing in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. They meet Thursday evenings at the Princeton Jewish Center at 7:30. E-mail robinwallack@verizon.net.

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