Auditions

Theater To Go and Pierrot Productions has auditions for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Sunday and Monday, November 16 and 17, 7 to 10 p.m. at Mercer College in West Windsor.

Prepare a 1 to 3 minute contemporary dramatic monologue from any stage work and be prepared for readings as assigned by the director. Familiarity with the play is advised. Cast characters include Margaret, Brick, Big Mama, Mae, Cooper, Big Daddy, Reverend Tooker, and Doc Baugh. Lacey and Sookie, male and female servants, should be played by Latino or African American actors. There are parts for two children, ages 9 to 12. Contact Pierrot Productions at pierrotatkelsey@gmail.com.

Maurer Productions OnStage has auditions for “Lend Me a Tenor” on Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, from noon to 5 p.m. at Mercer College in West Windsor.

Characters include four men and four women, some of whom must speak with an Italian accent and some who must speak Italian and be able to sing as an opera star. Register at www.mponstage.com or call 609-882-2292.

Playhouse 22 has auditions for “Doubt: A Parable” on Monday and Tuesday, November 10 and 11, at 8 p.m. Visit www.playhouse22.org or call 732-254-3939. The theater is at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

Donate Please

Princeton Human Services Department seeks donors for its annual holiday gift drive. Children up to age 12 will be filling out a holiday wish list which will include two gifts, $75 or less, that they would like for the holidays. Call 609-688-2055 or send an E-mail to dforero@princetonnj.gov for information by Friday, November 14.

Friends of Howell Farm is seeking contributions for an auction benefiting the furnishing of the farm’s Henry Phillips House, listed on National and NJ registers of historic places. The auction will be held Saturday, November 22, and donations can be brought to the farm up until Wednesday, November 19.

Items sought for auction include tools, household items, collectibles, books, antique clothing, and hand-made items. Gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets to events, and baked goods are also welcome. All donors will receive a letter acknowledging their contributions, for tax deduction purposes.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase period furnishings for the farmhouse, whose restoration is complete. A furnishing plan for the house was completed through a grant from the Federal “Save America’s Treasures” program.

During the Old Time Auction program on Saturday, November 22, visitors can participate in both a silent auction and a live, old fashioned barn auction. Items made by the farm’s blacksmiths, restoration carpenters, bakers, and sewing guild will be included in the auction. Contact Kim Daly or Danielle Houghton at 609-737-3299 or kdaly@howellfarm.com.

HomeFront provides food for 2,000 families for Thanksgiving. Donated baskets are filled with all the trimmings for a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

Participants are being urged to add a little extra to each basket — cans of tuna, soup, peanut butter, and other essentials — to help these needy families when the leftovers are done. The filled baskets can be dropped off at HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Avenue, in Lawrenceville, from November 12 to 21, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon. Visit www.homefrontnj.org or call 609-989-9417.

R.E.A.C.H. Ministry of Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick will host its 10th annual Thanksgiving food drive on Tuesday, November 20. To assist families in need and lessen their financial burden this holiday season, ALFWC is committed to providing Thanksgiving dinners for 100 families. The dinners will be prepackaged and include a turkey and non-perishable items and be distributed on Tuesday, November 25, at 5 p.m. Call 732-545-2802 or E-mail jhart@alfwc.org for information.

Call for Art

West Windsor Arts Council seeks entries in the annual affordable art exhibit and artisan market on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor.

Artisan Market submissions for jury review must be submitted to wwacexhibits@gmail.com by Saturday, November 1, at 1 p.m. Accepted artisans must pay a $35 fee for artisan tables to the West Windsor Arts Council by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 21.

Artisans will be selling their innovative handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, and more in a juried one-day artisan market during the opening of the “Off The Wall” art exhibit. Work must be original artwork handcrafted by the artist. Artisans selling their work from tables will be responsible for collecting sale proceeds and sales tax.

The West Windsor Arts Council retains the right to use artist’s name and digital images of accepted artwork. Call 609-716-1931 or E-mail wwacexhibits@­gmail.com.

Monmouth County Park System seeks entries for its “Residents of Deep Cut Gardens” photography exhibit. Professional and amateur photographers 18 years and older are invited to submit images for consideration into the show. The cost to enter is $10 per person; maximum of two entries. Acceptance into the show is not guaranteed. All entries must be submitted on CD with completed entry form and fee. Visit www.monmouthcountyparks­.com. Deadline is Friday, November 21.

A reception will be held at the Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center, Red Hill Road, Middletown, on Saturday, January 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.

For Teens

PEAC Health and Fitness will offer a babysitting course on Thursday and Friday, November 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Boys and girls aged 11 and older are invited to participate. The cost is $25. PEAC is at 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Contact csalmon@peachealthfitness.com or 609-883-2000.

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