Auditions

Villagers Theater has auditions for “Sweeney Todd” on Wednesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song by Sondheim in the style if the show, but not from the show. Contact Joe Buz at Joe@­villagerstheatre.­com or 732-259-4252 for information.

For Young Musicians

Youth Orchestra of the Princeton Opera Alliance has announced auditions on Wednesday, December 3; Friday, December 5; and Saturday, December 6, at All Saints Church in Princeton. The auditions are open to instrumentalist students in grades 8 to 12 and collegiate students. Visit YPO.­PrincetonOpera.­org, or contact Jared Judge at 609-436-9993 or E-mail YPO@­princetonopera.­org for information.

Donate Please

Princeton Foot and Ankle Associates is collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls people who need them. Used and new shoes may be dropped off at 11 North Harrison Street, Princeton; or 263 Princeton-Hightstown Road, in West Windsor. Visit www.­princetonfootandankle.­com or call 609-924-1922 or 609-799-0043 for information.

The Jewish Center in Princeton is collecting food items through Sunday, November 23. Food may be dropped off in the synagogue lobby. A basket filling assembly line will be held on Sunday, November 23, at 11 a.m. The goal is to fill 100 baskets with all the fixings. There will be pizza and entertainment for the volunteers. Register by E-mail to nwise@­thejewishcenter.­org.

PEAC Health & Fitness will be a collection site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Donate new, unwrapped toys to be distributed at Christmas to local, underprivileged children. PEAC’s collection is in conjunction with Battery G 3rd Battalion 14th Marines, located in Fort Dix.

For more information about Toys for Tots visit www.­toysfortots.­org. For more information about PEAC’s collection, contact Christine Tentilucci at 609-883-2000 or ctentilucci@­peachealthfitness.­com, or visit www.­peachealthfitness.­com. PEAC is located at 1440 Lower Ferry Road, in Ewing.

Weichert Realtors is collecting new, unwrapped toys for its annual toy drive at the company’s sales offices through Friday, December 12. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. Visit www.­weichert.­com to find an office in your location.

Call for Art

Monmouth Museum seeks entries for “Member Miniatures: Big ART in Small Packages,” an exhibit of small works (no larger than 12” x 12” when framed) in a variety of media, for its annual juried art exhibition featuring works of member artists. Deadline is Friday, December 5. Contact Catherine Clark at 732-224-1989 or cclark@­monmouthmuseum.­org for information.

Nominations Invited

Association for Corporate Growth New Jersey is expanding the scope of its annual corporate growth conference to include an awards element to honor innovation, excellence, and corporate growth in middle market companies. Nominate your own company, or that of a client, customer, or business colleague.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, December 15. All honorees must be available to participate in conference on Thursday, May 7, at the Palace in Somerset Park. Visit www.­acg.­org for information.

Basketball for Boys

Mercer Y League includes teams from Hopewell Valley YMCA, Hamilton YMCA, and Princeton YMCA. Teams of boys from grades 2 to 8 will practice once a week with games scheduled for the weekend. The house basketball league for grades 2 to 3 introduces players to the league format. Visit www.­hvymca.­org.

Volunteer Please

New Jersey Blood Services seeks volunteers for blood drives to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow the rules. Contact R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or E-mail rzepka@­nybloodcenter.­org for information.

Writing Contest

Chapman University and the 1939 Society seek submissions from students and teachers for the 16th annual Holocaust art and writing contest, “Through Discovery to Action: Making Meaning from Memory.” The contest encourages students’ self-reflection and expression through art, writing, and film.

Schools will be eligible to win a first prize award of $500. First place students in each category, plus a parent or guardian and teacher are invited to participate in an expense-paid study trip in June to Washington, D.C. Students awarded second prize in each category will receive $250. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 3. Visit www.­chapman.­edu/holocaust-arts-contest or call 714-628-7377.

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