Playful Theater Productions has auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” on Thursday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 6, at 1 p.m.; and Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. The audition and the show will be at Kelsey Theater, Mercer Community College, West Windsor.

Be warmed and ready to dance. Wear tight fit dance clothes and jazz shoes or sneakers. Tap shoes a plus. Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song in the style of the show and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume if possible. Call 267-987-4113 or E-mail ptpauditions@gmail.­com for an appointment or information.

Donate Please

New Jersey State Museum will partner with Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to collect donations of non-perishable food items this holiday season. Donate a non-perishable food item in a non-glass container at the State Museum and receive a $1 discount on admission to the museum’s planetarium (through January 4). Bring donations to the collection box in the planetarium lobby Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Visit www.­ for information.

Grounds For Sculpture is joining with Jersey Cares for the 19th annual coat drive. The goal is to collect and distribute more than 50,000 winter coats to men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey.

GFS has a collection box in the welcome center and encourages all guests who visit the park to bring gently used winter coats to donate to the collection effort. Donators will receive a free guest pass to the sculpture park to be used on a return visit. Coats will be transferred to a local collection point, and partner non-profit service organizations will pick up coats for distribution to their clients in need.

Children are encouraged to donate their gently used coats and write a short note to a child who will receive their donation through the drive. Notes or a picture drawn by a younger child should be folded and tucked into the coat pocket. Visit www.­groundsforsculpture.­org.

Dog Calendar

Dog Days of Lambertville features dogs strutting their stuff for the 10th annual dog calendar with a diverse mix of local pups and the dog-friendly community they call home. Sales from the calendar benefit local animal charities including Lambertville’ Spice’s Fund, Animal Alliance, Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter, and Make Peace. The calendar also publicizes the work of many rescue organizations cited in the tales of survival and happy endings.

The calendar may be purchased at many shops in Lambertville as well as at New Hope Pet Center. Visit www.­lambertvilledogs.­com to order one or for more information. Calendars are $10.


Association for Corporate Growth New Jersey seeks nominations for your own company, or that of a client, customer, or business colleague. Deadline is Monday, December 15. All honorees must be available to participate in The ACG NJ Corporate Growth Conference & Awards on May 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Palace in Somerset Park. Visit www.­acg.­org/newjersey for information.

New Jersey Future is accepting submissions for its 2015 Smart Growth awards competition. Do you have, or know of, a great plan or project in New Jersey that represents high-quality growth and development or land preservation? Deadline is January 16. Contact Elaine Clisham at 609-393-0008, ext. 102 for more information.

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