CONTACT is offering two volunteer training courses for prospective crisis hotline volunteers. The evening course runs weekly from Tuesday, February 10, to Tuesday, April 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. The morning course runs Thursdays, February 12, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A one hour, no obligation, orientation session will be held Tuesday, February 10, at 7 p.m.; and Thursday, February 12, at 9:30 a.m., at the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. The courses include compassionate listening skills, telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and more. Representatives from community programs are speakers on a variety of topics. Visit www.contactofmercer.org or call 609-883-2880.
New Jersey Blood Services is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team whose task it is 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. For additional information contact, Manager of Community Relations, R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One Yoga Center has added a prenatal yoga class on Wednesday mornings for $16 per session. The location is 405 Route 130 North, in East Windsor. Call 609-918-0963.
Embrace Your Inner Self run by Sangita Patel of West Windsor offers a three day retreat. “Limitless Life Transformation” is a three day retreat in Red Bank, from Wednesday to Friday, June 3 to 5. Visit embraceyourinnerself.com.
Work with Teens
Princeton Learning Cooperative is offering a full-time apprenticeship position from January to June for people interested in working with teens in a self-directed learning environment. A small stipend is available. Volunteers are needed for Swedish, Chinese, French, Hebrew, math, writing, meteorology, military history and strategy, physics, music, animation, ancient history, and philosophy. E-mail email@example.com, call 609-851-2522, or visit www.princetonlearningcooperative.org.
Call for Art
MCCC Gallery calls for entries for “Mercer County Artists 2015” by artists aged 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County. Jurying takes place on Saturday, January 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the gallery on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Artists may enter up to two original works completed since February 2013 in any media except photography. Drop off work between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Works that are not accepted for the show should be picked up between 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Awards include $1,500 in purchase and merit prizes, including the Utrecht Art Supplies Best in Show prize and the annual West Windsor Arts Council prize for outstanding work by a West Windsor artist. Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase Award winners become part of the County’s permanent art collection. Visit www.mccc.edu/gallery or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Young
Princeton Photography Club and D&R Greenway Land Trust invite students to submit artful photographs of open space for “Naturescapes,” its annual juried photography exhibition. Digitally manipulated images are welcome. The natural landscapes are to be sent by E-mail before Monday, February 23. There will be cash prizes. Visit www.drgreenway.org.
Montgomery Baseball League is accepting registration for its spring recreational season. The program is open to boys and girls who live in Montgomery, Rocky Hill, and Princeton. The Cougar Cubs program is open to ages 4 and 5 and the Wood Bat division is open to 16 to 18 year old. There are also Cal Ripken programs for players in kindergarten, first and second grades; Minors division for third and fourth grades; Majors division for fifth and sixth graders, and Babe Ruth for ages 13 to 15. Visit www.MontgomeryBaseball.com.
Pennington Players has open auditions for “Picasso At The Lapin Agile” at Kelsey Theater. Auditions are Thursday, January 29, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, February 1, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Visit www.penningtonplayers.org.