Call for Artists and Vendors

Arts Council of Princeton is accepting applications for Communiversity ArtsFest 2016, the town-gown event that attracts more than 40,000 people to the heart of Princeton every spring. The festival is presented in collaboration with Princeton University and the town of Princeton.

This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday, April 17, rain or shine, from 1 to 6 p.m. More than 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, merchandise, and food, plus six stages of continuous entertainment are planned.

Artists, crafters, merchandise and food vendors, non-profit organizations and performers may apply. Visit www.­artscouncil­of­princeton.­org to download and print an application. Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, February 23.

Call for Singers

Bucks County Ecumenical Choir seeks new members to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” with orchestra and professional soloists. The choir (for ages high school through adult) meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Doylestown Presbyterian Church. No audition or registration fee required. E-mail davidf@dtownpc.­org or call 215-348-3531) for information.

Volunteer Please

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer County is seeking new volunteers. A non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers, speaks up in family court for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families due to abuse and/or neglect and placed in the foster care system.

The volunteers advocate for the educational, emotional, and physical well-being of these children. Upcoming one hour information sessions are Thursday, January 7, at 10 a.m.; and Wednesday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m., at 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, Ewing. Visit www.­casamercer.­org, contact Jill Duffy by E-mail at jduffy@casamercer.­org, or phone 609-434-0050 for information.

For Kids

Capital City Chess Collaborative seeks students from Trenton in high school and college for an event on April 2; and for students in elementary and middle school on June 25. As members of the United State Chess Federation, the schedule is conforming to the other chess organizations schedules. $30 via money order. Register. Player forms will be available after February 1, and the deadline is Monday, February 29. Call 609-356-6058 for information.

Auditions

Shakespeare ‘70 will be holding open auditions for “Hamlet” to be performed at Kelsey Theater in June. Auditions are Tuesday and Thursday, January 12 and 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. E-mail lilisaidwhat@gmail.­com for an appointment and copies of the sides.

ActorsNET of Bucks County will hold auditions for the Agatha Christie mystery “A Murder Is Announced,” adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, on Saturday, January 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, January 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Heritage Center Theatre, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32, near the Calhoun Street Bridge), Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The show performs weekends April 22 to May 8.

The roles of Miss Marple and Letitita Blacklock are precast — all other roles are open. No monologue necessary. Auditioners will read from the script. All characters except Mitzi the cook must have English accents. Visit Facebook, www.facebook.com/theactorsnet, for complete casting notice, including character descriptions

Appointments not required. For more information, call producer Joe Doyle at 215-295-3694 or E-mail actorsnet@aol.com. Visit www.actorsnetbucks.org.

Nominations Invited

The New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma is accepting nominations for ambassador awards honoring individuals and faith-based communities that have provided effective supports, services, or programs that reduce the ways in which society stigmatizes people with mental illnesses.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 21, at Crowne Plaza in Monroe. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 1. E-mail lpowell@naminj.­org for information.

Rotary Club of Hamilton is seeking nominations for the annual Kurley Award honoring someone who lives and or works in Hamilton who best exemplifies the spirit of Rotary in his or her personal and public life.

The individual should possess attributes that are found in Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service including club service, vocational service, community service, international service, and youth service. Visit www.­hamiltontown­ship­ro­tary.­org for information.

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