Auditions

Beth-El Theater Productions and JEM Productions has auditions for “The Odd Couple” on Monday, February 4; Friday, February 22, and Sunday, February 24, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Beth-El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor. E-mail Jeffrey E Milstein at jmilstein13@aol.com to set up an audition date and time. The play consists of six men and two women. Bring a headshot and resume to the audition. Monologues are not needed as you will be reading from the script.

Volunteers Needed

Mercer County Police Departments and Womanspace are accepting applications for volunteers to become a member the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Response Team. Team members will work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information, and referral at the time of a domestic violence or sexual assault crisis. Team members will be contacted by Womanspace personnel and respond to Mercer County Police Departments to meet with domestic violence and sexual assault victims. They will provide information and support in order to assist victims in making educated decisions that positively affect individual and family conditions.

Training is scheduled to begin the first week of March. Team members will receive extensive specialized training on such topics as the law, sensitivity to the needs of victims and their children, and how to provide swift, safe, and appropriate responses at a very critical time for families.

Minimum requirements include 18 years of age, a valid driver’s license and available transportation, no criminal record history, attend mandatory training and monthly meetings, ability to communicate well with others and be sensitive to victims’ feelings. Bilingual individuals and persons fluent in American Sign Language are encouraged to participate. Contact Heidi Mueller at dvvrt@womanspace.org or 609-394-0136.

American Red Cross seeks volunteers for programs and services. Volunteer opportunities include the disaster action team, home fire campaign, blood services ambassador, and service to the armed forces. Visit redcross.org/volunteer for information.

For Parents

CHADD parent to parent family training on ADHD class begins Sunday, January 24, and continue January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at All Saint’s Church in Princeton. Classes will be taught by Jane Milrod and Katherine McGavern.

The class provides educational information and support for individuals and families dealing with ADHD and learning to navigate the challenges of ADHD across the lifespan. Participants receive extensive materials to support them, including articles, reference materials, handouts and homework assignments

$125 includes work book. Visit www.chadd.org, call 609-921-3266, or E-mail k.mcgavern@gmail.com for information.

Life on the Farm

Howell Living History Farm is accepting applications for the farmhands, a program that begins in February. The program introduces children to life on the farm, while parents volunteer time helping the farm staff with visiting school groups and seasonal chores. One parent must volunteer at the farm in exchange for one child’s participation in the program.

To enroll, parents must attend an organizational meeting held in the farm Visitor Center on Saturday, February 6, at 9 a.m. Howell Farm is in Hopewell on Valley Road, just off Route 29, two miles south of Lambertville. Visit www.­howellfarm.­org or call 609-737-3299.

The Farmhands Program is a Saturday only program for children ages 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Children participating in Farmhands will have opportunities to help care for animals, help farmers in the barns and field, and join in farm craft programs and games. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 9 to 12 year olds; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for 6 to 8 year olds.

Call Kathy Brilla at 609-737-3299, E-mail kbrilla@mercercounty.org, or visit www.howellfarm.org for information.

For the Young

Sarah Mook Poetry Prize has its 12th annual student poetry contest. The awards are: $100 first prize, $50 second prize, $25 third prize in each of four categories: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth, sixth through eighth, and ninth through twelfth grade.

The organization has received more than 10,000 poems from students throughout the United States, awarded nearly $7,000 in prizes to young poets, and donated more than $3,000 to Saint Joseph’s Indian School and to Smile Train.

Enter two poems of any length, on any subject, any style. Poems must be typed or word-processed. The student’s name, address, or school should not appear on the poems. Include a typed cover sheet with student name, address, grade level, school name, and the poem title. Home schoolers are welcome.

Teachers: When submitting a class set of poems, include your full name, name of the school, a list of student names, their poem titles, grade level for each student, contact information for the school, and a self addressed stamped envelope and your E-mail address to receive the results.

Donations payable to Sarah Mook Outreach Fund are requested to benefit Save the Children, an organization that organizes health, education, and emergency services to needy children. Send to Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, 896 Ferncliff Road, Poultney, VT 05764. The deadline is March 31. E-mail davidmook@aol.com. Visit www.sarahmookpoetrycontest.com.

Cranbury-Plainsboro Little League registration has begun for the spring season, offering Little League baseball, softball, and T-Ball for kids 3.5 to 13 years old. Register online at www.cpll.org through Wednesday, February 17. The season goes from April to mid-June, with all activities on fields in Cranbury and Plainsboro. T-Ball is open to kids 3.5 to 7 years old and costs only $25. Baseball and softball leagues are open to kids 7 to 13 years old. Also seeking former players ages 13 and up interested in umpiring. Umpire training is available and it is a paid position. Register at www.cpll.org or E-mail info@cpll.org.

Donate Please

SERV Behavioral Health System, a nonprofit organization serving more than 1,400 special-needs adults and youth in New Jersey, has teamed up with Donate For Charity, so individuals can easily donate an unwanted car, boat, RV, or other vehicle as a way to help support innovative programs for SERV consumers.

Donate For Charity will arrange for a vehicle — whether it is running or not — to be picked up free of charge anywhere in the United States. Donors will receive a receipt showing what the vehicle sold for at auction or for parts so that it can be claimed as a tax deduction. SERV Foundation will receive 70 to 80 percent of net proceeds of the auction sales price.

Visit www.donateforcharity.com and select The SERV Foundation as your charity of choice, or call 866-392-4483.

Hair Cuttery salons present its Share a Haircut program on Monday and Tuesday, February 1 and 2. For every haircut purchased throughout these days, one will be donated back to a homeless person locally in the community. Visit www.haircuttery.com.

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