Auditions

Plays in the Park has auditions Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, noon, at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater, at 1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park, Edison. The upcoming season features “The Little Mermaid,” “Sister Act,” and “South Pacific.”

Be prepared to perform 16 bars of an up-tempo show tune. An accompanist will be provided. Bring your own sheet music in the proper key, marked with any cuts.

If given a callback, actors will be asked to read and sing from the script/score and learn a dance combination, if appropriate. Visit www.­playsinthepark.­com or call 732-548-2884.

Somerset Valley Playhouse has auditions for “Boeing Boeing” on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough.

The director is seeking two men, and four women. The female characters have French, German, Italian, and New York accents. Actresses auditioning for the three air hostesses must be comfortable in high-heeled shoes. All actors must be comfortable with physical comedy. Visit www.­svptheatre.­org or call 908-369-7469 for information.

Volunteer Please

Mercer County Park Commission seeks volunteers to perform an ash tree survey to help monitor and manage the spread of the emerald ash borer in the park’s ash trees.

Trained monitors will collect a variety of measurements and observations of ash trees, including tree diameter, canopy fullness, and EAB symptoms. Volunteer training will take place on Thursday, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Mountain View Golf Course. All participants must attend one training session to take part in the survey. Call 609-303-0706 or E-mail jrogers@mercercounty.­org.

American Diabetes Association’s Princeton Tour de Cure, a cycling and walk event that raises funds for the ADA, will be held Sunday, June 26. Volunteers are needed to register riders, give them food and water, help with car and bike parking, drive support and gear vehicles, and more. Contact Laura Wertz at lwertz@diabetes.­org or 732-469-7979, ext. 3506.

History Grants

Trenton Historical Society is accepting applications for its eighth annual Restore Trenton! Historic Property Rehabilitation Grant Program. Deadline is Friday, April 15. Grants range from $500 to $3,000.

The David Collier Grant Fund to promote the preservation and restoration of eligible historic properties within the city of Trenton provides funding for the completion of qualified exterior restoration work. Eligible properties must be 50 years of age or older and in residential use. Preference is given to properties owned by Trenton residents and those within designated historic districts. Funding is limited to exterior projects including rehabilitation, restoration, and major repairs of architectural details and features.

Visit www.­trentonhistory.­org, E-mail society@trentonhistory.­org, or call 609-396-4478.

Fitness Challenge

Princeton Fitness Challenge offers motivation, teamwork, and coaching support you need to achieve your goals. Register through the Princeton Adult School to join a team of three. Fitness tools include running clinics, yoga, Pilates, and Pure Barre classes, chiropractic care, cycling outings, massage therapy, nutrition workshops, foot reflexology, and more. E-mail drlavine@askdrlavine.­com or call 609-497-1944 for information.

Culture Trip

Patrons of the Arts of Monroe present a trip from Thursday to Sunday, July 28 to 31. Highlights include Tanglewood Music Center, Clarke Institute, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Norman Rockwell Museum, Boston Symphony Orchestra concert, Museum of the Guilded Age, and Williamstown Theater. $1,089 to $1,419 includes tickets, transportation, three nights, breakfasts, and dinners. Contact Gloria Adlerman at 732-605-0262 or E-mail Gloria@atlaswt.­com.

CPR Course

Princeton Recreation Department will offer an American Red Course First Aid/CPR/AED program on Tuesday and Thursday, March 29 and 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 380 Witherspoon Street. $83. Must be 15 or older. Visit www.­princetonrecreation.­com or call 609-921-9480 for information.

Good Cause

Coalition for Peace Action offers VIP seats for the concert by Art Garfunkel at McCarter Theater on Friday, May 20. $98 for members, $123 for non-members, partially benefits the organization. Call 609-924-5022 for information.

Nominations Invited

Kidsbridge in partnership with the Axelrod Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education invites nominations for the sixth annual Youth Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Award Program.

Principals, teachers, and school counselors of students in fourth to 12th grades may nominate a student who has demonstrated an altruistic act of generating awareness, empathy, and action for holocaust and/or genocide education. Deadline is Friday, April 29. Visit www.­kidsbridgecenter.­org or call 609-771-0377 for information.

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