Call for Films

Nassau Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2016 festival to be held at Princeton’s Garden Theater on Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Organizers are seeking short films from 30 seconds to 20 minutes in length. The festival is open to all genres and styles as well as student filmmakers. The deadline to submit is Saturday, April 30. $35. Visit nassaufilmfestival.­org.

Calls for Volunteers

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. Contact R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or rzepka@nybloodcenter.­org.

Mercer County Park Commission seeks volunteers for its annual grassland bird survey. A volunteer training and information session will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Historic Hunt House. Call 609-888-3218 or E-mail natureprograms@mercercounty.­org.

Calls for Poetry

New Brunswick Library seeks poems for its 18th annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology. Open to all poets from novice to previously published. All poets are invited to read their published poems at the poetry reading at the library on Monday, April 25. Visit www.­nbfpl.­org, E-mail Jackie Oshman at nbpoetry@gmail.­com, or call 732-745-5108, ext. 20. The deadline is Thursday, March 24.

NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest invites families and friends as well as those with mental health challenges to submit poems focusing on the positive aspects of living with mental illness. Poems must be typewritten, 40 lines or less, and related to the theme. Contest deadline is Friday, April 1. Send to NAMI NJ Poetry Contest, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick 08902; or E-mail your entry with the signed media release form to poetry@naminj.­org.

Summer Internship

Community Justice Center, a legal services non-profit with offices located in Trenton, is seeking a law student for its summer internship. While the position is unpaid, the Community Justice Center is eligible for and will participate with any law school stipend or grant program. The center assists low-income, disabled veterans and other eligible residents. The internship will include direct interaction with prospective and current clients including coordinating referrals, conducting intakes, and participation in community events and outreach. The intern will also have the opportunity to observe court hearings.

Applicants should have experience and/or demonstrated interest in disability and civil rights work and working directly with clients, experience and/or familiarity with invisible medical conditions, geographic familiarity with Central New Jersey, and commitment to community lawyering principles. Send cover letter and resume to info@nj-cjc.­org, with the subject line: Summer 2016 Internship. Deadline is Thursday, March 31.

Good Causes

Parkinson Alliance requests participation in its seventh annual Princeton Dines Out for Parkinson’s Research. Restaurants in Princeton will donate funds based on diners from Friday, April 22, to Thursday, April 28. Visit www.­parkinsonalliance.­org or call 800-579-8440 for information.

Animal Friends for Education and Welfare (AFEW) seeks donations of gently worn, used, or new shoes to raise funds for spaying and neutering. Collections is Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hamilton Animal Shelter through Saturday, May 14.

South Brunswick Department of Social Services welcomes donations of money, and gift cards to local food, pharmacy, and dry goods stores. Adopt a family is also available. Checks payable to South Brunswick Human Intervention Trust Fund may be sent to South Brunswick Township, Box 190 Monmouth Junction 08852, attention LouAnne Wolf. Call 732-329-4000, ext. 7672.

Giving opportunities in the library foyer include South Brunswick Food Pantry Bin for non perishable food items and Sunshine’s Pet Donation box for pet toys, pet items, and unexpired pet food.

Auditions

M&M Stage Productions has auditions for “Anything Goes” at Mercer College Wednesdays, March 23 and 30, from 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday, April 8, 7 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, April 9, noon to 5 p.m. The audition will consist of singing a song from the show, reading, and dance. Bring jazz and tap shoes, the audition form, an updated picture, and resume. Readings will be from the script. E-mail auditions@mandmstage.­com.

Road Trip

New Jersey State Museum Foundation offers two spring trips. A mural arts program tour of Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 5 for $120; and Rubin Museum of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City for $135 on Thursday, May 19. Call 609-394-5310.

Call for Art

New Hope Art League calls for artists for the seventh annual juried art show. Many art forms allowed. Visit NewHopeArtLeague.­com.

For the Young

Fulper Farms has camp scholarships. Each camp participant picks out their own calf to take care of. Families are invited to the farm on the last day to watch each camper present their calf in the show. The weekly day camps run July and August in Lambertville. E-mail camp@fulper­farms.­com or visit www.­fulper­farms.­com.

Art Lessons

Bucks County Classical Arts Center offers “The Art of Composition and Design,” an intensive workshop by Robert Armetta on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, at the Bucks County Classical Arts Center. The emphasis will be on design, not mathematics. $265. Gold Light Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street #3, New Hope. Visit buckscountyclass­ical­artscenter.­org or call John Murdoch at 267-221-6046.

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