Seeking Hosts

The Princeton Festival seeks residents with a spare room(s) to host visiting performing artists for up to six weeks this summer from Tuesday, May 17, to Sunday, June 26. Many performers will be residence for less than the full six weeks. All that is required is a private room and use of a bathroom and a kitchen. Artists will provide their own meals and transportation. All housing hosts have access to free ticket(s) to some Princeton Festival performances. For more information visit www.princetonfestival.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Good Cause

PEAC Health & Fitness at 1330 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, will collect used bikes to benefit the Trenton Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange on Saturday May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Trenton Bike Exchange, located in Ewing, is a nonprofit organization that collects and sells, at a low cost, quality bikes to families in Mercer County. Donated bikes of any size and condition are welcome, and all bikes are reconditioned by Bike Exchange volunteers before being sold. All proceeds from the bike sales benefit the Trenton Boys and Girls Club’s after-school programs.

For information about the Bike Exchange: 609-571-9476 or www.BikeExchangeNJ.org. For information about the bike drive: 609-883-2000, csalmon@peachealthfitness.com, www.peachealthfitness.com.

Summer Camps

Tri-State Actors Theater holds a theater camp for children ages 6 to 12 from Monday through Friday, June 27 through July 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SpringBoard Shoppes, 145 Spring Street, Newton. The camp offers an introduction to understanding the art of theater through the pure fun of playing together and learning about the stage, acting, puppetry and other hands-on activities. The camp is led by long-time educator and theater professional Patricia Meacham. The camp concludes with a presentation for families. Register. $200 includes all supplies, but children should bring a snack and lunch. For more information or to register, please contact Tri-State at 973 383-0510 or email tristateactorstheater@centurylink.net. Visit them on the web at www.tristateactorstheater.org.

Call for Business

Arts Council of Princeton seeks a Princeton-area business sponsor for the next Parklet, to be located in two adjacent parking spaces in downtown Princeton. The sponsor selected by the Arts Council and municipality will be responsible for a $5,500 fee to cover public works, administration, coordination, and lost meter revenue. The sponsor will also be responsible for design/artist fees and is encouraged to add its own creative touch to the design. Added materials must be weatherproof, non-toxic, and safe for public use. Lighting is permitted if a power source is provided. The Parklet will be in place from approximately June 3 through October 28, 2016. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org for an application.

Support Groups

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County offers two new support groups. Its Jewish Bereavement Group is for any Jewish adult who has lost a loved one within the past 18 months. Beverly Rubman facilitates. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 1 through July 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, West Windsor. The cost is $50.

The Caregiver Support Group is a non-sectarian for those under age 75 who are helping spouses with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, early onset dementia, or other chronic illnesses. Beverly Rubman facilitates. The group meets every other Tuesday, May 17 through July 26, from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the adult library the Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. The cost is $50. To register or for more information contact beverlyr@jfcsonline.org or call 609-987-8100, ext. 151.

For Artists

D&R Greenway Land Trust offers special workshops in plein-air pastel painting in conjunction with the exhibit “Brush for Earth” by Princeton-based artist Heather Barros. The workshops, led by Barros, are held in Greenway Meadows on Rosedale Road in Princeton. Workshops for adults take place Wednesday, May 11, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. and Thursday, May 12, from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Cost: $20. A workshop for children ages 6 and older takes place Thursday, May 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost: $10. All materials are provided. Visit www.drgreenway.org to register.

Audition

The Mighty Oak Players holds auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Auditions!” on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17 and 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Monroe Township High School Performing Arts Center, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe. Callbacks will be Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Show dates are July 29 to 31 and August 5 to 7. Performers of all ethnicities, ages 16 and up, are sought for the roles of Frederic, tenor; Mabel, soprano; Pirate King, bari-tenor; Major General, baritone; Ruth, mezzo soprano; and featured roles/ensemble. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater piece in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Contact Jen at jalagna@monroe.k12.nj.us for information.

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