Auditions

McCarter Theater seeks a young girl between the ages of 7 and 11 (4’1” and 4’8” tall) to play the part of Young Ariadne in the world premiere of Marina Carr’s “Phaedra Backwards.” The character appears in several short films to be projected over the stage and will appear on stage in one scene. It is a non-speaking role.

Emily Mann is directing the modern adaptation of the classic Greek myth exploring the politics of family, the pull of fate, and the danger of desire. There are mature themes and content in this production. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 20; and the show runs Tuesday, October 18, to Sunday, November 6.

Audition is Wednesday, July 27, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton. For information and appointments call Payden Ackerman at 609-258-6505

Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Camelot” on Sunday, August 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 10, 7 to 10 p.m. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor. Prepare one complete song from musical theater. Bring sheet music and be prepared to dance. Seeking eight male adults, five female adults, and one boy (age 8 to 12). E-mail suzanne_Mclean@hotmail.com or call 215-579-5677 for an audition appointment.

Scholarship

Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer is accepting applications for the Grace M. Brauninger scholarship. For women 25 or older who are residents of Mercer County and matriculating at a school in New Jersey. Deadline is Saturday, July 30. Visit www.zontatrenton.org for information and application.

Road Trip

Jewish Community Center offers a trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sunday, July 31. The bus leaves Adath Israel in Lawrenceville at 9:15 a.m. $49 includes bus, ticket, and snacks. Lunch is on your own. Call 609-219-9550 or E-mail programs@jcctoday.org to register.

For the Young

OCM Canaan Church of Princeton offers “Kids Fun Day” on Saturday, August 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 826 Village Road West, West Windsor. The Chinese Christian Church offers games, an obstacle course, stories, music, lunch, and snack. Free with registration at www.ocmccp.org.

Internship

Centenary Stage Company, a professional Equity theater in residence at Centenary College in Hackettstown, is accepting applications for a stipend-paid internship program. Opportunities to explore all aspects of theater including administration, performance, and production. Acting internships are also available with actors earning Equity points when cast. Stage management and technical interns will work on both main stage and touring productions. Positions run Monday, August 15, to July 1, 2012. Call Catherine Rust or Carl Wallnau at 908-979-0900 for information. www.centenarystageco.org.

Audition Bootcamp

Playhouse Acting Academy offers a two-day course for high school students interested in majoring in theater or music at any college. Presented by a New York City based company to prepare students for an audition. Classes take place at East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center, Playhouse 11, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick (only seven miles from downtown Cranbury). Visit www.playhouseactingacademy.org or call 732-353-6186. $350 for two prepared monologues, two prepared songs, dance preparation, headshot, resume prep, and written feedback from a mock audition.

Volunteer

New Jersey Blood Services seeks volunteers to work blood drives to assist donors with registrations, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Contact Jan Zepka at 732-616-8941 or E-mail rzepka@nybloodcenter.org.

Donate

Lawrence Historical Society seeks photographs and memorabilia related to the history of public libraries and schools in Lawrence. Photographs may be scanned and returned. E-mail webmaster@thelhs.org or call 609-895-1728 for information.

Call for Art

West Windsor Arts Council seeks artworks that portray and embrace global connectedness through inspirations from travel, tradition, cultural heritage, or global issues. Deadline is Monday, August 1. Opening reception is Saturday, September 3. Visit www.westwindsorarts.org for details.

Cutest Pet?

New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association is in search of the cutest pet in New Jersey. Submit a photo and optional video at www.facebook.com/njvma. Deadline is Thursday, July 28. Three winners will be selected based on a two-week voting period. For more information call 908-281-0918 or visit www.njvma.org.

Psychodrama

Center Playhouse offers a psychodrama session on Saturday, August 20th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Center Playhouse in Freehold. Bernice Garfield-Szita, MS, LPC, TEP, and Bob Szita, MS, LPC, TEP, both nationally certified trainers, educators, and practitioners in psychodrama and action methods leading the workshop for actors, directors, educators, as well as mental health and health care professionals. Potential candidates for Humanity Players, an interactive community education theater arts program that teaches how to cope with major life challenges through the perspective of a multigenerational and multicultural cast, may arise through the group experience. Call 732-577-1076 for information on registration, fees, and other details.

Self-Help

NJ Department of Health and Senior Services awarded a grant to 18 agencies to expand a community-based program to help older adults better manage their chronic diseases. “Take Control of Your Health” workshops are held for 2 1/2 hours weekly for six weeks. Grants will be used to recruit and train individuals to become peer leaders and host workshops in their communities. Call 800-792-8820 to locate a session in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Hunterdon counties. Also available online at www.selfmanage.org.

Volunteer

Fresh Air Fund seeks more families to give inner-city children a two-week experience this summer. Visit www.freshair.org for information.

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