The West Windsor Library will hold open auditions for teenagers ages 12 to 17, as well as some adult roles, for its Halloween musical, “Sleepyhead.” The auditions will take place on Saturdays, July 23 and August 6, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, July 27 and August 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and singing a selection of well-known songs. Scripts are available at the reference desk, or they can be sent via e-mail. The library is also seeking help with makeup, costumes, choreography, music, and set construction. Call director Michael Kerr at 609-275-8901 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT of Mercer County seeks volunteers to participate in their Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which includes two hotlines, a text line, and an online chat. Volunteers will help those who are looking for someone to listen, ease their despair, and help them share the daily burdens of life.
Volunteer training sessions will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 13, and will run through November at 60 South Main Street, Pennington. Morning sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and evening sessions will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. For more information visit contactofmercer.org/volunteeropportunities or call 609-883-2880.
A free support group for anyone who is caring for a loved one that is chronically ill or elderly will be held Wednesday, July 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Princeton. Facilitated by a senior care specialist, the Care for the Caregiver group offers education and support. Call 609-450-8877.
The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts for 2016. Scripts must be original full-length work, no longer than two hours or 100 pages. No musicals, adaptations, collections, or poems will be accepted. Submission deadline is Sunday, July 31, with a $25 entrance fee. Winners will receive a cash prize and a reading in a professional venue. Visit www.newworksofmeritplaywritingcontest.com.
Mercer County officials invite locals to the 98th Annual 4-H Fair to compete for a Blue Ribbon. The fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, at the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell. Participants do not have to be 4-H members to enter the open division categories, which range from family recipes, homegrown vegetables, fine art, woodworking, and more. For more information visit mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/fair.
Moms Run This Town, a free nationwide running club for women, has opened a chapter in Hamilton. The group of roughly 150 women gather together for group runs, as well as to compete together in local races. Members of all paces are welcome to join, from avid runners to walkers. For more information visit www.momsrunthistown.com or www.facebook.com/groups/HamiltonMRTT.
Registration is now open for this summer’s field hockey umpiring course at Mercer County Community College. Open to players ages 13 and up, coaches, and parents. Course dates are: Tuesday, July 26, Thursday, July 28, Saturday, July 30, and Monday, August 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The class is $72 and includes NFHS rule book. To register call 609-570-3311.