Alzheimer’s on Film

Suven Inc., a supplier of chemicals to life sciences companies, offers a free screening of “Carpe Kilimanjaro,” the story of Zach Jordan’s literal ascension of a mountain and his metaphorical ascension to fatherhood, in the face of Alzheimer’s, on Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. at AMC Loews Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. A Q&A on Alzheimer’s disease and nearby clinical trials follows the film. For information visit

Writing Contest

The Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University challenges children ages 9 to 14 to write a 350-word story that includes the sentence, “The taste was strange, but not unexpected.” Winning stories will be illustrated and published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Picture Book Press and on the Pop Goes the Page creative blog. Additionally, winning authors in each age categories will enjoy a $50 shopping spree at Labyrinth Books. Contest submissions are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 31. For submission requirements, go to

Support Groups

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Evolve), a non-profit non-sectarian organization that has been providing grief support groups for surviving spouses since 1979, offers spring sessions in Hamilton and West Windsor.

The Hamilton Square Grief support Group for Widows and Widowers begins a 10-week session Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4315 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. For more information or to register call 856-234-2200 or 888-920-2201. A $35 donation is requested.

The West Windsor Grief support Group for Widows and Widowers begins a 10-week session Monday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction. For more information or to register call 856-234-2200 or 888-920-2201. A $35 donation is requested


The Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville is holding auditions for the 2017 season at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theater. Shows in production include Ragtime in Concert, Footloose, Stars N’ Stripes, Bonnie & Clyde, Hair, and The Wizard of Oz.

The children’s theater series includes Disney’s Cinderella, & Aladdin, and Louis Palena’s Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White.

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 26, at the Downtown Performing Arts Center studios, 54 Mt. Airy Village Road, Lambertville, NJ. All roles are open and non-paying. Bring a headshot and resume and prepare 16 bars of a song (no pop). Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Ages 15 and above should be prepared to dance.

Audition times are 10 to 11:30 a.m., ages 7 to 10; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 11 to 14; and 1 to 3 p.m., ages 15 to 18. High school graduates and older should e-mail Louis Palena for an appointment at A $150 participation fee is required for those 18 years and under.

Somerset Valley Players is holding auditions for “Evil Dead the Musical” on Tuesday and Thursday, March 28 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. Callbacks will take place Saturday, April 1. Auditions are held at 689, Amwell Road, Hillsborough.

Roles are available for four to five adult males and three to four adult females in their 20s. “Evil Dead the Musical” is a comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, with characters and demons singing and dancing to songs written specifically for the musical. The show runs weekends, June 9 through 25. For information call 908-369-7469 or visit


Registration is open for spring flag football and fall tackle football and cheerleading through the Hopewell Valley Youth Football and Cheer Association. Jr. Bulldogs Spring Flag League is open to boys and girls, grades K through 8. A $75 fee covers six Sunday sessions starting April 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. Each session consists of instruction and game play.

Fall tackle and cheer programs are open to boys and girls ages 4 through 14. Fee is $150 for cheer and tackle ages 4 to 6, and $200 for all other tackle levels. Programs are open to residents of Hopewell, Ewing, and Princeton. Visit for more information.

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