Call for Volunteers

The Anchor House-Connecting YOUTH Mentor program is looking for caring, responsible volunteers to serve as a trusted friend and guide to young adults ages 14 to 21 in a one-to-one setting. The volunteer helps to ensure that the young adult makes healthy academic and career decisions.  Volunteers must be able to commit to spending at least two years in a relationship with mentee and serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors such as patience, tolerance, and listening skills. For information contact Rachael J. Chambers at 609-439-4215 ext. 107 or rchambers@anchorhousenj.org.

For Nature Lovers

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve offers a training program for volunteer naturalists ages 18 and older. Naturalists at the preserve lead tours and other activities and are available to answer visitors’ questions. Core classes meet every other Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from September 21 through November 16. Attendance is required at all sessions and the course fee is $200. Volunteers must also complete the Knowing Native Plants series from January through November, 2018. For information or to register visit www.bhwp.org or e-mail volunteer@bhwp.org.

4-H of Middlesex County offers “Eco-Ventures at the EARTH Center” for students entering grades 3 through 6 from Monday to Friday, August 21 to 25. The program runs daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick. Each day will feature hands-on activities and team-building exercises based on different themes. Register by Wednesday, August 9. A fee of $115 includes materials, a snack, and beverages. Bring your own lunch. To register or for more information call 732-398-5261 or visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov.

For Dancers

Princeton Ballet School holds placement classes for its fall programs at its Princeton studio at 301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey’s. The classes are not an audition; all levels are welcome. Classes will be held Tuesday, August 15, at 5:15 p.m. for ages 7 to 10 and 7 p.m. for ages 11 and up; and Saturday, August 26, at 10 a.m. for ages 7 to 10 and 12:30 p.m. for ages 11 plus. To register call 609-921-7758. Fall classes begin Saturday, September 9.

Princeton Dance & Theater Studio in Forrestal Village offers free classes for prospective students. Free classes are offered in ballet for children and adults and hip-hop on Saturday, August 26; modern on Wednesday, September 6; tap on Tuesday, September 12; and jazz on Thursday, September 14. Visit www.princetondance.com or call 609-514-1600 to register.

Audition

Roxey Ballet holds auditions for its production of the Nutcracker on stage November 25 through December 3. Auditions will be held Saturday, September 9, at the studios at 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. Parts are available for ages 4 to 18. Auditions are ages 4 to 6 are from noon to 12:30 p.m.; ages 7 to 10 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; ages 11 to 13 from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; and ages 14 to 18 from 1:30 to 2 p.m. For information or to register visit www.roxeyballet.org/auditions.

Sharim v’Sharot, a choir that performs Jewish music in central New Jersey and the Delaware Valley, holds auditions for all voice parts in August and September. The choir rehearses in Ewing on Tuesday evenings from September through late June. For more information visit www.sharimvsharot.org. To schedule an audition e-mail sharimvsharot@gmail.com.

Capital Singers of Trenton is a 100-voice choir founded in 2006 with repertoire including an eclectic mix of musical genres and styles, both sacred and secular. The choir is currently welcoming singers of all voice parts, but particularly tenors and basses. Its mission is to promote the art of choral singing, enrich the cultural life of New Jersey, and serve as goodwill ambassadors for the city of Trenton through concerts, special performances, and community outreach. Rehearsals are held twice a month on Sunday evening at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton. For more information visit to www.capitalsingers.org or e-mail capitalsingers@gmail.com.

Career Opportunities

One Yoga Center offers an information session for prospective yoga teachers on Saturday, August 12, at 11 a.m., at 156 South Main Street, Hightstown. A six-month, 200-hour yoga teacher training program begins in January, 2018. The center also offers an advanced 500-hour training program. For information or to apply visit www.oneyogacenter.net.

Weichert, Realtors offers monthly career nights in its company-owned offices throughout the region. Attendees will learn about the advantages of a career in real estate, the ease of attaining a real estate license, and about opportunities with Weichert. Sessions are Tuesdays, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. To locate the nearest Weichert office visit www.weichert.com/offices.

Call For Artists

The Trenton Artists Workshop Association is starting a database of artists who have disabilities as described in the American with Disabilities Act. The database will be used to invite artists to exhibit in a March, 2018, exhibit at Trenton Public Library and in a series of future exhibits. Artists 18 to 34 years of age working in drawing, painting, and photography are urged to submit work.  Send a bio, artist’s statement, and an attachment of three works to tawaexhibits@aol.com by September 15. 

Registration is now open for the 88th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Phillips’ Mill. Artists living within a 25 mile radius of Phillips’ Mill are invited to submit their works for a juried acceptance. Eligible work must be by a living artist and completed within the last five years. Art work must not have been previously exhibited at the Phillips’ Mill Art Show. Registration and receiving of art work will take place at Phillips’ Mill on Friday, September 8, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Submitted works will be juried on Sunday, September 10. The art exhibit will be open to the public from Saturday, September 23, to Sunday, October 29. Visit www.phillipsmill.org for entry guidelines and applications.

Grants Available

Princeton Area Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its Community Impact Grants program and the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Community Development Fund Grants. Nonprofits that meet eligibility requirements may apply for both grants.

Community Impact Grants are for organizations whose initiatives transform the lives of low-income individuals, families, and communities. The submission deadline is Monday, September 11. Applications are also being accepted for grants from the 2017 Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Development Fund. Those grants are for nonprofit organizations that play a critical role in education, leadership, economic opportunity, and self-sufficiency. The application deadline is Friday, September 15. Visit www.pacf.org for guidelines.

Faith

Princeton Theological Seminary offers a conference on “Connecting Women in Diverse Ministries from Around the World” from Monday to Wednesday, October 23 to 25. The event includes a keynote address by Katie G. Cannon, a Presbyterian minister; workshops; books; and the unveiling of a portrait of Muriel J. Van Orden Jennings, the school’s first female graduate. Early bird registration for the conference is $225 and ends August 15. Visit wimconf.ptsem.edu for more information.

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