Kelsey Theater is holding auditions for its production of “Medea” at Kelsey Theater, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, on Thursday and Saturday, September 7 and 9, at noon. Callbacks will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Prepare a monologue that is under two minutes from any of the Greek classical tragedies. Contact Jody Gazenbeek-Person at email@example.com.
Join a Choir
Open rehearsals for Hopewell Valley Chorus’ new season, “Deck the Halls,” a program of traditional secular and sacred holiday music, will be held Mondays, September 11 and 18, at 7 p.m. at Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington. No auditions. Male voices especially welcome. Seasonal membership: $50. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-448-0615, or www.hvchorus.wordpress.com.
Pegasus Theater Project will fundraise for Alzheimer’s New Jersey during its production of “Chapter Two,” running September 15 to 24 at the West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road. The theater will accept donations by taking up a collection at the end of each performance. Visit www.pegasustheatrenj.org for information.
Passage Theater is offering a six-week acting class for adults led by actress June Ballinger. Actors will work with monologues from both plays and screenplays chosen by the teacher for each student. The class will be small (no more than eight) and a brief interview is required. Students of varying levels are encouraged to sign up. The cost is $100 for all six sessions, and the classes will be held Mondays starting October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton. Visit www.passagetheatre.org.
Trenton Children’s Chorus is registering all children who love to sing for its 29th season. TCC serves children in grades K to 12 from the greater Trenton area in its facility at 471 Parkway Avenue, Trenton. There are five individual choirs in TCC, grouped by age. Choir rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Children can arrive as early as 3 p.m. to play games, do homework, or socialize with other choir members. Following a healthy snack, rehearsals are held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. TCC provides transportation to rehearsals for those students who would otherwise not be able to attend. Visit www.trentonchildrenschorus.org for information.
Community Support and Suicide Prevention CONTACT will offer two 40-hour training courses for prospective hotline volunteers beginning Tuesday, September 12, and running weekly through November 21; mornings 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and evenings 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. A one-hour, no obligation orientation session will be held on September 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. The classes teach compassionate listening skills, telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and addiction awareness. Information and registration: www.contactofmercer.org or 609-883-2880.
Mental Illness Course
Family-to-Family, a free, 12-session family education course provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will be offered in Middlesex County beginning Tuesday, September 12. The course is provided to support families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. Course participants gain up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain. Anyone interested should call Marilyn at 908-806-3475 or Adrienne at 908-672-1927. The course is limited to 20 participants. Registration by phone is required.
Take a Judaism Class
Congregation Beth Chaim is hosting an Introduction to Judaism class every Tuesday starting October 24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The classes will be held at 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction, and will be taught by rabbis, cantors, and other Jewish professionals from the area. Cost is $100. Visit www.bethchaim.org.
Take a Trip
The Washington Crossing Audubon Society is hosting free birding trips throughout September. On Saturday, September 9, the WCAS is hosting a walk at the Forsythe NWR at Brigantine. For more information or in event of inclement weather, call Brad Meritt, who will be leading the walk, at 609-921-8964.
On Sunday, September 17, a walk will be held at the Featherbed Lane Banding Station. Registration is required. Call 609-921-8964 to register. On Saturday, September 23, a walk will be held at St. Michael’s Farm Preserve in Hopewell.
Visit www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org to register. Finally, on Saturday, September 30, a walk will be held at the Negri-Nepote Native Grasslands Preserve in Somerset County. Visit their website for more information about any of the September walks.