The Philomusica Concert Choir is holding auditions on Mondays, January 15, 22, 29 and February 5 and 12 after regular rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Prospective singers are encouraged to participate in a regular rehearsal and then audition afterward. Registration is required. Call 732-993-5400 or email

The Hopewell Valley Chorus will hold open rehearsals on Mondays, January 22 and 29, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Rehearsals take place in the chorus room at Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington. Visit, e-mail, or call 609-448-0615.

Kelsey Theater is holding auditions for “Spring Awakening” on Thursday, January 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prepare a monologue that is two minutes or less in length and 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. E-mail

Paper Mill Playhouse is holding auditions for its summer musical theater conservatory on Saturdays, January 27 and February 3. Registration is required. Students ages 10 to 18 are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s staff in a fully produced concert at Montclair State University. Auditions will be held at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair. Visit

The Roxey Ballet Company has announced auditions for the Jungle Book ballet “Mowgli.” Auditions will be held in Roxey Ballet’s Canal Studios on Saturday, January 13, for ages 4 to 18. To register for a time slot, visit The audition location is 243 North Union Street, Lambertville.


Sing with the Monroe Township Chorus on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. All voice parts are welcome. For information contact Sheila Werfel at 609-619-3229.


Hugs For Brady, a nonprofit that assists children with cancer, is seeking volunteers to help with its 2018 Winter Gala, set to be held Saturday, March 3. They need volunteers to contact businesses, organizations, and individuals for sponsorships, ads in the event’s program, table purchases, or silent auction items for this event. Visit

CONTACT of Mercer County, a suicide/crisis hotline and textline, is seeking volunteers. The organization offers a 40-hour training course in active listening/resources and crisis intervention skills starting on Tuesday, February 6, and running weekly on Tuesdays through April 17. There is no class on March 13. The course has two sections: morning training from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and evening training from 7 to 10 p.m. Classes are held in the office building behind the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. $35. Call 609-883-2880 or visit

Literacy New Jersey Mercer County trains volunteers to meet with adults who need to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. A 15-hour tutor training course starts on Thursday, January, 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues each Thursday through February 8 at 1 North Johnston Avenue, Hamilton. Registration is required. Contact or call 609-587-6027.

Safe Driver Program

On Monday, January 29, and Thursday, February 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor will host an AARP Driver Safety Program. The course consists of two three-hour sessions and is geared toward the needs of older drivers. Attendance at both sessions is required to be certified for the completion of the course. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Make checks payable to AARP and register to the Synagogue office by Monday, January 22. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor. 609-443-4454.


The South Brunswick Library seeks donations of new and nearly new books and media for its February book sale. Items can be dropped off at the library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. Visit

Hebrew Bible Study

Rabbi Ben Adler of Adath Israel in Lawrenceville is hosting “The Forgotten Bible” gatherings on six Thursdays starting January 18 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. $18 for members, $36 for non-members. Visit

For Teens

Princeton United Methodist Church invites young people who want to participate in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) to an informational meeting on Saturday, January 13, at 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The church is located at the corner of Nassau and Vandeventer in Princeton.

A Christian ministry that is open to those of any faith, ASP aims to inspire hope and service. Preparation for Princeton UMC’s 2018 ASP trip will include doing fundraisers plus studying poverty issues, Appalachian history and culture, the meaning of service to others, and basic construction techniques.

Visit, email, or call 609-924-2613.

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