The Garden State Film Festival is seeking volunteers to work the festival, held from Thursday to Sunday, March 22 to 25, in Asbury Park. Volunteers will help with ticket sales, passing out programs, merchandise sales, and more. Email volunteer@gsff.org or visit www.gsff.org for information.


Forte Dramatic Productions is holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Sylvia” at Kelsey Theater — Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor — on Wednesday, February 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, February 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Prepare a short comedic monologue. All roles are open. Visit www.fortedrama.org.

Elementary through high school musicians are invited to audition for the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey on Tuesday, January 23 (snow date: January 30). Students must study privately and be enrolled in their school band or orchestra (if there is one). Recommendation by the student’s private teacher is required. Homeschoolers are also invited to audition. Auditions take place at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro. The audition fee is $25. Visit www.yocj.org.

Citizenship Class

Literacy NJ is hosting a free citizenship class at the Lawrence Library. This 11-week class is offered to permanent legal residents who can read, write, and speak basic English, and who want to become United States citizens. Classes meet two times a week, on Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting January 20 and ending April 4. Registration is required. Call 609-587-6027 or email cmitch@literacynj.org.

Youth Opportunities

New Jersey High School students can register to compete in the New Jersey Brain Bee Competition, held Saturday, February 10, at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway. Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question-and-answer competition in which students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system. There is no cost to participate. Open to students in grades 9 through 12. Visit rwjms.rutgers.edu/BrainBee.html.

Caregiver Support

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County has announced a new non-sectarian caregiver support group for those who are taking care of a spouse. The group will be held for six Tuesdays beginning January 23 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at 707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton. Cost is $50 for six sessions. Contact Beverly Rubman at beverlyr@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 151 to register.

Women’s March

The League of Women Voters is providing bus transportation to and from the Women’s March of New Jersey on Saturday, January 20. Bus departs at 8:40 a.m. from the Princeton Shopping Center and takes riders to the march at Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street, Morristown. $50. Visit www.lwvnj.org

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