Comedy School

Catch a Rising Star launches a comedy school to develop a sense of humor and improve public speaking. The six-week class begins Monday, September 14, 7 to 9 p.m. and culminates in a graduation show where you will perform at Catch’s stage in front of an audience. Materials include writing jokes to opening a club. Steve Trevelise, Jimmy Graham, and comic guests share their knowledge. “What better place to learn than from the club that has launched so many careers?” says Trevelise, general manager of the Catch at Carnegie Center’s Hyatt. “No matter what you do that involves dealing with the public, be it entertainment, writing, or sales, this is the course for you.” Tuition of $400 includes a headshot and DVD of your on stage performance. www.cashinginoncomedy.com or call 609-731-1932.

Howell Farms is accepting applications for parent and child enrollment in its Saturday farmhands program. The program is designed to introduce children to life on the farm while parents volunteer time helping the staff work with visitors to the farm. One parent’s time in exchange for one child’s participation. No experience necessary. The fall session runs September 12 to October 24. Organizational meetings for parents will be held on Saturday, August 29, at 9 a.m. www.howellfarm.org or call 609-737-3299.

Call for Art

Capital Health seeks art from regional artists to promote an environment of health and healing in its new 540,000 square foot hospital in Hopewell. The hospital will both purchase existing work and identify artists from whom site-specific work will be commissioned. Artwork on all mediums and of any scale will be considered. Send three examples of the artist’s work to Lin Swensson at lin@swenssonart.com or call Line Swensson at 615-945-2895.

The Meadows Foundation seeks original works of art including acrylics, oils, watercolor, art glass, pastel, and photography. The theme is “Rural New Jersey.” All entries, not to exceed 18 by 24 inches, must be framed and wired for hanging. Entry fee is $20, $25 for two entries, and $30 for three entries. Price for artwork is not to exceed $300. The organization retains a 30 percent commission on all pieces sold. Deadline is Saturday April 24. The juried art show will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15. www.themeadowsfoundation.org.

South Brunswick Arts Commission seeks central New Jersey artists in all visual media for “Celebrations,” a juried exhibit opening Monday, October 5. Submit up to three images via CD or E-mail to arts@sbtnj.net. Deadline is Tuesday, September 1.

Philomusica Choir seeks singers with good reading skills for its community choir. Audition at open rehearsals on Mondays, August 31, September 14, 21, and 28, 7:30 to 10 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Society in East Brunswick. www.philomusica.org or call 888-544-5668.

Bowlers Needed

Wednesday Morning Bowling League seeks women bowlers from the area at Colonial Lanes, Route 1, Lawrenceville. The season begins September 9, at 9:20 a.m. and runs through May. Join an existing team or three new members may join to create a new team. Call Kathy at 609-577-8125 or Nancy at 609-799-2677.

Volunteer

Artworks seeks volunteers for committees focusing on fundraising, communications, and the art center. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 8, at 6:15 p.m. Contact Michael Gumpert at 609-510-8455 or mgumpert@artworkstrenton.org.

Donate

Middlesex County Improvement Authority seeks businesses, individuals, summer camps, clubs, athletic teams, churches, and organizations to donate items, sponsor a food drive, or donate supermarket gift cards. Call Jennifer Apostol at 609-409-5033 or E-mail ja@mciauth.com. Donations of food accepted at Middlesex County libraries.

Community

Cookbook

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County seeks recipes for its community cookbook. For information call 609-987-8100 or E-mail pattic@jfcsonline.org.

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