Art Contest

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 11th annual Photography Contest. The submission deadline is Friday, May 4. Professional photographers and library staff will judge submissions. Photographs entered in the contest will be displayed in an exhibition at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

On Friday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m., there will be an opening reception in the library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room, where the winners will be announced. Submission forms and full details are available at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue; George Street Camera, 344 George Street; and Alfa Art Gallery, 108 Church Steet. Visit www.nbfpl.org/photocontest.

Auditions

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions in May for Newark Voices, a project-based community choir formed to engage talented singers and experienced choral musicians from the Greater Newark community. Newark Voices will partner with the Montclair State University Chorale to perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the NJSO and Music Director Xian Zhang at two Newark performances for the 2018-’19 season’s opening weekend in October. Auditions will be held at the Newark School of the Arts on Wednesday, May 16, and Sunday, May 20; advance registration is required.

The choir seeks experienced musicians. Prospective members must pass a 10-minute audition comprising vocalization, prepared excerpts from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and sight reading. Auditions are open to advanced-level high-school students and older. Visit www.njsymphony.org/newarkvoices

Volunteer

A volunteer information session for Interfaith Caregivers will be held Wednesday, May 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Suite 6, Hamilton. Interfaith Caregivers helps recruit, train, and match volunteers to provide non-medical support services to the homebound elderly and disabled. Services include errands, transportation, friendly visits, light chores, etc. Call 609-890-9800 to register.

The 55Plus group is seeking a volunteer to set up and examine audio-visual equipment prior to each 55Plus meeting. Members can teach volunteers how to use an audio mixer if they have no prior knowledge. Basic computer literacy is preferred. Contact Art Cooper at arthur.cooper13@gmail.com or Dan Lister at danblis@aol.com.

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