Auditions

Pennington Players will hold auditions for "James and the Giant Peach"

on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, at Kelsey Theater. Register

at www.penningtonplayers.org.

Somerset Valley Players has auditions for "Happily Ever Once Upon" on

Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m.; and Monday, October 16, 7 p.m. Male and

female, ages 16 to 60. Amwell Road, Hillsborough. www.svptheatre.org

or call 908-369-7469.

Villagers Theater has auditions for "`Twas the Night Before Christmas"

on Wednesday and Thursday, October 18 and 19, 7 p.m., at Villagers

Theater, 415 Demott Lane, Somerset. www.villagerstheatre.com.

Art Classes

Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission presents "Chinese

Calligraphy and Brush Painting, a three-part series beginning

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. to noon, at Plainsboro Public Library.

All arts materials provided. Register at 732-745-4489. $20.

Jazz Classes

Montgomery Center for the Arts offers "Jazz Piano Trio Workshops"

features jazz tunes, improvisation, solos, and how to work in a

standard jazz trio setting. Teachers are Tara Buzash, Michael Taylor,

and Joseph Falcey. Each one-hour workshop, $75. Sundays, October 22,

November 12, and December 10, 4 or 5 p.m. Contact Buzash at

609-722-2062.

Dance Classes

Actor’s Dance Studio offers classes for salsa, tango, ballroom, and

acting. Register at 609-278-0799.

For Kids

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts is accepting

registration from high school seniors for its Arts Recognition and

Talent Search program. Nine art disciplines include dance, film and

video, classical, pop and jazz music, photography, theater, visual

arts, voice, and writing. www.nfaa.artsawards.org or call

800-970-2787.

Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at UMDNJ seeks 200

young people for a sexually transmitted disease prevention training

program. Participants should have a strong interest in learning safer

sex messages to share with friends, family, and peers. Call

973-972-5000 for information.

Call for Art

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for

the Deaf seeks artwork and an essay from students with hearing loss in

grades 9 to 12. Requirements at www.rit.edu/NTID/arts. Deadline is

Friday, December 1.

Donate Please

HomeFront seeks formal dresses, especially in sizes 14 to 24, for more

than 100 formerly homeless parents as they celebrate their successful

return to independence. Bring to 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville.

www.homefrontnj.org or call 609-989-9417.

Day Trip

55-Plus offers Fall Fling, a trip to the Bronx featuring guided tours

of the Yankees Stadium and the Cloisters Museum, and lunch at

Giovanni’s Restaurant on the Grand Concourse. Thursday, November 9.

The chartered bus leaves from the Jewish Center in Princeton at 8:30

a.m. $85. Register at 609-924-2008.

Health

Quaker Bridge Mall will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer

Foundation for every Simon Pink Ribbon Giftcard (a prepaid Visa

product). www.komen.org.

Participate Please

Preservation New Jersey seeks nominations for an endangered historic

resource for the 2007 list of "10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in

New Jersey." Deadline Thursday, November 30. www.pnj10most.org or call

609-392-6409.

NJShares is accepting applications from Trenton-are residents

struggling to pay their energy bills in the wake of an unexpected

financial crisis. Apply at PSE&G, 15 West State Street, Trenton.

www.pseg.com/billpaymentassistance or call 856-630-9741.

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