For Film Lovers

The ACME Screening Room in Lambertville has launched a film club to bring movie lovers together for virtual discussions via Zoom. Most film selections are available for free online and links will be provided for viewing prior to meetings. Registration for meetings is required, and a $7 donation is requested to cover costs. Upcoming club sessions include a series titled “All Politics Is Comedy,” which meets Wednesdays, February 10 through March 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “A Little Bit of Heaven,” featuring a discussion of “All That Heaven Allows” and “Far From Heaven,” meets Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. To register and read more about the film selections, visit www.acmescreeningroom.org/film-club. Email acmescreeningroom@gmail.com with questions.

Play Ball

Registration is now open for the Lawrence Township Junior Baseball & Softball Association’s spring programs for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 who attend school in Lawrence Township. Tee Ball is free for ages 5 and 6; Little League Softball & Baseball for ages 6 to 12 is $125 for the season; and Babe Ruth Baseball for boys age 13 to 16 is $125 for the season. All softball and baseball programs will follow New Jersey State and Lawrence Township COVID-19 safety protocols for outdoor sports. Activities are expected to begin in mid-April. Registration is open through February 15 and is free; fees will be assessed once a start date for the season has been established. Visit www.ltjbsa.com.

For Music Teachers

Elementary and secondary school music teachers in New Jersey can introduce schoolchildren to their favorite instruments and at the same time win $500 for their music programs in “Discovering Instruments,” a new competition from the Princeton Festival. The Festival will choose five winners from among all entrants.

Music teachers may enter the competition by submitting introductory instructional videos about an instrument between now and February 28. In addition to the cash prize, the competition will award a free professional video recording session to re-record the winning presentations, which will be prominently posted on the Festival website. Full details are available at www.princetonfestival.org/discovering-instruments.

“Ultimately, ‘Discovering Instruments’ is about spreading the joy of making music,” said Gregory Geehern, acting artistic director of the Princeton Festival. “We can’t think of a better way to do that than to partner with some of New Jersey’s great music teachers to show students how wonderful it is to learn an instrument.”

The competition is open to any music educator who holds a full or part-time teaching position in a New Jersey elementary or secondary school. Initial video submissions must be approximately three to five minutes long, and introduce a portable instrument. The decision of the judges is final.

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