Somerset Valley Players, Hillsborough’s community theater, is looking to fill nine roles for the classic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. A recording of the virtual performance will be streamed in April.

Auditions will be held virtually via Zoom by appointment only on Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sunday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Director Richard Butler is looking for four adult females, ages 18-65+, and five adult males, ages 21-65+. Auditions are open to actors residing in any location. All roles are open to any ethnicity. All roles require upper class British stage accents.

Auditioners must sign up for an appointment at Direct questions to by Friday, February 26. For complete information including character breakdowns, sides, and required forms, go to the auditions page at the theater’s website:

Call for Volunteers

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), which provides blood for local patients, is looking for a few good volunteers. The blood drive volunteer is an integral member our team whose tasks include assisting donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary. Volunteers should be outgoing to provide friendly customer service and be able to perform tasks as needed. Must have transportation. All training is provided including additional precautions for the safety of our team and blood donors. For additional information call or text Sharon Zetts, manager, NJBS Volunteer Services at 732-850-8906, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lenten Activities

Over the 40 days of Lent, Prince­ton United Methodist Church offers virtual programs for adults and children that can be accessed through the church’s website, or through its Facebook page.

For the six Tuesdays in Lent from noon to 1 p.m., staff members at PrincetonUMC will lead virtual Lenten services, focusing on a specific scripture each week. A discussion period will follow each 30-minute service.

On Sundays in Lent, children in Compassion Camp (pre-K to 5th grade) and in the Grow program (6th and 7th grade) are invited to join classes at 11:30 a.m. Compassion Campers use online music, storytelling, and discussion to reflect on times when Jesus prayed and consider ways to integrate prayer in their lives. Older students explore the “Lost and Found” story series. Email to register and receive supply kits.

For further information, call 609-924-2613, email, or visit

For Dancers

Bucks County Playhouse has added a new online Broadway dance class series to its lineup of education programs moved online for Winter 2021. In the Broadway Dance Workshops: Disney Series, participants will learn original choreography from various Disney Broadway musicals! Students can enroll in all three weeks ($65) or choose the weekly drop-in option ($25 per class).

The course will run on Saturdays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. on February 27 (“Aladdin”), March 6 (“The Lion King”), and March 13 (“Newsies”). Returning students can receive a 20 percent discount for referrals, and there is a sibling discount of 20 percent as well. To receive a discount, please inquire prior to registration at Registration is available online at

From Mercer County

Customers of the Mercer County Clerk’s Office can now make online appointments.

The new scheduling program allows individuals to schedule an appointment in the Trenton Office for passport processing, County and Veteran ID cards, notary public swearings-in, and to reserve a time slot to research in the public records room. There are also appointments available for many other services.

The program can be found on the Mercer County Clerk’s website at

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office is located at 209 South Broad Street in the Courthouse Annex in Trenton. For more details on how to obtain a passport in Mercer County, please see

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