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Top Of PageIn Town
Princeton Adult School offers more than 130 courses
including films, cooking courses, a lecture series, trips,
yoga, digital photography, computer courses, ballroom
dancing, guitar, and a writing workshop. Classes are held
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Princeton High School
beginning January 30. Register online at
Top Of PageTheater
Mighty Oak Players seek two women and four men for
"Barefoot in the Park." Auditions are Thursday and Friday,
January 4 and 5, and Wednesday and Thursday, January 10
and 11. Call 732-521-3782 for appointment. Monroe High
School, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe.
Midnight Productions has auditions for "Godspell" on
Saturday, January 6, at 1 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 9, at
7 p.m. at the EnCorp Building, Villa Victoria Academy, 376
West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing. 215-794-3378.
State Theater is seeking 14 talented amateur acts to
perform for its first ever "Showtime at the Apollo on
Tour," on Saturday, February 10, 8 p.m. Performers and
entertainers may include solos, duos, trios, groups,
vocalists, musicians, dancers, comedians, rappers, and
spoken word artists. Auditions are Saturday, January 13,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.
Women’s Theater Company seeks two 40-plus male actors for
"My Sister Underground." Auditions are Monday, January 22,
at the Arts Center, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha. Call
Kathrynne Forsbrey at 973-316-3055, ext. 5 for
Villagers Theater seeks play submissions for the 2007-’08
Kidsvill season. Directors are asked to submit scripts
along with their availability. Plays should be no more
than one hour and should require more imagination than
elaborate sets. Submissions for the Black Box season
includes musicals or straight plays, controversial
scripts, and scripts with small casts. Directors
interested in main stage productions may submit titles and
authors of three productions that have not been staged at
Villages within 15 years. 732-873-3009.
Top Of PageSongwriting
Warner Brothers and VH1 offer songwriting hopefuls the
chance to have their original love song professionally
recorded in the "Your Music, Your Lyrics" songwriting
contest. Write, record, and upload an original love song
to www.talentload.tv/musicandlyrics. Videos will be
streamed via the website and assessed on the basis of
theme, lyrics, and overall musicality. Deadline is January
20. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles for the red
carpet premiere of "Music and Lyrics"
(www.musicandlyrics.com) and will have their song
Top Of PageArt
Gallery 14 seeks guest exhibitors for the 2007 year. Bring
portfolio for review to the gallery or contact David
Miller at email@example.com. Guest exhibitors may
exhibit in the main gallery or in the small exhibit room.
Guests pay a commission on prints sold during the exhibit.
Mercer County Artists 2007 seek submissions of artists
living, working, or studying in Mercer County, for the
annual juried exhibition at Mercer County College. Artists
must drop off their work on Saturday January 13, from 9:30
a.m. to noon, and pick up work not selected for the show
later in the day. Burt Wasserman is this year’s juror.
Show dates are January 22 to February 16 with a reception
on Wednesday, January 25. Call 609-570-3589.
New Hope Arts seeks proposals by artists interested in
teaching one-day, weekend workshops, or longer classes in
ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography,
jewelry making, sculpture, and computer techniques. All
artists are paid. Call 215-862-9606 for information and
Montgomery Center for the Arts calls for entries for its
Members’ Juried Exhibition opening February 11. One work
per artist will be accepted on Tuesday, February 6, from 4
to 7 p.m. Entry fee is $20 for members and non-members may
pay the annual membership fee. Work must be frames and
have hanging wires. Tricia Fagan, director and curator of
the Gallery at Mercer College, is the juror for the show.
Top Of PageFor Writers
Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway will be held Friday to
Sunday, January 12 to 14, at the Grand Hotel in Cape May.
Poetry workshops and tutorials, fiction workshops,
creative nonfiction workshops, song writing, and a
painting workshop. www.wintergetaway.com.
Writers Corner USA offers help to with crafting the novel,
how to pitch it, and how to sell it. Four different
versions of "Write Your Book in Nine Months Class" begin
in January with Jonathan Maberry at 4 West Oakland Avenue,
Doylestown, PA. Call 215-808-0945 or E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. $450 for each.
Top Of PageDonate Please
New Jersey Devils annual coat drive is Thursday, January
4, at the Continental Airlines Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers from Jersey Cares will be located at each gate,
the box office lobby, and the Winners’ Club to collect the
Top Of PageVolunteers Needed
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer County
seeks volunteers to speak up in court for the best
interests of abused and neglected children who have been
removed from their homes. The 30-hour training will begin
in March. Information sessions will be held on Wednesday,
January 10, February 7, and February 18, at 7 p.m. Call
609-434-0050 to register.
Top Of PageNominations Requested
Middlesex Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for honorees
at the annual awards breakfast in March. Non-members
invited to participate. Awards include Entrepreneurial
Success, Business Person of the Year, Business Woman of
the Year, County Service, Special Recognition, and
Family-Friendly Company. www.mcrcc.org or call
732-821-1700. Deadline is Friday, January 5.
Top Of PageFor Teens
Drexel University offers "College Bound" featuring every
aspect of the college search and admissions process on
WPSJ-TV and at www.drexel.edu/collegebound. Topics include
Optimize Your Campus Visit, Internships, the Parent’s
Experience, Summer Programs for High Schoolers, Careers in
Technology, Health Professions, and Engineering,
Transferring, Online Learning, Graduate School, and
Accelerated Degree Programs.
AAA Mid-Atlantic offers scholarships via the "AAA Travel
High School Challenge." Register online by Sunday, January
7, and take the online quiz between January 8 and 16.
State semi-finalists continue to the state finals in
March. The top five scorers in each state with an interest
in travel-related careers may enter a national essay
South Brunswick Public Library offers the Anime Club for
teens in grades 6 to 12 on the fourth Wednesday every
month. The library also seeks entrants for the second
annual Canned Film Festival featuring films no more than
15 minute in length with family-friendly content.
www.sbpl.info/teens or call Saleena Davidson at
732-329-4000, ext. 7634.
Top Of PageAvailable
Rocky Top Dog Park now has play groups for puppies from 12
weeks to seven months on weekends. Small and large dogs
are in separate groups. $4 drop-in fee.
UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School offers free pediatric
dental care for a one-day Give Kids a Smile initiative on
Friday, February 2. Cal 973-972-4710 for information about
locations and registration.
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