In Town




For Writers

Donate Please

Volunteers Needed

Nominations Requested

For Teens


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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 609-683-1101.

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 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"

( and will have their song

professionally recorded.

Top Of PageArt

Gallery 14 seeks guest exhibitors for the 2007 year. Bring

portfolio for review to the gallery or contact David

Miller at 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.

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 $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

coats. 973-242-0033.

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. 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 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. 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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