Mother’s Day

HomeFront is accepting contributions to help homeless mothers care for their children. A special Mother’s Day card will be sent to your mother (or whomever you choose) noting your gift in her honor. Call 609-989-9417, ext. 114.


Chang Ferrara Productions seek actors for “Assassins.” Auditions are Monday and Wednesday, May 4 and 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. They need 15 actors (10 male, five female) at least 18 years old. E-mail or call 609-499-1388 for appointment. Prepare one complete song (contemporary musical theater preferred), bring sheet music. No dancing at the preliminary or callback audition.


Princeton Community Television offers a workshop to write, film, direct, and edit your own short film or documentary on Thursdays, May 7 to June 13, 7 to 9 p.m. Equipment provided. $225. Call 609-252-1963.

For Teens

Mercer County introduced Mercer Youth Aces to provide paid jobs and life skills for up to 300 disadvantaged youth ages 14 to 24. Most jobs are nine weeks and pay more than $7 an hour. Visit for information. The deadline is Friday, May 15.

For Seniors

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County offers a new nonsectarian membership program, Secure@Home, that includes advocacy, discount transportation, 24/7 emergency phone coverage, volunteers, and even changing batteries in your smoke detector. Call 609-987-8121 or E-mail for information.

Good Causes

Crisis Ministry Food Pantry in Trenton seeks donations of nonperishable foods for the Yes We Can food drive. Collection points on Saturday, May 2 include McCaffrey’s, West Windsor, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; McCaffrey’s, Princeton, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Pennington Market, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To volunteer visit or E-mail

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) needs volunteers to help serve lunch and dinner at the Escher Street and Centre Street locations. Must be at least 13. Call Mary Ann Dobson at 609-695-5454, ext. 114 or E-mail TASK also needs volunteer tutors for the adult education department. Call Kelly Hansen at 609-695-5454, ext. 107, or E-mail

New Hope Arts seeks helpers for a barn raising weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3. Workers are needed for all kinds of jobs that weekend. Visit or call 215-862-9606.

Trekkies Unite

The USS Avenger, a longtime science fiction fan association in central New Jersey, is finalizing preparations for the release of the new “Star Trek” feature film on the weekend of May 8 to 10. Screenings of the film at the AMC Loews in New Brunswick and meetings are scheduled. For information E-mail Judith Waidlich at

For Writers

Mercer College invites writers and artists to submit work for the Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary journal published annually. Short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings, and cartoons are welcome. Deadline is Friday, May 15. Mail a hard copy to Kelsey Review, Liberal Arts Division, Mercer College, Box B, Trenton 08690. Cover letter should include contact information, E-mail address, and a short biography. If the work is accepted an electronic version will be requested. Call 609-570-3594 for information.

For Artists

Garden State Watercolor Society offers a hands-on experimental water media workshop with abstract artist Nessa Grainer Monday to Thursday, May 11 to 14. Contact Joan McKinney at 908-722-5140 for information.

Free Classes

Four Winds Yoga offers free classes for new clients from Saturday, May 2, to Sunday, May 17. Visit or call 609-818-9888. 114 Franklin Avenue, Suite K-2, Straube Center, Pennington.

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