For Kids



Nominations Invited

County Connection


The Arts



National Autism Month

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These listings were prepared by Lynn Miller for the April 11, 2007 issue of U.S. 1

Newspaper. All rights reserved.


Top Of PageFor Kids

Congressman Ruth Holt invites students to "Media, Politics, and Policy," a one-day seminar in Washington, D.C., featuring meetings with members of Congress and investigative journalism. Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch

provided. Tour the Capitol. Contact Lauren LaRusso at 609-750-9365, by E-mail at, or in person at 50 Washington Road, West Windsor.

West Windsor Plainsboro Youth Skating Clubs offer Learn to Skate for ages three and up, $160 to $178; and Intro to Hockey for ages three to ten, $175. All clubs skate at Princeton Sports Center, 1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction.


Top Of PageAuditions

Princeton Festival seeks girls and boy from 7 to 14 for "Carmen." Auditions are Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For appointment send E-mail to children’ or call 609-537-0071.

Women’s Theater Company seeks actors for Nina Howe’s "Painting Churches." Equity auditions are Monday, April 16, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Non-equity auditioners should call 973-316-3033, ext. 5 for appointment.

Plays in the Park has open auditions for "The Buddy Holly Story," "Once Upon a Mattress," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," on Friday, April 20, 7 p.m ; Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, at noon. Visit for location and information about the outdoor venue.

Yardley Players Theater Company seeks actors for "The Sound of Music." Auditions are at Kelsey Theater on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, noon to 5 p.m. Must be seven or older. Auditions are by appointment. Dancing is required. Bring

photo. Songs must be prepared for the role.

Somerset Valley Players seek three female and four male actors for "All I really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." Auditions are Friday, April 27, 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29, 2 to 4 p.m. 908-369-7469.

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Princeton Dance & Studio Theater offers trial classes, tours, and the opportunity to speak to directors and instructors during the month of April. 609-514-1600.

Alliance Francaise of Princeton offers language classes on Wednesday, April 18, for beginners; and Thursday, April 19, for intermediate. 609-933-4669.

Top Of PageNominations Invited

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History seeks nominations for the annual New Jersey History Teacher of the Year Award. Teachers from K to six are eligible. The state winner will receive a $1,000 and be in the running for the national

award. Deadline is Thursday, May 10. 609-984-6304

Union Industrial Home for Children seeks nominations for exceptional Trenton fathers for the second annual Platinum Dads reception and awards celebration slated for Saturday, June 16, at the Trenton Marriott. Any Trenton resident may

nominate a father. Forms available by phone at 609-695-3663 or by E-mail at

Top Of PageCounty Connection

Mercer County offers greater accessibility at its new office at 957 Route 33, Hamilton. Services include notary public, veteran discharge papers, voter registration, absentee ballots, health screenings, wills, probate, recycle bucks,

consumer affairs information, senior citizen information, parks and recreation programs, county maps, emergency management information, and educational information. A meeting room is available for community organizations, veterans groups,

and non-profit groups. 609-890-9800.

Top Of PageVolunteer

Millstone Basin Branch of Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers to help build homes. E-mail for information.

Queenship of Mary Church seeks volunteers to construct a home in East Windsor as a Habitat for Humanity project. Groundbreaking is Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m., on Evan Avenue, East Windsor. Two weeks of intensive building begins Saturday,

April 28. E-mail for information.

Top Of PageThe Arts

Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary journal, seeks short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings, and cartoons. The writers and artists must live or work in Mercer County. Send to

The Kelsey Review, Liberal Arts Division, Mercer County College, Box B, Trenton 08690. A cover letter should include all contact information including E-mail address and a short biography. Enclose a self-address stamped #10 envelope.

609-586-4800, ext. 3594.

The Trenton Review of the Arts is collecting material for its upcoming Peace and Violence issue. Submit poetry, fiction, plays, essays, and artwork. Send to Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren, Trenton 08608.

Gallery 125 seeks submissions in all media for its summer exhibit. Submit up to five digital files on CDs, labeled with the title, media, dimensions, and year created. Include artist’s name, address, brief bio, E-mail, phone number, a $10

check, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton 08608.

Top Of PageTrips

Women’s College Club of Princeton offers a trip to Seeing Eye, where dogs are trained to lead the visually impaired, and Morris Museum in Morristown. $45 includes bus, lunch, and museum admission. Thursday, April 26. Register at


Community School of New Hope-Solebury offers a trip into the heart of 9/11 featuring the New York City Fire Museum, Gary Suson’s photography museum, and a private tour of Group Zero led by a member of the September 11 Families’ Association.

Saturday, May 5, 8:15 a.m. Register. $140. 215-968-8409.

Top Of PageHealth

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and South Jersey’s "Reach Out for Life: Somebody Needs You" is an initiative to empower women with information about breast self exams, provide access to free mammograms, and offer support with treatment.

Dial 211 from any cell or landline phone in New York to reach the hotline. Calls are free and confidential.

Top Of PageNational Autism Month

Monroe Library offers an extensive collection of books and publications on autism, courtesy of the Karma Foundation, a charitable New Jersey organization. 632-521-5000, ext. 125.

Start Project’s family night will be celebrated at TGI Friday’s throughout New Jersey on Tuesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The restaurants have received information about autism and associated symptoms. Contact Alex Abend by E-mail at to receive a copy of the flyer.

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