Audition

Villagers Theater has auditions for "Uncle Vanya" on Sunday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 7, at 7 p.m. Auditions consist of readings from the script. Four women and five men are needed. E-mail akahh8@yahoo.com for information. All auditions are at the theater at 415 DeMott Lane, Somerset.

Playful Theater is holding open auditions for Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" for a final cast up to 40 performers at Kelsey Theater. Auditions for adults are Saturday, August 18, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Monday, August 20, 7 to 10 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 22, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Children’s auditions are Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne Smith at 215-579-5677 or by E-mail Suzanne_mclean@hotmail.com for appointment. Please note on your audition form if you are allergic to latex. Be prepared to sing one musical theater piece and dance. Bring a theater resume, a recent photo, and a list of all conflicts from September 5 through November 11.

For Singers

Community Christian Choir is holding registration for singers to join the group. Friday, August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, August 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown. The children’s choir has sections for ages 5 through high school. The adult choir has a Genesis section that is unauditioned and requires a minimal amount of rehearsals, and a Principal choir section that rehearses weekly to sing more involved repertoire. The joint choirs present a Christmas music to raise funds for area charities. www.ccchoir.com. Call 609-587-7076.

Donate Please

Church World Service requests donations of school kits, tote bags holding basic school supplies, for distribution to school children in need domestically and worldwide. Assembling the kits may be don by families, congregations, scout troops, schools, camps, or civic organizations. Visit www.churchworldservice.org/kits for specifics or call 609-924-6466 for information.

Volunteer

Womanspace Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and Sexual Assault Support Services Advocate Team seeks volunteers, 18 or older, with a valid driver’s license, and transportation. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check and attend mandatory meetings and trainings. Bi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Apply by Monday, August 6. E-mail dvvrt@womanspace.org or call 609-394-0136.

Contact of Mercer County offers 40-hour hotline training course. The 11-week program will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1985 Pennington Road, Ewing at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Classes are open free of charge to the general public, age 18 or older. References are required before volunteer work begins. www.contactofmercer.org. Call 609-883-2880 for specifics.

American Heart Association seek volunteers for the Mercer County Heart Walk on Sunday, September 16, at Mercer County Park. Roles include setting up, taking down, check-in, registration, performers and entertainers, team photograph volunteers, community health fair participants, volunteers to help distribute food and water, and support. Call 609-208-0020.

Business Classes

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners offers "How to Start a Small Business" free three-hour seminars for both men and women exploring the possibilities of starting a new business. The classes, that will be held on the second Monday of every month, begin Monday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Free counseling is available after the seminar. 127 Route 206, Hamilton. Register by phone 609-581-2220 or E-mail wbcasst@njawbo.org.

Italian Classes

Dorothea’s House offers Italian language classes for adults and children ($55) at beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday beginning September 15. "Florentine Art in the 15th and 16th Century," begins Monday, September 17; and "Italy’s Geography, History, and Art" begins Friday, September 21. All courses are $85 for 10 weeks. 120 John Street, Princeton. 908-359-1564.

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