Emergency Response

West Windsor Police are taking applications for the CERT (community emergency response team) class that will begin on Monday, September 17. The nine-session class will be held at the Princeton Junction Fire House, 245 Clarksville Road, Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. CERT members train citizens to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations and give support to first responders. You must be 18 or over and hold a valid driver’s license. Applications are available at the police station, 20 Municipal Drive. Call Officer Sam Dyson at 609-799-1222 or E-mail sdyson@westwindsorpolice.com for more information.

Music

Greater Trenton Choral Society invites all voices to join. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Abiding Prescence Lutheran Church on Route 31 in Ewing. The first rehearsal is September 10. Call Peg Lawlor at 609-771-1842.

For Artists

Gallery 125 seeks all media artwork with the theme of Revolution for a show in commemoration of the Battle of Trenton. Submit up to five visuals on CD with a $10 check to Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton 08608. E-mail gallery125@trenton-downtown.com for information.

For Photographers

Terhune Orchards seeks photos taken at Terhune Orchards for a juried farm photo show to be held in October. Limit of two entries per person. Deadline is Tuesday, October 9. Details and entry forms at www.terhuneorchards.com. Cash prizes.

Cat Fanciers Association and Simon & Schuster launched the “Cutest Cat and Kid Digital Photo Contest” to celebrate the new children’s book, “Hello, Calico!” Contest details, rules, and online entry at www.kids.cfa.org. Deadline is Sunday, September 30. The grand prize winner will be announced at the CFA Cat Championship Show at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, October 14.

Parent-Child

Program

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers music, movement, and art programs for children with autism or autistic behaviors on Saturdays, September 29 to December 1 in New Brunswick. For ages 3 to 17. Register by Wednesday, September 12. www.vsanj.org. 732-745-3885.

Volunteer

New Hope Chamber of Commerce seeks 20 volunteers to assist in various functions during the upcoming outdoor arts and crafts festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. No experience needed. Call 215-862-9990 for information. www.newhopechamber.com.

Princeton HomeCare Services Hospice Program offers an eight-week volunteer training program in Monroe on Mondays, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., beginning October 15. Limited to volunteers willing to visit homes in Cranbury, East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown, Monroe, Plainsboro, and West Windsor. Call Helaine at 609-497-4959.

For Writers

Unlimited Potential Theater Company seeks poems, essays, short stories, and plays by New Jersey residents, 18 and over, for the 14th annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith competition. Open to all writers, and submissions by writers with disabilities are especially encouraged. Deadline is Wednesday, September 5. $15 entry fee. Applications at www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.

Available

Liberty Tax Service in West Windsor offers classes in taxes for anyone interested in increasing their tax knowledge, examining their filing situation, and gaining new job skills. Cost is book and supply fee. www.libertytax.com or call 609-426-0100.

For Families

Bucks County Audubon Society presents “Delaware River Steamboat Floating Classroom” on Saturday, September 11, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The replica of an 1850 workboat is powered by a steam engine and paddlewheel. Register by Thursday, September 13. $30. 215-297-5880.

Sports

Sports for Youth Foundation is accepting high school, club, and individual volleyball teams and players for the Goodwill Ambassadors International Volleyball exchange program to Europe. Open to boys and girls ages 14 to 20. The group also offers an exchange program to Rio de Janeiro for male soccer players, ages 12 to 18. www.volleyballtours.com. Phone: 425-255-8102.

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