McCarter Theater invites boys and girls ages 5 to 13 to sign up for “A Christmas Carol” on Wednesday, September 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. Children will be screened, measured, and given appointments for auditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 25 and 26. Rehearsals being November 7 and the show opens December 3.

Pierrot Productions seeks one young African American male singer to portray young Ben (ages 18 to 25) in “Follies”; three character women singers ages 45 and up; and older adult tenor; and young male and female dancers. Schedule audition appointment by E-mail with

Women’s Theater Company seeks male and female actors for a staged reading of a new play, “Letting Go,” by Mary Lee Martin. Auditions are Thursday, September 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha. Adult roles from 30 to 60; girl, age 12; and boy, age 6 to 8. Call 973-316-3033.

Dance Auditions

West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company has auditions for dancers ages three and up, for “The Nutcracker Suite” on Saturday, September 15, at Dance Corner II, Plainsboro Plaza, Plainsboro. Call 609-799-9684 for the times.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company seeks a male dancer for national touring and education programs. Auditions at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York City. Call 800-650-0246 for appointment.

For Artists

Artworks seeks art from past and present Artworks instructors for “Artworks Reunion,” a show opening on Saturday, October 20 and running through November 17. E-mail

Montgomery Center of the Arts offers fall courses and workshops. Visit for full schedule and registration.

For Singers

Lashir, the Jewish community choir of Princeton, is holding auditions on Wednesdays, September 19 and October 10, at 7:30 p.m at the Princeton Jewish Center. E-mail for information.


Plainsboro Police will be conducting C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) trainings beginning Wednesday, September 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks.

Community members, trained to respond to catastrophic disasters in the event that emergency responders are not immediately available, also receive basic training to allow them to safeguard their families, co-workers, and community in times of crisis.

Volunteers must be 18 or older. For an application or information contact Sergeant. J. Duffy at 609-799-2333 ext.619 or visit

Contact of Mercer County offers free volunteer training opportunities for prospective telephone crisis responders beginning on September 25. Three 40-hour courses are available Tuesday mornings or evenings, or two weekends in October. 609-883-2880.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection seeks volunteers for Adopt-a-Beach program. For individuals, businesses, and organizations to clean the state’s beaches for maintenance and preservation. Contact Kerry Pflugh at or 609-292-9289.


ASL Interpreter Referral Service presents a six-week course on the basics of sign language including alphabet, numbers, time, food, and family. Wednesdays, September 12 to October 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 21 Clyde Road, Somerset. $95. or 800-275-7551.

Princeton HealthCare System presents a free and confidential prostate health screening on Wednesday, September 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University Medical Center at Princeton. For men over 40. or call 888-897-8979.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County offers orientation for a master gardener program on Thursday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m., and Friday, September 28, at 9:30 a.m. Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick. 732-398-5262.

For Singles

Mercer Bucks Jewish Singles offers a cruise on the Delaware with the Spirit of Philadelphia. Sunday, October 21, 12:30 p.m. $55. Register by E-mail with

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