McCarter Theater holds non-equity auditions for the workshop of an interactive, educational touring production of “The Odyssey Experience,” directed by Christopher T. Parks. Auditions will be held Wednesday, October 10, in New York City. Rehearsals and performances will take place October 22 to November 1. Performance will combine acting, teaching, and storytelling. Must have experience working with young people, ability to shift from character to character quickly, and a good sense of humor. Prepare a one-minute classical or contemporary monologue. Send picture and resume to The Odyssey Experience Casting, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton 08540.
Pennington Players holds auditions for “My Favorite Year” on Friday, October 12, 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 13, 1 to 5 p.m. Location will be posted at Kelsey Theater. Prepare a short, upbeat song, preferably from a 1950s or ‘60s musical. Bring sheet music, a photo, and a resume. Must be 16 or older. E-mail director John Zimmerman at email@example.com to schedule an audition.
VK Theater Productions holds auditions for “Blooming Calla Lillies Die Lonely” on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, at 6 p.m., at Plainsboro Public Library. Must be 18 or older. Male roles from 18 to 65; female roles from 18 to 50. The spring production will enefit the library. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition.
Villagers Theater holds auditions for “Christmas in the Land of Oz” on Sunday and Monday, October 21 and 22, 6 to 7 p.m. for children 7 to 10; and Sunday and Monday, October 21 and 22, 7 to 10 p.m for ages 11 and up. Auditioners will read from the script. Be prepared to dance. There is no singing in the show. E-mail director Tina Lee at email@example.com.
Artworks offers more than 40 classes in creative arts for children, teens, and adults. 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. 609-394-9436.
Trenton City Museum and Trenton Museum Society offer “Art in the Park,” free after school art classes for Trenton children. Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. Thursday, 330 to 5 p.m. Saturday workshops in January and February. 609-989-1191.
Salon Pure offers a free haircut to those donating 10 inches or more of hair to Locks of Love on Sunday, October 21. 842 State Road, Princeton. Call 609-683-8384 to schedule an appointment.
New Jersey Council on the Arts announced a statewide poetry out loud program and competition. All New Jersey public and private high schools are invited to participate. Teachers are provided with free multimedia curriculum materials including a poetry anthology, audio guide, teachers’ guide, posters, and access to www.poetryoutloud.org. Deadline is October 30.
Mercer County Library System is offering regular podcasts through www.mcl.org. Register for podcast RSS feeds to automatically download new podcasts to a RSS/Podcast reader. Free.
VSA Arts of New Jersey seeks nominations for the third annual Dare to Imagine awards to recognize adults who have made a positive difference in the life of a person or persons with disabilities. Deadline is January 7. Applications are at www.vsanj.org.
Try These Bagels
Panera Bread’s “Pink Bagel Campaign” features bagels in the shape of a breast cancer awareness ribbon and contains cherry chips and bits of Bing cherries and cranberries. For each bagel sold 25 cents will be donated to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Through October. Editor’s note: We’ve had them and they’re absolutely delicious.
Scholarships, Grants, Awards
Airborne invites elementary and middle school teachers to apply for the teacher trust fund to support art and music education programs in schools. www.airbornetrust.com.
Senior Net Computer Literacy Center offers six courses including Introduction to Computers, Digital Photography and Scanners, Managing Finances with Quicken, File Management, Downloading Files, and Computer Safety. Courses are held at the Ewing Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Road, Ewing. www.ewingsnet.com or call 609-737-1468.
Mercer County offers assistance to first-time homebuyers. Workshops are October 10 and 29, and November 8, all at 6:30 p.m .Call 609-989-6858 for information and to register.
Preservation New Jersey seeks nominations of endangered historic sites in New Jersey. Submit on www.pnj10most.org. Deadline November 30.