Maurer Productions Onstage has auditions for “Singing’ in the Rain” and “Driving Miss Daisy” on Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, November 11, noon to 6 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Visit to sign up for an audition slot or call 609-882-2292.

Somerset Valley Theater has auditions for “Pied Piper” on Monday and Wednesday, October 29 and 31, at 7 p.m. Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Male and female actors, ages 14 to 60, are needed. or call 908-369-7469.

For Singers

Jersey Harmony seeks women singers in all ranges but are especially looking for women who sing in the lower alto and bass ranges. Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Princeton. Call Carole at 732-469-3983 or E-mail

Donate Please

Jamesburg Police Department is collecting coats for Jersey Cares through December 15. A storage unit is in the police station parking lot and at Monroe Chiropractic Care, 15 Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg. Call 732-521-1333 for information.

Mercer County seeks donations for the holiday food drive for needy veterans. Send checks payable to Mercer County Trust Fund to Mercer County Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton 08619. Veterans wishing to receive a food voucher need to call Darryl Johnson at 609-882-5744.

HomeFront seeks volunteers to prepare baskets and deliver them to Homefront on Tuesday to Thursday, November 13, 14, or 15, for distribution to needy families in time for Thanksgiving. Include a grocery store gift card for families to purchase a turkey, canned vegetables, fruit, cranberry mix, dry boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, fruit juice, and dessert items. Do not include perishable items. Additional items include tuna, beef stew, canned or evaporated milk, dry soup mix, hot and cold cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, rice, canned beans, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, and jelly. Call 609-989-9417 ext. 30.

Good Causes

Great Clips in Nassau Park, West Windsor, and Hamilton Marketplace, are hosting a cut-a-thon on Wednesday, October 24, to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The month-long promotion includes $1 donations from clients for a paper Miracle Balloon. The two salons, owned by Denise and Nick Schiera of West Windsor, will donate 25 percent of the sales from the two days.

For Writers

Writers Corner USA offers “Blogging and Grogging” on Wednesdays, November 7, 14, and 21. Paid professional bloggers share their tricks of the blogging trade. Register. $99. E-mail for information.


Mercer County College offers “Kelsey Review,” its annual literary showcase, at area libraries for free. The publication features short fiction, poetry, non-fiction essays, and illustrations by 22 contributors who live and/or work in Mercer County. The deadline for submission for the 2008 edition is Thursday, May 1. E-mail for information.

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