The Gallery at Mercer County College invites photographers who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County, to submit entries for the 2007 Mercer County Juried Photography Exhibit, which will be held from November 22 to December 22. Jurying for the show will take place Sunday, November 18, at the gallery. Photographers may submit up to three works for consideration. Drop off, judging, and pick-up take place on November 18. More than $1,500 will be awarded. Visit www.mccc.edu/community_gallery_schedule or call 609-750-3589.
VSA Arts of New Jersey, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities, is accepting applications for the 2008 arts achievement awards. Classified students, ages 14 to 21, who show outstanding achievement in and commitment to an art form, are eligible for the student arts excellence awards. The education in the arts awards are presented to outstanding educators and administrators for establishing high quality arts programs for classified students. Application deadline is Thursday, January 7. For applications and registration information call 732-745-3885 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
March of Dimes invites everyone to share their baby’s unique story during “Prematurity Awareness Month” at www.marchofdimes.com/everybaby. The interactive website allows families and friends to connect through activities across the country. Families are also asked to host “Parties for Babies” as small or large get-togethers including dinner parties, cocktail parties, movie nights, or brunch. Each attendee is asked to make a donation.
Shop to Support
New Jersey Audubon Society offers a store full of nature-inspired gifts at the Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro. Proceeds from sales help to support the conservation of New Jersey wildlife. Visit www.njaudubon.org or call 609-897-9400.
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is competing in a national competition sponsored by Siemens, an MRI manufacturer, to win a $1 million MRI machine. The hospital with the most votes by January 1 will win. Click on www.winanmri.com to vote for the organization’s video. Deborah is a specialty heart, lung, and vascular hospital in New Jersey.
New Support Group
Middlesex County Public Health Department offers a free support group for adult survivors of sexual assault. The sessions begin on Tuesday, November 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Rape Crisis Intervention Center in Edison. Sessions continue on a bi-weekly basis through April 15. The support group is limited to 10 members. Individuals may be accepted through Tuesday, November 27. Call 732-321-1189, ext. 321, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday.