Call for Art

NAMI NJ is hosting a contest to design a mural for the front wall entrance of its office. Artists can submit their proposals in color on 11×17 bond paper, as well as a 250-500 word essay about the piece’s theme and its relationship to NAMI. The theme is open, but it should be uplifting, hopeful, and supportive. Submissions can be sent to NAMI NJ Expressive Arts Mural Contest, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902. Deadline for submissions is March 1. An exhibit featuring the top 10 proposals will be displayed at NAMI NJ’s annual meeting and will tour parts of the state. The winner will be announced mid-March, and the unveiling of the mural will be held at NAMI’s open house May 18, 2019. Materials to complete the mural will be supplied to the winner by NAMI. For more information, contact Lisa Powell at lpowell@naminj.org or 732-940-0991.

Volunteer

The Historical Society of Princeton is seeking walking tour guides to lead historical tours of Princeton. Guides educate tour participants including the founding of the University, the American Revolution, and the evolution of the town over time. Before leading tours, volunteers will learn about Princeton. Once trained, guides lead 1-3 tours per month, for public or private groups. Availability at least one Sunday per month is required. If interested, email a letter of interest and resume to Eve Mandel, director of programs and visitor services, at eve@princetonhistory.org.

The Sourland Conservancy relies on volunteers to protect, promote and preserve the Sourland Mountain region. The organization is also looking for members of its Sourland Stewards project, which includes nature hikes, programs on stewardship topics, print and online media, resources, brochures, and more. For more information about volunteering or stewardship, send an email to info@sourland.org.

Audition

The Lawrence Library is hosting auditions for PlayFest, its one-act play festival, on Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., March 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and March 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival is set for April 27. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from selected scripts. The library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence. To schedule an audition, contact branch manager James Damron at 609-883-8291 or jdamron@mcl.org.

The Roxey Ballet is hosting auditions for its production of Cinderella. Auditions will be held Saturday, January 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. To pre-register, visit www.roxeyballet.org.

Donate

The Lawrence Library is accepting donations of new handmade scarves, hats, or mittens for HomeFront. The items can be for children or for adults. The library, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence, is accepting donations until Jan. 12, 2019. For more information about HomeFront, visit www.homefrontnj.org. For more information about the Lawrence Library, call 609-883-8294 or visit www.mcl.org.

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