The Mercer County Wildlife Center will host orientations for new volunteers on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers must be able to commit to one, four-hour shift, once per week, from May through September. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have a current tetanus vaccine, and are required to attend one orientation session.
Volunteer duties include enclosure cleaning, diet preparation, and laundry. The Mercer County Wildlife Center is located on Route 29 in Hopewell Township. To register or for more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jane Rakos-Yates at email@example.com or 609-303-0552, ext. 103.
Call for Music
The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is accepting entries for its New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest. High school students can submit original music with lyrics about substance abuse prevention through Friday, February 1. A panel of judges will select one finalist from every county to perform their songs at the 15th annual Prevention Concert, held Friday, May 10, at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater at Rutgers. The winner will be announced at the concert. Contact Diane Higgins at 973-467-2100 ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.shoutdowndrugs.com.
Call for Art
The Lawrence Library is accepting entries for its annual TrashedArt contest, which celebrates Earth Day exhibiting art made from trash. Classes or groups can participate if they register ahead of time by calling 609-883-8292 or emailing email@example.com.
Art must be submitted between March 20 and 27. Selected entries will be on display throughout April. All entries must consist of at least 75 percent recycled content. Natural materials such as rocks, dirt, bones, and sticks are not considered recycled. Entry forms are available at the Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. One entry per artist. Visit www.mcl.org.
Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting auditions for its Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and August Musical Theater Intensive on Saturdays, February 2 and 9, at Montclair State University Life Hall, for students ages 10 to 18. An audition appointment is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.papermill.org.
Call for Singers
Capital Singers of Trenton is recruiting new members. All voices are welcome, and the group is particularly seeking tenors, baritones, and basses. There are no membership fees or auditions to join. Rehearsals are typically every other Sunday at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street in Trenton. Call 609-434-2781 or email email@example.com.