Call for Poetry

NAMI NJ is accepting entries for its annual Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is flying. Poems should keep with the theme, be typed, and no longer than 40 lines. Submissions must include a media release form and a cover letter (with name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number). Submissions are due April 1. Typed entries can be mailed to NAMI NJ Poetry Contest, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, or emailed to poetry@naminj.org. Visit www.naminj.org.

Call for Singers

Singers are invited to join the Chancel Choir at Princeton United Methodist Church to present Cherubini’s Requiem with a chamber orchestra on Good Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays, 7 to 7:30 p.m. starting February 20 and 27. Dress rehearsal will be Wednesday, April 17. Located at the corner of Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue, PUMC is a diverse congregation whose members come from many surrounding communities, backgrounds, and faiths. Call 609-924-2613 or email hyosang@princetonumc.org.

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 capitalsingers@gmail.com.

Volunteer

Friends of Princeton Open Space is seeking volunteers to help battle invasive species at the Mountain Lakes Preserve. Stewards will work with natural resource manager Anna Corichi to help identify and remove target species. Visit www.fopos.org or email Corichi at info@fopos.org with “Volunteer” in the subject line.

Audition

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

Call for Art

The West Windsor Arts Council is accepting submissions for its annual member show. This year’s theme is “Fiction: The Art Show.” Works should be focused on the concept of real versus imaginary and the merging of visual arts and literary arts. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 24. There is no fee for submission, but artists must be a member of the West Windsor Arts Center. Visit www.westwindsorarts.org.

The Lawrence Library is accepting entries for its annual TrashedArt contest, which celebrates Earth Day exhibiting art made from trash. The contest is limited to one entry per artist. Classes or groups can participate if they register ahead of time by calling 609-883-8292 or emailing jcuddahy@mcl.org. Art must be submitted between March 20 and March 27. Selected entries will be on display throughout April. All entries must consist of at least 75 percent recycled content. Natural material such as rocks, dirt, bones, and sticks are not considered recycled. Entry forms are available at the Lawrence Library, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike. Visit www.mcl.org.

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