Call for Volunteers

Friends of Princeton Open Space, a nonprofit organization dedicated to land preservation and stewardship, invites the public to join them Saturday, February 15, for LOVE Your Park, a volunteer work session.

Volunteers will help identify and remove invasive species along the driveway of the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve as part of a beautification project.

All ages are welcome to participate; volunteers ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. Friends of Princeton Open Space will provide the tools, and advises volunteers to wear long sleeves, long pants and work boots.

LOVE Your Park will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue in Princeton. Registration is required. For more information or to register visit www.fopos.org, EventBrite, or email info@fopos.org.

Tax Assistance

Income tax season has arrived, and so has help with income tax preparation.

AARP Tax-Aides will be available at sites throughout Mercer County to assist those with low- to moderate incomes with their 2019 tax return through mid-April. Appointments are required. For more information and locations visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide.

Members of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will provide free tax preparation to qualified Mercer County individuals, such as those with disabilities, limited English language skills and those making less than $56,000 a year. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.

Food Drive

Kessel Dermatology is hosting a food drive for Move for Hunger.

The food collected during the drive will benefit local families in need, and Kessel Dermatology will donate $5 to the Hamilton Township Police and Fire Department for every can of food collected.

Non-perishable food items can be dropped through February 21 at Kessel Dermatology, 1700 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Road, Suite D-1, Hamilton Square.

Call for Actors

McCarter Theater invites members of the community to take part in a participatory performance of “Pan,” an evening length work for solo flute, live electronics and an ensemble of community musicians that is based on the story of the Greek mythological god.

Performers ages 10 and older will join flutist Claire Chase on stage for the performance. Instruments and training will be provided, and no prior musical experience is required.

Rehearsals will take place Wednesday through Friday, February 12, 13 and 14, and the performance at 8 p.m. on February 14 at McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton. Tickets for the performance are $25 to $55. To participate in “Pan,” visit mccartertheatre.wufoo.com/forms/zecy30w1o45t70. For more information email duffelman@mccarter.org.

Audition

The Lawrence Library has announced audition dates for Playfest, its annual one-act play festival.

The festival directors are seeking actors to participate in the staged readings of work by local playwrights. Those auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading from selected scripts.

Auditions will take place 6 to 8 p.m. February 26, 1 to 4 p.m. February 29 and 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 at the Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Route 1, Lawrenceville. Playfest will take place April 25. To schedule an audition, call 609-883-8291 or email jdamron@mcl.org.

Call for Entries

The New Jersey Department of Human Services is now accepting entries for the 25th annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest.

The contest asks teenagers from throughout the state to submit a piece of original art, including a written piece of work, that illustrates a lesson or moment in their lives that they will never forget.

All entries must be postmarked by March 11. First-, second- and third-place winners will be named and prizes awarded in both the middle and high school categories. The winning entries will also be included in the 2021 Office of Child Support Calendar and be on display at the New Jersey State House in Trenton. For submission guidelines visit www.njteenmedia.org.

Call for Singers

Voices Chorale NJ seeks additional singers in advance of its concert, “A Prayer for Peace,” on Friday, May 29. Tenors and basses are especially needed. However, singers in all voice parts are welcomed to audition. If interested, contact jengoings8@gmail.com.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at Music Together Worldwide, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell.

For more information about Voices Chorale NJ, visit www.voiceschoralenj.org.

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