Food Drive

Little Friends School’s pre-school and kindergarten are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive. The food will be distributed to families in need in Hamilton Township and the surrounding areas. To participate bring non-perishable food to Little Friends, located at 221 Edinburg Road, Mercerville.

Introduction to Judaism

The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks offers an 18-week “Introduction to Judaism” course covering the holidays, history, life cycle, literature, beliefs, and practices of Judaism. The classes will be taught by rabbis, cantors, and other Jewish professionals. All are welcome. Tuition is $100; books and other materials are approximately $50. Classes begin Tuesday, November 5, and continue weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction. Visit www.jfcsonline.org for information and to register.

Cards for a Cause

Holiday greeting cards featuring the art of HomeFront’s ArtSpace artists are now available for purchase through HomeFront. Proceeds from the sale of these cards funds programs for the families living in HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center in Ewing.

Each box contains eight cards. A single box is available for a donation of $15. If two or more boxes are ordered, the requested donation is $12.50/box. Shipping and handling costs are based on the number of boxes for each type of card: $3 for one box, $4 for two boxes, $5.75 for three boxes, and $6 for four to six boxes. They can be purchased online at www.homefrontnj.org/donate-artspacecards/ and through local craft shows, churches, small businesses, libraries, and civic groups.

To find out where cards can be purchased, or if you are interested in helping HomeFront distribute the cards, contact Ruthann Traylor at 609-883-7500 or email ruthannt@homefrontnj.org.

Play Ball

The third annual Justin DuBois Charity Basketball Game takes place Saturday, October 19, at 1 p.m. at the Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor. The game is in honor of Justin DuBois, who was murdered three years ago, and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton. For information or to play in the game email jdbasketballgame@gmail.com.

Audition

Somerset Valley Players host auditions for “Play On” on Sunday, October 27, at 6 p.m. and Monday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m., at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. The show runs January 24 through February 9. The director seeks three to six adult males, ages 20s to 60+, and four to seven adult females, ages 16 to 60+. One female actor must look young enough to be in high school. Readings will be from the script. Please dress in comfortable clothing for improvisational exercises. For information email treasurer@svptheatre.org. Visit www.svptheatre.org.

Kelsey Theater hosts auditions for Theater to Go’s production of “Cabaret” on Sunday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, October 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Bring a headshot, resume, and conflict list. Prepare 16-32 bars of a jazz standard and bring music in the proper key. Be prepared to dance. Those auditioning for principal roles should prepare a short monologue. To sign up for an audition visit tinyurl.com/cabaret-auditions-t2g. www.kelseyatmccc.org.

Volunteer

The Sourland Conservancy seeks volunteers on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, October 16, 18, and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help plant native plants in the new Foraging Forest in Hopewell Borough Park. The Foraging Forest will be an educational and edible space where visitors can learn about native edible plants and permaculture. Visit www.sourland.org/the-foraging-forest for more information or to volunteer.

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