CONTACT of Mercer County will host 40-hour hotline volunteer training sessions held weekly from Tuesday, September 11, to Sunday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. Sessions 1-6 are $35, including two books, and there is no commitment to volunteer. There is no charge for sessions 7-10, but volunteers must complete the first six sessions before attending. An apprenticeship will follow session 10. To register or for more information, call 609-883-2880 or visit www.contactofmercer.org.

The Sourland Conservancy is seeking volunteer amateur or professional photographers or videographers to help spread the word about their education, stewardship and advocacy initiatives in newspapers, magazines, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. This position can be casual or more formal. For more information or to register, visit www.tiny.cc/scphotos.


The Hopewell Valley Chorus is accepting new members. No auditions necessary. The chorus is wait-listing prospective members of the soprano and alto sections, while actively seeking new tenors, baritones, and basses. The chorus rehearses Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the chorus room at Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road. Dues for the fall-winter season are $50. For more information, call 609-448-0615, email hopewellvalleychorus@gmail.com, or visit www.hopewellvalleychorus.org.

Capital Singers of Trenton is recruiting members for the 2018-’19 season. All voices are welcome, and the group is particularly seeking tenors 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. For more information, contact Peter Downey at 609-434-2781, email capitalsingers@gmail.com, or visit www.capitalsingers.org.

New singers and ringers are invited to the chancel and handbell choirs of Princeton United Methodist Church, says Hyosang Park, music director. There is no charge to be in a choir, and singers do not need to be church members. Starting Wednesday, September 12, school-age children learn the basics of singing and music theory through the songs of their Christian faith. Teen singers can participate in a youth chorus, and the first rehearsal is Sunday, September 9, 5 to 6:15 p.m. For praise singers and instrumentalists, a contemporary music ensemble leads worship once a month. For more information, call 609-924-2613 or visit www.princetonumc.org.

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