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 and have a current tetanus vaccine, and are required to attend one orientation session.

Volunteer duties are varied and include enclosure cleaning, diet preparation, laundry and many other behind-the-scenes opportunities. 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 jrakosyates@mercercounty.org 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 May 10 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater at Rutgers University. The winner will be announced at the concert. Contact Diane Higgins at 973-467-2100 ext. 19 or diane@drugfreenj.org. Visit www.shoutdowndrugs.com.

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. For more information, visit www.mcl.org.


The Centenary Stage Company will hold open auditions for the 2019 Summer Musical Season featuring “Nunsense” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 30, from noon to 8 p.m. in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Avenue, in Hackettstown. No appointment is necessary. Interested performers will be seen on a first come first served basis. All roles are open. Performers should prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary song from the musical theatre genre. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a movement portion of the audition. Visit www.centenarystageco.org.

The 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. Students ages 10 to 18 are welcome to audition. An audition appointment is required. Email summer@papermill.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 capitalsingers@gmail.com.

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