The Tulpehaking Nature Center, the Abbott Marshlands’ education facility, is seeking volunteers to greet and assist visitors, answer questions about the marsh and the Trex Recycling Challenge, discuss upcoming programs and events, and serve as support staff. Training will be provided. Interested volunteers should email akosowski@mercercounty.org. The Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Avenue in Trenton.

The New Jersey State House Tour Program is seeking volunteers with an interest in history and civics to conduct tours of the state capital in Trenton. Volunteers should be comfortable speaking in front of groups. No experience is necessary; training will be provided. The next training program will be held in the spring. Interested volunteers can email crogers@njleg.org or call 609-847-3150.

The Jamesburg Public Library is in need of volunteer tutors for its adult English (ESL) classes, small group classes for beginner and intermediate learners. No previous tutoring experience is necessary. For more information email dianeallin@yahoo.com or call the library at 732-521-044. The Jamesburg Public Library is located at 229 Gatzmer Avenue in Jamesburg.

Call for Artwork

Area artists are invited to submit their work to the 37th annual Ellarslie Open Juried Art Show, “Ellarslie Open 37.”

According to curator Joyce Inderbitzin, artists may submit up to six pieces of recently produced work in a variety of mediums, except film and video, to be considered for inclusion in the show. Awards will be given in 10 categories.

Artwork must be submitted between Friday and Sunday, March 20 through 22. Accepted work will be posted on www.ellarslie.org by March 27. For more information, visit www.ellarslie.org/ellarslie-open-37-call.

Health Helpline

The New Jersey Department of Health has set up a public call center to address residents’ questions and concerns about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The 24-hour hotline, which is being operated by the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, will be staffed by trained healthcare professionals who can accommodate callers in multiple languages.

The Coronavirus hotline can be reached at 1-800-222-1222. For information on CDC updates, travel advisories, and additional information on the Coronavirus, visit www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml.

Call for Poetry

NAMI New Jersey, a non-profit organization that supports those affected by mental illness, is now accepting entries for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020.

The contest seeks original poems no longer than 40 lines long based on an annual theme, which this year is the “superpowers” those with mental health challenges use to battle those challenges.

All poems must be submitted by March 25. For more information on the poetry contest, visit www.nami.org/programs.ean/poetry-corner or email poetry@naminj.org.

Call for Artists

A trio of Princeton-based visual artists and residents — Mic Boekelmann, Karen Stolper, and Mary Waltham — are seeking the same to become part of the Princeton Artist Directory (PAD).

Boekelmann, Stolper, and Waltham are compiling the directories to help area artists “connect, collaborate and raise awareness.”

Once the directory is complete, artists will be able to search for fellow artists by name and genre/media. Participation in the directory is free. Any artist interested in being included in the PAD must submit their information by Saturday, February 29.

Applications are available at 08540artist.lwixsite.com/Princeton. Contact information can also be sent to princetonartistdirectory@gmail.com.


This weekend ActorsNET, a non-profit theater group in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

Men and women are needed to fill a variety of roles. Material from the script will be provided to the actors at the audition.

Auditions will take place Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville. Appointments are recommended; walk-ins will be seen as time allows. Those unable to attend are encouraged to schedule an alternate audition time. “King Lear” performances are scheduled for June. For more information or to schedule an audition, email actorsnet2@comcast.net.

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