Call for Musicians

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2020-’21 Colton Fellowship, an excellence-based program for Black and Latinx musicians.

The NJSO will award a fellowship to a violinist, violist, or bassist to join the current Colton Fellow in performing at concerts and participating in a series of developmental activities designed to help them meet their career goals.

Applications are due Wednesday, April 1, and auditions will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 1 through 3. For more information or to apply for the Colton Fellowship, visit

Calls for Volunteers

The Princeton Battlefield Society is seeking volunteers for its annual Clean-Up Day.

Volunteers are needed to clip, cut, rake and pick-up around the park.

Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday, April 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the American Battlefield Trust’s National Park Day. Volunteers are asked to bring their own garden tools when possible; water and snacks will be provided. For more information or to register to volunteer, visit

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes invites licensed health care professionals and community volunteers who live or work in Mercer County to join the Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

The New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps is a network of local volunteers who are trained to respond in the event of a disaster or other emergency. The MRC is in need of volunteers with an interest in health and emergency preparedness to assist emergency service personnel during a crisis in Mercer County.

All volunteers will be trained. For more information on becoming a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer, go to, email, or call 609-989-6898.

Friends of Princeton Open Space is asking area residents to get digging.

The group is in need of volunteers to help plant native trees and shrub seedlings at the Forest Restoration Project site, located at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. Once completed, the restored site will provide a home for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife.

The Natural Resource Manager will demonstrate how to plant the bare root tree seedlings, and FOPOS will provide volunteers who do not have their own equipment with the necessary tools. There will be two planting sessions on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For more information or to register to volunteer, visit or email and include “volunteer” in the subject line. The Billy Johnson Lakes Nature Preserve is located at 57 Mountain Avenue in Princeton.

The Delaware-Raritan Canal will get a much needed cleanup this spring thanks to the efforts of two juniors from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.

Students Michael Zhilaev and Anha Mehta have devised a plan to clean up the towpath, starting at Washington Road in Princeton, an area used by bikers, joggers, and dog walkers. The only thing they are in need of is help from volunteers.

The cleanup will take place Saturday, March 28, at 9:45 a.m. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. The materials needed for the clean-up, and snacks, will be provided. The clean-up will be followed by an optional mindfulness workshop. To register to help, or for more information, email

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer County is hosting two information sessions for potential volunteers.

CASA for Children is a non-profit organization whose volunteers advocate for neglected and abused children in court. All volunteers will be trained.

Information sessions will be held Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. and Monday, March 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the CASA office, 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, in Ewing. For more information or to register for a session, email or visit

Prom Preparation

With prom season fast approaching, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo has announced the dates for the ninth annual “Princess Prom Project.”

Princess Prom Project gives girls from the 14th Legislative District — East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown, Robbinsville, Cranbury, Jamesburg, Monroe, Plainsboro, and Spotswood — the opportunity to select a prom dress from a collection of new and gently worn dresses at no charge.

“The Princess Prom Project helps families enjoy this memorable time without having to break the bank,” DeAngelo said.

Prom dress seekers can attend one of the “shopping parties,” which will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, Tuesday, March 24, Wednesday, April 1, Tuesday, April 14, Monday, April 20, Wednesday, April 29, and Tuesday, May 12, at the District Office of Assemblyman DeAngelo, located at 4621A Nottingham Way, Hamilton. Families can also schedule an appointment by calling 609-631-7501. Anyone who has a dress to donate can drop it off at Assemblyman DeAngelo’s office.

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