Dance Audition

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company seeks full-time male and female dancers for the 2008-09 season. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome. Auditions are Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York City. E-mail or call 800-650-0246 for audition appointment.

Good Causes

Special Olympics NJ is collecting funds for the sixth annual Torch Run featuring members of law enforcement on Friday, June 6. The event is a 27-leg journey that travels 900 miles through New Jersey to light the cauldron and officially open the summer games at Sovereign Bank Arena. Call 609-896-8000 or visit

Waldorf School has a hole-in-one contest at Tara Greens Golf Course on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 29, 30, and 31; and Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Benefit for Make a Wish Foundation. $1 per ball. Call 732-247-8284 or visit

The Amy Foundation benefits uninsured women 40 and older through St. Peter’s Hospital. Created in memory of Amy Feiman Behar, a South Brunswick resident who died March, 2007, from breast cancer. Donations may be sent to the Amy Foundation, 11 Maurice Court, Kendall Park 08824.

For the Young

Princeton Public Library seeks submissions for student film and video festival in July. Original films by young adults must be 20 minutes or shorter. Films must be clearly labeled half inch VHS or DVD, accompanied by entry form. Call 609-924-9529, ext. 247, or visit for information.

Innovative Dance Academy seeks dancers of all ages for Team Innovative. Auditions are Saturday, May 31, beginning at 11 a.m. at 25 Lexington Avenue, Ewing. Be prepared for a ballet center, jazz, and lyrical combination. Tap and tumbling experienced dancers are welcome. Bring appropriate dancewear and shoes. Visit for times and information.

Opera New Jersey expanded “Explorations in Opera,” a children’s camp to two weeks beginning Monday, July 7, at McCarter Theater. Call 609-799-7700 or visit

West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education offers grammar, writing, PSAT, and SAT classes beginning Monday, July 7. Classes meet at High School North in Plainsboro. Call 609-275-9880.

Raritan College offers a variety of youth academic enrichment programs to get a jump start on fall classes for grades four to six. Call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404 or visit

Dog Parks

Mercer County Bark Parks open at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The small dog park is for dogs weighing under 35 pounds. Both parks included fenced-in areas, different surface areas, obstacles, and dog-friendly water fountains. Portable lighting has been added. It is the only Mercer County Park that does not require owners to leash their dogs at all times.

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