The Arts

Volunteers Needed

Participate Please

For Kids

Call for Speakers

Call for Entries

Sports

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This article was prepared for the January 18, 2006 issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

Oppotunities

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The Arts

Pierrot Productions will hold auditions for "La Cage Aux Folles" on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, at noon. Audition room location will be posted at Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor. Must be 18 or older. Prepare a vocal selection, be dressed for movement, and be ready to perform a one-to-three-minute monologue. Cagelles auditioners must bring heels and be prepared to dance. E-mail pierrotinfo@aol.com or call 609-658-1233 for appointment.

Princeton Shopping Center seeks musicians and bands that perform music from other countries for the annual concert series. Contact Chris Hanington at 609-921-6234 for information.

Writing Workshop, "Guided by the Muse," led by Cynthia Yoder starts Monday, January 23, and continues Mondays through March 13, 7 to 9 p.m. $150. Open enrollment. Call for location, 609-799-6012. For instructor information visit www.cynthiayoder.com.

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Volunteers Needed

CONTACT of Mercer County seeks volunteers for the 24-hour crisis intervention hotline. Training course at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ewing are February 21 to May 9. Options are Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. E-mail contactofmercercounty@verizon.net or call 609-883-2880.

Taste of the Nation seeks volunteers for restaurant recruitment, silent auction, corporate sponsorship, for the annual event to benefit hunger and poverty. The organization has raised more than $55 million in the past. Call 888-273-6141 or E-mail jeanne@trepiani.com for information.

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Participate Please

Princeton Garden Statesmen is accepting bookings for quartets to sing to your sweetheart in four-part harmony for Valentine’s Day. Formally attired in tuxedos, the groups will visit someone at home, work, retirement or nursing facility, hospital, or restaurant, to present two love songs, a red rose, chocolate, a card, and a photo of the event. Friday to Tuesday, February 10 to 14. $50. Call Bob Thomas at 609-883-3942.

Hopewell Library is offering a memoir writing workshop on Wednesday evenings, February 1 to April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the library, 13 East Broad Street. Cost if $150 to $250. Register by Friday, January 27. Call 609-466-1625.

Plainsboro Public Library offers hands-on wireless workshops for library patrons beginning Tuesday, January 24. Two-hour sessions will be held at Tuesdays and Fridays allowing practice searching the website from wireless laptop computers. Register at 609-275-2897.

Raritan Valley Community College offers Lifelong Educational Opportunity orientation for older students on Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Visit www.raritanval.edu for information.

Health

Foundations Behavioral Health announced a new residential treatment program for children ages 8 to 13 for the child with psychiatric needs whose symptoms and functional behavior interfere with daily activities. Visit www.fbh.com or call 215-345-0444.

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For Kids

Eden Institute Foundation offers $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who are planning college majors and future careers in special education or related disciplines. Visit www.edenservices.org or call 609-987-0099.

Mercer College seeks college and high school students for an experimental version of "Godspell." Singing audition, Saturday January 21, noon to 7 p.m.; acting audition, Sunday, January 22, noon to 7 p.m.; and dance audition, Sunday, January 22, 7 p.m. Sign-up at CM122 in the communications building. E-mail personj@mccc.edu.

Department of Human Services Division of Family Development invites middle and high school students to enter the annual Teen Media Contest. The theme is "Special Moments: Most Memorable Moment Shared with a Parent." Submissions must be hand-drawn and need to illustrate a special time, activity, or event that the child shares with a parent. Visit www.njchildsupport.org or call Laura Febbi at 973-799-0200, ext. 210.

NJN Public Television and Radio conducts talent search for this year’s Hispanic Youth Showcase. Auditions will be held at the NJN studios in Newark. Entries must be received by Friday, January 20. Showcase winner will appear on the television special, Hispanic Youth Showcase 2006. Visit www.njn.org for information.

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey is holding auditions for string, brass, woodwind, and percussion players ages 9 to 18, on Tuesday, January 24, at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro. Visit www.yocj.org for information and registration.

Please Donate

East Brunswick Public Library is collecting new hardcover and paperback books for distribution to disadvantaged children throughout Mercer County. "Book to Keep" is a project of the consortium of public and academic libraries in the county. Books may be brought to the library at Two Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick. Checks for purchase of additional books may be sent to Leah Wagner, Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township 08831. Call 732-390-6789 for information about the program.

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Call for Speakers

Princeton chapter of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society has a call for speakers for a professional seminar series to be held at the Trenton Computer Festival on Friday, April 21. Speakers are needed for IT management, application and solution development, networking and integration, technology, and manufacturing computer systems. Submit abstracts and biographical information to dsoll@omicron.com by Friday, January 27.

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Call for Entries

Philadelphia Songwriters Project has a call for original submissions to be arranged and performed by Philadelphia ensembles and choirs in 2007. Deadline is Monday, April 10. Material must be submitted on a CD. $10 per song. Winners will be announced by June 30. Visit www.phillysongwriters.com for information.

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Sports

MSM Baseball Leagues of New Jersey are admitting new teams and individual players for the spring. Visit www.amateurbaseballnj.com or call 973-699-8336 for information.

Garden State Baseball is holding tryouts for the tournament teams for players ages 13 and up. Visit www.gardenstatebaseball.com or call 732-382-4610.


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