In West Windsor & Plainsboro
New Jersey Indian Association invites singers, dancers, dance schools, and musical groups to showcase their talents at an event on Saturday, May 14, at 4 p.m. in West Windsor. Contact Sangeeta Kumtakar by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.jinausa.org for details.
West Windsor Arts Council offers “Land and Air Machines,” a spring break camp for ages 5 to 12, during spring break. Monday to Friday, April 18 to 22. Visit www.scienceseeds.com for information.
Plainsboro Public Library offers a bus trip to Liberty Science Center on Tuesday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 includes admission and round-trip bus ride. Call 609-275-2898 to register.
Italian American Festival Association seeks volunteers for its annual festival in September in Mercer County Park, West Windsor. Call 609-631-7544 for information.
Parkinson Alliance requests participation in “Princeton Dines Out for Parkinson’s Disease Research” on Thursday, April 28. Restaurants donating a percentage of proceeds include Blue Point Grill, Elements, Eno Terra, Gennaro’s, Mediterra, Teresa’s Caffe, Witherspoon Grill, and Yankee Doodle Tap Room. www.parkinsonalliance.org.
Junior League of Greater Princeton is searching for a Princeton area home for its 17th Designer Showhouse & Gardens to take place in the spring of 2012. The ideal house has 25 or more design spaces and generous grounds that can be transformed by interior and landscape designers to become an elegant show place of style and designs. Proceeds from the showcase benefit early childhood literacy, science and math programs, and teacher training seminars. Call 609-771-0525, E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.jlgp.org for information.
One Simple Wish offers free prom dresses to teens in foster care or low income families. All gently used gowns are $10; and costume jewelry, clutches, shoes, and scarves, all for under $5. 183 Scotch Road, Ewing. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-883-8484.
Tuscan Hills will donate 10 percent of all sales through May 12 to University Medical Center at Princeton’s Level 2 Special Care Nursery. 4428 Route 27, Kingston.
New York Delicatessen and Restaurant, 3331 Route 1, Lawrenceville, will donate 10 percent of April sales to Princeton HealthCare System Foundation.
The Jewish Center offers a context mini series, “Behind the Headlines: The Jews of Egypt,” presented by Elisha Russ-Fishbane, an historian of Jewish life and culture of the medieval Islamic world. A teacher at Princeton University, he completed his doctorate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Thursdays, April 28, May 5 and 12. Register. 609-921-0100, ext. 201. 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. $75.
Boys & Girls Club of Trenton seeks donations of bikes in any conditions to benefit the organization. An all volunteer enterprise repairs bicycles and sells them at its Trenton-are storefront to promote biking for transportation and enjoyment among low-income families. Bring bikes to Capitol Plaza Shopping Center, 1500 North Olden Avenue, Ewing or visit www.bikeexchangenj.org for additional locations.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey seeks volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and the gift shop. A volunteer open house will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m., F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theater, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison. Visit www.shakespearenj.org, E-mail email@example.com, or call 973-408-3694 for information.
Arts Council of Princeton offers a session of “Art Techniques for Caregivers,” a free workshop for family and professional caregivers on Wednesdays, April 20 to June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-924-8777.
For the Young
Boys Field Hockey will be held for boys 10 to 18 in Mercer County. Practices will be held at Princeton Day School. Visit www.boysfieldhockey.com for information.
Somerset Valley Players has auditions for a staged reading of “Two Sides of Love” on Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21, 6:30 to 10 p.m. 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Two men and two women, ages 20 plus are needed. E-mail your headshot and resume to email@example.com prior to April 20. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469 for information.
Call for Sculpture
Morven Museum & Garden calls for entries to “The Ripple Effect,” its first juried sculpture exhibition to be held from September 1 to October 30. Artists may interpret the theme of water in proposals, due by Wednesday, May 11. Up to 30 pieces will be displayed throughout the five-acre property located in Princeton. Visit www.morven.org or call 609-924-8144, ext. 104 for more information.
Cranbury Station Galleries offers “Women Watercoloring Workshops by the Sea” on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3; or Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6. Workshop features both studio and on site instructional painting. $400 includes art materials, breakfast, snacks, and sleeping accommodations. For all levels. Call 609-921-0434 for information.