In Brief Adopt A Pet seeking home for blind chow Sharon Gaboff of Millstone Township, the director of Adopt A Pet, has been helping animals in need for more than a decade. The most recent animal to benefit from Gaboff’s love and patience is Princess, a blind 1-year-old chow chow. Rescued from a shelter, Princess …

Auditions Proteus Productions , Howell, is holding auditions for singers and dancers, ages 6-16, for its "Kids’ Cabaret," scheduled to be presented April 29 at The Theatre, 6545 Route 9. For more information, call Andy at (732) 730-8505. The Pennington Players will hold auditions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 and May 6 …

in brief Lectures on health to be offered in Millstone Millstone Township Community Education will sponsor a series of lectures on health-related topics presented by CentraState Health Awareness Center at various locations in the Millstone Township School District. "Mood Food" will be presented from 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 13. Organizers will encourage participants to taste-test foods …

AUDITIONS Proteus Productions , Howell, will hold open auditions for its upcoming productions of Ghosts of the Loyal Oaks, Raised in Captivity and Jersey Girls. Auditions will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at The Theatre, 9 North Plaza, Route 9, Howell.. Needed are African-American women, ages 35-45; Caucasian women, ages 25-45; and Caucasian …

auditions The Marlboro Players need male dancers ages 17-21 for the summer production of Gypsy. Show dates are July 28-29 and Aug. 3-5. For more information, call (732) 972-7217. Monmouth County Park System will hold auditions for two stage appearances at the 26th annual Monmouth County Fair this summer. The fair will be held July …

in brief Insurance firm brings local resident on board Marc V. Buro of Upper Freehold Township, a former official in the New Jersey State Department of Banking and Insurance, has been named vice president of product and program development for the National Atlantic Insurance Com-panies, parent corporation of the Profor-mance Insurance Co. in Freehold. Buro …

bulletin board • The Mourning After , a professionally led support group for those who have lost a loved one, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 at the American Hotel, Freehold. There are no fees. Details: Bernice or Bob at (732) 577-1076. • Fried oyster and chicken salad dinner will be …

in brief Farmland preservation workshop to be held The State Agriculture Development Committee will host a special half-day workshop for farmland owners from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 to explain new developments in the Farmland Preser-vation Program that greatly expand opportunities for participation, Agriculture Secretary Art Brown announced. The workshop will be held at …

in brief Workshop offers tips on business start-up Millstone Township Community Education will sponsor "Business Start-up Workshop" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 18 at the Millstone Township Middle School library. Topics will include the legal forms of ownership, such as corporation, S-corporation, partnership, registering your business, bookkeeping, taxation forms, payroll and more. The …

Shakespeare event winners announced The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank was host to the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition Feb. 5. More than 30 high school students from throughout the area battled for the honor to compete in the nationals at Lincoln Center in New York City. Each student was asked to prepare and …