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Vol. LXV, No. 49
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Calendar

Wednesday, December 7

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: American Red Cross open blood drive, SCU—bus (platelet donations); Johnson & Johnson, 199 Grandview Road, Skillman.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Drumthwacket Holiday Open House; 345 Stockton Street. Reservations Required.

Noon to 6 p.m.: Princeton Seminary Offers Alternative Fair Trade Christmas Market; Mackay Campus Center, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also Thursday and Friday from Noon to 2 p.m.

3 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary presents musical services and carols from around the world for the Seminary and Princeton community; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

6 to 8 p.m.: Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays with Barbara Stender, M.Ed., Caregiver Specialist; Buckingham Place, 155 Raymond Road, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Annual Holiday Gadgets talk for the Hopewell Public Library; The Railroad Station, Railroad Place, Hopewell.

7 to 9 p.m.: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) of Princeton-Mercer County will host Dr. Richard Selznick, who will speak on “The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child”; Riverside School, 58 Riverside Drive, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter’s Matthews Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Lewis Center for the Arts presents Hamlet; Berlind Theater. Also Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday, December 8

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Princeton Farmers & Crafters Market; Princeton Public Library Community Room.

3 to 8 p.m.: Rolando Santana Trunk Show and Sophia Custom Jewelry Trunk Show; Rouge, 51 Witherspoon Street.

Friday, December 9

4 p.m.: Princeton University Department of Music presents a Handel Singing Competition; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

7 p.m.: The Lewis School’s 38th Annual Tree of Light; 53 Bayard Lane, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Special Performance by Opera New Jersey; Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theater. Also at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Through December 24.

7:30 p.m.: Performance by The American Boychoir; First Presbyterian Church, Bordentown.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell”; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: An Evening of Readings and Carols; Princeton University Chapel. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts Performance
Central Program, Dionysus in ’69; Marie and Edward Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 10

1 to 4 p.m.: The Historical Society of West Windsor holds a Holiday Open House; Schenck House, 50 Southfield Road, West Windsor.

2 to 4 p.m.: Free Intro to Hot Yoga Alignment Based Hot Yoga Teacher Training; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

4 to 7 p.m.: Lawrenceville Artists Network Gallery hosts a Holiday Spirit Reception and Art Show; Network Gallery and Gift Shop, 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: Christmas Brass Concert by NY Staff Band of The Salvation Army; Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University, 85 George Street, New Brunswick.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society’s Ballroom Blitz and open dancing; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive.

Sunday, December 11

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Princeton Barnes & Noble host a book fair to benefit McCarter Theater; Princeton Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, Route 1.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Drumthwacket Holiday Open House; 354 Stockton Street. Reservations Required.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Rockingham Historic Site, the final Revolutionary War headquarters of General George Washington, will offer its annual holiday candlelight open house; Laurel Avenue, Kingston-Rocky Hill Road between Route 518 and Route 27 in Kingston.

Noon to 2 p.m.: Holiday Brass concert; Palmer Square, Princeton.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Princeton Center for Yoga & Health hosts Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis; 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

1 to 4 p.m.: “Emerge! A Global Bazaar” market fair; Chancellor Green, East Pyne, Princeton University campus.

2 p.m.: A conversation with Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot: A Q&A, Book Signing, and Celebration; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton.

2 to 4 p.m.: The Historical Society of Hamilton Township hosts a Wassail Party Open House; John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton.

3 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel; Kendall Hall Theater, The College of New Jersey Center for the Arts.

3 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica presents Handel’s Messiah; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary presents a Holiday Handbell concert, “Christmas and Holiday Carols”; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary campus.

Monday, December 12

5 p.m.: The Coalition for Peace Action holds the annual Holiday Peace Gathering with a Candlelight Peace Vigil in Palmer Square and a Potluck for Peace to follow at Nassau Presbyterian Church; 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free and open to the public.

8 p.m.: Tallis Scholars; McCarter Theater.

Tuesday, December 13

5:30 p.m.: Princeton Public Library Trustee Meeting; 2nd Floor Conference Room.

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Tracks and Trails for Preschoolers; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road. Also Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton presents “Hunting for Transiting Extrasolar Planets”; Peyton Hall, 4 Ivy Lane, Princeton University.

Wednesday, December 14

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Drumthwacket Holiday Open House; 354 Stockton Street. Reservations Required.

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter’s Matthews Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 15

7:30 to 9:15 a.m.: Business Owner Roundtable; Bartolomei Pucciarelli, main conference room, 2564 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

12:30 p.m.: December Kosher Café West program, “Diabetes 101”; Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction.

Friday, December 16

Noon: The Princeton Senior Resource Center hosts a Brown Bag discussion on “Project Lifesaver and Photo IDs”; Suzanne Patterson Building.

7:30 p.m.: Solebury United Methodist Church presents “A Christmas Carol”; 2536A Aquetong Road, New Hope. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Lambertville’s Downtown Players present A Christmas Carol; South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre, 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville. Also Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: A Festive Christmas with Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 17

11 a.m.: Lambertville’s Downtown Players present Frosty the Snowman; South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre, 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville. Also at 1 p.m.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday POPS!; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: DanceVision presents a new take on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous tale, The Snow Queen; Kendall Hall Theater, The College of New Jersey. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: American Boychoir presents Voices of Angels; Princeton University Chapel.

9 p.m. to Midnight: NJ Central Jersey Dance Society presents Argentine Tango Dance; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive.

Sunday, December 18

2 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs Winter Concert; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

3 p.m.: Officium Pastorum, The Shepherds, A Thirteen-Century Christmas Music Drama; Princeton University Chapel.

4 p.m.: American Boychoir presents Winter Wonderland; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

Tuesday, December 20

5 p.m.: Community Menorah Lighting; Palmer Square North Plaza, Hulfish Street.

Friday, December 23

3 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre. Also at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 24

1 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre. Also at 4 p.m.

5 p.m.: Christmas Eve Caroling; Palmer Square Green.

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