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Vol. LXIII, No. 49
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Calendar

Wednesday, December 9

10 a.m.: How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket. Reservation required; call (609) 683-0057.

3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.: Annual Carols of Many Nations concert; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

4 p.m.: Talk for children 5 and older by Youth Services librarian Pamela Groves, “Miss Pam Goes to Africa”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Book discussion/signing with Len Berman, author of The Greatest Moments in Sports; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: A Moon to Dance By; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 10

10:30 a.m.: Origami Workshop for Christmas and Hanukkah; Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Center. For reservations, call (609) 924-7108.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Frederick Teardo; Princeton University Chapel.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Princeton Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Douglas Massey, “America’s War on Immigrants: Causes, Consequences and Solutions”; 101 Friend Center.

7 p.m.: Talk by Mark Warner, founder of Sun Farm Network, “Kicking the Carbon Habit: How Do We Get From Here to There?”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: Talk by financial advisor Katherine A. Hanadel on retirement planning; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Talk by sports psychology coach Rick Wolff, “Parenting Young Athletes”; Athletic and Convocation Center, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road. To register, call (609) 924-8143.

7:30 p.m.: aLiCe in WonDErlaNd; McAneny Theater, Princeton Day School.

7:30 p.m.: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theatre. Also Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Bryan Adams; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Friday, December 11

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Annual Womanspace Holiday Book Fair; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Annual warehouse booksale; Scholar’s Bookshelf, 110 Melrich Road, Cranbury. Also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7 p.m.: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.; Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Eric Mintel Quartet concert followed by champagne and dessert; Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Reservations required; call (215) 493-6500, ext. 19.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Steven Dietz’s God’s Country; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Christmas Carol Conspiracy: Scrooge’s Revenge; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 to 10:15 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

8 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Chorus concert, “Latin Holiday”; Unitarian Universalist Church, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville.

8 p.m.: Annual Westminster Choir College Evening of Readings and Carols, holiday music for choir, organ, and brass; Princeton University Chapel. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Musical comedy The Thing About Men; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Stand-Up Comic Mike Vecchione; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency, Route 1. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Princeton Regional Health Department’s H1N1 Clinic; John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane. By appointment only; call (609) 497-7608.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Annual Festival of the Nativity; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Also Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11:30 a.m.: Arts Council of Princeton Holiday Concert and Pizza Party, with Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

1 and 3 p.m.: Laser Nutcracker Spectacular; New Jersey State Museum Planetarium, 205 West State Street, Trenton. Also Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.

1 and 4:30 p.m.: Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

2 and 7 p.m.: Scrooge in Concert; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

6 p.m.: Princeton Singers holiday concert, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

7 p.m.: A Christmas Carol performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great great grandson of Charles Dickens; Villa Victoria Academy Theater, 376 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton.

7 p.m.: Holiday Open House with Karen Zumbrunn jazz trio; Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington. Free.

8 p.m.: Holiday Musicale with singers Liz Fillo and Christopher Coucill, Miche Braden, and Sarah Donner; and pianist Samuel T. Frisby; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Sunday at 5 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s A Christmas Carol; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Sunday, December 13

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Rockingham annual holiday candlelight open house; Rockingham Historic Site, 84 Laurel Avenue, Kingston.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket. Reservation required; call (609) 683-0057.

3 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” with Irish tenor Ronan Tynan; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Capital Singers of Trenton concert, “A Marriott Family Christmas”; Trenton Marriott Hotel, Lafayette Yard, Trenton.

5 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers Winter Cotillion, with music by The Avant Gardeners; Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton.

Monday, December 14

4 p.m.: Historic Preservation Commission; Township Municipal Complex, 400 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Messiah Sing; Princeton University Chapel.

7:30 p.m.: Concert of Ladino Jewish Music; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Dr. Laura Kahn, “Who’s in Charge? Leadership During an Epidemic, Bioterror Attack and Other Public Health Crises”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Tuesday, December 15

4:30 p.m.: Visual arts lecture by Tom Burr; Room 219, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

6 p.m.: “Film for Foodies” series screening of Babette’s Feast; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: “Ira Mowitz: Demystifying the Fine Art of Composition”; Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center.

7:30 p.m.: MCCC Chorus Winter Concert; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Free.

8 p.m.: Stephen Dietz’s God’s Country; Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket. Reservation required; call (609) 683-0057.

Noon: Princeton Scholars Lecture Series talk by Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure, authors of The Soprano State; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton screening of Illusion with filmmaker James Burke; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

7:30 p.m.: Township Environmental Commission; Township Municipal Complex.

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Ragged Sky Poets Ellen Foos, Mimi Danson, Carlos Hernandez-Pena, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, and Arlene Weiner; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Concert by Westminster CMENC Singers, “Rock of Ages: A Concert for Chanukah”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: MCCC Jazz Band Winter Concert; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Free.

Thursday, December 17

7 p.m.: Holiday concert by Princeton Area Homeschool Choir; outside Ten Thousand Villages store, Princeton Shopping Center. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by “Fetch Clay, Make Man” playwright Will Power; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Joint Recreation Board; Township Municipal Complex.

7:30 p.m.: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theatre. Also Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m.: Princeton University Sinfonia; Richardson Auditorium.

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