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Vol. LXIV, No. 50
Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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Wednesday, December 15

Noon to 7 p.m.: Holiday Extravaganza; The Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery & Medispa, 932 State Road.

3 p.m.: Hilton Holiday Show; Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Charter School Board of Trustees meeting; Marsee Center, Princeton Charter School.

Thursday, December 16

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: J. McLaughlin’s Holiday Shopping Day to support the Historical Society of Princeton; 17 Witherspoon Street.

6:30 to 11 p.m.: Festive Holiday Salsa Bachata Social; Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place.

8 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Improv Comedy Troupe “Far & In Between” performance; Solley Theatre, Arts Council of Princeton.

Friday, December 17

Noon: The Princeton Senior Resource Center will host a Science Café; Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street.

12:30 p.m.: Gotham Princeton lunch event; Mediterra Restaurant, Princeton.

6 p.m. to Midnight: Children’s Futures 10th Anniversary Holiday Toy and Book Party; Trenton Marriot, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton.

7 to 10 p.m.: Princeton High School Big Band Dance; Princeton High School Café, 151 Moore Street, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Holiday Guitar Concert; Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Christmas Oratorio, Princeton Pro Musica; Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: VOICES Chorale presents Christmas from Poland and France; St. James Roman Catholic Church, 115 Delaware Avenue, Pennington.

9 p.m.: Hilton Holiday Show; Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City.

Saturday, December 18

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Wholesome Kids Cook Parent & Child Cooking Class; Tiger Hall, 53 State Road, Princeton.

10 a.m.: 2010 Holiday Lecture for families, “Good Vibrations: How We Communicate”; McDonnell Hall, room A02, Princeton University.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Insight Mediation Open House with Beth Evard; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman.

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

4 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Film Series: Where the Wild Things Are; Princeton Public Library.

5 p.m.: Ice Skate with Santa; Mercer County Park Ice Rink, West Windsor.

5 to 9 p.m.: Holiday Carriage Rides; Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown. Also December 19.

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

8 p.m.: VOICES Chorale presents Christmas from Poland and France; St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.

8 p.m.: “The Christmas Spirit” concert with Westminster Conservatory Community Chorus and Chamber Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Sunday, December 19

1 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Also at 4:30 p.m.

4 p.m.: Handel’s “Messiah” Sing; Princeton Unitarian Church.

4 p.m.: Winter Wonderland Concert by American Boychoir; Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Holiday Benefit Concert with Ernie White and Friends; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.

Monday, December 20


7:30 p.m.: Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Richardson Auditorium.

Tuesday, December 21

7:30 p.m.: Amateur Sight-Reading Orchestra’s Holiday Music concert; Lawrence Senior Center, 30 Darrah Lane.

7:30 p.m.: Longest Night Service; Princeton United Methodist Church, corner of Nassau and Vandeventer.

Thursday, December 23

7 to 10 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; Salt Creek Grill, 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton.

Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve

11 a.m.: Santa Arrives at Princeton Airport; Route 206.

3:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve Services; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

5:15 p.m.: Christmas Eve Caroling; Palmer Square Green.

Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day

1 p.m.: Crossing Re-Enactment; Washington Crossing State Park, Route 32, Washington Crossing.

Sunday, December 26

2 to 3 p.m.: Calu and Hart book signing of Temple; Masonic Temple; Mercer Lodge No. 50 F&AM.

6 to 11 p.m.: Argentine Tango Dance Social and lesson; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive.

Tuesday, December 28

7:30 p.m.: Holiday Winemaker’s Dinner; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

Wednesday, December 29

2 to 7 p.m.: Hopewell Community Farmers Market; Hopewell Train Station.

Thursday, December 30

5:30 to 9 p.m.: Princeton’s Professional and Business Singles Network Pre New Year’s Eve Party and Social; Mother’s Wine Bar & Restaurant, 34 N. Main Street, New Hope.

Friday, December 31

New Year’s Eve

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Holiday Craft Day at the Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: Salute to Vienna, New Year’s Concert 2011; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Concert; Patriots Theatre, War Memorial.

8:30 p.m.: New Year’s Eve Party; State Theatre, Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick.

8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: The Central New Jersey Dance Society’s No Name Dance presents a California Mix New Year’s Eve Gala dance; Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton.

Saturday, January 1

8 p.m.: Bring in the New Year with The O’Jays: Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City.

Sunday, January 2

1 to 2:30 p.m.: The Battle of Princeton: How History Happened Right Here; Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

Friday, January 7

8 p.m.: Burn and the Brights; Arts Council of Princeton, Solley Theatre.

Saturday, January 8

2:30 to 4 p.m.: New Jersey Audubon’s Family Nature Program, The Wonders of Winter Birding; New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Cranbury.

4 to 6 p.m.: Exhibition Opening Reception: Raw Beauty: An Exhibition of Sculpture; Arts Council of Princeton, Taplin Gallery. Free.

8 to 10 p.m.: A Benefit Concert in Honor of Isles’ 30th Anniversary; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

Sunday, January 9

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Artists’ Apiary Sunday Series; Camillo’s Café, Princeton Shopping Center.

3 p.m.: Night Out With Nami Event, Concert and Dinner; The Music Building, 2000 Pennington Road, The College of New Jersey.

Monday, January 10

6:45 to 8:45 p.m.: SCORE Seminar, “Social Media for Small Business”; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Free introduction to Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health; 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

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