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Vol. LXV, No. 8
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23

1 to 7 p.m.: New Jersey Blood Services 2011 Blood Drive; Plainsboro Public Library.

2 p.m.: “Embodied Memories: The Work of Trauma in Art” symposium; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick.

4:30 p.m.: Yvonne Haddad, Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, presents “Islamophobia and the Reconstruction of Muslim American Culture”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: The Princeton Middle East Society presents “Tunisia, Egypt and Beyond” Panel Discussion followed by a reception; Arts Council of Princeton.

6:30 p.m.: Speech by Governor Tom Kean on “The State of Politics Today”; Rider University 2083 Lawrenceville Road.

7:30 p.m.: The Artie Shaw Orchestra; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, 151 Moore Street, Princeton.

Thursday, February 24

5:30 p.m.: Presentation on Congestive Heart Failure; Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road.

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company presents Much Ado About Nothing; Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre. Also at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday, February 25

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Opening reception of Teacher-Artist Show at Numina Gallery; Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street. Show runs through March 23.

6 p.m.: The Lewis School of Princeton celebrates the Art of American Artisan Cheese; Home of Marsha Lewis, 50 Hodge Road, Princeton.

6 to 10 p.m.: Project Londen Youth Concert; Princeton Elks Lodge, 354 Route 518, Blawenburg.

7:30 p.m.: Machuko’s Trabuko performs Afro-Cuban Music; Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

8 p.m.: McCarter Theatre presents Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert; McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place.

8 p.m.: Cabaret Artist Craig Rubano in Concert, We Can Be Kind; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

8 p.m.: State Theatre presents Australian contemporary circus troupe, Circa; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

8 p.m. to Midnight: Poker Tournament and Casino Night to Benefit HomeFront Families; The Hamilton Manor, 30 Route 156, Hamilton.

Saturday, February 26

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: The Princeton Battlefield Society and the Crossroads for the American Revolution Association hosts “Revelations on the Battle of Princeton”; Friend Center, Room 101, Princeton University.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Benefit Book Sale; Plainsboro Public Library. Also on Sunday.

11 a.m.: McCarter Theatre welcomes Kids’ Music Superstar Justin Roberts, 91 University Place.

1 to 4 p.m.: Meditation is for Everyone; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman.

2 p.m.: Chinese New Year Celebration; Princeton Public Library community room.

2 to 4 p.m.: Pet Wellness and Communication; Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike.

2 to 4 p.m.: Princeton High School and the Princeton Chinese Language School host a Chinese New Year celebration; Princeton Public Library.

7 to 9 p.m.: Darla Rich Duo; The Blue Rooster, 17 North Main Street, Cranbury.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society’s No Name Dance presents a California Mix open dance; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, February 27

1 to 4 p.m.: Enable, Inc.’s third “Walk ‘N Roll with Enable” event; PEAC Health & Fitness, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.

2 p.m.: The 19th Annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Princeton Branch of the English-Speaking Union; Allen P. Kirby Arts Center, The Lawrenceville School.

3 p.m.: Wesendonk Songs: Music of Richard Wagner Concert; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick.

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Tween & Teen 6th-12th Grade Swim Party; Rider University Maurer Pool Building.

7:30 p.m.: The Princeton Community Democratic Organization holds a General Membership Meeting, “NJ School Legislation: Needed Reform or a Race to the Bottom?”; Suzanne Patterson Center, One Monument Drive.

Monday, February 28


10 a.m.: Morning Book Club, The Help by Kathryn Stockett; Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike.

7:30 p.m.: The Princeton Adult School presents Second Chance Cinema, “Last Train Home”; Friend Center Auditorium, Computer Science Building, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Planet Café Meeting; Camillo’s Café, Princeton Shopping Center.

Tuesday, March 1

10:30 a.m.: Dr. Seuss Storytime!; Princeton Barnes & Noble.

11 a.m.: Princeton Senior Activity: Strength Training; Suzanne Patterson Building.

Wednesday, March 2

10:30 a.m.: Princeton Senior Activity: Computer Class; Suzanne Patterson Building.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Artist reception and panel discussion in conjunction with “Retrospect”, Documentary photography by Damien Schumann; Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: The Princeton Middle East Society and the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center hold a presentation with award-winning journalist from Gaza, Mohammed Omer; Main Lounge, Mackay Campus Center, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Thursday, March 3

4:30 p.m.: John Marshall Harlan ’20 Lecture in Constitutional Adjudication, “Global Justice: The Power and the Pity” by The Honorable Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5:15 p.m.: 28th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Dinner, sponsored by the YWCA Princeton; Hyatt Regency Princeton.

6 p.m.: Book reading and signing with Chang-rae Lee, author of The Surrendered; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company presents Much Ado About Nothing; Whitman College Class of 1970. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Delaware Valley Unit of The Herb Society of America sponsors an all-day symposium on “Herbs From Around the World”; D&R Greenway, Princeton. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Yes We CAN! Food Drive; McCaffreys, Princeton Shopping Center.

3:30 to 5 p.m.: New Jersey Audubon’s Family Nature Program, “Terrific Turtles”; New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Cranbury.

7 to 11 p.m.: Dazzle 2011: The Wild West Extravaganza, a benefit for Young Audiences of New Jersey; Princeton Elks Lodge, 2 Route 518, Skillman.

7:30 p.m.: Bucks County Performing Arts Center presents “An Evening of Irish Folk Music & Dance” with Gerry Timlin; Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street.

Sunday, March 6

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

3 p.m.: Celebrity Chefs Reunite for Parkinson’s Research VIP Reception; Eno Terra, 4484 Route 27, Kingston. Cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.

Monday, March 7

7:30 p.m.: The Compassionate Friends, Mercer Chapter meeting; Capital Health System of Hamilton, 1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road.

Tuesday, March 8

10:30 a.m.: Fancy Nancy Storytime!; Princeton Barnes & Noble.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Eden Autism Services 4th Annual Irish Coffee Night; Salt Creek Grille, Princeton Forrestal Village.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Macintosh Users Group Meeting, “Mobile and More: Highlights from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show”; Computer Science Building, room 104, Princeton University.

Wednesday, March 9

12:30 p.m.: Kosher Café East program, “Keep Your Memory Sharp”; Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor.

Thursday, March 10

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Evening Networking Event and Business Card Exchange; Allegra, 2850 US Highway 1, Lawrenceville.

6:30 p.m.: D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to “Butterflies, Their Beauty and Peril”, Rachael Winfree Program; One Preservation Place, Princeton.

8 p.m.: Adaskin String Trio, Works by Beethoven, Martinu and Dohnanyi; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

Friday, March 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild hosts monthly meeting; Administration Building in the Hunterdon County Complex, Route 12.

1 to 3 p.m.: Princeton Academy of Martial Arts celebrates its 24 Year Anniversary with an Open House; 14 Farber Road, Princeton.

3:45 a.m.: Pi Day Princeton LLC presents Pi Day Princeton & Geek Freak Weekend 2011. Through Monday, March 14.

Saturday, March 12

2 p.m.: Harlem Globetrotters 2011 World Tour; Sun National Bank Center, Trenton. Also at 7 p.m.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society presents Ballroom Blitz dance; Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, March 13

3 p.m.: Friends of the Princeton University Library host “Conversations with Curators and Conservators”; Firestone Library, Princeton University.

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