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Vol. LXIII, No. 44
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Wednesday, November 4

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Simulcast of Focus on the Family’s “Focus on Parenting” conference; Central Church, 2015 Pennington Road, Ewing. To register, call (609) 8820337.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Electronics Waste Disposal Day; Sovereign Bank Arena, Parking Lot 1, Hamilton Avenue, Trenton.

Noon: Talk by Rider University professor of history Dr. Joseph Gowaskie, “On Life Support: The New Jersey Labor Movement in the 21st Century”; Communications Building, Room 107, Mercer County Community College. Free.

2 and 8 p.m.: Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; Fedora Café, 2633 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: “Talking Politics” lecture by Rutgers University professor Ross K. Baker, author of House and Senate; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, November 5

Noon: Talk by Thomas Roma, director of the Photography Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, “Recent Works: Photography Through the Lens of Thomas Roma”; Communications Building, Room 110, Mercer County Community College. Free.

4 p.m.: Princeton Middle East Society lecture on Afghanistan by Dr. Reinhard Erös, author of Under Taliban, Warlords and Drug Barons; 101 McCormick, Princeton University. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First-Time Homebuyer Workshop; Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

7 p.m.: Talk by photographer Richard Trenner and landscape painter Jim Morgan; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: The Children’s Hour; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Julius Caesar; McAneny Theater, Princeton Day School. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Blood: A Comedy; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, November 6

6:30 p.m.: Annual Crisis Ministry fall benefit; McCarter Theatre lobby. Followed by 8 p.m. performance of Yamato Taiko Drum Ensemble. For reservations, call (609) 396-9355.

7:15 p.m.: Between A Princess And A Witch: Are You The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of?; Cor Unum Theater, Stuart Country Day School. Also Saturday at 7:15 p.m.

8 p.m.: Bell, Book and Candle; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

p.m.: Equus; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Comedian Shuli; Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

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.

Saturday, November 7

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton House Tour. For reservations call (609) 921-6748 ext. 100.

11 a.m.: Guided tour of Princeton Cemetery led by cemetery docent Reid Byers; Princeton Cemetery main gate, Greenview Avenue. Free.

1 to 4 p.m.: First of Octember Program; Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University.

4 p.m.: Book signing by Herman Parish, author of Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School; jaZams, 25 Palmer Square East.

4 p.m.: Talk by venture capitalist and hedge fund manager Scott Sipprelle, author of The Golden Dog; Princeton Public Library.

6:30 p.m.: University Medical Center at Princeton Auxiliary’s annual November Night dinner dance and silent auction; The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset. For information or tickets, call (609) 497-4192.

7:30 p.m.: The Return Of Rock ‘n’ Roll And Doo Wop; Patriots Theater at The War Memorial, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Sinfonietta Nova; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road (Route 571).

7:30 p.m.: Jimmy Bruno Jazz Trio; Bucks County Performing Arts Center, 1140 Edgewood Road, Yardley, Pa.

7:30 p.m.: Jersey Harmony Chorus concert, “Our Musical Scrapbook”; West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, 346 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society California Mix dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

8 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Sunday, November 8

2 p.m.: Mad Science presentation of CSI: Live; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

2 to 4 p.m.: YWCA Princeton’s Twelve Lives Changed reception for women in its 2010 calendar; YWCA Princeton. Free.

3 p.m.: Sunday Serenades Concert with Bravura Chamber Ensemble; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Westminster Community Orchestra concert, “Triple Play: Opera–Concerto-Symphony”; Richardson Auditorium.

3 p.m.: Dryden Ensemble, “London: Purcell & Handel”; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Monday, November 9


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

7 p.m.: Screening of Ran; Stuart Hall, Room 6, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Delaware Valley Poets Laurie Granieri and Tammy Paolino; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: Lecture, “Character in Music,” by pianist Alfred Brendel; Richardson Auditorium. For reservations, call (609) 258-5000, ext. 2.

Tuesday, November 10

6 p.m.: “Film for Foodies” series screening of Big Night; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Talk, “Guyland,” by masculinity researcher Dr. Michael Kimmel; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: Gratkowski/Kaufman/deJoode Trio; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, November 11

11 a.m.: Spirit of Princeton Veterans Day Ceremony; All Wars Monument, Nassau Street at Mercer Street. Noon: Lunch & Learn Seminar on Emotional Intelligence; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Ann O’Leary of UC Berkeley School of Law, “A Working Nation: How Women as Half the Labor Force Transform Our Lives”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

6 p.m.: Lecture, “Hunting and History in Ancient Egypt,” by John Baines, Oxford University, sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America; McCormick Hall 106, Princeton University. Free.

7 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton lecture, “Fruits of Victory: Rediscovering the New Jersey Woman’s Land Army of WWI,” by Elaine F. Weiss, author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War; Friend Center, Room 006, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: U.S.1 Poets Invite readings by Evie Shockley, Philip Holmes, and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

8 p.m.: Jazz Vespers; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

8 p.m.: Vocalist Wendy Zoffer with pianist Tom Adams, bassist Anthony DiMauro; BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1.

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