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Vol. LXIV, No. 45
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10

4:30 p.m.: Peter Orszag, former OMB Director, to discuss “Health Care Reform and Our Fiscal Future”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Lawyers C.A.R.E. free legal clinic; Ewing Library Branch, 61 Scotch Road.

8 p.m.: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; McCarter Theatre.

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

Thursday, November 11

11 a.m.: Veterans’ Day Observance Ceremony; South Brunswick Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road (Route 522).

11 a.m.: Veterans’ Day Ceremony; All Wars Monument, intersection of Mercer and Nassau Streets, Princeton.

4 to 5:30 p.m.: “Loads of Leaves for School Age Children”; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road.

4 p.m.: Curator’s Gems: Liberty Loan Posters; Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

4:30 to 7 p.m.: Mercer County Community’s Open House and Report to the Community; Conference Center on the West Windsor Campus.

8 p.m.: Pink Martini Performance; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Part I of “Fundamentals” lecture series by Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University. Part II is Friday at 4:30 p.m.; McCosh Hall 50.

Friday, November 12

Noon to 8 p.m.: The 37th annual fine arts and crafts sale, Transformations; Hopewell Train Station, Railroad Place. Also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8 p.m.: ARTEK performance; All Saints’ Church, Princeton.

Saturday, November 13

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale; The Mount Pisgah AME Church, 170 Witherspoon Street.

10 a.m.: 2nd Yoga for Unity Conference; Mathey Common Room; Princeton University Campus.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “Montgomery Made By Hand” holiday craft fair; Montgomery High School.

Noon: Gingerbread House Demonstration; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton. A Gingerbread House Workshop will follow at 1:30 p.m.

1 to 3:30 p.m.: Opening of Mercer County Public Ice Skating Rink; located at Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

8 p.m.: The Kinnara Ensemble will perform “Of Wit and Whimsy”; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

8 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton presents Classical Guitarist, Stanley Alexandrowicz; Paul Robeson Center.

Sunday, November 14

1 to 3 p.m.: Free introduction to Argentine Tango; Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street.

2 to 4 p.m.: Open House reception for friends of Princeton Nursery School, 78 Leigh Avenue.

3 p.m.: Big Band theatrical swing revue, In The Mood; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Westminster Choir Fall Concert; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents “The Eternal Feminine Collaboration” with the Princeton University Art Museum; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

4 to 7 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street Artists Network First Anniversary reception and show; Artists’ Network Gallery and Gift Shop, 2683 Main Street.

Monday, November 15

7:30 p.m.: Film screening of the documentary, Race to Nowhere; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, November 16

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lecture by Jeff Hoagland, “A Sense of Wonder—The Role of Nature in Child Development and Environmental Stewardship”; Communications Building, Mercer County Community College.

5:30 p.m.: Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting; 2nd Floor, Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, November 17

2 p.m.: Hello Dolly!; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa.

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets Poetry Workshop; Lawrence Public Library, Room 3.

Thursday, November 18

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.: American Red Cross open blood drive; Princeton University, Frist Center, 1 Washington Road. Also Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Sample Class at Waldorf School of Princeton; 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

10 a.m.: 55PLUS meeting, “Does the New Jersey Supreme Court Make Law? A retrospective by the former Chief Justice”; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

4:30 p.m.: Center for the Study of Religion presents a lecture by Elaine Howard Ecklund, “Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think”; Lewis Library 120, Princeton University. Also at 6 p.m.

Friday, November 19

7 p.m.: Sourland Hills Actors Guild presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Montgomery High School Performing Arts Center. Also Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Also Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial. 8 to 10 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton.

8:15 p.m.: Roy Book Binder performs at the Princeton Folk Music Society Concert Series; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 20

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Hopewell United Methodist Church holds annual “Christmas Bazaar”; 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 37th Annual YWCA Princeton Crafters’ Marketplace; John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Res-Q-Pets; Cutter’s Mill Pet Store, Princeton Shopping Center.

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Young Artist Workshop: Holiday Style, Ages 6-12; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

7 p.m.: Café Improv; Solley Theater, Arts Council of Princeton.

8 p.m.: American Ballet Theatre; New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark.

8 to 11 p.m.: Jazz Night with Nazir Ebo; Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa.

Sunday, November 21

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Jewish Federation Community Super Sunday; Rider University Bart Luedeke Center.

3 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble presents “Christina Goes to Rome”; Miller Chapel, Theological Seminary.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Chamber Choir, “Chansons Francaises”; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

3 p.m.: Princeton GirlChoir hosts a benefit concert for Trenton Youth Arts Organizations; Trenton’s Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street.

Monday, November 22


Tuesday, November 23

5:30 to 6 p.m.: Free Group Strength Session; Can Do Fitness Club, Princeton Forrestal Village.

Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving Day

8 a.m.: The Trinity Church Turkey Trot 5K run and walk; begins and ends at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

Friday, November 26

11:30 a.m.: The Santa Express, Christmas train ride to meet Santa; departs from Flemington PRR Station. Trains also depart at 1 and 2:30 p.m.

1 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet presents The Nutcracker; McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. Also at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1 and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.: Pixar Film Series, Toy Story; Princeton Public Library. Free.

4:45 to 6 p.m.: Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Entertainment; Palmer Square green.

Saturday, November 27

1 to 3 p.m.: Graham Cracker House Workshop; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

1 to 5 p.m.: “Lights On!” cookie decorating, gingerbread house contest, lighting of holiday lights throughout the park; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

2:30 p.m.: Pixar Film Series, Toy Story 2; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m. to Midnight: Princeton High School Class of 1985 25th Reunion; Jasna Polana, 4519 Province Line Road, Princeton. Email for more information.

Sunday, November 28

3 p.m.: Songwriters in the Round; Princeton Public Library.

8 to 10:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society presents Argentine Tango Social Dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Monday, November 29

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Women’s Self Defense; Can Do Fitness Club, Princeton Forrestal Village. Free.

Tuesday, November 30

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: The Princeton/West Windsor Chapter of the Arts and Business Council of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold the 5th Annual “Holiday Networking/Wine Tasting” Event; McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, December 2

5 p.m.: Community Menorah Lighting; Palmer Square, Princeton.

5 to 7 p.m.: Holiday Shopping at the Historical Society of Princeton; 158 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: “Films for Foodies” series, Christmas in Connecticut; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: Author Discussion and Book Signing by Anita Shreve, Rescue; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Princeton.

8 p.m.: ABBA Mania; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

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