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Vol. LXV, No. 46
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9

4:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov will give the PSO Soundtracks Lecture, “Memory and the Creative Process”; Princeton Public Library.

6 p.m.: New Jersey Archaeology Lecture by Professor Richard Viet, Monmouth University, “The Archaeology of Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze Estate in Bordentown, N.J.”; East Pyne 101, Princeton University.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Fundraiser for Veterans Transition Initiative, “No Surrender: A World War II Memoir”; Nassau Club of Princeton, 6 Mercer Street.

Thursday, November 10

4:30 p.m.: Princeton Public Library presents “Food in Schools: Why it Matters and What to do About It”; Princeton Public Library, Community Room.

4:30 p.m.: Memory and the Work of Art lecture series, “The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Psychology and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present” by Neuroscientist Eric Kandel; McCosh 50, Princeton University. Free.

7:30 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Backgammon, Blackberries, and Barbarians”, New Works by Princeton Area Graphic Novelists; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: The Hun School of Princeton hosts Jodee Blanco, bullying survivor, expert, and anti-bullying activist, who will speak on “It’s Not Just Joking Around!”; The Hun School of Princeton, Dining Hall, 176 Edgerstoune Road. Free and open to the public.

8 p.m.: Alisa Weilerstein, cello, and Inon Barnatan, piano; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Yamato, Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble; McCarter Theater.

Friday, November 11

11 a.m.: A Veterans Day Observance Ceremony; Monument at South Brunswick Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road, South Brunswick.

7 to 10 p.m.: The Junior League of Greater Princeton hosts “The Artful Palate” to benefit the Junior League community outreach; Trenton Country Club, 201 Sullivan Way, Trenton.

8 p.m.: The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Concert with Joan Baez; McCarter Theater, 91 University Place.

Saturday, November 12

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Share What You Wear” clothing drive at Princeton Community Church, 2300 Pennington Road, Pennington. Also Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1 to 4 p.m.: Peridot Art Studio Open House; corner of Routes 518 and 601, Skillman.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Irish and Bluegrass Concert to save historic Valley Road School, sponsored by the Valley Road School-Adaptive Reuse Committee and Valley Road Community Center, Inc.; Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive.

2 to 4 p.m.: Rory Mahon Sculpture Workshop; Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Diwali at the Chapel; Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University.

Sunday, November 13

2 p.m.: Petty’s Run, An In-Depth Talk and Discussion with Dr. Richard W. Hunter; The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Series with Dreams, Memories and Truth; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Pre-concert talk at 3 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: 24th Annual Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund Lecture with Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund; The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

Monday, November 14

7:30 p.m.: Poets at the Library reading; Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, November 15

6:30 p.m.: Memory and the Work of Art lecture series, “Writing The History of Love” by author Nicole Krauss; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University. Free.

6:30 to 9 p.m.: Scrabble Challenge to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton; Jasna Polana, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Communication expert, Eileen Sinett, will discuss public and private communication tips and techniques; Lawrenceville Main Street Artists Network Gallery, 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, November 16

10 a.m. to Noon: Seminar and book signing by best-selling author, Vickie Dellaquila, The Art of Moving Up & Sizing Down; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive, Princeton.

11:30 a.m.: Worldwide Architecture: Exporting American Design, A Presentation by Bob Hillier of J. Robert Hillier; Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman.

Thursday, November 17

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.: American Red Cross open blood drive; Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road, Trenton.

9 a.m.: “Singing Windows: A tour of exceptional stained glass in Princeton” led by Peter Cormack, M.B.E., F.S.A.; Meet at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton.

10 to 11 a.m.: Mercer County Park Preschool Program, “Getting Ready for Winter: Animals”; Meet at Tennis Center Parking Lot.

12:30 p.m.: Kosher Café West program, “Bad Girls in the Bible”; Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction.

6:30 p.m.: Elements hosts A Collaborative Feast — Princeton Chefs Give Back, featuring a dinner by eight local chefs; elements, 163 Bayard Lane, Princeton. Welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts presents Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation; Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, November 18

12:15 to 2 p.m.: Gotham Princeton lunch and meeting with Kristin S. Appelget, Director of Community and Regional Affairs for Princeton University; Eno Terra Restaurant.

2 to 4 p.m.: American Boychoir School’s open rehearsal; The American Boychoir School, 19 Lambert Drive, Princeton. Free and open to the public.

7 p.m.: St. Augustine Designer Pocketbook BINGO Fundraising Event; St. Augustine of Canterbury School, 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park. Doors open at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: Sustainable Jazz Ensemble; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

8 p.m.: Maurer Productions presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA; Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Jersey Jumpers presents Swing Dance with Live Band The Boilermakers; Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Saturday, November 19

7:30 to 10:30 a.m.: The Princeton Regional Schools’ Annual Warm Winter Clothing Distribution; Community Park School, All-Purpose Room, 372 Witherspoon Street.

9 a.m. to Noon: Hospital Sites Old & New, Update on the “New” Hospital: University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, and the Vision and Site Plan for the “Old” Hospital Site on Witherspoon Street, Panel Discussion and Conversation; Princeton Public Library, Community Room.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Princeton First Aid Squad Ladies Auxiliary’s Annual Holiday Bazaar; Squad Building, 237 North Harrison Street.

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: The Hopewell United Methodist Church holds its annual Christmas Bazaar; 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell.

Noon: Gingerbread House Demonstration; Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton.

5:30 to 8 p.m.: Bollywood High Fundraiser for the West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor.

7 p.m.: Café Improv; Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble presents “The Art of Singing”; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

7:30 p.m. to Midnight: Singles’ Mingle! Professional and Business Singles Network sponsors a Singles Dance Party; Havana Restaurant, 105 S. Main Street, New Hope.

8 p.m.: Westminster Williamson Voices perform “Transcendence”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

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