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Vol. LXIV, No. 47
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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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.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Holiday Wine Train Weekend; Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington. Also Saturday and Sunday.

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

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Thanksgiving Hayrides, Wreath and Sleigh Bell Sale; Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, Titusville.

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, and Lighting of Holiday Lights; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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

3 p.m.: Holiday Antique Train Display; Old City Hall, 11 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown.

3 to 6:30 p.m.: Annual Holiday Event; Princeton Forrestal Village.

5 to 6 p.m.: Holiday Tree Lighting; Crosswicks Street & Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown.

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

8 p.m.: The Opera Project presents a Holiday Concert; St. Andrew’s Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

Sunday, November 28

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

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

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: American Red Cross open blood drive; The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Travers-Wolfe Hall, Ewing.

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.

Wednesday, December 1

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Festival of Trees; Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton. Through January 9.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Drumthwacket Holiday Open House; 354 Stockton Street, Princeton.

4 to 6 p.m.: Luxaby Baby & Child Launches a Philanthropic Campaign to Benefit Operation Smile; Luxaby Baby & Child, 67 Palmer Square, Princeton.

5 p.m.: The Pennington School Singers and Jazz Band performance; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

7 p.m.: Central Jersey Orchid Society Meeting; Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Immigration Issues and More, addressed at Ask-a-Lawyer Program; Princeton Public Library, Conference room.

7 to 9 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; Fedora Café, 2633 Main Street, Lawrenceville.

Thursday, December 2

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Judith Ripka Sample Sale; Princeton Westin Forrestal Village. Also Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5 p.m.: Community Menorah Lighting and Klezmer music; Palmer Square North Plaza, Princeton.

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

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Happy Holiday Wishes at “Conversations” after-business soiree; Empire Antiques, 278 Monmouth Street, Hightstown.

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

6 to 8 p.m.: Young Professional Connective’s 2011 Kick-Off Networking Event; The Dublin Square, 167 US Route 130 North, Bordentown.

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

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Regional Schools Special Education PTO meeting announcement; John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton.

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

Friday, December 3

10 a.m.: Friday Film Café, Shanghai Express; Princeton Public Library.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Holiday Shopping at Molly’s, the Shop at Ellarslie; The Trenton City Museum. Also Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m.

1 p.m.: Free Movie for Seniors, Robin Hood; Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street.

3:30 p.m.: The Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Performs; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

4 to 7 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton presents Annual “Sauce for the Goose” Holiday Show and Sale; Taplin Gallery, Paul Robeson Center.

4 to 8 p.m.: YWCA English as a Second Language Program open house and registration; YWCA Princeton Bramwell House, 59 Paul Robeson Place. Also Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon.

6 p.m.: Pennington Holiday Walk; Main Street, Pennington.

7:30 to 10 p.m.: Outdoor Action hosts the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels; Princeton University campus.

8 p.m.: Cirque Dreams Holidaze; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 4

10 a.m.: Babes In Toyland; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also at 1 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Crafters Bazaar: Elm Court, 300 Elm Road, Princeton.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Second Annual Holiday Boutique; The Athletic Convocation Center, 1128 Great Road, Princeton.

10:30 a.m.: Music Together presents “Happy Holidays!” Family Concerts; Music Together Community Room, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell. Second show at 12:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Art for Families, Art Tales: Stories from Around the World; Princeton University Art Museum.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Toll Gate Grammar School PTO’s Homes for the Holidays: A Special Holiday Kitchen Tour; Toll Gate Grammar School, 275 South Main Street, Pennington.

12:30 to 3 p.m.: Santa and Snowy arrive at Princeton Shopping Center; North Harrison Street.

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Award-winning flutist Andrea Brachfeld hosts “Vacation Meditation”; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive.

4 p.m.: Hello Dolly!; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Westminster Concert Bell Choir concert, “Christmas for the Young at Heart” Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Also Sunday at 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 5

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

11 a.m.: The Santa Express, Christmas Train Ride to the North Pole; departs from Flemington PRR Station. Trains also depart at 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Noon to 9 p.m.: The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund at Rutgers presents “A Celebration of the Heritage of Palestine and its Legacy of Resilience,” with exhibits, entertainment, presentations, speakers, activities, food, and more; Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, 65 Davidson Road, Piscataway. Free Admission.

2 to 5 p.m.: The Crossroads Nursery School holds Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction to Benefit the Scholarship Program; 225 South Olden Lane, Princeton (on The Institute for Advanced Study campus).

3 p.m.: The Friendship Circle holds first annual “Chanuka Bowl”; Slocums Bowl-O-Drome, 1675 Pennington Road, Ewing.

3 p.m.: Sharon Silverstein and The Peace Project concert, “Peace Songs From Around The World”; Plainsboro Municipal Building, 641 Plainsboro Road.

3 p.m.: Disney Live! Presents “Mickey’s Magic Show”; Sun National Bank Center, Trenton.

3 to 5 p.m.: “Holiday in the Village”; Weeden Park, Route 206.

5 p.m.: Jingle All The Way 3K Road Race and Fun Run, For Special Olympics New Jersey; 3 Princess Lane, Lawrenceville. Register online at

5 to 7 p.m.: Festival of Trees Open House Preview Party; Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street.

Monday, December 6


10 to 10:45 a.m.: Wholesom Kids Cook Open House for ages 2-3 (with parent); RWJ Center for Health & Wellness, 3100 Quakerbridge Road. Ages 3-5 (with parent) at 1 to 2 p.m.; and ages 5-9 (with parent) from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Seminarians for Peace and Justice hold an alternative fair trade Christmas market; Mackay Campus Center, Princeton Theological Seminary campus. Through Friday.

1 p.m.: Meeting of The Women’s College Club of Princeton; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Continuing Conversations on Race; Princeton Public Library, Conference room.

Tuesday, December 7

8:30 a.m.: Tuesday Networking Breakfast; Princeton Public Library.

Thursday, December 9

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Indoor Farmers Market; Princeton Public Library, Community Room.

2 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also at 8 p.m. Through December 23.

6:30 p.m.: The Lewis School’s 37th Annual Tree of Light Celebration and Winter Concert; 6 Mercer Street, Princeton.

Friday, December 10

10 a.m.: Babes in Toyland; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also at 1 p.m.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Trim a Tree for Wildlife; Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, River Rod, New Hope.

7 p.m.: Opera NJ performs a free holiday concert; Rat’s Café at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

7:30 p.m.: Kelsey Kids Series presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas; Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

8 p.m.: An Evening of Readings and Carols; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: Holiday Concert, Hopewell Valley Chorus; Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, Titusville.

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.

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