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Vol. LXV, No. 48
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Wednesday, November 23

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mercer County Park Commission’s Autumn Nature Program, “Mercer County’s Most Aerobic Hike”; Baldpate Mountain, Fiddlers Creek Parking Lot.

Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving Day

8 a.m.: Annual Turkey Trot 5K run and walk to benefit Crisis Ministry Food Pantry; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

9 to 11 a.m.: Princeton Center for Yoga’s Turkey Burn with Jeannine Dietz; 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

10 a.m. to Noon: “Over the River and Through the Woods” Thanksgiving Day Nature Walk with Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands; D&R Canal State Park, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston.

Friday, November 25

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Slow Food Central New Jersey kicks off their 7th season of winter farmers markets with three post-Thanksgiving “Eat Slow” Winter Markets; Woodsedge Wools Farm, 78 Bowne Station Road, Stockton. Also Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1 p.m.: American Rep Ballet’s The Nutcracker; McCarter Theater. Also at 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 1 and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Council hosts Dirty Bird Concert; 952 Alexander Road.

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.

Saturday, November 26

9:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Notre Dame High School hosts Brunch with Santa; 601 Lawrence Road. Also from Noon to 1:45 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Opera Project presents Pagliacci in a concert version; St. Andrew’s Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

Sunday, November 27

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four with The Kende Trio; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

Monday, November 28

8 p.m.: Hall & Oates concert; Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 Van Brunt Street, Englewood.

Tuesday, November 29

10 to 11:30 a.m.: “Who? OWLS! For Preschoolers”; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell Township.

Noon: The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house featuring a talk on American silver by Newark Museum curator Ulysses Grant Dietz; 333 N. Main Street, Lambertville. A reception begins at 5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.: Arnold Steinhardt—Violin Dreams: A Conversation and Book Signing; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

Wednesday, November 30

8 to 9 a.m.: Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Greater Route 1 Chapter Networking Breakfast; Holiday Inn Princeton, 100 Independence Way, Princeton.

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

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Morven Museum & Garden’s annual Festival of the Trees; 55 Stockton Street. Through January 8, 2012.

4:30 p.m.: Poet Rae Armantrout and novelist/screenwriter John Irving to read from their works; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: “Alzheimer’s and Difficult Behavior: Coping Strategies You Can Use”; Buckingham Adult Day Center, 155 Raymond Road, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Leonard Sax, M.D. and Ph.D., author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge, will speak on educating girls at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, and on educating boys at the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart; Stuart’s Cor Unam Center, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton. Also December 7 at 7 p.m. at Princeton Academy, Convocation Center, 1128 Great Road.

Thursday, December 1

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: University League Nursery School Barnes & Noble Bookfair; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1 South.

Friday, December 2

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Build-A-Bear Workshop holds a toy drive for Toys for Tots; Build-A-Bear Workshop, Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrence. Through December 4.

12:15 p.m.: “Bring in the Season: Music for Vocal Duet”; Bart Luedeke Center, top floor, Rider University. Free.

4 to 7 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton’s Sauce for the Goose Holiday Sale Opening Party; Taplin gallery, Paul Robeson Center. Sale runs through December 22.

5 to 7 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell Township.

6 to 8 p.m.: Save Ellarslie Holiday Sale; Cadwalader Park, Trenton. Also Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m.

7 p.m.: Special Performance by the Westminster Bell Choir; Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton.

7:30 p.m.: The West Windsor Arts Council’s Friday FILM Series, Sansho the Bailiff; 952 Alexander Road.

8 p.m.: The Lewis Center for the Arts presents GROOVE, a dance concert; Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre, Princeton. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 3

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Early Morning Winter Bird Walk; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell Township.

10 a.m.: Princeton University Art Museum presents an exhibition from the largest collection of English Medieval Alabaster Sculpture, “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum”; PU Art Museum. On view through February 12, 2012.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Trinity Church St. Nicholas Bazaar; 33 Mercer Street, Princeton.

6 p.m.: The Princeton Singers present “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Holiday Concert with the Rider University Chorale; Gill Memorial Chapel, Rider University. Free.

8 p.m.: Holiday Concert with the Westminster Concert Bell Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society presents Salsa Sensation and open dancing; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive. Salsa lesson begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 4

1 p.m.: Holiday Concert with the Princeton Brass Band; Yvonne Theater, Rider University. Free.

2 to 4 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street hosts Holiday in the Village with a visit by Santa; Weeden Park, Main Street, Lawrenceville.

3 to 5 p.m.: Jewish Family and Children’s Service host a Family Bingo Bash; Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

5 to 6 p.m.: Princeton Center for Yoga & Health presents Laughter Yoga—by Donation with Laughter Yoga Instructors; 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

8 p.m.: “O magnum mysterium: Christmas with Westminster Kantorei”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, December 5

Recycling

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Ferd Holiday Trunk Show to benefit the University League Nursery School Scholarship Fund; Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect Avenue, Princeton.

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

7:30 p.m.: Winter Concert with the Rider University Band; Bart Luedeke Center Theater, Rider University. Free.

Tuesday, December 6

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets Poetry Workshop; Lawrence Public Library, Room 3, Bus. US Route 1 S. at Darrah Lane. Free.

Wednesday, December 7

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: American Red Cross open blood drive, SCU—bus (platelet donations); Johnson & Johnson, 199 Grandview Road, Skillman.

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

Noon to 6 p.m.: Princeton Seminary Offers Alternative Fair Trade Christmas Market; Mackay Campus Center, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also Thursday and Friday from Noon to 2 p.m.

3 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary presents musical services and carols from around the world for the Seminary and Princeton community; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

6 to 8 p.m.: Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays with Barbara Stender, Med., Caregiver Specialist; Buckingham Place, 155 Raymond Road, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Annual Holiday Gadgets talk for the Hopewell Public Library; The Railroad Station, Railroad Place, Hopewell.

7 to 9 p.m.: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) of Princeton-Mercer County will host Dr. Richard Selznick, who will speak on “The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child”; Riverside School, 58 Riverside Drive, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter’s Matthews Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 8

6 to 8:30 p.m.: African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey’s 1st Foundation Dinner; Trenton Marriot Downtown, 1 Lafayette Street, Trenton.

Friday, December 9

7 p.m.: The Lewis School’s 38th Annual Tree of Light; 53 Bayard Lane, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Special Performance by Opera New Jersey; Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theater. Also at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Through December 24.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell”; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: An Evening of Readings and Carols; Princeton University Chapel. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.
8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central Program, Dionysus in ’69; Marie and Edward Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 to 10 p.m.: Dance Improv hosts a Dance Jam with Live Music; All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton.

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