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Wednesday, October 29

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Volunteer training for members of Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness. For more information, call 609.844.1008; Catholic Charities, 132 North Warren Street, Trenton.

6 p.m.: Pie making class at the Terra Momo Learning Kitchen. The cost to attend is $25 per person. To register, visit www.terramomo.com/events.

10 p.m.: Open mic night at Alchemist & Barrister. Hosted by Eric Puliti. Registration begins at 9 p.m. This is a 21 plus event; 28 Witherspoon Street.

Thursday, October 30

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Vegetables, cider, baked goods, milk, cheeses, and more (repeats every Thursday through November 20).

1 p.m.: Free, Postpartum Adjustment Support Group meeting sponsored by the Princeton HealthCare System; 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton.

3 p.m.: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton Office of Emergency Management, will deliver an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being developed in Princeton (also on November 6 at 7 p.m.); Princeton Public Library.

5 to 8 p.m.: Zastra Breast Cancer Awareness Event at 28 Palmer Square East in Princeton. 5 percent of every sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. A local breast cancer survivor will also share her story with the public. This event is free to attend.

5:30 p.m.: Dress-up in your best costume for Princeton’s Annual Hometown Halloween Parade. The festivities begin at Hinds Plaza with a performance by the Princeton University Marching Band. At 6 p.m., the marching band and a giant puppet parade will lead the procession of costumed revelers to the Palmer Square Green (furry friends included).

Friday, October 31

Halloween

9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, Job Seeker Session at the Princeton Public Library. Guest speaker Laura Craig will lead a discussion on, “What Makes Me Come Alive?”

5 to 7 p.m.: Halloween at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell. Families can come in costume after they’ve finished their trick-or-treating for more sweet treats and live music.

7:30 p.m.: Live performance of The Rocky Horror Show at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume. Ticket prices start at $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 215.862.2121. There will be a second showing at 11:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Shakespeare 70 performs Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation about an adult acting class in small town Vermont (also on November 1 and 2); West Windsor Arts Center.

Saturday, November 1

8:30 a.m.: The Princeton Senior Resource Center’s 10th Annual Fall Conference including keynote speaker Tobey Gordon Dichter, a resource fair, and information about new products and services. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by calling 609.924.7108; Suzanne Patterson Building, Princeton.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market, located in the Vaughn Drive lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Occurs weekly through November 22 and features vendors from Central N.J. and Bucks County.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Pennington Farmer’s Market on the lawn at Rosedale Mills (101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township) features vegetables, artisan breads, sauces, and grassfed meats (through November 22).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fall Family Fun Weekends at Terhune Orchards. Pick-your-own pumpkins, pony rides, wagon rides, corn stalk maze, apple cider donuts, and more. Admission is $5 (children under the age of 3 are free). The Winery and Tasting Room are open without admission (every Saturday and Sunday through November 2).

6 p.m.: “Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit the Princeton Public Library” will include dinner, a silent auction, and guest appearance by author Gary Shteyngart. Learn more at www.princetonlibrary.org.

6 p.m.: The Chancel Choir and friends of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church remember those young people slain by gun violence with uplifting words and music. All are welcome; 124 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory faculty members perform in a special concert entitled, “For Flutes Only: Baroque to Broadway.” The performance is free and open to the public; Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton.

Sunday, November 2

7 a.m.: 2014 Princeton Half Marathon, which takes runners past some of Princeton’s most iconic landmarks. Learn more at www.princeton
halfmarathon.com.

2 to 4 p.m.: 150th Anniversary Celebration at the Episcopal Church of Rocky Hill on Crescent Avenue in Rocky Hill. Guests are invited to view the Church’s stained glass windows and their new organ. There will also be an organ dedication and a small musical offering. This event is free to attend.

3 to 5 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center’s Annual Day of the Dead celebration. This free community event includes strolling mariachis, Mexican paper flower making, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and Mexican food; Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street.

Monday, November 3

Recycling

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Free, storytime for families at Cotsen Children’s Library. Peggy Salwen of the New York Public Library will lead a series of songs and books for babies ages 2 to 24 months. There will also be a number of baby toy and book giveaways provided by JaZams toy store.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Center holds a free “write-in” event in honor of National Novel Writing Month. Enjoy exercises in creative writing every Monday night throughout the month of November; West Windsor Arts Center.

Tuesday, November 4

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Free, STEM Workshop for young women at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. In this hands-on workshop, girls will be challenged to produce engineering and design solutions for two real-world problems. STEM encourages learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and related fields. Register online at www.stu
artschool.org/STEM or call 609.921.2330 ext. 202.

Wednesday, November 5

6 p.m.: Walter Frank and Carlos Ball in conversation. Frank will also discuss his new book, Law and the Gay Rights Story. This event is free to attend; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

7 p.m.: In advance of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, Princeton Public Library will provide a free information session on “The Affordable Care Act: Get the Facts and Get Enrolled.” Representatives from three New Jersey insurance companies will be present to answer questions; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Martha Graham Dance Company performs at McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, November 6

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Vegetables, cider, baked goods, milk, cheeses, and more (repeats every Thursday through November 20).

12:30 p.m.: “Photography: Before & After” Artist Lecture Series with award-winning photographer and cinematographer Lisa Oppenheim. The event is free and open to the public; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: Lev Golinkin reads from and discusses his new book, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir. Golinkin chronicles his journey as he retraces the steps his family took to cross the Soviet Border in the late 1980s on their way to Vienna; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton Office of Emergency Management, will deliver an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being developed in Princeton; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her latest album, The River & the Thread, which explores Cash’s musical roots in the American South; McCarter Theatre.

Friday, November 7

8 p.m.: Pianist Jeremy Denk performs at McCarter Theatre. Denk was the recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. He is recognized for his masterful classical repertoire and personal music writing.

Saturday, November 8

7 a.m.: Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon through historic Trenton. The finish line is located inside of Trenton Thunder Stadium. www.trentonhalf.com.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market, located in the Vaughn Drive lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Occurs weekly through November 22 and features vendors from Central N.J. and Bucks County.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Pennington Farmer’s Market on the lawn at Rosedale Mills (101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township) features vegetables, artisan breads, sauces, and grassfed meats (through November 22).

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Historical Society of Princeton’s 2014 House Tour. This year’s tour will feature: 11 Cleveland Lane, 1 Ober Road, 45 Linden Lane, 906 Great Road, 89 Cleveland Lane, and 11 Newlin Road. Advance tickets are $45. All tickets purchased on the day of the show are $50. To purchase tickets in advance, call 609.921.6748 ext. 105. The tour begins at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street.

1 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts invites children and families to the “Meet the Music Series” at Richardson Auditorium, a family concert featuring the world-class musicians of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The first concert, “The Magical World of Maurice Ravel,” tells of a young pianist who is struggling to play a piece by Ravel. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. To order, call 609.258.9220.

4 p.m.: Katherine Hill reads from and discusses her new book, The Violet Hour, which follows a modern family through past and present as tensions overflow during an afternoon on the San Francisco Bay; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

Sunday, November 9

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market. Over 200 vendors selling original artwork, vinyl records, comic books, vintage accessories, handmade jewelry, and food trucks. Live graffiti demonstrations and raffles; Historic Roebling Machine Shop, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton.

2 p.m.: Night Out with NAMI featuring a concert/lecture delivered by Dr. Richard Kogan on “Sergei Rachmaninoff: Music and the Mind.” The event also includes a silent auction, reception, dinner, and live auction. Guests may choose to attend the full evening by purchasing concert and dinner tickets for $150 (concert tickets are $50). Call NAMI Mercer for more information at 609.799.8994; Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.

Monday, November 10

7:30 p.m.: Featured poet Marc Doty reads from his work, followed by an open mic session at the Princeton Public Library. Part of the “Poets in the Library” series.

Tuesday, November 11

7 to 9 p.m.: Free, Workshop for Writers at the Princeton Public Library led by author and middle school English teacher K. Edwin Fritz. All levels of writers are welcome.

Wednesday, November 12

12:30 p.m.: Kosher Café East Program on “Easy Tips to Improve Your Memory.” A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by calling (609) 987-8100 ext. 126. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5 per person; Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Day School will host Dr. Leonard Sax, MD, PhD for a lecture entitled, “Who Is In Charge Here? Why Letting Kids Decide is Usually Not the Right Strategy at Home.” The lecture is presented by Princeton Common Ground.

Thursday, November 13

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Vegetables, cider, baked goods, milk, cheeses, and more (repeats every Thursday through November 20).

Friday, November 14

9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, Job Seeker Session with John Hadley on how to make the most of job interviews, networking conversations, and consulting prospects; Princeton Public Library.

Saturday, November 15

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market, located in the Vaughn Drive lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Occurs weekly through November 22 and features vendors from Central N.J. and Bucks County.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Pennington Farmer’s Market on the lawn at Rosedale Mills (101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township) features vegetables, artisan breads, sauces, and grassfed meats (through November 22).

Sunday, November 16

2 to 4 p.m.: Educator and civil rights activist Bob Moses launches the Princeton Public Library’s “Freedom Summer” program with a talk at John Witherspoon Middle School about his role in the 1965 campaign for African-American voter registration in Mississippi. Moses currently runs the Algebra Project, which strives to improve math education in poor communities. This event is free and open to the public.