Wednesday, April 15
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: St. Paul School of Princeton hosts a group of Holocaust survivors and their liberators, who will share their inspiring and harrowing accounts of those horrific events. The program will take place at the St. Paul Spiritual Center, 214 Nassau Street.
6:30 p.m.: Backyard composting with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn the basics of composting kitchen and yard waste. Free to attend; Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
Thursday, April 16
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Winter Farmers Market inside of the Princeton Public Library. Produce, baked goods, cheese, granola, flowers, and more.
7:30 p.m.: The American Repertory Ballet performs Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at McCarter Theatre.
8 p.m.: The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.
Friday, April 17
4:30 p.m.: Postcolonial scholar Poulomi Saha will deliver a free lecture on “Easter Risings: The Irish Insurrection in India.” The event is presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street.
6 p.m.: Princeton University Men’s Lacrosse vs. Harvard at Princeton’s 1952 Stadium.
8 p.m.: Opening night for La Cage Aux Folles at Princeton University’s Theatre Intime (through April 25).
Saturday, April 18
10 a.m.: The Princeton Record Exchange celebrates National Record Store Day. Hundreds of limited edition titles will be available for purchase. The musical group Wild Rice will perform in-store at 6 p.m. The band includes present and former members of Princeton Record Exchange’s staff.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Food Truck Fiesta at Mercer County Park. Proceeds benefit One Simple Wish, a charity that grants wishes to children in need. The cost of admission is $5. For more information, visit www.foodtruckfiesta-nj.com.
2 p.m.: The University League Nursery School’s Spring Fling at the Carl A. Fields Center on the campus of Princeton University. Fun activities for children and adults including musical performances by the Princeton Nasoons, silent auction, face painting, and storytime. The cost to attend is $20 per family.
2 p.m.: Princeton Public Library hosts a free presentation with Cpl. Matthew Solovay and K-9 Harris of the Princeton Police Department. Harris is a 2-year old Czech Shepherd who became a member of the Princeton Police Department in January 2014.
Sunday, April 19
9 a.m.: Walk MS Hamilton to benefit the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Walkers should arrive at 9 a.m. in order to register the day of the event. To register in advance, visit www.walkMS.org; Veteran’s Park, 2900 Klockner Road, Hamilton.
3 p.m.: Shana S. Weber, director of the Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, delivers a lecture on “Sustainability Uncovered: The Gritty Underbelly of Meaningful Environmental Endeavors at Princeton University.” A naturalist led walk through Mountain Lakes will follow the talk; Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton.
Monday, April 20
Noon: Rutgers University professor Michael Santoro delivers a free public lecture on business ethics and human rights at the Princeton Public Library.
6 p.m.: Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist, linguist, and author, delivers a free public lecture at Princeton University’s McCosh Hall.
Tuesday, April 21
6 p.m.: Screening of Driving Los Angeles, part of the Princeton University Art Museum’s The City Lost and Found Film Series.
8 p.m.: “This is How We Fly” musical concert by the experimental Princeton Sound Kitchen at Princeton University’s Taplin Auditorium.
Wednesday, April 22
1 p.m.: Howell Living History Farm’s Earth Day celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit with the newborn lambs, chicks, and piglets. Also, stories and songs for children ages 5 and under; 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville.
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, delivers a free public lecture at Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School.
7:30 p.m.: Celebrate Earth Day with former NJ Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman who will deliver a presentation on “God’s Good Earth – Preserving and Protecting the Environment.” Wine and cheese reception to follow; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton.
Thursday, April 23
8:15 to 10 a.m.: Sustainable Princeton meeting at the Princeton Public Library on how to make your at-home garden butterfly and bird friendly. A free breakfast will be served. All are welcome.
12:30 p.m.: In honor of Israel’s Independence Day, Congregation Beth Chaim will hold a special Kosher Café West on “Israel – The Promise, The Hope, The Reality.” A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by calling (609) 987-8100 ext. 126. There is a suggested donation of $5.
1:30 p.m.: McCaffrey’s Princeton hosts a free nutrition session with Chef Eric Blackshire and registered dietician Jill Kwasny. RSVP by calling (215) 750-7713.
7:30 p.m.: Screening of The Lady Eve (1941) at Princeton Garden Theater.
Friday, April 24
10 a.m.: Arbor Day celebration at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. Children will have the opportunity to listen to a “tree” story and to receive a free blue spruce seedling to take home and plant.
5 p.m.: Start of the Sixth Annual Princeton Dines Out for Parkinson’s Research benefit. Through Thursday, April 30, a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to The Parkinson Alliance. For a complete list of participating local restaurants, visit www.parkinsonalliance.org.
7 p.m.: 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival presented by Outdoor Action at Princeton University. The films depict rock climbing, mountaineering, extreme skiing and other explorations of the natural world (also on Saturday, April 25); Princeton University’s McCosh Hall.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: The Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club perform Verdi’s Requiem at Richardson Auditorium (also on Saturday, April 25).
7:30 p.m.: Belly Dance Girl’s Night Out at the Drum and Dance Learning Center, located at 4054 Quakerbridge Road in Lawrenceville. The cost to attend is $20. Pre-register by calling (609) 324-7383.
Saturday, April 25
12:30 to 2 p.m.: The Mount Family of Terhune Orchards in Princeton celebrates their 40th anniversary with free tours of the farm, cider, donuts, and wine tastings (also on Sunday, April 26).
1 p.m.: Princeton University women’s lacrosse vs. Brown University at Princeton’s 1952 Stadium.
1 to 5 p.m.: 2015 Shad Festival in downtown Lambertville. Art vendors, live music, and food trucks (also on Sunday, April 26).
1:30 p.m.: Barn Dedication Ceremony at the site of a c. 1800 barn located at 84 Laurel Avenue in Franklin Township (1 mile north of Route 27 in Kingston). The Dutch frame of the barn was saved by the New Jersey Barn Company in conjunction with the New Jersey State Park Service.
Sunday, April 26
1 to 6 p.m.: Communiversity, an annual celebration of the arts and the return of spring in downtown Princeton. Live entertainment, food vendors, giveaways, and more. To learn more, visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org/communiversity.
Monday, April 27
4 to 6 p.m.: Princeton University students provide free homework help in all subjects to students in elementary through high school levels; Princeton Public Library (Third Floor, Youth Services).
6 p.m.: Jenny Erpenbeck reads from her new work, The End of Days: A Novel at Labyrinth Books of Princeton. This event is free.
Tuesday, April 28
6:30 p.m.: Science lecture presented by writer Michael D. Lemonick on “Climate Change: A Journalist’s Perspective” at the Johnson Education Center at D&R Greenway, One Preservation Place, Princeton.
Wednesday, April 29
7 p.m.: Architect Joshua Zinder delivers a free lecture on the “Evolution of Synagogue Design” at The Pind Restaurant, 4591 Route 27 North in Kingston. The event is part of the Dinner Lecture Series sponsored by the Hindu-Jewish Coalition. RSVP by calling (212) 757-7932.
Thursday, April 30
6 p.m.: Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, reads from his latest book, Dreams of Earth and Sky. This event is free to attend; Labyrinth Books of Princeton.
6:30 to 9 p.m.: Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer discusses his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. The event also includes wine and dinner. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the Princeton Public Library. For tickets, visit www.princetonli
7:30 p.m.: Screening of the Turkish film Winter Sleep (2014) at Princeton Garden Theater.
Friday, May 1
2 p.m.: Men in Retirement general group meeting; Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton.
4 to 7 p.m.: Free CPR Training
8 p.m.: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs at Richardson Auditorium.
Saturday, May 2
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers market, located in the Vaughn Drive Parking Lot at Princeton Junction Train Station.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Annual flea market sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Princeton United Methodist Church (rain or shine). The flea market will be located at the corner of Nassau and Vandeventer in downtown Princeton.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Kite Day at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. Bring your own kite or purchase a ready-made one from the farm store. There will also be live country music, tractor rides, and sheep shearing. Children will be able to take home their own piece of real fleece (also on Sunday, May 3).
Sunday, May 3
9 to 11 a.m.: Princeton University women’s crew vs. the University of Southern California at Princeton’s Carnegie Lake.