Calendar

Wednesday, September 20 

1:30 p.m.: “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care” presented by Hopewell Valley Senior Services at Mercer County Library’s Hopewell Branch, located at 245 Pennington-Titusville Road in Pennington. Advance registration is required by emailing hopeprogs@mcl.org.

5 to 7 p.m.: The Alliance Francaise of Princeton hosts a Happy Hour at Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Enjoy French conversation and drinks. RSVP by emailing gailbruno7@gmail.com.

5:30 p.m.: Congregation Beth Chaim presents Rosh Hashanah in the Park at Mercer County Park’s West Picnic Area. Bring your own blanket and chair. Challah, cookies, and grape juice served following the service.

6:30 p.m.: Historical Fiction Book Group meeting at Princeton Public Library.

Thursday, September 21

8:30 a.m.: First Day of Rosh Hashanah at The Jewish Center of Princeton. Family service followed by family Kiddush in the Sukkah and an open playground session for children.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shop local produce and baked goods at the Princeton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza (repeats weekly).

6 to 8 p.m.: Oktoberfest Celebration at the Miele Princeton Experience Center, 9 Independence Way in Princeton. Register in advance by calling 1 (800) 843-7231 ext. 1002 or visit www.mieleusa.com. Tickets are $25.

Friday, September 22

3 to 11 p.m.: Mercer County Italian American Festival at Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor. Includes Italian market, regional Italian restaurants, two stages, amusement rides, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations (through Sunday).

5 p.m.: Pink Drink Night at The Peacock Inn, A Benefit for BCRC (Breast Cancer Research Center) of YWCA Princeton. The price of each pink drink (Hibiscus Spritz) sold will go directly to support BCRC.

Saturday, September 23

7:30 a.m.: The Parkinson Alliance 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at 101 Carnegie Center in West Windsor. For more information, visit www.parkinsonalliance.org.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Princeton Junction Train Station Parking Lot. Over 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors are represented (repeats weekly).

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Jersey Harmony Chorus presents Autumn Craft Bazaar and Flea Market outdoors at Griggstown Reformed Church, located at 1065 Canal Road in Princeton (Griggstown). Jewelry, crafts, gifts, food, and entertainment.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Apple Days Fall Festival at Terhune Orchards every Saturday and Sunday through October 29. Enjoy a full day of fun on the farm and celebrate the apple harvest with 34 varieties of apples to pick from. Treat yourself to freshly made apple cider, apple donuts pies, muffins, and more (repeats weekly).

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Princeton Public Library presents the Princeton Children’s Book Festival. More than 80 acclaimed authors and illustrators will gather on Hinds Plaza to interact with readers. Also, an “instrument petting zoo” will be set up by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Book sales will be handled by jaZams. Rain or shine.

Noon: All Saints’ Church in Princeton celebrates the Sacred Arts with the artist Makoto Fujimura, script readings of two plays from local writers, a book launch of Philosophy, Art, and Religion by Gordon Graham, and a service of music and movement. The price of registration also includes lunch. All are welcome. Guests can register online at http://sacredartsday.weebly.com. For more information, call (609) 921-2420.

4 p.m.: Actor Michael Shannon will make an appearance at McCarter Theatre’s screening of the film 99 Homes, which will be held at McCarter Theatre. Also, a Q&A with McCarter’s Bill Lockwood and Princeton Garden Theatre’s Chris Collier. General admission is $20 ($15 for McCarter subscribers at Garden Theatre members).

5:30 p.m.: An Evening With Bollywood at Princeton Shopping Center and presented by the Arts Council of Princeton. Celebrate a night of Indian culture with Bollywood dance performances, henna tattoos, and arts and crafts.

5:30 p.m.: The Princeton Singers opens its 35th anniversary season with a 450th birthday tribute to Claudio Monteverdi and his predecessors at Princeton University Art Museum’s Medieval Gallery (also at 8 p.m.). A Venetian-themed reception will be provided between performances.

8 p.m.: Stand-up comedian Jim Breuer performs at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Sunday, September 24

8 a.m.: A + Life Day Retreat at Princeton Marriot Forrestal Hotel on “Celebrating the Healthy Epicurean Lifestyle With World Wise Gurus, Authors, Experts, and Chefs.” Limited Seats Available and pre-registration is required. Breakfast and gourmet lunch is included in ticket. For more information, visit www.riseofwise.com.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Trenton Farmers Market at 960 Spruce Street in Lawrence Township (also, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer).

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Open House at Princeton Pong, 745 Alexander Road in Princeton.

1 to 4 p.m.: Epicurean Palette, a celebration of fine food and wine, at Grounds For Sculpture. Spend an afternoon strolling the 42-acre sculpture park while sampling exceptional cuisine from area chefs and a wide-variety of wine, beer, and spirits. For tickets, visit epicureanplatte.org.

2:30 p.m.: Christian Science lecturer Larissa Snorek-Yates delivers a talk entitled, “The Healing Power of Stillness” at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 16 Bayard Lane in Princeton. For more information, visit csprinceton.org.

Monday, September 25 

5 p.m.: Free, New Jersey Election Discussion Series at Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, September 26 

5 p.m.: Ribbon cutting ceremony at Elephant in the Room Design with Montgomery Township Mayor Ed Trzaska; Princeton North Shopping Center, 1225 State Road (Suite 8).

Wednesday, September 27 

2 to 6 p.m.: Hopewell Township Drive Thru Flu Clinic at the Hopewell Township Public Works Building, 203 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville. Bring your medicare, insurance card or prescription card with you. To schedule an appointment, call the Health Department at (609) 537-0257.

7 p.m.: “The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution” with Yuri Slezkine and Simon Morrison in conversation at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

Thursday, September 28 

7:30 p.m.: The Emerson String Quartet and a company of seven actors present, “Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy,” in Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. The performance is a theater piece interweaving the Chekhov story with Shostakovich’s own life. Prior to the concert Professor Ellen Chances will present a discussion about Chekhov’s short story “The Black Monk,” free to ticket holders.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Public Library presents the Princeton Student Film Festival Fall Showcase at Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street. The lineup includes local, regional, and international student filmmakers.

Friday, September 29 

9 a.m.: Coffee & Tour of University League Nursery School, 457 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: C.K. Williams Reading Series: Vincent Toro with thesis students from the Princeton University Program in Creative Writing at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

6 p.m.: Princeton University women’s field hockey vs. Yale at Princeton’s Bedford Field.

Saturday, September 30 

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Princeton Junction Train Station Parking Lot. Over 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors are represented (repeats weekly).

10 a.m. to noon: The Sourland Conservancy presents “Build Your Own Birdhouse” for adults and children ages 7 and older. All materials and tools will be provided. Admission is $10 per birdhouse. Advance registration is required at www.sourland.org/birdhouse.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Apple Days Fall Festival at Terhune Orchards every Saturday and Sunday through October 29. Enjoy a full day of fun on the farm and celebrate the apple harvest with 34 varieties of apples to pick from. Treat yourself to freshly made apple cider, apple donuts pies, muffins, and more (repeats weekly).

12 to 6 p.m.: Fall Food & Wine Festival at Unionville Vineyards’ sprawling winery estate in Hunterdon County. Wine tastings, food trucks, winery tours, hayrides, cork crafts, and more. Visit www.unionvillevineyards.com.

2:30 p.m.: M R Square Dance Club presents a dance with caller Dayle Hodge at Manors Clubhouse, 26 Fairway Court in Lawrenceville. Suggested admission donation is $10 per person. Club policy is that children pay half price when accompanied by paying adult(s). For questions, call (609) 844-1140.

Sunday, October 1

4:30 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street’s A Night in the Village is a “moveable feast” that allows guests to sample fine foods from 11 establishments. Tickets include food from the 11 establishments, one beer, music, and raffle tickets. There are two tour options beginning at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. BYOB. Learn more at www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com.

5 p.m.: Dorothea’s House presents “Building a Nation with Music—Opera and Italian Nationhood from the Risorgimento to the First World War” delivered by Adelphi University Professor Jonathan Hiller. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dorothea’s House is located at 120 John Street in Princeton.

Monday, October 2

Recycling

7 to 8:30 p.m.: “Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest” lecture presented by Martin M. Mosho at Princeton Public Library. Mosho is the author of two books and previously taught at Mercer County Community College.

Tuesday, October 3

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: The renowned photographer and emeritus professor of photography at Princeton University discusses his 15-year project to capture the beauty of more than 1,000 species of nocturnal moths in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, and Panama. This special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival is co-sponsored by the library, Labyrinth Books and Princeton University Press. The event will take place at Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, October 4

6 p.m.: “Falling Awake: Poems” with Alice Oswald at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

Thursday, October 5 

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Opening of “A Festival of the Arts at Princeton” in celebration of the opening of the new Lewis Center for the Arts. The Festival will include concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, screenings, multidisciplinary presentations, community workshops. Events will be open to the public and most will be free (through Sunday, October 8).

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shop local produce and baked goods at the Princeton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza (repeats weekly).

4:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: The Architecture of the Lewis Center for the Arts in celebration of the opening of the new Lewis Center for the Arts at McCosh 10.

6 p.m.: “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” with Seth Stephens Davidowitz, Aaron Retica, and Sam Wang at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

Friday, October 6 

6:30 p.m.: Princeton University women’s field hockey vs. Columbia University at Princeton’s Bedford Field.

Saturday, October 7 

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Princeton Junction Train Station Parking Lot. Over 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors are represented (repeats weekly).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Apple Days Fall Festival at Terhune Orchards every Saturday and Sunday through October 29. Enjoy a full day of fun on the farm and celebrate the apple harvest with 34 varieties of apples to pick from. Treat yourself to freshly made apple cider, apple donuts pies, muffins, and more (repeats weekly).

1 p.m.: Princeton University football vs. Georgetown at Powers Field at Princeton Stadium.

Sunday, October 8 

9 a.m.: Princeton Healthcare System 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk at Skillman Park, Main Boulevard in Skillman.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Trenton Farmers Market at 960 Spruce Street in Lawrence Township (also, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer).

2 to 5 p.m.: Festival Cultural Latino at Hinds Plaza and presented by the Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, and Mi Pueblo Lindo. The plaza will be transformed into a Mercado with local artisans and restaurants on site, music, dance, and crafts.