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Wednesday, September 17

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: UTC Aerospace Systems officially opens its doors to the public. The 97,000 square-foot facility, located at 330 Carter Road in Princeton houses the latest in Sensors Unlimited SWIR technology products. The day’s events include a meet and greet with UTAS leadership, ribbon cutting ceremony, and factory tour, followed by SWIR demonstrations. RSVP by calling (609) 333-8200.

6:30 p.m.: Free screening of The Fault in Our Stars at the Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Projet Luciole, directed by Nicolas Truong and performed by Judith Henry and Nicolas Bouchaud (in French). Part of the Princeton French Theater Festival (also on September 18); 185 Nassau Street.

Thursday, September 18

9:30 to 11 a.m.: Newcomers & Friends Social Coffee meeting at the Bramwell House at the YWCA Princeton. This group aims to bring together friends, old and new, and meets on the third Thursday of every month. This event is free to attend.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Features seasonal summer produce, meats, dairy, flowers, crafts, and baked goods (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

Noon: Celebration of the launch of Access Princeton, a new community service for Princeton citizens, on the steps of Monument Hall, located at 1 Monument Drive. Local residents can now dial (609) 924-4141, to receive all the community information they desire in one place (this primarily pertains to non-emergency phone calls). For more information, visit www.accessprincetonnj.gov.

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recital, “Autumn in Paris” at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Admission is free.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion hosts a lecture by Robert Wuthnow on “Red State Religion: Religion and Politics in Kansas and Texas.” This event is free to attend; Princeton University’s Betts Auditorium (Architecture Building, Room N101).

7 to 9 p.m.: “Poems and Percussions for the Planet” drum performance by Dan Johnson and Arul Karttikeya at Small World Coffee, located at 14 Witherspoon Street. Tickets cost $10 and all funds will go towards Sustainable Princeton’s “BYO” Bag Campaign.

7:30 p.m.: The Princeton University Glee Club in concert with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford University at Trinity Church in Princeton.

Friday, September 19

Noon: The Princeton Senior Resource Center hosts a Lunch & Learn session entitled, “Beating the Blues.” Judith Mecklenburger of the Princeton House Behavioral Health will talk about ways to prevent depression and how to cope with stress. Mecklenburger specializes in geriatric mental health. Bring your own lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided. RSVP by calling (609) 924-7108. This event is free.

7 p.m.: Princeton High School’s Homecoming Weekend complete with a football game at PHS’s new turf field and homecoming floats. The festivities continue on Saturday, September 20 with JW Middle School’s “Super Saturday” celebrations. Students and community members are welcome to enjoy the live music, food vendors, and raffle prizes.

7:30 p.m.: Free screening of Remember the Titans at the Princeton Shopping Center. Part of the Fall Movie Series presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center.

Saturday, September 20

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 Thanksgiving 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 fresh peaches, plums, desserts, granola, breads, vegetables, and more (through October).

10 a.m.: Disney’s Frozen Sing-a-long at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre (also at 2 p.m.). Tickets are available by calling (609) 570-3333.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The 2014 Princeton Children’s Book Festival in Hinds Plaza. Children’s book authors and illustrators will sign copies of their books and deliver public presentations throughout the day. Learn more at www.princetonli
brary.org.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Grand opening of HealthCARE Express, a new urgent care facility located at 4605 Quakerbridge Road in Princeton Junction. Adults can participate in free blood pressure screenings, tours of the facilities, and free prizes.

Noon to 8 p.m.: Opening of Howell Living History Farm’s Annual Corn Maze in Lambertville. The cost of admission is $10 for ages 10 and older, $8 for ages 5 to 9, and free for ages 4 and younger. The maze will be open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays in September and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. For more information, visit www.howellfarm.com.

Sunday, September 21

2 p.m.: Join the Paul Robeson House for a performance by Kevin Maynor, who will be singing the Paul Robeson Repertoire accompanied by Eric Olsen on piano. This event will also feature the Trenton Children’s Choir and The First Baptist Church Praise Dance.
Tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit the Paul Robeson House. For additional information, call (609) 924-1666; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

4:30 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street’s 3rd Annual Night in the Village – A Walking Restaurant Tour (also at 6:30 p.m.). Attendees will receive a wine glass and wine tote. The tour will stop at 11 Lawrenceville restaurants and eateries. Food, drink, and dessert is included in the ticket price of $50 per person for the 4:30 p.m. tour and $60 per person for the 6:30 p.m. tour. Checks can be dropped-off at the Lawrenceville Main Street office, located at 17 Phillips Avenue in Lawrenceville.

Monday, September 22

Recycling

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Monthly meeting of the Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD and Adults with ADHD. The cost is $5 to attend; Princeton Speech, Language, and Learning Center, 19 Wall Street, Princeton.

Tuesday, September 23

9:30 to 11 a.m.: Terhune Orchards’ “Read and Pick: Tractors,” an innovative program that combines reading with hands-on farming activities. Parents and young children (ages 8 and younger) are welcome. The cost is $7 per child. Pre-registration is requested by calling (609) 924-2310.

Wednesday, September 24

4:30 p.m.: Free, public reading with Hodder Fellow and poet Roger Reeves and Princeton Arts Fellow and fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen. Part of the 2014-15 Althea Ward Clark Reading Series presented by The Lewis Center for the Arts; McCarter Theatre Center.

4:30 p.m.: Irish theater artist Olwen Fouéré talks about her work riverrun with Lewis Center Chair Michael Cadden and Irish theater critic Fintan O’Toole. This event is free to attend and no tickets are needed; 185 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Start of the Whole Earth Center’s Healthy Living Discussion Group. The group will focus on topics related to nutrition, health, supplements, and fitness. Email registration is required at register@Health
yLivingPrinceton.org. All are welcome to attend (also on October 8, October 22); 360 Nassau Street.

Thursday, September 25

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Features seasonal summer produce, meats, dairy, flowers, crafts, and baked goods (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

8 p.m.: Irish theater artist, Olwen Fouéré performs her one-woman show, riverun, based on James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. This event is free to attend (also on September 26); 185 Nassau Street.

Friday, September 26

3 to 11 p.m.: Mercer County Italian American Festival at Mercer County Park, located at 1678 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. This celebration of Italian American culture includes live entertainment, an Italian food market, amusement park rides, and fireworks (through September 28).

5 p.m.: Pub Crawl for all Princeton High School Alumni beginning at the Ivy Inn in downtown Princeton. This event is part of the 40th Reunion Celebration for the PHS Class of 1974 (festivities continue through Saturday with gatherings at PHS and the Nassau Inn). For more information, contact Cindy at (609) 462-2891 or email tiltonhilton138@cs.com.

7 p.m.: Tom Fleming delivers a free lecture on “The Quest for Justice in the American Revolution.” This program is part of a series of events presented by Princeton-Area Historic Sites and the Princeton University Art Museum in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Birthday; Princeton Public Library.

7 to 9 p.m.: The Homeless Outreach Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Princeton hosts a Gospel/Jazz Café featuring the musical group, The Renegades. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling (609) 954-6953 or (609) 883-3065; 30 Green Street, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Free screening of Back to the Future at the Princeton Shopping Center. Part of the Fall Movie Series presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center.

Saturday, September 27

7:30 a.m.: Carnegie Center 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 1 Mile Run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K race starts at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Parkinson’s Research; 101 Carnegie Center Drive, 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 Thanksgiving 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 fresh peaches, plums, desserts, granola, breads, vegetables, and more (through October).

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, Community Health Fair at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, located at 1225 State Road in Princeton. Free health screenings and group fitness classes.

11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary at Princeton Battlefield Park. There will be artillery demonstrations, historical re-enactments, displays from the National Marine Corps Museum, and a special visit with General George Washington. All events are free to attend.

2 p.m.: Free screening of the award-winning documentary Sweet Dreams, which follows the post-genocide recovery of a group of remarkable women from Rwanda. The film will be followed by a discussion with Rob Fruchtman, who co-produced and co-directed the film with his sister Lisa Fruchtman; Princeton Public Library.

6 to 7:15 p.m.: Shakespeare’s “Pericles” is performed at the Clarke House at Princeton Battlefield Park as part of the 350th anniversary celebration of New Jersey’s statehood. The performance is free to attend.

Sunday, September 28

3 p.m.: “Phyllis Lehrer and Friends,” part of the Westminster Choir College Faculty Recital Series. Admission is free. The concert will take place at Bristol Chapel (on the campus of Westminster Choir College).

5 p.m.: Arthur Lefkowitz delivers a free lecture on “Black Soldiers in the American Revolution.” This program is part of a series of events presented by Princeton-Area Historic Sites and the Princeton University Art Museum in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Birthday; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: The Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra performs its season opening “Pops” Concert at Princeton Alliance Church, located at 20 Schalks Crossing Road in Plainsboro. The theme of the concert is movies and musicals. General admission is $15 ($12 for students and seniors). Tickets can be purchased at www.bravuraphil.org or by calling (609) 790-9559.

Monday, September 29

7 to 9 p.m.: Randy Cohen interviews poet Paul Muldoon and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Muldoon’s wife) for the public radio program “Person, Place, Thing,” in which guests are asked to speak about a person, place, and thing they find meaningful. The event will take place in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room and is free to attend.

Tuesday, September 30

10:30 a.m.: Free, “Back to School Storytime” for children of all ages at Barnes & Noble at Princeton’s MarketFair Mall.

Wednesday, October 1

7 to 8 p.m.: “Preparing Students with Disabilities for College,” with author and college learning disabilities specialist Elizabeth Hamblet. At this free event, Hamblet will discuss the special accommodations available at college, as well as students rights and responsibilities within that system; Princeton Public Library’s Teen Center.

Thursday, October 2

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Features seasonal summer produce, meats, dairy, flowers, crafts, and baked goods (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Opening reception for Morven Museum & Garden’s landmark exhibition, “Hail Speciman of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860” (on view through March 29, 2015).

7:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Orchid Society meeting with guest speaker Tom Purviance, former owner of Parkside Nursery; D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts welcomes The Emerson String Quartet for a performance at Richardson Auditorium.

Friday, October 3

4:30 p.m.: Beginner’s drum circle at the Lawrence Public Library. Bring your own drum or use one provided. This event is free to attend, but registration is suggested by calling (609) 989-6920. The group will next meet on October 17; 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: Free screening of Mr. Holland’s Opus at the Princeton Shopping Center. Part of the Fall Movie Series presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center.

Saturday, October 4

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 Thanksgiving and features vendors from Central N.J. and Bucks County.

Sunday, October 5

3 to 9 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, and Latin American Legal Defense Fund present a day-long concert on Hinds Plaza performed by Eco Del Sur. The band’s music draws from the traditions of South America and the Andes. This event is free to attend.