Calendar

Wednesday, January 16

7:30-9:30 a.m.: The Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a Business Before Business breakfast at the Nassau Club of Princeton. princetonchamber.org.

9-11 a.m.: Open House at Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road. (609) 683-1194 or www.princetonfriendsschool.org.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers holds a Contra Dance at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive (instruction at 7:30 p.m.). Peter Stix with Raise the Roof. $10.

Thursday, January 17

Noon: Performance by Westminster Conservatory faculty members Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; Dezheng Ping, violin; and Larissa Korkina, piano at Niles Chapel in Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Free.

5 p.m.: Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce holds a “Business After Business” event at Mrs. G Appliances, 2720 Business Route 1. The theme is “Hooray for Hollywood.” www.princetonchamber.org.

Friday, January 18

8:30 to 10 a.m.: “Meet the Mayor.” Mayor Liz Lempert holds open office hours in the lobby of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street.

6:30 p.m.: One Table Cafe holds its ninth anniversary dinner, with a concert by William D. Carter III, at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Donate what you can; proceeds go to Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and other organizations. RSVP by January 16 at (609) 216-7770. Reservations are required.

7:30 p.m.: Climate Cabaret — Insight and entertainment mix in original theatrical sketches and climate-adapted songs by local environmentalist Steve Hiltner. Fahs Theater, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. Refreshments at 7 p.m. ClimateCabaret.com.

8 p.m.: McCarter Theatre presents recording artist Damien Sneed and his blend of jazz, classical and gospel with “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Visit mccarter.org or call (609) 258-2787.

8:15 p.m.: The Princeton Folk Music Society presents singer/songwriter David Massengill at Christ Congregational Church, 50 Walnut Lane. $10-$20. www.princetonfolk.org.

Saturday, January 19

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market indoor market is at Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road. The Rick Fiori Band entertain. Bring single serving shelf-stable foods such as milk, 100 percent  juice, cereal, entrees, and nutritious snacks for Send Hunger Packing West Windsor Plainsboro.

10 a.m.: Volunteers are needed for the clean-up of the D&R Canal in South Bound Brook. Meet at Lock 11 parking lot, Canal Road, South Bound Brook, across from the pst office. (201) 401-3121.

10 a.m.: “Read and Explore Gingerbread Man” At Terhune Orchards, Cold Soil Road. Kids read the story and decorate a cookie to take home. $8. Pre-register at www.terhuneorchards.org.

1 to 3 p.m.: Mozzarella from Scratch at Cherry Grove Farm. Learn the basics of using rennet to turn milk into cheese in a mozzarella-making demonstration.                                                                     $70/person. Register at www.cherrygrovefarm.com/classes.

4 p.m.: “Marijuana: Parents Matter” is a clinical case presentation by Dee Apple at the American College of Orgonomy, 4419 Route 27. Free Call (732) 821-1146 or visit   www.adifferentkindofpsychiatry.com.

Sunday, January 20

1 to 4 p.m.: At Terhune Orchards, Cold Soil Road, Sunday Winery Music Series.

2 p.m.: Zumba for a Cause, at Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor. $5-$15, benefits children who are food insecure. Sponsored by Mercer Street Friends. mercerstreetfriends.org.

3 to 5 p.m.: Family Barn Dance for all ages at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, presented by Princeton Country Dancers. $7 ($20 per family). princetoncountrydancers.org/family-dance.

Monday, January 21

Recycling

12 to 3 p.m.: Martin Luther King Day of Service Work Session at Mapleton Preserve, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands in this cleanup session. Visit http://fpnl.org for details.

3 p.m.: Screening of From Liberty to Captivity and panel discussion of human trafficking at Washington Crossing United Methodist Church, 1895 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Free.

7 p.m.: Multifaith Service in memory of Martin Luther King, at the Unitarian Church, Route 206 and Cherry Hill Road. Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin preaches. Free.

Wednesday, January 23

7 p.m.: The PHS Studio Band, Princeton Jazz Combo, Studio Vocals, and Jazz Ensemble perform at John Witherspoon Middle School. $5.

7 p.m.: Ivy Counseling Group hosts a session on essential oils by certified aromatherapist Susan Niedt. 182 Tamarack Circle, Skillman. Register at (609) 688-8300 or email info@volitionwellness.com.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers holds a Contra Dance at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive (instruction at 7:30 p.m.). Ridge Kennedy with the Princeton Pickup Band. $10.

Thursday, January 24

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market is at the Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place.

6:30 p.m.: At Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, “Inside Peto’s World: An Evening with John F. Peto Studio,” with curator Harry Bower. $15 ($10 members). morven.org.

7 p.m.: In the Company of Trees author Andrea Fereshteh discusses how lands preserved by D&R Greenway and other groups inspired her writing. At Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place. www.drgreenway.org.

Saturday, January 26

12 p.m.: At Ivy Counseling Group, 182 Tamarack Circle Skillman, “Don’t Catch a Cold this Winter: With Advanced Eden Energy Practitioner Alla Rosina.” Free. RSVP at (609) 688-8300.

2 p.m.: At Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, “Politics Behind the Painting: Trumbull’s “Declaration of Independence,” talk by local historian John Baxter on Richard Stockton and his portrait in the famous painting. morven.org.

8 p.m.:  Klezmer music by the Strauss/Warschauer Duo at The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street. Cantor Jeff Warschauer and his wife, Deborah Strauss, perform with clarinetist Michael Winograd and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment. A Yiddish dance session follows; dessert will be served. $25 ($14 members). www.thejewishcenter.org.

Sunday, January 27

1 to 4 p.m.: At Terhune Orchards, Cold Soil Road, Sunday Winery Music Series.

1:30 to 4 p.m.: The Mental Wellness Coalition of NJ presents “Disability Benefits, Working, and Estate Planning” at 731 Alexander Road. RSVP to info@mentalwellnessnj.org.

7:30 p.m.: “A Postcard from Slovenia,” performance by faculty from Westminster Conservatory of Music, at Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane. Free.

Monday, January 28

5 to 9:15 p.m.: Princeton Community Works Conference at Frist Campus Center, Princeton University. All are welcome to this event focused on the nonprofit community. $40. princetoncommunityworks.org.

Wednesday, January 30

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers holds a Contra Dance at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive (instruction at 7:30 p.m.). Bob Isaacs with Rhythmic Heart. $10 (free for 35 and under).

Thursday, January 31

11 a.m.: At Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, “Still Life Stew” storytime and painting session. Children take home paintings and stew recipes. $11 per family. www.morven.org.

6 to 8 p.m.: At the Wilberforce School, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, author Alex Berenson speaks and signs copies of Tell Your Children the Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.

Friday, February 1

7 to 8:30 p.m.: In Search of Owls, for ages 8 and up, at The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Talk and hike, followed by hot beverages. Register at http://thewatershed.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/3916.

Saturday, February 2

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market indoor market is at Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road. ALBO entertains; fresh food drive benefits Arm in Arm Food Pantries.

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Groundhog Day Celebration at The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. $5. Learn all about groundhogs and warm up by the campfire. Register at http://thewatershed.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/3916.

1 to 4 p.m.: At Terhune Orchards, Cold Soil Road, Wassailing the Apple Trees.

2-4 p.m.: Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, hosts a celebration of Chinese New Year for all ages with traditional music and instruments, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, dance, origami, games, crafts, and more. To register, visit princetonlibrary.org or call (609) 924-9529.

7:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society presents the Salsa Sensation Dance at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street. Lesson from 7:30 to 8:30, followed by open dancing till 11:30 to Latin Mix music. No partner needed. $10-$15. centraljerseydance.org.

8 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra is at Richardson Auditorium with a program of Beethoven and Brahms, led by Rossen Milanov and featuring pianist Dominic Cheli. Princetonsymphony.org.

Sunday, February 3

1 p.m.: First Sunday Films at The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Short films on the importance of native plants, followed by questions with experts. Free.

1:30 p.m.: Violinist Xiaofu Zhou and pianist Yuan Ping perform at Miller Chapel, 64 Mercer Street. $30 ($15 for students). http://nj23.eventbrite.com.

3 p.m.: Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performs popular music ranging from Broadway hits to hymnsat the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Suggested donation $10. 

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra is at Richardson Auditorium with a program of Beethoven and Brahms, led by Rossen Milanov and featuring pianist Dominic Cheli. Princetonsymphony.org.

Monday, February 4

Recycling

Wednesday, February 6

6 and 9 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts presents Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” composed in a WWII concentration camp, at Richardson Auditorium. princetonuniversity concerts.org.

7 p.m.: At Ivy Counseling Group, 182 Tamarack Circle, Skillman, “Introduction to Self-Love: Simple Practices to Acknowledge Your Worth and Foster Self-Love with Counseling Intern and Wellness Advocate Erin Brendel.” Free.

8 p.m. (instruction at 7:30): Princeton Country Dancers at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monmouth Drive. Donna Hunt with Lennan-shee. $10.

Thursday February 7

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market is at the Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place.

Friday, February 8

2 p.m.: “Time Capsule, 1970: Robert Rauschenberg’s Currents,” a lecture at Princeton University Art Museum by Calvin Brown.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: In Search of Owls, for ages 8 and up, at The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Talk and hike, followed by hot beverages. Register at http://thewatershed.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/3916.

Saturday, February 9

Cupid’s Chase, the annual 5K to help support people with disabilities, starts at Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street. For more information and to register, visit  comop.org.

Sunday, February 10

4 p.m.: Bravura Chamber Music concert at Monroe Township Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township. The concert highlights prominent women composers of the late 19th century. $10-$12 (students free).

5 p.m.: At Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street, lecture by Francesco Pascuzzi: “Florence in Italian Cinema.” Free.

Monday, February 11

7 to 9 p.m.: PFLAG, a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals, meets at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. pflagprinceton.org.

Wednesday, February 13

4:30 p.m.: At McCormick Hall on the Princeton University campus, in Room 101, the Gilbert G. Griffin Memorial Lecture is delivered by University of Kentucky professor Nazera Sadiq Wright. The topic is “Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century.”

8 p.m. (instruction at 7:30): Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. Barbara Goldstein with The Gravel Hill Gamblers. $10.

Thursday, February 14

6 p.m.: Hopewell Theater presents Valentine’s Day dinner followed by an 8 p.m. screening of the film Casablanca. Dinner is optional. Visit www.HopewellTheater.com for information and reservations.

7 to 9 p.m.: “Failed Love,” at the Princeton University Art Museum. Annual event with art, poetry,  live music, and lots of chocolate.

Friday, February 15

7:30 p.m.: Live performance of music from the locked collection at Princeton University’s Mendel Music Library, in the Lee Music Room at the Lewis Center. Free.

Sunday, February 17

4 p.m.: The Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs does a choral reading of Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” at the Unitarian Church, Route 206 at Cherry Hill Road. Choral singers welcome, no auditions. $10 (free for students and non-singing guests). Visit princetonol.com/groups/psma/.

Monday, February 18

Recycling

1 p.m.: Monthly meeting of the Women’s College Club of Princeton, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Terhune Road. David Mulford will talk about the life of Jimmy Carter. www.wccpnj.org.

Thursday, February 21

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market is at the Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place.

Saturday, February 23

5 p.m.: “Gainsborough’s Family Album,” a lecture by Princeton University Art Museum Director James Steward at 10 McCosh Hall, in conjunction with the exhibit at the museum. A reception follows in the museum.

Sunday, February 24

3 p.m.: The Klez Dispensers perform a klezmer music program at Richardson Auditorium. $10 (free for seniors, children, students). tickets.princeton.edu or (609) 258-9229.

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