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Wednesday, March 25

6 p.m.: Free screening of Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night. The film will be followed by a talk-back with filmmakers Emily V. Driscoll and Karl J. Fischer. Part of the Princeton Public Library’s Environmental Film Festival. For a complete schedule, visit www.prince

6 p.m.: Community yoga class at Sourland Cycles, located at 53 East Broadstreet in Hopewell (also on Saturday at 8 a.m.). The cost to attend is $15 ($60 for a 5-class package). Classes repeat weekly.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Gotham Princeton networking group meeting at Mediterra of Princeton. Guest speaker Peter Kasabach, Executive Director of New Jersey Future, will discuss the existing downtown centers in New Jersey – what makes them strong or weak markets? Pre-registration and payment is required by visiting www.gothamnet

8 to 10:30 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers meeting at the Suzanne Patterson Center in Princeton. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 26

3 to 5 p.m.: Free lecture on “Ancient Religions, Modern Politics” with speaker Michael Cook at the Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect Avenue in Princeton.

7 p.m.: A Concert for the Preservation of Carter Road with singer-songwriter Kate Taylor. Donations will help to save 320 acres on the east and west sides of Carter Road and prevent an additional 4,500 vehicles from commuting through central New Jersey; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood in Hopewell.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts present Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili and English pianist Paul Lewis at Richardson Auditorium. A pre-concert talk by Ruth Ochs will take place at 7 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Noon to 1 p.m.: Free screening of School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten. The film will be followed by a talk-back with filmmaker Rona Richter. Part of the Princeton Public Library’s Environmental Film Festival. For a complete schedule, visit www.prince

2 p.m.: Free, colloquium with John Elderfield on “The Artist’s Studio,” a discussion of the evolving role of the artist’s studio during the 19th and 20th centuries; Princeton University Art Museum.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Novelist Glenn Patterson discusses and reads from his latest work at Princeton University’s James M. Stewart Theatre, located at 185 Nassau Street. In addition to novels, Patterson has made documentaries for the BBC and has written plays and stories for Radio 3 and Radio 4. This event is presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies.

8 p.m.: The Westminster Schola Cantorum conducted by James Jordan present “I Will Lift Mine Eyes” at Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton.

Saturday, March 28

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Lambing Day at Howell Living History Farm. Throughout the day, visitors are welcome to visit the sheep barn, henhouse, and pigpen to meet the spring newborns. Farmers will be on-hand to answer any questions. This event is free to attend; 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville.

1 to 4 p.m.: Clean-Up Day at Princeton’s Battlefield State Park. Cut down invasive bamboo, pick-up litter, and repair the ruins of an old barn. Guests should bring their own gloves, work boots, and gardening tools (i.e. clippers, shovels and pruning shears). All are welcome.

3 p.m.: Story Slam at the Arts Council of Princeton in celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood Project. Free to attend.

4 to 7 p.m.: Princeton Youth Ballet presents the Bunny Hop at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio at Princeton Forrestal Village. The event includes an Easter egg hunt, food, crafts, face painting, and dancing. To learn more, call (609) 948-8065.

7 p.m.: The Trenton Children’s Chorus performs alongside the Seminary Singers at Miller Chapel on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street in Princeton. The concert will be followed by a dessert and champagne reception. Advance reservations are required by calling (609) 466-4882.

Sunday, March 29

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market at the Historic Roebling Machine Shop, 675 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton. Shop an assortment of nearly 200 vendors selling records, original artwork, silkscreen tee-shirts, vintage toys and more.

1 to 2:30 p.m.: The Mercer County Park Commission presents “Scales, Feathers, and Fur,” a live animal presentation for children and families at the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue in Hamilton.

2 p.m.: Free lecture titled, “From Hearth to Battlefield: A Look at 18th Century Arms in the Early Years of the American Revolution” presented by amateur historian Jim Stinson at the Washington Crossing Park Visitor Center Auditorium in Bucks County, Pa. For questions, call (215) 493-4076.

4 to 6 p.m.: Jazz pianist Keith Franklin performs songs from his new CD, Take Heart, at the Arts Council of Princeton. General admission is $12.

Monday, March 30

3 to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Public Library’s Spring Break Discovery Week: Creatures presents “Dinosaurs Rock,” an interactive and educational exhibit featuring museum-quality dinosaur fossils. Registration is limited to 70 children ages 5 and older. Pre-register by visiting www.princeton

Tuesday, March 31

9:30 a.m.: Community Garden Plowing with Isles, Inc. A team of oxen from Howell Living History Farm will plow the community garden at 81 Chestnut Avenue (between Walnut and Greenwood) in Trenton. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

4:30 p.m.: Fillmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg presents a free screening of her documentary, Wretches & Jabberers, which sheds light on the quest of disability rights activists Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette. The screening will take place at Princeton University’s McCormick Hall, Room 101.

Wednesday, April 1

6 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith reads from and discusses her book, Ordinary Light: A Memoir at Labyrinth Books of Princeton. Free to attend.

8 to 10:30 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers meeting at the Suzanne Patterson Center in Princeton. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 2

5 p.m.: Inspiration Night at the Princeton University Art Museum. The event includes a panel discussion of Andreas Gursky’s Shanghai (2000) followed by live student performances and art inspired by Gursky’s own work. Free to attend.

6 p.m.: Peter Brown and Helmut Reimitz in Conversation at Labyrinth Books of Princeton. Brown will discuss his latest book, The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Christianity. Free to attend.

Friday, April 3

1 to 5 p.m.: GlobeMed of Princeton’s Clothing Thrift Shop at the Frist Campus Center South Lawn at Princeton University. Gently used clothing and accessories will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit GlobeMed, which fosters college student engagement with the global health community.

12:30 p.m.: Free, gallery talk at the Princeton University Art Museum on “The Transition from Pre-History to History at the Princeton University Art Museum.”

Saturday, April 4

8 to 11:30 a.m.: Join the Washington Crossing Audubon Society for a walk at the Mercer County Park formerly known as “The Pole Farm” off of Cold Soil Road in Lawrenceville. For questions, contact Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964.

10 a.m. to noon: Free, T’ai Chi class at Plainsboro Public Library. The beginner class begins at 10 a.m. and the intermediate class starts at 11 a.m.; 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Easter Weekend Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. Celebrate the end of winter with wagon rides, farm animals, and a treasure hunt for children ages 2 through 8 (also on Sunday, April 5).

1 p.m.: The Historical Society of Princeton’s Annual Community Day at Updike Farmstead. Visitors will learn about Oswald Veblen’s historic home and how to create a raingarden in your own backyard. There will also be a tree and wildflower walk around the Updike property. The cost to attend is $4. For questions, contact Eve at eve@princeton

Sunday, April 5

Happy Easter

7 a.m.: Easter Sunday Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church (also at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.). St. Paul Church is located at 214 Nassau Street in Princeton.

7:30 a.m.: Easter Breakfast at Princeton United Methodist Church, located at 7 Vandeventer Avenue in Princeton. Worship services will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist service at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street in Princeton (also at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.).

8 a.m.: Easter Sunday Worship at Princeton University Chapel (also at 11 a.m.), located on the campus of Princeton University.

Monday, April 6

7:30 p.m.: Author and humorist David Sedaris reads from his work at McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, April 7

10 a.m.: Read and Explore on “Birds, Nesting and Birdhouses” at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. The cost is $7 to attend (also on April 11).

7:30 p.m.: Multimedia performance of Rain, inspired by the true Beatles experience at McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, April 8

7 p.m.: Screening of Timbuktu at Princeton Garden Theatre. Followed by a Q&A with director Abderrahmane Sissako.

Thursday, April 9

7 p.m.: Mark Salzman, author of Iron & Silk, Lying Awake, and True Notebooks reads from his work at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 1200 Stuart Road in Princeton. A book signing will follow. The event is free to attend.

Friday, April 10

8 p.m.: The Reduced Shakespeare Company performs a history of comedy at McCarter Theatre.

Saturday, April 11

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: British in Training Demonstrations at Battlefield State Park in Princeton. This event is free to attend.

11 a.m.: The 4th Annual Melanoma Awareness Walk sponsored by the Princeton Center for Dermatology. This family-friendly 3-mile walk starts and ends at the East Picnic Area in Mercer County Park in West Windsor.

11 a.m.: Grand opening of Sourland Cycles, located on 53 East Broad Street in Hopewell.

Sunday, April 12

9 to 11:30 a.m.: Join the Washington Crossing Audubon Society for a free birding trip at Peace Valley Park in Doylestown, Pa. For additional information, contact Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 or visit www.washington

1 to 3 p.m.: Free, guided vernal pool walk at the Sourland Ecosystem Preserve on Mountain Road. The walk will be led by Mercer County naturalist, Jenn Rodgers. RSVP by emailing