Calendar

Wednesday, February 26

5:30 p.m.: STAND Central New Jersey invites people to mix and mingle with like-minded friends at Palace of Asia, 4591 Route 27, Kingston. Happy hour and discussion of “state of the state.” Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/127647425247178/.

6 p.m.: Princeton University professor Susan Stewart discusses her book The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture, at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers presents Contra Dance, at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. Sue Gola with Raise the Roof. $10. princetoncountrydancers.org.

Thursday, February 27

6 p.m.: Author Edward Posnett discusses Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects, at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Free.

6:30 p.m. Grand Homes and Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series Opener: Dumbarton Oaks, at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. Talk on the home that is now the Harvard University research institute, library, and garden in Washington. $18-$25. morven.org.

6:45 p.m.: Mercer’s Best Toastmasters meets at Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville. mercersbest.toastmastersclubs.org.

7 p.m.: “The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod,” at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Presentation by historian Al Corbett on Sherrod’s evolution from a slave to a soldier in the Civil War and, ultimately, a landowner. Part of Black History Month observance. Free. mcl.org.

7-9 p.m.: Send Hunger Packing Princeton honors Dr. Robert Ginsberg, longtime principal of Johnson Park Elementary School, at Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place. www.SHUPPrinceton.org.

7:30 p.m.: Bruce Hornsby and YMUSIC is at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. mccarter.org.

Friday, February 28

8 p.m.: The Joey Alexander Trio with special guest the Edmar Castanedo Trio is at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. mccarter.org.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers presents Contra Dance, at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. Ridge Kennedy with Princeton Pickup Band. $11. princetoncountrydancers.org.

8 p.m.: “Masters of Illusion” at State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. $35-$75. STNJ.org.

Saturday, February 29

9:30-11:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Maple Sugar Brunch at The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. thewatershed.org.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Four Centuries of African American Soldiers, at the Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton. www.barracks.org.

11 a.m.: “Celebrate Leap Day, Signs of Spring.” Walk with horticulturist Louise Senior at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. $10 (free for Friends of Morven). morven.org.

11 a.m.: “Treating the Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting,” at the American College of Orgonomy, 4419 Route 27. Free. Reserve at (732) 821-1146.

1-3 p.m.: Gym event to raise funds for 3-year-old Izabella Gonzaly, who has cerebral palsy, at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, 625 Nassau Park Boulevard. A ball pit, rock wall, gymnastics, trampoline, games, and other activities are planned. $5 donation. www.mygym.com/princeton/events.

2 p.m.: “Slavery to Now Through Music,” with African drumming, spiritual hymns, church choir music, blues, jazz, and rap. Part of Black History Month observance, at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Free. mcl.org.

7 p.m.: Boheme Opera Gala, “Rigoletto’s Courtly Jest,” at Mercer Oaks Clubhouse, 725 Village Road West, Princeton Junction. Quartet of singers performs, silent auction, food, and more. bohemegala2020.brownpapertickets.com.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Glee Club and Antioch Chamber Ensemble perform world premiere by Joanna Marsh at Richardson Auditorium. $5-$15. music.princeton.edu or (609) 258-9220.

8 p.m.: Isaac Mizrahi brings his new show to McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. mccarter.org.

Sunday, March 1

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Four Centuries of African American Soldiers, at the Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton. www.barracks.org.

2-4 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, holds a tour of the arts center to learn about classes, workshops, camps, membership, volunteering, and more. Participate in demonstrations and activities. Light refreshments will be served. westwindsorarts.org.

2 p.m.: Damien Dixon Memorial Scholarship Master Class with Ingrid Clarfield, at Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Walnut Lane. $100. rider.edu/arts.

2 p.m.: Sacks-Wilner Holocaust Education Program at Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206). Holocaust survivor and the granddaughter of the couple who saved her tell their story. www.adathisraelnj.org or (609) 896-4977.

2 p.m.: Screening of 400 Miles to Freedom at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street. Director Avishai Mekonen will be present to talk about fleeing his home in Africa, journeying to Israel, and then the U.S. $12-$18. info@thejewishcenter.org.

3 p.m.: Concordia Chamber Players presents “Diacritical Marks” at Trinity Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pa. Tickets: $25, available at concordiaplayers.org or at the door.

5 p.m.: Professor Eugenia Paulicelli discusses “The Culture of Fashion in Italy — Women, Film, and the Media” at Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free. Participants are encouraged to bring refreshments to share at a post-program reception. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

Monday, March 2

Recycling

7:30 p.m.: Coryell’s Ferry Stamp Club meets at the Deats Building, 124 Main Street, Flemington. Talk by Jim Walker followed by a stamp auction. (908) 806-7883.

Tuesday, March 3

12 p.m.: Lenten Lunch at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue. “Cultivating Compassion: Preparing for Pilgrimage,” based on Trevor Hudson’s A Mile in My Shoes. Worship led by Rev. Skitch Matson and shared meal, free. PrincetonUMC.org.
7:15 p.m.: M R Square Dance Club square dance class starts at the Parish Hall of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1620 Prospect Street, Ewing. Classes will continue weekly on Tuesday evenings. The first night of class is free. For more information, call Rich Delgado at (609) 844-1140 or visit atmrsquaredance.weebly.com.

7:30-9:30 p.m.: International Folkdance, Princeton Folk Dance Group, YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place. Lesson followed by dance. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $5. (609) 921-1702.

Wednesday, March 4

6:30 p.m.: Princeton Eats Plants meeting, Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Cooking demonstration and pot luck. www.meetup.com/Princeton-Eats-Plants/.

Thursday, March 5

6:30 p.m.: Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. The Rockefeller Gardens. www.morven.org/grand-homes-gardens.

Friday, March 6

9:45 a.m.: The Piano Teachers Forum meets at Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Christopher Fisher presents “The Secret Ingredient for Piano Teaching Success: The Powerful Role of Parents.” www.pianoteachersforum.org.

7 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Central High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington $8-$15. hvchs_mtpa.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra performs concertos and more at Richardson Auditorium, led by Michael Pratt. $15 ($5 students). princeton.edu.

8 p.m.: Laura Hull Quartet is at the South Brunswick Jazz Cafe, Herb Eckert Auditorium, South Brunswick Municipal Complex, 540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction. $6. www.sbarts.org/jazz-cafe.

8 p.m.: “A Cappella Live” at State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. $19-$59. STNJ.org.

Saturday, March 7

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at MarketFair, Route 1. Locally raised seasonal food. westwindsorfarmersmarket.org.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: 23rd Annual Cranbury Craft Show at Cranbury School, 23 North Main Street, Cranbury. More than 100 juried artisans. eventbrite.com.

3 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Central High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington $8-$15. hvchs_mtpa.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra performs concertos and more at Richardson Auditorium, led by Michael Pratt. $15 ($5 students). princeton.edu.

Sunday, March 8

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Purim Carnival at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street. info@thejewishcenter.org.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: 23rd Annual Cranbury Craft Show at Cranbury School, 23 North Main Street, Cranbury. More than 100 juried artisans. eventbrite.com.

2 p.m.: International Women’s Day celebration at Italian American Sportsmen’s Club, 8 Founders Lane. Women only. Book signing by Elizabeth Oosterhoff, author of The Many Faces of Happiness. Music, karaoke, dancing, full buffet. $40-$45. RSVP to Rosanna Moriello at (609) 658-4528 or Mara Pugliese at (609) 369-3598.

3 p.m.: The Richardson Chamber Players perform “Beethoven at 250” at Richardson Auditorium. $5-$15. (609) 258-9220 or princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

7 p.m.: “MasterChef Junior Live” at State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. $29-$129. STNJ.org.

Monday, March 9

8 p.m.: Washington Crossing Postcard Collector Club meets at Union Fire Company, Route 29, Titusville. Three members will give presentations on one part of their collection, followed by a large postcards auction. www.wc4postcards.org.

Tuesday, March 10

12 p.m.: Lenten Lunch at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue. “Cultivating Compassion: Encountering Our Suffering Neighbor,” based on Trevor Hudson’s A Mile in My Shoes. Worship and shared meal, free. PrincetonUMC.org.

6:30 p.m.: Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. Living Newport with Bettie Bearden Pardee. morven.org/grand-homes-gardens.

7:30 p.m.: ADHD and Executive Functioning: Understanding, Assessing, and Improving Skills, led by Dr. Ashley M. Zuultanky, at Fusion Princeton Campus 116 Stanhope Street. adhdcoachjane.com.

Wednesday, March 11

4 p.m.: The film Dark Money will be screened at the Institute for Advanced Study’s Wolfensohn Hall, followed by a discussion led by Julia Ott. www.ias.edu/events/institute-film-series-14.

Thursday, March 12

6:30 p.m.: Workshop on “Organic Yard Care and Lawn Alternatives,” at The Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Free. thewatershed.org/river-friendly.

6:45 p.m.: Mercer’s Best Toastmasters meets at Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence. mercersbest.toastmastersclubs.org.

Friday, March 13

8:30-10 a.m.: Central NJ & Bucks Co. Women in Development (WID)  roundtable for nonprofit professionals on “Avoiding Burnout: Tips for Small Shop Fundraisers.” At
Princeton Community TV, 1 Monument Drive.  Free for members, $10 for non-members. Register at widmercer.org.

7 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Central High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington $8-$15. hvchs_mtpa.

7:30 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble presents Bach’s St. John’s Passion at All Saints’ Church,  16 All Saints’ Road. $10-$45. www.drydenensemble.org.

Saturday, March 14

2 p.m.: Einstein Gallery Talk at the  Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road. An introduction to Einstein’s life in Princeton. princetonhistory.org.

7 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Central High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington $8-$15. hvchs_mtpa.

7:30 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble presents Bach’s St. John’s Passion at All Saints’ Church,  16 All Saints’ Road. $10-$45. www.drydenensemble.org.

Sunday, March 15

10 a.m. -2 p.m.: Indoor Flea Market at Princeton Elks, 354 Route 518, Skillman, near Route 601, Furniture, kitchen, antiques, bric-a-brac, small electric appliances, art, linen, vintage jewelry, old tools, garden, toys, etc. For more information, (609) 921-8972.

4 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica presents Annelies, James Whitbourn’s choral work set to The Diary of Anne Frank, at Richardson Auditorium. princetonpMonday, March 16

7:30 p.m.: Coryell’s Ferry Stamp Club meets at The Crossing United Methodist Church, 1895 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Phil Russell will talk on “Ship Letter Covers,” followed by an auction. (908) 806-7883.

Tuesday, March 17

8 a.m.: Dan Spero and Jason Benson of JLL speak on “Under the Microscope: Understanding Real Estate Through the Life Science and Biotech Lens,” at Princeton Innovation Center, BioLabs, 303A College Road East. Free but registration recommended. princetonbiolabs.com.

12 p.m.: Lenten Lunch at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue. “Cultivating Compassion: Reflecting Upon Our Experiences,” based on Trevor Hudson’s A Mile in My Shoes. Worship and shared meal, free. PrincetonUMC.org.

Thursday, March 19

12 p.m.: The Many Faces of King David, at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street. Free and open to all. info@thejewishcenter.org.

6:30 p.m.: Grand Homes and Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. The Flagler Museum. morven.org/grand-homes-gardens.

Saturday, March 21

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at MarketFair, Route 1. Locally raised seasonal food. westwindsorfarmersmarket.org.

10:30 a.m.: Represent New Jersey meets at the Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Stephanie Harris from the Protect Our Votes campaign will speak. RSVP to https://volunteer.represent.us/nj.

7 p.m.: The 101: Fund’s 50th Anniversary Benefit. The Fund, which raises scholarship money for Princeton High School graduates, will hold its annual gala at Prospect House, Princeton University with music from the Franklin & Alison Band. Tickets available at https://fund101.org/50years.

8:30 p.m.: NOBI Live at Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street. The art and music ensemble will perform, no cover charge but purchase of food or beverage is appreciated. www.mjcmag.org/nb/.

Tuesday, March 24

12 p.m.: Lenten Lunch at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue. “Cultivating Compassion: Becoming Compassionate Followers,” based on Trevor Hudson’s A Mile in My Shoes. Worship and shared meal, free. PrincetonUMC.org.

Thursday, March 26

5:30-8:30 p.m.: YWCA Tribute to Women Awards, Hamilton Manor. ywcaprinceton.org.

6:45 p.m.: Mercer’s Best Toastmasters meets at Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence. mercersbest.toastmastersclubs.org.

Friday, March 27

7:30 p.m.: Student talent show at Princeton High School to benefit the 101:  Fund. PHS Performing Arts Center, 16 Walnut Lane. Tickets available at the door: $5 for students, $10 for adults.

Saturday, March 28

7:30 p.m.:  La Fiocco period instrument ensemble presents “Fantasticus: Virtuoso Music for the Habsburg Emperors,” at 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing. $25, ($10 students). www.lafiocco.org

Sunday, March 29

4 p.m.: The Music of Eric Clapton, sung by the band Slow Hands. At Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe. $25-$30 (students with ID free). monroetownshipculturalarts.com.

Tuesday, March 31

12 p.m.: Lenten Lunch at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue. “Cultivating Compassion: Preventing Compassion Fatigue,” based on Trevor Hudson’s A Mile in My Shoes. Worship and shared meal, free. PrincetonUMC.org.

Saturday, April 4

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at MarketFair, Route 1. Locally raised seasonal food. westwindsorfarmersmarket.org.

Monday, April 6

1 p.m.: Duo Borealis performs at Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, as part of Chamber Music Series. Free.

Tuesday, April 7

12 p.m.: Lenten Lunch at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue. “Cultivating Compassion: Daily Pilgrimaging” based on Trevor Hudson’s A Mile in My Shoes. Worship and shared meal, free. PrincetonUMC.org.

Monday, April 13

8 p.m.: Washington Crossing Postcard Collector Club meets at Union Fire Company, Titusville. Joe Edgette will speak on “The General Slocum Disaster,” followed by a large postcards auction.www.wc4postcards.org.

Saturday, April 18

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at MarketFair, Route 1. Locally raised seasonal food. westwindsorfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, April 19

2 p.m.: Einstein Gallery Talk at the  Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road. An introduction to Einstein’s life in Princeton. princetonhistory.org.

Saturday, April 25

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Planting and Maintaining a Vegetable Garden, at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1440 Parkside Avenue. Margaret Pickoff, horticulturist, leads the session. Free.

Sunday, May 3

2 p.m.: Einstein Gallery Talk at the  Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road. An introduction to Einstein’s life in Princeton. princetonhistory.org.

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