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Wednesday, October 22

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, seasonal flu clinic for seniors ages 55 and older. Register in advance by calling 609.799.9068; West Windsor Township Senior Center Municipal Complex, 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

7 p.m.: PSO Soundtracks Series presents a special lecture with Simon Morrison on “What Does Petrushka Mean?” Morrison is a professor of Music History at Princeton University. He specializes in the relationship between Russian music and Russian dance. This event is free and open to the public; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Historian Dennis Waters will reprise his lecture from the 2013 Lawrence Historical Society meeting titled, “The Street Where You Live: How Lawrence Became a Suburb, 1900-2000.” This event is free to attend; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of the National Theatre’s production of Frankenstein at Princeton’s Garden Theatre. General admission is $18 and $16 for members. Purchase online at www.princetongardentheatre.org or in-person at 160 Nassau Street.

Thursday, October 23

10 a.m.: 55-Plus Club hosts a presentation on “Ukraine, Russia, and the Redefinition of the Post-Cold War Political Order” delivered by Mark R. Beissinger, professor of politics at Princeton University. A $3 donation is suggested. All are welcome; The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Seasonal autumn produce, artisan breads, flowers, sauces, and more (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

6 to 9 p.m.: Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County’s (ICGMC) 7th Annual Shining Lights Award and Recognition Event at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. The event honors those businesses and individuals who have offered continued support to ICGMC. The evening also includes drinks, appetizers, dessert, a 50/50 raffle, and gift prizes. To purchase tickets, call 609.393.9922 or visit www.icgmc.org.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at Princeton’s Garden Theatre. Tickets are $10.50 per person. Purchase online at www.princetongardentheatre.org or in-person at 160 Nassau Street.

Friday, October 24

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. Artwork, crafts, gourmet foods, and entertainment. The cost to attend is $10.

12:30 p.m.: Free, gallery talk at the Princeton University Art Museum on “The Mocking of Christ – Van Dyke’s Painting and a Later Print,” presented by museum docent Harvey Rothberg.

6:30 p.m.: Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Trinity Church in Princeton. The cost to attend is $10. Funds benefit Outreach Ministries, serving Central New Jersey and supporting international aid efforts (also on October 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

7 p.m.: In honor of National Chemistry Week, learn how candy is related to chemistry with hands-on activities for children ages 5 and older. There will be demonstrations, videos, and a special appearance by Pattie Robinson of Robinson’s Chocolates in Montgomery. The event is free to attend; Princeton University, Frick Chemistry Laboratory.

7:30 p.m.: The Harvard Glee Club visits Princeton for the annual choral face-off with the Princeton University Glee Club. The concert takes place in anticipation of the Harvard vs. Princeton football game on Saturday, October 25 at Princeton Stadium. The cost to attend is $15; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Saturday, October 25

7:30 a.m.: Isles, Inc. Haunted 5K Race/Walk and Monster Madness Mile Fun Run. Learn more at www.isles.org

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 apple butter, sweet corn, flowers, granola, wine, and pastries (through November).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fall Family Fun Weekends at Terhune Orchards. Pick-your-own pumpkins, pony rides, wagon rides, corn stalk maze, apple cider donuts, and more. Admission is $5 (children under the age of 3 are free). The Winery and Tasting Room are open without admission (every Saturday and Sunday through November 2).

1 to 4 p.m.: Free information session on “Keys to Curbing Domestic Violence: Education, Communication, and Multipronged Coordinated Services.” The discussion will include a panel of representatives from the health care, law enforcement, and support agency services.; West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

7 p.m.: Nassau Presbyterian Church presents a choral evening service featuring works by Bach performed by the Adult Choir of Nassau, chamber orchestra, and soloists. The production will be led by Noel Werner. Free will donations will be accepted.

7 p.m.: Housing Initiative of Princeton’s 5th Annual Rent Party honoring Trinity Church of Princeton. The Latin Caribbean-themed evening includes cocktails, dinner, live music, auction and professionally trained dancers. Tickets may be purchased at www.hous
inginitiativeofprinceton.org. For more information, call 609.279.6987; The Present Day Club, 72 Stockton Street, Princeton.

Sunday, October 26

1 to 2 p.m.: “The Essence of Autumn Yoga Class” led by instructor Debbi Gitterman of YogaStream. Class will be held outside. Guests should bring their own yoga mat. Suggested donation of $20; D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, Princeton.

1 to 4 p.m.: Free, 10th Annual Autumn Arts Afternoon presented by the West Windsor Arts Council at the Nassau Park Pavilion (between Target and Panera, off of Route 1 South). This hands-on visual arts festival will feature local artists. Autumn arts activity stations are designed to engage people of all ages in art activities.

4 p.m.: Free, two-hour ESL class for speakers of world languages co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and St. Paul’s Church; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Jazz artist Cecile McLorin Salvant performs at McCarter Theatre.

Monday, October 27

10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Senior Fitness Day at the Princeton Center for Health and Wellness. Partake in free fitness classes for seniors such as Latin dance, ballroom dance, tai chi, pilates, and yoga; 1225 State Road, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and American Civil War historian James M. McPherson discusses his latest book, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief. The event is free to attend; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Meet the Princeton School Board Candidates at Princeton School Board Candidates Night sponsored by the Princeton PTO Council and the Special Education PTO. This event is free to attend and open to the general public (elections will take place on Tuesday, November 4); John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane.

Tuesday, October 28

10 a.m.: Breakfast with New York Times columnist Paula Span at Green Acres Country Club in Lawrenceville. Span will lecture on “The Years Ahead…Caring For Yourself and Loved Ones: Wellness, Purpose, and What Keeps Us Going.” The event includes a full breakfast and costs $30 to attend. Sponsored by the Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County and Greenwood House. To register, call Beth at 609.987.8100 ext. 126 or visit www.jfcsonline.org.

7 p.m.: Mercer County Sustainability Coalition hosts a free information session on organic waste recycling. To pre-register, call 609.989.6555; Mercer County Dempster Fire Training Academy, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence.

Wednesday, October 29

6 p.m.: Pie making class at the Terra Momo Learning Kitchen. The cost to attend is $25 per person. To register, visit www.terramomo.com/events.

Thursday, October 30

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Seasonal autumn produce, artisan breads, flowers, sauces, and more (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

1 p.m.: Free, Postpartum Adjustment Support Group meeting sponsored by the Princeton HealthCare System; 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton.

3 p.m.: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton Office of Emergency Management, will deliver an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being developed in Princeton (also on November 6 at 7 p.m.); Princeton Public Library.

5:30 p.m.: Dress-up in your best costume for Princeton’s Annual Hometown Halloween Parade. The festivities begin at Hinds Plaza with a performance by the Princeton University Marching Band. At 6 p.m., the marching band and a giant puppet parade will lead the procession of costumed revelers to the Palmer Square Green (furry friends included).

6 p.m.: Amy Jo Burns reads from and discusses her new memoir, Cinderland, about life in a small post-industrial town in Pennsylvania. Burns also teaches at the Arts Council of Princeton. This event is free to attend; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of The Shining at Princeton’s Garden Theatre. Tickets are $10.50 per person. Purchase online at www.princetongar
dentheatre.org or in-person at 160 Nassau Street.

Friday, October 31

Halloween

9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, Job Seeker Session at the Princeton Public Library. Guest speaker Laura Craig will lead a discussion on, “What Makes Me Come Alive?”

5 to 7 p.m.: Halloween at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell. Families can come in costume after they’ve finished their trick-or-treating for more sweet treats and live music.

7:30 p.m.: Live performance of The Rocky Horror Show at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume. Ticket prices start at $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 215.862.2121. There will be a second showing at 11:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Shakespeare 70 performs Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation about an adult acting class in small town Vermont (also on November 1 and 2); West Windsor Arts Center.

Saturday, November 1

8:30 a.m.: The Princeton Senior Resource Center’s 10th Annual Fall Conference including keynote speaker Tobey Gordon Dichter, a resource fair, and information about new products and services. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by calling 609.924.7108; Suzanne Patterson Building, 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 apple butter, sweet corn, flowers, granola, wine, and pastries (through November).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fall Family Fun Weekends at Terhune Orchards. Pick-your-own pumpkins, pony rides, wagon rides, corn stalk maze, apple cider donuts, and more. Admission is $5 (children under the age of 3 are free). The Winery and Tasting Room are open without admission (every Saturday and Sunday through November 2).

6 p.m.: “Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit the Princeton Public Library” will include dinner, a silent auction, and guest appearance by author Gary Shteyngart. Learn more at www.princetonlibrary.org.

6 p.m.: The Chancel Choir and friends of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church remember those young people slain by gun violence through uplifting words and music. All are welcome; 124 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory faculty members perform in a special concert entitled, “For Flutes Only: Baroque to Broadway.” The performance is free and open to the public; Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton.

Sunday, November 2

7 a.m.: 2014 Princeton Half Marathon, which takes runners past some of Princeton’s most iconic landmarks. Learn more at www.prince
tonhalfmarathon.com.

2 to 4 p.m.: 150th Anniversary Celebration at the Episcopal Church of Rocky Hill on Crescent Avenue in Rocky Hill. Guests are invited to view the Church’s stained glass windows and their new organ. There will also be an organ dedication and a small musical offering. This event is free to attend.

3 to 5 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center’s Annual Day of the Dead celebration. This free community event includes strolling mariachis, Mexican paper flower making, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and Mexican food; Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street.

Monday, November 3

Recycling

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Free, storytime for families at Cotsen Children’s Library. Peggy Salwen of the New York Public Library will lead a series of songs and books for babies ages 2 to 24 months. There will also be a number of baby toy and book giveaways provided by JaZams toy store.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Center holds a free “write-in” event in honor of National Novel Writing Month. Enjoy exercises in creative writing every Monday night throughout the month of November; West Windsor Arts Center.

Tuesday, November 4

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Free, STEM Workshop for young women at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. In this hands-on workshop, girls will be challenged to produce engineering and design solutions for two real-world problems. STEM encourages learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and related fields. Register online at www.stu
artschool.org/STEM or call 609.921.2330 ext. 202.

Wednesday, November 5

6 p.m.: Walter Frank and Carlos Ball in conversation. Frank will also discuss his new book, Law and the Gay Rights Story. This event is free to attend; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

7 p.m.: In advance of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, Princeton Public Library will provide a free information session on “The Affordable Care Act: Get the Facts and Get Enrolled.” Representative from three New Jersey insurance companies will be present to answer questions; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Martha Graham Dance Company performs at McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, November 6

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Seasonal autumn produce, artisan breads, flowers, sauces, and more (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

12:30 p.m.: “Photography: Before & After” Artist Lecture Series with award-winning photographer and cinematographer Lisa Oppenheim. The event is free and open to the public; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: Lev Golinkin reads from and discusses his new book, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir. Golinkin chronicles his journey as he retraces the step his family took to cross the Soviet Border in the late 1980s on their way to Vienna; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton Office of Emergency Management, will deliver an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being developed in Princeton; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her latest album, The River & the Thread, which explores Cash’s musical roots in the American South; McCarter Theatre.

Friday, November 7

8 p.m.: Pianist Jeremy Denk performs at McCarter Theatre. Denk was the recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. He is recognized for his masterful classical repertoire and personal music writing.

Saturday, November 8

7 a.m.: Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon through historic Trenton. Racers finish inside of Trenton Thunder Stadium. www.trentonhalf.com.

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.

1 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts invites children and families to the “Meet the Music Series” at Richardson Auditorium, a family concert featuring the world-class musicians of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The first concert, “The Magical World of Maurice Ravel,” tells of a young pianist who is struggling to play a piece by Ravel. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. To order, call 609.258.9220.

4 p.m.: Katherine Hill reads from and discusses her new book, The Violet Hour, which follows a modern family through past and present as tensions overflow during an afternoon on the San Francisco Bay; Labyrinth Books, Princeton.

Sunday, November 9

2 p.m.: Night Out with NAMI featuring a concert/lecture delivered by Dr. Richard Kogan on “Sergei Rachmaninoff: Music and the Mind.” The event also includes a silent auction, reception, dinner, and live auction. Guests may choose to attend the full evening by purchasing concert and dinner tickets for $150 (concert tickets are $50). Call NAMI Mercer for more information at 609.799.8994; Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.