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Vol. LXV, No. 13
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30

6 p.m.: Ronald Stroud, University of California Berkeley, presents Magic and Religion in Ancient Corinth; McCormick Hall 106, Princeton University.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: Verizon Wireless hosts a free workshop; Lawrenceville store, Mercer Shopping Center, 304 Mercer Mall, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton High School’s Spectacle Theatre Company presents The Boy Friend; Princeton High School.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Healthcare System Foundation hosts Centers of Care Event with a presentation describing the maternity and pediatric services that will be available at the new UMCP at Plainsboro; Jasna Polana, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: St. Paul Parish hosts a free lecture, “The Gospel of Matthew in Lent” by Sister Carol Perry, S.U.; St. Paul’s Spiritual Center, 214 Nassau Street.

Thursday, March 31

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Progression Physical Therapy of Princeton and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service presents the class, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls”; Elm Court Dining Hall, Harriet Bryant House.

7 to 9 p.m.: CancerCare’s free educational seminar, “What to Know When You Are Newly Diagnosed with Cancer: Advice and Practical Tips”; Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m.: Nash Ensemble of London; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

Friday, April 1

9:30 a.m.: The Piano Teachers Forum’s monthly meeting, “Pulse, tempo, rhythm, phrasing: The Heartbeat of Music”; Jacobs Music, Route 1, Lawrence Township.

Noon: Talk on Senior Medical Care Choices; Princeton Public Library.

5 to 6:30 p.m.: Senior Show; Numina Gallery, Princeton High School. Exhibition runs through April 15.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Australian Wine Dinner; Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village.

8 p.m.: Princeton High School’s Spectacle Theatre Company presents the musical, The Boy Friend; Princeton High School. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Department of Music presents Faculty Trio Concert, “The Little/Big Project”; Fine Hall’s Taplin Auditorium.

8 p.m.: The Lewis Center presents Strange Faces: the story of Asperger’s syndrome set to music; Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 2

10 a.m.: D&R Canal Watch holds its 20th Annual 5-K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk; Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville. The 1-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

11 a.m.: “Talk With Your Farmer”; Updike Farmstead, 345 Quaker Road, Princeton.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The 1st New Jersey Regiment (A Revolutionary War reenactment group) will hold a “School of the Soldier” for its members; Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum. The public is invited to observe the re-enactors train and prepare for battle.

2 p.m.: Animal Ambassadors at Mapleton Preserve; 145 Mapleton Road.

7:30 p.m.: Pianist Mariam Nazarian in Concert; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Tom Tallitsch, host of ‘The Modern Jazz Radio Show’ on WWFM 89.1 HD2 will perform with his quartet; West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m. to Midnight: Professional and Business Singles Network Spring Dance Party; Inn at Lambertville Station, River Side Ballroom; 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Salsa Sensation; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive.

Sunday, April 3

1 p.m.: The Jewish Center hosts A Day To Celebrate Israel; The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

1 to 4 p.m.: The James A. Michener Art Museum’s Education Outreach and Diversity Department hosts the seventh annual Creative Spirit Symposium for Artists with Visual Disabilities; 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa.

2 to 4 p.m.: Allentown Cooperative Christian Preschool celebrates Month of the Young Child at the Rally for Kids; Heritage Park.

3 p.m.: Friendship Circle of Greater Mercer County’s Pre-Pesach Family Event celebrating one year of Friendship Circle; Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street.

3 p.m.: Ethel Merman’s Broadway starring Rita McKenzie; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

5 p.m.: VOICES Chorale presents “Come to the Cabaret”; Bob Egan’s Supper Club & Cabaret Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope.

5 p.m.: Mandolin Music On Tap; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

Monday, April 4

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Annual Associate Member Exhibition of the Garden State Watercolor Society; Capital Health Systems at Mercer, 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton. Show runs through May 14.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: “Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel” Film Festival, Bag It!; Paul Robeson Center.

7:30 p.m.: The Compassionate Friends, Mercer Chapter’s monthly meeting; Capital Health System of Hamilton, 1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road.

Tuesday, April 5

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Journey to the Past for Preschoolers, Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell Township. Also Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

6:45 to 10 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society presents Lindy and Charleston workshops; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton.

7 p.m.: Dr. Thomas Hastings, associate director at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, delivers the Toyohiko Kagawa Lecture; Princeton Theological Seminary, Mackay Campus Center.

8 p.m.: Legendary Singer-Songwriter Boz Scaggs performs; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, April 6

4:30 p.m.: Reading by Poet Major Jackson and novelist Norma Rush; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Orchid Society Meeting, “Annual Orchid Plant Potting Party”; D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Author event with Caroline Kennedy: She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems; Princeton Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, April 7

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary’s Annual Used Book Sale; the Seminary’s Whiteley Gymnasium.

10 a.m.: 55PLUS meeting with Ferdinand Hampson, founder of Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, Mich.; Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

Noon: Dinosaur Researcher, Dr. William B. Gallagher of Rider University, presents local findings in his talk, “Dinosaurs in Your Backyard”; Mercer County Community College, Communications Building, West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Progression Physical Therapy of Princeton and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service presents “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” class; Elm Court Dining Hall, Harriet Bryant House.

4 to 7 p.m.: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Blawenburg Reformed Church Spring Rummage Sale; 424 Route 518, Blawenburg. Also Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

7 p.m.: Eagleton Institute of Politics event with ABC News’ Senior Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, “Preparedness, Pandemic, and Political Change”; Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers University.

Friday, April 8

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild monthly meeting; Administration building within the Hunterdon County Complex, Route 12, Flemington.

7 to 9 p.m.: Opening reception of Dyanne Cano’s artwork; Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street. Runs through May 3.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Successfully Speak Up Toastmasters meeting; Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Kingston.

8 p.m.: Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his Quintet; McCarter Theatre.

Saturday, April 9

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Knowing Native Plants: Fleeting Flora; Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Visitor Center, 1635 River Road, New Hope.

2 p.m.: Film and discussion about Raw Foods Diet; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Premiere of Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins; The Great Hall, St. David the King, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction.

7:30 p.m.: The American Boychoir School’s Alumni Weekend, Benefit Gala and Live Auction; Abemarle.

7:30 p.m.: In Celebration of Paul Robeson’s 113th Birthday, “Paul Robeson: I Go On Singing”; Solley Theatre, Arts Council of Princeton.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society presents Ballroom Blitz dance; Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton.

Sunday, April 10

1 to 3 p.m.: Rambling Pines Day Camp hosts an Open House; Route 518, Hopewell.

9 a.m.: Gesher LeKesher Jewish Teen Peer Leadership Program: Parent Information Session for 2011-2012 year; Har Sinai Temple, 2411 Pennington Road, Pennington.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Sustainable Lawrence and the Lawrence Township Green Team host the Fourth Annual Green Home and Energy Expo; Lawrence High, 2525 Princeton Pike.

11 a.m. to Noon: The Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a program, “Composting: Ultimate Recycling”; Mercer Educational Gardens, 431 A Federal City Road, Pennington.

3 p.m.: Author/poet Linda Arntzenius will give a reading of her work at the invitation of the English-Speaking Union; Kirby Arts Center, Lawrenceville School.

3 p.m.: Robert L. Tignor will speak on “The Uprising in Egypt—A Historian’s Perspective”; Pennington Public Library.

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