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Vol. LXV, No. 41
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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Wednesday, October 5

5 to 7 p.m.: The Gallery at Chapin hosts an opening reception for a photography exhibition of Charles Gross, “Sand and Water”; Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike. Exhibit runs through October 28.

8 p.m.: SFJAZZ Collective; McCarter Theater.

Thursday, October 6

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Princeton Farmers Market; Hinds Plaza.

2 to 4 p.m.: The American Boychoir’s 2011 Fall Season Open Rehearsal; American Boychoir School, 19 Lambert Drive, Princeton.

4:30 p.m.: The Princeton Middle East Society presents “What Future for Israel/Palestine?”; 101 McCormick (Art Museum), Princeton University.

6 to 9 p.m.: The 8th Annual Gourmet Garden food and wine tasting event sponsored by the Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer; The Hamilton Manor, 30 Route 156, Hamilton.

8 p.m.: Emerson String Quartet; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

8 p.m.: Audra McDonald; McCarter Theater.

Friday, October 7

8 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Center presents Jean Anouilh’s Antigone; West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 8

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Breast Cancer Awareness Event and Softball Tournament; Mercer County Park, West Windsor. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Unionville Vineyards’ “Wine Harvest Day Camp”; 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, N.J.

10 a.m.: Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Painting exhibition on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through January 22, 2012.

10 a.m. to Noon: Mercer County Park Commission Autumn Nature Program, “Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Spiders, Oh My!”; Mercer Meadows, Federal City Road entrance.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Fall Festival to celebrate Blindness Awareness Month in New Jersey; Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Hopewell Tour Des Arts; Hopewell Train Station. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fall Harvest Weekend at Terhune Orchards with music by Borderline from Noon to 4 p.m.; 330 Cold Soil Road.

7:30 p.m.: Grammy winner and Princeton native Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform her new songs and greatest hits; McCarter Theater.

Sunday, October 9

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.: Sing-along with Alex Mitnick from the Kaleidoscope Band for infants through five years; Princeton Montessori School, 487 Cherry Valley Road, Princeton. Free.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Music on the Farm with Mountain Heritage; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Witherspoon Grill’s Third Annual Harvest & Music Festival; Hinds Plaza.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: The Republican Women of Mercer County & The Hunterdon County Federation of Republican Women host the 15th District Meet and Greet; the home of Sharol Lewis, 2 Fawn Ridge Road, Lebanon, N.J.

3 p.m.: Fun for All — A “Youth” Concert for Everyone with the Westminster Community Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

3 to 7 p.m.: Zone 7 Dinners on the Farm; Alba Vineyard & Winery, 269 Route 627, Milford.

4 to 8 p.m.: Taste of Lawrenceville; Lawrenceville Main Street.

5 to 7 p.m.: Princeton Center for Yoga & Health offers new special Hot Yoga Alignment Based Teacher Training; 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

Monday, October 10


Noon to 4 p.m.: Music on the Farm with Jay Smarr; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

7 p.m.: Independent researcher and oral historian, Linda G. Arntzenius, discusses her book on Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Poets at the Library reading; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club meeting: OctoberFest; Union Fire Hall Ballroom, 1396 River Road, Titusville. Auction will follow.

Tuesday, October 11

7 p.m.: Former Gov. Jim Florio will speak on “Do Voters Really Believe in Change?”; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Macintosh Users Group meeting, “Geotagging Digital Photos on the Mac”; Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall, room 6, Alexander Street.

Wednesday, October 12

7:30 to 9 p.m.: The Jewish Center of Princeton hosts Dessert and a Panel Discussion, “NJ/Princeton Area Housing Needs and Policy — How it Affects Middle and Low Income Families, Seniors, and People with Special Needs”; 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free.

Thursday, October 13

10 to 11 a.m.: Mercer County Park Preschool Nature Program, “Spiders, Bats, and ‘Ghosts’”; Meet at the Marina Playground Picnic Pavilion.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area will be registering voters at the Princeton Farmers’ Market; Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Buddhism 101 with Beth Evard; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health; 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman.

Friday, October 14

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: American Red Cross open blood drive; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton Outpatient Services Building, 1 Hamilton Health Place.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Rummage Sale sponsored by the Women of Slackwood Presbyterian Church; 2020 Brunswick Avenue, Lawrenceville. Also Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

10 a.m.: The Quaker Bridge Mall Kidgits Program will kick off the Halloween season with pumpkin decorating; Center Court, Quaker Bridge Mall.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: The American Boychoir School’s 2011 Fall Season Open Rehearsal; Princeton Center for Arts & Education, 75 Mapleton Road.

6 p.m.: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe celebrate the beginning of the Orchestra’s 89th season with an Opening Night Celebration; New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark.

7:30 p.m.: The West Windsor Arts Council launches its Friday FILM Series with Sansho the Bailiff; West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road.

8 to 10 p.m.: Dance Improv hosts a Dance Jam with live music; All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton.

Saturday, October 15

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street Farmers’ Market; 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Cat Adoption & Pet Adoption Center and Belle Mead Animal Hospital in conjunction with AlleyCat Allies host a Feral Cat Awareness Fun Day; Belle Mead Animal Hospital, 872 Route 206, Hillsborough.

10 a.m.: Hearing Loss Association of New Jersey hosts the 4th Annual Garden State Walk4Hearing 5K; Mercer County Park West, Hughes Drive, West Windsor.

10 a.m. to Noon: Harvest Festival (Scarecrow Event); Lawrenceville Main Street.

11 to 11:45 a.m.: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s Itty Bitty Book Club for Preschoolers; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell Township.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Mercer County’s first Cultural Festival; Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Music on the Farm with Paw Paw and the Levee Riders; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1 p.m.: The Kidz Cabaret: Story Pirates; Bergen Performance Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood. Also at 3 p.m.

2 p.m.: The Kingston Greenways Association’s annual fall foliage walk; Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston.

2 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Student Recitals; Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College. Also at 3:30 p.m. Free.

5 p.m.: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk, dinner and entertainment provided; Princeton Forrestal Village.

9 p.m. to Midnight: Central Jersey Dance Society presents open Argentine Tango dancing; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, Princeton.

Sunday, October 16

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Adath Israel Congregation holds a community blood drive; 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

10 a.m. to Noon: Lawrenceville Main Street’s Harvest Festival; 17 Phillips Avenue, Lawrenceville.

Noon to 3 p.m.: Annual Family Fun and Safety Day; Mercer County Park, near West Picnic and Marina areas.

Noon to 4 p.m.: “Art Out” art show and reception featuring seven local artists displaying woodwork, sculptures, ceramics, baskets, and paintings to benefit Isles Organization; 298 Hopewell Amwell Road, Hopewell. Free.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Mercer County Park Commission Autumn Nature Program, “Nature on the Farm: Nature’s Harvest”; Howell Farm.

1 to 3 p.m.: Rambling Pines Day Camp open house; Route 518, Hopewell.

2 p.m.: Author Melissa Harris-Perry discusses her book, “Sister Citizen”; Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: Richardson Chamber Players, “Art & Memory”; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

3 p.m.: “Songs With and Without Words: Liszt’s Transcriptions”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

3 to 5:30 p.m.: Floyd Fest for Education: A Jazzy Event to Support the Jim & Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund at Mercer County Community College; 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

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