Calendar

Wednesday, November 23

8-10:30 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers present a contra dance at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. Sue Gola & Mind the Gap. $10. Princetoncountrydancers.org.

Thursday, November 24

10-11:30 a.m.: The Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands hold their annual Thanksgiving Day Walk in Mapleton Preserve, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. Led by Karen Linder, with a theme of birds. Fpnl.org.

Friday, November 25

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: “Trim Your Home for the Holidays,” at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Trees and wreaths; barnyard animals, farm trail, and more. From 12-5 p.m., Terhune celebrates Holiday Wine Trail Weekend. Terhuneorchards.com.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Covered Bridge Artisans 28th Annual Fall Studio Tour, self-guided at studios in Lambertville, Stockton, Sergeantsville, and Solebury, Pa. Coveredbridgeartisans.com.

2 and 7:30 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet performs The Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. $35-$65. Mccarter.org.

2-3:30 p.m.: The PSO Brass Quintet performs at the Hulfish Street Skating Rink in advance of the Palmer Square tree lighting. Free.

5-6 p.m.: Annual tree lighting in Palmer Square. The band Don’t Call Me Francis and the Flying Ivories will play; holiday singalong; Santa appearance, and more. Palmersquare.com.

Saturday, November 26

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: “Trim Your Home for the Holidays,” at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Trees and wreaths; barnyard animals, farm trail, and more. From 12-5 p.m., Terhune celebrates Holiday Wine Trail Weekend. Terhuneorchards.com.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Covered Bridge Artisans 28th Annual Fall Studio Tour, self-guided at studios in Lambertville, Stockton, Sergeantsville, and Solebury, Pa. Coveredbridgeartisans.com.

12-2 p.m.: Harmonics Quartet entertains on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

1 and 4 p.m.: A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Musical production; audiences encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. $12-$15. Kelseytheatre.org.

Sunday, November 27

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: “Trim Your Home for the Holidays,” at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Trees and wreaths; barnyard animals, farm trail, and more. From 12-5 p.m., Terhune celebrates Holiday Wine Trail Weekend. Terhuneorchards.com.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Covered Bridge Artisans 28th Annual Fall Studio Tour, self-guided at studios in Lambertville, Stockton, Sergeantsville, and Solebury, Pa. Coveredbridgeartisans.com.

12-2 p.m.: Courtney’s Carolers entertain on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

1 p.m.: Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. Led by horticulturalist Louise Senior. $45-$55 including one wreath. Morven.org.

1 and 4 p.m.: “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail” at Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Musical production; audiences encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for “Toys for Tots.” $12-$15. Kelseytheatre.org.

1 p.m.: Carillon concert Princeton University’s Graduate Tower; listen from outside the building.

2 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet performs The Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. $35-$65. Mccarter.org.

3-4 p.m.: Faoilean, a local Irish Trad Trio, presents music from their forthcoming debut album at Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Princetonlibrary.org.

Tuesday, November 29

7 p.m.: Labyrinth Books and Princeton Public Library present A.M. Homes discussing The Unfolding: A Novel, with historian Laura F. Edwards, at the library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Princetonlibrary.org.

7:30 p.m.: The Atelier@Large of Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts presents “Conversations on Art-Making in a Vexed Era,” with actor Jonathan Majors and poet Paul Muldoon, at James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free. Arts.princeton.edu.

Wednesday, November 30

6 p.m.: Labyrinth Books and Princeton Public Library present Donald Yacovone and Eddie Glaude in conversation of Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity. At Labyrinth, 122 Nassau Street, and online. Labyrinthbooks.com.

6-7:30 p.m.: The Mercer County Community College Jazz Band performs at Princeton MarketFair, 3535 U.S. Route 1. Free.

8-10:30 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers presents a contra dance at Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. Bob Isaacs with Raise the Roof. $10 (free for 35 and younger). Princetoncountrydancers.org.

8 p.m.: Author Tommie Shelby is in conversation with Yale University professor James Forman about Shelby’s new book The Idea of Prison Abolition in a virtual event presented by Princeton Public Library. Register at Princetonlibrary.org.

Thursday, December 1

7 p.m.: Joseph Grabas presents “Owning the River: Water Rights and Boundaries,” an online lecture presented by Delaware River Greenway Partnership. Register at bit.ly/grabasriver.

8 p.m.: Patti LaBelle performs a holiday concert at the State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. $49-$209. Stnj.org.

Friday, December 2

12-5 p.m.: Fine Art and Artistic Crafts Holiday Bazaar, The Artists of Bristol Gallery, 216 Mill Street, Bristol, Pa. Artistsofbristol.com.

6-9:15 p.m.: Open Mic in the Community Room of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Hosted by the library and the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative. All are welcome to perform or just listen. Princetonlibrary.org.

8 p.m.: Princeton Dance Festival, from Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. Works by Ronald K. Brown, Susan Marshall, Caili Quan, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Davalois Fearon, Sun Kim, and Michael J. Love. $12-$17. McCarter.org.

Saturday, December 3

10 a.m.: Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Led by Pam Mount. $50 includes wreath or basket, decorative supplies. Pre-register at terhuneorchards.com.

12-5 p.m.: Fine Art and Artistic Crafts Holiday Bazaar, The Artists of Bristol Gallery, 216 Mill Street, Bristol, Pa. Artistsofbristol.com.

12-5 p.m.: Kick off the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Activities for the whole family. Wine-tasting from 12-5 p.m.; live music from 1-4 p.m. Terhuneorchards.com.

12-2 p.m.: Jersey Harmony Chorus entertains on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

12:30-5:30 p.m.: Off the Wall Holiday Market Sunflower Weekend, with sunflower-themed artwork available for purchase; a percentage goes to artists for Ukraine. At West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road. Westwindsorarts.org.

2 and 8 p.m.: Princeton Dance Festival, from Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. Works by Ronald K. Brown, Susan Marshall, Caili Quan, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Davalois Fearon, Sun Kim, and Michael J. Love. $12-$17. McCarter.org.

2-5:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol Read-Aloud at Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Presented by the library and McCarter Theatre. Princetonlibrary.org.

4 p.m.: Westminster Concert Bell Choir conducted by Kathy Shaw, fall concert at Rider University’s Gill Chapel, Route 206, Lawrence Township. Rider.edu.

7:30 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Chorus holiday concert, “Oh What Fun!,” with audience singalong, at St. James Church, 115 East Delaware Avenue, Pennington. $12-$15. Email hopewellvalleychorus@gmail.com or call (609) 477-9382 to reserve.

Sunday, December 4

10 a.m.: David Breakstone of the Yitzhak Navon Center for a Shared Society presents a talk, “Uganda and the Jewish Question: The Story and Struggles of the Abayudaya Community,” virtually and in person at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street. Thejewishcenter.org.

12-2 p.m.: The Princeton Tiger Tones serenade shoppers on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

12-5 p.m.: Kick off the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Activities for the whole family. Wine-tasting from 12-5 p.m.; live music from 1-4 p.m. Terhuneorchards.com.

12:30-5:30 p.m.: Off the Wall Holiday Market Sunflower Weekend, with sunflower-themed artwork available for purchase; a percentage benefits Artists for Ukraine. At West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road. Westwindsorarts.org.

1 p.m.: Carillon concert with holiday music at Princeton University’s Graduate Tower; listen from outside the building.

1-4 p.m.: Holiday Open House at Hopewell Public Library, 13 East Broad Street, Hopewell. Hot cider, holiday treats, kids’ activities. Redlibrary.org/events.

2 p.m.: Princeton Dance Festival, from Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. Works by Ronald K. Brown, Susan Marshall, Caili Quan, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Davalois Fearon, Sun Kim, and Michael J. Love. $12-$17. McCarter.org.

3 p.m.: Boheme Opera presents Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at Kendall Theater, College of New Jersey, Ewing. With the Princeton Boychoir. $15-$50. Bohemeopera.org.

7:30 p.m.: Martina McBride brings “The Joy of Christmas Tour 2022” to the State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. $49-$129. Stnj.org.

4 p.m.: Westminster Concert Bell Choir conducted by Kathy Shaw, at Rider University’s Gill Chapel, Route 206, Lawrence Township. Rider.edu.

Monday, December 5

Recycling

7 p.m.: Author Gayatri Sethi shares segments from her book Unbelonging, on the themes of anti-racism, identity, and belonging, at this Continuing Conversations of Race event via Zoom. Register for link at princetonlibrary.org.

Tuesday, December 6

3 p.m.: Historic Paper Quilling Workshop at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. Led by April Zay, founder of Hummingbird Arts. $10-$20. Includes access to the Festival of Trees from 2-3 p.m. Morven.org.

6 p.m.: Hilary Plum and Adrienne Raphel are at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, and online, with “Two Writers on Writing: Considering Class, Play, Power, and Language in the Essay and the Poem.” Labyrinthbooks.com.

7 p.m.: Sustainable Princeton’s “Sustainable Minds” discussion, over Zoom, is about the climate and housing crisis, with industry leaders. Open to all. Sustainableprinceton.org.

7 p.m.: A staged reading of An Iliad is performed in the Community Room of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, by Vivia Font of the Princeton Actors Collective and Ameet Doshi. Princetonlibrary.org.

8:15 p.m.: The Jewish Center Princeton’s Great Minds Salon presents Matt Wasserman and Sean Jackson via Zoom, in “Talking Trenton: The Good News, the Challenges, and the Process of Change.” Thejewishcenter.org.

Wednesday, December 7

3 p.m.: The movie Elvis is screened in the Community Room of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Princetonlibrary.org.

5:30 p.m.: Holiday story time with the Princeton Storytelling Circle held in the Stockton Education Center at Morven, 55 Stockton Street. Starts with a self-guided tour of the Festival of Trees. $15-$25. Morven.org.

6 p.m.: Peter Brooks and Brigid Doherty are at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, with Seduced by Story: On the Use and Abuse of Narrative. Also presented online. Labyrinthbooks.com.

6:30-8 p.m.: Mercer County Community College Jazz Band performs at Quaker Bridge Mall, 3320 U.S. Route 1. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Open Archive: Princeton Maps, in the Discovery Center of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Explore examples of historical maps of Princeton and beyond for local history and genealogy research. Also digital maps, including the Princeton University Library’s collection. Princetonlibrary.org.

7-8:30 p.m.: Wednesday Night Out: The Lenape and Their Ancestors in Hopewell Valley, at Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell. Redlibrary.org/events.

Thursday, December 8

6 p.m.: Author Derek Lidow presents a fireside chat about his latest book The Entrepreneurs: The Relentless Quest for Value at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Presented by Princeton Public Library and Labyrinth Books. Princetonlibrary.org.

6:45 p.m.: Learn public speaking with Mercer’s Best Toastmasters Club, Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrence Township. Mercersbest.toastmastersclubs.org.

7 p.m.: “George Washington’s Winter Encampments and the Winning of American Independence,” virtual program presented by Mercer County Library System. Lecturer is Steven Elliott from Rutgers University. Email hopeprogs@mcl.org to receive a link.

Friday, December 9

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild holds its monthly meeting at the Raritan Township Police Department building, 2 Municipal Drive, Flemington. Guests welcome. Hcrag.com.

5-10 p.m.: A Cappella Night at Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Vocal groups form Princeton’s four high schools perform at this teens-only event co-sponsored by Corner House. Princetonlibrary.org.

6:30 p.m.: Holiday Arrangement and Wine Tasting at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Owners Pam Mount and Reuwai Mount Hanewald host this workshop that includes container, greens, flowers, decorative items, and a flight of wine. $45. Register at terhuneorchards.com.

7:30 p.m.: The Choirs of Westminster Choir College present “An Evening of Readings and Carols: 30th Anniversary.” At Princeton University Chapel. Rider.edu.

Saturday, December 10

10 a.m.: Family Holiday Arrangement Workshop at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Pam Mount shows families how to create a festive arrangement with greens, flowers, berries, and other decorative items. $30 for one adult and participating child. Registration and pre-payment required. Terhuneorchards.com.

11 a.m.: Housing Justice Forum at Princeton Public Library’s Community Room. Panels and discussions with people working locally on housing and related efforts. Lunch provided. Also available online. Free. Princetonlibrary.org.

12-2 p.m.: Harmonics Quartet entertains on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

12-5 p.m.: Celebrate the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Activities for the whole family, winter wonderland, barnyard animals, and more. Visit with Santa from 12-3 p.m. Wine tasting from 12-5 p.m.; live music from 1-4 p.m. Terhuneorchards.com.

12:30-5:30 pm: Off the Wall Holiday Market, West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road.  Artists for Ukraine weekend with puppet making demo, Ukrainian pastries, and more. Westwindsorarts.org.

4 p.m.: Princeton Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker, choreographed by Risa Kaplowitz, at Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, 16 Walnut Lane. $25. Recommended for age four and up. Princetonyouthballet.org.

7:30 p.m.: The Choirs of Westminster Choir College present “An Evening of Readings and Carols: 30th Anniversary.” At Princeton University Chapel. Rider.edu.

Sunday, December 11

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: At Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, “Washington’s Landing in New Jersey” is depicted by reenactors, historians, and others, telling the story of the crossing and the march to Trenton through the eyes of those who lived it. Wcpa-nj.com/landing.

10:45 a.m.: Mariah Fredericks talks about her new novel, The Lindbergh Nanny, at a book brunch in the Community Room of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Princetonlibrary.org.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Hanukkah Craft Fair at The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street. Thejewishcenter.org.

12-2 p.m.: Courtney’s Carolers serenade shoppers on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

12-5 p.m.: Celebrate the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Activities for the whole family, winter wonderland, barnyard animals, and more. Visit with Santa from 12-3 p.m. Wine tasting from 12-5 p.m.; live music from 1-4 p.m. Terhuneorchards.com.

12 and 4 p.m.: Princeton Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker, choreographed by Risa Kaplowitz, at Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, 16 Walnut Lane. $25.

12:30-5:30 pm: Off the Wall Holiday Market, West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road.  Artists for Ukraine weekend with puppet making demo, Ukrainian pastries, and more. Westwindsorarts.org.

1 p.m.: Carillon concert from Princeton University’s Graduate Tower; listen from outside the building.

3 p.m.: The Raritan Valley Choral Society performs “My Dancing Day,” a concert of seasonal song, at the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman. $10 at the door; holiday cookie extravaganza. Masks strongly encouraged. Raritanvalleychorus.org.

Monday, December 12

4:30-6 p.m. “Meet the Superintendent” in the lobby of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Carol Kelley holds open office hours. Princetonlibrary.org.

Tuesday, December 13

1 p.m.: “Book Flood” in the newsroom of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Based on the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod, attendees and library staff gather to discuss their favorite recent books and find their next great reads. Princetonlibrary.org.

7 p.m.: “Explore Hygge and the Art of Coziness: Flood, Holistic Strategies, and Seasonal Tips,” presented by Vanessa Young of Thirsty Radish and sponsored by Mercer County Library System via Zoom. Email hopeprogs@mcl.org to receive a link.

7 p.m.: Rabbi Toba Spitzer presents a talk about her book God is Here: Reimagining the Divine, in a virtual event from The Jewish Center Princeton. Thejewishcenter.org.

7:30-9 p.m.: The Princeton Recorder Society meets at Kingston Presbyterian Church, 4498 Route 27, and on Zoom. For more information, contact jtanne1200@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 14

7:30 p.m.: Mercer County Community College Jazz Band performs at Kelsey Theatre on the campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Free.

Saturday, December 17

12-2 p.m.: Spiced Punch entertains on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

12-5 p.m.: Cheer the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Activities for the whole family. Visit with Santa from 12-3 p.m. Wine tasting from 12-5 p.m.; live music from 1-4 p.m. Terhuneorchards.com.

12:30-5:30 p.m.: Off the Wall Holiday Market, West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road. Westwindsorarts.org.

3 and 6 p.m.: The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday POPS concert is at Richardson Auditorium, led by Rossen Milanov, featuring Broadway singer Janet Dacal and the Princeton High School Choir. Princetonsymphony.org.

Sunday, December 18

12-2 p.m.: Spiced Punch entertains on Palmer Square. Palmersquare.com.

12:30-5:30 p.m.: Off the Wall Holiday Market, West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road. Westwindsorarts.org.

3 p.m.: “The Great British Baking Tour: Holiday Edition,” Zoom event presented by Princeton Public Library. Travel/relocation consultant and former U.K. resident Claire Evans presents a culinary tour inspired by The Great British Baking Show. Princetonlibrary.org.

4 p.m.: The Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs holds an open sing at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Musicalamateurs.org.

Monday, December 19

Recycling

1-3 p.m.: The Women’s College Club of Princeton meets at Morven Education Center, 55 Stockton Street. Sarah Steward and Meghan Cubano of HomeFront will speak. Donation of unwrapped gifts for HomeFront is welcome. Wccpnj.org.

7 p.m.: “Norman Rockwell: An American Phenomenon,” Zoom event presented by Janet Mandel and sponsored by Mercer County Library System. Email hopeprogs@mcl.org to receive a link.

Tuesday, December 20

4 p.m.: Annual menorah lighting on the Nassau Inn patio, Palmer Square, with musical entertainment. Palmersquare.com.

Wednesday, December 21

6 p.m.: Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meet either in the Library’s Community Room or via Zoom. Princetonlibrary.org.

7:30 p.m.: MCCC Symphonic Band performs at Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor. Classics by Vivaldi, Sousa, and Strauss, plus pops, seasonal favorites, and a traditional holiday sing-along. Reservations are required. Mccc.edu/events.

Friday, December 23

7:30 p.m.: The Princeton Symphonic Brass holds its Classics and Carols Holiday Concert at Hillman Performance Center, Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane. $5-$22. Psbrass.com/tickets.

Tuesday, December 27

2 p.m.: The movie The Bad Guys is screened at Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Princetonlibrary.org.

Thursday, December 29

2 p.m.: Kids Mad Science Workshop in the Community Room of Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Scientists from Mad Science give a presentation that showcases the science of winter. Princetonlibrary.org.

Tuesday, January 10

7:30-9 p.m.: The Princeton Recorder Society meets on Zoom. For more information, contact jtanne1200@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 22

3 p.m.: Open Sing with the Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Musicalamateurs.org.

Tuesday, February 14

7:30-9 p.m.: The Princeton Recorder Society meets on Zoom. For more information, contact jtanne1200@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 14

7:30-9 p.m.: The Princeton Recorder Society meets on Zoom. For more information, contact jtanne1200@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 11

7:30-9 p.m.: The Princeton Recorder Society meets at Kingston Presbyterian Church, 4498 Route 27, and on Zoom. For more information, contact jtanne1200@gmail.com.