PRINCETON AREA: Community Calendar: Nov. 13 – Nov. 21, 2009

Friday, Nov. 13
    Choral concert: Westminster Schola Cantorum and the Westminster Williamson Voices, conducted by James Jordan, will perform a concert titled “Laudate!” The program will include works by Rheinberger, Brahms, Ives, Rachmaninoff, Britt and O’Regan. A highlight will be Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms performed with the composer’s two- piano arrangement. The ensemble will be joined by organist Ken Cowan. 8 p.m. Bristol Chapel on the Westminster Choir College campus in Princeton. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
    Princeton Triangle Club: ‘Store Trek’: “With its newest production ‘Store Trek,’ Princeton University’s famed Triangle Club boldly goes where no musical comedy has gone before — to the crass crossroads of corporate greed and American consumerism.” The production will run Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, at 8 p.m. on the Matthews stage of McCarter Theatre Center. Tickets are $22 – $35. Student tickets are $10. Call the McCarter Ticket Office at (609) 258-2787; toll-free at 1-888-278-7932; or online at www.mccarter.org.
Saturday, Nov. 14
    Healing relationships: John Welshons, noted meditation teacher, will read from, discuss and sign his new book, “One Soul, One Love, One Heart,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at Princeton MarketFair, off Route 1 south, West Windsor.
    Nursery and Kindergarten Fair: Representatives of more than a dozen area preschools and kindergartens will be at Princeton Public Library for the fourth annual Nursery and Kindergarten Fair from 2-4 p.m. Participating schools include University League Nursery School, Princeton Friends School, Cherry Hill Nursery School, Dietrich-Johnson Coop Nursery School, Princeton Day School, Rocky Hill Co-operative Nursery School, the French American School of Princeton, Princeton Junior School, The Waldorf School of Princeton, Princeton Family YMCA Child Development Center, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, the Center and Music and Young Children/ Music Together, St. Paul’s School and the YWCA Princeton. Free. The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton Borough. On the Web: www.princetonlibrary.org.
    Princeton Rug Society: Topic: “Who’s Who in Historic China: A Guide to Rank” with Nsmcy Greenspan, an expert on the historical importance of silk. 2:30 p.m. Lawrence Nature Center, Dexter Woods off Fernwood Avenue, Lawrence. For more information, call John Lowrance at 732-274-0774.
    Children Making a Difference: The Grace Notes and Semi- Tones of the Princeton Girlchoir and their guests, The Alleluia and Celebration Singers of Nassau Presbyterian Church, are performing an hour-long benefit concert at 7 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey, to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Admission is by donation only. No tickets will be sold for this event and those in need may attend free of charge. Trinity Cathedral is located at 801 W. State Street in Trenton. For more information, visit princetongirlchoir.org or call 609-688-1888.
Sunday, Nov. 15
    Pianist Todd Van Kekerix: Sonatas by Scarlatti and Beethoven, a set of Debussy Preludes, three Etudes and the Nocturne for the Left Hand by Scriabin, Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt. 2 p.m. Free. Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church St., Franklin Township. Presented by the New School for Music Study.
    Choral concert: The Westminster Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, will perform a concert titled “Flower of Beauty.” The program will feature works from the ensemble’s recently released recording of the same name, including James Erb’s arrangement of “Shenandoah,” Dominick Argento’s “So I’ll Sing with My Voice” and John Clements’ “Flower of Beauty. A highlight will be Paul Crabtree’s “Meanwhile,” which was written to commemorate the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. This powerful setting of a portion of Simon Armitage’s poem “Killing Time” uses the images of flowers to contrast with the horror of that tragic event. 3 p.m. Bristol Chapel on the Westminster Choir College campus in Princeton. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
    Italian cinema: ‘Il vento fa il suo giro’ (The Wind Blows as It Will), 2005, directed by Giorgio Diritti. 3 p.m. Free. Dorothea’s House, 120 John St., Princeton. English subtitles. On the Web; www.dorotheashouse.org.
Monday, Nov. 16
    Women’s College Club: Dr. Holly Harrison Johnson, a Jungian analyst and licensed clinical social worker, will speak on Swiss psychologist Carl Jung’s approach to understanding the human psyche. She will focus particularly on the value of dreams, fairy tales, and art as tools for the expansion, restoration, or repair of “the psychic house in which we live.” 1 p.m. Parish hall, All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton. Light refreshments will be served after the talk. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 609-732-0912.
    Montgomery Township Board of Education, 6 p.m., Board of Education Office.
    Plainsboro Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.
    Rocky Hill Borough Council, 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
    Princeton Borough Shade Tree Commission, 5:30 p.m., Borough Hall.
    Princeton Public Library: Board of Trustees: 5:30 p.m. Second-floor Conference Room. Open to the public.
    Women & Money: Panel Discussion with Liz Scafa, Virginia Bryant and Nell Whiting. Practical questions of finance with a focus on their importance for women, in particular. 5:30 p.m. Free. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., Princeton. Presebted by Labyrinth Books and HomeFront.
    Soroptimist International of Princeton: Featured speaker will be Jerrett Kerbel, director of the Crisis Ministry. 6:30 p.m. The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., Princeton. Soroptimist members will be selling pecans for the holiday season.For information about Soroptimist and reservation for dinner, call Helen Evatt at 732-355-2914. Prospective members will be welcomed.
    “Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist”: Documentary screening at 7 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. Following the film, a panel discussion will feature Lawrence Shapiro, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Columbia University and a participant in the documentary. Mixing humor with heartbreak, “Naturally Obsessed” tells a profoundly real yet dramatic story about three graduate students in a race to beat the competition to discover the switch that controls appetite in the human body. Free. The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. On the Web: www.princetonlibrary.org.
    The word on wine: Mark Censits of CoolVines Wine and Spirits will speak at 7 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. “Wine Buying for the Holidays” follows Mr. Censits’ philosophy of demystifying the process of purchasing wine. Participants will learn how to select wine for serving at home or giving as a holiday gift. Free. Fireplace Area, second floor. Princeton Public Library is located in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. On the Web: www.princetonlibrary.org.
    ‘When The Season is Good, Artists of Arctic Alaska’: The Arts Council of Princeton presents the film “When the Season is Good: Artists of Arctic Alaska” at 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Free admission. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Dry Ice, Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape,” on view through Nov. 21. The 2005 documentary film examines the work of four contemporary Alaska Native artists—an ivory carver, a skin sewer, a sculptor, and a painter—from the Bering Sea and Arctic regions. More information at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.
    Montgomery Township License Appeals Board, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.
    Montgomery Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
    Medicare Open Enrollment Discussion: The Princeton Senior Resource Center will host a discussion on Medicare options at 3 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building, behind Princeton Borough Hall. The Open Enrollment period for Medicare Part D, the prescription drug plan, runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31. CVS pharmacist Sam Proccacini, will review the 2010 plan options for Part D prescription drug plans so that people can make informed decisions about any changes to make during the open enrollment period. Anita Franzione will follow with a discussion and overview of Medicare Advantage programs. This discussion is co- sponsored by the National Council on Aging and CVS Pharmacy. Free. RSVP to the Princeton Senior Resource Center at 609-924-7108.
    Michael Gordin: “Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly”: Following a trail of espionage, secrecy, deception, political brinksmanship, and technical innovation, Michael D. Gordin, associate professor of the History of Science at Princeton University, challenges conventional technology-centered nuclear histories by looking at the prominent roles that atomic intelligence and other forms of information play in the uncertainties of nuclear arms development and political decision- making. 5:30. Free. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., Princeton.
    Princeton Environmental Commission, 7:30 p.m., Township Municipal Complex.
    Montgomery Township Environmental Commission, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.
    Montgomery Township Shade Tree Committee, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.
    Montgomery Township Board of Health, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.
Thursday, Nov. 19
    55PLUS: “Personal Genomics: What it Is, Why It Matters” with Leon Rosenberg, M.D, professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at the Jewish Center of Princeton, located at 435 Nassau St. Free. Open to the public.
    Princeton Borough Affordable Housing Board, 6 p.m., Borough Hall.
    Princeton Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment, 8 p.m. Borough Hall.
Friday, Nov. 20
    ‘Challenges to Privacy and the Constitution’: The Princeton Senior Resource Center will present the program “Challenges to Privacy and the Constitution” on Friday, November 20th at 2 p.m at the Suzanne Patterson Building, located behind Princeton Borough Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Dr. Helen Brudner, associate director of the School of Political and International Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will focus upon the possible impact of modern technology, educational technology, and environmental concerns on individual rights of privacy. to address. The program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Pre-register by calling 609- 924-7108.
Saturday, Nov. 21
    ChangeMaker Movement: Young adults are invited to “share stories of justice, Jesus, and making change in the world. More than 100 young adults will gather in Stuart Hall of Princeton Theological Seminary for a day of reflection, prayer, worship and small group interaction to share why they care about social justice. Guest speaker: The Rev. Charles Atkins of New Name Alliance, also full-time chaplain with the N.J. Department of Corrections stationed at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. This event is co-sponsored by the Erdman Center of Continuing Education at PTS and New Jersey Presbyterian Partnership Groups, Synod of the Northeast. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. For more information, write to Marcia MacKillop at mmackillop@presbynewbrunswick.org
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