PRINCETON: Community Calendar: Jan. 22 — Jan. 29, 2010

Friday, Jan. 22
    Friday Drop-In: Jasha Levi, author of World War II memoir “The Last Exile, The Tapestry of a Life,” will be the featured speaker at the Plainsboro Senior Citizens Friday Drop-In at 1 p.m. at the Plainsboro Municipal Center on Plainsboro Road. Mr. Levi will speak of his experiences during World War II in Yugoslavia and Italy. Free. Open to the public.
Saturday, Jan. 23
    Eat Slow Winter Farmers Market: In conjunction with Slow Food Central New Jersey, D&R Greenway Land Trust announces the Eat Slow Winter Farmers Market, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers will repeat the pleasure of supporting their local farmers to the music of Bill Flemer’s Riverside Band. $2 donation requested. D&R Greenway Land Trust is located at 1 Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, between Elm and Province Line roads, Princeton. On the Web: For more information, call Beth Feehan, 609-577-5113.
    Open house: Waldorf School of Princeton, located at 1062 Cherry Hill Road in Montgomery, will host an open house from 10 a.m. until noon. The school welcomes parents and children to our Open House to meet the teachers and tour the school. Student work from grades 1 through 8 will be displayed, and early grade and middle school teachers will be available to meet with guests. Informal Information Sessions and tours are scheduled throughout the morning for both the Early Childhood Programs (Parent Child, Nursery, Kindergarten) and the Grade School (early grades and middle school). Children accompanied by a parent are welcome to participate in hands-on activities. For more information, visit or call 609-466-1970, ext. 115.
    “Extraordinary Measures”: See “Extraordinary Measures,” the film starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell, and meet the Princeton family who inspired it, at 1 p.m. at UA Movies at MarketFair. The film will be introduced by John and Aileen Crowley, whose efforts to develop a life-saving treatment saved the lives of their two youngest children. Buy advance ticket at Princeton MarketFair or at Following the screening, from 3 to 6 p.m., meet the family at the MarketFair Barnes & Noble as Mr. Crowley signs his new book, “Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope and Joy.”
    Princeton Girlchoir: The Princeton Girlchoir’s preparatory and intermediate level choirs — the Grace Notes, the Quarter Notes and the Semi-Tones — celebrate the winter season with their annual winter concert, “Sing for Joy!,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Hopewell Valley in Pennington. Tickets may be purchased on- line at or by calling 866-967-8167. On the Web:
    “French Masterpieces”: The Westminster Conservatory Community Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Ochs, and the Westminster Conservatory Community Chorus, conducted by Devin Mariman, will perform two French masterworks at 8 p.m. in the Princeton University Chapel. The program will feature Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Camille Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ.” Soloists will be Eric Plutz, organ, Rebecca Mariman, soprano, and Charles Evans, baritone. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students. For tickets, call 609-921-2663 or go to
    Winter Concert: Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra will perform its annual Winter Concert at 8 p.m. in Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. Both GPYO’s Symphonic and Concert Orchestras, under the direction of Music Director Fernando Raucci, will play. Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Vivadi, Malcolm Arnold, Percy Grainger. Tickets: Adults $20, students, teachers and children, $10. Visit or call 609-285-9220.
Sunday, Jan. 24
    Fundraising Brunch for Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund: Returning “Gaza Freedom Marcher” Mary Ellen Marino will chair a fundraising brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, located at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. It is expected that a number of Freedom Marchers will be in attendance. Although there is no program, attendees can enjoy the food and contribute a voluntary donation to an urgent cause. Anyone who wishes to contribute food or volunteer work to make the brunch a success, please contact Mary Ellen Marino at 609-921-6002 or 609-751-7524. For more information or to book a speaker, call Mary Ellen Marino at 609-921-6002.
    Windrows open house: Princeton Windrows will hold an Open House tour showcasing nine models, including new and resale listings of villas, town homes and apartment-style condominiums. Refreshments will be served. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Princeton Windrows independent lifestyle community is located at 2000 Windrow Drive, Plainsboro. RSVP is required, 800-708-7007. On the Web:
    Nassau at Four: Nassau Presbyterian Church’s Nassau at Four concert series continues with an afternoon of dance, featuring original choreography by Meagan Woods and Company, at 4 p.m. The concert offers a range of thematic material, expressing historical events, narratives, and spiritual motifs. Rooted in modern dance technique, this movement style also displays classical lines and balletic qualities. Meagan Woods and Company often commission original music, and will present several sound scores designed specifically for the choreography. Free. The church is located at 61 Nassau St., Princeton.
    Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Rossen Milanov, newly named as the Princeyon Symphony’s music director, conducts a program dominated by 20th century popular classics. Ravel’s “Ma Mère l’Oye” (Mother Goose); Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 in G Major; Serge Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”); Alberto Ginastera’s “Variaciones concertantes” (1953). 4 p.m. Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. $50, $38, $20. On the Web:
Monday, Jan. 25
    Princeton Township Committee, 7 p.m., Municipal Complex.
    Homecoming Concert: Westminster Choir College of Rider University will present a Homecoming Concert by the Westminster Choir to mark then ensemble’s return from its 2010 California tour at 8 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the Westminster campus in Princeton. Joe Miller will conduct. The program, titled “Flower of Beauty,” will feature works from the ensemble’s recently released recording of the same name. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. To order, call 609-921-2663 or go online to
Tuesday, Jan. 26
    Princeton Borough Council Open Session, 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall.
    Montgomery Township Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Upper Middle School media center.
    West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Grover Middle School.
    Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education, 8 p.m., John Witherspoon Middle School.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
    Princeton Environmental Commission, 7:30 p.m., Princeton Township Municipal Complex.
    U.S. 1 Poets Invite: Marsha Kroll and Linda Arntzenius. Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pa., in 2007, Ms. Kroll’s poems have appeared or are due to be published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cimarron Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Paterson Literary Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal and Mad Poets Review. Linda Arntzenius is a frequent contributor to Princeton Magazine and a member of U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. Her poems have appeared in Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Slant, Schuylkill Valley Journal and other literary journals and anthologies. 7:30. Free. Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Community Room. On the Web:
Thursday, Jan. 28
    Job Search Strategies for Older Workers: Carol King, director of the Center for Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers offered by the Princeton Senior Resource Center, will address issues such as the changing structure of the job market, ageism in the job market, using the Internet for job searches and networking, and avoiding job search scams on the Internet. 6:30 p.m. Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St., Princeton. For more information, contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 609-924-7108, or write to
    SCORE Seminar: This season’s free SCORE seminars continue at 6:45 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. These events are presented by the Princeton chapter of SCORE, which also provides free counseling sessions by mostly retired executives and small-business owners from the Princeton chapter of the organization. On Jan. 28, Jerry Masin will present “HR means Higher Returns – Bottom-Line Focused ‘People Planning’ for Small Businesses.” A SCORE counselor, Mr. Masin helps small-business owners looking to start or upgrade their HR function to realize the financial and long- term benefits ofsound human resources planning. The series continues on Feb. 17. Free. The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. On the Web:
    “Faces of the Gone”: Former Star-Ledger reporter Brad Parks, author of the detective novel “Faces of the Gone,” will give insights into his creative process during a talk by the fireplace at Princeton Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Parks will discuss how he turned his years of reporting into a mystery series set in New Jersey. Free. The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton Borough. On the Web:
Friday, Jan. 29
    Words & Music: Heine Festival: Westminster Choir College of Rider University will present an art song festival and seminar celebrating German lieder based on the poetry of Heinrich Heine on Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30. Heine’s folk-like, yet irony-filled poetry provided inspiration for nearly all of the song composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss and Hugo Wolf. The two-day seminar will examine this rich repertoire through lectures, a master class, a round-table discussion and two recitals featuring students from Westminster Choir College performing German lieder set to poetry of Heinrich Heine. Dr. Susan Youens, acclaimed musicologist and author of the book “Heine and the Lied,” will be the featured lecturer, giving a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. before both Friday and Saturday evening recitals, which begin at 8 p.m. Admission to the two-day seminar, including tickets to both recitals, is $110. To register, call the Office of Continuing Education at 609-924-7416 or write to Admission to each recital is $15 for adults and $10 seniors and students. For recital tickets, call 609-921-2663.