Fri., Aug. 24
The Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Department and the Plainsboro Branch of PNC Bank are sponsoring an Outdoor Summer Blast at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the municipal complex, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Event includes entertainment and the movie, Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.”
Congregation Kehilat Shalom (CKS) in Belle Mead will be offering Friday night Shabbat Services over the summer on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. There will be a series of wine tasting classes starting Sun., Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Pinot Gris/Grigio- Cool wines for hot summer nights. Registration for Religious School and Hebrew High (Kehi-loft) will continue throughout the summer. The first day of Religious School is Sun., Sept. 9. Summer facility tours and meetings with the Religious School Principal, Shari Rothstein, and Rabbi Susan Falk can be made by appointment. Call 908-359-0420 or email Robin@ksnj.org.
Sat., Aug. 25
”The Adventures of Tintin,” 2 p.m. Community Room, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Free. For information call (609) 924-9529 or visit princetonlibrary.org.
An Old-Fashioned Scavenger Hunt with a Modern Twist will be organized by the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands, in collaboration with the D&R Canal State Park naturalist. This nature- and history-themed event will be held at Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park , 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (rain date Sun., Aug., 26) Teams will cooperate to find natural objects and complete fun-filled tasks in a timed event. Digital or cell phone cameras, simple sketches and/or map annotations will be used to record any items that are too big to “collect”. (Bring your cell phones or cameras if you have them). Free. Call 609-683-0483 or visit www.fpnl.org.
Sun., Aug. 26
Local vocalist Sue Giles will perform at A Celebration in Jazz in Honor of Women’s Equality Day at 3 p.m. at Black Box Theater, YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Cost: $25 adults, $15 kids 14 and under. The performance will weave together the story of prominent women in history, who fought for women whether their right to vote or being a foremother in helping women gain ground in other areas. It is a balance of song, history, and kinship celebrating the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
Tue., Aug. 28
Books on Tap, book group meeting to discuss “Stone Arabia,” led by Kristen Freiberg, 7 p.m. Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn, Palmer Square, Princeton. Sponsored by Princeton Public Library. Patrons with a library card are eligible for beer and appetizer discounts. For information call (609) 924-9529 or visit princetonlibrary.org.
Wed., Aug. 29
The Plainsboro Public Library Blood Drive will be held 1 to 7 p.m. at the Plainsboro Municipal Building, Community Room AB at 641 Plainsboro Road.
Thu., Aug. 30
Princeton Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon St., Princeton. Live music at 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 4
Healthy and Fit Boot Camp, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Community Park South, Princeton. Muscle toning, fat burning, energizing workouts. To register call 877-454-9991 or visitprincetonrecreation.com.
Sat., Sept. 8
Mind & Meditation 10 11 a.m. at the West Windsor Library. The workshop will explore the elegant Mind-Breath-Body connection.Learn two simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the ancient science of your mind all of which will help to dissolve your stress. A free community service of The Art of Living Foundation.Sign up at the library or call 799-0462 to register.
Sahaja Meditation 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at the West Windsor Library. Sahaja Meditation is a technique to manage stress, solve problems, and take control of their lives. Through energy-based meditation, it provides audiences with a practical self-improvement strategy that nourishes every aspect of physical and emotional health and well-being and strengthens total mind-body resiliency. Free. Sign up at the library or call 799-0462 to register.
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will host an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. for its annual Members Show presented in conjunction with the ACP’s 45th Anniversary. Member artists are encouraged to submit work that celebrates the joy of art and artists. Additional exhibitions include outdoor sculptures by Jonathan Shor, photographs by Pete Cook and his students, and an exhibition featuring works by instructors paired with works by their students. This event is open to the public and free of charge. The reception will take place at the Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777.
Princeton Cub Scout Pack 43 will host its annual new membership Round Up open house from 7 8 p. m. at the Littlebrook Elementary School gymnasium at 39 Magnolia Lane, Princeton.
The event will provide a fun-filled introduction to the Cub Scouts for interested boys in the first to fifth grades (ages 7-11)..
Outdoor Lobster Bake will be held 12 to 4 p.m. at Nassau Street Seafood & Produce Co., 256 Nassau St. Food and family fun.Call 609-921-0620.
Sun., Sept. 9
A Flea Market sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary, Princeton Elks, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Princeton Elks Lodge, 354 Route 518 Blawenburg. Rain date is Sept. 23.Seller registration is by Sept. 1 with a fee of $10 per space without table and $15 with table. Seller setup is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For additional information and registration contact any of the following: Jean at 908 359 2920, Lee at 609 924 6963, or Kim at 609 587 3635.
Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau and Vandeventer, holds a Rally Day for children, youth, and parents to mark the beginning of the Sunday School year. The events starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. worship service. Nursery care is available throughout the morning. Parking is free in designated areas; call 609-924-2613 or go to www.princetonumc.com.
D&R Greenway Gala Honors Flemer Family of Princeton Nurseries with 2012 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award, from 4 – 6 p.m. when D&R Greenway will present the 2012 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award to members of Princeton’s FlemerFamily, in celebration of their commitment to permanently preserve 1,900 open acres in Allentown, accomplished on Aug. 16, 2012. This $28 million transaction is the largest farmland-and-open-space-protection transition in state history. D&R Greenway’s Gala takes place in Meredith’s Garden of Inspiration, beside the Johnson Education Center One Preservation Place, Princeton, off Rosedale Road. Individual tickets may be purchased at $75 per person. Reserve bySept. 4. The RSVP form may be downloaded at www.drgreenway.org. or call 609-924-4646.
The Arts Council of Princeton,(ACP), 102 Witherspoon St., will hold its Free Fall Open House from 12 4 p.m. Learn about upcoming programs, events, membership, volunteer opportunities, and meet our instructors. The public may tour the ACP’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts and enjoy Halo Farms ice cream, small world coffee and Bai beverages. There will also be art workshops for children and art demonstrations for adults, interactive circus arts, a flamenco performance and a Bollywood performance. visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. The American Heart Association holds its Greater Mercer Heart Walk at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The event is locally sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance Group, Capital Health, Roma Bank, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Register by visiting ww.mercercountyheartwalk.org or call 609.223.3710.
Mon., Sept. 10
Socrates Café 7-9 p.m. at the West Windsor Library. Socrates Café is a gathering where people get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experience, where just about any question can be a topic of meaningful dialogue. Participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary. Sign up at the library or call 799-0462 to register. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Tue., Sept. 11
For the past 10 years, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) has hosted a commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. This year’s ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. at the Student Center Memorial Garden, located on the West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes will be joined by other ounty officials to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. The brief ceremony will be marked by presentation of a floral wreath and a moment of silence and will be 12:30 p.m. at the Mercer County September 11 Memorial in Mercer County Park, West Windsor, and the public is welcome to join. The memorial is located by the Marina. Princeton Macintosh Users Group, 7:30 p.m. Stuart Hall, Princeton Theological Seminary, Alexander Street, Princeton. Presentation by Rob Golding: “iTunes Under the hood and getting organized.” Free. For information visit pmug-nj.org. Adam Redlich , MD, will discuss Aging Athletes: How to keep a competitive edge and stay fit while avoiding injury as we age at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St.. Free.
Wed., Sept. 12
The New Economy 7 9 p.m. at the West Windsor Library. Free informational seminar discusses the challenges of investing in the current low interest rate environment without exposing assets to excessive risk. Learn our 4-step investment process, plus rarely discussed institutional practices we teach to CPAs & CFPs, plus techniques employed on Wall Street.Space is limited to 25 participants. Registration is recommended. Sign up at the library or call 799-0462 to register. An Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Lecture and Discussion will be held from 7-9 p.m. with Mary Fowler, author of “Maybe You Know My Kid,” speaks on “Becoming Your Child’s ADHD Expert Navigator: Tips for what works at home, in school, and in the community”at the Gym of the Riverside School, 58 Riverside Drive, Princeton. Call 609 683 8787 or email email@example.com. CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) of Princeton-Mercer County will be hosting. The Kosher Café East -”Navigating 2012 Technology”at 12:30 p.m. at BethEl Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, with speaker David Attwood, resident technology wizard and admissions coordinator at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center. He will discuss iPads and Smart Phones, Skype and social networking sites like Facebook and what seniors can use to enrich their lives. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 155. Hot kosher lunch provided by Greenwood House. Suggested donation: $5.
Thu., Sept. 13
Princeton Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon St., Princeton. Live music at 12:30 p.m. Healthful Foods in a Hurry, a free Nutrition Program with registered dietitian Jill Kwasny will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Princeton McCaffrey’s, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 Harrison St., Princeton. Learn simple tricks to incorporate abalance of quality nutrition and convenience. RSVP toNutritionist@Mccaffreys.com or 215 750-7713. A panel discussion, “September 11 as Memory and History,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor campus. Free. Call 609-570-3378. Among the speakers are Craig Coenen, professor of history at MCCC, who will discuss the historical context of 9/11; Mike Kelly, a journalist for The Record (Bergen County); and Scott Knowles, professor of history at Drexel University, who will discuss how 9/11 might be remembered in the year 2051. A World Trade Center survivor and two New Jerseyans who lost family members in the attack will also present their stories. The program is the first installment in a series organized by the New Jersey State Museum to complement its exhibition, “9/11: Reflections and Memories from New Jersey,” currently on extended view in the Museum’s main building in Trenton at 205 West State Street. Montgomery Senior Citizens, regular meeting, 1 p.m., Otto Kauffman Center, Skillman Road, Montgomery. Speaker will be former Montgomery mayor Keith Wheelock. For information call Michael Arons, (908) 217-7497.
Sat., Sept. 15
& Sun., Sept. 16
Princeton Academy of Martial Arts (PAMA), 14 Farber Road, Princeton, will host world-renowned martial artist Ajarn Chai Sirisute, president of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA. He is known for his amazingly fast hands and feet, and has an exceptional ability to break down and teach the art of Muay Thai. Students from beginner to advanced levels will gain an incredible amount of knowledge in a seminar with Ajarn Chai. Certificates will be awarded for two days’ attendance. The seminar will take place at the Hun School of Princeton 176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, from 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.both days. Pre-registration is suggested. Call the Academy 609-452-2208 or see our website www.pamausa.com/fliers/ajarn_chai_2012.pdf.
Mon., Sept. 17
Thomas J. Espenshade , professor of sociology and faculty associate of the Office ofPopulation Research at Princeton University, will address the 1 p.m. meeting of the Women’s College Club of Princeton in the parish hall of All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton. His topic will be “Affirmative Action, The U.S. Supreme Court, and the Achievement Gap.” Light refreshments will be served The meeting isfree and open to the public. Call 609-924-9181.
Sat., Sept. 22
A Fish Fry will be held at the First Baptist Church of Princeton, John St and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $12-Dinner; $7-Sandwich. The 2012 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance® takes place at 101 Carnegie Center Drive (Behind Hyatt Regency Princeton), Princeton. Proceeds benefit Parkinson’s research. The event includes a USATF certified 5K, 1-mile Fun Run, and Family Day with clown/face painter, DJ, door prizes, awards, refreshments, and moonbounces. The 5K Run is at 9:30 a.m., the 1 Mile Fun Run is at 9 a.m. and registration is at 7:30 a.m. To register and join the race activities, go to www.cc5K12.kintera.org or call 800-579-8440 / 609-688-0870.
Mon., Sept. 24
Evening Book Group: “Emma” by Jane Austen 7 8 p.m. at the West Windsor Library. Follow the imperfect but charming heroine’s slow and bumpy growth from self-deception to self-knowledge in this subtle exploration of relationships. Sign up at the library or call 799-0462 to register.
Sat., Oct. 6
John Witherspoon Middle School presents the annual Super Saturday Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine, at 17 Walnut Lane, Princeton Township. Enjoy family activities, professional carnival rides, boardwalk-style game booths, and fun foods. For more information: Roxanne List 609-924-1381.
UFAR 5K to Combat Riverblindness is Sat., Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. (registration starting at 8:30), starting at Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton. The $25 entry fee benefits United Front Against Riverblindness andi ncludes a T-shirt. Register by Oct. 5 at www.riverblindness.org.
Sat., Nov. 3
The Historical Society of Princeton will hold its House Tour on Saturday, Nov. 3. Included this year is 200 Mercer St., a neoclassical house built in 1895, with renovations and an addition by architect Cathy Knight, of Knight Architects, LLC. All proceeds help fund the Historical Society’s activities. Visit www.princetonhistory.org, or call (609) 921-6748, x105.
La Leche League of Princeton is meets at the Plainsboro Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Call Wendy 799-1302.
Cornerstone Community Kitchen 5-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Princeton United Methodist Church, with assistance from TASK, will provide a free Wednesday evening meal every week. “All who come to our Cornerstone Community Kitchen will be guaranteed a warm greeting, someone to talk with if they like, and a satisfying meal,” said Jana Purkis-Brash, senior pastor. The meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. at PUMC on the corner of Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue. http://princetonumc.com/ministries/our-outreach-program/cornerstone-community-kitchen.
The West Windsor Community Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through to Oct. 28 (rain or shine). The market, in the southbound Vaughn Drive parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station off Alexander Road, hosts 14 farms and 13 artisan food and natural product vendors in their 2012 line up. Visit www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org for up to date weekly event listings at the market, directions and more information.
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