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November 4, 2009

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it’s in the air..

September 30, 2009

Crisp clean Jersey air… ahh that’s what I love to wake up to on these beautiful fall days. Windows open, breeze blowing in, covering my house in dust but getting rid of the kid germs.. Love it!   This weekend there are plenty of crisp air fun to be had! The kids will love getting their “crazy out” at the many pumpkin picking/hay ride farms in the area. Perhaps you want to live out your youth with your youngins here’s your chance; Princeton University is hosting its Community and Staff day. Show your kids what a star athlete you were in years past and bonus.. get $5 tickets for the football game later that day! The weekend events offer plenty for you to do, indoors or out.  Enjoy whatever it is you decide..

Thursday October 1, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Thursday 11:30am Cafe Vivian, Princeton University Concerts, Frist Center, 609-258-5000. Jazz program. Free.www.princeton.edu/utickets

Thursday 12:30-1pm Afternoon Concert, Princeton University Chapel, Washington Road, 609-258-3654. Free.

Thursday 6pm Television Pilot, Mrs. G. TV & Appliances, 2960 Route 1, Lawrenceville, 609-882-1444. Screening of ‘The Urban Evolution,’ a new television show focusing on the city of Trenton, people, businesses, and events. The show will air on WMCN this fall.www.mrsgs.com

Thursday 6-9pm Curtis Taylor, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com

Thursday 7pm An American Opera: The Greatest Pet Rescue Ever, Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street. Documentary screening about the worst domestic animal crisis in U.S. history, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, when tens of thousands of house pets were left to die in neighborhoods all across the region as owners were forced to evacuate without their pets. $25 VIP tickets include meet and greet with director Tom McPhee, signed poster, and $5 of ticket price will go to local animal rescue agency SAVE; $20 general admission at the door; $15 in advance from website.www.rescuepartytour.com

Thursday 8pm Brentano String Quartet, Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-9220. Music by Haydn and Schubert. Free with reservation., www.princeton.edu

Thursday 8pm Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Bela Fleck on banjo, Edgar Meyer on string bass, and Zakir Hussain on tabla. $42 to $54. www.mccarter.org

Thursday 8pm Songs for a New World, Princeton University Players, TBA, 609-258-1500. Musical. $10. www.princeton.edu/pup

Thursday 9pm Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855. Hosted by Frank Thewes.www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Thursday 10am Art Exhibit, Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton, 609-924-7206
First day for ‘Personal Landscapes,’ an exhibit of paintings by Mary Bundy. On view to October 30. Reception for the artist on Wednesday, October 7, 5 to 7 p.m. www.chapinschool.org

Thursday 10am Art Exhibit, Daniel P. Turner Thomas, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-448-0560. Opening of ‘Fall into Winter’ featuring fall watercolors of the area by Daniel P. Turner Thomas, as well as ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ a watercolor created after the recent crash. The painting, featured in the New York Times and Fox 5 News, is being donated to the crew of Flight 1549 in the fall. On view through October 31. www.danielpturnerthomas.com

Thursday 4pm Art Exhibit, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-8777. Opening reception for ‘Dry Ice: Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape,’ an exhibition of works by contemporary Alaskan artists. On view to November 21. Panel discussion with the curator and participating artists followed by reception. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Thursday 7pm Short Films, Princeton TV, 369 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-252-1963. Screening of five short films marking the completion of ‘The Filmmakers Workshop.’ Free.www.princetontv.org

Thursday 7-10pm Late Thursdays, Princeton University Art Museum, Campus, 609-258-3788. Extended hours to explore the special exhibitions and collections. Many evenings feature film screenings, musical performances, and activities. Free.www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Thursday 7:30pm Having Our Say, Berlind Theater at the McCarter, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $15 to $48.www.mccarter.org

Thursday 8pm Proof, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. David Auburn drama. $12., www.theatreintime.org

Learning

Thursday 7pm Princeton Theological Seminary, Mackay Campus Center, 609-497-7963
‘Sanctification for Proclamation: Walking with God’ presented by Brad R. Braxton, a Baptist minister.www.ptsem.edu

Family Time

Thursday 10am Mother Goose Stories @Princeton Public Library. Stories, songs and fingerplaysAges: 15 – 24 monthsRegistration: Not required

Thursday 10&11am Story time @ Mary Jacobs Library. Stories, songs, and more!
Ages: 2 – 6 Registration: Not required

Thursday 11am Lapsit Stories @ Princeton Public Library Stories, movement, songs and fingerplaysAges: Birth – 15 monthsRegistration: Not required

Thursday 2pm Preschool Stories @ Princeton Public Library StoriesAges: 3.5 – 6Registration: Not required

Thursday 4:40pm Stories in Japanese @ Princeton Public Library . Stories told in Japanese.
Ages: 3 and up Registration: Not required

Food & Wine

Thursday 5-8pm Seed to Bottle, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. Course covers the basic concepts of viticulture and winemaking. Presented by Sergio Neri and Anthony Dell. Register. $35.www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

Thursday 6pm Gala, Preservation New Jersey, Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange, 609-392-6409. Cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, and dancing. Elegant party attire. Register. $250. www.preservationnj.org

Thursday 6pm Gourmet Garden, Zonta Club of Trenton, Hamilton Manor, Route 130 South, Hamilton, 609-586-7772. Food and wine tasting benefit for Crawford House. Register. $50 to $65.www.zontatrenton.org

Thursday 6pm Italian Regional Cuisine: Puglia, Eno Terra Restaurant, 4484 Route 27, Kingston, 609-497-1777. Light fare to accompany wines presented by chef Christopher Albrecht. Register. $25.www.enoterra.com

Friday October 2, 2009

 

Music & Entertainment

Friday 7-10pm Ron Kraemer and the Hurricanes, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com

Friday 7-10pm William Noren Group, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com

Friday 7pm Franklin-Alison Jazz Combo, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403. Jazz, blue, swing, and funk.

Friday 7:30-9:30pm Open Mic, Chicklet Bookstore, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, 609-279-2121. For poets, musicians, and comedians. Register with John Harrity at 908-963-0142.www.chickletbooks.com

Friday 8pm Concert, St. Paul Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-524-0507. William Carr presents a piano concert featuring works by Schubert, Haydn, Liszt, Beethoven, and Chopin. Free.www.spsprinceton.org

Friday 8pm Fantastic Obsessions, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, 800-ALLEGRO. Hans Graf, conductor; Bart Feller, flute. Ibert’s Flute Concerto and Berzioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. $20 to $82.www.njsymphony.org

Friday 8pm Songs for a New World, Princeton University Players, TBA, 609-258-1500
Musical. $10. www.princeton.edu/pup

Friday 10pm-2am Choice Society, Tre Piani, 120 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-452-1515. Hip hop, reggae, and pop music. Drink specials, hors d’oeuvres. $5 admission.www.choicesociety.ning.com

Arts

Friday Noon Faculty Series, Westminster Conservatory, Art Gallery, Luedeke Center, Rider University, 609-921-2663. Loeffler Trio with Melissa Bohl, oboe; Marjorie Selden, viola; and Kathy Shanklin, piano. Free.www.rider.edu

Friday 12:30pm Gallery Talk, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. Highlights of the collections, new acquisitions, and special exhibitions. Free. www.princetonartmuseum.org

Friday 6:30-8pm Gallery Exhibit, Peddie School, Mariboe Gallery, Hightstown, 609-490-7550. Opening reception for ‘Paper Cuts,’ an exhibition of four artists who use cut paper as their primary expressive material. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On view to October 21. www.peddie.org

Friday 6:30-8pm Art Exhibit, Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts, Lawrenceville, 609-620-6026. Opening reception for annual faculty exhibition. On view to October 31.www.lawrenceville.org

Friday 7pm A Nice Family Gathering, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Comedy. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Friday 7:30pm David Sedaris, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Author of ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day,’ ‘Naked,’ ‘Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,’ and ‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames?’ and commentator on ‘This American Life,’ returns to McCarter for the seventh time. $38 to $50.www.mccarter.org

Friday 8pm Nunsense, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. Musical comedy. $14., www.svptheatre.org

Friday 8pm Having Our Say, Berlind Theater at the McCarter, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $20 to $55.www.mccarter.org

Friday 8pm Proof, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. David Auburn drama. $12.www.theatreintime.org

Friday 8pm Hollywood Arms, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Maurer Productions OnStage presents drama based on the life of Carol Burnett based on her memoir, ‘One More Time.’ $14. Reception with cast and crew follows performance.www.kelseytheatre.net

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Friday 6-9pm In the Pink, Breast Cancer Resource Center, Westin at Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-497-2100. Reception, silent and live auctions, and fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors, their husbands and children, doctors, nurses, and social workers. Business attire with a hint of pink. Register. $80.ywcaprinceton.org

Friday 7pm Anniversary Celebration, CanDo Fitness Club, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-0500. Reception with food, wine, and music kicks off second anniversary celebration weekend featuring classic in pilates, martial arts, and swimming. Benefit for Special Olympics New Jersey.www.candofitness.com

Learning

Friday 1-2pm Pharmaceutical Questions, Plainsboro Township, Municipal Building, 609-799-0909. Princeton HealthCare System presents ‘Pharmacy Game Show’ for senior citizens. Bring a list of medications or the actual medications to discuss concerns with pharmacist. Free for residents. Register.www.plainsboronj.com

Family Time

Friday 10am Rhyme Time Mary Jacobs Library: Nursery rhyme fun plus play time!
Ages: birth – 24 months Registration: Required, please call 609-924-7073 ext 5

Friday 11am Tiger Tales @ Cotsen Children’s Library
Tiger Tales. Stories and craft (for safety reasons, infants and toddlers must remain outside the arts & crafts area while program is in session)Ages: 3 – 5 years old Registration: Not required

Friday 3:30pm Emma the Reading Therapy Dog Princeton Public Library
Emma the Reading Therapy Dog. Come read with Emma and her owner Joe Turner. Sign up for a 15 minute session. Ages: All ages Registration: Required

Friday 7-10pm Family Fun Maze, Corner Copia Farm Market, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, 609-426-8884. Challenging 10-acre corn maze includes more than two miles of potential pathways depicting a barn and farm animals. $9.99. Bring a flashlight.

Food & Wine

Friday 6:30pm Allegrini Wine Dinner, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. Four-course dinner from executive chef Jason Hensle paired with wine selections. Register. $85.www.saltcreekgrille.com

Saturday October 3, 2009

 

 Music & Entertainment

Saturday 5:30pm Lecture, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, 609-497-0020. Conductor, teacher, author, and inspirational speaker Benjamin Zander gives a lecture on inspirational leadership based on his book, ‘The Art of Possibility.’ Using the metaphor of the orchestra, Zander’s presentation teaches how to unlock the potential for greatness in human relationships and in organizations. On Sunday, October 4, Zander conducts the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in a program of Mahler and Saint-Saens, with Princeton soprano Sarah Pelletier and 13-year-old piano prodigy George Li.www.princetonsymphony.org

Saturday 7:30-11:30pm No Name Dance California Mix, Central Jersey Dance Society, Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-945-1883. Hustle lesson followed by open dancing. No partner needed. $12.www.centraljerseydance.org

Saturday 7:30pm The Red Hawk Fly, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410. ‘Kirtan in the Age of Enlightenment’ presented by Dan Johnson on tabla, voice, and energy vortex; Karttikeya on keyboard and shanti vibes; and Kelly Regina on voice. Register. $15. www.iyiprinceton.com

Saturday 7-10pm Ron Kraemer and the Hurricanes, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com

Saturday 8pm Steve Hudson Quintet, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777. Jazz, blues, and modern classical music featuring material from Hudson’s latest CD, ‘Shine.’ $15.

Saturday 9pm Meg Hansen Group with Billy Hill, Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555. www.sotto128.com

Arts

Saturday 10am Art Exhibit, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. First day of ‘Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait.’ On view to January 10. ‘Ancient Lifeways, Current Concerns’ in conjunction with the art museum’s exhibit. Talk by William F. Fitzhugh, National Museum of Natural History, at 5 p.m., McCosh 50. Opening reception at the museum at 6 p.m.www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 1-4:30pm Symposium, Princeton University Art Museum, McCosh 50, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. A panel of experts on cultural property policy and ethics from Alaska and Princeton University explore the complex issues surrounding cultural heritage and patrimony as it relates to the digging, sale, and display of ancient ivories from Bering Strait. In conjunction with the exhibit ‘Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait.’, www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 2-4pm Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-394-8400. Poetry reading by Jay Thomas, Tracy Fluellen, Neesee, and Chef E’s Cultural Arts Expressions group. Open mic follows

Saturday 3-8pm Having Our Say, Berlind Theater at the McCarter, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $20 to $55.www.mccarter.org

Saturday 5pm Opening Reception, Princeton University Art Museum, McCosh 50, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. William W. Fitzhugh, director of arctic studies at National Museum of Natural History, presents a discussion on ‘Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Straight.’ Reception follows at the museum.www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 7pm A Nice Family Gathering, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Comedy. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Saturday 8pm Nunsense, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. Musical comedy. $14.www.svptheatre.org

Saturday 8pm Proof, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. David Auburn drama. $12.www.theatreintime.org

Saturday 8pm Songs for a New World, Princeton University Players, TBA, 609-258-1500. Musical. $10.www.princeton.edu/pup

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Saturday 9:15-10:15am Mixed Level Yoga, Holsome Holistic Center, 27 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-279-1592. $15.www.holsome.com

Saturday 9:30am Greenway Walks, D&R Greenway, Cedar Ridge Preserve, 609-924-4646. Walk led by Jim Amon. Register. Free.www.drgreenway.org

Saturday 11-6pm Open House, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, 609-921-8881. Ribbon cutting, group classes, social dancing, followed by a showcase of dance performances. Free.www.fredastaireprinceton.com

Saturday 1:30pm Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. ‘Are You Living Your Authentic Life?’ presented by Andrea Harvey. Register. $40.www.princetonyoga.com

Saturday 2:30-6:30pm Dance Classes and Workshops, Web of Compassion, Susan Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-497-4598. Dance and yoga classes. Call for schedule.www.webofcompassion.org

Saturday 3pm Princeton Football, Princeton Stadium, 609-258-3538 vs Columbia.

Saturday 4pm Supermom 2009, Cando Fitness Club, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. Benefit for Women Aware, an organization providing services for victims of domestic violence; and Ashraya, a social welfare and rehabilitation center providing care and shelter to abandoned, mentally and physically challenged children in India. Mothers with at least one child may enter the contest including a 5K run, a relay race, or hula hoops; fine arts, arts and crafts, or performing arts; and knowledge and personality questions. Judges will declare one SuperMom and two runners-up. Register. $25.www.woila.net

Saturday 4pm Interactive Drumming Experience, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Jim Donovan, founding member of Rusted Root Band, presents the basics of hand drumming. Rhythm Renewal drumming workshop from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Yoga of drum and chant workshop from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $35 to $45 for each workshop.www.princetonyoga.com

Learning

Saturday 10-2pm GroWW Environmental Fair, Greening of West Windsor, Vaughn Drive parking lot, West Windsor, 609-989-5662. Environmental issues, vendors, music, and arts. Create recyclable art with the West Windsor Arts Council. Vendor space available. Free admission., www.greeningwestwindsor.com

Saturday 2pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. Free.www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Family Time

Saturday 10-12:30pm Art for Families, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788 ‘Around the World in Eight Masks.’ Free. www.princetonartmuseum.org

Saturday 10-5pm Fall Family Fun, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310
Pick your own apples, pumpkins, and raspberries. Free admission. Rain or shine. Music by Swingin’ Dixie. Alpacas and breeders from multiple farms present demonstrations and information.www.terhuneorchards.com

Saturday 10am-10pm Family Fun Maze, Corner Copia Farm Market, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, 609-426-8884. Challenging 10-acre corn maze includes more than two miles of potential pathways depicting a barn and farm animals. $9.99. Bring a flashlight

Saturday 10:30am Saturday Stories Princeton Public Library. Stories and songs for children. Ages: 2 – 8 Registration: Not required

Saturday 10:30-1:30 Art for Families @ Princeton University Art Museum. There is something for families every Saturday at the Art Museum! Join us for drop-in self-guided tours, related art projects, and story time with the Princeton Public Library. Hope VanCleaf, art teacher, will be on hand to assist families with their projects. This week: Around the World in Eight Masks. Ages: 5 – 9 Fee: Free

Saturday Noon The All-Ages Show @ Cotsen Children’s Library. You’re invited to put up your feet and tune in to 103.3 FM WPRB’s All-Ages Show! Join Paddy and his partner as they embark on 90 minutes of tunes and tales. This is an on-air radio program to be enjoyed from home. It does not take place in Cotsen’s gallery. Ages: All ages Registration: Not required

Saturday 12:30-3pm Community and Staff Day @ Princeton Stadium – Princeton University . Come join in the pre-game festivities! Children of all ages can enjoy the activities at the Family Fun Fest starting at 12:30pm. At 1:00pm, join in the fun at an interactive sports fair, where you’ll have a chance to learn from Princeton student-athletes and try a variety of sports. Participants in the youth sports clinic will receive FREE admission to the Princeton football game that follows the clinic. Parents/guardians will be able to purchase $5 game tickets at the clinic entrance. Wear comfortable shoes. Free

Saturday 2 & 4pm Snow White @ Kelsey Theatre. Tickets: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children, call (609) 570-3333

Food & Wine

Saturday 9-1pm Farmers Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, Routes 206 and 518, 908-359-9665. Organic vegetables, breads, flowers, popcorn, honey, and pasture-fed beef and pork., www.montgomeryfriends.org

Saturday 9-1pm West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113. Produce, bakery items, meat, coffee, tea, sandwiches, ice cream, pickles, sauces, and flowers. Arts, crafts, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, entertainment programs, and wellness information. West Windsor Arts Council presents an art program. www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

Shopping

Saturday 9-5:30pm Book Sale, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529. Annual sale of paperback, softcover, and hardcover books; DVDs; and CDs. www.princetonlibrary.org

Sunday October 4, 2009

 

Music & Entertainment

Sunday 4pm Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-497-0020. Benjamin Zander conducts a program featuring music of Saint Saens and Mahler. Thirteen-year-old prodigy George Li on piano; Princeton soprano Sarah Pelletier. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $10 to $64.www.princetonsymphony.org

Sunday 7pm Pops Concert, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 732-580-3979. Broadway show tunes as well as music by Aaron Copland. Constance Lin Kaita, 14, is the featured pianist. She is a student of Chiu-Ling Lin of West Windsor. $15 to $25.www.bravuraphil.org

Arts

Sunday 1:30pm A Nice Family Gathering, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Comedy. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Sunday 2pm Hollywood Arms, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Maurer Productions OnStage presents drama based on the life of Carol Burnett based on her memoir, ‘One More Time.’ $14. www.kelseytheatre.net

Sunday 2pm The Outlet Dance Project, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089. ‘En el jardin,’ a showcase choreographed by Lisa Botalico, Marie Alonzo Snyder, and Henry Velandia incorporates sculptural elements in the park. $10. Botalico, associate artistic director and principal dancer and singer with the Alborada Spanish Dance Theater, presents programs for children through Young Audiences of New Jersey. Snyder, a dancer, choreographer, scholar, and dance educator, is a founding member of ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ dance project and the West Windsor Arts Council. Velandia, a Plainsboro resident, began his formal dance training in classical ballet, jazz, and modern dance, and is a professional salsa dancer and instructor.www.groundsforsculpture.org

Sunday 2pm Nunsense, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. Musical comedy. $14.www.svptheatre.org

Sunday 2pm Having Our Say, Berlind Theater at the McCarter, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $20 to $55.www.mccarter.org

Sunday 3pm Gallery Talk, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. Highlights of the collections, new acquisitions, and special exhibitions. Free. www.princetonartmuseum.org

Sunday 3pm The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. ‘Celebrating Balanchine.’ Post performance discussion presented by Farrell, Joan Accocella, The New Yorker dance reviewer; and Simon Morrison, author of ‘The People’s Artist: Prokofiev’s Soviet Years.’ $45 to $56.www.mccarter.org

Sunday 8pm The 24-Hour Play Festival, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. Plays are written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. Free admission., http://www.theatreintime.org

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Sunday Noon Evolution of Yoga Series: Back to Basics, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Andrew Reece presents a talk followed by a practice. Register. $40 for both.www.princetonyoga.com

Sunday 2pm Radical Healing, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Introduction to a new program presented by Andrea Sacchetti. Register. Free.www.princetonyoga.com

Sunday 2pm From Revolution to Relativity, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748. Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7.www.princetonhistory.org

Sunday 5-6:30pm Yoga and Meditation, Let’s Do Yoga, 15 Jewel Road, West Windsor, 732-887-3561. Multi-level yoga class. Beginners are welcome. Bring mat and blanket. Register. $12.letsdoyogagmail.com

Learning

Sunday 4pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. Free.www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Family Time

Sunday 10-5pm Fall Family Fun, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310
Pick your own apples, pumpkins, and raspberries. Free admission. Rain or shine. Music by Spring Street Band. Alpacas and breeders from multiple farms present demonstrations and information., www.terhuneorchards.com

Sunday 10-10pm Family Fun Maze, Corner Copia Farm Market, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, 609-426-8884. Challenging 10-acre corn maze includes more than two miles of potential pathways depicting a barn and farm animals. $9.99. Bring a flashlight.

Sunday Noon Family Day: A Celebration of Alaskan Native Culture, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Library, Witherspoon Street, 609-258-3788. In conjunction with the art museum’s exhibit, ‘Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait.’ Crafts, games, music, storytellers, and dance., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Sunday Noon – 4pm Family Day, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Public Library, Hinds Plaza. ‘A Celebration of Alaskan Native Culture’ features more than 25 artists, athletes, storytellers, and performers.

Sunday 12-4pm Family Day: A Celebration of Alaskan Native Culture Princeton Public Library. Discover Alaskan Native cultural heritage with more than twenty-five artists, athletes, storytellers, and performers demonstrating traditional crafts, games, music, and dance. Plus, hands-on art projects the entire family will enjoy. This event will be held at Hinds Plaza, adjacent to the Princeton Public Library.

Sunday 3pm Blessing of the Animals, Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau at Vandeventer Street, 609-924-2613. All pets and owners are invited in observance of St. Francis Day.www.princetonumc.org

Sunday 3:30pm Sunday Stories Princeton Public Library. Ages 2-8.

Sunday 5-9pm Family Night Out, Hillbilly Hall Tavern and Restaurant, 203 Hop-Wertsville Road, Hopewell, 609-466-9856. DJ Ron. Free shirt for kids who sing. Food and beverages available www.hillbillyhall.com

Food & Wine

Sunday 3pm Birthday and Anniversary Party, CoolVines, Johnson Education Center, D&R Greenway, Princeton, 609-924-0039. Tasting of more than 20 selections of wine and craft beers from around the world and appetizers and hors d’oeuves by Emily’s Catering of Pennington. Celebration of Coolvines first anniversary and D&R Greenways’s 20th. Music by Keith Franklin, Mountain View, and Riverside Bluegrass Band. Register. $25.www.coolvines.com

Sunday 6:30pm Autumn in Tuscany and the Marche, CoolVines, Camillo’a Cafe, Princeton Shopping Center, 609-924-0039. Four-course wine dinner paired with Italian regional cuisine. Doug Salthouse from Willette Wines explains the pairings selected. Register. $75. www.coolvines.com

Shopping

Sunday 1-5:30pm Book Sale, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529.Annual sale of paperback, softcover, and hardcover books; DVDs; and CDs. http://www.princetonlibrary.org

the first weekend of fall.. go play!

September 23, 2009

Nothing says fall has arrived to me than a good ol’ fashioned festival in the park.  Complete with fried oreos, cheese fries, petting zoo, festive music, a 50/50 drawing and Joe Piscipo.  Yes, that’s right..  Joe Piscopo! This weekend marks the 10th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival in Mercer County Park.  If you’ve never been this is a must do! This year’s music headliner is none other than a Jersey Boy himself, Joe Piscipo. Being a born and raise NJ Italian girl this festival is heaven. If you’re not like me and wish to spend your weekend doing other things than eating, there are plenty of fun fall things to do in this weeks events. Think of me and my belly ache  Sunday night..    

Thursday September 24

Music & Entertainment

 Thursday 12:30-1pm Afternoon Concert, Princeton University Chapel, Washington Road, 609-258-3654. Free.

Thursday 6pm Darla Rich Trio, Grape Escape, 12 Stults Road, Dayton, 609-409-9463.Free

Thursday 8pm Argentine Tango, Black Cat Tango, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378. Beginner and intermediate classes followed by guided practice. $10.

Thursday 9pm Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855. Hosted by Frank Thewes.

 Arts

Thursday 6pm Lecture and Reception, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788 ‘Ritual Networks: Arts, Gods, Spirits, and the Meaningful Life in Africa’ presented by Chika Okeke-Agulu, curator of the exhibit, ‘Life Objects: Rites of Passage in African Art.’

Thursday 7-10pm Late Thursdays, Princeton University Art Museum, Campus, 609-258-3788. Extended hours to explore the special exhibitions and collections. Many evenings feature film screenings, musical performances, and activities. Free.

Thursday 7:30pm Having Our Say, McCarter Theater at the Berlind, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $15 to $48.

Thursday 8pm Proof, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. David Auburn drama. $12.

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Thursday 6-8pm Prostate Cancer Screenings, Princeton HealthCare System, Medical ARts Building, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 888-897-8979. For men over age 50, men over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer, African-American males over 40. Register. Free.

Thursday 7-9pm Buddhism 101, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Presented by Beth Evard. Register. Free.

Family Time

Thursday 10am Mother Goose Stories @ Princeton Public Library – Mother Goose Stories: Stories, songs and fingerplays Ages: 15 – 24 months Registration: Not required

Thursday 10:30am Picture Books & Craft @West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System Storytime and crafts Ages: 3 – 5 Registration: Not required

 Thursday 11am Story Time @Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library System: Stories, songs, and crafts.Ages: 2 – 5 Registration: Not required

 Thursday 11am Lapsit Stories @ Princeton Public Library Stories, movement, songs and fingerplays. Ages: Birth – 15 months Registration: Not required

Thursday 2pm Preschool Stories @ Princeton Public Library Ages: 3.5 – 6 Registration: Not required

Thursday 10 & 11am Stortime @ Mary Jacobs Library: Stories, songs, and more! Ages: 2 – 6. Registration: Not required

Thursday 4:30pm Ready Readers @ Mary Jacobs Library Book discussion, craft, and fun! This month’s book is I am Not Going to Get Up Today by Dr. Seuss. Ages: Grades K – 2 Registration: Required, please call 609-924-7073ext. 5

 Food & Wine

Thursday 6-8pm Open House, The Grape Escape, 12 Stults Road, Dayton, 609-409-9463. Food from Fiddlehead’s Restaurant and wine tasting. Music by Darla Rich Trio. Free.

 Friday September 25

Music & Entertainment

Friday 7pm Franklin-Alison Jazz Combo, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403
Jazz, blue, swing, and funk.

 Friday 8pm Alexander Kariotis and the Rock Opera Orchestra, Peddie School, Hightstown, 609-490-7550. Combination of arias with original compositions. Register. Free.

 Friday 8:15pm Princeton Folk Music Society, Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, 609-799-0944 Her newest release, ‘Wings of Wonder,’ features new songs with instrumental support by Peter Ostroushko and blues guitarist Dean Magraw. $20.

Friday 9pm Ernie White and Tom Reock, Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555. Rock covers and originals.

Friday 10:30pm Live Music Rainbow Fresh, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855. $5 cover. Must be 21.

Friday 8pm Alexander Kariotis @ Peddie Mount – Burke Theater . Alexander Kariotis has been wowing audiences of all ages and receiving nothing but standing ovations and amazing reviews. As many are aware, the popularity of “classical crossover” is skyrocketing, but Alexander Kariotis and the Rock Opera Orchestra redefines the genre. For more information and directions or on cultural events at the Peddie School, call (609) 944-7550, e-mail: arts@peddie.org or www.peddie.org

 Arts

Friday 5:50-7:30pm Art Exhibit, D&R Greenway, Preservation Place, Rosedale Road, 609-924-4646. Opening reception for ‘Species on the Edge,’ prize winning art by fifth graders from each New Jersey county. Karen Wang of West Windsor represents Mercer County. On view to October 15. Register. Free.

Friday 7pm A Nice Family Gathering, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Comedy. $27.50 to $29.50.

 Friday 7-9pm Antiques and Art Show, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Airport, Route 206, 609-921-6748. Opening night preview gala featuring dealers with antiques and fine arts to benefit educational programs, exhibitions, and collections care. Silent auction and raffle. Music by the New Hope Collective. Cocktail attire. Valet parking. $175. Show continues through Sunday, September 27.

Friday 7:30pm Horace Sanders, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Reservation $20.

Friday 7:30pm Author Event, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822
William G. Bowen and Matthew M. Chingos, authors of ‘Crossing the Finish Lines: Completing College at America’s Public Universities.’ Bowen is a former president of Princeton University. Together they shed light on why 40 percent of freshmen do not graduate in four years, or at all.

 Friday 8pm Nunsense, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. Musical comedy. $14.

Friday 8pm Proof, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. David Auburn drama. $12.

Friday 8pm Having Our Say, McCarter Theater at the Berlind, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $20 to $55. After hours party featuring down home cooking from the Ferry House, open bar, music, and prizes. $50 to $65.

Friday 8pm Jekyll & Hyde, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Dark musical by Cheng/Ferrara Productions. $16.

 Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Friday 8:15am Tai Chi, West Windsor Recreation, Senior Center Gazebo, Clarksville Road, West Windsor, 609-799-6141.Free.

Friday 7:30pm Bhagavan Das Kirtan, Integral Yoga Institute of Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410. Bring a cushion. $30.

Learning

Friday 9:30-11am Parenting Workshop Series, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County, Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-987-8100.’Balancing Love and Discipline.’ Register. $25.

Family Time

Friday 10:30am Music for Two’s & Threes @ Mary Jacobs Library.Join us for simple songs and a simply wonderful time. We will sing, dance, and play instruments. Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Ages: 2 – 3 Registration: Required, please call 609-924-7073 ext 5

Friday 3:30pm Emma the Reading Therapy Dog @ Princeton Public Library. Come read with Emma and her owner Joe Turner. Sign up for a 15 minute session.Ages: All ages Registration: Required

Friday 7-11pm Family Fun Maze, Corner Copia Farm Market, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, 609-426-8884. Challenging 10-acre corn maze includes more than two miles of potential pathways depicting a barn and farm animals. $9.99. Bring a flashlight.

 Food & Wine

Friday Noon -10pm Fair, Italian American Festival, Mercer County Park, 609-631-7544
Annual three-day community festival to showcase and preserve Italian-American culture. Music, dance, food, activities for children, rides, art, clothing, Italian products, and memorabilia. Rain or shine. $2. No pets.

Shopping

Friday 4-7pm Native Plant Sale D&R Land Trust (Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ) Plant a little bit of wild New Jersey in your yard!  The native plants of New Jersey are beautiful, graceful and intricate.  Naturally suited to our climate and ecology, they will thrive in any home garden or residential landscape.  Just in time for fall planting, D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery offers indigenous wildflowers, shrubs and trees, grown from seeds sustainably collected on our preserves.  All proceeds benefit our preservation and stewardship mission.  Visa, MasterCard, personal checks and cash accepted.

Saturday September 26

Music & Entertainment

Saturday 11am – 3pm Antique Car Show, Princeton Shopping Center, North Harrison Street, 609-921-6234. Antique Automobile Club of America auto show features cars from the 1920s through the 1970s. Vehicles 25 years and older are eligible and there is no entry fee. Jazz music. Free.

 Saturday 7:30pm Autumn Benefit, Dryden Ensemble, Private home in Princeton, 609-466-8541. Monteverdi in Venice features Julianne Baird. Register.

Saturday 7:30pm Muncaster Music Makers, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, 609-924-2277
Benjamin Franklin Frankly, a musical biography, and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik presented by Matthew Singer, baritone, Trinity Church singers, string orchestra, and harpsichord. $20.

 Saturday 7:30pm Kirtan Dance Party with Karttikeya, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Register. $15.

 Saturday 7:30pm Horace Sanders, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Reservation. $20.

Saturday 8 p.m., Opera arias and duets with Raymond E. Foose, Cassandra Marie Lambros, Celeste Siciliano, Lorenzo Corrado, Don Sheasely, Cheryl Miller, Sarai Johnson, and Mary Ellen Assue. Benefit for Doctors Without Borders. $18.

Saturday 8 & 11pm Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344. Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12.

Saturday 10:30pm Alfred James Band, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855. $5 cover. Must be 21.

Arts

Saturday 9:30am – 6pm Women in Theater: Issues for the 21st Century, Princeton University, Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street, 609-258-8920. Conference focusing on issues, experiences, and vision of women in theater. Organized by Stacy Wolf, Lewis Center; Tamsen Wolff, Department of English; and Mara Isaacs, McCarter Theater. Speakers include Gigi Bolt, Jo Bonney, Danai Gurira, Garry Hynes, Susan Jonas, Julia Jordan, Lisa Kron, Lisa Loomer, Timothy Near, Jennifer Nelson, Lisa Peterson, Therese Rebeck, Leigh Silverman, Molly Smith, Alisa Solomon, Maria Striar, Liesel Tommy, Alice Tuan, Susana Tubert, Paula Vogel, and Kate Whoriskey. Register. Free.

 Saturday 10am – 6pm Antiques and Art Show, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Airport, Route 206, 609-921-6748. Dealers with antiques and fine arts to benefit educational programs, exhibitions, and collections care. Deborah Davis, author of ‘Strapless: John Singer Sargent’ and the ‘Fall of Madame X’ at 2:30 p.m.

 Saturday 3 & 8pm Having Our Say, McCarter Theater at the Berlind, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $20 to $55.

 Saturday 7pm Cafe Improv, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777. Music, poetry, and comedy. Register to perform. $2. 10 p.m., $5.

Saturday 7pm A Nice Family Gathering, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Comedy. $27.50 to $29.50.

Saturday 8pm Nunsense, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. Musical comedy. $14.

Saturday 8pm Proof, Theatre In time, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. David Auburn drama. $12.

Saturday 8pm Jekyll & Hyde, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Dark musical by Cheng/Ferrara Productions. $16.

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Saturday 8:30am Tai Chi, West Windsor Recreation, Senior Center Gazebo, Clarksville Road, West Windsor, 609-799-6141. Free.
Saturday 9-6pm Family Constellation Therapy, Health Choices Institute, 908-343-8873. Process to diagnosis, release, and heal patterns and challenges as a result of family past and present. Register. $125.

 Saturday 9am 5K and One-Mile Fun Run, Parkinson Alliance, 101 Carnegie Center parking lot, West Windsor, 800-579-8440. Refreshments, music, moon bounces, door prizes, and awards. $25.

Saturday 9:15-10:15am Mixed Level Yoga, Holsome Holistic Center, 27 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-279-1592. $15.

 Learning

Saturday 2pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. Free.

Family Time

Saturday 9:30am Saturday Breakfast & Craft @ Uptown Playaround. Join us for breakfast and a fun craft with special visit from Diego. Ages: Crawler – 12 Fee: $10 per child, free for members. Registration: Required, call (732) 955-2005 or email mayor@uptownplayaround.com.

 Saturday 10am Chess with Neil Chitaro @ West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System Chess for children with some familiarity with chess. Please bring your own chess set. Ages: For Grades 3 & up Registration: Required

 Saturday 10-10pm Family Fun Maze, Corner Copia Farm Market, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, 609-426-8884. Challenging 10-acre corn maze includes more than two miles of potential pathways depicting a barn and farm animals. $9.99. Bring a flashlight.

Saturday 10:30am Saturday Stories @ Princeton Public Library Stories and songs for children. Ages: 2 – 8 Registration: Not required

Saturday 1:30pm Fall Fingerprints @ Mary Jacobs Library. Leaves are falling and it’s time for fun! Join us as we read fall stories, sing fall songs and make our own autumn trees. Dress for mess, we will be using paint.Ages: 3 – 6 Registration: Required, please call 609-924-7073 ext 5

Saturday 2pm 6th Grade Book Club @ Mary Jacobs Library. A book club just for 6th graders where you choose the books and make the fun. It’s our first meeting for the new school year – come help choose the books to read for the rest of the meetings.Ages: Grade 6 Registration: Required, please call 609-924-7073 ext 5
 
Saturday 2 & 4pm Aladdin, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Musical tale presented by Kaleidoscope Theater. $10.

Saturday 2pm Folk Tales From Afar @ Princeton Public Library. Listen to stories about far away places.Ages: 3 – 8 Registration: Not required

Saturday 2:30pm Heads & Tales Club @ Princeton Public Library . Read any good books lately? Care to share what you have liked? We have a book discussion group just for children who are in the 2nd or 3rd grade in the 2009 school year. Please come and tell us what you are reading. Ages: 7 – 8 Registration: Required

Saturday 2:30pm Word for Word @ Princeton Public Library .Here’s a special group for children who are in the 4th or 5th grade in the 2009 school year. Our Word for Word book club is the place to discuss what you’re reading and get new suggestions from other kids who love to read as much as you do.
Ages: 9 – 10 Registration: Required

Food & Wine

Saturday 9-1pm West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113. Produce, bakery items, meat, coffee, tea, sandwiches, ice cream, pickles, sauces, and flowers. Arts, crafts, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, entertainment programs, and wellness information.

Saturday 9am-1pm Farmers Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, Routes 206 and 518, 908-359-9665. Organic vegetables, breads, flowers, popcorn, honey, and pasture-fed beef and pork.

 Saturday Noon -11pm Fair, Italian American Festival, Mercer County Park, 609-631-7544
‘Tribute to Francis Albert Sinatra’ presented by Joe Piscopo with his band at 8 p.m. Italian-American culture. Music, dance, food, activities for children, rides, art, clothing, Italian products, and memorabilia. Rain or shine. $2. No pets. Boheme Opera performs at 4 p.m.

Saturday 2-5pm Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039

Shopping

Saturday 9-3pm White Elephant Sale, Auxiliary of the University Medical Center at Princeton, University Medical Center at Princeton, first level of the parking garage, 609-497-4068. Annual sale to benefit the Medical Center at Princeton. Items include appliances, hardware, furnishings, linens, drapes, art, antiques, bric-a-brac, books, clothing, accessories, toys, sports equipment, and outdoor supplies.

Saturday 9:30-5pm Book Sale, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922

Saturday 10-5pm Specialty Book Sale, Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897. Specialty sale of autographed, rare books, and boxed sets for sale to benefit the library’s capital campaign. Several hundred books with inscriptions include manuals on repairing pianos to best selling thrillers, as well as books by Charles Goren, Harry Truman, Alistair Cooke, Barbara Bush, and Phillip Margolin. The regular monthly book sale includes hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; miscellaneous media, and art at bargain prices.

Sunday September 27

Arts

Sunday 11-4pm Antiques and Art Show, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Airport, Route 206, 609-921-6748. Dealers with antiques and fine arts to benefit educational programs, exhibitions, and collections care. Appraisals clinic with experts from Rago Auction Center at 1:30 p.m.
Annual three-day community festival to showcase and preserve Italian-American culture. Music, dance, food, activities for children, rides, art, clothing, Italian products, and memorabilia. Rain or shine. $2. No pets. Outdoor mass at 11 a.m.

Sunday 1:30pm A Nice Family Gathering, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Comedy. $27.50 to $29.50.

Sunday 2pm Nunsense, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. Musical comedy. $14.

Sunday 2 & 7:30pm Having Our Say, McCarter Theater at the Berlind, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787.Drama by Emily Mann adapted from the book by Sadie and Bessie Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. $20 to $55. Post performance discussion after the matinee.

Sunday 2pm Jekyll & Hyde, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Dark musical by Cheng/Ferrara Productions. $16.

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Sunday 9-6pm Family Constellation Therapy, Health Choices Institute, 170 Township Line Road, Hillsborough, 908-343-8873. Process to diagnosis, release, and heal patterns and challenges as a result of family past and present. Register. $125.

Sunday 11-7pm Healing Clinic, Needs Approach Counseling, 3571 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 732-220-1663. Meditation and healing tools for depression, anxiety, relationships, and stress. Register. Free.
Sunday 11am Essential Oils Basics, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Presented by Nancy Orlen Weber. Register. $20.

Sunday 2pm From Revolution to Relativity, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748. Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7.

Learning

Sunday 4pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788
2 p.m., Free.

Family Time

Sunday 10-5pm Family Fun Weekend @ Terhune Orchards. Come to Terhune Orchards for a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze and our barnyard of farm animals. Don’t worry about lunch, there’s lots of food available – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and more!  Free.

Sunday 10-10pm Family Fun Maze, Corner Copia Farm Market, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, 609-426-8884. Challenging 10-acre corn maze includes more than two miles of potential pathways depicting a barn and farm animals. $9.99. Bring a flashlight.

Sunday Noon-4pmCorn Maze, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. $8.

Food & Wine

Sunday 9-1pm Farmers Market, Lawrenceville Main Street, 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, and poultry.

Shopping

Sunday 10-5pm Specialty Book Sale, Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
Specialty sale of autographed, rare books, and boxed sets for sale to benefit the library’s capital campaign. Several hundred books with inscriptions include manuals on repairing pianos to best selling thrillers, as well as books by Charles Goren, Harry Truman, Alistair Cooke, Barbara Bush, and Phillip Margolin. Stuff a bag from the regular monthly sale for $3.

Sunday 10-2pm White Elephant Sale, Auxiliary of the University Medical Center at Princeton, University Medical Center at Princeton, first level of the parking garage, 609-497-4069. Annual sale to benefit the Medical Center at Princeton. Items include appliances, hardware, furnishings, linens, drapes, art, antiques, bric-a-brac, books, clothing, accessories, toys, sports equipment, and outdoor supplies.

Weekend Events, the last of August.

August 26, 2009

Hello sweaty people.  Seems our week has been gorgeous but it might be an icky weekend.  Good excuse to see the new Brad Pitt Movie or catch up on some reading.  Princeton has qute a few fun things to offer this weekend and one of our picks is seeing Sarah Donner at the Arts Council Concert Thursday night.  If you haven’t made it to one of these yet, it’s time to pack up the minivan with the kiddos and a picnic and hightail it thattaway for great music and lots of people having fun.  Ask her to play “Dodgeball” and if you are a woman around 40 you’ll remember the trauma of middle school and be grateful you are all grown up.    If you are sans kids Thursday night you should be at Mediterra  from 6-8pm for wine and tapas.  It’s a meet the winemaker event and only $25.  These always sell out so call now and get on their list.    Saturday from 8-4pm is a FREE carotid artery screening at the Medical Center if you are 65 or older and have history of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, history of smoking, or heart disease.  Because we all need to take better care of ourselves.  And speaking of healthy, read on for Yoga and bike rides and info on all of our local Green markets.  Summer’s abundance won’t last forever…..

Thursday August, 27, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Thursday Noon Carnegie Center Concert Series, Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444  Free.

Thursday 6-8pm Sarah Donner, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 609-924-8777
Free., www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Thursday 7pm Summer Night Swing, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400 Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sambroso and Art Baron and the Duke’s Men. Dance lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; open dance at 8 p.m. Behind Salt Creek Grille., www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Thursday 7:30-9:30pm Rahul Acharya, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410 Dance workshop. Register. $40, www.iyiprinceton.com

Thursday 8pm Argentine Tango, Black Cat Tango, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378 Beginner and intermediate classes followed by guided practice. $10., www.theblackcattango.com

Thursday 9pm Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 Hosted by Frank Thewes., www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Thursday 7:30pm McCarter Live, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822., Emily Mann, celebrating 20 years as artistic director of McCarter Theater, discusses a revival of her play, ‘Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.’ The play, adapted from a book by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, and Amy Hill Hearth, will be produced at the Berlind Theater from September 11 to October 18., www.princetonlibrary.org

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Thursday 9:30-3pm  Naturalist II Day Program, Mercer County Park Commission, Baldpate Mountain, 609-989-6540 Hike the mountain, maintain trails, monitor songbirds, and sit by the babbling brook. For children entering grades 5 to 8. Register. $20., http://www.mercercounty.org

Learning

Thursday 8:30am & 1pm Workshop, Princeton Chamber, NJHA Conference Center, 676 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-924-1776 ‘Business Development Strategies that Work’ presented by Terry Adams and Eileen J. Kennedy, CEO of the Kennedy Factor. Register., www.princetonchamber.org

Family Time

10:30 am  @Princeton Public Library: Preschool Stories for ages: 3.5 – 6.  Registration not required

 Food & Wine

Thursday 5pm Italian Buffet Fundraiser, Italian-American Heritage Center, 2421 Liberty Street, Hamilton, 609-631-7544 All you can eat menu. Music by DJ Ron G. Adults, $14; children, $7., www.italianamericanfestival.com

Thursday 6pm Product Cooking Demonstration, Miele Design Center, 9 Independence Way, Princeton, 800-843-7231 Register. Free., www.mieleusa.com

Thursday 6-8pm  Open House, The Grape Escape, 12 Stults Road, Dayton, 609-409-9463  Food from Christopher’s Kitchen and wine tasting. Music by Alter Ego. Free., www.thegrapeescape.net

Thursday 6-8pm Meet and Greet, Mediterra, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609-252-9680  Winemaker Miles Dineen of Crossroads Winery. Wines and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Register. $25., www.terramomo.com

Friday August 28, 2008

Music & Entertainment

Friday 8-11pm Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344
Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12., www.gandjstudios.com

Friday 8:30pm  Movies on Main Street, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400 Screening of ‘Sandlot.’ Bring a chair. In the food court if raining.  Free., www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Friday 10:30 p.m., Impossible Kid, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover. Must be 21., www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Friday 8pm Touching a Goddess, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062
Allied Playwrights presents Marvin Harold Cheiten’s newest play directed by Dan Berkowitz. $16., www.Marvincheiten.com

Friday 8pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Learning

Friday 8:30am Speaking4Biz, CCS Studios, 610 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-1400
”Fine-tuning your pitch for Different Audiences,’ Eileen Sinett, $10. Held the last Friday of each month, www.speakingthatconnects.com

Family Time

Friday 7-8pm , Alex from the Kaleidoscope Band, Plainsboro Recreation, Municipal Complex, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-0909 Family concert. Indoors if it rains. Free., www.plainsboronj.com

Friday 1&4pm The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14., www.svptheatre.org

Food & Wine

Friday 5-8pm Happy Hours, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465
Live music. Food and wine available. Free admission., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

Friday 5:30pm Friday Night Flights: Greece, Elements, 163 Bayard Lane, Princeton, 609-924-0078
Wine pairing and tasting menu. Register. $45., www.elementsprinceton.com

Saturday August 29, 2009

 Music & Entertainment

Saturday 2-4pm Sandy Zio, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-921-2333
Free., www.palmersquare.com

Saturday 6-9pm  Indie Music Night, Griggstown Pavilion, 373 Bunkerhill Road, Princeton, 609-672-1813
Free., www.sarahdonner.com

Saturday 7:30&9:30pm Vanessa Hollingshead and Steve Trevelise, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018 Hollingshead’s comedy topics include dating, drugs, baseball, and her father’s introduction of LSD to Paul McCartney. Reservation. $20., www.catcharisingstar.com

Saturday 8-11pm Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344 Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12., www.gandjstudios.com

Saturday 8pm  Milonga Tangazo, Central Jersey Dance Society, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Road, Princeton, 609-945-1883 Tango lesson and open dancing. No partner needed. $12., www.centraljerseydance.org

Saturday 10:30pm Like Trains and Taxis, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover. Must be 21., www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Saturday 10-Noon, Open House, Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-203-0376 Information about ballet, hip hop, modern dance, jazz, tap, flamenco, and ballroom dance., www.princetondance.com

Saturday 11am-5pm Art Exhibit, Honig Gallery, 47 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 646-345-5538  New works by painter Marilyn Honig.

 Saturday 3-6pm Art Exhibit, Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-799-9000., First day for group photography exhibit, ‘Contemporary Abstract Photography,’ featuring the works of 20 photographers. Reception is Sunday, September 13, 3 to 6 p.m. On view to October 25. Open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., www.princetonalliance.org

Saturday 8pm Touching a Goddess, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Allied Playwrights presents Marvin Harold Cheiten’s newest play directed by Dan Berkowitz. $16., www.Marvincheiten.com

Saturday 8pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Saturday 8am-4pm  Carotid Artery Screening, University Medical Center at Princeton, 291 Witherspoon Street, 609-921-7223 Kenneth Goldman, MD, a board certified surgeon and vascular surgeon, is examining the effectiveness of a new ultrasound screening device for carotid artery disease. Must be 65 or older and have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, history of smoking, or heart disease. Register., www.princetonhcs.org

 Saturday 9am Community Yoga, In Balance Center for Living, 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-4949 Mixed level class. $17., www.inbalancecenter.com

Saturday 10-3pm Walk on the Wild Side, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3703., Self-guided nature walk. Free., www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 1-10am Bicycle Tours, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700
Seven-mile ride. Bring mountain bike and helmet. Register. $10., www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 3:30-5pm Family Nature Programs, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400 ‘Amazing Insects’ program to find, identify, and observe. Register. $5.,

 Learning

Saturday 2pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788
Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 11-3pm Back to School Made Easy, Wegmans, 240 Nassau Park Boulevard, West Windsor, 609-919-9300 Food samplings throughout the store featuring grilled mustard pork tenderloin, rotisserie chicken, fruit salad, blueberry muffins, and blueberry peach smoothies; recipe cards for healthy, easy lunches and suppers; baked potato demonstrations in the produce department; and ‘How to Pack the Perfect Lunch’ checklist. Free., www.wegmans.com

Family Time

Saturday 10-4pm Serom Music, 217 Clarsville Road, West Windsor, 908-331-0535
Preview of Yamaha music education system lessons for different ages throughout the day. Call for schedule. Register. Free., www.serommusic.com

Saturday 10-4pm Fiddle Contest, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Traditional folk music played on fiddles for the Hunterdon Folk Exchange contest. Each fiddler performs two classic tunes of varying tempos. Free admission. Bring chair or blanket., www.howellfarm.org

Saturday 1&4pm The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14., www.svptheatre.org

Food & Wine

Saturday 9-1pm Farmers Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, Routes 206 and 518, 908-359-9665., Organic vegetables, breads, flowers, popcorn, honey, and pasture-fed beef and pork., www.montgomeryfriends.org

Saturday 9-1pm West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113  Quincy Mumford Band led by singer-songwriter Mumford. In 2008, at age 16, he released his first full-length, self-titled album. His four-piece band includes Brian Geary on bass guitar, Karlee Bloomfield on keyboards, Jeff Mann on drums, and Mumford on acoustic guitar. Produce, bakery items, meat, coffee, tea, sandwiches, ice cream, pickles, sauces, and flowers. Arts, crafts, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, entertainment programs, and wellness information. ‘How to Repot Your Orchids’ presented by Susan Gange of Stony Brook Orchards., www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

Saturday 2-5pm Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039
Organic wines., www.coolvines.com

Shopping

Saturday 10-4pm Book Sale, Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; miscellaneous media and art at bargain prices., http://www.lmxac.org/plainsboro

 Sunday August 30, 2009

 Music & Entertainment

Sunday 11-5pm Art Exhibit, Honig Gallery, 47 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 646-345-5538   New works by painter Marilyn Honig.

 Sunday 1pm Carillon Concert, Princeton University, Grover Cleveland Tower, Graduate College, 609-258-3654 Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free.

 Arts

Sunday 11-1pm  Open House, Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-203-0377., Information about ballet, hip hop, modern dance, jazz, tap, flamenco, and ballroom dance., www.princetondance.com

Sunday 2pm Touching a Goddess, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062
Allied Playwrights presents Marvin Harold Cheiten’s newest play directed by Dan Berkowitz. $16., www.Marvincheiten.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Sunday 11-7pm  Healing Clinic, Needs Approach Counseling, 3571 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 732-220-1663 Meditation and healing tools for depression, anxiety, relationships, and stress. Register. Free.,

Sunday 2pm Softball Game, Outer Circle Ski Club, Plainsboro Park, 609-799-4674
Pick up game for adults over 21., http://www.outercircleskiclub.org

Sunday 6:30-8:30pm Rahul Acharya, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410., Dance workshop. Register. $40., www.iyiprinceton.com

Sunday 7-8:45pm Relaxation Workshop, Needs Approach Counseling, Relaxation and Intuition Training, 4446 Route 27, Kingston, 732-220-1663 Andrew Arneson facilitates intensive workshop for relaxation, emotional healing, and intuition development. Register. $20., www.needsapproach.com

Learning

Sunday 2pmHighlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788
Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Sunday 2pm  From Revolution to Relativity, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748 Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7., www.princetonhistory.org

Family Time

Sunday 1&4pm, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14., www.svptheatre.org

Sunday 1:30pm Monarch Madness, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-0609 Introduction to the life cycle, locate monarch eggs and larva, and build a simple hatchery. $5 per car. Register.

 Food & Wine

Sunday 9-1pmFarmers Market, Lawrenceville Main Street, 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300 Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, and poultry., www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

Shopping

Sunday 1-5pm Miniature Book Fair, Miniature Book Conclave, Wyndham Conference Center, 900 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, 877-999-3223 An exhibition and sale of miniature books takes place during the organization’s conference. Books by Plainsboro resident Maria G. Pisano are included. Her works encompass handmade paper, printing, and handbinding. As a book artist, her works are in numerous private and public collections. Free admission.

 Sunday 10-4pm Book Sale, Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stuff a bag for $3., www.lmxac.org/plainsboro

Quirky Baby, baby!

August 25, 2009

Two free hands…..by PScoop blogger extraordinaire Nicole Marino

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Octo-Mom I’m not..

When my second son was born 14 months to the day after my first, and 2 days before the infamous Octuplets I thought to myself, “If she can do it so can I”.  Well I’m not sure how the Octo-Mom survived it but I was not fairing too well.   I needed another set of hands.  If that wasn’t possible I needed a safe place for newborn during the day .  The bassinet wasn’t doing it; only I would do.  After a month of sleepless nights, I google’d fussy baby.  Low and behold the answer to my problems, A BABY SLING!

I was overwhelmed with the variety of slings there were available to choose from.  I’ve had a bad back ever since I can remember and being pregnant for two years wasn’t helping the situation.  Around 5’oclock in the morning I came across what I hoped to not be a mirage – a PERSONAL SLING CONSULANT IN PRINCETON! Quirky Baby was going to save me from my mommy guilt of neglecting my 14 month old; it was going to free up one or dare to dream… BOTH HANDS!

I wish I could remember what my email to quirkybaby.com said, but I am sure it sounded like a cry for help.  Living so close to Jane from Quirky Baby, she suggested I come in with my newborn to try on the carriers.   Some slings were a challenge for me to get on and off.  A fitting was the way to go.  Baby Chase and I agreed;  we decided on the Beco Baby Carrier.  I was torn between picking a fabric for a baby boy or one for a hip mom like myself, so black won out.

I can’t put in words what a lifesaver the carrier is to me, but my husband can attest to my change of mood since I was wearing it.  It calmed my newborn instantly which left me more time to put out “toddler  fires” with both hands!

You can contact Jane McClintock at www.quirkybaby.com or by  phone at (609) 240-4616. She is offering Princeton Scoop moms $5 off of $50+ purchases. Just use coupon code PSCOOP at checkout, or mention it when setting up your in her home appointment!

Got Ed?

August 24, 2009

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Need work on your backhand?
Want to get in better shape?
Want better focus and confidence?
 
Then get on the court (or off the court for mental fitness sessions) with Ed Tseng, the USTA Pro of the Year 2005, mental fitness expert and author. Learn the mental secrets of the world’s greatest athletes in his book, “Game. Set. Life. – Peak Performance for Sports and Life”  which has been on Amazon’s Top 10 for Sports Psychology. Still can’t get enough? Read his daily motivational and inspirational blog at http://www.edtseng.com
 
For a free 10-minute peak performance/mental fitness consultation, email: ed@edtseng.com

We met Ed at the Local Princeton TweetUp and his energy is all clean and shiny.  He can come to you or he regualrly uses the Westin Princeton courts and will be at the new Monroe Sports Center this fall.

Ed has generously told us that if you sign up for 5 outdoor private lessons and mention Princeton Scoop, you’ll get a free signed copy of his book.  Pretty cool!

If you here…..c’mon over

August 22, 2009

Hey PrincetonScoop fans

While you’ll always be able to access our blog directly at https://princetonscoop.wordpress.com

You can now access the blog, sign up for our newsletters, get access to our Twitter feed and friend us on Facebook but skipping on over to our brand spanking new website:

www.princetonscoop.com

We hope you like it!

If you’re here…we’re here: Weekend Events

August 19, 2009

Phew….summer is winding down and it seems like everyone has fled to the beaches/mountains/lakes.  But we’re here for you and have some pretty cool stuff to tell you about this weekend.  Want your own private guru? Check!  Pontoon Boat Tours? Check! Wanna hear music on a on a black, five-string, carbon fiber cello?  Really, you do?  Well check that one off too.  Keep on reading for what’s going down in Princeton this weekend. 

Thursday August 20, 2009

 Music & Entertainment

Thursday 7 p.m., Summer Night Swing, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400 Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sambroso and Art Baron and the Duke’s Men. Dance lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; open dance at 8 p.m. Behind Salt Creek Grille. www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Thursday 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m Rahul Acharya, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410 Dance workshop. Register. $40., www.iyiprinceton.com

Thursday 9 p.m Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855., Hosted by Frank Thewes. www.triumphbrew.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Thursday 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m Pontoon Boat Tours, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor, 609-989-6540., Search for the flora and fauna in the lake area. Binoculars for birding invited. For families and adults. www.mercercounty.org

Thursday 6:30 p.m Yoga, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0275., Ogden Kruger presents gentle yoga with asanas, breathing exercises, and simple mantras. Bring a mat and blanket. Free. www.lambertvillelibrary.org

Family Time

Thursday 10:30am Preschool Stories, Princeton Public Library. Ages 3.5-6. Registration not required.

Thursday 6-8pm The 23rd Annual Summer Courtyard Concert Series Princeton Shopping Center. Enjoy a Summer Concert sponsored by The Arts Council of Princeton with the Voodudes. Free

Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m Parenting Your Teen, Windsor Holistic Health, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 435, Plainsboro, 609-716-8700, ‘Nine Keys,’ a workshop to restore communication and respect in the home. Register. $45.  www.windsorholistichealth.com

Food & Wine

Thursday 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Making the Most of Local Produce, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922. Linda Aldrich, a holistic health counselor, discusses the health and cost benefits of eating locally grown produce. Refreshments. Register. Free. www.mcl.org

Friday August 21, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Friday 7:30 p.m The Alfred James Band, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616., Performance on a black, five-string, carbon fiber cello — standing up. Rain or shine. $12. www.groundsforsculpture.org

Friday10:30 p.m Rainbow Fresh plays live @ Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855., $5 cover. Must be 21. www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Friday 8 p.m., Touching a Goddess, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Allied Playwrights presents Marvin Harold Cheiten’s newest play directed by Dan Berkowitz. Through August 30. $16. www.marvincheiten.com

Friday 8 p.m., The Music of Musicals: The Musical, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333  Musical about popular musicals presented by Pennington Players. $16., www.kelseytheatre.net

Friday 8 p.m., There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766
Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Friday 8:30 p.m., Movies on Main Street, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400  Screening of ‘Bed Knobs & Broomsticks.’ Bring a chair. In the food court if raining.Free., www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Learning

Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Support Group, Autism New Jersey, YMCA, 1315 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton, 609-584-8825 Facilitated by Melissa DeWees. www.autismnj.org

Family Time

Friday 10:30 am Super Stories @ Princeton Public Library – Sophisticated Stories, Ages 6-7, Registration not required. Free

Friday 11 am Tiger Tales, Princeton Public Library, Stories and craft (for safety reasons, infants and toddlers must remain outside the arts & crafts area while program is in session). Ages 3-5 Registration not required. Free

Friday 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14., www.svptheatre.org

Friday 7 p.m., Family Fun Night, Plainsboro Recreation, Municipal Complex, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-0909 Games and activities followed by an outdoor screening of ‘Madagascar Escape 2 Africa.’ Bring blankets, chairs, and flashlights. Free., www.plainsboronj.com

Food & Wine

Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Farmers Market, Greater Hightstown East Windsor Improvement Project, Memorial Park www.downtownhightstown.org

 Saturday August 22, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Saturday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Christopher Dean Band, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-921-2333 Free. www.palmersquare.com

Saturday 6 p.m., Riverside Bluegrass, West Windsor Arts Council, Nassau Park Pavilion, West Windsor, 609-919-1982 Free concert in ‘Celebrate Americana’ summer music series. Bring chairs or blankets. Inside Panera if raining., www.westwindsorarts.org

Saturday  7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m Darla Rich Jazz Quintet, Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-9889., Dinner and dancing., www.hopewellvalleybistro.com

Saturday 7 p.m., Cafe Improv, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777   Music, poetry, and comedy. Register to perform. $2. www.cafeimprov.com

 Saturday 8 p.m., Performers in the Round, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-877  www.groversmillcoffee.com

Saturday 10:30 p.m.  FE Band, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover. Must be 21., www.triumphbrew.com

Saturday 7:40 p.m. to 11 p.m., Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-924-6763 Instruction and dance. $8., www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Saturday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344., Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12. www.gandjstudios.com

Arts

Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Art Exhibit, Honig Gallery, 47 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 646-345-5538 New works by painter Marilyn Honig.

Saturday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Art Exhibit, Design Within Reach, 30 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-0899 Reception for ‘Late Summer Art’ featuring Arpie Najarian’s mixed media, Robin Resh’s colorscapes, and Ron Tarver’s black and white photographs. Refreshments. Register by E-mail at princeton@dwr.comwww.dwr.com

Saturday 8 p.m., Touching a Goddess, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Allied Playwrights presents Marvin Harold Cheiten’s newest play directed by Dan Berkowitz. $16. www.marvincheiten.com

Saturday 8 p.m., There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Bicycle Tours, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700 Seven-mile ride. Bring mountain bike and helmet. Register. $10., www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 9 a.m., Resonance Repaterning, Windsor Holistic Health, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 435, Plainsboro, 609-716-8700 One on one. Register. $60. www.windsorholistichealth.com

Saturday 9 a.m., Community Yoga, In Balance Center for Living, 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-4949 Mixed level class. $17  www.inbalancecenter.com

Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walk on the Wild Side, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700 Self-guided nature walk. Free. www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 10:30 a.m. to Noon: Seminar@ Chicklet Bookstore, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, 609-279-2121., ‘What is a Guru and Why You Need One’ presented by Acharya Girish Jha. Register., www.chickletbooks.com

Saturday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Blood Drive, New Jersey Blood Services, Westin Hotel, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 800-933-2566 www.nybloodcenter.org

Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Anatomy of the Lower Body, One Yoga Center, 405 Route 130, East Windsor, 609-918-0963 Strengthen and stretch the major muscles through yoga practice, at 2 p.m., $50. Also, psychic readings with Nancy Tursi from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $30 for 15 minutes. Also, crystal workshop with Tursi from 2 to 4 p.m., $30. Register. www.oneyogacenter.net

Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Insight Meditation Open House, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294 Presented by Beth Evard. Register. Free. www.princetonyoga.com

Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Family Nature Programs, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400 ‘Dragons of the Summer Skies’ presented by Chris Magarelli. Register. $5. www.njaudubon.org

Learning

Saturday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Job Search Workshop, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462 Jennifer Worringer, an information librarian, presents a job search seminar. Individual resume reviews from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Register.

Saturday 2 p.m., Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788 Free. www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Family Time

Saturday 9:30 am Saturday Breakfast & Craft Uptown Playaround, Join us for breakfast and a fun craft with special visit from Elmo, Ages crawler-12, $10 per child, free for members, Registration required, call call (732) 955-2005 or email mayor@uptownplayaround.com. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Potato Harvest, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Free. www.howellfarm.org

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Serom Music, 217 Clarsville Road, West Windsor, 908-331-0535  Preview of Yamaha music education system lessons for different ages throughout the day. Call for schedule. Register. Free. www.serommusic.com

Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 15th Birthday Bash, Kiddie Academy, 2557 Route 130, Cranbury, 609-655-7780 Pony rides, petting zoo, moon bounce, food, and games. Register.

Saturday 12:30pm  Monet’s Giverny Gardens Mural Workshop Paul Robeson Center for the Arts  Join local artist Libby Ramage in recreating Monet’s Giverny Gardens. This hour long session will introduce children to Monet’s work at Giverny and lead the group in completing a mural which will hang in The Robeson Center and in individual works to be taken home. Libby will instruct your child in texture painting, pastel flowers, paper butterflies, water lilies and much more. Ages 5-10. $20 per child, $5 early registration discount.

Saturday 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14., www.svptheatre.org

Food & Wine

Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113 Produce, bakery items, meat, coffee, tea, sandwiches, ice cream, pickles, sauces, and flowers. Arts, crafts, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, entertainment programs, and wellness information., www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Farmers Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, Routes 206 and 518, 908-359-9665  Organic vegetables, breads, flowers, popcorn, honey, and pasture-fed beef and pork., www.montgomeryfriends.org

Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039 California vs. Chablis. www.coolvines.com

Sunday August 23, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Sunday 1pm Carillon Concert, Princeton University, Grover Cleveland Tower, Graduate College, 609-258-3654 Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free.

Sunday 2pm Poets Invitational, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089 Annual event seeks poets, writers, and musicians to debut their work. Rain or shine. Register. Free with park admission. www.groundsforsculpture.org

Sunday 6-9pm Outdoor Dancing, Central Jersey Dance Society, Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-945-1883 Tango, swing, ballroom, and Latin dancing. No partner needed. Surface is smooth stone. Free. www.centraljerseydance.org

Arts

Sunday 2pm Touching a Goddess, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Allied Playwrights presents Marvin Harold Cheiten’s newest play directed by Dan Berkowitz. $16 www.marvincheiten.com

Sunday 2pm The Music of Musicals: The Musical, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 Musical about popular musicals presented by Pennington Players. $16  www.kelseytheatre.net

Sunday 2pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Sunday 2pm Softball Game, Outer Circle Ski Club, Plainsboro Park, 609-799-4674  Pick up game for adults over 21. www.outercircleskiclub.org

Sunday 7-8:45pm Relaxation Workshop, Needs Approach Counseling, Relaxation and Intuition Training, 4446 Route 27, Kingston, 732-220-1663 Andrew Arneson facilitates intensive workshop for relaxation, emotional healing, and intuition development. Register. $20., www.needsapproach.com

Learning

Sunday 2pm From Revolution to Relativity, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748 Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7. www.princetonhistory.org

Family Time

Sunday 12-4pm Sunday Funday: Corn Roast Festival, Shady Brook Farm Don’t miss this seasonal family fun festival including a Moonbounce & Giant Slide, Kids Crafts, Informational seminars on seasonal and farm-related topics, a Playground, Hayrides ($3) and food, drinks, and ice cream available (for extra fees). All Ages. Free.

Sunday 1&4pm The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14. www.svptheatre.org

Food & Wine

Sunday 9-1pm Farmers Market, Lawrenceville Main Street, 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300 Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, and poultry., www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

No more tan lines. For realz.

August 18, 2009

We aren’t a beauty blog and never aim to be.  What we’ve promised is we’ll get you the inside scoop.  This scoop comes to you from a good friend and the host of t.v.’s past season of The Wandering Golfer on the Fine Living Network, Miss Gia Bocra.  As a golf pro her tan is golden, except for her feet which are the whitest things I have ever seen.  Recently we went to an event and I had no idea how she’d pull off her high heels with her white feet and tan legs.

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Here is the secret weapon.   Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs.

May sound tacky, gaudy or awfully New Jerzey but it really works.  It will take any man or woman from farmer’s tan/white footed golf goddess to near perfection in about 2 minutes.

We are thinkin’ you’ve maybe been to the pool/Vineyard/beaches all summer and just might have a September wedding to attend and you aren’t quite sure how you will pull off that strapless dress/nude leg/ collarless shirt deal.  This is your answer in a bottle.  And under $15 at your local drug store.

It is a little messy, has a faint scent, and can stain (watch out) but if you are looking for a simple answer to what could be a nightmare-ish problem….Sally will save you.  And we know that even though it says “leg makeup” it just about works anywhere….though we haven’t tested “everywhere”!

More from Miss Gia Bocra if you want to follow a cool golf blogger here: giabocra.blogspot.com

Watershed Butterfly Festival This Saturday 8/15

August 13, 2009

watershedThis community festival offers fun for the entire family! Enjoy naturalist guided tours of the Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House, nature hikes, live entertainment, local food, children’s activities, and an array of demonstrations and exhibits about the environment and conservation. New for 2009- Fill out your “Butterfly Festival Passport” by visiting the Watershed Association’s Conservation, Advocacy, Science, and Education Zones to learn about how you can protect clean water and the environment and receive a special prize! Stay tuned to http://www.thewatershed.org for more information. Fee: $5 per person/ $15 per carload.  Hours: 10-4 pm

Location: 31 Titus Mill Road : Pennington NJ