Ahhh September: Weekend Events

Howdy People! Enjoy the last weekend of summer…make sure to BBQ, swim, sun, fish, and frolic before you need to pack up lunchboxes and backpacks for school. This weekend seems a bit sleepy in Princeton but we like to think of it as the calm before the storm of great stuff happening around town this fall. Apple picking has begun at Terhune and we are trying to wrap our heads around potential Halloween costumes as we take one big collective breath of these last warm days. We hope you’ve enjoyed your summer and have so many great things on tap for this fall. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletters, be sure to visit us at www.princetonscoop.com and sign up right on the homepage. We’ll bring you our top event picks every weekend plus other cool offerings. Where ever you roam on the web, we aim to meet you there with lots to share about our cool town. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Music & Entertainment

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 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

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Thursday 6-9pm Peak Performance Workshop and US Open Tennis Party, Mrs. G. TV & Appliances, 2960 Route 1, Lawrenceville, 609-882-1444 Ed Tseng, author of ‘Game.Set.Life: Peak Performance for Sports and Life.’ Tseng, a tennis teaching pro, fitness expert, and motivational speaker, presents a seminar. Register. Free. www.mrsgs.com

Learning

Thursday 7:30pm Princeton Area Junior Woman’s Club, West Windsor Library, 33 North Post Road, 609-799-7089, Meeting of a volunteer service organization group. New members welcome. www.pajwc.blogspot.com

Family Time

Thursday 10 a.m. Car Seat Safety, East Brunswick Public Library, Two Jean Walling Civic Center, 732-390-6767 East Brunswick Police present information on car seat safety and perform individual safety checks by appointment. Free., www.ebpl.org

Thursday 10am-5pm Open House, Musicians in the Making, 666 Plainsboro Road, Building 500, Suite 505, Plainsboro, 609-750-0600, Musikgarten for ages birth to six years and their family. Register. Free. www.musiciansinthemaking.com

Thursday 10am Historical Society of Princeton, Picturing Princeton: A Special Walking Tour for Kids, Activities: Looking for something fun to do with the kids before school starts? Join HSP for a special walking-and-drawing tour of downtown Princeton. Children will learn about history and architecture as they sketch buildings in town and on campus. We.ll wrap up the tour by making a .Then and Now. postcard. The tour is limited to 15 children; parents must accompany their child or children. Ages: 6 and up Registration: Suggested. Please call (609) 921-6748 x100 or email Jeanette@princetonhistory.org Fee: $5 per child, $4 for members, adult chaperones are free.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Friday 9-4pm Art Exhibit, Gourgaud Gallery, 23 North Main Street, Cranbury, 609-395-0900
First day for ‘Four Art Exhibit’ by workshop artists in classes ‘Perspective’ with Donna Senopoulis, ‘Drawing’ with Barbara Harding-Siebert, ‘Figure Drawing’ by John Murdoch, and ‘Experimenting with Watercolor’ with Barbara Cox. Reception on Saturday, September 12, 1 to 3 p.m. On view to September 27. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.gourgaudhist.htm

Friday 4pm Anime Films Series, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822
Screening of ‘Sprited Away’ inaugurates the library’s new film series. Free. www.princetonlibrary.org

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 9pm Franklin-Alison Jazz Combo, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403
Jazz, blue, swing, and funk.

Friday 10:30pm Steppin’ Razor, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover. Must be 21. www.triumphbrew.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

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

Friday 7-8:45pm Drum Circle for Adults, Center for Relaxation and Healing, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 635, Plainsboro, 609-750-7432 No experience required. Drums provided or bring your own. $15. www.relaxationandhealing.com

Family Time

Friday 10:30am Singalong with Pat McKinley West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System Activities: Join Pat McKinley for a singalong. All ages. Free.

Friday 11am Tiger Tales Cotsen Children.s 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 years old Registration: Not required

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

Friday 7pm Alice in Wonderland, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 20 Minutes to Curtain Productions. $50. www.kelseytheatre.net

Food & Wine

Friday 6pm Barrel Tapping, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, 215-862-8300
Opening of Altbier. www.triumphbrew.com

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Saturday 7-10pm Larry Tritel and Guy DeRosa, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream, 183 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0454 www.larrytritel.com

Saturday 7-10pm Carole Lynne Quartet, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200 www.saltcreekgrille.com

Saturday 7:30-10:30pm No Name Dance California Mix, Central Jersey Dance Society, Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-945-1883, Salsa lesson with Henri Velandia 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 8pm Eryn Shewell, Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-4377 Blues. www.smallworldcoffee.com

Saturday 10:30pm 15 Keys, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover. Must be 21. www.triumphbrew.com

Learning

Saturday 10am House Tour, Lawrence Historical Society, Brearley House, Meadow Lane, Lawrenceville, 609-895-1728 Free. www.thelhs.org

Saturday 11:30am Quilt Lovers Open House, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822 Meg Cox, author of ‘The Quilter’s Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide.’ She will display quilts and fabric free for anyone who wants to start a simple quilt. www.princetonlibrary.org

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

Family Time

Saturday 9:30-4pm Plowing Match, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Old-fashioned plowing and obstacle course competitions, pony rides, music, and prizes. Sheep, chickens, and pigs may be seen in the farmyard. Novice class for hand plowers ages 16 and up at 11 a.m. Experienced plowers may compete in the Old Time Class at 10:30 a.m. Register before 10:15 a.m. Mary Tolmie and Charles Napravnik, who met at the match several years ago, will marry at noon. Raindate for plowing match is Saturday, September 12. www.howellfarm.org

Saturday 10am-4pm Serom Music, 217 Clarksville 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 10:30am Saturday Stories Princeton Public Library Activities: Stories and songs for children Ages: 2 . 8 Registration: Not required

Saturday Noon The All-Ages Show Cotsen Children.s Library Activities: 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 2&7pm Alice in Wonderland, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 20 Minutes to Curtain Productions. $16., www.kelseytheatre.net

Food & Wine

Saturday 9am-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. www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

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. www.montgomeryfriends.org

Saturday 11am-7pm Indo-American Fair, Shirdi Sai Dham, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 609-275-1334 Seventh annual entertainment and cultural festival features handicrafts, ethnic dresses, fashion, henna, jewelry, and Indian foods. Entertainers include RDB along with Nindy Kaur. www.indoamericanfair.com

Sunday September 6, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Sunday 1-4pm Tom Glover, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, 215-862-8300
Irish and cover tunes. www.triumphbrew.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Sunday 11am-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., www.needsapproach.com

Learning

Sunday 2pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788
2 p.m. 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 2pm Alice in Wonderland, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 20 Minutes to Curtain Productions. $16. www.kelseytheatre.net

Sunday 3:30pm Sunday Stories Princeton Public Library Activities: Come listed to stories. Ages: 2 . 8 Registration: Not required

Food & Wine

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

Sunday 11am-7pm Indo-American Fair, Shirdi Sai Dham, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 609-275-1334 Seventh annual entertainment and cultural festival features handicrafts, ethnic dresses, fashion, henna, jewelry, and Indian foods. Entertainers include RDB along with Nindy Kaur. www.indoamericanfair.com


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