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

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.com. www.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


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