Our Weekend Picks

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 1.47.25 PMFriday October 16
Beautiful weather this weekend – so how ‘bout a hike? The Mercer County Park Commission invites teens & adults to stretch their legs and enjoy the fall weather with their ‘Just a Hike’ program. This week’s hike will happen at the Fiddler’s Creek Preserve in Titusville. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your water, and find some new trails! FREE, 12-2pm. mercercounty.org

Book lovers won’t want to miss this huge annual event! The Princeton Public Library Book Sale begins on Friday (and runs through the weekend.) Browse hundreds of books and audio-visual items to find your new favorites or that hidden gem. Friday is the preview sale, $10. 10am-12pm. For full details visit www.princetonlibrary.org

Saturday October 17
It’s a Food Truck Fiesta at Mercer County Park – all to benefit One Simple Wish Head to the Fairgrounds to enjoy street food & tasty eats from 35+ area food trucks, along with live music, beer & wine, and family-friendly activities. 11am-7pm. foodtruckfiesta-nj.com

Here comes Lindbergh! In case you haven’t heard, Morven Museum is about to open an exhibition dedicated to Charles & Anne Morrow Lindbergh – the “Couple of an Age.” To kick things off, they’re building a reinterpretation of Lindy’s famous plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, on the great lawn! Chicago-based artist Bernard Williams will recreate the craft with the help of volunteers. Want to lend a hand? Sign up to participate in one of two shifts! (No skill necessary!) 10am or 12:30pm. www.morven.org

The Princeton University Art Museum invites art lovers of all ages to ‘Horses and Heroes,’ a program exploring the ‘Shahnama,’ the Persian Book of Kings. Take in the illustrations, and learn all about the tales, and create a masterpiece of your own inspired b
y the ancient heroes. FREE, 10:30am and 1pm.
artmuseum.princeton.edu

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather while learning about our native trees with a guided walk at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. Join the park naturalist at the Nature Center, then explore the park while learning how to I.D. some of the most common trees in our area. FREE, 1-3pm. 609-737-0609

Looking for even more fall fun? Don’t miss ‘The Scary Scoop,’ our round up of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted hayrides and more, ranked from ‘Family Friendly’ to ‘Totally Terrifying!’