P.S. Major Weekend Goings-On

Good weekend to stick around and play. Canning and Freezing Class at Terhune, big time bike happenings if you are a peddler, music galore both in PSquare and Princeton Shopping Center, kayak the feeder canal with the kiddos….tons o’ fun to be had. Hoping the rain stays aways and fluffy clouds and a cool breeze fills the days here in lovely Princeton. Whatever you plan on doing stay safe and enjoy a little down time! xoxoPScoop.

All things musical:

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

Thursday Noon – 2, Music Fest 2009, Mercer County, Mill Yard Park, Trenton, 609-448-7107 Wenonah Brooks with jazz. Food and beverages available. Activities and prizes for children. Bring blanket, chair, and picnic. Free, www.whatsgoingonthisweekend.com

Thursday 6 pm Patty Larkin Live Concert, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, Harrison Street, Princeton., 609-924-8771 Free., www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Thursday 7 pm Music in the Park Series, Lawrenceville Main Street, Weeden Park, Main Street, 609-219-9300 7 p.m., Blawenburg Band in concert. Bring a chair. Free., www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

Thursday 7:30 pm Jazz Concert, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822 Steve Hiltner and the Sustainable Jazz Ensemble, a jazz trio, in concert., www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday 8 pm So Percussion, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Plaza, 609-924-8822 Percussion quartet in concert, www.princetonlibrary.org

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

Friday 7:30 pm, Music Fest Weekend, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771 Musical festival hosted by Chris Jankoski of West Windsor. Musical entertainment by Stu Laermer, Piano Dave, August, Blue Heart, and Jankoski. Continues on Saturday, August 1. Free., www.groversmillcoffee.com

Friday 10:30 pm The Backbeat, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover., www.triumphbrew.com

Saturday 2-4 pm Carnaby Street Band, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-921-2333, Free, www.palmersquare.com

Saturday 6-9 pm Music Fest 2009, Mercer County, Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor, 609-448-7107 Ernie White Band presents rock and roll. Food and beverages available. Activities and prizes for children. Bring blanket, chair, and picnic. Free, www.whatsgoingonthisweekend.com

Saturday 6-8 pm Country and Bluegrass Music Show, WDVR-FM, Lambertville Assembly of God Church, 638 Route 518, Lambertville, 609-397-1620 Heartlands Hayride Band. $10. Food available., www.wdvrfm.org

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

Saturday 8 pm, So Percussion, Princeton University, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Music Center, 609-258-4241 Percussion quartet in concert. Free., www.princeton.edu

Saturday 8-10 pm Charles Laurita, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919 www.itsagrind.com

Saturday 9:30 pm Sonic Tonic, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403 Dance party with DJ Darius features hip hop, house club, 1980s music and today’s jams.

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

Sunday 2 pm Musical Theater, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465 ‘French Cabaret’ presented by Danielle Sinclair, Denise Mihalik, and Kathy Shanklin. $15., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thursday 11 am Rumpelstiltskin, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Family show about a king and a young girl. $5., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Thursday 2 & 8 pm A Chorus Line, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Thursday 8 pm, No Time for Comedy, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 8 p.m., Comedy about a playwright. $20., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Thursday 8:15 pm The Tempest, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, 973-408-5600 Shakespeare’s mystical drama on the outdoor stage. $29 to $70., www.shakespearenj.org

Friday 11 & 1, The Wizard of Oz, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $8., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Friday 7:30, Marti Allen, Karon Kate Blackwell, and Steve Trevalise, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018 Allen, a vintage Vegas performer, and his wife, who plays the straight woman to his shenanigans. Reservation. $25 www.catcharisingstar.com

Friday 8 pm 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 pm Assassins, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical comedy presented by Cheng/Ferrara Productions. $16., www.kelseytheatre.net

Friday 8 pm No Time for Comedy, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Comedy about a playwright. $20., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Friday 8 pm A Chorus Line, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 8 p.m., Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Saturday 10 am Gallery Display, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462 Paintings by Conrad Newman. On view to August 30.

Saturday 10:30 am Adult Workshop: Stone Carving, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 Five sessions with master stone carver Steve Flom. Register. $260., www.groundsforsculpture.org

Saturday 11 & 1 The Wizard of Oz, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 $8., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

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

Saturday 4 & 8 pm A Chorus Line, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Saturday 8 pm 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

Saturday 8 pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical presented by Yardley Players. $16., www.kelseytheatre.net

Saturday 8 pm , No Time for Comedy, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Comedy about a playwright. $20., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Sunday 1-4 pm Art Exhibit, Gourgaud Gallery, 23 North Main Street, Cranbury, 609-395-0900 Opening reception for ‘Tamara’s Travels,’ an exhibit of recent paintings and collages by Cranbury art teacher Tamara Woronczuk featuring trips to Paris, Giverny, Arizona, New Mexico, and Tuscany. On view to August 30. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., www.gourgaudhist.htm

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

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

Sunday 2pm Assassins, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical comedy presented by Cheng/Ferrara Productions. $16., www.kelseytheatre.net

Sunday 2pm No Time for Comedy, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Comedy about a playwright. $16, www.princetonsummertheater.org

Sunday 2pm A Chorus Line, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Sunday 4-9 pm Multicultural Dance, Web of Compassion, Albert Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-497-4598 Salsa, flamenco, tango, Afro Cuban, Israel dancing. Music by Funkologist. Donations invited to support relief efforts for community, national, and international charities., www.webofcompassion.org

LEARNING

Thursday 7 pm Sustainability at Home, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922 Ralph Copleman, executive director of Sustainable Lawrence; and Mike Winka, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, discuss ways to take advantage of the environment. Register., www.mcl.org

Thursday 7 pm Writing Tips, South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000 Marie Lamba, author of ‘What I meant…,’ her young adult novel about a teen, her Indian father, and her American mother. She will also chat about her newest manuscript, ‘Dawn,’ about a New Jersey teen artist who moves to England. Lamba talks about methods to make a book come to life. Booksigning follows. Books available for $17., www.sbpl.info

Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Overeaters Anonymous, Princeton Alliance Church, Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-750-7349 12-step program with meetings, studies, discussion, and speakers, www.overeatersanonymous.com

Saturday ALL DAY starting at 9am Introduction to Photoshop, Mercer County Community College, Conference Center, West Windsor, 609-570-3311 Through Saturday, August 22. Register. $261., www.mccc.edu

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

Saturday 11-4 pm Summer Social, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 Music of the 1950s. Workshops for dancing, making musical instruments, recording a song, and creating sculpture with found objects. Also malts, root beer floats, and sundaes. Free with park admission., www.groundsforsculpture.org

Sunday 2 pm 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

Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m 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., www.mercercounty.org

Thursday 12:30 pm, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of ‘The Nanny Diaries,’ speak about their first young adult novel, ‘The Real Real,’ a behind-the-scenes reality TV show. Teens are invited to meet the authors and discuss the new book., www.mcl.org

Thursday 3:30 pm, Drop-In Program, Princeton Public Library, Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529 Crafts, games, improvisation, music, and poetry, www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm, Juggling in the Park, Plainsboro Recreation Park Ranger Division, Morris Davison Park, Plainsboro Road, 609-799-0909 For ages 5 and up using bean bags and tennis balls. Free., www.plainsboronj.com

Friday 11 a.m., Rumpelstiltskin, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Family show about a king and a young girl. $5., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Friday 11 am, 2 & 5 Thomas & Friends Live, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469 ‘A Circus Comes to Town.’ $15 to $40., www.statetheatrenj.org

Friday 1-4 pm Young Artists Workshops, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 ‘Stories on Stage’ explores the world of fairy tales by being a part of the action. For ages 7 to 12. Register. $30., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Friday 4-8 pm 4-H Fair: It’s Easy Being Green, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Bring projects for arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, and woodworking., www.howellfarm.org Also all day Saturday and Sunday.

Friday 7 pm Outdoor Movie Night, Lambertville Public Library, Eli Field, Lambertville, 609-397-0275 Instrument petting zoo introduces children to music instruments. Screening of ‘The Sound of Music.’ Bring chairs, blankets, drinks, and snacks. Free., www.lambertvillelibrary.org

Saturday 10 & 12:30 pm 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 Fee: $20.00 per child, $5.00 early registration discount.

Sunday 10:30-5 pm Annual Family Picnic, India Foundation of Metropolitan Princeton, West Windsor Community Park, 609-799-5675 Food, cricket, face painting, moonwalk, volleyball, bingo, and music. Bring chairs. $12. Register online., www.ifmpnj.org

Saturday 11:30 am Story Time @ Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street Readings of new and classic picture books. Ages: 5 and under, Free

Saturday 6 pm Family Night Movie, East Windsor Township, Etra Lake Park, East Windsor, 609-443-4000 Large screen viewing of ‘Cars,’ musical entertainment, inflatable rides, games, and vendors., www.east-windsor.nj.us

FOOD & WINE

Thursday 5-8 pm Singles Night, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403 Discount appetizers and drinks. Bring your .A. game.

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

Friday 6-9 pm Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995., Jazz guitar. Eat good food, drink good wine, listen to good tunes.

Saturday 9-1 pm 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 9-1 pm Farmers Market, Pennington Market, 25 Route 31, Pennington, 609-737-0058 Local produce, cooking classes, live music, environmental workshops, and demonstrations of earth-friendly products and ideas.

Saturday 9-1 pm West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113 Chuck Schaeffer and Astronaut Jones present folk, bluegrass, country, country rock, and Americana. 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 10 am Canning and Freezing Class, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310 Food preservation know-how in this once-a-summer class. Rain or shine. Register. Free., www.terhuneorchards.com

Saturday 2-5 pm Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Old World Style Made Modern., www.coolvines.com

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

OUTDOORS & EXERCISE

Thursday 6-8 a.m Yoga Intensive, Four Winds Yoga, 114 West Franklin Avenue, Pennington, 609-818-9888 Register. $25., www.fourwindsyoga.com

Thursday 7:05 pm Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326 vs. Harrisburg. $5 to $10., www.trentonthunder.com

Friday 6-8 am Yoga Intensive, Four Winds Yoga, 114 West Franklin Avenue, Pennington, 609-818-9888 Register. $25., www.fourwindsyoga.com

Friday 1 pm, Kayak the Feeder Canal, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Bulls Island, 2185 Daniel Bray Highway, Stockton, 609-924-5705 Leisure paddle along the waters. Kayaks for rent. Participants must wear personal flotation devices, be 13 or older, and have kayaking experience. Register. Program is free., www.dandrcanal.com

Friday 7:30-9:45 pm Salsa Mambo Dance Class, Pennington Ewing Athletic Club, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, 609-883-2000 Fundamentals and basics on how to dance properly with your partner. $15., www.peachealthfitness.com

Saturday 7 am Princeton Bicycling Event, Princeton Free Wheelers, Mercer County College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-882-4739 The club’s 29th annual touring extravaganza gives bikers a choice of six tours through central New Jersey ranging from 20 to 100 miles, from easy, flat terrain to rugged hill climbs. Anyone who rides a bicycle safely and wears an approved helmet is invited. All rides begin and end at Mercer County College. $30 adults; $10 ages 16 and under., www.princetonfreewheelers.com

Saturday 8-10 am 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 8-4 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 8-1:30 pm Blood Drive, American Red Cross, Elks Club, 101 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, 800-GIVELIFE www.pleasegiveblood.org

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

Saturday 10-3 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 am Bike the Canal, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Bulls Island, 2185 Daniel Bray Highway, Stockton, 609-924-5705 15-mile morning bike ride. Bring bicycle. Register. Free, www.dandrcanal.com

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


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