Weekend Events, the last of August.

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., 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., 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., 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


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