Our Weekend Picks

MothersDayThursday May 8
Dare you to turn off your computer/put down your phone after reading this email: it’s Screen Free Week – a week dedicated to unplugging, and spending time together. (Crazy thought, huh?) The Princeton Public Library has programming that coincides with Screen Free Week – including Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, playing a live show in Hinds Plaza. Turn off the tv, get the family together, and head to the library for some wholesome fun. FREE, 7pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

How about another live music option for your Thursday night? The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will be performing live at Richardson Auditorium in its ‘Winds of Spring’ concert. Comprised of musicians from Princeton’s undergraduate and graduate student bodies, the PUWE ‘performs both traditional and modern concert band literature,’ and this concert will celebrate the culmination of the ensemble’s year. $10, 7:30pm. princetonuniversityconcerts.org

Friday May 9
One of our favorite local toy shops is celebrating one year in business with a weekend of family fun! On Saturday, head to Sticks and Stones Toy Shop, located on Seminary Ave in Hopewell, for a ‘Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza’ from 5-8pm. This event is just one fun part of the celebration. Get the full line up and learn more about this super sweet shop on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sticksandstoneshopewell

Spring weather = outdoor time. Extend that to your Friday movie night with an outdoor screening of ‘Julie & Julia’ at Kuser Farm Mansion in Hamilton. The film will be projected on an 18 foot screen! Bring a chair, a blanket or a cushion and catch the flick for free. 7pm.

WholeFoodsMothersDayThis Saturday at Whole Foods Market Princeton – D.I.Y for M-O-M!
Visit the store on Saturday at 10am for D.I.Y Mother’s Day!! Kids can make pasta necklaces, build a mason jar/gift basket and Create a custom bath salt for Mom! Moms: sign up at the Customer Service Booth for chakra readings. The first 25 moms to sign up will receive a complimentary essential oil! It wouldn’t be a Whole Foods celebration without samples: try a variety of Mother’s Day treats.

Saturday May 10
Spring is here, and here’s how we know it: Saturday is the opening day of West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market. Located at the Princeton Junction Train Station, the market is packed with local vendors selling produce, flowers, baked goods and more. Live music makes the day even more delightful! Stock up for spring with the best of the best from our local producers. 9am-1pm. www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

The Waldorf School of Princeton invites you to celebrate May at their annual May Fair this Saturday. Open to families from the entire community, the festival offers live music, kids’ activities, food & craft vendors and, of course, a May pole to dance around! Rain or shine. Admission is free. 11am-4pm. www.princetonwaldorf.org

How clean are our streams? Find out! Pennington Public Library hosts ‘How Clean is My Stream’ – a stream walk – at Kunkel Park in Pennington. Wear old sneaks or boots so you can wade into the shallow water & learn all about our local stream systems. 10am, FREE. Register in advance. www.penningtonlibrary.org

Sunday, May 11
Mother’s Day! (Psst: consider this your reminder to run out and pick up a card, brunch ingredients or a little something for your momma!) Wishing a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day to you, Moms of the Princeton area!

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