Thursday, August 14
Get back to the ABC’s on Thursday night with Princeton Public Library’s Spelling Bee. Join the PPL team at the fireplace on the second floor for a spelling bee for students in grades 4-8, complete with prizes. FREE, register in advance. 6:30pm. www.princetonlibrary.org
Friday, August 15
Everyone’s favorite cartoon duo is on an adventure, in their biggest journey yet (including finding out a huge secret about a certain platypus.) It’s Phineas and Ferb! Head to the Lambertville Library for a movie matinee of ‘Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension.’ FREE, 2pm. www.lambertvillelibrary.org
Add this Farmer’s Market to your weekly local shopping rotation. The Forrestal Village Farm Fresh Market happens in the center of Forrestal Village and includes veggies, fruit, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, baked goodies and more. With special events like cooking demos and kids activities, this market always has a little something extra in store. FREE, 11am-2pm. http://pfvillage.com/fm/
Take the Teacher an Apple from Whole Foods Market
Shiny red apples are a back to school classic, and your apples can make a difference in the lives of kids! From August 20th-27th, Whole Foods Market will be donating $.50 per pound from Organic Gala Apples sold to the Whole Kids Foundation. Pack those lunch boxes full of fresh apples and it won’t just be your family that’s getting a healthy lunch. Learn all about the Whole Kids Foundation and be sure to shop next week!
Saturday, August 16
What did our neighbors eat in the 1740s? Visit Washington Crossing State Park this Saturday and see, smell and taste it for yourself. The historic Nelson House hearth will be the scene and seasonal recipes from the 1740s will be prepared. Stop in and learn about summer food during colonial times. FREE, 1-4pm. 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-737-2515
It’s an old-fashioned scavenger hunt at the Mapleton Preserve in Kingston! The Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands are hosting a nature and history themed hunt through the fields and trails of the preserve. Make a team with your family & be sure to bring a camera and a sketch book to document items that may be too big to collect. FREE, 10am-12pm. www.fpnl.org
Dig, dig, dig! It’s time for the potato harvest at Howell Living History Farm, and you can help. The potatoes were planted by volunteers this spring, and the first crop is ready to be harvested. Head out into the fields and help gather the potatoes, which will be donated to the Greater Mercer Food Cooperative. FREE, 11am-3pm. www.howellfarm.org
Sunday, August 17
End the summer with a little sangria at Terhune Orchards. Fresh fruit + locally made wine = perfect summer evening. Sangria Weekends at the orchard include red & white sangrias, tasting other wines, and enjoying local art. FREE, 12-5pm. www.terhuneorchards.com
Have you ever wanted to learn to kayak? This is your chance! Meet at the Nature Center at the Washington Crossing State Park for an afternoon of recreational kayaking. Learn the technique and give it a shot. Prepare to get wet, so wear old shoes. FREE. Register in advance: 609-737-0609. 1:30-3pm.