All we can do right now is dream of spring – flowers, green grass, and… butterflies! Spend some time preparing for spring and learn how to attract butterflies to your yard this spring with the Master Gardeners of Mercer County’s ‘Grow Your Own Butterflies’ lecture at Lawrence Library. Learn about local butterflies, and what plants attract them. Register, 7pm. www.mgofmc.org
Pianist J.J. Penna and students from Westminster Choir College present ‘American Song: A 20th Century Retrospective’ at the school’s Bristol Chapel this Friday night. The show will feature songs composed between 1917 and 1998 by some of America’s most renowned composers. $15, 8pm. www.rider.edu
Calling all yogis – join in on the party as YogaSoul of Princeton Junction celebrates its first birthday. Starting with community movie night & Thai massage on Friday night, things continue all weekend long with free yoga, donation practices, and more. Movie night starts at 7:30pm. More info at www.yogasoulnj.com
Coming in March to Whole Foods Market Princeton
Help support the Whole Planet Foundation with a ‘Lunch Time Quickie’ – $10 lunches at the store every Thursday for the month of March! Stop in for a quick, chef-prepared lunch in the Culinary Center for $10 to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation – a nonprofit that provides microloans to entrepreneurs throughout the world. Good food for a great cause? Can’t beat that!
See the music unfold before you with ‘Composing in the Moment,’ a faculty jazz recital presented by the Princeton University Department of Music. The musicians will play the sax, piano, guitar and bass. FREE, 8pm. princeton.edu/music
While we’ve been bundled up in jackets, scarves and hats, our animal neighbors have had to rely on their own insulation to stay warm this winter. Visit Terhune Orchards for ‘Fur, Feathers and Fluff: Keeping Warm in Winter,’ and learn how different animals fight the cold. Register, $5, 10am. www.terhuneorchards.com
Hopefully the weather will allow us to get outside for a little bit this weekend! If your little explorers are ready to get outside, join a naturalist from the Mercer County Park Commission at Roebling Park in Hamilton for ‘Animal Tracks.’ Dress for the weather and get some fresh air! $5, or $20 per family. 1pm. www.mercercounty.org