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Events for Friday July 31, 2020

Plein Air Painting Class, The Arts Council of Princeton

Friday July 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join artist Léni Paquet-Morante on Friday, July 31 for this one-day interpretive landscape painting workshop. Léni will discuss her ideas on composition and brushstroke as subject before guiding students through the painting process.

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In-Person Kayak Nature Tours Of Mercer Lake

Friday July 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mercer County Marina - weather permitting

Registration Required, click here. In-county Residents: $25 per person Out-of-County Resident: $30 per person

Enjoy a morning of paddling, exploration, and wildlife viewing on Mercer Lake! Participants will kayak along the lake shore and in the coves to encounter basking turtles, feeding songbirds and even carnivorous plants! We provide all of the supplies needed for a morning of kayaking including binoculars and life vests. Basic kayak instruction is provided before the tour. For adults & children 16 years and older.

Haiku & Nature, The Watershed

Friday July 31, 2020
10:00 AM

Join award-winning haiku poet and naturalist Jeff Hoagland and discover the connection between haiku poetry, nature observation and intimacy with nature. Part presentation and part hands-on workshop with writing prompts, this session will include an optional sharing circle.

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Fractured Fairy Tale, MCLS

Friday July 31, 2020
10:30 AM

Join us as we retell the original story of some of your favorite fairy tales and learn about fractured fairy tales that give these old tales a new spin. After the story, you will find out about more activities you can do at home. Ages pre-K-2.

Visit MCL's Events Page on for a link to the videos each week.

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Wendy Hollender Virtual Botanical Illustration Weekend Workshop

Friday July 31, 2020
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wendy Hollender returns with a new type of botanical illustration workshop. Inspired by flowers grown in Morven's historic gardens, students will participate in this LIVE two-day Zoom workshop and draw with Wendy - with a twist only for Morven: safe curbside pick-up of flowers to work with from home the day before the workshop. Wendy starts you off on Friday via Zoom and draws along with you. Then on Sunday, she provides personalized critiques of everyone's work. Wendy's past workshops have sold out quickly. Full details, links, and flower pick up instructions upon registration.

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Mike Rose Magic: "Once Upon a Magic Show", MCLS

Friday July 31, 2020
1:30 PM

Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is not like other magic shows. Mike's new show, "Once Upon a Magic Show" is created specifically for libraries and is designed to perfectly complement the 2020 Summer Reading theme "Imagine Your Story." The online performance is made up of seven separate episodes so be sure to check back for each installment! The seven performances consist of impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around fairy tales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library. Visit MCL's Events Page on for a link to the videos each week. Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily!

Story & Verse: Walk the Line, Community Entertainment @Pettoranello Gardens

Friday July 31, 2020
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic! After months of virtual Story & Verse, we’re thrilled to invite you to a special-edition outdoor Story & Verse at Pettoranello Gardens. Seats are limited - register here.

Park-In Movie, Music Mountain Theater

Friday July 31, 2020
8:00 PM

1483 State Route 179, Lambertville.

Parking lot film screening of “Sonic the Hedgehog” to be viewed from your car via FM radio frequency. Register. $25 per vehicle.

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