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Events for Friday April 20, 2018

Sustainable Food Conference, Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center

Friday April 20, 2018
8:30 AM

Sustainable Food Conference, Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, 908-526-1200 Ext. 8612 8:30 a.m., Experts will offer information about food security, food waste and agro-ecology. Register., http://www.raritanval.edu/foodconf

Garden Club of Princeton French Market, Mercer Island Park

Friday April 20, 2018
11:00 AM

Garden Club of Princeton French Market, Mercer Island Park, Intersection of Mercer Street, Nassau Street and University Place, Princeton 11 a.m., Cherry Blossom Festival featuring flowers, plants and other garden items., www.gcprinceton.org

Pain Education, Princeton Senior Resource Center

Friday April 20, 2018
1:00 PM

Pain Education, Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton 1 p.m., Matthew James, doctor of physical therapy, explains the neuroscience of pain, common myths regarding the human pain experience, and techniques used to manage acute/chronic pain., www.princetonsenior.org

Grafting Workshop, NOFA-NJ at Firefly Farm

Friday April 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join NOFA-NJ at the beautiful Firefly Farm in Hopewell, NJ for a grafting workshop with Tom Molnar, PhD. Dr. Molnar is an Associate Professor in the Plant Biology Department of the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Our host, Tessa Desmond, is a farmer and a scholar. She is a Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar in American Studies at Princeton University, where she teaches courses on food politics, agrarian thought, racial justice and multiethnic literature.

During this workshop, we will be learning the basics of different grafting methods and diving deeper with some hands-on work. Participants will graft established plum trees and work with apple rootstocks and scions. Each participant will take home a grafted apple rootstock for planting. Materials will be supplied. The workshop will be followed by an optional potluck dinner at Firefly Farm. Those wanting to stay for the potluck are asked to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.

Firefly Farm, Hopewell, NJ $20 Register at www.nofanj.org

One Table Cafe, Trinity Church

Friday April 20, 2018
6:30 PM

One Table Cafe, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, 609-216-7770 6:30 p.m., Sit down, white tablecloth dinner served by a volunteer wait staff. The community is invited to share a dinner and program. Pay what you can to benefit Mercer Street Friends, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Bread for the World, and Episcopal Relief. Register by the Wednesday preceding event, ., www.trinityprinceton.org

Dance Classes & Events

Friday April 20, 2018
7:00 PM

Friday Dance Party, American Ballroom, 1523 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, 609-931-0149
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $10., www.americanballroomco.com

Friday Dance Social, Jersey Dance, West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-375-8468
7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m., $15., www.jerseydance.com

Folk Dance, Princeton Folk Dance, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-912-1272
8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Beginners welcome. Lesson followed by dance. No partner needed. $5., www.princetonfolkdance.org

People & Stories Benefit

Friday April 20, 2018
7:30 PM

Vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of 3 Sections, Wild Kingdom, and The Long Meadow, will read from his work at the People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos annual spring benefit at the Princeton Nassau Club at 7:30 p.m. on April 20th. Proceeds will support People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos, a reading and discussion program offered in English or Spanish for adults and young adults who have had limited opportunities to experience the transformative power of enduring literature.

Seshadri is now Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Along with the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, he has won the James Laughlin Award, the Paris Review Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize, and the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. He is a contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, and The American Scholar. In 2018 Seshadri is the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Poet-in-Residence.

For reservations, call Pat Andres at (609) 882-4864. Ticket prices start at $100, with dessert reception included. Sponsors join the author for dinner before the reading for $250. Additional sponsorship opportunities and benefits are also available. For more information, visit peopleandstories.org.

Boheme Opera, Kendall Main Stage Theater

Friday April 20, 2018
8:00 PM

Boheme Opera, Kendall Main Stage Theater, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing 8 p.m., Performs works from Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci.", www.bohemeopera.com

Garnet Rogers, The Princeton Folk Music Society

Friday April 20, 2018
8:15 PM

The Princeton Folk Music Society presents Canadian singer/song writer Garnet Rogers. Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. Admission at the door: $20 ($15 members, $10 students under 22, $5 children). Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:15 PM. Ample free parking. For more information: 609-799-0944, info@princetonfolk.org, www.princetonfolk.org.

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