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Events for Saturday October 26, 2019

Youth Charity Organization 5K Festival

Saturday October 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Youth Charity Organization (YCO), a Mercer County-based group providing philanthropy and leadership opportunities for high school students, will hold its inaugural 5k Festival to support Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR™) on National Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Rosedale Community Park, 424 Federal City Rd, Pennington, NJ.

Check-in at the October 26th event will begin at 9:00 a.m. The race will start at 10:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:15 a.m. The event will also feature live music by Sonoa, whose debut album, Waves of Change, is available on Spotify. Visit www.youthcharity.live for more information and to register. 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday October 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announces the opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The goal is to help local residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications.

Mercer County residents can easily dispose of unused and expired prescription pills, by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Syringes, sharp instruments, or liquid solutions not accepted. 

Princeton Photo Workshop: Landscape/ Cityscape in B&W with Ossian Lindholm

Saturday October 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Princeton Learning the fundamental skills to make a Black and White image allows photographers to create some of the most stunning and imaginative images in their portfolios. We'll learn the basics, explore converting a color image to B&W, camera settings and composition, and work with Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro to convert our standard pictures into successful B&W images. $319

https://princetonphotoworkshop.com/bwlindholm

 

 

Origins of Halloween Hike, The Watershed Institute

Saturday October 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on a journey through the woods on a crisp autumn night. You will follow your guide on a trail of glowing Jack O' Lanterns; along the way you stop to meet the characters in an Irish Folktale that unfolds along the path. While other Halloween programs are designed to frighten, our goal is to educate and enchant. We attempt to make the children feel comfortable in the outdoors, and hope to engender a feeling of awe and respect for nature, all while having fun. Guided hikes begin every 15 minutes; last hike begins at 8:30 p.m. Space is limited; register early! Register Here

The Watershed Institute -  Hikes every 15 minutes -6:00-8:30 p.m. Ages 5+, $18 per person

D&R Greenway Masquerade Ball

Saturday October 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to don creature costumes for their annual Masquerade Ball. This at-home celebration of their 30th year will be held at the Johnson Education Center, a circa-1900 barn, on Saturday, October 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. Co-chairs James and Jess Fiorentino and Holly Welles and Rob Thomas will host this event in a heated tent under the stars. Guests are encouraged to come to this “paw-ty” as a favorite creature, or as themselves. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and masks. A bountiful farm-to-table supper will be followed by cartooning with Patrick McDonnell, creator of the nationally syndicated cartoon, “Mutts”. Personal photos will be available through Nic’s Photo Show.

Tickets are $150 per person; sponsorships available through Deb Kilmer, dkilmer@drgreenway.org or 609.924.4646, X 132. Register by October 21 at www.drgreenway.org. D&R Greenway, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540. Masquerade Ball proceeds support the land trust’s preservation and stewardship mission, which protects habitat for creatures of all species.

ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion Featuring "Screenagers"

Saturday October 26, 2019
7:00 PM

On Saturday, October 26, at 7:00PM at the ACO Campus in Princeton, NJ, ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion will feature Screenagers, a documentary by physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston.

Dr. Rusin takes a deeply personal approachas she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and sometimes unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Howard Chavis, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O. will lead the open discussion after the film.

Admission to Movie Night is free. We invite you to join us before the movie for complimentary pizza and beverages beginning at 6:45PM. Complimentary popcorn and beverages will also be served. For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or registier on-line.

PSO Cello Concerto with a Performance by Pablo Ferrández

Saturday October 26, 2019
8:00 PM

On Saturday, October 26 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 27 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) celebrates 100 years of Sir Edward Elgar's beloved Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 with a performance featuring soloist Pablo Ferrández. Mr. Ferrández caused a sensation this summer when he performed at the Hollywood Bowl to critical acclaim with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Also on the program of late romantic works are Jean Sibelius' The Swan of Tuonela and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90. Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Both concerts are at historic Richardson Auditorium, in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University.

Ticket prices range from $30-$100 (children 17 years and younger accompanied by an adult receive a 50% discount). Tickets for this and other PSO Classical Series concerts as well as discount ticket packages are available by phone: 609-497-0020 and online at princetonsymphony.org.

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