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Events for Saturday September 8, 2018


Sourland Spectacular

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Saturday September 8, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy a gorgeous rural ride and gourmet lunch for a great cause! This bicycle rally (not a race) helps to raise critical funds to support the Sourland Conservancy's mission to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland region. This event offers challenging routes for serious cyclists as well as a shorter alternatives for more casual bikers. Register online and receive a sporty pair of Spectacular socks! For information and registration - or to volunteer, visit www.sourlandspectacular.com


MEMS Blood Drive

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Montgomery EMS (MEMS) is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Montgomery EMS squad building on 8 Harlingen Rd. Belle Mead, NJ 08502.

Please join us to help save lives, by giving blood. Donors will receive a coupon for a free single cup of Thomas Sweet Ice Cream. Please contact MEMS and leave your name, phone number and time of your donation at donateblood@mems47.org or 908-359-4112. Or, visit www.communitybloodservices.org to schedule yourself. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Remember to bring Photo ID, eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids.


Birding Field Trip, Washington Crossing Audubon Society

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM

Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 9 AM on Saturday, September 8 for a walk led by Brad Merritt at the Forsythe NWR at Brigantine. "The Brig" offers great viewing access to migrating shore birds, terns, raptors, waterfowl, herons, egrets and the occasional uncommon bird. For more information or in event of inclement weather, call Brad at (609) 921-8964. Directions: Take the Garden State Parkway South to exit 48, then Rte. 9 South for approximately 5 miles. Look for the Brigantine Forsythe NWR sign on the left, and turn left onto Great Creek Road. Meet in the parking area.

www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org


Cranbury Day - Cranbury Township

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM

Main Street, Cranbury - 908-208-5239 - www.cranburytownship.org

Children's activities, artwork, entertainment, music, antique cars, and food.


West Windsor Community Farmers' Market

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor - 609-933-4452 -

Produce, meats, woven fibers, honey, jams, flowers, baked goods, and prepared foods. Rain or shine.

www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org


Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www.penningtonfarmersmarket.org


Farmers' Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Farmers' Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South, Skillman, 609-915-0817 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jersey Fresh produce and farm products, baked goods, sauces, fibers, honey, flowers, coffee, and music. Rain or shine., www.montgomeryfriends.org


Open House, Westminster Conservatory

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Saturday September 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, will host an open house on Saturday, September 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event will include demonstrations of early childhood classes, a session for the parents of teenagers and opportunities to meet the department chairs.

Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory offers music instruction at five locations in Princeton, South Brunswick, Lawrenceville, and Yardley, Pa. Music study at Westminster Conservatory offers students of all ages and stages of musicianship the opportunity to achieve musical and personal growth. Faculty members are professional musicians who teach voice, strings, guitar, brass, woodwinds, piano, organ, harp, percussion, theory, musicianship, and composition. All teachers hold advanced degrees or certificates in music. Additionally, Westminster Conservatory offers private instruction, as well as a wide range of classes and performing ensembles to engage every student, regardless of age. Some classes are intended as an introduction to music and require no previous experience, while others are designed to complement private instruction.

There is no audition required to enroll for lessons or classes at Westminster Conservatory, where students range in age from 14 months through senior citizen.

Scholarships and competitive opportunities, family and senior citizen discounts, and financial aid are available. Additional information about Westminster Conservatory is at www.rider.edu/conservatory. To reserve a place at the Westminster Conservatory Open House, please call 609-921-7104 or email wccConserv@rider.edu. ##


Mercer County Health and Wellness Expo - Quaker Bridge Mall

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Saturday September 8, 2018
10:00 AM

Mercer County Health and Wellness Expo - Quaker Bridge Mall 3320 Route 1, Lawrence - 609-672-0324 - www.healthandwellnessexposusa.com

Health & Wellness Expos USA will be the largest (most well attended) Health Expos in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania including Montgomery, Bucks, Mercer, Camden, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Union counties with thousands of attendees per Expo.


Rain Barrel Workshop, The Watershed Institute

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Saturday September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the Franklin Township Environmental Commission and The Watershed Institute for a workshop on rain barrel harvesting. Come learn about water quality in New Jersey, watershed protection and the "river-friendly" actions you can do at home. Participants will be given instructions for installation, care and appropriate uses. At the end of the workshop, you may take your rain barrel home.  $35 for materials

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Doylestown Arts Festival

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Saturday September 8, 2018
10:00 AM

East State Street, Doylestown - - www.dtownartsfestival.com/

Artists, live music, local food vendors, interactive demonstrations, and more.


Princeton Photo Workshop: NEW! Special Access: Inside a Working Boatyard

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Saturday September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

de Rouville's Boat Shop on the Toms River

We've obtained access to the inner and outer workings of a real boatyard with nautical photographer Richard Sherman. We'll photograph the boatwrights in their workshop as they fix everything from classic wooden sailboats to modern powerboats, then tour the boatyard to photograph vessels along the pier and sailboats in motion. https://princetondigitalphotoworkshop.com/trips/boatyard,  $129


16th Annual Insect Festival, Mercer Educational Gardens

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Saturday September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The 16th annual Insect Festival sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township. Admission is free and on-site parking is available.

This year’s theme, “Bug Us,” will provide educational activities for visitors of all ages. The festival will feature a puppet show as well as the “Big Bug Band.” Bees, Butterflies, Bugs Galore, Bugs in Water, Games in the Garden and an Insect Hunt in the Meadow, and Q&A with Barbara J. Bromley, Mercer County’s Horticulturist, highlight the many fun activities planned to help visitors learn about the importance of insects in our lives.


CMB Cosmology for Kids, Jadwin Hall @Princeton University

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Saturday September 8, 2018
10:00 AM

CMB Cosmology for Kids - a series of hands-on activities explaining the Cosmic Microwave Background, the oldest light in the universe.

Location: Jadwin Hall, Princeton University

Free RSVP (not necessary, but encouraged): https://goo.gl/forms/0xArToJEiY7cU4K03

Facebook Event (with details): https://www.facebook.com/events/1931116800520625/


Fall Open House, Arts Council of Princeton

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Saturday September 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Arts Council of Princeton will host its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, September 8 from 1-3pm. This free, family-friendly event is an ideal opportunity for visitors of all ages to participate in hands-on art activities, contribute to a community mural, watch live dance performances, learn about the Arts Council’s fall community programs and events, membership, and volunteer opportunities. Meet ‘n greet instructors and enjoy music and games with Chris Rollins of Chris and the Crew on WPST! Ice cream treats from the bent spoon will be available for sale.

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Program, Princeton Bhakti Vedanta Institute

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Saturday September 8, 2018
1:00 PM

Princeton Bhakti Vedanta Institute, 20 Nassau St, Suite #116 Princeton, NJ 08542 732-604-4135,  http://bvsics.org

Program: Meditation, Kirtan, Bhakti yoga, Bhagavad-gita - Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute Kindly register by email: princeton@bviscs.org


Trenton in the American Revolution - William Trenton House Museum

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Saturday September 8, 2018
1:00 PM

15 Market Street, Trenton - 609-989-3027 - www.williamtrenthouse.org

Larry Kidder presents. $10. Register.


Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton

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Saturday September 8, 2018
2:30 PM

50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton - 609-240-2425 - citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/NJ_Princeton/

Nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization.


Katie Welsh: Women in the World of Sondheim

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Saturday September 8, 2018
7:30 PM

The Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

In this evening of song, Katie considers what it means to be a "Sondheim woman" by exploring 12 female characters from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim. Enjoy songs from beloved musicals such as Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Follies, and many others.

Tickets & Information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/katie-welsh-women-in-the-world-of-sondheim-tickets-48680202797

This event is presented by the Music & Theater Collective. Please call 609-915-7889 for more information.


Hopewell Theater 1st Anniversary Celebration

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Saturday September 8, 2018
8:00 PM

The landmark 180-seat Hopewell Theater re-opened in September 2017 after an extensive renovation, and over the past year it has succeeded in becoming the area's most intimate dine-in arts venue, with selectively eclectic live music, films, talks, and gourmet pop-up supper clubs. Hopewell Theater will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a concert featuring locally based and internationally known, Paul Muldoon and Rogue Oliphant on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00 p.m. Rogue Oliphant will feature Irish Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, supported by musicians from noteworthy indie bands in their own right: Cait O'Riordan (The Pogues), Warren Zanes (The Del Fuegos), Sim Cain (Rollins Band), David Mansfield (Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, The Alpha Band), and Chris Harford (The Band of Changes). Rogue Oliphant will present a captivating performance of songs and spoken word pieces.

The Hopewell Theater is located at 5 South Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell, New Jersey and online at www.HopewellTheater.com.


‘Newsies The Musical’ , Kelsey Theatre

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Saturday September 8, 2018
8:00 PM

Inspired by the real life New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899, young Jack Kelly and his band of newsboys are making a meager living selling newspapers on the streets. When publishing mogul Joseph Pulitzer decides to increase the price of the papers, his newsboys are going to feel a pinch they simply cannot afford. They decide to take action by forming a union and going on strike. Add fledgling reporter Katherine Plummer and the boys’ brave stand against injustice lands on the front pages. Hope and change are in the air.

The award-winning PinnWorth Productions presents this blockbuster musical Thursdays, Sept. 6 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Sept. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the Thursday and Friday night performances on Sept. 6 and 7.

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