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Events for Saturday October 5, 2019


Tag Sale/Barn Finds - A Sale of Deaccessioned Objects on Behalf of the Historical Society of Princeton

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Saturday October 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Following an exhaustive five-year-long review of its collection of more than 3,000 objects, the Historical Society of Princeton will be selling over 400 deaccessioned items in a Live Auction on October 4th, followed by a Tag Sale on October 5th. A public preview of property on offer will be held on October 3rd from 2pm – 7pm. Property to include fine and decorative arts, ceramics and pottery, antique and period furniture, and a splash of the unexpected. The Live Auction will be emceed by founder of Rago Auctions, David Rago.

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DASH @PASH Cross Country 5K Race, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

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Saturday October 5, 2019
8:30 AM

Lace up your trainers and get ready for Princeton Academy's Annual DASH @PASH Cross Country 5K Race! Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart will host its annual DASH @PASH 5K for Boys' Wellness on Saturday, Oct 5. The race will take place on Princeton Academy's cross country course which traverses our beautiful 50-acre campus. The event is open to the public. Registration is $25, and on the day of the race, registration is $30.

Princeton Academy has introduced many meaningful initiatives to support boys' wellness such as the Lower School mindfulness program including boys' yoga, Middle School Life Skills, and fourth-grade student participation in the Let Me Run program. The school's goal is to augment its highly successful academic program with a focus on the healthy social-emotional development of boys and their wellbeing. These efforts have been crystallized in Princeton Academy's recent strategic plan: Princeton Academy in 2021: Leading a national reinvention of boys' education for a new generation of enlightened men.

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REI Essential Backpacking Skills Program

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Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

While taking a hike to a mock campsite, our instructors will show you how to set up your camp site for maximum safety and comfort. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking. This program costs $69 for members and $89 for non-members. LIMITED SPACE LEFT!

Baldpate Mountain @ Pleasant Valley

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2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Mercer County

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Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00 AM

Location: Veterans Park - 2206 Kuser Rd Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

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Scarecrow Contest - Hamilton Township Free Public Library

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Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00 AM

1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton - 609-581-4060 - www.hamiltonnjpl.org

Prizes awarded to the top three entries. For all ages.


West Windsor Community Farmers Market

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Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Vaughn Drive Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor - 609-933-4452 - www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

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


Farmers Market - Montgomery Friends of Open Space

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Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South, Skillman - 609-915-0817 - www.montgomeryfriends.org

Jersey Fresh produce and farm products, baked goods, sauces, fibers, honey, flowers, coffee, and music. Rain or shine.


Weed Patrol - Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

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Saturday October 5, 2019
9:30 AM

1635 River Road, New Hope - 215-862-2924 - www.bhwp.org

Tips on identifying native and non-native plants and assisting in removing invasive species. Free. Registration required.


Apple Days Harvest Festival - Terhune Orchards

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

Come to Terhune Orchards for a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, pedal tractors, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, hay bale maze, adventure barn and our barnyard of farm animals. Children can paint their own pumpkin to bring home.

330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540

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Pumpkin Palooza, Hopewell Presbyterian Church

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Saturday October 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fun for the whole family at the Pumpkin Palooza! Pumpkins for sale, beautiful themed gift baskets for silent auction, bake sale, hot lunch, soups to go, children’s activities, hand made crafts. Meet Snickers the miniature horse!

Hopewell Presbyterian Church is located at the intersection of Broad and Louellen Streets in Hopewell Borough. For more information, call 609-466-0758 or go to www.hopewellpres.org.


Princeton Photo Workshop: Mastering Color in Photography: Theory, Practice, Critique

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Saturday October 5, 2019
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Lambertville, NJ

Learn to make better use of color to create exceptional photographs. We'll explore advanced color theory and relationships and continue with exercises to make you a better observer and end with critique and post-processing recommendations. $189

https://princetondigitalphotoworkshop.com/classes/color


Family Day - Spread Your Wings, Princeton University Art Museum

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Saturday October 5, 2019
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family with art-making and activities inspired by the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity. Refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.


Raising Backyard Chickens - Princeton Public Library

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Saturday October 5, 2019
10:30 AM

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton - - www.princetonlibrary.org

Residents who keep poultry, farmers, and other chicken enthusiasts answer questions about raising chickens at home. Event includes live chickens.


40th Anniversary Celebration, Hunterdon Hospice

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Saturday October 5, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Hunterdon Hospice, Inc will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a community-wide celebration on the grounds of Hunterdon Regional Community Health located on 215 Route 31 South in Flemington (behind the Yesterday's Treasures Thrift Shop).

The event will run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and will feature food trucks, live music, crafts, face painting, door prizes, games, a health fair and more! In addition to the celebration, Yesterday's Treasures thrift shop will be hosting their annual Fall Yard Sale from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, weather permitting, with all proceeds benefiting Hunterdon Hospice, Inc.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the festivities which will include a performance from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble, performing from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 pm. There will be additional musical performances by local favorites, including Crossroads, who plays for the Hunterdon Hospice, Inc. Annual Memorial Service.


Kilt Fest - Liberty Lake

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Saturday October 5, 2019
11:00 AM

Oct 5 & 6

Kilt Fest NJ is a celebration of Celtic Sports, Music, Food, Drink and Fun. It starts with a Highland Games featuring some of the best Highland athletes in the tri-state area and a Kilted Fun Run in the morning and Includes a Kids Highland Games, Kids Gaelic Sports Instruction, Irish Music, Gaelic Football, Bagpipers, Irish Dancing and many other activities.

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Fiber Bombing - Mill Hill Park

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Saturday October 5, 2019
11:00 AM

165 East Front Street, Trenton - - www.bsbgallery.com

Participants will install fiber creations on the trees of Mill Hill Park, alongside food and fiber craft vendors and local music.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Small Bites

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Saturday October 5, 2019
11:30 AM

On Saturday, October 5th at 11:30am, Small Bites a fairly new restaurant ( and sister to Local Greek) will be having their official Ribbon Cutting event. Princeton's mayor and council members will be attending this event, but we would like to open this free event up to the people of Princeton. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place at 20 Nassau St, Princeton NJ, 08542.


Unruly Sounds Music Festival, Palmer Square

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Saturday October 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The five-year anniversary of Unruly Sounds brings back favorites such as Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves and Matt Trowbridge and introduces new artists like Barbora Kolarova and Good Looking Friends playing original music from Princeton University’s composition program. The day-long event features performers on two stages and a variety of post classical/contemporary grooves!! Co-sponsored by Palmer Square, Princeton Sound Kitchen, and the Princeton Public Library with additional support provided by Princeton Record Exchange and Small World Coffee.

Bring your own chair/blanket for this FREE event and settle in for an afternoon of original music while enjoying some refreshing Bent Spoon, a beer from the Tap Room, or a savory grilled cheese from Olsson's Fine Foods. Rain Date 10/6

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Corn Maze - Howell Farm

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Saturday October 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell - 609-397-2555 - www.howellfarm.org

Music, hayrides and activities. A Friends of Howell Farm fundraiser. $10.

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Tyrolean Traverse - Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM

Mountain rescue techniques for ages 6-12. Free. 609-737-0609


PSO BRAVO! Piano Masterclass with Natasha Paremski

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM

Princeton Symphony Orchestra guest soloist Natasha Paremski is coaching four local piano students in a PSO BRAVO! Piano Masterclass at Rider University's Gill Chapel on the school's main campus in Lawrenceville, NJ. Participating students are David Sun (Thomas Grover Middle School), Evan Lin (Montgomery Upper Middle School), Benjamin Zhao (Montgomery High School), and Elizabeth Yang (Montgomery High School). The masterclass is presented in partnership with Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. Observation of the class is free and open to the public with ticketed reservations via princetonsymphony.org.


"Politics and Policies: Inside the State Legislature", Mercer County Library: Hopewell Branch

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Politics and Policies: Inside the State Legislature"

Join us for a policy discussion and updates on NJ healthcare legislation, the state budget, corporate tax incentive reform, and immigration topics. Hosted by STAND, NJ Citizen Action and LALDEF. Hopewell Library, Pennington. Register at https://bit.ly/2m0S7PI

245 Pennington Titusville Road Pennington, NJ 08534


The Battle of Trenton Wargame - Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM

The Battle of Trenton will be recreated by using miniature figures, dice and “Flint & Steel” rules developed by Richard Kane who will also be managing the game. Visitors can observe and some will be able to participate as the historic military commanders by issuing orders to their military units. As Colonel Rall can you save the Hessians from being captured by General Washington? It’s your chance to change history! The Battle of Trenton will be recreated at 1 PM at the Visitor Center Museum at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, New Jersey.

For more information call (609) 737-0623.


Colonial Harvest Festival - Trent House

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM

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

Colonial cider pressing and cooking demonstrations, crafts and games. Free.


Day of Dance: The Outlet Dance Project - Grounds for Sculpture

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

80 Sculptor's Way, Hamilton - 609-586-0616 - groundsforsculpture.org

The Outlet Dance Project celebrates 15 years! An everlasting community favorite, this family-friendly program – featuring – indoor and outdoor performances – is a truly remarkable afternoon of site-specific dance. The Outlet Dance Project features the work of women choreographers exploring the intersections of the visual and performing arts, investigating relationships between sculpture and dance, between place and movement. Arrive early to find improvisational pop-up performances in the park beginning at 1:00 PM. Full program meets indoors at 2:00 PM. This is a perambulatory performanc, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. The artists aren't the only ones who will be moving!


Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz - Paper Mill Playhouse

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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:30 PM

1:30 and 8pm

Sept 26 - Oct 27

Chronicling the early career of Judy Garland—from playing vaudeville to landing the life-changing role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz—this new musical boasts such beloved songs as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Everybody Sing,” and “Dear Mr. Gable.”

22 Brookside Drive, Millburn - 973-376-4343 - www.papermill.org


Hamlet - Yvonne Theater - Two Showtimes

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Saturday October 5, 2019
2:00 PM

2 and 7:30pm

Rider University, 2038 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville - 609-896-7775 - www.rider.edu

Shakespeare's classic performed by a female cast. $20.

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Kathak for Diwali: Indian Dance Presentation & Workshop, Lawrence Branch Library

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Saturday October 5, 2019
2:00 PM

oin the Mercer County Library, Lawrence Headquaters Branch on October 5 at 2 p.m. for an Indian dance presentation by Ruee Gawarikar of Daad Arts. This dance presentation will take you on a journey of Kathak and explain the various elements of the dance style. Graceful and elegant, dynamic and enthralling, this form of dance is known for its rhythmic footwork, strong pirouettes, speed and energy.

The dance presentation will be followed by a small workshop for interested audience members. Registration is suggested. Call 609-883-8294 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org.


Princeton Photo Workshop Digital Camera Series: Making a Good Image

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Saturday October 5, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about composition and light, the critical components of making a good image, as well as more camera functions, the difference between RAW & JPEG and using different lenses to make the pictures you envision. Requirements: Students must be familiar with camera functions covered in the Basics class. $79

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Concert to End Gun Violence, Trinity UMC

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Saturday October 5, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This concert is part of a nationwide effort with dozens of concerts happening from coast to coast in the fight against gun violence. For this local event in Ewing, we'll have a full day of live music including Grammy winning rock band Living Colour, folk legend John Flynn, soul singer Mutlu, Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, pianist Nicholas Marsols, Sandy Hall of Kick It Out – A Heart Tribute, and local mainstay Kevin Toft, with perhaps a surprise or two.

Partners and those tabling and speaking at the event include Moms Demand Action New Jersey, March for Our Lives New Jersey, Students Demand Action, BRADY/United Against Gun Violence, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Student Government, and more. Details can be found in the press release attached and at the Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/events/397754864211339/


FESTival de Cannes at The Watershed

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Saturday October 5, 2019
6:30 PM

Join us on the red carpet at the FESTival de Cannes at The Watershed, and celebrate the largest international showcase of cinematic art and, of course, the culture and food of beautiful Cannes, France. We hope you will gather your friends and family for an evening of glitz, glamour and fun at The Watershed Institute on Saturday, October 5th at 6:30 PM.

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"DON PASQUALE" Opera-in-Concert by Boheme Opera, NJ, Monroe Township Senior Center

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Saturday October 5, 2019
7:00 PM

This timeless Italian comic opera, written by Donizetti in 1842, tells the story of a conniving old bachelor who plans to marry in order to punish his rebellious nephew Ernesto, who is in love with a young widow.

Tickets: Patrons: $25 General: $30 Students: Free for all students (High school and college students will need to show current IDs)

Buy tickets: http://www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com/

Monroe Township Senior Center 12 Halsey Reed Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831


Philly Pops Benefit Concert, Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial

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Saturday October 5, 2019
7:30 PM

Rock to the music of the Motown sound when the Philly POPS and Spectrum perform at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton.

The award-winning group Spectrum draws upon the talent of four radiant voices and diverse personalities to form a first-class vocal quartet. After spending six stellar years recreating the sound and style of the Four Tops in Las Vegas’ multi-million dollar production show Legends in Concert, the group has developed the range to credibly cover the music of groups from the Platters to the Temptations to Boyz 2 Men and The Four Seasons. It is this versatility that has propelled them to the status of headlining their own shows in which they perform stirring renditions of all of the best cover tunes.

Ticket prices are $35-90. Please purchase tickets today by clicking here


Leading Ladies - Kelsey Theater, Mercer Community College - Two Showtimes

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Saturday October 5, 2019
8:00 PM

2 and 8pm

Kelsey Theatre and Maurer Productions Onstage, the award-winning company that delivered the laughs with Lend Me A Tenor, bring you another hilarious farce from the master of stage comedy, Ken Ludwig.

Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA wants to leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor - 609-570-3333 - www.kelseyatmccc.org

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Paremski Plays Rachmaninoff, Princeton Symphony Orchestra

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Saturday October 5, 2019
8:00 PM

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) features pianist Natasha Paremski in a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18. Also on the program are Mikhail Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmilaand Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. in E Minor, Op. 64. Bernhard Gueller Conducts.

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the campus of Princeton University. Tickets: $30-$100 (children 17 years and younger accompanied by an adult receive a 50% discount); Large print programs and assistive listening devices available; Additional accommodations or services (i.e. ASL, Braille Program, Audio Description etc.) can be arranged with two weeks' notice; princetonsymphony.org or 609 497-0020.

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