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Events for Thursday August 20, 2020


Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party, 55-Plus Club of Princeton

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Thursday August 20, 2020
10:00 AM

Julian E. Zelizer has been among the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a CNN Political Analyst and a regular guest on NPR's "Here and Now." He is the author and editor of 20 books including, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society (2015), the winner of the D.B. Hardeman Prize for the Best Book on Congress. His most recent book is Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party. Zelizer, who has published over 1000 op-eds, has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the New York Historical Society, and New America. He also co-hosts a popular podcast called "Politics & Polls".

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Princeton Farmers Market

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Thursday August 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Princeton Farmers market opens for the season this Thursday, May 28th! The market will be operating in the Franklin Avenue parking lot from 10am - 2pm. All customers must follow social distancing protocols and maintain a safe distance from each other. Customers are required to wear a mask. The market is located at: 46-80 Franklin Avenue.

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Virtual Information Session, CASA for Children of Mercer & Burlington Counties

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Thursday August 20, 2020
11:00 AM

Information on the non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who speak up in Family Court for the best interests of children that have been removed from their families due to abuse and/or neglect and placed in the foster care system. Register by email to jduffy@casamercer.org.

https://casamb.org/


Storytime, The Watershed

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Thursday August 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Watershed Educators Alison Novobilsky, Yesenia Feliciano, and others from The Watershed Institute as they read a variety of beloved children’s books. Free event.  All ages.

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Info Session with Admissions Team, PDS

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Thursday August 20, 2020
12:00 PM

Join us for an informational session with the Princeton Day School admissions team. Bring your questions as we gather for a session starting as one group and moving to division specific breakout rooms.

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Author Talk, Princeton Public Library

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Thursday August 20, 2020
2:00 PM

Author Anika Aldamuy Denise talks about her books about trailblazing women: “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre” and “A Girl Named Rosita.” Access the event through www.facebook.com/events/721826515323529.


Experts in Arthritis, Trenton Public Library

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Thursday August 20, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Webinar featuring experts in arthritis care presenting current scientific evidence and management strategies in the treatment and care of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis. Register to jdevone@trentonlib.org for Zoom link.


"A Giant Glittering Dome of Stars": Ansel Adams and the Value of Wilderness - Princeton University Art Museum

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Thursday August 20, 2020
5:30 PM

Ansel Adams arrived in Yosemite as a fourteen-year-old tourist in a wilderness wonderland; over the next ten years of exploration he cemented a meaningful and lifelong connection to the natural world that informed both his environmentalism and his photography. Rebecca Senf, author of the recent Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams, will talk about the photographer's experiences and how they can be seen in his artwork. Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.

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Tarot Card and Wine Tasting - Crossing Vineyards & Winery

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Thursday August 20, 2020
7:00 PM

 Get together with your friends for a fun Ladies’ Night Out. Enjoy wine tasting, dessert and a private Tarot Card reading. Reservations are a must.

$40pp

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Virtual Summer Lecture Series: Bats: Creatures of the Night

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Thursday August 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wildlife takes center stage in a summer series of webinar presentations. The Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist Department will bring online programming right to your home, focusing on wildlife that affects our lives, even in an urbanized environment. These programs are free; registration is required.

The Virtual Summer Lecture series will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. and conclude with a Q&A session for the public to ask questions about any of the topics after each program. Participants will be able to submit questions in advance of the program to krypkema@mercercounty.org.

Thursday, August 20 – Bats: Creatures of the Night  - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iMJcuSExTwic8Z0RZrNVQQ


Film Screening and Director Talk: “Pine Mud”, Princeton Public Library

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Thursday August 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by the Princeton Public Library, hosts this outdoor, socially-distanced screening of Jared Flesher's latest documentary "Pine Mud." The screening takes place in the courtyard of the Princeton Shopping Center. The event opens for seating at 7 pm, there will be a director talk at 7:30 pm, and the film will begin at sunset (approximately 8 pm).

This event is suggested for adults and high school students. Each person attending must register individually. The guidelines for socially distancing and the screening are on the registration form.

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