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Events for Saturday October 16, 2021


Fall Festival, Trenton Elks

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Saturday October 16, 2021
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

42 Decou Avenue, Ewing. Raffles, classic car show, rummage sale, live music, food, and kids' activities. Proceeds benefit the Elks' charitable endeavors. Rain date October 17.


West Windsor Community Farmers Market

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Saturday October 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Opening Day of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market’s eighteenth year begins Saturday, May 1. To keep everyone safe and distanced, the entrance to the market has changed to 877 Alexander Road through the upper Vaughn Lot. The Market will run each and every Saturday, rain or shine from 9am-1pm until Thanksgiving featuring seventeen farms and twenty artisan food makers and a knife sharpener, all from within fifty-miles of West Windsor. 

Joining the roster this year are three farms: Moonshot Farms, Snapping Turtle Farm, and SpiceBush Farm along with Catalina Empanadas, Pure Indian Foods, River Horse Brewery, Sourland Mountain Spirits, Tea-For-All. Look for more organic produce, East Asian vegetables, beer, local spirits, and grass-fed ghee. Mask wearing continues to be required by all, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout.

Pre-ordering options available and more info on the website: wwcfm.org


Pennington Farmers Market

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Saturday October 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Pennington Farmer’s Market is located at: Rosedale Mills 101 Route 31 North Pennington, NJ 08534

We are open every Saturday, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. beginning in June and ending in October.

The mission of the Pennington Farmers Market is to provide growers and producers within fifty miles of Pennington, New Jersey an opportunity to sell directly to the public; to promote the nutritional, environmental, and community health benefits of sustainable living; and to create a unique atmosphere in which to appreciate the agriculture, arts, culture, and character of Hopewell Valley. Click the link below to see list of vendors.

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Trenton in Pink, Trenton Health Team and Reinas y Diamantes

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Saturday October 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and up. Registration for free mammograms for eligible clients. Food, music, games, and prizes.

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Family Fun Fall Weekends, Terhune Orchards

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Saturday October 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Activities for kids including adventure barn, hay bale maze, pony rides, pumpkin picking & painting, pedal tractors, and exploring the farm trail. Live music, apple products, wine, and more. $11; children under 3 free.

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Open House, Waldorf School of Princeton

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Saturday October 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our In-Person Open House on Saturday, October 16, 10 am-noon. At this special event, we invite you to tour our outdoor classrooms and campus, discover our Early Childhood and Grade School curriculum, and meet with our experienced faculty.

1062 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

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Princeton Photo Workshop: NEW! Horses & Foliage

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Saturday October 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Nature photographer Rich Sherman guides you through the many image-making moments at two working horse farms.

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OAKtober Celebration at Marquand Park Children's Arboretum

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Saturday October 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a celebration of the Oak in Marquand Park in Princeton! Free oak saplings, oak scavenger hunt, cookies and cider. Marquand Park is bordered by Lovers Lane, Mercer Street, and Stockton Street. There is pedestrian access from all of these; the main entrance and parking lot are at 87 Lovers Lane. https://www.marquandpark.org/

Rain Date: October 17


Represent.Us New Jersey Chapter Zoom Meeting

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Saturday October 16, 2021
11:00 AM

"RCV Maps: How Ranked Choice Voting Can Be Implemented in the States" Chris Hughes, Policy Director for the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center, will give an overview of what's happening across the country with Ranked Choice Voting, and, importantly, will discuss what we can apply to our efforts to bring RCV to New Jersey. Register: https://bit.ly/3uIVTMO


Local History Scavenger Hunt, South Brunswick Public Library

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Saturday October 16, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Visit the Locktender's House, the Wetherill House, the Dayton Presbyterian Church, and the Slack-Carroll house to learn about South Brunswick's significant history. Get your "passport" stamped at all four locations in no particular order and submit it at your last stop to be put in a drawing for a $50 Target gift card. Vintage candy at each location. All ages welcome.


Treating the Effects of Permissive Parenting, American College of Orgonomy

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Saturday October 16, 2021
11:00 AM

Free webinar discussion presented by Alberto Foglia, MD, with interviewer/host Chris Burritt, DO. Register. 


It's The Great Pumpkin, Music Mountain Theater

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Saturday October 16, 2021
11:00 AM

11 and 1pm

Original, annual, interactive Halloween happening full of silly skits and spooky songs like “Love Potion #9”, “Purple People Eater”, and “Monster Mash”, and meet The Great Pumpkin.

483 State Route 179, Lambertville. www.musicmountaintheatre.org.


Open House, The Goddard School/Skillman - Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

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Saturday October 16, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Goddard School in Skillman is more than a warm and nurturing place. It’s more than a great education for your child. It’s peace of mind. 

Please join us for our Open House, Grand Opening, and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (with Mayor Keenan).  We will have School Tours, Meet/Greet with Teachers, Pumpkin Decorating, Ice Cream, Snacks, & Games!

We will also be offering SPECIAL GRAND OPENING EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS FOR ENROLLMENT.

876 Route 518 Skillman, New Jersey 08558

School Phone Number: 609-608-9339,  School Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm

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Howell Farm Corn Maze

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Saturday October 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze will be open on Friday, Oct. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 17 from noon to 4 p.m., WEATHER PERMITTING. This challenging course will take visitors through a four-acre maze with two miles of paths where you will need to navigate with games, hidden clues, and a time clock to complete the course. On all dates, the maze closes one hour after the latest entry time.

The Maze Courtyard also features pumpkins, a food tent, and private hayrides. There's no limit on time spent in the maze, but entry is timed, and tickets are limited so pre-order yours today at https://howellfarm.org/corn-maze.


Autumn Encampment & Market at Washington Crossing Historic Park PA

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Saturday October 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Travel back in time and experience life in a Revolutionary War camp during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s (PA) annual Autumn Encampment & Market.

During this event, colonial townspeople will gather in the historic village to sell their wares, soldiers will drill 18th-century military tactics, and the park’s fife and drum corps will perform throughout the day. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, cooking demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction with colonial reenactors.

Tickets are limited to 800 people and are available online at WashingtonCrossingPark.org/events. Tickets will also be sold at the gate if any remain. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five, active duty military, and park members. A $20 family ticket is available for two adults and two children under 18 living in the same household.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of Routes 32 (River Road) and 532. To stay up to date on what is happening at the park, visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org.


Fall Fest, Princeton Shopping Center

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Saturday October 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the fun of Fall outdoors in a beautiful courtyard setting. Join us for family-friendly festivities, including a Pumpkin Painting Party at Color Me Mine, sustainable scarecrow making, spooky stations and more. Local fave DJ Darius the 1st will be on hand entertaining us with his own special mix of Fall Fest dance tunes. Halloween costumes encouraged!

This event is free and open to all. Fall Fest is a community partnership with the Princeton Public Library.

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Live Music Events, Local Wineries

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Saturday October 16, 2021
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Acoustic DuoVer & Robert Ruffis ExperienceHopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Pop/rock in the afternoon and R&B/jazz in the evening. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Nick MocciaWorking Dog Winery, 610 Windsor Perrineville Road, East Windsor, 609-371-6000. www.workingdogwinerynj.com. Free live music. Food trucks from Vesuvio's and Nick's Place. Wine available for purchase by the bottle. 21+ only. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Day of the Dead Workshop: Papel Picado & Paper Flowers, Arts Council of Princeton

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Saturday October 16, 2021
1:00 PM

102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
(609) 924-8777 | artscouncilofprinceton.org    

Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Arts Council of Princeton! Join us for free outdoor workshops to learn about this culturally rich holiday and the traditional folk arts associated with Day of the Dead.

The art of cutting paper banners is a true talent in Mexico, traditionally done with chisels. We will make the festive tissue paper banners that flutter over every plaza, shop, and doorway during Day of the Dead.

Ages 7+. Workshops will be led by Veronica Olivares Weber and ACP Artistic Director Maria Evans.

Flowers are also a large part of this holiday, gathered in bunches and placed at cemeteries. Learn how to make a bouquet of the brightly colored cempoalxochitl flowers the Arts Council has used to decorate our altar arch for our annual festival.

Not only will you learn a new folk art craft, but you'll be invited to display your work in our Day of the Dead Exhibition in our Sands Lobby Gallery from November 6-20!

Space is limited & REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/3tvuPju


A Transformative Evening with Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, PSRC Virtual Benefit

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Saturday October 16, 2021
6:30 PM

Dr. Bernice A. King is a global thought leader, strategist, orator, peace advocate, and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). Dr. King is the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, two of the world’s most influential and recognized leaders.

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Trenton Circus Squad 'Step Right Up!" Big Top Change Virtual Fundraiser

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Saturday October 16, 2021
7:00 PM

On October 16, 2021, at 7:00 pm, Trenton Circus Squad will present its flagship annual fundraiser, "Step Right Up!" titled Big Top Change. This free fundraising event will be virtually accessible through a link on Trenton Circus Squad's website (https://trentoncircussquad.org) Saturday, October 16, 2021. If you wish to receive an email with a link to the fundraiser, email operations@trentoncircussquad.org. Tune in however and wherever you can, and enjoy this relevant and essential contemporary circus performance and fundraising experience. Trenton Circus Squad performers are youth ages 12-18 from Trenton and the surrounding Mercer County area.


Local Theatre Productions

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Saturday October 16, 2021
7:00 PM

Pippin the MusicalRider University, Bart Luedeke Center Theater, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. www.rider.edu/arts. Stephen Schwartz’sTony Award-winning piece reset in the world of social media. $20 to $25. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Harrowing HistoryBordentown Historical Society, Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park Street, Bordentown. www.bordentownhistory.org. Six of Bordentown's most shocking 19th and early 20th century true tales will come to life in an evening of theatrical storytelling. Register. $20. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Mystery of Edwin DroodMusic Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. www.musicmountaintheatre.org. Broadway musical whodunnit adapted from Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. $25. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeActors' NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. Christopher Durang's wacky comedy in which Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia bicker their way through late middle age in their comfortable Bucks County home. $24. 8 p.m.

PuffsVillagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. www.villagerstheatre.com. Original play by Matt Cox subtitled "Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic." $20. 8 p.m.


Harrowing History, Bordentown Historical Society

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Saturday October 16, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Six of Bordentown's most shocking 19th and early 20th century true tales will come to life in an evening of theatrical storytelling. Register. $20.

Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park Street, Bordentown

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CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN - Lawrence Hopewell Trail Full Moon Bike Ride

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Saturday October 16, 2021
7:30 PM

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN - Adults and youngsters aged 12 and up are invited to join the LHT Full Moon Bike ride on Saturday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. This ride will take you through the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) and Mercer Meadows on a six-mile route for a unique experience out in the park. Helmets are required, and cyclists are encouraged to use headlights and creatively decorate their bikes.

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Terence Blanchard, McCarter Theatre

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Saturday October 16, 2021
8:00 PM

Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard celebrates both the brilliance of Wayne Shorter's legacy and the inspiration he has given Blanchard, influencing his ever-expanding amalgam of music and storytelling.

91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org.

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