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Planet Weekend Picks, Sept. 16-18

 

Ten Cents a Dance cast in full swing. Photo by T Charles Erickson courtesy of McCarter Theatre.

Friday, Sept. 16

Constitution Day Program at the Princeton Public Library includes interactive games and quizzes for children grades 3-8. Held in recognition of the September 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution of the United States. 4 p.m. in the library community room.

The Artwork of John Lennon, benefit for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. “Gimme Some Truth,” an exhibit featuring close to 100 different drawings and songwriting lyrics created by Lennon from 1964 to 1980. From 5-9 p.m., Palmer Square, 19 Hulfish Street $2 donation to benefit the food bank.

Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter Theatre (Berlind) Rodgers and Hart musical directed by John Doyle with the cast doubling as the orchestra. $20 and up., 8 p.m. , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787.

The Jersey Jumpers from the Central Jersey Dance Society will teach you swing and lindy hop from the 1920s to the present. Lesson followed by an open dance, $12 admission. No partners needed. Beginners welcome. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Folk Dance with the Princeton Folk Dance group at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street. Beginners welcome. Lesson followed by dance, no partner needed. Admission $5, starts at 8 p.m.

S’Mores Party with the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Make your own s’mores. $10 includes a virgin chocolate chocktail. From 5-9 p.m., Forrestal Village, 106 Stanhope Street, Plainsboro, 609-851-0660.

The Brentano String Quartet All Beethoven program, 8 p.m.. Pre-concert talk by Scott Burnham, author of  “Beethoven Hero” and professor of music history at Princeton. Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-9330.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Arrr!!! The Princeton Shopping Center will host Talk Like a Pirate Day, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Enjoy live music, pirates with parrots, a kid’s costume contest for those who come dressed in pirate or damsel costumes, pirate crafts and activities, a children’s treasure hunt, and a pirate shop built out of Pirate’s Booty snacks. The event is part of the final day of a treasure hunt that began Sept. 1 and must be completed by noon on Saturday in order to qualify for a $2,000 grand prize.

At the Princeton Public Library, Preschoolers are invited to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day in the story room with an hourlong program that will include pirate-themed stories, a pirate and princess parade, activities and crafts. Wear a bandana or eyepatch or full pirate gear, or dress like a princess.

Apple Day Weekend at Terhune Orchards. Celebrate the apple harvest with a spotlight on pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn. Pony rides, tractor-drawn and horse-drawn wagon rides, corn stalk maze, and displays in the machinery barn. Apple and pumpkin picking. Apple pies, donuts, muffins, and salads available. Music by Daisy Jug Band from noon-4. Special guest Saturday is Princeton author Herman Parish, who has carried on his aunt’s legacy by penning more Amelia Bedelia books. Rain or shine. $5., children 3 and under free. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm is located at 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310. Admission to the farm store, winery tasting room and Van Kirk Road pick your own apples is free.

The third annual Butler/Wilson 5K Run, organized by students at Princeton University, begins at 10 a.m. at Butler’s Bloomberg Hall. The race is open to the public, walkers and runners welcome. A $5 minimum donation or a non-perishable food item for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in lieu of registration fee. Check-in and same-day registration will begin at 9 a.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 18.

Native Plant Sale, D&R Greenway Land Trust, 3-6 p.m., Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, 609-924-4646.

The Central Jersey Chess Tournament, sponsored by New Jersey Chess. Open to kindergarten to eighth graders of all levels. All players receive a medal or trophy. From 1-4 p.m. at All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton. Online registration $30; on site, $40. E-mail info@njchess.com for information.

Morven Museum talk “Learn How Cold Water Makes Hot Air” includes a walking tour of the underground to see a portion of the geothermal system presented by Leo Stinson, facilities manager. Begins at 10 a.m. Registration is $15. Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-924-8144.

Fall Fashion Showcase to benefit the Princeton Public Library, hosted by Rouge and La Jolie Salon and Spa at the Albert Hinds Plaza next to the library, noon-4. At noon and  2 p.m., models will showcase trends for the fall season along a red carpet lining the plaza. Music provided by Advanced Entertainment Solutions and food provided by Bon Appetite Fine Foods of Princeton. Ten percent of all sales with go to the library.

The Artwork of John Lennon, benefit for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. “Gimme Some Truth,” an exhibit featuring close to 100 different drawings and songwriting lyrics created by Lennon from 1964 to 1980. From 11a.m.-7 p.m., Palmer Square, 19 Hulfish Street $2 donation to benefit the food bank.

Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter Theatre (Berlind) Rodgers and Hart musical directed by John Doyle with the cast doubling as the orchestra. $20 and up., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Live Music from the guitar strumming, cat loving, funky hair coloring  Sarah Donner, who will premier her video, “Going Under,” featuring sock puppets. BYOS – Bring your own sock. 3 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

Taste of Place at Eno Terra, a benefit for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 2-6 p.m. Farm fresh food off a wood-fired grill and family-focused activities underscoring the importance of nature and our local water, all topped off by Chris Albrecht’s menu from Eno Terra’s Canal Farm. Fee is $49 per adult and $15 per child (children under 5 free). Eno Terra, 4484 Route 27. For reservations call Eno Terra at (609) 497-1777.

Carillon Concert, 1 p.m. at Princeton University, Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. 88 College Road West. Free.

Princeton Consolidation Forum, sponsored by the Princeton Community Democratic Organization, 7:30 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Place. A panel of local Democrats will debate the pros and cons of consolidation and answer questions from the audience.

Apple Day Weekend at Terhune Orchards. Celebrate the apple harvest with a spotlight on pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn. Pony rides, tractor-drawn and horse-drawn wagon rides, corn stalk maze, and displays in the machinery barn. Apple and pumpkin picking. Apple pies, donuts, muffins, and salads available. Music by Daisy Jug Band from noon-4. Rain or shine. $5., children 3 and under free. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm is located at 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310. Admission to the farm store, winery tasting room and Van Kirk Road pick your own apples is free.

Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter Theatre (Berlind) Rodgers and Hart musical directed by John Doyle with the cast doubling as the orchestra. $20 and up., 2 p.m. , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787.

The Artwork of John Lennon, benefit for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. “Gimme Some Truth,” an exhibit featuring close to 100 different drawings and songwriting lyrics created by Lennon from 1964 to 1980. From 11a.m.-6 p.m., Palmer Square, 19 Hulfish Street $2 donation to benefit the food bank.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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