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Friday, September 21

Screening of `The Hunger Games’ – Story of a post-apocalyptic world where two teenagers are selected each year to compete in a televised fight to the death, based on the book by Suzanne Collins. Princeton Public Library Community Room, 7:30 p.m., free.

Arts Council of Princeton Benefit Concert – The Arts Council of Princeton welcomes singer/songwriter Francis Dunnery to a benefit concert and “Age of Aquarius” after-concert cocktail reception as part of a month long series of events celebrating the organization’s 45th Anniversary. $45 non-member ticket includes complimentary six-month membership /$30 ACP members, students and seniors. At the Arts Council, 7:30 p.m.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, McCarter Theatre – New play by Christopher Durang. Actors include David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver. Co-production with Lincoln Center Theater. Tickets $20 to $72. Showing Friday  8 p.m., Satuday 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 22

Mercer County Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day – Mercer County residents can drop off electronics and chemical waste between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrenceville. Bring an ID to prove you are a resident of Mercer County. You can drop off the following: aerosol cans, batteries, photographic chemicals, used motor oil and oil filters, lighter fluid, propane gas tanks, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, paint thinner, stains and varnishes, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, gasoline, insect repellents, computers, printers, copiers, TV’s, monitors, scanners, phones, microwaves, and other electronic items..

Princeton Future Panel Discussion:  Sustaining Princeton as a Livable Community – Mayoral candidates Liz Lempert and Dick Woodbridge will be part of a discussion facilitated by members of Princeton Future at the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room. 9 a.m., free.

Montgomery Friends of Open Space and West Windsor Community Farmers’ Markets – Montgomery market at the Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South in Skillman, West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market at the Vaughn Drive Parking Lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station, both 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Yoga at the Morven Museum and Garden – Celebrate the autumn equinox with instructor Gemma Farrell of Gratitude Yoga. Gemma is a long-time yoga practitioner, and one of Princeton’s most popular yoga instructors. The event is free and open to the public of all ages and skill levels. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat, towel, and bottle of water! Noon at Morven.

Fall Harvest Festival Weekend at Terhune Orchards – Pick your own apples and pumpkins, buy fall favorite foods from the food tents, take part in activities for kids. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5, and children under 3 get in free. Farm located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrence. Bands perform noon to 4.  Mark Miklos & Raritan Valley Ramblers perform Saturday, Tom and Jerry perform Sunday.

Sunday, September 23

Screening of “Leben um zu Sagen” (Live to Tell) – Longtime McCarter Theatre publicist Dan Bauer discusses his family’s journey from 1938 Austria. The 30-minute documentary is told through the eyes of his 100-year-old grandmother, his father, and a cousin, all of whom talk about how their lives were changed when the Nazis took over Vienna. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Bauer, Paul Winkler, executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and Susan Hoskins, executive director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. 2 p.m. in the Princeton Public Library Community Room, free.

Musical Tribute Honoring Princeton EMT Michael Kenwood – Concert showcasing Broadway Sings, a professional concert production company featuring stars of  hit Broadway shows. The performers are donating their talents for the evening of music in tribute to Kenwood.  Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. A silent auction also will be held at the event, and bidding will begin at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be split between Kenwood’s family and the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad. Tickets start at $30.

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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