Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Oct. 10-12

Sarah Donner performs at the Arts Council of Princeton Sunday night.
Sarah Donner performs at the Arts Council of Princeton Sunday night.


Friday, October 10

Native Plant Sale at the D&R Greenway Land Trust – Stop by the  Johnson Education Center for their plant sale from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Quart and gallon-sized pots, $5 to $12.1 Preservation Place (off Rosedale Road), Princeton.

Gallery Talk at the Princeton University Art Museum – Museum docent Owen Leach give the talk “Alfred Bierstadt, When American Painters Were Superstars.” 12:30 p.m. Free.

Corn Maze at the Howell Living History Farm – New Jersey’s longest running corn maze at the Howell Living History Farm. 17 Valley Road, Lambertville. Admission $10 for adults, $8 for children, 4 and under free.  Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday noon to 8 p.m.;  Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Sukkot Celebration at Temple Micah – Celebrate Sukkot with a pizza party! Starts at 6 p.m. Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, Route 206, Lawrence.

PRISM Quartet Performs at Princeton University – The PRISM Quartet performing works by Viet Cuong, Alex Dowling, Noah Kaplan, Steven Mackey, Emma O’Halloran, Chris Rogerson, and Gabriella Smith as part of the Princeton Sound Kitchen series. 8 p.m. Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University. Free.

David Grossman Quartet at the Arts Council of Princeton – The David Grossman Quartet performs as part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Jazz and Beyond Concert Series. 8 p.m. 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Admission $10.

Saturday, October 11

Area Farmers Markets – Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South, Skillman, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Giant Kids Used Clothing and Toy Sale – More than 100 families will be selling children’s clothing, maternity clothing, baby equipment, s, toys, books,and more to raise money for the school’s PTO. 8 a.m. to noon. Lawrenceville Elementary School, 40 Craven Lane, Lawrence.

Corn Harvest at the Howell Living History Farm – Help farmers harvest corn in the fields, shell and grind corn, and make cornbread in the farmhouse kitchen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville. Free.

Star Wars Reads Day – origami, crafts and light-saber training. You can also dress up as your favorite “Star Wars” character. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. Free.

Central Jersey Chess Tournament – Open to kindergarten to grade 12 of all levels. All players receive a medal or trophy. Register on site for $45. 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Princeton Academy, 1128 Great Road, Princeton.

Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Festival – Celebrate diversity with food,  music, and dance performances from a variety of cultures. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mercer County Park. Free.

Unionville Vineyards Fall Harvest Festival – Enjoy an afternoon in beautiful Hunterdon County. Go on a vineyard walk with the winemaker, take a winery tour, taste wines, listen to live music, attend talks by leaders in the local food industry, and more. The Annual Fall Festival is family friendly. Pets are not permitted at this event. Noon to 6 p.m. at the winery, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, NJ, 08551.Tickets $10-$20.  For more information, please visit the festival webpage.

Princeton Youth Ballet Fall Festival Fundraiser – Visit the Princeton Dance and Theater Studio at Forrestal Village from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for face painting, Halloween-themed crafts and games, an hour-long dance party, silent auction and more. Free.

Strictly Ballroom – Join the Central Jersey Dance Society for their Ballroom Blitz at the Unitarian Church in Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Waltz lesson followed by open dancing. No partner needed. 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Admission $12.

Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble  – The jazz ensemble will be conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker. Grammy-Award winning alto saxophonist and guest soloist Mark Gross plus The Mark Gross Quintet featuring trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Benito Gonzalez, bassist John Lee, and drummer Corey Rawls. 8 p.m. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University. Admission $15.

Sunday, October 12

Pancake Breakfast at the Princeton Junction Fire Company – Pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea,  juice and more. Proceeds support the fire company.  8 .am. to noon. 245 Clarksville Road, West Windsor. $5 per person.

Fall Harvest Festival at Terhune Orchards – Corn stalk maze, adventure barn, pumpkin painting, pick your own apples and pumpkins, food tents, live music, wine tasting and more. Rain or shine. Admission $5. Children under 3 free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease – Three-mile walk, entertainment, information, a tribute ceremony, refreshments, and prizes. Rain or shine. Alzheimer’s Association. 9 a.m. to noon. Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Lawrenceville.

Harvest and Music Festival at the Witherspoon Grill – Music, food, activities, and more. Music by Franklin & Alison, Pi Fight, Joe Vadala and Grupo Cristiano. Rain or shine. Portion of proceeds from food and activity sales go to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza, Princeton.

Harlem Wizards vs. the Princeton Education Foundation All-Stars – The Harlem Wizards will show off their basketball tricks and play ball with a group of public school teachers at Princeton High School. 2 p.m. High school gym. Admission $15. Proceeds go to mini-grants for teachers.

Sarah Donner CD Release Tour – Funky, cat-loving Princeton artist Sarah Donner performs with and Marian Call at the Arts Council of Princeton. 7 p.m. 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Admission $12. $22 includes a copy of Sarah’s new CD, “That is a Pegasus.”

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