Today is the last day to register to vote in the November general election. In Mercer County you can register until 9 p.m. tonight in Trenton at the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections office at 640 S. Broad Street.
Mostly sunny, 79 degrees.
James Baker: “Iran: 35 Years After the Revolution – Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1952, will give the inaugural lecture of the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at 5 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101. He will speak on “Iran: 35 Years after the Revolution.” A reception will follow; both are free and open to the public.
Author Event at Labyrinth Books – Dale Jamieson, author of “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed and What It Means for Our Future” in conversation with Peter Singer, internationally known author of “Animal Liberation.” 6 p.m. , 122 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free.
Bassem Tamimi and Eddie Glaude Jr. Discuss Non-Violent Resistance – Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi, who will be having a conversation with Eddie Glaude Jr., Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. They will discuss the common roots of non-violent tactics in the Civil Rights movement, and the non-violent tactics that Palestinians are employing to achieve their own liberation from the Israeli occupation. 7 p.m., McCormick 101, Princeton University. Co-sponsored by the Carl A. Fields Center, the Princeton Commitee on Palestine, and Princeton for Palestine.
Taiko Drums and Japanese Flutes Concert with So Percussion – Taiko drummer Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe, a noted player of Japanese flutes, will perform with So Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, at 7 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in East Asian Studies. Free.
iOS 8 and the new iPhones – A tour of all that is new from Apple. The Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group welcomes Dave Hamilton of the MacObserver and MacGeekGab podcast tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall, Room 6, (Alexander St), in downtown Princeton. Hamilton will walk you through the new features in iOS 8, not just those that are built directly for you, but those that are built for developers who can then build things for you. Keyboards, Notification Widgets, Safari Plug-Ins, Family Sharing and more. Plus, just how big IS that iPhone 6 Plus, and when is that size a liability? Dave will explain. PMUG also provides monthly “PMUG Answers” (a popular Q & A session) in Stuart 4 at 6:30 before the general meeting. See http://pmug-nj.org/ for more info and directions.
An accident on Route 1 south near Quaker Bridge Road caused traffic jams this morning on Route 1, Princeton Pike and 206. Readers say the morning commute has been a nightmare. Traffic also alternating on Princeton Pike, adding to the delays.
Princeton – Road construction on Paul Robeson Place. Lane shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow for road striping. Expect delays.
Random Road will be closed Oct. 14,15 and 16 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to allow for milling and paving. Detours will be in place.
Linden Lane will be close on Oct. 15th and 16th between Hamilton Ave. and Spruce St. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for sewer work. Detours will be in place.
Lawrence – Princeton Pike is one-lane only from Lenox Drive to Fackler Road for road work.
Hillsborough – Nighttime Road paving on So Branch Road between Beekman/River & Amwell Rd bet Woods/Clerico will begin Oct. 16. Expect delays.
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