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General admission day for the annual Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale at Princeton Day School begins on Saturday, March 21. The sale runs through Tuesday, March 24.Monday is half price day and Tuesday is box/bag day.

 

Apologies for the late post. We delayed posting our weekend picks in order to see what events are still on and which ones have been canceled or postponed tonight, March 20, due to the snow.

The following events for Friday, March 20, have been canceled:

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer at Princeton Seminary. Go to the show Saturday night instead.

Princeton High performance of  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is canceled for Friday. Two shows Saturday, 3/21 at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for Friday honored at both.

Lawrence High School production of “Beauty and the Beast” scheduled has been rescheduled for Sun 03/22 at 2 p.m.

Princeton Center for Yoga and Health’s Restorative Swings Yoga Workshop with Deepa at 7:30 p.m. and 108 Sun Salutations in Celebration of the Spring Equinox with Rebecca have both been canceled for Friday night.

Friday, March 20

Just-Eat-ItThe Princeton Environmental Film Festival Presents “Just Eat It” – Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.  For a full list of Princeton Environmental Festival Events, visit the library’s website. 7 p.m. in the Princeton Public Library Community Room. Free.

Princeton Seminary Weeden ConcertSt. Salvator’s Chapel Choir Performs at Princeton Theological Seminary -The St. Salvator’s Chapel Choir, the liturgical choir of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will perform at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel on Princeton Theological Seminary’s main campus. The concert is free and open to the public.  The concert is presented in memory of David A. Weadon, the late director of music and organist at Princeton Seminary, and is underwritten in part by the David A. Weadon Memorial Trust.

Lucas Hall and Gregory Wooddell in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Photo by Margot Shulman

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery – McCarter Theatre presents the world premiere adaptation by Ken Ludwig is a comedic tale of murder, intrigue, and a wild hound. 8 p.m., Matthews stage. Tickets $25 and up.

Princeton Folk Music Society Presents Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer – An evening with two unique voices in alternative country music. Mary Gauthier explores rarely exposed American scenes with songs such as “Drag Queens in Limousines,” “Mercy Now.” Allison Moorer – whose song “A Soft Place to Fall” heard as part of the soundtrack for the film “The Horse Whisperer” brought her national acclaim. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:15 pm. at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Tickets at the door are $20, $15  for members, $10 for students, $5 for children.

Saturday, March 21

Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale at Princeton Day School – General admission for the book sale begins today. The sale runs through Tuesday, March 24. This year, the sale offers about 85,000 books.  Books are donated by Princeton University scholars, local celebrities, and ordinary book lovers. Proceeds support college scholarships for young women from central New Jersey. Of special note for 2015 are an outstanding children’s selection of books and a new section of books on China. Princeton Day School is located at 650 Great Road in Princeton.

Saturday, March 21, 10am-7 pm
Sunday, March 22, 10am-7pm
Monday, March 23 (half price day) 10am-8pm
Books are 1/2 price except some in Collectors Corner
Tuesday, March 24 ($10 a box day) 10 am-3pm.

Lawrence Community Conversation – Bring your ideas and  discuss health, recreation and wellness issues in Lawrence at the Community Conversation  from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the music building at the Lawrenceville Prep School on Route 206. Following a presentation on community wellness in New jersey by Janet Heroux, a public health consultant  from the New Jersey Department of Health, participants will  break up into small groups and discuss topics like recreation, senior wellness, biking, walking, recreation facilities, year-round activities, neighborhood parks, youth activities, and activities for young families. Ralph Widner, an experienced urban planner, will present data from the U.S. Census to provide a snapshot of the Lawrence community. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The event is free and includes refreshments.

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival – The Princeton Public Library is screening six films Saturday as part of the film festival. For a full list of Princeton Environmental Festival Events, visit the library’s website. All films are screened in the Princeton Public Library Community Room. All films are free.

Sawmilling Program at Howell Living History Farm – The Howell Farm invites visitors of all ages to get a grip on history by grabbing a saw, drawknife or cant hook when helping hands are needed to cut firewood, make barn pegs and ready logs for the sawmill. The work will begin at 10 a.m., when farmers use a portable sawmills to make floorboards for barns and sheds.  Helping hands are also needed to stack finished lumber and to load slabwood onto wagons for transport to the barnyard where it will be cut into firewood to fuel the farm’s woodburning stove and maple syrup evaporator. Howell Farm is operated and maintained by the Mercer County Park Commission.  It is located on Valley Road, just off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville, NJ.  Seasonal hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sundays.  Parking and general admission are free.

Meet the Music: Inspector Pulse Pops a String – Your youngster’s life-long love of music will begin the moment he or she “meets the music” in person at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The popular concerts for kids ages 6-12 and their families return to the Princeton University Concerts Series, after a first season of two sold-out performances. Featuring musicians of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by composer Bruce Adolphe. Program explores string music. It is only when the wacky Inspector breaks a piano string that he learns that pianos even have strings inside. Who knew that? How can we make so much music with just stretched strings? Inspector Pulse gets answers to a string of questions when he is visited by a string quartet. Find more information at princetonuniversityconcerts.org. 1 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids.

Sharon-Silverstein-with-harmoniumKirtan with Sharon Silverstein and the Peace Project – An evening of ecstatic chanting with Sharon Silverstein and The Peace Project. Sharon has been a singer/songwriter for the past 26 years, a Yogini for the past 9 years and practicing Bhakti yoga for the past 6 years. She combines the ancient mantras with her contemporary musical style to bring the energy of pure joy and happiness to this beautiful sacred tradition. 7:30 p.m. Princeton Center for Yoga and Health. Admission $20.

Readings: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer – Performance highlights the myriad of voices surrounding issues of womanhood, sexuality, and violence. Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, is the coeditor of “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer.” Suggested donation of $5. All proceeds will benefit Womanspace, a nonprofit organization in Trenton, New Jersey, that provides services to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Parking is available in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library lot (entrance off of Library Place). Scheide Hall, Princeton Seminary, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 22
Field Biologist

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival – The Princeton Public Library is screening three films Sunday as part of the film festival. For a full list of Princeton Environmental Festival Events, visit the library’s website. All films are screened in the Princeton Public Library Community Room. All films are free. Discussions with filmmakers after each screening in Sunday, including talk with Jared Flesher, producer and director of “Field Biologist.”

Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale – This year, the sale offers about 85,000 books.  Books are donated by Princeton University scholars, local celebrities, and ordinary book lovers. Proceeds support college scholarships for young women from central New Jersey. Of special note for 2015 are an outstanding children’s selection of books and a new section of books on China. Princeton Day School is located at 650 Great Road in Princeton.

Sunday, March 22, 10am-7pm
Monday, March 23 (half price day) 10am-8pm
Books are 1/2 price except some in Collectors Corner
Tuesday, March 24 ($10 a box day) 10 am-3pm.

Westminster Community Orchestra Showcase – The Westminster Community Orchestra, Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs, Princeton Charter School and Westminster Conservatory Youth Orchestra perform at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Featuring winners of Westminster Conservatory Concerto Competition. Performances of works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and more. 3 p.m. Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

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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