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So Percussion will perform a free concert in Princeton on Sunday. Photo: Janette Beckman
So Percussion will perform a free concert in Princeton on Sunday. Photo: Janette Beckman

Friday, July 8

Beach Read Fiction Sale – Visit the West Windsor Library’s beach read fiction sale Friday and Saturday in the library lobby. $4 per bag. Bags provided, or $1 per hard cover and $.50 per paperback. Event sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Rd, Princeton Junction. More information

Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Orchards – Visit the winery tasting room at Terhune Orhards for wine, wine fare, and music from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton. Free. More information

Lisa Fischetti Talks About Her Design Work – Stop by Art Attack, the pop-up art gallery on Tulane Street,  at 7 p.m. for drinks in the courtyard, a talk, and discussion followed by dinner. Lisa Fischetti received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Vassar College and her master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. She will discuss her recent design work. Princeton Art Attack, 43 N Tulane St, Princeton. Donation. More information

Princeton Summer Theater Presents “God of Carnage” – A production of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play. After a playground fight erupts between their two young sons, two sets of parents are brought together in a meeting to resolve the matter. While they play nice at first, they soon devolve into outlandish, bickering children themselves. 8 p.m., Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge, Princeton University, Princeton. $24.50 – $29.50 More information

Off-Broadstreet Theater Presents “Sherlock’s Veiled Secret” – What secret could be so dark, so deadly, as to rouse the indomitable Sherlock Holmes from peaceful retirement and what do the old detective and a young sculptress have in common that they should work together on a case?  8p.m., 5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell.  Tickets start at $27.50.

Saturday, July 9

Anchor House Ride for Runaways Send-Off – Stop by Arm & Hammer Park on Route 29 in Trenton and cheer on the more than 200 cyclists and support crew members participating in the 38th annual Ride for Runaways. The seven-day ride raises money to support the shelter and related programs that serve children and teens in Mercer County. Comments by Anchor House director. Coffee and continental breakfast. Participants arrive at 7 a.m. Buses depart for New Hampshire at 8 a.m.

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market – The Montgomery Friends Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. from June through October. It is located at the Village Shopper on Route 206, just north of the junction with Route 518. Operated by Montgomery Friends of Open Space, the market features local NJ farm products. The Village Shopper, 1340 Route 206 Skillman. Free. More information

Blueberry Bash at Terhune Orchards – Join in the celebration of “everything blueberry” at the annual Blueberry Bash. Enjoy a visit to the 2-acre Pick-Your-Own blueberry patch. Music, food tent and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Admission $5. More information

Great Stream Exploration: Kunkel Park – Join naturalists at Kunkel Park in Pennington for an exploration of life in and around the Stony Brook. Expect to meet a variety of creatures including salamanders, frogs and aquatic insects. Wear old sneakers for wading and bring a water bottle. 10:30 a.m., Kunkel Park, King George Road, Pennington. More information

Princeton Summer Theater Presents “The Owl and the Pussycat” – Princeton Summer Theater is proud to present “The Owl and the Pussycat,” an adaptation of an Edward Lear poem, written by Annika Bennett, writer of “Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree” at the Lewis Center for the Arts. 11 a.m., Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge, Princeton University, Princeton. Admission $3. More information

Princeton Summer Theater Presents “God of Carnage” – A production of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play. After a playground fight erupts between their two young sons, two sets of parents are brought together in a meeting to resolve the matter. While they play nice at first, they soon devolve into outlandish, bickering children themselves. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge, Princeton University, $24.50-$29.50. More information

Abigail Lorraine and Gail Pillitteri take over the (Small) World! … With Art. Abigail Lorraine and her mother, Gail Pillitteri, will be showcasing their art at the Witherspoon and Nassau Street Small World Coffee locations for the month of July. Expect bold brush strokes and vibrant colors from Abigail Lorraine’s collection of abstract and conceptual work.  Opening reception, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Small World Coffee – both locations, 14 Witherspoon St. and 254 Nassau St., Princeton. Free. More information

Free Summer Concert Series at Mercer County Park – Chevy Chevis and Band, one of New York’s top bands, will kick off the free summer concert series at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds from 6 to 10 p.m.. The group plays rock, funk, soul and more.  More information

Nocturnal Geocache Adventure – Enjoy the fun of geocaching under the stars! Use your GPS and flashlight to navigate through the night to a rendezvous around a fire for some summer refreshments. Learn more and RSVP at www.geocaching.com, or call 609-737-7592. No pets or alcoholic beverages, adults only. 8 p.m., Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Admission $10. More information

Sunday, July 10

Hopewell 125th Anniversary Town Bike Ride – This Hopewell family bike ride in honor of the 125th anniversary of the boro will include a scavenger hunt that is both historical and uniquely Hopewell. The organizers have devised a series of challenges that riders must answer or find. Speed is not the objective. Ride safely, answer correctly and learn about the town. Sourland Cycles, 53 E Broad Street, Hopewell. Free. More information

Summer Carillon Bells Concerts – Celebrating 24 years of community recitals, the Princeton University Carillon will again host a season of international summer concerts for the surrounding community. All concerts start at 1 p.m. and are held rain or shine. Admission is free. Princeton University Graduate College, Grover Cleveland Tower, 88 College Road West, Princeton. More information

So Percussion Summer Concert Series Kick Off – Opening Performance in the Princeton summer series. The acclaimed percussion group performs “Music for Wood and Strings” by Bryce Dessner. 7 p.m., Matthews Theater, Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

“Against All Odds” Exhibit Honoring Paul Robeson – The Ellarslie Museum exhibition  honors the life and legacy of the performer and activist who was born in Princeton. Talk lead by Denyese Leslie, Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church historian, at 3 p.m. The museum is located at Cadwalader Park in Trenton. Free.

Princeton Summer Theater Presents “God of Carnage” – A production of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play. After a playground fight erupts between their two young sons, two sets of parents are brought together in a meeting to resolve the matter. While they play nice at first, they soon devolve into outlandish, bickering children themselves. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge, Princeton University, $24.50-$29.50. More information.

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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