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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, July 29-31

Chris Harford will perform a free concert with the Band of Changes at Small World Coffee on Saturday.
Princeton native Chris Harford will perform a free concert with the Band of Changes at Small World Coffee on Saturday.

Friday, July 29

D&R Greenway Summer Native Plant Sale – The D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Summer Native Plant Sales will be held on Fridays until the end of August from 3 to 5 p.m. at the D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton off Rosedale Road in Princeton. More information

Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Orchards – Wine and music at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery from 4 t 7 p.m. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Free. More information

Shabbat on the Lake – Join Beth El Synagogue for a relaxed, musical, family friendly Friday night service, Shabbat on the Lake. The service will be held at the gazebo on Lake Drive in Robbinsville’s Town Center. The evening provides a wonderful opportunity to meet our welcoming clergy and friendly congregation. Limited seating. bring your own chairs or blankets. Begins at 5:45 p.m.

An Evening of Dance wit the Princeton Ballet School – Annual summer intensive performance features 100 dancers from the United States and beyond. 6:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre. University Place, Princeton. Admission $30.

Princeton Summer Theater Presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” – A tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard. Praised as Tom Stoppard’s modern tragicomic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a wonderfully inventive behind-the-scenes look into Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 8 p.m. Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge, Princeton University, Princeton. Admission $29.50.

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theater Presents “Heathers” – The story of Veronica Sawyer, a smart and beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful clique at Westerberg High. Bring a blanket or a seat cushion. 7:30 p.m.455 Washington Cr, ossing-Pennington Road, Titusville. Admission $15.

Saturday, July 30

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market – The Montgomery Friends Farmers Market 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. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1340 Route 206, Skillman. Free More information

Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards – Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of the state’s favorite fruits. Food tent, music and more. A special feature of this festival is the “Summer Harvest” farm-to-fork tasting section ($12 per person) featuring local chefs who will use locally sourced ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Admission $5. More information

Electric Diamond Performs Orchestral Memes – Concert featuring Stuart Diamond on the electronic wind instrument and Don Slepian on keyboard. Video art supplied by Brain Van Korn. 2 p.m., Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

Palmer Square Summer Music Series – Bring a lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy free music on Palmer Square from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Saturday features “Strictly 60s”, a musical journey through one of the most musically diverse decades.

Mercer County 4-H Fair –Animal shows and exhibits, food, , hay rides, pony rides, music, farm tours, and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell. Free.

Fairy Festival – Come to the Fairy Festival on the Watershed Reserve and celebrate with the Rainbow Fairies, Woodland Fairies and Forest Elves. Join them in a dance around the maypole, create magical crafts, construct villages along the Fairy Trail and play in the stream with the Water Sprites. Fairy finery and gnome haberdashery is strongly encouraged. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road,

Free Summer Concert Series at Mercer County Park –  6 to 10 p.m. Mercer County Park, More information

Moth Mania – Begin the evening by learning the differences between butterflies and moths, then venture into the night to meet the moths. Under the enthusiastic guidance of several moth specialists, the group will utilize some ‘moth-ing’ equipment and techniques to discover a fascinating and colorful world hidden by night. Bring a flashlight. Registration required. 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington $10 – $15 More information

Chris Harford and the Band of Changes – Princeton native Chris harford performs with friends at Small World Coffee atarting at 8 p.m. 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free.

Harry Potter Release Party – Muggles and wizards are invited to the Princeton Public Library to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the release of the official script for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a new play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling. The play is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be presented on stage. Come dressed as your favorite character or just wear your Hogwarts house colors. There will be games, prizes, wizard candy, butterbeer, photo ops, and more. As the night progresses, we will move the party to Labyrinth Books and jaZams in anticipation of the midnight release of the two-part script. All ages welcome to this free event; a portion of all food sales and book sales will be donated to the Princeton Public Library.9 p.m. until midnight. Princeton Public Library.

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party at Barnes & Noble – Harry Potter giveaways, activities, and a Muggle Wall to share memories of previous books and movies. Party begins at 8 p.m. and runs until midnight. Princeton MarketFair, 3535 Route 1, Suite 400, Princeton. Free.

Sunday, July 31

Summer Carillon Bells Concerts – Celebrating 24 years of community recitals, the Princeton University Carillon at the Graduate School located at 88 College Road West, Princeton, NJ 08544 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. Free. More information

Mercer County 4-H Fair – Animal shows and exhibits, food, hay rides, pony rides, music, farm tours, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell. Free.

Last Day of Exhibition at Wondrous on Witherspoon Pop-up Gallery – Exhibition features local artists Leon Rainbow, Ilene Dube, Suzanne Dominguez, Florence Moonan, Elizabeth Aubrey, and Trudy Glucksberg. Create your own art with materials available at the gallery. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 14 1/2 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free.

Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards – Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of the state’s favorite fruits. Food tent, music and more. A special feature of this festival is the “Summer Harvest” farm-to-fork tasting section ($12 per person) featuring local chefs who will use locally sourced ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Admission $5. 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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