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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Oct. 14-16

The fall faculty art exhibition at Stuart Country Day School kicks off Sunday with an opening reception.
The fall faculty art exhibition at Stuart Country Day School kicks off Sunday with an opening reception.

Not one, but two book sales are taking place in Princeton this weekend. The annual Friends of the Princeton Public Library book sale runs through Sunday. Read our story and get more details here. Princeton Theological Seminary is also holding its annual book sale this week. Saturday is $10 a box day. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is being held in the Whitley Gym at 36 Hibben Road (corner of Hibben and Stockton St.).

Friday, Oct. 14

Princeton High School Homecoming Football Game – It happens just once a year, Friday Night Lights Football at Princeton High School! Cheer on PHS as the Tigers take on West Windsor-Plainsboro High South for their annual homecoming game. Local vendors Jammin’ Crepes, Tico’s, Nina’s Waffles and the House of Cupcakes will have food trucks set up. The concession stands will be serving pizza from Princeton Pi. Games starts at 7 p.m.., Princeton High School, Walnut Lane, Princeton. More information

Reilly & Maloney Final Concert – Concert the historic Prallsville Mill in Stockton.  Ginny Reilly & David Maloney will give their final east coast concert on Friday October 14th at 8 p.m. The concert is a benefit for the non-profit Delaware River Mill Society. Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton. Admission $20 – $35. More information

Saturday, October 15

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., The Village Shopper, 1340 Route 206 Skillman. Free More information

Fall Family Fun Festivals at Terhune Orchards – Come to Terhune Orchards for farm fun, food and music, and celebrate the harvest with the Mount family. Rain or shine 10 to 5. Parking at the farm. Admission fee $8 – children under 3 are free. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. More information

Guided Walks at Woodfield Reservation – Come walk the newly Restored Trails at the Woodfield Reservation. The Princeton Environmental Commission and Friends of Princeton Open Space invite you to celebrate major trail improvements in the 100-plus acre Woodfield Reservation. Guided walks and refreshments. 10:00 a.m. until noon. Woodfield Reservation, 946 Great Road, Princeton. Free More information

Science Talk for Families with Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Advanced Study Director and Leon Levy Professor – Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor, will explore the magic of light and color in this science talk for families event. The talk is geared for ages 8 and up and all children and families are welcome. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m. with the talk beginning at 11 a.m. Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton. Free More information

Hopewell United Methodist Church Fall Festival – The Hopewell United Methodist Church will celebrate fall with a festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. The festival will include food, fun and live music. The live music lineup includes The B Side, So It Goes and The Shanakee Project. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell. More information

Grand Opening of Chennai Chimney South Indian Restaurant – Chennai Chimney invites the public to a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15. A buffet of South Indian cuisine will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m. Patrons will receive 20 percent off.  Chennai Chimney, 19, Chambers Street, Princeton. More information

John Witherspoon Middle School Super Saturday Carnival – Fun for all ages! Super Saturday is a carnival of cakes, boardwalk games, food trucks, music and entertainment. This fun, community-building event is the John Witherspoon School’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from Super Saturday help support the 6th grade environmental field trip and the 8th grade Washington trip. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton.  More information

Emily Roebling: The Woman Who Saved the Brooklyn Bridge – TheaterToGo at The 1867 Sanctuary presents, through video and live action drama, the true story of Emily Roebling, who championed the abilities of women in the sciences and industry, and completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. This presentation is a prelude to a full-length play coming soon! Don’t miss this unique event.. 2 p.m., 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing. $10 admission. More information

Sunday, October 16

Stuart Country Day School Faculty Art Exhibition 2016 – Art exhibition featuring work by Stuart Country Day School faculty members Andrew Wilkinson, Deborah Land, and Phyllis Wright. Opening reception Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 to 4 p.m. Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton. Free More information

Mountain Lakes Trail Run at Community Park North – Run starts at 9 a.m. Event headquarters at the amphitheater. Day-of sign in and registration 8 to 8:45 a.m. 3.5 mile trail run comprising about a quarter mile paved park trail, one mile unimproved service right-of- ways and 2-plus miles single track including moderately technical rocks, roots, logs, and more. Community Park North Amphitheater, 1 Mountain Avenue, Princeton. Fee $22 – $30. More information

Screening: “Boris Dorfman – a Mentsh” – Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation will host a screening of the film “Boris Dorfman – a Mentsh,” at 9:30 a.m. at the temple in Pennington. Filmmakers Uwe and Gabriela von Seltman, the film’s directors and writers, will attend and follow with a Q&A session. Har Sinai Temple, 2421 Pennington Road, Pennington. Free. More information

Lambertville Historical Society’s 34th Autumn House Tour – Eight homes and two additional sites will be open. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day and may be purchased online at LambertvilleHistorcialSociety.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lambertville, Bridge Street. Admission $25 – $30. More information

Tour of Princeton Cemetery – Guided, one-hour walking tour of the Princeton Cemetery. Tour will begin at the cemetery entrance at the corner of Greenview Avenue and Humbert Street. There is no charge and all are invited to attend. 1 p.m., Princeton Cemetery, 29 Greenview Ave., Princeton. Free More information

Free Concert at the Princeton Abbey by the Princeton University Pianists Ensemble – Founded in 2012, the Princeton Pianists Ensemble is the university’s only group dedicated to the art of collaborative piano. The group prides itself in challenging the notion that piano is only a solo instrument by featuring a diverse range of multi-pianist and multi-keyboard works that include student arrangements and original compositions. 1 p.m., 75 Mapleton Road, Plainsboro. Free More information

Richardson Chamber Players present “Melting Pot” – An eclectic program of chamber works by Charles Ives, William Bolcom, and Paquito D’Rivera. Directed by Michael J. Pratt and sponsored by Princeton University Concerts, RCP is Princeton’s resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and talented students. 3 p.m., Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University. Admission $5 – $15. More information

The Sounds of Halloween – Westminster Community Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Ochs, will present a concert titled “The Sounds of Halloween” at 3 p.m. at the Robert L. Annis Playhouse at Westminster Choir College (please note the venue change). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Westminster Choir College, Walnut Lane, Princeton. More information

Jerry Rife’s Rhyhm Kings – Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Jazz Band is a Dixieland jazz band inspired by the great early bands of New Orleans and committed to the post-WW2 jazz style of “revival Dixieland,” with lots of swing. 3 p.m., 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing. Admission $20. More information

Editor’s Note: The Barry Beach/Centurion Ministries event at Nassau Presbyterian Church that was scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. has been postponed.

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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