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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Sept. 15-17

Friday, September 15

D&R Greenway Fall Native Plant Sale – D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Fall Native Plant Sale will be held Friday from  3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton. More information

American Repertory Ballet On Pointe: Meet the Dancers! – The American Repertory Ballet will host a free event, “Meet the Dancers,” as part of its On Pointe Series. This casual get-together is an opportunity to meet Artistic Director Douglas Martin, Resident Choreographer and Ballet Master Mary Barton, plus the 2017-2018 company of American Repertory Ballet. .5:15 pm, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton. Free More information

Sō Percussion: A Free Concert – The world-renowned ensemble offers the first of three free community concerts this season as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, hot on the heels of critically acclaimed performances at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival this summer. Registration required. 7:30 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton. Free More information and registration link

The Princeton Folk Music Society Presents Anne Hills – Anne Hills, one of contemporary folk music’s premier vocalists, will perform to kick off the new season. Admission at the door: $20 ($15 members, $10 students under 22, $5 children). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:15 p.m. Ample free parking. Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. More information

Saturday, September 16

Princeton Pong Open Tournament –  Play for all levels. Cash and trophy prizes. Check out times and register at princetonpong.com. Princeton Pong, 745 Alexander Road, West Windsor. More information

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Sixteen regional farms, twelve artisan food and natural product vendors, weekly community groups, live music, special events and cooking demonstrations are all part of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market. The market runs weekly, rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. More information

Carrier Clinic Walk of Hope – One-mile fundraiser walk to raise awareness for mental health and addiction disorders and help combat the stigma faced by those who suffer with mental illness. 9 a.m. opening. Walk kicks off at 10:30. Carrier Clinic, 252 Route 601, Belle Mead. More information

Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends at Terhune Orchards – Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends celebrate the apple harvest. A full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family. Wagon rides, apple picking, activities for kids, wine tastings, food tents,  live music and more. $8 entry. Free for kids under 3. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrence. More information

Princeton University Football  Community and Staff Day– The Tigers take on San Diego at noon. The first 1,000 fans receive an Orange Tiger Up T-Shirt. Princeton University Stadium. Activities for families start at 10:30 a.m. Youth sports clinic hosted by Princeton University athletes, a community service project, entertainment, crafts, and an information fair featuring local community organizations. Tickets to game start at $8.

Historic House Tour of an Olmsted Neighborhood – The historic Trenton neighborhood of Cadwalader Heights will host a tour of 11 of its historic homes from noon to 5 p.m. Conceived and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of New York City’s Central Park, “A Walk in the Park: New Jersey’s Olmsted Neighborhood,” will showcase a beautiful homes. $20 – $25 More information

25th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival – Join storytellers from the tri-state area offering bales of laughter with farm-related stories and more. Come enjoy stories of wit and wisdom for all ages. A continuous rotation of storytellers will perform at sites throughout Howell Living History Farm all afternoon with an opening Story Slam on the theme “The Last Straw” Noon, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, Lambertville. Free More information

The Arts Council of Princeton’s 50th Birthday Community Celebration – The Arts Council of Princeton invites the community to a free, family-friendly 50th birthday party from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will commemorate the Arts Council of Princeton’s legacy of 50 years while celebrating its enduring presence in the community and beyond. 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free More information

Sunday, September 17

Princeton JazzFeast –   In its twenty sixth year, the JazzFeast event is an open-air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food. Featuring performances by some of the industry’s best jazz musicians and showcasing many of the area’s finest restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton. Free. Noon to 6 p.m., Palmer Square, 19 Hulfish Street, Princeton . More information

Concert: Uncle Ho and the HoTet – Led by Dave Homan (aka Uncle Ho) on saxophone, the HoTet fuses funk and the R&B sounds of a full horn section with infectious Latin rhythms to produce a fresh mix that appeals to fans of all ages. Featuring the Psychic Horns and percussionists Chuggy Carter and Nerio Matheus. 4 p.m., Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free More information

To be considered for our weekend picks, please add your events to our community calendar. It’s easy! 

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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