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December 2019

SCORE Small Business Seminar

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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This workshop will introduce how to protect intellectual property and especially how to patent inventions. Emphasis will be on how startups and small businesses can utilize the available legal tools to protect and leverage their intellectual assets at a reasonable cost. Registration requested.  

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Cookies with Santa Event

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, 08540
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Free

The Princeton Shopping Center will host its annual Cookies with Santa Event on Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m. This family-friendly event includes cookie decorating courtesy of LiLLiPiES, holiday craft station, photo ops with Santa, holiday selfie station, live performances from Princeton High School’s a capella groups, holiday treats, and enter a raffle to win four tickets to A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre Center. Attendees are asked to meet in front of Marlowe's Jewelry at noon sharp to greet…

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Cookies with Santa

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, 08540
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Free

The Princeton Shopping Center will host its annual Cookies with Santa Event on Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m. This family-friendly event includes cookie decorating courtesy of LiLLiPiES, a holiday craft station, photo ops with Santa, holiday selfie station, live performances from Princeton High School’s a capella groups, holiday treats, and enter a raffle to win four tickets to A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre Center.  Attendees are asked to meet in front of Marlowe's Jewelry at 12 noon sharp…

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Winter Warm Up: A Family Art Festival

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MarketFair Mall, 3535 US-1
West Windsor, NJ United States
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Free

Stop by MarketFair for art projects for the family, face painting and a capella performances by West Windsor-Plainsboro HighNorth's Out of the Blue, Knight Owls, and Silver Lining. And of course, cookies and cider!

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Crossroads Annual Holiday Fair

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Each year in December, Crossroads hosts a family-friendly holiday fair. The event provides a great opportunity for the community to come together and share time, special talents, skills and services in support of the Crossroads school. Proceeds from the event will fund student tuition assistance, program and facilities enhancements, and staff development. Highlights of the holiday fair will include a Craft Sale featuring beautiful handmade items, a raffle of a hand-made quilt, a Café and food sale brimming with delicious,…

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Feminine Products, a new play, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton University, 122 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States
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Free

Feminine Products tells the story of young American women struggling to understand intersectional feminism, empowerment, and pop music (lip syncs included), while offering an honest look at the satirical tragedy that is becoming a woman. Written by senior Tessa Albertson, directed by sophomore Marc Schorin and featuring senior Katja Stroke-Adolphe.

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Nature in Black and White: Stuart Students’ Lino-Cuts re-create Emergence of Spring

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Free

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery Presents ““Nature in Black and White” by 8th-grade students of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, through December 20. Art teacher Phyllis Wright supervised the girls’ plein-air pencil sketching sessions of spring on the Stuart campus. “Students transferred their images to linoleum blocks, working as teams with the flatbed press,” to print this dynamic art celebrating nature and rebirth. Olivia Rainbow Gallery, founded and funded in memory of artistically gifted young…

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Hip and Knee Arthritis Treatments

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Arthritis is the nation’s number one cause of disability. Join Brian Culp, MD, board certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship trained in hip and knee replacement surgery, for an informative discussion on the treatment and control of hip and knee arthritis, as well as steps you can take to prevent the onset of arthritis and how to manage arthritis with conservative and surgical options. Dr. Culp is a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health. Registration requested.

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Social Bridge

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

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Guided Meditation w/ Mira Desai

December 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Mira Desai leads the guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

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Painting Show, presented by Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 10, 2019

Hagan Studio, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, 08544
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Free

Group exhibition of recent work by students in the fall Painting courses.

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Fall Student Reading, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chancellor Green Rotunda Princeton, NJ, 08544 + Google Map
Free

Selected students from fall courses in Creative Writing read from their work in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing.

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Writers Support Group

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

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MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library? Join on MCLS’ Facebook page to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Find the book club under “Groups” at facebook.com/mclsnj/

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Echoes in Glass, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm

CoLab, Lewis Arts Complex, 122 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States
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Free

A new interactive story cycle by senior Alexandra Palocz centered around two sisters, a child, a bargain, and a bag of salt. It takes the form of a series of original songs, poems, and fairy-tales that bring together the realms of theater, oral storytelling, and interactive experience. This show invites audiences into a world of monsters, myths, and memories, a world where stories are distilled into jars and people call upon the spirits to help bring them to life. Audiences…

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Wacky Wednesday Storytime

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Join Barnes and Noble every Wednesday for storytime in the children's department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.

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The Short of It – Anton Chekhov

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Each month the group reads and discusses three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Anton Chekhov and his short stories, “Gusev,” "Gooseberries,” and “The Darling."

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Estate Planning

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Today’s estate plans must account for a number of factors including societal changes, New Jersey and Federal taxes that affect estates, and the expenses of long-term care. These changes present not only challenges to overcome, but also new opportunities for you and your loved-ones. Please join us for an informational seminar outlining some of the issues and potential ways that an estate plan can evolve to address them. Presented by attorneys from Stark & Stark. Registration requested.

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Fiber Arts Circle

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Bring your current needle-craft project and join the group for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice! No registration necessary.

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Holiday Chestnuts and Sing-along

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College, Walnut Lane
Princeton, 08540
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Free

Join Ruth Ochs and the Westminster Community Orchestra for their annual family holiday concert on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in The Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the campus of Westminster Choir College. Free-will monetary and non-perishable food donations (non-expired items only please) to benefit area food pantries will be accepted. The free performance will feature holiday favorites such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and the prelude to Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The concert will also include A Most…

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*New Program* Sports Book Group: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Join the new book club with a sports twist! Each month the group will discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This month's book is Beartown by Fredrik Backman No registration necessary

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Exhibition: “Portraits of Preservation” by James Fiorentino

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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free but rsvp@drgreenway.org for reception

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s new, traveling exhibit, “Portraits of Preservation,” is based on watercolor paintings of its preserves by noted, award-winning artist James Fiorentino. The exhibit will launch on December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with an opening reception featuring an artist talk and special guests. The exhibit will remain on display at the Johnson Education Center weekdays through February 28, after which it will travel to other noteworthy locations throughout Central New Jersey and surrounding states. Open 9:30…

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Decoy Exhibit: Carvers by the Pair

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 4, 2020

D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Free

The D&R Greenway invites the public to enjoy stunning artistry in six duck species by seven world-class decoy carvers in its newest array from the Jay Vawter collection. This exhibit is particularly timely as the Cornell Ornithology Lab releases its dire study revealing the planet’s loss of 2.9 billion breeding billion birds since 1970.  This collection of rarities was donated to the Land Trust in 2012. “Carvers by the Pair” displays Jay Vawter’s current loan of a spectacularly painted “old…

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Friday Fun Day Storytime

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Join Barnes and Noble at Market Fair every Friday for storytime in the children's department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.  Recommended for children ages 6 and under. Free.

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End of Semester Showings in Dance, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance

December 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

Free

Students in six fall dance courses present a series of showings of new choreography created and work learned during the past semester.

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