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October 2019

Discovery Day Fall Open House at Stuart Country Day School

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 1200 Stuart Rd
Princeton, 08540 United States
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Join Stuart Country Day School for a Discovery Day to meet administrators, faculty, and students on Sunday, October 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Register at stuartschool.org/openhouse or call 609-921-2330. Personal tours are also available.

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Halloween! Trick or Treat with the Westminster Community Orchestra

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College, Walnut Lane
Princeton, 08540
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$10 – $15

HALLOWEEN! TRICK OR TREAT with the Westminster Community Orchestra Ruth Ochs, conductor; Sergey Tkachenko, assistant conductor Special Guests: The Guitars of Westminster, Mark Johnstone, director Violin and Suzuki Groups of Urška Haule Feguš Sunday, October 20, 2019; 3 p.m. Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College, Walnut Lane, Princeton Join Ruth Ochs and the Westminster Community Orchestra for this annual fun, family-oriented program of sometimes sweet, sometimes slightly scary, music to inspire your Halloween season. The afternoon will also feature…

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Music for Oboe and Strings

October 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall, 1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ, 08540
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Free but tickets must be reserved

In partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra begins its 2019-20 chamber series with “Music for Oboe and Strings.” The program features works written specifically for oboe against a trio of strings. Tickets are free but must be reserved. Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study. Large print programs available; Additional accommodations or services (i.e. ASL, Braille Program, Audio Description etc.) can be arranged with two weeks’ notice; princetonsymphony.org or 609 497-0020.

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Friends of Princeton Open Space Oktoberfest Celebration

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue
Princeton, 08540
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$25

Friends of Princeton Open Space presents an Oktoberfest Celebration in honor of the organization's 50th year on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can expect local craft beer, Ironbound Hard Cider, festive fare and live music from Princeton area performer, ESSIE, in the Mountain Lakes House overlooking the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. Tickets are available for online purchase for $25/person at Eventbrite.com (search “FOPOS Oktoberfest”). Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ. Free parking…

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The Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
All Saints’ Church, Princeton, 16 All Saints' Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

The monthly meeting of The Women's College Club of Princeton will feature the award-winning photographer Alber Horner who will speak about the New Jersey Pinelands. The Pinelands includes portions of seven southern New Jersey  counties and encompasses over one million acres, 22% of New Jersey's land area. It is the largest body of open space on the mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston and is home to dozens of rare plant and animal species. Albert Horner's photos show the quiet…

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Princeton Historic Preservation Commission Public Meeting

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

One event on January 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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400 Witherspoon Street, Meeting Room B, Princeton NJ 08540 The nine-member commission promotes historic preservation, recommends designation of historic properties, and prepares surveys of historic sites.  The commission advises and assists the planning board and zoning board by reviewing and reporting on development applications and preservation plans in locally designated historic districts and buffer zones. The commission makes recommendations to the planning board on the historic preservation element of the master plan and the general protection of the community's heritage.

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Guided Meditation with Mira Desai

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Mira Desai is back to lead this fall’s guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

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Writing Workshop at the Princeton Public Library

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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Free

Writers who are working on book-length works are invited to receive constructive critique from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length non-fiction to strengthen characters and story structure.  Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Don Donato leads the workshop.

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Panel on The Work of Several Lifetimes Exhibition

October 22 @ 4:30 pm
Hurley Gallery, Lewis Center Arts Complex
Princeton, 08544 United States
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Free

A panel discussion on artist Mario Moore’s exhibition of large-scale paintings, etchings and drawings of Black men and women who work at or around the Princeton University campus in blue collar jobs. Panelists joining Moore include Lewis Center Chair, Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing Tracy K. Smith; Princeton’s Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies Imani Perry; and Hank Towns, the University’s retired head equipment manager and one of Moore’s portrait subjects. Presented…

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 International Folk Dance with the Princeton Folk Dance Group

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 7, 2020

YWCA Princeton, 59 PAUL ROBESON PLACE
PRINCETON, NJ 08542 United States
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$5

Dance with the Princeton Folk Dance group. Dance to soulful music from many ethnic groups and countries including Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Turkey. Most evenings begin with an hour of teaching. Most of the dances are line dances, so you don't need a partner. Wear comfortable clothing and flat, soft-soled shoes or sneakers. Folk dancing includes many easy village dances, as well as complex dances that are energizing to do or…

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The Current State of Cybercrime

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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The presentation will provide an overview of the different types of profit-motivated cybercrimes targeting consumers. Tactics and trends in cybercrime, including, but not limited to, ransomware, business email compromise, data theft, skimming devices, point-of-sale malware, malicious advertising, and other extortion tactics will be covered. A question and answer session with attendees will conclude the presentation. Presented by the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell. Registration requested.

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Wacky Wednesday Storytime

October 23 @ 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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Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 6, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 6, 2019

Free

In 1937, famed Italian composer Arturo Toscanini came out of retirement to conduct the newly formed NBC Symphony Orchestra at the behest of RCA’s chairman, David Sarnoff. This pop-up exhibit will showcase some artifacts from Toscanini’s time at NBC, and his friendship with David Sarnoff. It will be on view during normal open hours from October 23 to November 6.

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Gardening Book Club

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Join the group in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. No registration necessary.

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Sing Along with Sculpture

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ United States
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Free

Gather around the piano at Rat’s Restaurant at the Grounds for Sculpture for a sing along with artist and Grounds For Sculpture founder, Seward Johnson! Sing beloved Broadway standbys plus standards from the likes of Rodgers, Hammerstein, and more during happy hour and enjoy the picturesque beauty of the 42-acre sculpture park, located just outside Princeton. With plenty of good company and drink and small plate specials, it’s sure to be a great time. Call 609-584-7800 for more information.

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She Bad: Women in Film, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Free

An evening of five short narrative films by women filmmakers, curated by Danielle Eliska Lyle. Screenings include Shield by Eliska Lyle about a girl in foster care who finds the courage to embrace the scars that make us beautiful; For Colored Boys, Redemption by Stacey Muhammad about a father’s attempt to repair his broken family after being released from prison; Suicide by Sunlight by Nikyatu Jusu about a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin who finds…

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Princeton Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Meeting

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 31, 2020

Main Meeting Room 400 Witherspoon St. The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals, handles requests for interpretation of the zoning map or ordinances, and grants variances. ‍  

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Princeton Environmental Commission Public Meeting

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Room A, Witherspoon Hall The Princeton Environmental Commission  is comprised of Princeton residents who are appointed by the council. The chair is appointed by the mayor.  The commission advises town officials regarding environmental issues and actions that may affect the natural resources and inhabitants of the community.

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Mercer County Surrogate Princeton Satellite Office Hours

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 31, 2020

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Community Room, 400 Witherspoon St. Princeton Hours: 4th Thursday of each month, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. To better serve the residents of Mercer County, Surrogate Diane Gerofsky has instituted eight satellite locations. All procedures that are provided in the main office are offered at the satellite locations. It is necessary to call our office at (609) 989-6336 to make an appointment if planning to visit one of our satellite locations so the file may be prepared in advance of the appointment.…

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Princeton Farmers’ Market Outdoor Market

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 14, 2019

Hinds Plaza, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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The Princeton Farmers’ Market Summer Market is held on Hinds Plaza Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People attending the market can buy local produce, farm raised meats, local cheese, honey, and more! The Market operates on Thursdays through November 14. The market is authorized to accept SNAP/EBT cards and matches up to $10 on SNAP transactions, per eligible customer, per day. Those eligible for SNAP benefits can learn more at the Farmers Market table.

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Painting Apples: Botanical Illustration Workshop with Robin Jess Celebrating Morven’s Legacy Fruit

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$50 – $65

Register early for what’s certain to be a sell out event. In the 18th century, apple orchards were the pride and joy of the Stockton family at Morven. To honor that legacy, workshop participants will draw and paint apples with branches and fall leaves. The contrasting textures will provide many opportunities for learning wet on wet watercolor as well as drybrush techniques, both basic to classical botanical art. Botanical artist Robin Jess will provide ample demonstrations and personal attention. All…

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The Prophet Jeremiah and His Legacy

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$40.00

This course will examine the life and career of the prophet Jeremiah, both in his own time and how it was seen in later times. The first session will survey the information that can be gathered about Jeremiah from the pages of the Bible itself; the second will follow his memory across later ages: what did later communities of Jews seek to learn from him, and how (if at all) did they try to apply his prophecies to their own…

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Code Equal

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

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Free

Drop in for an hour to learn how to code in the programming language Python. In each session, a core concept will be covered along with an exercise to put newfound skills to the test. No previous coding experience necessary, all of the classes are free. Intended for grades 4 to 9.

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Lawrence Trunk or Treat

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 United States
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Free

The Lawrence Township Police Department will sponsor their annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Lawrence High School Parking Lot. Please click here for more information.

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3rd Annual Food, Wine, and Maybe Tuscany Evening for Parkinson’s Research

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cobblestone Creek Country Club Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648 + Google Map
$50 – $100

Please join The Parkinson Alliance for an evening of food and wine and a chance to win a trip to Italy—all for Parkinson’s disease research! There will be a tasting of cuisine prepared by local New Jersey and Pennsylvania restaurants. A chance to enter a raffle to win a 7-night trip to Tuscany, Italy! The trip includes four airfare vouchers and a stay in a villa. The fair market value of the trip will be taxable income to the winner.…

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