Common calendar, Packet papers, June 5

Editor’s Note: Please call before attending any event. As of press time, the shelter in place due to the coronavirus outbreak was until further notice.

 

Now open

The Princeton Farmers Market is now open for the 2020 Summer Market Season.
The new, temporary location is the Franklin Avenue parking lot, 46-80 Franklin Ave., Princeton.
Adjusted hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.
Customers are required to wear face masks and must properly social distance while shopping.
A map of the new location, details on the new guidelines and a list of participating vendors can be found at www.princetonfarmersmarket.com

The Pennington Farmers Market will begin its 12th season on June 6.

Open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through late November, the market is located on the lawn in front of Rosedale Mills at 101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township, at the intersection with Titus Mill Road.

The Hopewell Valley Green Team is at the market on the last Saturday of the month collecting materials that should not be put in the curbside recycling bin, including No. 5 plastics, wine corks, DVDs and dental care products. Thanks to a grant from Sustainable Jersey, the Green Team will be expanding the list of materials they accept. Visit HopewellValleyGreenTeam.org for the latest information.

Sign up for the weekly email blast by sending a message to PenningtonFarmersMarket@gmail.com. Or, visit PenningtonFarmersMarket.org, “like” it on Facebook, or see its latest photos on Instagram.

Fri., June 5-Sun., June 14

“Virtually Yours,” the free online performing arts series from The Princeton Festival, will be available at www.princetonfestival.org or its Facebook page from the day they launch through the end of June. Most streams begin at 9 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Friday, June 5 at 1 pm: Concordia Chamber Players 2019 Festival concert, featuring music of Beethoven, Kodály, and Mendelssohn. Available on WWFM radio and the www.wwfm.org website. This concert will be streamed only once.
  • Saturday, June 6. Organ recital by Matt Middleton from the 2013 season, featuring music by Lizst, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, and others.
  • Sunday, June 7 at 1 pm. Video stream of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly from the Festival’s highly praised 2018 production. This opera will be streamed only once.
    • Monday, June 8: “Signature Artists Showcase” featuring soprano Shannon Rakow singing “The Girl in 14G.”
    • Tuesday, June 9: “Signature Artists Showcase” featuring Stephanie and Arash Noori playing Baroque violin and theorbo in Fontana’s “Sonata Terza.”
    • Wednesday, June 10: Podcast interview on “Costuming Operas & Musicals” with Marie Miller.
    • Thursday, June 11: (1) “Signature Artists Showcase” with Baroque violinist Maria Montero playing Telemann’s Fantasia #8 in E major; (2) Session 1 of 4-part Digital Opera Workshop with Kyle Masson.
    • Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m.: The Princenton Festival Baroque Orchestra’s 2019 Festival concert, featuring music of C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Zelenka, Corelli, and Lully. Available on WWFM radio and the www.wwfm.org website. This concert will be streamed only once.
    • Saturday, June 13, beginning 5 p.m.: Fleur Seule Latin band’s Video Playlist, including basic dance instructions.
    • Sunday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Video stream of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro from the Festival’s 2015 production. This opera will be streamed only once.

More details on these events, plus a full list of “Virtually Yours” events in the remaining three weeks of the season, may be viewed at https://princetonfestival.org/virtually-yours/.

 

Fri., June 6

The sixth annual HiTOPs Trans Youth Forum returns virtually for trans and nonbinary youth on June 6.

According to HiTOPs, the forum created by trans and nonbinary youth is free to youth seeking to participate in the event.

The virtual event begins at 11 a.m., includes a break from 1:45-2:30 p.m. and finishes at 4:45 p.m. with a closing celebration and raffle.

This is the first time in the forum is being conducted virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

HiTOPS is a Princeton non-profit organization that fosters young people of all identities by providing inclusive and youth-informed sex education and LGBTQ+ support for young people throughout New Jersey, according to the organization website.

The forum’s theme, “100 Year Rewind,” celebrates progress in the trans community and comes to life throughout the day during each of the four guest appearances being featured on the day.

Schuyler Bailar (he/him/his), first Division 1 team trans athlete, will speak first at 11:30 a.m.

Bailar will be followed by Eli Erlick (she/her/hers), the co-founder of national organization Trans Student Educational Resources, at 12:45 p.m.

Immediately at 2:30 p.m., gender nonconforming writer and performance artist ALOK (they/them/theirs) goes on.

Divinity Banks, known as “The Dancing Diva of New Jersey,” with high kicks, flips, splits, and all-around high energy, rounds out the guest appearances during the forum.

According to HiTOPs, all registrants receive a secure link to the event following registration.

For more information and to register, visit www.njtyf.org.

Sat., June 7

HomeFront’s Virtual Run/Walk/Dog Walk for Hope will kick off with a virtual event at 9 a.m. June 7 on Facebook Live.

The 10K, 5K, 1 mile and dog walk will support HomeFront’s year-round children’s program for more than 400 local children in need.

Start from your front door or any spot of your choosing – and respect social distancing guidelines.

Register at www.homefrontnj.org

 

Good Grief has launched Steps to Resilience, a virtual fundraising event to connect families, schools, workplaces and communities, through June 7. Participants register for the event and choose how they take their steps – walking or running, inside or outside, on the street, sidewalk, treadmill or track.

As a virtual experience, participants have the flexibility to join the event at any time, set a goal and accomplish it over a day, week, or month. Register at www.wizathon.com/goodgrief5k

Participants who register for Steps to Resilience will have access to a fitness tracker to monitor their progress, create teams, share milestones and build a virtual community. Throughout the four-week event, Good Grief will share resilience-building skills with all participants, as well as ways to practice these skills for all ages.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will support Good Grief’s mission to provide free and unlimited support to help grieving children and families in more than 150 communities across the New Jersey.

For more information, visit www.good-grief.org

 

Mon., June 9

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting.  Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

 

Thurs., June 18

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber will hold its Women of Achievement awards ceremony virtually from 10-11 a.m. on June 18.

Dr. Kemi Alli of the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Caryn Barnes of Langan Engineering, Judith Hutton of YMCA Princeton and Ana Montego of the American Red Cross are the 2020 honorees.

Tickets are $30 for members or $40 for future members. Ads and sponsorships begin at $50; ad deadline is June 8.

For ticket or sponsorship information, visit web.princetonmercerchamber.org

 

Sat., June 27 and Sun., June 28

Clean Up Weekend in Cranbury. This is the weekend to dispose of large household items that are too large to fit into the trash bin, or unwanted items not worthy of donating. No household trash, construction from contractors, household hazardous waste, paint or carcasses will be accepted.

Sun., June 28

Historical and architectural walking tours of Cranbury. The tour is approximately two hours long, covering the history and architecture of the oldest founded village in New Jersey (1697). A contribution of $7 per person is suggested; proceeds go to the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society. 2 p.m. Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place E., Cranbury. To register, call tour guide Richard Moody at 609-819-1359.

Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure. The exhibit will feature images which capture the beauty and landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve by photographer Albert Horner, and artifacts from the NJ State Museum’s collections which tell some of the stories of the land, animals, people and industries that make the reserve a state and national treasure. NJ State Museum, 205 W. State St., Trenton. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y2qgvkqs.

 

Mon., July 6-Fri., July 10

Princeton Photo Workshop has translated many of its photography classes, including photography basics, photo editing, portrait photography, composition, and black and white photography, into fully interactive remote classes.

Summer Photo Camp for Teens will be held from July 6-10 and from Aug. 10-14 via Zoom since the workshop is closed through at least September. Camp will start at 10 a.m. for about four hours. Campers will learn the basics of taking better pictures, including camera settings, composition and using light to capture the image you envision. After a break for lunch, campers will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic to download, edit, organize and creatively process photos. At the end of each virtual day, campers will then be assigned photo exercises.

New experiences will include how to do virtual portraits, experimenting with abstract art photography and an exploration of science-fiction-like worlds with renowned Macro photographer Don Komarechka, direct from his home in Ontario.

Requirements are a digital camera and computer.

To register, visit princetonphotoworkshop.com/remotecamp

Mon., July 13

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting.  Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

Tues., July 14

Disney Institute 2020. The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton will host Disney Institute: Disney’s Approach To Leadership Excellence. This course is based on a time-tested approach demonstrated by leaders. They’ve learned that leaders who intentionally nurture an environment of mutual trust and respect tend to drive stronger employee performance, which leads to exceptional customer service—and ultimately—improved business results. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center @ RWJ Fitness & Wellness, 3100 Quakerbridge Road. To register, visit tinyurl.com/uy8oxey.

 

Thurs., July 16

The Mercer County Senior Art Show will be available online from July 23 to Aug. 7.

Any Mercer County resident age 60 or older can submit an entry. Deadline is July 16.

The closing reception and award ceremony is planned for 1-2 p.m. Aug. 7 via Zoom.

Winners will be notified of the Zoom code closer to the reception date.

All first place winners are automatically included in the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show.

For the registration link, visit mercercounty.org.

For more information, call Cheryl Reed at 609-989-6899 or email chreed@mercercounty.org.

 

Fri., August 7

Watch an artist create a masterpiece before your eyes. Part art studio, part rock group, part creation lab, Artrageous takes audiences on a visual journey and high-energy ride of inspiration, creativity and engagement, paying tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres. It’s a frenzy of movement and color as lines and brush strokes appear on giant canvasses, culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg. Tickets are $30-$40.

Sat., August 8

Relive the experience of a live Motown concert, circa 1964, during “Shadows of the ’60s.” For all ages. 8 p.m. Aug. 8, Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg. Tickets are $30-$40.

 

Mon., Aug. 10-Fri., Aug. 14

Princeton Photo Workshop has translated many of its photography classes, including photography basics, photo editing, portrait photography, composition, and black and white photography, into fully interactive remote classes.

Summer Photo Camp for Teens will be held Aug. 10-14 via Zoom since the workshop is closed through at least September. Camp will start at 10 a.m. for about four hours. Campers will learn the basics of taking better pictures, including camera settings, composition and using light to capture the image you envision. After a break for lunch, campers will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic to download, edit, organize and creatively process photos. At the end of each virtual day, campers will then be assigned photo exercises.

New experiences will include how to do virtual portraits, experimenting with abstract art photography and an exploration of science-fiction-like worlds with renowned Macro photographer Don Komarechka, direct from his home in Ontario.

Requirements are a digital camera and computer.

To register, visit princetonphotoworkshop.com/remotecamp

 

Mon., August 10

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting.  Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

 

Mon., August 31

The National Purple Heart Honor Mission is opening the nomination process for its 2021 Purple Heart Patriot Project. This multi-day salute to service will bring together Purple Heart heroes representing each state and territory in the nation to pay tribute to their courage and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation.

One Purple Heart recipient and an escort of their choosing from each state and territory will again be selected for an all-expenses-paid tribute filled with tours and ceremonies honoring their service and that of all those who have earned the Purple Heart. The four-day Patriot Project Mission will feature visits to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, historic Washington’s headquarters where the Badge of Military Merit originated in 1782, and a private tour of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor – the museum dedicated to paying tribute to our nation’s combat wounded. Other special tribute events are also being planned.

Anyone can nominate a Purple Heart recipient they know. Nominations must include a short description (up to 250 words) of why their nominee is deserving of this special recognition. Submissions can be sent via email to Info@PurpleHeartMission.org or submitted via www.purpleheartmission.org/patriot-project.

Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 31. The Honor Mission will select three finalists from each state and territory and a national panel of Purple Heart recipients and other distinguished Americans will select the final honorees.

A complete list of honorees will be announced nationally on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

 

Through Sun., September 13

“Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay and Muse.” The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition that brings the fun of birdwatching indoors through nearly 200 rarely seen artifacts and specimens exploring birds as an ecological mainstay and their role as a design-inspiring force, or muse, for New Jersey artisans. Free. Museum hours: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. Auditorium galleries hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. For more information, visit statemuseum.nj.gov.

Mon., September 14

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting.  Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

Mon., October 12

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting.  Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

 

Sat., October 17

The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) has extended the deadline for nominations of candidates for the Ann Klein Advocate Awards and Mike Lione Accessibility Award to recognize those who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of people living with disabilities through Oct. 17.

The Ann Klein Advocate Award is given to a group of select individuals and organizations, nominated by the public, who have performed exemplary work as advocates for people living with disabilities and/or vulnerable populations.

The award is named in memory of Ann Klein, former commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services, whose career as a public servant, legislator and social worker paved the way for significant advances in the human services systems throughout the State of New Jersey.

The Mike Lione Accessibility Award was established in 2013 in memory of longtime Community Health Law Project Board Member and former Chair Mike Lione. This award is presented to an individual or entity that has performed exemplary work as an advocate for accessibility on behalf of persons living with disabilities.

For more information, visit www.chlp.org or call 973-275-1175.

 

Mon., November 10

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting.  Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

Mon., December 14

Princeton PFLAG meeting. PFLAG is a support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. A presentation and discussion with a panel of Princeton University LGBT Center Peer Educators, who will share their stories, answer questions, and discuss LGBTQ+ life at the university. PFLAG provides support for families, friends and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting. Refreshments. Newcomers welcome. Serving Central New Jersey and beyond. 7-9 p.m. Trinity Church, 33 S. Mercer St., Princeton. Visit pflagprinceton.org for more information.

Continuing events

In 2018, American Repertory Ballet launched Dance for Parkinson’s (an affiliate of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD) that brings the benefits of dance to individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Led weekly by trained teaching artists, Dance for Parkinson’s uses music, guided imagery, vocalization and movement to provide participants with a holistic, safe and creative experience.

Until classes can resume in the studio, this class is one of more than 135 weekly online classes American Repertory Ballet is delivering to the community via Zoom.

For more information, email lcahill@arballet.org.

 

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes communication, public speaking and leadership.
The Toastmasters Club in Hillsborough holds virtual meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning at 7:15 p.m.
For more information on Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org/

 

 

Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study Meeting. CoDA is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Meetings are held every Friday evenings. The 24 Club, The 1860 House, 2nd floor, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman. For more information, email fridayeveningcoda@gmail.com.

VFW Meetings: Monthly meetings of the Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post 8371 are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Somerset County Hillsborough Senior Center, 339 S. Branch Road. The post’s mission is Veterans and Military Support, Youth Scholarship Activities and Community Service. All veterans with foreign service are welcome as members to assist the post in achieving its mission. For information regarding membership, post activities or the youth scholarship programs, contact Commander Tom Cellilli via phone or text at 908-255-3669.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group: Following the guidelines of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is “a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system.” The group meets the first Monday and second Wednesday of each month at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Road, Bridgewater. All are welcome.

Free weekly support groups: Carrier Clinic hosts free weekly support groups on the campus throughout the year. These support programs include:

Weekend Codependency Program, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bright Futures for Kids, Sundays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Parents Support Group, Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Mood Disorder Support Group, Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m.

For more information about these or other services and programs available at Carrier Clinic, visit CarrierClinic.org or call 908-281-1513. For more information, visit CarrierClinic.org/WhatToDo.

Midweek meals: The Wednesday midweek meals held in Asbury Hall, at the United Methodist Church of Bound Brook, have started back up. All seniors are invited for a full course meal for $4. Bring friends and family to enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Pop Warner: Calling all 5-7 year olds. Hillsborough Dukes Pop Warner is offering free Flag Football registration to first time players, including instructional and safe environment with fun training activities to teach core skills. Every child plays every game and the Dukes are the only organization that requires coaches to be USA Football Heads Up Certified. There are no tryouts or team drafting. Visit register.hillsboroughdukes.com to register. For more information, contact football@hillsboroughdukes.com.

Coping with addiction: Parents of Addicted Children helps parents understand and cope with drug problems they are facing, and will face, with their children. Meets first and third Monday of month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road.

Alzheimer’s support group: The Alzheimer’s Association has a support group in Hillsborough. Family members and caregivers come together to share information and support in a safe, confidential atmosphere. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Brookdale Hillsborough, 600 Auten Road. Call 908-431-1300.

Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Fellowship Bible Church building, 109 New Amwell Road. The group says it meets to “laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood.” Sponsored by Crossroads Community Church, it hears speakers, has a craft or project and lots of conversation and refreshment. Child care is provided. For information, see www.crossroadsnj.org/MOPS. Registration fee is required.

Divorce support group: A nondenominational support group to help separated and divorced people to a new beginning. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, Route 206 at Homestead Road. Call 908-295-6740.

Swim lessons at HRC: The Swim Academy at HRC, located at 30 Brower Lane, Hillsborough, is offering swim lessons for all ages and levels. Call HRC Fitness at 908-359-3600 to register or visit www.hrcfitness.com for class schedules.

Send items to calendar@centraljersey.com or fax to 609-924-3842. The deadline for submissions each week is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For details, call 609-874-2163.