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Burlington, Mercer, and Somerset counties

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, which provides blood for local patients, is looking for a few good volunteers.

The blood drive volunteer is an integral member of our team whose tasks include assisting donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary. Volunteers should be outgoing to provide friendly customer service, be able to perform tasks as needed and must provide proof of COVID Vaccination prior to volunteering. Must have transportation. All training is provided including additional precautions for the safety of our team and blood donors. For additional information call or text Sharon Zetts, manager of NJBS Volunteer Services at 732-850-8906 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Don’t wait until there’s a crisis to give – donors of all blood types, especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets – are needed now to keep the blood supply strong enough to support critical patient care all season long. Book a time to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

American Red Cross Llura Gund Blood Donation Center – Central New Jersey

707 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:30-7:15 p.m.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, welcomes newly eligible LGBTQ+ donors at an upcoming community blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RWJUH Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville.


The Mercer County Nutrition Program for Older Adults has in-person lunches at nine of its locations.

The Nutrition Program for Older Adults provides a daily nutritionally balanced meal Monday through Friday, except for county and/or municipal holidays.

All meals meet the required one-third of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) daily referenced intake of nutrients for an individual 60 years or older.

Meals are available to Mercer County residents age 60 or older and their spouses (regardless of age), any county resident with a disability whose primary caregiver is a program participant, anyone volunteering in the program, and the personal care aides of program participants when they accompany a participant to the site where the meals are provided.

In-person services will be hosted at: Jennye Stubblefield Senior Center and Sam Naples Community Center in Trenton, Lawrence Township Senior Center, Princeton Café for Older Adults, John O. Wilson Neighborhood Service Center in Hamilton, Hamilton Senior Center, Hopewell Valley Senior Center, Hollowbrook Community Center in Ewing, and Robbinsville Senior Center.

Most meal services begin at 11:30 a.m., although times may vary by location, so call 609-989-6650 or inquire at a local site.

No payment is required for a meal; however, there is a suggested donation of $1 for each meal provided.

Reservations are required; call 609-989-6650 to reserve a spot.

Monthly menus can be found on the Nutrition Program for Older Adults web page.

If transportation is a barrier to participating in the congregate meals, Mercer County TRADE may be able to help; call 609-530-1971 or email trade@mercercounty.org. Some of the sites also may have transportation options for its participants.

There may be home-delivered options.

For more information, call 609-989-6650 or email adrc@mercercounty.org.

Take-Home rapid COVID-19 test kits

Take-home rapid COVID-19 test kits are available at all Mercer County Library System branches. Mercer County residents may request up to three kits at a time. The kits are Lucira brand over-the-counter rapid molecular nasal swab test comparable to a PCR test.


Mercer County Correctional Police is hiring. Send resume to mcorrectioncareers@mercercounty.org.



The Bordentown Township Police Department offers Straight to Treatment on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Insurance is not necessary to receive assistance. Neither is residency in Burlington County. No appointment is needed.

For more information visit www.straighttotreatment.com or email treatment@co.burlington.nj.us.

Every Sunday

Bordentown City holds a farmers market rain or shine outside Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks Street. For inclement weather, the market is moved indoors.

Saturday, Jan. 6

Bordentown City’s Free annual rabies clinic for cats and dogs from 9-10 a.m. at Carslake Community Center., 207 Crosswicks St.

Bordentown Library events

Bordentown Library is located at 18 E. Union St., Bordentown. For more information about the events below call 609-298-0622 or visit https://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/locations/bordentown-library.

Jan. 5 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

Jan. 8 – 10 a.m. – English Language Learners.

Jan. 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Baby and Toddler time.

Jan. 9 – 6:30 p.m. – Winter Essential Oils.

Jan. 10 – 10 a.m. – English Language Learners.

Jan. 10 – 5 p.m. – Gaming Club Unplugged.

Jan. 11 – 2 p.m. – All About eBooks!

Jan. 11 – 7 p.m. – Reading is Murder Book Club.

Jan. 12 – 10:30 a.m. – Stay and Play: Obstacle Course.

Jan. 12 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.


The Cranbury Public Library (CPL) is located at 30 Park Place West. For more information on listed events please call (609) 722-6992.

*The Cranbury Public Library is seeking a part-time Building Manager to carry out and coordinate the ongoing maintenance of our 11,000 square-foot public library building, newly opened in November 2022.

Jan. 5 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jewlery Making Workshop: Victorian Inspired Earrings.

Jan. 6 – noon – Saturday Study Buddies.

Jan. 8 – 1 p.m. – Senior Social Hour.

Jan. 10 – 11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

Jan. 11 – 11 a.m. – Senior Beginner Cell Phone and Internet classes.

Jan. 11 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Thursday CRAFTernoon Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?

Jan. 11 – 7 p.m. – Cranbury Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Jan. 12 – 3:30 p.m. – Pawns Pathways at CPL Chess Club.

Cranbury Arts Council Gourgaud Gallery 

Gourgaud Gallery is located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main St.

In January 2024, Gourgaud Gallery is pleased to host returning artist, Elaina Phillips. The exhibit, Color, Form, and Meaning, will run through Jan. 24.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit cranburyartscouncil.com and gourgaudgallery.com.

As part of a non-profit Cranbury Arts Council, the Gourgaud Gallery donates 20% of art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs that support the arts in the community. Cash or a check made out to the artist is accepted as payment.

East Windsor/Hightstown

Hickory Corner Branch Library

Hickory Corner Branch Library is located at 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor.

Jan. 5 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Story and Snack: Donut Snowmen.

Jan. 5 – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

Jan. 5 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie: “May of the Year” (2006).

Jan. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Family Fun Time.

Jan. 6 – 2:30-3 p.m. – Slime Time: Holographic Glitter Slime.

Jan. 7 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie – “Trading Places” (1983).

Jan. 8 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – ESL Conversation.

Jan. 8 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scrabble for Adults.

Jan. 8 – 5-5:45 p.m. – School-age STEAM: Marshmallow Building and Hot Chocolate Slime.

Jan. 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

Jan. 9 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – No-Cook Series: Whipped Ricotta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes.

Jan. 9 – 4:30-5 p.m. – Winter Rock Painting.

Jan. 9 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Chess for Adults.

Jan. 10 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Discovery Time.

Jan. 10 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Hickory Corner Book Club.

Jan. 10 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Current Events Chat.

Jan. 10 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Chess Club.

Jan. 10 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Evening Storytime.

Jan. 11 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Time.

Jan. 11 – 11-11:45 a.m. – Basic Skills Craft for Adults.

Jan. 11 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Crochet and Knit Corner.

Jan. 11 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Crafternoon: Winter Landscape Art.

Jan. 12 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

Jan. 12 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Dance Party.

Jan. 12 – 11-11:45 a.m. – Basic Skills Craft for Adults.

Jan. 12 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie: “Fried Green Tomatoes” (2018).

Twin Rivers Branch Library

Twin Rivers Branch Library is located at 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor.

Hightstown Branch Library

Hightstown Branch Library is located at 115 Franklin, Hightstown.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Toastmasters International is the leading nonprofit dedicated to effective oral communication and leadership development. In the last 99 years there have been 4 million members. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and leaders. Mid-Day club generally meets the first and third Saturdays at 10 a.m. eastern, and the second and fourth Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. eastern. Guests are always welcome.

Mid-Day Toastmasters meets for 1 hour on:

In person at the Library, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor.  The meeting will also stream at https://tinyurl.com/zoomwithmidday and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9239283290


Photo submissions

The Administration/Clerk’s Office invites Hillsborough residents to share scenic photos of Hillsborough for the annual township calendar and planner. In the past, the calendar has showcased the township’s gorgeous open space and scenic locations including wildlife, farmland, parks, and rivers. When submitting photos, please don’t include people and pets, and avoid objects that distract including roofs, fences, and car windows. Please save pictures with your name and the location’s name before sending them to Deborah Ng at debng@hillsborough-nj. You will also need to fill out a photo release form that is located on the Hillsborough Township website.

Hillsborough Branch Library

The library is part of the Somerset County Library System at 379 S. Branch Road. For more information on the events visit sclsnj.org.

Jan. 5 – 10:30-10:50 a.m. – Baby Rhythm and Rhyme time.

Jan. 6 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Saturday Stations.

Jan. 8 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Homework Help Center.

Jan. 8 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Writers Group.

Jan. 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

Jan. 9 – 1-2:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Jan. 9 – 2-3 p.m. – Adult Crafternoon.

Jan. 10 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Movin’ Munchkins.

Jan. 10 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Homework Help Center.

Jan. 10 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Fantastic Worlds Book Club.

Jan. 12 – 10:30-10:50 a.m. – Baby Rhythm and Rhyme Time.

Jan. 12 – 4-5 p.m. – Teen Volunteer Session.

Jan. 12 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Read to a Therapy Dog.

Saturday, Jan. 20

The South Branch Reformed Church will host its Roast Pork dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024 at the church, 870 River Road, Hillsborough. Dine in or take-out.  Take out customers please bring bags.  Sides include mashed potatoes, Succotash O’Brien, Cole Slaw, Bean salad, Baked potato, Beverages and a selection of Desserts.  Reservations can be made (908) 369-4956 but walk-ins are welcome. 

Hopewell Valley

The Sourland Conservancy – all year round – is thankful for every single member, volunteer, partner, and supporter for everything they do to save the Sourland Region’s important history and ecology.

Sourland Conservancy is at 83 Princeton Avenue, Suite 1A, Hopewell.

If you have planted any native plants and trees at your home or business, please email the Conservancy to let them know. They would like to highlight the efforts of private citizens in planting native to help connect green spaces and provide habitat for native and migratory species. For more information, visit their website www.sourland.org or email info@sourland.org.

Saturdays at Howell Living History Farm

The farm is located at 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township and is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission. For more information on the events listed call 609-737-3299 or email info@howellfarm.org.

Hopewell Branch Library

Hopewell Branch Library is located at 245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington.

Jan. 5 – 10 a.m. to noon – Mah Jongg in the Morning.

Jan. 5 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

Jan. 5 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Stay and Play.

Pennington Public Library

Pennington Public Library is located at 30 N. Main St. For more information visit www.penningtonlibrary.org.

Voices Chorale

Join Voices Chorale now by setting up a brief, stress-free audition. All voice parts are welcome, especially tenors and basses! Auditions will be Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb 5 before/after rehearsals. We rehearse Mondays 7:30-9 p.m. at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road in Hopewell. Our spring concert will be 4 p.m. Sat., May 11 and will feature Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass interspersed with contemporary pieces including Stings’ “Fragile” arranged by Mac Huff. Visit VoicesChoraleNJ.org for more information.

Sundays at Washington Crossing Park

The Historic Education Committee of the Washington Crossing Park Association (WCPA) will lead tours of the State Park on various Sundays from 1-2:30 p.m.

Tickets are free. As space is limited, all tickets must be reserved at Eventbrite. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-washington-crossing-state-park-historic-walking-tours-tickets-634898156477)

Tours begin at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum with a tour overview and a screening of the film, Ten Crucial Days: The Road to Liberty. Tour guides and state park historians will introduce participants to the Museum’s world-class Swan Historical Foundation Collection of Revolutionary War artifacts. They will also discuss Lloyd Garrison’s painting of Washington’s Crossing, and how it compares to other depictions of the 1776 Crossing.

Next, visitors will walk down Sullivan Drive to the entrance to Continental Lane, where you will engage in a discussion on the reasons why Gen. George Washington chose this spot for his history-changing campaign. From there, participants will walk to the park’s Stone Barn where they will examine a map of the Battle of Trenton and a large diorama of Washington’s Crossing, the March to Trenton, and the Battle of Trenton.

Finally, visitors will walk to the nearby Landing Overlook, where they will discuss the significance of the nearby 1740s Johnson Ferry House, and the importance of ferryboat operations to the Crossing and Landing.

Tours are free but donations to the Washington Crossing Park Association are gratefully accepted. Tours are contingent on the weather. For updates: call the Visitors Center at (609) 737-0623. You may also visit https://www.wcpa-nj.com/historic-tours for more information.

NOTE: There are no park entrance fees until July 1st. After that, a $5 per car (cash only) entry fee applies on weekends until Labor Day.

Contact Information: WCPA, Executive Director Annette Earling, info@washingtoncrossingparkassociation.com.

Rabies Clinic

Jan. 6, 2024 – 9 a.m. to noon – Hopewell Township Department of Public Works, 203 Washington crossing Pennington Road, Titusville.

For more information contact (609) 737-0605 ext. 6780.

Thursday, Jan. 11

The Sourland Conservancy series, “Talk of the Sourlands,” is coming back in 2024. Join poet Jane Mckinley as she reads from her sequence of poems inspired by walks in the Sourland Nature Preserve.

The fourth presentation – On the Sourland Ridge with Poet Jane McKinley – will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 11, at the Titusville First Presbyterian Church. Seating is limited, but a hybrid model will be implemented, allowing participants to join from the comfort of their own homes. 

Admission to all talks is free, but registration is required. Donations are always greatly appreciated. Membership support and donations provide the resources for the Sourland Conservancy to create educational events like this. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/SCPoetryReading

Lawrence Township

The Lawrence Township Library Branch is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township. For more information contact (609) 882-9246.

Jan. 5 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

Jan. 6 – 10-11:30 a.m. – intro to Word.

Jan. 6 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Storytime.

Jan. 6 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Word Essentials.

Jan. 7 – 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Friendship Bracelets.

Jan. 8 – 10-10:45 a.m. – Storytime.

Jan. 8 – 10-11 a.m. – Morning Book Club: King a Life.

Jan. 8 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Open Lab.

Jan. 8 – 11 a.m. – Little Artists.

Jan. 8 – 4-4:45 p.m. – Round Singing.

Jan. 8 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Kawaii Craft Club: Lantern.

Jan. 9 – 10 a.m. – Baby time.

Jan. 9 – 11 a.m. to noon – Drop-in Sensory Crafts and Sensory Walk Intro.

Jan. 9 – 3-4 p.m. – CrafterNoon: Create a Geometric Wreath.

Jan. 9 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Excel Essentials.

Jan. 9 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Sticker Swap and Craft.

Jan. 10 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Storytime.

Jan. 10 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Internet Basics.

Jan. 10 – 11 a.m. to noon – Drop-in Sensory Crafts and Sensory Walk Intro.

Jan. 10 – 1-2 p.m. – ESL Conversation Circle.

Jan. 10 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Windows 11: Files and Folders.

Jan. 10 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Word Essentials.

Jan. 10 – 6:30 p.m. – Coding basics with mTiny Robots.

Jan. 5 – 3-4 p.m. – Drum Circle.

Jan. 11 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

Jan. 11 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Excel Essentials.

Jan. 11 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Sharing Your Words.

Jan. 11 – 1-5 p.m. – Upcycle Challenge: Puppets.

Jan. 11 – 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Play with Clay.

Jan. 11 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Poetry Circle: Poems for the New Year.

Jan. 12 – 10 -10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

Friday to Monday, Jan. 26-29

Friends of the Lawrence Library January Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lawrence Headquarters Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

Anne Demarais Nature Center (ADNC)

The center is located at 481 Drexel Ave.

Every month, on the first Saturday, Lawrence Township Environmental Education Foundation is sponsoring walks through the meadow at the Lawrence Nature Center and through the Drexel Woods to see the wonders of nature, learn about the history of Lawrence Township and enjoy the great outdoors. Check back here, on our Events page to see what is coming up and to register for a walk.


Montgomery Library is located at 100 Community Dr., Skillman. For more information call (908) 458-8401.

Jan. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Mandarin Storytime.

Jan. 6 – 2-3 p.m. – Chess for Beginners.

Jan. 8 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Jan. 8 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

Jan. 8 – 5:15-6 p.m. – Art Academy.

Jan. 9 – 10-11 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Page Turners.

Jan. 9 – 6-7 p.m. – Paper Crafts.

Jan. 9 – 4-7 p.m. – Passport Services.

Jan. 11 – 10:30-10:50 a.m. – Baby Bounce.

Jan. 11 – 11 a.m. to noon – Digital Preservation lab 101.

Jan. 11 – 2-3 p.m. – Intro to Google Docs.

Jan. 11 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

Jan. 12 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Preschool Playtime.


Happenings at McCarter Theater

McCarter Theatre Center is located at 91 University Place, Princeton. For more information about events listed or for tickets visit www.mccarter.org.


Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) has a number of events lined up. For more information visit www.fopos.org.

Happenings at Morven Museum & Garden

Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton St. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact info@morven.org.

Check out the Monthly Docent Tours of Striking Beauty: New Jersey Tall Case Clocks, 1730 to 1830. Morven’s special exhibition features over 50 tall case clocks, representing almost as many different clockmakers.

Tours are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month, at 2 p.m. through the duration of the exhibition: Jan. 18, Feb. 15.

Morven’s annual winter exhibition, Festival of Trees, runs through Jan. 7. A must-see Princeton holiday tradition, visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, mantels, and porches festively decorated for the holidays by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. 

Princeton Public Library

Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon St.

Jan. 5 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: How to Work as a Consultant in the Gig Economy.

Jan. 5 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

Jan. 5 – 3-6:30 p.m. – Friday Feature Film: “Oppenheimer.”

Jan. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Saturday Storytime!

Jan. 6 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Mandarin Chinese Storytime.

Jan. 6 – 2-2:30 p.m. – Kids: Spanish Storytime.

Jan. 6 – 3:30-5 p.m. – Youth: Drop-In Chess Sessions.

Jan. 7 – 10:45 a.m. to noon – Book Brunch: Amy Jo Burns.

Jan. 8 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Music and Movement.

Jan. 8 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Continuing Conversations on Race.

Jan. 8 – 7-8:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Jan. 8 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Writers Room Poets.

Jan. 8 – 7:30-9 a.m. – Mystery Book Group.

Jan. 9 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Art: Princeton Sketchers.

Jan. 9 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tech: Ask the Mac Pros.

Jan. 9 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Music and Movement.

Jan. 9 – 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Local Conservation Issues.

Jan. 9 – 4-7 p.m. – Mercer County Community ID.

Jan. 9 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Writers Circle.

Jan. 10 – 10-11 a.m. – Tech: Using Pinterest – Morning Tech Series.

Jan. 10 – 10 a.m. to noon – Drop in and Knit.

Jan. 10 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

Jan. 10 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime!

Jan. 10 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

Jan. 10 – 3-5:15 p.m. – Matinee Movie Series: Best of British Cinema.

Jan. 10 – 4-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Jan. 10 – 7-8:30 p.m. – PSO Soundtracks: Meet the Composers.

Jan. 11 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

Jan. 11 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

Jan. 11 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Fiction Book Group.

Jan. 11 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

Jan. 11 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

Jan. 11 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Tech: Introduction to Python Programming.

Jan. 11 – 7:20-9 p.m. – Black Voices Book Group.

Jan. 12 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Mastering the Job Interview.

Jan. 12 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

Lewis Center of the Arts

Lewis Center of the Arts is located at 122 Alexander St., Princeton.

Jan. 31 – 6-8 p.m. – Scenario for a Past Future: Exhibition by Josephine Meckseper – Opening Reception, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.

Princeton University Library

Commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Golio with a celebration of English literature.

Monday-Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Princeton University Library is located at One Washington Road, Princeton.

Sunday, Jan. 7

The Princeton Battlefield Society (PBS) will mark the 247th anniversary of Battle of Princeton – fought on Jan. 3, 1777 – with its signature educational event, “Experience the Battle of Princeton” at Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer St., Princeton. The event will begin at 9:45 a.m. The reenactment will conclude by 11 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., the New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution will join other hereditary organizations as well as representatives of legacy National Guard and British Army units whose antecedents fought at the battle in a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Grove behind the Colonnade on the battlefield. A detailed schedule of events for Experience the Battle of Princeton can be found at www.pbs1777.org.

Thursday, Jan. 11

The 55-Plus Club of Princeton will meet online at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.(There will be NO in-person meeting.) William Galston, the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, will speak on “In a deeply divided country, what can we expect in the 2024 presidential election and beyond?”
To join online, visit http://www.princetonol.com/groups/55plus. Meetings are free, with a suggested donation of $5 (see website for payment options). William A. Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a Senior Fellow. For more information email 55plus.notices@gmail.com or visit http://www.princetonol.com/groups/55plus

Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 18-21

Princeton University Concerts will present the North American premiere of Future Presence, a groundbreaking concert experience in virtual reality developed and performed by members of the Grammy Award-winning Mahler Chamber Orchestra, from Thursday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Woolworth Center for Musical Studies on Princeton University’s campus.

Friday, Jan. 19

The Princeton Folk Music Society presents Poor Man’s Gambit, a Philadelphia based trio with an evening of Irish music at 8 p.m. Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Ample free parking. This concert will also be live-streamed!

Thursday, Jan. 28

Altamura Legacy Concert Series: Mozart’s Birthday Marathon Concert – Legacy Arts International at 4 p.m., Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton

Legacy Arts International presents Altamura Legacy Concerts, a new concert series developed by pianist Cristina Altamura, featuring herself and a roster of guest artists performing on a newly restored 1924 Steinway B grand at Princeton United Methodist Church home of the majestic Tiffany stained-glass window depicting St. George that graces its façade. On Jan. 28, Cristina invites pianists from the Princeton area to perform eclectic works in Mozart’s Birthday Marathon Concert. For more information call (201) 362-9814, email info@legacyartsinternational.org or visit legacyartsinternational.org

West Windsor

Kelsey Theatre at Mercer is located at the Mercer County Community College (MCCC), 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

Half Moon Live Performances


Jan. 5 at 8 p.m.


Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.


  • Legally Blonde, The Musical Jr. | Jan. 12-14
  • Into The Woods | Jan. 19-21
  • All My Sons | Jan. 26 to Feb. 4
  • Love Song For Miss Lydia | Feb. 9-11

West Windsor Arts

West Windsor Arts Council, located at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, is hosting a number of events.

For more information, call (609) 716-1931 or visit westwindsorarts.org.

Through Dec. 23 – Juried affordable art show.

Monday, Jan. 15

MLK Day of Service: “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve” – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at West Windsor Arts and the African American Parent Support Group, 952 Alexander Rd, Princeton Junction.

Join West Windsor Arts and the African American Parent Support Group as we partner with local agencies to provide much needed assistance to the people they serve.

Volunteer in-person on Monday Jan. 15 to package donations for distribution and participate in special projects. The total number of volunteer spots are limited for the safety of our participants.

If you can’t make it, advance donations are still needed! Registration for donations is not required. 

Donations will be made to RISE Community Service, Children’s Home Society, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), PEI Kids, Womanspace, MillHill Child Development Center, and Letters Against Isolation. Visit westwindsorarts.org for the full list of donation items. 

West Windsor Branch Library

West Windsor Branch Library is located at 333 N. Post Road, Princeton Junction.

Jan. 6 – 11-11:30 a.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. – mTiny Robots.

Jan. 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Storytime.

Jan. 8 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Messy Club.

Jan. 8 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Teen Crochet Workshop.

Jan. 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Songs and Stories.

Jan. 9 – 2-3:30 p.m. – EBook Drop-in help.

Jan. 9 – 7-8 p.m. – Science fiction Book Club.

Jan. 10 – 10-11 a.m. – Crafts for Grown-ups: Suninagashi.

Jan. 10 – 11 to noon – Playdate Pals.

Jan. 10 – 2-4:10 p.m. – Wednesday Film Festival – “A League of Their Own.”

Jan. 10 – 5:30-6 p.m. – Art Explorers.

Jan. 11 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers I.

Jan. 11 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers II.

Jan. 11 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Let’s Play Chess.

Jan. 11 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Anime and Manga Club.

Jan. 12 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Children’s Music with Ms. Kim.

Jan. 12 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

Send items to calendar@centraljersey.com. The deadline for submissions each week is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For details, call 732-358-5200, ext. 8233.

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