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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.

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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.

The American Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels, and we now face an emergency blood shortage. In recent weeks, we’ve had to limit our distributions of some of the most transfused blood types to hospitals. We need donors now, and in the weeks ahead, to help rebuild the blood supply.

East Windsor

Feb. 17 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hightstown Elks BPOE 1955, 110 Hickory Corner Road.

Princeton

Feb. 16 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Princeton University Frist Campus Center, 75 Washington Road.

Feb. 21 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Princeton University Frist Campus Center, 75 Washington Road.

Titusville

Feb. 21 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road.

Nutrition

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.

Hiring

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

Bordentown

Wednesdays

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.

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.

Feb. 2 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

Feb. 5 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language Learners.

Feb. 5 – 5:30 p.m. – Gentle Yoga.

Feb. 6 – 10:30 a.m. – Baby and Toddler Time.

Feb. 6 – 6 p.m. – The Craft Table: Book Flowers and Pencil Cases.

Feb. 7 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language Learners.

Feb. 7 – 5 p.m. – Table Top Role Playing Game Night.

Feb. 8 – 10 a.m. – Valentine’s Day Craft Grab and Go.

Feb. 8 – 7 p.m. – Reading is Murder Book Club.

Feb. 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Parachute Play Time.

Feb. 9 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

Through Feb. 28

The Ellen Wehrman Memorial Community Garden is sowed with love each year in honor of the late Ellen Wehrman and her love for the simple pleasures found in nurturing one’s own garden. Given the limited yard space many Bordentown row homes are famous for, the community garden affords residents the opportunity to grow their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs on 6 x 11 foot plots, alongside their friends and neighbors.

**Applications for the 2024 Community Garden season are now being accepted. For more information visit

https://cityofbordentown.com/ellen-wehrman-memorial-community-garden/

Applications and payment from returning plot holders must be received by Feb. 28 of each year. Remaining plots will then be available to new plot holders.

Sunday, March 3

The Bordentown FP Poetry Project will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at Old City Hall, 11 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown. Presenters include noted New Jersey and Pennsylvania writers Roberta Clipper of Bordentown; Todd Evans, Willingboro; Luray Gross, Doylestown; D. Ryan Lafferty, Bordentown; Steve Nolan, Newtown; Nicole Rollender, Williamstown; and Daniel Weeks, Eatontown.  The event is free, and a limited open reading will follow the presentation. For more information, contact oldcityhallprograms@gmail.com.

Cranbury

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

Feb. 3 – 11 a.m. – TAB meeting.

Feb. 3 – noon – Saturday Study buddies.

Feb. 3 – 2 p.m. – Year of the Dragon Special Film Screening.

Feb. 4 – noon to 1:50 p.m. – Lunar New Year Prep B.

Feb. 5 – 3:30-5 p.m. – Odyssey of the Mind.

Feb. 6 – 6:30 p.m. – Spinning Yarns.

Feb. 7 – 11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

Feb. 8 – 11 a.m. – Senior Beginner Cell Phone and Internet classes.

Feb. 8 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Thursday Crafternoon: Dragon Eggs!

Feb. 8 – 6 p.m. – Trekking in Nepal.

Feb. 8 – 7 p.m. – Cranbury Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Feb. 9 – 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.

Members of the Gourgaud Gallery committee will present their work during the month of February.

The artists will donate 50% of the sales to the Cranbury Arts Council.

Artists on exhibit: Linda Gilbert, Monica Sebold Kennedy, Kathleen Morolda, Louse Palagyi, Donna Rittner and Debby Rosen.

Cranbury Arts Council projects include, sponsoring community talent in sold-out performances of original musicals, promoting 12 unique art shows at the Gourgaud Art Gallery annually, awarding our annual Excellence in the Arts Award to a deserving high school student and two annual art awards to Cranbury 8th grade students in both music and fine arts, creating and providing funding for the annual 8th grade Mandala Wall in Cranbury School, and running numerous workshops and Art and Technology Summer camp. The Arts Council has long worked to promote the Arts in and for our community.

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

The Hightstown High School (HHS) Class of 1984 is seeking class members, as well as other HHS attendees that are friends and siblings of the Class of 1984 to join them as they celebrate their 40th reunion. It will take place on Sept. 28th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton. For more information contact: Debralini@optonline.net, Mindyrobyn@aol.com or connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Classof1984HHS

Hickory Corner Branch Library

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

Feb. 2 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Story and Snack: Groundhog’s Day.

Feb. 2 – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

Feb. 2 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

Feb. 3 – 10:30-11 am. – Family Fun Time.

Feb. 3 – 2:30-3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Dragon mask.

Feb. 4 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

Feb. 5 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Messy Monday.

Feb. 5 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – ESL Conversation.

Feb. 5 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Play Scrabble.

Feb. 5 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

Feb. 5 – 5-5:45 p.m. – School-age STEAM: Hearts.

Feb. 5 – 7-7:30 p.m. – Wooden Valentine Ornaments.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

Feb. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 6 – 2-3 p.m. – Emergency Preparedness and Vaccines.

Feb. 6 – 4-5:30 p.m. – Cards and Cookies: Valentine Making Station.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

Feb. 6 – 7-8 p.m. – Personal Finance Series: Getting Started.

Feb. 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Discovery Time.

Feb. 7 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – Community Quilting Project.

Feb. 7 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Healthy Hearts: Eating Lean Proteins and Healthy Fats.

Feb. 7 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Current Events Chat.

Feb. 7 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Chess Club.

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Evening Storytime.

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

Feb. 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby time.

Feb. 8 – 11-11:45 a.m. – Basic Skills Craft for Adults.

Feb. 8 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Crochet and Knit Corner.

Feb. 8 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Crafternoon: Marbled Paper.

Feb. 9 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

Feb. 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Dance Party.

Feb. 9 – 11-11:45 a.m. – Basic Skills Craft for Adults.

Feb. 9 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

Feb. 9 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

Twin Rivers Branch Library

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

Feb. 2 – 2-3 p.m. – Craft and Chat.

Feb. 5 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

Feb. 6 – 2-3 p.m. – Craft and Chat.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

Feb. 7 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Health Hearts: Eating Lean Proteins and Healthy Fats.

Feb. 7 – 2-3 p.m. – Adult Craft: Paper Heart Tags.

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

Feb. 9 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

Hightstown Branch Library

Hightstown Branch Library is located at 115 Franklin, Hightstown.

Feb. 3 – 10:30 a.m. – Small Steps into S.T.E.M.

Feb. 5 – 10 a.m. – Bilingual (Spanish/English) Bingo for Preschoolers.

Feb. 5 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

Feb. 5 – 6 p.m. – Grades 1-8 Tutoring.

Feb. 6 – 10-11 a.m. – Family and Friends CPR: Adult and Child.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Groupl for Adults.

Feb. 6 – 11 a.m. to noon – Family and Friends CPR: Infants.

Feb. 6 – 5-8:15 p.m. – Learning English.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) The History of the Hersey Chocolate Company.

Feb. 7 – 10 a.m. – Kids’ Concert with Miss Kim.

Feb. 7 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Healthy Hearts: Eating Lean Proteins and Healthy Fats.

Feb. 7 – 4-5 p.m. – Citizenship Exam Preparation.

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

Feb. 8 – 10 a.m. – Shape a Story: Play-Doh Story time.

Feb. 8 – noon to 12:45 p.m. – Guided Meditation.

Feb. 9 – 3-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

Hillsborough

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.

Feb. 2 – 3:30-5 p.m. – Make Your Own Comic.

Feb. 3 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Saturday Stations.

Feb. 3 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Lion Dance.

Feb. 5 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Homework Help Center.

Feb. 5 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Writers Group.

Feb. 5 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Cardio Dance.

Feb. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

Feb. 6 – 1-2:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Feb. 6 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Craft.

Feb. 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Movin’ Munchkins.

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

Feb. 7 – 4-5 p.m. – Craft Adventures.

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

Feb. 8 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – The Schuyler Sisters and the Hamilton Musical.

Feb. 9 – 10:30-10:50 a.m. – Baby Rhythm and Rhyme Time.

Feb. 9 – 4-5 p.m. – Teen Volunteer Session.

Feb. 9 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Read to a Therapy Dog.

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.

Feb. 2 – 10:30-111 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

Feb. 2 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Stay and Play.

Feb. 3 – 11 a.m. to noon – Portuguese Storytime.

Feb. 3 – 1-3 p.m. – Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Cards.

Feb. 5 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 5 – 1-1:45 p.m. – Homeschool Teens: Discover America.

Feb. 5 – 2-3 p.m. – Monday Afternoon Book Club.

Feb. 5 – 3-4 p.m. – Pride Club Meet-up.

Feb. 5 – 4-4:30 p.m. (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

Feb. 5 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Lunar New Year Dragon.

Feb. 5 – 4:30-6 p.m. – Chess Club.

Feb. 5 – 6:30-8 p.m. – African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

Feb. 6 – Cribbage and Coffee.

Feb. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

Feb. 6 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Lunar New Year Dragon.

Feb. 6 – 4:30-6 p.m. – Chess Club.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

Feb. 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Babytime.

Feb. 7 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Healthy Hearts: Eating Lean Proteins and Healthy Fats.

Feb. 7 – 6-6:30 p.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Parent Support Group.

Feb. 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 8 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Lego Club.

Feb. 8 – 7-8 p.m. – Sports Book Club.

Feb. 9 – 10 a.m. to noon – Maj Jongg in the Morning.

Feb. 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

Feb. 9 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Stay and Play.

Feb. 9 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

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 held 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.

Lawrence Township

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

Feb. 2 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

Feb. 2 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Internet Basics.

Feb. 2 – 3-4 p.m. – Drum Circle.

Feb. 3 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Intro to Excel.

Feb. 3 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt.

Feb. 3 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 3 – 2-2:30 p.m. – Tissue Paper Heart Collage.

Feb. 3 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Excel Essentials.

Feb. 4 – 1:30 p.m. – Friendship Bracelets.

Feb. 5 – 10-10:45 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 5 – 11 a.m. – Little Artists.

Feb. 5 – 4 p.m. – Round Singing.

Feb. 5 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

Feb. 5 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Tissue Paper Heart Collage.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. – Baby time.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

Feb. 6 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Quiet Storytime.

Feb. 6 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Word.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Pokemon Craft Night: Diamond Art.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

Feb. 7 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 7 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Intro to Word.

Feb. 7 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Health Hearts: Eating Lean Proteins and Healthy Fats.

Feb. 7 – 2-2:45 p.m. – Lunar New Year Afternoon Storytime.

Feb. 7 – 2-5:15 p.m. – Film Screening: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).

Feb. 7 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Excel.

Feb. 7 – 6:30 p.m. – New Year’s Lantern and Dragon Crafts.

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

Feb. 7 – 7-8 p.m. – Presidential Pre-Election Polls: Why It’s Getting Harder to Get it Right.

Feb. 8 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

Feb. 8 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Sharing Your Wrds.

Feb. 8 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Open Lab.

Feb. 8 – 1-5 p.m. – Upcycle Challenge: Puppets.

Feb. 8 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Windows 11: Files and Folders.

Feb. 8 – 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Play with Clay.

Feb. 8 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Poetry Circle: Chinese Folk Songs.

Feb. 9 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

Feb. 9 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

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

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

Feb. 3 – 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Mandarin Storytime and Craft.

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

Feb. 5 – 5-7 p.m. – Monty Tutoring.

Feb. 5 – 5:15-6 p.m. – Mindfulness for Kids.

Feb. 5 – 6-7 p.m. – Digital Preservation Lab 101.

Feb. 7 – 5-7 p.m. – Tween Craft – Valentine’s Day Box.

Feb. 8 – 10:30-10:50 a.m. – Baby Bounce.

Feb. 8 – 5-7 p.m. – Monty Tutoring.

Princeton

Sunday, Feb. 4

Christ Congregation in Princeton is excited to host the Rev. Dr. Kirk Johnson, its pastor since August 2023, who is also assistant professor of Justice Studies and Medical Humanities at Montclair State University, for a book signing and discussion on race, medicine and economics at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 in conjunction with Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 50 Walnut Lane.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Meeting of the 55-plus Club of Princeton will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 8. Stephen Vladeck, Charles Alan Wright Chair In Federal Courts; The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, will speak on “The Shadow Docket: What’s Wrong With and How To Fix the Supreme Court.” The meeting will be on Zoom only. Meetings are free and a $5 donation is suggested. To join and donate, log in to https://princetonol.com/groups/55plus/.

Friday, Feb. 16

The Princeton Folk Music Society presents singer-songwriter, storyteller and world-renowned performer Reggie Harris at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. For more information: www.princetonfolk.org.

Friday, Feb. 23

William and Mary College Choir in Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St. as part of their 100th anniversary tour. Under the direction of Daniel Edward Parks, their performance will include works of American composers over the last century, such as Barber, Hailstork, and Nova, as well as selections from Fauré’s Requiem. The concert is free, and building is fully accessible.

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.

Feb. 3 – 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Sarah Jarosz Polaroid Lovers Tour with the Ballroom Thieves, Berlind Theatre.

Feb. 8 – 7:30 p.m. – Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, Matthews Theatre.

Feb. 9 – 8 p.m. – American Patchwork Quartet, Berlind Theatre.

Feb. 11 – 1 p.m. – The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Matthews Theatre.

Feb. 15 – 7:30 p.m. – iLe, Berlind Theatre.

Feb. 16 – 8 p.m. – The Legendary Ingramettes – The “First Family of Gospel,” Berlind Theatre.

FOPOS

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.

On Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m., join Morven’s Interim Director and Curator Beth Allan for a special evening exploring the life and work of New Jersey clockmaker, Peter Hill. ⁠

Peter Hill is the earliest documented Black clockmaker in America. It is believed that he made over one hundred tall case clocks during his lifetime, learning the craft while enslaved and then purchasing his own freedom. While developing Morven’s current exhibition, Striking Beauty: New Jersey Tall Case Clocks, 1730-1830, Curators Beth Allan and Jesse Gordon Simons uncovered new documents about Hill’s life.

Mark the close of Striking Beauty on Feb. 18 by celebrating the little known story and beautiful craftsmanship of Peter Hill. ⁠

Feb. 29 – 6:30 p.m. – Morven and Slavery: Stories of Enslaved People at Morven.

Princeton Public Library

Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon St.

Feb. 2 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Developing and Custom Your Master Resume.

Feb. 3 – Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Feb. 3 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Saturday Storytime!

Feb. 3 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Mandarin Chinese Storytime.

Feb. 3 – 2-3 p.m. – Kids and Teens: STEM Circle.

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

Feb. 4 – 1-3 p.m. – Movie: “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”

Feb. 4 – 3-3:30 p.m. – Kids: Russian Storytime.

Feb. 5 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – AARP Tax Assistance by Appointment.

Feb. 5 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Music and Movement.

Feb. 5 – 1-2:30 p.m. – Tech: Microsoft Excel for Beginners Part 1.

Feb. 5 – 7-8:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Feb. 5 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: Ruha Benjamin with Lorgia García Peña.

Feb. 6 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tech: Ask the Mac Pros.

Feb. 6 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Music and Movement.

Feb. 6 – 4-7 p.m. – Mercer County Community ID.

Feb. 6 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Middle Grade Writers Circle.

Feb. 6 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Writers Room.

Feb. 6 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: Karen Bao in Conversation with Shveta Thakrar.

Feb. 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – Drop in and Knit.

Feb. 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

Feb. 7 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – Discussion: Power of Words.

Feb. 7 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mobile Office Hours: Bonnie Watson-Coleman’s office.

Feb. 7 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

Feb. 7 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

Feb. 7 – 4-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

Feb. 7 – 7-8 p.m. – Presentation: Climate Action Plan Update.

Feb. 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

Feb. 8 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

Feb. 8 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Fiction Book Group.

Feb. 8 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

Feb. 8 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

Feb. 8 – 3-5 p.m. – Movie: “Roman Holiday.”

Feb. 8 – 6-8 p.m. – Tech: A Guide to Discord.

Feb. 8 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: Paul Halpern.

Feb. 8 – 7:15-9 p.m. – Black Voices Book Group.

Feb. 9 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Game of Goals: Stay in it to win it.

Feb. 9 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

Feb. 9 – 3-4 p.m. – Teens: Take and Make – Print Making.

Feb. 9 – 7-9 p.m. – Tribute Concert: The Beatles and Ed Sullivan 60 Years Later.

Lewis Center of the Arts

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

Feb. 13 – 4:30 p.m. – The Atelier@Large: Conversations on Art-making in a Vexed Era with Jennifer Finney Boylan and Bridget Kearney.

Feb. 13 – 5:30 p.m. – Reading by Vauhini Vara and Princeton Creative Writing Seniors at the Godfrey Kerr Studio, Lewis Arts complex, Princeton University campus.

Center for Modern Agin Princeton

Center for Modern Aging Princeton is located at 101 Poor Farm Road, Building B. For more information contact (609) 751-9699 ext. 105. Programs include in-person, hybrid, or virtual.

Feb. 12 – 10 a.m. to noon – A Cinematic Tribute to Black History Month.

Feb. 27 – 2024 Health Fair.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

For nearly 40 years, science fans of all ages have been learning about cutting-edge science on Saturday mornings at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture series.

Science on Saturday returns with a slate of world-leading speakers who will discuss topics ranging from clean energy solutions to materials used in quantum computing. Talks run from 9:30 to 11 a.m., which includes a presentation and Q&A, at the laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road.

The inaugural talk by Ahmed Elgammal of Rutgers University will focus on a topic that has recently been making headlines: “Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence?” The full schedule is below:

Feb. 3: “Natural Products as Antivirals,” Sandra Daise Adams, professor, Department of Biology, Montclair State University

Feb. 10: “The Pathway to Achieve a Net-zero Economy in the U.S. by 2050,” Jesse D. Jenkins, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University.

Feb. 17: “Decarbonizing the Energy System for a Cleaner and Healthier Future,” Wei Peng, assistant professor of public and international affairs and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University.

March 2: “The Remarkable Story of Fusion Ignition at the National Ignition Facility,” David Schlossberg, experimental physicist, National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

March 9: “Using Plasmas to Create Quantum Technologies and Diamonds,” Alastair Stacey, managing principal research physicist, applied materials and sustainability, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

West Windsor

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

  • All My Sons | Through 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.

West Windsor Branch Library

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

Feb. 2 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Sing-a-long with Ms. Pat.

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

Feb. 3 – 2-4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.

Feb. 5 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Storytime.

Feb. 5 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

Feb. 5 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Messy Club.

Feb. 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

Feb. 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

Feb. 6 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

Feb. 6 – 7-7:30 p.m. – Breathe, Relax and Focus: Guided Meditation and Relaxation.

Feb. 7 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playdate Pals.

Feb. 7 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Healthy Hearts: Eating Lean Proteins and Healthy Fats.

Feb. 7 – 2-4 p.m. – Wednesday Film Festival – “Encanto.”

Feb. 7 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

Feb. 8 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers I.

Feb. 8 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers II.

Feb. 8 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Let’s Play Chess.

Feb. 8 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Teen Writing Workshop: Dialogue.

Feb. 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Children’s Music with Ms. Kim.

Feb. 9 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

Feb. 9 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

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