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*Got Teens? Then you won’t want to miss this candid conversation led by nationally recognized health & sexuality experts, Logan Levkoff, PhD and Jennifer Wider, MD. Based on their new book, ‘Got Teens?,’ the authors will discuss the challenges tweens/teens & parents face today as they come of age in the days of Instagram, twerking, and HPV vaccines. On October 21, find out how to reframe ‘the talk,’ and learn what 5 things you need to discuss with your kids – now. Luncheon will take place at Greenacres Country Club, 10/21.  Hors D’oeuvres at 11:30, lunch and speakers at 12 noon, come on your lunch break! $40. To get tickets, visit http://www.jfcsonline.org/community/got-teens/ or email Lara Wellerstein (laraw@jfcsonline.org) or call 609-987-8100.

Thursday, October 9
Daydream a little, while you learn… NY Times science reporter & author Benedict Carey comes to Princeton Public Library to discuss his book, ‘How We Learn,’ which argues that studying smarter offers bigger potential benefits than cramming or endless hours of studying. FREE, 7pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Friday, October 10
What’s happening over our heads? Maybe the ‘blood moon’ sparked your interest, or maybe you’ve been a longtime lover of the stars – either way, you’ll enjoy an evening with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton discussing sky maps, constellations and the celestial sphere. ‘Backyard Astronomy’ is presented by David Letcher, Gene Ramsey & Larry Kane at the visitor center of Washington Crossing State Park. FREE, Register. 7:30-8:30pm. 609-737-0609

Get to the kitchen for a little saxophone – the Princeton Sound Kitchen! Princeton University Department of Music presents the PRISM Quartet performing works by Viet Cuong, Alex Dowling, Noah Kaplan, Steven Mackey, Emma O’Halloran, Chris Rogerson, and Gabriella Smith. FREE, 8pm. princeton.edu/music

elevateElevate Your Tailgate at Whole Foods Market Princeton!
This Saturday October 11th 2-4PM
Stop by Whole Foods Market Princeton when the store shows how to make your tailgate a touchdown! Each team will share their highlights, and tell you what THEY’RE fans of. Super sampling plus a ‘Build a Better Cooler’ raffle! FREE.
Visit the store’s website for more information & fun foodie events.


Saturday, October 11

Get a taste of the world from Mercer County Park! The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Festival celebrates the world’s cultures through traditional foods, music, and dance performances. Artists display work from a variety of cultures including Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Polish, Jamaican, Irish, African American, Greek, Puerto Rican & Italian. FREE, 11am-6pm. www.mercercounty.org

You’ve walked or driven past it countless times, but have you toured the Princeton Cemetery? Nassau Presbyterian Church invites you to grab a map and come take a guided tour of the cemetery, established in 1757, and including figures from the American Revolution, Civil War generals, scientists, religious leaders, and presidents of Princeton University, the Theological Seminary, and the United States. (What cemetery tour would be complete without a few urban legends and spooky anomalies? Learn about those, too!) FREE, 11am. www.nassauchurch.org

Have an artful Saturday with the Princeton Artists Alliance, a group of 20 local artists, as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary exhibition at the Arts Council of Princeton. FREE, 3-5pm. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Sunday, October 12
Witherspoon Grill hosts the Harvest & Music Festival in Hinds Plaza this Sunday – a day of family friendly fun. Live music, food, activities and more. Performers include Franklin & Alison, Pi Fight, Joe Vadala and Grupo Cristiano. Activity sales are raising money for a great cause – the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Stop by for an afternoon of community fun for a great local cause! 11:30am-5:30pm. www.witherspoongrill.com


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