And it finally feels like summer! Your Weekend Events

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Here at PScoop we hope you aren’t off on some wild summer vacation & think a local staycation is a much better idea, especially with so many great things happening here this weekend. We’ll be at Princeton Shopping Center’s Courtyard Concert Series tonight, at The Bastille Day Ball (see previous post) Saturday night and are taking the little Scoops to the Terhune Firefly Festival Sunday evening. There are quite a few Opera events locally this weekend as well as some cool stuff to do outside like a night hike on Saturday night at Washington Crossing State Park. And don’t forget about all of our healthy Green Markets providing you local, fresh produce, cheeses, meats and flowers…because remember folks, you are what you eat! Whatever you choose to do stay safe, have fun and wear your sunscreen. Enjoy the weekend peeps….

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For our foodies out there::

Friday 4-6 pm Wine Tasting, Joe Canal’s Liquors, 3375 Route 1 South, Lawrenceville, 609-520-0008, Free www.ultimatewineshop.com

Friday 5-8 pm Happy Hours, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465 Live music. Food and wine available. Free admission, www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

Saturday 9 am- 1 pm West Windsor Farmers. Market, Seasonal produce, poultry, flowers, bedding plants, baked goods, community spirit and much more are all there to take advantage of! We have entertainment throughout the season and twice-monthly events sponsored by the West Windsor Arts Council. The Vaughn Drive Parking lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station, off Alexander Road.

Saturday 9 am-1 pm Pennington Farmers. Market, Five high-quality local farms, including one certified organic and another certified .naturally grown., will sell fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables every Saturday morning. Located at the Pennington Shopping Center
Saturday 9 am-1 pm Montgomery Farmers Market, Supplying organic and local produce, bread from Lawrence Bakery, as well as NJ honey, popcorn, juice and salsa every Saturday morning. Located at the Village Shopper in Skillman

Saturday 12-5 pm Walk in the Vineyard Wine Trail, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465 Includes etched wine glass. $5., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

Saturday 2-5 pm Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039 Dry Rose Wines from Spain and France., www.coolvines.com, Free.

Sunday 9 am . 1 pm Farmers Market, Lawrenceville Main Street, Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, and poultry, 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300, www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

Sunday 10 am . 4 pm Trenton Farmers. Market, Farm vendors, food producers, wineries, cooking demonstrations, and musical entertainment., 960 Spruce Street, Lawrence, 609-695-2998 www.thetrentonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday 12-5 Walk in the Vineyard Wine Trail, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465 Includes etched wine glass. $5., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

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Get your music on….

Thursday @ Noon Carnegie Center Concert Series, Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444

Thursday 6 pm Arts Council of Princeton.s Courtyard Concert with Alex Mitnick and the Kaleidoscope Band; Princeton Shopping Center. Free.

Thursday 7 pm Music in the Park Series Rock and Roll present rock. Bring a chair. Free, Lawrenceville Main Street, Weeden Park, Main Street, 609-219-9300 www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

Thursday 7 pm Bob Mecklenburger, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771 Easy listening, www.groversmillcoffee.com

Thursday 7 pm Musical Theater, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, A Toast To Broadway’ presented by Danielle Sinclair, Denise Mihalik, Tim Urban, and Kathy Shanklin. $15., 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465 www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

Thursday 9 pm Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, Hosted by Frank Thewes., 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 www.triumphbrew.com

Friday 6-9 pm Dick Gratton Jazz guitar., Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995

Friday 7-11 pm Ron Kraemer and the Hurricanes, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200www.saltcreekgrille.com

Saturday 5 pm Mercer County Music Fest concert with pop group Party Dolls; Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor.

Saturday 6 pm West Windsor Arts Council .Celebrate Americana. concert with School of Rock; Nassau Park Pavilion, Nassau Park, West Windsor. Free.

Saturday 6:30 pm Stringsville jazz and bossa nova band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

Saturday 10:30 pm The Shaxe, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover., www.triumphbrew.com

Sunday 8 pm Golandsky International Piano Festival concert with pianist Stephen Beus; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University.

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THE ARTS:: be inspired….

Thursday 11 am Princeton Summer Theater production of East of the Sun and West of the Moon; Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.

Thursday 8 pm: Princeton Summer Theater production of The Glass Menagerie; Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday 5-7 pm Toad Hall Shop & Gallery Opening: Sandra Webberking Toad Hall Shop & Gallery at Grounds for Sculpture 16 Fairgrounds Rd. Hamilton, 08619 Free

Friday 7:30 pmCoOPERAtive Program (opera training) student recitals; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Friday 7:30-9 pm Courtyard Concert: Chris Barron Grounds for Sculpture 18 Fairgrounds Rd. Hamilton, All tickets: $15. For tickets, please call (609) 586-0616.

Friday 8 pm Musical, Soup du Jour; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday 8 pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday 8 pm Opera New Jersey production of Lucia di Lammermoor; McCarter Theatre.

Saturday 1:30 pm Opera New Jersey concert of arias and ensembles from popular operas; Meadow Lakes, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor. Free.

Saturday 2-5 pm Arts Council of Princeton.s Youth Jazz Concert; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Free.

Saturday 7-11:30 pm Ballroom Blitz by Central Jersey Dance Society Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton; $12; students with ID $8

Saturday 8 pm Opera New Jersey production of The Abduction from the Seraglio; Berlind Theatre.

Sunday 2 pm Opera New Jersey production of Gilbert & Sullivan.s The Mikado; McCarter Theatre.

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Spending time with family…it’s the good stuff…

Thursday 2-3:30 pm Mercer County Park Pontoon Boat Nature Tours. Spend a relaxing afternoon kicked back on the County.s pontoon boat while watching for Lake Mercer.s flora and fauna, and listening to the natural history of the lake. Feel free to bring binoculars to do some off-shore birding! Ages: All ages Fee: Free Registration: Required, call (609) 989-6540.

Thursday 6-8 pm Princeton Shopping Center The 23rd Annual Summer Courtyard Concert Series. Enjoy a Summer Concert sponsored by The Arts Council of Princeton with Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band. All ages, Free

Thursday 6-8 pm Book signing with Princeton resident Tad Troilo, author of children.s adventure novel Rosie Fights the Twisted Wind; Learning Express toy store, Princeton Shopping Center

Thursday 7 pm Weeden Park, Lawrenceville A Summer Series Activities: Enjoy fine music in a community park setting! Since the summer of 2001, we have been filling Weeden Park with the sounds of established regional musicians. Bring friends and family to the park for a relaxing evening – and consider bringing a chair, blanket and picnic too. All ages Fee: Free

Friday 6:30-9:30 pm Tiger Hall Play Zone Pajama Jam: Parent.s Night Out! Sick of G-rated movies and take out? How about a night out on the town with your spouse or friends! Parents can drop their tots at Tiger Hall for a Pajama Jam that will include dancing, games, crafts, pizza, drinks and a bedtime story! And for those parents who are a bit apprehensive about leaving their little ones, you can opt to dine right next door at Gennaro.s. Ages: 2.5 – 8 (must be potty trained and able to separate easily) Fee: $36 per child; $16 for each additional sibling Registration: Pre-registration required, please email info@tigerhall.com

Saturday 10 . 4 pm Howell Living History Farm Horse Drawn Wheat Harvest. The most scenic of Howell Living History Farm.s harvesting operations will take place on Saturday, July 11, when farmers cut and shock this year.s crop of .winter wheat.. A child.s craft project, Wheat Harvest Maiden, is available on a walk-in basis from 11-3. Registration: Not required Fee: Free, small materials fee for the children.s craft of the day

Saturday 11:30 am Labyrinth Books, Nassau St. Saturday Story Time. Readings of new and classic picture books. Ages 5 and under. Registration Not required, Free

Saturday 1 pm D & R Canal State Park:: Stream Stomp Join the D&R Canal State Park naturalist for a Saturday afternoon introductory program that will explore the fascinating world of water critters. Stephanie Fox will explain how water life can be indicators of water quality. It will be a cool way to spend a hot summer day! Be prepared to spend a few hours in the heat and sun. Weather permitting. Ages 4 and up Registration Required, call (609) 924-5705.

Saturday 2 pm Palmer Square Summer Music Series. Live music by Richard Reiter Swing Band. All ages, Free

Sunday 3:30 pm Princeton Public Library Sunday Stories Come listen to stories. Ages 2 – 8

Sunday 5-9 pm Terhune Orchards Firefly Festival Join Terhune Orchards for an evening of nature, music, and outdoor fun for the whole family at the Firefly Festival. Learn all about fireflies and other insects that live at Terhune Orchards. When the sun sets, watch the fireflies light up the fields and orchards. How many can you count? Activities include a nature talk about fireflies with Elaine Madigan, Scahfer.s Gymnastics demonstrate the .Art of Flying. techniques, live music all evening by Miss Amy and Her Big Kids Band and other children.s activities around the farm. Don.t worry about dinner, there.s lots of food available . grilled chicken, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, ice cream and more! All Ages, Free LEARN

Keep that brain active::

Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm Adult Workshop: .Visions of Summer. Photography Grounds for Sculpture 18 Fairgrounds Rd. Hamilton,, 08619 $55 Members; $65 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. Repeats: Weekly, through: 30 July, 2009 ..

Thursday 2-3:30 pm Pontoon Boat Tours, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor, 609-989-6540Search for the flora and fauna in the lake area. Binoculars for birding invited. For families and adults., www.mercercounty.org

Sunday 2-4 pm Historical Society of Princeton Sunday Walking Tour of downtown Princeton and University campus; Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. No reservations required.

exercise

C’mon people, you don’t need us to tell you why exercise is so important. We suggest a nice swim, some tennis playing or a bike ride into Lambertville…or how about these::

Saturday 8:30 pm Night Hike, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-0609 Naturalist-guided hike and campfire. Bring a flashlight. Register. $5 per car.

Sunday 2 pm Softball Game, Outer Circle Ski Club, Plainsboro Park, 609-799-4674 Pick up game for adults over 21., www.outercircleskiclub.org

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