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Happy Friday despite the weather we hope your day is a happy one. Lot’s going on today and tonight. And by the end of the morning we’ll have the whole weekends worth of events up here.

8:15 a.m. Lecture Series on Autism , Eden Institute Foundation and New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) , Friend Center Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-987-0099 ‘Affecting the Research and Service Agenda’ conference. Speakers include ‘Genome Wide and World Wide Searches for Autism Genes,’ Dr. Christopher Walsh, Children’s Hospital Boston; ‘Linking Neurodevelopment, Social Symptoms, and Early Intervention in Autism,’ Dr. Peter C. Mundy, M.I.N.D. Institution; and ‘Electrophysiological Signatures of Language Impairment in Autism,’ Dr. Timothy Roberts, Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. Register. $75., www.edenservices.org

8:30 am Bio-1 , Rutgers, ‘Green Now! Women Leading the Way in Science & Technology.’ Video presentation by Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator, free., www.cww.rutgers.edu 908-578-9443

9 am , Stoking the Sustainability Fire , Rider University , ‘Expanding Vision, Leading Change,’ a daylong environmental conservation conference. Register. $60, www.stokingthesustainabilityfire.org 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, 609-921-6453

10:30 am Career Beacon Workshops , Professional Service Group of Mercer County ,’How Are You Spending Your Job Search Time?’ Free. One Stop Career Center, 26 Yard Avenue, Trenton, 609-292-7535

2 p.m. Youth Ink! Play Festival , McCarter Theater , The Room, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-6511 , Sixth annual program dedicated to inspiring young playwrights. A post show discussion with directors, cast members, and playwrights takes place after each performance. Register. $10 donation., www.mccarter.org

3-7 pm Farmers Market , Greater Hightstown East Windsor Improvement Project , Memorial Park www.downtownhightstown.org

6-9 pm Art Exhibit , Gallery 14 , Opening reception for ‘Living in the Shadow,’ an exhibit featuring the works of Bruce Wodder; and ‘Princeton Council Children’s Show’ in the small gallery. Through July 5. Meet the photographers on Sunday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m., www.photosgallery14.com 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511

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

7 . 9:30 pm Keshavacharya Das and Kamaniya , Integral Yoga Institute Princeton ,CD release of ‘Sweet Surrender.’, www.iyiprinceton.com 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410

7:30 . 9:30 pm Open Mic , Chicklet Bookstore , Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, 609-279-2121 for poets, musicians, and comedians. Register with John Harrity at 908-963-0142., www.chickletbooks.com

7:30 pm Dave Wirkheiser , Grover’s Mill Coffee House , Music fest., www.groversmillcoffee.com 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771

8 pm Benefit Concert , Caritas Chamber Chorale , First Presbyterian Church of Plainsboro. Sacred choral music concert to benefit Adorno Fathers’ St. Francis Caracciolo Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Free will offering., www.caritaschamberchorale.org , 500 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, 732-718-0775

8 pm American Songbook , Voices Chorale , Pennington Presbyterian Church,Randall Thompson’s ‘Frostiano,’ based on seven Robert Frost poems; traditional spirituals, American folk songs; and a medley from ‘Porgy and Bess.’ $18; family pass, $45., www.voiceschorale.org 13 South Main Street, Pennington, 609-637-9383

8 pm High School Musical 2 , Bucks County Playhouse. Through June 7. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041

8 pm The Odd Couple , Somerset Valley Players ,Comedy featuring the female version. $14., www.svptheatre.org Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469

8 pm Soup Du Jour , Off-Broadstreet Theater , Musical comedy features an undercover reporter working as a waitress. $27.50 to $29.50 includes dessert., www.off-broadstreet.com 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766

8 pm Mike Stankkiewicz , Catch a Rising Star , Hyatt Regency, Reservation. $20., www.catcharisingstar.com 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018

8-10 pm Bruce Anderson , It’s A Grind Coffee House , www.itsagrind.com 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919

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