Our Weekend Picks

Friday, July 15
Catch a live performance in Hinds Plaza Friday night, featuring ‘The Lifters.’ The band plays a mix of rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and swing, and will perform outside of the library. Grab some ice cream and grab a seat for some music and people watching. Free, 7pm. princetonlibrary.org/events

So, have you ever wanted to see a star, on earth? That’s right, a star. The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory invites you for a free tour of the lab, where scientists are creating a stellarator, aka ‘a star on earth,’ as a future energy source. Go, science! Register in advance, FREE. 10am. www.pppl.gov

*Say goodbye to contacts and glasses this summer with $1000 off LASIK. Local LASIK pro, Dr. Barry Wasserman, is offering a huge discount on the quick & painless vision correction procedure, but it ends on 7/31! Click here for the scoop

Saturday, July 16
Parents of babies, this is one story time you won’t wanna miss! Princeton Public Library hosts Casey Lew-Williams, director of the Princeton Baby Lab, for a Q&A on child development. Discuss how babies learn language, from processing to learning styles and more. FREE, 10:30am. www.princetonlibrary.org

Take a trip to Allentown, NJ, for a little state fair action. The ‘Freedom Fest State Fair’ is happening at The Horse Park of NJ this weekend, with live music, a petting zoo, food, fireworks and more. Rain or shine. $15, Noon-11pm. www.freedomfeststatefair.com

Sunday, July 17
Instructor Jim Wade leads visitors ‘In Search of Shale’ in Washington Crossing State Park to learn where the Native Americans would source the materials for their weapons and tools. Start at the Nature Center, then take a short trail hike. $5 per vehicle park entrance fee, 1:30pm. 609-737-0609

Nothing like a little baseball on a summer weekend! The Reading Fightin’ Phils are headed to Arm & Hammer Park to take on The Trenton Thunder. Tickets start at $11. 5pm. trentonthunder.com

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