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Featured Event of the Week: Saturday August 15
Back to School Style Session at South Moon Under | Marketfair Mall
Celebrate the back to school season in style on August 15th at South Moon Under, at Marketfair Mall, with 20% off purchases (with school ID), one-on-one personal shopping, gifts with purchase from Flash Tattoos, giveaways, in-store beauty bar, sweet treats and much more! Shop the essentials from brands like Free People, BB Dakota, Rebecca Minkoff, Sanctuary, Citizens of Humanity, Blank, Ray-Ban, Frye, Sam Edelman and more!

Thursday, August 13

It’s time for another Hollywood Summer Night at the Garden Theater this Thursday with a screening of Hitchcock’s classic thriller, ‘The Birds.’ Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and watch Tippi Hedren get terrorized by the avian hordes on the big screen! $11, 7pm. thegardentheatre.com

Friday, August 14
Comic book & graphic novel enthusiasts of all ages will want to visit Princeton Public Library on Friday. Cartoonist Dave Roman (the man who inked ‘Astronaut Academy,’ ‘X-Men: Misfits’ and ‘Teen Boat’) will be presenting a Graphic Novel Workshop – a visual discussion on comics. FREE, 3pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

After dinner, head to Hinds Plaza for a little live music from the Tigertown Dixieland Band. It’s sure to be a toe-tappin’ good time, and not a bad way to enjoy a Friday night downtown! FREE, 6:30pm.

If you’re looking for something a little more… explosive, don’t miss the return of the Lambertville New Hope Fireworks! Presented by the local Chamber of Commerce, the show takes place over the Delaware River. The best spot to watch? Smack in the middle of the pedestrian bridge! Get dinner in one of the river towns then head down to claim your spot. FREE, 9pm.

Mother Nature puts on a firey show of her own this Friday night as the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks in our skies. The D&R Greenway Land Trust is hosting a ‘viewing party’ at St Michael’s Farm Preserve in Hopewell. Register via email to jwatson@drgreenway.org with ‘Perseids’ in the subject line, and be sure to include your phone number for coordination in case of bad weather. FREE, 10pm. (If your view is dark enough you’ll be able to view this show from wherever you are!) www.drgreenway.org

Saturday, August 15
‘One Fish, Two Fish’… or however many fish you want to fit on there! It’s a kite making workshop presented by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. Fish print kites can be made by kids ages 6-10. $20 for members, $30 for non-member. 10am. www.thewatershed.org


Get dirty for a good cause! Lend a hand at Howell Living History Farm’s annual potato harvest. Visitors, volunteers and interns helped plant the potatoes in the spring, and now it’s time to dig up the dirt and see how many potatoes can be harvested. The fruits of the day’s labor will be donated to the Greater Mercer Food Cooperative. FREE, 11am-3pm. www.howellfarm.org


Who’s up in our night skies? That’s what you’ll find out at the Mercer County Park Commission’s ‘Bats of the Marsh’ presentation. Learn about and look for the bats in the marsh at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton, guided by local bat expert Mackenzie Hall. Register in advance, $5, 7:30pm.  www.mercercountyparks.org


Sunday, August 16

Sunday sounds like it will be a great day to read outside… with a few dozen neighbors! Join the Princeton Public Library for a Reading Getaway at Community Park North. Bring your book of choice and escape the afternoon by reading silently, together. FREE, 4pm. www.princetonlibrary.org


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