Our Weekend Picks

Friday, June 12
Stock up on locally grown goodies for the weekend with a stop at the Forrestal Village Farmer’s Market! Veggies, fruit, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, pastries, and more local products will be available, and there will also be a presentation by the Nourishing Gurus: ‘Get Healthy with Healing Foods’. FREE, 11am-2pm

It’s a green type of art… the Arts Council of Princeton hosts the Trash ArtStravaganza, a show featuring winners of the Arts Council’s annual contest held during Communiversity. 11 year old Lawrence resident Puttita Sae-Wang was this year’s grand prize winner. See her dress & other creations at the opening reception. FREE, 4pm.www.princetontrashart.com/home.html

The BIG DEAL at Whole Foods Market Princeton
Perfect for the grill, or served with some fresh spring greens, Fresh,Wild-Caught Copper River Sockeye Salmon is the BIG DEAL this weekend! Save $10/lb on fillets – now $19.99/lb – or pick up 6 oz portions for $7.99/ea, a savings of $4. June 10-16 only!

Saturday, June 13

Take a stroll after dinner in downtown Princeton to Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street for some free live music. Composers and educators Doug Miller & William Constantine, Jr. perform as ‘Sacco E Vanzetti,’ combining spoken word, multimedia and theater in their performance. FREE, 8:30pm www.smallworldcoffee.com

Local author Chris Illuminati presents ‘The New Dad Dictionary: Everything He Needs to Know from A to Z.’ It’s a dictionary of real-life explanations for parenting words and phrases, with textbook terms translated into plain English, so it’s super “new dad” friendly. Catch Chris for a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Princeton Marketfair and give the new dad a signed copy for his first Father’s Day! FREE, 1pm. amzn.to/1QQkjrp

Clean out the garage or basement – it’s Household Chemical & Electronics Waste Disposal Day for Mercer County residents. Bring aerosol cans, car batteries, used motor oil & filters, propane tanks, pesticides, paint & varnishes… all the stuff that needs to be disposed of properly! For a full list, visit www.mcia-nj.com. FREE with ID, 8am-2pm at John T. Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence.

Sunday, June 14
If your little kids are into things that go, take a trip to the Trenton-Mercer Airport (right off the Scotch Road exit on 95) for ‘Airplane Rides for Kids’ hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles. Enjoy plane-related family activities, pretend to be a student pilot, see different types of planes and participate in mini ground school. Kids 8-17 can even take a ride in an airplane! FREE, 10am-4pm. www.176.eaachapter.org

The Dragon Boats are coming to take over the lake at Mercer County Park… it’s time for the Paddle for Pink Dragon Boat Festival! Teams in their boats compete in races, all to benefit women and families affected by breast cancer. On land, there will be live music, dancing, entertainment, food & more. 8am-4pm. www.paddleforpink.org

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