The weekend in Princeton is full of great weekend events and the weather looks crisp and clear…so get on outside and play before the weather gets cold. We suggest something to do with costumes or pumpkins. But if you’d rather be inside with warm beverages and books to cozy up to we’ve got you covered as well. Happy Autumn all!
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20
Carbs for a cause: Support The Cancer Institute of New Jersey by going to Panera Bread locations in Northern and Central New Jersey today. Panera Bread will donate ten cents for every ‘pink ribbon bagel’ sold and $1 for every dozen pink bagels sold to The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Pass the Cheese, Please. Be sure to check out the Whole Earth Center on Nassau Street tonight from 7-8 P.M to listen to Kelly Harding, farm manager and head cheese maker at Cherry Grove Farm. Enjoy an evening of conversation and tasting of his farmstead cheeses. Kelly will share his vision and personal journey from conventional to grass-based farming. He’ll discuss sustainable, diversified agriculture and how it affects everything from the environment to our health to cheese making. Come meet Kelly and see how you can change the world one delicious bite at a time. Admission is free for all.
This Wunderkind Rocks Go out for coffee tonight at 8 P.M. to support Matt Wong, 14 year-old guitar sensation, as he promotes his debut album at Small World Coffee. Matt boldly mixes classical rock with jazz in his new album, “Fly Me to the Moon.”
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21
It’s a Tragedy Tonight at 8 P.M. at the McCarter Theater, Marina Carr’s adaptation of Phaedra Backwards takes the stage for opening weekend of this saddest of tragedies. The story pens the seductive, poetic, and brave work that explores the inexorable pull of fate, the labyrinth of legacy, and the danger of desire. Tickets start at just $20.
Book Worms Rejoice Starting today from Noon till 5:30 P.M. the Princeton Public Library will be holding their annual Book Sale continuing through Sunday. There will be plenty of books as well as DVDs, and CDs for sale. Get out & get your hands on an old classic like Mark Twain or something spooky by Steven King you’ve been dying to read. PS. There be a Preview Sale from10 A.M. to Noon Friday in the Community Room of the Library, where Friends of the Library can enter for free, otherwise admission is $10.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
Pets on parade! Enroll your fuzzy four-legged friend in the 7th Annual Pet Masquerade Parade from 11:30-2 P.M. over in Lambertville at Mary Sheridan Park. Registration at 11:30 for contestants is $15, parade starts at 12:30. Prizes will be awarded to best animal costumes all day, and all of the proceeds go towards the programs of Animal Alliance. Keep the tricks, these contestants only want treats.
Pets too afraid? If you read the event above and thought to yourself, “My dog would never be able to do that…he’d be too freaked out” then this might speak to you. Today from 11-1:30 P.M. at the Center for Relaxation & Healing in Plainsboro, Anne Angelo is showing people how energy work can help your pets through anxiety, depression, and trauma. In this workshop Angelo will be sharing how we can help our animal friends live a healthier life through energy healing. Registration per pet is $30.
Who needs a microwave? Head over to Howell Living History Farm today from 10 A.M- 4 P.M. and pick your own corn in the 130-acre rows of corn. Farmers will be present to show everyone how to husk and shell the corn, and even pop the corn over an open fire.. Just rent a good movie afterwards and you’re set.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 23
Fall Festival Fun Check out the fall festivities from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. at Dragonfly Farms on Kuser Road in Hamilton. There will be plenty to do including hayrides, petting zoo, a hay maze and pumpkins and even the equipment and grapes to make wine.
All-Natural Halloween Cookie Decorating Class Go out to Cherry Grove Farm tonight from 7-9 P.M. to join 2 Moms and a Mixer as they host their Halloween Cookie Decorating Class. Prepare to unleash the inner baker in yourself and design some top quality cookies for your friends and family. The class is geared towards young adults and adults, and enrollment for the class costs $15. To register, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org