Thursday, March 20
Parents can join Tovah Klein, director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, at Princeton Public Library to learn ‘How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success.’ Part of the library’s ‘Inside a Child’s Mind’ series, Klein is a child psychologist and advisor on ‘Sesame Street.’ FREE, 7pm.
Here’s a new idea for a Girls’ Night Out – start out with a one hour yoga session, followed by a tour River Horse’s new Ewing beer brewery, and enjoy a sampling of their craft beers. Yoga + craft beer? Sign us up! $20, 6-8pm. http://www.riverhorse.com/html/tours.php
It might not feel like it yet, but it’s time to start considering your spring garden! Mike Van Clef, Stewardship Director at Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, will be presenting on the best native plants for our area at the Hopewell Borough Train Station. His Q&A session will cover how to determine what plants are best suited for what areas in your yard, along with creating ground covers, meadow patches, and more. FREE, 7pm. http://www.fohvos.org/pdfs/PLSP_poster_2014.pdf
Friday, March 21
Book lovers look forward to the annual Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale that happens at PDS. Packed with over 100,000 books of all kinds, the money raised goes to benefit students at women’s colleges. Want to be the first ones in? Friday is Preview Day, and tickets are $20. Admission is free on the following days, and the sale ends on Tuesday. Starts at 10am. http://bmandwbooks.com/
Whole Foods Market Gives Back
Shop for your groceries on Tuesday, March 25th and help raise funds for the Whole Planet Foundation. Whole Foods Market Princeton will be donating 5% of its daily net sales to the charity, which is dedicated to alleviating poverty by providing microcredit loans to entrepreneurs worldwide. Learn more about the Whole Planet Foundation, and don’t forget to do your weekly shopping on Tuesday! https://www.wholeplanetfoundation.org/
Saturday, March 22
We’re all looking forward to the sunny spring afternoons of picnics, frisbee and kite flying at Princeton Battlefield State Park. Put in a few hours with the Princeton Battlefield Society now to make the park beautiful for the months to come! Pitch in on Clean-up Day and help restore parts of the park. FREE, 1-4pm. Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com
Did you know that New Jersey has a state dinosaur? It’s true! The New Jersey State Museum celebrates 25th anniversary of the hadrosaurus being named as the state’s dino. Families can attend ‘Drawn to Dinosaurs’, an exhibit featuring a 25 foot cast of the hadrosaurus, first discovered in Haddonfield, NJ. $5, 9am. http://www.nj.gov/state/museum/dos_museum_exhibit-dinosaur.html
Sunday, March 23
If you’ve never gone geocaching with the family, why not try it out this Sunday at Washington Crossing State Park! Meet at the Visitor Center and scavenger hunt using GPS devices to find small treasures hidden in the parks’ forests, fields, and playgrounds. Bring your own GPS device if you have one, and bring a few trinkets to exchange (once you locate a cache, you leave an item of your own!) $5 per car, 1:30pm.
The Pennington Public Library hosts the Watershed’s Film Festival. This week’s environmental feature film is ‘The Last Ocean’, a documentary about our bottomless appetite for seafood and the race to save the Antarctic seas – the last ocean – from overfishing. The screening will be followed by a Q&A by Dr. Olaf Jensen, Dept. of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University. FREE, 3pm. www.penningtonlibrary.org
Coming Up on April 5
Get your tickets now for Dazzle Mad Hot Ballroom II: Strictly Latin, an exciting night of fancy footwork at the Hyatt to benefit the Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Featuring four new brave volunteers from the community and their professional dance partners as they go Strictly Latin to win votes from the crowd and the coveted YA Disco Ball Trophy. Sip on cocktails, savor a gourmet meal, enjoy live music from Brazilian band, Alô Brasil and bid on must-haves in our live auction. Learn more & get tickets here: http://dazzleya.org/