Featured Event of the Week:
*Get Ready to Rummage! The BIGGEST sale of the year is happening this weekend at Jane Consignment on Spring St. If you’ve shopped there before, you know what this means… if you haven’t, this is the time to go! The bargains begin on Thursday 1/16 – starting with 55% off on blue dot items – and get better every day. (Up to 95% off on 1/20, the last day of the sale!) Get all the info from their Facebook page.
Thursday, January 16
Chess is a game that dates back to the 6th century, and chess enthusiasts know that there’s always more to learn. Join local chess masters Jon Edwards and David Hua at Princeton Public Library as they analyze and discuss chess in ‘The Romantic Age’, focusing on four noteworthy games that took place in the 19th century. FREE, 6pm. www.princetonlibrary.org
Friday, January 17
Where should you go, what should you do…? Frankly, readers, we DO give a damn. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night, why not catch a free screening of the epic movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope. Make it a date night (so many great restaurants and bars to choose from over there!) and then grab a seat at the playhouse for an evening with Scarlett and Rhett. FREE, 7p.m. www.bcptheater.org
Rat’s Restaurant wine expert Alan Hallmark invites you to Toad Hall Shop at Grounds for Sculpture for a wine tasting this Friday night. The tasting is designed to intrigue both wine aficionados and the everyday wine lover alike (hey, that’s us!) Register in advance. $10, 5:30pm. www.groundsforsculpture.org
Get outside for a while this Friday afternoon for a ‘bird walk’ at Mercer Meadows on Blackwell Road, hosted by the Mercer County Park Commission. All levels of birdwatchers welcome – just bring your own binoculars! Explore the park and see our feathered neighbors in their natural habitats. FREE, 12:30pm. 609-303-0706
Coming Up Next Week: 10th Annual Chili Cook Off at Whole Foods Market Princeton
It’s time again for the team members at Whole Foods to throw down, with the 10th annual Chili Cook Off! Which team’s recipe will reign supreme? We get to be the judges! Visit the store on Saturday, 1/25 and try free chili samples from each team, vote for your favorite, and pick up recipe cards to take home. 12-2pm. Click here to visit the store’s website.
Saturday, January 18
Having fun with the kids on a Saturday – that’s one of the ‘bear’ necessities of life. Catch Disney’s The Jungle Book presented by Hopewell Valley Children’s Theater at Hopewell Valley Central High School. Sing along with Mowgli, Baloo and the whole wild crew as they adventure through the jungle. $12, 7:30pm. www.hvct.org
If the weather is nice, join Princeton Canal Walkers for a little outdoor exercise with a walk on the towpath. Start at Turning Basin Park on Alexander Road, and wear your best workout shoes for a 3 mile walk. 10:00am. 609-638-6552
Sunday, January 19
If your living room floor is like ours, there’s Lego’s just about everywhere…. That will be the case at Princeton Public Library, too, this Sunday when they host Lego Clubs. Kids are invited to build and brainstorm with a little Lego playtime, broken into age groups. K-2 from 1-2pm, and grades 3-5 from 2-3pm. FREE. www.princetonlibrary.org
Explore Princeton’s History with the Historical Society of Princeton. Start at the Bainbridge House on Nassau Street, and take a 2 hour tour downtown Princeton and the University, where you’ll get a unique look at our town’s past. $7, 2:00pm. www.princetonhistory.org