Our Weekend Picks

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 7.17.37 PMFeatured Event of the Week
*Mark your calendars for a series of family friendly events from Princeton Show Jumping! On Saturday 9/20, visit 246 Burnt Hill Road in Skillman for the $50,000 Princeton Young Jumper Championships from 12-4pm, with some of the best young show jumping horses in North America! Sunday 9/21, watch Olympians compete, or enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting at the $30,000 Grand Prix of Princeton & Family Days. Get info on these rain-or-shine fall events & many more at www.PrincetonShowJumping.com

Thursday, September 18
The sound of drumming will be heard at Small World Coffee as Sustainable Princeton presents ‘Poems and Percussions for the Planet.’ Talented local drummers Dan Johnson and Arul Karttikeya will perform. This free event is designed to raise awareness for Sustainable Princeton’s BYO-Bag campaign, and funds raised will go towards getting the word out. Fewer plastic bags in the world – who can argue with that? FREE (suggested $10 donation) 7-9pm. http://sustainableprinceton.org/

Friday, September 19
Get outside this weekend! Join a naturalist from the Mercer County Park Commission for a hike at Fiddler’s Creek Preserve in Titusville. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle, and explore the trails in our own backyard. FREE, 12:30-2:30pm. www.mercercountyparks.org

The folks at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed aren’t afraid of spiders – and neither should you be! Bring kids ages 5+ for a family friendly nighttime search for different spiders that live in our area. Register in advance and bring a flashlight for the ‘Creepy Spider Night Hunt’. $12, 7:30-9pm. www.thewatershed.org

wkfSaturday, 9/20: Jam Out for the Whole Kids Foundation
On Saturday, join Whole Foods Market for a School of Rock Lunchbox Jam. Donate $5 and jam your reusable lunch tote with awesome school snacks. Jammin’ with nut butters, jams, gluten free and peanut free treats. All money raised will be donated to the Whole Kids Foundation, supporting healthy lunches for kids across America. Event runs from 12-3. For a full calendar of store events, click here.

Saturday, September 20
Young readers, meet your favorite authors! The Children’s Book Festival at Princeton Public Library brings more than 90 authors and illustrators to Hinds Plaza, rain or shine. The event includes activities and presentations; get a copy of a book signed, listen to the authors as they discuss their inspirations, or ask them a question of your own! FREE, 11am-4pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Clean out the garage, attic or basement this weekend and get your hazardous chemical or electronic waste disposed of in the right way. It’s Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day, Mercer County residents! Bring your aerosol cans, batteries, motor oils, propane tanks, pesticides, gasoline, to the fire school Lawrence Station Road to be safely disposed of. For a full list of acceptable materials, plus location and more visit the website. 8am-2pm. www.mcia-nj.com

Don’t pretend like you don’t know the words… time to sing along! Kelsey Theater at Mercer County Community College presents an interactive screening of ‘Frozen’ – not just a sing along, but a costume parade, a trivia contest, and a gift bag of interactive things to do during the movie. Sure to be a home run with your favorite ‘Frozen’ fans. $18, 10am & 2pm. www.kelseytheatre.net

Sunday, September 21
Forget pumpkin-everything, the sure sign that fall is here (and one that our household is always excited about) is the return of the Howell Farm Corn Maze! The farm’s three acre field of 10 foot corn stalks is a great place to get lost. This year, the maze features 2.5 miles of pathways, 10 puzzle pieces and sports trivia. Can you solve the puzzle? $10, 12-8pm.  www.cornmazenj.com

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