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Thursday, January 15
In the dreary cold of winter, the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library will be warm and buzzing with activity! It’s the once-monthly winter edition of the Princeton Farmers’ Market, showcasing fresh local produce, cheeses, beef, eggs, pickles, honey, baked goods, and more. FREE, 11am-4pm.

Friday, January 16
Got a case of cabin fever? Get out of the house and onto the trails with the Mercer County Park Commission. This outing of the ‘Just a Hike’ program takes place at Mercer Meadows. Teens & adults can meet at the Blackwell Road parking lot. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes! FREE, 12-2pm. 609-303-0706

If an outing for the little ones is what you’re looking for, don’t miss the ‘Night Hike’ hosted by Allison Jackson at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed. Go ‘In Search of Owls’ at the nature preserve, and learn all about the birds of prey that are busiest in the evening hours! 7pm. Register, $15.

Coming Up at Whole Foods Market Princeton: The 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off!
It’s time for the annual showdown at Whole Foods Market Princeton – the Chili Cook-Off! Visit the store on Saturday the 24th as each team from the store serves up samples of their own special chili. Sample them all, pick up the recipes, and cast a vote for your favorite chili. FREE, 12-2pm. For more fun foodie events, visit the store’s website.

Saturday, January 17
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! (We can’t count how often the theme from The Lego Movie gets stuck in our head!) For a cozy Saturday date with the family, bring your Lego fanatics to the Princeton Garden Theater for a mid-morning screening of ‘The Lego Movie.’ $4, 10:30am.

Get ‘The Bigger Picture’ at the Arts Council of Princeton’s latest exhibition. Featuring portraits curated by Maria Evans, visit for the Opening Reception, and save the date for artists talks coming up in Feb. FREE, 3-5pm.

The river towns are celebrating during the annual Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival, and this Saturday is the big event: The Fire & Ice Ball. A DJ’d dance party, a famous ice sculptor at work, ‘fire and ice’ circus dancers, light fare, cash bar and awards for the best dressed attendees. 7-11pm, tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Sunday, January 18
How about a little family art this Sunday? Did you know that the Princeton University Art Museum is always free, AND has self-guided family activities available online so you can explore together, on your own time? Check out ‘Artful Adventures’ through Ancient Greece, or Japan, learn all about Monet, or explore Egyptian mummies… and more.

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