Our Weekend Picks, August 7-10


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Thursday, August 7
A classic film returns to the big screen! Grab some popcorn and get your tickets for the first installment of Hollywood Summer Nights at Princeton’s Garden Theater, which will feature ‘Casablanca.’ The epic Bogart/Bergman film, with some of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history! Two showings; 7pm & 9:20. $10.50

Check… check mate! Chess enthusiasts of all skill are invited to play together at Princeton Public Library’s Chess Club. David Hua and Amnon Attali will lead, with beginners at 4, and more experienced players at 6pm. Register in advance. FREE. www.princetonlibrary.org

Friday, August 8
Have an unstoppable urge to dance? GOOD! Bring the little ones for a family friendly dance party at Princeton Public Librar. ‘Let’s Dance’ is for preschoolers, accompanied by an adult. Put on those boogie shoes! Register in advance. 4pm. FREE. www.princetonlibrary.org

Do a good deed this weekend: New Jersey Blood Services is holding a blood drive in Lawrence. Head to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Princeton Pike and make a donation – – you could save a life! 4:30-9pm. www.nybloodcenter.org

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Stop in to Whole Foods Market Princeton every Wednesday for a store full of samples. The menu will change each week, and have a summery theme. Shop & sample every Wednesday from 5-7pm. For more info, visit the store’s website.

Saturday, August 9
Have you ever seen how honey is harvested? Get an up close and personal look as the beekeepers at Howell Living History Farm open up their beehives and collect honey. Families can learn about queens, drones and worker bees, help extract the honey, and see how beehives work with a look inside. FREE, 10am-4pm. www.howellfarm.org

Or if butterflies are more your speed, bring the family to the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed’s Butterfly Festival! Start with a visit to the butterfly house, then participate in activities for all ages, including hikes, hayrides, costume parades and live music (Miss Amy in the morning ant The Dadz in the afternoon.) 10am-4pm. $10, or $25 per car load. www.thewatershed.org

Sunday, August 10
This weekend will be SUPER – with a Super Moon! Take in the super moon and the Perseid Meteor Shower by bike with the Mercer County Park Commission’s ‘Super Moon Bike Ride.’ The six mile trail ride will cover the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, the Maidenhead Trail and the Twin Pines Trail, and should take about 45 minutes. Psst: there’s ice cream at the end! For ages 12 and up, with helmets required. Register in advance. 8:30pm. FREE. www.mercercountyparks.org

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