Our Weekend Picks: Book Sale, Chemistry for Kids, and More….


Friday March 17
The Bryn-Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale, held at Princeton Day School, is the longest running book sale on the east coast. Every year the book sale donates thousands to help students attend college. Featuring over 80,000 volumes divided into 60 categories, it’s a book lover’s wonderland. Most titles are $2! Admission is $25. 10am-5pm. www.bmandwbooks.com

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with the Irish Music Festival at the Bucks County Playhouse! Running Friday and Saturday, it kicks off with passion-infused Celtic music from The River Drivers. Don’t miss the pop-up inflatable Irish pub in the courtyard! Tickets start at $20, with two-day passes available. 8pm. www.bcptheater.org

Catch the hit film “Jackie” at Princeton Public Library this Friday night. Starring Natalie Portman, the film follows first lady Jackie Kennedy through her days in the White House and after the horrific assassination of her husband. FREE, 6:30pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Saturday March 18
Things are looking green this weekend at Rider University’s Recreation Center as the Mercer Green Fest kicks off! With dozens of sustainable local businesses, community organizations, demos, speakers and a farmers’ market, the event focuses on sustainability and community efforts towards a healthier, greener future. FREE, 11am-4pm. www.mercergreenfest.org

Kids can get hands on with the Princeton University Chemistry Department this weekend! ‘Chemistry Saturdays’ bring members of the University into the ‘lab’ at Princeton Public Library with experiments for budding scientists (ages 5+.) FREE, 1pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Come hungry to the WWP High School South Food Truck Festival. Enjoy bites of some of the area’s tastiest food trucks to benefit the high school’s post-prom party. $2 admission. 11:30am-4:30pm. 346 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

Sunday March 19

Getting hitched soon, or know someone who’s planning a wedding? Don’t miss the Nassau Inn’s Wedding Showcase this Sunday! From dresses to decor, to live entertainment and tasty bites, the showcase has it all. The Inn will host live music, food tastings, makeup trials, fashion shows, and offers complimentary engagement photos for those who register in advance. FREE, 12-4pm. www.princetonweddingshow.com

Washington Crossing State Park hosts veteran birder Franta Broulik of the Washington Crossing Audubon for a Sunday bird walk. ‘Winter Birds of the Park’ will take participants through the local park’s trails in search of a variety of winter birds. FREE, Register by calling 609-737-0623. 1:30pm.

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