Our Weekend Picks: Mushrooms, Magic Wands and Musicals

Friday February 24
Featured Event of the Week
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is live on stage this weekend at Stuart Country Day School – get your tickets now! This wonderful musical features the story of the cold-hearted prince turned Beast, and only the love of beautiful Belle can save him. Stuart’s Upper School production includes all your favorite music and characters including Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and Chip, and of course, the narcissistic Gaston! Showtimes: Friday, February 24 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets: https://www.stuartschool.org/arts/events-and-tickets/beauty-and-the-beast-upper-school-musical-tickets

Saturday February 25
In a creative rut? Find your muse at Artworks Trenton. In their Saturday workshop, you’ll discover what hands-on techniques tap into your creative inspiration. Bring a yoga mat, sketchbook and drawing materials. $25, 11-4pm. www.artworkstrenton.org

It might not be the worst weekend to take a dip in the lake at Liberty Lake Day Camp’s Polar Bear Plunge! Jump into the Bordentown camp’s lake, or run into the lake up to your knees and help raise money to send kids to summer camp. $25, 11-1pm. www.libertylakefoundation.org

Cotsen Children’s Library on the Princeton University campus presents Wand Works, featuring woodworker Lane O’Neil displaying handmade wands and talking about the wand-carving process. Afterwards, kids can create a wand and test their skills in a magical digital classroom. Free for kids ages 5-11. 10am-1pm. Email danas@princeton.edu for information.

Sunday February 26
Head to the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton for a historical glimpse into the lives of African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s history. Learn about their roles in the military, spanning the earliest days of our country through WWII, at ‘Three Centuries of African American Soldiers.’ 10am-5pm. www.barracks.org

You might know all about the local wildflowers, but what do you know about our native mushrooms? Learn all about the role that fungi plays in the life of the plants we love, and learn amazing facts about the mushrooms that dot our woods and fields in Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s ‘Mushrooms Matter,’ a lecture led by an award winning conservationist. Register in advance, $12, 2pm. www.bhwp.org

Friday, February 25th
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Quinnipiac @ 3:00PM / Hobey Baker Rink
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Brown @ 7:00PM / Hobey Baker Rink
Women’s Basketball vs. Columbia @ 7:00PM / Jadwin Gym
Women’s Squash vs. Howe Cup Quarterfinals – All Day / Jadwin Gym

Saturday, February 26
Women’s Water Polo vs. Harvard @ 10:30AM / DeNunzio Pool / ESPNU
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Hofstra @ 1:00PM / Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Quinnipiac @ 3:00PM / Hobey Baker Rink
Women’s Basketball vs. Cornell @ 6:00PM / Jadwin Gym
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Yale @ 7:00PM / Hobey Baker Rink
Women’s Squash vs. Howe Cup Semifinals – All Day / Jadwin Gym

For tickets and information, visit goprincetontigers.com

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