Our Weekend Picks: Recognizing MLK Day

Saturday, January 13
Ever heard of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory? It’s a state of the art energy research laboratory conducting research on fusion, and it’s right outside downtown Princeton. In addition to their research, education is also a mission of theirs. So join in for Science On Saturday with Craig Arnold of Princeton University, “From Lemons to Lithium: Squeezing More Life Out of Batteries.” FREE, 9:30am. www.pppl.gov

We’re in awe of this gorgeous film: “Loving Vincent” tells the story of Van Gogh with animated oil paintings in the artist’s style. Catch a screening at ACME Screening Room in Lambertville this weekend. $8, 6pm. www.acmescreeningroom.org

Welcome the new year with peace, and community! The PeaceWeaver New Year’s Peace Gathering returns to the Princeton University Chapel this Saturday night, filling the chapel with the sounds of drumming, songs, readings and more – all focused on peace. FREE, 7pm. www.peaceweavers.org

Sunday, January 14
Get out there and hike! Register and meet up with the park service for a hike of Baldpate Mountain in Titusville, from the trailhead near Church Road to the overlook at the top. Meet at the parking lot near the pond. Free, 1:30pm.

Monday, January 15
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with the Arts Council of Princeton. A day of multidisciplinary performances, interactive workshops, and discussions on Dr. King’s life, teachings, and civic engagement. Free, 9am-5pm. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King in service of others. Roll up your sleeves and join in on one of these Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Projects:
West Windsor Arts Council: Make personal care kits to donate to Arm in Arm families. 9am-12pm. Register in advance at www.westwindsorarts.org

Hopewell Valley Boy Scouts at Hopewell Presbyterian Church: Accepting donations of winter coats, canned goods, and money. 9am-12pm. Email to register sarahcleveland@hvrsd.org.

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank: Learn about volunteer opportunities and make packages for those displaced by the Griggs Farm fire. 9am-12pm. www.mercerstreetfriends.org/food-bank

Catch your Princeton Men’s Basketball and Princeton Women’s Basketball teams at home as they take on Cornell!

For tickets and info, visit www.GoPrincetonTigers.com/tickets

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