Featured Events of the Week:
*Parents of girls – don’t miss this awesome event coming up at Stuart Country Day School this week: Bring your girls and work together at hands-on Young Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Workshops. Thursday 1/22 from 5-7pm, girls grades 3-4 will creatively explore properties of light & build kaleidoscopes. On Saturday 1/24 from 10am-12pm, girls in grades K-2 can learn about aerodynamics by designing & building! Register online at www.stuartschool.org/STEM or call
Friday, January 23
On the job hunt? Princeton Public Library and the Professional Services Group of Mercer County present a Job Seeker Session with certified life coach Beth Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Life Coaching. Learn about the power of your own mind as it relates to finding your professional path. FREE, 9:45am-1pm. www.princetonlibrary.org/events/2015/01/job-seeker-sessions-0
Saturday 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 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 24
Get up & at ‘em this Saturday, and heat up your core with yoga at Sourland Cycles – the new bike shop in Hopewell! Michele Mosner & Greta Nelson offer donation classes on Saturdays at 8am (and Wednesdays at 6pm) with this month’s donations going to the Trenton Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange and the Sourland Conservancy. Newbies & advanced yogis welcome! 53 East Broad St., Hopewell. DONATION, 8am.
Let’s skate! Did you know: the Mercer County Ice Skating Center in Mercer County Park has public skating hours 7 days a week, including three sessions on Saturday (1-3:30pm, 5-7pm, 8-10pm) and one on Sunday (1-3:30pm)? Bring your own ice skates, or rent a pair for $3. $8 for adults, $6 for children under 12. http://mercercountyparks.org/facilities/ice-skating-center
From skating on the ice to harvesting the ice? Yep – it’s the Ice Harvest at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. Help the farmers cut, chop and shave ice to fill the ice house. While our predecessors couldn’t have gone to their fridge for a snack, they did enjoy ice cream – and you’ll get to make some the way they used to! FREE, 10am-4pm. www.howellfarm.org
Sunday, January 25
Haven’t sung to an apple tree before? Well now’s your chance. Terhune Orchards honors an old English custom, and you’re invited to join in: Wassailing the Apple Trees is a toast to the trees’ health! Sing and chant with live music, toast with hot cider, enjoy donuts and marshmallows by the fire. FREE, 1-4pm. www.terhuneorchards.com
Lace up your dancing shoes and head to the Suzanne Patterson Center – 1 Monument Drive – for an old-fashioned barn dance! It’s a family dance for ages 4 and up with live music and professional calling. Not so sure on your dancing feet? They’ll teach you as you go! $5 per person, or $15 per family. 3pm. www.princetoncountrydancers.org