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MU­SEUM & ART EX­HIBITS

NJ State Mu­seum: The New Jersey State Mu­seum (NJSM) features the return of di­nosaurs to the Nat­u­ral His­tory Hall with its ex­hibit “Writ­ten in the Rocks: Fos­sil Tales of New Jersey.” The ex­hi­bi­tion, on long-term view, delves back in time to ex­plore the pro­gres­sion of life, from the oldest fos­sils up through the Ice Age, and de­buts NJ’s own Dryp­tosaurus, the world’s first nearly com­plete car­niv­o­rous di­nosaur, re­con­structed and dis­played for the first time ever. “Writ­ten in the Rocks: Fos­sil Tales of New Jersey” steps back 3.5bil­lion years to ex­plore the ge­ol­ogy of New Jersey, the oldest NJ fos­sils, and the evo­lu­tion of life here through 10fos­sil sto­ries. In ad­di­tion, visit the mu­seum’s “Toy World,” ex­hibit, run­ning to May 28, 2017, spot­light­ing the his­tory of toy man­u­fac­tur­ing in New Jersey. Toy World is on ex­hibit in the River­side Gallery on the Mu­seum’s sec­ond floor. Over 100 toys made in New Jersey, be­tween 1880 and the late 1960s, dur­ing NJ’s golden era of man­u­fac­tur­ing is on view. Mu­seum hours: Tues­day to Sun­day, 9a.m. to 4:45p.m., closed on State hol­i­days. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.state­mu­seum.nj.gov.

The Tren­ton City Mu­seum

at El­larslie: The Tren­ton City Mu­seum hosts “Fur­ni­ture as Art,” four ex­hibits-in-one that high­light the items that bring com­fort and beauty to our lives fur­ni­ture, at El­larslie, the Tren­ton City Mu­seum. How many of us take our daily sur­round­ings for granted? This ex­hibit helps us to see the ev­ery­day with fresh eyes. On the mu­seum’s sec­ond floor dis­cover fur­ni­ture from the Per­ma­nent Col­lec­tion fea­tur­ing fur­ni­ture from the col­lec­tion of the Tren­ton Mu­seum So­ci­ety of an­tique fur­ni­ture made in and as­so­ci­ated with Tren­ton. Many of these re­minders of Tren­ton’s past man­u­fac­tur­ing hey­day have never be­fore been seen by the pub­lic. The first floor gal­leries fea­ture Please be Seated dis­play­ing the work of con­tem­po­rary area fur­ni­ture de­sign­ers and the di­ver­sity of styles and ma­te­ri­als they use. In ad­di­tion, On These Walls, a dis­play of con­tem­po­rary paint­ing, high­light­ing in­te­ri­ors and the the role fur­ni­ture plays in our lives and homes. This ex­hibit D&R Green­way Land Trust presents “Na­ture’s Heal­ing Gifts” at the John­son Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 1Preser­va­tion Place, Prince­ton, through April 7. This ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes “Mys­tery and Magic — New Jersey’s Pinelands.” Shown is Alert Horner’s Mul­lica Bend Basin (above) and Artist Dal­las Piotrowski’s “En­light­en­ment.”

prods view­ers into tak­ing another look at the en­vi­ron­ment of the paint­ing. Fur­ni­ture as Art closes on March 12, 2017. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.el­larslie.org or call (609) 989-3632. The Tren­ton City Mu­seum at El­larslie is lo­cated in the mid­dle of the Fred­er­ick Law Olm­sted-de­signed Cad­walader Park, with an en­trance on Park­side Av­enue. Free ad­mis­sion. Free park­ing. Mor­ven Mu­seum and Gar­den: “Bruce Spring­steen: A Pho­to­graphic Jour­ney” is on ex­hibit at Mor­ven Mu­seum & Gar­den. Like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dy­lan be­fore him, Bruce Spring­steen is a pil­lar of Amer­i­can mu­sic. Trav­el­ing from the GRAMMY Mu­seum in Los An­ge­les, this ex­hi­bi­tion features 40 pho­to­graphs of the rock leg­end and video in­ter­views with five of the six noted pho­tog­ra­phers: Danny Clinch, Ed Gal­lucci, Eric Me­ola, Barry Sch­neier, Pamela Spring­steen, and Frank Ste­fanko. To­gether they re­visit Spring­steen’s ca­reer as a front­man and song­writer, cap­tur­ing his charisma and off-stage vul­ner­a­bil­ity. The ex­hi­bi­tion is on view through May 21, 2017. Hours: Wed. to Sun. 10a.m. to 4p.m. Mor­ven Mu­seum & Gar­den, 55Stock­ton Street, Prince­ton, New Jersey 08540. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 924-8144or visit www.mor­ven.org. Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity Art Mu­seum: “Re­veal­ing Pic­tures: Pho­to­graphs from the Christo­pher E. Olof­son Col­lec­tion,” runs to Sun­day, July 2, 2017. Re­veal­ing Pic­tures features more than 30pho­to­graphs from the col­lec­tion of Christo­pher E. Olof­son, Class of 1992. Works on view by Ed­mund Clark, Daniel

and Geo Fuchs, Pi­eter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Poli­dori, and oth­ers serve as strik­ing ex­am­ples of pho­tog­ra­phy’s abil­ity to ex­plore is­sues of iden­tity, place, and na­tion­hood. “Willem de Koon­ing: Drawn and Painted” now on ex­hibit through March 19, 2017. Dutch born Amer­i­can artist Willem de Koon­ing’s ex­hibit shows the in­ti­mate re­la­tion­ship be­tween the drawn and the painted. The mu­seum is on the Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity cam­pus. En­ter the cam­pus on foot from Nas­sau Street, Uni­ver­sity Place, or Wash­ing­ton Street and look for the mu­seum’s ban­ners to lead to the front en­trance. Hours are Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, 10a.m. to 5p.m.; Thurs­day, 10a.m. to 10p.m.; and Sun­day, from 1to 5p.m. Closed Mon­days and ma­jor hol­i­days. Call (609) 258-3788or visit www.art­mu­seum.prince­ton.educ Grounds For Sculp­ture: Grounds For Sculp­ture presents “Ned Smyth: Mo­ments of Mat­ter” through April 2, 2017. Fea­tured in this ex­hi­bi­tion are eight large sculp­tural works which draw in­spi­ra­tion from the huge cache of stones that he has col­lected for more than 35years. These sculp­tures, and sev­eral smaller stone in­stal­la­tions, are ac­com­pa­nied by more than half a dozen large for­mat black and white pho­to­graphs that fur­ther ex­plore Smyth’s pow­er­ful ob­ses­sion with def­i­ni­tion, tex­ture, and scale. Grounds For Sculp­ture is lo­cated at 80Sculp­tors Way, Hamil­ton, NJ 08619. Hours are Tues­day to Thurs­day, from 10 a.m. to 6p.m.; Fri­day to Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tion and ad­mis­sion visit www.

grounds­forsculp­ture.org. or call (609) 586-0616.

MU­SEUM & ART EX­HIBITS

Art­works Tren­ton: “My Eyes Are Down Here,” by Juliet Martin in the Main Gallery through Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18. In the Com­mu­nity Gallery, “The Short­est Dis­tance be­tween Two Points” by Kate­lyn Liepins through Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18. Art­works is lo­cated at 19Everett Al­ley, at Stock­ton Street in Tren­ton, For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. art­work­stren­ton.org, Col­lege of New Jersey Art Gallery: The Col­lege of New Jersey Art Gallery presents “Jes­sica Rath: A Bet­ter Nec­tar,” a mul­ti­sen­sory in­stal­la­tion based on the artist’s ex­ten­sive re­search into co-evo­lu­tion­ary com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween flow­er­ing plants and their pol­li­na­tors. The ex­hi­bi­tion is on view un­til April 9, 2017. The gallery is lo­cated in the Art & In­ter­ac­tive Mul­ti­me­dia Build­ing (AIMM), 2000Pen­ning­ton Road, Ewing. Gallery hours are noon to 7p.m. Tues­day to Thurs­day; and 1 to 3p.m. Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit tc­n­jart­gallery.tcnj.edu Robert Wood John­son Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal (RWJ) Lake­front Gallery: RWJ Hamil­ton joins the Prince­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy Club in pre­sent­ing “A Grounds For Sculp­ture His­tory: The Land in Pic­tures and Words,” on dis­play through April at RWJ Hamil­ton’s Lake­front Gallery. The ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases the dra­matic evo­lu­tion of the for­mer New Jersey State Fair­grounds into Grounds For Sculp­ture be­gin­ning in 1984when the Atlantic Foun­da­tion purchased 12over­grown and ne­glected acres of the old Fair­grounds prop­erty ad­ja­cent to the Se­ward John­son Ate­lier. The ex­hibit show­cases 85im­ages cre­ated by Prince­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy Club mem­bers, news­pa­per ar­ti­cles from the Hamil­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, and pho­to­graphs from the Grounds For Sculp­ture archival col­lec­tion. Free ad­mis­sion. The Lake­front Gallery space is ADA-ac­ces­si­ble and is lo­cated on the first floor of the hos­pi­tal along the mez­za­nine above the Roma Bank Cafe. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sheila Geisler, cu­ra­tor Lake­front Gallery at (732) 422-3676or by email to scgeisler@me.com. Rider Uni­ver­sity Art Gallery: The Rider Uni­ver­sity Art Gallery will present an ex­hi­bi­tion of works by Allen Fitz­patrick ti­tled “Look­ing” through Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26. Free ad­mis­sion. Allen Fitz­patrick is on the fac­ulty at The Lawrenceville School, where he holds the Dis­tin­guished Teach­ing Chair. This ex­hibit will fea­ture works that fo­cus on the still life and land­scape from di­rect ob­ser­va­tion. Next ex­hibit show­ing is Aubrey J. Kauff­man, “Long Drives and Short Walks” open­ing Thurs­day, March 9 through Sun­day, April 16. Kauff­man’s open­ing re­cep­tion is March 9, from 5to 7p.m. and her Gallery Talk is sched­uled for Thurs­day, March 23, at 7p.m. Gallery is closed for Spring Break from March 16to March 23. The Rider Uni­ver­sity Art Gallery is lo­cated in the Bart Luedeke Cen­ter on Rider Uni­ver­sity’s cam­pus, 2038 Lawrenceville Road, in Lawrenceville, N.J. It is open Tues­day through Thurs­day, from 11a.m. to 7p.m., and Sun­day, from noon to 4p.m. To learn more, visit ww.rider.edu/ arts. Arts Coun­cil of Prince­ton: The Arts Coun­cil of Prince­ton presents “Philip Pearl­stein: A Legacy of In­flu­ence,” a group ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing leg­endary fig­ure painter Pearl­stein and those he has in­flu­enced through his ca­reer as an artist and ed­u­ca­tor. Vis­i­tors can ex­pect orig­i­nal works from artists Philip Pearl­stein, Janet Fish, Stephen Lor­ber, Charles David Viera, Al­toon Sul­tan, Tony Phillips, Ge­orge Nick, Lor­raine Shemesh, and Thomas Corey. “A Legacy of In­flu­ence” will be on view in the Arts Coun­cil’s Taplin Gallery to March 25, 2017. Gallery Talk with Philip Pearl­stein on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18, at 2p.m. Paul Robe­son Cen­ter for the Arts, 102Wither­spoon Street, Prince­ton, NJ. Park­ing is avail­able in the Spring and Hul­fish Street Garages and at me­tered park­ing spots along Wither­spoon Street and Paul Robe­son Place. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit artscoun­cilof­prince­ton.org or call (609) 924-8777. Hopewell Val­ley Inn and Bistro: The Hopewell Val­ley Bistro and Inn lo­cated in Hopewell will pre­miere the ex­hi­bi­tion “Through My Eyes: The Wa­ter­col­ors of Robert Sak­son” through Fri­day, March 3, 2017. This is the sec­ond in­stal­la­tion in a series of artist pre­sen­ta­tions at the Inn. All art­work is for sale. The Inn is lo­cated at 15East Broad Street, Hopewell. For more in­for­ma­tion about Sak­son’s work can be found at www.sak­sonart.com and more in­for­ma­tion about the Hopewell Val­ley Bistro and Inn can be found at www.hopewell­val­ley­bistro.com or by call­ing 609.466.9889. West Wind­sor Arts Coun­cil: Fac­ulty Stu­dent Show run­ning to Fe­bru­ary 24, 2017. The West Wind­sor Arts Cen­ter is lo­cated in the his­toric Prince­ton Junc­tion Fire­house, 952 Alexan­der Road, For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.west­wind­so­rarts.org. Of­fice and gallery hours: Tues-Fri, 10a.m.-6p.m. and Sat, 10a.m.-4 p.m. Call (609) 716-1931or write info@west­wind­so­rarts.org. Erd­man Art Gallery at Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary: The gallery is lo­cated on the sem­i­nary cam­pus in the Erd­man Cen­ter, Prince­ton. Ex­hibits are free. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion or call (609) 497-7990.

High­lands Art Gallery: High­lands Art Gallery, 41N. Union Street, Lam­bertville, NJ 08530. Visit the web­site at www.high­land­sart­gallery.com or call (908) 766-2720for more in­for­ma­tion on ex­hibits. The Avi­a­tion Hall of Fame and Mu­seum of NJ: The mis­sion of the Avi­a­tion Hall of Fame and Mu­seum of NJ is to ed­u­cate the gen­eral pub­lic about New Jersey’s un­par­al­leled 220+ year con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment of hu­man flight and to en­cour­age young peo­ple to con­sider a ca­reer in the aerospace in­dus­try. This is ac­com­plished through the dis­play of air­craft, en­gines, ar­ti­facts, mod­els and other NJ avi­a­tion­re­lated ex­hibits (many in­ter­ac­tive) rang­ing chrono­log­i­cally from the 18th Cen­tury to the present day. The Avi­a­tion Hall of Fame and Mu­seum of NJ is lo­cated at 400Fred Wehran Dr., Teter­boro, NJ. Hours: 10a.m.- 4 p.m. Tues­day-Sun­day. Ad­mis­sion: $8adults and $6se­niors/chil­dren. Visit web­site at nja­hof.org; e-mail: nja­hof@verizon.net or call (201) 288-6344. Mon­mouth Mu­seum: The Mon­mouth Mu­seum presents two new ex­hi­bi­tions: The 38th An­nual Ju­ried Art Ex­hi­bi­tion and the Mem­ber Minia­tures Ex­hi­bi­tion. Both ex­hi­bi­tions run through March 12, 2017. The 38th An­nual Ju­ried Art Ex­hi­bi­tion is a bril­liant rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the cre­ative tal­ent and con­tem­po­rary art trends across the na­tion. This year the mu­seum is pre­sent­ing an eclec­tic mix of in­ter­na­tional art­works in their Main Gallery rang­ing in me­dia from paint­ing and sculp­ture to pho­tog­ra­phy and print­mak­ing. Seven­tytwo pieces have been se­lected for this ex­hi­bi­tion. The Mem­ber Minia­tures: big art in small pack­ages ex­hi­bi­tion is be­ing pre­sented for the third year. In ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their artist mem­bers, the mu­seum will be high­light­ing their small works (that is no larger than 12inches’ square framed) in a ju­ried ex­hi­bi­tion that will be dis­played in the Nil­son Gallery, and the Hall­way Gallery. The small works are in a va­ri­ety of me­dia. The Mon­mouth Mu­seum is lo­cated on the Brook­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege cam­pus, 765New­man Springs Road, Lin­croft, NJ 07738(park­ing lot 1 of the col­lege). For more in­for­ma­tion about the Mon­mouth Mu­seum ex­hibits and pro­grams visit www. mon­mouth­mu­seum.org or call (732) 747-2266. You can also find them on Face­book, Twit­ter and LinkedIn. Mercer Mu­seum & Fonthill Cas­tle: The Mercer Mu­seum will present “Gather Up the Frag­ments: The An­drews Shaker Col­lec­tion,” an ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing more than 200Shaker ob­jects col­lected over 40years by Faith and Ed­ward Dem­ing An­drews. The com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion rep­re­sents the most sig­nif­i­cant body of Shaker ma­te­ri­als ever as­sem­bled. The Mercer Mu­seum is the last venue for Gather up the Frag­ments, which wraps up a 10-city na­tional tour. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be on view in the Mercer’s Martin & War­wick Gal­leries through April 23, 2017. The An­drews were among the first to rec­og­nize the unique con­tri­bu­tions of the Shak­ers, an al­most ex­tinct Chris­tian sect known for their ec­static wor­ship, to Amer­i­can cul­ture. Gather Up the Frag­ments: The An­drews Shaker Col­lec­tion is in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Mercer Mu­seum ad­mis­sion is $15for adults, $13for se­niors (65+) and $8for youth ages 6-17. The mu­seum is at 84S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (215) 345-0210, or visit www.mer­cer­mu­seum.org. A Stage In Time Gallery: New works of Ramón Robledo along with ear­lier works on ex­hibit at the gallery. Hours: Mon­day to Fri­day, noon to 6 p.m. and Satur­day and Sun­day, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. A Stage In Time Gallery is at 9Lam­bert Lane, Lam­bertville, NJ. Call (609) 397-3690or www.ra­mon­rob­le­doart.com The Zim­merli Art Mu­seum at Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity: “In­no­va­tion and Ab­strac­tion,” on view at the Zim­merli to May 31, 2017, ex­am­ines the for­mal in­no­va­tions and bur­geon­ing fem­i­nist con­scious­ness of eight artists who worked in the stu­dio’s New York lo­ca­tion: Louise Bour­geois, Minna Citron, Wor­den Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trum­bull Ma­son, Louise Nevel­son, and Anne Ryan. The Zim­merli Art Mu­seum is open Tues­day through Fri­day, 10a.m. to 4:30p.m., Satur­day and Sun­day, noon to 5p.m., and se­lect first Tues­days of the month, 10a.m. to 9p.m. The mu­seum is closed Mon­days and ma­jor hol­i­days, as well as the month of Au­gust. The mu­seum is at 71 Hamil­ton Street (at Ge­orge Street) on the Col­lege Av­enue Cam­pus of Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity in New Brunswick. The Zim­merli is a short walk from the NJ Tran­sit train sta­tion in New Brunswick. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the mu­seum’s web­site www.zim­mer­limu­seum.rut­gers.edu or call (848) 932-7237. The Mered­ith Havens Fire Mu­seum: The mu­seum was founded in 1959by non-re­tired Fire Cap­tain Ed­ward Gore and Mered­ith Havens. It houses one of the largest col­lec­tion of fire hel­mets on the East Coast and now proudly dis­plays, courtesy of the NJ Depart­ment of Parks & Forestry, a Philadel­phi­astyle, dou­ble-decker hand pumper orig­i­nally purchased in 1850for the Good­will Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany of Tren­ton. The mu­seum is at­tached to a work­ing fire sta­tion. Groups of 10or more, call (609) 989-4038to sched­ule a visit. The mu­seum is at 244Perry Street, Tren­ton. Park in the rear park­ing lot on Allen Street to reach the mu­seum’s en­trance. Gour­gaud Gallery: “Art from The Tren­ton Com­mu­nity A-Team” at the Gour­gaud Gallery, Cran­bury Town Hall (Old School Build­ing), 23-A North Main Street, Cran­bury, NJ through Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24. The artists return to the Gour­gaud Gallery with many new ex­cit­ing paint­ings that they have cre­ated. The Tren­ton Com­mu­nity A-TEAM sup­ports, de­vel­ops, and pro­motes self-taught, lo­cal artists be­cause art can be trans­for­ma­tive by re­fram­ing the artist’s con­nect­ed­ness to self and oth­ers and by en­hanc­ing com­mu­nity pride. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Tren­ton Com­mu­nity A Team, go to their web­site tren­ton­com­mu­nity­ateam.org. Gallery hours are week­days: Mon­day to Fri­day, from 9a.m. to 4p.m.; and Sun­days, from 1-3p.m. The art­work is for sale with 20% of each sale go­ing to sup­port the Cran­bury Arts Coun­cil and its pro­grams. Cash or a check made out to the Cran­bury Arts Coun­cil is ac­cepted as pay­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.cran­bur­yartscoun­cil.org. Roe­bling Mu­seum: The New York World’s Fair of 1939was an in­ter­na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of tech­nol­ogy, de­sign, con­sumerism and fun. Its theme, “Build­ing the World of To­mor­row,” gave the John A. Roe­bling’s Sons Com­pany a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to show­case its work build­ing steel wire ca­bles for the world’s longest sus­pen­sion bridges. “Roe­bling Goes To The Fair,” dis­plays art­work com­mis­sioned by the Roe­bling com­pany for its ex­hibit at the New York fair. The ex­hibit will re­main on show un­til the mid­dle of May. Un­usual cir­cu­lar paint­ings de­pict the Brook­lyn Bridge (1883) and the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Bridge (1931). A series of pan­els shows scenes of work­ers in the Roe­bling wire mills, in­clud­ing men draw­ing wire, test­ing wire strength and spin­ning wire rope on ver­ti­cal strand­ing ma­chines in the com­pany’s Tren­ton rope works. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 100Se­cond Ave.in Roe­bling. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 499-7200or visit www.roe­bling­mu­seum.org Side­tracks Art Gallery, New Hope: New Hope Side­tracks Art Gallery in its lat­est in­car­na­tion re­mains ad­ja­cent to the New Hope Arts Cen­ter, 10Stock­ton Ave., where Bridge Street meets the New Hope Ivy­land Rail­road. For more gallery in­for­ma­tion visit (215) 862-4586; side­track­sart@gmail.com or Side­tracks Art on Face­book African Amer­i­can Her­itage Mu­seum of South­ern NJ: “Black Cow­boys & Buf­falo Sol­diers,” at the African Amer­i­can Her­itage Mu­seum of South­ern New Jersey in Atlantic City tells the story of the black cow­boys and sol­diers who have been ab­sent from most his­toric ac­counts of the West. It fo­cuses on the vi­tal role that these African Amer­i­cans played in Amer­ica’s west­ward ex­pan­sion and the suc­cess of the cat­tle in­dus­try. The ex­hibit will be on dis­play to April 30, 2017. The re­cep­tion for the ex­hibit takes place on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 10, from 5to 8p.m., in the Mu­seum at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stock­ton Uni­ver­sity, 2200 Fair­mount Ave., in Atlantic City, NJ. Kim­ball Baker, ex­hibit cu­ra­tor, and Com­man­der Peter B. Walker of the 24th In­fantry Reg­i­men­tal Com­bat Team and mem­ber of the Buf­falo Sol­diers, will par­tic­i­pate in a panel dis­cussion re­gard­ing the ex­hibit dur­ing the Sec­ond Fri­day re­cep­tion. The mu­seum is in the Noyes Arts Garage at Stock­ton Uni­ver­sity, 2200 Fair­mount Ave., in Atlantic City. Mu­seum hours are Wed­nes­day to Satur­day, from 11a.m. to 6p.m. and Sun­day, from 11a.m. to 5p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion visit AAHMSNJ.org. or call (609) 350-6662. The African Amer­i­can Her­itage Mu­seum of South­ern New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion with fa­cil­i­ties in Atlantic City and New­tonville, New Jersey. Free ad­mis­sion, but do­na­tions en­cour­aged.

MU­SEUM & ART EX­HIBITS

Rodin Mu­seum: Dis­cover what pas­sion looks like in the hands of a mas­ter sculp­tor. This year is the 100th an­niver­sary of Au­guste Rodin’s death. To mark the oc­ca­sion, the Rodin Mu­seum is tak­ing part in world­wide cel­e­bra­tions of the artist’s work and legacy with spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grams. A new in­stal­la­tion en­ti­tled “The Kiss” ex­plores the artist’s in­ti­mate and pow­er­ful de­pic­tions of ro­man­tic love. The Rodin Mu­seum presents a new in­stal­la­tion cen­tered on the theme of pas­sion­ate em­brace. Bring­ing to­gether mar­bles, bronzes, plas­ters, and ter­ra­cot­tas made by Rodin over a 30-year pe­riod, this re­in­stal­la­tion in­cludes works such as The Mino­taur, I am Beau­ti­ful, Eter­nal Spring­time, and Youth Tri­umphant. It demon­strates the va­ri­ety of ap­proaches, mean­ings, and al­lu­sions that Rodin brought to his in­ti­mate fig­ure group­ings in or­der to evoke emo­tional in­ten­sity. In par­tic­u­lar, the Rodin Mu­seum’s copy of The Kiss, a mar­ble com­mis­sioned by Jules Mast­baum in 1926for the mu­seum, is con­sid­ered for its unique his­tory and as an ex­am­ple of Rodin’s con­tin­u­ing ap­peal. In ad­di­tion, other im­por­tant Rodin sculp­tures, such as The Thinker and Mon­u­ment to Balzac, are be­ing re­in­stalled in the li­brary, oc­tag­o­nal gal­leries, and vestibules. The Rodin Mu­seum is lo­cated at 2151Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way in Philadelphia, PA 19130. Open: Wed­nes­day–Mon­day, 10 a.m.– 5p.m. Closed: Tues­day. Philadelphia Mu­seum of Art: “Threads of Tra­di­tion” run­ning through Fe­bru­ary 20, 2017shows the beauty of tra­di­tional African tex­tiles. Threads of Tra­di­tion fo­cuses on the time-hon­ored tech­niques used to create pat­terns in Cen­tral and West African tex­tiles. Among the ex­am­ples on view are com­plex strip-wo­ven kente cloths made by the Asante and Ewe of Ghana, an im­pres­sive re­sist-dyed dis­play tex­tile (or ndop) from Cameroon, and raf­fia skirts that the Kuba of the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo create us­ing piec­ing, ap­pliqué, and em­broi­dery. The mu­seum is at 2600Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Call (215) 763-8100or visit www.phil­a­mu­seum.org. Hours: Tues­day–Sun­day: 10a.m.– 5p.m.; Wed­nes­day and Fri­day: Main build­ing open un­til 8:45 p.m.; and closed Mon­day ex­cept for some hol­i­days. Alfa Art Gallery: Alfa Art Gallery will host the sea­sonal New Brunswick Art Salon: Pho­tog­ra­phy Ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the Rar­i­tan Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety (RPS). The ex­hibit runs to March 14. The Rar­i­tan Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety is New Jersey’s oldest pho­tog­ra­phy club, founded in 1929. Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion de­ter­mined to sup­port emerg­ing and well es­tab­lished artists and to give their work ex­po­sure and crit­i­cal fol­low­ing within the art com­mu­nity. Alfa Art Gallery is lo­cated at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Gallery hours are Tues­day through Satur­day from 11a.m. to 6p.m. For in­for­ma­tion visit www. al­faart.org Stu­art Coun­try Day School: Stu­art Coun­try Day School of the Sa­cred Heart an­nounces the spring ex­hi­bi­tion in the school’s Con­si­dine Gallery will fea­ture works from the Prince­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy Club. Over 25pho­tog­ra­phers are rep­re­sented in the in­no­va­tive ex­hi­bi­tion, “Cell Phone Im­ages Only,” which runs March 3to April 13, 2017, and is made up en­tirely of im­ages taken on cell phones. Open­ing re­cep­tion is Sun­day, March 5, 2017, from 2to 4 p.m. Gallery Talk with the Artists on Tues­day, March 7, from 1to 2p.m. The gallery is open from 8a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day, when school is in ses­sion. The Prince­ton Doll and Toy Mu­seum: The mu­seum dis­plays the evo­lu­tion of dolls and toys from the 1600s to the present and shows minia­ture rooms, Bliss doll houses and doll ac­ces­sories. It also features a re­search li­brary of over 400vol­umes on dolls, toys and an­tiques which is avail­able to the pub­lic with­out any charge. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 57Hamil­ton Ave., Hopewell. Hours are 10a.m. to 5p.m. Mon­day, Fri­day and Satur­day. Ad­mis­sion: $5adults and $3for chil­dren (must be ac­com­pa­nied by

Civil War and Na­tive Amer­i­can Mu­seum: The mu­seum, lo­cated at 2202Kuser Road, Hamil­ton, is open the sec­ond and third full week­end of each month, from 1to 4p.m. Dis­plays in­clude the Swamp An­gel, a re­trieved can­non from the Civil War, prim­i­tive med­i­cal de­vices used dur­ing the 1860pe­riod and ar­ti­facts from NJ troops, many dug from the Camp Olden Civil War train­ing grounds. In the Na­tive Amer­i­can mu­seum sec­tion are items found in and around Hamil­ton Town­ship. School trips and groups by ap­point­ment. Free ad­mis­sion, do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. For more in­for­ma­tion, www.cam­polden.org. The Cran­bury Mu­seum: The mu­seum is lo­cated at 4Park Place East, Cran­bury. Open Sun­days, from 1-4p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion about ex­hibits, call (609) 655-2611. Mill­stone River Gallery: “Artis­tic Sym­phony” se­lec­tions from Prince­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy Club’s book, “Year In Re­view, 2014and 2015” run­ning through April 21, 2017. Mill­stone River Gallery at Mer­wick Care & Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter, 100 Plains­boro Road, Plains­boro, NJ. The ex­hibit is spon­sored by the Prince­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy Club. To pur­chase an im­age on dis­play, email carl­geiser@gmail.com or call (732) 422-3676. For di­rec­tions to Mer­wick, call (609) 759-6000. Artists’ Gallery: What has be­come a vis­i­tor’s fa­vorite, “Lyri­cal” is back again at Artists’ Gallery, lo­cated at 18Bridge Street. Ex­hibit runs to March 5, 2017. The ap­peal of pre­sent­ing vis­ual art along with the artist’s cho­sen song lyric or poem, is that it gives another layer of in­sight into their un­der­ly­ing thoughts and psy­che. This presents the viewer with a win­dow into the jour­ney of ex­pres­sion and cre­ation in the art­work pre­sented. Among the var­i­ous wa­ter­color, oil, acrylic, dig­i­tal and pho­to­graphic art on dis­play, will be works by Joseph Zo­gorski, one of two fine art pho­tog­ra­phers rep­re­sented at the gallery. Artists’ Gallery is lo­cated at 18Bridge Street in the heart of his­toric Lam­bertville, NJ and open Thurs­day through Sun­day, from 11a.m. to 6p.m., or by ap­point­ment. More in­for­ma­tion about the gallery can be found at: www.lam­bertvil­learts.com. Ab­stract Ex­pres­sions Con­tem­po­rary Art Gallery: Ab­stract Ex­pres­sions Con­tem­po­rary Art Gallery is lo­cated, at 70 High Street, in Mount Holly, NJ. Gallery hours are Fri­day, from 1 to 9 p.m .; Satur­day, from no onto 9 p.m. and by ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Gallery at (609) 267-7513; by email at ABs­trac­tEX­pres­sion­sGallery@com­cast.net; visit the Gallery’s web­site at www. ABs­trac­tEX­pres­sion­sGallery.com; or fol­low the Gallery on Face­book. D&R Green­way Land Trust’s

John­son Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter: D&R Green­way Land Trust presents “Na­ture’s Heal­ing Gifts” at the John­son Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 1Preser­va­tion Place, Prince­ton, through April 7. Open­ing re­cep­tion is Fri­day, March 3, 5-7 pm, light re­fresh­ments. RSVP (609) 924-4646 or rsvp@dr­green­way.org. This ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes “Mys­tery and Magic — New Jersey’s Pinelands” fea­tur­ing a decade of pho­to­graphs by Al­bert Horner. Artists Priscilla Snow Al­gava, Wil­liam Dix, Karen McLean, Dal­las Piotrowski, Michelle Post and Ray Yea­ger high­light gifts from na­ture that have healed for cen­turies and con­tinue to sus­tain us. Gallery hours Mon­day-Fri­day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 609-9244646; www.dr­green­way.org. Gallery hours Mon­day-Fri­day, 10 a.m.-5p.m., and spe­cial evening view­ing Thurs­day, Jan­uary 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (609) 9244646; www.dr­green­way.org. The Abud Fam­ily Foun­da­tion For the Arts: The Abud Fam­ily Foun­da­tion For the Arts presents Sandy Pol­sky and her ex­hibit open­ing on Thurs­day, March 9through April 28. Meet the Artist/Open­ing re­cep­tion on Thurs­day, March 9, from 5to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tues­day to Thurs­day, from 1to 4p.m. (by pri­vate ap­point­ment only). The Foun­da­tion is lo­cated at 3100Prince­ton Pike, Build­ing 4, third floor in Lawrenceville. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. abu­dart­foun­da­tion.org or call (609) 844-0448. Gallery 14Fine Art Pho­tog­ra­phy: A Mem­bers Ex­hibit: Works by Gallery 14mem­bers on ex­hibithrough March 12, 2017. Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists are: Martha Wein­traub, Charles Miller, John Clarke, Rhoda Kass-of-Isaac, Martin Schwartz, Larry Par­sons, Alice Gre­ban­ier and Char­lie Gross. Gallery 14is lo­cated at 14Mercer St. Hopewell. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 333-8511or visit www. photo gallery 14 .com Anne Reid ‘72Art Gallery at Prince­ton Day School: The Anne Reid ‘72Art Gallery at Prince­ton Day School presents an ex­hibit ti­tled “Iden­tity,” on view to March 8. En­tirely com­posed of work cre­ated by Prince­ton Day School stu­dents in all three di­vi­sions, the ex­hibit cen­ters around in­di­vid­ual iden­ti­ties and the di­ver­sity of the PDS com­mu­nity. The artists re­cep­tion will take place on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, from 12:30 – 1:30p.m. Both the ex­hibit and re­cep­tion are free and open to the pub­lic. Sub­mis­sions in­clude a wide ar­ray of medi­ums, in­clud­ing paint­ing, ce­ram­ics, and pho­tog­ra­phy, as well as short pieces of writ­ing. “Iden­tity” is open to the pub­lic, from 9a.m. to 5p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day when the school is in ses­sion, and by ap­point­ment on week­ends. For more in­for­ma­tion about the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery, call Jody Erd­man, Art Gallery Di­rec­tor, at (609) 924-6700 x 1772or visit www.pds.org.

Plains­boro Pub­lic Li­brary Gallery: The Plains­boro Li­brary Gallery features the re­pro­duc­tions of tra­di­tional Chi­nese paint­ings by artist Zuimeng Cao. The ex­hibit runs through Fe­bru­ary 23, 2017. The li­brary is lo­cated at 9Van Doren Street, Plains­boro, NJ. Hours are 10a.m. to 8:30p.m. Mon­day to Thurs­day, and 10a.m. to 5p.m. Fri­day to Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 275-2897. James A. Mich­ener Art Mu­seum: In the spring of 2017, the James A. Mich­ener Art Mu­seum will present “Charles Sheeler: Fash­ion, Pho­tog­ra­phy, and Sculp­tural Form.” The ground­break­ing ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture never-be­fore-seen pho­to­graphs by Charles Sheeler, one of Amer­ica’s most cel­e­brated mod­ernists. In­spired by Sheeler’s por­trait and fash­ion work for Condé Nast from 1926to 1931, the mul­ti­me­dia show will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of paint­ings and other pho­to­graphs cre­ated by Sheeler; tex­tiles de­signed by Sheeler; and 1920s fash­ion from var­i­ous de­sign­ers. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be on view from March 18to July 9, 2017. Visit the ex­hi­bi­tion web­site at CharlesSheeler.org. Ad­vance tick­ets and group tours for Charles Sheeler: Pho­tog­ra­phy, Fash­ion, and Sculp­tural Form are avail­able at Mich­en­erArtMu­seum.org or by call­ing (215) 340-9800. The Mich­ener Art Mu­seum is lo­cated at 138South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The mu­seum is open Tues­day through Fri­day, 10a.m. to 4:30p.m.; Satur­day, from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and Sun­day, from noon to 5p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Mich­en­erArtMu­seum.org or call (215) 340-9800. Le­high Val­ley Her­itage Mu­seum: The Le­high Val­ley Her­itage Mu­seum opened a new 2,000square foot ex­hi­bi­tion on “The Amer­i­can Pres­i­dency.” The Amer­i­can Pres­i­dency Ex­hibit will re­main on dis­play dur­ing reg­u­lar Mu­seum hours of Tues­day-Satur­day, 10a.m. to 4p.m. and Sun­days, noon to 4p.m. The Mu­seum is lo­cated at 432W. Wal­nut Street in Al­len­town. Park­ing is avail­able in the rear of the Mu­seum, on the street, and in nearby lots. Visit www.lehigh­val­ley­her­itage­mu­seum.org Stover Mill Gallery: The Tinicum Civic As­so­ci­a­tion’s Stover Mill Gallery is lo­cated on the Delaware River at 852River Road (Route 32), Er­winna, PA, two miles south of the French­town Bridge and 15miles north of New Hope. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (60) 294-9420. Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of Man­hat­tan: Back by pop­u­lar de­mand, the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of Man­hat­tan’s “Hello from Ja­pan!” ex­hibit re­turns to the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum (212West 83rd Street) through May 14, 2017. The in­ter­ac­tive trav­el­ing ex­hibit

trans­ports fam­i­lies to two dis­tinct ar­eas of Tokyo that ex­ist side by side: one serene and ex­quis­ite, the other, too cute for words. Lo­cated in the mu­seum’s Lower Level Gallery, the 1,500-square-foot ex­hibit in­vites fam­i­lies to ex­plore an im­mer­sive, child-sized Tokyo streetscape and Shinto park. Vis­i­tors learn how time-hon­ored Ja­panese tra­di­tions co-ex­ist with the con­tem­po­rary cul­ture of kawaii-in­spired graph­ics and prod­ucts, char­ac­ter­ized by round fig­ures, vi­brant col­ors and a whim­si­cal, cute aes­thetic. For more in­for­ma­tion about the ex­hibit, please visit www.cmom.org

BAL­LET, DANCE, MU­SIC & OPERA

Ir­ish Mu­sic: Sea­sons come and sea­sons go, but one thing re­mains con­stant: The Chief­tains are the true em­bod­i­ment of Ir­ish mu­sic, dance, and the spirit of Saint Pa­trick’s Day. Led by Paddy Moloney, the mas­ter of the pipes and tin whis­tle, their nu­cleus in­cludes Sean Keane (fid­dle), Matt Mol­loy (flute), and Kevin Con­neff (bodhran drum). Paddy Moloney and the Chief­tains will per­form at 8p.m. on Satur­day, March 3in the Matthews The­atre. Tick­ets range from $30to $68and can be purchased on­line at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or at the McCarter Ticket Of­fice at 91 Uni­ver­sity Place in Prince­ton. Prince­ton Folk Mu­sic So­ci­ety: The Prince­ton Folk Mu­sic So­ci­ety presents The Jam­crack­ers, an Adiron­dack folk mu­sic trio named for

river driv­ers who broke up log jams, on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, at Christ Con­gre­ga­tion Church, 50Wal­nut Lane, Prince­ton. Ac­com­pa­nied on ham­mered dul­cimer and gui­tar, they per­form a di­verse blend of folk and blues, bal­lads, gospel and dance tunes. Ad­mis­sion at the door: $20 ($15mem­bers, $10stu­dents and $5 chil­dren). Doors open at 7:30p.m. Show starts at 8:15p.m. Am­ple free park­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion: (609) 799-0944, info@prince­ton­folk.org, www.prince­ton­folk.org. Le­high Val­ley Her­itage Mu­seum: Voices of the Un­der­ground Rail­road” will be the sub­ject of a lec­ture and live mu­sic pro­gram at 1p.m. on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18, at the Le­high Val­ley Her­itage Mu­seum in Al­len­town, PA. The pro­gram will in­clude tra­di­tional African Amer­i­can spir­i­tu­als that ex­pressed the hard­ships of slav­ery, of­fer­ing in­spi­ra­tion for the jour­ney to free­dom. Par­tic­i­pants will also hear first-hand ac­counts of coura­geous es­cap­ing slaves. The pro­gram is be­ing held in con­junc­tion with African Amer­i­can His­tory Month. This cel­e­bra­tion, which orig­i­nated in 1925, pays trib­ute to the many achieve­ments of African Amer­i­cans. Ad­mis­sion is free to mem­bers, $8for adult non­mem­bers, and $3for non-mem­ber chil­dren. The Mu­seum is lo­cated at 432W. Wal­nut Street in Al­len­town, PA. Park­ing is avail­able in the rear of the Mu­seum, on the street, and in nearby lots. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Joseph Gar­rera, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, at (610) 435-1074. Visit www.lehigh­val­ley­her­itage­mu­seum.org or visit us on Face­book. McCarter The­atre Cen­ter: Ex­u­ber­ant, in­de­fati­ga­ble, and vir­tu­osic, the 30dancers, singers, and drum­mers of Balé Fol­clórico da Bahia, Brazil’s only pro­fes­sional folk dance com­pany, ex­plode with the Afro-Brazil­ian rhythms that are its spe­cial her­itage. Their pro­grams range from the mar­tial arts-based capoeira to the samba, slave dances, and the show-stop­ping dances of car­ni­vale, en­com­pass­ing 11dif­fer­ent chore­ogra­phies high­light­ing the deep sources of Bahian cul­ture. Note: this per­for­mance may con­tain nu­dity. Balé Fol­clórico da Bahia will per­form at 8p.m. on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18 in the Matthews The­atre. Tick­ets range from $25- $58and can be purchased on­line at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or at the McCarter Ticket Of­fice at 91 Uni­ver­sity Place in Prince­ton. New Jersey Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter: New Jersey Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (NJPAC) presents an evening with Pek­ing Acro­bats on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Pru­den­tial Hall. For 31years, the Pek­ing Acro­bats have re­de­fined au­di­ence per­cep­tions of Chi­nese ac­ro­bat­ics. They per­form dar­ing ma­neu­vers atop a pre­car­i­ous pagoda of chairs and show their prow­ess in trick-cy­cling, tum­bling, jug­gling, som­er­sault­ing and gym­nas­tics. ick­ets range from $29to $59. For more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets visit NJPAC.org or call 888-466-5722. NJPAC is lo­cated at Pru­den­tial Hall, One Cen­ter Street in Ne­wark. Jazz Con­cert: Piano Slam! 2017will kick off at Her­man T. Costello Lyceum Hall’s new sea­son of en­ter­tain­ment with a series of jazz con­certs that will be­gin at 7:30p.m. on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18and run through June 10with a to­tal of six con­certs. The series is pro­duced in part­ner­ship with the Pe­abody award-win­ning Luce Group un­der the di­rec­tion of James and Genevieve Luce. Tick­ets are $30and may be purchased at http://ed­sel.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com. Series tick­ets also can be purchased at james­luce­mu­sic.com. Latin Grammy Win­ner Ed­sel Gomez opens Piano Slam! 2017with a con­cert of Afro-Caribbean rhythms fused with Brazil­ian and Latin Jazz in­ter­pre­ta­tions. Spe­cial guest pi­anist Iris Blanco Urgelles opens the pro­gram. The Her­man T. Costello Lyceum Hall is lo­cated near Exit 5 of NJ Turn­pike, near the Burling­ton-Bris­tol Bridge, and three blocks from the River LINE light rail sta­tion. Lyceum Hall is lo­cated at 432 High St., Burling­ton City. For more de­tails on the venue or for di­rec­tions, visit www.TheLyceumHall.com, call (609) 239-0029, email LyceumHallinfo@gmail.com, or fol­low us on Twit­ter @Lyceum Arts. Col­lege of New Jersey: CNJ Wind Ensem­ble presents “On Vi­o­lence & Peace” on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, at 8 p.m. at Ken­dall Main Stage The­atre, 2000Pen­ning­ton Road, Ewing. The pro­gram for “On Vi­o­lence & Peace” in­cludes mu­sic writ­ten as state­ments on the hor­rific, vi­o­lent events in the Civil Rights Era, Nazi Ger­many and the tragic mass shoot­ing at Sandy Hook El­e­men­tary School. The Col­lege of New Jersey Wind Ensem­ble will also give the world pre­miere of “Last Breaths” for wind ensem­ble by Ar­mando Bay­olo; a com­po­si­tion writ­ten in re­sponse to the re­cent shoot­ings of African-Amer­i­cans by po­lice of­fi­cers. “On Vi­o­lence & Peace” will be pro­duced in con­junc­tion with TCNJ’s In­sti­tute for So­cial Jus­tice in the Arts and Hu­man­i­ties, which will bring high school stu­dents from the com­mu­nity to­gether for a day of dis­cussion and learn­ing. For ticekt in­for­ma­tion, visit www.tc­n­j­cen­ter­fort­hearts.pages.tcnj.edu/ tcnj-box-of­fice/ pa­tron-in­for­ma­tion/ Mercer Oaks Club­house: Mercer County Ex­ec­u­tive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Com­mis­sion wel­come Kat Wright and the In­domitable Soul Band with Danielia Cot­ton on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, to the Mercer Oaks Club­house. Doors open at 6p.m. and the mu­sic will start at 7p.m. Danielia Cot­ton will start the evening off with her eclec­tic mix of soul­ful rock that will have peo­ple sway­ing along to the rhythm, fol­lowed by the dy­namic and sul­try voice of Kat Wright. With the har­mo­nious unity of the bass, horns, drums, piano and gui­tar of the In­domitable Soul Band, the Mercer Oaks ball­room will be filled with a soul­ful, ro­man­tic vibe. Free ad­mis­sion. Food and bev­er­ages pro­vided by Mercer Oaks avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.mer­cer­coun­ty­parks.org. For up-to-the-minute in­for­ma­tion on the sched­uled per­for­mance, call (609) 443-8560. West­min­ster Con­ser­va­tory: West­min­ster Con­ser­va­tory will present its an­nual show­case

fea­tur­ing West­min­ster Com­mu­nity ensem­bles and stu­dents on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, at 3 p.m. in Richard­son Au­di­to­rium in Alexan­der Hall on the cam­pus of Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity. The per­form­ers will be the West­min­ster Com­mu­nity Or­ches­tra and Prince­ton Char­ter School/West­min­ster Con­ser­va­tory Youth Or­ches­tra con­ducted by Ruth Ochs; West­min­ster Con­ser­va­tory Chil­dren’s Choirs con­ducted by Pa­tri­cia Thel and Yvonne Mac­don­ald; and win­ners of the West­min­ster Con­ser­va­tory Piano Com­pe­ti­tion: Sahil Mal­ho­tra, Ci­han Sahin and An­nie Wei. Each will per­form a move­ment from a piano con­certo with the Com­mu­nity Or­ches­tra. Tick­ets for the con­cert are $15for adults and $10for stu­dents/se­niors. Tick­ets can be purchased through the Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity Box Of­fice at (609) 258-9220or on­line at www.prince­ton.edu/utick­ets. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. rider.edu/arts. McCarter The­atre Cen­ter: With mas­ter­ful tech­nique and a mu­si­cal cu­rios­ity that has led him to ex­plore reper­toire span­ning styles and cen­turies, pi­anist Kir­ill Ger­stein has proven to be one of to­day’s most in­trigu­ing and ver­sa­tile mu­si­cians. Ger­stein re­turns to McCarter for an evening of mu­sic on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 27, at 7:30p.m. in the Matthews The­atre. Tick­ets range from $25 to $42and can be purchased on­line at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in per­son at the McCarter Ticket Of­fice at 91Univer­sity Place in Prince­ton. This pre­sen­ta­tion is a part of McCarter The­atre Cen­ter’s Mu­sic Series. Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety: The Alma Choir, the premier tour­ing choir at Alma Col­lege, in Alma, Michi­gan, will per­form a con­cert on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 27, at 7:30p.m. in Miller Chapel on Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary’s cam­pus. It is free and open to the pub­lic. Con­ducted by Will Ni­chols, with An­thony J. Pat­ter­son, on piano, the con­cert will fea­ture clas­sic sa­cred songs, African Amer­i­can Spir­i­tu­als, folk and love songs. Last year the choir won three pres­ti­gious awards at the Na­van Cho­ral Fes­ti­val in Ire­land. The con­cert is pre­sented in mem­ory of David A. Weadon, the late di­rec­tor of mu­sic and or­gan­ist at Prince­ton Sem­i­nary, and is un­der­writ­ten in part by the David A. Weadon Me­mo­rial Trust. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Chapel Of­fice at (609) 497-7890. Prince­ton

The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary is lo­cated at 64Mercer St., Prince­ton. To see the en­tire sched­ule of events visit www.pt­sem.edu

Sto­ry­tellers Cabaret- Kente Cloth of Sto­ries & Songs: Every­body loves a good story, whether the story is told in mu­sic, in art, or in lit­er­a­ture. Come to El­larslie at the Tren­ton City Mu­seum, Cad­walader Park, Tren­ton, on Fri­day, March 3, from 7to 9:30p.m. for an evening of sto­ries and song with vo­cal­ist Tom Chi­ola and Ge­orge Sin­kler on piano per­form­ing Amer­i­can Jazz stan­dards in­spired by the rhythms of Africa. In­ter­wo­ven with the mu­si­cal per­for­mance are tales from Africa, told by mem­bers of the Gar­den State Sto­ry­tellers League. Kente cloth is deeply in­ter­twined with the his­tory of the Ashanti na­tion which was lo­cated in what is to­day Ghana. The word “Kente” means bas­ket in the Akan or Ashanti di­alect re­fer­ring to the way the dif­fer­ent col­ors and pat­terns are wo­ven into the cloth like the reeds in a bas­ket. Kente cloth de­signs vary, with the dif­fer­ent de­signs, col­ors, and pat­terns each hav­ing their own spe­cial mean­ings and sto­ries. But Kente cloth also re­flects the his­tory of the Ashanti peo­ple, from the emer­gence of the var­i­ous Ashanti king­doms to the devel­op­ment of the slave trade up to and in­clud­ing con­tem­po­rary life in Ghana. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and tick­ets may be purchased via PayPal at http://el­larslie.org/ story tell­ers cabaret-march-3/ or in ad­vance at El­larslie. Tick­ets are $25and, if avail­able, $30at the door. Seat­ing is lim­ited and this show is likely to sell out, so pa­trons are ad­vised to pur­chase their tick­ets in ad­vance. Prince­ton Pro Mu­sica: The Prince­ton Pro Mu­sica, led by Ryan James Bran­dau, will present “A Joy­ful Noise” fea­tur­ing works with texts of praise psalms on March 18, at 8p.m. in the Uni­ver­sity Chapel, Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity, Prince­ton. Join­ing the Pro Mu­sica will be the Per­cus­sion Ensem­ble from the Col­lege of New Jersey. The high­light of the pro­gram is “Chich­ester Psalms” by Leonard Bern­stein, fea­tur­ing Ti­mothy Keeler, coun­tertenor. The con­cert also in­cludes Ben­jamin Brit­ten’s “Fes­ti­val Te Deum”, “Ni­gra Sum” by Pablo Casals, and motets by Men­delssohn and Bruck­ner. The Per­cus­sion Ensem­ble, di­rected by Pro­fes­sor Wil­liam Trigg, will ac­com­pany the cho­rus on “Trip­tych” by Tarik O’Re­gan. The Ensem­ble will also per­form the “In­ter­lude” from the opera “The Nose” by Dmitri Shostakovich. There will be a pre-con­cert talk at 7p.m. Tick­ets are priced at $60, $45, $25, $10 (un­der 21). There is a group dis­count of 20% for 10or more. Or­der tick­ets on­line at www.prince­ton­pro­mu­sica.org. For more in­for­ma­tion on group sales, call (609) 683-5122.

BREAK­FASTS, LUNCHES & DIN­NERS

The Bor­den­town Elks No. 2085 Lodge: Every third Sun­day of the month through June 18, 2017, the Bor­den­town Elks hold a ‘Spe­cial Chil­dren’s Buf­fet Break­fast,’ from 8to 11:30a.m. Ad­mis­sion is $8 for adults; $6 for chil­dren.

EVENTS

Home­stead at Hamil­ton: As Home­stead at Hamil­ton moves for­ward to­ward com­ple­tion, the se­nior liv­ing com­mu­nity has opened a sales cen­ter, and will be host­ing two open houses. Home­stead is be­ing built by Pike Con­struc­tion and Sol­vere Se­nior Liv­ing to help serve a grow­ing de­mand for se­nior liv­ing in and around New Jersey’s Mercer County. The com­mu­nity will pro­vide apart­ments for in­de­pen­dent liv­ing, as­sisted liv­ing and mem­ory care and is lo­cated in his­toric Hamil­ton Town­ship on a 24-acre site at the cor­ner of Kuser and Klock­ner Roads. More than $59.1mil­lion is be­ing in­vested in the project, which is ex­pected to create more than 430di­rect and in­di­rect jobs for the area. Home­stead is ex­pected to be com­pleted in the fall of this year. Open houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thurs­day, Feb. 16and Wed­nes­day, Feb. 22at 2452Kuser Road, Suite C in the Home­stead Sales Cen­ter in Bri­ar­wood Shop­ping Cen­ter in Hamil­ton Town­ship. The pub­lic is wel­come to re­view floor plans, learn about out­stand­ing ameni­ties, ser­vices and pro­grams de­signed for health and hap­pi­ness. Space for the open houses is lim­ited; please RSVP to 609-438-9900or visit www. Homestea­datHamil­ton.com/ Open House. Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary: Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary will cel­e­brate Black His­tory Month with com­mem­o­ra­tive events through­out Fe­bru­ary. All events are cen­tered on this year’s theme, “Black Mat­ters,” and are free and open to the pub­lic. On Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, Chat ’n Chew: Black His­tory at PTS Mat­ters. A panel dis­cussion about the role of black his­tory at the Sem­i­nary at noon in the au­di­to­rium, Mackay Cam­pus Cen­ter. Panelist: James Moor­head, Mary Mcin­tosh Bridge Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can Church His­tory, Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. Black Art Mat­ters Week­end on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24 and Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25. The Col­ored Mu­seum and Open­ing of Art Gallery. A week­end cel­e­brat­ing the con­tri­bu­tions of black peo­ple to the arts. Doors open on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24at 6:30 p.m. for the play, “The Col­ored Mu­seum” in Gam­brell Room, Scheide Hall. Cel­e­brat­ing the Mu­sic of the Black Ex­pe­ri­ence fea­tur­ing vo­cal­ist Alexa Esper­anza Byrd, with gui­tarist Is­mail Ab­dus-Salaam, drum­mer Craig C. Hamil­ton, and bassist Manny Aro­cho at 2p.m., on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, Au­di­to­rium, Mackay Cam­pus Cen­ter. Clos­ing Wor­ship Ser­vice on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28. “Act Like It Mat­ters.” Preacher: The Rev. Theresa Thames, as­so­ciate dean of re­li­gious life and of the chapel, Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity at 7p.m., Miller Chapel. The month-long cel­e­bra­tion is planned and spon­sored by the Sem­i­nary’s As­so­ci­a­tion of Black Sem­i­nar­i­ans (ABS). Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary is lo­cated at 64Mercer St., Prince­ton. To see the en­tire sched­ule of events visit www.pt­sem.edu Terhune Or­chards: Terhune Or­chards Vine­yard and Win­ery will join other winer­ies across the state for the Gar­den State Wine Grow­ers As­so­ci­a­tion’s Wine and Cho­co­late Wine Trail Week­end. Terhune Or­chards is keep­ing the love (and wine) flow­ing on the week­end fol­low­ing Valen­tine’s Day, Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18and Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19, from noon to 5p.m. Terhune is col­lab­o­rat­ing with Carol’s Cre­ative Cho­co­latez, a lo­cal ar­ti­san cho­co­late maker spe­cial­iz­ing in high qual­ity sin­gle-ori­gin choco­lates to pair Carol’s cho­co­late with their wines. These spe­cial tast­ing week­ends will in­clude a tast­ing of five Terhune Or­chards wines paired with a box of Carol’s choco­lates and a sou­venir glass for $15. Terhune Or­chard’s bak­ery will be also cre­at­ing an as­sort­ment of home­made cho­co­late treats for the week­end. Terhune Or­chards is lo­cated at 330 Cold Soil Rd., Prince­ton. Find Terhune Or­chards on­line at ter­hu­ne­or­chards.com, on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram. Call (609) 924-2310. Churchville Na­ture Cen­ter Pro­grams: On Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 17come out for a Star Party Camp­fire Pro­gram. Come ex­plore the night­time sky dur­ing our winter camp­fire pro­gram at 7:30 p.m. Weather per­mit­ting, we will view con­stel­la­tions, and other ce­les­tial won­ders with both our naked eye and a te­le­scope. Star finder charts will be avail­able for use. A camp­fire and marsh­mal­lows will fin­ish off the night. This pro­gram is de­pen­dent on good weather and clear skies. Ad­mis­sion is adults $5and chil­dren $3. Churchville Na­ture Cen­ter is lo­cated at 501Churchville Lane, Churchville Pa. 18966. Howell Liv­ing His­tory Farm: Howell Liv­ing His­tory Farm’s maple sug­ar­ing op­er­a­tions are in full swing on Satur­day, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Vis­i­tors can join the work and fun by help­ing farm­ers in the sugar bush, sug­ar­house and farm­house kitchen. Free park­ing and ad­mis­sion. Sap gath­er­ing takes place at noon and 2p.m. Tree-tap­ping demon­stra­tions are held at 11a.m., 1 p.m. and 3p.m. The sug­ar­house is open from 11a.m. to 3:30p.m. and features a work­ing evap­o­ra­tor and tours of a sap line col­lec­tion sys­tem. Pan­cake eat­ing be­gins at noon in the re­stored Henry Phillips farm­house. Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and main­tained by the Mercer County Park Com­mis­sion. It is lo­cated on Val­ley Road, just off Route 29, in Hopewell Town­ship. The GPS ad­dress is 70 Wood­ens Lane, Hopewell Town­ship, NJ 08530. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Tues­day through Satur­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the farm of­fice at (609) 7373299or visit www.how­ell­farm. org or www.mer­cer­coun­ty­parks.org. Project Li­nus: The Mercer County, NJ Chap­ter of Project Li­nus will hold its an­nual blan­ket mak­ing day on Fe­bru­ary 18, from 2to 5p.m., at Syl­van Learn­ing Hamil­ton, 3635Quaker­bridge Road, Hamil­ton. Project Li­nus vol­un­teers will be col­lect­ing (1.5 yards) of fleece ma­te­rial, yarn and quilt­ing fab­rics to make blan­kets, mon­e­tary do­na­tions or com­pleted blan­kets. If you want to make a blan­ket at the event come at 3p.m. and bring your own ma­te­ri­als and scis­sors. Tax do­na­tion forms will be avail­able. Sta­tions will be set up for vol­un­teers to at­tach Project Li­nus la­bels to blan­kets. Project Li­nus is an or­ga­ni­za­tion made up of vol­un­teers who pro­vide love, se­cu­rity, warmth and com­fort to chil­dren who are se­ri­ously ill, trau­ma­tized or oth­er­wise in need through the gifts of new hand­made blan­kets and afghans. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact pro­jectli­nus­mercer­county@gmail.com or call Cindy Rosen at (609) 575-2001. Fol­low Project Li­nus on Face­book. D&R Canal His­tory Walk: The Delaware & Rar­i­tan Canal Watch will hold a free in­ter­pre­tive walk­ing tour of the D&R Canal feeder on Satur­day, Feb. 18. The walk, with an em­pha­sis on his­toric sites and nat­u­ral his­tory, will be be­tween Bulls Is­land State Park and Prallsville Mills, a dis­tance of three miles. The walk will be con­ducted by Canal Watch mem­ber Frank Allen, who will ex­plain the many his­toric as­pects of this sec­tion of the canal and the canal’s place in the na­tion’s trans­porta­tion sys­tem dur­ing the canal era. A tour of Prallsville Mills is also planned. Meet 10 a.m. at Prallsville Mills, one-half mile north of Stock­ton on Route 29(33Risler St.). Car­pools will be ar­ranged to al­low a one-way walk. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or weather-re­lated up­dates e-mail Allen at fallen1947@ya­hoo.com or call (570) 234-9945. Cel­e­brate Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s Birth­day: Come cel­e­brate Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s 285th birth­day on Sun­day, Feb. 19, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., at Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing His­toric Park (PA). Ad­mis­sion is just $1. Dur­ing the day, build­ings in the his­toric vil­lage will be open and var­i­ous chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties will be of­fered. Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to bring home­made birth­day cards to present to Gen­eral Wash­ing­ton. At 1p.m., vis­i­tors will gather in the park’s vis­i­tor cen­ter to sing Happy Birth­day to Ge­orge and en­joy cake that he will cut with his sword. Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing His­toric Park is lo­cated at 1112 River Road in Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing, PA. This event is spon­sored by the Friends of Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing Park. To stay up-to­date on what is hap­pen­ing in the park, visit Wash­ing­tonCross­ingPark.org. Con­tra Dances: Prince­ton Coun­try Dancers hold their weekly Wed­nes­day con­tra dances from 8to 10:30p.m., at the Suzanne Pat­ter­son Cen­ter, 1 Mon­u­ment Dr., Prince­ton (be­hind the for­mer Bor­ough Hall/po­lice sta­tion, near in­ter­sec­tion of Routes 27& 206). In­struc­tion starts at 7:30p.m. The next dance is Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22. Caller is Bob Isaacs. Mu­si­cians are Big Trou­ble. Ad­mis­sion is $9. New dancers wel­come. No part­ner needed. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes (no high-heels) to dance in. No fra­grances please. For more in­for­ma­tion or dance sta­tus in in­clement weather, call Larry at (908) 359-4837. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.prince­ton­coun­try­dancers.org Busi­ness Net­work­ing: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer will be hold­ing its Busi­ness Net­work-

ing Event on Fe­bru­ary 22, 2017, from 6to 7:30p.m., at the Spruce Street Com­mu­nity Cen­ter lo­cated on 1040 Spruce St. in Lawrence. Re­ceive a guided tour of the new com­mu­nity cen­ter, live pro­gram demon­stra­tions, in­for­ma­tion about child care and club pro­grams for your com­pany’s em­ploy­ees, de­tails re­gard­ing vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties and a chance to con­nect with other area pro­fes­sion­als. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Free ad­mis­sion. Pre-reg­is­ter by vis­it­ing the events page on the BGC web­site: www.bgcmercer.org/ events-page/join-us-for-bgc busi­ness-net­work­ing-event. Bring a guest or in­vite other col­leagues. Film Fes­ti­val: The renowned in­ter­na­tion­ally tour­ing Black Maria Film Fes­ti­val will screen nine short works at Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity’s Lewis Cen­ter for the Art on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23, at 7:30p.m. In­tro­duced by Fes­ti­val Di­rec­tor Jane Steuer­wald and co­or­di­nated by Pro­fes­sor of Vis­ual Arts and film­maker Su Friedrich, the screen­ing will take place in the James M. Ste­wart ‘32Theater at 185Nas­sau Street in Prince­ton. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. To learn more about this event, the Pro­gram in Vis­ual Arts, and the more than 100other per­for­mances, ex­hi­bi­tions, read­ings, screen­ings and lec­ture pre­sented each year at the Lewis Cen­ter visit arts.prince­ton. edu. Lewis Cen­ter for the Arts at Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity is lo­cated at 185Nas­sau Street, Prince­ton, NJ 08542. NJ Expo Flower and Gar­den Show: Subaru presents the 15th An­nual Flower and Gar­den Show at the NJ Con­ven­tion and Expo Cen­ter in Edi­son on Fe­bru­ary 23 and Fe­bru­ary 24; and Fe­bru­ary 25 and 26. This year’s theme is “Color Your World.” En­joy gar­den dis­plays, a gar­den mar­ket­place, gar­den sem­i­nars and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Show hours are Thurs­day, from 1to 8p.m.; Fri­day, from 10a.m. to 8p.m.; Satur­day, from 10a.m. to 8p.m.; and Sun­day, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Free park­ing. Tick­ets are $15on­line for adults and $20at the door; Se­niors, age 65and older, $12on­line; $10 for Chidl­ren, ages 6to 17; and free for chil­dren, age 6and younger. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit njflow­er­show.com or call (732) 749-7499. The Expo Cen­ter is lo­cated at 97 Sun­field Ave., Edi­son. Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary: Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary’s Cen­ter for The­ol­ogy, Women, and Gen­der (CTWG) will host a fire­side chat, “Break­ing the Stained-Glass Ceil­ing: Women Lead­ers in the 21st Cen­tury Church on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23, at 7p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Cam­pus Cen­ter on the Sem­i­nary’s main cam­pus. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Four prom­i­nent women pas­tors will dis­cuss work-life bal­ance; nav­i­gat­ing church lead­er­ship in a his­tor­i­cally male-dom­i­nated field; the chang­ing land­scape of the church due to the ab­sence of mil­len­ni­als, gen­der iden­tity, and other cur­rent trends; next steps for churches and min­istries; and tips for young women who aspire to serve. A Q&A will fol­low the pre­sen­ta­tions. Visit http://tinyurl.com/gt4qz6k to reg­is­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Regina Lan­g­ley at regina.lan­g­ley@ pt­sem.edu. #CTWGPTS. Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary is lo­cated at 64Mercer St., Prince­ton. Tren­ton Free Pub­lic Li­brary: Free com­puter classes of­fered in the com­puter lab (sec­ond floor) on Satur­day, March 25, Satur­day, April 29and Satur­day, May 6, 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. and on Thurs­days, Fe­bru­ary 23, March 9and March 30, from 5:30to 7p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 392-7188. The li­brary is at 120Academy St. Tren­ton. Po­etry Night: Tren­ton Di­vine Po­etry Night Out on Fe­bru­ary 25, from 7to 10p.m. at Con­ser­va­tory Man­sion, 540E. State St. Tren­ton. Din­ner will be served. Tick­ets are $15and $20at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets, call (609) 858-2270or (609) 222-3048. Old Bar­racks Mu­seum: For over 300years, African Amer­i­cans have made in­cred­i­ble con­tri­bu­tions to the United States Mil­i­tary. On Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25and Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, from 10a.m. to 5 p.m., learn about the im­pact made on war ef­forts by black sol­diers through­out Amer­i­can his­tory at the Old Bar­racks Mu­seum. African Amer­i­can his­to­ri­ans, reen­ac­tors, and veter­ans will present ar­ti­facts, in­for­ma­tion, and in­sight high­light­ing the in­te­gral role African Amer­i­cans had in our na­tion’s his­tory. Tours of the Old Bar­racks Mu­seum are in­cluded in the ad­mis­sion price, so you can also learn about the last re­main­ing free-stand­ing French and In­dian War mil­i­tary bar­racks in North Amer­ica. Spe­cial ad­mis­sion rates ap­ply for this week­end: $4 for adults, $2for se­niors/stu­dents and free for chil­dren, age 6and younger/ac­tive duty mil­i­tary. The Old Bar­racks Mu­seum is lo­cated at 101Bar­rack Street, Tren­ton, right next to the State House. Park­ing is avail­able in the small lot next to the mu­seum, in the Capi­tol Com­plex, and in Tren­ton City Park­ing lots – the clos­est is lo­cated at 120East Front St. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 396-1776or visit www. bar­racks.org. Bird Walk: The Bucks County Depart­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation and the Friends of Churchville Na­ture Cen­ter are co-spon­sor­ing an early morn­ing bird walk on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, from 8to 10a.m. Free pro­gram. Par­tic­i­pants should bring along binoc­u­lars and a bird iden­ti­fi­ca­tion field guide if they have them. For more in­for­ma­tion or reser­va­tions call the cen­ter at (215) 357-4005or visit www.churchvil­lena­ture­cen­ter.org or email at churchvil­lena­ture­cen­ter@co.bucks.pa.us. The Churchville Na­ture Cen­ter is lo­cated at 501Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA 18966. Doll­house & Minia­ture Show: The Hight­stown Woman’s Club will spon­sor its 38th An­nual Doll­house & Minia­ture Show & Sale at the First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 320 North Main Street, Hight­stown on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, 2017, from 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $7for adults and chil­dren un­der age 12is $3. Twenty-five deal­ers from var­i­ous ar­eas such as New York, Penn­syl­va­nia, North Carolina and of course New Jersey, will be on hand dis­play­ing their wares. A king/queen sized hand­crafted Yel­low Brick Road quilt val­ued at $750will be raf­fled by the Club this year for $3a ticket. Door prizes will be avail­able. Lunch and home­made cakes and cook­ies will be sold to ben­e­fit the Woman’s Club civic im­prove­ment projects. Call (609) 448-8388for more in­for­ma­tion. Mardi Gras Din­ner Dance: St. John the Evan­ge­list Parish in Lam­bertville, NJ to host a Mardi Gras Din­ner Dance on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, at the Lam­bertville Sta­tion Ball­room. Lim­ited tick­ets now on sale. Tick­ets are $125per per­son. The evening will in­clude mu­sic by Mon­dayJazz Blues Or­ches­tra, a cock­tail hour, and a three-course din­ner. Black Tie op­tional, Cash bar. For more in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, visit www.parishof­sain­tjohn.org or call the parish of­fice at (609) 397-3350. Wil­liam Trent House: Join The Trent House on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, at 2p.m. in the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter to com­mem­o­rate the birth­day of Mar­ian An­der­son with a pre­sen­ta­tion of “The Lady from Philadelphia.” “The Lady from Philadelphia” is a mu­si­cal nar­ra­tive that tells the story of the ex­tra­or­di­nary life and ca­reer of the leg­endary singer Mar­ian An­der­son. The pro­gram com­bines spo­ken nar­ra­tion, pho­to­graphic slide pro­jec­tions, live singing and his­toric record­ings of Mar­ian An­der­son’s own voice.Mar­ian An­der­son was born in Philadelphia on Fe­bru­ary 27, 1897, to a fam­ily of hum­ble means. A woman of sim­ple dig­nity and serene charm, Mar­ian An­der­son raised her art to a level of such per­fec­tion that when she sang, her mu­sic be­came akin to a re­li­gious ex­pe­ri­ence in its emo­tional im­pact. The mu­si­cal nar­ra­tive features Tren­ton’s own Deb­o­rah Ford. Deb­o­rah Ford is an award-win­ning so­prano who has trav­eled the world per­form­ing in var­i­ous venues. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion sug­gested. Pur­chase tick­ets at: www.williamtren­t­house. org/deb­o­rah­ford. Ad­mis­sion is $15 non-mem­bers and $12mem­bers. Com­pli­men­tary re­fresh­ments and tours of the Mu­seum. The re­stored 1719Wil­liam Trent House is lo­cated at 15Mar­ket St. in Tren­ton, ad­ja­cent to the Hughes Jus­tice Com­plex. Am­ple free park­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion and driv­ing di­rec­tions, visit www.williamtren­t­house. org or call (609) 989-3027. Bucks County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety: Bucks County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety presents an in­ter­ac­tive live video­cast of Pat Rich­ley, au­thor of renowned Ge­neal­ogy Blog as DearMYRTLE: “7HABITS of Highly Ef­fec­tive Ge­neal­o­gists,” on Satur­day, March 4, from 10a.m. to noon, at the David Li­brary of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, 1201River Road, Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing, PA. Ad­mis­sion: $5mem­bers/$10nonMem­bers. Open to the pub­lic. Doors open 9:30a.m. for be­gin­ners cor­ner, so­cial­iz­ing and scan­ning. For more info: www.bucks­gen.org CASA: Court Ap­pointed Spe­cial Ad­vo­cates (CASA) for Chil­dren of Mercer & Burling­ton Coun­ties is cur­rently seek­ing new vol­un­teers. CASA is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that re­cruits, trains and su­per­vises com­mu­nity vol­un­teers who speak up in Mercer County Fam­ily Court for the best in­ter­ests of chil­dren that have been re­moved from their fam­i­lies due to abuse and/ or ne­glect and placed in the foster care sys­tem. Our vol­un­teers strive to en­sure the emo­tional, phys­i­cal and ed­u­ca­tional well-be­ing of these chil­dren. Next in­for­ma­tion ses­sions are Thurs­day, March 9at 10a.m. and Mon­day, March 13at 5:30 p.m.. In­for­ma­tion ses­sions are one hour and are held at CASA of­fices lo­cated at: 1450Park­side Av­enue, Suite 22, Ewing, NJ 08638. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, con­tact Jill Duffy by email at jduffy@ casamercer.org or phone (609) 434-0050. You can also visit www.casamercer.org. Philadelphia Flower Show: Hol­land: Flow­er­ing the World is the theme of this year’s an­nual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Penn­syl­va­nia Con­ven­tion Cen­ter run­ning March 11through March 19. For more in­for­ma­tion or for tick­ets, visit www.the­flow­er­show.com Fam­ily Craft Af­ter­noon: Rob­binsville Re­cre­ation Divi­sion presents fam­ily craft af­ter­noon on March 11 at the Rec/Se­nior Cen­ter on 1117 Route 130, Rob­binsville, from 2to 4p.m. Price: $12per per­son, and chil­dren 3years old and younger par­tic­i­pate for free. To cel­e­brate spring, fam­ily and art month through var­i­ous craft sta­tions. Free wa­ter and snacks. For more in­for­ma­tion on all Town­ship Re­cre­ation events, call (609) 259-3600ext. 120., or visit www.rob­binsville.net/ re­cre­ation Free Movie Night: Free movie night on March 12fea­tur­ing “Mir­a­cles from Heaven” at the Rec/Se­nior Cen­ter on 1117Route 130, Rob­binsville. Doors open at 1:30p.m. and movie starts at 2p.m. Fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to bring their own snacks and com­fort­able seat­ing, if pre­ferred. For more in­for­ma­tion on all Town­ship Re­cre­ation events, call (609) 259-3600ext. 120., or visit www.rob­binsville.net/ re­cre­ation Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional Meet­ing: Want to be­come the con­fi­dent speaker and leader you al­ways wanted? Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional, with its friendly and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment, al­lows you to ac­quire and prac­tice speak­ing and lead­er­ship skills at your own pace. Mid-Day Toast­mas­ters Fe­bru­ary meet­ings will be held on Tues­day, March 14, 2017and Tues­day March 28, 2017, from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Rob­binsville Li­brary, 42Al­len­town-Rob­binsville Rd (Rt. 526), Rob­binsville, NJ 08691. For di­rec­tions and more in­for­ma­tion: http://4139.toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org. Guests are al­ways wel­come, but RSVP is sug­gested. Call Joyce at (609) 585-0822. Mercer Green Fest: The Mercer Green Fest (for­merly known as the Liv­ing Lo­cal Expo) will be held on Sun­day, March 18, from 11a.m. to 4p.m., in the Rider Uni­ver­sity Stu­dent Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, which is lo­cated on the main cam­pus, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville. The fair is free and open to the pub­lic, rain or shine. Af­ter 10years as the Liv­ing Lo­cal Expo, the an­nual event’s name has changed to Mercer Green Fest to in­di­cate the day is fun for the whole fam­ily and has ex­panded to part­ner with nine com­mu­ni­ties through­out Mercer County. The event will fea­ture sus­tain­able lo­cal busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups, farm­ers mar­ket, elec­tric care dis­play, demon­stra­tions and speak­ers through­out the day. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.mer­cer­green­fest.org Book Sale: The Friends of the Hamil­ton Town­ship Pub­lic Li­brary present the an­nual huge book sale on Satur­day, March 18, from 9a.m. to 4p.m. and on Mon­day, March 20, from 9a.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Hamil­ton Town­ship Free Pub­lic Li­brary, 1Jus­tice Sa­muel Al­ito Jr. Way. Free ad­mis­sion. Open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (609) 581-4060. Lyri­cist Os­car Ham­mer­stein’s Life: The Art of Sound LLC, in Lam­bertville, NJ, will co-host an evening with Wil­liam Ham­mer­stein, ESQ., grand­son of world-renowned lyri­cist, hu­man­i­tar­ian and po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist, Os­car Ham­mer­stein II. This spe­cial event will in­clude a meet and greet with Wil­liam, a doc­u­men­tary screen­ing of JoAnn Young’s, ever-pop­u­lar doc­u­men­tary of “Out of My Dreams”, high­light­ing the life and works of Os­car Ham­mer­stein II, as well as a talk-back af­ter the fea­tured film, ad­di­tion­ally in­clud­ing the lat­est de­vel­op­ments of the no­table Ham­mer­stein Cen­ter project in Doylestown, PA. Hors d’oeu­vres and re­fresh­ments will also be served. This is an ex­clu­sive event, sched­uled for Thurs­day, March 23, from 6:30to 9:30p.m. and is lim­ited to only 35pre­reg­is­tered guests. Seats can be re­served by call­ing the Art of Sound’s show­room at (609) 483-5000. Rob­binsville Fa­ther/Daugh­ter Spring Gala Dance: Fa­ther/Daugh­ter Spring gala dance on April 1, from 6to 8p.m., at the Rec/Se­nior Cen­ter, 1117Route 130, Rob­binsville, Ad­mis­sion is $55per cou­ple and $15for any ad­di­tional daugh­ters. Event features food, danc­ing, prizes, desserts and a pro­fes­sional photo. For more in­for­ma­tion on all Town­ship Re­cre­ation events, call (609) 259-3600ext. 120., or visit www. rob­binsville.net/ re­cre­ation Au­thor Dis­cussion: Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing His­toric Park (PA) will host New York Times best-sell­ing au­thor An­drea Wulf on Sun­day, April 9at 2p.m. at the park’s vis­i­tor cen­ter. Wulf will dis­cuss her book, “Found­ing Gar­den­ers,” which tells the story of how gar­den­ing and farm­ing shaped the think­ing of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton, Thomas Jef­fer­son and other Found­ing Fathers. The book looks at the rev­o­lu­tion­ary gen­er­a­tion from the unique and in­ti­mate per­spec­tive of their lives as gar­den­ers, plants­men and farm­ers. Ticket op­tions are: $15per per­son for ad­mit­tance to the lec­ture only or $35per per­son for the lec­ture, en­try into a wine and cheese re­cep­tion with the au­thor and a signed, soft-cover copy of Found­ing Gar­den­ers. Tick­ets are lim­ited and are for sale at Wash­ing­tonCross­ingPark.org/ events. Spring Fling: Lawrence Road Pres­by­te­rian Church Nurs­ery School and Lawrence Road Pres­by­te­rian Church, is host­ing its an­nual Spring Fling on Satur­day, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. (rain date: Satur­day, May 6). There will be raf­fles, food, bounce houses, games, crafts, pony rides, and so much more. En­trance fee is $5for chil­dren and free for adults. Pro­ceeds will be used for the church’s nurs­ery school schol­ar­ship fund. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tack naughtons2508@gmail.com. African Amer­i­can Breast Can­cer Sur­vivors Yoga: African Amer­i­can Breast Can­cer Sur­vivors Yoga weekly are back on Mon­days, at VFW Post 7298, lo­cated at 293Green Lane, Ewing (near The Col­lege of NJ). Classes held Mon­days weekly from 6:15to 7:15 p.m., ex­cept sec­ond Mon­days from noon to 1p.m. In­struc­tor is Chris Ga­baly. Cost $7per class or $25for 5-class pack­age. Wear com­fort­able clothes. Mats and chairs pro­vide. Lim­ited need-based schol­ar­ships avail­able to at­tend free. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter call (609) 638-1662or email SandyKbc­sYoga@gmail.com.

The Prince­ton Folk Mu­sic So­ci­ety presents Peggy Lynn (left) Dan Berggren and Dan Dug­gan of The Jam­crack­ers, an Adiron­dack folk mu­sic trio on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, at Christ Con­gre­ga­tion Church, 50Wal­nut Lane, Prince­ton.

The Chief­tains will per­form at 8p.m. on Satur­day, March 3 in the Matthews The­atre at the McCarter The­atre Cen­ter.

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