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Mercer County 4-H Fair’s 100th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

Join Mercer County 4-H and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society to kick-off the Mercer County 4-H Fair’s 100th anniversary festivities!

Watershed Institute’s 3rd Annual Trail Run Was Muddy Success

About 280 runners braved humid weather and sloppy conditions for The Watershed Institute’s 3rd Annual 10K/5K Trail Run this month on the Watershed Reserve. The trail run helps support The Watershed Institute’s efforts to keep water clean, safe and healthy water in central New Jersey. Founded in 1949, the Watershed works to protect water and the environment through conservation, advocacy, science...

Mercer County Park Commission to Hold National Trails Day Programs

Celebrate National Trails Day with the Mercer County Park Commission’s Naturalist Department on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. The following programs are suitable for all age groups and encourage participants to enjoy the outdoor opportunities in the county parks.

Hopewell Valley Come Outside and Play!

Families are invited to explore all that Hopewell Valley has to offer in the great outdoors during Hopewell Valley Come Outside and Play!, a 3-day event, from June 7-9, with special preview activities on June 2 and 3 in celebration of National Trail Day. (Event flyer and listings included.) Throughout Hopewell Valley, local community and environmental organizations have planned outdoor...

Honey Brook Organic Farm CSA Poised to Open for Season

The sounds of spring are underway at Honey Brook Organic Farm as a tractor put-puts in the fields and seasonal workers call to each other while spreading protective cloth over newly planted rows. For the past 28 years, the Honey Brook farm has showcased successful soil and water management practices, as well as the viability of organic farming, said Jim...

HV Arts Council to Take Over Howe Commons for Pennington Day

For the fifth year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council will anchor Pennington Day with an artful takeover on the Howe Commons lawn, at 65 South Main Street in Pennington, next to the music stage and “food court,” on Saturday, May 19, from 10am - 4pm. This year, the HV Arts Council will kick off a new initiative, Out of the...

GMTMA Announces Bike to Work Week

May is National Bike Month, and Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) is inviting seasoned cyclists and newbies alike to celebrate by registering for the Bike to Work Week event. Greater Mercer TMA is a non-profit transportation management association dedicated to promoting environmentally-friendly transportation options. “Bike to Work Week serves as a great reminder that biking is more than recreation,...

Attracting Pollinators Will Be Focus of Spring “Your Wild Yard” Series

The Mercer County Naturalist Department will host their spring edition of the “Your Wild Yard” series with a focus on the art of attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your own backyard.  The public is invited, on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. to the Historic Hunt Barn at Mercer Meadows, to establish techniques for planting your own native pollinator...

Two Day Studio Show at Highland Design Farm

Five artists with studios at Highland Design Farm will be holding a spring studio show called “What’s Growing” on Saturday, May 19, 10am-6pm and Sunday, May 20, 11am-4pm. Artists Joy Kreves, Susan MacQueen, Grant Peterson, Ric Stang, and Highland Design Farm owner Sean Mannix will show artworks and projects that they have been working on.  Joy Kreves has been working at a...

Sourland Music Festival to Celebrate 15th

The Sourland Music Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary by rolling back the ticket prices to $15! Participants will enjoy seven hours, five great bands, family activities, food trucks, craft beer, artists, vendors, and more. The Sourland Music Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 3:00pm – 10:00pm at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club, 146 Wertsville Road, Hillsborough, NJ....