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Mercer County Summer Camps Still Accepting Registrations

Summer starts in a few short months -- do you have your summer camps lined up? Mercer County offers an array of summer camp opportunities for area youngsters, but programs are filling up fast. For specific information about summer programs listed below, please use the contact information associated with each camp. NATURE CAMPS The Mercer County Park Commission’s Nature Programs will...

Voices Chorale to Present The Creation by Joseph Haydn

Under the direction of Richard Tang Yuk, Joseph Haydn 's masterful oratorio The Creation, will be performed with full orchestra on Sunday, April 29, at 4 PM, at the Princeton Meadow Church located at 545 Meadow Road, Princeton, NJ.  Vocal soloists are Jessica Beebe, soprano, John Matthew Myers, tenor, and Daniel Noyola, bass-baritone. The Creation is widely considered one of Haydn's most...

Nature Center to Host American Shad Activities

Traditional practices of fishing will come to life for one afternoon at the Tulpehaking Nature Center during “Discover the American Shad” on Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants can experience a key part of this region’s history through hands-on activities. Visitors will have a chance to make cordage for nets and practice fish scaling and other skills...

Political Collectors to Gather in Titusville for 15th-Annual Button Show

East Coast collectors of political buttons, badges, ribbons and related ephemera will meet in Titusville, NJ, on Saturday, April 28, to sell, trade, and display memorabilia from elections throughout the centuries. This 15th-annual gathering will be held at the Titusville United Methodist Church that Saturday from 9am through 3pm. Attendees from multiple states will find a wide variety of political...

Tulpehaking Nature Center Offering Birding 101 Series

Do you aspire to take to the sky, but feel overwhelmed when identifying a bird out in the field? The Tulpehaking Nature Center offers a beginner birdwatching series that will help you hone your skills while studying in the Abbott Marshlands. The Birding 101 Series will take place on Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 8am to...

Spring Community Festival in Pennington to Benefit Animal Rescues

The Northeast Animal Support Alliance is holding its First Annual Spring Community Festival on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington, to raise money and awareness for eight New Jersey-based animal rescue organizations, as well as Capitol K-9 Association, which equips police dogs with bullet-proof vests. All funds raised will directly benefit these non-profit organizations. The...

Personal DNA Testing — What It Can and Can’t Tell You

Join Rider University Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience professor, Julie Drawbridge, and the Hopewell Public Library on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station for a discussion about personal DNA tests and what you can learn from them. Dr. Drawbridge will be offering mitochondrial DNA tests to up to ten interested participants. A Mitochondrial DNA test tracks...

Explorations Offers Spring Daytime Learning Experiences for Hopewell Valley Seniors

Explorations, an all-volunteer program offering daytime learning experiences for seniors, has lined up five exciting spring courses for residents of Hopewell Valley and neighboring communities. Classes will begin Monday, April 9. Registration closes April 5. All classes will be held at the Pennington Presbyterian Church. The following four courses will run for six weeks and begin at 1pm: 1)...

Sawmilling and Tree Planting to Take Place at Howell Living History Farm

Barn beams, siding, and floorboards for horse stalls will be the order of the day when the sawyer makes his annual stop at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Visitors can reminisce about the days when contractors with portable engines and mills came through Pleasant Valley to help farmers cut lumber. During the day there will be...

Mercer County Agricultural Agent to Give Talk on Growing Vegetables

Mercer County Agricultural Agent Meredith Melendez will present a program, “Planning, Planting and Caring for Your Vegetables to Maximize Your Harvest,” on Saturday, April 7, from 10:30am to noon at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton. This program is sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County, Tulphaking Nature Center and the Mercer County Park Commission. The talk will...