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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...

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....

Hopewell Public Library Presents Wildflowers of the Sourlands

The Hopewell Public Library is featuring a presentation about local wildflowers on Wednesday, May 2, 7pm at the Hopewell Theater on 5 South Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell Borough. From spring ephemerals to the final blooms of autumn, speaker Rachel Mackowwill present and discuss her own images of the native flowering plants of the Sourland ridge. She will focus on...

Mercer County Park to Host Uncork Spring Wine Festival

Mark your calendar for the first event of the festival season at Mercer County Park: the “UNCORK Spring” wine festival on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, from noon to 5pm. “UNCORK Spring” at Mercer County Parkwill feature some of New Jersey’s best wineries including Valenzano Winery, Tomasello Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Chestnut Run Farms, Wagonhouse Winery and...

Rutgers Master Gardeners to Hold Plant Expo and Garden Market

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will hold their annual Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township, on the grounds of the Mercer County Equestrian Center. The event will be held rain or shine. The sale will feature the...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council to Host Spring-Themed Cabaret at Hopewell Theater

After what seems like an eternal winter, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council is excited to present Spring: The Music of Open Windows, a cabaret-style celebration of all things spring, at the newly opened Hopewell Theater on April 21, 2018 from 7pm - 9:30pm. The evening will feature entertainment by accomplished soprano Elizabeth Sutton, who will captivate guests with stories and piano-accompanied...

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...

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)...

(NEW DATE) Actress and Playwright Anna Deavere Smith to Perform and Speak at TCNJ

UPDATE: Due to predicted snow, this event has been rescheduled for April 25, 2018 (from March 21). The College of New Jersey is hosting “An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith” on April 25, 2018 at 4pm. Acclaimed actress, playwright, and professor, Anna Deavere Smith, will discuss and perform excerpts from her documentary, theater, and film work in which she transforms the words...

HV Arts Council Hosting ArtConnect Forum, Kicks Off New Program

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council invites the community to explore and deepen a passion for art at the inaugural ArtConnect Forum, a key component of the HV Arts Council’s newest program, ArtConnect: Creating Opportunities for Artists. In this collaborative, informative, and fun social setting, be the first to hear about current art news and community art projects, and learn from creative guest...