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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...

(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...

Reynolds-Jackson to Host Black Women Authors’ Showcase in Honor of International Women’s Day

Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) will host a Black Women Authors’ Showcase at the Trenton Public Library this month in honor of International Women’s Day.  The event will feature Marie Antoinette, author of "A Girl Named Job", Gail Talliaferro, author of "The Tally Family", and Yolanda Landy Robinson, author of "Don’t Be Bitter, Be Better". “I encourage all residents to join us...

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...

Hopewell Valley Green Team to Co-sponsor 2018 Mercer Green Fest

The Hopewell Valley Green Team is pleased to be a part of the Mercer Green Fest again this year. More than 75 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools will be offering information and incentives to help you go green and save money at the Mercer Green Fest on Saturday March 17, 2018 from 11am–4pm in the Rider University Student Recreation...