Events & Features

Events & Features
A bit of everything -- events, local highlights, arts & culture.

A Fond Farewell to Pennington Hardware

Maureen Hullfish wears a subtle, silver bar necklace around her neck to work. It’s not flashy- in fact, it’s hardly noticeable. But the meaning behind it pushes her forward every day, and is a small reminder of her motto in life. In small letters, the necklace reads ‘faith,’ something her and her family have to possess in this next...

Mercer County Trolley History Topic of Talk at Library Event

Taking a trolley in our area seems hard to imagine today but, in the early 20th century, trolley tracks connecting Trenton with Princeton carried more than one million passengers each year, with lines extending as far as Pennington and Hopewell. Discover how Mercer County residents used to commute by trolley at this joint program presented by the Hopewell Valley Historical...

Local Illustrator and Children’s Book Author Carving Pumpkin at the Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Hopewell-based illustrator and children’s book author Barbara DiLorenzo will return as one of dozens of talented artist carvers at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve. In its fourth year, the Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of fall fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve will be held from Wednesday,...

Help Plan The Future of History in Hopewell Valley with the Hopewell Museum and Hopewell Valley Historical Society

The Hopewell Museum and Hopewell Valley Historical Society invite the community to help plan the “future of history” in Hopewell Valley, as part of the organizations' partnership outreach efforts to better coordinate activities and more effectively serve the interests and enthusiasm of community members. Anyone interested in local history, genealogy, and culture is invited to one of three open forums to...

Timberlane Sixth Graders Gain Water IQ at Watershed Institute

Sixth graders from Timberlane Middle School recently visited The Watershed Institute for day-long science explorations that involved creative thinking and problem solving using science practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Each team of about 90 students – known as the Cyclones, Hurricanes and Tornados – came for one day to increase their "Water IQ" by learning about the biological and...

Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze Open Through October

Navigate the pathways of Howell Living History Farm’s Corn Maze this month with team building, trivia, and crossword puzzles. Visitors will search for map pieces and clues to complete a number of challenges throughout the 4-acre maze. The maze this season forms a picture of a honeybee en route to its hive, a familiar site at the nearby Howell Farm....

Fall Parent Series Kicks Off October 11

The Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance and High Focus Centers are partnering to bring a Fall Parent Series of programs over four consecutive Thursdays, designed to provide education about current topics affecting children, adolescents, and families. The first program, “Understanding Your Child's Gaming Habits: Video Game Addiction”, will be held on October 11 at Hopewell Valley Central High School’s Media Center...

Hopewell Valley Fire Prevention Week and Fire Safety Open House

The Hopewell Valley Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Hopewell Township Fire District are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™,” which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. The...

Hopewell Valley Senior Services October Events and Activities

The Hopewell Valley Senior Services offers events, programs, educational classes, and lectures throughout the year. This month, they are offering the following:

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Announces Fourth Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

In its fourth year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve will run from Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Woolsey Park in Titusville. Visitors will be wowed by massive 150-pound pumpkin sculptures carved by local artists. New...