Events & Features

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

Hopewell UMC Hosts Prayer Vigil on Child Detention and Family Separation

Joining many other churches and organizations across the nation, the Hopewell United Methodist Church will host a prayer vigil, “Lights for Liberty: End Child Detention and Family Separation” on Friday, July 12 at 7pm. The community is invited to this service of prayer, song and sharing to raise awareness and stand with refugees seeking...

Mercer County 4-H Encourages Community Exhibits at 101st Annual Fair

Your special family recipe, homegrown vegetables or creative project could earn you a blue ribbon at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair. There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries — you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit. Any class listed, including arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, woodworking and more,...

New Book “The Bookshop on Lafayette Street” Published

Area writers published "The Bookshop on Lafayette Street," a book featuring stories and poems about the love of bookstores and books. Contributors include Ilene Dube, Jeff Edelstein, Barry Gross, John Gummere, Yusef Komunyakaa, Doc Long, Eric Maywar, Leon Rainbow, Jackie Reinstedler, Nancy Scott, Thomas Webster, and David Lee White. Not long ago, Pulitzer-Prize winning...

Over 2,500 Attend Sourland Mountain Festival

The Sourland Conservancy announced that the 2019 Sourland Mountain Festival on June 22 was a tremendous success, with over 2500 in attendance. Sourland Conservancy executive director, Caroline Katmann said, “This year’s Fest attracted more attendees, volunteers, nonprofit partners, vendors, and sponsors than ever before. Our volunteers really did an outstanding job. The weather was gorgeous,...

Taste Chase Alert: “End of the Detour” Party in Hopewell Borough

Hey, Taste Chase fans! It’s been a long time coming, but a change is definitely gon’ come!  After what seemed like endless weeks, the Route 518 detour is coming to an end (it hasn't happened yet but it is almost here) and the only logical thing to do is to party! On Friday, June...

Beekeeper is All the Buzz at “Meet the Farmer Night”

The art and science of keeping honeybees will be the focus at Howell Living History Farm on Thursday, June 20, when beekeeper Bob Hughes of Yardville presents the third and final program in the “Meet the Farmer” series. This program is free and begins at 7pm. During his talk, Hughes will share stories from...

Hopewell Borough Playground to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Whether it's "Gazebo" or "Castle" Park to you, the green space at the intersection of Greenwood and Columbia Avenues in Hopewell Borough is a favorite destination for local kids, thanks to the Hopewell Borough Playground Project (HBPP) efforts ten years ago. Whether it's "Gazebo" or "Castle" Park to you,...

Hopewell Valley Senior Services July 2019 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: Lunch & Learn: Avoiding ScamsThursday, July 11, 11:00am-2:00pm at Brandywine Senior Living, 143 W. Franklin Ave, Pennington. Enjoy BBQ, ice cream & a speaker: Avoiding Scams and How to Respond- an overview...

Hopewell Valley Central High School Junior Recognized Internationally for Environmental Genetics Research

Hopewell Valley Central High School junior, Sonja Michaluk, was recognized internationally as an Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Finalist and earned a Grand Award (4th place) in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Michaluk was awarded an all-expense paid trip to Phoenix, AZ, and presented her independent research with students from over 80 countries and territories around the globe. Millions...

Watershed Institute’s 4th Annual 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival, Winners Announced

The Watershed Institute’s 4th Annual 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival was a muddy success with more than 200 racers braving the morning rain and humidity to run the course on the Watershed Reserve. The trail run helps support The Watershed Institute’s efforts to keep water clean, safe, and healthy in central New Jersey. Founded in 1949, the Watershed works to protect...