Events & Features

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

Park Commission to Host Saw-Whet Owl Banding Program

Join the Mercer County Park Commission’s team of trained owl banders at the Historic Hunt Barn on select evenings this fall to learn more about one of nature’s most elusive and best-hidden birds. The Park Commission will be opening the Northern Saw-whet Owl (NSWO) banding station to the public to share a “behind the nets” tour of an active owl...

Cyclists Gear Up for Sourland Spectacular

The Sourland Conservancy will be holding its fifth annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally on Saturday, September 10, 2016, offering challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers. Routes of 26 to 63 miles are planned, all of which include climbing, as the Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. The routes begin and end at...

Timberlane Middle School Presents James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Right before your eyes, Timberlane Middle School proudly presents the beloved Roald Dahl tale of James and the Giant Peach, Jr., onThursday, April 20 at 6:30pm, Friday, April 21 at 7pm and Saturday, April 22 at 7pm at The Hopewell Valley Performing Arts Center. This imaginative adventure features music and lyrics by the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning songwriters...

Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Disposal Day in Mercer County

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, March 30, for County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics. The event will take place from 8am to 2pm at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence, rain or...

New Signs Share Old Hopewell Valley History

The Hopewell Valley Historical Society is proud share their success in new interpretive signs popping up around Hopewell Valley. Intended to inform, educate, and raise awareness among local residents and tourists, a series of large National Park Service-style signs have been placed at landmarks in highly visible and easily accessible locations around Hopewell Township. This signage program has been funded...

GMTMA Announces Bike to Work Week

May is National Bike Month, and Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) is inviting seasoned cyclists and newbies alike to celebrate by registering for the Bike to Work Week event. Greater Mercer TMA is a non-profit transportation management association dedicated to promoting environmentally-friendly transportation options. “Bike to Work Week serves as a great reminder that biking is more than recreation,...

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...

The Taste Chase Declares: Love Bites (Part 3)

The Cake Quest took a little detour and is happily back on track. We only have about two more places to explore and then it is on to "Fall Fare." During this little detour, I had a few tasty experiences that I want to share with you.  I had three delectable surprises, two of which came from places where...

Explorations Offers Varied and Exciting Spring Daytime Courses for Hopewell Valley Seniors

Explorations, an all volunteer program offering daytime learning experiences for seniors, has lined up exciting courses for residents of Hopewell Valley and neighboring communities this spring. Fly into battle with the Seventh Cavalry or contemplate nature and humanity beside a pond in Massachusetts. Come to grips with man’s grim struggle against conformity, enjoy great poetry, navigate the world of ethics or...

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Kicks-off New Walking Club

On Saturday, April 13, walking enthusiasts, outdoorsy folks, nature lovers and other friends and neighbors are invited to join a new club – the LHT Saturday Morning Walking Club. This walk will launch the Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s initiative to bring people together to enjoy the biking and walking trail that loops through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships. The walk will start...