Events & Features

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

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:

Sign-up now for MercerMe’s 3rd Annual Cut Throat Cookie Exchange

UPDATED: As of 11/7/17, we are not taking any more participants to this year's event. To get on MercerMe's email list, sign-up by clicking mercerme.com/subscribe/.* Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and participation. And thank you to our sponsors and community members -- especially our very own Taste Chase columnist Renata Barnes -- who all help be make this crazy community event possible! MercerMe is...

Artwork by HVRSD Students Coming to Capital Health Art Gallery

Artwork from students in the Hopewell Valley School District Student will soon be displayed as Capital Health's latest gallery show. Artists range in age from elementary through high school representing schools across Hopewell Valley. “We are pleased to showcase the artistic works of the young members of our community," said Larry DiSanto, Capital Health's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer....

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...

Then and Now Art Show, Oil and Pastel Paintings by Janet Purcell

Local artist Janet Purcell has been invited to once again exhibit her paintings in the Brodsky Gallery at the Chauncey Conference Center / ETS where she exhibited her works last February. In a show entitled "Then and Now," thirty of Purcell's paintings will be on display from February 1 through March 6, 2018. While a few will be returning from...

D&R Greenway and Princeton Adult School Team Up for Four-Session Lunch-and-Learn Series

D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Adult School team up, in a partnership with Princeton Public Library, for a four-session lunch-and-learn series, Preserving Land Makes Centers for All. The four sessions will take place October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Bring a brown-bag lunch, soft drinks will be provided....

Pennington Shade Tree Committee to Host Annual Arbor Day Celebration

On Friday, April 28, 2016, the Pennington Shade Tree Committee will host Pennington Borough’s annual Arbor Day celebration with the help of first grade students at Toll Gate Grammar School. The ceremony will take place at 10am on Main Street and East Welling Avenue. The Shade Tree Committee will be planting a Kwanzan Cherry tree, and the first grade...

Mercer County Prosecutor’s K-9 Police Team Places at National Competition

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Detective Joe Angarone and his narcotics K-9, Bela, recently competed in the 2016 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National Scent Trials, held June 13-15 in Philadelphia, PA. Angarone, an 18-year-veteran of the MCPO, and K-9 Bela placed seventh overall out of 38 teams from across the United States, scoring 196 out of 200. They placed fourth...

Local Starbucks celebrates people’s diversity through coffee

In response to the recent incidents of religious and sexual bias that occurred in its cafe, Starbucks of Pennington hosted an event Monday called “CommUNITY”, which featured a coffee tasting and pastry pairing. The theme was meant to show the universality of coffee itself and to reiterate  Starbucks’ commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Samantha Massey, who serves both as...

Find Art (for the Holidays) Within Reach in New Jersey

Tonight and tomorrow, you can find art within your own reach in Collingswood, New Jersey. Artists and art lovers are coming from far and wide to “Art for the Holidays 2014 @ The Factory,” an art show featuring an array of handmade items, including pottery, jewelry, painting, paper, mosaics, photography, glass, and wood. One such local artist, Chase Blanchard Easley...