Events & Features

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

aMAZing pumpkins on display at Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze

With 50+ Local Artists and 50+ aMAZing Pumpkins, the 2nd Annual aMAZing Pumpkin Carve is open on Columbus Day Monday, October 10, from noon-5pm. The artists have worked their magic. The pumpkin masterpieces are in place. By next weekend, some of these pumpkins will be gone, replaced with new pumpkins. Don't miss these ephemeral works of art. So, plan your Monday visit to this unique...

The Snow Queen at Princeton High School Performing Arts Center

As anyone with little kids can attest, this is the holiday season of "Frozen" -- Frozen themed pjs, dinnerware, walkie-talkies, bed tents. This year, the Princeton Youth Ballet is offering a way to enjoy Frozen without the suffocating amount of plastic, through a performance of The Snow Queen. Princeton Youth Ballet (PYB) will be performing The Snow Queen at Princeton High...

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...

The Taste Chase Shall Return in March

If you're missing Renata Barnes's foodie column, The Taste Chase, fear not. She, like the groundhog, did not see her shadow and will return from hibernation in March ready to devour delectables and offer up her culinary critiques. If you miss her terribly or want to catch up on all her previous pieces check out this link.

Tulpehaking Nature Center Offers Birding 201 Series in September

Fledgling birdwatchers get a second chance to build their skills this fall at the Tulpehaking Nature Center by observing migratory bird patterns throughout the Abbott Marshlands. The Birding 201 Series will take place Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 8am to 10am.

FoHVOS: Fall Fundraiser to Honor County Naturalist; Announces Photo Contest

Hopewell:  Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space ("FoHVOS") will be holding its annual fall fundraising event at 3 pm on September 18 at the Strawberry Hill Mansion on Baldpate Mountain. This year's theme, “The Enchanted Forest,” will see the historic Strawberry Hill Mansion transformed into a magical woodland, complete with troll houses, fairy lights and overhanging branches, paying homage to...

Meet Two Hopewell-Based Children’s Authors, Rayner and DiLorenzo

Meet Two Hopewell-Based Children's Authors, Rayner and DiLorenzo: The Hopewell Public Library will feature two Hopewell-based children's authors, Abigail Rayner and Barbara DiLorenzo, its summer reading series kick-off at the Hopewell Train Station on Saturday June 30 from 2-3pm.... MercerMe was lucky to interview both of these amazing children's writers and is excited to share with you more insight into their inspiration!

Recap Hopewell Tour Des Arts 2014

If you already love living in Mercer County, keep reading. If you need more reasons to love it, keep reading still. And, if you've never experienced the Hopewell Tour Des Arts, get ready to be transported. The Hopewell Tour Des Arts is a 2-day self-guided local art tour around the Hopewell Borough area hosted by the Hopewell Borough Economic Development Committee Last year,...

Mercer County to Host Document Shredding Event

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a document shredding event for County residents on Saturday, November 3, from 9am to 2pm at Parking Lot 4 at 651 South Broad Street, across from the County Administration Building in Trenton. This event will be held rain or shine. While no registration is necessary, please note that the event is open to...

Have you Herd? Oxen Line Up at Pennington School

You miss them. We did too. Now you can see them again! The "top" eleven are lined up in front of the Pennington School on East Delaware Avenue in Pennington.  The Hopewell Valley Arts Council say that they will be at the Pennington School (weather depending) until the HVAC's "Year of the Ox" Gala on January 24th being held at the Grounds for Scupture where the...