Events & Features

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

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Offers Creative Summer Programming, Meet Artist Matthew Langille

Some cool creative summer programming is being offered for adults and kids by The Hopewell Valley Arts Council, the organization that also brought the oxen "stampede" to the Valley, including two workshops being taught by graphic artist, Matthew Langille. New York-based now Hopewell Township resident, Matthew Langille, is excited to join two other Valley-based artists Sue Mitrano and Margareta Warlick, in bringing their creative talents to art opportunities that...

Tulpehaking Nature Center Offering Birding 101 Series

Do you aspire to take to the sky, but feel overwhelmed when identifying a bird out in the field? The Tulpehaking Nature Center offers a beginner birdwatching series that will help you hone your skills while studying in the Abbott Marshlands. The Birding 101 Series will take place on Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 8am to...

Mercer County Teens Discuss Race, Gender, and Class

Ten students from each Mercer County high school, five teachers from each district, and their superintendents attended "Day of Dialogue: A Journey into Race, Class, & Gender in Our Schools" at Rider University on March 23rd. This is the third such conference within a year that has been coordinated by the Mercer County Superintendents Association (MCSA) and facilitated by...

Free Hip Hop Festival and Aerosol Showcase at 13th Annual Jersey Fresh Jam

Art enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend a free, all-day celebration of live painting and hip-hop music at TerraCycle headquarters in Trenton Saturday, August 11, noon-7pm.

Public Poetry Reading by Pulitzer Prize Poet at Stuart

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart will be hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Tracy K. Smith as the featured author at the school’s "8th Annual Lies, Light, McCarthy Visiting Author Program." The public is invited to a reading on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm with a book signing will follow. This event is free of charge. Seats may be reserved...

Window Shopping: Take a Better Peek at the #HVWinterWindows Contestants

MercerMe and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council have been proudly hosting the art local/shop local event "Winter Windows" and are thrilled that it has been so well-received. These local businesses have gone all-out this season to create festive holiday windows in an ox theme. Although some holidays are over, we're continuing the celebration and supporting our local businesses and artists by extending online voting...

D&R Greenway Call for Artists for Juried Exhibit “Farms, Barns and Bridges”

D&R Greenway Land Trust seeks works of art with the themes of farms, barns, and/or bridges, for its upcoming exhibition. Submission deadline is September 19. Work in any medium and of any size is welcome, including video & sculpture. For more information and to submit an entry, please visit http://bit.ly/2aqWjiy.  The exhibit, “Farms, Barns and Bridges” will be on...

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...

Howell Farm Visitors Can Have “Shear Fun” on May 6

Howell Living History Farm will hold its annual “Shear Fun” event on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program features sheep shearing, sheep herding, and related arts, crafts and demonstrations.  Eugene Sheninger of Rockaway Township will highlight the program with sheep herding demonstrations at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Sheninger will use veteran collies, along with younger collies...

Flu Prevention and Vaccination Clinics in Hopewell Boro, Pennington, Rocky Hill and Skillman

As the weather starts to cool and we transition from summer to fall, it is important to remember that winter and the flu season are right around the corner. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a virus that circulates in the northern hemisphere during the winter months.  Are you FLUent in flu...