Events & Features

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

Networking event at Hopewell Valley Vineyard to benefit Special Olympics

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Spotlight: Teenage Fire and EMS Volunteers Serve Community in Hopewell Valley Fire Departments

It’s a Tuesday night in Titusville, NJ, and Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad’s riverside firehouse fills with teenagers. This is drill night, and the teens – about a dozen of them – will practice the same skills that all volunteer firefighters need to save lives and protect their own. “Two minutes,” says Union volunteer firefighter Kurt Pedersen, the evening’s...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Announces Fourth Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

In its fourth year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve will run from Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Woolsey Park in Titusville. Visitors will be wowed by massive 150-pound pumpkin sculptures carved by local artists. New...

New Jersey to Celebrate National Trails Day with Events Statewide

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today announced that June 3, 2017 will be celebrated at National Trails Day in New Jersey and noted that outdoors events will be held at over 30 locations across the state on that day. "National Trails Day is a great opportunity for each of us to reconnect with the great outdoors that makes...

Voices Chorale Welcomes New Artist Director, Holds Meet and Greet

Voices Chorale NJ, a premier auditioned community group in the greater Princeton area, welcomes its new Artistic Director, Dr. David A. McConnell, an accomplished musician with an impressive resume and long experience in choral conducting.

Mercer County Park Commission Announces Summer Camp Programs

The Mercer County Park Commission’s Nature Programs will host five exciting summer camps for children ranging in age from pre-K to eighth grade. Give your children what they crave in the summer: outdoor activities, exciting explorations, goofy games and time with old and new friends, all while being immersed in the wonders of our natural world. The Park Commission’s...

VOICES Chorale to Present the Fauré Requiem Featuring Soloists from American Boychoir

For its final concert of the 2015-16 season, VOICES will present Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, Opus 48, and Cantique de Jean Racine, as well as other lighter French and Italian music on Friday, May 6, 8 PM, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Princeton, NJ. Tickets for the concert are available at www.voiceschorale.org. Fauré's Requiem, among the most familiar and loved of...

Mercer County 4-H Encourages Public to Enter 99th Annual 4-H Fair

Have you perfected a new skill or hobby this year? Maybe you started a project a while back and have finally finished it. Bring it over to the 99th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair and the coveted Blue Ribbon could be yours! This year, the fair will be celebrated July 29-30 at the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. There...

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...

Howell Farm Invites Visitors to Participate in Hands-On Corn Harvest

A classic scene from America's past will be recreated at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, Oct. 29, when the fields of ripening corn are harvested by hand and loaded into horse-drawn wagons for the trip to the corn crib.  Visitors can join in the work and fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by helping farmers pick corn in the field,...