Events & Features

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

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...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council to Host Event for Art Enthusiasts, Artists, and Creative Minds

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will host its second ArtConnect Forum on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6-9 pm at The Pennington School in the Welsey Forum at the Yen Humanities Building. The event features two distinguished speakers, Lynn DeClemente Losavio, Collection Manager at The Seward Johnson Atelier, and Gyuri Hollósy, renowned sculptor and painter -- both residents of...

Hopewell-Keroka Alliance’s 10th-Annual Indoor Flea Market

The Hopewell-Keroka Alliance (HKA) will hold its 10th-annual large flea market inside the newly expanded cafeteria of Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS) in Pennington, NJ, on Sunday, March 24, from noon through 3 p.m.  Now is your chance to get a head start on some spring cleaning and grab great deals on a wide variety of items, all...

Library Lecture on Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Author, Aviator, Liberated Woman

On Wednesday, April 3, historian Jim Davidson continues his lecture series about the lives of the Lindbergh family, at 7pm at the Hopewell Theater, as part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out programming. Anne Morrow Lindbergh is well known for having been the wife of pioneering and controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh. She was the mother of their six...

“Naturally Friends” Series to Begin with Owl Talk at Howell Farm

Howell Living History Farm's 2019 “Naturally Friends” wildlife series will open on Thursday, March 14, when Mercer County Wildlife Center Director Diane Nickerson presents “An Evening of Owls,” a program about some of New Jersey’s most important raptors. Held inside a barn similar to ones where owls can sometimes be found, the family-oriented event showcases one of farmers’ best friends...

Local Girls Gymnastics Team Going to World Championship

A group of twenty-two young girls, from all over Mercer County have been working tirelessly to push their own personal and competitive goals, in Ewing. The Schafer’s Sport Center Girls Gymnastics Team, a USAIGC (United States Association of Independent Gymnastic Clubs) team, consists of ordinary kids, aged five to twelve, with extraordinary abilities. "These girls are role models to our...

Volunteers to Plant 1,500 Trees in the Sourlands

The Sourland Conservancy has been awarded a 2019 Roots for Rivers Grant in the amount of $17,544.80 from The Nature Conservancy and the Watershed Institute, and will partner with Mercer County, the Mercer County Park Commission (MCPC) and the Americorps NJ Watershed Program to plant 1,500 native trees and shrubs in the Moore’s Creek floodplain near Pleasant Valley Road...

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...

Howell Farm Announces Schedule for Parent-Child Hatchery Program

Howell Living History Farm has announced the schedule for its spring parent-child program, the Hatchery. The program is designed to introduce pre-school-age children to life on the farm, with activities that include collecting eggs, feeding the animals, and exploring the barns and fields. The Hatchery will run from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings beginning the week...

HVCHS Theater Program Presents “Chicago”

Hopewell Valley Central High School’s award-winning thespians will present the hit musical “Chicago” on March 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30pm. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score and sensational staging by the legendary Bob Fosse. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart (played by Maeve Merzena) murders a faithless lover (Owen Harrison) and convinces her hapless husband Amos (Jimmy Waltman)...