Events & Features

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

Lawrence Hopewell Trail to Host 6th Full Moon Bike Ride

On Saturday, September 14, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host the sixth annual Full Moon Bike Ride in Mercer Meadows, featuring a ride through “Asteroid Alley” with twinkling lights in the tree canopy, live music, a campfire, and more. Co-sponsored by the Mercer County Parks Commission, the event runs from 7:30 to 11pm, starting in the picnic pavilion...

Mercer County Master Gardeners to Hold Annual Insect Fest

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will sponsor the 2019 Insect Festival on Saturday, September 14, at Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township. The festival will be held from 11am to 2pm, rain or shine. Admission is free, and on site parking is available. Learn about the importance of insects in our lives through fun,...

A Route for Every Rider at Sourland Spectacular Bicycle Rally

On Saturday September 7, from 7am-2pm, the Sourland Conservancy will host the 8th Annual Sourland Spectacular. All rides begin and end at the Otto Kaufman Center at 356 Skillman Road, Skillman, NJ.  Proceeds will help to preserve and protect the ecological and historic resources of the Sourland Mountain. The “Five Mile Almost Flat Family Fun...

Howell Living History Farm Holds 36th Annual Plowing Match

Howell Living History Farm will hold its 36th annual Plowing Match on Saturday, August 31, from 10am until 4pm. Eight teams of draft animals from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are entered in the match, which tests the performance of farmers and their horse teams.  Members of the general public, including youngsters, can win ribbons...

Turner Backs New Legislation, Demands Higher-Ed Transparency

State Senator Shirley K. Turner authored the legislation that was signed into law on July 30, 2019, by Governor Phil Murphy. The legislation states that institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions are required to improve the transparency of tuition and fees. This law is intended to give students a proper breakdown so that students and...

International Overdose Awareness Day Held in Hopewell Valley

On August 27, 2019, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, and the Hopewell Valley Community are hosting an event for International Overdose Awareness Day. This event will be taking place at Woolsey Park from 6pm to 8pm.  During this annual event, Mercer County will be honor the lives...

Hopewell Twp’s National Night Out

Hopewell Township's 2019 National Night Out event is hosted by the Hopewell Township Police Department and Hopewell Township PBA 342, and will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, August 6 at the Stony Brook Elementary School, located at 20 Stephenson Road. The event is a great opportunity to gather with neighbors and learn about the police department, municipal...

HV Veterans Award Township Sergeant for Volunteerism

The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association presented Hopewell Township Police Department's Sergeant Louis Vastola with the Golden Eagle Award at their meeting last month. The Golden Eagle is awarded to those who have volunteered their time to help the Veterans of Hopewell Valley. Sergeant Vastola was recognized for his ten-year volunteer service and presenting...

Mercer County 4-H Hosts 101st Fair

The 101st annual Mercer County 4-H Fair featuring children’s activities, hayrides, animal shows, music, farm tours, exhibits, and more will be held Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. Admission and parking are free. Plenty of food and beverages, including homemade ice cream, will also be...

Howell Farm announces schedule for fall Hatchery Program

Howell Living History Farm will be accepting applications for its fall parent-child enrollment program, the Hatchery.  The program is designed to introduce preschool-age children to life on the farm with activities that include collecting eggs, feeding the animals and exploring the farm. The Hatchery will run from 9:15am to 12:15pm on Wednesday and Friday...