Events & Features

Events & Features
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Hopewell Township Historic Preservation Commission Hosts Event Mt. Rose Distillery

The Hopewell Township Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to join them on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1to 3pm for an open house at the Mount Rose Distillery  ("Whiskey House") at 192 Pennington-Rocky Hill Road. Local authors Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills will make a presentation entitled “A Proud Heritage - African-American Presence in the Sourland Mountain Region and...

Free Film Screening and Discussion about Masculinity Hosted by HPL and Let Me Run

The Hopewell Public Library and Let Me Run are hosting a free community screening and panel discussion of The Mask You Live In, on Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm at the Hopewell Theater. This award-winning documentary follows real accounts of boys and young men as they struggle to navigate their way through America’s narrow definition of masculinity. This conversation is vital,...

The Taste Chase Says Bonjour to Eclair Cafe in Pennington

There is something about a quaint cafe one just happens upon around the odd corner in some small provincial town or village. Whether it’s Ingrid Bergman looking forlorn in Rick’s Cafe or lovers cooing over cafe con leche and pork tacos at El Dandy in Havana, there is a mystique about cafes. And, somewhere inside of us, our inner...

HomeFront’s Rock & Roll 5K Run/Walk Provides Camp for Homeless Children Locally

HomeFront will host its 11th Annual Rock and Roll for Hope 5K and 1Mile Run/Walk on June 9 at Princeton’s ETS Campus. Get some exercise, listen music, and help over 100 local children make the sweet summer memories they deserve. This major community effort attracted over 800 people last year and proceeds fund the HomeFront Summer Camp program for children who are...

Learn about New Jersey Energy Issues at Earth Day Forum

A coalition of environmental groups that are part of Empower New Jersey, along with Indivisible Princeton, will host an educational forum focused on state-wide energy issues on Monday, April 22, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ. Members of the public are invited to attend this free event. The speakers include leaders of...

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Kicks-off New Walking Club

On Saturday, April 13, walking enthusiasts, outdoorsy folks, nature lovers and other friends and neighbors are invited to join a new club – the LHT Saturday Morning Walking Club. This walk will launch the Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s initiative to bring people together to enjoy the biking and walking trail that loops through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships. The walk will start...

Watershed Institute Hosts 13th Annual Stream Cleanups

The Watershed Institute is hosting its 13th Annual Stream Cleanup on April 13, in 13 locations, ranging  from Princeton to Cranbury, from 9am to 11am. Volunteers can come individually or in groups to help collect litter from the streams and rivers. While the events are hosted by the Watershed, the cleanups in Ewing, Trenton, and East Windsor are...

Local Author to Speak about Connection with Trees

Pennington author Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh will speak about the powerful connection between trees and human beings through the ages, as well as shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of “forest bathing,” on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station, in a special presentation cosponsored by the Hopewell Public Library and the Hopewell Advisory Shade Tree Commission. In addition, Fereshteh...

Teens 4 TASK Hosting Fundraiser This Weekend

Teens 4 TASK is hosting a fundraiser at the Chipotle on 649 Route 206 in Hillsborough. The fundraiser is on Saturday, April 6 from 4pm to 8pm. The fundraiser proceed will be donated to TASK to help fulfill the needs of the patrons. Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is a privately funded organization that provides free meals, tutoring services, some...

Earth Day Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting

Are you looking for a fun, meaningful way to celebrate Earth Day? On Saturday, April 27, meet your friends and neighbors at Mercer County’s Howell Living History Farm for a community-planting to help restore the Sourland forest. “Roots for Rivers” Native Tree Planting is an opportunity to help plant some of the 1,800 native trees and shrubs that will restore habitat...