Events & Features

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

D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Sales

Eco-conscious gardeners know that planting native species provides essential food for local wildlife, in both migration and in breeding seasons. Along with exciting native wildflowers such as cinnamon fern, milkweed, echinacea, foam flower, cardinal flower, wild columbine and jack in-the-pulpit, the nursery offers native shrubs, trees, and grasses. D&R Greenway Land Trust’s plants are grown from locally sourced starter...

Hopewell Valley to Celebrate Second Annual Heritage Weekend

The second annual Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend will take place on Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 23 through Monday, May 27. Multiple organizations across Hopewell Valley will offer a full weekend of events to celebrate the area's rich heritage. Partnering organizations include The Hopewell Museum, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, Stoutsburg Cemetery Association, Pennington African Cemetery Association, Hopewell Valley Veterans Association, Hopewell...

HPL Presents Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden

Local author, Caroline Seebohm, will join the Hopewell Public Library for Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden, a talk about the preservation of the famous Untermyer Garden in Yonkers, NY, as well as other preserved American and English gardens. The talk will be at 7pm on Wednesday, June 5, at the...

“Manage Pests in Your Garden and Landscape” Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will present a program, “Managing the Pests in Your Garden and Landscape by Nature’s Signs” on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Lecture Hall CM107. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be delivered by Amy Ricco, Professor...

Pennington Day – This Saturday!

Pennington Day 2019 is this Saturday, May 18, from 10am-4pm. This free family-friendly community event features 150 booth vendors including local businesses and artists, 15+ food trucks, a ton of kids' activities and more. Pennington Day is held in downtown Pennington Borough along South Main Street and East Curlis Avenue. Additionally, Pennington Day makes grants to non-profits, civic organizations, schools and...

Meet Pennington First Aid Squad Volunteer EMT Shelley Pennington

This feature story is about Shelley Pennington, one of the Pennington First Aid Squad volunteer EMTs, presented by Protect Hopewell Valley in support of all Hopewell Valley fire and ambulance companies.  As you'll read, Shelley leads a very adventurous life! This Former Navy Pilot Loves the Thrilling Challenge of Helping Her Neighbors The call came from a concerned neighbor on a...

Poultryman to Speak at “Meet the Farmer” Night

Chicken history will be the focus at Howell Living History Farm on Wednesday, May 15, when poultryman Tom Wooden of Lambertville presents the second program in the “Meet the Farmer” series. During his talk, Wooden will tell the story of his family's poultry farm and business in Hopewell Township from 1938 to 1970. The presentation includes photographs of the farm's...

Pennington Borough Hosts Town-Wide Yard Sale

Pennington Borough Mayor and Council encourage all residents to participate in the town’s first annual Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 9am to 4pm. There is no fee or advance registration required. The event will be held rain or shine. A community yard sale offers a great opportunity for homeowners to host a sale on the same...

Hopewell Valley Education Foundation Gala Celebrates District’s Award-Winning Teachers

The Hopewell Valley Education Foundation (HVEF) is hosting its annual Boots & Bling gala event Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hopewell’s historic Glenmoore Farm. The event, which celebrates Hopewell Valley Regional School District's outstanding educators and staff, honors the six teachers and three support staff who won the 2019 Governor’s Teacher and Educational Services Professional Recognition Awards. Residents and educators...

Sourland Mountain Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

On Saturday June 22, from 3pm to 10pm, the Sourland Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival (SMF) featuring six hours of live music provided by six of the best artists in the area. Guests will enjoy local food, craft beer and spirits, mountain history, and family activities, while helping to protect the Sourland Mountain region. Volunteers are...