Events & Features

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

How to forgive yourself for watching even 15 minutes of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

So last night was basically insane. Working mom schedules 4pm dentist appointment, hoping that it ends on time so she's not late to pick up the kids. Same working mom also schedules gymnastics class for the girls at 6:20pm. Same working mom was not expecting 2 inches of rain and a nor'easter. Of course, the dentist was 15 minutes...

The Snow Queen at Princeton High School Performing Arts Center

As anyone with little kids can attest, this is the holiday season of "Frozen" -- Frozen themed pjs, dinnerware, walkie-talkies, bed tents. This year, the Princeton Youth Ballet is offering a way to enjoy Frozen without the suffocating amount of plastic, through a performance of The Snow Queen. Princeton Youth Ballet (PYB) will be performing The Snow Queen at Princeton High...

Have you Herd? Oxen Line Up at Pennington School

You miss them. We did too. Now you can see them again! The "top" eleven are lined up in front of the Pennington School on East Delaware Avenue in Pennington.  The Hopewell Valley Arts Council say that they will be at the Pennington School (weather depending) until the HVAC's "Year of the Ox" Gala on January 24th being held at the Grounds for Scupture where the...

Hopewell Mom Tours with Christmas Rock Band Wizards of Winter

While many families will spend coming weekends shopping for holiday presents and gearing up for winter, one Hopewell Borough resident will be hitting the road to tour with her band. Mother of three Mary McIntyre Daniels is also a singer and keyboardist for the progressive Christmas rock band Wizards of Winter. Based in Hunterdon County, the eleven member band performs...

So Much Fun at Filling Station Studio in Hopewell Boro

Filling Station Studios is a small, funky studio/retail space that showcases art, vintage, repurposed and painted furniture unassumingly located in a corner of the Shell gas station building on East Broad Street across Maple Street from the Brick Farm Market. Owners Nancy Stark and Kathy Krepcio invited me to come visit the studio and I loved it so much that...

Hopewell Valley Education Foundation Hosts Lunch with Author Nancy Horan

This Sunday, October 26 at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation presents a book lover's luncheon with Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank and a newly-released novel Under the Wide and Starry Sky, the improbable love story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny. The event will be held from 11:30 to 3 pm and...

Oxen Bidding Closes, Some Local Schools Are Highest Bidders

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council's Stampede roamed their way right into the hearts of the community and beyond. We published about Sunday's farewell event and were happy to help share the list of award winners. But another list of winners remains unclear. During the online auction process, many individuals and groups, in particular local schools, found themselves in a surprising situation...

PEI Kids 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser

PEI Kids is hosting its 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, October 17, 2014.  Featuring food and wine from over 20 vendors and restaurants, as well as exotic cars and private jets on display, the event will be held at the Landmark Aviation (formerly Ronson Aviation) at Trenton-Mercer Airport. Check out the extensive list of of participating vendors: Shop...

Stampede Herding Toward Hibernation

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council Stampede oxen are enjoying their final days of sweet fall air before they are reclaimed from their temporary community placements. We've written about this movement oxtensively and may have oxhausted all poxible puns. The oxen have been amongst us for several months but will be retired from the public locations in preparation to be united with their...

Recap Hopewell Tour Des Arts 2014

If you already love living in Mercer County, keep reading. If you need more reasons to love it, keep reading still. And, if you've never experienced the Hopewell Tour Des Arts, get ready to be transported. The Hopewell Tour Des Arts is a 2-day self-guided local art tour around the Hopewell Borough area hosted by the Hopewell Borough Economic Development Committee Last year,...