Events & Features

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

Diversity of NJ to be Showcased in Photography Exhibit at RWJ Hamilton’s Lakefront Gallery

New Jersey is home to a rich tapestry of cultures, religions and history and glimpses of this depth has been captured in a new exhibit at RWJ Hamilton’s Lakefront Gallery. “Celebrating Diversity,” an exhibit by the Princeton Photography Club, opens January 21 at RWJ Hamilton with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to...

Upcoming HoVal School District Faculty Musicale To Highlight Teacher and Staff Talent

Area families may know the high caliber of the teachers and staff in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District, but did you also know that many of them can sing, dance, and play a bevy of instruments? You can see proof of that at the Faculty Musicale at the Hopewell Valley Performing Arts Center on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m....

Second Annual MercerMe Winter Windows Results

We've got the winners from the Second Annual MercerMe Winter Windows and there was some hot competition this year! Partnering with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, participation was limited to Hopewell Valley businesses, drawing attention to and promoting Hopewell Valley’s unique small businesses and celebrating art in our community. This year, Hopewell Valley businesses installed their beautiful holiday shopping window...

Women Artists To Be Featured in This Year’s Common Threads Exhibit, Interview with Photographer and Organizer C.a. Shofed

It was a brisk winter’s day recently when I went out to meet my childhood classmate and friend, renowned local photographer, C.a. Shofed, or Craig, to those of us of a certain age and relation.  The sky was bright blue and all semblance of that warm December we just enjoyed was quickly retreating to memory as I greeted him...

Hopewell Valley Children’s Theatre Presents Seussical Jr

Hopewell Valley Children's Theatre proudly presents Seussical, Jr! Join Cat in the Hat who leads us on a journey through the world of Dr. Seuss... from Whoville to the Jungle of Nool... and enjoy this musical version starring favorite characters from the classic books. Mark your calendar for one of the two performance dates... an evening performance on Saturday,...

Trenton Eat Local Club Picks Top 3 Restaurants of 2015

The Trenton Eat Local Club has chosen its favorite restaurants of 2015. Check out Maywar's review of Trenton Eat Local Club's trip to El Sazon in Chambersburg, Trenton. The Trenton Eat Local is a group, open to the public, that meets twice a month -- once for lunch and once for dinner -- to support local restaurants, hang out with other interesting people and eat...

D&R Greenway Announces Earth/Fire Award Winners

D&R Greenway Land Trust announces the award winners in its Earth/Fire exhibition, on view at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, through January 22, 2016. The juried exhibit explores how the elements of earth and fire are essential to land conservation. First Place goes to Silvere Boureau for “Forest Fire,” a painting that incorporates wood from a forest fire as...

(Photos) MercerMe’s First Annual Cut Throat Cookie Exchange Results Plus Winning Recipe

Well, the ovens have been turned off, the cookies sheets are tucked back in their cupboards, and the bakers are all nestled snug in their sugar comas after putting the Pillsbury Dough boy to shame in the First Annual MercerMe Cut Throat Cookie Exchange. And, for anyone who may be wondering, it was a raging success. Nineteen bakers gathered at...

MercerMe and HV Arts Council Hosting Second Annual Winter Windows, Shop Local Art Local

MercerMe and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council are excited to announce our Second Annual Winter Windows -- a holiday shop-local / art-local initiative. Hopewell Valley businesses have installed their beautiful holiday shopping window displays featuring this year’s Winter Windows theme: “Shimmering, Glistening, Sparkling!” The initiative is designed to draw attention and promote Hopewell Valley’s unique small businesses and celebrate art in our...

MercerMe’s Cut Throat Cookie Being Live Tweeted Today

Contestants of MercerMe's First Annual Cut Throat Cookie Exchange are bringing the heat out of the kitchen and into this hotly competitive cookie baking contest. Sure, it's all good fun except for the excessive smack talking. And the winners. There will be winners. And losers. The roster is already set but readers to follow along with the action via Twitter...