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Events happening in and around Hopewell Valley

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Plant-based Diets Save Hearts and Homes: Small Actions, Big Changes (virtual)

The effects of eating more plant-based foods far exceed the well-known nutritional benefits on one’s health. Research shows that eating a more plant-based diet can also lower carbon footprint and global warming. The aim of this session is to discuss why and how we can eat more plant-based foods. Join Mercer County Library System on Tuesday, […]

Declutter in 2022: Maximize Your Storage and What to Store Where (virtual)

Make 2022 your most organized year yet! Join best-selling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak for this program, on Saturday, January 22, 2:00 pm, when she helps you figure out what to keep and where to keep it. She'll share her most clever storage tips to maximize the storage space in your home. Then join Jamie for […]

Princeton Community Works Annual NonProfit Conference- Virtual January 2022

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“Share It Forward: Connect, Create, Collaborate” is the theme of the annual Princeton Community Works 2022 conference to be held on January 24, 25 and 26, 2022. Once again the conference, which focuses on meeting the needs of volunteers, boards and staff of nonprofit organizations, will take place online. The registration fee is $20 per […]


Ellis Island: Island of Hope, Island of Tears (virtual)

Ellis Island, often referred to as: the “Island of Hope” and “Island of Tears.” Find out why by taking a slideshow and lecture covering the island’s earliest days up to the present day. Relive some of our immigrants’ experiences, and stories, along with their fears and disappointments. Lecture will include actual immigrant pictures both past […]

Avoiding Securities Fraud (virtual)

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers on Wednesday, January 26, 11am. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period […]

Amphibian Crossing Guards Training (virtual)

Ensure the survival of some of the Sourland region’s most important and fragile species. Help the salamanders and other amphibians safely cross the road as they migrate to their natal vernal pools. On rainy evenings from late February through March, teams of local volunteers will be serving as “Crossing Guards” – slowing traffic, moving amphibians […]


Trivia Tuesday w/ MCL (virtual)

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids (10 and over) are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members).  Visit MCLS’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate. No registration required.

What to Know about Cryptocurrency (virtual)

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides a general introduction about cryptocurrency. Her talk focuses on how cryptocurrency works, as well as scams surrounding bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to register to receive link to program. Wednesday, February 2, 1:00 pm

The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis (virtual)

The internet webinar "The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man; Jacob Francis (1754 o 1836) will be presented by Larry Kidder on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7pm. The event is co-sponsored by Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library.  To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/francisJacob. Born in Amwell […]

The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing […]