Events

All of the events listed below are taking place virtually unless noted otherwise. Visit venue websites for information about how to access the events. To include your event in this section email events@princetoninfo.com.

Wednesday May 12

In Person: Outdoor Action

Just a Hike, Mercer County Park Commission, East Picnic Area, Mercer County Park. www.mercercountyparks.org. Join a naturalist on a walk through the park with pauses to admire various elements of nature. For teens and adults. Register. Free. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In Person: Sports

Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-3300. www.trentonthunder.com. Rochester Red Wings. $12. 7 p.m.

In Person: Literati

Outdoor Poetry Circle, Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. www.mcl.org. Discussion of “Burnt Norton” and “East Coker,” the first two poems in T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” his set of four linked poems. Open mic follows. Bring your own chair. Masks required. Register to lawprogs@mcl.org. 7 p.m.

On Stage

A Twist of Water, Passage Theater Company. www.passagetheatre.org. Online production of the play by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Michael Osinski explores the definition of family and the love we find when we allow ourselves to heal. Available through May 16. Register. $13 to $17. 11 a.m.

Kids Stuff

Read and Pick: Vegetables, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrence, 609-924-2310. www.terhuneorchards.com. Hands-on educational program on the farm followed by a story. One adult chaperone per family group. Register. $10. Masks required for ages three and up. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For Teens

The Unbeaten Path: Gap Years, Service Years, and Summer Breaks, Princeton Learning Cooperative. www.princetonlearningcooperative.org. Online information-sharing session with four panelists who talk about their adventures and pass along their resources. Register. Free. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For Seniors

Making Music, Princeton Senior Resource Center. www.princetonsenior.org/earth-day. Series traveling the globe to learn about the intersections between music and culture. Learn about Mozart’s life and work with special emphasis on his time in Vienna and the unique social and cultural circumstances of his life there. Register. $10 per session. 11 a.m.

Thursday May 13

In Person: Classical Music

Boyd Meets Girl, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton. www.princetonsymphony.org. Performance by the duo of Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf. Outdoor concert on Morven’s grounds. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Register. $35 per pod. 6 p.m.

In Person: On Stage

The Lion King Jr., Princeton Friends School & Pegasus Theater Company, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton. www.pegasustheatrenj.org. Outdoor performance on the school’s playground. Open seating is first-come, first-served. Masks required. Canceled in case of rain. Streaming available. Register. $15. 6:30 p.m.

In Person: Wellness

Tai Chi, Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Staff from veteran-owned Dao Concepts promotes overall wellness through the practice of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese art that blends exercise with stress reduction. Register. $20. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

In Person: Farm Markets

Princeton Farmers Market, Franklin Avenue Lot, Princeton. www.princetonfarmersmarket.com. Vendors sell fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and artisanal products. Face coverings and social distancing required. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In Person: Sports

Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-3300. www.trentonthunder.com. Rochester Red Wings. $12. 7 p.m.

Classical Music

Inside the Music, Westminster Choir College. www.rider.edu/about/events/westminster-jubilee-singers-inside-music. Westminster Jubilee Singers and guests share a dynamic evening of music and musical insights conducted by Vinroy D. Brown, Jr., and narrated by Steve Pilkington and Jocelyn Alam. Free to view online. 7:30 p.m.

Benefit Galas

Night of Shining Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County. www.bgcmercer.org. Online auction and appearances emceed by Stress Factory owner and comedian Vinnie Brand. Speakers include “Mr. Devil,” former NHL player Ken Daneyko on “The Impact of Mentors”; philanthropist and community leader Rev. Dr. Danielle Brown on “Equity in Education”; BGC Mercer alum and CFO of BGC Central Orange Coast Ashley Harris on “The Impact of BGC Mercer”; U.S. Senator Cory Booker, current club members, and more. Register. 7 p.m.

Gardens

Thursday Night Nature, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, Pennsylvania. www.bhwp.org. Series of guest lectures via Zoom. “Tales from the Crypt: Using Dead Plants to Resurrect the Past and Predict the Future” with Jordan K. Teisher, Ph.D. Register. $15. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lectures

Struggling for the Soul of Public Education, Princeton Public Library. tinyurl.com/BoddieDodd. Talk by Rutgers law professor Elise Boddie followed by conversation with Princeton University lecturer in public affairs Lynda Dodd. Register. Free. 6 p.m.

Spotted Lanternfly: Investigating the Invader, Mercer County Library. www.mcl.org. Join Mercer County Park Commission’s Senior Land Steward, Jillian Stark, to investigate the spotted lanternfly’s emergence and impact. Learn what is being done to research and mitigate the damage done by this pest, and what you can do in your own backyard to defend against it. Register for GoToMeeting link. 6:30 p.m.

Living History: Theodore Roosevelt, Pennington Public Library. www.penningtonlibrary.org. Presented by Peyton Dixon of the nonprofit American Historical Theatre via Zoom. Register. Free. 7 p.m.

Online Dissemination of Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories, Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor, 609-443-4454. www.bethel.net. Hear how Dr. Joel Finkelstein and others in the Network Contagion Research Institute used timeline analysis and visual-meme analysis techniques, to analyze how nefarious and violent actors have been disseminating anti-Semitic disinformation. Via Zoom. Register. Free. 8 p.m.

Friday May 14

In Person: Outdoor Action

Rise and Shine Hikes, Mercer County Park Commission, Spring Lake, Tulpehaking Nature Center lot. www.mercercountyparks.org. Join a park naturalist for an early morning hike. Wear sturdy shoes and a mask, and bring a water bottle. Register. 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

In Person: Socials

Friday with Friends, YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers, Pavilion, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. www.ywcaprinceton.org/newcomers. Each person is required to bring her own food and drink, to wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Registration required to newcomersmembership@ywcaprinceton.org. Noon to 2 p.m.

In Person: Live Music

Friday Night Wine & Music Series, Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes. www.oldyorkcellars.com. Live music with Michael Montemurro. Reservations required. Food available for purchase. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Person: On Stage

The Lion King Jr., Princeton Friends School & Pegasus Theater Company, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton. www.pegasustheatrenj.org. Outdoor performance on the school’s playground. Open seating is first-come, first-served. Masks required. Canceled in case of rain. Streaming available. Register. $15. 6:30 p.m.

The Last Five Years, Music Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. www.musicmountaintheatre.org. Musical story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie, a rising novelist, and Cathy, a struggling performer. Seating at 50 percent capacity as well as stream-at-home options. $25. 8 p.m.

In Person: Sports

Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-3300. www.trentonthunder.com. Rochester Red Wings. $12. 7 p.m.

On Stage

The Radio Play Disaster, Somerset Valley Players. www.svptheatre.org. Virtual production of Dan Zolidis’ comedy. Register. $12 per device. 8 p.m.

Wellness

Getting Past an Unrealistic Body Image, Penn Medicine Princeton Health. www.princetonhcs.org/events. Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center presents how to gain a better understanding of body image, how to help yourself and others improve perspectives on body image, and how to increase acceptance of body size rather than focus on attaining “the perfect body.” Online presentation. Register. Free. Noon.

For Seniors

FYI Seminar, Princeton Senior Resource Center. www.princetonsenior.org. Rich Sodon, a volunteer for AARP New Jersey Speakers Bureau, presents “Fraud Watch Network Basics” to help empower individuals in the fight against fraud with proven resources and tools to help you spot and avoid identity theft and other fraud such as cyber safety and investment scams. Register. Free. 11:45 a.m.

Saturday May 15

In Person: Live Music

Spring Wine & Music Series, Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes. www.oldyorkcellars.com. Live music with JT Ronney. Reservations required. Food available for purchase. Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Spring Music Series, Palmer Square Green, Princeton. www.palmersquare.com. Zaire performs classic rock with an emphasis on strong three-part harmonies. Noon to 2 p.m.

In Person: Pop Music

Broadway Spotlight Concert Series, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2121. www.buckscountyplayhouse.org. Natalie Douglas presents “The First Time … The Music of Roberta Flack.” Register. $40. 8 p.m.

In Person: On Stage

The Lion King Jr., Princeton Friends School & Pegasus Theater Company, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton. www.pegasustheatrenj.org. Outdoor performance on the school’s playground. Open seating is first-come, first-served. Masks required. Canceled in case of rain. Streaming available. Register. $15. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The Last Five Years, Music Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. www.musicmountaintheatre.org. Musical story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie, a rising novelist, and Cathy, a struggling performer. Seating at 50 percent capacity as well as stream-at-home options. $25. 3 p.m.

In Person: Film

Carpool Cinema, Acme Screening Room, 204 North Union Street, Lambertville. www.acmescreeningroom.org. Parking lot screening of “Love, Simon.” Pre-show live music by Essie Riddle. Register. $25 to $40 per car. 8 p.m.

In Person: Outdoor Action

Spring Bird Walks, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, Pennsylvania. www.bhwp.org. Spot a variety of birds, including warblers, thrushes, woodpeckers, raptors, and more. Walks are led by seasoned birders and Preserve Naturalists and are suitable for ages 10 and up. Bring your binoculars if you have them. Register. $5. 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Youth Fishing in our Parks, Mercer County Park Commission, Spring Lake. www.mercercountyparks.org. Morning of fishing designed for beginners. Instructions and equipment provided. Participants over age 16 must have a state fishing license. Register. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Corn Planting, Howell Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell, 609-737-3299. www.howellfarm.org. Watch farmers using workhorses and a circa-1900 planter, then help shell and grind corn for the pigs and chickens in the barnyard and learn how corn is processed for baking, and sample some fresh-baked cornbread in the farmhouse. Children’s craft program available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register. 10 a.m.

Stormwater Walk, Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, 609-888-3218. Join Civil Engineer Matthew Pey (P.E., ret.) to trace the path that rainfall takes through our neighborhoods from storm to storm drain. Through his practiced eye, you’ll learn how to read the landscape and determine how the street drains connect to answer the question, “Where does all the water go?” Register. Free. 10 a.m. to noon.

Tomahawk Throwing, Washington Crossing State Park, 335 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-737-0609. Try your hand at throwing a small hatchet into a wooden target. Free. Adults only. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In Person: Farm Markets

West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Lot, 877 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. www.wwcfm.org. Seventeen farms, 20 artisan food makers, and a knife sharpener. Face masks required. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Person: Shopping News

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, CURE Insurance Arena Parking Lot, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. www.trentonprfm.com. More than 140 DIY vendors and a selection of food trucks. Masks required at all times. $7 admission good for two days. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Person: Sports

Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-3300. www.trentonthunder.com. Rochester Red Wings. $12. 6:30 p.m.

Benefit Galas

127th Anniversary Gala, Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. www.chsofnj.org/gala-2021. Building a Bridge of Hope virtual celebration honors Bloomberg and Bristol Myers Squibb with spirit of volunteerism awards. Free; donations requested. 7 p.m.

House Tours

Virtual House Tour, Historical Society of Princeton. www.princetonhistory.org. First day for virtual, on-demand tours of four architecturally significant Princeton houses. One house released each week. Online through June 15. Register. $20. 9 a.m.

Politics

Chapter Meeting, Represent NJ. bit.ly/3tcpRGx. Brandon McCoy, president of NJ Policy Perspective, presents “A Just Recovery for New Jersey” via Zoom. Register. 11 a.m.

Sunday May 16

In Person: Art

Art Exhibition Open House, Ficus Bon Vivant, 235 Nassau Street, Princeton. www.ficusbv.com. “Serendipity” features works by Renee Egan, Spriha Gupta, Rory Mahon, and Helene Mazur. On view through August 4. Registration required. Visit Evenbrite for free tickets. Refreshements served; BYOB. Noon to 3 p.m.

In Person: Live Music

Spring Wine & Music Series, Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes. www.oldyorkcellars.com. Live music with Bill Shannon. Reservations required. Food available for purchase. Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Pat Guadagno, McCarter Theatre, Palmer Square, Princeton. www.mccarter.org/palmersquare. Deeply rooted in the historic Jersey Shore music scene, Guadagno has released five albums filled with musical surprises and unique interpretations of inspirational artists’ work. Free. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In Person: Pop Music

Broadway Spotlight Concert Series, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2121. www.buckscountyplayhouse.org. Natalie Douglas presents “The First Time … The Music of Roberta Flack.” Register. $40. 2 p.m.

In Person: On Stage

The Last Five Years, Music Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. www.musicmountaintheatre.org. Musical story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie, a rising novelist, and Cathy, a struggling performer. Seating at 50 percent capacity as well as stream-at-home options. $25. 3 p.m.

In Person: Farm Markets

Hopewell Farmers Market, Fairgrown Farm, 62 East Broad Street, Hopewell. www.facebook.com/hopewellfarmersmarket. Fresh produce and vendors selling grass-fed beef, flowers, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In Person: Shopping News

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, CURE Insurance Arena Parking Lot, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. www.trentonprfm.com. More than 140 DIY vendors and a selection of food trucks. Masks required at all times. $7 admission good for two days. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Person: Sports

Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-3300. www.trentonthunder.com. Rochester Red Wings. $12. 1 p.m.

Classical Music

Virtual Concert, South Brunswick Public Library. www.sbpl.info. Joshua Oldham performs period pieces for flute, clarinet and bassoon. Register. Free. 2 p.m.

Virtual Concert, Capital Singers of Trenton. www.capitalsingers.org. Virtual experience of the Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and the Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams featuring guest artists Amani Cole-Felder, soprano, and Daniel Rich, baritone. Register. $20. 4 p.m.

Benefit Galas

Virtual Greenway Gala, D&R Greenway Land Trust. www.drgreenway.org. Celebration featuring stories of the newly preserved Point Breeze in Bordentown. Bordentown Mayor James Lynch will be presented with the 2021 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award. Register. $75 and up. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lectures

Family Bird Excursion, Mercer County Park Commission. www.mercercountyparks.org. Zoom presentation to learn how to identify different species and discover the many ways that our feathered friends help with farm chores. For all ages. Register. Free. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A Taste of History, Trent House Association. www.williamtrenthouse.org. Virtual presentation by chef Walter Staib, host of the PBS series “A Taste of History,” in which he describes the foods colonists in North America and founders of the United States ate and the recipes they prepared. Register. $15. 2 p.m.

“No-No Boy”: Asian American History through Music, Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Julian Saporiti, the musician and scholar behind the “No-No Boy” project, joins library staff to watch, listen to and discuss his work connecting Asian American history to the present through song. Register. 4 p.m.

Monday May 17

In Person: Health

Blood Drive, Montgomery EMS, Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman, 201-251-3703. https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/53202. By appointment at www.vitalant.org. Donors must wear a mask and weigh at least 110 pounds. Bring photo ID. Donors will learn if they have COVID-19 antibodies. Email giveblood@mems47.org for more information. Noon to 7 p.m.

Literati

Poets at the Library, Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Featured readers Gail Mitchell and Coleen Marks read from their work for 20 minutes each, followed by an open-mic session. Poets who register in advance may share one poem during open-mic. 7 p.m.

Good Causes

Virtual Information Session, CASA for Children of Mercer & Burlington Counties. www.casamb.org. Information on the non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who speak up in Family Court for the best interests of children that have been removed from their families due to abuse and/or neglect and placed in the foster care system. Register by email to jduffy@casamercer.org. 11 a.m.

Lectures

The State of the Nation Part Two: The State of Black America, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. spia.princeton.edu. Panel discussion featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates, Frederick Wherry, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Patrick Sharkey, and Kathryn Edin. Free. Register for Zoom access. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Delaware River Lecture Series, D&R Greenway Land Trust, 609-924-4646. www.drgreenway.org. “Ecology and Natural Resources” presented by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ on the ecology of the river, its plants, animals, and the birds that can be seen in the Delaware River Migratory Flyway. Register. Free. 7 p.m.

Grassland Birds in a Dynamic Human Landscape: Seeking Conservation Solutions from Fields to Biomes, Washington Crossing Audubon Society. www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org. Bird populations in North America are in trouble. Grassland birds are among the steepest declining groups, but they also offer hope in their ready response to management. Michael Allen from Rutgers University discusses strategies and solutions to reduce their decline, at scales ranging from individual farm fields to regions and biomes. Register by email to contact.wcas@gmail.com for Zoom access. Free. 8 p.m.

Tuesday May 18

In Person: Schools

Open House, The Bridge Academy, 1958-B Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, 609-844-0770. www.bridgeacademynj.org. For parents and professionals who wish to obtain more information regarding The Bridge Academy for a possible placement or referral for a child. Register. 9:30 a.m.

In Person: Outdoor Action

Just a Hike, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer Meadows, Blackwell lot. www.mercercountyparks.org. Join a naturalist on a walk through the park with pauses to admire various elements of nature. For teens and adults. Register. Free. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday May 19

In Person: Outdoor Action

Just a Hike, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer Meadows, Blackwell lot. www.mercercountyparks.org. Join a naturalist on a walk through the park with pauses to admire various elements of nature. For teens and adults. Register. Free. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wellness

Healthy Skin and Sun Safety, Penn Medicine Princeton Health. www.princetonhcs.org/events. Board certified dermatologist John Vine speaks on what effects the sun has on the skin, sun protection and other tips for healthy skin. Free online presentation. Register. 11 a.m.

Lectures

Focus on Your Future: Credit and Money Management Workshop, Trenton Public Library. www.trentonlib.org. Learn the basics of making a budget, how to read a credit report, and about what can be done to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating. Led by a HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach, the workshop will also cover your rights as a consumer, and how to make the most of them. Email debra.douglas@operationhope.org to receive the Zoom link. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Oil and Water, Two Artists Two Approaches: An Evening with Joe Kazimierczyk & Beatrice Bork, Morven Museum & Garden. www.morven.org. New Jersey artists Beatrice Bork and Joe Kazimierczyk both draw their subject matter from their outdoor experiences and share their artwork and inspirations in this virtual program. Register. $10; $5 members. 6:30 p.m.

History of the Bottling Industry of Central NJ — 1840 through Prohibition, Mercer County Library. www.mcl.org. Jerry Pevahouse talks about the local bottling and brewing business. This includes the history of local immigration and the contributions of early German and Irish immigrants, then later Italian, Eastern European and Jewish immigrants. Many became prominent local businessmen. Jerry also discusses the bottling business, which evolved over a 100-year period from a low tech to a high tech industry. Register for GoToMeeting link. 7 p.m.

Sounds Of Wind, Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Gamin Kang, one of the most well-known performers of gugak (traditional Korean music) residing outside of Korea, performs and discusses the place of traditional wind instruments in Korean music. 7 p.m.

For Seniors

Making Music, Princeton Senior Resource Center. www.princetonsenior.org/earth-day. Series traveling the globe to learn about the intersections between music and culture. Guided virtual tour of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Register. $10 per session. 11 a.m.