Friday

November 5

Drama

First Friday, Friends of West Windsor Senior Citizens, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-0051. Presentation of “Wit and Wisdom” featuring David Kennedy, an actor portraying Mark Twain. 1:30 p.m.

Quilters, Kelsey Theater, Studio Theater, Communications Building, Mercer College, 609-584-9444. MC Cubed Studio Theater Production of the musical tale of a pioneer woman and her six daughters. Please note that location is the black box theater. $12. 2 p.m.

The Dead, Footlighters, 808 Pomona Road, Cinnaminson, 856-829-7144. Musical celebration based on James Joyce’s The Dead with book by Richard Nelson and music by Shaun Davey. Through November 20. Area actors include Reba Holley of Pennington and Victor Miller of West Windsor. $15. 7 p.m.

Vietnam: Letters & Remembrances, Mercer County Community College, MC3 Studio Theater, Communications Building, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444. Real letters, journal entries, and poems written by soldiers and medical personnel who served and died in the Vietnam War. Edited and directed by Nick Anselmo. Also, Sunday, November 6, 8 p.m.; Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.; and Sundays, November 14 and 21, at 2 p.m. $8. 7 p.m. See story page 27.

The ensemble cast includes Todd Cabrera of Plainsboro and Danielle Madera of West Windsor.

Twelve Angry Women, Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, 609-921-2330. An all-female adaptation of the courtroom drama “Twelve Angry Men” set in a jury room during a murder trial in which a youth is alleged to have killed his father. 7:30 p.m.

Heaven Can Wait, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444. Yardley Players’ drama about a prize fighter and an over zealous angel. $12. 8 p.m.

Hot ‘N Cole, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Revue featuring 46 Cole Porter songs. $23.75 and $25.25. 8 p.m. See story page 25.

Willie B. Came Into the Sun, Passage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery streets, Trenton, 609-392-0766. Drama set in the mountains of Vietnam by Jean Sterret and directed by Robert Kalfin. $28. 8 p.m.

Why Did I Get Married? He Proposed, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Memorial Drive, Trenton, 609-984-8400. Tyler Perry’s musical. $27.50 to $35. 8 p.m.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Peddie School, William Mount-Burke Theater, Hightstown, 609-490-7550. Drama based on Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee. $10. 8 p.m.

The Real Thing, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. Tom Stoppard’s comedy about deception. Through November 13. $12. 8 p.m.

Art

Film Conference, Princeton University, Program in Visual Arts, Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau, 609-258-4712. “Gloria! The Legacy of Hollis Frampton”. Also, November 6. Visit www.Princeton.edu/~visarts/Framptom.htm for information. 9 a.m.

Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. “A Literati Painting?: Ike no Taiga’s `Scholars Conversing in the Mountains’.” Gallery talk by Xiaojin Wu, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art and Archaeology. Free. 12:30 p.m.

Susan Winter, Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury Town Hall, Schoolhouse Lane, Cranbury, 609-395-0900. Opening reception for an exhibition of mixed media entitled “Eclectic Expressions” by Allentown artist Susan Winter. Works include oil, pastel, and watercolor renditions of local scenes and people. Show runs to November 28. Free. 6 to 8 p.m.

Literati

America (The Book) Authors, Princeton U-Store, 36 University Place, Third Floor., 609-921-8500. Rob Kutner, Princeton, Class of 1994, along with fellow writers, David Javerbaum, Jason Reich, J.R. Havlan, and Chris Regan, talk about life on “The Daily Show” and their national bestseller. In the book, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show’s writing staff offer insights into government, institutions, and history. 7 p.m.

Good Causes

Holiday Market Craft Show, Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, 609-466-1970. Juried artisans and crafters displaying toys, silks, pottery, linens, pysanky eggs, Swiss homemade chocolates, hand-made clothing. Local artisans, all handmade, eco-friendly. Also, Saturday, November 6. $1. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Fall Gala, New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC), Westin Hotel, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 732-521-2722. Benefit gala with dinner, dancing, silent auction, and open bar. Black tie optional. $250. 7 p.m.

Chocolate Display

Whole Foods Market, Windsor Green Shopping Center, West Windsor. Sample a hand-crafted chocolate by Knipschildts. Noon to 8 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Wellness Day, Plainsboro Recreation, Municipal Complex, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-0909. Information on health-related issues and services in the area, health care screenings, and guest speakers presenting talks on healthy living. 1 to 3 p.m.

Rape Aggression Defense Program, West Windsor Police Department, West Windsor Police Station, 609-799-0452. First session of R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course for women. Register. Free. 6:30 p.m.

History

The Battle of Gettysburg!, Camp Olden Round Table, Princeton University, 609-585-8900. Speaker’s reception followed by a performance of “Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters” and a discussion of slavery, quilt symbols, and the Underground Railroad. Register. $15. 6 p.m.

Hot Spots

Mike Stankiewicz, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15 8:30 and 11 p.m.

Dub is a Weapon, Conduit, 439 South Broad Street, Trenton, 609-656-1199. Upcoming Reggae Artist. 9 p.m.

Cool Spots

Spring Hill Band, Orpha’s Coffee Shop, 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828. 7 p.m.

Late Night Series, Mercer College, Studio Theater, CM 122, West Windsor, 609-586-9446. Poetry, music, spoken word, drama, comedy, and open mic. Sign up at 9:30 to perform. Free. 10 p.m.

Saturday

November 6

School Sports

High Schools North and South Girls Volleyball, Call for time and location., 609-716-5000, ext. 5134. CJGV Finals.

High School South Football, 609-716-5000, ext. 5134. Hightstown. 2 p.m.

Drama

Quilters, Kelsey Theater, Studio Theater, Communications Building, Mercer College, 609-584-9444. $12. 2 p.m.

Twelve Angry Women, Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, 609-921-2330. 7:30 p.m.

Heaven Can Wait, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444. $12. 8 p.m.

Vietnam: Letters & Remembrances, Mercer County Community College, MC3 Studio Theater, Communications Building, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444. $8. 8 p.m.

Hot ‘N Cole, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Revue. $23.75 and $25.25. 8 p.m.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Peddie School, William Mount-Burke Theater, Hightstown, 609-490-7550. Drama. $10. 8 p.m.

The Real Thing, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. Comedy. $12. 8 p.m.

Dinner Theater

Murder Mystery Dinner, Scoozi Restaurant, Route 33, Hamilton, 609-443-5598. Dinner and interactive mystery. Reservations, $49. 7:30 p.m.

Art

Pushing Past: The Royal Palaces of Hyderabad, Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897. Murali Harathi of Plainsboro presents a watercolor exhibit, “Pushing Past: The Royal Palaces of Hyderabad.” He tells the story of princes living in style. Harathi, an architect and construction engineer, render architectural details of buildings amidst people and seasons. Art chat on Sunday, November 21, 3 p.m. On exhibit to December 5. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See story above.

Contemporary Photographs, Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. First day for “Contemporary Photographs from the Museum Collection.” Through January 23, 2005. 10 a.m.

Grand Opening, Aquamanile Gallery, 33 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-658-1869. Wine, music, fine art from 12th through 18th century, and old master paintings. 11 a.m.

Artists in Action, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. Demonstrations by working artists of various processes for making sculpture. In the Motor Exhibit Building. Free with paid admission to the park. 11 a.m.

James Toogood, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, West Windsor, 609-514-0400. Cherry Hill artist James Toogood will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor,” at Borders Books & Music. The book features hundreds of illustrations and reproductions of Toogood’s highly realistic paintings, many of which are familiar scenes of New Jersey. Free. Noon.

Now and Then, Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville. Opening reception for two-person show, “Now and Then: The Art of Merle Citron and B.A. Keogh,” an exhibit of paintings, sculpture, and experimental art. On view through November 28. 6 p.m.

Dancing

Central Jersey Dance Society, Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road, 609-683-9798. California mix no name dance features Latin, hustle, swing, and salsa lesson with Eli Torres and Gwynne Olsen. Open dancing from 8:30 to 11:15 p.m. $10. 7 p.m.

Literati

On the Move, Friends of Princeton Public Library, Princeton Public Library, Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529. Friends annual benefit features keynote speaker Alexander Wolff, senior writer at “Sports Illustrated”. Also, sports clinics, martial arts demonstrations, dance instruction, auction, and book sale. Designed for kids 8 to 14 and their parents. $10; $35 per family. 4 to 6 p.m.

Sara Poor and Stanley Corngold, Princeton U-Store, 36 University Place, Third Floor., 609-921-8500. Sara Poor, author of “Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book” and Stanley Corngold, author of “Lambert Traces: Franz Kafka.” Book talks and signings. 4:30 p.m.

Cool Women Read Their Poetry, Roosevelt Arts Project, Municipal Building, Roosevelt, 609-443-4421. Eloise Bruce, Carolyn Foote Edelmann, Joyce Greenberg Lott, Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Bonham Lies, Judith Michaels, and Penelope Scambly Scott read. $5. 8 p.m.

Classical Music

Westminster Jubilee Singers, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663. J. Donald Dumpson conducts concert “A Time to Give Thanks.” Program includes African-American spirituals, hymns, and gospel songs. $15. 8 p.m.

Jazz & Blues

Acme Music Quintet, Hopewell Bistro, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-9889. Dinner and dancing to jazz standards. By reservation. 7 p.m.

Craft Show

Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, 609-466-1970. Juried artisans and crafters displaying toys, silks, pottery, linens, pysanky eggs, Swiss homemade chocolates, handmade clothing, and antique linens. Childcare available. Puppet show and tearoom. $1. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Faith

Pork Dinner, Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street (off Route 27), Kingston, 609-921-6812. All You Can Eat. $10; $5 children. 4:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Holiday, Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, 609-443-4454. BYOB. Register. $12. 8:30 p.m.

Food & Dining

Food Festival, Masti, 440 Route 130, East Windsor, 609-490-0100. Lunch buffet features Goan cuisine. $11. Noon.

Health & Wellness

Tai Chi, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. 8:30 a.m.

Pediatric CPR, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 609-584-5900. Three-hour class designed for parents, parents-to-be, and caregivers of children to learn child and infant CPR and foreign body obstruction. Register. $30. 9 a.m.

History

The Battle of Gettysburg!, Camp Olden Round Table, Princeton University, 609-585-8900. Speakers: James McPherson, Patrick Falci, Joe Bilby, David Martin, George Wunderlich, Craig Caba, Jeffry Wert, Peter Estes, Troy Harman, and Stanley Saperstein. Benefit for the Gettysburg Battleground Preservation Association, Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, and Camp Olden Scholarship Fund. $60. 8 a.m.

House Tours

Harvest House Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, 609-921-6748. Six private homes representing different architectural styles are opened to the public to benefit the society’s educational programs. Tea will be served at the Present Day Club. Register. $30 tour; $50 tea and tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brearley House Tour, Lawrence Historical Society, Meadow Lane, Lawrenceville, 609-895-1728. Restored 1761 eight-room Georgian style brick farmhouse. Free. 10 a.m. to noon.

History

Crossing Diorama, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-9303. Dioramas depicting the Christmas night crossing, the March to Trenton, and the Battle of Princeton on view. The museum also features more than 500 Colonial and Revolutionary War artifacts. 1 p.m.

Hot Spots

Kierstin Gray Trio, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. West Windsor resident influenced by Nora Jones, KD Lang, and Tracy Chapman. 8 p.m.

Mike Stankiewicz, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15 8:30 and 11 p.m.

Cool Spots

Quartermoon, Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-4377. Contemporary folk. No cover. 8:30 p.m.

Kids Stuff

Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Meet Curious George and read stories about his adventures. 11 a.m.

Talks for Children, Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. “All the Comforts of Home” by Rebecca S. Vares-Ebert, a talk for children ages 5 to 9. Families are invited to drop in between 10 a.m. and noon for hands-on-art projects. Free. 11 a.m.

For Families

Pork Products, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. Programs on making bacon, sausage, and scrapple. Free. 10 a.m.

Steam Whistle Maze, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. Fundraising project of the Friends of Howell Farm, all proceeds support restoration projects at the farm. Wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and food. $7. Noon.

Santa Claus, Quaker Bridge Mall, Center Court, Route 1, Lawrenceville, 609-799-8177. Santa Claus arrives with Thomas the Tank Engine. Photos with Santa through December 24. Noon.

Family Theater

Jack and the Beanstalk, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Geared for young audiences ages 2 1/2 to 7. $4. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rapunzel, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444. 2 and 4 p.m.

Lectures

Learning Disabilities Workshop, Literacy Volunteers of America, Educational Testing Service, Conant Hall, Lawrenceville, 609-585-3506. Elaine Phillips presents Learning Differences in Adults. Register. 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor Action

Turkey Trot, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, Titus Mill Road, Hopewell Township, 609-737-7592. Family event features searching for signs of resident turkeys. Register. $5. 1 p.m.

Schools

Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, 609-683-1194. Open house. 1 p.m.

Country Bazaar

Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown, 609-259-7392. The 34th annual country bazaar and auction features baked goods, produce, crafts, toys, clothes, books, flea market, and soup by the quart. Auction at 9:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Singles

Princeton Singles, Winepress Restaurant, 4484 Route 27, Kingston, 609-896-1170. Walk the canal for ages 55-plus. 10 a.m.

Princeton Singles, MarketFair, West Windsor, 732-297-9508. Movie and dinner. 3:30 p.m.

Tennis for Singles, Princeton Indoor Tennis Center, 92 Washington Road, West Windsor, 609-799-8214. Mixed doubles on clay for singles (and married couples) ages 25 to 55. Refreshments. Register. $35 at the door. 7 p.m.

Sports

Princeton Football, Princeton Stadium, 609-258-3538. Pennsylvania. 1 p.m.

Sunday

November 7

Drama

Heaven Can Wait, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444. Drama. $12. 2 p.m.

Hot ‘N Cole, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Revue. $23.75 and $25.25. 2:30 p.m.

Art

Images, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0103. First day of exhibit, “Images,” photographs and drawings by Janet C. Eschenlauer. Meet the artist. On view through December 5. 10:30 a.m.

Grand Opening, Aquamanile Gallery, 33 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-658-1869. Wine, music, fine art from 12th through 18th century, and old master paintings. 11 a.m.

Portraits and Landscapes in Oils and Pencil, Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, 609-989-6923. Opening reception for exhibit that runs through November 30th, 2-4 p.m. Free. 2 p.m.

Holiday Tasting and Silent Auction, Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery, 609-921-3272. The tasting menu features over 40 different items to sample. Open juried art show, music by Larry Tritel and Tara Shingle Buzash. Silent auction. Benefit for the center. $40. 3 p.m.

Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. “A Literati Painting?: Ike no Taiga’s `Scholars Conversing in the Mountains’.” Gallery talk by Xiaojin Wu, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art and Archaeology. Free. 3 p.m.

Dancing

Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, behind Borough Hall, 609-683-7956. Community dance for all ages, Janet Mills and MAD Band. $4. Beginners welcome. 3 p.m.

Classical Music

Four Concertos, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663. Piano recital featuring young competition-winning piano students of Larissa Korkina. Carl Aquino, Farshad Tahvildar-Zadeh, Molly Zhu, and Alex Ge present concertos of Kabalevsky, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Haydn. Free. 1 p.m.

Bravo@ Marking Ten Years of Reaching Out, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, 609-497-0020. A tribute to the orchestra’s educational outreach program features Britten’s “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” Ives’ “The Yale-Princeton Football Game, Smith’s “A Major-minor Mystery,” and Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra.” $14 to $48. 4 p.m.

Eunha Kim, pianist, Steinway Musical Society, Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, 609-434-0222. Eunha Kim has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist. Steinway Society debuts its fifteenth season of Sunday afternoon musicales to support the organization’s annual scholarship program. $15. 4 p.m.

Infinite Opus: The Composer’s Forum, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, 609-924-0103. Inaugural program features the world premiere of “Soundpainting,” a piece by Walter Thompson, four pieces of Brook Joyce including “When Jesus Wept” and “Toydogmusic, for toy piano and piccolo. Trenton Children’s Choir, the Covenant Singers, and high school students from the church participate in the concert. Free. 7 p.m.

Good Causes

Hope Cuts, Bernard’s, 3495 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-228-0300. Benefit for cancer, HIV, and AIDS research, treatment, and education programs. 8:30 a.m.

Events

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Showcase, Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, 609-443-4454. Vendors include caterers, photographers, party planners, videographers, and DJs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Champagne Reception, Princeton Committee of NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Institute for Advanced Studies, Einstein Drive, Princeton, 609-275-4736. “The Heroes of Brown v. Board of Education” honors three of the original team members: Jack Greenberg, Robert L. Carter, and Constance Baker Motley. Greenberg is the featured speaker and entertainment is by the Trenton Children’s Chorus. Register. 4:30 p.m.

The Puccini Code: Tosca and the Resonance of Myth in Italian Culture, Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street, Princeton, 609-924-9713. William Berger leads discussion about Tosca. An opera enthusiast, he is also a critic and author of NPR Curious Listeners’ Guide to the Opera. Free. 5 p.m.

Crafts

Embroiderer’s Guild of America, The Windrows at Princeton Forrestal, 609-799-2273. About herringbone eyeglass case. $10. 1 p.m.

Food Festival

Masti, 440 Route 130, East Windsor, 609-490-0100. Lunch buffet features Goan cuisine. $11. Noon.

History

Plainsboro Museum, Wicoff House, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-9040. Plainsboro’s history in exhibits from 6,"000 years ago to the present day, including Walker-Gordon Farm and Elsie the cow memorabilia. Free. 2 to 4:30 p.m.

For Families

Steam Whistle Maze, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. The four-acre maze forms the image of a, steam traction engine. Wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and food available. $7. Noon.

Lectures

Astrological Society of Princeton, Educational Testing Service, Conant Hall, 609-924-4311. Jery London discusses “Location Astrology in Personal Charts.” Social hour after lecture. Free, but donations accepted. 2:30 p.m.

Outdoor Action

Shelter Building Wilderness Survival, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-0609. How to survive when lost in the wild for ages 6 to adult. Free. 1:30 p.m.

Schools

Princeton Day School, The Great Road, Princeton, 609-924-6700. Open house for fifth through twelfth grades. Register. 8:30 a.m.

Open House, Princeton Montessori School, 487 Cherry Valley Road, 609-924-4594. Register at ext. 245. 1 to 4 p.m.

Solebury School, Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 215-862-5261. Open house. Register. 2 p.m.

Open House, Peddie School, South Main Street, Hightstown, 609-490-7501. Admission panel presentation and campus tours at the co-ed boarding and day school for grades 8 through 12, plus post-graduate. 1 p.m.

Singles

Jewish Singles of Mercer County, Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, 609-987-8100. Game night with your favorite board and card games. Bring games that can be played by more than two people. $5. 7 p.m.

Monday

November 8

Teen Softball League

Annual Meeting, Teen League Softball, West Windsor Library, 609-275-1518. 7:30 p.m.

School Sports

High School North Football, 609-716-5000, ext. 5134. Steinert. 2 p.m.

Architecture

Paul Lewis, Princeton University School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium, 609-258-3741. Paul Lewis, “Restricted Play.” Lewis is lecturer and director of graduate studies, School of Architecture, Princeton University and an architect with Lewis, Tsurumaki and Lewis. 6 p.m.

Literati

Delaware Valley Poets, Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Monthly reading by member poets. An open read follows. Free. 8 p.m.

Classical Music

Masterclass, New Jersey Opera Theater, Jacobs Music Library, Lawrenceville, 609-919-1767. Register. 5 p.m.

Faith

Cornel West, Princeton Theological Seminary, Miller Chapel, 609-497-7760. “The Crisis of Christian Identity in America” presented by Cornel West, Princeton University professor of religion. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Tea at 3

Whole Foods Market, Windsor Green Shopping Center. Sample Rishi tea. 3 to 8 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Medication Brown Bag, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 609-584-5900. Talk with pharmacists about prescription and over-the-counter medications. Register. $30. 9 a.m.

Diabetes Health Fair, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 609-584-5900. Bring questions for the members of the diabetes care team. Register. Free. 5 p.m.

History

Christmas in 43, Kuser Farm Park, Hamilton, 609-890-3684. Tom Glover, historian and writer, gives presentation. Register. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Lectures

Princeton PC Users Group, Lawrenceville Public Library, Route 1 and Darrah Lane, 908-218-0778. Free. 7 p.m.

For Seniors

West Windsor Retirees Group, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. “Fall Prevention” presented by Cindy Woodcock, Visiting Nurse Association. 10 a.m.

Movie “Forces of Nature.” 1 p.m.

Tuesday

November 9

Art

Edgar Arceneaux, Princeton University, Program in Visual Arts, Room 219, 185 Nassau, 609-258-4712. Drawing and installation artist Edgar Arceneaux presents a slide lecture. Free. 4:30 p.m.

La Dolce Vita, La Principessa Ristorante, Route 27, Kingston Mall, 609-921-3043. Opening reception for a collection of original photographs from Italia by Ed Tseng. The exhibition remains on permanent display. 7:30 p.m.

Literati

Sara Poor and Stanley Corngold, Princeton U-Store, 36 University Place, Third Floor., 609-921-8500. Poor’s “Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book: Gender and the Making of Textual Authority” and Corngold’s “Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka.” 4:30 p.m.

Damon DiMarco, Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Author of “Tower Stories: The Autobiography of September 11, 2001” has booksigning. 7 p.m.

Classical Music

Princeton Recorder Society, Kingston Presbyterian Church, Main Street, 908-874-5267. Guest conductor is Joan Kimball, co-director of the Philadelphia early music ensemble Piffaro. 7 p.m.

Good Causes

Appreciation Event, Eden Family of Services, 89 Washington Road, West Windsor, 609-987-0360. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in appreciation of employers supporting adults with autism. Register. 5 p.m.

Food & Dining

Living Harvest Cooking Class, Whole Foods Market, Windsor Green Shopping Center, West Windsor. Christina Pirello, author of “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Whole Foods But Were Afraid to Ask,” on how to create a full and balanced vegetarian meal. Register. $20. 7 to 8 p.m.

Gardens

Care of Houseplants, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce Street, Trenton, 609-989-6830. Master Gardeners share techniques for ensuring health and beautify of houseplants include African violets, Christmas cactus, and Clivia. Register. $3 donation. 7:30 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Medical Acupuncture, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 609-584-5900. Dr. Daniel Oswari talks about acupuncture in health and illness. Register. $10. 7 p.m.

Breast Cancer Detection and Reconstruction, Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA Princeton, Bramwell House, Paul Robeson Place, 609-252-2003. Lecture by doctors Nancy Elliott and Valerie J. Ablaza. Donations Welcome. 7:30 p.m.

History

Christmas in New Jersey, Kuser Farm, Hamilton, 609-890-3684. Russell Robers presents a talk about the “Holly Capital of the World.” Register. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Lectures

Beginners Guitar Workshop, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922. Musician Richard Kauffman presents the basics. Guitars are provided. Register. Free. 7 p.m.

Lectures

Princeton MacIntosh Users’ Group, Jadwin Hall, Washington Road, 609-258-5730. 7 p.m.

America’s Retreat from Greatness, Princeton University Public Lectures Series, McCosh 50, 609-258-3000. “America’s Two Visions: The Good and the Great,” Alan Wolfe, Boston College. First of three-part series. Free. 8 p.m.

Science Lectures

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Payton Hall, Princeton University, 609-252-1223. Michael Strauss presents “The Teenage Universe: The Most Distant Quasars Known.” Free. 8 p.m.

Outdoor Action

Princeton Ski Club, Masonic Lodge, River Road, Kingston, 732-431-0118. General meeting. Non-members are welcome. 7 p.m.

Schools

Open House, Princeton Montessori School, 487 Cherry Valley Road, 609-924-4594. Register at ext. 245. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Socials

Stress Management Workshop, Shapes USA, Southfield Plaza, Route 571, West Windsor, 609-897-9007. Grazina Crisman, creator of Total Productivity Shoppe, presents a seminar to help women get in control of their personal and working lives. 7:30 p.m.

For Seniors

West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. 55 Alive Defensive Driving Class. Bring lunch. Also, Wednesday, November 10. Register. $10. 10 a.m.

Wednesday

November 10

Municipal Meetings

Plainsboro Township Committee, Municipal Building, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-0909. Regular meeting. 7:30 p.m.

West Windsor Township Environmental Commission, 271 Clarksville Road. Special meeting. 8 p.m.

West Windsor Township Planning Board. Meeting cancelled.

Art

Nancy Becker, Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. Opening for “Loose Time,” an exhibit by printmaker Nancy Becker. Through December 17. 5 to 7 p.m.

Dancing

Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, behind Borough Hall, 609-683-7956. Bob Isaacs with Crossing the Millstone. $6. Beginners welcome, lessons at 7:40 p.m. 8 p.m.

Classical Music

After Noon Concert, Princeton University Chapel, Washington Road, 609-258-3654. Free. 12:30 p.m.

Good Causes

Ladies Night Out, MOMS Club of Lawrenceville, Amalfi’s Restaurant, 146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road, 609-895-2663. Benefit for Breast Cancer Resource Center of Princeton includes a light Italian buffet, a raffle ticket, and shopping with area vendors. $10. 6 p.m.

Faith

Kristallnacht Program, Rider University, Koppelman Holocaust Center, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, 609-896-5345. Annual program to commemorate Kristallnacht. Westminster Conservatory Youth Chorale. Free. 7 p.m.

Jazz Vespers, Princeton University Chapel, Washington Road, 609-258-3654. Free. 8 p.m.

Krishna Kendra, 13 Briardale Court, Plainsboro, 609-203-6730. Group chanting, mantra recitation, and discussion. 8:30 p.m.

Food & Dining

Thanksgiving Tasting, Whole Foods Market, Windsor Green Shopping Center, West Windsor. Samples from the chefs throughout the store. 6 to 8 p.m.

Lectures

Richard A. Clarke, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, 609-258-3000. The former National Coordinator of Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism presents “Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror.” Princeton I.D. required for entry to Dodds. Simulcast rooms are Bowls 001 and 016. Free. 4:30 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Blood Drive, American Red Cross, 707 Alexander Road, Training Room, 800-GIVELIFE. Donor center is open seven-days a week. Walk-ins are welcome. Monday through Thursday, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Caregivers Resource Center Workshops, Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Center, 609-924-9457. Series co-sponsored by American Red Cross covers home safety, caregiving skills, assisting with personal care, positioning, healthy eating, and legal and financial issues. Weekly through November 10. $10. 4 p.m.

Maintaining Your Sexual Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 609-584-5900. Dr. Jared Fingerman speaks. Register. $10. 6:30 p.m.

Smoking Cessation Group, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 609-584-5900. First day for seven-week session. Register. Free. 7 p.m.

History

Colonial and Victorian Christmas Customs, Kuser Farm Mansion, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, 609-890-3630. A presentation by Judith Krall-Russo, food historian and tea specialist. Free. Register. 7:30 p.m.

Hot Spots

Tammy Pescatelli, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. A finalist from Last Comic Standing II. Reservation. Through November 13. $20. 8:30 p.m.

Kids Stuff

Musical Tales, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529. Derry Light and Dick Swain present Peter and the Wolf, Babar, and Harrison Loved His Umbrella. 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Lectures

America’s Retreat from Greatness, Princeton University Public Lectures Series, McCosh 50, 609-258-3000. “How Conservatives Came to Think Small,” Alan Wolfe, Boston College. Second of three-part series. Free. 8 p.m.

Thursday November 11

Veteran’s Day. Bank and postal holiday.

Drama

Musical Chairs, Rider On Stage, Westminster Choir College, Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville, 609-921-2663. Musical. 7 p.m.

Much Ado About Nothing, High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro, 609-716-5100, ext. 5178. Directed by Debbie Goodkin. Through November 13. 8 p.m. See story page 23.

The Real Thing, Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742. Comedy. $12. 8 p.m.

Classical Music

Sequenza, Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-2800. Sequenza performs selections by Debussy, Ravel. $20 to $35. 8 p.m.

Lectures

Robert S. McNamara, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, 609-258-3000. The former U.S. Secretary of Defense presents “The Folly of Current U.S. and NATO Nuclear Policy.” Free. 4:30 p.m.

Veterans Day

Plainsboro Township, Veteran’s Monument, Municipal Center, 609-799-0909. Memorial at site of newly redesigned memorial to recognize Plainsboro residents serving in all 20th and 21st century armed conflicts, including World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, Operation Desert Storm, and the recent Gulf War. 10 a.m.

Spirit of Princeton, Veterans Monument, Nassau at Mercer Street, 609-924-3118. Annual community observance. 11 a.m.

West Windsor Township, All Wars Memorial, Post and Clarkville roads, 609-799-2400. The annual ceremonies in remembrance of West Windsor residents who fought in World War II in Dutch Neck followed by ceremonies at