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AJ Eubanks didn’t think it was strange when a 76-year-old woman approached him last summer in his tattoo shop, AJ Tattoo, asking for a full backpiece before she left for Costa Rica. He also wasn’t fazed—only busy—when an entire family, in town for a funeral, came in for tattoos on Father’s Day weekend to honor the loved one who had died. Since its opening almost three years ago, AJ Tattoo has been the only tattoo parlor in Lawrence, located on Business U.S. 1 near the Brunswick Circle. Eubanks, who co-owns the shop with Ken Senf, has seen a lot of changes in the tattoo business since he started working as an artist in the mid-1990s. The industry has come a long way in the past few decades, slowly shedding its reputation as a symbol for gang members and bikers and spreading into the general population. In the late 1990s, tattoos started showing up everywhere: on TV commercials, popular shows and on friends and family of all ages. Though it may be surprising, it’s not uncommon to see high school students — and teachers and staff members — sporting body art at graduation or prom. Kids as young as 16 can get inked with parental consent, and AJ’s customer base extends all the way to people in their 80s. “We never had a grandma that had sleeves, whereas this generation of kids now, when they get older, their grandmother’s gonna have backpieces and sleeves,” Eubanks said. “It’s unheard of.” At age 27, Hamilton resident Matt Panaro views his tattoos as his link to the art world. “I’m not a real big art guy, so to me this is my art,” he said. With about seven tattoos that vary in size, the Hamilton school district head custodian said it’s not an issue for him to have his tattoos exposed on school grounds. In fact, Panaro said, students and a handful of teach-

ers have tattoos displayed in prominent places. For the past five years, Eubanks has been working on a sleeve on Panaro’s left arm that starts at his wrist and spills over onto his chest. The blend of shapes that snakes its way up his arm was customized and drawn freehand by Eubanks, who’s logged in more than 50 hours making the permanent “biomechanics” — best described as robotic muscle — design. “Sometimes I forget it’s an actual tattoo,” Panaro said. “I’ve had it so long, to me it’s just like another part of me now.” His arms also bear the names of his parents and grandparents, all of whom are still living, as a way to show how much he cares for them. “I got it mainly for the shock factor for them, because my grandmother’s not a huge fan, but she loved it when [I] got it,” Panaro said. “But she still busts my chops. She actually offered to pay AJ not to tattoo me.” Fellow AJ Tattoo customer Greg Konopka, also a Hamilton resident, estimated he’d gotten at least 30 tattoos since his first one at age 16. He plans to honor a relative with his next one. “My father-in-law just recently passed away, so I’m gonna get one in honor of him,” Konopka said. “It revolves around a story he used to tell me, about a broken pistol. So I’m gonna get that tattooed, probably with his initials in the handle.” While tattooing is a way for people to honor living or deceased relatives, people also use them to express themselves, seek attention and more. Pet owners even have the option to have a cremated pet’s ashes mixed in with the tattoo ink to have an image literally made of their pet. The reasons are limitless and personal, but they’re actually a new trend themselves. “Now people are actually getting [tattoos] for a reason, where before they would get them just to look cool or fit in … people used to just get tattooed just to get tattooed,” Eubanks said. AJ Tattoo is a 100 percent disposable tattoo studio, which means the needle and barrel are discarded of after each use. The shop is located at 1871 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence. Phone: (609) 826-9100.

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The owners of Community News Service, LLC, in Lawrence and U.S. 1 Publishing Co., in Princeton, have merged the two companies to create a single company publishing 10 community newspapers with a total circulation of more than 160,000 in Mercer County and central New Jersey. The combined company publishes on average more than 520 pages per month. Jamie Griswold and Tom Valeri, co-publishers of Community News Service, and Richard K. Rein, founding editor and publisher of U.S. 1, share ownership of the new company, Community News Service, LLC. Rein will serve as editorial director of the new company and will continue as editor of the weekly U.S. 1 Newspaper and the biweekly West Windsor-Plainsboro News. Griswold and Valeri will be co-publishers of the combined company, which also publishes newspapers in Trenton, Ewing, Hamilton, Lawrence, Robbinsville, Hopewell, Princeton and Bordentown. “I was a reporter and writer who found myself suddenly immersed in the business of journalism 27 years ago when I founded U.S. 1,” said Rein, who previously worked for Time magazine and as a free-lancer for People, New Jersey Monthly and many other publications. “Jamie Griswold and Tom Valeri are businesspeople who got involved in community journalism. The merger brings new strength to both sides.” In his career, Griswold held positions in business development and sales before entering the news business. In 1997, he started up the Café Olé coffeehouse on South Warren Street in Trenton and grew it into a successful business before selling it in 2003. In 2001, Griswold founded the Trenton Downtowner, which would become the first of eight monthlies. “Our merger with U.S. 1 sees one thriving publishing company joining with another,” Griswold said. “We both see reporting on and serving the local community as foundational to the success of a modern publi-

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cation, so uniting our companies and our vision was an easy decision.” Valeri is a Ewing native and businessperson with a long history of community involvement. In 2003, he partnered with Griswold to start a second monthly, the Ewing Observer. Since then, Valeri and Griswold together founded six more monthly publications: the Hamilton Post (2005), the Lawrence Gazette (2007), the Robbinsville Advance (2008), the Hopewell Express (2009), the Princeton Echo (2010) and the Bordentown Current (2012), their first publication covering an area outside Mercer County. “Another attractive part of the merger was that we had virtually no overlap in circulation coverage or advertisers,” Valeri said. “We also feel strongly that each of our newspapers should have its own community identity, and U.S. 1 followed that same approach when it started its West Windsor-Plainsboro paper.” Publication of WW-P News began in 2000. All three owners are long-time residents of the area. The new company, which has a total of 21 full-time employees, will continue to operate in two locations. The monthly publications will be edited at 15 Princess Road, Suite K, Lawrence. The nonmonthly publications — U.S. 1 and the WW-P News — will be edited at 12 Roszel Road, Suite C-205, Princeton. Advertising, production and other business operations will be concentrated at 15 Princess Road. The combined company also has staked its claim in the digital world, operating six websites in addition to its suite of print publications. All of the existing websites — princetoninfo.com, wwpinfo.com, mercerspace. com, mercerdeals.com, princetonecho.com and bordentowncurrent.com — will continue to operate as usual. For more information, contact Griswold or Valeri at (609) 396-1511, or Rein at (609) 452-7000.

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By Rich Fisher For all those wondering whatever happened to the Hamilton Girls Softball Association team that won the 12U Babe Ruth World Series in 2008, wonder no more. Most of those same Hurricanes are back and ready to make a run at the 16U BRWS title this summer after a few years away from the limelight. Because the regional tournament is as far as teams can go in 10U and 14U Babe Ruth competition, the Hurricanes couldn’t win the series in the two years after their first title. In their first season as a 16U team last year, the Babe Ruth World Series was scheduled to be held in Lamar, Col. “That’s in the middle of nowhere,” manager Jerry Laird said. “It didn’t make sense to ask families to spend that much to visit a cow pasture, so we decided to forego Babe Ruth and shoot for this summer when we would be a true 16 team.” It is something that has been on the players’ minds since their glorious run of 2008.

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Retired MMA fighter finds devoted following in Hamilton By anthony WilliaMS When Ricardo Almeida steps into his gym, RABJJ Academy, on South Broad Street in Hamilton, he takes a second to admire the fruits of his labor: a state-of-the-art jiu jitsu facility home to past, present and future UFC fighters. Since moving to the United States in 1997, Almeida, now a Bordentown resident, has dedicated his life to building his name in the sports of mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, all the while building a band of hundreds of loyal followers to help him deliver his message that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the world’s greatest martial art form. Almeida was born in New York City on Nov. 29, 1976 to Brazilian parents studying at Manhattan College’s Graduate School. Once both parents earned their master’s degrees, they moved back to their native Brazil with their 2-year-old son, where he would grow up just blocks from the world famous GracieBaja Jiu Jitsu Academy. The school was run by the first-family of MMA, the Gracies. At 15, Almeida signed up for his first class at Gracie-Baja and quickly fell in love with the sport. However, Almeida’s love for jiu jitsu didn’t mirror the community’s sentiments. “When I got started, jiu jitsu was viewed as a kind of counter-culture,” Almeida said. “Because it wasn’t as mainstream as it is today, many Brazilians didn’t understand what we were doing and viewed us kind of like Americans view skateboarders and surfers; as rebels almost.” Master Renzo Gracie took a liking to young Almeida and became his mentor, spending countless hours helping him master his craft. Almeida would develop into one of the finest practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and go on to win his first of back-to-back National Championships in 1996 at the age of 19. In 1997, at 21 years old, Almeida would follow his mentor to New Jersey, where they would introduce Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in an academy setting to the United States. By the time they arrived, many people had seen the devastating effects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when Renzo’s cousin Royce Gracie became the first ever Ultimate Fighting Champion in 1993. But the art remained a

mystery to many as they had never experienced it first hand. With the help of Renzo, Almeida opened his first studio at Flex Gym in Edgewater Park and quickly gained a lot of attention. Among those that took notice of Almeida and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when it first came around was Brian McPherson. McPherson was a law enforcement officer and quickly realized the benefits Brazilian Jiu Jitsu had for his profession. In 1998, McPherson, Almeida and Gracie began offering law enforcement only classes and soon began teaching basic ground fighting skills at state, county and local academies. All three would go on to teach and attend federal level courses in ground fighting techniques based almost entirely on their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu system. “Back then, there was nothing required or even available to law enforcement agents in how to deal with situations that ended up on the ground,” McPherson said. “With my professional connections and Professor Almeida’s technical know how, we were able to bring real world training to the police officers, federal agents and correction officers. The reality was that everybody else was learning it, and law enforcement needed to be ahead of the curve.” While Almeida was trying to grow his school, he also aspired to become a world class fighter like his mentor, but was often dissuaded by Renzo of pursuing a professional career in MMA. “Master Renzo told me I was too nice to be a fighter, that I didn’t have the killer instinct,” Almeida said. “And I was like, what do you mean? I’m a two time Brazilian National Champion, a Pan-Am [Games] Champion and have competed against the best grapplers in the world.” Almeida used his mentor’s doubts to fuel his quest for greatness, and finally, after years of traveling to Japan to help Renzo train for his fights, got his chance to fight in the Pride Fighting Championships in 2000. “I will always remember my first fight,” Almeida said. “I won a unanimous decision against Akira Shoji, who was one of the toughest fighters ever in Pride’s history. Also, back then there were no weight

classes, so Shoji was quite a bit bigger than I was.” Over the next few years, Almeida continued to juggle the responsibilities of being a professional fighter on an international stage with running a growing academy. In 2003, Almeida became the 7th King of Pancrase when he submitted Nate Marquardt by guillotine choke in the first round. Soon after capturing the Pancrase title, Almeida retired from professional fighting to focus on his growing family and the development of his school. “It was tough being away from my family and on the road in other countries,” Almeida recalled. “When I wasn’t at the gym training for a fight, I was at Flex [Gym] training my students. It was a very demanding schedule.” Almeida’s school was growing at a rapid pace, and he needed to find a bigger venue to accommodate its increasing enrollment. In 2005, Almeida moved the academy to Hamilton and had approximately 150 registered students. The RABJJ Academy offered training for all skill levels including kids, beginners, advanced, women, law enforcement, competition and MMA classes. Members of the now defunct International Fight League World Champion New York Pitbulls also used the RABJJ Academy as one of their primary training facilities, as the team was coached by Renzo Gracie and Almeida. No matter how successful Almeida’s academy became, he couldn’t get rid of the itch to step back inside the cage and fight again. In 2008, Dana White and the UFC gave Almeida an opportunity to make a comeback on their Super Bowl weekend card. Almeida didn’t disappoint as he submitted Rob Yundt with a guillotine choke in the first round. Immediately after his successful bid at a comeback, Almeida’s academy needed more room for his more than 400 students, so he rented the entire first floor of the building next to where his school currently sits.

Over the next three years, Almeida would fight eight more times and compile a 5-3 record over that span, defeating Matt Brown and Kendall Grove along the way. After a majority decision loss to Mike Pyle in 2011, Almeida retired again, this time for good. “I knew after that fight that it was over,” Almeida said. “I needed to focus on being the best instructor and father I could be and find other ways to remain involved in the sport without the full time commitment.” Over the past 15 years, Almeida has trained a diverse group of students and helped them earn their black belts. Among his many students to earn black belts under the Gracie-Almeida name, are Brian McPherson, Steve Bongiorno, Tom DeBlass and Nick Cattone. All four black belts have opened up academies of their own and pass on their knowledge and experience to their students. McPherson’s school, located on Route 541 in Mount Holly, is opening a second location in the newly remodeled Flex Gym, which ironically will bring RABJJ back to where it began. As for the other schools, Nick Cattone and Tom DeBlass are both following in Almeida’s footsteps as both are also fighters in the UFC. Cattone is currently working with Almeida to help Frankie Edgar, a New Jersey native, regain his UFC Championship Belt at 155 pounds when he takes on Ben Henderson in a re-match later this year. DeBlass is preparing for his UFC debut when he fights on their July 11 card. Besides his school and training other fighters, Almeida has found one other way to remain active in the fight game, as a judge for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board. Most recently Almeida was the judge for the Josh Koschek-Johnny Hendricks bout in Newark. For more information about Ricardo Almeida or the RABJJ Academy, visit ricardoalmeida.com or become a fan on their facebook page at facebook.com/RABJJAcademy.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Shakespeare ‘70 presents the lighthearted tale of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors in a moonlit forest. $16. 2 p.m. A Little Night Music, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. Sondheim musical set on a country estate in Sweden. $25. 2 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Hooray for Hollywood: Music from the Silver Screen.” $33. 3 p.m. Stars n’ Stripes, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical revue features America’s greatest composers. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Snow White, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 4 p.m. Carillon Concert, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, (609) 258-3654. princeton. edu. Jeff Davis from California performs on the Class of 1892 bells. Rain or shine. Free. 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Jazzy Sundays, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Key of She and Carol Heffler perform. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Concert Series, Hamilton Recreation, Kuser Farm, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 8903630. “The Music We Grew Up With” presented by Tom Glover. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, (609) 921-6748. princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Horse Show, Princeton Show Jumping, Hunter Farms, 1315 The Great Road, Princeton, (609) 924-2932. Jumpers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Fireworks, Spirit of Princeton, Princeton Stadium, (609) 683-4008. spiritofprinceton.homestead.com. Independence Day celebration. Picnics welcome. Bring blankets or chairs. No alcoholic beverages. 7 p.m. Monthly Meeting, Compassionate Friends, Capital Health System, 1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, (609) 516-8047. tcfmercer.org. Meeting to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. 7:30 p.m. The Push Group, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 465 Paxton Avenue, Hamilton Square, (609) 2910095. For men and women with anxiety disorders. Free. 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga, Heart to Heart Women’s Health Center, 20 Armour Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 689-3131. Gentle alignment-focused class includes elements of breathing, basic yoga postures, and meditation techniques. Register. $15. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interactive Spanish Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 5814060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Storyteller Anabetsy Lavad uses props, crafts, music, and drama to bring a classic American story to life. For ages 5-8 of all languages. Registration required. 6:30 p.m. General Meeting, Italian American Festival Association, Heritage Center, 2421 Liberty Street, Hamilton, (609) 631-7544. italianamericanfestival.com. Seeking volunteers for the September festival. Open to the public. 7 p.m.

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Poetry Workshop, Delaware Valley Poets, Lawrence Public Library, Darrah Lane, (609) 882-9246. delawarevalleypoets.com. Visitors welcome. Bring 10 copies of your poem. Free. 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal, Princeton Garden Statesmen, Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 888-6364449. menwhosing.org. Men of all ages and experience levels invited to sing in four-part harmony. The nonprofit organization presents at numerous charities. Free. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting, Allies, 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, (609) 689-0136. For adult volunteers with hobbies or interests to share with adults who have developmental disabilities. Register with Linda Barton. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fireworks, East Windsor Township, , . east-windsor. nj.us. Music by Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band, a six piece band from the Delaware Valley region, and Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One, a six piece ensemble from Central Jersey. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Raindate is Saturday, July 7. 6 p.m. Fireworks, Hamilton Township, Veterans Park, Hamilton, (609) 890-4028. hamiltonnj.com. Music by Jimmy and the Parrots. Fireworks at dusk. Raindate is Sunday, July 5. 7 p.m.

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Celebrate Independence Day, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Bring a picnic basket. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. Live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Noon. Celebrating America’s Independence Day, Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, (609) 921-0074. Revolutionary War reenactment soldiers and second Continental Artillery demonstrate drill, artillery, and flintlock muskets. Period games for all ages. Tour the Thomas Clarke House and the Arms of the Revolution exhibit. Bring a picnic lunch, hike on the trails. No barbecues or alcohol. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Colonial Ice Cream Demonstration, Washington Crossing State Park, Johnson Ferry House, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, (609) 737-2515. Susan Plaisted of Heart of Hearth Cookery makes ice cram using the recipes and techniques of the late 18th century. Donations welcome. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 Jubilee, Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, (609) 924-8144. morven.org. Sign the Declaration of Independence, commemorate the 13 colonies at a bell ringing ceremony, demonstrations of colonial life, meet George Washington, live music, refreshments, and more. Noon. to 3 p.m. Choral Concert of Patriotic Music, William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton, (609) 989-0087. Williamtrenthouse.org. Trenton Capital Singers perform an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic. The first floor of the museum will be open for tours. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 5:30 p.m. Horse Show, Princeton Show Jumping, Hunter Farms, 1315 The Great Road, Princeton, (609) 924-2932. Jumpers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. New Britain. $11 to $27. The team will wear stars and stripes jerseys. Independence Day fireworks post game. 7:05 p.m.

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Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Concert and Fireworks, Cranbury, Main Street, (609) 395-0900. Concert by Mercer County Symphonic Band followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Bring blankets and a picnic dinner (no alcoholic beverages). 6:30 p.m. Meditation Group, Mercer Free School, Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence, (609) 403-2383. For all levels in a sharing

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Friday July 6

Legally Blonde: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat. com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Shakespeare `70 presents the lighthearted tale of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors in a moonlit forest. $16. 8 p.m. Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Snow White, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, (609) 896-5995. allaboutjazz.com. Solo jazz guitar. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music, Pizza, and Wine, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. John and Carm playing classic rock. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Arturo Romay, Villa Romanza, 429 Route 156, Hamilton, (609) 585-1717. villaromanzanj.com. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, (609) 987-8018. catcharisingstar.com. Register. $19.50. 8 p.m. Drama Workshops, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. “Movement and Dance” for aspiring actors ages 7 to 12. Register. $35. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Horse Show, Princeton Show Jumping, Hunter Farms, 1315 The Great Road, Princeton, (609) 924-2932. Jumpers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. New Britain. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Saturday July 7

Legally Blonde: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat. com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Shakespeare `70 presents the lighthearted tale of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors in a moonlit forest. $16. 8 p.m. Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Snow White, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater,

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355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. Meet the Artists, Opera New Jersey, McCarter Theater (Berlind), Princeton University, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. “H.M.S. Pinafore” singers present discussion. 11 a.m. Music, Pizza, and Wine, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Sweet Than Honey playing contemporary and classic rock. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chris & Tomy’s Good Time Folk Rock Show, Halo Pub, 4617 Nottingham Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-1811. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, (609) 987-8018. catcharisingstar.com. Register. $21.50. 7:30 p.m. Blueberry Bash, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville, (609) 924-2310. terhuneorchards.com. Annual event includes pick your own blueberries, pony rides, feed the farm animals, and walk the farm trail. “St. George and the Dragon” presented by Tuckers Tales Puppet Theater. Music by Heavy Traffic. Bring your favorite blueberry recipe to the juried bake-off with categories for adults and children. Blueberry treats available. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blood Drive, American Red Cross, Central Jersey Donor Center, 707 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 800-448-3543. redcrossblood.org. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Hayrides, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, (609) 737-3299. howellfarm. org. Horsedrawn hayrides leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes. Visitors may take self-guided tours, picnic, and join a marshmallow roast. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Star Watch, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Simpson Observatory, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, (609) 737-2575. princetonastronomy.org. Weather permitting. Free. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ghost Tour, Princeton Tour Company, Witherspoon and Nassau streets, (609) 902-3637. princetontourcompany.com. $20. 8 p.m. Horse Show, Princeton Show Jumping, Hunter Farms, 1315 The Great Road, Princeton, (609) 924-2932. Jumpers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Portland. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Sunday July 8

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Shakespeare `70 presents the lighthearted tale of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors in a moonlit forest. $16. 2 p.m. Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 2 p.m. Legally Blonde: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat. com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Snow White, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 4 p.m. Carillon Concert, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, (609) 258-3654. princeton. edu. Dick van Dijk from The Netherlands performs on the Class of 1892 bells. Rain or shine. Free. 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Il Trovatore (The Troubadour), Opera New Jersey, McCarter’s Matthews Theater, Princeton, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. Verdi’s four act opera in Italian with English supertitles. $20 to $110. 2 p.m. Piano Festival, Golandsky Institute, McCarter Theater (Berlind), University Place, Princeton, 877-3433434. golandskyinstitute.org. Llewellyn SanchezWerner on piano. Opening night. $20. 8 p.m. Jazzy Sundays, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellval-


leyvineyards.com. John Calaiacovo performs. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Concert Series, Hamilton Recreation, Kuser Farm, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 8903630. “The Music We Grew Up With” presented by Tom Glover. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Blueberry Bash, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville, (609) 924-2310. terhuneorchards.com. Annual event includes pick your own blueberries, pony rides, feed the farm animals, and walk the farm trail. “St. George and the Dragon” presented by Tuckers Tales Puppet Theater. Music by Heavy Traffic. Bring your favorite blueberry recipe to the juried bake-off with categories for adults and children. Blueberry treats available. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. noon. to 5 p.m. Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, (609) 921-6748. princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Horse Show, Princeton Show Jumping, Hunter Farms, 1315 The Great Road, Princeton, (609) 924-2932. Jumpers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Portland. $11 to $27. 1:05 p.m.

MOnday July 9

Piano Festival, Golandsky Institute, McCarter Theater (Berlind), University Place, Princeton, 877-3433434. golandskyinstitute.org. “An Evening of Song” with Thomas Bagwell on piano. $20. 8 p.m. Chiara String Quartet, Princeton university Summer Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, (609) 570-8404. pusummerchamberconcerts.org. Rebeccas Fischer and Julie Hye-Yung Yoon on violin, and Jonah Sirota on viola. Free tickets available at the box office at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. The Push Group, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 465 Paxton Avenue, Hamilton Square, (609) 2910095. For men and women with anxiety disorders. Free. 7 p.m. Gentle yoga, Heart to Heart Women’s Health Center, 20 Armour Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 689-3131. Gentle alignment-focused class includes elements of breathing, basic yoga postures, and meditation techniques. Register. $15. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Toddler Time, Hamilton Public library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Storytime for ages 2-3. Registration required. 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Book Club, Hamilton Public library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Talk about what you are reading and find out what other kids are reading. Bring a book to show. Grades 3 and up. Registration required. 2 p.m. Postcard Collecting, Washington Crossing Card Collectors, Union Fire Hall, 1396 River Road, Titusville, (609) 737-3555. wc4postcards.org. “Madame Butterfly” by Dennis Lesbofsky. An auction will follow. 8 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Portland. $11 to $27. 12:05 p.m.

TueSday July 10

Moonlight Tour and dinner, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616. groundsforsculpture.org. Three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant followed by a docent-led tour featuring sculptures lit to show their brilliance. Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Register. $75. 7 p.m. Piano Festival, Golandsky Institute, McCarter Theater (Berlind), University Place, Princeton, 877-3433434. golandskyinstitute.org. Chamber evening features Jasper Quartet with Ilya Itin on piano. $20. 8 p.m. Rehearsal, Princeton Garden Statesmen, Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 888-6364449. menwhosing.org. Men of all ages and experience levels invited to sing in four-part harmony. The nonprofit organization presents at numerous charities. Free. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting, allies, 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, (609) 689-0136. For adult volun-

teers with hobbies or interests to share with adults who have developmental disabilities. Register with Linda Barton. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Storytime, Hamilton Public library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Age-appropriate stories for ages 4-7. Registration required. 10 a.m. Readers’ Theatre, Hamilton Public library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Read scripts aloud as a group, work on stage directions, and practice a play. Weekly meetings continue July 17, 24, and 31. Ages 8 and up. Registration required. 3 p.m. Read and Pick Program, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville, (609) 924-2310. terhuneorchards.com. “Blueberries.” Register. $7 per child. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

WedneSday July 11

atelier Tour, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616. groundsforsculpture.org. Get the inside scoop on how sculpture is made and the processes used to create a finished work of art. Tour the Johnson Atelier with executive director Charles Haude and digital atelier CEO John Lash. Refreshments. Register. $30. 5:30 p.m. author event, Princeton Public library, 65 Witherspoon Street, (609) 924-8822. princetonlibrary.org. Jennifer Weiner, author of “The Next Best Thing.” 1 p.m. Opera Stars in Concert, Opera new Jersey, McCarter Theater (Berlind), Princeton University, (609) 7997700. operanj.org. Principal artists sing their favorite songs and arias. 7:30 p.m. arturo Romay, Jester’s, 233 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, (609) 298-9963. jesterscafe.net. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dick Gratton, Trenton Social Bar and Restaurant, 449 South Broad Street, Trenton, (609) 989-7777. allaboutjazz.com. Solo jazz guitar. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Courtyard Concert, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616. groundsforsculpture.org. Christine Havrilla and her new band, Gypsy Fuzz. Register. $12. Rain or shine. 7:30 p.m. Summertime in the Garden, Master Gardeners of Mercer County, Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Pennington, (609) 989-6830. mgofmc.org. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Guided Tour, Drumthwacket Foundation, 354 Stockton Street, Princeton, (609) 683-0057. drumthwacket.org. New Jersey governor’s official residence. Group tours are available. Register. $5 donation. noon. to 2 p.m. Family Storytime, Hamilton Public library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Listen to stories new and old. Craft at the conclusion of the program. For all ages. Registration required. 3 p.m.

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Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 7 p.m. legally Blonde: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat. com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Gypsy, actors’ neT, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Mor-

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risville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. Through July 29. $20. 8 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Musical about rock and roll by the Yardley Players. $18. 8 p.m. Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. An Evening of Operetta, Opera New Jersey, McCarter Theater (Berlind), Princeton University, (609) 7997700. operanj.org. Emerging artists sing arias and ensembles from classic operettas. 7:30 p.m. Piano Festival, Golandsky Institute, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 877-343-3434. golandskyinstitute.org. Ilya Itin on piano. $20. 8 p.m. Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, (609) 896-5995. allaboutjazz.com. Solo jazz guitar. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music, Pizza, and Wine, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Darla and Rich playing jazz. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Arturo Romay, Villa Romanza, 429 Route 156, Hamilton, (609) 585-1717. villaromanzanj.com. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, (609) 987-8018. catcharisingstar.com. Register. $19.50. 8 p.m. The Summer of Chefs, Elements, 168 Bayard Lane, Princeton, (609) 924-0078. elementsprinceton. com. Guest chef is Dave Racicot from Nortion and Shawn Gawle from Corton. Register. $145; $65 optional wine pairing. 5 p.m. Drama Workshops, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. “Improv” for aspiring actors ages 7 to 12. Register. $35. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday July 14

Bye Bye Birdie, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Musical about rock and roll by the Yardley Players. $18. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 7 p.m. Legally Blonde: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pen-

nington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat. com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 8 p.m. Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. Workshop, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616. groundsforsculpture.org. First session of “Landscape Painting in the Style of Famous Artists” focuses on Monet, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Continues July 21 and 28. Register. $150. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Art Exhibit, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, (609) 258-3788. artmuseum.princeton.edu. First day of “Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery,” an exhibit of cross cultural discovery. On view to September 23. First day for “Root and Branch,” an inquiry into tree forms and branching structures in art, nature, and information design. On view to November 25. 10 a.m. Il Trovatore (The Troubadour), Opera New Jersey, McCarter’s Matthews Theater, Princeton, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. Verdi’s four act opera in Italian with English supertitles. $20 to $110. 7:30 p.m. Piano Festival, Golandsky Institute, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 877-343-3434. golandskyinstitute.org. Bill Charlap on jazz piano. $20. 8 p.m. Music, Pizza, and Wine, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. The Ones playing classic rock. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, (609) 987-8018. catcharisingstar.com. Register. $21.50. 7:30 p.m. Barrel Tasting Wine Trail Weekend, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 7374465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. Noon. Blood Drive, American Red Cross, Central Jersey Donor Center, 707 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 800-448-3543. redcrossblood.org. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Film and Children’s Program, Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, (609) 989-3632. ellarslie.org. Screening of “Bridgetender’s Boy” and children’s program about canals. In conjunction with “Home on the Canal: Bridge & Lock Tenders Houses on the Delaware & Raritan Canal” on view to August 19. 10 a.m. to noon. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton,

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(609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Civil War and Native American Museum, Camp Olden, 2202 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 585-8900. campolden.org. Exhibits featuring Civil War soldiers from New Jersey including their original uniforms, weapons, and medical equipment. Diorama of the Swamp Angel artillery piece and Native American artifacts. Free. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hayrides, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, (609) 737-3299. howellfarm. org. Horsedrawn hayrides leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes. Visitors may take self-guided tours, picnic, and join a marshmallow roast. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Star Watch, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Simpson Observatory, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, (609) 737-2575. princetonastronomy.org. Weather permitting. Free. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ghost Tour, Princeton Tour Company, Witherspoon and Nassau streets, (609) 902-3637. princetontourcompany.com. $20. 8 p.m.

Sunday July 15

Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 1:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 2 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Musical about rock and roll by the Yardley Players. $18. 2 p.m. Gaslight, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Psychological thriller. $25. 2 p.m. Legally Blonde: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat. com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 4 p.m. Carillon Concert, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, (609) 258-3654. princeton. edu. Trevor Workman from Great Britain performs on the Class of 1892 bells. Rain or shine. Free. 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. H.M.S. Pinafore, Opera New Jersey, McCarter’s Matthews Theater, Princeton, (609) 799-7700. operanj. org. Gilbert and Sullivan features Malcolm Gets as Sir Joseph Porter, Sarah Beckman as Josephine, Jennifer Feinstein as Little Buttercup. Michael Unger directs. Mark Laycock conducts the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Sung in English. $20 to $110. 2 p.m. Studio Artists Scenes Programs, Opera New Jersey,

McCarter Theater (Berlind), Princeton University, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. Emerging artists take the stage. 7:30 p.m. Jazzy Sundays, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. John Calaiacovo performs. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. House Concert, Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness, Pennington, . candlelightconcert.org. Dan Reed performs. Register. 8 p.m. Summer Concert Series, Hamilton Recreation, Kuser Farm, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 8903630. “The Music We Grew Up With” presented by Tom Glover. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taste of Place, Eno Terra Restaurant, Kingston Locke, Route 27, (609) 497-1777. terramomo.com. Family event with live music, games, arts and crafts, wood fired grilling, and outdoor dining. Rain or shine. Register. $49 includes two drinks. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Barrel Tasting Wine Trail Weekend, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 7374465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. Noon. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Civil War and Native American Museum, Camp Olden, 2202 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 585-8900. campolden.org. Exhibits featuring Civil War soldiers from New Jersey including their original uniforms, weapons, and medical equipment. Diorama of the Swamp Angel artillery piece and Native American artifacts. Free. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, (609) 921-6748. princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eden Family 5K and Fun Run, Eden Autism Services, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, (609) 987-0099. edenautism5K.org. Walkers and runners welcome to benefit the organization providing support for the educational, residential, employment, and outreach services for children and adults with autism. $25 for the 5K; $19 for the Fun Run. Register online. Rain or shine. 7:30 a.m.

Monday July 16

Earth, Wind, and Fire, Sun National Bank Center, Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 800-2984200. comcasttix.com. Guiding Lights tour with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. $50 to $90. 8 p.m. The Push Group, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 465 Paxton Avenue, Hamilton Square, (609) 2910095. For men and women with anxiety disorders. Free. 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga, Heart to Heart Women’s Health Center, 20 Armour Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 689-3131. Gentle alignment-focused class includes elements of breathing, basic yoga postures, and meditation techniques. Register. $15. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Toddler Time, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Storytime for ages 2-3. Registration required. Also at 10:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

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Tuesday July 17

Courtyard Concert, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616. groundsforsculpture.org. Animus presents Eastern Mediterranean world fusion music and dance. Register. $12. Rain or shine. 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal, Princeton Garden Statesmen, Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 888-6364449. menwhosing.org. Men of all ages and experience levels invited to sing in four-part harmony. The nonprofit organization presents at numerous charities. Free. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting, Allies, 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, (609) 689-0136. For adult volunteers with hobbies or interests to share with adults who have developmental disabilities. Register with Linda Barton. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Age-appropriate stories for ages 4-7. Registration required. 10 a.m. Read and Pick Program, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville, (609) 924-2310. terhuneorchards.com. “Blueberries.” Register. $7 per child. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Understanding the College Admissions Process, Mercer County College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3625. mccc.edu. For rising juniors and seniors or transfer students. Presented by Brielle Parady. Three sessions. Register. $48. 7 p.m.

Wednesday July 18

Vienna Piano Trio, Princeton University Summer Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, (609) 570-8404. pusummerchamberconcerts.org. Stefan Mendl on piano, Wolfgang Redik on violin, and Matthias Gredler on cello. Free tickets available at the box office at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Arturo Romay, Jester’s, 233 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, (609) 298-9963. jesterscafe.net. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Julia and Carlos Lopez, Malaga Restaurant, 511 Lalor Street, Hamilton, (609) 396-8878. malagarestaurant.com. Flamenco dancing. $12 cover. 7:45 p.m. Town Hall Meeting, United Way Greater Mercer, ETS, Conant Hall, Princeton, (609) 637-4906. uwgmc.org. “Healthy Future” presentaton and dicussion focus on issues that impact health including education, economy, housing, transportation, and more. Register by E-mail to antonia.lewis@uwgmc.org. Free. 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Guided Tour, Drumthwacket Foundation, 354 Stockton Street, Princeton, (609) 683-0057. drumthwacket.org. New Jersey governor’s official residence. Group tours are available. Register. $5 donation. Noon. to 2 p.m. Lightning Bug Craft, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Bring a clean, empty plastic bottle (16 oz.) Ages 5 and up. Registration required. 2:30 p.m.

Thursday July 19

After Ashley, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, (609) 924-8777. artscouncilofprinceton.org. Drama about a teenage boy, tragedy, a family, and a girl presented by Chimera Productions. $13. 7:30 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of

music by George Gershwin. $33. 7:30 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 8 p.m. H.M.S. Pinafore, Opera New Jersey, McCarter’s Matthews Theater, Princeton, (609) 799-7700. operanj. org. Gilbert and Sullivan features Malcolm Gets as Sir Joseph Porter, Sarah Beckman as Josephine, Jennifer Feinstein as Little Buttercup. Michael Unger directs. Mark Laycock conducts the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Sung in English. $20 to $110. 7:30 p.m. Meditation Group, Mercer Free School, Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence, (609) 403-2383. For all levels in a sharing experience. Register. 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Age-appropriate stories for ages 4-7. Registration required. 10 a.m. Women Interested In Networking, Villa Mannino Restaurant, Route 130, Hamilton, (609) 890-4054. whoscoming.com/WIN. Monthly luncheon, $20. Every third Thursday. Noon Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Reading. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Friday July 20

Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 7 p.m. After Ashley, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, (609) 924-8777. artscouncilofprinceton.org. Drama about a teenage boy, tragedy, a family, and a girl presented by Chimera Productions. $13. 7:30 p.m. Chicago: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 8 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 8 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Musical about rock and roll by the Yardley Players. $18. 8 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 8 p.m. Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. Workshop, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616. groundsforsculpture.org. Communal drawing workshop with Mark Parsons, artist in residence. For ages 7 and up. Free with park admission. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Studio Artists Scenes Programs, Opera New Jersey, McCarter Theater (Berlind), Princeton University, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. Emerging artists take

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Saturday July 21

St. Gregory the Great Networking Group, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton, (609) 448-0986. Support for the job search process, every third Saturday. 8:15 a.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Musical about rock and roll by the Yardley Players. $18. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 7 p.m. After Ashley, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, (609) 924-8777. artscouncilofprinceton.org. Drama about a teenage boy, tragedy, a family, and a girl presented by Chimera Productions. $13. 7:30 p.m. Chicago: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 8 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 8 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton

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(609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Civil War and Native American Museum, Camp Olden, 2202 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 585-8900. campolden.org. Exhibits featuring Civil War soldiers from New Jersey including their original uniforms, weapons, and medical equipment. Diorama of the Swamp Angel artillery piece and Native American artifacts. Free. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hayrides, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, (609) 737-3299. howellfarm. org. Horsedrawn hayrides leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes. Visitors may take self-guided tours, picnic, and join a marshmallow roast. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Star Watch, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Simpson Observatory, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, (609) 737-2575. princetonastronomy.org. Weather permitting. Free. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ghost Tour, Princeton Tour Company, Witherspoon and Nassau streets, (609) 902-3637. princetontourcompany.com. $20. 8 p.m. Meeting, Green Party of Mercer County, 855 Berkeley Avenue, Trenton, (609) 310-1672. 10 a.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Reading. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Sunday July 22

Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 1:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 2 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Musical about rock and roll by the Yardley Players. $18. 2 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-

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7062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 2 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 3 p.m. Chicago: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 4 p.m. Carillon Concert, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, (609) 258-3654. princeton. edu. Margaret Pan from California performs on the Class of 1892 bells. Rain or shine. Free. 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Il Trovatore (The Troubadour), Opera New Jersey, McCarter’s Matthews Theater, Princeton, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. Verdi’s four act opera in Italian with English supertitles. $20 to $110. 2 p.m. American Opera Projects, Opera New Jersey, McCarter Theater (Berlind), Princeton University, (609) 799-7700. operanj.org. “Blessed Art Though Amongst Women,” a staged performance of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater.” 7:30 p.m. House Concert, Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness, Pennington, . candlelightconcert.org. Ari Hest performs. Register. Free will donation. 8 p.m. Jazzy Sundays, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. John Calaiacovo performs. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Concert Series, Hamilton Recreation, Kuser Farm, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 8903630. “The Music We Grew Up With” presented by Tom Glover. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Civil War and Native American Museum, Camp Olden, 2202 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 585-8900. campolden.org. Exhibits featuring Civil War soldiers from New Jersey including their original uniforms, weapons, and medical equipment. Diorama of the Swamp Angel artillery piece and Native American artifacts. Free. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, (609) 921-6748. princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Reading. $11 to $27. 1:05 p.m.

Monday July 23

Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event, Fathom Events, AMC in Hamilton, Multiplex in East Windsor, and Regal in North Brunswick, . fathomevents.com. Screening of two “Next Generation” episodes including “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore.” In conjunction with the release of “Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first season, on Blu-Ray on July 24. Fans will also get a glimpse of the new special features, including interviews with the team behind the restoration. 7 p.m. Manhattan Brass Quintet, Princeton University Summer Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, (609) 5708404. pusummerchamberconcerts.org. Wayne duMaine and Lew Soloff on trumpet, R.J. Kelley on horn, Michael Seltzer on trombone, and David Taylor on bass trombone. Free tickets available at the box office at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. The Push Group, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 465 Paxton Avenue, Hamilton Square, (609) 2910095. For men and women with anxiety disorders. Free. 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga, Heart to Heart Women’s Health Center, 20 Armour Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 689-3131. Gentle alignment-focused class includes elements of breathing, basic yoga postures, and meditation techniques. Register. $15. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Toddler Time, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.

org. Storytime for ages 2-3. Registration required. Also at 10:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Book Club, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Talk about what you are reading and find out what other kids are reading. Bring a book to show. Grades 3 and up. Registration required. 2 p.m.

Tuesday July 24

Rehearsal, Princeton Garden Statesmen, Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 888-6364449. menwhosing.org. Men of all ages and experience levels invited to sing in four-part harmony. The nonprofit organization presents at numerous charities. Free. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting, Allies, 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, (609) 689-0136. For adult volunteers with hobbies or interests to share with adults who have developmental disabilities. Register with Linda Barton. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Age-appropriate stories for ages 4-7. Registration required. 10 a.m. Read and Pick Program, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville, (609) 924-2310. terhuneorchards.com. “Flowers.” Register. $7 per child. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Wednesday July 25

Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 2 p.m. Arturo Romay, Jester’s, 233 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, (609) 298-9963. jesterscafe.net. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guided Tour, Drumthwacket Foundation, 354 Stockton Street, Princeton, (609) 683-0057. drumthwacket.org. New Jersey governor’s official residence. Group tours are available. Register. $5 donation. Noon. to 2 p.m. Family Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Listen to stories new and old. Craft at the conclusion of the program. For all ages. Registration required. 3 p.m. Pontoon Boat Nature Tour, Mercer County Park Commission, Lake Mercer, Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor, (609) 883-6606. mercercounty.org. Tour includes history of the lake and up-close encounters with wildflowers, beaver lodges, basking turtles, and waterfowl. Binoculars provided. Ticket sales begin at noon. Weather-permitting. $5 to $7. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday July 26

Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 2 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Midsummer Celebration, Opera New Jersey, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, (609) 7997700. operanj.org. Opera excerpts presented by Opera New Jersey and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Laycock. 8 p.m. Benefit Dinner, Italian-American Heritage Center, 2421 Liberty Street, Hamilton, (609) 631-7544. italianamericanfestival.com. Buffet dinner featuring Italian-American foods. DJ and door prizes. BYOB. $14; $7 children. 5 p.m. Meditation Group, Mercer Free School, Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence, (609) 403-2383. For all levels in a sharing experience. Register. 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Age-appropriate stories for ages 4-7. Registration required. 10 a.m. Pontoon Boat Nature Tour, Mercer County Park Commission, Lake Mercer, Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor, (609) 883-6606. mercercounty.org. Tour includes history of the lake and up-close encounters with wildflowers, beaver lodges, basking turtles, and waterfowl. Binoculars provided. Ticket sales begin at noon. Weather-permitting. $5 to $7. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Understanding Major League Baseball Scouting, Mercer County College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3625. mccc.edu. For players and parents to learn the ins and outs with Kerry Swope, a former Phillies scout. Register. $24. 6:30 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Friday July 27

Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 7 p.m. Chicago: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 8 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 8 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Alice in Wonderland, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, (609) 896-5995. allaboutjazz.com. Solo jazz guitar. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music, Pizza, and Wine, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Arturo Romay, Villa Romanza, 429 Route 156, Hamilton, (609) 585-1717. villaromanzanj.com. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, (609) 987-8018. catcharisingstar.com. Register. $19.50. 8 p.m. Drama Workshops, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. “Playwriting” for aspiring actors ages 7 to 12. Register. $35. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Star Watch, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Simpson Observatory, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, (609) 737-2575. princetonastronomy.org. Weather permitting. Free. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. A Summer Night Hike, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer Meadows, Blackwell Road, Pennington, (609) 883-6606. mercercounty.org. Observe nocturnal ecology. Register. $4. 8 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Saturday July 28

Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 7 p.m. 8 The Play, Pennington Players, Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence, (609) 737-7529. penningtonplayers.org. Staged reading of drama by Dustin Lance Black focusing on the trial of Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the federal court case for marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. It is the real

story of two couples and Proposition 8, a law that took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California. $10. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Chicago: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 8 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 8 p.m. Little Red’s Wild Ride, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 258-7062. princetonsummertheater.org. $9. 11 a.m. Alice in Wonderland, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recommended. 11 a.m. Sharpening the Quill Writers Workshop, Camillo’s Cafe, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, (609) 252-0608. Writing instruction, criticism and lunch. With author Lauren B. Davis. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music, Pizza, and Wine, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Acoustic Road playing classic rock. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reock and Roll, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. “Eat a Peach, a musical tribute to the Allman Brothers Band. $20. 8 p.m. Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, (609) 987-8018. catcharisingstar.com. Register. $21.50. 7:30 p.m. Catholic Conference, Sun National Bank Center, Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 800-298-4200. comcasttix.com. “Embrace the Family of God.” $20 and $25. 8:30 a.m. Blood Drive, American Red Cross, Central Jersey Donor Center, 707 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 800-448-3543. redcrossblood.org. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Ghost Tour, Princeton Tour Company, Witherspoon and Nassau streets, (609) 902-3637. princetontourcompany.com. $20. 8 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg. $11 to $27. 7:05 p.m.

Sunday July 29

Make Me a Match, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, (609) 466-2766. offbroadstreet.com. Comedy about a corporate executive who hires a matchmaker when she hears her biological clock ticking. $29.50 to $31.50 includes dessert. 1:30 p.m. Gypsy, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, (215) 295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim about Gypsy Rose Lee -- and her mother. $20. 2 p.m. Boeing-Boeing, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, (609) 2587062. princetonsummertheater.org. Comedy. $25. 2 p.m. Summer Musicale Series, Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, (215) 785-0100. brtstage.org. “Love is Here to Stay,” an evening of music by George Gershwin. $33. 3 p.m. Chicago: The Musical, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Musical based on the film. Blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. $15. 7:30 p.m. Alice in Wonderland, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. $5. Seat cushions and insect repellent are recom-

mended. 4 p.m. Dinner Dance, German American Club, 215 Uncle Pete’s Road, Hamilton, (856) 764-3106. Monday Blues Jazz Orchestra, a 20-member ensemble, performs. Full menu available. Reservation suggested. $15. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carillon Concert, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, (609) 258-3654. princeton. edu. Robin Austin from Princeton University performs on the Class of 1892 bells. Rain or shine. Free. 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Jazzy Sundays, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, (609) 737-4465. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. John Calaiacovo performs. Wine by the glass or bottle; brick oven pizza, and cheese platters are available. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Concert Series, Hamilton Recreation, Kuser Farm, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 8903630. “The Music We Grew Up With” presented by Tom Glover. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reock and Roll, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. “Eat a Peach, a musical tribute to the Allman Brothers Band. $20. 2 p.m. Guided Tours, Historic Society of Hamilton, Historic John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, (609) 581-3549. Tours of the historic home. Donations invited. Noon. to 5 p.m. Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, (609) 921-6748. princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg. $11 to $27. 6:05 p.m.

Monday July 30

The Push Group, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 465 Paxton Avenue, Hamilton Square, (609) 2910095. For men and women with anxiety disorders. Free. 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga, Heart to Heart Women’s Health Center, 20 Armour Avenue, Hamilton, (609) 689-3131. Gentle alignment-focused class includes elements of breathing, basic yoga postures, and meditation techniques. Register. $15. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Toddler Time, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Storytime for ages 2-3. Registration required. Also at 10:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Global Tots, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Creative movement program. Ages 2-4 with an adult. Registration required. 6 p.m. Global Rhythms, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl. org. Learn movements inspired by world rhythms, experiencing a great workout. Nondancers welcome. Ages 5 to adult. Registration required. 7 p.m.

Tuesday July 31

English String Orchestra, Scheide Concert, Princeton University Chapel, (609) 924-1233. scheideconcerts. org. A program of works by Elgar, Walton, Finzi, Ireland, Holst, Warlock, and Vaughan Williams presented by 29 selected musicians from the Princeton and New York areas. Conducted by Mark Laycock. The concert is a gift from Bill and Judy Scheide. “It would be lovely to hear beautiful string orchestra music in the glorious acoustic of the university chapel on a summer evening, says Judith Scheide. Free. 8 p.m. Rehearsal, Princeton Garden Statesmen, Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 888-6364449. menwhosing.org. Men of all ages and experience levels invited to sing in four-part harmony. The nonprofit organization presents at numerous charities. Free. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meeting, Allies, 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, (609) 689-0136. For adult volunteers with hobbies or interests to share with adults who have developmental disabilities. Register with Linda Barton. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Storytime, Hamilton Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, (609) 581-4060. hamiltonnjpl.org. Age-appropriate stories for ages 4-7. Registration required. 10 a.m. Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, (609) 394-3300. trentonthunder.com. Altoona. $11 to $27. Fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night. 7:05 p.m.

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Improving quality of life through horticulture By Craig Dupée

This summer I had the privilege of being invited to attend a Pennsylvania Horticulture Society judging session for a garden at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. Each year, the horticulture society has an award program called the Community Greening Award that goes well beyond the boundaries of Philadelphia and into the tristate region of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Community Greening Award recognizes the horticulture efforts of individuals, groups, garden clubs and businesses dedicated to improving the quality of life through the beautification of public green spaces. Some of these green spaces may include public parks, schools, train stations, churches, hospitals and libraries. If a site is nominated, a panel of judges will come out in the summer and evaluate for choice of plant variety, design concept, use of space and proper horticultural practices. All of these criteria need to be met for a site to be recognized with a Community Greening Award. This year, there were 80 public green spaces nominated, and 44 were recognized with an award. Included in the 44 was an out-

standing garden at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. Part of the psychiatric hospital’s mission statement is to assist its patients on their personal path of wellness and recovery and to have a holistic approach to patient care. What better way to help achieve that goal than by developing a garden? The hospital staff’s concept was to create a garden in an underused space that staff, patients and clients could use. They came up with a collaborative plan to install pavers to provide a level surface and a means of giving directional flow through the garden. The foremost design consideration taken into account was safety for garden users. That eliminated plants with thorns, plants or fruits that may be poisonous or dense plants that restrict visibility. The name of Serenity Garden was aptly chosen and describes the garden’s purpose to provide a respite for those in a mental health institution. Chosen plants were pleasing to more than one sense and provided a long, interesting season through color, texture and smell. The planting beds are small to keep the garden as low maintenance as possible. Most of the chosen plants were native and self sowing. The plant material

grows together, giving the garden a natural overrun yet attractive look. Not only was the staff instrumental in planting and maintaining the garden, but the clients were involved with the planting, weeding and watering. A fountain was installed for its auditory stimuli, creating a calming atmosphere of reflection and meditation. Sturdy benches with tables were added. The garden has become a popular space for group sessions of art, music, illness management and recovery classes and psychology consults. Even if someone just needs a fresh air break, this is their decompression destination. The written comments from one of the judges sums up the principle of this garden quite well: “’Enjoy the serenity’ … was the expression used by one of the clients at this hospital. The selection of plants, the soothing fountain and the beautifully hardscaped courtyard provide a stress-free space and a connection with nature. Congratulations to the group of kind and caring individuals trying to change the world one client at a time with great pride and care all through the healing power of a garden.” This hospital, through a well coordinated horticulture effort, has created a therapeutic

environment for the needs of the client with a welcoming, restorative place that lifts the spirit toward wellness and recovery. Congratulations on your prestigious gardening award! “Nature is but another name for health.” —Henry David Thoreau Craig Dupée is a garden-design consultant. He lives in Ewing with his wife and daughters. Send him your email questions at hort1014u@aol.com.

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complex simplicitY The Olympics need a makeover By Peter Dabbene Later this month, the 2012 Olympics will begin in London—the world’s best athletes, toned and trained to the peak of their abilities, representing their countries in competition. Boring. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of the Olympics. As much as I enjoy regional rivalries in the NBA, NFL and MLB, it’s easier to get enthused about a victory over a country that has, say, ballistic missiles pointed at you, rather than just a different name for a sandwich. So it’s an exciting time, to be sure, but I have to question how much national pride we can really have for Olympic contestants who train full time, with unlimited resources, to be No. 1; competitors with tunnel vision, eyes on the prize. Some would say that’s what America is all about, but I have another idea. In the same way the Occupy Wall Street movement advocates for the other 99 percent economically, I wish to advocate for the other 99 percent athletically. I believe the Olympics should truly represent the entire country—not just the elite athletes. What I propose is something of a mashup, featuring the random contestant selection of Let’s Make a Deal or The Price is Right, along with the rigorous physical competition of American Gladiators or Battle of the Network Stars and—last but not least—the entertainment value of Wipeout, the show where we laugh watching people run into things. I guarantee TV ratings will double. Anyone within certain common-sense parameters (out of high school, not yet collecting social security, no major medical issues) would be eligible. You wouldn’t volunteer to compete, you’d be drafted, a month or two before the event. Selected competitors could be excused, if they made a convincing hardship case in writing— kind of like jury duty, but sweatier. At first this new arrangement might work against Americans—after all, we do pretty well in the current system, with athletes who train religiously from a young age, in the best facilities, often sponsored by deeppocketed corporations. And with a relatively large population to draw from, we’ve consistently been able to find individuals who shine. The Russian and Chinese systems are more government-driven, but the concept is still the same—we pick our best athletes from 313 million people, they pick their best athletes from 143 million and 1.3 billion people, respectively. The bigger the pool of people, and the wealthier the nation, the more medals you win. It’s a pretty tried and true formula. The Norwegians will always have the advantage, on average, over the Jamai-

cans in winter sports, while the Jamaicans will generally dominate the Norwegians in track and field. But the Not-So-Special Olympics, with its random selection of athletes within each country, will mean a better chance of exciting upsets. A small country like Iceland whose population is, by and large, pretty healthy, might have a better chance to win even a Summer Olympics event than the ol’ U.S. of A., where plucking first-class athletes at random might be more of a needle and haystack thing. Sure, you might get the health nut from down the block who runs 5 miles in the snow… but you’re more likely to get someone like Uncle Bob, who might as well actually be a jelly donut. Think of what the new Olympics would do for the health of our country. The United States is a nation of individuals: we love to hold up our “Don’t Tread on Me” flags when someone tries to advise us against smoking or eating too much fat, salt or sugar. Our generally overweight nation would, more than likely, be embarrassed by the initial competition results. This would call upon our sense of national pride, in the form of national shame, which might just encourage people to take better care of themselves—if not for their own benefit, then for their country’s. After all, are you going to be the guy who flubs cross-country skiing and surrenders our national pride to Boris, the vodka-swilling Russian? The Not-So-Special Olympics would make for some unlikely heroes, but more importantly, it might get us, as a nation, to not just cheer for other people doing athletic things, but actually get off our butts and find something active to stay in shape with, too. After all, you never know when you might get the call to serve your country. Peter Dabbene lives and writes in Hamilton. His columns can be found at mercerspace.com/blog/pdabbene and his website is peterdabbene.com.

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I received a record amount of mail from readers this month, and the longest letter was from Bruce MacDonald, a township resident hoping to run for office as an independent or Republican. He followed his letter with several long and increasingly agitated messages on my voicemail, where he emphasized that he needs the media to help him get his points, unedited, to the voters. He suggested the Hamilton Post would reveal itself to be part of a “criminal element” that has “an agenda to keep the country going downhill” should we choose not to run his letter. A quick flip through our pages displays we decided to take that risk, though—to be clear—I am not aware of this paper belonging to any plot to sabotage the United States. Instead, we did not run his piece because it was more than quadruple our word limit for reader submissions, and we couldn’t trim it down since he didn’t want us to edit it. But I don’t want to discredit MacDonald because, in the first of his voicemails, he made a very interesting point. He seemed certain the public would have flocked to him by now if only newspapers weren’t holding him back. Maybe that’s true. After all, people—ideally—would need to know candidates and their stances before deciding to vote for them. If a candidate depends on newspapers to deliver his platform and the newspapers don’t run it, how are people supposed to know about the candidate? But, as much as MacDonald has a point, the point increasingly doesn’t matter, unfortunately. Politics has shifted to become a

game of perceptions far more than a game of positions. In public life, what you stand for doesn’t matter as much as what people think about you. It’s all about image. Locally, we’ve seen Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo buy into this by saying literally nothing after being charged with attempted extortion under the color of official right April 26. Bencivengo clearly wants to play the trying-to-save-my-image game—in this case, by saying he is innocent and then disappearing before anyone can ask him to prove it. Yes, the mayor is innocent by law until proven guilty in court. But, as image-conscious politicans know, the public works a bit differently. Yet, even the mayor’s aide, Dominic DeGregory, has been relatively silent. In March, he sent 15 emails to the press that trumpeted something great the mayor or a community group did. On March 7 alone, DeGregory sent three emails. As of June 19, he had sent just three emails all month. At the same time, council approved a budget June 6 with a 2-cent tax hike. This news elicited not even a grumble from township residents, proving that even if Bencivengo winds up cleared of all charges, the perception shift caused by the allegation the mayor did something illegal has directed attention away from the daily business funded by taxpayers. This isn’t right. Residents shouldn���t have to cope with the consequences of the mayor’s alleged actions. That task should be squarely on Bencivengo. Still, aside from those pleas of innocence, Bencivengo continues to deflect attention and stay quiet. He made appearances at several Hamilton Business Month events, but

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generally has not been as visible as he was before late April. Meanwhile, MacDonald practically has to scream and jump up and down, shouting, “Here I am! I’m not afraid to have an opinion!” It seems like he wants to shoulder all of our problems, and claims to know how to fix them all. In his messages to me, MacDonald aligned himself with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, a Republican who easily survived a June recall election drummed up by unions upset with his fiscally conservative (and anti-union) positions. MacDonald’s stances may be even more conservative than Walker’s, which may explain his charge that not even local Republican or Tea Party organizations will give him an opportunity to share his views anymore. So, he shared them with me. And, in an effort to prove I am not part of the criminal element driving America off a cliff, I offer a selection of his words. These are MacDonald’s ideas. I take no credit for them: “Our problems in Hamilton Township, Mercer County and New Jersey stem in large part from New Jersey state law, sustained in large part by a failure of private sector citizens to take part in party politics at a local level. Voting only is a cop out. Sporting events, television, computer games, smoking, drinking, drugs and even some theology—opiates of the people—keep people diverted or somewhat dumbed down or stupified and impatiently seeking the next fix.” Several hundred words later, MacDonald takes aim at public employees: “Police, Fire, EMT, Township, County, State, Education, Military and Federal employees get their pensions in the bag and leave New Jersey as soon as possible. ‘Here to serve.’ Really? Who is serving who?” MacDonald sums up his platform as for people who “actually live capitalism and believe in America, honest corperate law, ‘Right to Work,’ personal accountability, legal immigration, [pro-]choice, [pro-]execu-

tion, [pro-]Second Ammendment, fiscal conservative government and regulation, lower taxes and who are, therefore, ‘anti-hack.’” MacDonald ran for Assembly in the 2011 Republican primary on a platform that included those ideas, plus others, like making it illegal for people on welfare to have children. He finished third out of three candidates, missing second place by about 1,400 votes. The gap between the first- and second-place candidates was 149 votes. He still signs his emails, “Assembly District 14, Republican Primary Candidate of June, 2011,” and is attempting to gather a band of like-minded people to run for office in 2013 under his guidance. If you agree with MacDonald’s message, call him at (609) 5854716 and tell him so. MacDonald said he is a voice for people who feel fed up with and marginalized by government. He wants to usher in a new era of governance. “I’m on target,” he said in one voicemail to me. “I’ve been on the ballot. I’m trying to save this country.” So, which would you rather have: the impassionated, anti-establishment candidate who wants the save the country? Or the guy already in office out to save himself? I hope—at the very least—people like MacDonald get some credit for ensuring the question has been asked. And, in the same breath, I hope MacDonald gives me some credit for no longer being part of the “criminal element.” Because, at least until MacDonald gets his way with this country, image is everything around here. Rob Anthes is senior community editor of the Hamilton Post. Connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/robanthes, and read his columns on mercerspace.com.

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