Events in Princeton This Week

Here's our roundup of fun and interesting things to do this week, including the continuation of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.



Alzheimer's Disease: How to Manage Caregiver Stress. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can become an overwhelming experience. Caregivers may their own well-being because they are spending so much time with the duties of day-to-day caregiving. This program will examine the symptoms of caregiver stress and offer strategies towards becoming a healthier caregiver and setting realistic expectations for themselves and the person for whom they care, 4 p.m. 

The program will feature classic and contemporary choral works, including three by Benjamin Britten in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Includes additional works including “Kyrie” from Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Missa Alma Redemptoris, Gustav Holst’s Nunc Dimittis and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit.  Admission is free but tickets are required, Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University, 7:30 p.m. 



The Master Gardeners of Mercer County host "Jump Start Your Garden Indoors" at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 930 Spruce St., Lawrence,. Master Gardener Bruce Young will discuss proper seed selection, sowing methods and care of seedlings. To pre-register, call (609) 989-6830, 7 p.m. 

Psychotherapist Jane Martin presents a program for adults and teens to explore a healing approach to bullying. The will focus on the bullies, examining ways to help them change by recognizing what has led them to bully, 6:45 p.m.



Maple Tree Tapping in Pennington. Help the Naturalists get ready for maple sugaring season 2013!  Listen to a short talk about maple sugaring, then head out on the property and help tap the maple trees that will be used this year for sap collection.  Dress for wintery weather, boots recommended.  Adults and families are welcome, registration required, Noon.

Arts Council of Princeton and Women in Development of Mercer County present Piper Burrows (Executive Director, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals) who will facilitate "Stewardship...now that the Annual Appeal is Done." The talk will explore how to motivate and sustain donors and move existing donors up the ladder toward major gifts. Register today, 8:30 a.m. 

Princeton Environmental Film Festival presents “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves.” This film follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Terra Momo will host a dinner with the filmmaker at Mediterra following the screening and Q&A. To purchase tickets for the dinner, click here.7 p.m. Film begins at 6 p.m, dinner begins at 7:10 p.m. 



Princeton Environmental Film Festival presents: “The B Home: A Beehive-Shaped Disaster Relief Shelter." The B Home is a conceptual modular shelter system currently being developed by Peter Abrams of Modern Metal Work in partnership with EPICS of Princeton University, 4 p.m. 

Princeton Environmental Film Festival presents “Soul Food Junkies.” Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance to black cultural identity. But with its core celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on African Americans’ health, both for better and for worse, 7 p.m.

Mercer County Community College and Fulton Bank of New Jersey will co-host an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the West Windsor campus.  Appointments preferred. Call 609-570-3742 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: 0223942).

For events on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, check out our Weekend Guide, published every Friday morning. 

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