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October 2018

Michael’s Kids Club

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 ages 3 -5, $5 ages 6 and up PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Fall Animal Puppet/Props September 15 Klutz Craft September 22 Owl Art September 29   Pumpkin Lantern/Dimensional Pumpkin October 6 Flying Bat/Spooky House & Bat Frame October 13 Glitter Paper Spider Web/Pom-Pom…

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 20, 2018

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. Storytime and Activities Featuring I Lost My Tooth! Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00 AM Mo Willems is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. This time, an ensemble cast of squirrels, acorns, and pop-in…

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Fire Safety Day – Hopewell Township

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woolsey Park Hopewell Township, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

October 13 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm Hopewell Valley Fire Safety Open House at Woolsey Park

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Finding the Great Pumpkin – Princeton

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join the Arts Council of Princeton at the Princeton Shopping Center for an afternoon of family-friendly fall fun! This event is free and open to the public. Create artwork inspired by the season and get up and dance with Alex & the Kaleidoscope! Alex & the Kaleidoscope is an interactive music entertainment band, targeted for children 4-8 years old, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places…

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Oktoberfest – Hamilton

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Kuser Gazebo Hamilton, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Sunday, October 14, 2018 11 AM - 5:30 PM Veterans Park - Kuser Road Entrance Address (for Directions) 2206 Kuser Road Hamilton Township, NJ 08690  • Combining festivities and fireworks into one fun-packed day! • With an early sunset, kids will be able to enjoy the fireworks and still get to bed early enough for school the next day! • Once again will feature family favorite events like: Amusements, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Corn Maze, Crafters, Vendors • Additionally there…

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Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Free

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books. Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are: PRINCETON MARKET FAIR 3535 US-1 Princeton, NJ 08540 PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE 500 Route 73 South Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 983-7916 GROVE WEST 546 Broad Street Shewsbury, NJ 07702 RIVERSIDE SQUARE One Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ 07601 MALL AT SHORT HILLS 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078 http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

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Wednesday Story Time – Barnes and Noble Princeton

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring seasonal stories with our favorite characters. Coloring activity to follow.

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Story Time Barnes and Noble Hamilton

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Hamilton, 425 Marketplace Road
Hamilton, NJ United States
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Free

Come and enjoy a reading and activity for some of our favorite children's stories!

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Friday Stories – Barnes and Noble Princeton

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Join us every Friday for Storytime in our Children's Department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.

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Michael’s Kids Club

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 ages 3 -5, $5 ages 6 and up PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Fall Animal Puppet/Props September 15 Klutz Craft September 22 Owl Art September 29   Pumpkin Lantern/Dimensional Pumpkin October 6 Flying Bat/Spooky House & Bat Frame October 13 Glitter Paper Spider Web/Pom-Pom…

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 20, 2018

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. Storytime and Activities Featuring I Lost My Tooth! Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00 AM Mo Willems is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. This time, an ensemble cast of squirrels, acorns, and pop-in…

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Plainsboro Preserve Open House

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ United States
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Free

Annual Open House Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm Open House Whether you have never been to the Plainsboro Preserve, or if it is your favorite place to go on weekends or for programs, there will be something new to see and learn about today. Explore our Orange Trail close to the Building to learn more about our first residents, the Lenape, and how they used the resources of our Woodland Forests. Get up close and personal with some…

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Revolutionary War Day & Ten Crucial Days Tour – Titusville

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing Pe Rd.
Titusville, NJ 08560 United States
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Free

Sunday, October 21 | 11:00am - 5:00pm Soak up some history at the Washington Crossing State Park! The day will have something for history buffs of all ages, including: Historian-led TEN CRUCIAL DAYS TOURS (space limited); A historic SCAVENGER HUNT (with prizes!);  The launch of our SELF-GUIDED HISTORIC WALKING TOUR of sites throughout the park; Tours of the SWAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION COLLECTION of Revolutionary War artifacts; Special presentations at the JOHNSON FERRY HOUSE; Story telling by GEORGE WASHINGTON;And more! This…

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Fall Fest – Princeton

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palmer Square on the Green, Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Free

Palmer Square is very excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Fall Fest! Get excited for: Live music with Some Assembly Required! Yummy food and drinks Treats around the Square and fun for all! Time: 12:00pm- 3:00pm Location: Palmer Square | 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

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Spectacular Spiders: Naturally Friends

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530 United States
Free

Sunday, October 21 1-3pm Howell Living History Farm Free, Donations welcome! Turn your spider "eeews" into "aaaahs" during this family-oriented program. Join Christy, our Teacher Naturalist, for a slew of arachnid activities for all ages that will debunk the many spider myths, and increase your appreciation for these tiny creatures. To register, click here!

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