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January 2020

SCORE Seminar: Small Business Trends in 2020

January 21, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Description:  Successful businesses understand market and customer trends to improve their product-market fit, increase revenue and profits. In this workshop, we will discuss small business trends for 2020, including the following areas: Demographics Technology Marketing and social media Mobile/smartphone Retail and e-Commerce Hottest industries/small business sectors   Presenter Bio:  Amulya K. Garga is the Chairman of SCORE Princeton and mentors small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. He also mentors business leaders through Everwise. He has developed game-changing technologies ranging from predictive…

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

January 22, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This chess series for 6- to 12-years-olds who are familiar with the basics of chess, is conducted by local chess instructor and U.S. Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson. Each class features a compact lesson with strategies and tips, and time for supervised play. Participation is limited to 20 and registration is required. Please make certain your child can attend all session dates (Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19) before registering.  

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Engaged Retirement: Tax Updates for the 2019 Filing Season

January 27, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Joseph C Maida, managing member of the accounting firm Maida & Maida, gives an overview of updates for the 2019 tax year.   Presented in partnership with the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

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Talk and book signing with David Shulkin

January 30, 2020, 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

David Shulkin, the ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, will share insights about his service to two very different Presidents and the current state of public service as he discusses his book It Shouldn’t Be This Hard To Serve Your Country. For further information, please visit this link. This event is being coordinated in collaboration with Rutgers University as well as James Barrood, Princeton Tech Meetup and Scarlet Startups. The first 100 registered attendees get a copy…

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February 2020

“Fistful of Popcorn” Oscars Road Show

February 2, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Film reviewers Bob Brown, Marilyn Campbell, Janet Stern and Carol Welsch of Princeton Community Television's long-running "Fistful of Popcorn" offer their take on the 2020 Oscars season including opinions about this year's Academy Award-nominated films. Members of the audience will also be invited to share their opinions. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.

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Continuing Conversations on Race: The Green Book: An American Journey Through White Racism

February 3, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation. Tonight's presentation, "The Green Book: An American Journey Through White Racism," covers how the denial of equal accommodation for all Americans stimulated resistance, initiated lawsuits, created a travel guide and nurtured an entrepreneurial class that built new businesses to provide those accommodations. Presented in partnership with Not in Our Town Princeton.

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

February 5, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This chess series for 6- to 12-years-olds who are familiar with the basics of chess, is conducted by local chess instructor and U.S. Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson. Each class features a compact lesson with strategies and tips, and time for supervised play. Participation is limited to 20 and registration is required. Please make certain your child can attend all session dates (Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19) before registering.  

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Chinese New Year Celebration

February 8, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat, with Princeton High School's Mandarin classes and Chinese Club. Geared toward participants of all ages, the celebration features a traditional Chinese lion dance, Chinese painting, calligraphy, music and paper cutting. There will also be origami stations and martial arts performances.   Presented in partnership with Princeton High School's Mandarin classes and Chinese Club.

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Lecture: Juliette Wells: “Publishing Northanger Abbey: A History in Documents”

February 16, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Jane Austen scholar Juliette Wells gives a presentation on Austen’s “Northanger Abbey” and its complex journey to publication. The lecture includes pertinent primary sources (in digital facsimile) including letters between Austen and her publishers. Also featured will be stories of the American collectors who owned important documents. Wells is the Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professor of English at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, home of the distinguished Alberta H. and Henry G. Burke Jane Austen Collection. She is the author…

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CANCELLED SCORE Seminar: Creating a Business Model and Business Plan

February 17, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Description:  "Those who fail to plan, plan to fail." A well-planned business model is critical to the success of your business. This workshop will show how the business model canvas can be used to develop your business model and value proposition and how it helps you prepare your business plans. Presenter Bio:  Radha Mahalingam is an Information Technology Entrepreneur and Consulting Executive. He has over 25 years of success selling and delivering complex IT transformation projects for large enterprise clients in U.S.…

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

February 19, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This chess series for 6- to 12-years-olds who are familiar with the basics of chess, is conducted by local chess instructor and U.S. Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson. Each class features a compact lesson with strategies and tips, and time for supervised play. Participation is limited to 20 and registration is required. Please make certain your child can attend all session dates (Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19) before registering.  

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Engaged Retirement: Downsizing and Organizing

February 24, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Professional organizer John Odalen shares easy techniques for getting and staying organized. New ways to think about possessions will be discussed along with options for disposing of items you no longer want or need. Odalen specializes in helping people who feel overwhelmed by their possessions and want to get organized, but don't know where to start. A longtime Lawrenceville resident,  his first book on organizing is "Real Value: New Ways to Think About Your Time, Your Space & Your Stuff."…

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March 2020

Demonstration: “Herr Bach and His Instruments”

March 5, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

An introduction to the Baroque instruments Bach included in his St. John Passion is provided by members of the Dryden Ensemble who will demonstrate the instruments. Instruments include the viola d'amore, oboe da caccia, viola da gamba and the orbo. The Dryden Ensemble will perform Bach's St. John Passion March 13 and 14 at All Saints' Church in Princeton. Presented in partnership with the Dryden Ensemble.

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Celebrate Inventors Day

March 7, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Ever wonder how a race car’s speedometer works? Or how a roller coaster stops? Come learn about electromagnetism - the fundamental force behind these inventions - and the scientists and engineers who made these discoveries. This Inventors Day program, an afternoon of hands-on science activities, begins with a brief talk by Princeton University Professor Michael Littman.

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Michael Marissen on the Musical Aims of Bach’s St. John Passion

March 8, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Michael Marissen explores Bach's incisive musical reading of the Passion Story from the Gospel of John in advance of the Dryden Ensemble's performances of  Bach's St. John Passion March 13 and 14. Marissen is the Daniel Underhill Professor Emeritus of Music at Swarthmore College, where he taught from 1989 to 2014. He has also been a visiting professor on the graduate faculties at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. His most most recent book is "Bach & God." The…

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