As we enter the final month of the Gregorian calendar, November gives way to December under a waning Sagittarius Moon. A time of universal vibration and communication, this transitional weekend encourages us to draw energy from the fading light and find balance in community. The life path flickers with the glow of history, destiny and purpose manifested in decoration, devotion and the anticipation of celebrating Hessian annihilation. Follow it with an open mind and it will lead you to the perfect wreath.
Trent House Greens Sale and Open House Preview: Join the Trent House for its Annual Greens Sale and Open House. We are continuing our partnership this year with the Garden Club of Trenton. The Club’s talented members will design beautiful table arrangements and decorated wreaths for our sale. Cut Christmas trees, undecorated wreaths and loose fresh magnolia branches will also be available for sale and awaiting your own creative touch. Proceeds benefit the Trent House Association’s ongoing curatorial and programming efforts. Preview Sale Friday, November 30, 12:30-4 – Greens only; Open House with refreshments and Greens Sale: Saturday, December 1, 2018 12:30-4PM. William Trenton House, William Trent Place and Market St., Trenton, (609)989-0087, williamtrenthouse.org
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage: Faithful from across the Diocese of Trenton and beyond are invited to gather for the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Trenton! Gathering in one of 4 options on Dec. 1, everyone is welcome to participate in this profound witness of faith. The procession will begin at Immaculate Conception Church at 9 a.m., stopping at two other parishes in Trenton before concluding at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral for a Mass and reception to follow. Mass will begin at Noon, followed by lunch (available for purchase) and fellowship in the cathedral cafeteria. Immaculate Conception Church: 540 Chestnut Ave./ St. Anthony Church: 626 South Olden Ave./St. Joseph Parish: 540 North Olden Ave./St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, 149 North Warren St., 9am-2 pm. dioceseoftrenton.org
Annual Mill Hill Holiday House Tour: A fun, interesting and inspiring day for all ages making history come alive in New Jersey’s Capital City! This year approximately 15 homes will be opening their doors. We have at least 5 new homeowners on the tour. Come meet the new neighbors and see how they have made the houses into their homes. Tour begins at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton; 9am-5pm, $15 in advance, $20 day of the tour, firstname.lastname@example.org, trentonmillhill.org
British Occupation Day: The 17th Regiment of Infantry returns as they first did in December 1776! This event will commemorate the occupation of Trenton by British troops just weeks prior to the Battle of Trenton, and offer visitors a view into this often misrepresented side of American history. Throughout the day on Saturday, December 1st, visitors to the Old Barracks will meet reenactors of the 17th Regiment of Infantry as they portray the daily lives of British soldiers. These men will drill, perform musket demonstrations, cook over the outdoor camp kitchen, and more in this unique event that will show a side of the Revolutionary War not often seen before. Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barracks St., Trenton, 10 am-5pm. Included in regular cost of admission: $10-Adults, $8-Seniors/Students, Free-Children 5 and under/Active Military/Members of the Old Barracks Association, barracks.org
Annual Holiday Boutique Ellarslie: Amidst the museum’s festive atmosphere, browse a diverse array high quality, one of a kind gifts, artwork, functional hardwood decor, clothing, jewelry, and accessories, and more from more than 20 vendors. Purchases support the collection and programs of the Trenton Museum Society while showcasing the talents of local artisans. Saturday, Dec.1, from Noon to 6 pm and Sunday, Dec. 2, from Noon to 5 pm. Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton, (609) 989-3632, ellarslie.org
Capital Singers Winter Songs XII: Family-friendly and appropriate for all ages, the seasonal concert will feature familiar pieces like “Believe” from the movie The Polar Express, Wilhousky’s “Carol of the Bells,” “Alleluia” from Bach’s Cantata 142, and the finale of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. The chorus will also perform “Wolcum Yole!” from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, “Chanukah Prayer” by Linda Marcus and David Lantz, III, and Dale Warland’s arrangement of “Huron Carol.” Sacred Heart Church, 343 S. Broad St., Trenton 4-5:30pm, $20, $22 at the door, $15 Seniors/Children, under 12 free, Family Pass $50, www.capitalsingers.org