The veil has been at its most translucent these past weeks, exposing the spirits and demons among us. This second weekend in November is marked by a return to balance, good judgement and corrections. It steers towards the light with a capable, friendly confidence that rises above trash-talking, trash-making, fear-mongering and manufactured outrage. All while singing pioneer songs, eating soup and dreaming of Thanksgiving pies.
Ink and Drink – The Print Studio at Artworks is hosting a print night on the second Friday of every month, 7-9pm, with a studio instructor to assist you in a fun and easy activity using simple printmaking techniques to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The Print Studio provides all materials. All you need is a bottle of your favorite bubbly or brew. This event is online registration only and limited to 20 participants. BYOB. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton (609)394-9436, 7-9 pm, $20. artworkstrenton.org
WWI Commemoration — This Veteran’s Day, join the Old Barracks Association to commemorate the museum’s collection and contribution to the World War I effort. Events throughout the day include: 10 am – 12 pm: Artifacts Roadshow – bring your World War I artifacts to have their history assessed and for tips on preservation and storage. (monetary values will not be assessed). Pop-up exhibit on the Old Barracks during World War I; Rooms outfitted to reflect efforts and sentiments popular in America in the 1910s; A 1916 Dodge Touring car; Activities for children, such as learning how to stitch and knit. Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barracks St., Trenton, 10 am-5pm, $10-Adults, $8-Seniors/Students, Free-Children 5 and under/Active & Retired Military/OBA Members, barracks.org
Pioneer Songs – Come along on a powerful musical adventure, following the perils and triumphs of the first American Pioneers’ journey to California, and invigorate your pioneering spirit! Be transported back in time to 1841 as you travel along on the journey. Five soloists, including international star soprano Carla Maffioletti, will lead you on this perilous adventure across America in Pioneer Songs, an epic 15-song musical event. Adding the power of a full symphonic orchestra and 100 person choir, conductor Ruth Ochs will fully immerse you in the emotions of the journey, leaving you wondering “What would I have done?” Patriot’s Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton, 7:30pm, Free (tickets required), info@PatriotsArtsCoalition.com , communitymusical.com/tickets
Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Ellarslie and Veterans: Select your own beautiful, artist-made bowl from the unique vessels created specifically for this event, and fill it with your choice of tasty soups including some made by the great home cooks on the Trenton Museum Society board, or a special soup from the Trenton Social. Bowls are available to up to 120 ticket holders, on a first come, first served basis. Alternative bowls will be provided to those who just wish to taste the soups. Hosted by the Trenton Museum Society and TC Nelson at Trenton Social, this fundraiser supports the programs at the Trenton City Museum and the American Legion Post #182, the Mitchell A. Davis post with an office at Trenton City Hall. Vegan and Vegetarian soups are on the menu. Trenton Social, 449 S. Broad Street, Trenton,noon – 4 pm, $40 including an artist made bowl and $25 for an alternative container. ellarslie.org