Passage Theater in Trenton gets its 2021-2022 professional season going on Saturday, September 25, with a season preview led by several company playwrights, including the Bordentown Township-based David Lee White.

    The Hopewell Theater gives an important area environmental region center stage with the Tuesday, September 28, presentation of “Save the Sourlands SoloFest.”

    There are some innovative changes occurring at the Garden Theater in Princeton helping the vintage movie house position itself to overcome the challenges of a changed cinematic landscape.

      Several nonprofits are offering upcoming charity walks in socially distanced ways, and Gallery 14 is back up and running -- and looking for new art.

      The New Jersey State Button Society will lift its pandemic-induced pause button and celebrate its 80th anniversary tri-state button show at the Union Fire Company and Rescue Square Hall in Titusville on Saturday, September 11.

        Auditions, charity runs, and more are in full swing for the fall season.


          Here’s a sampling of just some of the numerous fall events coming our way this fall.

          Among the Bordentown residents who played a role in early American history, one who is frequently forgotten is America’s first sculptress, Patience Wright, who played a role in the history of art and the founding of the United States.

          "Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe,” the 2021 Rutgers University Press book by Mark Schuller, offers a type of a road map through some of the difficult terrain recently experienced in our culture.

          The Arts Council seeks artisans for Sauce for the Goose; Literacy NJ offers training for new tutors; and more.

          Two recent books from the recent Princeton University Press catalog may not be current news or regional events. Yet, in addition to offering some unusual and thought-provoking reading, the two subjects interestingly show up in artistry connected to our area.

          Gary C. Woodward argues in “The Sonic Imperative: Sound in the Age of Screens” that despite the proliferation of visuals in our culture — hence the screens in the title — hearing is the primal sense.

            The College of New Jersey emeritus professor Gary C. Woodward recently turned his life-long fascination for communications work into a book that takes a sound look at hearing in a visual age.

              Calls for reflection, auditions for plays and dances, and a chance to create a pet portrait.

                Makoto Fujimura, the internationally recognized artist and writer based in Skillman, recently marked the publication of “Art and Faith: A Theology of Making.”

                  The Poco Voce choir is open to young singers. Registration is open for fall Evergreen Forum courses. And Villagers Theater is hosting auditions for its fall shows.

                  A call for art in West Windsor, auditions for the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, and Italian classes at Dorothea's house.

                    Charles Feggans opens his novel “Miller Homes” as follows: “In this story, Miller Homes (in Trenton) is a community housing development known for warehousing low income people."

                      The “Chicken Soup for the Soul” publishing franchise’s recently released “I’m Speaking Now: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage, and Hope” includes a work by Hamilton’s Chenelle Williams.

                      Kimberly Hess' interest in preserving and promoting the historical achievements of women includes one of her ancestors, the subject of her newly released book "A Lesser Mortal."

                      Ceramicist, printmaker, and hand-crafted book publisher Shellie Jacobson, of Somerset, has recently launched two new works available in both a very limited editions Press and on her website.


                      Whole World Arts, located in the MarketFair space formerly operated by Bobby’s Burger Palace, is the West Windsor Arts Council’s new exhibition space gallery, shop, and a studio for workshops and classes.


                      While George III is probably the best known ruler figuring into New Jersey’s history, he’s just one in a long succession of rulers — or multiple rulers — who held this region under their royal thumbs.

                      Dennis Rasmussen explores the founding fathers' fears for the future of democracy in his new Princeton University Press book, “Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders.”

                      Lynne Azarchi, the longtime director of the Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum in Ewing, is the author of the recently published book "The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful."