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Jaw Dropping World of Sharks

Are you searching for a fun event to attend the whole family can you enjoy? Look no further than this Jaw Dropping Sharks event located at the New Jersey State Museum. This exhibition aims to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about sharks and their relatives by exploring their biology, fossil record, conservation and cultural significance. Attendees will be able to learn about sharks habitats, fossil record and cultural impact. Make sure to mark your calendar on April 9th for an exclusive shark lecture with Dr. Dana Ehret. As part of the opening on April 9, Dr. Ehret, the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Natural History and a fossil shark expert, will present a free lecture on the largest shark that has ever lived, Megalodon, at 2 pm in the Museum’s Riverview gallery on the first floor. The exhibition will be on view through January 8, 2023. The State of New Jersey has lifted universal indoor masking for visitors and staff in state buildings. Masking is still required to attend reserved or guided programs in galleries and classroom spaces, and masks will be provided free of charge as needed. The NJ State Museum is located at 205 W. State St. Trenton, NJ. Click here for additional information.

Heal past trauma

Inner Child Healing Meditation is for handling and healing emotional triggers stemming from childhood. This is an online event on Thursday, March 31st from 8-9 pm. The importance of this event is like peeling off the layers of an onion. You have to explore what keeps you stuck and search for ways to bring your focus back to the present. In addition, focusing on energy levels is key to understanding why we focus on the past trauma rather than staying in the present. The host Natasha Levinger will lead a meditative exercise where you will take the inner child out of your body and be able to communicate effectively to establish what it needs. The cost of attendance is free. Click link to register.

Author Angela Dodson will sign copies of her book at Classic Books

Trenton Saturdays Downtown

There are plenty of things to do Saturdays in Downtown Trenton. April 2nd, the Battle of Trenton Walking Tour will start at Starbucks at 12 pm. Tour guide, Ralph Seigel, has given this historical tour of Trenton for over a decade where participants learn about events that put Trenton at the center of America's struggle for independence.

Where: Starbucks, 102 South Warren Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Poetry-through-Windows Tour honors, Doc Long, a beloved member of the Trenton community, educator, and poet. Local poets will place his poems in the window of local businesses, leading people on the first poetry tour beginning at noon, Saturday, April 2nd at 12 pm in front of Weidel Insurance. The tour will stop at each business and read poetry, like an open mic on the move. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Where: 23 South Warren Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Trenton author, Angela Dodson, will discuss her book, Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box," on Saturday, April 2nd, 12 noon at Classic Books. Bring your copy of the book for signing or purchase a book at the event. Free admission.

Where: Classic Books, 4 West Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog screens Grizzly Man

If you are a film junkie this is a great event to attend on April 6th at 6 pm at the James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Grizzly Man is the critically- acclaimed 2005 American documentary film directed by Werner Herzog. It depicts the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. A Q&A will take place after the screening is finished with Werner Herzog. Cost of attendance is free and it is open to the public. You must purchase tickets and be fully vaccinated and wear a mask to attend. Click here for tickets.

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