BUTTERFLY!. Hudson Vagabond Puppets for ages 4-12. 10 am & 4pm. 100 South Street.
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Beginner and intermediate instruction from Brien Szabo. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.
LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT. 8pm. 100 South Street.
ROADSIDE GEOLOGY LECTURE. Author David Harper talks about how ice ages, rift valleys, weathering and erosion changed the supercontinent Rodinia to create the present day landscape. 7 - 8pm. $5. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
PETER SCHICKELE. 8pm. 100 South Street.
INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING. Gain fundamental skills in this hands-on course. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate. Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL. Interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food, music. 10am - 4pm. $5 per car. 538 Emery Road.
HERB GARDENING IN CONTAINERS. Discuss culinary and medicinal uses for a variety of herbs and create a planted container of herbs to take home. Preregistration required. 178 Airport Rd.
HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead including barn, house, wagon shed and summer kitchen. Open hearth cooking demonstrations, war re-enactors, live demonstrations. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
BRINGING UP BIRDIE. Baby bird season is just around the corner! Learn about this amazing time in the lives of New Jersey’s birds as they build their nests, lay their eggs, and begin to care for their hungry hatchlings. Take a close-up look at the Trust’s collection of actual nests and eggs, and peek in on the nests of endangered NJ raptors by way of nest cam. Preregistration required. 2 - 3:30pm. $15. 1452 White Bridge Road.
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS /FELIX CAVALIERE. 8pm. 100 South Street.
NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. Enjoy live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors as well as children's activities and heritage showcases. This year’s theme is maritime folk culture of New Jersey. Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.
STEPCREW. Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and tap come together as this cast of champions show you the amazing similarities and differences between these three captivating styles. 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Cosponsored by the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, the New Jersey Earth Science Association and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum this show hosts over 100 dealers, special exhibits showing Lapidary, fossils, minerals, as well as an extensive presentation of the world famous deposits of Sussex County's fluorescent minerals. Sat., 9-5:30; Sun., 10-5. Franklin Elementary School,.
SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.
NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit. 10am - 6pm. $10 in advance & $15 after 4/17 Children under 7 are FREE. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.
MARCH FOR BABIES. Register to walk at marchforbabies.org. 8am. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE. The heir to one of the largest fortunes in France, the Marquis de Lafayette came to the American colonies at age nineteen and earned respect as a French hero in the American Revolution. During this open house, Lafayette returns to discuss the importance of the French-American alliance and his role as a General in George Washington’s army. 2pm. $10. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.
SALAMANDERS, FROGS AND MORE. Explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses. 1 - 3pm. $5.
INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING. Join Will Daskal from the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a fun afternoon and learn some new skills. 9am - 12pm. $15. 538 Emery Road.
THE MORRIS CANAL & THE MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY. Talk by Joe Macesek. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
2CELLOS. 8pm. 100 South Street.
April 8-April 22 • WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES. Presentations on three consecutive Wednesdays (4/8, 15, 22) of short-play competition, playwrighting classes, and panel discussions with visiting playwrights provide a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today.Free.
April 10-April 26 • THEN CAME EACH ACTOR. Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso celebrate some of the great (and not so great) performers ever to have acted in Shakespeare's plays. 8pm.
Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • A series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, Tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $4.00, cash or check only, Children: Free