BEAUTY. Beauty frames the dialogue of the cultural pressures surrounding women’s physique, attire, and appearance around the quintessential image of American beauty: Barbie. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
GUY DAVIS. Stomping acoustic blues with special Guest Fabrizio Poggi. 8pm. $25. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
TAO: SEVENTEEN SAMURAI. Timeless, traditional Japanese drumming with a 21st century attitude! 8pm. 100 South Street.
LIFE IN MOTION. Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. 2 & 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
DRIED FLOWER WREATH. You will learn arranging techniques to create your own masterpiece. 1pm - 2pm. $38.
WINTER GREENHOUSE TOUR. Join Cyrus Hyde for an informative lecture-tour of his collection of herbs from around the world 1pm - 2pm. Free. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
A WINTER'S DAY ON THE FARM. Enjoy a tractor-pulled wagon ride, maple tapping, and wood sawing. Watch as the farmers harvest ice on the pond, weather permitting. Meet the Jersey cows, Belgium draft horses, and other farm animals. 12 - 4pm. 73 Kahdena Road.
ANNUAL WINTER TREK . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.
INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING. Learn the basics of organic gardening from pest and disease identification and control options to soils, compost, planting and harvesting. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $5. 80 Route 206.
BEADS FOR PEACE – NATURAL JEWELRY MAKING. Artist Maya Bloom will demonstrate a variety of knots and simple beading techniques. She will provide all materials needed to create your unique necklace. 10:30am - 12:30pm. Register by January 28. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Ave..
STORMY WEATHER. This living, breathing biography of Lena Horne combines story, song and images to provide a defining portrait of an American music icon. The legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes performs Horne’s greatest hits with a jazz trio while Horne biographer James Gavin provides rare audio and video footage from the courageous singer’s life. 8pm. 100 South Street.
ONE FUNNY MOTHER: I'M NOT CRAZY. A comedy show about “losing it” after having kids. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER. Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with your choice of a bottle of wine, savory entrees, and live music. The staff at Brook Hollow Winery have paired with Chef Stewart Kessler from Royal Gourmet Foods in Nazareth, PA to provide your choice of filet mignon or blackened duck. Dinner includes a bottle of wine with a custom label that allows up to 20 words to express your feelings. $115/couple. 594 State Highway 94.
VALENTINES DAY DINNER. The cozy accommodations and artful cuisine of the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, twelve miles east of the Delaware Water Gap, are perfect for rural romance! Reserve a spot for Saturday Valentine's dinner or Sunday lovers’ brunch. Better yet, spend a night or two! 6:30 - 9:30pm. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
OAKS AND PEOPLE = PERFECT TOGETHER. This year’s Blackburn Lecture speaker is William Bryant Logan, both a certified award- winning arborist and an award-winning author! He will speak about his book “Oak – The Frame of Civilization,” in which he deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas, to the first boat to reach the New World, to the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence throughout our history. In fact, civilization prospered where oaks grew, and for centuries these supremely adaptable, generous trees have supported humankind in nearly every facet of life.
What began as the Blackburn Tea has evolved into the Blackburn Lecture, supporting a scholarship named for Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, who was a professor of Botany at Drew University. Currently, the scholarship is offered to students in the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris. 1pm - 3pm. Register by February 6. $30/25 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
PLANT BREEDING FOR THE HOME GARDENER. Rutgers professor and plant geneticist, Tom Orton, introduces the basics of plant breeding in a way that everyone can understand. 1pm - 3pm. $20/15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
PUBLIQUARTET. Innovative programs span the classical canon, contemporary works, original compositions, and improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet. 2pm. $20/ $15. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
AN AFTERNOON WITH CORNELL GUNTER’S COASTERS, THE DRIFTERS AND THE PLATTERS. Celebrate your sweetheart with an afternoon filled with classic sounds. 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON PRESIDENT’S DAY. President’s Day and the celebration of George Washington’s Birthday and Washington’s history in Morristown and New Jersey offer a treat for all history buffs. The Washington Association of New Jersey will welcome the celebrated historian Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy who will deliver the Keynote Address at the 142nd Annual Meeting on Monday, February 15. Dr. O’Shaughnessy will speak on The Men Who Lost America, a new history on the British generals who led the unsuccessful campaign to squelch the American colonists’ rebellion in 1776. Out of their defeat rose our new nation. The public is invited to the Luncheon and Annual Address. In the frigid winter of 1779-1780, when the Hudson River froze over, the poorly clad soldiers of Washington’s Continental Army struggled to survive here in Morristown and at Jockey Hollow. Devastating shortages of food, warm clothes and blankets which plagued the army were due to supply problems and transportation difficulties from sources and to lack of response from the Continental Congress, which frequently ignored General Washington’s pleas for the needed supplies for the men. But the hardy and courageous soldiers, their officers and Commander-in-chief Washington, hung in and hunkered down through the adversities and survived till spring when they re-grouped and went on to win the American Revolution, securing freedoms for individual Americans and Independence from Great Britain for the new nation. On the same weekend, on February 13th, Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP), which preserves the Ford Mansion/Washington’s Headquarters, the Headquarters Museum and Jockey Hollow, site of the army encampment, will be fully opened to the public. The Washington Association of New Jersey was founded in 1874 and focuses on the preservation of American history and the story of George Washington and the soldiers of the Continental Army. Their mission is to support the legacy of Washington and to support Washington’s Headquarters and Morristown National Historical Park. 11:30am. Madison Hotel.
KEVIN DEFEO. Local country music singer/songwriter. 7 - 10pm. Enzo's Pizzeria, 382 Route 46.
ALICE TAN RIDLEY R-E-S-P-E-C-T. From the underground of NY to the TV stages of LA, Alice's warmth and passion set her aside from other divas. 12 & 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
NEW JERSEY FROM ABOVE. Take a flight through time over the lost landscapes of New Jersey of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
STORIES FROM THE LAND. Participants will explore story elements and generate writing ideas by interacting and collaborating with peers. 8:30am - 4pm. $25. 80 Route 206.
KATE CLINTON. Comedy. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
THE WURST NIGHT AT THE WINERY. Enjoy a dinner filled with mouthwatering cheeses, meats, and wine and celebratory music! Food to be provided by Roy and Britta from Alpine Meats in Blairstown, NJ, supplying us with the best German meats around! 7 - 9pm. $40/person. 594 State Highway 94.
FOREST AND VALE. Enjoy a delightful evening with The Masterwork Chorus as they explore themes of nature, with settings of beloved poems to warm your heart. Chris Shepard conducting. 8pm. Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue.
SUNDAY MORNING FITNESS HIKES. Naturalist Janis Slutsky will lead brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain. 8am. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
EGG. Egg is told through the medium of physical theatre, illusion, & music. It is a sad, funny and delightful tale exploring the theme of 'flying the nest'. 1 & 3:30pm. $10 & $12. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
GALUMPHA. Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to dance a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. 2 (60 min. Sensory-Friendly Perf.) & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
THREE OPEN DOORS. The gallery joins with neighbors Designs for Tranquility and Olive With A Twist in a joint Open House and fundraiser. Each host will support a worthy organization. Fundraising raffles, door prizes, refreshments, and special guests. 55 Bridge St..
LUSTIG DANCE THEATRE: UNCERTAIN STEPS. Uncertain Steps refers to the occasionally improvised moments in Baroque dancing that are brought to life in this elegant dance by three couples. Accompanied by live cello, this ballet unfolds in patterns, both formal and decorative, inspired by and set to Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
January 23-February 13 • TWILIGHT TOURS. This after-hours tour explores the development of electricity in New Jersey, and the part it played in daily life at Craftsman Farms. 5 - 6:30pm. $5 Member; $12 Non-Member.
Tuesdays, February 3- March 17 • FLY TYING CLASS. The Beginner class includes tools, materials and instruction – learn how to master the basics! The Intermediate class must bring your own tools and thread, some materials are provided. Learn how to tie the hottest and newest flies out there and learn how to use many of the newest synthetic materials on the market! Seven consecutive Tuesdays. 7 - 9pm. $50.
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.