A NIGHT OF SONGWRITERS AT THE INN. The cozy tavern room with fireplace will be the setting for enjoying the tunes of accomplished Skylands Songwriters Guild members. Great food and grog available. 2 - 6pm. Free. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
MURDER AT THE GAMESHOW. The mystery will begin at 7pm with dinner and dessert around 8pm. Choose to be an active or passive participant. Limited active and passive roles available, the rest will be spectators, don't miss out! 7 - 9pm. $40. 594 State Highway 94.
SWEET PLANTAIN. Blending jazz, Latin, hip hop, and classical styles, this virtuoso quartet brings a freshness and inventiveness to every note they play. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
WINTER FESTIVAL. Activities will include winter themed crafts, story corner, guided hike, sing along, hot cocoa & cookies by the fire, winter weather program, and snowshoeing and ice-fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting). 12 - 3pm. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.
SING-A-LONG MOVIE: WIZARD OF OZ. 3pm. 100 South Street.
TOMMY: A BLUEGRASS OPRY. The Who’s iconic rock opera has been transformed into a full-length bluegrass tribute—with all of the original record’s energy, instrumental showmanship and rock star vocals intact. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
LISA BALDWIN AND DAVE HANEY. Benefit Concert for 'Innovation Initiatives' by faculty, staff, and students of Centenary University. Reservations recommended. 8pm. $10. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ANNUAL BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP TEA. William Thomas from Chanticleer Garden will speak 2pm - 4pm. $20. 353 East Hanover Ave..
CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Attend a performance of Alice in Wonderland in the Bickford Theatre, enjoy chocolate tastings, make desert themed crafts, and listen to love songs from the Museum’s collection of automated musical instruments. 11am - 4pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
INTO THE WOODS. Musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true. 3pm. 100 South Street.
TAJ EXPRESS. Celebration of Indian pop music and Bollywood culture and traditions. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
CHIFLON, ELL SILENCIO DEL CARBON. This exquisitely eloquent retelling of a story by the distinguished Chilean author Baldomero Lillo is played out in silence using simple white marionettes. 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. $115/couple. 594 State Highway 94.
ONCE. Tale of a Dublin street musician 2 & 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
DAR HE: THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL. In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to Mississippi with kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train into a world of color lines, class systems and unspeakable taboos 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
COMEDY NIGHT AND DINNER. Three comedians, dinner, dessert, wine. 7 - 9pm. $25. 594 State Highway 94.
THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS. In the heat of the 1960s sexual revolution, a middle-aged married man sets off to celebrate the decade of free love... before it's too late! 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
ANTIQUES IN LONG VALLEY. 9:30am - 4:30pm. $7. Long Valley Middle School, 51 W. Mill Rd..
OPEN HOUSE. The gallery’s annual open house includes refreshments, special guests, and door prizes to support the Mercer County Wildlife Center. 1 - 5pm. 55 Bridge St..
RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO. Kirill Gerstein 3pm. 100 South Street.
PLANETARIUM SHOWS. The following shows have been scheduled:
Magic Tree House: Space Mission, Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 3 p.m. Join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. Who can help them answer the questions left for them by the mysterious "M"? The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels. (Recommended for ages 5 and older)
Laser Pop Rock, Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 4 p.m. Lasers “dance” across the Planetarium dome while music is played. Songs include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, "Campfire Song Song" by Spongebob Squarepants, and "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, January 7, 7 p.m. Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)
Classic Rock, Saturdays, January 7, 21, 8 p.m. Enjoy a laser concert featuring a variety of classic rock songs.
From Earth to the Universe, Saturdays, January 14, 21, 28, 7 p.m. Learn which stars and constellations are visible in tonight’s sky, then take an “Astronomy 101” class in under an hour. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)
Best of Pink Floyd laser concert, Saturdays, January 14, 28, 8 p.m.
Rockin’ Rocket Ride, Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m. A lively experience for young people with selected music from Journey Into Space by Jane Murphy. (Recommended for ages 3-8)
SkyLights, Saturday, January 28, 4 p.m. Our youngest audience members can sing along with illustrated with lasers, while others feature video images. (Recommended for ages 3-8) $6/ $11 for 2 shows. Route 28 & Lamington Road.
Tuesdays, February 7- March 21 • 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 flies you usually buy as well has new techniques and materials. Learn the names of the different dry flies, nymphs, streamers and attractors and how to fish them. 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.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
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): $7, Children: Free
Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center building will be closed until Saturday, February 11, 2017. During that same period, the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please note that the grounds of the entire park will remain open seven days per week along with the restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area, per park hours listed at www.nps.gov/morr.