Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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January

Thursday, 24; Flemington

Two magnificent ash trees stand at the top of a hill at the edge of the woods.

EMERALD ASH BORER & CURRENT AFFAIRS. A history of the EAB will be given and an account of what the steps have been taken to mitigate the effects of the EAB in the county and state. 7 - 8pm. Free but pre-register. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 24; Morristown

JOSH GATES LIVE!. The show takes viewers around the world and off the map for thrilling investigations into history's most iconic legends in immersive, hilarious, and nail-biting journeys of discovery. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 25; Columbia

COMEDY NIGHT AT BROOK HOLLOW WINERY. Bring your own dinner and make a night of it with three great comedians from NYC: Bill Chang, Melvin George, KC Aurora. 8pm. $20. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Friday, 25; Morristown

JOAN & JONI. Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin tribute to Baez and Mitchell 7:30pm. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..

The Folk Project; 973/335-9489

Friday, 25; Newton

GAELIC STORM. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 26; Flemington

MAPLE TREE TAPPING. Naturalist will demonstrate how to tap a maple tree and participants will help tap approximately thirty trees. 1pm - 2:30pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 26; Hackettstown

MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER. January Music Fest presents one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation with his band delivering some of the most powerful, exciting and authentic bluegrass you can find! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 26; Morristown

THE MAGIC OF ADAM TRENT. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 26; Newton

THE LORDS OF 52ND STREET. Billy Joel’s original band. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 27; Morristown

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DANIIL TRIFONOV & XIAN ZHANG. Two extraordinary artists explore the never-ending connections that music makes across the ages. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Monday, 28; Flemington

OWLS. Find out what kinds of owls live in Hunterdon County in a slide show, view some taxidermy specimens, and dissect owl pellets to find out what owls eat. 6:30 - 8pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

February

Friday, 1; Morristown

THE HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 1-2; North Branch

WHEN I PUT ON YOUR GLOVE. Sandglass Theater $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 2; Flemington

WILDLIFE OF HUNTERDON. Learn about the animals living in your own backyard including the coyote, the bear, snakes, bats, and many more. 5 - 6pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Sunday, 3; Morristown

JOHNNY PEERS AND THE MUTTVILLE COMIX. Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone with amazing and hilarious stunts! 1:30 & 4:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Monday, 4; Morristown

HERB GARDNER’S GROUND HOG JAM. Trombonist Herb Gardner returns after a two year hiatus to celebrate one of his favorite holidays along with the finest musicians from New England and the surrounding area. 7:30pm. $35. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Monday, 4; Morristown

HERB GARDNER’S GROUND HOG JAM. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Thursday, 7; Newton

LEANN RIMES. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Thursday, 7; North Branch

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO. 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 9; Hackettstown

MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT. Miss Redbone's music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 9; Newton

WALTER TROUT AND ERIC GALES. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 9; Princeton

VICTORIAN PRESSED FLOWER WORKSHOP. Spend a wintry afternoon as Victorian women, such as Harriet Stockton might have, and create pressed flower art with Morvenâ s Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman 11am - 2pm. $25. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

Saturday, 9; West Milford

BEEFSTEAK DINNER FUNDRAISER. BYOB, door prizes and raffle 7 - 10pm. $40. 666 Macopin Rd.

Apsahwa Volunteer Firehouse; 201/230-8633

Sunday, 10; Newton

THREE DOG NIGHT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 10; Wantage

ANNUAL WINTER TREK . Educational and scenic hike for casual and novice hikers. 2 - 3:30pm. Free, donations appreciated for restoration efforts. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/288-2760

Wednesday, 13; Morristown

LOVE LETTERS. A.R. Gurney’s tender emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Wednesday, 13; Princeton

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

Friday, 15; Morristown

DISNEY’S DCAPPELLA. Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group featuring seven world class vocalists, embarks on its first North American tour. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 15; North Branch

42FT – A MENAGERIE OF MECHANICAL MARVELS. Cirque Mechanics $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 16; Gillette

OWLS IN THE HOUEE. Join us in our education center to learn about New Jersey’s owls, meet a live owl, and build an owl house for your own backyard! A 1pm. $10. The Meyersville Inn,632 Meyersville Rd,.

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-1091

Saturday, 16; Newton

JOHN LODGE. Moody Blue on his own. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 17; Allamuchy

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 17; Morristown

SHANGHAI OPERA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Sunday, 17; Newton

Fairview Lake Camp & Conference Center; 973/383-9282

Thursday, 21; North Branch

KRISTIN ANDREASSEN. 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 23; Long Valley

ANTIQUES IN LONG VALLEY. 9am - 4pm. $7. Long Valley Middle School, 51 W. Mill Rd..

Long Valley Woman's Club; 908/876-3279

Saturday, 23; Morristown

JACKIE EVANCHO: AN EVENING WITH THE NEW AMERICAN SONGBOOK. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Sunday, 24; Frenchtown

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..

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

Wednesday, 27; Hampton

MERCURY & THE EARLY EVENING SKY. See Mercury up close and then some other celestial features as the sky turns to night. 5:45 - 7:30pm. $3. Hoffman Park, 26 Baptist Church Road.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Wednesday, 27; Lebanon

. 7 - 8pm. $3. 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 28; Lebanon

WATERFOWL LECTURE. Ducks and duck-like birds in the local area. 7 - 8pm. $3. 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 28; North Branch

SHAUN BOOTHE’S UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY SERIES. noon and 7pm. $15 & $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420


Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

The Folk Project, Morristown

MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. ; 973/335-9489

Ongoing Programs and Events

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulins Kill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.

Paulinskill Vally Trail Committee; 908/684-4820

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center , Oxford

; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Gallery 23, Blairstown

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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