Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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February

Friday, 5; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 6; Hackettstown

GUY DAVIS. Stomping acoustic blues with special Guest Fabrizio Poggi. 8pm. $25. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 6; Morristown

TAO: SEVENTEEN SAMURAI. Timeless, traditional Japanese drumming with a 21st century attitude! 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 6; North Branch

LIFE IN MOTION. Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. 2 & 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 6; Port Murray

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.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Sunday, 7; Morristown

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm; 973/326-7645

Sunday, 7; Wantage

ANNUAL WINTER TREK . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

Monday, 8; Hillsborough

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.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 11; Morristown

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..

Tri-State African Violet Society; 973/326-7600

Friday, 12; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 12; North Branch

ONE FUNNY MOTHER: I'M NOT CRAZY. A comedy show about “losing it” after having kids. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 13; Columbia

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 13; Hope

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

Saturday, 13; Morristown

Oak Tree
The oak tree at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is more than six hundred years old. Photo: Melinda Nye.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Saturday, 13; Morristown

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..

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Sunday, 14; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 14; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Monday, 15; Morristown

Washington Association of New Jersey; 973/292-1874

Thursday, 18; Budd Lake

KEVIN DEFEO. Local country music singer/songwriter. 7 - 10pm. Enzo's Pizzeria, 382 Route 46.

Skylands Songwriters Guild;

Thursday, 18; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 19; Flemington

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.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Friday, 19; Hillsborough

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.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 19; North Branch

KATE CLINTON. Comedy. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 20; Columbia

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 20; Summit

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.

Masterwork Chorus; 973/692-6051

Sunday, 21; Mendham

SUNDAY MORNING FITNESS HIKES. Naturalist Janis Slutsky will lead brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain. 8am. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Sunday, 21; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 27; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 28; Frenchtown

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

March

Saturday, 5; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420


Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Programs and Events

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

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.

2352 Route 10 West. ;

Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Trout Unlimited, Jefferson Township

Camp Jefferson Recreation Hall, 81 Weldon Road. ; 201/207-0928

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, Oxford

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.

605 Pequest Rd.; 908/637-4125

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