THE IRISH ROVERS. 8pm. $29-$59. 100 South Street.
SPRINGFEST GARDEN SHOW. Discover charming shops and horticultural services tucked among colorful garden displays filled with inspiration. 10am - 5pm. $11 adult. 37 Plains Rd..
WILDERNESS FIRST AID. The course will teach you how to deal with common medical incidents and accidents that occur in the backcountry. It stresses safety, preparation, crisis avoidance, and the treatment of problems such as blisters, sprains, hypothermia, heat disorders, protection from the elements and more. $283, $252 member. 50 Camp Rd.
FOSSIL TRAIL HIKE. 1 mile trail passes a vernal pool and descends into a mature hardwood ravine. Moderate with a final, steep climb. 1:30 - 3pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
LÚNASA. Acknowledged as being the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times. 8pm. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. Young Audience Series 11am. The Centenary Theater.
MAPLE SUGARING OPEN HOUSE. Learn how sap becomes delicious maple syrup. Ongoing demonstrations of tapping the trees, collecting the sap, and operating the evaporator. Fresh maple syrup available for purchase while supplies last. 10am - 3pm. 50 Neilson Road.
MICHAEL DUBOIS SOLO CIRCUS. Family Fun Series 2pm. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ST PATRICK'S PARADE. Attracting over 14,000 visitors, the streets come alive with area families lining the streets celebrating this Irish-American tradition.
COSTUME CARNIVAL DAY. Those in costume will receive a FREE day lift ticket. Costume parade and judging at 1pm with great prizes. I 80, Exit 309.
GROW, COOK, EAT. Monthly garden series concentrates on peas. 7 - 8:30pm. $20/ $15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
SPYRO GYRA. Morning Dance 35th Anniversary Tour 8pm. $39-$59. 100 South Street.
SPRING EMERGING FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP. 1pm - 3:30pm. $65/ $60 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
TIM FARRELL. Fingerstyle guitarist. 12pm, $10; 7pm, $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
CENTENARY BLUES BASH. Saturday Headliner: The Royal Southern Brotherhood 2pm. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
GETTING TO KNOW ORCHIDS. Join the orchid specialists of Duke Farms as they share information about the exciting world of orchids and teach the basics of orchid care. 9am - 12:30pm. $35, pre-registration is required. 80 Route 206.
NATALIE MERCHANT. 8pm. $59-$99. 100 South Street.
ASTRONOMY DAY 2014. Throughout the day families can participate in telescope training, enjoy astronomy programs, lectures, planetarium shows and space related crafts 11am - 4pm. $10 adult $7 child. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
ANNUAL FUND RAISING BANQUET. Raffles, silent auctions for fishing gear, guided trips, jewelry support restoration of Sparta Glen. Open bar, 6pm, dinner, 7:30. $58. Perona Farms, Andover-Sparta Rd.
ART AND WINE TRAIL. There are connoisseurs of fine wine and connoisseurs of fine art. Visit our member wineries this weekend and you can be a connoisseur of both! Each winery will display works of local artists and will offer wine tastings. At some wineries, you will have the opportunity to learn from an artist as you observe them work in the vineyards.
Some of the opportunities at our participating wineries include:
Brook Hollow Winery will have photographer and owner of Lakota Wolf Preserve Jim Stein at the winery both Saturday and Sunday. Jim will have his wolf photos on display for viewing and sale, with 100% of all sales going to Lakota Wolf preserve.
Four Sisters Winery will feature Jeff Echevarria, known for his many talents in traditional, computer-based illustration, and fine art. His artwork has appeared in commercial advertisements, magazines, catalogs, book covers, and on wine labels.
Join one of Villa Milagro Vineyards “Photo Tips” sessions to learn tricks to create more stunning photos. Snap creative shots of their breathtaking views, vineyard or winery then enter their photo contest. On display will be photographs for sale and show.
Stop by Beneduce Vineyards to view their gallery of local art with a few surprises thrown in!
Old York Cellars invites you to stroll their art gallery and visit with the artists as they demonstrate painting techniques and talk about their creations.
At Terhune Orchards, local artists will be painting in the orchards and vineyard and have work on display for show and sale.
Unionville will be displaying the 30+ submissions to their "Artist Series Label Contest." Artists are invited to submit a vineyard-inspired piece by Sunday 3/2 for consideration in competition for a $1,100 purse.
Westfall will showcase photographs by Cheryl Williver whose high quality images of local flowers, landscapes, and architecture have earned her recognition in the Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit, Tour of Art on Spring Street in Newton, and as Chair of the photography exhibit at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show/New Jersey State.
Other participating wineries in Sussex County include Cava Vineyards and Ventimiglia Vineyards.
Visit each of the participating wineries websites for winery details and hours of operations.
PRUNING FUNDAMENTALS. Learn how to maintain the health and beauty of your home garden. 9 - 11am. $12. 11 Layton Rd.
ANNUAL BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP TEA. Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered. America’s first female landscape architect, is brought to life in a dramatic performance by Colleen Plimpton. Based in Connecticut, Ms. Plimpton is a popular garden lecturer and author. Her performance is followed by a delightful tea. 1pm. $50/ $45 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
KEB' MO'. 8pm. $39-$59. 100 South Street.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR SKILLS. Learn and practice a variety of basic outdoor skills while hiking the beautiful trails near Mohican Outdoor Center. Skills you will learn include: water treatment options; clothing needs for a variety of weather conditions; fire building (possibly with s’mores!); cat holes (or – environmental outdoor toilets); navigation with maps; knots and more. $179, $149 member. 50 Camp Rd.
BRIA SKONBERG WITH SPECIAL GUEST TIA FULLER. New Jersey Jazz Society presents the next generation of jazz stars! 3pm. $20. 100 South Street.
TAMBURITZANS. Music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe 2pm. $15 & $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
February 21-March 19 • THE LIAR. Dorante is charming, handsome, and a pathological liar! When he arrives in Paris, his outlandish tales amaze and convince all who hear them, but for each problem his clever lying solves, it creates two new ones. Professional Equity Presentation, adapted by David Ives. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, Thursdays at 7:30pm
January 4-March 30 • WINTER WEEKEND PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNTS. Take a picture of every item on the list, return to the Education Center and pick up your prize. Scavenger lists will change every month: January’s theme is It’s Not Just Black and White. February’s is Love is in the Air. March's theme is Spring has Sprung. 9am - 3:30pm. $10 per family.
Weekends • CROSS COUNTRY SKIING. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles & boots provided - register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot.$20 adult / $10 child.
Weekends • NASTAR SKI RACES. Every day skiers of all ages get the thrill of ski racing.
March 1- 1 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Itsuko Ishiguro, Pottery and Ellen Mulligan, Pottery.
"Although I looked at, used, and touched pottery almost daily while growing up in Central Japan, I never actually made anything with clay. It has been a revelation to me to work with clay and finally be able to express myself artistically in this culturally familiar medium. After I moved to the U.S. in 1987, a friend introduced me to a ceramics class at Raritan Valley Community College in Somerset, NJ. My first teacher, Ann Tsubota was very patient and never gave up on teaching me how to use the wheel. She also taught me how to approach to the idea of creating different artworks from the same simply shaped, thrown pieces. I still use this method of hers 25 years later. My artwork is contemporary with a Japanese flavor, which Ann and Kevin Donohue, who studied in Japan, had given me emotional access. After looking for simplicity and perfection in each piece and hoping for a miracle glaze result, I finally found the joy of working with the many paths towards a beautiful form. After studying with Mikhail Zakin I found that a simple thrown piece would talk to me, telling me, ‘push me’, ‘cut me’, or ‘add something to me’, and perhaps more. Each piece makes itself unique. My thirteen-year experience helping Holly Ciccoricco at TASOC with the children’s ceramics classes reconnected me with their endless energy and flexibility, and though I sometimes feel my artistic journey has a long way to go, I stop to collect myself, take a deep breath, and feel that youthful energy, and continue."
Ellen Mulligan is a ceramic artist making pottery for everyday use. She works in porcelain and stoneware, and enjoys using imagery on her work. "I grew up with my Grandmother's gift to a large family, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic. All those beautiful older issues, with the scrolling on the front cover, like money. In a crazy, busy household somehow sneaking off for some quiet time, with a cup of tea, is connected with paging through those issues, seeing the world from the kitchen table. I connected this peaceful, quiet feeling with my pottery, and maybe how I would like to see it used. So my first attempts were colored slip brushwork inspired by images I saw in the National Geographic (yes, I got a subscription) - birds, children, just a stray image from a very strange, exotic world. "Pottery has been unbelievably rewarding for me. Seeing my tableware in daily use makes it all fall into place. I like to imagine my pots stacked in the dishwasher -- sturdy, dirty and well-used. They can be used for a Thanksgiving dinner, mid-week takeout or morning cereal." Ellen is a member of Underground Potters, Potters' Guild of NJ, Tomo Potters and the Potters Council, and is very happy to be a new member of the Gallery 23 family. You can reach Ellen at email@example.com
Permanent • THE HALL OF CHAMPIONS. The signature architectural space in the Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History celebrates every USGA champion and championship to date, housing all 13 USGA national championship trophies, while the names of every USGA champion are inscribed on bronze panels that encircle the room.
February 22-March 30 • TURN THE TABLES: THE ART OF JIM WHITMAN. The exhibition includes many of Whitman’s tables as well as some sculptural carving from boxes to wall pieces and a selection of lamps.
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