Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Friday, 21-23; Somerset

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10 - 6. $10. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Dr..

Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc; 800/210-9900

Saturday, 22-23; Bedminster

BRIGADE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION RE-ENACTMENT. Watch re-enactors portraying Continental soldiers, Hessians, and militiamen build fortifications, practice drilling, maneuver artillery, and even skirmish with British Redcoats! $5. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/212-7000

Sunday, 23; Newton

RICKIE LEE JONES. 7pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 23; Ringwood

FALL ACTIVITY DAY. Nature walk with the  Bergen County Audubon Society, Colonial cooking demo, singing & games. Events free donations appreciated 10am - 2pm. Free, donations appreciated. 150 Snake Den Rd.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Monday, 24; Morristown

FRANK VIGNOLA TRIO WITH JON-ERIC KELSO. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Monday, 24-28; Morristown

FALL FEST DOG DAYCARE PARTY. Apple Bobbing, Hay Maze, Costume Party, Photo Booth and more! Call to reserve your dogâ ’s spot today $69.95-200.00. 120 Sand Spring Road.

Morris Animal Inn; 973/539-0377

Thursday, 27; Lake Hopatcong

MURDER MYSTERY. Experience a fun and interactive play which follows the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree. Who will make it to shore alive? There is only one way to find out… 7 - 9pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Thursday, 27; Mendham

AN ASTRONOMY ADVENTURE. Learn about our solar system with professional astronomer Paul Cirello.  View breathtaking celestial photographs and discover how to identify constellations and locate planets.  Advance registration required 7pm. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Thursday, 27-30; Hackettstown

KICK. Follow former Rockette Bernie from a kick line to "A Chorus Line" to Hollywood and back in a powerful one woman show that weaves a tale with wisdom and humor. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 28; Asbury

HAUNTED HIKE. Drag your bones to our Haunted Hike along the Musconetcong. There will be self-guided tours as well as face painting and free apple cider and hotdogs. 7:45 - 9:30pm. $7. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Avenue.

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Friday, 28; Lake Hopatcong

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT. Enjoy the holiday without the crowds on this two hour cocktail cruise. Costumes highly encouraged! 6 - 8pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Friday, 28; Parsippany

ALL HALLOWS' EVENINGS. Celebrate like it’s 1913 with an after-hours tour of Gustav Stickley’s Log House, and learn about Victorian-era Halloween customs. 5:30 - 6:30pm. $5 Members; $12 Non-Members. 2352 Route 10 West.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Friday, 28; Whippany

WINTER EXPO. Meet New Jersey ski and snowboard clubs, ski resort vendors, ski & board shops, bike shops, and more 7 - 11pm. Hanover Marriott Hotel.

New Jersey Ski & Snowboard Council;

Saturday, 29; Chester

A MILLER'S HALLOWEEN. Create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, and play old time games. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

Saturday, 29; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 29; Sussex

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

Saturday, 29-30; Somerset

BRICKFAIR NJ 2016. A fun family LEGO event for all ages. 11am - 4pm. $12. Garden State Expo Center, 50 Atrium Drive.

BrickFair LEGO Fan Festivals;

Sunday, 30; Sparta

TRICK OR TREAT. Join us for a free, safe, fun-filled afternoon for the whole family with decorated cars, candy, costumes and refreshments. 3 - 4:30pm. Free. Rt 15 & 385 Houses Corner Rd.

Sparta Evangelical Free Church; 973/300-1717

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown


Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave.. ; 908/979-0900

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

October 5-November 6 • RICHARD III. Since the recent discovery of the remains of the real Richard III, both the real life monarch and Shakespeare’s monstrous version of him have been much talked about.

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue. ; 973/408-3807

Ongoing Programs and Events

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill 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

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.

Jenny Jump State Park ; 908/459-4366

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

Skylands Botanical Gardens, Ringwood

Sundays • SKYLANDS MANOR TOURS. Free guided tours are conducted on the first Sunday of each month, March through November at 2pm.

20 Morris Rd.. ; 973/962-9534

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Gallery 23, Blairstown

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

Morris County Arts Workshop, Chester

October 8-November 5 • A HAUNTING AT THE HIVE. Come see the art of magic and mayhem created by 25+ of the scariest, the silliest and the most compelling collection of regionally and internationally acclaimed visual artists!

The Hive, 197 Route 206 North. ; 908/531-8433

Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown

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): $7, Children: Free

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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