ST MICHAEL SCHOOL ITALIAN FESTIVAL. Rides, games, international food, vendors, entertainment, beer/wine garden. Proceeds support Saint Michael parochial school in Cranford, NJ. Waterloo Village.
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. 4 - 8pm. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
FLIGHTS OF IMAGINATION.The day will feature an art exhibit and sale, the creation of an interactive community sculpture, music, pottery demonstration, kite flying, pinwheels, nature walks led by the NJ Audubon Society, presentations by Raptor Trust and more! 12 - 5pm. Free. Boudinot-Southard-Ross Farm, 135 North Maple Avenue.
SPARTA MOUNTAIN FIELD TRIP. Visit portions of NJ Audubon's Sparta Mountain Sanctuary, Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area in search of breeding Golden-winged Warblers and other young forest species. Call to register and for directions. 8 - 11am. $15 members, $20 nonmembers.
SPRING CRAFT SHOW. Ranked as one of the top sixty craft shows in the country, quality crafters represent many types of wares. 10 - 5. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.
GARDEN STATE QUILT SHOW. 10am - 4pm. $8. William G. Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave.
WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Rutherfurd Hall historical site and learn about county-wide similar programs. Group hikes, kayaking, wine tasting, food. Download brochure here. 10am - 4pm. Free. Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517.
THE BLACKTAILS. An afternoon of music and food at the farm. The six-member band features standards and originals, and their energetic sound has a wide appeal, drawing from American Roots Music to West Coast Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Surf Rock and Electric Blues. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.
NAST THE HOMEBODY. Talk by Ken and Nancy Miller. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
MEET THE RIVER. Activities include searching for stream life, fly fishing demonstrations and water color painting. Visit www.raritanheadwaters.org for details and schedule of activities. 12 - 2pm. Natirar Park, 2 Main Street.
HIKE, PADDLE, AND PLAY GETAWAY. Escape to nature and meet new friends. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
BIG GREEK FESTIVAL. Live Greek music and entertainment featuring Greek folk dancing. traditional Greek food, wines and liquors 11am - 8pm. 1447 Sussex Tnpk.
NATIVE PLANT SALE. Come for a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs, and small trees to turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
PERENNIAL FEST. Gardening demonstrations, seminars, guest speakers, contests, activities for kids, food. Display gardens include a Woodsman’s Garden, a New Suburban Garden, and a Terraced Garden. Speakers will discuss the newest and most interesting perennials, deer resistant varieties, and the essentials of installing and caring for your plants 10am - 6pm. 178 Airport Rd.
2015 COMEDY NIGHT. Annual scholarships fundraiser features comedians Bob Gonzo hosting, opener Bob Levy and headliner Mike Marino 7pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
A GREAT SAIL FOR SINGLES. You’re welcome to bring a friend with you and by all means, meet new ones. The captivating sunset on the lake acts as the perfect ice breaker as you cruise around Lake Hopatcong aboard Miss Lotta. This cruise is designed for the 45+ crowd looking to meet others with a great sense of adventure and all things fun. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
THE SEEING EYE’S TRAINING GROUND. The tour begins at their in-town training center, passes sites important to the history of the organization and concludes at the statue of Morris and Buddy for a photo op.Husband and wife, Jim and Ginger Kutsch, lead this unique tour. Jim serves as the president and CEO of The Seeing Eye; Ginger is a volunteer with the organization. Both are graduates of The Seeing Eye. This tour sells out fast, so book early. 10am. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
BRITISH CAR DAY. Classic British cars showcased on the Museum's historic grounds. 10am - 3pm. $9/ $7 seniors/ $5 ages 6-12. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. 8pm. 100 South Street.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS. All American thrill show, petting zoo and live animal rides. $12. Rt. 15 & 206.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR SKILLS. Gain fundamental skills in this empowering hands-on course. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
40TH ANNUAL ROSE DAY. Enjoy more than 3,000 roses representing over 325 different varieties, in peak bloom in the Rudolf van der Goot Rose Garden. Lectures and demonstrations will be presented and the horticulture staff will be available to answer questions. 10am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
THE CCC AND THE CREATION OF MORRISTOWN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. In 1933 America’s first National Historical Park was created by law, to be built at Morristown to preserve and interpret the two winter encampments here by General George Washington and the Continental Army. Young men hired by the Civilian Conservation Corps camped in town and built the park and the museum. Tour the national park with a park ranger and hear the story of how the park was created. 10am. $20 includes admission to the park for the whole day. 14 Maple Avenue.
FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..
BONNIE BRAE POLO CLASSIC. Equestrian contests, art exhibit, antique and classic car parade, polo cuisine. 12 noon - 6pm. Fieldview Farm, 342 Quakertown Road.
BILLY STRAYHORN ORCHESTRA. 3pm. 100 South Street.
MASTERWORK CHORUS SUMMER SINGS. The Masterwork Chorus launches the summer series, featuring Brahms’ A German Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms; Thomas Juneau, conductor. 8pm. $15/$7.50. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street.
BELVIDERE IN BLOOM. A summer festival of artisans, antiques and activities. Castles and cottages tours, secret garden tea, sacred stained glass tours, Belvidere After Dark Blithe Spirit Ghost tours and the Garden Club of Belvidere presents their "Secret Garden Tours."
TRIAL OF THE 19TH CENTURY: ANTOINE LEBLANC. Learn all about Morristown’s most famous murder trial as you sit in the actual courtroom where Antoine LeBlanc was tried in 1833 for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sayre and their servant Phoebe. The triple murder shocked the entire state and resulted in LeBlanc’s execution by hanging on the Morristown Green. The program will be in lecture format and take place in Courtroom One, preserved to look as it did in 1833. 10am. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
41ST ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.
FATHER'S DAY SANGRIA PICNIC WEEKEND. Sample award winning wines, sip some Sangria and enjoy a day on the farm. 12 - 5pm. Free. 141 Clove Road.
ANNUAL DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN. A seven-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. This year’s theme is “Birthplace of America”. Call for fees.
MEGHAN CARY. A Father’s Day afternoon of music and food at the farm. Named Billboard Magazine's Critic's Choice for Best Newcomer when she hit the music scene, Meghan is a powerful storyteller and a natural onstage. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.
PETER FRAMPTON. 3pm. 100 South Street.
ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker and food. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL. America’s oldest continuing folk life festival offers genuine Pennsylvania German and Early American folk art and crafts by over 200 craftsmen, the largest exhibit and sale of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in the nation, folk life and folk lore programs, historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, strolling musicians, a wide array of children’s activities, all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch dinners, and much more. 9am - 6pm. $14/ $13 senior (55+),/ $5 junior (13-17)/ 12 & Under, free. All-week pass, $24. Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St,.
CURRIER & IVES: MORE THAN A CHRISTMAS CARD. Talk by Steve Miller. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
Weekends, May 8 - 23 • SHAKEPEARE’S THE TEMPEST. Performances by the Lord Stirling Theater Company
June 22-August 28 • NATURE SUMMER CAMPS WITH NJ AUDUBON. Camps connect children with nature by exploring, discovering, and enjoying forests, fields, ponds, and streams. Choose from nature day camps or overnight adventure camps. For more information visit our website at www.njaudubon.org
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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Thursdays May 14-28 • SUNSET YOGA IN THE GARDEN. Three class series, all levels welcome. 5pm. $45.
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. 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