COMPOSTING FOR YOUR GARDEN. Lunch and Learn workshop 12 - 1:30pm. $20. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
THE WIZARDS GARDEN. A lively and vibrant dance performance centered around folktales from China, Sweden, Majorca and Brazil. Students are exposed to literary narrative structures physicalized in performance by the acclaimed professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works. Appropriate for ages K - 4. 10:30am. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
MARK FARNER. Grand Funk survivor 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE SERENE SECRET. Discover the decades-old secret of the Citicorp building and experience the personal crisis of William LeMessurier in this riveting story based on actual events in Mayor Ed Koch's New York City. Written by a local playwright, in the summer of 1978. 69 Elliot St.
ST. PATRICK'S ITALIAN STYLE FUNDRAISER EVENT AND DINNER. Traditional Irish Fare with Italian favorites, bag pipers, door prizes, Irish dancers, music, 50/50 raffle, tricky tray 6 - 10pm.
LUNASA. Lunasa's novel arrangements and unique musical approaches create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music into exciting new territory. 8am. $30. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND FISHERMAN’S FLEA MARKET. Activities include kids trout fishing, shotgun and archery ranges, crafts and other kids activities, wildlife artists and conservation groups, a fishing flea market and more! 10am - 4pm. Free. 605 Pequest Rd..
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. 10am - 3pm. 50 Neilson Road.
HENDRIK MEURKENS QUARTET. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
NIMBUS DANCE WORKS. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS. Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, provides an indoor presentation on how you can attract these beautiful flying jewels to your garden using native and annual nectar plant sources. 1pm. $5; Seniors: $3; Ages 6-18: $1; Under 6: free. 20 Morris Rd..
VISIT WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. Bring your camera and your kids - friendly pets are also welcome. 12 - 3pm. 270 Route 206 South.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER. Ten member a cappella favorite 8pm. 100 South Street.
HONEY BEES. Join apiarist John Garretson and learn interesting facts about bees. Topics include a bee’s life span, their jobs in the colony, who rules the hive, honey production and more. 1 - 2pm. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
JERRY VEZZA AND GROVER KEMBLE TOGETHER AGAIN. Local favorites in an evening of wonderful music, entertaining stories, and the good humor that these talented musicians bring with them 7:30pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2018 fishing license!
ARTILLERY SCHOOL. If the thought of learning more about Civil War cannons gets you fired up, sign up for the “School of the Piece”—a muzzle-loading artillery safety qualification program for re-enactors and history buffs with 6th New York Independent Battery— includes classroom and practical instruction 10am - 2pm. $30 per person, advance registration is required. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.
OPENING DAY AT COOPER GRISTMILL. Experience the powerful energy of the Black River, as it runs the 1826 Cooper Gristmill's huge waterwheel and four floors of machinery to grind grain seeds into flour. 10am - 5pm. 66 Route 24.
BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
FAIRVIEW TRAIL RUN 5K. Course goes through our beautiful 660 acre property and is open to runners of all ages. We will have chip timing, refreshments and great prizes. 1 - 5pm. $25. 1035 Fairview Lake Road.
OUTDOOR SKILLS CLUB- BOW DRILL FRICTION FIRE. You'll learn to select proper wood, how to carve a set and the form and technique that will prepare you for success. You can leave with the makings of your own kit. 6:30 - 8:30pm. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
IYABA IBO MANDINGO: UNFRAMED. An emotional, powerful, and uplifting self-portrait. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
BONEY JAMES. 8pm. 100 South Street.
MARTIN TAYLOR. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated by guitarists all over the world. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
LIVING WITH BACKYARD WILDLIFE. Lunch and a lively discussion of the many wild visitors that NJ residents get to their homes and gardens. Learn tricks how to keep the pests away, while attracting beneficial species to your property. 12 - 1:30pm. $20. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety
COMEDY NIGHT AND DINNER. Three comedians, dinner, dessert, wine. 7 - 9pm. $25. 594 State Highway 94.
HAMLET. Directed by Derek Egidio 69 Elliot St.
SUMMER OF LOVE. Glen Burtnik band plays oldies. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
BATTLE OF BOUND BROOK. Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House remembers Washington’s army at Middlebrook with American and British soldiers re-enacting battles in street and field, Colonial crafters, encampment, children’s activities, special programs and tours and more.
MILITARY HERITAGE DAY. Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactments on site in conjunction with our WWI centennial exhibition opening on April 6th. Free to all active military, veterans and their families. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
ANNUAL VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Visit vernal pools to explore these habitats and learn why these sites are important to many species of amphibians, reptils, insects, and other wildlife. 2 - 3:30pm. Free, donation requested. P.O. Box 7191.
JASON EADY. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
STAR GAZING. Join Joe Molnar from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society for a tour of the summer sky. 8:30 - 10pm. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
EARTH DAY YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN AND MEDITATION. Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Walk-ins are welcome. 10am. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.
TONY DESARE. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
LARRY CARLTON AND JOHN PIZZARELLI. 8pm. 100 South Street.
MACHINE DE CIRQUE. Five guys masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, unicycles, drums, and even bath towels 8. $20 & $30. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
LUCKY STIFF. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead that dates from the late 18th and 19t centuries, riber arts and craft demonstrations, open hearth cooking, war re-enactors, hit-and-miss engines. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Cosponsored by the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, the New Jersey Earth Science Association and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum this show hosts over 100 dealers, special exhibits showing Lapidary, fossils, minerals, as well as an extensive presentation of the world famous deposits of Sussex County's fluorescent minerals. Sat., 9-5:30; Sun., 10-5. $6. Littel Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Rd..
SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.
PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
GALA CELEBRATION OF LOCAL FOOD, LOCAL FARMS AND LOCAL HEROES. Feast on appetizers, main courses and desserts created with the finest local ingredients at eight tasting stations prepared before you by our region’s finest chefs. Let them entertain and inform you with their cooking techniques and tips! Open bar features NJ wines, craft beer and spirits. 5 - 8pm. $100. Inn at Millrace Pond.
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.
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.
Weekends • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts 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.
Tuesdays, February 6- March 20 • FLY TYING CLASS. The Beginner class includes tools, materials and instruction – learn how to master the basics! The Intermediate class must bring your own tools and thread, some materials are provided. Learn how to tie the flies you usually buy as well has new techniques and materials. Learn the names of the different dry flies, nymphs, streamers and attractors and how to fish them. Seven consecutive Tuesdays. 7 - 9pm. $50.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
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 Beginning January 1, 2018, Morristown National Historical Park will no longer charge an entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
Beginning on January 1, 2018, the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and Wick House visitor facilities will be closed to the public until Saturday, February 17, 2018. During that same period (January 1 through February 16, 2018) the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion will be open on Saturdays only.
Please note that the park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area will remain open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.