This Week in the New Jersey Skylands.

    Think Skylands! Northwest New Jersey and destinations just beyond those borders, in Pennsylvania and New York, are equally intriguing and convenient offer brilliant ways to get out and enjoy the pleasures of the season.

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Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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August

Through August 2; Harmony

Warren County Farmers’ Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

Through August 4; Flemington

BACK-TO-SCHOOL & FALL PREVIEW SALE. Find additional discounts off the everyday savings of 25% - 65% at participating stores. Visit the top names in fashion designers, jewelry, specialty gifts, shoes, and more. 1 Church Street .

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Friday, 1; Sparta

DANIELIA COTTON. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Friday, 1-10; Augusta

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 2; Columbia

CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, wine available by the glass, $5. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 2; Flemington

PAN FRIED. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street.

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 2; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 2; Hardwick

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Saturday, 2; Hillsborough

BIRDING BY BICYCLE. Visit several different habitats including forests, meadows and lakes, each of which will provide us with a variety of bird possibilities. Bring your own mountain bikes and protective headgear. 9am - 12pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 2; Jefferson Township

ABBA TRIBUTE CONCERT. Full concert lighting & state-of-the-art-sound with with the ABBA Girlz Band. 8pm - 10:30pm. $20, $15 Senior, Child $10 under 10 free.. Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road.

Jefferson Highlights Community Television; 973/663-5590

Saturday, 2; Port Murray

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS WORKSHOP. Come create your own living art by planting a Carnivorous Plant terrarium. 10:30am - 12pm. $33. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 2-3; Clinton

REVOLUTIONARY WAR WEEKEND. 18th century camps, weapons, drills, skirmishes, and demonstrations 10am - 4pm. Adults $9, seniors $7, children $5, and members free.. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Saturday, 2-3; Harriman, NY

BEAR MOUNTAIN POWWOW. Over 1000 Native Americans from across the continent share their history, art, music, foods and traditions. 11. $10/ $6 children and seniors. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.

Sussex Powwow Native American Heritage Celebration; 718/686-9297

Saturday, 2-3; Milford, PA

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

Sunday, 3; Bridgewater

ANNUAL BAYOU FEST. The Zydegroove and Buckwheat Zydeco. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 3; Oxford

BOTTOMLINE. Country Western 6pm - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 5; Morristown

BEACON HILL JAZZ BAND WITH THE DIVAS. 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

Tuesday, 5; Morristown

PETER SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE. 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Wednesday, 6-8; Blairstown

Mohican Outdoor Center; 603/466-2727

Wednesday, 6-8; Bridgewater

SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

Thursday, 7; Readington Township

THE VINCE PETTINELLI ORCHESTRA. 18 piece band with vocalists. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 8; Sparta

BILLY HECTOR. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Saturday, 9; Budd Lake

Spirit of the Arts Foundation; 973/975-2068

Saturday, 9; Dingmans Ferry, PA

PRO SERIES: FERNS AND LYCOPHYTES. Join Bill Olson, acclaimed botanist, for an in depth look at ferns and lycophytes of the area. End the day in the lab, using microscopes for an up close look. 1 - 4pm. $20. 538 Emery Road.

Pocono Environmental Education Center; 570/828-2319

Saturday, 9; Flemington

EIGHT DAYS OF BLUES. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street .

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 9; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 9; Jefferson Township

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE CONCERT. 8pm - 10:30pm. $20, $15 Senior, Child $10 under 10 free.. Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road.

Jefferson Highlights Community Television; 973/663-5590

Saturday, 9; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 908/722-9556

Sunday, 10; Bridgewater

CARLOS COLINA & STRAIGHT UP. Jazz and Blues 7 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 10; Newton

SUMMER PEACH & CORN FESTIVAL. Live entertainment, face painting, grilled corn & hot dogs, in-store samplings, ice cream specialties, pie eating contest 12 - 7pm. Free admission. 359 Ridge Road (Rt. 519).

Windy Brow Farms; 973/579-9657

Sunday, 10; Oxford

BLAIR CRIMMINS. Ragtime Dixie Jazz 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 10; Shawnee-On-Delaware

POCONO CHICKEN WING OFF. Sample over 30 sauces at the region’s largest wing tasting competition. Benefits the Monroe County Meal on Wheels. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Monday, 11; Morristown

VIBES-A-POPPIN’. 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

Thursday, 14; Readington Township

THE BRITISH INVASION TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 15; Sussex

YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Registration is suggested, but not required. 6:30pm. $5 suggested donation. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/702-0488

Friday, 15-17; Blairstown

Mohican Outdoor Center; 603/466-2727

Friday, 15-17; Delaware

WNTI Radio; 908/979-4355

Saturday, 16; Flemington

DE TIERRA CALIENTE. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street .

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 16; Jefferson Township

JOURNEY TRIBUTE CONCERT. Performed by Evolution 8pm - 10:30pm. $20, $15 Senior, Child $10 under 10 free.. Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road.

Jefferson Highlights Community Television; 973/663-5590

Saturday, 16; Morristown

MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Trio da Paz, Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar Summit, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, Mikey Jr Band and blues guitarist Matt Schofield. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.

Town of Morristown;

Saturday, 16; Shawnee-On-Delaware

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 16; Sussex

EMISH. Celtic Rock on the beach in High Point State Park. Lawn seating. 6pm - 8pm. $5. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

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

Saturday, 16-17; Belvidere

Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail ;

Saturday, 16-17; Harmony

WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. More than 150 dealers are located indoors and outdoors for a rain-or-shine show! 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Sunday, 17; Basking Ridge

DOG DAYS COMPETITION. Canines of all shapes and sizes are invited along with their human companions to take part in contests and events. 2pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/766-5955

Sunday, 17; Bridgewater

JOBONANNO & THE GODSONS OF SOUL. 7 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 17; Oxford

HICKORY PROJECT. Contemporary Bluegrass 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Monday, 18; Morristown

MARK SHANE GANG. Cotton Club Parade 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

Wednesday, 20; Morristown

GROW, COOK, EAT. Monthly garden series concentrates on Mizuna, Claytonia, Tatsoi and Mache; not your ordinary salad greens: 7 - 8:30pm. $20/ $15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Wednesday, 20-24; Ringoes

HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. 10am - 10pm. Free, parking $10 per car. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

Friday, 22; Lebanon

HUNTERDON COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR. Lecture held in the Pre-revolution Wade-Wycoff Barn. 7 - 8:30pm. $5. 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Friday, 22; Sparta

ORGANIK VIBE TRIO FEATURING DAVE SAMUELS. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Saturday, 23; Flemington

LEFTY MANN. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street.

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 23; Morristown

Morristown National Historical Park; 973/543-4030

Saturday, 23; Sussex

TEDDY BEAR DAY. Any child that brings a teddy bear gets in free. Special demonstrations and Teddy Bear Magic Show. 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

Saturday, 23; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

Saturday, 23-24; Basking Ridge

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/766-2489

Saturday, 23-24; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 24; Bridgewater

JOHN KUSE & THE EXCELLENTS AND BOB MIDANDA & THE HAPPENINGS. Double bill. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 24; Oxford

CHURCH POINT RIOT. Cajun/Zydeco 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Wednesday, 27; Morristown

NICKI PARROTT. 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

Wednesday, 27; Pittstown

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

Wednesday, 27-31; Parsippany

LEAD EAST. Oldies music and old car weekend, 1,800 vintage cars. Parsippany Hilton, Route 10.

Appleton Productions; 908/876-9100

Friday, 29-30; Morristown

UKULELE FESTIVAL. This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Friday night, $15; Saturday day and night, $65; both days, $75. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..

The Folk Project

Friday, 29-1; Flemington

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 30; Flemington

FUN IN THE SUN. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street .

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 30; Millington

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-1091

Saturday, 30; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 908/722-9556

Saturday, 30-31; Shawnee-On-Delaware

POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Celebrating 20 years of Pocono grown garlic, this year's festival will feature over sixty unique vendors including garlic growers, skilled artisans and one of a kind garlic dishes. 10 - 6pm. $10/ $7.50 advance; 2 day: $15/13. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 30-1; Frenchtown

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

Sunday, 31; Budd Lake

Scandinavian Fest; 610/417-1483

Sunday, 31; Oxford

HOT SEATS. String Band Modern 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381


Future Events...

Ongoing Concerts and Theater

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

August 6-August 24 • THE ALCHEMIST. This rowdy, bawdy, lunatic comedy, by Ben Jonson, about con men in 1610 shows how little has changed about greed or gullibility in the affairs of mankind.

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

Morris Museum Bickford Theater, Morristown

6 Normandy Heights Rd.. ; 973/971-3706

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 Kitatinny 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

USGA Museum, Far Hills

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.

77 Liberty Corner Road ; 908/234-2300

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): $4.00, cash or check only, Children: Free

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, Newton

July 12-August 2 • CELEBRATE SUMMER ART EXHIBIT. 10am - 4pm.

133 Spring St. ; 973/383-0027