CEILIDH: AN EVENING OF IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE. Since 1998, the Bessie Award nominated company Darrah Carr has brought a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. The programs feature live music and champion Irish step dancers who have garnered awards at numerous competitions on both the national and international circuit. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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.
"RUN FROM WINTER" 10K RACE. The run through Duke Island Park raises funds for Middle Earth and fills a void in the local area for races that are longer than 5K but not a half marathon. Prizes for top winners and t-shirts for all racers are distributed. Visit our race page for more information or to register. Duke Island Park.
WOODCOCK WATCH. American Woodcocks inhabit our wet fields and have one of the most fascinating courtship behaviors of any New Jersey bird. 7 - 8pm. $3. Tower Hill, 944 Mountain View Road.
PRUNING WORKSHOP. Learn how to maintain the health and beauty of your home garden. 10am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
STEVE FORBERT. with special guest Jesse Bardwell 8pm. $27.50 – $32.50. 30 Main Street.
BACKYARD CHICKENS. Learn how to start and care for your own flock. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. 7 - 8:15pm. $10. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
THE NATIONAL RESERVE. 8pm. $25 – $30. 30 Main Street.
ECOLOGY OF DUKE FARMS. In this 2-hour program, we will review the stewardship initiatives at Duke Farms after reviewing the interesting history of the property. 5 - 7pm. $5. 80 Route 206.
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. 7pm. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2019 fishing license!
CITIZENS BAND RADIO. 8pm. $17.50 – $22.50. 30 Main Street.
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.
EAGLE NEST WATCH. Check out our Bald Eagle pair nesting near County parkland in the Three Bridges area with volunteer nest monitor Dan Kroon! 7 - 8pm. $3. South Branch Wildlife Management Area, 442 Three Bridges Road, Hillsborough Township.
ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP. Basic pruning techniques and proper tools used for pruning. 9am - 12pm. $15. Mettlers Road.
INTRODUCING: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG. Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway's hit, Jersey Boys. Young's latest concert is a celebration of classic hits from the '50s and '60s presenting in the authentic acoustic style of original rock 'n' roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
EASTER EGG HUNT. Main Street.
GRAND ENCAMPMENT AT JOCKEY HOLLOW. The special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. Activities for the whole family include firing demonstrations and drills, children’s drills, walking tours, hikes and more. 10am - 4pm. Free Admission. Jockey Hollow.
RONNY WHYTE TRIO SINGS SINATRA. Ronny Whyte is an interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. 3pm. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
RARE HERPS!. Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) of New Jersey biologist, Allegra Mitchell, will discuss some of the rarest reptile and amphibian species in the state. 1 - 2pm. Free. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
MILITARY HERITAGE DAY. Reenactors and artifacts representing America’s military history. 12 - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL. 3pm. $20 & $30. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
CIVIL WAR DAY. The 8th NJ Civil War Regiment will demonstrate musket firing and discuss the war. Costumed docents will guide tours of the c. 1754 ironmaster's mansion adjacent to c. 1741 Oxford Furnace. Both sites are on the National Register. 11am - 4pm. Donation encouraged.. 8 Belvidere Ave.
BUNNY LUNCH. 12 - 2pm. $8, RSVP by 4/3/2019. 666 Macopin Rd.
PLANNING YOUR GARDEN FOR BEGINNERS. Building soil health, designing your garden space, growing plants from seed or transplant and vegetable seasonality. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
RIO CLEMENTE AND FRIENDS. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
COTTAGE COMMUNITIES. Author Sara Hines presents images and discussion of camp meetings. 7 - 9pm. Free. The Bethel at Trinity Park.
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING & PAINTING FOR ADULTS. Join local artist and published illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo on a guided exploration of Morven interiors and exteriors. 10am - 1pm. $220. 55 Stockton Street.
SCOTT SHARRARD REDUX. 8pm. $27 – $32. 30 Main Street.
COMEDY SHOW. 3 Comedian Show, presented by Danny C. Entertainment. 7 - 11pm. $20. 666 Macopin Rd.
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WALK. Split Rock Furnace – Morris County’s only standing iron furnace Split Rock Rd..
ANNUAL STREAM CLEANUP. Watershed-wide cleanup takes place in 38 municipalities. Register online. 9am - 12pm. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.
MOE-TION DANCE THEATER. Established in 2007, moe-tion dance theater is a contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey. Known for their diverse repertory and site-specific work, moe-tion dance theater has performed at numerous festivals, showcases and venues throughout the tri-state area. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
GO GREEN WITH HOPE. Electronic waste collection, paper shredding, Medicine Drop, clothing and goods collection; towels, blankets and pet items for local animal shelters, Green Market, Informative tables, T-shirt totes demo and give-away. 9am - 1pm. Free. Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road.
RODNEY ATKINS. 8pm. 100 South Street.
CHINESE PAINTING, HISTORY & STYLES. Lecture by Derek Wang. 1 - 3pm. $4. Oxford Municipal Building. 11 Green St..
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. 17 Steuben Lane.
DRAKESVILLE OPEN HOUSE. Tours of King Canal Store, King House Museum and Main Street, Drakesville historic district. 1 - 4pm. Free. 209-213 Main Street.
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. 50 Neilson Road.
AMPHIBIANS AT JUGTOWN. Join Allegra Mitchell of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, to explore the pools at Jugtown and hope to catch frogs, insect larvae, and frog eggs. 6:30 - 7:30pm. $15. Mountain Preserve, 402 Mine Road.
SUCCESSION PLANTING: TIPS & TRICKS. How to succession plant your garden to harvest crops such as lettuce, carrots, and string beans all season long. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
THE ROMEROS. Three generations of one family of guitarists is unprecedented in classical music. 8pm. 100 South Street.
WILDFLOWER WALK. Early bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden! 1pm. $5 donation. 20 Morris Rd..
EARTH DAY WEEKEND. Special programs. Free. 20 Morris Rd..
PILOBOLUS. In this brand new repertory show, come back to your senses and explore the connection between the human body and the analog world around us. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
UPROOTED BAND WITH MICHAEL GLABICKI OF RUSTED ROOT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
NATIVE PLANT SALE. Native plants can eliminate the need for pesticides and the need less water to survive. 9am - 2pm. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave..
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL. Enjoy a variety of recycled crafts and games. At 11:00, enjoy a live animal show with Eyes of the Wild. All ages welcome! 10:30am - 7:30pm. Free. 42 Lilac Drive.
ROMP IN THE SWAMP. Bike ride led by a group of seasoned cyclists and birders around and through the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, stopping at various well-known birding locations. Limit twelve riders; your participation helps support the work and mission of The Raptor Trust. 9:30am - 1:30pm. $50 - $125. The Meyersville Inn,632 Meyersville Rd,.
HISTORIC FARMSTEAD OPEN HOUSE. Spring Open House at the Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead, listed in National Register of Historic Places. Fiber arts demonstrations, children's activities, Spruce Run State Park naturalist open hearth cooking in summer kitchen, war re-enactors. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
SQUARE FOOT ORGANIC GARDENING. Participants in this program will leave with practical information that will help minimize effort and maximize yield. 10am - 12pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
BRINGING UP BIRDIE. Learn about the many species of birds that live and nest in your New Jersey backyard. We will also talk about the baby birds that fall from nests and what you can do to help injured or orphaned wild birds. 1pm. $10, $5 under 12, registration required. 1452 White Bridge Road.
NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.
ARTS, SWEETS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10am - 5pm. Washington Ave.
MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET. Historic military vehicles from World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars are on display. Over 200 vendors and reenactors. $7. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Weekend highlights include a plant sale featuring many choice selections of perennials, ferns and woody plants, inspiring garden lectures, and guided tours of this magnificent naturalistic rock garden. This event is co-sponsored with Watnong Chapter North American Rock Garden Society. 11 Layton Rd.
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. 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..
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..
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.
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Xian Conducts Mozart 3pm. 100 South Street.
RIVER TALK: BIRDING 101. Join MWA and guest speaker Brian Butler for discussions about optics, field guides, local places to bird and more. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave..
BASIC LAWN CARE. Rid your lawn of grubs, pests, and disease to achieve a sustainable, healthy and beautiful lawn using Integrated Pest Management. 12 - 1:15pm. $10. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - FLOWER & LANDSCAPE. This class will involve plant close-ups and landscape scenes and is designed for both digital and film photographers. 9 - 11:30am. $35, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
March 16-March 24 • MAMMA MIA!. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father.
April 5-April 14 • INTO THE WOODS. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.$22.
April 10-April 24 • WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES. Presentations on three consecutive Wednesdays (4/10, 17, 24) of short-play competition, playwrighting classes, and panel discussions with visiting playwrights provide a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today. The WPS has helped to develop the work of over 60 playwrights from around the country, producing more than 14 world premieres on the CSC mainstage. Staged readings are followed by a lively discussion with the playwrights and casts.7:30pm. Free.
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 Paulins Kill 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 5- March 19 • FLY TYING CLASS. At the end of this 7 consecutive week class, you will understand the insect life in the rivers and what insects the trout eat. You will learn the difference between a mayfly, a caddis fly, and a stone fly. You will learn how to tie popular flies that actually catch fish. We provide the materials and tools for you to use during the beginner class.Our Intermediate Fly Tying Class focusses on more complex flies, tying tips and tricks, and enhancing basic skills. Seven consecutive Tuesdays. 7 - 9pm. $50.
March 1- 31 • FEATURED ARTISTS. Robin Rickard, Wood burning (pyrography) & Karin White, Jewelry
Robin Rickard: Practicing the ancient art of Henna began in 2008 with the encouragement of friends. Her unyielding passion and appreciation for our temporal human experience drives her to explore and redefine who we are and how we express where the mundane of life meets the magical. Utilizing written and visual symbolism of both collective and personal experience, she also enjoys bringing the beauty of henna into the hearth. This became a practical addition when Robin stepped into motherhood and family became the art of life. EnshrineDesign: Henna Body Adornment and the EnshrineDesign line of hand decorated wood burned kitchen utensils, bowls, platters and more are a continually unfolding creative process, where the practical IS the magical!" Robin resides in Columbia, New Jersey, 07832 and can be reached at 917-656-8866 Robin Harris Rickard, CMT., LMT. www.enshrine.net EnshrineDesign:Henna Body Adornment, LLC. www.enshrinedesign.com
Karin White: Growing up scouring flea markets and tag sales with her mom, this eclectic artist developed an appreciation for vintage designs at an early age. She is inspired by the excess of the Victorians, the femininity of art nouveaux and the kitchiness of the 50’s. Passionate about reusing and recycling, Ms. White uses antique and vintage silverware, old hardware and other “found objects” in her designs. Working with metal clays, sterling silver, copper and gemstones, her earthy pieces are one of a kind art, meant to be worn every day. Her signature piece, a bracelet made of an antique or vintage spoon, has earned her the nickname “the spoon lady.” Each piece is hand hammered and stamped with a word or saying using antique tools and then polished to bring out its individual texture. Ms. White studied art and photography at Montclair State College. Also a local Realtor with Burgdorff ERA, Karin lives in Warren County where nature provides endless inspiration. For more information go to http://funkyearthartjewelry.com/
January 12-April 14 • THE CREATIVE COMMONS. Works from three non-profit studios influenced by the work of Creative Growth founders Florence and Elias Katz.6 - 8pm.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. There is no entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.