Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from March, 2016

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March 4; Morristown

PATTY GRIFFIN. Grammy Award-winning folk singer joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

March 4; North Branch

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 5; Morristown

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

March 5; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 10; Morristown

GROWING IRIS IN THE HOME GARDEN. Topics include culture and care of iris and landscape design including planting companions. 1pm - 3pm. $15/12 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

March 10; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

March 11; North Branch

DOKTOR KABOOM!. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom's supercharged (and super safe!) science experiments will have you erupting with laughter and bubbling with curio 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 11-13; Morristown

SPRING CRAFTMORRISTOWN. 150 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. Morristown Armory.

ArtRider; 845/331-7900

March 12; Hackettstown

THE PRODIGALS. The Prodigals have emerged as the dominant force on the Celtic - music scene simply because there's no one else like them. 8pm. $25. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 13; Morristown

COOKING THE BOOKS. Explore recipes of the past from cookbooks of the 18th and 19th centuries. 1pm - 3pm. $25/20 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

March 13; Morristown

ALL MOZART. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

March 13; North Branch

SAN JOSE TAIKO. Through their performances, SJT expresses the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the fluid movement and sound of the drums. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 17-20; Augusta

SPRINGFEST GARDEN SHOW. Discover charming shops and horticultural services tucked among colorful garden displays. 10am - 5pm. $12 adult. 37 Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-9948

March 18; Flemington

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

March 18-19; Hackettstown

BLUES BASH. The Edgar Winter Band on Friday night and Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown on Saturday night. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 19; Branchburg

TRICKY TRAY RAFFLE. 12:30 - 4pm. Adults only; $15 admission includes 26 tickets and dessert.. Branchburg Central Middle School, 220 Baird Rd.

Branchburg Woman’s Club; 908/866-1824

March 19; North Branch

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Set to an enchanting score by Felix Mendelssohn, American Repertory Ballet brings to life the wit and splendor of one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 19-20; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

March 19-20; Wantage

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 while supplies last. 10am - 3pm. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/262-4732

March 20; Mendham

SUNDAY MORNING FITNESS HIKES. Naturalist Janis Slutsky will lead brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain. 8am. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

March 20; Mendham

MAP & COMPASS. Join a Schiff naturalist as she takes you out to explore the preserve and learn the basics of how to navigate using a map and compass through hands-on activities. 7:30pm. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

March 26; Belvidere

EASTER EGG HUNT. Admission includes gun and goggles 9am - 5am. $15. 472 US 46.

Paintball Depot Game Park;

March 26; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 2-3; Oxford

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..

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center ; 908/637-4125

April 9;

TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2016 fishing license!

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April 10; Wantage

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

April 16; Hillsborough

SOURLANDS SMACKDOWN. New Jersey’s only outdoor bouldering competition. 9am.

Sourland Mountain Preserve; 908/231-0802

April 16; North Branch

BIG BAD WOLF. This hilarious, table-turning tale complete with puppetry, a poetry competition, and plenty of dancing will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place. 1 & 3:30pm. $10 & $12. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 22;

EARTH DAY.

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April 23; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 23-24; Lambertville

SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.

Lambertville Chamber of Commerce; 609/397-0055

April 23-24; Mansfield Township

TOWN WIDE YARD SALE. Search for treasures throughout Mansfield Township. Links to flyers, online maps and more will be available www.mansfieldtownship-nj.gov. 9am - 3pm.

Mansfield Township Green Team; 908/689-6151

April 29; North Branch

LOVE THAT DOG. One boy find his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog. 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 1; Layton

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

May 14; Basking Ridge

GARDEN PARTY. Garden pARTy:  Cultivating Creativity in the Community for all ages, featuring fine art exhibit/sale, community artwork, music, demonstrations, garden tours, more!  Bring a picnic, enjoy the afternoon! 12 - 5pm. Free. The Ross Farm, 135 North Maple Avenue.

ARTsee; 908/208-7516

May 14-15; Wantage

MEDICINE WHEEL GARDEN FESTIVAL. Music, gardening workshops, tours, plant sale, craft and food vendors, childrens’ activities and more to support the continued restoration of the gardens and historical buildings. 10am. 50 Neilson Road.

Lusscroft Farm; 862/268-1557

May 19; North Branch

JEFF NEWELL NEW-TRAD OCTET. Combes instruments and elements of a traditional New Orleans brass band. 12 & 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 21; Delaware

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead on the Delaware River and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free. 150 Route 46 at Ramseyburg Road.

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

May 22; North Branch

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED). This show covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes to Shakespeare and Moliere to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show and, of course, Anthony Weiner. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 23; Somerset

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May 27-30; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

June 17-18; Wantage

BARN AND BAKE SALE. 9am - 3pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 862/266-5021

June 18-25; Delaware River

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.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

July 2-10; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

July 29-31; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

July 30-6; Harmony

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

August 5-14; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 20-21; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

September 4; Budd Lake

32ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures:foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids'events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), talks, and the 8th annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 10-11; Ringoes

SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.

Garden State Sheep Breeders; 908/730-7189

September 24-25; Augusta

ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 5pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

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