Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from November, 2016

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November 3; Bernardsville

DISTILLING IN THE SOMERSET HILLS. Return to the Speakeasy days of the 1920s for a talk and taste event with New Jersey's craft distillers 7 - 10pm. Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road.

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills; 908/221-1770

November 4; Randolph

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

November 5; Hackettstown

NJ BALLET: DON QUIXOTE. Cervantes' masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 5; Harmony

HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead including barn, house, wagon shed and summer kitchen. Open hearth cooking demonstrations, re-enactors, house and barn tours. 10 - 4. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Preservation Commission; 908/213-1600

November 5; Lambertville

THE ART OF CONTRASTS SOLO EXHIBITION AND SCULPTING DEMO. Live sculpting demonstration by the Robert M. Baum. 11am - 4. 13 N Union St.

Gallery 13 North; 609/773-0033

November 5; Lebanon

TOUCH-A-TRUCK DAY. Over forty dump trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, military jeeps and lots more parked in one place so kids of all ages can get a close-up look. 11:30am - 3pm. Free. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

November 6; Hackettstown

NJ BALLET: PINOCCHIO. Ages 5 - adult. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 6; Pittstown

SALLY ROGERS AND CLAUDIA SCHMIDT. Two of the country’s top singer-songwriter-story tellers honor America’s veterans. 2pm. Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.

Raritan River Music; 908/213-1100

November 7; Morristown

THE SHANE GANG SWINGS AGAIN. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

November 10-11; Bedminster

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

November 10-13; Hackettstown

HARD TRAVELIN WITH WOODY. Woody Guthrie is memorialized in multimedia solo show. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 11; Blairstown

SAMANTHA FISH. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

November 12; Morristown

NEW JERSEY BALLET. Carmen with Don Quixote and Tango. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

November 17; North Branch

ANNA & ELIZABETH. Traditional music using guitar, banjo, fiddle and moving picture scrolls, called “crankies.” 12 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

November 17-20; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 18; Far Hills

THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 19; Blairstown

JAMES MADDOCK. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

November 19; Branchburg

CRAFT SHOW & BAKE SALE. Handmade crafts, door prizes, bake sale, refreshments, and free parking. Benefits students and charitable donations. 10am - 3pm. Free. Central School, 220 Baird Rd.

Branchburg Womans’ Club; 908/866-1824

November 19; Franklin

THANKSGIVING FLORAL ARRANGEMENT CLASS. Create a long-lasting fall holiday centerpiece with harvest flowers, fruit, and even vegetables. 10am - 12pm. $45. Colonial Park Perennial Garden (Parking Lot F).

Somerset County Park Commission; 732-873-2459

November 20; North Branch

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. C. S Lewis’ beloved novel told through dance by 10 Hairy Legs dance company. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

November 21; Morristown

BICKFORD BENEFIT BAND. The annual benefit concert continues with band leader, Dan Levinson, assembling an evening of Jazz All-Stars 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

November 25-26; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

November 25-27; Clinton

DICKENS' DAYS. Annual holiday extravaganza along Main Street featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and music and street performers.

Clinton Guild;

Weekends; November 25 - December 4; Bedminster

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/212-7000

November 27; Allamuchy

BILL CHARLAP. Solo piano. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

November 28; Port Murray

CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

November 30-1; Madison

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. Based on Dylan Thomas’ classic story. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; 973/408-3807

December 1-2; Ringwood

HOLIDAY CONCERT. Lady Jane’s Deligth 7 - 9pm. $30. 134 Sloatsburg Road.

Woman’s Club of West Milford; 973/853-7258

December 2; Clinton

CHRISTMAS PARADE. The thirtieth annual parade takes place in the center of Clinton. 7pm. Main Street.

Clinton Guild; 908/735-8614

December 2-11; Morristown

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND. Over 200 edible structures with crafters offering beautiful hand-made and affordable gifts. 9:30am - 5pm. $2 per person gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

December 3; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 3-4; Hope

HOPE CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET. Juried craft show & sale. 10 - 5. $4. Hope School.

Hope Recreation Commission; 908/459-5127

December 3-4; Millbrook

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 973/875-3461

December 3-4; Morristown

HOLLY WALK 2016. Enjoy Morris County historic sites decorated for the holidays. 12 - 5pm. 6 Court Street.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

December 3-4; Sparta

LAKE MOHAWK GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET. Shop a fabulous selection of quality merchants or stroll the boardwalk enjoying mulled Gluhwein, German beer & brats. Proceeds benefit local charities. Free. White Deer Plaza, 21 Boardwalk.

Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market; 973/462-5152

December 3-4; Wantage

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE BENEFIT FUNDRAISER. Explore the Turner Mansion & Manager's Dwelling, festively decorated and filled with vendors, farmers, a bake sale, and a gift shop. Proceeds for ongoing restoration efforts at this historic farm. 10am - 3pm. $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/271-6771

December 4; North Branch

SHADOWS OF THE 60S . A Holiday Tribute to Motown 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 6; Harmony

FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE FARMSTEAD. Visit Father Christmas in the summer kitchen at the Historic Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead. For Children of all ages! Free event. Plenty of parking. 5 - 7pm. Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead, 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Preservation Commission; 908/213-1600

December 9; North Branch

THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 4 & 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 9-11; Morristown

NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

December 10; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 11; Delaware

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

December 11; North Branch

A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Nebraska Theatre Caravan 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 13; North Branch

THIS WONDERFUL LIFE. One-man play, based on the iconic 1946 film. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 15; Clinton

CANDLELIGHT NIGHT. Luminaries line the streets, horse-drawn carriages, and late-night shopping. 5 - 9pm. Main Street.

Clinton Guild; 908/735-8614

December 15; North Branch

DAVID LEONHARDT JAZZ TRIO. A swinging take on seasonal favorites. 12 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 31; Morristown

First Night Morris; 973-455-0708

January 9; Morristown

BUCK PIZZARELLI’S BIRTHDAY BASH. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

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