Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from October, 2016

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October 1; Columbia

ANNUAL PIG ROAST. A fun filled day of great food, your favorite wines, live music. 1 - 4pm. $45 pp, advance sale only; wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

October 1; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

October 1; Morristown

FERNS AND THEIR SHADY FRIENDS. Both common and uncommon types will be discussed and shown in a slide presentation. Fern life cycles, propagation and companion plants will be covered as well. 10am. $15 members / $20 non-members. 353 East Hanover Ave..

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

October 1; Newton

EDGAR WINTER BAND. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

October 2; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 2; Morristown

THE SEEING EYE DOGGY DASH. There will be a leisurely walk, followed by a dog pageant, a costume contest, music, food, a raffle, and more. The first 300 registrants get a free goodie bag. 11am - 2pm. 10 Washington Valley Road.

The Seeing Eye; 973/539-4425

October 2; Wantage

ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

October 3; Mendham

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

October 8; Asbury

ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT. Live music, finger-foods, cheeses & fresh Musky smoked trout. First 100 prepaid get souvenir wine glass. 2 - 5pm. $35. Warren County Rod and Gun Club, 279 Asbury Bloomsbury Rd..

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

October 8; Augusta

Sussex County Farmland Preservation and Conservation ; 973/579-0500

October 8; Blairstown

FIRST UMC OF BLAIRSTOWN 205TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. The celebration will include live music, chicken barbecue, children’s activities, exotic animals, and vendors. 1 - 9pm. Free. 10 Stillwater Road.

First United Methodist Church of Blairstown; 908/362-6693

October 8; Hope

HALF ANNIE. A group of three women guitarists and singers, will give a benefit concert for Haven of Hope for Kids 7pm. 346 High Street.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; 908/818-9661

October 8; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

October 8; North Branch

AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET. This exciting three-part performance includes Rite of Spring, inspired by revolutionary works by Ballets Russes. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

October 8; Port Murray

FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION & AMELIA EARHART. Pat Jordan from the American Historical Theatre will portray Earhart in captivating stories of this inspirational woman. 6 - 9pm. $67. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

October 8; 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; 973/292-2755

October 8; Stanton

BARN DANCE. Dance the night away at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead! No experience is necessary for this family-friendly event! 7 - 9pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

October 8-9; East Stroudsburg

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, K-9 dog shows, live music, children’s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

October 8-9; Morris County

PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Visit northern Morris County landmark sites. A brochure and map will be available at each venue. 10am - 4pm. Free.

Boonton Historical Society & Museum; 973/316-0976

October 8-9; Somerset County

WEEKEND JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST. More than 25 historic sites countywide will be open free to visitors featuring tours, history interpretations, exhibitions, participatory programs, arts and more. 10am - 4pm. Free.

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission; 908/231-7110

October 9; Bedminster

OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY FAIR. Activities and demonstrations celebrating conservation and country life on a beautiful 170 acre wildlife preserve 11:30am - 4:30pm. $25 per vehicle. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

October 9; Boonton

Boonton Arts; 862/307-5919

October 9; Landing

Lake Hoptacong Foundation; 973/663-2500

October 9; Wantage

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP 9TH ANNUAL VETERANS MEMORIAL CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW. Food, live music, 50/50, tricky tray. Proceeds benefit Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey Inc. 11am - 4pm. Woodbourne Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road.

Wantage Township Recreation Commission; 973/352-9203

October 10; Morristown

PARIS WASHBOARD. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

October 14; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

October 14-15; North Branch

D-GENERATION – AN EXALTATION OF LARKS. Puppet theater piece explores creativity and communication in people with late-stage dementia. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

October 14-16; Morristown

40TH ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET. Juried artists display extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more. Proceeds benefit not-for-profit organizations. 12pm - 5pm. National Guard Armory, 430 Western Avenue.

The Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township; 973/442-2840

October 15; Blairstown

CRYSTAL BOWERSOX. 8pm. $35 - $40. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

October 15; Chester

CELEBRATING APPLES. Try a hand-cranked apple peeler and assist with cider pressing as it was done in 1880's Milltown. 1 - 3:30pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

October 15; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 96th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits Somerset Medical Center. 8. Moorland Farms.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/685-2929

October 15; Finesville

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10 - 4. $25 / $55 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

October 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

October 15; Parsippany

6TH ANNUAL SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM. Presentations will focus broadly on topics related to American Art Pottery and will specifically highlight the rich history of Newcomb pottery. 9am - 12:30pm. 2352 Route 10 West.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

October 15; Port Murray

PLANT MEDICINE. Learn how to make your own creams and salves for topical applications. 1 - 3pm. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

October 15; Stillwater

STILLWATER FALL FESTIVAL. Hayrides, crafters, food, pumpkins, antiques, pony rides, games. 11am - 4:30pm. Stillwter School.

Stillwater Historical Society; 908/698-4143

October 15-16; Chester

ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

October 15-16; East Stroudsburg

POCONO FOOD TRUCK & ART FESTIVAL. 30 food trucks from the Pocono Mountains, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. The Hope Lodge will house 60+ artists and artisans on two floors. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

October 16; Allamuchy

HOUSTON PERSON. with Dave Leonhardt Trio. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

October 16; Delaware

RIVERSIDE FALL FESTIVAL. Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, tours of the Ramsaysburg Homestead historic site, refreshments. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

October 16; Lambertville

AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR. Historic public and private sites and canal walks. 11pm - 5pm. $25/ $20 advance. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Rt. 29.

Lambertville Historical Society; 609/397-0770

October 16; Mendham

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

October 16; North Branch

MURDER ON THE NILE. Aquila Theatre 4pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

October 16; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

October 19; Far Hills

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

October 20; North Branch

BADI ASSAD. Transcending traditional styles of native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and ethnic sounds from around the world 12 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

October 21; Clinton

PUMPKINFEST. Enjoy a night of magic with face painting, balloon artists, horse-drawn hay rides and more.

Clinton Guild;

October 21-23; Somerset

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10 - 6. $10. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Dr..

Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc; 800/210-9900

October 22; Mendham

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

October 22; Millbrook

National Park Service; 570/426-2452

October 22; North Branch

THE CAPITOL STEPS. A unique blend of music and political comedy. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

October 22; Port Murray

SOAP MAKING. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs – to create your own specialty soap. 1 - 3pm. $35. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

October 22; 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; 973/292-2755

October 22-23; Bedminster

BRIGADE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION RE-ENACTMENT. Watch re-enactors portraying Continental soldiers, Hessians, and militiamen build fortifications, practice drilling, maneuver artillery, and even skirmish with British Redcoats! $5. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/212-7000

October 23; Newton

RICKIE LEE JONES. 7pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

October 24; Morristown

FRANK VIGNOLA TRIO WITH JON-ERIC KELSO. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

October 24-28; Morristown

FALL FEST DOG DAYCARE PARTY. Apple Bobbing, Hay Maze, Costume Party, Photo Booth and more! Call to reserve your dog‒s spot today $69.95-200.00. 120 Sand Spring Road.

Morris Animal Inn; 973/539-0377

October 27; Lake Hopatcong

MURDER MYSTERY. Experience a fun and interactive play which follows the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree. Who will make it to shore alive? There is only one way to find out… 7 - 9pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

October 27; Mendham

AN ASTRONOMY ADVENTURE. Learn about our solar system with professional astronomer Paul Cirello.  View breathtaking celestial photographs and discover how to identify constellations and locate planets.  Advance registration required 7pm. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

October 27-30; Hackettstown

KICK. Follow former Rockette Bernie from a kick line to "A Chorus Line" to Hollywood and back in a powerful one woman show that weaves a tale with wisdom and humor. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

October 28; Lake Hopatcong

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT. Enjoy the holiday without the crowds on this two hour cocktail cruise. Costumes highly encouraged! 6 - 8pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

October 29; Chester

A MILLER'S HALLOWEEN. Create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, and play old time games. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

October 29; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

October 29; Sussex

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

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 Commission; 908/454-7470

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 10-13; 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 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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