Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from September, 2016

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September 2; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

September 3-4; East Stroudsburg

POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 60 vendors, garlic eating contest, cooking contests, Peters Valley Artisan tent & more. 11am - 5pm. $8.50-$12.50. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area & Pocono Garlic Growers Association; 570/421-7231

September 3-5; Frenchtown

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

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 4; Morristown

SUSSEX HILLS KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 8am - 5pm. $5, $3 seniors, $2 under 12. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.

Sussex Hills Kennel Club ; 973/326-7651

September 4; Oxford

PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

September 5; Morristown

SCHOOLEY'S MOUNTAIN KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 9am - 4pm. $5. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.

Schooley's Mountain Kennel Club Dog Show; 908/326-7651

September 9; Hackettstown

LADIES NIGHT OUT. 178 Airport Rd.

Donaldson Greenhouse and Nursery; 908/852-7314

September 9; Hope

LYRA. Vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia perform chants of Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs 7pm. $20/ $10 student. 346 High Street.

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

September 9; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

September 9-10; Augusta

TACO FESTIVAL. 10am - 8pm. 37 Plains Road.

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/579-0555

September 9-11; Delaware Water Gap, PA

COTA Jazz and Arts; 570/424-2210

September 10; Basking Ridge

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-0215

September 10; Blairstown

FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Celebrate 15 years of supporting local artists of all kinds with demonstrations by wood artists, jewelers and potters. Meet the artists, refreshments. 12 - 5. 23 Main Street.

Gallery 23; 908/362-6865

September 10; Franklin

AUTUMN IN THE PERENNIAL GARDEN. Plant care and gardening techniques. 9 - 11am. $15. Colonial Park Perennial Garden (Parking Lot F).

Somerset County Park Commission; 732-873-2459

September 10; Hillsborough

SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Cyclists come for the low traffic roads, lovely woods, scenic vistas, mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms.

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

September 10; Port Murray

HERB VINEGARS, OILS, AND PESTO. 1pm. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

September 10; Sussex

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

September 10-11; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; 908/310-4283 or email daysvictorian@aol.com

September 10-11; Chester

43RD ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Over 200 tents filled with the finest handmade crafts. 10am - 5pm. $5. Municipal Field; Gazebo Park on Main Street.

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

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 11; Morristown

GRAN FONDO NJ. Cycling challenges along 18, 42, 62 or 107 -mile loops include entertainment and various activities, as well as timed hill climbs, add to the Gran Fondo excitement. 7am - 5pm. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.

Gran Fondo NJ; 973/538-7773

September 11; Netcong

NETCONG DAY. Entertainment, food trucks, 5K Walk/Run , family fun area. free parking. 8:30am - 5. Main Street.

Borough of Netcong; 973/347-0252

September 12; Hackettstown

AUTUMN LAMPLIGHT DINNER. Enjoy a night under the stars, sampling Hackettstown restaurants’ diverse culinary specialties. Features live, local entertainment for dining and dancing pleasure. 5pm - 9pm. $45. Main Street Gazebo.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

September 16-18; Somerville

CENTRAL JERSEY JAZZ FESTIVAL. Freddi Hendrix, Jeremy Pelt, Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ache along with many others perform during three days of jazz in Flemington (Friday), New Brunswick (Saturday) and Somerville (Sunday). Free.

New Brunswick Jazz Project; 732/640-0001

September 17; Blairstown

HAWK WATCH. Join RVC Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch. 8am - 2pm. 16 Main St..

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

September 17; Lake Hopatcong

CASINO NIGHT ON MISS LOTTA. Four casino dealers, prizes, and passed hors’deuvres… All the proceeds donated directly to Lake Hopatcong Foundation. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

September 17; Parsippany

FALL FAMILY DAY. Hayrides, pumpkin painting, old-fashioned games and races, and indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts encourage children to explore the landscape that was once Gustav Stickley's home and farm. 12 - 4pm. $7 per child, adults accompanying children are free. . 2352 Route 10 West.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

September 17; Port Murray

PRESSED FLOWER WORKSHOP. 10am. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

September 17; 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

September 17; Succasunna

UNCLE FLOYD. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

September 17-18; Blairstown

TOWN WIDE YARD SALE. Proceeds support community charitable giving, scholarships, and military.

Blair Woman's Club; 908/459-4129

September 17-18; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/496-4458

September 17-18; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

September 17-18; Raritan

JOHN BASILONE PARADE CELEBRATION. The annual event honors the World War II Marine hero with a parade, fireworks, and commemorative concerts. Boro of Raritan, LaGrange St to Somerset Street.

; 908/429-8868

September 18; Allamuchy

BILL MAYS AND TED ROSENTHAL. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

September 18; Augusta

CHAMPION OF THE GRILL. Grillers compete, music. 12 - 5:30pm. Free. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Sussex County Chamber of Commerce; 973/579-1811

September 18; 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.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

September 18; Clinton

BLACKSMITH HAMMER-IN & TOOL SWAP. 10am - 4pm. $9. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

September 18; Hackettstown

FALL STREET FAIR. Sidewalk sales, displays, vendors. 11am - 5pm.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

September 18; Hamilton

NEW JERSEY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. Forty storytellers tell tales for all ages, morning storytelling workshops, tell your own story at the Story Slam at noon 12 - 6pm. Grounds For Sculpture 126 Sculptors Way.

New Jersey Storytelling Network; 973/625-8548

September 18; Stanhope

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

September 19; Morristown

LENORE RAPHAEL TRIO. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

September 21; Lake Hopatcong

WINE & CHEESE. Enjoy an informational night about wine while enjoying a selection of artisan cheeses selected by our very own chefs from our sister properties! 3 - 5pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

September 24; Hackettstown

THE DOO WOP PROJECT. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

September 24; Hillsborough

BONNIE BRAE POLO CLASSIC. Equestrian contests, art exhibit, antique and classic car parade, polo cuisine. 12 noon - 6pm. Hillsborough Country Club..

Bonnie Brae; 908/647-0800

September 24; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

September 24; Milford

MILFORD ALIVE. Music and arts festival in lovely river town. Live music, face painters, puppet shows, arts, demonstrations, fireworks. Wacky "bed race" at 2pm. Free. Bridge Street.

Milford Merchants Association; 908/995-4854

September 24; Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

September 24; Newton

TERRY BOZZIO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 24; Port Murray

FRONTIER TECHNOLOGY. 10:30am. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

September 24; 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

September 24; Walpack

WALPACK WILDERNESS CHALLENGE. Duathlon (6k run/21k bike/2k run), benefits local non-profits. 9am.

; 973-222-0991

September 24; Washington

FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

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 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

September 24-25; Bernards Township and Bernardsville

ANNUAL ARTSEE OPEN STUDIO TOUR. Visit twenty-one artists in their studios, including seven at the Farmstead Arts center. Painters, potters, jewelers, sculptors, illustrators and more. participate in the self-paced tour. 12 - 5pm. Free. Bernardsville and Bernards Twp..

ARTsee; 908/334-7909

September 24-25; Chester

OKTOBERFEST AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. German music, food, and dance, and a special Oktoberfest beer only available for a short time. 12 - 8pm. $6, under 12 free. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.

Chester Lions Club; 908/879 6543

September 24-25; Franklin

60TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Franklin School, Washington Ave..

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

September 25; Blairstown

SONNY LANDRETH AND CINDY CASHDOLLAR. 7:30pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

September 25; Morristown

FALL FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN. Entertainment, food, and exhibits of historic, recreational and educational aspects of life in Morristown.

Morristown Partnership; 973/455-1133

September 25; North Branch

FAME – THE MUSICAL. A full-throttle journey through the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

September 28; Lake Hopatcong

SCOTCH & CHOCOLATE. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

September 29; Newton

JOSÉ FELICIANO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 30; Sparta

SWING INTO THE ARTS AND DANCE WITH THE STARS. Dinner, dance competition and auction fundraiser. 6 - 11pm. $110 pp. Skyview Golf Club, 226 Lafayette Rd..

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council; 973/383-0027

September 30-1; Morristown

Morristown Festival of Books;

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 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; 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; 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. $7 per child, adults accompanying children are free. . 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; 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; 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 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 27-30; 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 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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