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.
BLAST FROM THE PAST CRUISE. Use your imagination to experience the lake circa 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Taste the food that the hotels had to offer, listen to the music that the amusement parks played on the weekends. Narration by Lake Hopatcong’s very own historian, Marty Kane. 11am - 1pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
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..
EDGAR WINTER BAND. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE LORD STIRLING 1770S FESTIVAL. Revolutionary War military detachment camps and conducts maneuvers, while Colonial trades and crafts, hayrides, clay crafts, stenciling, and toy making deploy on the lawns of the former Lord Stirling estate, who lived on the site and served under General George Washington. 11:30am - 4:30pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
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.
ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.
EXPLORE THE TRAILS: VACATION DAY PROGRAM. If you are not celebrating Rosh Hashanah at home, explore the trails of Schiff with a naturalist on your day off of school. Play the trail games for which Schiff is famous! Ages 6+. Advance registration required 9am. Members $10; nonmembers $15. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
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..
SUSSEX COUNTY HARVEST, HONEY AND GARLIC FESTIVAL. The seventh annual countywide autumn celebration includes farmers market, family activities, craft demonstrations, agricultural exhibits and vendors. We’ll have a farmers market with Sussex County and Jersey Fresh products like fruit, veggies, flowers and wine. The Sussex County Beekeepers Assoc. will have educational displays, materials and an array of honey products. For those who love all things garlic, we’ll have the Garden State Garlic Growers. The Festival will also have displays and info from organizations highlighting northern New Jersey's open spaces and history. There will be activities like scarecrow making for the kids and vendors for adults. 10am - 4pm. Free. Sussex County Fairgrounds.
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.
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.
THE COURTSHIP OF BETSY SCHUYLER AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON. During the Revolutionary War, a young and dashing Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s aide-de-camp at the Ford Mansion, spent the winter and spring in Morristown while his future wife, Betsy Schuyler, was nearby at the home of the Campfields. Hear the romantic tale of their courtship from members of the D.A.R., the conservators of the c. 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House. This tour will only be given once this year. 10am & 1pm. $15. Schuyler-Hamilton House, Five Olyphant Place.
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.
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.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
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.
AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, K-9 dog shows, live music, childrenâs activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.
PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Visit northern Morris County landmark sites. A brochure and map will be available at each venue. 10am - 4pm. Free.
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.
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.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER 2016 ART AUCTION & CLOSING RECEPTION. The evening will feature a live auction of the Dog Days of Summer sculptures. The event will also feature a silent auction of animal themed art, live music and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 11th Hour Rescue. 5 - 8pm. $25 Donation. Sage Day Hall, 215 Hill Street.
LAKE LOOP. Come enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Hopatcong on a 20, 40 or 62 mile scenic bike ride, and/or 1.5 mile or 5K adventure trail run/walk and/or a beautiful paddle on the lake itself. NEW this year we have added a dog walk. 8am - 4pm. 260 Lakeside Blvd.
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.
PARIS WASHBOARD. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
OKTOBERFEST. For a delicious meal and festive experience on the lake, join us for a lavish buffet-style meal prepared specially for you. The selections are sure to delight, from Saurbraten to Spatzel. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
D-GENERATION – AN EXALTATION OF LARKS. Puppet theater piece explores creativity and communication in people with late-stage dementia. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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.
CRYSTAL BOWERSOX. 8pm. $35 - $40. 30 Main Street.
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.
FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 96th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits Somerset Medical Center. 8. Moorland Farms.
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.
GHOSTLY REVELATIONS AT THE FORD MANSION . Photos, audio recordings, developing theories, and information collected from a paranormal study of the Ford Mansion, General George Washington’s home for 200 days in 1780, and the Jacob Ford family’s home for three generations. 10am. $15. Schuyler-Hamilton House, Five Olyphant Place.
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.
PLANT MEDICINE. Learn how to make your own creams and salves for topical applications. 1 - 3pm. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
STILLWATER FALL FESTIVAL. Hayrides, crafters, food, pumpkins, antiques, pony rides, games. 11am - 4:30pm. Stillwter School.
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.
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.
HOUSTON PERSON. with Dave Leonhardt Trio. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
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.
AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR. Historic public and private sites and canal walks. 11pm - 5pm. $25/ $20 advance. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Rt. 29.
SUNDAY MORNING FITNESS HIKE. A brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain across the Preserve offered the 3rd Sunday of each month. Hikers meet at McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant Valley Road. Advance registration required 8am. Free for Schiff members; $10 per person for non-members. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
MURDER ON THE NILE. Aquila Theatre 4pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
VAN CAMPEN DAY. Tours of the eighteenth-century Van Campen Inn presented by costumed guides, music provided by the Colonial Musketeers Fife and Drum Corps, colonial crafts, re-enacted encampment and hikes to Fort Shapanack, the slave cemetery, and Shapanack cemetery. 10 - 5. Old Mine Road.
ARACHNIDS. Much like bats and black cats, spiders are a symbol of Halloween, but what makes them so scary? Learn about some of the spiders that make New Jersey their home and what the wolf spider looks like. 10am - 5:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
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.
PUMPKINFEST. Enjoy a night of magic with face painting, balloon artists, horse-drawn hay rides and more.
SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10 - 6. $10. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Dr..
NIGHT HIKE. Explore the night woods through a guided hike and activities designed to attune your senses to the quiet of the forest. Itâs a good time of the year to hear owls calling. Ages 8+. Advance registration required 7pm. Members $10; nonmembers $15. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
OCTIVITIES. From 3-6 pm, village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts will be offered for children including apple-head and corn husk dolls. Beginning at 6:30 pm, park rangers and volunteers will offer guided tours of the village by lantern light and storytelling around a crackling campfire. Tours begin in the parking lot and run every half hour. Participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Light refreshments will be available during the event. Free. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
THE CAPITOL STEPS. A unique blend of music and political comedy. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
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.
RICKIE LEE JONES. 7pm. 234 Spring Street.
FRANK VIGNOLA TRIO WITH JON-ERIC KELSO. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
FALL FEST DOG DAYCARE PARTY. Apple Bobbing, Hay Maze, Costume Party, Photo Booth and more! Call to reserve your dogâ’s spot today $69.95-200.00. 120 Sand Spring Road.
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..
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.
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..
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..
A MILLER'S HALLOWEEN. Create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, and play old time games. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE. Composer-conductor Benoît Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score, in tandem with a screening of the outrageous and universally acclaimed animated film, The Triplets of Belleville. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
OPEN HEARTH COOKING. Demonstration of open hearth cooking on the H.P.S.P. Interpretive Center fireplace. Enjoy a sample tastings of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside. Seasonal crafts for children. Rain or shine. 11am - 3pm. Free, $5 donation per famiy appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
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..
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).
NJ BALLET: PINOCCHIO. Ages 5 - adult. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SALLY ROGERS AND CLAUDIA SCHMIDT. Two of the country’s top singer-songwriter-story tellers honor America’s veterans. 2pm. Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
THE SHANE GANG SWINGS AGAIN. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
HARD TRAVELIN WITH WOODY. Woody Guthrie is memorialized in multimedia solo show. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SAMANTHA FISH. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.
NEW JERSEY BALLET. Carmen with Don Quixote and Tango. 8pm. 100 South Street.
ANNA & ELIZABETH. Traditional music using guitar, banjo, fiddle and moving picture scrolls, called “crankies.” 12 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
THE OTHER MOZART. Untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer - who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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.
JAMES MADDOCK. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.
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.
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).
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.
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..
HOLIDAY GREENHOUSE TOUR. Welcome in the holidays and dispel the winter doldrums by joining Cyrus Hyde for an informative lecture-tour of his collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. 11am and 2 pm. Free. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
DICKENS' DAYS. Annual holiday extravaganza along Main Street featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and music and street performers.
COLONIAL CHRISTMAS. Tours of the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial home, which is decorated for the holidays by celebrated New Jersey floral designers; holiday decorating workshops for the whole family; holiday shopping with boutique vendors and artisans. $10. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.
BILL CHARLAP. Solo piano. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. Based on Dylan Thomas’ classic story. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue.
HOLIDAY CONCERT. Lady Jane’s Deligth 7 - 9pm. $30. 134 Sloatsburg Road.
CHRISTMAS PARADE. The thirtieth annual parade takes place in the center of Clinton. 7pm. Main Street.
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..
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.
HOPE CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET. Juried craft show & sale. 10 - 5. $4. Hope School.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS. The buildings will be decorated with old time decorations and volunteers and park staff in period clothing will demonstrate how the season was celebrated in years past. The kids can make a decoration or play with some of the wonderful old time toys and games that will be in the parlor. An old fashion Christmas service and carol singing will be held in the Millbrook Church at 5 PM Sunday evening followed by a fellowship get together in the VanCampen Farmhouse. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
HOLLY WALK 2016. Enjoy Morris County historic sites decorated for the holidays. 12 - 5pm. 6 Court Street.
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.
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.
SHADOWS OF THE 60S . A Holiday Tribute to Motown 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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.
NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. 100 South Street.
EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREE. Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, stars, ribbon and other novelties. Reservations required. $42. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Nebraska Theatre Caravan 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
THIS WONDERFUL LIFE. One-man play, based on the iconic 1946 film. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
CANDLELIGHT NIGHT. Luminaries line the streets, horse-drawn carriages, and late-night shopping. 5 - 9pm. Main Street.
DAVID LEONHARDT JAZZ TRIO. A swinging take on seasonal favorites. 12 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
FIRST NIGHT MORRIS. New Jersey’s biggest and brightest alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts features over eighty performances - representing dance, drama, music and visual arts at venues in and around Morristown. Enjoy live performances, exhibits, activities and demonstrations ranging from popular to classical, homegrown to international. Plus there will be two rounds of fireworks, one at 9:15pm and the other at midnight! 4:45pm - midnight. $20 before December 27.
BUCK PIZZARELLI’S BIRTHDAY BASH. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..