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October

Friday, 3; Blairstown

RORY BLOCK. 8:30pm. $30. 30 Main Street.

Historic Blairstown Theatre; 908/362-1399

Friday, 3; Far Hills

HYPERTUFA WORKSHOP. Hypertufa is a handmade material that resembles “tufa” (too-fa), a rugged volcanic rock used to make troughs that are especially suited for small rock garden plants. 10 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Friday, 3; North Branch

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ. The Coasters headline this salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller in a raise the roof, song-and-dance celebration of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits! 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 3-4; Wantage

BENEFIT BARN SALE. Two Barns filled with furniture, toys, home/garden items, used books, tools, sporting goods, and miscellaneous treasures. Bake Sale too. 9am - 3pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farms; 862/266-5021

Saturday, 4; Asbury

ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT. Sample over 50 imported and domestic wines (and some beer) with an array of delicious finger foods, (all included with admission) near the banks of the Musconetcong River. 2 - 5pm. $25 advance, $30 at door. Warren County Rod and Gun Club.

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 4; Blairstown

DAY AT THE RACE'S. Enjoy the farm and all it’s bounty with food games/prizes and live music. 93 Belcher Rd.

Race Farm; 908/362-8151

Saturday, 4; Columbia

ANNUAL PIG ROAST. A fun filled day of great food, your favorite wines, live music. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, advance sale only; wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 4; High Bridge

High Bridge Events Committee; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 4; Hope

HARVEST FESTIVAL. Over forty vendors, arts, crafts, live music, food, kid fun,. 11am - 4pm. 561 Blairstown Rd.

Longmeadow Farm; 908/459-5351

Saturday, 4; Long Valley

AUTUMN IN THE VALLEY. Historic house tour through the old German Valley area. 11am - 4pm. $20/ $25. 6 Fairview Avenue.

Washington Twp Historical Society; 908/876-9696

Saturday, 4; Whippany

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 4-5; Bernards Township and Bernardsville

4TH ANNUAL ARTSEE OPEN STUDIO TOUR. Seventeen area artists will open their studio doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm both days. FREE, self-paced tour. Download tour map at www.ARTseeTour.com. 12 - 5pm. Bernardsville and Bernards Twp..

ArtSee Studio Tours; 908/208-7516

Saturday, 4-5; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village; 908/496-4458

Sunday, 5; Basking Ridge

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/766-2489

Sunday, 5; Dingmans Ferry, PA

MATH IN NATURE: FRACTAL HIKE. Discover the mathematical patterns in nature! 1 - 3pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.

Pocono Environmental Education Center; 570/828-2319

Sunday, 5; Montague

WINE CAMP OCTOBERFEST. Join Expert Wine Sommelier Alex Meloi on a virtual journey through the World's greatest wine growing regions. 1 - 2:30pm. $25. 141 Clove Road.

Westfall Winery; 973/293-3428

Sunday, 5; Morristown

PETER GROS. Peter Gros shares his exciting animal world experiences, introduces friendly exotic animals to audience members, and tells inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife filming. 1:30 & 4:30 pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Monday, 6; Bedminster

MIRACLES MADE SIMPLE GOLF INVITATIONAL. fun-filled day of golf, a luncheon, cocktails, awards dinner, auction and more. Proceeds benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 900 Lamington Road.

RE/MAX of New Jersey and Simplicity Title; 856/266-9106

Friday, 10-12; Blairstown

DELAWARE WATER GAP AUTUMN WANDERINGS WEEKEND. $179, $149 member. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 603/466-2727

Friday, 10-13; Flemington

COLUMBUS DAY SALE. Shop brilliantly at this colonial American shopping village with additional discounts off the everyday savings of 25% - 65% off. For more information visit www.premiumoutlets.com/libertyvillage 1 Church Street .

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 11; Augusta

SUSSEX COUNTY HARVEST, HONEY AND GARLIC FESTIVAL. Countywide autumn celebration includes farmers market, family activities, craft demonstrations, agricultural exhibits and vendors. 10am - 4pm. Free. Sussex County Fairgrounds.

Sussex County Farmland Preservation and Conservation;

Saturday, 11; 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

Saturday, 11; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 11; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 11; 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; 908/722-9556

Saturday, 11; Warren

OKTOBERFEST 2014. Food, beverage, kids’ fun 11 - 5pm. $7, under 10 free. Forest Lodge, 11 Reinman Road.

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Saturday, 11-12; Chester

ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Live entertainment, games, antique car show, chili cook-off. 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Business Association; 908/879-2900

Saturday, 11-12; Morris County

PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Visit twenty 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

Saturday, 11-12; Shawnee-On-Delaware

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 11-12; Somerset County

WEEKEND JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST. Twenty-six historic sites countywide open free to visitors. Tours, history interpretations, exhibitions, programs, arts and more. Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-4pm. Free.

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

Sunday, 12; Bedminster

OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY FAIR. Hayrides, Clydesdales, field maze, scarecrows, face painting, farm animals, music 11:30am - 4:30pm. $20 per vehicle. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Sunday, 12; 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 - 4pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Sunday, 12; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Tuesday, 14; Hackettstown

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. Young Audience Series 11am. The Little Theater.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Tuesday, 14; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 17; Morristown

A BRONX TALE. Chazz Palminteri in the original one-man show he wrote and performed in 1989 that made him an in-demand character actor. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 17; Newton

RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS. 8pm. $29 - $39. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 17; Sussex

YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Registration is suggested, but not required. 5:30pm. $5 suggested donation. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.

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

Saturday, 18; Allamuchy

PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA. Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

Saturday, 18; Blairstown

HARVEST FESTIVAL. Live music, food, crafts and free wine tasting. 93 Belcher Rd.

Race Farm; 908/362-8151

Saturday, 18; Chester

A MILLER'S HALLOWEEN. Create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, and play old time games. 1 - 3:30pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

Saturday, 18; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 94th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits Somerset Medical Center. 8. Moorland Farms.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/685-2929

Saturday, 18; Finesville

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

Saturday, 18; Lebanon

BARN DANCE. With easy to follow instructions. 7 - 9:30pm. $5. 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Saturday, 18; Morristown

BONES AND STONES . Fall historical graveyard tour explores historic bones and decorative stones at the Presbyterian Church. 4:15pm. $12. 57 East Park Place.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 18; North Branch

CAPITOL STEPS. For this show, they’re bringing Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Pope Francis and many more. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 18; Ogdensburg

Sterling Hill Mine Tour and Museum; 973/209-MINE

Saturday, 18-19; Long Pond, PA

Highlands Tourism Partnership; info@pumpkinsling.com

Saturday, 18-19; Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 19; Lambertville

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

Lambertville Historical Society; 609/397-0770

Sunday, 19; Morristown

HISTORIC DISTRICT HOUSE TOUR: A WALK THROUGH TIME. Visit eight historic properties in one of Morristown’s most prestigious Historic Districts. 11am - 5pm. $40 in advance; $45 event day. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 19; Newton

FALL FESTIVAL. Apple tasting, special desserts, entertainment, and more! Free admission. 359 Ridge Road (Rt. 519).

Windy Brow Farms; 973/579-9657

Thursday, 23-26; Hackettstown

UP ON THE ROOF. Tony Pace in a one-man, semi-autobiographical show recalls legendary entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Danny Kaye. 8pm. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 24; Franklin

Somerset County Park Commission; 732-873-2459

Friday, 24-26; Somerset

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

Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc; 800/210-9900

Saturday, 25; Flemington

Flemington Historic Preservation Commission; 908/782-1288

Saturday, 25; Hackettstown

THE AMAZING FACE. A special selection of fun and surprising StoryFaces. 2pm. Little Theatre, Centenary College.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 25; North Branch

AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET. A world premiere by ARB Resident Choreographer Mary Barton, Kirk Peterson’s dynamic and lyrical Tears of the Moon, and more. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 25; Phillipsburg

COMEDY NIGHT. Carla, Phil Sweet, Robin Fox, Tim Hayes 7:30pm. $35 incl hor d’oeuvres, beer and soda. Flynn’s, 341 Pursel St..

Phillipsburg Rotary; 908/763-4106

Saturday, 25; Port Murray

SOAP MAKING. Choose from a varied selection of herbs to create your own specialty soap. 1:30am - 3:30pm. $34. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 25; 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; 908/722-9556

Sunday, 26; Morristown

BONES AND STONES . Fall historical graveyard tour explores historic bones and decorative stones at the Presbyterian Church. 3 & 4:15pm. $15. 57 East Park Place.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Sunday, 26; Morristown

PUMPKIN ILLUMINATION. Artistically-carved pumpkins will be lit up by the reflective pool in front of the mansion as part of the fourth annual community-wide Halloween celebration. 5pm. Vail Mansion, 110 South St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/285-5115

Sunday, 26; North Branch

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS. Nebraska Theatre Caravan with one-woman play about Ann Landers. 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Wednesday, 29; Newton

ROBIN TROWER. 8pm. $29 - $39. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Thursday, 30; North Branch

MIKE AIKEN . Mike has consistently had his songs on the Country/Roots and Americana Charts in both the USA and Europe. 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 31; Chester

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST AND PARADE. Parade, trick or treat, refreshments on Main Street. Cash prizes for best costumes: $500/$200/$100 2 - 5pm. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Business Association; 908/897-2900

Friday, 31; Flemington

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT CHILDREN’S’ ENTERTAINMENT. Children of all ages can visit participating stores throughout the Village. Entertainment starts at 4pm. 3:15 - 5pm. 1 Church Street .

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

November

Saturday, 1; Morristown

FROM ROMANCE TO TRAGEDY; GREAT MOMENTS IN BALLET. New Jersey Ballet’s Season Opening Night 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 1; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 2; Lebanon

OPEN HEARTH COOKING DEMO. Learn about 18th century cooking 1 - 4pm. Free. 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Friday, 7; Morristown

VOCA PEOPLE. No instruments, no sound effects - just eight incredible, talented singer-comedians. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 8; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 8; Morristown

DOG EXPO. Join local rescue groups and business owners for a celebration of all things dog. 11am - 3pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum; 973/971-3700

Saturday, 8; Sussex

YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Registration is suggested, but not required. 9:30am. $5 suggested donation. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.

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

Saturday, 8-9; Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon

NOT JUST WINE TRAIL. Visit Vintage North Jersey wineries this weekend to receive coupons, discounts and directions to nearby restaurants, hotels, farm markets and stands, specialty food stores, unique shops and more.

Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail ; www.vintagenorthjersey.com

Sunday, 9; Hackettstown

NJ BALLET: PETER & THE WOLF-BEAUTY & THE BEAST. The power of courage and kindness are at the heart of this delightful double feature. 2pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 9; North Branch

10 HAIRY LEGS. Randy James’ all-male repertory dance company. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Tuesday, 11; Morristown

NJ350 LECTURE: TRAVELS ACROSS NEW JERSEY: THE BOLD, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE UNUSUAL. Pete Genevese reveals some of New Jersey’s best known, least known and most interesting Jerseyanna. 7:30pm. Free, reserve tickets. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Wednesday, 12; Morristown

AN EVENING WITH MARIO BATALI. Co-host of TV’s The Chew will speak on all things food 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 13-16; Hackettstown

KEN WALDMAN ALASKAS FIDDLING POET: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS SANTA CLAUS. One-part Appalachian-string band concert, one-part riveting storytelling, one-part poetry reading, and one-part early Christmas gift exchange. 8pm. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 15; Blairstown

PETER ROWAN. 8:30pm. $30. 30 Main Street.

Historic Blairstown Theatre; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 15; Branchburg

CRAFT SHOW & BAKE SALE. Crafters and vendors, tricky tray raffles. Refreshments available. Benefits students and charitable donations. 10am - 4pm. Free. Central School, 220 Baird Rd.

Branchburg Womans’ Club; 908/866-1824

Saturday, 15; Hackettstown

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE. Young Audience Series The Little Theater.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 15; North Branch

MANXMOUSE: THE MOUSE WHO KNEW NO FEAR. Sampler Series: Recommended 6+ 1 & 3:30pm. $10. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 15-16; Shawnee-On-Delaware

ART ON THE MOUNTAIN. The Hope Lodge will house more than sixty artisans on two floors. The artwork on sale will fit any budget. 11am - 5pm. Free. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 16; Morristown

RAINBOW MAGIC LIVE!. Children's books come to life in a musical stage production, ages 4-10 1:30 & 4pm. Free, reserve tickets. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Tuesday, 18; Morristown

BEADS FOR PEACE. Artist Maya Bloom leads this beading workshop using natural materials and dove beads symbolizing peace. 1pm - 3pm. $20/ $25 member. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7603

Wednesday, 19; Morristown

GROW, COOK, EAT. Monthly garden series concentrates on winter roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips. 7 - 8:30pm. $20/ $15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Thursday, 20; Newton

ERIC JOHNSON AND MIKE STERN. 8pm. $29 - $39. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 22; Morristown

GOT SWAG? . Make your own outdoor holiday swag under expert tutelage. 10am - 12pm. $40/ $30 member. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7603

Sunday, 23; North Branch

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. First airing in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Monday, 24; Morristown

THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP. Make a stunning low arrangement in an attractive container using a selection of autumn foliage, seasonal berries, pods, wheat, vegetables, and of course flowers. 10am - 12pm. $75/ $65 member. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7603

Thursday, 27-29; Flemington

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Friday, 28-29; Port Murray

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Special demonstrations, greenhouse tour, complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies. 9am - 5pm. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Friday, 28-7; Clinton

FESTIVAL OF TREES. Donated, decorated trees on view in the mill with holiday music/entertainment. Weekends. 10 - 4pm. $5. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Saturday, 29; North Branch

SHADOWS OF THE 60S. A tribute to Motown super groups: The Four Tops, Temptations & Supremes. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 30; Allamuchy

TWO TENORS FROM PHILLY. Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

Sunday, 30; Morristown

MOOSELTOE. Enchanting holiday “moosical” for ages 4-10 11am, 1:30 & 4pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

December

Friday, 5; Blairstown

CHERYL WHEELER & PATTY LARKIN. 8:30pm. $30. 30 Main Street.

Historic Blairstown Theatre; 908/362-1399

Friday, 5; Morristown

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 5-14; Morristown

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND. What started as a small display of gingerbread houses has now become an incredible 10-day exhibit of over 200 edible structures. 9:30am - 5pm. 353 East Hanover Ave..

Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Saturday, 6; Blairstown

Gallery 23; 908/362-6865

Saturday, 6; Morristown

CELTIC THUNDER: SYMPHONY. Irish vocal group, backed by a symphony, performs traditional carols and cherished contemporary favorites 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 6; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 2 - 4pm. $34. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 6-7; Wantage

HOLIDAY BENEFIT AT LUSSCROFT FARM. Explore the Turner Mansion & Manager's Dwelling, festively decorated and filled with vendors, farmers, a bake sale, a gift shop. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farms; 973/702-2289

Saturday, 6-14; Ringwood

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR. 11am - 5. $8 adults; $6 seniors; $5 children. 134 Sloatsburg Road.

North Jersey Highlands Historical Society; 973/962-2240

Sunday, 7; Chester

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Santa visits, refreshments 5pm. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Business Association; 908/897-2900

Sunday, 7; Lebanon

DUTCH CHRISTMAS. Sint Nikolaas Day. 1 - 4pm. Free. 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Sunday, 7; North Branch

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS. Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul 4pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 12; North Branch

THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet 4 & 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 12-14; Morristown

NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 12-14; Morristown

HOLIDAY CRAFTMORRISTOWN. Handmade gifts. $9. Morristown Armory.

ArtRider; 845/331-7900

Sunday, 14; North Branch

A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Moscow Ballet 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 18; North Branch

DAVE LEONHARDT TRIO. A Jazzy Christmas 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 19-21; Hackettstown

THE NUTCRACKER. The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 20; North Branch

FROSTY. Can Frosty the snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Sampler Series: Recommended 4+ 1 & 3:30pm. $10. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 28; Allamuchy

HARRY ALLEN QUINTET. Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138