Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Thursday, 14; Morristown

POETS IN THE GARDEN. Celebrated poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson. 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Thursday, 14; Newton

JOSH BLUE. 8pm. $24-$39. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Thursday, 14; North Branch

NORTH SEA GAS. One of Scotland's most popular folk bands 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 15; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 16-17; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

Saturday, 16; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. A day of fun activities for all—with free hot dogs on the grill. This year the theme is Water—after all, it’s a Swamp. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-0215

Saturday, 16; Hackettstown

TAPESTRY: THE CAROLE KING SONG BOOK. Suzanne O. Davis recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970s Carole King concert. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 16; Hillsborough


Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 16; Hope

FAMILY ASTRONOMY FIELD DAY. Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket, and bring the whole family to New Jersey's premier site for public astronomy 1 - midnight. Jenny Jump State Forest.

United Astronomy Clubs of N.J. ; 908/459-4909

Saturday, 16; Lambertville

New Jersey Storytelling Network; 609/737-3299

Saturday, 16; 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. $5 -7. 2352 Route 10 West.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Saturday, 16; Pohatcong

FALL OPEN GREENHOUSE. Behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and more. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions:

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Saturday, 16-17; Millbrook Village

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

Sunday, 17; Annandale

ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY. Visit the refuge and learn about the incredible wildlife it helps each year. 1pm - 5pm. $25. 676 County Road 513.

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge; 908/735-8300

Sunday, 17; Hampton Twp.

A JERSEY JOURNEY. Take a musical trip thru NJ with women's acappella chorus 3 - 5pm. Kittatinny Regional High School, Halsey Road.

Harmony in Motion; 973/862-6227

Friday, 22-23; Long Valley

HOW GREEN IS OUR VALLEY. A National Garden Club small-standard flower show. Free. Washington Township Public Library, 37 East Springtown Rd.

Garden Club of Long Valley;

Friday, 22-23; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 23; Belvidere

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

Saturday, 23; Harmony

PRESERVE YOUR HARVEST WORKSHOP. Sherri Cirignano, Registered Dietician and FCHS Educator/Associate Professor from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County will cover topics including freezing, drying and canning of fruits and vegetables. 1 - 2pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Commission; 908/454-7470

Saturday, 23; Milford

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

Milford Merchants Association; 908/995-4854

Saturday, 23; Stanhope

Lost Canal Boat exhibit at Waterloo.

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 23; 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

Saturday, 23-24; 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

Saturday, 23-24; Bernards Township and Bernardsville

ANNUAL ARTSEE OPEN STUDIO TOUR. Visit sixteen 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

Saturday, 23-24; 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

Saturday, 23-24; Franklin

61ST 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

Sunday, 24; Hackettstown

ENSEMBLE CHACONNE. Measure for Measure: the music of Shakespeare's plays performed by the renowned ensemble 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 24; 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

Sunday, 24; New Brunswick

RARITAN RIVERFEST AND DUCK RACE . Tours and lectures about the history and legacy of the Raritan River, music, vendors, and the famous duck race! 12 - 5:30pm. Free. Boyd Park.

Sunday, 24; Newton

JOHN WAITE. 8pm. $29-$44. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 24; 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.


Thursday, 28; Hope

COFFEE AND DESSERT WITH LORRAINE MOORE. Gifted medium, psychic and clairvoyant with snacks. 7pm. $40. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

Friday, 29; Bedminster

Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

Friday, 29-1; Hackettstown

OCTOBERFEST. Activities, contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Saturday, 30; Mount Tabor

ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR. Explore unique charm of an historic community with an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites in Mount Tabor. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 30; Port Murray

HERBAL MEDICINE BASICS. A presentation of traditional knowledge you can use for your own health and wellness. 10am - 12pm. Rsrv. required. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

The Folk Project, Morristown

MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. ; 973/335-9489

Ongoing Programs and Events

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.

Paulinskill Vally Trail Committee; 908/684-4820

Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.

Jenny Jump State Park ; 908/459-4366

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, Oxford

Weekends • A series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.

605 Pequest Rd.; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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