Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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July

Wednesday, 18; Hillsborough

EDIBLE & MEDICINAL GARDEN WEEDS. Safe and optimal harvesting for great tasting, nutrient dense wild foods and applicable home remedies. Taught by Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 19; Readington Township

SLIPPERY WHEN WET. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 19-22; Chester

Morris County 4-H; 973/285-8301

Friday, 20; Stanton

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Saturday, 21; Hackettstown

GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA. Happy music played by happy musicians for happy people! 8pm. $25. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 21; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 21-22; Edison

CAT SHOW. Enjoy feline agility, a breed showcase, Adopt-A-Cat, shopping & educational programs. Up to 450 cats! 10am - 4pm. $5 - $25. NJ Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue.

Garden State Cat Club; 908/276-9423

Saturday, 21; Stanhope

CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Civil War encampment, Victorian Christmas displays, crafts 10am - 4pm. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Sunday, 22; Blairstown

GNOME HOLLOW PRESERVE. Join RVC Trustee Liz Marshall for the July "Hike of the Month". 9:45 - 11am. Free. Stillwater Rd..

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 22; Bridgewater

AMISH OUTLAWS. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 22; Oxford

HOUSE OF HAMIL. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 24; Morristown

ECO DEL SUR. Ancient and contemporary South American music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Wednesday, 25; Ledgewood

THE BEACHES OF LAKE HOPATCONG. Historical program 6. Asian Diner.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

Thursday, 26; Readington Township

BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 26-28; Pottersville

POTTERSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW AND COUNTRY DINING. Premier antique shows in a charming village, plus savor delicious lunches, dinners and fantastic homemade desserts served daily. 11am - 8pm. $6. Pottersville Firehouse, 8 Hacklebarney Road.

Potteresville Volunteer Fire Company; 908/439-2544

Friday, 27; Allamuchy

STAN KENTON TRIBUTE. Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band 7:30pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

Friday, 27; Blairstown

MOONLIGHT PADDLE. Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 8 - 11pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Friday, 27-5; Hackettstown

HAIR. Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 28; Columbia

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 973/997-0920

Saturday, 28; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 28- August 4; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563

Sunday, 29; Bridgewater

GARDEN STATE RADIO. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 29; Oxford

KINDERHOOK. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August

Friday, 3-12; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 4-5; Milford, PA

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630


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

4 Track Bike Hike and Hobby, Blairstown

15 Main St . ; 908-362-5699

Hackettstown Center for the Arts, Hackettstown

181 Main St, Floor 1. ; 908/813-2626

Canal Society of New Jersey, Stanhope

Waterloo Village. ; 973/292-2755

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulins Kill 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

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

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

; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Gallery 23, Blairstown

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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