Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Thursday, 17; Byram Twp

CHRIS BARRON OF THE SPIN DOCTORS. 8pm. $22.50. 109 Highway 206.

Salt Gastropub; 973/347-7258

Thursday, 17; Mendham

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Thursday, 17; Readington Township

AMISH OUTLAWS. The Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Friday, 18; Ringwood

NO FUSS AND FEATHERS ROADSHOW. Folk music with a sophisticated contemporary sound from Carolann Solobello, Kayrn Oliver, and The YaYas, Catherine Miles, and Jay Mafale. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 18; Stanton

NJ DINERS. Michael Gabriele will share his experience with the research behind his recent book, Diners in NJ. 7 - 8pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Saturday, 19; Morristown

MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Bucky Pizzarelli Quintet, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout Band 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.

Town of Morristown;

Saturday, 19; Newton

JAMES VAN PRAAGH. Internationally renowned bestselling author and one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. 8pm. $49-$64. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 19; Phillipsburg

END OF SUMMER BBQ BASH. Quoit Tournament & concert by The Brian Dean Moore Band.

Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc; 908/689-1118

Saturday, 19; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

Saturday, 19-20; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Saturday, 19-20; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Sunday, 20; Hope

BLUES AND CRAFT BREWS. Alexis P. Suter Band, The Outcrops, Atlanta Café Band with great food, craft beers and vendors. 1 - 7pm. $15/ $10 advance. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

Sunday, 20; Oxford

MANGO MEN. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 20; Ringwood

MUSHROOM FORAY. A guide from NJ Mycological Association will conduct a walk to search for mushrooms, followed by an identification session at the picnic tables 10am. 150 Snake Den Road .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Monday, 21; Hope

ECLIPSE WATCH. Watch with experts, plus advice for those interested in photographing the eclipse 12:30 - 4:30. Jenny Jump State Forest.

United Astronomy Clubs of N.J. ; 908/459-4366

Monday, 21; Morristown

ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY. broadcasting NASA's live-stream of the total eclipse 1pm. 973-971-3706. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Astronomical Society; 973/971-3706

Monday, 21; North Branch

ECLIPSE WATCH. Telescopes set up for the public. 12:30 - 4:30. Route 28 & Lamington Road.

Raritan Valley Community College Planetrium; 908/231-8805

Monday, 21-26; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Tuesday, 22; Morristown

Wednesday, 23-27; Ringoes

HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. 10am - 10pm. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

Thursday, 24; Far Hills

THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Friday, 25-26; Whippany

UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60C North Jefferson Road.

The Folk Project; 973/370-4UKE (4853)

Saturday, 26; Columbia

DESIRE. Motown and more Doo-Wop style. 6pm. Donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 26; 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, 26-27; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 27; Oxford

HOMETOWN BOYZ. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 29; Mendham

INTRODUCTION TO TRACKING AND SIGN. Field excursion following both animal and human tracks. 6 - 7:30pm. $25 preregister. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Wednesday, 30; Pittstown

THE ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTING. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers offer over eighty heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Wagon tours, chef demonstrations and teaching gardens. 3pm - 7pm. $10. 140 Locust Grove Rd..

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419


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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