Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Thursday, 18-21; Chester

Morris County 4-H; 973/285-8301

Friday, 19-21; Augusta

WINDY HOLLOW HUNT DRESSAGE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/670-9290

Saturday, 20; Asbury

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Bird watching and searching the Musconetcong River in glass-bottom buckets. 9am - 4pm. $45. 10 Maple Avenue.

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 20; Flemington

WINEBERRY JAM MAKING. Each participant will go home with a small jar of raspberry-like jam, after picking berries, learning about edible wild plants, and processing the jam. 6 - 8pm. $10. Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 20; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 20; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 20; Madison

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 20; Pohatcong

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Saturday, 20; Raritan

RARITAN POWER CANAL, WATER POWER AND BRIDGES. On this long but easy round-trip walk, you will explore the town of Raritan, and the Raritan Power Canal. Leader: Joe Macasek 10am. $5. Mill Street parking lot.

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 20-21; Edison

CAT SHOW. Feline by the hundreds. 10am - 4pm. $15/ $8 under 12. NJ Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue.

Garden State Cat Club; 908/276-9423

Sunday, 21; Bridgewater

NEW POWER SOUL. 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

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

Sunday, 21; Morristown

DIRECTOR’S TOUR. Join Executive Director Dr. Tricia Pongracz for a tour of the gardens and discuss plans for its future. Light refreshments served. 2pm. Free w/ museum adm.. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 21; Oxford

POOR MAN’S GAMBIT. Irish 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 23; Morristown

FORESTDANCE. Music of Africa 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

Thursday, 25; Readington Township

AMISH OUTLAWS. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Friday, 26; Ringwood

THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 26-27; 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, 26-28; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

Saturday, 27; Asbury

GEOCACHING HIKE. Carpool to the Warren Glen dam site - a popular caching location - and hide our own caches! 9am - 4pm. $45. 10 Maple Avenue.

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 27; Columbia

NANCY & SPENCER REED QUARTET. Lively jazz and vocal harmonies. 6pm. $10 donation suggested. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 908/496-4273

Saturday, 27; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle seven miles along the North Branch of the Raritan River, from Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster to the confluence of the South Branch in Branchburg. 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Saturday, 27; High Point

MOTH NIGHT. Presentation at the headquarters building followed by moths gathered for photos! 8. 1480 State Rt 23.

High Point State Park; 973/875-1471

Saturday, 27; Ledgewood

The King Store Museum on Main Street in Ledgewood, formerly Drakesville.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 27; Long Valley

MUSIC IN THE VALLEY SERIES. Singer/songwriter Matt Bednarsky's music blends pop/rock, folk, jazz, & blues & is characterized by poignant, thoughtful lyrics & soothing yet powerful vocals. 7:30 - 9:30pm. $15. 357 West Mill Rd.

Middle Valley Community Center;

Saturday, 27; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 27; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 27- August 3; Harmony

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

Sunday, 28; Bridgewater

THE CAMEOS. 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

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

Sunday, 28; Oxford

KINDERHOOK. Country & Folk 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Wednesday, 31; Morristown

CHRIS ISAAK. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company Summer Musical Festival, Hackettstown

July 11-July 21 • NUNSENSE. Book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin8pm.

August 1-August 11 • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber8pm.

Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue. ; 908/979-0900

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 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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