Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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You’ve got your lists, the Christmas music has been playing on the radio since Halloween… and Santa’s got a flight schedule! Time to find a tree!


Friday, 7; North Branch

THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 4 & 8pm. $40 & %40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 7-8; Parsippany

CANDLELIGHT TOURS. Explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season on special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. 5:30 - 7pm. $5 Member; $12 Non-Member. 2352 Route 10 West.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Friday, 7-9; Ledgewood

Roxbury Historic Trust; 973/927-7603

Saturday, 8; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 10am - 2pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 8; Port Murray

EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREE. Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $45. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 8-9;

15TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR. Purchase gifts that support ten local and international charities. Plus fair trade items: handcrafted clothing, accessories, kitchen, and décor 8:30am. 21 Normandy Heights Rd.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 973/540-1177

Saturday, 8 -9; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

Sunday, 9; Allamuchy

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 9; Delaware

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments, tree lighting and Santa at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/496-4273

Sunday, 9; Newton

GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA. 3pm. $29 - $44. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 9; Oxford

SHIPPEN MANOR HOLIDAY TOURS. Tour a c. 1754 ironmaster’s mansion associated with c. 1741 Oxford Furnace. Hear colonial and Victorian holiday customs. Period music, costumed docents. Tours begin at 1, 2, and 3 pm. Donation encouraged.. 8 Belvidere Ave.

Friends of Shippen; 908/453-4381

Thursday, 13; Belvidere

MINI-GARDEN GIFT MAKING SIP AND PLANT. 4 - 5:30pm. $10. Belvidere Community Center,  301 Second Street.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908-475-6507

Friday, 14; Blairstown

CHILDRENS GARDEN GIFT MAKING. Kids can learn about succulents and create 2 mini-terrarium gardens to give as gifts this year. Must pre-register, under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 - 5:30pm. $10. Catherine Dickson Hoffman Library.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908-475-6507

Friday, 14; Ringwood

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Friday, 14-16; Hackettstown

THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 21; Belvidere

Harmonia Chamber Players; 908/454-7523

Sunday, 30; Ringwood

MUSIC AT MIDVALE: ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC. Showcase your special musical talent in the tradition of music halls and hootanannies of yesteryear. 3 - 5pm. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Monday, 31; Morristown

First Night Morris; 973-455-0708

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Country Gate Players, Belvidere

December 1-December 9 • GODSPELL. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.

114 Greenwich St.. ; 908/475-1104

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

November 23-December 9 • ANNIE: THE MUSICAL. Family Holiday Spectacular! Book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.

December 14-December 16 • THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet.

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

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

December 5-December 30 • THE WINTER’S TALE. Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance by William Shakespeare.

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue. ; 973/408-3807

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

Dec. 16,17,18, 22, 23 • NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. Annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.

100 South Street. ; 973/539-8008

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

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

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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