Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Fading at Blue Mountain Lake.


Thursday, 7-10; Hackettstown

COHAN & COMPANY. A one-man tour de force based on the life of George M. Cohan. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 9-10; Bedminster

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Join us as we kick off the holiday season with two fun days of shopping, refreshments and good cheer!! Featuring farm tables, women's apparel, jewelry, unique gifts and custom furniture. 285 Lamington Rd..

Lamington Lifestyles; 908/439-2034

Sunday, 10; High Bridge

SOLITUDE HOUSE OPEN HOUSE. Solitude House Museum, 7 River Road.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Sunday, 10; Morristown

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 14-17; Hackettstown

KVETCHES OF 1932. Songs and comic sketches from Yiddish and American vaudeville with miscellaneous related frou - frou. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 15; Far Hills

THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Friday, 15; North Branch

NOBUNTU. Female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to afro jazz to gospel. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 15-17; Blairstown

GIRLS' ADVENTURE & LEADERSHIP WEEKEND. Join other girls (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. $100 includes programming, meals, and lodging. $85 early bird (10/5). 158 Millbrook Road.

Princeton-Blairstown Center; 908/362-6765

Saturday, 16; Lebanon

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Sunday, 17; Millington

THE SALMON-EATING OWLS OF SIBERIA. Lecture on the Blakiston's Fish Owl with Jonathan Slaght. $10/$5 seniors. 1452 White Bridge Road.

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-2353

Monday, 18; Flemington

FAMILY TURKEY NIGHT. Learn about these huge birds by observing a taxidermied turkey, touching turkey wings and feet, and reading a story on turkeys. 6 - 7pm. $3/child, adult attends for free. Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 21; Newton

TOMMY CASTRO & TINSLEY ELLIS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 22; Morristown

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 23; Augusta

ANNUAL FALL CRAFT FAIR. Visit over 100 tables featuring the work of talented artists and crafters. Bake sale area and hot food concessions available all day. 10am - 4pm. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd..

Northwest Christian School; 973/383-9713

Saturday, 23; Morristown

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS. 3 & 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 23; North Branch

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) {REVISED}. All 37 plays in 97 minutes by The Reduced Shakespeare Company. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 24; Allamuchy

SWINGADELIC. Featuring the music of Johnny Mercer. 3 - 5pm. $30 in advance & $35 at door. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 24; Clinton

WONDERS OF WILDLIFE, SPIRITS, AND ART. Meet the artists, buy that perfect painting, and enjoy delicious food, spirits and music. 3 - 6pm. $45. Hunterdon Art Museum.

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge; 908/730-8300

Friday, 29; Columbia

COMEDY NIGHT AT BROOK HOLLOW WINERY. Bring your own dinner and make a night of it with a hilarious ventriloquist and two other great comedians. 8pm. $20. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Friday, 29-30; Port Murray

HOLIDAY GREENHOUSE TOUR. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. 11am and 2pm. Free. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Friday, 29-1; Clinton

DICKENS' DAYS. Annual holiday extravaganza along Main Street featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and music and street performers.

Clinton Guild;

Saturday, 30; Blairstown

JINGLE ON MAIN. Join us once again for a wonderful small-town tradition, featuring vendors, music, kids crafts, food and, of course, Santa in his own Winter Wonderland. Official Blairstown tree lighting! 10am - 4pm. Main Street.

Blairstown Business Association; 908/362-1214

Saturday, 30; Morristown


Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 30; Newton

NATALIE MACMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY. Holiday fiddles 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 30- December 1; Wantage

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/288-2760

Weekends; November 30 - December 8; Bedminster

COLONIAL CHRISTMAS. Museum tours, holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans, festive music, period decorations, reenactors, Santa visits. 10am - 4pm. $10. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

Weekends, Nov. 30 - Dec. 15; Montague

OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. Holiday themes and the traditional operating model train display. 1 - 4pm. Foster-Armstrong House, 320 River Road.

Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History; 973/293-3106

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

November 29-December 15 • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Family Holiday Spectacular

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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