JERSEY GIRLS IN THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT. From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Alice Paul, the program covers the women's suffrage movement from its beginnings in the mid-1800s through the passing of the 19th Amendment. Jersey suffragettes were very active in the struggle for voting privileges and their stories are colorful and dramatic. Please call to pre-register up to 5 seats per person before March 27. 2pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
LOW LILY WITH RUPERT WATES. Troubadour Concert Series 7:30. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd.
PRUNING WORKSHOP. Learn how to maintain the health and beauty of your home garden. 10am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
CLIMATE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. Join New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. David Robinson as he discusses the difference between weather and climate and the threat of climate change in New Jersey. Following, take a short walk outside to see Duke Farms’ own weather station as a part of the Rutgers NJ Weather and Climate Network. 5 - 7pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
FOCUS ON RAPTORS. Photography opportunity for close up, portrait photos of several of our ambassador birds. $150. 1452 White Bridge Road.
BUTTERFLY GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS . Author Jane Hurwitz, from the North American Butterfly Association will be presenting on butterfly gardening at home, a gardening method used to protect the entire life cycle of butterflies 1 - 2pm. Free. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
SPRING NATURE TRAIL RIDE. One-hour safety lesson and horseback ride along the Lord Stirling Stable trails. Pre register by 2/28. Check in 8am. $50. 256 South Maple Avenue.
HANOVER WIND SYMPHONY: MUSIC IN MOTION. Rhythms that will make you want to tap your feet and melodies that will stir your emotions. 2pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
NEW JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES CONFERENCE. Comprehensive state-wide forum on invasive species as well as new and emerging issues. 9 - 12. $90-150, preregister. 80 Route 206.
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
KAT WRIGHT. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
EASTER EGG HUNT. Main Street.
GREEN FAIR. Electronic waste collection, medicine drop, vendors, raffles, presentations, . 9am - 1pm. Free. Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road.
FOREST OF FROGS. Discover the unique habitats and the creatures living in vernal pools. 1 - 2:30pm. $5. 150 Snake Den Road.
MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY WALK: DENVILLE TO ROCKAWAY.. Walk a seldom-visited stretch of canal, investigate the site of the Beaver Brook feeder, the crossing of the Hibernia Mine Railroad, and look for canal sites in downtown Rockaway. $5. Split Rock Rd..
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2020 fishing license!
OPEN HOUSE ON OPENING DAY. A fantastic way to celebrate the spring! 1 - 4pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
ANNUAL VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Visit vernal pools to explore these habitats and learn why these sites are important to many species of amphibians, reptils, insects, and other wildlife. 2 - 3:30pm. Free, donation requested. 50 Neilson Road.
EVAN ARNTZEN QUINTET. Featuring Jon-Erik Kellso 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
INFLATABLE SPACE – THADDEUS PHILLIPS. Using Carl Sagan’s legendary Golden Record (humanity’s 1977 message to other worlds) as a launch pad, Phillips examines a selected history of life on earth. Visually stunning, Inflatable Space is as original as a walk on the moon is to space travel and as close as most of us will get, with breathtaking fun along the way. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
D&R CANAL WALK. Hike along Carnegie Lake, cross the Millstone Aqueduct, and visit picturesque lock and locktender’s house. 10am.
ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT. Take a walk in the vineyard to find a hidden Easter Egg containing a number that corresponds to a special prize. 11am - 5pm. $15-$25/person. 269 Route 627.
HISTORIC DISTRICT TOURS. Learn how Long Pond contributed to the American Revolution, Civil War and the industrial development of New Jersey. Tours are conducted rain or shine, and attendees should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a walk through the woods. 12 and 2pm. Long Pond Ironworks, Rt 511.
CREATING A BACKYARD HABITAT. Participants will learn about a variety of habitats, and can bring pictures and notes about their yards to determine how each can be improved. 10 - 11:30am. $15. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.
HUMMINGBIRDS. An investigation of the common attributes of the 320 distinct species of hummingbird and then delves more deeply into the life and habits of Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the only hummingbird native to New Jersey. 10am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA WITH CARLA ULBRICH. Troubadour Concert Series 7:30. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL. NEXTstage Repertory with a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play... well, everyone else... bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
THE PINEBOX BOYZ, THE KATIE HENRY BAND, PECK & PENN. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
THE FIRST THREE MINUTES: THE BIG BANG'S BIRTH. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.
SHADOWS OF THE ‘60S. High-energy tribute to Motown super groups 2pm. $30 & $40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
RHONDA DENÉT. Accompanied by the Silver Fox Songs Trio, Rhonda will perform a review of classic Motown rhythm & blues and soul. 7:30pm. $25. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
BATTLE OF BOUND BROOK. Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House remembers Washington’s army at Middlebrook with American and British soldiers re-enacting battles in street and field, Colonial crafters, encampment, children’s activities, special programs and tours and more. 17 Steuben Lane.
GRAND ENCAMPMENT AT JOCKEY HOLLOW. The special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. Activities for the whole family include firing demonstrations and drills, children’s drills, walking tours, hikes and more. 10am - 4pm. Free Admission. Jockey Hollow.
THE HARRY ALLEN AND GRANT STEWART QUINTET. 3 - 5pm. $30 in advance & $35 at door. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
RETRO RIDE AND PICNIC. A family friendly, vintage themed bicycle ride along the Landsdown Trail with catered picnic. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT: BEETHOVEN APPASSIONATA SONATA. Celeberate Beethovan’s 250th birthday by deepening your appreciation for one of his greatest masterpieces, The Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, known more familiarly as the Appassionata. 2pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FUNDRAISER. The event will highlight the historical and environmental treasures of Harmony and White Townships in Warren County, where a proposed six-million square-foot warehouse development portends the annihilation of 585 acres of prime farmland along the Delaware River.Formed last spring (2019) in opposition to the White Township proposal, the Citizens for Sustainable Development (CFSD) has since been actively dedicated to raising community awareness about development projects inappropriate to the rural region. The group seeks funding to hire legal representation to advocate for residents’ concerns regarding threats to the rural character and heritage of the area, and to their way of life. Guest speakers will include Julia Somers, Executive Director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, a prime coordinator and sponsor for CFSD. Also scheduled to speak are Fred Stine, liaison for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Richard Dalrymple, local Harmony historian and author; and Lenny and Gary Ziegler, collectors and experts of local Native American artifacts. Similar concerns about the spread of burgeoning industrial development and warehouse construction from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania across the river into Phillipsburg, where massive warehouse development is already in the dirt, have made the issue a high priority focus for not only the Highlands Coalition, but also the Sierra Club, the Musconetcong Watershed Association, and other well-established environmental organizations that support open space, protecting watersheds, and sustainable development. Another citizens group, the Skylands Preservation Alliance, has risen in opposition to warehouse development proposals in the Musconetcong River valley, which runs along Warren County’s southern border with Hunterdon.Advocacy for sustainable and “smart” growth, which often stems at first from concerns about overwhelming traffic, declining property values and threats to everyday routines, must eventually yield to the looming elephant in the room—the reality of climate catastrophe barreling towards us. Every day we see dramatic scenes of environmental disasters like the all-consuming fires in Australia and California, toxic drinking water, fracking debacles, pipelines invading sacred lands, the extinction of thousands of species every year. The insanity of inflicting yet more man-made insults to our local neighborhood on Earth has never been more apparent.The issue speaks to the need for restructured planning parameters and procedures, and the generation of legal environmental rights for communities. Societies all over the world have established the first global laws protecting nature. Close to home, and somewhat ironically, Pennsylvania’s voters ratified, in 1971, the Environmental Rights Amendment to their state constitution, proclaiming their right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Adherence to the idea that public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come is crucial in our time.There is limited seating at the event. Please call to reserve your spot. 1 - 4pm. $20. The Loft at Jack’s Barn, 1487 Route 31.
NATIVE PLANTS LUNCH AND LEARN. Learn about native plants--why they are important in our ecosystem and how you can incorporate them into your landscape 12 - 1pm. $10. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.
NATIVE PLANT SALE. Native plants can eliminate the need for pesticides and the need less water to survive. 9am - 2pm. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave..
BLUEBELLS HIKE. Enjoy bluebells, stroll along a bubbling brook, and see ruins of the Judge Large estate (a prosecutor in the Charles Lindbergh case). 9 - 11am. Pre-register. Bernadette Morales/Uplands, 103 Capner Street.
HISTORIC FARMSTEAD OPEN HOUSE. Live demonstrations, children's activities, farm antiques, war re-enactors. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
NATIVE BULBS. Well-illustrated lecture and a walk to look for native bulbs like trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and native lilies. 1:30 - 3pm. $17. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.
MUSIC IN THE WOODS. Tom Rice and friends. 7 - 9pm. $15. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. The 2020 theme: Oaxaca! Oaxacan culture originates in México Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Come enjoy the beautiful views of High Point State Park while reading poetry outside.Nature related poems, by various famous poets, will be posted around the trees outside the Park Interpretive Center. Poetry for children will be placed on blankets for families to sit and enjoy together. 10am. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.
MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET. Historic military vehicles from World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars are on display. Over 200 vendors and reenactors. $7. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Many choice selections of perennials, ferns and woody plants, inspiring garden lectures, and guided tours of this magnificent naturalistic rock garden. This event is co-sponsored with Watnong Chapter North American Rock Garden Society. 11 Layton Rd.
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Over 100 dealers, special exhibits showing Lapidary, fossils, minerals, as well as an extensive presentation of the world famous deposits of Sussex County's fluorescent minerals. $6. Littel Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Rd..
SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.
OPEN PADDLE. Spend an hour paddling on the gentle waters of the South Branch Raritan River. We provide you with a kayak, paddle, life vest and instruction! These events are great for beginners. 10 - 11:30am. $5 per person. Registration required. Water Street.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. 7pm. 100 South Street.
GALA CELEBRATION OF LOCAL FOOD AND FARMS . Feast on appetizers, main courses and desserts created with the finest local ingredients at tasting stations prepared before you by our region’s finest chefs. 6pm. $125. Perona Farms.
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.
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.
Weekends • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts 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.
February 15-March 29 • BÉATRICE CORON: CUT STORIES TO READ. Coron hand cuts finely detailed silhouettes with an x-acto and black Tyvek (a durable building material) in mainly large-scale wall hangings. The archetypal stories Coron conveys in her papercuts have been influenced by her life experience with a series of odd jobs that have included, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and a New York City tour guide.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. There is no entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.