Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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September

Thursday, 28; Hope

COFFEE AND DESSERT WITH LORRAINE MOORE. Gifted medium, psychic and clairvoyant with snacks. 7pm. $40. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

Friday, 29; Bedminster

Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

Friday, 29-1; Hackettstown

OCTOBERFEST. Activities, contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Saturday, 30; Mount Tabor

ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR. Explore unique charm of an historic community with an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites in Mount Tabor. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 30; Port Murray

HERBAL MEDICINE BASICS. A presentation of traditional knowledge you can use for your own health and wellness. 10am - 12pm. Rsrv. required. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

October

Sunday, 1; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Sunday, 1; Clinton

APPLE 'N PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL. Craft activities and games, music, food trucks, crafter vendors. Main Street.

Clinton Farmers' Market; 908/735-8811

Sunday, 1; Flemington

WORLD MUSIC DAY. A full line up of performances, from Bhangra to Bluegrass. Workshops, jam pavilliion, food trucks. 12 - 6pm. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Sunday, 1; Hillsborough

THE TREES OF DUKE FARMS. Walk around the property and learn all about the Dendrology (tree science) of our forests and woodlots! 11am - 2pm. $5. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Sunday, 1; Morristown

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Sunday, 1; Wantage

ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

Monday, 2; Newton

AN EVENING WITH THE SANDRA JOSEPH ALL-STARS. Broadway comes to Sussex County to benefit SCARC Foundation 7. Sussex County Performing Arts Center.

SCARC Foundation; 973/383-7442

Tuesday, 3; Hillsborough

GARLIC 101. Types of garlic, best planting practices and uses. 6 - 7:30pm. $5. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 5; Newton

TRAVIS TRITT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 6; Blairstown

THE SUBDUDES. 8:30pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Friday, 6; North Branch

LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL. Production based on the popular movie. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 7; Augusta

Sussex County Farmland Preservation and Conservation ; 973/579-0500

Saturday, 7; Columbia

ANNUAL PIG ROAST. A fun filled day of great food, your favorite wines, live music. 1 - 4pm. $45 pp, advance sale only; wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 7; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 7; Newton

JIM MESSINA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 7; North Branch

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Play based on one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 7-8; Parsippany

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Sunday, 8; Bedminster

OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY FAIR. Activities and demonstrations celebrating conservation and country life on a beautiful 170 acre wildlife preserve 11:30am - 4:30pm. $25 per vehicle. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Sunday, 8; Blairstown

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 8; Morristown

The Seeing Eye; 973/539-4425

Sunday, 8; Wantage

10TH ANNUAL VETERANS MEMORIAL CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW. Show proceeds benefit Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey, Inc. 11am - 4pm. Free Admission, donations of non-perishable items appreciated. Woodbourne Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road.

Wantage Township Recreation Commission; 973/352-9203

Sunday, 8; Wantage

PUMPKIN PICK AND PAINT. 11am - 2pm. $5 per pumpkin. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

Sunday, 8-9; East Stroudsburg

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, K-9 dog shows, live music, childrenâ s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

Friday, 13; Basking Ridge

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Explore the Great Swamp and listen for animal sounds along the swampy trails 6:30am - 7:30pm. $6. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Friday, 13; Blairstown

FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety. 6:30 - 11pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Friday, 13; Hillsborough

MYSTERIES OF BATS: DENIZENS OF THE NIGHT. Presentation about the amazing, insect-eating, acrobatic bats in our area and what you can do to keep them around 6 - 7pm. $5. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 13-14; Morristown

Morristown Festival of Books;

Saturday, 14; Andover

HUDSON FARM WALK. Hike for Byram's local charities. Enter trail between 7:00 & 11:00 a.m. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.

Hudson Farm Club; 973/796-0214

Saturday, 14; Asbury

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 14; Blairstown

MARTIN BARRE. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 14; Chester

CELEBRATING APPLES. Try a hand-cranked apple peeler and assist with cider pressing as it was done in 1880's Milltown. 1 - 3:30pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

Saturday, 14; Hopewell

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Saturday, 14; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 14; Stanhope

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, 14; Stillwater

STILLWATER FALL FESTIVAL. Hayrides, crafters, food, pumpkins, antiques, pony rides, games. 11am - 4:30pm. Stillwter School.

Stillwater Historical Society; 908/698-4143

Saturday, 14; Woodland Park

OKTOBERFEST AND INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL. Featuring ONLY craft beers from local sources 3 - 10pm. $5 per person. Garrett Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Ave.

Friends of Passaic County Parks; 973/225-5380

Saturday, 14-15; Chester

CHESTER'S 34TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 973/223-2665

Saturday, 14-15; East Stroudsburg

POCONO FOOD TRUCK & ART FESTIVAL. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 14-15; Ringwood

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Saturday, 14-15; Somerset County

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission; 908/231-7110

Sunday, 15; Delaware

RIVERSIDE FALL FESTIVAL. Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, tours of the Ramsaysburg Homestead historic site, refreshments. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Sunday, 15; Lambertville

AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR. The 35th self-guided tour includes historic public and private sites and canal walks. 11pm - 5pm. $30/ $25 advance. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Rt. 29.

Lambertville Historical Society; 609/397-0770

Sunday, 15; Liberty Corner

FRISBEE FOR FUN. The ultimate Frisbee Tournament 1 - 4pm. $20 per player. 3415 Valley Road.

Bonnie Brae School for Boys; 908/647-0800

Sunday, 15; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

Tuesday, 17; North Branch

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished career-driven journalist, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 19; North Branch

LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS. Rich vocal harmonies and arresting original songs 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 20; Columbia

MURDER AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE. Mystery dinner supports North Warren Lions Club foundations. 7 - 9pm. $40 pp. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Friday, 20; North Branch

BABYLON. Puppets bring to life seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 21; Augusta

DOG WALK OF THE DEAD. Charity Halloween dog event to benefit One Step Closer Animal Rescue of Sparta 11am - 4pm. $3, under 12 free. Sussex County Fairgrounds.

O.S.C.A.R;

Saturday, 21; Bedminster

PARANORMAL NIGHT. An up-close and personal ghost hunt. Two sessions at 6:30 and 8:30pm $15 per person, advance registration is required. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

Saturday, 21; Blairstown

PETER ROWAN. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 21; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 97th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits Somerset Medical Center. 8. Moorland Farms.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/685-2929

Saturday, 21; Finesville

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10 - 4. $25 / $55 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

Saturday, 21; Millbrook

OCTIVITIES. Village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts. Free. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.

National Park Service; 570/426-2452

Saturday, 21; Port Murray

FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION & FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. Acclaimed actor Neill Hartley, from the American Historical Theatre, will portray Roosevelt in a captivating presentation of ‘A New Deal’. Come enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening. 6 - 9pm. Rsrv. required. $70. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Sunday, 22; Franklin Township

GOOFS AND GHOULS. Crafting with nature, games, pumpkin bowling, and pumpkin painting. 1 - 3pm. Free. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Tuesday, 24; Far Hills

FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Tuesday, 24; Morristown

GREAT SWAMP BONSAI SOCIETY. Bonsai education lecture 7pm. Free. 353 East Hanover Ave..

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Tuesday, 24; North Branch

THE OTHER MOZART. The true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 26; Morristown

JAKE SHIMABUKURO. Ukulele virtuoso has redefined how people think of the instrument 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 26-29; Hackettstown

SONG & DANCE MEN. Tunes by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and the dance stylings of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and many more. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 27; Franklin

Somerset County Park Commission; 732-873-2459

Saturday, 28; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

Saturday, 28; Blairstown

HAL KETCHUM. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 28; Chester

A MILLER'S HALLOWEEN. Create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, and play old time games. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

Saturday, 28; Hackettstown

THE TILLIE WALK. Narrated historical walk investigates Hackettstown 1886 murder Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 28; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 28; North Branch

THE CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 28; Stanhope

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


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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