Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Visit twenty historic Morris County museums during the Pathways of History Tour, September 21-22


Wednesday, 18; Flemington

DRAGON HUNT. Observe the dragonflies. 7 - 9pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Wednesday, 18; Lebanon

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARKS. Three-hour workshop that is designed for the photographer that has a grasp of their camera 2 - 5pm. $55. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 19; Newton

JOHNNY LANG. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 20-22; Hope

250TH FOUNDING CELEBRATION. The village celebrates 250 years since its founding by Moravians in 1769 with a weekend long schedule of events including tours, demonstrations and a parade on Saturday.

Town of Hope;

Saturday, 21; Blairstown

Economic Green Solutions; 908/362-7967

Saturday, 21; Blairstown

PULLED PORK DINNER. BBQ Sauce, Roll, Cob Corn, Cole Slaw, Dessert 3 - 6pm. Take Out Only $10. 4 Vail Road.

Walnut Valley United Methodist Church; 908/362-6824

Saturday, 21; Frelinghuysen

BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ. Fall Celebration to Benefit RVC. Food by Stella G's / Brews by Jersey Girl Brewing / Blues by Uptown Boogie 6 - 9pm. $50 pp. Frelinghuysen Recreational Center, 139 Lincoln Laurel Road.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Saturday, 21; Hackettstown

DARLENE LOVE. Annual Gala Curtain Up! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 21; Milford

MILFORD ALIVE. Music and arts festival in lovely river town. Live music, face painters, puppet shows, arts, demonstrations, fireworks, bed race. Free. Bridge Street.

Milford Merchants Association; 908/995-4854

Saturday, 21; Morristown

CREATING HISTORIC SPEEDWELL-PROTECTING OUR HISTORY. Learn how these buildings were saved and renovated as examples of Morristown’s past. 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 21; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 21; Princeton

BAROQUE MUSIC & VICTORIAN FLOWERS AT MORVEN. Smithsonian Museum Day 10am - 4pm. Free. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

Saturday, 21-22; Boonton

Pathways of History; 973/316-0976

Sunday, 22; Lebanon

BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY. Students will learn how to use their cameras on the manual setting. Shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, lighting, use of lenses and composition will be discussed. 1 - 4pm. $55. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Sunday, 22; Raritan

JOHN BASILONE PARADE CELEBRATION. The annual event honors the World War II Marine hero with a parade, fireworks, and commemorative concerts. Boro of Raritan, LaGrange St to Somerset Street.

; 908/429-8868

Monday, 23; Lebanon

BEGINNER'S MUSHROOM WALK. Marion Barry, a member of the NJ Mycological Association will introduce us to the world of fungi 5:30 - 7pm. $8. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 26; Hillsborough

GARLIC 101. Types of garlic, best planting practices and uses. 1 - 4pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 26-28; North Branch

AIKEN & FRIENDS. Mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 27; Ringwood

ACTING IMPROV WORKSHOPS. Join Iron Mountain Stage Company for an Improvisation/acting workshop. No experience necessary. 7:30am - 9pm. 150 Snake Den Road.

Highlands Nature Friends; 973/835-2160

Friday, 27-29; Hackettstown

OCTOBERFEST. Contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Saturday, 28; Flemington

WIZARD WORLD HARVEST. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, a barn full of activities, unicorn rides, and vendors selling handmade crafts. In the barn: geocache hunt, potions, spell lessons. 9am - 5pm. 937 County Road 523.

Readington River Farm; 908-806-0030

Saturday, 28; Hardwick

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the White Lake Natural Resource Area and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

Saturday, 28; Landing

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 28; Lebanon

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 28; Mount Tabor

Cottages on Trinity Park

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. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 28-29; Augusta

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Saturday, 28-29; Belvidere

APPLE, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Hayrides, corn maze, PYO pumpkins, music, BBQ foods, wine tasting. Our apple wines are a late harvest blend of apples from our 7-acre apple orchard. 12 - 5pm. $10/carload. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Saturday, 28-29; Bernards Township

ANNUAL ARTSEE OPEN STUDIO TOUR. Self-guided weekend tour allows visitors into the studios of seventeen local visual artists at multiple locations. 12 - 5pm. Free. Bernardsville and Bernards Twp..

ARTsee; 732/236-1729

Saturday, 28-29; Chester

OKTOBERFEST AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. German music, food, and dance; proceeds for various charities and other worthy causes. 12 - 8pm. $6, under 12 free. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.

Chester Lions Club; 908/879 6543

Saturday, 28-29; Franklin

63RD ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Littel Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road.

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

Saturday, 28-6; Belvidere

SWEENEY TODD. 114 Greenwich St..

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104

Sunday, 29; Blairstown

GNOME HOLLOW PRESERVE. Join RVC President Bob Canace for the "Hike of the Month". 9:45 - 11am. Free. Stillwater Rd..

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

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 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

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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