EDIBLE & MEDICINAL GARDEN WEEDS. Safe and optimal harvesting for great tasting, nutrient dense wild foods and applicable home remedies. Taught by Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
SLIPPERY WHEN WET. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
MORRIS COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a model airplane demonstration, clown acts, watermelon eating and cake decorating contests, dress-a-pet contest, a children’s pet show and, of course, amusement rides are all some of the usual favorites. Chubb Park, Route 24.
WITCHCRAFT. Witches in NJ? Oh my! Janine Quimby received a BA in English & Secondary Education & a MA in English from TCNJ, matriculated in Drew University's Dr. of Arts & Letters Program. Much of her graduate work focused on midwives & witches in literature. 7 - 8:30pm. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA. Happy music played by happy musicians for happy people! 8pm. $25. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
DISCOVER COLONIAL MORRISTOWN. Stroll through downtown Morristown with local historian and Alexander Hamilton expert, Pat Sanftner. You'll visit Revolutionary War sites and hear the stories of the Continental Army's time in Morristown during two winter encampments. 10am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
CAT SHOW. Enjoy feline agility, a breed showcase, Adopt-A-Cat, shopping & educational programs. Up to 450 cats! 10am - 4pm. $5 - $25. NJ Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Civil War encampment, Victorian Christmas displays, crafts 10am - 4pm. Waterloo Village.
GNOME HOLLOW PRESERVE. Join RVC Trustee Liz Marshall for the July "Hike of the Month". 9:45 - 11am. Free. Stillwater Rd..
AMISH OUTLAWS. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
HOUSE OF HAMIL. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
ECO DEL SUR. Ancient and contemporary South American music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
THE BEACHES OF LAKE HOPATCONG. Historical program 6. Asian Diner.
BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
POTTERSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW AND COUNTRY DINING. Premier antique shows in a charming village, plus savor delicious lunches, dinners and fantastic homemade desserts served daily. 11am - 8pm. $6. Pottersville Firehouse, 8 Hacklebarney Road.
STAN KENTON TRIBUTE. Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band 7:30pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
MOONLIGHT PADDLE. Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 8 - 11pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.
HAIR. Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BOHEMIAN QUARTET. Accomplished ensemble plays well-known and hidden gems of the contemporary and earlier classical repertoire. The Quartet will relate the historic background of their music and for this performance will embrace the acoustics of the eighteenth century Ramsaysburg barn. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or Shine. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.
DISCOVER AMERICAN PRESIDENTS AND FIRST LADIES. At this popular annual curator's presentation at the museum at Morristown National Historical Park, Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources and author, will present items from the archives and collections associated with American presidents and their first ladies. The museum interprets the story of the Continental Army's time in Morristown during the Revolutionary War, but in this program we explore other people and time periods by displaying and discussing fascinating items which never see the light of day. 10am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. The annual traditional arts expo, livestock and small animal shows, agricultural exhibits, antique and stock tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud bogging, crafters, carnival rides, and plenty of food. Admission also includes the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, with mass balloon ascensions at 6:30 each evening. $7/ $4 ages 5-12. Farmer’s Fairgrounds, Rt. 519 near Stryker’s Rd..
GARDEN STATE RADIO. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
KINDERHOOK. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR / SUSSEX COUNTY FARM AND HORSE SHOW. This ten day event, NJ’S Largest Agricultural Fair, features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, vendors, craft tent, flower and vegetable shows, art, photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction, fair food, free entertainment and much more! $14/ $6 ages 6-12/ $10 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
FESTIVAL OF WOOD. This popular family-friendly event offers a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the many ways people use and enjoy wood in our everyday lives. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more! Free admission and shuttle.
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.
July 1-September 30 • WEEKLY BIKE RIDES.
Tuesdays: beginner 10 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 6:30pm;
Saturdays: intermediate 20 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 8am
Saturdays: 15 mile road ride, 9am
Sundays: 35 mile road ride with drops at 1 hour intervals. 9am.
All rides begin and end at 4 Track, bike rentals are available!
July 7-August 3 and August 6 - 10 • SUPER HERO CAMP!. Save the World! Design and become your hero character. Play games, Live Action Role Playing, break codes, solve mysteries, go on missions! Learn hero skills: teamwork, integrity, honesty, ethics! Have fun! 10am - 2pm. $175/hero.
Saturdays and Sundays • WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Visit Waterloo Village, a historic Morris Canal town. Buildings will be open with historic trades demonstrated at the gristmill, carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. A visit to Waterloo includes live music, narrated Boat Rides on the Morris Canal, Smith’s Store (fully stocked general store), the fully operational Smith Brothers water-powered gristmill , the Rutan Cabin, the Canal Society of New Jersey’s Museum, and other exhibits, including the recently recovered Highlands Canal Boat. Food service is available on the grounds.
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 • 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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
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.
July 1 - 31 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Karen Klein, diorama, sculpture. Beth Rosenberg, fiber artist
Karen Klein, Diorama, Sculpture
Karen is an illustrator and a ceramic artist. Her dioramas had taken center stage until about ten years ago when after teaching clay for over 35 years, she decided that she would experiment in creating “clayaramas” as well as the dioramas. Her little worlds now consist of either mounted and cut drawings with overlays of colored film or tiny worlds of clay. An ancient Egyptian myth depicts the god, Knhum, as creating the world from clay so Karen likes to think of her art as springing from her own creation myths . After experiencing being a scribe in Egypt in 2000 to assist her writer friend, Normandi Ellis on a spiritual tour, she feels she is honoring ancient Egypt through her art, with both illustrations or sculptures. Karen is an art instructor as well and has taught in the public schools as well as in her own school, Art Magic. She teaches toddlers through the elderly in assisted living facilities, town recreation programs, at Gallery 23 and at people’s homes. Contact information: email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Rosenberg, Fiber
"I had been a ceramic artist for thirty years, when I was introduced to needle felting. I fell in love with the medium. I stopped working in clay and have been solely needle felting for the past five years. I enjoy working with the wool and bringing the animals to life. I particularly like working with the different colored wools and making new colors to complement my work. I strive to bring to each animal its own personality and am rewarded when they bring smiles to the faces of others."
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. Beginning January 1, 2018, Morristown National Historical Park will no longer charge an 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.