DRAGON HUNT. Observe the dragonflies. 7 - 9pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
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.
JOHNNY LANG. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
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.
TOUR DE FARM. Choose from 20, 40, or 54 mile routes for an amazing cycling and culinary experience! Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast before you bike from farm to farm, enjoying the fresh produce and treats to sample at each stop. Race Farm, 87 Belcher Road.
PULLED PORK DINNER. BBQ Sauce, Roll, Cob Corn, Cole Slaw, Dessert 3 - 6pm. Take Out Only $10. 4 Vail Road.
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.
DARLENE LOVE. Annual Gala Curtain Up! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
MILFORD ALIVE. Music and arts festival in lovely river town. Live music, face painters, puppet shows, arts, demonstrations, fireworks, bed race. Free. Bridge Street.
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..
SOAP MAKING. Learn how to make all-natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs – to create your own specialty soap. Wear old clothes. 1 - 3pm. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
BAROQUE MUSIC & VICTORIAN FLOWERS AT MORVEN. Smithsonian Museum Day 10am - 4pm. Free. 55 Stockton Street.
PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Twenty Morris County museums and historic homes open their doors and present exhibits, demonstrations, and artifacts. The tour features places in Boonton, Boonton Township, Denville, Dover, Florham Park, Kinnelon, Lake Hopatcong, Mine Hill, Montville, Mount Tabor, Parsippany, Township of Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, and Washington Township. Saturday, 10am-4pm. Sunday, noon - 4pm. Visit the website for a map and description of each site. Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm.. Free admission.
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.
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.
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.
GARLIC 101. Types of garlic, best planting practices and uses. 1 - 4pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
AIKEN & FRIENDS. Mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
ACTING IMPROV WORKSHOPS. Join Iron Mountain Stage Company for an Improvisation/acting workshop. No experience necessary. 7:30am - 9pm. 150 Snake Den Road.
OCTOBERFEST. Contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.
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.
WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the White Lake Natural Resource Area and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.
SHIPPENPORT AND LAKE HOPATCONG FEEDER. This moderate hike will explore the inclined plane in Shippenport as well as the forge and sawmill site. A short drive to Hopatcong State Park will be followed by a visit to the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum and a walk along the Morris Canal Feeder towpath. 10am. $5.
PUBLIC LANDS DAY OPEN HOUSE. Activities will include learning about and seeing live animals, birding, guided walks, hands-on experiences and more. Learn about opportunities to explore hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and cross-country skiing around the county. 10am - 2pm. Free. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.
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.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Shop beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. There are always ongoing artist demonstrations, live music, great food and kid's art activities at the 49th annual craft fair 10am - 5pm. $10. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
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.
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..
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.
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.
SWEENEY TODD. 114 Greenwich St..
GNOME HOLLOW PRESERVE. Join RVC President Bob Canace for the "Hike of the Month". 9:45 - 11am. Free. Stillwater Rd..
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 • 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.
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.