Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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July 4; Blairstown

BLAIRSTOWN FOURTH. A traditional Fourth of July Celebration including patriotic musical opening ceremonies and reading of the Declaration of Independence, contests and games, food and crafts. Footbridge Park.

; 908/310-3550

July 4; Bridgewater

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS. Stone Flower, Tyrone Stackhouse, food for purchase. 6:30pm. North Branch Park.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 4; Morristown

READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Enjoy an authentically patriotic 4th of July just the way the Founding Fathers might have imagined it. Free activities all day. 11:30am - 1pm. South Street and Park Place.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 4; Princeton

JULY 4TH JUBILEE. Celebrate our American heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 12 - 3pm. Free. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

July 5; Hillsborough

WATERFALL HIKE. Explore the manmade waterfalls of Duke Farms on this 3 to 4-mile hike. 5 - 7am. $5. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

July 6; High Bridge

CONCERT IN THE PARK.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

July 6; Port Murray

LAVENDER CRAFTS. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $40. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 7; Bridgewater

JOBONANNO & THE GODSONS. Spirit of Asbury Revue 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 7; Oxford

ZAIRE. Classic Rock 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

July 9; Morristown

ARMANDO SON JIMENEZ’ GRUPO SABOR. Colombian Salsa 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

July 11; Allamuchy

LAWN CONCERT. Brass Roots 7 - 9pm. Free. 1686 Route 517.

Friends of Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

July 11; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

July 11-14; Clinton

BLACK POTATOE MUSIC FESTIVAL. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St..

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July 12; Ringwood

RICHARD REITER SWING BAND. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

July 12-14; Wantage

CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Free tours of the Van Bunschooten Museum by costumed docents. Open hearth cooking display on Sunday, re-enactors,  bake sale, attic treasures, silent auction, food. Van Bunschooten Museum, 1097 Route 23.

Chinkchewunska Chapter NSDAR; 201/874-1428

July 13; Morristown

GEORGE VAIL’S WILLOW HALL. Visit the nationally-registered former home of U.S. Congressman George Vail, a scion of the Speedwell Ironworks founder, Judge Stephen Vail. 11am. $15. 330 Speedwell Avenue.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 13; Netcong

WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR. A collection of films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. 6 - 9pm. Free. Palace Theatre.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation; 973/663-2500

July 13; Port Murray

CARNIVOROUS CREATION. Learn about Venus Fly Traps, sundews, and pitcher plants and how to grow and maintain them in living sphagnum moss. 10am - 2pm. $49. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 13; Port Murray

CERAMIC PLANTERS. 1 - 3pm. $40. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 13; Stanhope

CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Food trucks, kayaking in the canal, volunteers from The Second NJ Cavalry, buildings will be open with Victorian Christmas displays and a beer garden 11am - 4pm. $5 parking. 525 Waterloo Rd.

Village of Waterloo; 973/347-1835

July 13; Sussex

JOE ROCCO AND THE BURN BARREL BAND. Concert on the Beach 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

July 13; Wantage

LUSSCROFT DAY. Vendors, equine events, barn sale, displays and more. $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/288-2760

July 13-14; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

July 13-21; Belvidere

NEWSIES. 114 Greenwich St..

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104

July 14; Bridgewater

MOTOR CITY REVUE. 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 14; Johnsonburg

GUIDED HIKE AT GREENDELL RIDGE PRESERVE. The preserve is a large, unbroken forest complex, providing excellent habitat for interior forest species. 9:45 - 11:30am. Free. Frelinghuysen Township Municipal Bldg, 210 Main St., .

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

July 14; Oxford

MOSS HENRY & BRYOPHYTES. Unrepentant Honky Tonk 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

July 17; Morristown

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC. 2 & 7pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

July 18; Readington Township

SLIPPERY WHEN WET. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

July 18-21; Chester

Morris County 4-H; 973/285-8301

July 19; Allamuchy

THE RIO CLEMENTE TRIO. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

July 19-21; Augusta

WINDY HOLLOW HUNT DRESSAGE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/670-9290

July 20; Flemington

WINEBERRY JAM MAKING. Each participant will go home with a small jar of raspberry-like jam, after picking berries, learning about edible wild plants, and processing the jam. 6 - 8pm. $10. Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

July 20; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

July 20; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

July 20; Madison

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 20; Pohatcong

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

July 20; Raritan

RARITAN POWER CANAL, WATER POWER AND BRIDGES. On this long but easy round-trip walk, you will explore the town of Raritan, and the Raritan Power Canal. Leader: Joe Macasek 10am. $5. Mill Street parking lot.

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

July 20-21; Edison

CAT SHOW. Feline by the hundreds. 10am - 4pm. $15/ $8 under 12. NJ Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue.

Garden State Cat Club; 908/276-9423

July 21; Bridgewater

NEW POWER SOUL. 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 21; Morristown

DIRECTOR’S TOUR. Join Executive Director Dr. Tricia Pongracz for a tour of the gardens and discuss plans for its future. Light refreshments served. 2pm. Free w/ museum adm.. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

July 21; Oxford

POOR MAN’S GAMBIT. Irish 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

July 23; Morristown

FORESTDANCE. Music of Africa 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

July 25; Readington Township

AMISH OUTLAWS. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

July 26; Ringwood

THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

July 26-27; Pottersville

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.

Potteresville Volunteer Fire Company; 908/439-2544

July 26-28; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

July 27; Columbia

NANCY & SPENCER REED QUARTET. Lively jazz and vocal harmonies. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 908/496-4273

July 27; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle seven miles along the North Branch of the Raritan River, from Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster to the confluence of the South Branch in Branchburg. 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

July 27; High Point

MOTH NIGHT. Presentation at the headquarters building followed by moths gathered for photos! 8. 1480 State Rt 23.

High Point State Park; 973/875-1471

July 27; Ledgewood

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 27; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 27; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 27-3; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

July 28; Bridgewater

THE CAMEOS. 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 28; Oxford

KINDERHOOK. Country & Folk 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

July 31; Morristown

CHRIS ISAAK. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

August 1; Morristown

VICTORIAN MORRISTOWN WALKING TOUR. Visit commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910.  one of the grandest periods in Morristown's 300-year plus history. 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 1; Readington Township

HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

August 2; Allamuchy

LAWN CONCERT. Jukebox Trio 7 - 9pm. Free. 1686 Route 517.

Friends of Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

August 2-11; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 3; Columbia

CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

August 3; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

August 3; High Bridge

CONCERT IN THE PARK.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

August 3; Lebanon

SUMMER FLOWER WALK. Focus on the meadows, where we will expect to see Common Milkweed, Goldenrod, Queen Anne’s lace, Spotted Knapweed, asters, and more at the arboretum. 1 - 2pm. $3. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

August 3; Morristown

MORRISTOWN CHURCHES WALKING TOUR. Learn about church architecture, history, prominent members, and their contributions to the Morristown community since 1733 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 3; Stanhope

FROM GOOD HOMES. 2pm. Waterloo Concert Field.

Village of Waterloo; 973/347-1835

August 3; Vernon

MOTH NIGHT.. Presentation at the Visitor Cente followed by moths gathered for photos! 7:30pm. County Route 565.

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge; 973/702-7266

August 3-4; Milford, PA

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

August 4; Bridgewater

THE INFERNOS. 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

August 4; Oxford

PYRENESIA. Gypsy Folk and Hot Jazz 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 6; Morristown

MARIACHI CITLALLI. A taste of Mexico 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

August 7; Branchville

TACO FESTIVAL. 10am - 8pm. Plains Road.

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-5500

August 7-9; Bridgewater

SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

August 8; Readington Township

THE MORRISTONES. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

August 9; Ringwood

RAVE ON!. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

August 10; Hardwick

SUMMER NATURE WALK. Explore the amazing profusion of plant and insect life to be found in high summer in the flower-filled meadows of White Lake. 10am. Free. White Lake, 97 Stillwater Road.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

August 10; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 10; Morristown

MORRISTOWN PEOPLE & PLACES TOUR. Architecturally important buildings within the nationally-registered Historic District, and stories of past and prominent Morristonians. 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 11; Blairstown

HISTORIC BLAIRSTOWN DAY. John Blair lookalike available for photo ops in front of our store which was built by John Blair. John Simkovich- One Man Band will perform live on our porch. 12 - 4pm. 26 Main Street.

Blairstown Museum ; 908/362-1371

August 11; Bridgewater

5TH ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK FEST. Andy B., The Fabulous Greaseband 7pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

August 11; Ledgewood

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

August 11; Milford

GITAN MAGIQUE. Gypsy jazz. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB. 1 - 4pm. Free, resv requested. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 908/864-7277

August 11; Oxford

STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. Classic Bluegrass 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 15; Readington Township

BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

August 16; Newton

TAB BENOIT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

August 17; Morristown

MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.

Town of Morristown;

August 17; Washington

FARM TO FORK DINNER. An 8-10 course tasting menu, our Sunflower Trail and a private farm tour & hayride. Menu items include homegrown fruits, vegetables and pasture-raised beef. Event is BYOB. 5:30 - 8pm. $110 per person. 438 Rt. 57 West.

Von Thun Farms; 908/689-3761

August 17-18; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Saturday: Paddle 10 miles along the South Branch of the Raritan River, from Clinton to Darts Mills near Flemington Sunday: Eight miles from Darts Mills near Flemington to Neshanic Station. 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

August 18; Oxford

RAVE ON. Holly/Orbison Tribute 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 20; Flemington

FAMILY FUN SCAVENGER HUNT. Solve a series of nature riddles around Echo Hill Park. 1 - 2pm. $3. 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

August 21; Flemington

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

August 21-25; Ringoes

HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

August 22; Far Hills

THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

August 22; Morristown

DWIGHT YOAKAM. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

August 22-25; Augusta

NJ QUARTER HORSE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/579-0555

August 23; Allamuchy

THE BILL MAYS TRIO. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

August 23; Ringwood

FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

August 23-24; Whippany

UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60C North Jefferson Road.

The Folk Project; 973/370-4UKE (4853)

August 23-25; Stanhope

LET IT ALL HANG OUT FEST . Three day music festival in honor of Woodstock 1969. Tribute bands unleashed! Waterloo Concert Field.

Village of Waterloo; 973/347-1835

August 24; Delaware

THIRD ANNUAL CANJAM. Two bands as well as a variety of vendors to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 3pm. Hunter's Lodge, 64 Route 46.

Team Keep Calm and Fight On; 908/283-3025

August 24; Hillsborough

HOMEGROWN MUSHROOMS. Learn how to grow your own mushrooms, both indoors and outdoors. The mushrooms species we will work with grow on logs, wood chips, sawdust, straw, or even cardboard. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

August 24; Port Murray

BRINGING IN THE HARVEST. The art of drying, freezing, and canning your herbs, vegetables and fruit will enable you to enjoy the benefits of your garden year-round. 10am - 2pm. $30. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

August 24; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

August 24-25; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

August 24-25; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

August 25; Oxford

THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS. Steam Punk/Dark Caberet 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 25; Stillwater

BLAIR CREEK PRESERVE. This hike is family and pet friendly. 10 - 11:30am. Free. West Fairview Lake Lane.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

August 25-26; Ringoes

FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL. $25/$45 two days; $15/$20 online . Unionville Vineyard, 9 Rocktown Rd.

Vintage North Jersey;

August 27; Morristown

DAUGHTRY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

August 28; Pittstown

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

August 30-31; Augusta

NEWTON KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 8am - 6pm. Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-5500

August 31; Columbia

MICHAEL JORGENSON CLASSICAL STRING TRIO. Performing J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 908/496-4273

August 31; High Bridge

CONCERT IN THE PARK.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

September 1; Budd Lake

35TH ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating the cultures of Scandinavia:  food, crafts, 6 stages & contest field of entertainment, music, dancing, folkdress, special kids' program, artisans, encampments, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging). 10am - 6pm. $11 adv sale, $14 at gate. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 1; Oxford

PADDY AND THE PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

September 6-8; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; www.belvidereheritage.com

September 6-8; Delaware Water Gap, PA

COTA Jazz and Arts; 570/424-2210

September 7; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle 10 miles along the South Branch, from Three Bridges to the confluence of the North Branch in Branchburg. 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

September 7; Newton

DWEEZIL ZAPPA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 7; Skillman

SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers through lovely woods, scenic vistas, mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms. Otto Kaufman Community Center, Skillman Road.

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

September 7; Sussex

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/702-0488

September 7-8; Chester

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

September 7-8; Ringoes

SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179.

Garden State Sheep Breeders; 908/730-7189

September 8; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle five to six miles along the Black River in Chester, through the Black River Wildlife Management Area, from Pleasant Hill Road to the Cooper Gristmill 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

September 8; Morristown

GRAN FONDO NJ. Cycling challenges along 18, 42, 62 or 107 -mile loops include entertainment and various activities, as well as timed hill climbs, add to the Gran Fondo excitement. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.

Gran Fondo NJ; 973/538-7773

September 13; Allamuchy

THE DAVID LEONHARDT TRIO & NANCY REED. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

September 13; Hillsborough

HERBAL VINEGAR WORKSHOP. Capture the full flavor of the wonderful herbs you've been tending all summer in herbal vinegars that will last all winter long. Learn vinegar's chemistry and history. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

September 13-14; Pohatcong

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

September 14; Harding Twp.

FALL FESTIVAL. The annual fall festival will feature bats as our theme this year. Fee food and drink, games, walks, nature displays, games, and much more. 10am - 3pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-9510

September 14; Newton

PAULA POUNDSTONE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 14; Washington

FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food. 11am - 10pm. Free.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

September 14-15; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 908/537-2544

September 14-15; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

September 15; Newton

CRASH TEST DUMIES. 7:30pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 18; Flemington

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

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

September 19; Newton

JOHNNY LANG. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 21; Blairstown

Economic Green Solutions; 908/362-7967

September 21; Hackettstown

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

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

September 21-22; Boonton

PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Twenty Morris County museums and historic homes open their doors and present exhibits, demonstrations, and artifacts. Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm.. Free admission.

Pathways of History; 973/316-0976

September 22; Milford

DAVID AMRAM WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Iconic music legend spanning multiple genres and generations of jazz, classical, and world music. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB. 1 - 4pm. Free, resv requested. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 908/864-7277

September 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

September 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

September 28; Hardwick

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

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

September 28; Landing

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

September 28; Lebanon

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

September 28-29; Augusta

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

September 28-6; Belvidere

SWEENEY TODD. 114 Greenwich St..

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104

October 5; Blairstown

Foodshed Alliance; 908/362-7967

October 6; Delaware

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/475-5352

October 6; Newton

PIG ROAST. BBQ, camp activities, friendship and fellowship. 1 - 4pm. $10. 1035 Fairview Lake Road.

Fairview Lake Camp & Conference Center; 973/383-9282

October 12; Asbury

WINE TASTING ON THE MUSKY. A scenic afternoon with fine wines, local beers, and live music. 2 - 5pm. Warren County Rod and Gun Club, 279 Asbury Bloomsbury Rd..

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

October 13; Landing

Lake Hoptacong Foundation; 973/663-2500

October 13; Wantage

BENEFIT BARN SALE. Two Barns filled with furniture, toys, home/garden items, used books, tools, sporting goods, and miscellaneous treasures. 10am - 3pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 862/266-5021

October 13; Wantage

ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Educational and scenic hike for casual and novice hikers. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

October 19; Finesville

POHATCONG’S HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10am - 5pm. $25 / $65 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

October 19; Millbrook

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

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/537-2544

October 19; Oxford

FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife; 908/637-4125

October 29; Far Hills

FLOWER AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY. Lecture and field session will cover the use of light, composition, landscape photography, close-ups, and how to find the right picture. 10 - 11:30am. $35, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 15; Far Hills

THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 30-1; Wantage

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/288-2760

December 7-8; Millbrook

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 973/875-3461

December 8; Delaware

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/496-4273

December 14-22; Belvidere

A CHRISTMAS STORY. 114 Greenwich St..

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104

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