Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Wednesday, 20; Lebanon

FULL MOON HIKE. Listen to fall insects and learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals and about the phases of the moon. 6:15 - 7:45pm. $3, Pre-register. Teetertown Preserve.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Wednesday, 20; Newton

BY THE LIGHT OF THE HUNTERS MOON. Guided hike at Dark Moon Preserve 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Free. 20 Hibler Rd,.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Thursday, 21-24; Hackettstown

A TALE OF TWO CITIES COBBLED TOGETHER BY THE BROTHERS LOVEJOY. A Parlour Theatrical by Craig Fols based, of course, on Charles Dicken Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 22; Clinton

PUMPKINFEST. Enter your carved/decorated pumpkin into our annual contest and enjoy seasonal festivities in town. 6 - 9pm.

Clinton Guild;

Saturday, 23; Blairstown

A.J. CROIX & THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND BAND. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy's Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 23; Hillsborough

FOREST BATHING. A slow walk in a natural area with a clearly defined sequence of guided events provides structure to this meditative experience. 9:30am - 12pm. $20. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 23; 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

Saturday, 23; Madison

Harmonium Choral Society; 973/538-6969

Saturday, 23; Morristown

Washington Association of New Jersey; 973/919-2439

Sunday, 24; Morristown

PUMPKIN ILLUMINATION. Artistically-carved pumpkins surround the reflective pool in front of the mansion as part of the eleventh annual community-wide Halloween celebration. 5 - 8:30pm. Vail Mansion, 110 South St..

Arts Council of the Morris Area; 973/285-5115

Sunday, 24-25; Belvidere

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Wednesday, 27; Andover

GALA CELEBRATION OF LOCAL FOOD AND FARMS . Feast on appetizers, main courses and desserts created with the finest local ingredients at tasting stations prepared before you by our region's finest chefs. Celebrate ten years of cultivating change! 6pm. $125. Perona Farms.

Foodshed Alliance; 908/362-7697

Thursday, 28; Washington

DAY OF THE DEAD--DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION. Celebration with mariachi band, outdoor showing of Disney movie Coco and a bonfire. 6-9pm, movie starts at 7:30pm. Free. 75 East Washington Avenue.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 30; Blairstown

JASON EADY. with special guests Carolina Story 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy's Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 30; Washington

HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN. Trick or Treating in the downtown shopping district of Washington Borough, DJ playing Halloween music, prizes for best costume, best group costumes and best pet costume. 3 - 5pm. Free.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 30; Whippany

HALLOWEEN IN THE WHIPPANY BURYING YARD. Tour the cemetery where Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers are buried, along with Whippany's founders. 2pm. $20, preregister. 325 Route 10 East.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Ongoing Programs and Events

Canal Society of New Jersey, Stanhope

Canal Museum at Waterloo

525 Waterloo Rd. ; 973/292-2755

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

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

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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