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Friday, 17; Belvidere

INVASIVE PLANTS OF NJ PART II. Via Zoom, Lynn Waclawski will continue to cover common invasive species in our area; how to identify and manage them. 11am - 12pm. $25. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908-475-6507

Friday, 17; Morristown

OPENING NIGHT: LINDA EDER. Acclaimed vocalist and Broadway start Linda Eder performs music made popular by Judy Garland as MPAC celebrates the opening of our 27th season. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 18; Morristown

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

Town of Morristown;

Saturday, 18; Newton

ROGER MCGUINN. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 18; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 18; Washington

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 18-19; Newton

Wilbur's Country Store; 908/362-8833

Saturday, 18-19; West Milford


Friends of Wallisch Homestead;

Sunday, 19; Long Valley

NJ HIGHLANDS CAR TREK. Join the New Jersey Highlands Coalition for a self-guided car tour featuring the magnificent natural and cultural resources of north Jersey's Highlands region. 10am. 25$ per car. Valley Shepherd Creamery, 50 Fairmount Road.

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Sunday, 19; 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

Tuesday, 21; Ringwood

E'LISSA JONES. Singer, songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist, whose songs embrace audiences with powerful melodies and expressive lyrics 2 - 4pm. $12. 150 Snake Den Road.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Thursday, 23-24; Morristown

BRIAN REGAN. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 23-26; Washington

HOT AIR BALLOONS, FUN AND GAMES FESTIVAL. Car and motorcycle shows, drone racing, quoits, archery, carnival games. Balloon Flights: 6:30 am and 5:00 pm 2 - 9pm. $10; $9 advance. Warren County Community College, 475 NJ-57.; 908/283-0721

Thursday, 23-26; West Milford

LIBRARY BOOK SALE. 65 Lincoln Avenue.

Friends of Wallisch Homestead;

Friday, 24-26; Hackettstown

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Saturday, 25; Blairstown

Economic Green Solutions; 908/362-7967

Saturday, 25; Columbia

THE RIVERSIDE RHYTHM. Fifteen piece big band in the outdoor amphitheater. 2pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Friends of Ramsaysburg; 908/496-4273

Saturday, 25; Milford

MILFORD FALL FESTIVAL. Music, vendors, bed race. Free. Bridge Street.

Milford Merchants Association; 908/995-4854

Saturday, 25; Montague

FLOCKTOBER FEST. Local breweries, live auction, self-guided tours, Oktoberfest menu, kid's corner and live entertainment. 12 - 5pm. $75 pp/ $25 child. 141 Clove Road.

Tamerlaine Sanctuary and Preserve;

Saturday, 25; Morristown


Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 25; Morristown

MISCELLANEOUS MORRISTOWN. Walk through downtown Morristown to uncover “weird”  and obscure local history 11am. $20, preregister. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 25; Mount Tabor

PORCH AND GARDEN TOUR. Explore the unique charm of an historic community on a special COVID-safe self-guided tour that includes xuberant gingerbread porches, delightful cottage gardens, quilt show, limited bonus interiors. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. 36 Simpson Ave.

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 25; Newton

THE MACHINE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 25-26; Augusta

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. 10am - 5pm. $10. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Saturday, 25-26; 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. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Saturday, 25-26; Chester

CURBSIDE OKTOBERFEST. Our hope is that you will still enjoy the flavors of Oktoberfest from the safety of your home. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.

Chester Lions Club; 908/879 6543

Saturday, 25-26; Hardwick

WOMEN AND THEIR WOODS RETREAT. Connecting, educating and empowering women to take better care of their woods. Full day of programming, continental breakfast and luncheon 8am - 3pm. $100. Princeton-Blairstown Center, 158 Millbrook Rd.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 26; Hillsborough

GROWING GREAT GARLIC. Learn about the various kinds of garlic and which are best for your cooking style. 10:30 - 11:30am. $20. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

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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