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.
BY THE LIGHT OF THE HUNTERS MOON. Guided hike at Dark Moon Preserve 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Free. 20 Hibler Rd,.
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.
PUMPKINFEST. Enter your carved/decorated pumpkin into our annual contest and enjoy seasonal festivities in town. 6 - 9pm.
A.J. CROIX & THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND BAND. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
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.
FREE FISHING DAY. You don't need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..
CHORAL CONCERT. The highly acclaimed 25-member Chamber Singers will perform Choral Cosmos, a charmingly eclectic program that includes Russian works from Taneyev, jazz, modern composers Mari Esabel Valverde, Melissa Dunphy and Tarik O’Regan, and Renaissance works from Palestrina to Francesca Caccini. 7:30pm. Grace Church.
FORT NONSENSE COMMEMORATION. The ceremony marks the completion of several projects at Fort Nonsense and commemorates the celebrations at the end of the Revolutionary War when the beacon sites, including Fort Nonsense, were lighted. 3:30pm. Intersection of Ann and Chestnut Streets.
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..
HALLOWINE WEEKEND. Join us for a weekend full of Halloween fun! Cellar tours, complimentary wine tastings, a costume parade, tractor-drawn hay rides, & much more! PYO Pumpkins and take a walk through beautiful acres through the farm. 12 - 5pm. 783 County Road 519.
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.
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.
JASON EADY. with special guests Carolina Story 8pm. 30 Main Street.
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.
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.
Saturdays • 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 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.
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 • ASTRONOMY TALKS. Presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting, at the UACNJ Observatory located 1,100 feet above sea level in Jenny Jump State Forest. The site is one of the few dark sky locations left in the state and features several permanently mounted telescopes from a 7-inch APO refractor to a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain.
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.