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"Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever." - internet meme of unknown origin

A glance at the photo above may cause one to ponder: "Gee, that looks relaxing... wait, why is her shirt all ripped?" Because, dear Wanderers, this is a screen shot from the original (1980) slasher film, Friday the 13th, shot in and near Warren County's very own Blairstown. And the town certainly knows how to celebrate the occasion! (Photo ops, meet & greets, trolley tours, film screenings, etc.) So much so, it needs its very own special section in this week's newsletter: click here for the lowdown on Friday the 13th events in the Blairstown area. If you go, look for the Explore Warren table near the Blairstown Museum and stop by to say hello!

Now that that base is covered - or if you're just not into that sort of thing - fear not! Below you will find plenty of other opportunities for relaxation and amusement in the coming week. We shouldn't pick favorites, but just to name a few: Countrygate Players premiere Beauty and the Beast (the musical); Stray Cat Lee Rocker puts on a solo show at Centenary Stage; a triathlon takes place at Mountain Lake; it's Canal Day at Waterloo Village; and so much more. Outdoor summer concert series are in full swing, with an especially unique vintage act performing at Shippen Manor on Sunday. We could go on, but please scroll down to see for yourself what inspires YOU to Explore Warren County! Happy Friday the 13th, and Happy Wanderings!

 

 

Starting July 11, 2018

 
This Week: 

HKTWN Restaurant Weeks & Passport Program

Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Through July 29, visit a participating Hackettstown restaurant and order from a specially designed Restaurant Week menu or any highlighted specials to enjoy the tastes in town. Show your Passport to receive your stamp. The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have to win prizes!

Lunch and Learn with the Washington BID

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
11:45am to 1:00pm

Eat healthy and spend more time relaxing after work and less time in the kitchen. Vincent Ianelli of Pasta Grill by Enzo will show you how.

Gentle Stretch and Meditate at White Lake

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Need to do some stretching? Then, join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for gentle stretching exercises and meditation at White Lake.

Summer Nights on Donaldson Farm

Friday, July 13, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Start your weekend right with a delicious farm-to-table dinner while relaxing outdoors with farm-fresh food, live music, kids activities, and good friends!

Farm to Table Dinner at Four Sisters

Friday, July 13, 2018 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

A night to remember as Four Sisters hosts its first Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring produce from local farms and the winery's own wines - including a serving of Apple Port Wine, Captain's Choice. It's a four course meal to include wine pairing and music featuring Kate Cherichello & Hunter Chadeayne.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Jeff Bellfy

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

Have a great time at Flynn's listening to some music ranging from the '70s through today’s hits.

 

Tri Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00am

A beautiful scene for a fun race! This sprint triathlon has been called "the hidden gem" of NJ races. It tours the surrounding area of Mountain Lake in Liberty Township.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides.

Asbury Mill Talk & Tour

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Take a walking tour of the Asbury Mill and grounds. See the tailrace deck, canal and basement, including the auxiliary Sheppard diesel engine and the Leffel turbine. On the upper floors, attendees will see the milling area and how to equipment operated both as a grist mill, and later, as a graphite mill. Finally, attendees will get a first-hand presentation of the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s plans to create museum space featuring Paleo Indian artifacts collected locally and on loan from the Smithsonian Institute! Free, but space is limited so RSVP now!

Special Art & Music Event at Hope Junction

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Come to their beautiful gallery space across the street to meet the talented artist couple, Will Harmuth and Lisa Bonforte Harmuth.

Ossa Grasse Opening Reception at M Galleries

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come see the work of David LaMorte. "Paper can surprise you with its capacity to create. So many single use items are made of paper and paper is even used as packaging for most other materials.

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage Company: Lee Rocker

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Lee Rocker, who kicks off CSC's Summer Jamfest series, has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 (first with The Stray Cats) and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. In his hands, the upright double bass appears as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it.

Beauty & the Beast (Musical) at Country Gate Players

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

Bend & Brunch Yoga at Architects

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Come to a special yoga class taught by registered yoga instructor, Samantha Turco, followed by a delicious brunch!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society play '20s & '30s jazz influenced by musicians like Red Nichols and The Five Pennies, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang and Louis Armstrong. Prepare for a unique experience as Drew and Co. keep the true spirit of hot music/Hot Jazz alive with an approach to playing and improvising the music right down to dressing in vintage/second hand suits.

Yin Yoga at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Relax with some Yin Yoga in the fields of lavender in the evening summer sky. Bring a mat, blanket, your own yoga props and a relaxed mind.

Outdoor Adventure Games Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018

These aren’t your typical backyard games. Campers ages 9-13 will be engaged in activities like pipeline, treacherous transfer, stepping stones, blob tag, and many more.

Kids Healthy Camp at ShopRite

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

Sign up your kids for a morning filled with fun, cooking & learning. Kids will learn how to follow a recipe, how to participate in meal prep, healthier cooking options and more!

 
Continuing: 

Summer Reading at the Library

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Reading over the summer helps kids be better prepared for school in the fall by avoiding the "summer slide" and perform better in school overall. There are programs for babies and toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. In addition to reading to earn prizes there are lots of great programs scheduled.

Qigong with Ellen at Gaia's Gifts

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am

Ellen is a Level 1 Certified Qigong Instructor with Supreme Science Qigong Center. Learn and practice a 5 exercise movements and Qigong breath work. Cost is $5.

Sunset Yoga at Donaldson Farm with Larissa Harm

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:45pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:45pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:45pm

 Find your breathe and peace of mind as you practice yoga in the fresh air with sweeping views of our our vegetable crop fields and fruit orchard and a chance to view a spectacular sunset!

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Every Friday, sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

Sip and Art - Landscapes in Hardwick

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for six Friday night lessons exploring landscapes through drawing and painting. Donation: $90, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Now in its 11th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-1pm and features a variety of local farmers with truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - plus artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

Washington Boro BID Farmers Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Held every Saturday through September 22, rain or shine, with special events throughout the season. 

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery: Henry Wieczorek

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Come and join us with live music on the deck with Henry Wieczorek, an acoustic soloist currently living in Flemington NJ. His renditions of Rock 'n' Roll classics and pop songs, as well as his own original music, will have you dancing with the beat.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds.

Summer Yoga at White Lake

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. 

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride!

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:30am

It’s that time again! Get your yoga on – and your wine/wine slushies! Let the stresses of your week melt away in our outdoor pavilion yoga class overlooking beautiful, lush vineyards.

Yoga For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Monday, July 2, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 16, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to learn through experience, the benefits of a regular yoga practice including peace of mind, improved physical health and overall well-being. 

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest Trout Hatchery

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am

Ever wanted to learn how to fish? Learn about fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.

 
Community Corner: 

Christmas in July at Catholic Charities

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018

Start your Christmas shopping early! The Thrift Store (operated by Catholic Charities) is hosting a Christmas in July sale from July 2 through July 31.

 
More Things to Do: 

Sign Up to Enter the Country Idol Contest at the Farmers' Fair

Do you have what it takes to be a Country Idol? The Warren County Farmers’ Fair is looking for you to sign up for the 6th Annual Country Idol Contest! Or just come to listen and cheer for your favorite! The competition is Sunday, July 29 at 7:30pm. The winner gets a $300 prize ($150 to second place, $50 to third place). Open to anyone 15 years of age or older and limited to just 14 applicants, applications must be postmarked by or delivered in person to the Fair Business Office or sent via email, subject line Country Idol Contest, by July 24, 2018. Song selection can be country, country crossover or gospel. Questions? Please email info@warrencountyfarmersfair.org with subject line "Country Idol Contest" or visit the Official Rules & Regulations page by clicking here. See you at the Fair!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Sun to Sugar at Wild Ridge Plants

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

From the light of the sun and carbon in the air, plants create life. Celebrate the sweetness that native plants create – for wildlife, for people.

Nicoletta Nights at Alba: Pig Roast

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Chef Michael White from Nicoletta is going to prepare a delicious meal while you enjoy some wine and live music under the arbor. $22 per person.

Hike of the Month: Gnome Hollow Preserve

Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
9:45am to 11:00am

Join RVC Trustee Joel McGreen to hike this 97-acre preserve immediately south of the Paulinskill. Meet in the Givens-Belet American Legion Post parking lot.

Outdoor Survival Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Campers, ages 9-13 will leave all modern conveniences behind as they build an emergency shelter, learn primitive fire building skills, navigate using a compass, and learn how to handle basic first aid emergencies. 

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