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"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn."  B. C. Forbes, Scottish journalist

We know, we know! Thanksgiving is not for another week, but the time to plan is now! If you're doing the cooking and baking, you'll need to gather your ingredients (hopefully from a fresh and local source) and if you're ordering pies, turkeys, the entire dinner (or making dinner reservations), find resources here. Photo above courtesy of Mackey's Orchard. Scroll down for other happenings, including hidden gems Community Corner! Happy Wanderings!

Starting November 14, 2018

This Week: 

Centenary King Lear: Gates Ferry Series: What is Truth?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Come listen to a staged reading led by guest artists Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. "Truth un-avoided." Oedipus will try to escape his predicted fate only to collide with the dire consequences of doing so. This is a free event. 

5th Annual Lantern Walk at Genesis Farm CSG

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm

Perfect for children of all ages! Events include outdoor crafts and activities at 4pm; story, songs and lantern walk at 5:15pm; and a potluck dinner at 6pm. Bring a lantern and a dish to share with dinnerware for your family.

Live at Nonpareil: Dave Read

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some soft rock, jazz and blues.

Holiday Appetizer Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come on out to sample delicious recipes from the Vineyard’s appetizer cookbook. They are quick & easy to make for the holidays from ingredients you have on hand. Taste their Holiday wines: Gracias, Feliz Navidad & mead, Mi Cariño. 

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town at The Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa provided by Gourmet Gallery. Then shop Santa’s Elves Secret Workshop from 1pm-5pm. Santa will be there along with fun things for the kids. It's a day the whole family can enjoy.

CSN Songs - A Benefit Concert for the BEC and CARE Coalition at Roy's Hall

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00pm

Join the Blairstown Enhancement Committee and CARE (Community, Addiction, Response, Education) Coalition for an evening of music in support of community revitalization and educational programs addressing substance addiction in our community. CSNsongs is performed by seven extremely talented musicians who have all shared the excitement and musical wealth of growing up in the 60s and 70s with the heavy influence of the finest folk/rock group of all time, Crosby Stills Nash and Young.

Sick Star Nation at Bea McNally's

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

High energy cover band Sick Star Nation comes to Hackettstown this Saturday. Always a great night at Bea McNally's!


Water Gap Orchestra Presents The Music of Phil Woods at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Matt Vashlishan was part of the Phil Woods Big Band and has taken the reins to continue Phil's legacy with The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra. Matt has shared the stage with other greats, from jazz pros like Bill Goodwin and Phil Markowitz, to Steve Miller, Bruce Hornsby, Gary Campbell and many others.


Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland, the greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies, bring your holiday guests and come visit!

Apples in Winter at Centenary Stage Co.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Miriam loves to bake apple pies and today she has a special request to make her signature recipe. But this day is going to be different, because Miriam has decided that this will be the last apple pie she ever bakes. "Apples in Winter" is a moving play about the lifetime journey of a mother and son. As she begins to make the pie (which will happen on stage), she realizes it will be the last act of love to a man for whom love wasn't enough. This show, part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program, is getting rave reviews so don't miss one of the five final performances!

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, November 25, 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 heated event facility, looking over one of our lush vineyards.

Karaoke Sundays at the Brass Rail

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:00pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 9:00pm

Come out and enjoy great songs, great drinks & great food! DJ MVP has a music library comprised of more than 200,000 songs!

Community Corner: 

Meditation Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

Need to meditate or do some yoga? Bring a friend, a mat and relax. November 14 is Meditation with Gregorian Chant.

Grant Education Workshop - Historic Sites

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Are you with a non-profit, local government or faith-based organization involved with preserving Warren County's history and heritage? Is there a need to grow membership, increase public awareness, build programs, maintain historic sites? Looking for support, guidance, funding? Eclectic Architecture, LLC will lead a workshop on the County History Partnership Program, a cooperative program between Warren County and the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Holiday Lights Festival

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

A free event opent to all! Live entertainment, light refreshments, crafts for the kids, a visit from Santa and fireworks.

Plan Ahead: 

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018

Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

Holiday Greenhouse Tour

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Come experience the pleasure of Well-Sweep's greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. An informative lecture-tour of a collection of herbs from around the world, this is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual - as well as familiar - herbs. Free, but reservations are required. 

Thanksgiving Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Kick off the holiday season at Alba Vineyard!

Annie: The Musical at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Get your tickets now to see a Family Holiday Spectacular at the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hanningan in 1930s New York.

MWA Post-Thanksgiving Hike

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Eat too much? Burn off those extra calories with a hike at the Point Mountain Reserve Trail. Hikers will use the Ridge Trail, which cuts through the forests and mountain stream.

Jingle on Main Sponsored by the Greater Blairstown Business Association (GBBA)

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Jingle on Main returns once again with great vendors, music, food and more! You  are invited to join in this beloved annual event in the heart of Historic Blairstown, NJ, to coincide with Small Business Saturday. Enter to win one of the many giveaways. Join in caroling with groups along the street or enjoy music from a band. ​The day will culminate in a visit from Santa and the official tree-lighting ceremony.

Holiday Plant and Sip: Create Your Own Succulent Gifts

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bring your favorite beer, wine and snacks to enjoy while you learn about succulents and their care, then create three mini-garden terrariums to give as beautiful gifts this holiday season.

Terrarium Garden Gift Making Workshop for Kids

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Children learn about succulent plants and their care before creating two holiday-themed mini-garden terrariums to give as gifts. There is a $10 materials fee.

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