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"It's only cold if you're standing still." - Runner Things #957

Good point! So we're the midst of a rather unseasonable cold snap. Are we going to have a pity party? Heck no! Let's make some plans and move around, indoors or out! This week's cover photo, taken by David Dech, is of Lake Marguerite Wildlife Refuge in Washington Township, near the Oxford border. Hiking in Warren County is always a good bet; click here to learn from our friends at Skylands Visitor about a few more natural resource areas you may want to explore. Read on to find out about educational workshops, a craft fair, Yiddish comedy, fall foraging, "spirit communication", plenty of live music - including a Country Night with line dancing - and more! Don't miss the Plan Ahead link to Thanksgiving Dinner and Dessert options! Happy Wanderings!

Starting November 13, 2019

This Week: 

Country Night at Draught House

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Line dancing, drink specials & a good time!

Kvetches of 1932 at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Featuring songs and comic sketches from Yiddish and American vaudeville with miscellaneous related frou-frou. Understanding Yiddish helps - but it's just as funny without it! Featuring Broadway, Off-Broadway, television and movie veterans Yelana Shmulenson, Steve Sterner and Allen Lewis Rickman.

3rd Annual Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

This event is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping with Washington Township PTA's annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair.

Fall Foraging at Wild Ridge Plants

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am

The first frosts have hit, but there is still abundant wild food in the landscape, including nutritious greens, spicy barks and roots, and the last fruits and nuts of the season. Botanist Jared Rosenbaum helps you explore edible and medicinal wild plants and weeds, harvest and preparation techniques, and plant identification and ecology. We'll work with hickory nuts, American hazelnut, acorns, groundnut, sassafras, blackhaw, sochan, Virginia waterleaf, nodding onion, and much more. Reserve your spot in advance!

Holiday Appetizer Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Need quick and easy tasty tidbits to serve when guests drop in or to take for that at work holiday party? Taste appetizer recipes from Villa Milagro's Vineyard Cookbook to get ideas. Lou Pompilio performs live on Saturday.

Penn Strings Ensemble at the CDH Branch Library

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

The ever popular Pennsylvania String Ensemble will perform their stunning arrangement of pop music and classical favorites. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of music. All ages welcome.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Kate and Paul

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Kate and Paul have covered a diversity of musical genres, from pop and progressive rock to rhythm & blues, country and folk-rock. Enjoy the music and some delicious wine. 

JerZGirls at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:00pm

The local duo JerZgirls will be rocking Willy's with a wide range of songs from the '60s through today, all types of music and bands. Their show is a blast to watch!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Dowden Brothers Band

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00pm

The Dowden Brothers Band is a New Jersey cover band playing classic rock, Top 40, '80s and '90s hits, and some James Brown and Elvis to keep things cool. Come by and check them out!

Angels for Aris Benefit at Brass Rail

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

Aris, 15, was diagnosed with brain cancer. This benefit, featuring music by The Stinking Badges and Jeff Belfy, is to not only to help Aris and her family financially as she undergoes treatment and chemotherapy, but also to show our support for Aris and her family as she fights to kick cancer to the curb!

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, November 17, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join psychic mediums for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side! Experience an afternoon of Spirit communication as Mediums certified by the MontClair Metaphysical Center channel departed loved ones in a gallery setting. Space is limited - reserve early!


Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.

Community Corner: 

Hackettstown BID 2020 Open House

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

There will be discussion about how the BID improves the economic potential of businesses located within the district and launch the 2020 Sponsorships.

10th Annual Warren County Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Tickets are available now for the dinner honoring the 2019 inductees, presented by the Warren County Community College Foundation. Honorees are Tracy Fazzolari Carroll, Anne Grogan, John Johnson, Melville Kries, Sr., former Freeholder Edward Smith, and Maximilliam "Max" Spann, Sr. (posthumous), with special recognition for Warren County Habitat for Humanity and the President's Merit Award to Washington Township Police Chief Thomas J. Cicerelle.

Plan Ahead: 

An Evening with Uncle Floyd (Benefit for Blairstown Live Arts at Roy's Hall)

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm

If you watched "The Uncle Floyd Show" in its heyday back in the early ’80s, you might not have realized you were witnessing both the end of an era and the beginnings of an enduring NJ comedy legend. The show hearkened back to a time when the likes Sandy Becker and Soupy Sales ruled the daytime airwaves. It may have been billed as a children’s show, but hip audiences knew better. Floyd and his cast of zanies quickly became a shared secret and a New Jersey legend. Enjoy an evening of pure hilarity when Uncle Floyd performs uproarious stand-up comedy and rollicking old-time piano playing to benefit Live Arts at Roy’s Hall.

Jazz Concert Series at Milagro: Julianna Sweeney

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

When a group of talented and creative young musicians gather to jam, you are sure to hear sounds and songs that are original as well as new twists on favorite standards.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Swingadelic

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Featuring the music of Johnny Mercer, with Dave Post, director/bassist, with Bill Easley, sax; John Bauers, piano & vocals; David Longworth, drums; and Vanessa Perea, vocals.

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