Warren County Wanderings

"As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.” - William Shakespeare

Spring has sprung, for sure! The weather has been a bit drab, but trees are blossoming and flowers are flowering, making it a colorful time for wandering in Warren County. With a couple of craft events, lots of live music, and other fun things to do, read on and make your plans for these final days of April and the arrival of May on Monday. Maybe you'll see some signs of Spring like Kent Sweigert did with his photo of a bumblebee enjoying a branch of bleeding hearts. Wherever you decide to buzz around, Happy Wanderings!

Starting April 26, 2017

This Week: 

Nonpareil presents: Rich Jenkins

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy the jazz and blues cabaret tunes and distinctive voice of guitarist Richard Jenkins, with influences ranging from Fats Waller to George Benson!

CSC NextStage Repertory presents Young Frankenstein

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein.

Terrarium Workshop at Flowerland Growers

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

No Registration Required.  A $9 fee includes soil, felt liner, charcoal, gravel, sand & instructions. (Terrarium & Plants Sold Separately) You may bring your own terrarium.

Sip and Art Soirées at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sip and Art Soirees will start up again on April 28! This year's sessions will focus on learning about landscape painting and painting using a variety of mediums.

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy jazz guitarist and vocalist Spencer Reed, a staple at the legendary Deerhead Inn jazz haunt in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania.

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Visit this historic farmstead, with demonstrations including Live Fiber Arts and Craft Demonstrations, Open Hearth Cooking in the Summer Kitchen, Hit-and-Miss Engines, War Re-Enactors and more!

Open House Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

Celebrate a new era for Four Sisters Winery. The deck, which was expanded last spring, will be open for your outdoor enjoyment overlooking the vineyard.

Arts, Sweets & Crafts Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Washington BID features artists and vendors, kids activities, sweet eats, delectable food, great shopping and live music in the heart of Downtown Washington. Enjoy a craft beer at one of our Craft Beer Gardens, relax as students from Warren County Community College read poetry and fiction and then enjoy some quality time with your child(ren) as they participate in a free Critter and Litter Kids Craft Workshop.

Dinner and Spirits Weekend with Lorraine Moore

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Don't miss an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side. Dinner program with Lorraine's presentation, or book an overnight stay in a rustic room that includes a gift bag, and get to know more about Lorraine and spirits at the Inn. Overnight includes fireside specialty drink in the tavern, and breakfast with Lorraine.

Music at Milagro: Off Minor Quartet

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

A group of seasoned musicians performing selections ranging from originals to bossa nova to Coltrane, the Off Minor Quartet is Lou Pompilio on guitar, Arturo Bauger on bass, Debbie Leahey on keyboard and Jim "Jamo" Flynn on drums. Doors open at 6pm for wine tasting before the 7pm show.

Warren County Community Singers "Springfest of Music"

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Warren County Community Singers present this year’s Springfest of Music concert on two days - April 29 and 30 - in two locations. The concerts also feature the Children’s Chorus of Warren County, and a performance by one of the Warren County music scholarship winners. This year’s Springfest features some unusual selections, such as Jabberwocky, based on the Lewis Carroll poem. The Saturday concert is in Phillipsburg.

The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Exoplanet Discovery" with Joshua Pepper. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Rock Creek Tavern - Jeff Bellfy & Co.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

Jeff Bellfy & Company blends classic rock, country & pop into a sound that now defines them. If you have ever seen the band, you are familiar with their strong vocal harmonies as well as their vast set list of pop & country music ranging from the 70's thru today’s hits.


Belly Barre Class 5-week Session

Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

The 6-Week Session starts March 13, with the Beginner class at 4pm and the 5-Techniques of Yoga class at 5:15pm. Cost is $78 for 6 Weeks or $16 per Walk-in Class.

Community Corner: 

Mansfield Twp. Annual Townwide Yard Sale

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

There's Something for Everyone at the 3rd Annual Townwide Yard Sale! Look for the red & white Yardsale lawn signs, or pick up a map to the locations.

MWA Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Go Native! At the MWA Native Plant Sale, held at the River Resource Center, you can purchase beautiful native species that will provide lasting enjoyment and save you money, water and time.

Plan Ahead: 

Cinco de Mayo Comedy Show at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a night of comedy in historic Rutherfurd Hall. Doors open at 7pm, the show is 8pm. Cash Bar and Free Chips and Salsa! $25 per person.

Roy's Hall: An Evening with Karla Bonoff

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. That description is not hyperbole. With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers, and you can see her on the Roy's Hall stage.

Murder at the Hop at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

The year is 1957, and last night outside of the Hot Rod Diner, where you would think there would be plenty of witnesses, there was a murder. The murder of the coolest guy in town, Rock N. Roal.

MWA Run for the River

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:00pm

Join with the Musconetcong Watershed Association and run or walk a scenic loop in the beautiful Musconetcong watershed.

Sunday Brunch at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy brunch catered by Stella G's, take a tour with one of our docents, then capture your outing with family photos using the beautiful and historic Mansion's grounds as your backdrop. Celebrate Mother's Day a week early or come with friends. Reservations required by May 1. Sorry, no late registrations or walk-ins can be accepted.

RCE Presents: Turf Management

Monday, May 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County presents Joel Flagler on Turf Management. Weeds, brown spots, disease and grubs. Why they are in your lawn and how to get rid of them?

Floral Arranging Workshop at Rutherfurd Hall

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

If you are looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift or desire a touch of spring in your home, join us and create your own beautiful flower arrangement using orchids, textured mosses and unique vines. Preregistration by May 1 is required. Sorry, no late registrations or walk-ins can be accepted.

Please be advised that we do our best to make sure the information in this message is accurate at the time it is sent. But things happen, plans change, weather can be fickle... you get the idea. Please click on the links provided to other websites to obtain further details and updates.