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“Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.” - Marvin Olasky, American author and editor

Whatever religion or spirituality you choose - or choose not to - practice, surely we can join together in welcoming a holiday weekend to enjoy as we so desire. Below are upcoming events if you're looking for things to do, and don't forget to check out the "Plan Ahead" section at the bottom, as next weekend offers all kinds of interesting activities.

A warm welcome to our new subscribers, who signed up at the fun and informative "Go Green With Hope" Green Fair last weekend! We hope you like it!

Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Wanderings!


Starting April 17, 2019

This Week: 

Women Playwrights Series: “Whippoorwill” by Ruth Kirschner

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

In “Whippoorwill” by Ruth Kirschner: Nine-year-old Bibi and her mother have made a good life together, but Bibi is determined to get to the bottom of what really happened with her father, about whom her mother tells a different story each time she asks.

Group Hike at White Lake

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) at White Lake Route 521 parking area for a group hike. The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host the hike.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 20, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Welcome to the 4th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt in the Alba Vineyard. Why should kids have all the fun?

Open House at Asbury Village Farm

Saturday, April 20, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come check out the farm; enjoy a potluck lunch if you want to participate while touring their fields.  Open to everyone.

Janci & Berry at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:30pm

The '50s, '60s and '70s music with classic country and more is the style that Janci and Berry bring to Brook Hollow Winery.  

Easter Brunch at Nonpareil

Sunday, April 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

All you can eat brunch at Nonpareil! Bring family, friends and relax. Reservations are recommended. Call 908-750-4357.


Adult Egg Hunt at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

There's a kid in all of us! This adult egg hunt begins with a formal wine tasting followed by an educational wine cellar tour.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Take the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train and at the beautiful little glade where the kids can hunt for Easter eggs! Reserve your seats now for the Delaware River Railroad Excursion's special holiday ride, offered 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.

Community Corner: 

Earth Day Art-Walk & Recycled Art Challenge

Saturday, April 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Earth Day is on April 22 this year. To honor that day, the Phillipsburg Area Arts Community will hold an Earth Day Recycled Art Challenge and its First Downtown Art-Walk and Upcycle Craft Show. To participate, find something discarded or unwanted and turn it into an original art piece made from upcycled or recycled materials.

Plan Ahead: 

Adult Culinary Workshop at Washington ShopRite

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a master of the culinary arts, you’ll be sure to enjoy this interactive Culinary Workshop class experience Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Carly Sopko.

Women Playwrights Series: “Across the Aisle” by Alyssa Haddad

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

In “Across the Aisle” by Alyssa Haddad:  A young interracial couple hosts their traditional families for Thanksgiving and drops the bomb that they are engaged, igniting the challenging and often hilarious question of how one creates a future with someone from an entirely different past?

NEXTstage Rep: Avenue Q at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with The Woodstock Horns at Roy's Hall

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Music Of The Band show has been performed by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix since 2000 and continues today at many of the best festivals, theaters and clubs throughout The USA, Canada and Europe. The songs are steeped in the fabric of the Rock n Roll, Blues, and American Roots Music.

MWA Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Spruce up your garden this spring, and go native! They will have a great selection of perennials, trees, ferns, and bushes for sale at great prices! Rain or shine.

Pequest Open House and Sportsmen's Flea Market

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Every year the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center opens its doors to the public for the annual Open House. It's free of charge and is held rain or shine.

Hike with Watson the Dog at White Lake

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join Watson for a tour of the White Lake trails. Enjoy White Lake from a new - and lower - perspective as Watson points out some of his favorite spots to fellow canines and their human companions.

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm

All-you-can-eat Family Style Roast Beef Dinner with assorted desserts. Call ahead and leave message to reserve tickets, or buy them at the door. $15/adult; $14/Senior and take-out; $8/child age 6-12; free for kids age 5 and younger. 908-453-2301.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

NORWESCAP Career & Life Transitions Center will hold its First Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser.

Elks Northwest District Poker Run at Tramontin

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Help our Veterans and participate in a Poker Run sponsored by Elks Northwest District. There will be food, beverages, prizes and music.

DONATION:  $20 per person

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join a pair of up-and-coming psychic mediums for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side!  

Phillipsburg Rotary Corks and Forks

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Phillipsburg Rotary Club is proud to be holding its 12th Annual Corks & Forks of the Valley Food, Wine and Beer tasting event at Flynn's on the Hill in Phillipsburg.

MWA River Talk Series: Birding 101

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Have you ever wanted to take up birdwatching but didn't know how to start? Join MWA and guest speaker Brian Butler for discussions about optics, field guides, local places to bird and more.

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