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Warren County Wanderings

"If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm." - Frank Lane

And if we want to appreciate the nice weather, we need a few storms to give us perspective. Plus, they result in some beautiful clouds, like these ones that Kent Sweigert photographed near Belvidere after the storm yesterday. Speaking of storms, there's a veritable whirlwind of events in this week's Wanderings edition. So read on, plan your fun, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting May 16, 2018

This Week: 

BHPC History Month - Heritage Open House

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee's History Month 2018 continues, as the township's rich heritage is on display in a special exhibition of Blairstown memorabilia and artifacts.

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, May 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall for a kids night full of creativity & inspiration! Kids will learn how to paint this magestic Hummingbird Garden with Miss Jenna.

Maifest at Bea McNally's

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hackettstown Maifest is Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-8pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm at Bea McNally's Platz where there will be an inside & outside beer truck, food, live bands & more.

Lego Chemistry and Science

Friday, May 18, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

There is no better way to make chemistry fun than by combining it with something every kid loves: LEGOS!

Denny Tilton is Live at The Inn at Millrace Pond

Friday, May 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Denny Tilton will be entertaining the Inn with some live music. The Inn has a full menu and features craft beers, fine wines and expansive cocktail selections. There is no charge for the music.

POSTPONED: Art Lecture on Portraits at RVC

Friday, May 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - In this free lecture, they will take a look at the way artists have approached portraits and what they reveal ab

American Heroes Ride

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

This event is hosted by Marine Corps League Det. 747, NWJ H.O.G and Tramontin HD. Proceeds to benefit the "Semper Fi Fund". Donation is $20 per person.

Forest Walk Meditation at White Lake

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 9:30am

Ever heard of walking meditation? Join yoga teacher Kate McGuiness for a 30-minute meditation walk through the forest of White Lake and learn the basics of walking meditation. Free to all.

The Farm at Harmony: Beginner Quilting Classes

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

This beginner quilting class teaches the Four Patch/Nine Patch shape. By understanding how to build and design a four patch or nine patch block, you can quickly create interesting patterns while still building up your basic skills.

CANCELLED: Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck Show:  Car Troop 54, Where Are You? Bring your wheels or just come out to see the cars and trucks that others have entered in the show while you enjoy food and music. Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered.

Meet the Artists at Hope Junction Antiques

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Hope Junction is having a free, two-for-one event featuring the work of artists Jim and Jill Doherty. Refreshment will be served.

Hackettstown Maifest 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Hackettstown BID's 2nd Annual Maifest features music, food, libations, contests, activities, along with craft and business vendors. Czig Meister Brewing Co., Man Skirt Brewing , and Bea McNally's all host activities plus a Kinderplatz will host activities for children. Homebrew University and the North Jersey Homebrewers Organization of Practicing Zymurgists (NJHOPZ) host their third annual Homebrew Competition too!

Cheese Tasting at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Villa Millagro and sample some wholesome, home-grown cheeses and take some home to enjoy. While there, do some wine tasting as well.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $37 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join Villa Millagro for their first alfresco dinner of the season in Row 51 of the vineyard. Chef Francesco Sorgiavanni who is owner/chef of Francesco's Italian Restaurant in Phillipsburg, will prepare an Italian outdoor feast to savor by sunset!

Patsy Cline Tribute

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

The Inn at Millrace Pond presents a very special dinner tribute show with "Patsy Cline" & The Nashville Ramblers featuring Patricia Durante. You'll hear all of Patsy's greatest hits including Crazy, Back in Baby's Arms, Walkin' After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, and Lovesick Blues. Come for dinner. Show starts at 8pm.

Hike of the Month: Blair Creek Preserve

Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
11:45am to 1:00pm

Join Ridge and Valley Conservancy friend and supporter Rob Merrifield for the May "Hike of the Month" through Blair Creek Preserve.

Hope Hootenanny

Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Stop by for a little while, or hang out for all three hours. Bring your instruments and/or voice; or just sit-in and enjoy the music.

The Rosemary Inn presents: My Father’s Brother and the Sinking of the S/S William F. Humphrey by Tom Metzler

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00pm

The story of the S/S William F. Humphrey is one of heroism, tragedy, suffering and brutality during World War II. During the short naval career of 17-year-old Seaman 2nd Class George William Metzler, he cruised the oceans for the first time, celebrated a birthday away from home for the first time and visited Africa and Iran. He also experienced the horrors of war, was wounded, captured, died, and was buried at sea. This is his story, told in a history-filled presentation by author Tom Metzler. All are welcome and wine and cheese will be served.

The Farm at Harmony: T-Shirt Quilt Class

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

T-shirt quilts, or quilts made out of clothing of a child or loved one are one-of-a-kind projects with special meaning to family and friends.


Yoga & Qi-Gong

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:45pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:45pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:45pm
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:45pm

Sponsored by the Liberty Township Recreation Commission, come relax and join them for Yoga /Tai Chi every Wednesday through the Winter/Spring of 2018.

Meditation Class

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

Rutherfurd Hall introduces a Meditation Class with, Jean Marie of Fostering the Journey.

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs - Spring Session

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 3:30pm

Beginning in April, RVC will offer a free weekly youth fishing program known as “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs (HOFNOD)”.

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:00pm

Come out to Bea McNally's for a fun night with DJ Nappz! 

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Every Friday, come to Kathy's Kove to sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds, featuring Live Jazz Saturdays 9:30-11:30pm.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. 

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Begin Your Journey to a Better Life! Yoga Class with Delia for beginners starts at 4pm and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate 5:15-6:30pm. $91 for 7-week session or $16 per session.

Yoga For Veterans

Monday, May 14, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, May 28, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Come to The Farm in Harmony for a therapeutic yoga class designed for Veterans and their families to attend.

Open Mic Night at Mama's Cafe Baci

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 28, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.

Qigong with Ellen

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00am

This class is held every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Starts at 11am. No appointment necessary and the cost is $5.

Community Corner: 

10 Year Anniversary of Piggy's Deli and BBQ

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Piggy's Deli and BBQ in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. They are hosting a BBQ (on National BBQ Day) for anyone to come and enjoy!

POSTPONED: RVC Trail Cleanup

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE WEATHER UNTIL JUNE 2. Join RVC stewards and help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing, trimmi

Plan Ahead: 

Preschool Cooking Class

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:45am

Sign up your little ones for a hands-on culinary class where they will be making some delicious & healthy snacks!

Ghana 4E Fundraiser Dinner

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join Kathy's Kove for a monthly Cultural Fund Raiser dinner for Ghana 4E. Ghana 4E is a non profit organization working with students in Ghana, Africa.

YPW: Festival of Shows featuring Hello Dolly!

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

Holly Dolly is about a matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler. Everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. 

YPW: Festival of Shows featuring Damn Yankees

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 4:00pm

Damn Yankees is about a middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

YPW: Festival of Shows featuring Charlotte's Web Musical

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Charlotte's Web is the story of Wilbur the pig and his friendship with Fern Arable, the little girl who adopts him, and his barnyard friends but most importantly, Charlotte, the spider whose act of love saves Wilbur's life. 

YPW: Festival of Shows featuring South Pacific

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

South Pacific is set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

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