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"People will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou (1928-2014), American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist

Sometimes we struggle to decide what to feature as our cover photo. Not today! Look what we found! Each fall, Donaldson Farms creates a new maze design in support of a charitable organization that makes a difference in our community. This year’s theme is ‘A Heartfelt Thank You to our Healthcare Workers!’ Donaldson Farms is proud to announce that its 2020 Fall Corn Maze celebrates healthcare workers near and far and will donate $1 from every corn maze entry this season to American Red Cross – New Jersey Region. Donaldson Farms' Fall Harvest Weekends featuring apple & pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn cannon & visits with their ponies begin on September 26 and run through November 1. The corn maze will be open daily for you to explore! Learn more here.

Summer is officially over, but for the time being we can savor the best of both worlds - still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities during the day, and nice sleeping weather at night. So thanks to all healthcare workers - and others on the front lines - and Happy Wanderings!

Starting September 23, 2020

This Week: 

4-H Clover "Maze"

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020

This is not a traditional maze in a corn field, which can often be challenging and a good way to get lost for a bit. The 4-H clover is in a hay field, and the hay is about 12 inches high. Check it out! Free and open to the public, dawn to dusk. Off street parking in the Balloon Port. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and listen to some live music under the outdoor dining tent located in the parking lot next to Davila’s and Stella G’s from 6-8 pm. This week's artists: Jukebox Trio. Click MORE below for this week’s specials!

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Guitarist Walt Bibinger

Friday, September 25, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 6-8:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Special Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, September 25, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

A special MS fundraiser: $10 admission includes a wine tasting and live music by Dylan Carter. Add a glass or bottle of your favorite FSW wine to savor on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm.

Live Music at Draught House

Friday, September 25, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Boat Bar is still open! Friday night: D-Sauce & The Electric Monkey; Saturday night: Chris Condel & Kyle Baker. Please make a reservation to guarantee your spot!

Weekend Activites at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and enjoy the casual but lively atmosphere, award-winning wines, beautiful vineyard views, hayrides and apple picking! 

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Jeff Bellfy & Co. on Saturday and Kathy Phillips on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ertle.

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Janci and Berry on Saturday and Scott Messina on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

End of Summer Bash at the Sand Bar

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Come out for some live music on the OTHER Jersey Shore -The Sand Bar! Jimmy and the Parrots Trio (9/12) and Roulette (9/13).

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Jazz Guitarist Lorenzo Branca

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: jazz guitarist Tony Forliano. Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 6-8:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.

Black Cross Band Rocks The Creek

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tables will be set up on the patio and lawn, with food and beverages served to your tables, along with Southern Rock 'n' Roll served up by Black Cross Band.

Songs of Promise: An evening of music celebrating Centenary Stage Company’s 35th season

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 6:30pm

Centenary Stage Company kicks off its official 2020-2021 season with a special outdoor Gala concert featuring hit Broadway showtunes all focusing on the company’s theme for the anniversary season: Hope. This cabaret concert will feature special live entertainment from some of Centenary Stage Company’s favorite artists. You’ll hear songs from productions like Songs for a New World, Avenue Q, Man of La Mancha, Spongebob The Musical, Nine to Five, and many more! Singers will include talented alumni of Centenary University’s Theatre Degree Program, past CSC performers, and current Centenary Students. In addition to hearing some of Broadway’s greatest hits you’ll also be able to buy concessions from local food truck “Rosie’s Empanadas” and ice cream donated by “Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream” in Ledgewood, NJ. Admission is free, but CSC would appreciate donations at the door, in any amount you feel comfortable.

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 5:30pm

Calling aspiring artists & wine lovers! Come out for a night full of creativity & inspiration on the beautiful patio of Rutherfurd Hall! B.Y.O.B & snacks. $30/person includes canvas, paint and professional step-by-step instruction and snack. Reservations are limited. (Rain date: Oct. 7)


WC Habitat for Humanity 50/50 Raffle & Online Auction

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Monday, October 5, 2020

The 50/50 drawing kicks off a virtual fundraising event, as the biggest fundraiser of the year goes on-line. Items up for auction include antiques, a bistro set, specially themed prize baskets, diamond earrings, Patriots baseball tickets, a Trex bench, home goods, artwork, a game table, an electric bicycle and a log splitter, among many more prizes. The auction will begin on October 1 at 1pm and close on October 5 at 5pm.

Laughter Yoga Outdoors

Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Learn to use laughter to overcome life’s difficulties! There is power in laughter to help and heal. Held outdoors with the Funny Farm Laughter Club.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Take a beautiful, narrated, 1.5 hour scenic trip along the Delaware river to Riegelsville and return. Opportinunties to enjoy activities along the line; the Corn Maze (Cats vs. Dogs!) is now open.

The Winery Train

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Winery Train is back! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train continues every weekend through October.

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

The Farmers Market at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This new Farm Market will run every 2nd & 4th Sunday to October 25, on the beautiful grounds of Rutherfurd Hall. In addition to vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, chicken from GrowingDirt.com, other co-vendors will participate throughout the season, and potentially musicians and food trucks as well.

Community Corner: 

Wartime Veterans Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:00am

All are invited to join the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders as it honors wartime military veterans at the Warren County War Memorial. Bring your own chair if you wish - placing it appropriately distanced from others - and support our troops and remember our Veterans!

Plan Ahead: 

Open Call Audition for "The Christmas Carol" at CSC

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
10:30am to 6:30pm

Centenary Stage Company will hold a Non-Equity open call audition for the upcoming 2020 holiday production of The Christmas Carol written by Stephen Temperley based on the story by Charles Dickens. Auditions will be held by appointment.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 11:00am

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson, and they'll do anything to get her back! ​Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series brings its touring productions to the Lackland Performing Arts Center October 3 through October 5, starting with Miss Nelson is Missing and followed by School House Rock Jr. Live! on Oct. 4  and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on Oct. 5. 

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 5:30pm

Chefs Kim and Sara Beth of Sara Beth's Culinary Cuisine in Clinton will prepare a fall feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation. Watch the sunset as you sip wine and enjoy the ambiance of this unique experience. Tickets will go fast! Cost is $70/person. Reserve your spot today.

Young Audience Series: School House Rock Live Jr.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Emmy Award winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to "Unpack Your Adjectives and do "The Circulations"! ​

Young Audience Series: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 3:00pm

Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

Centenary Stage Co. Fringe Festival Presents "Rent Control"

Thursday, October 8, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020

Written & Performed by Evan Zes (pictured). "A struggling actor falls backwards into an NYC rent-controlled apartment and turns it into a lucrative AIRBNB scheme in this wild-but-TRUE one-man show. Watch Evan Zes portray nearly 30 characters as they close in on him and threaten to ruin his life in this cautionary tale of greed and redemption."

WC Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:00am

Gather at Harkers Hollow Golf Club for a fun day of 18 holes of golf for a great cause! $100 per golfer includes cart, scoring services, lunch and soft drinks. Cash bar! Door prizes! Closest to the pin! Long drive! Pot of gold! 50/50!
Registration 8-9am, Shotgun Start 9am

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

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.

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