Starting April 12, 2017

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." - J.B. Priestly

The weather is great and the grass is greening up, so it's time to try something new! Maybe line dancing, or check out some music at a place you've never been, or see a new play, or celebrate a season opening event. Read on, O Wanderers, for ideas, and by all means, please forward this message to a friend. Carpe Spring! Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

CSC Women Playwrights Series: Shame

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
Centenary Stage Company launches the 2017 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) with Shame, a fast-paced dramatic comedy about the secrets and cost of happiness, by Sholeh Wolpe. The three-week series continues with Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett on April 19 and Hitler's Tasters by Michelle Kholos Brooks on April 26. All three shows are presented in the Lackland Center at 7:30pm, and admission is by donation but reservations are requested as seating is often limited.

Taphouse Grille Game Dinner

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an evening of culinary adventure! Chef Bryan Cioletti has created an amazing five-course dinner featuring alligator, wild boar and more! Paired with your choice of beer or wine.

Open Mic Night at Panther Pub

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Open Mic Night hosted by Gabriel Francis the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Come on out and play some music!

Nonpareil presents: Lou Pompilio

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Relax and soak in the soothing vocals of jazz and blues guitarist Lou Pompilio, a long-time favorite on the local circuit, who will be joining us at Nonpareil for two gigs in April.

Adult Egg Hunt at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, April 14, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
There's a little kid in all of us! Four Sisters Winery offers a chance to hunt those brightly colored eggs in the great outdoors. Yes, prizes inside, and candy, too!

Gordon Thomas Ward and $5 Food at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, April 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's featured local caterer is Alpine MeatsMusic and $5 Pork Loin with Mixed Vegetables from 6 - 8:30pm.

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, April 14, 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.

Lanscape Painting Lecture at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, April 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join local artist Suzanne Montgomery for a FREE art lecture that takes a look at the way artists have approached landscape painting and what they reveal about moments in cultural history.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Michael Geiter Band

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
This Central New Jersey cover band plays high-energy, danceable rock and roll music from the '70s, '80s and '90s. 

Dance Lessons at Plan B Pub

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:00pm
Free line dancing lessons offered by professional dancer and choreographer Elizabeth De Gennaro. Call 908-459-4100 for details.

Billy Bauer Duo at SoMa Downtown Grill

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:00pm
Billy Bauer Duo performs 9pm-midnight. 908-213-3500.

Live Music at Panther Pub: Zach & Cat

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:00pm
Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians!

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8, 2017Sunday, April 9, 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017
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.
 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:00pmSunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Why should kids have all the fun?  The purchase of a wine tasting entitles you to participate. Each egg contains a special surprise ranging from discounts on wine purchases to Alba wine glasses, cork screws, and more. One egg per person.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny at Rock Creek

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Buffet is $11.95/person; $8.95 for kids age 10 and younger. Reservations recommended. Call 908-777-3777 for details. 

Mackey's Ice Cream Barn Opens for the Season

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
As always, we will be giving away a free small ice cream cone (any of our 46 flavors) to everyone who comes out on Opening Day, from noon to 9pm. Our 1/2-acre greenhouse also is open that day and we will have a great selection of Easter Flowers available.

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: The VooDUDES Unplugged

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
The VooDUDES Unplugged kick off the 2017 Music under the Arbor Season. Culinary treats will be available for purchase from Osteria Morini.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Marty Koppel

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

The Chris Bergson Band at Roy's Hall

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
An eloquent, evocative and lyrical songwriter with a sharp urban vision, Bergson melds jazz, blues and pop influences. The VIP Ticket Offering Includes: Preferred Seating / Pre-Show meet and greet with Chris /  1 Complimentary alcoholic beverage / signed show poster.

Rock Creek Tavern - The Bassboards

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Easter Extravaganza at Rock Creek! This band is known for playing The Blues Brothers, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, B.B. King. Come out and meet their newest members!
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 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Astronomy for Beginners" with Ken Taylor. 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.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Lunch Hour Six Pack

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
Lunch Hour Six Pack is a classic & 90s rock cover band that formed in 2007.

Easter Brunch at The Inn at Millrace Pond

Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Check out the amazing menu offered, and call 908-459-4884 to reserve your table! 

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Catmoondaddy

Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Catmoondaddy helps kick off the opening weekend of the 2017 Music under the Arbor Season at Alba Vineyard with a performance on Sunday.

Touch a Truck at the Library

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
A variety of trucks, heavy equipment, emergency vehicles, and community service vehicles will be on display in the library parking lot for people to see up close. Schools are on vacation that week, so it’s a great time to bring the kids to the library!

Coffee & Dessert with Lorraine Moore

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Enjoy coffee and dessert in our rustic tavern with Lorraine Moore, as she connects with your loved ones. $35/person. Call today to make your reservation! 908-459-4884
Community Corner: 

Centenary U. Lecture Series: Muslim Responses to ISIS

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Centenary University Lecture Series sponsored by the House of the Good Shepherd presents speaker Noah Haiduc-Dale, Assistant Professor of History, on Muslim Responses to ISIS.

WBID Panel on “Fake News” Featuring Area Media Experts

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
Are you tired of sifting through fake news and alternative facts? Washington Business Improvement District hosts a special Lunch & Learn panel discussion on one of the most pressing issues of today's media landscape: fake news.

Musconetcong Watershed Association 5th Annual River Clean-Up

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
From Lake Hopatcong to the Delaware River, the Musconetcong Watershed Association is seeking volunteers dedicated to cleaning litter along roadsides, parks and stream banks of the Musconetcong River. Lunch is on us!

Loving Your Neighbors: Respect for Others in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
The community is invited to join in on an interfaith dialogue entitled “Loving Your Neighbors: Respect for Others in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity” at 6:30 p.m.

Pet Adoption League’s 7th Annual Pasta Dinner

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Leave the cooking to us!  Join us for a delicious pasta dinner for a good cause.
Plan Ahead: 

Warren County History Expo

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
John General's documentary film, "Extra 1104 -The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck", is featured with three showings, plus a Civil War Encampment, and other aspects of Warren County's history including Indian artifacts, Morris Canal history, and genealogy. Free admission.
The greater Blairstown area from the Appalachian Trail

Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Blairstown has been named New Jersey's first official Appalachian Trail Community, and Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day celebrates the designation with a Street Fair, live music, food, walking tours and special trolley tours to access the trail.

Spring Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
This event will feature cuisine from 10 of the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The Bob Lanza Blues Band.

A Day of Wine & Romance at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
USA Today bestselling author Roz Lee and friends at the beautiful Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ. Meet the authors and stock up on your spring and summer reading material!

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
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.

Grape Gallop

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am
RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting!

The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
Honoring the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, Centenary Stage Company presents classical theatre giants Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso for an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes, and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers.

Bethlehem Baroque in concert: A Tour of Baroque Europe

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Music at St. Luke's presents the ensemble Bethlehem Baroque in a concert entitled A Tour of Baroque Europe - Italy, Germany, England and France.

Arts, Sweets & Crafts Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Washington BID features dozens of artists and vendors, kids activities, sweet eats, delectable food, great shopping and live music featuring The Outcrops and Kinderhook. 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.

The Willows presents Oldies Night

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Join us for a night of good food, music, and dancing, featuring DJ Keith Hickman. Doors open at 4pm.
 

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?

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This Week: 

CSC Women Playwrights Series: Shame

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30pm

Centenary Stage Company launches the 2017 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) with Shame, a fast-paced dramatic comedy about the secrets and cost of happiness, by Sholeh Wolpe. The three-week series continues with Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett on April 19 and Hitler's Tasters by Michelle Kholos Brooks on April 26. All three shows are presented in the Lackland Center at 7:30pm, and admission is by donation but reservations are requested as seating is often limited.

Taphouse Grille Game Dinner

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of culinary adventure! Chef Bryan Cioletti has created an amazing five-course dinner featuring alligator, wild boar and more! Paired with your choice of beer or wine.

Open Mic Night at Panther Pub

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Open Mic Night hosted by Gabriel Francis the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Come on out and play some music!

Nonpareil presents: Lou Pompilio

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Relax and soak in the soothing vocals of jazz and blues guitarist Lou Pompilio, a long-time favorite on the local circuit, who will be joining us at Nonpareil for two gigs in April.

Adult Egg Hunt at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, April 14, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

There's a little kid in all of us! Four Sisters Winery offers a chance to hunt those brightly colored eggs in the great outdoors. Yes, prizes inside, and candy, too!

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, April 14, 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.

Dance Lessons at Plan B Pub

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:00pm

Free line dancing lessons offered by professional dancer and choreographer Elizabeth De Gennaro. Call 908-459-4100 for details.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017

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.

 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Why should kids have all the fun?  The purchase of a wine tasting entitles you to participate. Each egg contains a special surprise ranging from discounts on wine purchases to Alba wine glasses, cork screws, and more. One egg per person.

Mackey's Ice Cream Barn Opens for the Season

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

As always, we will be giving away a free small ice cream cone (any of our 46 flavors) to everyone who comes out on Opening Day, from noon to 9pm. Our 1/2-acre greenhouse also is open that day and we will have a great selection of Easter Flowers available.

The Chris Bergson Band at Roy's Hall

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

An eloquent, evocative and lyrical songwriter with a sharp urban vision, Bergson melds jazz, blues and pop influences. The VIP Ticket Offering Includes: Preferred Seating / Pre-Show meet and greet with Chris /  1 Complimentary alcoholic beverage / signed show poster.

Rock Creek Tavern - The Bassboards

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

Easter Extravaganza at Rock Creek! This band is known for playing The Blues Brothers, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, B.B. King. Come out and meet their newest members!

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 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Astronomy for Beginners" with Ken Taylor. 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.

Touch a Truck at the Library

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

A variety of trucks, heavy equipment, emergency vehicles, and community service vehicles will be on display in the library parking lot for people to see up close. Schools are on vacation that week, so it’s a great time to bring the kids to the library!

Coffee & Dessert with Lorraine Moore

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Enjoy coffee and dessert in our rustic tavern with Lorraine Moore, as she connects with your loved ones. $35/person. Call today to make your reservation! 908-459-4884

 
Community Corner: 

WBID Panel on “Fake News” Featuring Area Media Experts

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
11:45am to 1:00pm

Are you tired of sifting through fake news and alternative facts? Washington Business Improvement District hosts a special Lunch & Learn panel discussion on one of the most pressing issues of today's media landscape: fake news.

Musconetcong Watershed Association 5th Annual River Clean-Up

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

From Lake Hopatcong to the Delaware River, the Musconetcong Watershed Association is seeking volunteers dedicated to cleaning litter along roadsides, parks and stream banks of the Musconetcong River. Lunch is on us!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Warren County History Expo

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

John General's documentary film, "Extra 1104 -The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck", is featured with three showings, plus a Civil War Encampment, and other aspects of Warren County's history including Indian artifacts, Morris Canal history, and genealogy. Free admission.

The greater Blairstown area from the Appalachian Trail

Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Blairstown has been named New Jersey's first official Appalachian Trail Community, and Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day celebrates the designation with a Street Fair, live music, food, walking tours and special trolley tours to access the trail.

Spring Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

This event will feature cuisine from 10 of the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The Bob Lanza Blues Band.

A Day of Wine & Romance at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

USA Today bestselling author Roz Lee and friends at the beautiful Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ. Meet the authors and stock up on your spring and summer reading material!

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
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.

Grape Gallop

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am

RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting!

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.

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?