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Starting August 30, 2017

"August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages." - Jonathan Safran Foer, American novelist

While Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of summer, we know that summer really isn't over yet - there's lots of summertime fun left to grab with both hands, and hold on to for a little bit longer! But, things are starting to wind down. The daily schedule at the award-winning  Land of Make Believe (pictured) ends Monday, but they'll also be open next weekend, Sept. 9&10, before closing for the season. Our community pools and lakes for the most part are wrapping up their seasons this holiday weekend, so head there for one last swim. And read on for more ideas on how to use your precious recreation time. We'll leave you with this Labor Day food for thought from writer Alan Cohen: "There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither." So enjoy your holiday weekend, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Jazz+Wine+Tapas Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Featuring Dennis Melillo, guitar and vocals, with Gary Staples, piano, playing and singing the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Rodgers/Hart, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others.

First Friday at Thisilldous

Friday, September 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring the family to enjoy the music of Rich Berry playing songs from the 1930s through the 1970s and beyond. Dinner - fresh, local & friendly - starts at 5pm with music from 6-9pm.

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Linda Conrad will give a presentation on the advantages and techniques of vermiculture – worm composting. Each participant will make a mini-compost bin with worms included to take home.
Villa Milagro Vineyards end of summer picnic

Last Summer Picnic at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
Villa Milagro is hosting their last summer picnic, both Saturday and Sunday. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer vacation season, and the winery invites you to stop by.

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Eric Mintel Quartet

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live jazz with an outdoor wine tasting and wine bar under our new arbor.

Mad Tea Party at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Join Patrick of Well-Sweep for a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy samples of his favorite fresh-cut herbal teas, from common to unusual, as he lectures on their benefits and lore.

Music at St. Luke's: The Walking Brothers

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
The Walking Brothers, Jeff Miller and Nick Warholak, combine indie folk, bluegrass and Americana music for a modern take on the classics. Come early and enjoy burgers and hot dogs on the lawn of the 1832 Episcopal church in the center of the historic Moravian village.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Little Nikki's Radio

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
Little Nikki's Radio is a high-energy New Jersey based cover band known for their diverse range in music.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: 6th Street Trio

Sunday, September 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy the jazz with outdoor wine tastings and wine bar under our new arbor.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Paddy and the Pale Boys

Sunday, September 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Free Summer Lawn Concert Series concludes with "your favorite Irish band" - Paddy and the Pale Boys.

Labor Day Hike on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 10:00am
A 4- to 5-mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail with the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) friends group.  The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking; Bring lunch and a drink.

Hope Historical Society: Arrowheads & Artifacts

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Archeologist Leonard Ziegler discusses the Asbury, NJ, Plenge site, and his massive collection of more than 14,000 Paleo-Indian artifacts which have been donated to the Smithsonian.

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -
7:30pm to 11:00pm
Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. This is a FREE event. (Moonrise @ 7:30pm).
Continuing: 
The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "What's up in the September Sky?" presented by Lonny Buinis, RVCC. 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.
More Things to Do: 

Longmeadow Farm Labor Day Weekend Grand Opening

Fall is in the air and that means its apple picking time!! Longmeadow Farm is open this Labor Day three-day weekend.  Stop by and grab some super sweet corn, our own honey, raspberries and you can even pick some flowers. This week we will be picking Gala, Ginger Golds, Macintosh and Honeycrisp. Tune in next week when we run a full list of places for apple picking and other fall farm fun!
Plan Ahead: 

Night Click with Big Drops and James Abbott at Roy's Hall

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Night Click offers a familiar but unique arrangement of sounds, pulling influences from Randy Newman, Whitney, The War on Drugs, Emmit Rhodes, Big Harp, and numerous others.

The Farm in Harmony Corn Maze Opening Day

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
This 7-acre, military-themed Corn Maze opens for the season with a special weekend where kids have the clout: Any youth 12 and younger can bring their military, police officer or firefighter family member to the corn maze for free, with their own paid admission. Tickets now on sale.

Patriot Day Ceremony

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

Hawaiian Luau Dinner and Show

Sunday, September 10, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy an authentic Pig Roast with assorted Hawaiian cuisine and live entertainment. $75/person includes cocktail hour, Hawaiian-themed buffet dinner, open bar, island music and a live show including Hawaiian Dancers and Fire Spinners! Audience participation is encouraged!

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner

Monday, September 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join friends, family and community for this distinguished community celebration in Hackettstown. This event is a great opportunity to get a taste of all the restaurants in one location.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. Reservations required. 

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
It's not a typical who done it! It's the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line, enjoy a delicious dinner, and have some Four Sisters wine.

Murder Mystery Adventure

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
There has been a murder at the winery, and everyone is a suspect, including you! Mystery begins at 7pm, with dinner around 8pm. Warning: expect adult humor and innuendo.

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Centenary Stage Company raises the curtain on the 2017-18 Season with Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook, North America's premier musical tribute to Carole King.  Suzanne O. Davis recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Don't miss this scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal, which sold out when it was last offered in the spring. Come see for yourself what made our canal unique in all the world, visiting sites including Port Colden, Bread Lock Park, Plane 9 West and more. 

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This Week: 

Jazz+Wine+Tapas Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring Dennis Melillo, guitar and vocals, with Gary Staples, piano, playing and singing the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Rodgers/Hart, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others.

First Friday at Thisilldous

Friday, September 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Bring the family to enjoy the music of Rich Berry playing songs from the 1930s through the 1970s and beyond. Dinner - fresh, local & friendly - starts at 5pm with music from 6-9pm.

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Linda Conrad will give a presentation on the advantages and techniques of vermiculture – worm composting. Each participant will make a mini-compost bin with worms included to take home.

Villa Milagro Vineyards end of summer picnic

Last Summer Picnic at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017

Villa Milagro is hosting their last summer picnic, both Saturday and Sunday. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer vacation season, and the winery invites you to stop by.

Mad Tea Party at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join Patrick of Well-Sweep for a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy samples of his favorite fresh-cut herbal teas, from common to unusual, as he lectures on their benefits and lore.

Music at St. Luke's: The Walking Brothers

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Walking Brothers, Jeff Miller and Nick Warholak, combine indie folk, bluegrass and Americana music for a modern take on the classics. Come early and enjoy burgers and hot dogs on the lawn of the 1832 Episcopal church in the center of the historic Moravian village.

Labor Day Hike on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 10:00am

A 4- to 5-mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail with the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) friends group.  The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking; Bring lunch and a drink.

Hope Historical Society: Arrowheads & Artifacts

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:30pm

Archeologist Leonard Ziegler discusses the Asbury, NJ, Plenge site, and his massive collection of more than 14,000 Paleo-Indian artifacts which have been donated to the Smithsonian.

Milkweed w/Joe Cirotti at Czig Meister

Friday, September 1, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Milkweed’s music bridges the gaps between genres, combining storytelling with poetry, flat picking with Piedmont blues, and gospel with some hints of rock and roll.

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

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "What's up in the September Sky?" presented by Lonny Buinis, RVCC. 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.

 
More Things to Do: 

Longmeadow Farm Labor Day Weekend Grand Opening

Fall is in the air and that means its apple picking time!! Longmeadow Farm is open this Labor Day three-day weekend.  Stop by and grab some super sweet corn, our own honey, raspberries and you can even pick some flowers. This week we will be picking Gala, Ginger Golds, Macintosh and Honeycrisp. Tune in next week when we run a full list of places for apple picking and other fall farm fun!

 
Plan Ahead: 

The Farm in Harmony Corn Maze Opening Weekend

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

This 7-acre, military-themed Corn Maze opens for the season with a special weekend where kids have the clout: Any youth 12 and younger can bring their military, police officer or firefighter family member to the corn maze for free, with their own paid admission. Tickets now on sale.

Patriot Day Ceremony

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

Hawaiian Luau Dinner and Show

Sunday, September 10, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy an authentic Pig Roast with assorted Hawaiian cuisine and live entertainment. $75/person includes cocktail hour, Hawaiian-themed buffet dinner, open bar, island music and a live show including Hawaiian Dancers and Fire Spinners! Audience participation is encouraged!

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner

Monday, September 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join friends, family and community for this distinguished community celebration in Hackettstown. This event is a great opportunity to get a taste of all the restaurants in one location.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. Reservations required. 

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

It's not a typical who done it! It's the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line, enjoy a delicious dinner, and have some Four Sisters wine.

Murder Mystery Adventure

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

There has been a murder at the winery, and everyone is a suspect, including you! Mystery begins at 7pm, with dinner around 8pm. Warning: expect adult humor and innuendo.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Don't miss this scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal, which sold out when it was last offered in the spring. Come see for yourself what made our canal unique in all the world, visiting sites including Port Colden, Bread Lock Park, Plane 9 West and more.