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Starting December 5, 2018

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” - Sarah Kay, American poet

Calendars are filling up fast, and here we are piling on! Hopefully in a good way, with plenty of suggestions for fun things to do to help alleviate the stress that comes with all of the goals we set for ourselves during this joyous - yet busy - time of year. If you've been meaning to see Annie: The Musical, Centenary Stage Company's 2018 Holiday Spectacular, this weekend is your last chance! Interestingly, two separate productions of Godspell are being performed this weekend right here in Warren County! 

Depicted above is the entrance to Shippen Manor, decorated for the season and open for tours this Sunday before closing its doors for the rest of the year. Still need to find the perfect Christmas tree? Here again is a handy guide. We could go on, but scroll down for yourselves to see what interests you. Happy December, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Black & White Wednesdays at Roy's Hall: "Ninotchka"

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Classic Garbo - Ninotchka (1939). Escape from the modern trappings of TV and the internet with an old-fashioned evening at the movies in the vintage atmosphere of Blairstown's Roy's Hall. Tickets at the door are $10 cash.

9th Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
An evening of holiday music, gourmet hot and cold food and beverages, and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Vote for your favorite! This magical event benefits the Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

First-ever Holiday Market Event at The Architects Golf Club

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Drink, shop and get together with friends! Come on out and shop local artists and vendors! Food and drink specials will be available at Thyme Restaurant as well.

Live at Nonpareil: Dave Read

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some soft rock, jazz and blues.

Monthly Plant Nite at Rock Creek Tavern: Christmas or Pink & Green Grinch

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's that time of the month! Join them for some awesome food, drinks and planting a terrarium.

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous- Evan & Dennis

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring the family to enjoy music in a local & friendly atmoshere. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown in more ways than one. Come see Santa, Dickens characters and other seasonal celebrities; witness the tree lighting; enjoy songs of the season, DJ Mitch Hess, shopping, dining, and plenty more! Something for everyone!

Gordon Thomas Ward at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sip wine and enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere. Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. Bring your own food if you like.

Holiday Tree on Wood Hosted by Art and Brew

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Art and Brew for a festive night out in Hope, to paint a holiday tree on wood (9" by 24"). Your choice of colors, glitter accents are optional.

Wine and Works of Art at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Anna and George are back for another paint and sip! No experience necessary; Anna K. makes painting easy and fun!

Suds & Seafood: An Evening of Craft Beer Pairings at Man Skirt Brewing

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Joe Fisher is committed to making the very best beer. Mark Drabich has the same commitment to sourcing and cooking the very best seafood.

Darol Anger, The Matt Flinner Trio & Emy Phelps - “Keepin' It In the Fam” Holiday Show at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
What better way for some of the country’s most prominent string musicians to celebrate the holidays than to play some shows with family and friends?

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

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:00pm
Hang out and listen to a high-energy New Jersey-based cover band known for its diverse range in music.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. Then, you can add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow.

Get Your Customized Ornaments at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Need some custom Christmas ornaments to give as a gift, or for your own tree? Stop by and check out what they have to offer.

Free Photos with Santa on a Harley at Tramontin

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pmSaturday, December 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Get your family photo with Santa on a Harley. Pets are welcome, too! Holiday refreshments will be served. 

Holiday Pierogi Fest at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Come enjoy a sample of the best pierogies from Kraskus Deli in Phillipsburg.

Evergreen Christmas Tree Workshop at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, stars, ribbon and other novelties.

Janci & Berry at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
The '50s, '60s and '70s music with classic country and more is the style that Janci and Berry bring to Brook Hollow Winery.  

Washington Art Walk

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Check out Washington Borough’s "Second Saturdays" Art Walk with professional exhibitions at 5 East Art Gallery and at M Galleries - look for the flutter flags to mark these locations. Exhibiting guest artists are Barbara Durfee and James Post.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Christmas is Comin' Uptown

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Scrooge is a Harlem slumlord about to foreclose on an apartment house, a recreation center and a church when his late partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on their rounds. He comes upon his own grave after watching tiny Tim's burial procession and he's reformed.

A Moravian Christmas in Historic Village of Hope

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Come visit Saint Nicholas at the Moravian Farm House. For the rest of the time, you can see the lantern tour starting at the Hope Community Center.

Danielle De Luca at Nonpareil

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some classic soft rock.

Christmas Concert at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Enjoy an evening at Villa Milagro listening to classical guitarists, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman perform a selection of ancient and modern Christmas music, featuring pieces by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Brahms and more. Free wine tasting from 6pm-7pm. Concert begins at 7pm.

Community Singers Present Winterfest of Music

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:30pmSunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Warren County Community Singers will present two performances of their annual Winterfest of Music featuring the Children’s Chorus of Warren County on Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg; and Sunday, Dec. 3, 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington. Both venues are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking. The concert is free, but a good-will offering will be taken.

Black Cross Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Black Cross Band offers a Southern Rock 'n' Roll twist to Rock Creek Tavern.

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams: “A Very Slambovian Christmas”

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
Their ‘Very Slambovian Christmas’ show has developed into one of the premier Slambovian Circus Of Dreams events of the year, attracting fans from near and far. Drawing on a set list comprised of traditional Christmas songs with a twist, a sprinkling of original holiday tunes, and a generous helping of non-traditional musical fare, it is guaranteed there will be something for everyone.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Men of Horses

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00pm
Check out Men of Horses at Bea McNally's!

Winter Wonderland Vendor Event at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Need to get some shopping done? Come to Brook Hollow Winery for some wine tasting, shopping and delicious food.

Restore & Rejuvenate at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
During the holiday season the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming and sometimes cause us to neglect ourselves.

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering more than 70 iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.

Christmas in the Country at Ramsaysburg Homestead

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Historic site tours, tree lighting, caroling, holiday music, Santa’s visit and children’s crafts are part of this annual event.

Tour Shippen Manor at Christmastime

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed of local stone, with two foot thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who worked in it. The manor is decorated for the holiday season, and Steve Miller of Paddy and the Pale Boys will be playing the hammered dulcimer throughout the afternoon. Guided tours will be conducted on the hour (1-2, 2-3 & 3-4pm), so please plan to arrive by 3pm for the last tour.

Stan & Elise at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic '60s tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. 
 

Houston Person with The Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Houston Person is known as the “The Boss Tenor Crown.” He’s performed in the hard bop and swing genres, but most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing.  David Leonhardt, jazz pianist and composer, is a highly skilled and versatile artist with a passion to bring the jazz and creative music experience to as many people in the world as he can.

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It's just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Godspell

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
The show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: The Wiz

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:30pmFriday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz.

Campanelli Artwork Raffle Drawing

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
There's still time! Enter a raffle drawing for the original, framed watercolor, "The Old Spring House" by the late, great artist and friend, Dan Campanelli (1949-2017). This is not a print but one of Dan's original paintings valued at $10,000. A rare opportunity! Tickets will be sold at 7:00, followed by the meeting of the Harmony Historical Society scheduled for 7:30 when the winning ticket will be drawn!
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018
Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

Annie: The Musical

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:00amWednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:30pmFriday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
This weekend is your last chance to see this Family Holiday Spectacular at the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Country Gate Players present: Godspell

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:30amSunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30amSunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:30am
It’s that time again! Get your yoga on – and your wine/wine slushies! Let the stresses of your week melt away in our heated event facility, looking over one of our lush vineyards.
Community Corner: 

Donate or Shop Christmas Items at the Catholic Charities Thrift Store

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 to Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Please consider donating Christmas themed items to the Thrift Store at Catholic Charities, Phillipsburg.

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Advance registration is required for this informative talk on eating healthy over the holidays. A FREE light healthy dinner will be provided. Call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) Option 4.

Holiday Bazaar at Hackettstown Public Library

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Need to do some shopping? Stop by for those handmade gifts and homemade baked goods. 

Ladies Night Out Holiday Pampering Event

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Students from Warren Co. Technical School's Cosmetology Department will be provide mini manicures, hand/arm massages, nail art, hair braiding, and hair iron curling or straightening free of charge at the Warren County Library Headquarters. 

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
About 30 vendors are expected for this craft and vendor fair. Free gift wrapping will be available. Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.

Memorial Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
Scala Memorial Home will be hosting a Memorial Tree Lighting in remembrance of those who have passed. All are welcome to attend.
Plan Ahead: 

Kids Paint Party at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join Rutherfurd Hall for a kids night full of creativity & inspiration! Kids will learn how to recreate this painting with Miss Jenna. All children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Wine & Paint Night

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Visit the Mansion while it is decked out for the holidays. Be merry and join in a night full of creativity & inspiration while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint a Festive Classic Car! 

Holiday Plant and Sip: Create Your Own Succulent Gifts

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Bring your favorite beer, wine and snacks to enjoy while you learn about succulents and their care, then create three mini-garden terrariums to give as beautiful gifts this holiday season.

Terrarium Garden Gift Making Workshop for Kids

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Children learn about succulent plants and their care before creating two holiday-themed mini-garden terrariums to give as gifts. There is a $10 materials fee.

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town with the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. “This is the most enchanting fairy tale of a child's most unforgettable Christmas,” says NJCYB Director, Christine Taylor, “Through the narration; young children can understand a fanciful story, while the rest of us realize that this is truly a story of life, love, and the holiday spirit.”

Marshall Crenshaw at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Crenshaw began his recording career with the now-legendary indie single “Something’s Gonna Happen.” His growing notoriety in his adopted hometown of New York City helped to win Crenshaw a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. That collection established Crenshaw as one of the era’s preeminent rock ’ n’ rollers, and that was confirmed by such subsequent albums as Field Day, Downtown, Mary Jean & 9 Others, Good Evening, Life’s Too Short, Miracle of Science, #447, What’s in the Bag? and Jaggedland.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
It's Stomping Time! A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, something to do with friends for a special time!

Phillipsburg Area Arts Community: Unite with Light

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for free entertainment, a Public Art Show at Union Station with make-and-take crafts, Gingerbread House Contest, Flash Community Christmas Carol, and more!

Holiday Birch Centerpiece Workshop at Donaldson Greenhouse & Nursery

Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
In this workshop we are going to create a long lasting greens centerpiece in a birch log, decorated in your personal style to be the highlight of your holiday table.

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This Week: 

Black & White Wednesdays at Roy's Hall: "Ninotchka"

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Classic Garbo - Ninotchka (1939). Escape from the modern trappings of TV and the internet with an old-fashioned evening at the movies in the vintage atmosphere of Blairstown's Roy's Hall. Tickets at the door are $10 cash.

9th Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

An evening of holiday music, gourmet hot and cold food and beverages, and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Vote for your favorite! This magical event benefits the Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown in more ways than one. Come see Santa, Dickens characters and other seasonal celebrities; witness the tree lighting; enjoy songs of the season, DJ Mitch Hess, shopping, dining, and plenty more! Something for everyone!

Holiday Tree on Wood Hosted by Art and Brew

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Art and Brew for a festive night out in Hope, to paint a holiday tree on wood (9" by 24"). Your choice of colors, glitter accents are optional.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. Then, you can add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow.

Free Photos with Santa on a Harley at Tramontin

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Get your family photo with Santa on a Harley. Pets are welcome, too! Holiday refreshments will be served. 

Janci & Berry at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

Washington Art Walk

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Check out Washington Borough’s "Second Saturdays" Art Walk with professional exhibitions at 5 East Art Gallery and at M Galleries - look for the flutter flags to mark these locations. Exhibiting guest artists are Barbara Durfee and James Post.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Christmas is Comin' Uptown

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Scrooge is a Harlem slumlord about to foreclose on an apartment house, a recreation center and a church when his late partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on their rounds. He comes upon his own grave after watching Tiny Tim's burial procession and he's reformed.

Danielle De Luca at Nonpareil

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some classic soft rock.

Christmas Concert at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Enjoy an evening at Villa Milagro listening to classical guitarists, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman perform a selection of ancient and modern Christmas music, featuring pieces by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Brahms and more. Free wine tasting from 6pm-7pm. Concert begins at 7pm.

Community Singers Present Winterfest of Music

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

The Warren County Community Singers will present two performances of their annual Winterfest of Music featuring the Children’s Chorus of Warren County on Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg; and Sunday, Dec. 3, 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington. Both venues are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking. The concert is free, but a good-will offering will be taken.

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams: “A Very Slambovian Christmas”

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm

Their ‘Very Slambovian Christmas’ show has developed into one of the premier Slambovian Circus Of Dreams events of the year, attracting fans from near and far. Drawing on a set list comprised of traditional Christmas songs with a twist, a sprinkling of original holiday tunes, and a generous helping of non-traditional musical fare, it is guaranteed there will be something for everyone.

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering more than 70 iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.

Tour Shippen Manor at Christmastime

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed of local stone, with two foot thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who worked in it. The manor is decorated for the holiday season, and Steve Miller of Paddy and the Pale Boys will be playing the hammered dulcimer throughout the afternoon. Guided tours will be conducted on the hour (1-2, 2-3 & 3-4pm), so please plan to arrive by 3pm for the last tour.

Stan & Elise at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:30pm

A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic '60s tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. 
 

Houston Person with The Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Houston Person is known as the “The Boss Tenor Crown.” He’s performed in the hard bop and swing genres, but most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing.  David Leonhardt, jazz pianist and composer, is a highly skilled and versatile artist with a passion to bring the jazz and creative music experience to as many people in the world as he can.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Godspell

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

The show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: The Wiz

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz.

Campanelli Artwork Raffle Drawing

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

There's still time! Enter a raffle drawing for the original, framed watercolor, "The Old Spring House" by the late, great artist and friend, Dan Campanelli (1949-2017). This is not a print but one of Dan's original paintings valued at $10,000. A rare opportunity! Tickets will be sold at 7:00, followed by the meeting of the Harmony Historical Society scheduled for 7:30 when the winning ticket will be drawn!

 
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018

Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

Annie: The Musical

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

This weekend is your last chance to see this Family Holiday Spectacular at the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Country Gate Players present: Godspell

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:30am

It’s that time again! Get your yoga on – and your wine/wine slushies! Let the stresses of your week melt away in our heated event facility, looking over one of our lush vineyards.

 
Community Corner: 

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Advance registration is required for this informative talk on eating healthy over the holidays. A FREE light healthy dinner will be provided. Call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) Option 4.

Ladies Night Out Holiday Pampering Event

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Students from Warren Co. Technical School's Cosmetology Department will be provide mini manicures, hand/arm massages, nail art, hair braiding, and hair iron curling or straightening free of charge at the Warren County Library Headquarters. 

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

About 30 vendors are expected for this craft and vendor fair. Free gift wrapping will be available. Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.

Memorial Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

Scala Memorial Home will be hosting a Memorial Tree Lighting in remembrance of those who have passed. All are welcome to attend.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Kids Paint Party at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall for a kids night full of creativity & inspiration! Kids will learn how to recreate this painting with Miss Jenna. All children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Rutherfurd Hall Adult Wine & Paint Night

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Visit the Mansion while it is decked out for the holidays. Be merry and join in a night full of creativity & inspiration while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint a Festive Classic Car! 

Terrarium Garden Gift Making Workshop for Kids

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Children learn about succulent plants and their care before creating two holiday-themed mini-garden terrariums to give as gifts. There is a $10 materials fee.

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town with the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. “This is the most enchanting fairy tale of a child's most unforgettable Christmas,” says NJCYB Director, Christine Taylor, “Through the narration; young children can understand a fanciful story, while the rest of us realize that this is truly a story of life, love, and the holiday spirit.”

Marshall Crenshaw at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Marshall Crenshaw is American musician, singer, songwriter, and noted guitarist best known for his song "Someday, Someway", a US Top 40 hit in 1982. His music has roots in classic soul music and Buddy Holly, to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film La Bamba. Tickets are $28 in advance.

 

Baroque Christmas Music with Harmonia Chamber Players

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Harmonia Chamber Players will perform Vivadi's "Winter" and other Baroque Christmas Music. Soloists of the virtuoso string ensemble are Garry Ianco, Victor Costanzi, and Carolyn Cole, violins.