Starting February 14, 2018 | Explore Warren

 

Starting February 14, 2018

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

This week's quote is a two-fer, to get you in the mood for both Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend. If you waited this long to make plans (really, guys? really?!) you'll find some last minute ideas ahead. Read on, then pick up the phone and make those reservations NOW! And make your weekend plans too! Meanwhile, it's still the season to sign up for a share in a Community Supported Agriculture program for the coming growing season, so click here for details on ExploreWarren.org. Finally, what's up with this week's photo above? What do YOU think it means? Maybe you'll have some thoughts on it if you go to Art, A Play by Yasmina Reza, opening this weekend at the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Birthday to George, Abe, and all the rest, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

The Willows Valentine's Day Dinner

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm
If you are looking to wow that special someone with an exquisite meal they’ll never forget, The Willows is just the place!

Valentine's Day Grand Champagne Buffet Dinner With Sushi Bar at The Architects Golf Club

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Architects for a romantic Valentine's Day Grand Champagne Buffet Dinner!

Bring Your Honey to the Hill for Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Come to Buck Hill Brewery with your Sweetheart! Complimentary dessert with every entree.

Valentine's Day Dinner at The Inn at Millrace Pond

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy a dinner with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day! There is a 5 course menu for $65 per person.

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Brass Rail

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Spend Valentine's Day at The Brass Rail. Enjoy a 3-course meal with $5 specialty martinis and $2.50 Coors Light drafts. Reservations are recommended, so, call 908-454-0931. 

Valentine's Day Dinner at Brook Hollow Winery

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with your choice of a bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, choice entree, dessert for two, and live music.

Valentine's Week at Nonpareil

Thursday, February 15, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018
At Nonpareil, there are special gifts for the ladies sharing a lunch or dinner. 

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:00pm
Come out to Bea McNally's for a fun night with DJ Nappz! 

Winter Getaway Program! Snowshowing the AT at MOC

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
Enjoy a weekend getaway! Explore the backcountry trails of the Delaware Water Gap and Poconos area on snowshoes. If snow conditions are not suitable for snowshoes, we'll hike instead.

Art, A Play by Yasmina Reza

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pmFriday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:00pm
OPENING WEEKEND! ART focuses on the meaning of art (in the form of a solid white painting) as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it, at Centenary Stage Co. through March 4.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Rich Ortiz plus $5 Cheese Tortellini Alfredo

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Enjoy listening to Rich Ortiz and get a $5 meal. Food is provided by Franks Pizza of Blairstown. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Pineapple Painted Wooden Quilt at the Carriage House

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Come to the Carriage House on Main Street in beautiful Blairstown to make the "Pineapple Painted Wooden Quilt" (Barn Quilt/Folk art).

Wine and Works of Art

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join George & Anna for Couple’s Night at Brook Hollow Winery! Two separate canvases join together to make one whole painting.

Live Music at The Inn At Millrace Pond: Lisa Bochelle

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Enjoy a night at The Inn at Millrace Pond with music from Lisa Bochelle.

Live at SoMa: Kelly & Pete Acoustic Duo

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Kelly and Pete are know to play pop, classic rock, blues, country and hip hop. Fun duo for a Friday night!

Dance Party with DJ Chelli

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm
Come and dance with DJ Chelli at the Hill! DJ Chelli will be playing songs from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

Radio Zoo at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm
With Radio Zoo you'll hear all types of music: rock, pop, alternative, disco, and country - all done with a driving groove, great guitar work, and awesome vocals!

Stupid Cupid Dance Party

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm
Join us for the Stupid Cupid Dance Party at the Brass Rail hosted by DJ George of Lehigh Valley Djs. Enjoy fun music, great food and festive drink specials!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Wind Up Monkey

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:00pm
Have fun with Wind Up Monkey! Enjoy a night out with friends while eating some delicious food.

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee Sponsors Group Hike at Warbasse Junction

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) at Warbasse Junction in Lafayette Township, NJ for a group hike.

Winterfest: $2 Tastings in Hackettstown

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
The merchants of Hackettstown invite you to a fun-filled day. Follow the balloons throughout town to discover $2 specials.

StoutFest

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Do you like dark beer? Dive into the dark side of beer with Czig Meister. Explore over 50 variations on the classic style of beer that is the ever-satisfying, complex, round and roasty... "stout".

Presidents' Wine & Chocolate Weekend Wine Trail

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Treat your family or friends to Alba's special Presidents' Weekend wine tasting experience!  Celebrate Valentine's Day too!

Live Music at Brook Hollow - John Cain

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Live Music at Nonpareil: Doug Nussbaum

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Relax and enjoy some jazz, classical & '70s favorites by Doug Nussbaum while enjoying your dinner and dessert.  

Scott Sharrard and The Brickyard Band (with The Atlanta Cafe Band)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band, where he was hailed as “Gregg Allman’s secret weapon”, you can hear this prolific songwriter and talented singer with his current group.

Live at William's Irish Tavern: JerZgirls

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
The local duo JerZgirls will be rocking Willy's with live music. The JerZGirls do a wide range of songs from the '60s through today, all types of music and bands.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Uncle Rocco

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
"Your favorite rock and soul party band" returns to Rock Creek Tavern!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Bombed Opera

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00pm
Bombed Opera is a live music explosion that plays everything and anything that rocks clubs to the ground. Come on by and enjoy the entertainment.

Art to Table: Paint a Wooden Sign

Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Come and enjoy an afternoon of homemade food, warm coffee, and painting at Race Farm Cafe & Creamery! For $25, you get to design and paint your own 12x12 wooden sign (double sided!).

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: George Baier

Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Murder Mystery at The Willows

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Join The Willows for an afternoon of laughs and a dinner! The murder mystery unfolds at a Mother of the Year pageant, down to three finalists: Hilary Smintten, the ruthless politician, seeking a measure of revenge on her philandering husband; June Cleavage, the TVland icon, hoping to shed her good girl image; and Livia Castrano, a tough broad who is the matriarch of a successful “sanitation engineering” firm. The competition is fierce with each contestant willing to do “whatever it takes” to win. Mayhem ensues over  hors d'oeuvres and dinner and you're there to witness it!
Continuing: 

Love Your Washington Downtown and Win

Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Show your love for downtown Washington throughout February by visiting stores to have them initial your list, then submit it for a prize drawing with prizes from each merchant.

Cupid's Wine & Chocolate Weekend Wine Trail

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
It's the month of love. Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go straight to Four Sisters Winery. Enjoy cocoa wine balls, other chocolate and wine. $6 per person. Stop on by.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. Feb. 18 features Bill Ihling.

Irish Brunch Every Sunday at Bea McNally's

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Come and enjoy an Irish brunch at Bea McNally's. Bring the whole family, enjoy time together and eat a delicious meal.

Lego Chemistry with Kaleidoscope Enrichment

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm
This event is sponsored by the Blairstown Department of Recereation. There is no better way to make chemistry fun than by combining it with something every kid loves: LEGOS!
Plan Ahead: 

Free Art Classes at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Children 5-18 years old can register for free art classes at Knowlton Presbyterian Church.. Sign-up now.

Sip and Plant Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Plant your own garden terrarium to take home and brighten up your winter.

Paint and Sip at the Almond Tree Manor

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Come to the Almond Tree Manor and "Paint and Sip". Pick from two paintings. Tickets are $40 (1 beer or wine included). 

Glass Pendant Workshop

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
This is a make and take workshop to help beat the winter blues! Participants will create their own unique art glass collage pendant using rubber stamps, pigment inks, and paper ephemera.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $35 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

7 Course Venison Feast

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 5:30pm
Do you like venison? Then, this is the feast for you. Enjoy a 7 course venison meal supporting the Mountain Lake Fire Company Truck Fund. $35 per person.

Raymond the Amish Comic

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sponsored by the North Warren Midget Football League, with proceeds going toward uniforms for the players. $35/person.

Warren County Community College hosts its First Brew HaHa!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
It'll be a night of brews, laughs and magic when the Warren County Community College Foundation hosts its First Annual Brew HaHa!

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Sponsored in part by a grant from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission, this is a free event open to public where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their hand-made creations home with them that day. Fine art activities: canvas art; watercolor, wood painting; pastels; Sumi paper marbling; and paper quilling. There will be many other art forms and demonstrations, inlcuding music!

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This Week: 

The Willows Valentine's Day Dinner

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm

If you are looking to wow that special someone with an exquisite meal they’ll never forget, The Willows is just the place!

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Brass Rail

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Spend Valentine's Day at The Brass Rail. Enjoy a 3-course meal with $5 specialty martinis and $2.50 Coors Light drafts. Reservations are recommended, so, call 908-454-0931. 

Valentine's Day Dinner at Brook Hollow Winery

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with your choice of a bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, choice entree, dessert for two, and live music.

Valentine's Week at Nonpareil

Thursday, February 15, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018

At Nonpareil, there are special gifts for the ladies sharing a lunch or dinner. 

Winter Getaway Program! Snowshowing the AT at MOC

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Enjoy a weekend getaway! Explore the backcountry trails of the Delaware Water Gap and Poconos area on snowshoes. If snow conditions are not suitable for snowshoes, we'll hike instead.

Art, A Play by Yasmina Reza

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:00pm

OPENING WEEKEND! ART focuses on the meaning of art (in the form of a solid white painting) as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it, at Centenary Stage Co. through March 4.

Wine and Works of Art

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join George & Anna for Couple’s Night at Brook Hollow Winery! Two separate canvases join together to make one whole painting.

Dance Party with DJ Chelli

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm

Come and dance with DJ Chelli at the Hill! DJ Chelli will be playing songs from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

Radio Zoo at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm

With Radio Zoo you'll hear all types of music: rock, pop, alternative, disco, and country - all done with a driving groove, great guitar work, and awesome vocals!

Stupid Cupid Dance Party

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm

Join us for the Stupid Cupid Dance Party at the Brass Rail hosted by DJ George of Lehigh Valley Djs. Enjoy fun music, great food and festive drink specials!

Winterfest: $2 Tastings in Hackettstown

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

The merchants of Hackettstown invite you to a fun-filled day. Follow the balloons throughout town to discover $2 specials.

StoutFest

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Do you like dark beer? Dive into the dark side of beer with Czig Meister. Explore over 50 variations on the classic style of beer that is the ever-satisfying, complex, round and roasty... "stout".

Presidents' Wine & Chocolate Weekend Wine Trail

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Treat your family or friends to Alba's special Presidents' Weekend wine tasting experience!  Celebrate Valentine's Day too!

Live at William's Irish Tavern: JerZgirls

Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

The local duo JerZgirls will be rocking Willy's with live music. The JerZGirls do a wide range of songs from the '60s through today, all types of music and bands.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Bombed Opera

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

Bombed Opera is a live music explosion that plays everything and anything that rocks clubs to the ground. Come on by and enjoy the entertainment.

Art to Table: Paint a Wooden Sign

Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come and enjoy an afternoon of homemade food, warm coffee, and painting at Race Farm Cafe & Creamery! For $25, you get to design and paint your own 12x12 wooden sign (double sided!).

Murder Mystery at The Willows

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join The Willows for an afternoon of laughs and a dinner! The murder mystery unfolds at a Mother of the Year pageant, down to three finalists: Hilary Smintten, the ruthless politician, seeking a measure of revenge on her philandering husband; June Cleavage, the TVland icon, hoping to shed her good girl image; and Livia Castrano, a tough broad who is the matriarch of a successful “sanitation engineering” firm. The competition is fierce with each contestant willing to do “whatever it takes” to win. Mayhem ensues over  hors d'oeuvres and dinner and you're there to witness it!

 
Continuing: 

Love Your Washington Downtown and Win

Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Show your love for downtown Washington throughout February by visiting stores to have them initial your list, then submit it for a prize drawing with prizes from each merchant.

Cupid's Wine & Chocolate Weekend Wine Trail

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

It's the month of love. Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go straight to Four Sisters Winery. Enjoy cocoa wine balls, other chocolate and wine. $6 per person.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. Feb. 18 features Bill Ihling.

Irish Brunch Every Sunday at Bea McNally's

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm

Come and enjoy an Irish brunch at Bea McNally's. Bring the whole family, enjoy time together and eat a delicious meal.

Lego Chemistry with Kaleidoscope Enrichment

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm

This event is sponsored by the Blairstown Department of Recereation. There is no better way to make chemistry fun than by combining it with something every kid loves: LEGOS!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Free Art Classes at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm

Children 5-18 years old can register for free art classes at Knowlton Presbyterian Church. You'll create various projects with ceramic clay, acrylics, and sculpey. 

Sip and Plant Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Plant your own garden terrarium to take home and brighten up your winter.

Glass Pendant Workshop

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is a make and take workshop to help beat the winter blues! Participants will create their own unique art glass collage pendant using rubber stamps, pigment inks, and paper ephemera.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $35 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

7 Course Venison Feast- Sold Out

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

Do you like venison? Then, this is the feast for you. Enjoy a 7 course venison meal supporting the Mountain Lake Fire Company Truck Fund. $35 per person.

Raymond the Amish Comic

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

The First and (Only) Amish Stand-Up Comedian in the world, with 25 years of show business experience. Sponsored by the North Warren Midget Football League to raise funds for uniforms. Light snacks will be provided. $35/person.

Warren County Community College Foundation Brew HaHa!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

It'll be a night of brews, laughs and magic at WCCC Foundation's First Brew HaHa!, held at the Belvidere Manor featuring the magic of the nationally renowned Jay Mattioli. His shows are packed with excitement, comedy, audience interaction, and a one-of-a-kind personality. The evening includes tastings, buffet dinner, and more.

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission, this is a free event open to public where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their hand-made creations home with them that day. Fine art activities: canvas art; watercolor, wood painting; pastels; Sumi paper marbling; and paper quilling. There will be many other art forms and demonstrations, including music!