Starting February 20, 2019 | Explore Warren

 

Starting February 20, 2019

"I think Mardi Gras is a symbol that we're down but not out." - Arthur Hardy, fifth generation New Orleanian and Mardi Gras authority

How about taking our minds off today's weather woes by looking forward to something fun, like Mardi Gras? Yes, it's a tad early, but you can start getting festive by creating your own mask, sculpture hat, and egg shaker at a free workshop this weekend. Bring your own materials and craft your own unique look to present at the big parade coming up next weekend! Meanwhile, there's music, theater, nature, arts and more happening, so read on! And if you're a musician who wants to be part of a Warren County event this June, check out "More Things to Do" below. Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Adult Culinary Workshop at the ShopRite In Washington

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Carly, your in-store Dietitian, is hosting an interactive cooking class for a 3-course meal that the group makes and eats together.

Classic Cinema at Roy's Hall: A Star Is Born

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Let's get cozy and creative while we paint this Winter Cardinal.

Driftwood Returns to Roy’s Hall

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Driftwood is a sharpened band with skilled songwriters. The sum of their seasons together has not only strengthened their fabric, but their current songwriting and recordings as well.

Sip 'n' Soup at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
It's cold outside! Take the chill off with a sip of delicious Villa Milagro wines paired with a sample of two savory soups.

Winter Nature Walk at White Lake

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Explore and learn about the natural wonders of winter. Join RVC Trustee Sharon Wander on a ramble along the trails at White Lake to learn how to identify all that brown stuff out there.

Glass Art Pendant Workshop at Gallery 23

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
This is a "make and take" workshop to create art glass pendants by using rubber stamps and pigment powders!

Country Music Night at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
It's a Country Night at Willy's! Bill Ihling will be playing classic country tunes, then DJ Eric Walls and DJ Rupe will be playing in between sets to keep the night going!

Wine Glass Paint'n'Sip Fundraiser

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Make a beautifully designed wine glass with a few simple instructions from The Artsy Palette instructor, while enjoying breathtaking views of the Delaware from the SoMa Downtown Grill. Event proceeds benefit the organization Phillipsburg Area Arts Community. You'll be working with brushes and stencils to ensure an amazing wine glass! No experience necessary.

The Black Cross Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
The Black Cross Band offers a Southern Rock 'n' Roll twist to Rock Creek Tavern.

Mid Life Crisis at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00pm
It's always a fun night at Bea McNally's! Come by, listen to some music, have a drink and eat some food.

Free Mask Making, Sculpture Hat Design Open Studio

Friday, February 1, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Let's get in the festive Mardi Gras spirit and create some wildly cool pieces to wear and noise-makers to shake during the upcoming Easton - Phillipsburg Mardi Gras Parade!

James McMurtry in Concert with Special Guest A. J. Croix at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
This Texas singer/songwriter known for his hard-edged character sketches comes from a literary family: his father, novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, gave James his first guitar at age seven, and his mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter A.J.Croix mixes Rock 'n' Roll with Outlaw Country and American Roots, writing songs that speak of rebellion, salvation and the optimism that could only come from one’s true-life experiences.
Continuing: 

Centenary Stage Co. presents: An Enemy of the People

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 2:00pmThursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:30pmFriday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
What happens when the truth comes up against the will of the majority? This drama follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly-anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom's mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for the truth.

Tuesdays at the Vault Youth Center in Washington

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 3:00pmTuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:00pmTuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
Teens, invite your friends for food, fun, games, movies and just to hang out for a while. 
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Drama Club Presents: The Addams Family

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pmFriday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Lopatcong Drama Club invites you to pay visit to America’s darkest iconic family.  In this comedic musical, the grown Wednesday Addams brings home a “normal” boyfriend to meet her not-so-normal family and shakes the family tree.

Venison Dinner at Mountain Lake Fire Co.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
A seven-course venison feast will benefit the MLFC Truck Fund, $35/person. Call 475-4400. Seating is at 5:30pm; dinner at 6pm in the Lake View Room.

Hackettstown Center for the Arts: In Concert: The Message

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Come see an immense hip hop and spoken word live experience. A unique night of inspiration and light to get your through the darkest part of winter. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Orientation

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Volunteering can be rewarding, and volunteers are a vital part of wildlife rehabilitation. Come to the open orientation and find out what you can do to help wildlife.
More Things to Do: 

Call for Musicians, Artists, Authors and Classic Cars

Want to be a part of ParkFest? Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park on Saturday, June 8, and organizers are seeking solo and duo acts to entertain. Plug into our sound system and perform a 45-minute set. Applications for the audition process are due by March 15, and can be obtained by sending an email to morriscanal@co.warren.nj.us. Also, artists, authors, historical groups, and classic car owners can learn more about participating by sending a message.
Plan Ahead: 

Free Preschool Healthy Snacks Class at the ShopRite in Washington

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Carly, your in-store Dietitian is hosting a free class for ages 3-5 that will feature one or two fun snack crafts that children can build with their hands and then eat.

How to Create a Compelling Cover Letter: A Workshop for Job Seekers

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
You don't have to dread writing a cover letter for that next job you apply for. At this workshop, you'll learn how to create a great cover letter.

Classic Cinema at Roy's Hall: The Death Of Stalin

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop).

St. Patrick's Celebrity Bartender Series: Hackettstown BID

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pmThursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Join their St. Patrick’s Grand Marshall, James Travis, and other local celebrities for a good time as they help serve drinks and mingle two evenings in February, from 6pm-close, to support the St. Patrick’s Parade committee. These bar crawl nights will lead up to the 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on March 10.

BOOTCAMP for your Taste Buds at Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 2, 2019Saturday, March 16, 2019Saturday, March 23, 2019Saturday, March 30, 2019
Never sure which wine to choose? Can't tell a chardonnay from Chablis? Train your taste buds at one of these sessions! 

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
It's a free event open to public where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their free, hand-made creations home with them that day.

Easton - Phillipsburg Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Get your beads, bring your bubbles and get ready to dance in the streets! Mardi Gras is coming to Phillipsburg, with a parade and lots of activities afterward. Get your own Krewe together to be part of the parade, hosted by the Big Easy Easton Brass, the Chambers of Commerce from Phillipsburg and Easton, SoMa and others.

Warren County Community College Foundation Brew HaHa!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
It'll be a night of brews, laughs and magic when the Warren County Community College Foundation hosts its 2nd Annual Brew HaHa!

4th Annual Winter Garden Party at Genesis Farm

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Indulge in a midwinter tasting dinner made almost exclusively from ingredients grown on the farm.

Design A Sign at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, March 3, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Express yourself; make a custom wood sign that showcases your personal style. Select your design from one of their stylish stencils or personalize one that’s uniquely you.

Backyard Chickens Workshop with Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Thinking of acquiring a flock of chickens or perhaps you already have some but would like of a bit of guidance? Register now for this informative talk and learn all about beginning and caring for your flock.

9th Annual Comedy Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise: The Grapes of Laugh

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
6:15pm to 10:00pm
Laugh the night away, as Thalia Productions presents a fun night of comedy, magic, food, and wine tasting to benefit Family Promise of Warren County. The evening includes a tasting of wine, a 50/50 raffle, and light fare all leading up to performances by three talented and very funny standup comics, and one magician/comedian. Tickets on sale now.

Pansy and Viola Living Wreath Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC.

Friday, March 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
First workshop of 2019! Come make a 20" living wreath for $35 including the frame, all the plants necessary, soil, a bow and instructions. Registration and prepayment is required.

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This Week: 

Driftwood Returns to Roy’s Hall

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00pm

Driftwood is a sharpened band with skilled songwriters. The sum of their seasons together has not only strengthened their fabric, but their current songwriting and recordings as well.

Sip 'n' Soup at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

It's cold outside! Take the chill off with a sip of delicious Villa Milagro wines paired with a sample of two savory soups.

Winter Nature Walk at White Lake

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Explore and learn about the natural wonders of winter. Join RVC Trustee Sharon Wander on a ramble along the trails at White Lake to learn how to identify all that brown stuff out there.

Country Music Night at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

It's a Country Night at Willy's! Bill Ihling will be playing classic country tunes, then DJ Eric Walls and DJ Rupe will be playing in between sets to keep the night going!

Wine Glass Paint'n'Sip Fundraiser

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Make a beautifully designed wine glass with a few simple instructions from The Artsy Palette instructor, while enjoying breathtaking views of the Delaware from the SoMa Downtown Grill. Event proceeds benefit the organization Phillipsburg Area Arts Community. You'll be working with brushes and stencils to ensure an amazing wine glass! No experience necessary.

Free Mask Making, Sculpture Hat Design Open Studio

Friday, February 1, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's get in the festive Mardi Gras spirit and create some wildly cool pieces to wear and noise-makers to shake during the upcoming Easton - Phillipsburg Mardi Gras Parade!

James McMurtry in Concert with Special Guest A. J. Croix at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

This Texas singer/songwriter known for his hard-edged character sketches comes from a literary family: his father, novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, gave James his first guitar at age seven, and his mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter A.J.Croix mixes Rock 'n' Roll with Outlaw Country and American Roots, writing songs that speak of rebellion, salvation and the optimism that could only come from one’s true-life experiences.

 
Continuing: 

Centenary Stage Co. presents: An Enemy of the People

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

What happens when the truth comes up against the will of the majority? This drama follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly-anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom's mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for the truth.

 
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Drama Club Presents: The Addams Family

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Lopatcong Drama Club invites you to pay visit to America’s darkest iconic family.  In this comedic musical, the grown Wednesday Addams brings home a “normal” boyfriend to meet her not-so-normal family and shakes the family tree.

Venison Dinner at Mountain Lake Fire Co.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

A seven-course venison feast will benefit the MLFC Truck Fund, $35/person. Call 475-4400. Seating is at 5:30pm; dinner at 6pm in the Lake View Room.

 
More Things to Do: 

Call for Musicians, Artists, Authors and Classic Cars

Want to be a part of ParkFest? Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park on Saturday, June 8, and organizers are seeking solo and duo acts to entertain. Plug into our sound system and perform a 45-minute set. Applications for the audition process are due by March 15, and can be obtained by sending an email to morriscanal@co.warren.nj.us. Also, artists, authors, historical groups, and classic car owners can learn more about participating by sending a message.

 
Plan Ahead: 

St. Patrick's Celebrity Bartender Series: Hackettstown BID

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join their St. Patrick’s Grand Marshall, James Travis, and other local celebrities for a good time as they help serve drinks and mingle two evenings in February, from 6pm-close, to support the St. Patrick’s Parade committee. These bar crawl nights will lead up to the 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on March 10.

BOOTCAMP for your Taste Buds at Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Wine tasting classes can be fun and frustrating. You are presented different wines and told that you should smell “the roses,” leather, lavender or other aromas that you simply cannot detect. That’s because your taste buds are not trained. Villa Milagro Vineyards offers a unique approach to learning to taste wines.

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

A free event open to public where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their free, hand-made creations home with them that day.

Easton - Phillipsburg Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Get your beads, bring your bubbles and get ready to dance in the streets! Mardi Gras is coming to Phillipsburg, with a parade and lots of activities afterward. Get your own Krewe together to be part of the parade, hosted by the Big Easy Easton Brass, the Chambers of Commerce from Phillipsburg and Easton, SoMa and others.

Design A Sign at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, March 3, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Express yourself; make a custom wood sign that showcases your personal style. Select your design from one of their stylish stencils or personalize one that’s uniquely you.

9th Annual Comedy Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise: The Grapes of Laugh

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
6:15pm to 10:00pm

Laugh the night away, as Thalia Productions presents a fun night of comedy, magic, food, and wine tasting to benefit Family Promise of Warren County. The evening includes a tasting of wine, a 50/50 raffle, and light fare all leading up to performances by three talented and very funny standup comics, and one magician/comedian. Tickets on sale now.

Living Wreath Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC.

Friday, March 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

First workshop of 2019! Make a 20" living wreath for $35 including the frame, all the plants necessary, soil, a bow and instructions. Registration is required. Call 908-475-2228.