Starting February 22, 2017 | Explore Warren

 

Starting February 22, 2017

Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French. With Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting before Easter, Mardi Gras is the “last hurrah” of sorts, with participants indulging in their favorite fatty foods and drinks before giving them up. We care about your health here at Warren County Wanderings, so we don't encourage too much indulgence, but it's fun to get into the spirit of things, so let's do it! Whatever you decide to do in the coming week, “Laissez les bons temps rouler” or in English, “Let the good times roll” and as always, Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Kids' Bottle Art Workshop at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
For kids ages 8 and up (under 8 with a parent/guardian). Bring a clear pickle jar (or the like) to transform into an artistic masterpiece with paint and lights (included). $20/person.

Czig Meister Paint and a Pint Party

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Elarah Parties at Czig Meister Brewery for a "Paint and a Pint" Party. $40 includes your first pint of delicious hand-crafted beer plus your take home paint experience!

Tuning Your Chakras-Yoga with Crystal Bowls

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Be guided to a place of Deep listening and embodied awareness by a master yoga teacher.

Live Jazz at Nonpareil Fridays & Saturdays

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the jazz and blues cabaret tunes and distinctive voice of guitarist Rich Jenkins, with influences ranging from Fats Waller to George Benson!

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Michael Long

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features Michael Long performing soft rock favorites. 

Acoustic Music at SoMa - Paul Knakk

Friday, February 17, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Country / Rock / Alternative music.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Ten Feet Tall

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Ten Foot Tall kicks off a Mardi Gras Weekend bash at Rock Creek!

Mardi Gras Celebration at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
A whimsical day with fancy masks, colorful beads, King Cake and delightful treats. Warren Hills White will be the highlight; a semi-sweet light white with elegant flavors and a silky texture serves well as a celebration wine.

Mardi Gras Appetizers at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
As we approach Fat Tuesday,  our "N'awlins" friends are stuffing themselves with Southern goodies.  Come on out this weekend to sample some popular appetizers from Kajun Kathy's Kafe as we prepare for Lent.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
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. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Venison Dinner at Mountain Lake Fire Co.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 5:30pm
A seven-course venison feast to benefit MLFC Truck Fund, $35/person. Call 475-4400. Seating is at 5:30; dinner at 6:00 in the Lake View Room.

Annual Celebrity Comedy Night to Benefit WCCC

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 11:00pm
Three of the top comics from New York City and Philadelphia will bring their hilarious "schticks" to Warren County on Feb. 25. Rob Falcone, Joey Callahan, and Tommy Gooch are the headliners for this year's Annual Warren County Community College Comedy Night. Proceeds from the event directly benefit students and programs at the college.

Dinner and Spirits Weekend with Lorraine Moore

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Don't miss an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side. Dinner program with Lorraine's presentation, or book an overnight stay in a rustic room that includes a gift bag, and get to know more about Lorraine and spirits at the Inn. Overnight includes fireside specialty drink in the tavern, and breakfast with Lorraine.

3's Mardi Gras Weekend Bash at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Mardi Gras Weekend bash at Rock Creek!

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Comfort Food

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. "Comfort Food" is highlighted in this session.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: The Pete McGuinness Sextet

Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall on Sunday, February 26 brings a great new find, The Pete McGuinness Sextet, with a segment of the charts saluting the tunes for which Mel Torme was known.

Wine Bottle Art Workshop at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, February 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Bring a clear wine bottle to paint and decorate with lights (included) for $35/person. A second bottle can be painted and lit for $5 additional. Coffee and dessert served.
Continuing: 

"The Surrogate" continues at CSC

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00pmThursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30pmFriday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Making its world premiere last week, this smart and funny play by Patricia Cotter continues this week and next. It's a comedic look at blended families, desire, motherhood, class and sexual politics, examining just how much we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses, and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.
Community Corner: 

Pop-Up Shoppe

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Almond Tree Manor Premiere Banquet & Catering Facilities presents a Pop-Up Shoppe featuring Local Vendors, Crafters, Goods & Services.

Trout Stocking Public Meeting

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife holds this annual public meeting to present information on trout production at the hatchery, and allocations for individual waters including selection of this year's Bonus Broodstock lakes. It's an excellent opportunity for anglers to ask questions, voice their opinions, and give suggestions regarding New Jersey's trout stocking program.
Plan Ahead: 

Celebrity Bartender Series in Hackettstown

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Every first Thursday of the month until March, St. Patrick’s Grand Marshals will be celebrity bartenders to help serve drinks at four locations, as a special twist on Hackettstown's "Late Night Thursdays" for the winter months, with shops staying open late. Enjoy drinks and celebration with friends at Marley’s Gotham Grill, Bea McNally’s Irish Pub, Man Skirt Brewing, and Czig Meister Brewing Company from 6pm until closing. (Celebrity bartenders on-site until 9pm.)

Paint & Sip: Spring Chicken

Monday, March 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Which came first? The chicken, or the egg? Or the sign with the chicken and "fresh eggs" label? Don't brood over the issue!

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This Week: 

Kids' Bottle Art Workshop at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

For kids ages 8 and up (under 8 with a parent/guardian). Bring a clear pickle jar (or the like) to transform into an artistic masterpiece with paint and lights (included). $20/person.

Czig Meister Paint and a Pint Party

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Elarah Parties at Czig Meister Brewery for a "Paint and a Pint" Party. $40 includes your first pint of delicious hand-crafted beer plus your take home paint experience!

Live Jazz at Nonpareil Fridays & Saturdays

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the jazz and blues cabaret tunes and distinctive voice of guitarist Rich Jenkins, with influences ranging from Fats Waller to George Benson!

Mardi Gras Celebration at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

A whimsical day with fancy masks, colorful beads, King Cake and delightful treats. Warren Hills White will be the highlight; a semi-sweet light white with elegant flavors and a silky texture serves well as a celebration wine.

Mardi Gras Appetizers at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

As we approach Fat Tuesday,  our "N'awlins" friends are stuffing themselves with Southern goodies.  Come on out this weekend to sample some popular appetizers from Kajun Kathy's Kafe as we prepare for Lent.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Venison Dinner at Mountain Lake Fire Co.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

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

Annual Celebrity Comedy Night to Benefit WCCC

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 11:00pm

Three of the top comics from New York City and Philadelphia will bring their hilarious "schticks" to Warren County on Feb. 25. Rob Falcone, Joey Callahan, and Tommy Gooch are the headliners for this year's Annual Warren County Community College Comedy Night. Proceeds from the event directly benefit students and programs at the college.

Dinner and Spirits Weekend with Lorraine Moore

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Don't miss an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side. Dinner program with Lorraine's presentation, or book an overnight stay in a rustic room that includes a gift bag, and get to know more about Lorraine and spirits at the Inn. Overnight includes fireside specialty drink in the tavern, and breakfast with Lorraine.

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Comfort Food

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. "Comfort Food" is highlighted in this session.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: The Pete McGuinness Sextet

Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall on Sunday, February 26 brings a great new find, The Pete McGuinness Sextet, with a segment of the charts saluting the tunes for which Mel Torme was known.

Wine Bottle Art Workshop at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, February 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bring a clear wine bottle to paint and decorate with lights (included) for $35/person. A second bottle can be painted and lit for $5 additional. Coffee and dessert served.

 
Continuing: 

"The Surrogate" continues at CSC

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Making its world premiere last week, this smart and funny play by Patricia Cotter continues this week and next. It's a comedic look at blended families, desire, motherhood, class and sexual politics, examining just how much we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses, and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.

 
Community Corner: 

Pop-Up Shoppe

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm

Almond Tree Manor Premiere Banquet & Catering Facilities presents a Pop-Up Shoppe featuring Local Vendors, Crafters, Goods & Services.

Trout Stocking Public Meeting

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife holds this annual public meeting to present information on trout production at the hatchery, and allocations for individual waters including selection of this year's Bonus Broodstock lakes. It's an excellent opportunity for anglers to ask questions, voice their opinions, and give suggestions regarding New Jersey's trout stocking program.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Celebrity Bartender Series in Hackettstown

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Every first Thursday of the month since November, the St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshals have served as celebrity bartenders to help pour drinks at four locations, as a special twist on Hackettstown's "Late Night Thursdays" where shops stay open late and other activities abound. This is the last one before the March 12th parade, so celebrate with friends at Marley’s Gotham Grill, Bea McNally’s Irish Pub, Man Skirt Brewing, and Czig Meister Brewing Company from 6pm until closing. (Celebrity bartenders on-site until 9pm.)

Paint & Sip: Spring Chicken

Monday, March 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Which came first? The chicken, or the egg? Or the sign with the chicken and "fresh eggs" label? Don't brood over the issue!