Starting January 8, 2020 | Explore Warren

 

Starting January 8, 2020

"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” - Melody Beattie, American author of self-help books

Greetings! It's your first Warren County Wanderings of 2020 and while the event calendar might be a bit quieter this time of the year, there is still plenty to do, as well as events where you'll want to plan ahead and reserve your seat. Plus, now is great time to keep after those New Year's resolutions by getting outdoors! Enjoy our beautiful scenery, like White Lake, shown in this gorgeous photo by Jacob Bryant found on the Ridge and Valley Conservancy's Facebook page. Scope out locations on the Warren Parks website. Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

The Garabo Brothers Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
Let’s chase away those winter blues with a night of classic rock. Reserve your table!

Backyard Beekeeping at Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Saturday, January 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00pm
Are you interested in starting your own honeybee hives? Come hear Tim and Mim Dunne of Woodsedge Tree Farm, beekeepers with more than 30 years of experience, as they will share their wealth of knowledge on starting and maintaining your own hives.

January THAW Music Festival at Centenary Stage Co.: The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 8:00pm
Composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences, the ensemble has its beginnnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone, and in particular reaches out to the world’s youth, inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Under the leadership of Rodney Marsalis, the ensemble has performed in major music halls around the world, from the US to China, Brazil and Italy. Now you can see them in Hackettstwon as they kick off this year's January Thaw festival at CSC!

The Harrisons at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
The Tri State area's busiest local duo - a high-energy acoustic pair that sounds like a trio - makes its Washington debut at William's Irish Tavern!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: The Benjamins

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:00pm
High energy concert-style live music with a unique mixture of classic, modern, elegance and edge!

Museum at Bread Lock Park Open

Sunday, January 12, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park is open for the afternoon; we don't want our volunteers to be lonely! The Warren Heritage Museum recently acquired a Cornish organ (pictured) and piano as well as an Allegar organ, which are all on display at the museum. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

Taste 10 Store Tour & Samples at ShopRite in Washington

Monday, January 13, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Take a tour of the store pointing out high-protein, high-fiber snacks that are all bean-based, in celebration of National Bean Day being in January. All participants will taste 10 samples and leave with a goody bag. Registration required.

Paint Night at Hackettstown Medical Center

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
This painting party is geared for those in recovery, as we believe that art helps in healing. No talent? No problem. Our workshop will focus on a specific project or art piece.
Community Corner: 

Grand Re-Opening of Epanada Mamasita

Saturday, January 11, 2020 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Empanada Mamasita with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:30am. While you are in town, check out all our other terrific businesses!
More Things to Do: 

Acting Classes for Kids

Acting classes for ages 4-14 begin January 18 at the Strand Studios for Music, Film and Acting. Acting classes for PK-2nd grade are designed for ages 4-8 with drama games, storytelling, improvisation skills, and more. Children will learn skills to help them on stage and in everyday life – self-expression, team-work, listening and responding, expressing emotions, reading skills, and self-confidence. A great way to channel the imaginations of those in this age group and begin their theatre education! Acting classes for the 3rd - 8th grades and adult classes offer the opportunity to learn stage acting techniques through activities and performance. Unlike other programs, class size is limited to enable each student the greatest experience and individualized attention. Each session ends with a musical, dramatic or comedic performance on stage at the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. Register at https://bit.ly/2sxn6pX and call 908-850-0200 for more information!
Plan Ahead: 

Vegan Teen Cooking Class at ShopRite in Washington

Friday, January 17, 2020 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us for a fun Friday night cooking class featuring delicious vegan recipes. On the menu: vegan chili, veggie tots and cake batter hummus.

Coffee, Chocolate, Beer: Peruvian Craft Pairings

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
El Cacaotal brings the best of its Peruvian chocolate and coffee pairings to the East Coast. This event in the tasting series features a special twist: a collaboration with Invertase Brewing Company, which concocted a special chocolate beer with Peruvian cacao nibs, sourced from Nina Chocolates Peru!

January THAW Music Festival at Centenary Stage Co.: The Bossa Nova Wave

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00pm
It all started in 1962.  Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the songs, "The Girl from Ipanema", "Corcovado", and “Wave”.  The music hit North America and it was an explosion of Grammy’s and Billboard hits.  Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's famous album "Jazz Samba" from April 1962, hit #1 on The Billboard Pop Chart.  Now the world renowned artists Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo recreate music from this era, but in their own special way.

Muffin Mania Kids Cooking Class at ShopRite in Washington

Monday, January 20, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join us in making some tasty muffin recipes! On the menu: mini meatloaf muffins, cheesy potato muffins, chocolate chickpea muffins. Please list any food allergies in registration notes.

Line Dancing at Draught House

Thursday, January 16, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Come out and try Line Dancing, hosted by Draught House and Monteray Entertainment.

Drum Circle

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
Find freedom in the power of drumming and healing of rhythm! Sing, dance or sit in. Bring your own drum or be provided with one.

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This Week: 

Backyard Beekeeping at Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Saturday, January 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00pm

Are you interested in starting your own honeybee hives? Come hear Tim and Mim Dunne of Woodsedge Tree Farm, beekeepers with more than 30 years of experience, as they will share their wealth of knowledge on starting and maintaining your own hives.

January THAW Music Festival at Centenary Stage Co.: The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences, the ensemble has its beginnnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone, and in particular reaches out to the world’s youth, inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Under the leadership of Rodney Marsalis, the ensemble has performed in major music halls around the world, from the US to China, Brazil and Italy. Now you can see them in Hackettstwon as they kick off this year's January Thaw festival at CSC!

The Harrisons at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00pm

The Tri State area's busiest local duo - a high-energy acoustic pair that sounds like a trio - makes its Washington debut at William's Irish Tavern!

Museum at Bread Lock Park Open

Sunday, January 12, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park is open for the afternoon; we don't want our volunteers to be lonely! The Warren Heritage Museum recently acquired a Cornish organ (pictured) and piano as well as an Allegar organ, which are all on display at the museum. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

Taste 10 Store Tour & Samples at ShopRite in Washington

Monday, January 13, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Take a tour of the store pointing out high-protein, high-fiber snacks that are all bean-based, in celebration of National Bean Day being in January. All participants will taste 10 samples and leave with a goody bag. Registration required.

Paint Night at Hackettstown Medical Center

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This painting party is geared for those in recovery, as we believe that art helps in healing. No talent? No problem. Our workshop will focus on a specific project or art piece.

 
Community Corner: 

Grand Re-Opening of Epanada Mamasita

Saturday, January 11, 2020 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Empanada Mamasita with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:30am. While you are in town, check out all our other terrific businesses!

 
More Things to Do: 

Acting Classes for Kids

Acting classes for ages 4-14 begin January 18 at the Strand Studios for Music, Film and Acting. Acting classes for PK-2nd grade are designed for ages 4-8 with drama games, storytelling, improvisation skills, and more. Children will learn skills to help them on stage and in everyday life – self-expression, team-work, listening and responding, expressing emotions, reading skills, and self-confidence. A great way to channel the imaginations of those in this age group and begin their theatre education! Acting classes for the 3rd - 8th grades and adult classes offer the opportunity to learn stage acting techniques through activities and performance. Unlike other programs, class size is limited to enable each student the greatest experience and individualized attention. Each session ends with a musical, dramatic or comedic performance on stage at the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. Register at https://bit.ly/2sxn6pX and call 908-850-0200 for more information!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Coffee, Chocolate, Beer: Peruvian Craft Pairings

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 3:00pm

El Cacaotal brings the best of its Peruvian chocolate and coffee pairings to the East Coast. This event in the tasting series features a special twist: a collaboration with Invertase Brewing Company, which concocted a special chocolate beer with Peruvian cacao nibs, sourced from Nina Chocolates Peru!

January THAW Music Festival at Centenary Stage Co.: The Bossa Nova Wave

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00pm

It all started in 1962.  Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the songs, "The Girl from Ipanema", "Corcovado", and “Wave”.  The music hit North America and it was an explosion of Grammy’s and Billboard hits.  Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's famous album "Jazz Samba" from April 1962, hit #1 on The Billboard Pop Chart.  Now the world renowned artists Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo recreate music from this era, but in their own special way.

Line Dancing at Draught House

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Come out and try Line Dancing, hosted by Draught House and Monteray Entertainment.

Drum Circle

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Find freedom in the power of drumming and healing of rhythm! Sing, dance or sit in. Bring your own drum or be provided with one.