Warren County Wanderings

Starting March 1, 2017

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Well if rain is any indicator, March has indeed come in like a lion! But the forecast for both weekend days looks pretty good, and a little rain won't deter Warren County Wanderers from getting out there regardless - right? In any case, our Community  Corner section has a lot of interesting offerings this week - including Lopatcong Middle School's Day of the Arts - so don't run out of steam before you scroll down there! We advise you to keep an eye on the Plan Ahead section, too, because we don't want you to be disappointed by a sell-out situation. In addition to the numerous live music options and a comedy night this weekend, some interesting things are happening in Hackettstown starting Thursday evening, and you still have a few more chances to catch "The Surrogate" at Centenary Stage; a wacky, comedic play that ends its run this weekend. All this and more! Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

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.)

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous - SAGE

Friday, March 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us every first Friday night in 2017. Bring the family to enjoy the music of SAGE. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Phido

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Phido is a rock band out of Hunterdon County, NJ with a unique mix of both original music and classic-rock covers influenced by many great artists.

Brass Rail: Brian Dean Moore

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:00pm
Brian Moore plays Classic, Southern, and Contemporary Rock at The Brass Rail this Friday.

Plan B Pub: Brimmer & Tucker live

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:00pm
Just a couple of guys who enjoy playing music. Coming to your local establishment soon! Check them out at Plan B Pub!

New Vintage Release at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, March 4, 2017 to Sunday, March 5, 2017
Join us this weekend for the release of our Chelsea Cellars 2014 Syrah!  Wine experience $10 per person, 21 and older.  We will pair this wonderful wine with a warm Beef Wellington Puff.&

BOOTCAMP for your Taste Buds at Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Never sure which wine to choose?  Can't tell a chardonnay from a chablis?  Can't taste the "leather, tobacco or prunes" that others claim to taste?  We'll train your tastebuds!

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Stan & Elise

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

7th Annual Evening of Comedy

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Gnarly Brews presents the comedy event to benefit Family Promise of Warren County. Start your evening with two complimentary drinks from Gnarly Brews's impressive selection of 50 draft beers, wine, cider and mead! Following the beer tasting, the comedians will having you laughing all night!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern: Phil -n- The Blanks

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
This band, serving northern NJ, features 70's rock, Motown and Funk; 80's New Wave; 90's Grunge; as well as The Police, Rush, The Who, Led Zepplin, and James Brown!

Brass Rail: Dear Anna Band

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00pm
Dear Anna Band performs covers of songs from the 80's and up to present day at The Brass Rail this Saturday.

Liz Nordstrom Band at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30pm
Singer/songwriter Liz Nordstrom is joined by her father, Glenn & her Uncle, Tom Delaney, and Luke Liddy to form the Liz Nordstrom Band.

Sick Star Nation at Bea McNally's

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00pm
High energy cover band, Sick Star Nation, comes to Hackettstown this Saturday. Always a great night at Bea McNally's! 908-813-1900.
 

Hackettstown History Day

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrate the rich history of a town incorporated in 1853. Free and open to all, with refreshments, at the Hackettstown Historical Society Museum, with displays honoring 150 years of Centenary University's history, and 140 years of Hackettstown Fire Department history.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

"Tea with the Other Side" Spirit Medium Gallery

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Spirit Medium Gallery - Is there a message waiting for you on the "other side"? $25/person includes refreshments. Please reserve early by calling 908-689-6878.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Pat Foran

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Indie artist Pat Foran of Lambertville performs at Rock Creek!
Continuing: 

"The Surrogate" continues at CSC

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pmFriday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Take two stressed-out parents with some fertility issues, a writer with writer's block, two reluctant best friends, an aging feminist mother, and a kitchen remodel, and you have a recipe for family chaos in the new comedy by Patricia Cotter, THE SURROGATE. It's your last chance to catch this world premiere run Thursday through Sunday of a delightful new play that gives a hilarious glimpse into what a modern family really looks like today!
 

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, March 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Held the first Friday of every month. We have everything you need to perform: PA, mics, we can even provide a guitar if you need it. You just need to bring your inner rock star and your talent.
Community Corner: 

WCCC Hosts Naturalist and Author Scott McVay

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Warren County Community College hosts poet, naturalist, and grant-maker, Scott McVay, for a reading and discussion about his extensive experience with some of the world’s most prominent scientists,

Registration Open for Donaldson Farms' Healthy Bites Buying Club

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Registration is now open for Donaldson Farms' 2017 Healthy Bites Buying Club! Enjoy a weekly assortment of seasonably fresh fruits, vegetables and other select items from Donaldson's farm market.

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Lopatcong Township PTA presents this free public event where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their free, hand-made creations home with them that day. Fine art activities; wood projects; martial arts, music, theater and dance performances; and much more.

Volunteering: Trail Marking

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Volunteers needed to help with trail marking at the Maple Hill Preserve in Blairstown / Hardwick. Meet at Ridge and Valley Conservancy on 16 Main Street in Blairstown.

Lecture: Centenary University Celebrates 150 Years

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Centenary’s own Dr. Raymond Frey, Professor of History and University Historian, will present a lecture about the history of Centenary University in conjunction with the Hackettstown Historical Society.

Career & Life Transitions Center: Fresh Start Series

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
“Every moment is a fresh beginning” – T.S. Elliot
A series of five workshops conducted by NORWESCAP's Career & Life Transitions Center. Call  908-835-2624 to register for any or all of the following:
March 8 - New Year New Me Party!  Vision Board, Health d’oeuvres, Sparking Juice Toast w/ Diane Hogan of Intuitive Cents, LLC
March 15 - The Mindful Lifestyle, Balancing Work, Home & Play w/ Diane Hogan
March 22 - Seated Tai Chi Balance work & Meditation w/ Stan Cohen of Chi For Living
March 29 - Eating For Our Best Self w/ Carly Sopko, RD of Shop-Rite
April 5 - The Stress Connect, Making Stress Work to Your Relaxing Advantage
Healthy snacks provided.

Centenary University Lecture: "Thrones and Thorns: Medieval Myths in the Modern Imagination"

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Joey McMullen, PhD, Assistant Professor of English at Centenary University, will explore the simultaneous fascination with and fear of all things medieval in the modern imagination.
Plan Ahead: 

Maple Sugaring at Millbrook Village

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Chase those winter blues and visit Millbrook Village to see maple syrup or maple sugar being made. The sugar maples are tapped and the sap is flowing.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
It's not a typical "Who Done It" - it's the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line.

Murder in the Wild West at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's 1884 in Bamboozle, Colorado, home of Civil War hero Colonel Karmel Korn. But not everyone in town thought the Colonel's Civil War actions were heroic. Earlier this week The Colonel was found shot to death. You, along with everyone in town are suspects!

The Tartan Terrors at CSC

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
"The heirs apparent to [Celtic] mayhem!" says Celtic Beat Magazine, and they're back by popular demand! The Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and comedy. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, the performance also features award-winning Step and Highland Dancers. Orchestra seats sold out; balcony seats still available, so don't delay!

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!

Comedy Night for the Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join comedians Johnny Lampert and Sherry Davey, two of the countries premier comedians for a night of laughter at Blair Academy’s Armstrong Hipkins Center in Blairstown.

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This Week: 

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.)

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous - SAGE

Friday, March 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us every first Friday night in 2017. Bring the family to enjoy the music of SAGE. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Phido

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

Phido is a rock band out of Hunterdon County, NJ with a unique mix of both original music and classic-rock covers influenced by many great artists.

Plan B Pub: Brimmer & Tucker live

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:00pm

Just a couple of guys who enjoy playing music. Coming to your local establishment soon! Check them out at Plan B Pub!

New Vintage Release at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, March 4, 2017 to Sunday, March 5, 2017

Join us this weekend for the release of our Chelsea Cellars 2014 Syrah!  Wine experience $10 per person, 21 and older.  We will pair this wonderful wine with a warm Beef Wellington Puff.&

BOOTCAMP for your Taste Buds at Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm

Never sure which wine to choose?  Can't tell a chardonnay from a chablis?  Can't taste the "leather, tobacco or prunes" that others claim to taste?  We'll train your tastebuds!

7th Annual Evening of Comedy

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Gnarly Brews presents the comedy event to benefit Family Promise of Warren County. Start your evening with two complimentary drinks from Gnarly Brews's impressive selection of 50 draft beers, wine, cider and mead! Following the beer tasting, the comedians will having you laughing all night!

Brass Rail: Dear Anna Band

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

Dear Anna Band performs covers of songs from the 80's and up to present day at The Brass Rail this Saturday.

Sick Star Nation at Bea McNally's

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00pm

High energy cover band, Sick Star Nation, comes to Hackettstown this Saturday. Always a great night at Bea McNally's! 908-813-1900.

 

Hackettstown History Day

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate the rich history of a town incorporated in 1853. Free and open to all, with refreshments, at the Hackettstown Historical Society Museum, with displays honoring 150 years of Centenary University's history, and 140 years of Hackettstown Fire Department history.

"Tea with the Other Side" Spirit Medium Gallery

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Spirit Medium Gallery - Is there a message waiting for you on the "other side"? $25/person includes refreshments. Please reserve early by calling 908-689-6878.

 
Continuing: 

"The Surrogate" continues at CSC

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Take two stressed-out parents with some fertility issues, a writer with writer's block, two reluctant best friends, an aging feminist mother, and a kitchen remodel, and you have a recipe for family chaos in the new comedy by Patricia Cotter, THE SURROGATE. It's your last chance to catch this world premiere run Thursday through Sunday of a delightful new play that gives a hilarious glimpse into what a modern family really looks like today!

 

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, March 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Held the first Friday of every month. We have everything you need to perform: PA, mics, we can even provide a guitar if you need it. You just need to bring your inner rock star and your talent.

 
Community Corner: 

WCCC Hosts Naturalist and Author Scott McVay

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Warren County Community College hosts poet, naturalist, and grant-maker, Scott McVay, for a reading and discussion about his extensive experience with some of the world’s most prominent scientists,

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Lopatcong Township PTA presents this free public event where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their free, hand-made creations home with them that day. Fine art activities; wood projects; martial arts, music, theater and dance performances; and much more.

Volunteering: Trail Marking

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Volunteers needed to help with trail marking at the Maple Hill Preserve in Blairstown / Hardwick. Meet at Ridge and Valley Conservancy on 16 Main Street in Blairstown.

Lecture: Centenary University Celebrates 150 Years

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:30pm

Centenary’s own Dr. Raymond Frey, Professor of History and University Historian, will present a lecture about the history of Centenary University in conjunction with the Hackettstown Historical Society.

Career & Life Transitions Center: Fresh Start Series

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

A series of five workshops conducted by NORWESCAP's Career & Life Transitions Center. Call  908-835-2624 to register for any or all.
 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Maple Sugaring at Millbrook Village

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Chase those winter blues and visit Millbrook Village to see maple syrup or maple sugar being made. The sugar maples are tapped and the sap is flowing.

Murder in the Wild West at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

It's 1884 in Bamboozle, Colorado, home of Civil War hero Colonel Karmel Korn. But not everyone in town thought the Colonel's Civil War actions were heroic. Earlier this week The Colonel was found shot to death. You, along with everyone in town are suspects!

The Tartan Terrors at CSC

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

"The heirs apparent to [Celtic] mayhem!" says Celtic Beat Magazine, and they're back by popular demand! The Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and comedy. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, the performance also features award-winning Step and Highland Dancers. Orchestra seats sold out; balcony seats still available, so don't delay!

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!