Starting March 4, 2020 | Explore Warren

 

Starting March 4, 2020

“You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight saving time.” — Dave Barry, American author and humor columnist

We'll start this week's edition of Wanderings on a more serious note, with a photo courtesy of the National Park Service of the crews getting ready to battle the recent forest fire in the Delaware Water Gap. We are grateful to those who put their lives on the line to protect our beautiful spaces, and appreciate all they did to limit the fire's damage. We also want to remind you that Daylight Saving Time arrives this weekend; prepare to spring forward (and lose an hour's sleep) on Sunday at 2 a.m. Why do we do this? See the quote from Dave Barry, above. You just have to laugh. And that reminds us there are lots of laughs in store, with two comedy events this weekend and another next that we've highlighted with large images in this week's edition. So march forth on this March 4th, read on, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Tyler+Julianna at SoMa Downtown Grill

Thursday, March 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Musical duo performs live, enjoy a nice night downtown with family and friends.

Reiki Session with Joe hosted by Gaia's Gifts

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:00amFriday, March 6, 2020 - 11:00am
Pamper yourself for 20 minutes to rejuvenate! Reiki is an energy healing modality, and a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.

Stand Up Comedy Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
Laugh the night away with some hilarious stand-up comedians! Hosted by Don Michalowski, and featuring headliner Mike Burton, who has been seen warming up audiences for Rachel Ray and The Chew as well as appearing on TV, in national commercials and independant feature films.
Antique clock

Hope Junction Antiques: Clock Clinic

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Hope Junction Antiques hosts a clock clinic with local timepiece expert, Stan Hands. Bring in your clock and see what he has to say. Estimates and appraisals are free.

WCARTS Meeting, Lecture & Workshop with Jean Perry

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Guest Artist, Professor of Art Jean Perry, will feature "Women of Flowers" a brief lecture on the interesting lives and works of numerous botanical artists, followed by a botanical study and watercolor painting of a flower in season.

Maple Sugaring at the Farmstead

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hosted by VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County, as Patrick Peckard presents the history of maple sugaring and how it came to be maple syrup. He'll show how to tap a real tree. Free and open to all ages, but preregistration required.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Formal wine tasting and cellar tour, an Italian dinner, and the opportunity to stomp grapes to music and feel the sensation between your toes!

Villa Milagro Vineyards - Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Cheese Pairing

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
From contented cows come exceptional cheeses and that’s what Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse produces. Taste their cave aged cheeses and artisan breads paired with a great glass of our wine.

WCCC Foundation Brew HaHa

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 6:00pm
A night of magic, comedy, mystery and fun with Scott Alexander, presented by the Warren County Community College Foundation. Doors open 6pm, tastings and buffet dinner 6-8pm, show time is 8pm. Silent Auction, too!

Moe-tion Dance Theater at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 8:00pm
This contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey returns to CSC's Lackland Center. Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.

Hackettstown Historical Society Museum Open House

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Visit Hackettstown Historical Society Museum's Open House to celebrate Hackettstown's 167th Year! Check out the Museum and this year's new displays.

Museum at Bread Lock Park Open

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park is open for the afternoon with displays on Warren County's rich history, from the earliest Lenape inhabitants through Colonial and Industrial periods and more! Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
Warren County museum exterior photo

Warren County Historical Society Museum Open

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Museum of the Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society has reopened for the season. The circa 1848 Federal brick townhouse in Belvidere, just steps from the "town green" in the Belvidere Historic District, displays a unique collection of artifacts.

ACT III: A Musical Journey Featuring Timothy Liam Smith

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
New Jersey native Timothy Liam Smith takes us on his journey through becoming an Irish Tenor, how he sang for three US Presidents, and how life can come full circle if we work at it.

Free Concert: The Genevans

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
The 50-voice choir from Geneva College in western Pennsylvania brings their music to Warren County for a free concert entitled “Rejoice Again!” The Genevans have acquired a reputation for choral excellence, musical variety and spiritual impact.
Continuing: 

Free Tech Help for Senior Citizens

Thursday, March 5, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
BY APPOINTMENT: You can learn technology at any age! Warren Hills High School Streak Nation Service Club offers Free Tech Help by appointment to senior citizens in Warren County. If you know of a senior citizen who could use help with ANY Tech Device including computers, cell phones and tablets, complete this LINK for a Personal Tech Help appointment, or email a request to: henningj@warrenhills.org.
Community Corner: 

Northwest NJ Homeschool Conference at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Hosted by Knowlton Fine Arts Homeschool Co-op, the conference is for anyone who homeschools or is considering homeschooling.

March into Wellness at ShopRite

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Mini Health Fair featuring local wellness vendors & healthy products.Samples, coupons, raffle basket and more!

 

Free Art Classes for Budding Artists

Monday, March 2, 2020Monday, March 9, 2020Monday, March 16, 2020
Budding Artists' spring session of classes (Where Art and Math Meet) is open for registration for kids ages 5-18. These free classes meet Mondays in March. Choose a time: 4-5:15pm or 6-7:15pm.
Plan Ahead: 

Washington BID Lunch & Learn: Economic Development

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:45am
Come for lunch and information about the Warren County Economic Development Committee with EDC President Mitchell Jones and committee members Linda Stettler and Melanie Thiel.  Hear what the E

St. Patrick's Grand Marshal Reception

Thursday, March 12, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Reception to honor 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal, Mr. Joe Barnes from Hacketstown, Ireland.

Backyard Poultry

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:30am
Interested in raising your own flock of chickens or ducks for eggs for meat? Come learn the basics and have your questions answered by Hank Bignell Jr., M.S. Senior Program Coordinator. 

Friday the 13th Classic Slasher Film at Roy's Hall

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:00pmFriday, March 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
In 1979 filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham chose the area in and around scenic Blairstown as the location to film his low budget horror flick. When the movie debuted on May 9, 1980 it started a genre of filmmaking that has remained popular ever since. Celebrate this cult classic with your choice of two screenings at Roy's Hall, which makes a cameo appearence in the movie.
Citizens for Sustainable Development logo

Brook Hollow Winery: Custom Wood Sign and Sip

Friday, March 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Create your own Custom Wood Sign, let your imagination run wild and create a sign for your home, office, or a gift, at this craft and sip event that supports Citizens for Sustainable Development.

St. Paddy's Weekend at Buck Hill

Friday, March 13, 2020 to Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Celebrate St.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Spring Crafts

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Welcome Spring with two fun crafts that will brighten any room!

“Remember the Ladies”: Women of the American Revolution

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30pm
Abigail Adams, in a letter to John Adams dated March 31, 1776, exhorted him to "Remember the Ladies." In celebration of Women's History Month, join Joel Farkas, volunteer docent at Washington's Headquarters in Morristown, to "remember the ladies" of the Revolutionary War. Farkas will discuss what it was like to be a woman at that time, health and medicine for women in Colonial times, our country's "First Ladies" - women who made a difference - and myths about well-known women such as Betsy Ross.

St. Patrick Dinner Dance

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
6:15pm to 11:00pm
An evening of good food, singing, and dancing with friends. Entertainment by George Moran, who has played resorts, country clubs, cruise lines, and adult communities.

Roy's Hall: Robbie Fulks, with Don Elliker

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00pm
Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks was one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments.

St. Patrick's Party at Flynn's

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00pm
Hosted by Jimmy Farrell of the Celtic Rebel Band. Songs, stories a bit of laughter along with Step Dancers as well.

St. Patrick's Day Luncheon at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, March 15, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join your favorite Leprechaun and our favorite Irish Bartender as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 3:30pm
This Irish-American tradition attracts more than 14,000 visitors—making this parade one of the biggest events in Hackettstown. Streets fill with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors line up along the curb, in store windows and porches to celebrate and witness the festive parade, stepping off at 3:30 p.m.

Spring Break Comedy Show

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:00pm
Family Promise of Warren County announces its annual evening of fun and laughter featuring the comedy of Mick Thomas, who will be joined by three other comedians, Glen Jensen, Alex Barnett, and Phil Sweet. Come out for lots of laughs, food, 50/50 raffle, cash bar - all for a good cause. Doors open at 6:30pm; show starts at 8pm.

The Dan Levinson Sexet at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, March 22, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Dan Levinson is the 2017 winner of Hot House Magazine's "NYC Jazz Fans Decision" award for Best Clarinetist.  He is equally at home as both leader and sideman, fronting his own groups as well

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This Week: 

Reiki Session with Joe hosted by Gaia's Gifts

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:00am
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:00am

Pamper yourself for 20 minutes to rejuvenate! Reiki is an energy healing modality, and a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.

Stand Up Comedy Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:00pm

Laugh the night away with some hilarious stand-up comedians! Hosted by Don Michalowski, and featuring headliner Mike Burton, who has been seen warming up audiences for Rachel Ray and The Chew as well as appearing on TV, in national commercials and independant feature films.

Antique clock

Hope Junction Antiques: Clock Clinic

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Hope Junction Antiques hosts a clock clinic with local timepiece expert, Stan Hands. Bring in your clock and see what he has to say. Estimates and appraisals are free.

WCARTS Meeting, Lecture & Workshop with Jean Perry

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Guest Artist, Professor of Art Jean Perry, will feature "Women of Flowers" a brief lecture on the interesting lives and works of numerous botanical artists, followed by a botanical study and watercolor painting of a flower in season.

Maple Sugaring at the Farmstead

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Hosted by VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County, as Patrick Peckard presents the history of maple sugaring and how it came to be maple syrup. He'll show how to tap a real tree. Free and open to all ages, but preregistration required.

WCCC Foundation Brew HaHa

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

A night of magic, comedy, mystery and fun with Scott Alexander, presented by the Warren County Community College Foundation. Doors open 6pm, tastings and buffet dinner 6-8pm, show time is 8pm. Silent Auction, too!

Moe-tion Dance Theater at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 8:00pm

This contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey returns to CSC's Lackland Center. Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.

Museum at Bread Lock Park Open

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park is open for the afternoon with displays on Warren County's rich history, from the earliest Lenape inhabitants through Colonial and Industrial periods and more! Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

Warren County museum exterior photo

Warren County Historical Society Museum Open

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Museum of the Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society has reopened for the season. The circa 1848 Federal brick townhouse in Belvidere, just steps from the "town green" in the Belvidere Historic District, displays a unique collection of artifacts.

Free Concert: The Genevans

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

The 50-voice choir from Geneva College in western Pennsylvania brings their music to Warren County for a free concert entitled “Rejoice Again!” The Genevans have acquired a reputation for choral excellence, musical variety and spiritual impact.

 
Continuing: 

Free Tech Help for Senior Citizens

Thursday, March 5, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

BY APPOINTMENT: You can learn technology at any age! Warren Hills High School Streak Nation Service Club offers Free Tech Help by appointment to senior citizens in Warren County. If you know of a senior citizen who could use help with ANY Tech Device including computers, cell phones and tablets, complete this LINK for a Personal Tech Help appointment, or email a request to: henningj@warrenhills.org.

 
Community Corner: 

March into Wellness at ShopRite

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Mini Health Fair featuring local wellness vendors & healthy products.Samples, coupons, raffle basket and more!

 

Free Art Classes for Budding Artists

Monday, March 2, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020

Budding Artists' spring session of classes (Where Art and Math Meet) is open for registration for kids ages 5-18. These free classes meet Mondays in March. Choose a time: 4-5:15pm or 6-7:15pm.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Washington BID Lunch & Learn: Economic Development

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:45am

Come for lunch and information about the Warren County Economic Development Committee with EDC President Mitchell Jones and committee members Linda Stettler and Melanie Thiel.  Hear what the EDC does to benefit Warren County and come with any questions you may have.  Cost: $15/advance, $20/door.

St. Patrick's Grand Marshal Reception

Thursday, March 12, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Reception to honor 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal, Mr. Joe Barnes from Hacketstown, Ireland. The reception dinner features a live performance by Rory O’Moore School of Pipes and Drums and a dance performance by Slattery School of Irish Dance.

Backyard Poultry CANCELLED

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:30am

Interested in raising your own flock of chickens or ducks for eggs or meat? Come learn the basics and have your questions answered by Hank Bignell Jr., M.S. Senior Program Coordinator. 

Friday the 13th Classic Slasher Film at Roy's Hall

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 9:00pm

In 1979 filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham chose the area in and around scenic Blairstown as the location to film his low budget horror flick. When the movie debuted on May 9, 1980 it started a genre of filmmaking that has remained popular ever since. Celebrate this cult classic with your choice of two screenings at Roy's Hall, which makes a cameo appearence in the movie.

Citizens for Sustainable Development logo

Brook Hollow Winery: Custom Wood Sign and Sip

Friday, March 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Create your own Custom Wood Sign, let your imagination run wild and create a sign for your home, office, or a gift, at this craft and sip event that supports Citizens for Sustainable Development.

St. Paddy's Weekend at Buck Hill

Friday, March 13, 2020 to Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all weekend, Friday trhough Tuesday, with Irish fare specials and introducing new Buck Brews!

“Remember the Ladies”: Women of the American Revolution

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30pm

Abigail Adams, in a letter to John Adams dated March 31, 1776, exhorted him to "Remember the Ladies." In celebration of Women's History Month, join Joel Farkas, volunteer docent at Washington's Headquarters in Morristown, to "remember the ladies" of the Revolutionary War. Farkas will discuss what it was like to be a woman at that time, health and medicine for women in Colonial times, our country's "First Ladies" - women who made a difference - and myths about well-known women such as Betsy Ross.

St. Patrick Dinner Dance

Saturday, March 14, 2020 -
6:15pm to 11:00pm

An evening of good food, singing, and dancing with friends. Entertainment by George Moran, who has played resorts, country clubs, cruise lines, and adult communities.

Roy's Hall: Robbie Fulks, with Don Elliker

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00pm

Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks was one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, with a gift for writing incisive and evocative songs in the country and pop traditions and displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments. Self styled NJ singer/songwriter and all-around raconteur Don Elliker opens the show at 8pm.

12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade POSTPONED

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 3:30pm

This Irish-American tradition attracts more than 14,000 visitors—making this parade one of the biggest events in Hackettstown. Streets fill with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors line up along the curb, in store windows and porches to celebrate and witness the festive parade, stepping off at 3:30 p.m.

Spring Break Comedy Show - CANCELLED

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:00pm

Family Promise of Warren County announces its annual evening of fun and laughter featuring the comedy of Mick Thomas, who will be joined by three other comedians, Glen Jensen, Alex Barnett, and Phil Sweet. Come out for lots of laughs, food, 50/50 raffle, cash bar - all for a good cause. Doors open at 6:30pm; show starts at 8pm.

The Dan Levinson Sexet at Rutherfurd Hall - POSTPONED

Sunday, March 22, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The 2017 winner of Hot House Magazine's "NYC Jazz Fans Decision" award for Best Clarinetist, Dan Levinson is equally at home as both a band leader and sideman, having backed such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman and Leon Redbone. Check out the hot jazz from his sextet at historic Rutherfurd Hall.