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Starting May 10, 2017

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver

Moms should be celebrated every day, but this Sunday is set aside as their annual holiday. Herein you will find a few Mother's Day-themed activies listed, but there are surely many more brunches and other commemmorations happening, so by all means, reach out to your favorite local businesses to find out about any special offerings this weekend.

The weather forecast could be more appealing, but read on for plenty of indoor entertainment, whether you are fortunate enough to have special mother in your life or not. Happy Mother's Day, and Happy Wanderings!

 


 

This Week: 

Jazz+Wine+Tapas Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Featuring Dennis Melillo, guitar and vocals, with Gary Staples, piano, playing and singing the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Rodgers/Hart, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others.

WCARTS hosts Artist Anju Saran

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
With expertise in various mediums including Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastel and Charcoal, Anju Saran's paintings have appeared in numerous exhibitions here and abroad, and brought her recognition and awards. Bring paper, a sketchpad, or materials of choice to draw/sketch with to practice what you learn. Refreshments served; $3 fee for nonmembers.

Mental Strength Lecture with Lina Hollman

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Studies show that negativity affects your thoughts, health and the way you live. In this workshop "Mental Strength: How to Live a Happy and Successful Life in a Negative World" you’ll learn how not to get drawn into the negativity and use your mental power to achieve your goals in business and life.
 

SoMa Downtown Grill: Open Mic Night

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Free to participate. Bring your talent!

Nonpareil presents: Lou Pompilio

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Contemporary jazz and blues - no cover!

John Cain and $5 Pulled Pork Sandwich and Cole Slaw

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value, and $5 food.

Sip and Art Soirées at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
This year's Sip and Art Soiree sessions will focus on learning about landscape painting and painting using a variety of mediums.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Lou Franco Project

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00pm
Live music in a casual atmosphere. The Lou Franco Project is a Classic Rock power trio!

SoMa Downtown Grill: January Noon

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:45pm
January Noon is a Acoustic Folk/Pop combo that just wants to spread the love with music. No cover charge, all ages welcomed, 21+ to drink.

Bird Walk Around White Lake

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Join Ridge and Valley Conservancy Trustee Sharon Wander at the height of songbird migration to see (and hear!) the colorful visiting and breeding birds that thrive in the many hospitable habitats around White Lake. Our three-hour hike will follow the 4-mile trail that encircles the lake through upland fields, deciduous forest, fen, and coniferous forest. Wear good walking shoes.

Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Spring Open House

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Ride the Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad and visit the museum and car shop as you learn about local railroad history. Free admission.

Spring Open GreenHouse at Wild Ridge Plants

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
     

Phillipsburg Comic-Con

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Support a great cause and meet iconic creators and rising stars by coming to one of New Jersey's best small shows!  Now in our third year, we have a bigger lineup than ever with great giveaways, activities, and panels!

Mother's Day Celebration at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us as we celebrate all the wonderfully beautiful mothers in a weekend celebration! Bring your mother in for a free glass of wine (the first 50 mothers on each day will receive a free wineglass).

Dia de las Madres at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Villa Milagro celebrates “Dia de las Madres” with a delicacy native to Mexico: chocolate! We will honor your “Mamacita” with a gift long stem chocolate rose. 
Villa Milagro Vineyards presents The Frank Giasullo Trio

Music at Milagro: Frank Giasullo Trio

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Featuring the Frank Giasullo Trio performing "The Art of the Trio" - the essence of the jazz experience through original compositions and fresh arrangements of standards.

Nonpareil presents: Stan & Elise - Acoustic Soul

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jazz and classic soft rock - no cover! This popular duo returns to Nonpareil to perform a mix of classic 60's tunes, comtemporary favorites and jazz standards.

Comedy Night at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Comedy Night at the Winery! $25/person (plus NJ State sales tax) - Ticket price includes a glass of wine, sausage and pepper dinner, dessert, and lots of laughter!
Roy's Hall in Blairstown presents The Royal Scam, a Tribute to Steely Dan

The Royal Scam plays Steely Dan

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
The world’s #1 Steely Dan tribute band, The Royal Scam has been performing in some of the most respected jazz clubs, showcase rooms, outdoor concerts and festivals, and receiving rave reviews.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Uncle Rocco

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
"Your favorite rock and soul party band" returns to Rock Creek Tavern!

Mother's Day Brunch at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Join us for brunch on Mother's Day at the golf club's Thyme Restaurant! Reservations required.

Mother's Day Brunch at Inn at Millrace Pond

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Check out the amazing menu offered, and call 908-459-4884 to reserve your table! 

Mother's Day Brunch at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Please make your reservations early as this event has limited seating! Italian Chef Matty Matarazzo promises a meal fit for that perfect Mom as he introduces his new Brunch menu.

Alba Vineyard's Annual Mother's Day Festival

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Show your love for the important women in your life with a day at Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the scenic Musconetcong Valley.  Enjoy activities for the enti

Mother's Day at The Willows

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Let The Willows Restaurant & Catering help you celebrate Mom with Mother's Day seatings available at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. We will be featuring an all inclusive menu for you to choose from.

Mother's Day with Karl Dietel

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Rock Creek will be offering some amazing specials, along with the sounds of the Piano Man himself, Karl Dietel!
Community Corner: 

Warren County Disability Resource Fair

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Families, Students, Educators, Caregivers are all welcome!
Plan Ahead: 

"Searching for Yankee Doodle - Washington's Soldiers in the American Revolution" talk by Robert A. Mayers

Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Phillipsburg Area Historical Society and the Roseberry Homestead host author and professor Robert A. Mayers, the Revolutionary War Detective, to speak about his book based on original documents and oral accounts passed down through his family for generations. He is the descendant of patriot soldier Corporal John Allison, and an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Free admission, held in the historic Roseberry Homestead.

Tack Sale & Swap and Family Fun Day

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Bring the kids and join in Donaldson Farm's first Spring event at its Tack Sale & Swap and Family Fun Day!

Warren County Preservation Day

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate Warren County's vast array of parkland, historic preservation projects, farmland and open space at the 5th Annual Preservation day.

Hope Hootenanny

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stop in for a little while, or hang out for all three hours. Bring your instrument and/or your voice. Or just sit in and enjoy the music.

Rutherfurd Hall presents: The Royal Bopsters in Concert

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
It's a vocal summit where the talents of singers Amy London, Pete McGuinness, Dylan Pramuk, and Holli Ross unite in harmony to pay tribute to the art of vocalese singing and to the forefathers and

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This Week: 

Jazz+Wine+Tapas Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring Dennis Melillo, guitar and vocals, with Gary Staples, piano, playing and singing the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Rodgers/Hart, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others.

WCARTS hosts Artist Anju Saran

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

With expertise in various mediums including Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastel and Charcoal, Anju Saran's paintings have appeared in numerous exhibitions here and abroad, and brought her recognition and awards. Bring paper, a sketchpad, or materials of choice to draw/sketch with to practice what you learn. Refreshments served; $3 fee for nonmembers.

Mental Strength Lecture with Lina Hollman

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Studies show that negativity affects your thoughts, health and the way you live. In this workshop "Mental Strength: How to Live a Happy and Successful Life in a Negative World" you’ll learn how not to get drawn into the negativity and use your mental power to achieve your goals in business and life.

 

Sip and Art Soirées at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This year's Sip and Art Soiree sessions will focus on learning about landscape painting and painting using a variety of mediums.

SoMa Downtown Grill: January Noon

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:45pm

January Noon is a Acoustic Folk/Pop combo that just wants to spread the love with music. No cover charge, all ages welcomed, 21+ to drink.

Bird Walk Around White Lake

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:00am

Join Ridge and Valley Conservancy Trustee Sharon Wander at the height of songbird migration to see (and hear!) the colorful visiting and breeding birds that thrive in the many hospitable habitats around White Lake. Our three-hour hike will follow the 4-mile trail that encircles the lake through upland fields, deciduous forest, fen, and coniferous forest. Wear good walking shoes.

Phillipsburg Comic-Con

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Support a great cause and meet iconic creators and rising stars by coming to one of New Jersey's best small shows!  Now in our third year, we have a bigger lineup than ever with great giveaways, activities, and panels!

Mother's Day Celebration at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate all the wonderfully beautiful mothers in a weekend celebration! Bring your mother in for a free glass of wine (the first 50 mothers on each day will receive a free wineglass).

Dia de las Madres at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Villa Milagro celebrates “Dia de las Madres” with a delicacy native to Mexico: chocolate! We will honor your “Mamacita” with a gift long stem chocolate rose. 

Villa Milagro Vineyards presents The Frank Giasullo Trio

Music at Milagro: Frank Giasullo Trio

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring the Frank Giasullo Trio performing "The Art of the Trio" - the essence of the jazz experience through original compositions and fresh arrangements of standards.

Comedy Night at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Comedy Night at the Winery! $25/person (plus NJ State sales tax) - Ticket price includes a glass of wine, sausage and pepper dinner, dessert, and lots of laughter!

Roy's Hall in Blairstown presents The Royal Scam, a Tribute to Steely Dan

The Royal Scam plays Steely Dan

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00pm

The world’s #1 Steely Dan tribute band, The Royal Scam has been performing in some of the most respected jazz clubs, showcase rooms, outdoor concerts and festivals, and receiving rave reviews.

Mother's Day Brunch at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Please make your reservations early as this event has limited seating! Italian Chef Matty Matarazzo promises a meal fit for that perfect Mom as he introduces his new Brunch menu.

Alba Vineyard's Annual Mother's Day Festival

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Show your love for the important women in your life with a day at Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the scenic Musconetcong Valley.  Enjoy activities for the enti

Mother's Day at The Willows

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Let The Willows Restaurant & Catering help you celebrate Mom with Mother's Day seatings available at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. We will be featuring an all inclusive menu for you to choose from.

Mother's Day with Karl Dietel

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

Rock Creek will be offering some amazing specials, along with the sounds of the Piano Man himself, Karl Dietel!

 
Community Corner: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

"Searching for Yankee Doodle - Washington's Soldiers in the American Revolution" talk by Robert A. Mayers

Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Phillipsburg Area Historical Society and the Roseberry Homestead host author and professor Robert A. Mayers, the Revolutionary War Detective, to speak about his book based on original documents and oral accounts passed down through his family for generations. He is the descendant of patriot soldier Corporal John Allison, and an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Free admission, held in the historic Roseberry Homestead.

Warren County Preservation Day

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Celebrate Warren County's vast array of parkland, historic preservation projects, farmland and open space at this free event, happening rain or shine, with live music and other entertainment, historic displays, re-eanctors, informative talks, guided hikes and more! The Metrotrails Early Bird Hike starts the day from 8:30am-10am, then catch a full day of events at the historic Van Nest - Hoff - Vannatta Farmstead in Harmony Township. Look for the Explore Warren table and say hello to the folks behind Warren County Wanderings!

Hope Hootenanny

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Stop in for a little while, or hang out for all three hours. Bring your instrument and/or your voice. Or just sit in and enjoy the music.

Rutherfurd Hall presents: The Royal Bopsters in Concert

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

It's a vocal summit where the talents of singers Amy London, Pete McGuinness, Dylan Pramuk, and Holli Ross unite in harmony to pay tribute to the art of vocalese singing and to the forefathers and mothers of their favored art form.