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Warren County Wanderings

Starting May 15, 2019

"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." - Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980), American naturalist, photographer and writer.

Here we are, midway through the Merry Month of May, the weekend weather forecast looks dry and 70-ish, so let's go! Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, like the boaters on the Delaware River in the photo above, courtesy of cyclist extraordinaire, Dave Dech. Consider checking out Hackettstown BID's Maifest on Saturday, stop by the Explore Warren booth to say hello, and enter to win tickets to "Nunsense" courtesy of Centenary Stage Company. Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Paint and Sip at Marianna's: Barrel of Blooms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's spring and the flowers are in bloom! Grab your Mom and treat her to a night out painting this beautiful barrel of blooms! Or just grab your girlfriends and treat yourself!

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Let's get cozy and creative while we paint a rustic patriotic American flag.

TGIF at Flynn's Fundraiser

Friday, May 17, 2019 -
5:30pm to 10:00pm
Join St Luke's at this year's TGIF @ Flynn's event to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, two drink tickets, Oogie's Ice Cream Truck, entertainment by Zaire, and great company.

Brook Hollow Winery: Stan & Elise and Friday Meal Deal

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic '60s tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. The Friday Night meal Deal is bigger and better!

Quartz Singing Bowl Sound Healing at Gaia's Gifts

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Bring some friends for a group sound healing session. The bowls promote relaxation which aid in self-healing. The tones of the bowls will transport you, providing a vacation for the soul.

“Clap Hands” - The Poetry And Music Of Tom Waits at Roy's Hall

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Bovine Social Club has had a crush on the music of Tom Waits for years, nodding to his profound lyrics in nearly every one of their shows. Now they’re hitting the road to celebrate Waits’ perfect spectacle of love and misery, angst and serenity, as they creatively mine Waits' poetry, lyrics, obscurities, and oddities, interpreting and performing them in pure Americana style.

Whiskey Mansion Live at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Whiskey Mansion will be rockin' the house at Rock Creek Tavern.

Forest Walk Meditation at White Lake

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
9:00am to 9:30am
Do you need some time to relax? Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for a 30-minute meditation walk through the forest and learn the basics of walking meditation. Free to all.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck Show:  Car Troop 54, Where Are You? Bring your wheels or just come out to see the cars and trucks that others have entered in the show while you enjoy food and music. Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered.

Hackettstown Maifest 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Bring the whole family and enjoy music, food, libations, and contests, activities, along with craft and business vendors at Maifest in Hackettstown! Check out the Explore Warren tent at the corner of Grand Ave. and Main Street. Hope to see you there!

Alba Vineyard's Music under the Arbor: Joe Wagner Jazz Trio

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: John Cain

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Detox and Boost your Immune System – a Free Talk with Mary Moses

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Are you having surgery in the next few months? Do you catch colds every change of season? Orchard View Lavender Farm presents a free talk on a painless, drug-free way to detox your body.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Men of Horses and Sick Star Nation

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
While at Maifest in Hackettstown, check out Men of Horses outside at 4pm and Sick Star Nation inside at 10pm at Bea McNally's!

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
It's a four-course dinner served in a vineyard row as the sun sets. This month, Chef Beth Ann Raynock prepares a Parisian feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation.

Comedy Night at The Blairstown Fire House

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:45pm
Laugh the night away with comedians Brett Kline, Chris Monty and Bill Chiang while you support Blairstown Hose Company #1.

Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Want a peaceful, relaxing night at White Lake? Enjoy a Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-served basis for this free event.

DogDaze ROCKS to benefit Roy’s Hall

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Founded in the mid '70s in northern New Jersey, Dogdaze with its guitar-based rock and blues music was a fixture on the tri-state club circuit. They eventually went their separate ways, reuniting some 30 years later in 2012, reliving their youth and performing for friends in the local bar scene all over again. See them in a benefit show for Roy's Hall!

Monthly Guided Hike at Gnome Hollow Preserve

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Join RVC Trustee Liz Marshall and herbalist and plant enthusiast Reid Giacomarra on a casual walk and talk as they share stories about some of the amazing, local flora.

Crafters & Artisan Fair at Donaldson Farms

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Start off the spring season shopping outdoors in the fresh farm air! Creative and talented artists and crafters sell their work for one day only at Donaldson's. Free admission and live music too!

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery: Janci & Berry

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy some '50s, '60s and '70s music with classic country and more.

Alba Vineyard's Music under the Arbor: Jeff Bellfy & Co.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Relax to the sounds of Jeff Bellfy & Co. - wide variety of music blending songs from the '70s through today's hits. Wood-fired pizza, estate premium wine, and music will be available.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: George Baier

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 1:30pm
Enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: The Benjamins

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
It's always a fun time at Bea McNally's!

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It's just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.
Continuing: 

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Journey to the Stars

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing (weather permitting). Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky!

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
It's back! Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride! Fresh made to order breakfast from Chefs Enterprises, LLC.
Community Corner: 

3rd Annual Arc of Warren County Tricky Tray

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
The Arc of Warren County’s Third Annual Tricky Tray is scheduled at the Phillipsburg High School, which is located at 1 Stateliner Blvd. in Lopatcong.  Proceeds benefit the organization’s residential programs to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside within the 17 group homes within Warren County.

NJ Ghost Hunters Society Meeting discussing Animal Communication

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Barbara Goodfriend, Animal Communicator of 20+ years, will be the guest speaker for the NJ Ghost Hunters Society meeting discussing animal communication and their perceptions of Spirit.
Plan Ahead: 

Mantra Meditation Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Need to meditate or do some yoga? Bring a friend, a mat and relax. 

Dinner and Lecture at Panther Valley Golf and Country Club

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Panther Valley Country Club is celebrating 50 Years with this special event as Allamuchy Historical Society's Charlie Fineran, lecture's on "Allamuchy ~ A Tale of Two Histories." A fascinating journey from pre-history to man’s settling this area. You do not have to be a member of PVG&CC to attend.
 

Miniature Garden Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Get lost in the whimsical world of fairy gardening! Choose from all the wonderful houses, fairies, adorable accessories. This is an exciting activity to do with the kids.

Young Performers Workshop Present: Grease at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 - 7:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:30pmSaturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, June 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. 

Young Performers Workshop Present: The Clown at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 - 4:00pmSaturday, June 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
The Clown is the story of Mumbles, a shy clown, who falls in love with the beautiful ballerina, Doria.  When Dr. Tutto, the jealous circus owner discovers this, he frames Mumbles with the theft of the circus money box, and Mumbles is banished. THE CLOWN is presented through the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.

Young Performers Workshop Present: Count To Ten at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 5:00pmFriday, May 31, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, June 1, 2019 - 2:00pmSunday, June 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Loner, and unemployed actor/writer Victor heads to Starwood Performing Arts Camp in the Catskill Mountains where he is forced into producing his unfinished original musical with a cast of adolescents. Madoc Dean, whose long unkept hair barely covers the suspicious look in his eyes, learns with Victor that no man can make it alone. Despite Victor's inherent distrust of women he eventually learns to love one, Claire the camp's ballet teacher. COUNT TO TEN is a high-spirited, toe-tapping, rich and satisfying musical that gets richer with repeated viewings. COUNT TO TEN is presented through special arrangement with Group Theatre Too.

Young Performers Workshop Present: Once Upon a Mattress at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 - 1:00pmSunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reaches the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans.

Scott Sharrard – Gregg Allman’s Lead Guitarist and Music Director at Roy's Hall

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Scott began his music career in Wisconsin in the early ’90s.

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This Week: 

Paint and Sip at Marianna's: Barrel of Blooms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

It's spring and the flowers are in bloom! Grab your Mom and treat her to a night out painting this beautiful barrel of blooms! Or just grab your girlfriends and treat yourself!

TGIF at Flynn's Fundraiser

Friday, May 17, 2019 -
5:30pm to 10:00pm

Join St Luke's at this year's TGIF @ Flynn's event to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, two drink tickets, Oogie's Ice Cream Truck, entertainment by Zaire, and great company.

Quartz Singing Bowl Sound Healing at Gaia's Gifts

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Bring some friends for a group sound healing session. The bowls promote relaxation which aid in self-healing. The tones of the bowls will transport you, providing a vacation for the soul.

“Clap Hands” - The Poetry And Music Of Tom Waits at Roy's Hall

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm

Bovine Social Club has had a crush on the music of Tom Waits for years, nodding to his profound lyrics in nearly every one of their shows. Now they’re hitting the road to celebrate Waits’ perfect spectacle of love and misery, angst and serenity, as they creatively mine Waits' poetry, lyrics, obscurities, and oddities, interpreting and performing them in pure Americana style.

Forest Walk Meditation at White Lake

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
9:00am to 9:30am

Do you need some time to relax? Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for a 30-minute meditation walk through the forest and learn the basics of walking meditation. Free to all.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck Show:  Car Troop 54, Where Are You? Bring your wheels or just come out to see the cars and trucks that others have entered in the show while you enjoy food and music. Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered.

Hackettstown Maifest 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Bring the whole family and enjoy music, food, libations, and contests, activities, along with craft and business vendors at Maifest in Hackettstown! Check out the Explore Warren tent at the corner of Grand Ave. and Main Street. Hope to see you there!

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

It's a four-course dinner served in a vineyard row as the sun sets. This month, Chef Beth Ann Raynock prepares a Parisian feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation.

Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Want a peaceful, relaxing night at White Lake? Enjoy a Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-served basis for this free event.

DogDaze ROCKS to benefit Roy’s Hall

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Founded in the mid '70s in northern New Jersey, Dogdaze with its guitar-based rock and blues music was a fixture on the tri-state club circuit. They eventually went their separate ways, reuniting some 30 years later in 2012, reliving their youth and performing for friends in the local bar scene all over again. See them in a benefit show for Roy's Hall!

Monthly Guided Hike at Gnome Hollow Preserve

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Join RVC Trustee Liz Marshall and herbalist and plant enthusiast Reid Giacomarra on a casual walk and talk as they share stories about some of the amazing, local flora.

Crafters & Artisan Fair at Donaldson Farms

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Start off the spring season shopping outdoors in the fresh farm air! Creative and talented artists and crafters sell their work for one day only at Donaldson's. Free admission and live music too!

 
Continuing: 

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

It's back! Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride! Fresh made to order breakfast from Chefs Enterprises, LLC.

 
Community Corner: 

3rd Annual Arc of Warren County Tricky Tray

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Arc of Warren County’s Third Annual Tricky Tray is scheduled at the Phillipsburg High School, which is located at 1 Stateliner Blvd. in Lopatcong.  Proceeds benefit the organization’s residential programs to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside within the 17 group homes within Warren County.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Dinner and Lecture at Panther Valley Golf and Country Club

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Panther Valley Country Club is celebrating 50 Years with this special event as Allamuchy Historical Society's Charlie Fineran, lecture's on "Allamuchy ~ A Tale of Two Histories." A fascinating journey from pre-history to man’s settling this area. You do not have to be a member of PVG&CC to attend.

 

Miniature Garden Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am

Get lost in the whimsical world of fairy gardening! Choose from all the wonderful houses, fairies, adorable accessories. This is an exciting activity to do with the kids.

Young Performers Workshop Present: Grease at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. 

Young Performers Workshop Present: The Clown at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Clown is the story of Mumbles, a shy clown, who falls in love with the beautiful ballerina, Doria.  When Dr. Tutto, the jealous circus owner discovers this, he frames Mumbles with the theft of the circus money box, and Mumbles is banished. THE CLOWN is presented through the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.

Young Performers Workshop Present: Count To Ten at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Loner, and unemployed actor/writer Victor heads to Starwood Performing Arts Camp in the Catskill Mountains where he is forced into producing his unfinished original musical with a cast of adolescents. Madoc Dean, whose long unkept hair barely covers the suspicious look in his eyes, learns with Victor that no man can make it alone. Despite Victor's inherent distrust of women he eventually learns to love one, Claire the camp's ballet teacher. COUNT TO TEN is a high-spirited, toe-tapping, rich and satisfying musical that gets richer with repeated viewings. COUNT TO TEN is presented through special arrangement with Group Theatre Too.

Young Performers Workshop Present: Once Upon a Mattress at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reaches the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans.