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Starting November 16, 2016

"I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air." - Nathaniel Hawthorne, 10th October 1842

So far this season, we have been very fortunate in terms of the weather, and it looks like our luck will continue through Saturday at least. So get out there and soak in some sunshine and scenery while the getting is still good! But by all means, read on for plenty of indoor endeavors to choose from - especially if you happen to like Shakespeare and live music in small venues. And locals should keep an eye on our Community Corner section, particularly now with the holidays upon us. 

Speaking of which, Thanksgiving is fast approaching! If you haven't made your dinner plans yet, why not consider dining out? Check out this list of suggestionsAnd if you're ordering pies, the time is now! Check with your favorite local bakery, or we suggest the following farms: Donaldson Farms, Mackey's Orchard, and Just Made Bakery at Tree-Licious Orchards.

Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

CSC's Fringe Festival - "The Other Mozart"

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
The true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer - who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. "A gem of a show" - The Stage (London), it's the final show in CSC's Fringe Festival.

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Kids Paint Night! Drop children ages 8 and above or accompany your child 7 and under. $20 per child includes canvas and paint, canvas, instruction and snack.

Wurst Night at the Winery

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
If you love of German food and music, this is the event for you! Delicious food from Blairstown's famous Alpine Meats, dessert from the Cozy Cabin Bake Shoppe, and Sing-Along music from accordion musician, Eric Kerssen! Only 50 tickets available.

BHS Drama Club presents...The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pmSaturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pmSaturday, November 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
All 37 of William Shakespeare's plays in just 97 minutes, as the cast weaves its wicked way through all of The Bard's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. This show is geared toward Middle School students and above, but no previous experience with Shakespeare is required!

Adult Wine & Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy! Bring a bottle of wine and paint a unique picture on canvas.

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Winterlong

Friday, November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features local artists. 908-459-4884.

An Evening with Tom Chapin: A Benefit for Blairstown

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Blairstown Enhancement Committee is presenting an evening with "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music" (The New York Times) in a benefit event to help the BEC to preserve and enhance the Blairstown community. $30 general admission ($100 VIP tickets are SOLD OUT).

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - "3"

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Enjoy live music in a relaxed atmosphere at Rock Creek Tavern.

Live Music at SoMa - Jordan White

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:00pm

Make Your Own Smudge Stick at Wild Ridge Plants

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
     

Celebrate Four Sisters Winery's 32nd Anniversary

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
They were one of the first wineries in New Jersey and you can be part of the festivities celebrating their anniversary with a complimentary wine tasting, wine cellar tours, light refreshments, and drawings for gift items and tickets to their upcoming events. 

Young Audience Series: Shake It Up Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 11:00am
A piece of theater magic for grades 4 and up covering some of his most famous works in an interactive and animated format. Audiences can marvel at the magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, explore the mystery of the infamous Macbeth, and experience the mayhem of Romeo and Juliet. This show simplifies Shakespearean language in a way that all audiences can understand and exhibits exciting performance techniques in stage combat and classic slapstick comedy that were used in Elizabethan times and are still in practice today.

Holiday Appetizer Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
It's that time of year again! Guests dropping in. Parties to attend. Hostess gifts to give. You need wine to give and to share! Three special holiday wines are featured.

Special Wine Pairing at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Take the guess work out of your Thanksgiving wine pairing! The holidays can be a lot of work, but selecting the perfect wine for your feast shouldn't be. Stop in this weekend to sample Alba's suggested wines paired with a warm Turkey Cobbler, and decide what you want to serve next week.

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

James Maddock at Roy's Hall

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
James has been a perennial favorite at Roy’s Hall and we’re honored to bring him to our stage.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Baby Face Finster

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Enjoy live music in a relaxed atmosphere at Rock Creek Tavern.

Live Music at SoMa - Amos

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:00pm

Karl Dietel at Buck Hill

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30pm
Karl Dietel is an accomplished musician who echoes greats from Bob Dylan, Squeeze, Billy Joel and gospel blues in his songs.
Hunter Education class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Hunter Education at Pequest

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 8:00am
Last chance to get ready for hunting season by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Autumn Photo Hike

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Hosted by the Environmental Commission of Mansfield Township, this two-hour Autumn Photo Hike may be diverse and challenging at times; from rock steps and steep inclines to mowed path areas near fi

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Stinkin Badges

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Enjoy live music in a relaxed atmosphere at Rock Creek Tavern.

Holiday Floral Arrangement Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 7:00pmTuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Two hands-on courses to learn the fundamentals of floral design from an accomplished, accredited and forward-thinking floral design instructor. Create a Thanksgiving arrangement at eh Nov.
Plan Ahead: 

"Turkey Tussle" Public Shotgun Golf Tournament & Holiday Dinner Celebration

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Join The Architects Golf Club on Thanksgiving Day for their "Turkey Tussle" public golf outing! The shotgun tournament will begin at 8am.

Thanksgiving at the Inn

Thursday, November 24, 2016 -
12:00pm to 7:00pm
Enjoy Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Inn at Millrace Pond featuring turkey from Water Wheel Farm. Reservations only - seating from 12 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner from Marianna's

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Let Marianna's prepare your Thanksgiving dinner! They offer three to-go family packages (portions to feed a family of eight) made fresh on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving at Bea McNally's

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Feel like going out for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out the menu offered by Bea McNally's for $32.99/person.  908-813-1900.
 

Thanksgiving Dinner from Jagerstein Biergarten

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Offering Thanksgiving Dinner to Go for six people - $ 90

Family Thanksgiving Buffet at Top of the Green Restaurant

Thursday, November 24, 2016 -
12:00pm to 7:00pm
Reservations strongly advised - call now 908-453-3203 ext. 2.

CSC Presents: Family Holiday Musical Mary Poppins

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 2:00pmFriday, November 25, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 26, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, November 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes flight this holiday season as CSC's Family Holiday Musical. This “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft and a live orchestra.

Holiday Open House at Alba Vineyard

Friday, November 25, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to celebrate family, friends, and the completion of a great harvest.  It is a time for laughter, memories, and best of all great wine and food!

Holiday Wine Trail Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, November 25, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016
Spend Black Friday, Saturday, & Sunday far from the mall crowds, in the safe confines of New Jersey’s tasting rooms.

Comedy Night at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Saturday, November 26, 2016 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm
The Looney Bin Comedy Club Comes to Buck Hill Brewery! Enjoy a night of belly busting laughs, while enjoying great food and drinks. You won’t want to miss this event!

Belly Dance Fusion Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 28, 2016 -
6:45pm to 7:45pm
This new adult education offering will be a one-hour introduction to a great form of exercise: a fusion of Belly dance, Yoga, Pilates.

Sip and Savor at Ellias Restaurant

Monday, November 28, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Brook Hollow Winery has coupled with local restaurateur and accomplished Chef Elias Lahoud from Ellias Creative Am

Downton Abbey Holiday High Tea at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
Downton Abbey authentic High Tea $45 per person
Doors will open at 12:30 for an Optional Tour
Register online or call  908-852-1894 x138
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.
Community Corner: 

Lecture Series - It's Alive: Why Poetry Still Matters in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Join Rutherfurd Hall in welcoming the Professors of Centenary University as they speak about what they know best!  Emilia Phillips, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, will discuss "It's Alive: Why Poetry Still Matters in the 21st Century" - How  poetry is still relevant to 21st Century Americans and why it should be read; why we think poetry is hard and how its challenge can benefit our brains and cultivate empathy.

Holiday Toy Auction

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Company's annual auction - start your holiday shopping!
Call 908-619-9876 for details. $8.

Breakfast with Santa at Mountain Lake

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
8:00am to 11:30am
The last Mountain Lake Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Buffet Breakfast of year brings Santa Claus!  Santa arrives by fire truck at 10 a.m. at the firehouse.  $8/adult; $7/senior; $4/child.

Santa's Secret Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Join us at our Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop:  A venue that allows your child to shop independently in a safe environment!  All gifts in our Kids Holiday Shop are $12 or under, many for

Free Turkey Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving a few days early! Turkey dinner buffet with all the trimmings. Please bring a friend or relative who may not get out much, and could use a good meal and some company. Free.

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This Week: 

CSC's Fringe Festival - "The Other Mozart"

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

The true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer - who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. "A gem of a show" - The Stage (London), it's the final show in CSC's Fringe Festival.

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Kids Paint Night! Drop children ages 8 and above or accompany your child 7 and under. $20 per child includes canvas and paint, canvas, instruction and snack.

Wurst Night at the Winery

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

If you love of German food and music, this is the event for you! Delicious food from Blairstown's famous Alpine Meats, dessert from the Cozy Cabin Bake Shoppe, and Sing-Along music from accordion musician, Eric Kerssen! Only 50 tickets available.

BHS Drama Club presents...The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

All 37 of William Shakespeare's plays in just 97 minutes, as the cast weaves its wicked way through all of The Bard's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. This show is geared toward Middle School students and above, but no previous experience with Shakespeare is required!

Adult Wine & Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy! Bring a bottle of wine and paint a unique picture on canvas.

An Evening with Tom Chapin: A Benefit for Blairstown

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Blairstown Enhancement Committee is presenting an evening with "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music" (The New York Times) in a benefit event to help the BEC to preserve and enhance the Blairstown community. $30 general admission ($100 VIP tickets are SOLD OUT).

Celebrate Four Sisters Winery's 32nd Anniversary

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

They were one of the first wineries in New Jersey and you can be part of the festivities celebrating their anniversary with a complimentary wine tasting, wine cellar tours, light refreshments, and drawings for gift items and tickets to their upcoming events. 

Young Audience Series: Shake It Up Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 11:00am

A piece of theater magic for grades 4 and up covering some of his most famous works in an interactive and animated format. Audiences can marvel at the magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, explore the mystery of the infamous Macbeth, and experience the mayhem of Romeo and Juliet. This show simplifies Shakespearean language in a way that all audiences can understand and exhibits exciting performance techniques in stage combat and classic slapstick comedy that were used in Elizabethan times and are still in practice today.

Holiday Appetizer Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

It's that time of year again! Guests dropping in. Parties to attend. Hostess gifts to give. You need wine to give and to share! Three special holiday wines are featured.

Special Wine Pairing at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Take the guess work out of your Thanksgiving wine pairing! The holidays can be a lot of work, but selecting the perfect wine for your feast shouldn't be. Stop in this weekend to sample Alba's suggested wines paired with a warm Turkey Cobbler, and decide what you want to serve next week.

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

James Maddock at Roy's Hall

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

James has been a perennial favorite at Roy’s Hall and we’re honored to bring him to our stage.

Karl Dietel at Buck Hill

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30pm

Karl Dietel is an accomplished musician who echoes greats from Bob Dylan, Squeeze, Billy Joel and gospel blues in his songs.

Hunter Education class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Hunter Education at Pequest

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 8:00am

Last chance to get ready for hunting season by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Autumn Photo Hike

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:00am

Hosted by the Environmental Commission of Mansfield Township, this two-hour Autumn Photo Hike may be diverse and challenging at times; from rock steps and steep inclines to mowed path areas near fi

 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

 
Community Corner: 

Lecture Series - It's Alive: Why Poetry Still Matters in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall in welcoming the Professors of Centenary University as they speak about what they know best!  Emilia Phillips, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, will discuss "It's Alive: Why Poetry Still Matters in the 21st Century" - How  poetry is still relevant to 21st Century Americans and why it should be read; why we think poetry is hard and how its challenge can benefit our brains and cultivate empathy.

Holiday Toy Auction

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Company's annual auction - start your holiday shopping!

Call 908-619-9876 for details. $8.

Breakfast with Santa at Mountain Lake

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
8:00am to 11:30am

The last Mountain Lake Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Buffet Breakfast of year brings Santa Claus!  Santa arrives by fire truck at 10 a.m. at the firehouse.  $8/adult; $7/senior; $4/child.

Santa's Secret Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

A venue that allows your child to shop independently in a safe environment!  All gifts in our Kids Holiday Shop are $12 or under, many for under $5!  There is something for everyone on your list at a budget YOU set for your child!

Free Turkey Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving a few days early! Turkey dinner buffet with all the trimmings. Please bring a friend or relative who may not get out much, and could use a good meal and some company. Free.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Thanksgiving Dinner from Marianna's

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Let Marianna's prepare your Thanksgiving dinner! They offer three to-go family packages (portions to feed a family of eight) made fresh on Thanksgiving.

CSC Presents: Family Holiday Musical Mary Poppins

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes flight this holiday season as CSC's Family Holiday Musical. This “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft and a live orchestra.

Holiday Open House at Alba Vineyard

Friday, November 25, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to celebrate family, friends, and the completion of a great harvest.  It is a time for laughter, memories, and best of all great wine and food!

Comedy Night at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Saturday, November 26, 2016 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm

The Looney Bin Comedy Club Comes to Buck Hill Brewery! Enjoy a night of belly busting laughs, while enjoying great food and drinks. You won’t want to miss this event!

Sip and Savor at Ellias Restaurant

Monday, November 28, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brook Hollow Winery has coupled with local restaurateur and accomplished Chef Elias Lahoud from Ellias Creative American Cuisine, to present an evening of fine cuisine and wine.