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Starting November 2, 2016

November is here and while the days are growing shorter (don't forget to "fall back" and reset your clocks!) there's still plenty of time to enjoy a cornucopia of concerts, dance events, festivals and other activities, like the semi-annual Open House at the historic Van Nest - Hoff - Vannatta Farmstead (depicted in this great photo by Cortney Torres). A special welcome to our many new Wanderers who signed up to receive this e-newsletter. And congratulations to Asbury Coffee Mill on receiving the Thomas M. Kennedy Excellence in Accessibility Award from the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders last week. You can congratulate them yourself at their monthly Open Mic this Friday evening! Locals may want to pay special attention to this issue's Community Corner for timely topics including early voting Saturday and Sunday. Remember, you get an extra hour this weekend, so make the best of it! Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTSTAGE Repertory presents Every(wo)man

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pmSunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pmMonday, November 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
Based upon the early 16th Century morality play, Everyman, Every(wo)man is an exciting adaptation of the classical piece, with universal themes, ideas and messages still relevant to contemporary audiences. NEXTSTAGE Repertory is the student based performance division of Centenary University’s Theater Department highlighting the collaboration between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company.
 

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
This month's First Friday Celebration offers some Rocking Blues with Jazz and Fusion courtesy of Chaz DePaolo. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
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.

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Tichy and Fadel

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features local artists.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Nameless Vicitms

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Hard rock from a band that describes its sound as "Guns 'n' Roses, Rage Against The Machine, and Clutch, having a threesome."

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the Harvest at our Historic Farmstead with the fall Open House, featuring live demonstrations, open hearth cooking in the Summer Kitchen, war re-enactors, and more. Free Admission!

Holiday Wine Release at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016
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.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Kathy Phillips Trio

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Featuring Walt Bibinger on guitar, Kim Williams on keyboards, and Kathy Phillips on vocals, this trio entertains with a unique blend of pop, folk,
rock and jazz.

Pierogi Tasting at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Krakus Polish Deli of Phillipsburg, NJ, is known region-wide for its homemade and imported Polish specialties - homemade stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and other sausages, strudel and other traditional cakes and more. Drop in to enjoy a wine tasting, then take a glass of wine to Kraskus table to sample pierogies.

Fall Country Dance

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission and Warren Grange # 110 invite you to kick up your heels to a variety of dances, with the music - polkas, waltzes, oldies, and country & western - provided by Fritz’s Polka Band.

Murder at the Haunted Mansion at Brook Hollow Winery - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
The mystery begins at 7pm with dinner and dessert around 8pm. Choose to be an active or passive participant in this tale of famous horror writer Arthur O'Feer who said he would return to his mansion one year after his death. Tonight will be his night! SORRY - SOLD OUT!

NJ Ballet at Centenary Stage: Don Quixote

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet with two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance on the Sitnik Theater stage. First up is Don Quixote, rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”

Citizens Band Radio – CD Release Show

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
This year marks Citizens Band Radio’s 10th year anniversary and with it comes their 4th studio release, “American Highway”.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - 90 Proof & Friends

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Rock Creek Tavern welcomes "90 Proof and Friends" performing at 8:00 p.m.

Glenn Roberts Band at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:30pm
Come out for bar rockin' County and Southern Rock! Band members Glenn Roberts – Vocals/Guitar; Mike Advensky – Drums; John McDonough – Keys; with occasional special guest Mike Todd on Bass.

Live Music by "Her Sweet Remains" at Bea McNally's

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00pm
Her Sweet Remains is bringing its mix back to Hackettstown this Saturday. Always a great night at Bea's! 908-813-1900.
 

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Holiday is Coming

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. Holiday recipes are featured this month.

NJ Ballet at Centenary Stage: Pinocchio

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
The second of two performances by The New Jersey Ballet at Centenary Stage Company, it's Pinocchio,  the charming ballet about the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Perfect for the whole family, Pinocchio is performed with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest ones can keep up with ease.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Acoustic Gumbo

Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Acoustic Gumbo features Bill Brain, Rich Giraud and Jon Male from Cairo along with Caren Kennedy, serving up a delightfully diverse mix of rock, reggae, and R&B, spiced with Latin, jazz, and funk.

Acoustic Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Nick & Tracy

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rock Creek Tavern welcomes "Nick & Tracy" performing at 4:00 p.m.

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 7, 2016Monday, November 14, 2016Monday, November 21, 2016Monday, November 28, 2016
November Yoga by Delia Quigley:
Plan Ahead: 

Mindfulness Breathing Meditation at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Mindful Breathing and Meditation at Rutherfurd Hall with Jean Marie of Fostering the Journey. Register for Sessions November 9 and/or December 14.

CSC's Fringe Festival - "Hard Travelin' with Woody"

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, November 11, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
Iconic folksinger Woody Guthrie is memorialized in this critically acclaimed, award-winning multimedia solo show packed with Guthrie's spirit, music, and artworks, the next offering in Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival.

Samantha Fish at Roy's Hall

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
It hasn’t been that long since a teenaged Samantha Fish first started showing up at her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, and began soaking up the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters, then earlier legends. Incorporating classic rock and contemporary influences, she has put together a sound all her own.

Lakota Wolf Preserve Art Show at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Come out and support one of our favorite locals, Lakota Wolf Preserve, as they host one of their amazing art show fundraisers at the winery.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, November 13, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
It’s not a typical who-done-it; the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line.

Wurst Night at the Winery

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wurst Night at the Winery! $40/person (plus NJ State Sales Tax)
An Evening with Tom Chapin, a benefit for Blairstown

An Evening with Tom Chapin: A Benefit for Blairstown

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm
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. Tickets are now on sale: $30 general admission or a $100 VIP ticket that includes dinner and cocktails at Gourmet Gallery; premium seating for the concert; and a meet and greet with Tom Chapin. Click MORE for details!
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

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: 

Early Voting and Passport Event

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
The County Clerk's office will be open for balloting and passport applications/photos from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. 908-475-6211

Book Launch: "Soul Search" by Reyna Favis

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
A new book by local Search & Rescue worker, Reyna Favis, taps into the power of myth by creating a modern tale of the psychopomp.

Roast Beef Dinner at Belvidere UMC

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Annual "Family Style" Roast Beef Dinner hosted by Belvidere United Methodist Church. 
Adults: $14; Children (6-12 years): $6; free for children age 5 and under

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Get a jump on your holiday shopping and decorating! More than 25 vendors and crafters are expected at this event. 908-852-1310.

Almost Famous Women Author to come to Centenary University

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
Come to an evening of literary enrichment at Centenary University with featured guest, Megan Mayhew Bergman.

WCARTS Meeting with Guest Artist Pat Olds

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
WCARTS welcomes Pat Olds, who studied with top illustrators at Art Center school in Los Angeles, California.

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This Week: 

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTSTAGE Repertory presents Every(wo)man

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Based upon the early 16th Century morality play, Everyman, Every(wo)man is an exciting adaptation of the classical piece, with universal themes, ideas and messages still relevant to contemporary audiences. NEXTSTAGE Repertory is the student based performance division of Centenary University’s Theater Department highlighting the collaboration between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company.

 

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

This month's First Friday Celebration offers some Rocking Blues with Jazz and Fusion courtesy of Chaz DePaolo. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
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.

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Celebrate the Harvest at our Historic Farmstead with the fall Open House, featuring live demonstrations, open hearth cooking in the Summer Kitchen, war re-enactors, and more. Free Admission!

Holiday Wine Release at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016

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.

Pierogi Tasting at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Krakus Polish Deli of Phillipsburg, NJ, is known region-wide for its homemade and imported Polish specialties - homemade stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and other sausages, strudel and other traditional cakes and more. Drop in to enjoy a wine tasting, then take a glass of wine to Kraskus table to sample pierogies.

Fall Country Dance

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission and Warren Grange # 110 invite you to kick up your heels to a variety of dances, with the music - polkas, waltzes, oldies, and country & western - provided by Fritz’s Polka Band.

Murder at the Haunted Mansion at Brook Hollow Winery - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

The mystery begins at 7pm with dinner and dessert around 8pm. Choose to be an active or passive participant in this tale of famous horror writer Arthur O'Feer who said he would return to his mansion one year after his death. Tonight will be his night! SORRY - SOLD OUT!

NJ Ballet at Centenary Stage: Don Quixote

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet with two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance on the Sitnik Theater stage. First up is Don Quixote, rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”

Glenn Roberts Band at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:30pm

Come out for bar rockin' County and Southern Rock! Band members Glenn Roberts – Vocals/Guitar; Mike Advensky – Drums; John McDonough – Keys; with occasional special guest Mike Todd on Bass.

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Holiday is Coming

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. Holiday recipes are featured this month.

NJ Ballet at Centenary Stage: Pinocchio

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

The second of two performances by The New Jersey Ballet at Centenary Stage Company, it's Pinocchio,  the charming ballet about the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Perfect for the whole family, Pinocchio is performed with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest ones can keep up with ease.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Acoustic Gumbo

Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Acoustic Gumbo features Bill Brain, Rich Giraud and Jon Male from Cairo along with Caren Kennedy, serving up a delightfully diverse mix of rock, reggae, and R&B, spiced with Latin, jazz, and funk.

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Valentine's Cooking

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. "Valentine's Cooking" is featured in this session.

 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 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: 

Early Voting and Passport Event

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

The County Clerk's office will be open for balloting and passport applications/photos from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. 908-475-6211

Roast Beef Dinner at Belvidere UMC

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm

Annual "Family Style" Roast Beef Dinner hosted by Belvidere United Methodist Church. 

Adults: $14; Children (6-12 years): $6; free for children age 5 and under

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Get a jump on your holiday shopping and decorating! More than 25 vendors and crafters are expected at this event. 908-852-1310.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Mindfulness Breathing Meditation at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

With the holidays coming, our lives can become even more hectic. As a way to be more mindful and present in our lives, in these sessions we will practice mindfulness breathing. This class will include teaching, meditation practice, and a short discussion afterwards. Pre-registration required.

CSC's Fringe Festival - "Hard Travelin' with Woody"

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Iconic folksinger Woody Guthrie is memorialized in this critically acclaimed, award-winning multimedia solo show packed with Guthrie's spirit, music, and artworks, the next offering in Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival.

Samantha Fish at Roy's Hall

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 8:00pm

It hasn’t been that long since a teenaged Samantha Fish first started showing up at her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, and began soaking up the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters, then earlier legends. Incorporating classic rock and contemporary influences, she has put together a sound all her own.

Lakota Wolf Preserve Art Show at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come out and support one of our favorite locals, Lakota Wolf Preserve, as they host one of their amazing art show fundraisers at the winery.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

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).