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Starting November 20, 2019

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." - Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher

That's right! We still have another week to go before the actual Thanksgiving holiday, but we trust our Warren County Wanderers strive to be thankful every day. Or from a different perspective, there's only a week to go before Thanksgiving! Anyone interested in ordering pies better look sharp! Once again, we offer our annual Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinners and Desserts. (S)he who hesitates may be lost, as TODAY appears to be the deadline for ordering pies from some establishments. This week's feature photo is the pie showcase at Mackey's Orchard, which still has plenty of apples in stock if you prefer to do the baking yourself.

That said, read on for area happenings, whether you are in a Thanksgiving state of mind or not. Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Live Music at Luigi's Rancho: Guitarist Walt Bibinger

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Jazz guitarist extraordinaire Walt Bibinger plays standards and surprises. Enjoy great music with great food in a great setting.

Charcuterie & Cheese Gourmet Food Sampling Hosted by Donaldson Farms - Farm Market

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
10:30am to 2:30pm
Stop by and sample assorted gourmet foods including the famous Philadelphia-based Di Bruno Bros.

Morris Canal Presentation at the Washington Public Library

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tim Roth explores the history of the Morris Canal from its inception in the 1820s to its abandonment 100 years later.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Pentley Holmes

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Enjoy listening to singer-songwriter-guitarist Pentley Holmes. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

An Evening of Blues & Roots at Invertase Brewing Company

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Invertase Brewing Company will be hosting the duo of Dave Shapiro (guitar) and Jim Kendrick (mandolin) for an evening of Blues & Roots!

Wine and Works of Art at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
 Join us at Brook Hollow Winery for a night of creativity, Paint and Sip with Anna K! It's time to release your inner Picasso.

An Evening with Uncle Floyd (Benefit for Blairstown Live Arts at Roy's Hall)

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
If you watched "The Uncle Floyd Show" in its heyday back in the early ’80s, you might not have realized you were witnessing both the end of an era and the beginnings of an enduring NJ comedy legend. The show hearkened back to a time when the likes Sandy Becker and Soupy Sales ruled the daytime airwaves. It may have been billed as a children’s show, but hip audiences knew better. Floyd and his cast of zanies quickly became a shared secret and a New Jersey legend. Enjoy an evening of pure hilarity when Uncle Floyd performs uproarious stand-up comedy and rollicking old-time piano playing to benefit Live Arts at Roy’s Hall.

Radio Zoo Returns to Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Start your weekend with Radio Zoo at Rock Creek Tavern!

35th Anniversary Celebration at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Wow, where have the years gone? Celebrate this big anniversary of one of New Jersey's first wineries with special items on the bistro menu, discounts on wine, and more. "We are grateful and blessed to have you all as our extended family and deeply appreciate your continued loyalty," says the Four Sisters family.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm
Fill your holiday table with a beautiful and bountiful centerpiece using a wicker cornucopia, preserved greens, wheat, nuts, pinecones, fruit and dried flowers. The finished project is 8″ x 18″.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Sage

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Relax to some free music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Swingadelic

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The jazz series in this beautiful mansion continues as Swingadelic highlights the music of Johnny Mercer, with Dave Post, director/bassist, with Bill Easley, sax; John Bauers, piano & vocals; David Longworth, drums; and Vanessa Perea, vocals.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
It's Stomping Time! A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, an Italian dinner, it's something to do with friends for a special time!

Jazz Concert Series at Milagro: Julianna Sweeney

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
When a group of talented and creative young musicians gather to jam, you are sure to hear sounds and songs that are original as well as new twists on favorite standards.

Chrome City returns to Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Chrome City characterizes itself as "A fun loving bunch of guys on a mission to bring you timeless, feel-good music and spread smiles one rockin' soul at a time!"

Live Music at William's Irish Tavern: Jake Bracey Music

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:00pm
Enjoy a fun night at Willy's and listen to Jake Bracey Music.

Sick Star Nation at Bea McNally's

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00pm
High energy cover band Sick Star Nation comes to Hackettstown this Saturday. Always a great night at Bea McNally's!
 

Acoustic Sunday Brunch with Bill Ihling at Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Bill Ihling, a solo singer/guitarist, turns loose his "inner troubadour” with a performance that features a wide variety of tunes from the Americana '60s-'70s singer-songwriter, old school country, and more.

Marty Koppel at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy some free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! An unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters -including detectives - are selected and the mayhem begins.
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019
The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.
Community Corner: 

Instant Pot Cooking Classes at ShopRite in Washington

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00pmWednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Classes are $20 per person, per class, for ages 16+. To register, email: carly.sopko@wakefern.com.

Free Community Turkey Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The community is invited to gather at Buttzville United Methodist Church for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings! Free.
Plan Ahead: 

Marianna's 3 Catering To Go Family Packages for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Don't want to cook on Thanksgiving? Order one of Marianna's three Thanksgiving catering packages!

Garden State Wine Growers Holiday Wine Trail Weekend

Friday, November 29, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) encourages you to spend some of your Thanksgiving weekend visiting wineries throughout the state on its wreath & ornament trail.

Thanksgiving Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, November 29, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Kick off the holiday season at Alba Vineyard! Now is the perfect time to stock up for the holidays for the wine lover on your list or for your own collection.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 29, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

Beauty and the Beast at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 2:00pmFriday, November 29, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 30, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:00pm
Family Holiday Spectacular! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Comedy Night at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:00pm
Laugh the night away with Comedians Missy Allan, John Pizzi and Peter Sassoat at Brook Hollow Winery! $20 per person and wine will be available to purchase.

Point Mountain Hike

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Meet at 10 am. Join MWA as we hike the Ridge Trail of Point Mountain Reserve. This is a good hike for beginners and expert hikers.

Jingle on Main Sponsored by the Greater Blairstown Business Association (GBBA)

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Jingle on Main returns once again with great vendors, music, food and more! You  are invited to join in this beloved annual event in the heart of Historic Blairstown, NJ, to coincide with Small Business Saturday. Enter to win one of the many giveaways. Join in caroling with groups along the street or enjoy music from a band. ​The day will culminate in a visit from Santa and the official tree-lighting ceremony.

Shop Small Saturday in Blairstown

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate by visiting the Blairstown Museum on Saturday, November 30th to browse & shop from an array of local vendors that support our all-volunteer, non-profit organization.

Holiday Vendor Event at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Get some shopping done while your kids get free pictures with Santa. Also enjoy some Live Music, Wine Tastings, and Food.

Victorian Christmas at Shippen Manor

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 1:00pmSunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
Come and see Shippen Manor decorated for the holiday season! Self-guided and/or guided tours will be provided.

Father Christmas at the Farmstead

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Come to the farmstead on a magical night and visit with Father Christmas in the Summer Kitchen by the fire! This has become an anticipated annual event for children of all ages.

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This Week: 

An Evening with Uncle Floyd (Benefit for Blairstown Live Arts at Roy's Hall)

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm

If you watched "The Uncle Floyd Show" in its heyday back in the early ’80s, you might not have realized you were witnessing both the end of an era and the beginnings of an enduring NJ comedy legend. The show hearkened back to a time when the likes Sandy Becker and Soupy Sales ruled the daytime airwaves. It may have been billed as a children’s show, but hip audiences knew better. Floyd and his cast of zanies quickly became a shared secret and a New Jersey legend. Enjoy an evening of pure hilarity when Uncle Floyd performs uproarious stand-up comedy and rollicking old-time piano playing to benefit Live Arts at Roy’s Hall.

35th Anniversary Celebration at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

Wow, where have the years gone? Celebrate this big anniversary of one of New Jersey's first wineries with special items on the bistro menu, discounts on wine, and more. "We are grateful and blessed to have you all as our extended family and deeply appreciate your continued loyalty," says the Four Sisters family.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Fill your holiday table with a beautiful and bountiful centerpiece using a wicker cornucopia, preserved greens, wheat, nuts, pinecones, fruit and dried flowers. The finished project is 8″ x 18″.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Swingadelic

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The jazz series in this beautiful mansion continues as Swingadelic highlights the music of Johnny Mercer, with Dave Post, director/bassist, with Bill Easley, sax; John Bauers, piano & vocals; David Longworth, drums; and Vanessa Perea, vocals.

Jazz Concert Series at Milagro: Julianna Sweeney

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

When a group of talented and creative young musicians gather to jam, you are sure to hear sounds and songs that are original as well as new twists on favorite standards.

Chrome City returns to Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

Chrome City characterizes itself as "A fun loving bunch of guys on a mission to bring you timeless, feel-good music and spread smiles one rockin' soul at a time!"

Sick Star Nation at Bea McNally's

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00pm

High energy cover band Sick Star Nation comes to Hackettstown this Saturday. Always a great night at Bea McNally's!

 

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! An unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters -including detectives - are selected and the mayhem begins.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 28, 2020 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Following CDC regulations, Four Sisters Winery reintroduces its popular interactive Murder Mystery dinner. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner of Chicken Parmesan, salad, roasted vegetables, bread and dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. It's baffling, entertaining, and loads of fun!

Cost: $45/person + tax includes a  souvenir wine glass and an educational vineyard tour. Maximum group size: 8 guests. Social distancing & masks required except when eating & drinking.

Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call the winery at 908-475-3671

www.foursisterswinery.com

 
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.

 
Community Corner: 

Free Drive-thru Takeout Turkey Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Sunday, November 22, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Drive around the back of Buttzville United Methodist Church for a takeout turkey dinner with all the trimmings! Free. Pick up and deliver a good meal to someone who could really use it! 908-750-4394.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Garden State Wine Growers Holiday Wine Trail Weekend

Friday, November 29, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019

Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) encourages you to spend some of your Thanksgiving weekend visiting wineries throughout the state on its wreath & ornament trail.

Thanksgiving Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, November 29, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Kick off the holiday season at Alba Vineyard! Now is the perfect time to stock up for the holidays for the wine lover on your list or for your own collection.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 29, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

Beauty and the Beast at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:00pm

It's this year's Family Holiday Spectacular! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.

Comedy Night at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:00pm

Laugh the night away with Comedians Missy Allan, John Pizzi and Peter Sassoat at Brook Hollow Winery! $20 per person and wine will be available to purchase.

Point Mountain Hike

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am

Join Musconetcong Watershed Association to hike the Ridge Trail of Point Mountain Reserve. This is a good hike for beginners and expert hikers; the trail is diverse and challenging at times and includes a steep and rocky incline.

Jingle on Main Sponsored by the Greater Blairstown Business Association (GBBA)

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Jingle on Main returns once again with great vendors, music, food and more! You  are invited to join in this beloved annual event in the heart of Historic Blairstown, NJ, to coincide with Small Business Saturday. Enter to win one of the many giveaways. Join in caroling with groups along the street or enjoy music from a band. ​The day will culminate in a visit from Santa and the official tree-lighting ceremony.

Shop Small Saturday in Blairstown

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Celebrate by visiting the Blairstown Museum to browse & shop from an array of local vendors that support our all-volunteer, non-profit organization.

Holiday Vendor Event at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Get some shopping done while your kids get free pictures with Santa. Also enjoy some Live Music, Wine Tastings, and Food.

Victorian Christmas at Shippen Manor

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm

See Shippen Manor decorated for the holiday season! Self-guided and/or guided tours will be provided, with candlelight tours at 1, 2 and 3pm. Steve Miller (of Paddy and the Pale Boys) will play his dulcimer for guests during their visit.

Father Christmas at the Farmstead

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Come to the farmstead on a magical night and visit with Father Christmas in the Summer Kitchen by the fire! This has become an anticipated annual event for children of all ages.