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Starting November 21, 2017

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward

We're feeling thankful this week, thankful to have such a beautiful county to share with residents and visitors alike, thankful to have places to gather with family and friends to dine and to be entertained, thankful to have some time to enjoy it all. Read on for ideas on how to make the most of these precious hours! Thanksgiving weekend also is the time many people start their preparations for the December holidays, with shopping on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and Warren County's downtowns are ready to welcome you to their stores. And it's also the start of the choose-and-cut Christmas Tree season, a great time to make family memories by visiting a farm to pick the perfect pine or the finest fir to decorate your home. Check out our list of tree farms here in the "Christmas Tree Belt" to plot your destination - many of them have handcrafted gifts, ornaments, wreaths and other decorations, and offer extras like hot cider and cookies. Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Golden Sunflower with Kerri Howard at Bea McNally's

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Gotta love the crisp air and the holiday excitment! Let's celebrate Thanksgiving with Artstitution and be grateful for art by painting this golden sunflower!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern: Roadkill Sundae

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Enjoy an evening out with friends and live music before the big holiday!

Open Mic Night at Panther Pub

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00pmWednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Open Mic Night is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Come on out and sing!

Thanksgiving Eve at Luigi's Rancho: Single Bullet Theory

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00pm
Annual gathering of great friends, good food, and live music! Come on out and dance, relax, socialize, eat, dance, and dance some more! 

Juke Box Riot at Buck Hill

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00pm
It's Thanksgiving Eve! Dance the night away with this high energy cover band. 

Thanksgiving Dinners, Catering and Baking

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Make your Thanksgiving more care-free with dinner out, or catered in. Or leave the baking to one of the fine establishments you'll find in Warren County, NJ.

Golf Tournament & Thanksgiving Dinner at The Architects

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00am
The Architects Golf Club welcomes you to join them on Thanksgiving Day for their "Turkey Tussle" public golf outing! The shotgun tournament will begin at 8am. 

Holiday Wine Trail Weekend

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Sunday, November 26, 2017
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. Check out Warren County's own Holiday Wine Trail!

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017
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!

Holiday Greenhouse Tour

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00amFriday, November 24, 2017 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00amSaturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
Come experience the pleasure of Well-Sweep's greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. An informative lecture-tour of a collection of herbs from around the world, this is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual - as well as familiar - herbs. Free, but reservations are required. 

Disney's Newsies The Musical: A Family Holiday Spectacular

Friday, November 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Centenary Stage Company's production of Disney's NEWSIES The Musical opens Friday and continues with shows through Dec. 10. It's New York City 1899 and Jack Kelly and his ragtag of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of papers are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but "open the gates and seize the day"! It's this holiday season's toe-tapping extravaganza!

Gordon Thomas Ward at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Sip wine and enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere. Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. Bring your own food if you like.

Live at Panther Pub: Joe Cirotti & Friends

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 9:00pm
Joe Cirotti is a multi-instrumentalist based in Hackettstown, NJ. Come by and check him out!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Superphonic

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:00pm
Please join Superphonic at Bea McNally's Irish Pub & Restaurant for exceptional food, drink and entertainment. Superphonic will be performing your favorite rock, pop, and party hits.

It Pays to Shop Small Week by Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
It's Small Business Saturday! Visit any participating BID business and make a purchase to receive a limited number Shop Small fabric tote bag, with a Shop Small Card for local stores. One bag also will contain $25 in BID Bucks!

Small Business Saturday at Washington BID

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Washington Borough is open for business! Join as they celebrate the best of what the local stores and eateries have to offer. Special events for the day will include a visit from Santa!

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

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
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 at 4pm.

Santa Carver Ken Dispoto at Woodsedge Tree Farm

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Ken Dispoto will be at Woodsedge Tree Farm to demonstrate his carving skills and to sell his carvings and ornaments.

Post-Thanksgiving Hike at Point Mountain

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Set aside the Saturday after Thanksgiving to burn off those extra calories for our annual hike at the Point Mountain Reserve trail.

John Cain at Brook Hollow

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Live Music at Nonpareil: Doug Nussbaum

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Relax and enjoy some jazz, classical & '70s favorites by Doug Nussbaum while enjoying your dinner and dessert.  

Live at Plan B Pub: Jersey Sound

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Jersey Sound offers an eclectic blend of oldies, motown, R&B and pop.

Retro Dance Party at Buck Hill Brewery

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00pm
"Shake Your Groove Thing" with DJ Dave the Rave! Free admission to listen to some '70s, '80s and '90s music.
 

Live Music at SoMa Downtown Grill: Naked Jake

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00pm
"Everybody's favorite party band" plays until 1am. No cover.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Wind Up Monkey

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
Have fun with Wind Up Monkey! Enjoy a night out with friends while eating some delicious food.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Sage

Sunday, November 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Create a Christmas Evergreen Wreath

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
It's Christmas time!  Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.

Yoga with Delia 4-week Session Begins

Monday, November 27, 2017
Yoga Class with Delia four-week sessions: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 & 18. 4-5pm for Beginners; 5:15-6:30pm Mixed Level - 5 Techniques of Yoga for Advanced/Beginner and Intermediate students.
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017
The Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland, the greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies, bring your holiday guests and come visit!

United Way Gift Drive

Monday, December 11, 2017
United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking the assistance of area residents and businesses to purchase holiday gifts and winter coats for individuals in need during its United Way Gifts of the Season program. The drive is currently underway, concluding on December 11. To request a gift tag, to volunteer, or for more information, email Lisa.Galonardo@UnitedWayNNJ.org, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/Gifts2017 or call 973-993-1160 x503.
Plan Ahead: 

Sew Cool with Sue at The Farm in Harmony

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn some basics of machine sewing while you make a beautiful Christmas Wreath from a selection of fabrics.

Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
The Hackettstown BID will host the 11th Annual Hometown Holiday celebration with horse-drawn carriage rides through the Historic District, Santa parade, tree lighting, Santa Selfie Station and much more!

8th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
More than 130 of the area's finest crafters and artisans come together for this one-day juried event to display their unique handmade items. The event features door prizes, lunch options, bake sales, a special visit from Santa, and more for a fun-filled holiday shopping experience.

Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
This is the 40th year of a wonderful town-wide holiday event with more than 200 artisans participating.

Holiday Wreath Making at The Farm in Harmony

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Create your very own evergreen wreath from scratch. Then, adorn it with bows, berries, pine cones and more. Please dress for the mess. Bring working gloves as it’s a sappy job sometimes.

Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. Then, you can add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Visit Millbrook Village and step back into another era where the toys and games don't need batteries.

Murder at the Speakeasy at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
It is 1932, Mobster Kingpin Luigi Bord has been MURDERED and everyone is a suspect! The mystery will begin at 7pm with dinner of a taco bar (three shells and all the fixings) and dessert from Cozy Cabin Bake Shoppe around 8pm. Choose to be an active or passive participant. $40/person

The Alexis P. Suter Band ~ Award Winning Blues Masters

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. The Alexis P. Suter Band are on the rise as accolades pour in and they continue to captivate audiences from town to town.

Ha Ha Holiday Comedy Show

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Live Holiday Comedy Show featuring comedians from NJ and NY!

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Santa Claus will be visiting during their regular Sunday Brunch. Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good children and listening to their Christmas wish lists.

Celebrity Meet & Greet

Monday, December 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meet musical artist and television personality Kevin Jonas, former New York Giants Running Back Lee Rouson, and MLB Sports anchor Scott Braun! Centenary University hosts this event, sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Hackettstown and ticket sales will be donated to the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for students and children under 12 are free. Complimentary light refreshments will be served, as well as entertainment by a six-piece band. Five lucky attendees will go home with an autographed guitar by Kevin Jonas with your admittance ticket.

Musconetcong Watershed Association 25th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Musconetcong Watershed Association to celebrate its 25th anniversary! This being a major milestone for the organization as well as the 150th anniversary of the Asbury Mill it is restoring, what a great reason to celebrate. Next year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Wild & Scenic Act, under which the Musconetcong River is protected. There will be a premiere of a Wild & Scenic video featuring the Musconetcong River, dinner, music, a silent auction, and recognition of honored guests.

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This Week: 

Open Mic Night at Panther Pub

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Open Mic Night is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Come on out and sing!

Thanksgiving Dinners, Catering and Baking

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Make your Thanksgiving more care-free with dinner out, or catered in. Or leave the baking to one of the fine establishments you'll find in Warren County, NJ.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017

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!

Holiday Greenhouse Tour

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come experience the pleasure of Well-Sweep's greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. An informative lecture-tour of a collection of herbs from around the world, this is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual - as well as familiar - herbs. Free, but reservations are required. 

Disney's Newsies The Musical: A Family Holiday Spectacular

Friday, November 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company's production of Disney's NEWSIES The Musical opens Friday and continues with shows through Dec. 10. It's New York City 1899 and Jack Kelly and his ragtag of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of papers are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but "open the gates and seize the day"! It's this holiday season's toe-tapping extravaganza!

Gordon Thomas Ward at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Sip wine and enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere. Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. Bring your own food if you like.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Superphonic

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:00pm

Please join Superphonic at Bea McNally's Irish Pub & Restaurant for exceptional food, drink and entertainment. Superphonic will be performing your favorite rock, pop, and party hits.

Small Business Saturday at Washington BID

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Washington Borough is open for business! Join as they celebrate the best of what the local stores and eateries have to offer. Special events for the day will include a visit from Santa!

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

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
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 at 4pm.

Santa Carver Ken Dispoto at Woodsedge Tree Farm

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Ken Dispoto will be at Woodsedge Tree Farm to demonstrate his carving skills and to sell his carvings and ornaments.

Post-Thanksgiving Hike at Point Mountain

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Set aside the Saturday after Thanksgiving to burn off those extra calories for our annual hike at the Point Mountain Reserve trail.

John Cain at Brook Hollow

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Yoga with Delia 4-week Session Begins

Monday, November 27, 2017

Yoga Class with Delia four-week sessions: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 & 18. 4-5pm for Beginners; 5:15-6:30pm Mixed Level - 5 Techniques of Yoga for Advanced/Beginner and Intermediate students.

 
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland, the greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies, bring your holiday guests and come visit!

United Way Gift Drive

Monday, December 11, 2017

United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking the assistance of area residents and businesses to purchase holiday gifts and winter coats for individuals in need during its United Way Gifts of the Season program. The drive is currently underway, concluding on December 11. To request a gift tag, to volunteer, or for more information, email Lisa.Galonardo@UnitedWayNNJ.org, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/Gifts2017 or call 973-993-1160 x503.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hackettstown BID will host the 11th Annual Hometown Holiday celebration with horse-drawn carriage rides through the Historic District, Santa parade, tree lighting, Santa Selfie Station and much more!

8th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

More than 130 of the area's finest crafters and artisans come together for this one-day juried event to display their unique handmade items. The event features door prizes, lunch options, bake sales, a special visit from Santa, and more for a fun-filled holiday shopping experience.

Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

This is the 40th year of a wonderful town-wide holiday event with more than 200 artisans participating.

Holiday Wreath Making at The Farm in Harmony

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Create your very own evergreen wreath from scratch. Then, adorn it with bows, berries, pine cones and more. Please dress for the mess. Bring working gloves as it’s a sappy job sometimes.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. Then, you can add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Step back into another era where the toys and games didn't need batteries. Old-time decorations adorn the buildings while volunteers and park staff in period clothing demonstrate how the season was celebrated in years past. The kids can make a decoration or play with some of the wonderful old-time toys and games in the parlor. Light seasonal refreshments served. Don't forget to come back the next day for the old fashioned Christmas service and carol singing!

The Alexis P. Suter Band and Award Winning Blues Masters at Roy's Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. The Alexis P. Suter Band are on the rise as accolades pour in and they continue to captivate audiences from town to town.

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Santa Claus will be visiting during their regular Sunday Brunch. Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good children and listening to their Christmas wish lists.

Celebrity Meet & Greet

Monday, December 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet musical artist and television personality Kevin Jonas, former New York Giants Running Back Lee Rouson, and MLB Sports anchor Scott Braun! Centenary University hosts this event, sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Hackettstown and ticket sales will be donated to the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for students and children under 12 are free. Complimentary light refreshments will be served, as well as entertainment by a six-piece band. Five lucky attendees will go home with an autographed guitar by Kevin Jonas with your admittance ticket.

Musconetcong Watershed Association 25th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Musconetcong Watershed Association to celebrate its 25th anniversary! Help celebrate this major milestone for the organization as well as the 150th anniversary of the Asbury Mill it is restoring. Next year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Wild & Scenic Act, under which the Musconetcong River is protected. There will be a premiere of a Wild & Scenic video featuring the Musconetcong River, dinner, music, a silent auction, and recognition of honored guests.