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Warren County Wanderings

Starting October 19, 2016

"The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider." - Jane Hirshfield, American poet, essayist, and translator

We've had some heat this week but let's take advantage of this great weather! Lots of events are in store, including the final performances of "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily", fall festivals, and music galore. Don't forget the ABCs of Autumn: Apples, Big pumpkins, Corn mazes... and Cider, too. (OK, we're stretching that metaphor, but let's got with it!) Check out the Farms page on the ExploreWarren website and find a farm or two to visit this weekend. Let them know you found them through Warren County Wanderings, and let us know where you wander by posting your photos on our Facebook page! Wherever you end up, Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Wine and Jazz Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Featuring Dennis Melillo, guitar and vocals, with Gary Staples, piano, playing and singing the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Rodgers/Hart, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others.

Oktoberfest to benefit DASACC

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
DASACC’s Oktoberfest will be held  under the “big tent” at Donaldson Farms. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Wise Owl Workshop - The Gravestone Artist

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops introduce you to the striking and beautiful work of the early New England and New Jersey gravestone carvers, though images, a carving demonstration, and hands-on participation.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Friday, October 21, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Steve Kurchik

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features Steve Kirchuk and his "magical guitar" performing soft rock covers and originals.

Sonrise Mountain Revival - Gazebo Concert Series

Friday, October 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Warren County Library's CDH Branch moves the concert series inside to the library's meeting room with this performance, an entertaining mix of bluegrass, folk, Gospel and jazz for people of all ages.

Rock Creek Tavern - Naked Jake

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Easton-area band adds its own high-energy twist to its catalog of rock, pop and country covers. 

Grape Gallop

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00am
RUN. WALK. TASTE.
Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting. Registration and check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. race.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
  

Harvest Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us for our last festival of the year and celebrate the end of another great harvest, with cuisine from the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The VooDUDES.
 

Soap Making at Well-Sweep

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn how to make all natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Marty Koppel

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 22, 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.

Rock Creek Tavern - Uncle Rocco

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
This Lehigh Valley PA - Northwest NJ band's signature sound is '60s & '70s rock & soul, with some funk, country, blues, and alternative  mixed in... just about anything as long as you can dance to it!

Glenn Roberts Band performs at Buck Hill

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:30pm
Glenn Roberts Band performs "Bar Rockin' Country and Southern Rock" at Buck Hill Brewery and Restaurant, until 1:00 a.m.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Andy Rimer

Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

An Afternoon with The Dr. Dick Faction at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rock Creek Tavern hosts an afternoon of live music courtesy of The Dr. Dick Faction.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Hall of Haunts: Red Planet

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Join the Mediums in Rutherfurd Hall for the 5th Annual Hall of Haunts event: RED PLANET!
Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor on Oct. 29

Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Belvidere Lions Club presents the Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor.

Photography Class at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Spend the day at Donaldson Farms with Unique Photo, Panasonic, and Lumix Luminary Rick Gerrity!

Murder at the Haunted Mansion at Brook Hollow Winery

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!

CSC's Fringe Festival - "Kick"

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Fringe Theater returns to Centenary Stage Company as Joanna Rush’s powerfully entertaining one – woman show, Kick, “kicks – off” the series and makes its New Jersey premiere in the Edith Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center.
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

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.

CSC Presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
FINAL WEEK! Written by Katie Forgette and performed in the Sitnik Theater. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mastermind detective, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and witty playwright Oscar Wilde, come to life in this delightful play as Holmes must find a blackmailer and stolen intimate letters exchanged with the Prince of Wales. The play is "...a quick-paced, witty... confection that goes down like iced lemonade on a summer scorcher." - Pioneer Press. Check the CSC website for special offers on tickets including the Thursday "Buy 1/Get 1."

Warren County Winery Train

Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! 
Corrado's Farm: Home of the Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House. Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. 

Harvest Festival Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
Donaldson Farms Harvest Festival Weekends 2016 dates and hours (weather permitting):
Oct 8-9, Oct 15-16, Oct 22-23
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Family Harvest Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
Every weekend in October will be Family Harvest Weekend.  We will have our vino cafe menu, wine tasting, corn maze, pumpkin picking and fun for the whole family.

 

Delaware River Railroad Excursions - Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Great Pumpkin Train  runs weekends, October 1-30
Every train is "The great Pumpkin Train" in October!

Warren County Winery Train

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.
Community Corner: 

Designer Bag Bingo & Tricky Tray to benefit PHS Cheerleading

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
Doors open at 12pm and games start at 1pm for  Phillipsburg High School Cheerleading Designer Bag Bingo and Tricky Tray!

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm
All-you-can-eat Family Style Roast Beef Dinner with assorted desserts. Call ahead and leave message to reserve tickets, or buy them at the door. Take-outs and Adults: $15; Seniors: $14; Kids age 6-12: $8; Kids age 5 and younger: Free. 908-453-2301.
Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands on October 26 in Phillipsburg

The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:45pm
The Phillipsburg High School Band and Band Boosters present The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands, featuring high school marching bands from throughout the region.

Women on the Watch: "Wearing Heels on Main Street"

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
In this second in the series, Hon. Maria DiGiovanni, Mayor of Hackettstown, talks about what it’s like “Wearing Heels on Main Street," how major life events can take you to unexpected places, and how a woman can work successfully in "a man's world."

Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join Domestic Abuse &Sexual Assault Crisis Center to honor those impacted by interpersonal violence. 

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This Week: 

Wine and Jazz Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring Dennis Melillo, guitar and vocals, with Gary Staples, piano, playing and singing the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Rodgers/Hart, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others.

Oktoberfest to benefit DASACC

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

DASACC’s Oktoberfest will be held  under the “big tent” at Donaldson Farms. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Wise Owl Workshop - The Gravestone Artist

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops introduce you to the striking and beautiful work of the early New England and New Jersey gravestone carvers, though images, a carving demonstration, and hands-on participation.

Sonrise Mountain Revival - Gazebo Concert Series

Friday, October 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Warren County Library's CDH Branch moves the concert series inside to the library's meeting room with this performance, an entertaining mix of bluegrass, folk, Gospel and jazz for people of all ages.

Rock Creek Tavern - Naked Jake

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Easton-area band adds its own high-energy twist to its catalog of rock, pop and country covers. 

Grape Gallop

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00am

RUN. WALK. TASTE.

Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting. Registration and check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. race.

Harvest Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for our last festival of the year and celebrate the end of another great harvest, with cuisine from the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The VooDUDES.

 

Soap Making at Well-Sweep

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn how to make all natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 22, 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.

Rock Creek Tavern - Uncle Rocco

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm

This Lehigh Valley PA - Northwest NJ band's signature sound is '60s & '70s rock & soul, with some funk, country, blues, and alternative  mixed in... just about anything as long as you can dance to it!

 
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.

CSC Presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

FINAL WEEK! Written by Katie Forgette and performed in the Sitnik Theater. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mastermind detective, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and witty playwright Oscar Wilde, come to life in this delightful play as Holmes must find a blackmailer and stolen intimate letters exchanged with the Prince of Wales. The play is "...a quick-paced, witty... confection that goes down like iced lemonade on a summer scorcher." - Pioneer Press. Check the CSC website for special offers on tickets including the Thursday "Buy 1/Get 1."

Warren County Winery Train

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! 

Corrado's Farm: Home of the Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House. Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. 

Harvest Festival Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Donaldson Farms Harvest Festival Weekends 2016 dates and hours (weather permitting):
Oct 8-9, Oct 15-16, Oct 22-23
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Family Harvest Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Every weekend in October will be Family Harvest Weekend.  We will have our vino cafe menu, wine tasting, corn maze, pumpkin picking and fun for the whole family.


 

Warren County Winery Train

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

 
Community Corner: 

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm

All-you-can-eat Family Style Roast Beef Dinner with assorted desserts. Call ahead and leave message to reserve tickets, or buy them at the door. Take-outs and Adults: $15; Seniors: $14; Kids age 6-12: $8; Kids age 5 and younger: Free. 908-453-2301.

Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands on October 26 in Phillipsburg

The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:45pm

The Phillipsburg High School Band and Band Boosters present The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands, featuring high school marching bands from throughout the region.

Women on the Watch: "Wearing Heels on Main Street"

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:30pm

In this second in the series, Hon. Maria DiGiovanni, Mayor of Hackettstown, talks about what it’s like “Wearing Heels on Main Street," how major life events can take you to unexpected places, and how a woman can work successfully in "a man's world."

Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join Domestic Abuse &Sexual Assault Crisis Center to honor those impacted by interpersonal violence. 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Hall of Haunts: Red Planet

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join the Mediums in Rutherfurd Hall for the 5th Annual Hall of Haunts event: RED PLANET!

Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor on Oct. 29

Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Belvidere Lions Club presents the Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor.

CSC's Fringe Festival - "Kick"

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Fringe Theater returns to Centenary Stage Company as Joanna Rush’s powerfully entertaining one-woman show, Kick, “kicks-off” the series and makes its New Jersey premiere in the Edith Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center.

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).