Starting October 30, 2019 | Explore Warren

 

Starting October 30, 2019

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” – The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Halloween is Thursday, but you will find plenty of opportunities to keep celebrating the holiday throughout the weekend! And journeys abound in this week's edition of Warren County Wanderings. Like a journey into the spirit world at Shimer Mansion, or an orienteering journey atop Kittatinny Ridge, or journeys into the past with museum tours and historical talks. It's all there when you read on, and don't miss the Plan Ahead stuff either, you'll want to reserve your tickets now. Happy Halloween, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Hometown Halloween in Washington Borough

Thursday, October 31, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Get dressed up and into the "Spirit of Halloween"! Hometown Halloween is family fun for kids of all ages featuring a kid's costume contest and a pet costume contest.

The Merry Wives of Windsor at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:30pmTuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00pmSunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:30pmMonday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Romance, farce, and a loving portrait of Elizabethan domestic life blend in this irresistible comic confection, as the objects of Falstaff's affection, two clever Windsor wives, team up to outsmart and outmaneuver one of Shakespeare’s most beloved bad boys.

Map and Compass: Navigating Kittatinny and Beyond Weekend Getaway

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 11:00am
It's good to find yourself. In this weekend course, put your map and compass skills to work and build confidence as you experience real-life off trail navigation and triangulation situations in indoor and outdoor exercises. Learn to deal with obstacles, interpret terrain, and estimate distances. Registration required.

Marty Koppel and $5 Loaded Baked Potato Bar at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 1, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

The Spirits of Shimer Mansion

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Enjoy an exclusive event to learn about paranormal investigations and then participate in one. Seating is limited to 20.

Dead-On Live! ’65-’95 All The Years Combine at Roy's Hall

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Dead On Live returns to Roy’s Hall for a Halloween season Grateful Dead show, with a multimedia historical overview of the Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse 30-year career. From the earliest jugband beginnings, through the acid-drenched '60s, Americana roots, jam-based Jazz explorations to their '80s brush with the Top 10, Dead On Live will faithfully recreate the classic album cuts and infamous live versions that defined the Grateful Dead.

Rockin' Rebels Halloween Bash at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
This is the number one Halloween Bash to attend!  Costume party, with giveaways and specials!!  Looking forward to a scary, rockin' show featuring Ricky and The Rebels!

Annual Costume Party at Panther Pub

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:30pm
Join us for our Annual Costume Party with live music featuring Jukebox Trio. 

Halloween Hangover Party at Brass Rail

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00pm
Keep the holiday going with the Halloween Hangover Costume Party! We'll have prizes for best costumes, drink specials all night and DJ G spinning all night. 

Halloween Party at Draught House

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00pm
Costume Contest with Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place! DJ, Drink Specials & Giveaways!

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.

Fall Bus Tour and Open House Museum Tours at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Rutherfurd Hall's Bus Tour of Historical Allamuchy takes you to local sites tied to the historic mansion. Take a ride while the tour guide takes you back in history to the time when the Rutherfurd family stayed in Allamuchy for summer vacations.

Tri-County Fire Company Fall Craft-Vendor Fair

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Join Tri-County Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary and Fire Co. for a great selection of crafters, vendors, tricky tray, raffles, and food.
 

Yoga For Veterans

Saturday, October 5, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Calling all Veteran Warriors! Yoga For Veterans is back as The Farm In Harmony and M-Power Yoga  team up to offer this program. Do you find your gears spinning all day? This will help you slow it down, reset and recharge. Free for veterans & their significant others; Community/non-veterans are welcome for a  $10 to be donated to Veteran causes.

Young Audience Series: A Year with Frog and Toad at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:00am
Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. 

Dream Pillows at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Enhance your sleep, uplift your mood and brighten your dreams with a Herbal Dream Pillow!

Alba Vineyard's Music under the Arbor with Last Thursday Band

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Relax to the sounds of Last Thursday Band. Wood-fired pizza, estate premium wine, and music will be available.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Michael Long

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Peak foliage viewing & Music at Milagro: Dave Read

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Bring a picnic and friends. Sit in the shade of the pergola and lull away the afternoon to our soloists.

The New Jersey Ballet: All American Program at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
The evening features the American Masterwork Rodeo, by Agnes de Mille with score by Aaron Copeland, Margo Sappington's haunting pas de deux Waterfront, and Matthew Rushing's tribute to Count Basie,

Bad Company Experience at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00pm
Everything you want in a Bad Company cover band!

Kelly and Pete Acoustic Duo at Williams' Irish Tavern

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00pm
This duo covers pop, classic rock, blues, country, and hip hop. 

Save Daylight - Plein-Air Day

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
The public is welcome to come and watch artists at work at the Arboretum!

Harvest Crafts with Kids and Manor Tour

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kids from pre-k to elementary school are invited to join us in making a harvest-themed craft on the front lawn of the Manor. This is a rain or shine event.

Alba Vineyard's Music under the Arbor: 6th Street Trio

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Relax to the sounds of the 6th Street Trio. Wood-fired pizza, estate premium wine, and music will be available.

Treat the Troops: Trick-or-treat in the Corn Maze

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Veterans, local families and military supporters are welcomed for a fun family event, as volunteers hand out candy and other special goodies to kids & our Veterans.

The New Jersey Ballet: Hansel and Gretel at Centenary Stage Co.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
A lively re-telling of the well-known fairy tale about a brother and sister who wander into a forest where they are captured by a witch in a fantastic gingerbread house.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: John Cain

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Victor Fiore Guitar Student Recital at Roy's Hall

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Victor Fiore is a highly respected area guitar instructor known for nurturing some of the brightest talent in the NW NJ region.

House of the Good Shepherd Wine and Paint Fundraiser

Monday, November 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Come to Rutherfurd Hall to create for a cause while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint this Van Gogh November-inspired sunflower!

Hackettstown Historical Society Presentation: The Doughboys of Hackettstown

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
"Doughboys" was the nickname given to the American Expeditionary Force that took part in the later years of World War I. The presentation by John Torkos is free and open to the public, followed by refreshments.
Continuing: 

The Farm in Harmony Military-Themed Corn Maze

This year's corn maze pays tribute to the Huey helicopter, the workhorse of the Vietnam War. The maze is open 11am-6pm Wednesday to Sunday each week through November 11 (call for a Monday or Tuesday visit). Specials: Every Wednesday is Camo Kids Days, children ages 4-12 wearing camo clothes get into the maze for free. Thursday is Date Night, visit the farm (open to 7pm) where you and your date get $2 off each admission, then head to nearby Rock Creek Tavern for dinner. Show them your wristband and receive 10% off your food bill for two. Friday Nights are Family Night at the Farm, with special family admission prices. Take a break from the hectic pace of school, work, after school activities, and spend time together as a family. Remember, all Veterans/Military are always admitted FREE, with ID.
Community Corner: 

Free Tech Help for Senior Citizens at Warren Hills Regional High School

Thursday, October 31, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
You can learn technology at any age! Warren Hills High School is offering free technology help for community members to work with our eager student volunteers! 

All Hallows Eve Party at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Thursday, October 31, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Dress up and bring the whole family for a fun evening filled with games, crafts, food, candy and prizes!

Touch A Truck at Franklin Township Fire/EMS Building

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am
There will be lots of vehicles, free hot dogs. Great entertainment by “Into the Sunset Entertainment and Photography”. Something for everyone, especially the kids!

Fall Training for Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT)

Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YOU are needed at the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County, DASACC for short.

FREE Diabetes Class & Store Tour at ShopRite in Washington

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
During this FREE class and tour you will learn how to navigate our store and select items that fit into your lifestyle.
Plan Ahead: 

Kids Cooking Class - Muffin Mania at ShopRite in Washington

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
No school means it's a great time for kids ages 6-10 to come to ShopRite and learn to cook!

Simon & Garfunkel: The Songbook Show at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:30pmFriday, November 8, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
This uniquely entertaining music and multimedia event which chronicles the extraordinary career of Simon & Garfunkel.

Tricky Tray to benefit Happiness is Camping

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Grab some friends, enjoy a glass of wine and a wonderful tricky tray while helping to send children with cancer to camp.

Sideline – The Bluegrass Powerhouse at Roy's Hall

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades.

Christmas for the Children Sale and Silent Auction

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Annual Christmas for the Children Sale and Silent Auction Buttzville United Methodist Church, with all proceeds going to local families for Christmas.

Preschool Snacks Class at ShopRite in Washington

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am
During this FREE class we will make some healthy and fun snacks with the little ones! To register email carly.sopko@wakefern.com

WCARTS Meeting Featuring Program for Silk Scarves by Claire Rohloff

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The November Meeting of WCARTS will feature Program for Silk Scarves by Claire Rohloff. Claire always liked drawing, but a career in psychiatric nursing paid the bills.

Mushroom Cultivation at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Do you have a shady spot in your yard? That is all you need to get growing your own mushrooms for personal or commercial purposes. Reserve your spot now this talk; Each participant will take home a shiitake mushroom starter kit.

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This Week: 

Hometown Halloween in Washington Borough

Thursday, October 31, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get dressed up and into the "Spirit of Halloween"! Hometown Halloween is family fun for kids of all ages featuring a kid's costume contest and a pet costume contest.

The Merry Wives of Windsor at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Romance, farce, and a loving portrait of Elizabethan domestic life blend in this irresistible comic confection, as the objects of Falstaff's affection, two clever Windsor wives, team up to outsmart and outmaneuver one of Shakespeare’s most beloved bad boys.

Map and Compass: Navigating Kittatinny and Beyond Weekend Getaway

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 11:00am

It's good to find yourself. In this weekend course, put your map and compass skills to work and build confidence as you experience real-life off trail navigation and triangulation situations in indoor and outdoor exercises. Learn to deal with obstacles, interpret terrain, and estimate distances. Registration required.

The Spirits of Shimer Mansion

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Enjoy an exclusive event to learn about paranormal investigations and then participate in one. Seating is limited to 20.

Dead-On Live! ’65-’95 All The Years Combine at Roy's Hall

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

Dead On Live returns to Roy’s Hall for a Halloween season Grateful Dead show, with a multimedia historical overview of the Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse 30-year career. From the earliest jugband beginnings, through the acid-drenched '60s, Americana roots, jam-based Jazz explorations to their '80s brush with the Top 10, Dead On Live will faithfully recreate the classic album cuts and infamous live versions that defined the Grateful Dead.

Halloween Hangover Party at Brass Rail

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00pm

Keep the holiday going with the Halloween Hangover Costume Party! We'll have prizes for best costumes, drink specials all night and DJ G spinning all night. 

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.

Fall Bus Tour and Open House Museum Tours at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Rutherfurd Hall's Bus Tour of Historical Allamuchy takes you to local sites tied to the historic mansion. Take a ride while the tour guide takes you back in history to the time when the Rutherfurd family stayed in Allamuchy for summer vacations.

Yoga For Veterans

Saturday, October 5, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Calling all Veteran Warriors! Yoga For Veterans is back as The Farm In Harmony and M-Power Yoga  team up to offer this program. Do you find your gears spinning all day? This will help you slow it down, reset and recharge. Free for veterans & their significant others; Community/non-veterans are welcome for a  $10 to be donated to Veteran causes.

Young Audience Series: A Year with Frog and Toad at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:00am

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. 

Harvest Crafts with Kids and Manor Tour

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids from pre-k to elementary school are invited to join us in making a harvest-themed craft on the front lawn of the Manor. This is a rain or shine event.

Treat the Troops: Trick-or-treat in the Corn Maze

Sunday, November 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Veterans, local families and military supporters are welcomed for a fun family event, as volunteers hand out candy and other special goodies to kids & our Veterans.

 
Continuing: 

The Farm in Harmony Military-Themed Corn Maze

This year's corn maze pays tribute to the Huey helicopter, the workhorse of the Vietnam War. The maze is open 11am-6pm Wednesday to Sunday each week through November 11 (call for a Monday or Tuesday visit). Specials: Every Wednesday is Camo Kids Days, children ages 4-12 wearing camo clothes get into the maze for free. Thursday is Date Night, visit the farm (open to 7pm) where you and your date get $2 off each admission, then head to nearby Rock Creek Tavern for dinner. Show them your wristband and receive 10% off your food bill for two. Friday Nights are Family Night at the Farm, with special family admission prices. Take a break from the hectic pace of school, work, after school activities, and spend time together as a family. Remember, all Veterans/Military are always admitted FREE, with ID.

 
Community Corner: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

Centenary Stage Co. Fringe: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Show

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

A uniquely entertaining music and multimedia event chronicles the extraordinary career of Simon & Garfunkel. Anchored by Rex Fowler, co-founder of the renowned folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step, and his wife Dodie Pettit, an original cast member of Broadway's greatest success story, Phantom of the Opera, with singer and multi-instrumentalist Steven Roues. The show's story-line was originally created by Pete Fornatale, the late great pioneer of progressive FM radio and Simon & Garfunkel biographer. Now narrating, emceeing and manning the scintillating multimedia show is WCWP radio host Tony Traguardo, Fornatale's dear friend and protege, and co-founder of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Nostalgia and laughter abounds, and a sing a-long is always in the mix.

Sideline – The Bluegrass Powerhouse at Roy's Hall

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

This pedigreed six-piece powerhouse has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics - it's the embodiment of the North Carolina Bluegrass sound. With Serene Green opening.