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Warren County Wanderings

Starting October 5, 2016

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. - Christopher Columbus

So hurricane schmericane! Seriously, we want you to stay safe, but hopefully we have nothing to fear this weekend in northwest New Jersey. And even if the weather isn't ideal, you can always pack an umbrella or a poncho... or choose an indoor activity such as live music and theater. Regardless of what you decide, take the proper precautions, and as we like to say, Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

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

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pmWednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
OPENING THIS 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." Runs through October 23.

Country Gate Players present Young Frankenstein

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 8, 2016 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
FINAL WEEKEND: A musical version of  Mel Brooks' film of the same name. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronkensteen") inherits a castle in Transylvania containing Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher. After discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory, Frederick decides to carry on the family experiments and creates a monster of his own.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
  

Oktoberfest in Hackettstown

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Activities, contests, music, drinks and food as Czig Meister, Homebrew University and Man Skirt Brewing host Oktoberfest. Don't miss the Stein Carry Race, Wiener Dog Race, Barrel Roll Competition, Costume Contest and more.

205th Anniversary Celebration at Blairstown UMC

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy an afternoon of terrific food, great live music, fun activities for the kids, delicious bake sale, exotic animals and great vendors from our community.
Christopher Columbus eating

Columbus Weekend Dining at Apple Mountain

Friday, October 7, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016
Top of the Green Restaurant at Apple Mountain Golf & CC offers Italian food specials all weekend to celebrate Columbus. The food and drink specials are available at 4pm each day. 

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Jeff Belfy & Co.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment weather permitting.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Godon Thomas Ward

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Music at Milagro: Dave Richards Connection

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
MUSIC at MILAGRO CONCERT SERIES: Dave Richards Connection presents a “Coltrane Tribute.” 

Fall Harvest Celebration & Amelia Earhart

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Well-Sweep's 16th annual fall harvest gathering with honored guest, Amelia Earhart (portrayed by acclaimed actress Pat Jordan from the American Historical Theatre). Enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening.

Cabaret Café: Sing Me a Love Song

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Warren County Community Singers present Cabaret Café, their annual showcase of soloists and small groups in the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg.

Half Annie benefit concert for Haven of Hope for Kids

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Exquisite three-part harmony performed by a folk trio in the resonant acoustics of a church built in 1832 in historic Hope Village.

Susan Werner in Concert at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Susan is a singer/songwriter of boundless versatility, equally at home on guitar or piano. Her distinctive and highly crafted songwriting is liberally dosed with pockets of humor, wit, heartbreak, incisive social commentary and kick-ass rowdiness. Sponsored in part by The Foodshed Alliance and The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm, the evening will feature tunes from her newest project “Hayseed” for an ‘ag-centric’ show with songs about farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides.

Jesse Bardwell & Matt Schmidt Duo at Buck Hill

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:30pm
Jesse Bardwell is a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey, but currently lives in close proximity to the beautiful Delaware Water Gap in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Morris Canal Hike: Hackettstown to Washington

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Join Metrotrails for a hike on the scenic and historic Morris Canal route between Hackettstown and Washington, about 16 miles total. Meet at Port Colden Mall to carpool to the starting point.

Hay Bales of Hope to benefit Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
A fundraiser for the Sanctuary and breast cancer awareness; includes a one-mile walk around the farm, tricky tray, craft vendors, kids face painting, balloon artists, food and insight to the rehabilitation of wildlife. Bring friends and family but no pets please.

Family Fun Day & Pig Roast at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
Family Fun Day at Rutherfurd Hall! Sponsored by Village Family Clinic and Absolute Home Mortgage.
Enjoy FREE Games from 1-5 pm.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: VooDUDES Unplugged

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor.

Morris Canal Museums Open

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Check out both the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Morris Canal Plane 9 in Stewartsville.
Rizzo's Reptile Discovery at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Rizzo's Reptile Discovery at Pequest

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
This show will blend nature, environment and conservation to teach you how humans impact the environment. Meet various animals and reptiles to understand what we can do to help save the earth.

Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
Learn about the culture and history of the indigenous people who once populated New Jersey and the surrounding area presented by John Kraft. A wonderful and interesting program for everyone.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - SAGE

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a night of creativity and fun! $20/child includes finished painting on canvas and Philly Pretzel platter.

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!
 
Plan Ahead: 

"Night Before the Tour" Patron Party

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Alba Vineyard hosts this anticipated annual event to kick off Pohatcong's 22nd Annual Historic House Tour.  It is a wonderful evening of great people, fine wine, food, music and a silent

Pohatcong's Historic House Tour

Saturday, October 15, 2016
22nd Annual Historic House Tour, 10am to 5pm - $20 in advance
Riverside Fall Festival on Sunday, October 16 at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Riverside Fall Festival

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, historic site tours, refreshments, a smokehouse bacon demonstration by Myron Baley and more.
Oktoberfest of Golf at Apple Mountain

Oktoberfest of Golf at Apple Mountain

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:30am
It's a tradition at Apple Mountain: a golf tournament, German buffet and beers, and live German entertainment by Gisela.
Hunter Education class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Hunter Education at Pequest

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:00am
The fall rush is on so get ready for hunting seas now by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Plant Medicine Lecture

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 36 years will present a lecture on using nature’s pharmacy for specific treatments.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point!  Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to enlist the no - nonsense substitu

Crystal Bowersox with Jono Manson at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Houston Person, Tenor Sax, with the Dave Leonhardt Trio

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall on Sunday, October 16 will feature one of the top tenor saxophonists in the country, Houston Person, backed by the Dave Leonhardt Trio, playing tunes from America’s great co
 
Continuing: 

Delaware River Railroad Excursions - Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016
The Great Pumpkin Train  runs weekends, October 1-30
Every train is "The great Pumpkin Train" in October!

Harvest Festival Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 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 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 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 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 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 9, 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. 

Fall Yoga Program at White Lake

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:30amSunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:30am
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a series of six classes - on Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25, October 2, 9 & 16 - for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class.

Sip and Art Soirées at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pmFriday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
With the creative guidance of Suzanne Montgomery and Dr. Julie McWilliams, two local painters who have taught and painted for thirty years in a variety of settings, you will learn to unleash your creativity and create art.
 
Community Corner: 

Mommy and Me Art Class

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
During this special Halloween program you and your child will work as a team to create a spooky papier mache ghost! Ages 2-5,  $12 per session

WCArts Film Presentation: Feathers and Fur

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
George L. Johnson, naturalist and photographer, will present  Feathers and Fur, his 60-minute film that features the wildlife of northern NJ.

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, October 6, 2016Thursday, November 3, 2016Thursday, December 1, 2016
Late Night Thursdays is the first Thursday of each month, when shops will remain open until 8pm or later.

Please be advised that we do our best to make sure the information in this message is accurate at the time it is sent. But things happen, plans change, weather can be fickle... you get the idea. Please click on the links provided to other websites to obtain further details and updates.

We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County! If so, please:
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165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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This Week: 

Country Gate Players present Young Frankenstein

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

FINAL WEEKEND: A musical version of  Mel Brooks' film of the same name. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronkensteen") inherits a castle in Transylvania containing Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher. After discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory, Frederick decides to carry on the family experiments and creates a monster of his own.

Oktoberfest in Hackettstown

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Activities, contests, music, drinks and food as Czig Meister, Homebrew University and Man Skirt Brewing host Oktoberfest. Don't miss the Stein Carry Race, Wiener Dog Race, Barrel Roll Competition, Costume Contest and more.

205th Anniversary Celebration at Blairstown UMC

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of terrific food, great live music, fun activities for the kids, delicious bake sale, exotic animals and great vendors from our community.

Christopher Columbus eating

Columbus Weekend Dining at Apple Mountain

Friday, October 7, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Top of the Green Restaurant at Apple Mountain Golf & CC offers Italian food specials all weekend to celebrate Columbus. The food and drink specials are available at 4pm each day. 

Fall Harvest Celebration & Amelia Earhart

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Well-Sweep's 16th annual fall harvest gathering with honored guest, Amelia Earhart (portrayed by acclaimed actress Pat Jordan from the American Historical Theatre). Enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening.

Cabaret Café: Sing Me a Love Song

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Warren County Community Singers present Cabaret Café, their annual showcase of soloists and small groups in the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg.

Susan Werner in Concert at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

Susan is a singer/songwriter of boundless versatility, equally at home on guitar or piano. Her distinctive and highly crafted songwriting is liberally dosed with pockets of humor, wit, heartbreak, incisive social commentary and kick-ass rowdiness. Sponsored in part by The Foodshed Alliance and The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm, the evening will feature tunes from her newest project “Hayseed” for an ‘ag-centric’ show with songs about farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides.

Jesse Bardwell & Matt Schmidt Duo at Buck Hill

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:30pm

Jesse Bardwell is a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey, but currently lives in close proximity to the beautiful Delaware Water Gap in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Morris Canal Hike: Hackettstown to Washington

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 9:00am

Join Metrotrails for a hike on the scenic and historic Morris Canal route between Hackettstown and Washington, about 16 miles total. Meet at Port Colden Mall to carpool to the starting point.

Hay Bales of Hope to benefit Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

A fundraiser for the Sanctuary and breast cancer awareness; includes a one-mile walk around the farm, tricky tray, craft vendors, kids face painting, balloon artists, food and insight to the rehabilitation of wildlife. Bring friends and family but no pets please.

Morris Canal Museums Open

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Check out both the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Morris Canal Plane 9 in Stewartsville.

Rizzo's Reptile Discovery at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Rizzo's Reptile Discovery at Pequest

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

This show will blend nature, environment and conservation to teach you how humans impact the environment. Meet various animals and reptiles to understand what we can do to help save the earth.

Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

Learn about the culture and history of the indigenous people who once populated New Jersey and the surrounding area presented by John Kraft. A wonderful and interesting program for everyone.

 
Continuing: 

Harvest Festival Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 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 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 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 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 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 9, 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. 

Sip and Art Soirées at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm

With the creative guidance of Suzanne Montgomery and Dr. Julie McWilliams, two local painters who have taught and painted for thirty years in a variety of settings, you will learn to unleash your creativity and create art.

Volunteering: Trail Marking

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Volunteers needed to help with trail marking at the Maple Hill Preserve in Blairstown / Hardwick. Meet at Ridge and Valley Conservancy on 16 Main Street in Blairstown.

 
Community Corner: 

Mommy and Me Art Class

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am

During this special Halloween program you and your child will work as a team to create a spooky papier mache ghost! Ages 2-5,  $12 per session

 
Plan Ahead: 

"Night Before the Tour" Patron Party

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Alba Vineyard hosts this anticipated annual event to kick off Pohatcong's 22nd Annual Historic House Tour - a wonderful evening of great people, fine wine, food, music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society and purchase of a Night Before ticket includes a complimentary ticket to the Self-Guided Historic House Tour the following day.

Pohatcong's Historic House Tour

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Celebrate the beautiful fall season in picturesque Warren County, New Jersey!  Enjoy an amazing day of driving through the scenic countryside around the Township of Pohatcong seeing beautiful sites with exclusive access to amazing historic houses. The starting poing for the 22nd Annual Tour is Alba Vineyard; tour hours are 10am-5pm

P.S.: After taking your self-guided tour, visit  Villa Milagro Vineyards. Show them your ticket or tour book and your wine tasting is free.

Riverside Fall Festival on Sunday, October 16 at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Riverside Fall Festival

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, historic site tours, refreshments, a smokehouse bacon demonstration by Myron Baley and more.

Hunter Education class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Hunter Education at Pequest

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:00am

The fall rush is on so get ready for hunting seas now by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Plant Medicine Lecture

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 36 years will present a lecture on using nature’s pharmacy for specific treatments.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point!  Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to enlist the no-nonsense substitute, Coach Viola Swamp, to whip the team into shape for the big Thanksgiving day game.  Do the Smedley Tornadoes dare lose again? Presented by the Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series; This musical is appropriate for grades K-5.

Crystal Bowersox with Jono Manson at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes this 2010 American Idol runner-up one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years.  Singer/songwriter Jono Manson, a frequent collaborator of Crystal’s, opens the show.