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Warren County Wanderings

Starting September 7, 2016

Summer is hanging on, with a warm, sunny weekend ahead, perfect for stepping back in time with Belvidere's Victorian Days, attending an outdoor event or dining al fresco. Read on for ideas! Also, note that tickets are now on sale for the Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall concert series, which brings a variety of outstanding jazz musicians to the historic mansion in Allamuchy for once-a-month concerts, with discounts available for buying multiple shows. September is a busy month in Warren County, so Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Johnny Peppers and the Peptones

Come enjoy an evening concert in the Gazebo at the Catherine Dickson Hofman branch of the Warren County Library and listen to some traditional vintage jazz performed on vintage instruments.

An Evening with Hal Ketchum at Roy's Hall

Grand Ole Opry member Hal Ketchum - whose career includes 10 albums, 15 Top 10 hits, and 5 million record sales - performs at Roy's Hall.

Sip and Art Soirées at Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 8:00pmFriday, 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.

Belvidere Victorian Days

Belvidere Victorian Days is a celebration of our town's Victorian heritage. Join the festivities, which include live entertainment, antique, craft and food vendors, antique/vintage car show, Victorian era demonstrations, house tours, cemetery tours, and much more. You will delight in strolling through a quaint town that evokes memories of a bygone era.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Herb Vinegars, Oils & Pesto

With the garden at its peak and an abundance of herbs – it’s time to harvest; come to Well-Sweep Herb Farm to learn the basics on how to make your own herbal condiments.
National Grandparents Day celebrated at Villa Milagro Vineyards

National Grandparents Day at Villa Milagro Vineyards

It’s National Grandparents weekend. If you are a Grandparent come on out to celebrate all that you do for your kids and theirs!

Margaritaville Party at Top of the Green

Themed food specials, including jerk wings and jerk shrimp pasta at Top of the Green Restaurant at Apple Mountain.

Dine in the Vines: Harvest Moon Dinner

Villa Milagro Vineyards presents its final Dine in the Vines dinner of the season. Dine alfresco in Row 51 of the vineyard, with the meal prepared by Chef Francesco Sorgiavanni of Francesco's Italian Restaurant in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Fall Yoga Program at White Lake

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:30amSunday, September 25, 2016 - 8:30amSunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:30amSunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:30amSunday, October 16, 2016 - 3:30am
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.

Morris Canal Museums Open

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.

Patriot Day Ceremony

Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

Fine Wine and the Music of Billy Joel

Enjoy and afternoon of fine wine and the music at The Inn at Millrace Pond, featuring Billy Joel Tribute Band, We May Be Right. Also light jazz by Loose Measure.

Rutherfurd Hall's Hawaiian Luau Fundrasier

Rutherfurd Hall's celebrated grounds will be transformed into a Hawaiian paradise for this fundraiser, which will include cocktail hour, Hawaiian buffet dinner, island music and a show.

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner

The Gazebo area of Moore Street and the adjacent parking lot are transformed into a magical outdoor courtyard, with guests sampling culinary specialties from Hackettstown restaurants representing diverse cuisines...

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.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Hawk Watch Raccoon Ridge

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am
Join Ridge & Valley Conservancy Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch.

Hunter Education Class

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am
The fall rush is on so don't wait any longer - take your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Pressed Flower Workshops at Well-Sweep

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Two separate workshops will be held this day; reservations required for each.

Family Fishing Basics

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:30am
Registration opens September 4

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
It’s not a typical who-done-it… It’s the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line.

Kinderhook Rocks Oktoberfest

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Oktoberfest celebration with County-Rock band, Kinderhook, at The Inn at Millrace Pond from 2-6 p.m.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Pianists Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, September 18, with two of America’s great jazz pianists, Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal. Both of these talented artists will be backed by a solid rhythm section with Steve Varner on bass and Steve Johns on drums.
Tickets are now on sale for the full Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall series, which brings a variety of outstanding jazz musicians to the historic mansion in Allamuchy Township, NJ, for once-a-month concerts on Sunday afternoons September through May. Discounts are available on advanced purchase of tickets for 3, 5 or all 7 concerts.

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, September 21, 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.

4-H Renaissance Faire

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
Step back in time when a cultural movement known as the Renaissance evolved; a time when da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Galileo transformed the world with their art and science.

NJ Wine, Beer and Spirits Showcase

Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Join the Foodshed Allaince and sample outstanding wines produced by Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s award-winning winery, as well as a selection of international vintages.

Curtain Up at CSC: The Doo Wop Project

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.

Apple Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
Enjoy the beautiful view of the 250 acres overlooking vineyards, grassy fields and mountainsides at Four Sisters Winery. Apple picking, hayrides, live music and so much more
 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 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.

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pmFriday, September 23, 2016 - 7:00pmFriday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Eat locally - for the environment, for your health, and for the community that you live in! Check website for featured vendors each week. Live music, too!

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, this new location provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related agricultural products directly to the consumer.
 
Community Corner: 

Local Auditions for Mary Poppins at CSC

Centenary Stage Company will be holding local, non-equity open auditions for their upcoming holiday production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” on September 10 & 11 from 6 pm – 10 pm.

The History of the Wedding Dress by Johanna's Boutique

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
The Franklin Township Historical Commission in conjunction with the Franklin Township Committee proudly presents The History of the Wedding Dress by Johanna's Boutique, followed by an old fashioned

CSA Picnic in the Park Dog Walk

Sunday, September 25, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
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This Week: 

Johnny Peppers and the Peptones

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

Come enjoy an evening concert in the Gazebo at the Catherine Dickson Hofman branch of the Warren County Library and listen to some traditional vintage jazz performed on vintage instruments.

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.

Belvidere Victorian Days

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
11:30am to 5:00pm

Belvidere Victorian Days is a celebration of our town's Victorian heritage. Join the festivities, which include live entertainment, antique, craft and food vendors, antique/vintage car show, Victorian era demonstrations, house tours, cemetery tours, and much more. You will delight in strolling through a quaint town that evokes memories of a bygone era.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Herb Vinegars, Oils & Pesto

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

With the garden at its peak and an abundance of herbs – it’s time to harvest; come to Well-Sweep Herb Farm to learn the basics on how to make your own herbal condiments.

Dine in the Vines: Harvest Moon Dinner

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

Villa Milagro Vineyards presents its final Dine in the Vines dinner of the season. Dine alfresco in Row 51 of the vineyard, with the meal prepared by Chef Francesco Sorgiavanni of Francesco's Italian Restaurant in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Fall Yoga Program at White Lake

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:30am
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:30am
Sunday, 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.

Morris Canal Museums Open

Sunday, September 11, 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.

Patriot Day Ceremony

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

Fine Wine and the Music of Billy Joel

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy and afternoon of fine wine and the music at The Inn at Millrace Pond, featuring Billy Joel Tribute Band, We May Be Right. Also light jazz by Loose Measure. 

Rutherfurd Hall's Hawaiian Luau Fundrasier

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 5:00pm

Rutherfurd Hall's celebrated grounds will be transformed into a Hawaiian paradise for this fundraiser, which will include cocktail hour, Hawaiian buffet dinner, island music and a show.

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Gazebo area of Moore Street and the adjacent parking lot are transformed into a magical outdoor courtyard, with guests sampling culinary specialties from Hackettstown restaurants representing diverse cuisines...

 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 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.

 
Community Corner: 

Local Auditions for Mary Poppins at CSC

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Centenary Stage Company will be holding local, non-equity open auditions for their upcoming holiday production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” on September 10 & 11 from 6 pm – 10 pm.

CSA Picnic in the Park Dog Walk

Sunday, September 25, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Common Sense for Animals is dedicated to animal welfare on the premise that it is man's dominion and responsibility to care for the animals and the environment.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Hawk Watch Raccoon Ridge

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am

Join Ridge & Valley Conservancy Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch.

Hunter Education Class

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am

The fall rush is on so don't wait any longer - take your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Kinderhook Rocks Oktoberfest

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Oktoberfest celebration with County-Rock band, Kinderhook, at The Inn at Millrace Pond from 2-6 p.m.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Pianists Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, September 18, with two of America’s great jazz pianists, Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal. Both of these talented artists will be backed by a solid rhythm section with Steve Varner on bass and Steve Johns on drums.

Tickets are now on sale for the full Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall series, which brings a variety of outstanding jazz musicians to the historic mansion in Allamuchy Township, NJ, for once-a-month concerts on Sunday afternoons September through May. Discounts are available on advanced purchase of tickets for 3, 5 or all 7 concerts.

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, September 21, 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.

NJ Wine, Beer and Spirits Showcase

Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the Foodshed Allaince and sample outstanding wines produced by Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s award-winning winery, as well as a selection of international vintages.

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.