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"May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future." – Irish Blessing

It’s Wanderings time again! This issue features - among other things - St. Patrick’s Day events, including Hackettstown's parade on March 10. Our cover photo shows the County Commissioners marching (and distributing candy) there in 2023, and a little bird told us they'll be there this year, too! Hackettstown is also celebrating the Grand Marshal with an annual reception.

And there are so many Easter events, we had to make a separate page! Check it out Here!

Roy’s Hall is featured in the "More Things To Do" section way down below, as the venue is offering live music every week in March.

Remember, we continually add happenings to our calendar, so keep an eye on March 2024 for the latest events (and let us know if we're missing any)!

Happy Leap Day, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Happy Easter and Happy Wanderings!

 

March 2024

Coming Up: 

Wine and Cheese Weekends @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 9, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

The "holy trinity" of food is wine, cheese and bread. Join Villa Milagro for a weekend of delicious samples of locally made artisan cheeses.

2024 St. Patrick's Grand Marshal Reception

Thursday, March 7, 2024 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Kick off St. Patrick's Day with Hackettstown and their Grand Marshal reception to honor retired Lt. Darren Tynan. The reception dinner features a live performance by Rory O’Moore School of Pipes and Drums and a dance performance by Slattery School of Irish Dance.

Pansy Wreath Workshop @ Flowerland Growers

Friday, March 8, 2024 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Start spring off right and get your hands in the soil! Learn how to create your own 20" living wreath with gorgeous pansies and violas. Workshop fee includes everything you'll need, as well as instruction. Registration and prepayment are required.

WC Arts presents Zen Art Drawing

Saturday, March 9, 2024 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Warren County Arts presents Aida Birritteri teaching Zen art drawing and painting at The Oxford Municipal Gallery. Free for members; $25 for nonmembers.

Comedy Night @ Architects Golf Club

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 6:00pm

Get ready for a night of uproarious comedy with Buddy Fitzpatrick! Hailing from Philadelphia, Buddy's unique act combines monologue skills with physical humor, bringing his observations to life in a side-splitting way. With a background in theater and numerous film and TV appearances, he's a seasoned performer who knows how to keep the laughs coming.

15th Annual St. Patrick's Parade presented by Hackettstown BID

Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 3:30pm

Join one of Hackettstown's biggest events, the St. Patrick's Parade, complete with a Grand Marshal, Irish dancers, loads of businesses, area teams, music and pet costume contest! Come out for a fun day to cheer everyone on, including the Warren County Board of County Commissioners!

The Tartan Terrors @ CSC

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 7:30pm

The Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic invasion, mixing music energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic bagpipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles.

St. Patrick's Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, March 16, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Let the shenanigans begin at Alba Vineyard and Winery with special wine flight and small bites.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner @ Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, March 16, 2024 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dance your favorite jig and head over to Brook Hollow for their St. Paddy's Day dinner! Tickets include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and soda bread accompanied by live music.

Ladies Night Out @ Northeast Library

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Stop in for a stress- free and fun Ladies Night Out hosted by Northeast Library. Students from the Warren County Technical School's Cosmetology Department will be providing mini manicures, hand/arm massages, nail art, hair braiding, and hair iron curling/straightening.

Afternoon Hike @ Pequest Trout Hatchery

Thursday, March 21, 2024 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Explore the trails with the staff from the Pequest Natural Resource Education Center as they lead you out on one of the three trails on the property and explore what signs of spring nature has for us to see.

St. Patrick's Day Candle Workshop @ Lit Girl Candle Company

Saturday, March 23, 2024 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Bring your creativity and get ready to make your own customized candles. Play St. Patrick's Bingo, with up to three lucky winners getting a special prize. Bring your own drinks and refreshments, and feel free to invite children ages 7 and older to join the class.

Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. and Ils Sont Partis Band @ CSC

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:00pm

Carrying on his father's legacy and band, Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. finds himself the front man to the legendary "Il Sont Parti Band." The Creole cousin of jazz, Zydeco music will have you up dancing in the isles, in your kitchen, in your living room, no matter your age or abilities.

The Rutherfurd Hall Jazz Series featuring The Jerry Weldon Quartet

Sunday, March 24, 2024 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Jerry Weldon has been a featured soloist with the Harry Connick, Jr. band. This event is the first of a three-part of a series produced by Ed Coyne, who has brought jazz events to the Hackettstown area for more than 20 years. Ed believes that the Performing Arts Center at Rutherfurd Hall is one of the best venues around to see and hear live jazz in an intimate setting. Light refreshments will be available during intermission, and proceeds benefit the Rutherfurd Hall Foundation and the Hackettstown Rotary Club.

Blaming Amy @ Buttzville Brewing

Friday, March 29, 2024 - 6:30pm

Do you love '90s music? Welcome Blaming Amy and jam out to some excellent '90s nostalgia, playing pop to rock to alternative styles, from Hootie and the Blowfish to Matchbox 20 to Nirvana to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 
Continuing: 

Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

These classes will include gentle movement, postures for strengthening muscles and improved flexibility, breath awareness, deep relaxation, techniques for improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more.

Tartuffe @ CSC

Moliere’s classic comic romp of greed, hypocrisy and scandal is just as relevant today as it was in 1664 and follows a wealthy French merchant named Orgon who falls under the spell of Tartuffe. Only by hiding in closets, listening at doors and climbing under tables can Tartuffe's motive finally be exposed.

March Music @ Panther Pub

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 5:00pm

Panther Pub continues with tunes in March including Erika Sherger Duo 3/1; John Cain 3/8; Brian Mcloughlin 3/10; Brian St. John and Alan Tepper 3/15; The Black River Rabble Rousers 3/16; Duo Nova 3/22; Bill Ruddy 3/29.

March Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 9:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 8:00pm

Tipton's has live music every weekend in March featuring Blaming Amy 3/1; Agirl & Aguy 3/2; Werner Sommer 3/8; Naked Jake 3/9; 519 Famous 3/15; Out Past Curfew 3/16; Chuck Schubert & Co 3/22; Little Bird & a few Bad Eggs 3/23; Stevie Vicks 3/29; Bobby Clark 3/29.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in March

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 1:00pm

Live music in March featuring Frank Mondillo 3/2; 3/9 Dave Read; 3/16 Peter Amadeo; ​3/23 Scott Messina.

Brook Hollow Music in March

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 2:00pm

Enjoy Brook Hollow's weekend music live with Scott Messina 3/2; Joe Janci 3/3; Michael Long 3/9; Ally Brown 3/10; Bill Ruddy 3/10; Stan and Elise 3/17; John Cain 3/23; SAGE 3/24; Rich Berry 3/30; SAGE 3/31.

Lunch and Learn with Rutgers: What is the FODMAP Diet?

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 12:15pm

FODMAP is an acronym for the carbohydrates found in many of the foods we eat that some people have a difficult time digesting. Learn about the basics of the diet including the adequacy, safety and potential benefits of the diet. Lunch will be provided.

Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Saturday, March 9, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting, followed by a Chicken Parmesan dinner, then dessert paired with dessert wines. Reservations required, and price includes souvenir wine glass.

Country Line Dancing @ Brook Hollow Winery

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 7:00pm

Taught by Country Fusion Certified instructor, Jennifer Horsey! Great for all levels of dancing abilities! Buffet dinner offered as extra. This event is limited to the first 100 people who purchase tickets.

Winter Concert Series @ Architects Golf Club

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

Architects Winter Concert Series features incredible classic rock, pop, dance, and R&B cover bands that'll have the joint jumpin'! Line-up includes Zaire 2/16; 99 Pounds 2/24; Zaire 3/15; Dragonfly 3/23.

Murder Mystery Happenings @ Four Sisters

Sunday, March 17, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

It’s not a typical who done it. It’s the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line. As the plot thickens, the victim falls prey and the detectives investigate with deductive reasoning to reveal the murderer. Attendees will also enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious Chicken Parmigana dinner with pasta, salad, bread and dessert.

 
Community Corner: 

Wellness Walks with Warren County Parks

Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 10:00am
Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 10:00am

Take charge of your year with Wellness Walks led by Warren County naturalist Jen. Walks will vary in time and length and held once a month on a Sunday. Registration required.

 
More Things to Do: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Friday, May 17, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Thursday, September 12, 2024
Friday, September 13, 2024
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Friday, October 11, 2024
Saturday, October 12, 2024
Sunday, October 13, 2024
Friday, October 18, 2024
Saturday, October 19, 2024

There are still plenty of tickets left for this weekend! You can tour Camp Crystal Lake even after Friday the 13th! Tickets are on sale now for shorter and longer tours. Don't miss out!

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