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History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. - John Dalberg-Acton (1843-1902), English historian, politician, and writer

History comes alive at the Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead, pictured here, during their Spring Open House this Saturday. Plus it's a sweet and crafty day in Washington Borough, you can check out a big barbecue competition, enjoy music, comedy, cinema and art, learn more about outdoor activities, or even hike with a very smart dog! It's all here when you wander in Warren County, so get out there, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting April 24, 2019

This Week: 

Adult Culinary Workshop at Washington ShopRite

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a master of the culinary arts, you’ll be sure to enjoy this interactive Culinary Workshop class experience Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Carly Sopko.

Women Playwrights Series: “Across the Aisle” by Alyssa Haddad

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

In “Across the Aisle” by Alyssa Haddad:  A young interracial couple hosts their traditional families for Thanksgiving and drops the bomb that they are engaged, igniting the challenging and often hilarious question of how one creates a future with someone from an entirely different past?

NEXTstage Rep: Avenue Q at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Filled with gut-busting humor, a delightfully catchy score, and puppets! NEXTstage Repertory is the all-student production company highlighting the close collaboration between the Centenary University Theatre Department and the professionally producing Centenary Stage Company.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with The Woodstock Horns at Roy's Hall

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Music Of The Band show has been performed by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix since 2000 and continues today at many of the best festivals, theaters and clubs throughout The USA, Canada and Europe. The songs are steeped in the fabric of the Rock n Roll, Blues, and American Roots Music.

New Jersey KnoQout State BBQ Championship

Saturday, April 27, 2019 to Sunday, April 28, 2019

This nationally sanctioned barbecue contest brings together 50 BBQ teams from throughout the Northeast U.S. and Canada – all vying for the title of New Jersey State BBQ Champion. The public is invited to stop by to visit teams and talk about barbecue on Saturday and Sunday, then cheer on the winning teams at the awards ceremony around 3:45 p.m. Sunday.

MWA Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Spruce up your garden this spring, and go native! They will have a great selection of perennials, trees, ferns, and bushes for sale at great prices! Rain or shine.

Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Spring Open House

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Visit this farmstead, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, to imagine what life was like in a bygone era. Featuring children's activities, fiber arts demonstrations, open-hearth cooking in the summer kitchen, war reenactors, an opportunity to visit with a Spruce Run State Park Naturalist, and other informational vendors.

Washington Arts, Sweets & Crafts Festival

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join the Washington BID for a full day of art work galore, music, kid's activities and demonstrations. Music by Doc Pappa & the Renegade Ramblers (Bluegrass), Clouds In My Coffee (Carly Simon Tribute), and The Trevor B. Power Band (Blues/Rock).

Pequest Open House and Sportsmen's Flea Market

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The annual Open House at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is a great way for people of all ages to celebrate spring's arrival. Free and held rain or shine, the event features many environmental and conservation exhibits, historical reenactors, wildlife artists, carvers and taxidermists with goods and services to sell. Activities include fishing for kids between the ages of 6 and 16, archery ranges for those 10 years and older, hunter education (pre-registration required), and more, plus a sportsmen's flea market so you can purchase what you need to get started or to stock up for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.

Susan Roseman and James Feehan at Hope Junction Gallery

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Meet Susan Roseman and James Feehan, two accomplished artists whose work differs drastically. Susan portrays everyday activities through printmaking while James applies his interpretations of realism and fantasy with paint.

A Day of Wine and Romance at Brook Hollow

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Roz Lee and friends at the beautiful Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ. Enjoy the optional wine tasting then meet the authors and stock up on your spring and summer reading material!

Stan and Elise at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:30pm

A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic '60s tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. 

Hike with Watson the Dog at White Lake

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join Watson for a tour of the White Lake trails. Enjoy White Lake from a new - and lower - perspective as Watson points out some of his favorite spots to fellow canines and their human companions.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

NORWESCAP Career & Life Transitions Center will hold its First Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser.

Beams & Dreams - Raising the Roof with Laughter

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

A buffet and a show featuring comedian Bob Nelson, along with raffle baskets, live and silent auctions, supporting Warren County Habitat for Humanity’s continuing effort to build dreams for area families in need.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Kate and Paul

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

Kate and Paul have covered a diversity of musical genres, from pop and progressive rock to rhythm & blues, country and folk-rock. Enjoy the music and some delicious wine. 

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join a pair of up-and-coming psychic mediums for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side!  

Phillipsburg Rotary Corks and Forks

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

The 12th Annual event to sample food, wine and beer from various local restaurants and celebrate the work of the Rotary but also a distinguished former leader in our community, as the late Terrance “Terry” Lee will be honored posthumously.

MWA River Talk Series: Birding 101

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Have you ever wanted to take up birdwatching but didn't know how to start? Join MWA and guest speaker Brian Butler for discussions about optics, field guides, local places to bird and more.

Community Corner: 

Mansfield Town-wide Yard Sale

Friday, April 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Spend the day treasure hunting at every yard-sale hunter’s dream!

Shimer Mansion Spring Clean-up!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Pick a time that is best for you and come help get the Shimer Mansion property ready for the new season. Bring work shoes, bug spray and tools for light yard work.

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
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. $15/adult; $14/Senior and take-out; $8/child age 6-12; free for kids age 5 and younger. 908-453-2301.

Basic Lawn Care IPM Workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Has your lawn exhausted you with grubs, brown spots, pests, weeds and more? Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County will show you how to take all of the guess work out of your lawn care and maintain a healthy, sustainable turf using the Integrated Pest Management approach.

Plan Ahead: 

Yoga and Hiking Weekend Getaway at Mohican

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

Come to Mohican Outdoor Center to harmonize body, mind and spirit with yoga and hiking. Both offered on Saturday and Sunday, do as much or as little as you like. All levels are welcome.

27th Annual Hackettstown Spring Festival

Friday, May 3, 2019 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

This is a family favorite in the region and a fun way to welcome Spring! Festival admission is free.

Twelve Angry Jurors at Country Gate Players

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

In this play, anonymous jurors in a murder trial must compromise in order to determine whether the given evidence requires them to acquit the young suspect or condemn him to the death penalty.

Pohatcong Town-wide Yard Sale

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019

Shimer Mansion once again will have its huge fundraising yard sale to benefit the restoration during the Pohatcong Town-wide Yard Sale weekend.

Volunteer Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Join RVC stewards to help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing and invasive plant removal. Tools will be provided. Bring gloves, wear tick repellent and sun protection.

Pedal and Paddle

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Join RVC for a three-hour, open level bike and paddle tour of the local countryside. Start and finish will be at RVC office at 16 Main Street in Blairstown.

Birding Walk at Point Mountain

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Join MWA and volunteer Brian Butler for a nice walk along the Musconetcong River as we welcome back neo-tropical migrants and search for a warbler species.

MWA Run for the River

Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
8:30am to 12:00pm

Join with the Musconetcong Watershed Association and run or walk a scenic loop in the beautiful Musconetcong watershed. You'll pass streams, pastures, historic buildings and the scenic Musconetcong River on this mostly flat 4-mile run or walk, held rain or shine.

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