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Warren County Wanderings

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." - Mark Twain

Usually, we like to start our weekly Wanderings with a lovely photo of some beautiful Warren County scenery, encouraging you to get outdoors and enjoy our bucolic backyard here in the garden spot of the Garden State. But these times are anything but usual, and Mr. Twain's quote has never been more apt. So instead of looking outdoors, we'll encourage you to stay indoors! Head for the Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown to catch one of the final performances of the fantastic world premiere play Hitler's Tasters, pictured here. Details are below. Or maybe take in one of this weekend's concert offerings, like Jason Eady at Roy's Hall or Tony DeSare at Rutherfurd Hall. Still, there's a chance it could brighten up by the weekend, so read on for more indoor and outdoor options, including Earth Day events, a food truck and wine festival, a farm open house, and so much more! Happy Wanderings!

Starting April 18, 2018

This Week: 

Women Playwrights Series: Havana Orthodoxy by Vita Morales

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

The next installment in Centenary Stage Company's WPS is a harrowing story of courage and commitment by one family embroiled in the political turmoil of 1950s Cuba. Inspired by a true story. Donation of $5 requested; call to reserve your seat.

Jason Eady In Concert at Roy’s Hall

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the- curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.

DJ Dave at Buck Hill Brewery

Friday, April 20, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

DJ Dave will be at Buck Hill playing Top 40 Dance and Retro Hits. Enjoy a evening of music, beer and fun!


11th Annual Centenary Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

A day full of fun in appreciation of Earth Day! Starting with bird watching at 8am, followed by kid-friendly games, arts, crafts, environmental education, petting animals, music, food, electronic recycling, and at noon, a recycled fashion show. Held rain or shine and open to the public.

Spring Catering Expo at ShopRite

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Do you have a special event coming up and need some delicious food? Learn about ShopRite's catering options for your events!

Pizza Party at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

It's a Pizza Party at the Winery! Enjoy your choice of pizza (onion, pepperoni or peppers) along with your favorite glass of wine.

Spring Food Truck & Wine Festival at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Welcome Spring at Alba's picturesque estate vineyard while enjoying a wine tasting, music by The BC Combo, and food trucks! Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. Food available from Nicoletta Pizza  and the food trucks Empanada Guy, Oink and Moo BBQ, Cheezen – Gourmet Grilled Cheese, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Open House at Asbury Village Farm

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Check out Asbury Village Farm and find out if a CSA share is right for you! Enjoy a farm tour, potluck picnic lunch, and fun things for kids to do. 

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Ham Radio and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

Now that the warmer weather is approaching, you may be looking for something to do with family and friends for free. Head for the UACNJ Observatory in Jenny Jump State Forest for a free lecture, then view the night sky through their telescopes, weather permitting. This week's topic is “Ham Radio and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse” presented by Nathaniel Frissell, NJIT.

Wedding Expo

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you get engaged or planning on getting engaged? Come to the Brook Hollow Winery to see what vendors have for the bride and groom.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Kate and Paul

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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. 

Tony DeSare at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality, bringing his fresh take on old school classics. It's the final show of this year's Jazz at Rutherfurd series, and one you won't want to miss!

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

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


Centenary Stage Co. presents Hitler’s Tasters

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

FINAL PERFORMANCES! Inspired by the true story. Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country. They are Adolph Hitler's food tasters. And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal? Like all girls, throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance. They want to love, laugh, and above all they want to survive.

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs - Spring Session

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:30pm

Beginning in April, RVC will offer a free weekly youth fishing program known as “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs (HOFNOD)”.

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00pm

Come out to Bea McNally's for a fun night with DJ Nappz! 

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Every Friday, come to Kathy's Kove to sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds, featuring Live Jazz Saturdays 9:30-11:30pm.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, April 1, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. 

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Begin Your Journey to a Better Life! Yoga Class with Delia for beginners starts at 4pm and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate 5:15-6:30pm. $91 for 7-week session or $16 per session.

4-Week Weight Management Series at ShopRite

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:30pm

You’re invited to join your in-store Dietitian Carly’s Free 4-week Weight Management Series! All classes include nutrition education and sampling.

Open Mic Night at Mama's Cafe Baci

Monday, April 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, April 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.

Community Corner: 

Pet Adoption League's 8th Annual Pasta Dinner

Friday, April 20, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Leave the cooking to us! Join us for a delicious pasta dinner to benefit the Pet Adoption League and to help pets like Polly, pictured here, find a forever home. 

Beams & Dreams - Raising the Roof with Laughter

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:30pm

Dinner along with the comedy of ventriloquist Taylor Mason, raffles, live and silent auctions and more as you help Warren County Habitat for Humanity’s continuing effort to build dreams for area families in need. Advance tickets available.

Plan Ahead: 

Adult Culinary Class at ShopRite

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

In-store Dietitian Carly hosts an interactive cooking class for adults; learn to cook oven-fried chicken, brownie batter dessert hummus, and hot spinach and kale dip, $20 admission.

Meditation Class

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

Rutherfurd Hall introduces a Meditation Class with, Jean Marie of Fostering the Journey.

Women Playwrights Series: Another Revolution by Jacqueline Bircher

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:30pm

The third and last of Centenary Stage Company's WPS shows: It is 1968. From opposing disciplines, Kate - an ecologist - and Henry - a physicist - are forced to share a lab in the midst of a campus devolving into political chaos of the time. As the uncertainty and turmoil of the outside world threatens to intrude, they each discover what it's truly like to be thrown into someone else's orbit. Donation of $5 for each ticket; reservations requested.

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, April 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall for a kids night full of creativity & inspiration! Kids will learn how to paint this Spring inspired flowery birdhouse with Miss Jenna.

Adult Wine and Paint Night

Thursday, April 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! This month you are going to paint this lovely rustic cottage windowsill. All supplies are included.

Centenary Student Production: Lucky Stiff

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn - or else his uncle's gun-toting ex! Get your ticket before it sells out.

Ghana 4E Fundraiser Dinner

Friday, April 27, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dinner this month to support hte Ghana 4E cultural fundraiser is French Cuisine: Boursin Chicken, vegetables, salad and a French dessert.

Make Your Own Terrarium and Night Out

Friday, April 27, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Support The Youth Center, a regional center in Glen Gardner, with a fun night out! Make a terrarium and enjoy a light dinner with wine, door prizes and a silent auction as well.

OK4WD 4x4 Tour

Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Come to OK4WD for their Spring 4x4 Tour! This is a family friendly event. Saturday features seminars, a raffle, a night trail ride and a bonfire. On Sunday, the fun continues with breakfast, and then the trails will be open again. Register now!

Warren Arts, Sweets & Crafts Fest

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join the Washington BID for a full day of art work galore, music, kids activities and demonstrations. Music by Grover Kemble and Michaela McClain. Cash prizes awarded to top artists!

Join RVC and Volunteer to Clean Up

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Join Ridge and Valley Conservancy at White Lake Natural Resource Area for Trail Clean Up Day. Bring your own gloves, wear long pants and good walking shoes.

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
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.

May You Rest in Peace Poker Run

Sunday, April 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Northwest District Elks MC May You Rest In Peace Poker Run  will run rain or shine. Registration is from 9am to 11am. Donation is $20 per person and walk-ins are welcome.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Don't miss this scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal, which sold out when it was last offered in the spring. Come see for yourself what made our canal unique in all the world, visiting sites including Port Colden, Bread Lock Park, Plane 9 West and more. 

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