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"A day without laugher is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplain (1889-1977)

We agree, and if you need help finding some humor these days, Warren County offers two comedy shows this weekend! Meanwhile, today's lead photo of apples and a plush pumpkin at Von Thun Farms might put you in the mood for some Fall Farm Fun, which you'll find by clicking here. Sprinkle on a bit of history, mystery, a grape stomp or tap takeover, and plenty of live music, and you're all set for another fun and fulfilling week ahead in Warren County, NJ! Happy Wanderings!

Starting October 16, 2019

This Week: 

Kids Halloween Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

Kids, come on out for a night full of creativity & inspiration! Learn, step by step on how to paint this Halloween inspired masterpiece. All supplies are included.

Music at St. Luke's: LYRA Vocal Ensemble

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

 A vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, LYRA introduces musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music to all people taking great interest in Russia, its history and culture. 

Comedy Night at Architects

Friday, October 18, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

One Night, Three Great Comedians! Headliner: Mark Riccadonna; Featuring: KP Burke & Marc Kaye. Enjoy a special Buffet Dinner & Comedy Show!

Up, Up & Away Race

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:00am

Are you ready to soar? The Up, Up & Away Race offers a choice of a 5 mile or 5K race, or sign up the kiddies (7 & younger) for the Fly by Fun Run.

25th Annual Pohatcong Historic House Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Celebrate the beautiful fall season with a drive through the scenic countryside around the Township of Pohatcong with exclusive access to amazing historic houses. Start at Alba Vineyard for the self-guided tour of local historic homes, sites, and other structures.  Proceeds benefit historic and environmental preservation efforts in Pohatcong Township.

Octivities at Millbrook Village

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Celebrate the bounties of fall as Millbrook Village comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of country life in an earlier time. Stroll through the village and learn about autumn traditions and customs. Families can enjoy a variety of children’s seasonal activities and crafts like making cornhusk dolls. Costume contest at approximately 1pm at the VanCampen Farmhouse! Light seasonal refreshments will be served, and you may also bring a picnic.

Phillipsburg Rotary Comedy Night

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Enjoy a night of great food, beer, and the comedy act of John Pizzi, comedian and ventriloquist. Tickets are $40 and available in advance.

Hawk Watch and Hike - Catfish Tower

Sunday, October 20, 2019 -
8:00am to 1:30pm

Join RVC Trustee Dennis Briede on a nature walk to the Catfish Firetower on the Kittatinny Ridge in Hardwick Twp. Hikers will enjoy peak hawk migration, as well fall colors.

Hardwick Day 2019: Staying Safe from Wildfires

Sunday, October 20, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Help Smokey Bear celebrate his 75th birthday and enjoy other fun activities and exhibits with an overall theme of keeping forest fires at bay. Octoberfest Menu, pumpkin painting, live music from Doc Pappa & the Renegade Ramblers,  boating, hiking, a climbing wall, many unique vendors, kids’ activities, and an appearance by Smokey. Free, held rain or shine.

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Jeff Bellfy & Co.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax to the sounds of Jeff Bellfy & Co., a wide variety of music blending songs from the '70s through today's hits. Wood-fired pizza, estate premium wine, and music will be available.

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, October 20, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join psychic mediums for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side!  


The Ghost Train at Centenary Stage Co.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

Last chance to board The Ghost Train! Arnold Ridley's classic 1925 drama, a long-running success in London and on Broadway, is perfect for this haunted season as its packed with thrills, chills and laughter. And the CSC production is getting great reviews. Don't miss this theater experience - it vanishes after Sunday's final curtain!

The Farm in Harmony Military-Themed Corn Maze

This year's corn maze pays tribute to the Huey helicopter, the workhorse of the Vietnam War. The maze is open 11am-6pm Wednesday to Sunday each week through November 11 (call for a Monday or Tuesday visit). Specials: Every Wednesday is Camo Kids Days, children ages 4-12 wearing camo clothes get into the maze for free. Thursday is Date Night, visit the farm (open to 7pm) where you and your date get $2 off each admission, then head to nearby Rock Creek Tavern for dinner. Show them your wristband and receive 10% off your food bill for two. Friday Nights are Family Night at the Farm, with special family admission prices. Take a break from the hectic pace of school, work, after school activities, and spend time together as a family. Remember, all Veterans/Military are always admitted FREE, with ID.

Knitting & Crochet Lessons at Kathy's Kove (Beginner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Kris Ensiminger of Humdinger Alpacas will teach a three-week Beginner class on consecutive Wednesday evenings. Learn the basics of knit and crochet and bring a finished project home with you.

Family Harvest Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 5, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

Every weekend in October features pick-your-own pumpkins and apples; tractor-drawn Hayrides; Corn Maze ($5); wine tasting, Wine Cellar tours; games for everyone; food available for purchase; and live music on the deck.

Donaldson Farms Harvest Fest Weekend

Saturday, October 19, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019

This weekend's Harvest Fest is special! Celebrate the Hackettstown-Mansfield PBA #369 and help support their "Shop With a Cop" holiday program as $1 from every Corn Maze entry will be donated to their fabulous holiday program which pairs officers with families of eligible local students for a fun and exciting holiday shopping adventure. New clothing items, toys and gift cards for the program also are being accepted this weekend. And visit with our local first responders this weekend! Also, agriculture's finest ambassador, Produce Pete Napolitano, will be on the farm Sunday 11am-2pm for a book signing and meet & greet! As always, fall fun includes pumpkin & apple picking, hay rides, pony rides (12-4pm, tentative), corn cannon, corn maze, apple cider samples, fresh cooked food and all of your favorite fall baked goods!

Delaware River Railroad Excursions Corn Maze and Mine Trains

This year's Corn Maze The Great Pumpkin Train. Come on out and play the game where getting lost is half the fun! You'll ride the train to the beautiful century-old Snyder farm to visit the maze, pan for gems in the Ol' Susquehanna Mine, and use their beautiful picnic grove, then return on any train during the day! Trains run Saturdays and Sundays.

Community Corner: 

Pastor's Meat Loaf Dinner at Broadway UMC

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Don't want to cook? Come to the Broadway United Methodist Church for dinner. By donation - benefits the Building Fund. 908-689-3720.

More Things to Do: 

Mystery in the Borough

Want to play a game? A new mystery is announced each Monday: An item has mysteriously disappeared from a business in Washington Borough! The businesses are calling on you to help find it and solve the mystery. Simply walk into a participating business, and request a clue. Each business will have one clue for each weekly mystery. Players must gather clues from participating businesses, and answer the questions Who, Why, and Where. The weekly winner will be randomly chosen from entries containing the correct answers. A new mystery will be announced on Facebook each Monday throughout October, and also with a flyer available at participating shops.

Plan Ahead: 

The Things They Carried at Centenary Stage Co.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Based on the literary classic, The Things They Carried is the powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in rural Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam.

“Italian Supper Night" at Alba Vineyard

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Chef Anthony Fiore of Trattoria Di Fiore for Alba's last dinner of the year, an Italian Family Style Supper featuring endless pasta, Chicken Parmesan, sausage, meatballs, garden salad, garlic

Fairy Dwelling

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

A fun class where you get to create a magical miniature fairy scene in a woodland basket or upon a piece of driftwood.

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 26, 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.

Halloween Brunch

Sunday, October 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for a Spook-tacular Sunday Brunch! Our Halloween Brunch will feature our regular weekly Sunday Brunch menu items, some with a spooky twist!

Hike of the Month - Beech Ridge Preserve

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 10:45am

Join RVC Trustee Joel McGreen for the October "Hike of the Month" through Beech Ridge Preserve. We will meet at trail head at 10:50am for a 11am hike.

Map and Compass: Navigating Kittatinny and Beyond Weekend Getaway

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 11:00am

It's good to find yourself. In this weekend course, put your map and compass skills to work and build confidence as you experience real-life off trail navigation and triangulation situations in indoor and outdoor exercises. Learn to deal with obstacles, interpret terrain, and estimate distances. Registration required.

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