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"Late February, and the air's so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover." - Gail Mazur, author and poet

Snow one day, thaw the next - which way are those snow geese heading in this photo by Kent Sweigert? Well, they're lingering in Warren County right now, at Merrill Creek Reservoir and other places, and it's always an impressive sight to see thousands of them congregating. Meanwhile, Saturday night is comedy night here in Warren County, with two, count 'em TWO fundraisers featuring comedians, plus lots of other music, theater, artistic and recreational events happening. Plus, there's still time to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. So read on, faithful Wanderers! Happy Wanderings!

Starting February 21, 2018

 
This Week: 

Free Art Classes at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm

Children 5-18 years old can register for free art classes at Knowlton Presbyterian Church. You'll create various projects with ceramic clay, acrylics, and sculpey. 

Sip and Plant Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Plant your own garden terrarium to take home and brighten up your winter.

NJ Flower & Garden Show

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

Well-Sweep Herb Farm will be one of the exhibitors at the NJ Flower & Garden Show in Edison.

Introduction to Healing Touch at Gaia's Gifts

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Healing Touch is a gentle, complementary energy-based approach to health and healing. The goal is to restore harmony and balance to the human energy system through a heart-centered caring relationship and the use of contact/ non-contact touch. 

Cuban Night Dinner

Friday, February 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Kathy's Kove for a Cultural Fund Raiser dinner to benefit Ghana 4E, a local nonprofit working to build and outfit classrooms in Ghana, Africa. Dinner prepared by Empanada Mamasita is rice, beans, chorizo and picadillo followed by a Cuban pastry and beverage. BYOB.

Dolcina Release Weekend at Alba Vineyard!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Dolcina is back! This unique dessert wine is a proprietary blend of late harvest Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Juicy and bright with fresh-cut orange, peach, and nectarine notes.

Mardi Gras Appetizers at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come on out this weekend to sample some popular appetizers from Kajun Kathy's Kafe as you prepare for Lent. Tasting and appetizers are $10 per person.

The Great American Meatloaf Cook-Off!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

When it comes to classic comfort food, no dish is more iconic than meatloaf. Think you have a prize-winning recipe? Register and compete to win a cash prize and trophy! Both People's Choice & Professional Judging.

Glass Pendant Workshop

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is a make and take workshop to help beat the winter blues! Participants will create their own unique art glass collage pendant using rubber stamps, pigment inks, and paper ephemera.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $35 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

Warren County Community College Foundation Brew HaHa!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

It'll be a night of brews, laughs and magic at WCCC Foundation's First Brew HaHa!, held at the Belvidere Manor featuring the magic of the nationally renowned Jay Mattioli. His shows are packed with excitement, comedy, audience interaction, and a one-of-a-kind personality. The evening includes tastings, buffet dinner, and more.

Raymond the Amish Comic

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

The First and (Only) Amish Stand-Up Comedian in the world, with 25 years of show business experience. Sponsored by the North Warren Midget Football League to raise funds for uniforms. Light snacks will be provided. $35/person.

Karaoke Night at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Do you like to sing? Come and sing your heart out! Free admission and no experience necessary. Sing or just spend some time with friends and good wine.

Tree of Life Workshop

Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Blairstown Museum Preservation Partner Nelli Bee hosts the workshop, with expert step-by-step instruction and materials to make a pendant.
 

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 26, 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. $65 for 5-week session or $13 per session. 

Adult Culinary Workshop at ShopRite

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a master of the culinary arts, you’ll be sure to enjoy every moment of your culinary workshop experience!

 
Continuing: 

Love Your Washington Downtown and Win

Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Show your love for downtown Washington throughout February by visiting stores to have them initial your list, then submit it for a prize drawing with prizes from each merchant.

St. Patrick's Celebrity Bartender Series: Hackettstown BID

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

During the months of February and March, join your St. Patrick’s Grand Marshals and other local celebrities for a good time as they help serve drinks and mingle from 6pm-close to support the St. Patrick’s Parade committee. These bar crawl nights will lead up to the 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, March 11.

Art, A Play by Yasmina Reza

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

ART focuses on the meaning of art (in the form of a solid white painting) as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it. It's a must see event.

Cupid's Wine & Chocolate Weekend Wine Trail

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

It's the month of love. Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go straight to Four Sisters Winery. Enjoy cocoa wine balls, other chocolate and wine. $6 per person.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. Feb. 18 features Bill Ihling.

Irish Brunch Every Sunday at Bea McNally's

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
11:30am to 3:00pm

Come and enjoy an Irish brunch at Bea McNally's. Bring the whole family, enjoy time together and eat a delicious meal.

 
Community Corner: 

Registration is Now Open for Summer Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Want your kids (9-13) to have fun this summer? Sign them up for summer camp: Harry Potter Themed Camp, Percy Jackson Themed Camp, Classic Sports and Games Camp, Boating Camp, S.T.E.A.M Camp, Outdoor Survival Camp and/or Outdoor Adventure Games Camp. Lots of fun activities to choose from.

 
More Things to Do: 

Time to Sign Up for Community Supported Agriculture

Winter’s chill still grips us, but now is the time to think warm thoughts – about the coming growing season! Because now is the time to make plans and sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, assuring that you’ll have nutritious food, fresh from the farm, in the months ahead. A number of Warren County farms (like Donaldson Farms, who provided this photo) offer a CSA option, providing not only vegetables and fruits, but also subscriptions that can provide eggs, meat, cheeses, even fresh-cut flowers! Find out more about CSAs available in Warren County by clicking here!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Live at Roy’s Hall: Suzy Bogguss

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 millions records with sparkling radio hits like Outbound Plane, Someday Soon, Letting Go and Drive South.

"Day of the Arts" at Lopatcong Middle School

Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission, this is a free event open to public where children can learn new art forms from skilled artisans and actually take their hand-made creations home with them that day. Fine art activities: canvas art; watercolor, wood painting; pastels; Sumi paper marbling; and paper quilling. There will be many other art forms and demonstrations, including music!

Hummus Mania at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Don't let the winter blues get you down. It's time for a Hummus Yummus Party! Samplings with flavors of sun dried tomatoes.

Bootcamp for your Taste Buds- swish & swirl like a pro!

Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018

Never sure which wine to choose?  Can't tell a chardonnay from a riesling? They'll train your taste buds! Learn to discern fruit and other flavor notes, tannins, acids, and oaks in wine.

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