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"I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life." - Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor and film director

We're celebrating Dear Ol' Dad this weekend, so be sure to check out the Father's Day activities in this week's Wanderings. Or just relax with some outdoor fun, like this kayaker is doing along the edge of White Lake in Elizabeth Roy's photo. They're having a moonlight paddle there Monday! Welcome to all new Wanderers who signed up at last weekend's ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park, where Marge W. of Washington Township was the lucky winner in our Explore Warren drawing of a pair of tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar at Centenary Stage Company in August. Enjoy the show, Marge! Happy Father's Day, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting June 12, 2019

This Week: 

Sunset Yoga at Donaldson Farm with Larissa Harm

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:45pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:45pm

 Find your breathe and peace of mind as you practice yoga in the fresh air with sweeping views of our our vegetable crop fields and fruit orchard and a chance to view a spectacular sunset!

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Zaire

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Zaire's 3-piece acoustic trio covers artists such as The Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Radiohead and more.

Friday Evenings under the Arbor at Alba

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Unwind from the week and relax under the arbor enjoying great wine, food, and music. Hours: 5-9pm.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Dr. Dick Show

Friday, June 14, 2019 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Flynn's the ultimate Friday night destination in Phillipsburg, and a show by the Dr. Dick Show will be epic! Call 908-454-0011 for more info.

Live at Panther Pub: Cirotti Trio

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:30pm

Cirotti Trio is a group of friends and pickers with a mutual love of American roots music, playing an eclectic array of both original and cover material spanning decades.

Washington BID's 6th Annual Green Fest & Farmers Market Kick-Off

Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Washington Business Improvement District kicks off the Farmers Market season with a special day to bring awareness to the community, while celebrating sustainable living options. Attendees can enjoy live music and activities for children while parents can browse for renewable product options offering green living solutions. Live music from Maribyrd and The Noble Brothers. Free admission and held rain or shine!

Janci & Berry at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

The '50s, '60s and '70s music with classic country and more is the style that Janci and Berry bring to Brook Hollow Winery.  

Dads and Grads BBQ at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, June 16, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Alba celebrats Dads and Grads with a Father's Day BBQ, featuring food, wine flights and music by the Eric Mintel Quartet!

Father's Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Father’s Day in grand style with succulent pork fresh from the roaster, bbq ribs hot off the grill, and more, plus live music by Dylan Carter.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - The Lost Ramblers

Sunday, June 16, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Shippen Manor launches this summer's Lawn Concerts series with The Lost Ramblers. Relax on the lawn at Shippen with the authentic Appalachian acoustic sounds as the Ramblers offer high-energy, foot-tapping beats, tight harmonies, and a repertoire that is as entertaining as it is eclectic. Running the gamut from bluegrass and gospel, to swing, Irish, and favorite old-timey music, The Lost Ramblers put on a fun and entertaining show for the whole family.


Knitting Lessons at Kathy's Kove & Kafe

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

Kathy’s Kove & Kafe’ will be offering Knitting Classes beginning in June, each Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Hackettstown Live Outdoor Concert Series

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Hackettstown LIVE is an outdoor concert series which celebrates both community and business! JAMBOX is a 4-piece, high-intensity vintage/classic rock cover band that gets the crowd movin' and groovin'. Stop by every Friday in June from 6pm-8:30pm and listen to great band. 

Spring Yoga at White Lake

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 8:30am

Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for an all-level weekly outdoor yoga class at White Lake.

Community Corner: 

Second Fridays on Mill Street in Belvidere

Friday, June 14, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

We're having a party in Belvidere and the whole town is invited! Live music by Tweed and the Sugar Daddies, art demos, free kids activities, and lots of local businesses will stay open late.

Movie in the Park in Independence

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00pm

Bring the family to see The Greatest Showman! Movie starts at sunset 8pm at the  Fields of Dreams behind the pavilion. Donations are welcome.

More Things to Do: 

Advance Ticket Sales for Farmers' Fair Power Events

Now is the time to get your tickets for the popular Power Events at this summer's Warren County Farmers' Fair! They make a great Father's Day gift! Available by mail order through July 10. Download the order form on the fair website or contact the Fair Business Office at 908-859-6563 for a copy. Reserved Seating and Open Bleacher Seating is available for the new RAFTER Z RODEO - Bulls & Barrels, 7/27; Demolition Derby, 7/28; Diesel Truck Pull, 7/30; Tractor Pull, 7/31; 4WD Truck Pull, 8/1; Demolition Derby, 8/2; and Mud Bog, 8/3.

Plan Ahead: 

Health Careers Open House @ WCCC-PEC

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Warren County Community College is hosting a free healthcare career open house at the Phillipsburg Education Center (PEC) located at 445 Marshall Street, Phillipsburg, NJ.

Reiki at the Orchard View Lavender Farm

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Relax with the Healing Arts of Reiki and the beautiful calm serene Orchard View Lavender Farm. Lavender and Reiki creates the perfect combination for harmony and balance.

32nd Ole Towne Festival in Phillipsburg

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrate the town of Phillipsburg! This two-day festival will be jam-packed with festival favorites and fresh entertainment for attendees of all ages including live music from the band Cunningham & Associates, a classic car cruise, community farmers market, free miniature train rides and more on Friday evening at Shappel Park, followed by a full day of fun on Saturday at Walters Park with even more great entertainment for the family, with bands such as Bobby Clark Band, A Few Good Men, Large Flowerheads and Lucky 7, to satisfy all musical preferences. Included will be children's activities, local vendors (find the Explore Warren tent and say hello!), food trucks, amusements, tethered hot air balloon rides, pony rides and more. There will also be a hot dog eating contest, free caricatures by Hal, Balloons the Clown, RJ the Magician, kids craft canopy and so much more. The evening will end with a traditional highly anticipated fireworks display.


Forest Walk Meditation at White Lake

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 9:30am

Do you need some time to relax? Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for a 30-minute meditation walk through the forest and learn the basics of walking meditation. Free to all.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Canal Society of NJ will be holding its annual Canal Day on Saturday, June 22, and its museum will be open every Saturday from June 22 to September 28, 2019. 

Waterloo Village Food Truck and Music Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
11:00am to 8:00pm

Celebrate a day in the sun with quality food trucks and great music. Bring your family, dog, blankets and chairs. This event is sponsored by One Step Closer Animal Rescue O.S.C.A.R.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions - Pohatcong Garden Tour and Wine Tasting

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:30pm

Take a private tour of lovely gardens located on historic properties in Pohatcong Township. Start with a scenic train ride ride along the Delaware River, then shuttle to three gardens and end at Villa Milagro Vineyards for wine tastings with hot hors d'oeuvres and a tour of the vineyard and winery.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

It's a four-course dinner served in a vineyard row as the sun sets. This month, Chef Beth Ann Raynock prepares a Parisian feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation.

Midsummer Rejuvenation at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Sunday, June 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:30pm

The summer sun brings inner power, joy and abundance, brightening our lives with its sunlight. The energy of the sun inspires us to express ourselves fully, to walk in alignment and harmony.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Sunday, June 23, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society play '20s & '30s jazz influenced by musicians like Red Nichols and The Five Pennies, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang and Louis Armstrong. Prepare for a unique experience as Drew and Co. keep the true spirit of hot music/Hot Jazz alive with an approach to playing and improvising the music right down to dressing in vintage/second hand suits.

Albert Lee at Roy's Hall

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00pm

Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock ‘n’ roll scene of sixties London, when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.

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