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Red Mill Museum Village to Host 29th Annual Haunted Red Mill

Halloween season is here once again, and that means the famous Haunted Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village is back for its 29th season of scares! The Creatures of the Night are ready and waiting for you in our maze, terror trail, hayride, vortex, and the historic Red Mill. The attraction runs Friday October 11th, Saturday October 12th, Friday October 18th, Saturday October 19th, Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th. The box office is open each night from 5pm to 10pm and the attraction opens after dark at approximately 7:00pm. Visit https://theredmill.org/haunted/ for tickets and more information. Kids will love Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday October 13th and Happy Haunts on Saturday October 13th, 19th and 26th. Don’t miss the Behind-the-Scenes tours on Thursday October 17th and 24th for a chance to learn how this massive attraction comes together each year and how our special effects are created. The Haunted Red Mill is the largest annual fundraiser for the Red Mill Museum Village, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


ROXEY BALLET CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH "DRACULA" 

Kicking off its 26th season, Roxey Ballet stages its dance adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" on October 8, October 18-20 and October 25- 27 Roxey Ballet's "Dracula" interprets Stoker's famed horror story through a complete sensory experience of movement, music and spoken word with pyrotechnic, sound and lighting effects. Showcasing 16 world class professional artists, the performances take place both  at The Jim Wise Theater on the Campus of NJIT in Newark, NJ on October 8, 2019 and at the intimate, Canal Studio Theater in Lambertville, NJ.

"We're so excited to celebrate our Halloween tradition in Lambertville with 10 thrilling performances of our popular Dracula ballet," said Mark Roxey, Founding Director of Roxey Ballet. "This production is not for the faint-of-heart but is appropriate for kids 7up and adults alike. The small venue combined with bone-chilling music and multi-media effects draws the audience deeply into 18th century England and the spooktacular story crafted by our world-class artists. The experience is like watching a silent movie, until you scream"

Mark Roxey's original choreography, set to a collage of music and sound effects by David Hanoman, costumes by Alicia Worden, lighting by Jeffrey Goldstein,  and set designs by Tom Rowe & Lisa McMillan, follows Stoker's classic vampire tale. The audience comes face-to-face with all the notorious characters: the unwary Renfield who accidentally falls victim to Dracula on his way to the opera; the lovely, easily-seduced Lucy; and Dr. Van Helsing who leads the attack to rescue Lucy and others fallen prey to the vampires.

Performances take place at the Jim Wise Theater on the Campus of NJIT in Newark, NJ on October 8 at 7:00 p.m. and the  Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Halloween weekend on Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m..; Saturday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

General admission seating may be purchased online at www.RoxeyBallet.org or by phone at (609) 397-7616. Tickets cost  Tickets $38-$41 in Advance | $42-$45 at the Door

There are special rates for students, seniors and disabled. The audience is encouraged to come in Halloween costume. Parental discretion is advised

MISSION: Roxey Ballet is a world-class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company that uses dance to build community and cultural bridges.  The company maintains a full schedule of local, national, and international touring. Roxey Ballet was incorporated in 1995 as a New Jersey non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. The company takes pride in its multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all.  Roxey Ballet is fully accessible to those with disabilities. Its unique and diverse works, elevating tradition to the next level, are inspirational to audiences and artists alike. Access to high-quality dance performance and education is paramount. Roxey Ballet's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Kennedy Center, VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals, Merck Foundation, Bunbury Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Cultural Trust of New Jersey and individuals and businesses.

Press images, cast biographies, interviews and media access to rehearsals are available upon request at info@roxeyballet.org or by calling (609) 397-7616.


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Bucks County SPCA Foster Training

The Bucks County SPCA wants your help! Volunteers are needed to foster animals in their transition from homelessness to adoption. Foster experiences are especially important for kittens to help them get a good start during the early weeks of life, a period when being with people is so important to their development. There are also fostering opportunities for other shelter animals. The commitment can be a few weeks or longer, depending on the needs of the animal and your availability. The SPCA will provide everything the foster animal will need — you add the love. Training for new foster volunteers will be held on Monday, September 9, at 6 PM at the Lahaska facility. Registration in advance is required. For more information, please email “volunteering@bcspca.org" or visit the shelter’s website, BCSPCA.ORG.



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Nature Lover’s Book Club to read: The Sand County Almanac

Calling all nature enthusiasts and book worms for the Bucks County Audubon Society Nature Lover’s Book Club to be held at the Doylestown Bookshop every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:15pm! This month, on October 24, we shall be reading and discussing “The Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. The group is open to anyone who has a passion for the environment and wants to share and discuss with like-minded individuals.

Enjoy and discuss this conservation classic that now serves as one of the cornerstones of conservation science, policy, and ethics.

To get started on your reading journey, visit our blog site, www.natureloversbookclub.blogspot.com! Here you will find discussion questions, future book lists, and a link to purchase the book (at discount!) from the Doylestown Bookshop. We welcome your insights and input for these readings!


Four Shows Open at Hunterdon Art Museum

Cliff Lee: Porcelain Master, Holly Lee: A Jeweler’s Journey, Mia Brownell & Martin Kruck: Skeptical Realism, and the 2019 Members Exhibition.

All shows run until January 5, 2020.

Cliff Lee: Porcelain Master

Artist Cliff Lee believes one crucial element to his success is to never stop learning.

“I always want to learn and to do better,” Lee said. “People will call me a master – but I tell them no, because the day you become a master is the day you stop learning. And I don’t want to ever stop learning.”

That persistence and insatiable curiosity helped fuel his 17-year successful effort to re-create the formula for the imperial yellow glaze of the 15th-century Ming dynasty. The glaze is one of his most remarkable discoveries. By blending technical precision and artistic vision, his one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces reflect his dedication to a purist aesthetic.

In Cliff Lee: Porcelain Master viewers can get a close look at Lee’s meticulously carved and glazed porcelain pieces. The exhibition will show 26 works, including several new pieces.

Holly Lee: A Jeweler’s Journey

For artist Holly Lee, many of the works featured in her new solo exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum hold a special significance.

The majority of jewelry pieces in the show come from Lee’s personal collection. They include items she has held onto since she started making jewelry up to her most recent body of work, The Primitive Series.

“The pieces I’ve kept over the years are either the beginning of a series – the inspiration piece – or something I just loved and didn’t want to sell,” Lee said.

Mia Brownell & Martin Kruck: Skeptical Realism

A painter and photographer who manipulate artistic traditions to explore reality through a skeptical lens are featured in an exhibition opening this month at the Hunterdon Art Museum.

Skeptical Realism spotlights the paintings of Mia Brownell and the photography of Martin Kruck. The show’s title is derived from philosophical texts debating the truth and falsehood of things. The artwork of Brownell and Kruck are both visual meditations on perceptions of the artificial and real. Using still life (Brownell) and landscape (Kruck) these artists are reflecting on the current skepticism that has emerged in our political climate and culture by creating altered and ambiguous spaces.

2019 Members Exhibition

Come check out the talented members of the Hunterdon Art Museum in its annual juried members show.

Cliff Lee: Porcelain Master and Holly Lee: A Jeweler’s Journey are sponsored in part by Rago Auctions and the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Large Foundation, Unity Bank, and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899.


OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE HUNTERDON COUNTY LIBRARY

Register through our Events Calendar online at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1434 for those at the Headquarters Location, Rt. 12, Flemington or call 908-730-6135 for events at the North County Branch Library, Clinton.

Oct. 16 | Pete Gumbo and the Hot Peppers               

Pete Gumbo and the Hot Peppers perform zydeco music at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12 Flemington, October 16 at 7:00pm.  "Let The Good Times Roll" with Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps mix with funky New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music, gar-on-teed gonna get everybody dancing! Events calendar at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1434.                                               

Oct. 17 | History of Where Your Plants Come From          

Hank Snyder will discuss the origins of plants and how they traveled by historical movements into the American Gardens at the North County Branch Library, Clinton, October 17 at 2:00 pm.  His talk includes the oldest seed company in America, and the evolution of the seed business.  Hank will also share some little-known stories. Register through our Events Calendar online at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-730-6135.

Oct. 17 | East Coast Ghosts – From Salem MA to Savannah, GA.            

 Carlotta Holton, author and journalist, will discuss stories and travel logs that she has gathered for her articles and books at the North County Branch Library, Clinton, October 17 at 7:00 pm.  Among her topics will be The Ghost of Giles Corey – Salem, MA., The Ghost of Jerusha Howe and the Secret Drawer Society at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Searches for the Jersey Devil, NJ Pinelands, Savannah ghosts, and Williamsburg ghost tours. She has received more than fifty state and three national writing awards. Register through our Events Calendar online at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-730-6135.

Oct. 19 | Beginners Tai Chi For Balance & Strength                

Presented by Tom Tague of Skylands Energy Arts, "Yang" style instructor, October 19 at the North County Branch Library, Clinton. Two sessions: 9:30am and 11am. Can lower stress, anxiety, and pain, also can ease many conditions, such as cancer recovery, arthritis, diabetes, depression, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s. Please wear lose comfortable clothes. To register, use the Events Calendar at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-730-6135. 

Oct. 22 | Social Security Benefits Workshop        

 How to maximize your Social Security benefits at the North County Branch Library, Clinton, October 22 at 7:00 pm. Register through our Events Calendar online at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-730-6135. 

Oct. 22 | Best-Selling Author Laura Bradford       

Join national best-selling author Laura Bradford at the Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, October 22 at 7:00 pm. Laura has written over 30 books, including her most recent Amish Mystery A Killer Carol, which was released in September, and her newly released women’s fiction novel, A Daughter’s Truth, also set in Amish communities. A former Agatha Award nominee, some of her mystery series were titled the Emergency Dessert Squad and Tobi Tobias. Her first women’s fiction novel, Portrait of a Sister, was a July 2018 Book Club Pick for Delilah of Delilah Radio and a Summer Book Club pick for Southern Lady Magazine.Events calendar at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1434. 

 Oct. 23 | Coo Coo Cachoo                   

Coo Coo Cachoo presents the music of Simon and Garfunkel at the Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, October 23 at 7:00 pm.  Coo Coo Cachoo consists of guitarists and singers Thomas Johnston and Ed Jankiewicz. Very popular, reservations a must. Events calendar at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1434. 

 Oct. 29 | Author Laurie Wallmark: The Writer’s Journey          

Laurie discusses what it takes to become a professional writer at the Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, October 29 at 7:00 pm.  She shares the non-traditional steps she took on her own writing journey.  Attendees will come to understand both the work, and more importantly the fun, involved in being a writer. Register at Events Calendar, www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1434.


ADULTS ONLY - PHILLIPSBURG ROTARY COMEDY NIGHT





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School Holiday Camp Returns for another School Year at Bucks Audubon!

Have you ever wondered what to do with your children on the days that you have work, yet they have off from school? Worry no more by taking your child to Bucks County Audubon Society’s School Holiday Camps! These camps are geared towards ages 4-10 (with age appropriate groups and activities) and run from 9am-3pm. Each session is filled with fun from hiking, live animals, stories, crafts, science experiments, and hands-on natural discoveries! The Fall Semester’s camp dates and themes are as follows:

November 5th – Autumnal Journeys: We’ll learn all about some of nature’s greatest travelers as we travel and explore the various trails and habitats of Bucks Audubon.

November 27th – Winter is Coming: While we’re very thankful that winter is not as long-lasting as it in the TV show, “Game of Thrones”, the local wildlife still need to prepare for the change in temperature! We’ll take a look at various winter adaptations that birds, mammals, and more have starting exhibiting. Fee: $45/day for Bucks Audubon members and $60/day for Non-Members. Each camp session takes place at our property, 2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA,18931.

For more details or to register, visit our website at www.BCAS.org!



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Help Bucks Audubon Capture the Sun

New Hope, PA – Bucks County Audubon Society (Bucks Audubon) is committed to 100% clean, renewable, and just energy for all communities. Clean sources of energy, with lower environmental impact than conventional energy technology and that will not run out, save dollars now and long into our children’s future. Every day we realize the impact of our changing climate. The news carries stories of wildfires, extreme temperatures, hurricanes, droughts, and tornadoes. Political and economic crises have debates about energy imports and energy investment costs at their core. The nature and wildlife that has provided humans with all that is needed to survive has been threatened. 50 years ago, a group of citizens came together to address concerns about our environment. That coming together resulted in the birth of Bucks Audubon. 50 years later, Bucks Audubon is again demonstrating its leadership with the installation of a solar array on the organization’s education center that will harness the energy from the sun and convert it to electricity, covering 100% of the organization’s energy needs. Paired with other energy efficiencies, Bucks Audubon anticipates a savings of $10,000 per year on utilities.

Why now? Demand for renewable energy has never been higher. Bucks Audubon is echoing and embracing the Ready for 100 pledge, celebrating this 50th anniversary by leading the effort to bring renewable energy to Bucks County. Today is the day to commit to the future. Based on feasibility studies and research, we estimate that the total cost of this project will be $100,000. Please, join Bucks Audubon in this commitment to a healthier environment, now and for future generations, rooted in renewable energy. Celebrate 50 years of environmental leadership. Your financial contribution today gets all of us closer to 100% clean, renewable, and just energy for all communities.

Please, make a gift today and Capture the Sun! Ready for 100% clean, renewable, and just energy? Please, make your gift today by making checks payable to: Bucks County Audubon Society (“Capture the Sun” on the memo line) 2877 Creamery Road New Hope, PA 18938, or by giving online at www.bcas.org/capture-thesun-50th-anniversary-capital-campaign/


NJ Audubon: Freezing the Moment: An Exhibition of Shannon Merolla’s photographs at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Elkin, North Carolina, wildlife photographer Shannon Merolla nurtured a love of the outdoors and nature from a very young age. What started out a few years ago as backyard birding has grown into a daily routine of locating unique wildlife and getting ‘The shot’. Shannon spends her days exploring wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, or anywhere birds and other wildlife are to be found.   Her camera captures the moment when both she and wildlife discover each other.

Shannon, who can recall the location and time of nearly every photo she has taken, says: “It’s the thrill of quietly walking in nature and discovering a bird in its natural habitat, and freezing that moment forever in time.” Shannon, a Long Valley resident, adds: “It’s not just about capturing the beauty of these amazing animals, but also raising public awareness of how precious our wildlife truly is -- they need our protection and respect.”

Shannon’s thrilling photographs will be exhibited at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery (at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville) between August 30 and November 25, 2019.  You can find more of her work on Instagram @shannonbirder.

When
Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, November 25, 2019

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Closed: Mondays

Where
The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost
Free


New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary provides educational programs throughout the year for adults and children. To find out more information on the diverse offerings visit www.njaudubon.org , E-mail: shws@njaudubon.org  or call (908)396-6386. ###


Princeton Folk Music Society 2019 – 2020 Concert Series

Christ Congregation Church | 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton

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An incredible line-up of talented acoustic music artists have been confirmed for our 2019-2020 concert series. Concerts are usually on the third Friday of the month at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ.

Admission at the door: $25, $20 members, $10 students under 22, $5 children.

Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. Ample free parking. For more information, visit www.princetonfolk.org.

10/11/19: Beppe Gambetta  Italian and American guitar roots music master.

11/15/19: Archie Fisher – Legendary Scottish troubadour.

12/13/19: Tony Trishka – Glory Shone Around – A special banjo-driven celebration of the season – Special price tickets to be sold in advance on-line for this show.

1/17/20: Anne Hills – One of the very best singers, songwriters, song-finders ever.

2/21/20: Rod MacDonald – Contemporary singer/songwriter and a major figure in the 1980’s Greenwich Village folk revival.

3/20/20: Joe Jencks – Traditional American folk music with an Irish accent.

4/17/20: Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen  Original and traditional Anglo-Scottish songs.

5/15/20: Castlebay – New England and Celtic traditions in songs with Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle.


Friends of the Delaware Canal - Canal Walk 2019

The Friends of the Delaware Canal will embark on their 32nd annual Canal Walk beginning on September 28. This year, the 58.9 miles of the Canal will be explored over the course of six Saturdays rather than the five longer treks taken in previous years. The guided walking tour will start at the Forks of the Delaware River in Easton on September 28 and end at the Riverfront Park in Historic Bristol Borough on November 2.

Hikers will have the opportunity to learn about the area’s past and future while taking in the autumn scenery of the Canal and Delaware River corridor. Susan Taylor, Executive Director of the Friends, along with local history and conservation authorities, will tell about the Delaware Canal where mule-drawn boats once transported coal and other goods. They will also point out many other sites of historic and environmental significance along the route. 

The six segments of the Walk are:

  • September 28 - Forks of the Delaware River Recreation Area to the Fish and Boat Access in Riegelsville, PA - 9.5 miles

  • October 5 - PA Fish and Boat Access in Riegelsville to Tinicum Park,

Erwinna, PA - 10.9 miles   

  • October 12 - Tinicum Park in Erwinna to Virginia Forrest Recreation area in

New Hope, PA - 9.6 miles 

  • October 19 - Virginia Forrest Recreation Area in New Hope to Washington Crossing Historic Park South at Route 532 - 11.1 miles

  • October 26 - Washington Crossing Historic Park South at Route 532 to the Quality Inn on Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville, PA - 8.3 miles

  • November 2 - Quality Inn in Morrisville to Riverfront Park in Historic Bristol Borough, PA - 9.5 miles 

The Walks begin at 9 a.m. on each Saturday. Participants are invited to walk on any or all of the Saturdays.  Please bring a light lunch and beverage on each day.  Transportation back to the starting point will be accomplished by carpooling.  

The walks are free, and the public is encouraged to participate. Donations are welcome. 

For more information about Canal Walk 2019 and other Friends’ activities, call 215-862-2021, e-mail friends@fodc.org, or visit www.fodc.org

The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, non-profit organization working to preserve, improve, and interpret the Canal and its surroundings. Its primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered from Easton to Bristol and that the towpath trail is useable over its entire length.  


Lambertville seeks homes for AUTUMN house tours!

The Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour is an event anticipated and enjoyed by nearly a thousand attendees.  If you would like to recommend a home for the 2019 Tour (including your own) please leave a message at 609-397-0770 or info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. If you prefer, you can mail a suggestion to: LHS, P.O. Box 2, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, October 20.  Its success depends on the efforts of its many volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the tour please contact LHS by one of the means above.

In addition, homeowners who participate in the Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour will receive a lovely gift.

The Historical Society is headquartered in and maintains the James Marshall House Museum at 60 Bridge Street that is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October from 1:00 to 4:00 pm - admission is free.  A guided walking tour of Lambertville is available on the first Sunday of the month through October leaving the Marshall House at 2:00 pm – free but donations are appreciated.

The Lambertville Historical Society promotes, inspires and encourages the preservation and appreciation of Lambertville’s architecture and history through education, community involvement, and preserving and maintaining the James Marshall Museum.  Please call (609) 397-0770 or visit www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org for more information.


Senior Yoga Classes!

Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran services in Hunterdon County offers Senior programs including Yoga classes with Kim Karsh - Delaware Township Municipal Bldg., Sergeantsville - Mondays, 9:30am (Level 2 for the more advanced and then at 11:00 am (Level 1) for beginners 

We also have classes at the Raritan Police Department, Raritan Township - Thursdays, 9:30am and 10:45am (Yoga and Chair Yoga)

Our Third location is at the Clinton Community Center. Tuesdays at 11:00am (begins Sept 2019 Classes are reasonably priced at $4.00 per class!
Contact Eleanor at Senior Services (908) 284-6128

Website Address: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us


Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market

Discover the difference local food makes at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market every Sunday from May 19 to November 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You’ll find freshly picked organic fruits and vegetables, all-natural meats, hand-crafted cheese and honey, vegan items, native plants and more.

Enjoy live music and a tasty breakfast or lunch all on the beautiful Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St., Flemington.

By shopping at HLT’s producers-only Farmers’ Market, you support your neighborhood farmers and HLT’s mission to protect family farms and help preserve the beautiful landscapes of Hunterdon County.

To learn more, visit www.hunterdonlandtrust.org.