NOTE: ADULT HUMOR! Mature audiences suggested.


Swingadelic ~ The NYC Metro's Greatest Little Big Band

Featuring Rob Paparozzi of The Original Blues Brothers and Blood, Sweat & Tears on vocals

Only 150 guaranteed seats will be sold. Special discount for DANCE FLOOR ONLY tickets.


Forty years since the release of his debut album, ALIVE ON ARRIVAL, Steve Forbert remains one of the most honest and warm singer/songwriters in Folk, Rock and Americana.

NJ's own Jesse Bardwell (formerly of the Quimby Mt. Band) will open the show and accompany Steve on stage.


Delaware Valley Bead Society | 2019 NJ Maker’s Day

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The Delaware Valley Bead Society will participate in the 2019 NJ Maker’s Day on Saturday, March 23,  in three locations in Hunterdon County. New Jersey Maker’s Day is a statewide celebration of making and maker culture that takes place every March in the Garden State. The primary goal is to enhance community engagement and facilitate connections among New Jersey residents by exploring new and interesting opportunities for community-wide education, entrepreneurship and hands-on learning experiences. The three locations are the Hunterdon County North County Branch Library at 65 Halstead Street in Clinton; the Flemington Free Public Library at 118 Main Street in Flemington, and the South County Branch Library at 1108 Old York Road (Rt. 179) in Ringoes.

To learn more about the Delaware Valley Bead Society, visit www.delawarevalleybeadsociety.org.   To friend the DVBS visit www.facebook.com/DelawareValleyBeadSociety.


NJ Audubon: Spring Dance of the Woodcock at the Negri Nepote Native Grassland

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Field Trips Led by Chris and Paula Williams, NJA Associate Naturalists

The American Woodcock, a long-billed woodland bird, probes in soft wet soil of wetlands and eats its weight in worms each day. Woodcock return to Franklin Township in late winter or early spring to mate and nest. Males of the species begin calling and performing an aerial courtship display-flight when the afternoon shadows are almost gone. We’ll hear more than we see. 

Franklin Township’s open space program will, for the 15th consecutive year, sponsor guided nature walks on Township open space parcels.  

When: Friday, March 22 and Friday, March 29, 2019 (7:45pm to 9:00pm)

Where: Negri Nepote Native Grassland, 260 Skillman Lane Somerset, NJ 08873

Cost & Registration: Free. Kindly RSVP at franklintrails@twp.franklin.nj.us or 732.873.2500 x6279.


Barn Cats for Hire!

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 Are rodents running riot in your barn? Maybe you need a cat — but not just any cat... The Bucks County SPCA has a fine selection of working cats for hire. These felines are more independent-minded and less sociable than your average lap cat. They thrive as working cats in a barn, greenhouse, workshop or other setting where they can come and go as they please. It’s a win-win scenario: you get an ace pest control agent and a deserving cat gets a safe place to call home. Working cats are available for adoption at the Bucks County SPCA’s two shelters in Lahaska and Quakertown. Their staff will give you helpful advice for getting a working cat acclimated to your property. For just a ten dollar adoption fee, a barn cat may be the best investment you ever make!


NJ Makers Day at North and South County Libraries 

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The 5th annual NJ Makers Day for the Hunterdon County Library system takes place Saturday March 23 from 10am to 4pm, at both the North County Branch, 65 Halstead St., Clinton and South County Branch, 1108 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ. This event is funded by the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library. Activities abound for all ages, toddler to adult.

At North County Branch, there will be a new 3D printer specially funded by the Friends, in addition to demos on pottery and drones, plus hands on offerings like circuitry making, robotics, quilting, slime-making, multiple Lego projects including motorized themes, beading, rope-making, video game creation, textile and basket weaving, ScribbleBots, soldering, and more.

At South County Branch, enjoy demos on coffee roasting, crafting drinking chocolate, and interactive events like origami, knitting and crocheting, Lego and Keva Plank challenges, newspaper engineering, beading, rope-making, circuitry, spy decoders, “rain art,’ making bee shooters, cup stacking challenge, and more.

It’s a day of fun and a rich opportunity for discovery for any age. It also involves a great number of area small businesses, craftspeople, local artists and clubs, who voluntarily gather together to share their knowledge and skill. All activities are free and on a walk-up basis until supplies run out. Additional information is at www.hclibrary.us or 908-730-6135 for NCB, 908-968-4611 for SCB.


Coffee Tea and Memories, in the Strausser (Wilson) Community Center

The Meuser Library presents “The Baby Boomer Game”, at our next Coffee Tea and Memories, on Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 pm in the Strausser (Wilson) Community Center, 2201 Liberty Street.  Tune-in to fascinating facts about this distinctive generation in an afternoon of videos, fun and prizes moderated by Library Director, Daniel Redington.  

Light refreshments will be provided and admission is free. Pre-registration is appreciated.  For additional information, please call 610-258-3040.


StoneHearth Bluegrass Band at Titusville Presbyterian Church, March 24, 6 p.m. 

 (Titusville, NJ)  On Sunday, March 24, the Titusville Presbyterian Church presents bluegrass artists STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND for a two-hour musical concert from 6 till 8 p.m.   StoneHearth has been together since 2002, and the band consists of Pete Becker, Tim Scheetz and founding members Mike Olenick, E.C. Moore, Bruce Rupert, and Mike Terris.   

StoneHearth Bluegrass Band plays traditional bluegrass but has been known to put a bluegrass style on hits by Simon and Garfunkle, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and even The Beatles.  StoneHearth has played on WDVR’s Heartlands Hayride, and have opened shows at WDVR for bluegrass notables the James King Band and Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show.  They have played at the Echos for the Hills Bluegrass Festival as the opening act for Ronda Vincent and the Rage. They were one of about 80 acts selected from 700 to perform in the program Music Under the City, playing at various subway stations throughout the city, with the biggest night playing under Madison Square garden the same night the Country Music Awards were held there.

Cost of the concert is $15.  Family pricing is available.  For more information, please call the church office at (609) 737-1385 or visit www.titusvillechurch.org.

 The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, founded in 1838, is located at 48 River Drive along the banks of the Delaware River, one mile north of the Washington Crossing Bridge and six miles south of Lambertville.


Prallsville Mills Speakers Series: New Jersey Black Bears with Tom Sheppard

Thursday, April 25th at 6:30pm

Black Bear have made their presence felt all across the state.  Over 15 years has past since Hunterdon County was declared Black Bear country in 1999.  Join Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist, to learn the basic ecology on Black Bears, how to reduce your chances a negative encounter with these animals as well as the future pressures that Black Bear in New Jersey face. This event will be Thursday, April 25th, at 6:30pm at Prallsville Mills in Stockton.

Sheppard has been with the County for almost 20 years where he is the Chief Park Naturalist. Along with all his duties, he is an avid birder and has and is birding around the country. He just sat his 709th species in the country over the Christmas holiday in Maine.  His family also dates back to the earliest days of the County and offers some history programs with the county.  To learn more about those programs and others program by Tom and his colleagues visit the County Park Website at www.co.hunterdon.nj.us and click on “Parks & Recreation.”

The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community.  You can find the Mills online at www.prallsvillemills.org.


NJ Audubon: Croaks, Trills, and Splashes!

Family Program led by Stephanie Punnett, Program Director

Come for a night adventure to the world of amphibians! We’ll start with a short slide presentation of the frogs of the Sanctuary, and then we’ll head out with flashlights, buckets, and nets to the ponds. We’ll listen and look for Green Frogs (and possibly Spring Peepers and American Toads), and anything else that hops, swims, or crawls! Due to the sensitivity of the habitat, the program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a flashlight.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 (7:00pm to 8:30pm)

Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration: $5 members, $10 non-members. 
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by April 25


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March 2019 Events at the 1867 Sanctuary

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Fri Mar 22, 7pm Open Mic Night – Free to Perform, Free to Listen

Sat Mar 23, 2pm Jack Furlong Jazz Trio

Sat Mar 23, 8pm Monika Ryan, "Changes," Jazz Vocalist

Sun Mar 24, 3pm Alexandre Djokic and Roburt Gajdos - Classical Chamber Music for Violin and Piano

Fri Mar 29, 8pm An Evening with John SaFranko featuring Yvonne, contemporary singer-songwriteR

Sat Mar 30, 8 pm Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo

Sun Mar 31, 3pm Hannah Murphy and Phil Goldenberg, Classical Guitar

All events occur at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ   Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 Members, and $5 for Students with ID, and can be reserved online at www.1867sanctuary.org, by calling 609-392-6409, or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org.


Bucks County SPCA Upcoming Events

Visit www.bcspca.org

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April 7 – Chipotle Fundraiser:

Do Good With Burritos! Supporting the animals of the Bucks County SPCA is as easy as dining on your favorite bowl or burrito at Chipotle. Dine at the Chipotle in Doylestown, PA on Sunday, April 7th between 4:00 and 8:00 PM and 33% of your purchase will be donated to help shelter pets. Be sure to tell them you are dinning in support of the Bucks County SPCA. Last year more than $1,000 for the animals. So go ahead, order extra guac for a good cause! Hope to see you Sunday, April 7th from 4-8 PM at the Doylestown Chipotle.


Hunterdon Chapter of NJ Native Plant Society
March Meeting

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 pm

North County Branch Library,  65 Halstead Street, Clinton

Mushroom Mania with Dorothy Smullen | Past President of the NJ Mycological Association

View the groups of fleshy fungi. Learn about their importance, characteristics and applications. Smullen will show fungi first-timers how to recognize morels, chanterelles, boletes and other native mushrooms. "Fungi have been used for thousands of years by humans, not only as food but as medicine, fire-starters, insect repellents, decoration, for religious ceremonies and many other functions," she says. They're also natural decomposers and recyclers of the forest ecosystem, and they come in a boggling variety of colors and shapes.

 The program is free and light refreshments will be provided

To attend, RSVP: hunterdon@npsnj.org



Kingwood Township Historical Society Meeting Notice: “Businesses and Industry in Kingwood”

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 PM, the Kingwood Township Historical Society will discuss:“Businesses and Industry in Kingwood”

Please join us for a discussion of the variety and development of businesses in Kingwood.

The Meeting will be held at the Old Fairview School at #12 Fairview Road in Kingwood Township (a Frenchtown address for GPS purposes). The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call Sal DeSapio, Kingwood Township Historian, @ 908-507-1826.


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Chamber Music | Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Polina Leschenko, piano

Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton St. at High St.
Easton, PA

Program: 
Bartók / Violin Sonata No. 2
Poulenc / Violin Sonata
Enescu / Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor
Ravel / Tzigane

Tickets: $27 general public, $6 students and youth, available through the Williams Center for the Arts ticket office, open 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. weekdays, and one hour prior to performance; by phone at 610-330-5009; and online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu.


Go Outside, Go Within

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03/18/2019

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934

$25 per person

With no particular agenda, other than to expand our awareness and become a part of the forest community, this program may lower your stress levels, boost your mood and improve your creativity and productivity through the weekend.

Wear appropriate clothing, dress in layers and if possible wear waterproof or water-resistant footwear.  Trails and areas around streams can be wet and muddy.  This program takes place rain or shine, so please wear a waterproof/resistant outer layer and rain hat.

Please register by March 17. For more information, contact Lauren at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org

Click here to register


Lone Star Legends DALE WATSON & KINKY FRIEDMAN

Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm

Godfrey Daniels

7 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 867-2390 | $40.50 advance / $45.50 day of show

http://godfreydaniels.org/event/kinky-friedman-and-dale-watson/


The Glen Gardner Women’s Club Comedy Night

BIG city talent brings big laughs to our small town on Saturday, March 23rd.  The Glen Gardner Women’s Club will host three talented comedians:  Tom McTiernan, Joe Conte and Keir Williams at the VFW Hall at 179 Main Street in Glen Gardner.  Your $40 ticket includes complimentary snacks, sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts, beer, wine and soft drinks.  The doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:30.  You must be over 21 and seating is limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and the show sells out every year! For information about tickets, please e-mail glengardnerwomensclub@gmail.com

Members of https://www.gfwc.org/

 Learn more at http://www.glengardner.org/ggwc/


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Workshop #1
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 
Singing instruction from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Open Singing from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM followed by a community potluck.

Workshop #2
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Singing instruction from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Open Singing 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM followed by a community potluck.

Open Sing and potluck
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Join us for an afternoon open sing followed by a community potluck dinner. All are welcome regardless of ability. Bring the joy of singing together and something to share at the potluck.
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Sacred Harp Open Sing 
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Potluck Dinner

About Gregory Corbino
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Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants

Lecture presented by Jane Hurlitz, Editor of Butterfly Gardener Magazine

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Learn which native plants support butterflies! Whether you garden in sun or shade, there are many native plants that will attract and retain butterflies to your garden. Butterfly gardening is a gardening method used to protect the entire life cycle of butterflies. This talk explores the relationship that butterflies have with specific native plants and suggest easy steps to protect these relationships in order to enhance our local ecosystems, as well as your own garden.

Jane is the editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association.  Her new book "Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide", a gardener-friendly source of information, will be available for purchase in our Nature Store, and Jane would be happy to sign your copy after her program.

When
Saturday, March 30, 2019 (1:30pm to 2:30pm)

Where
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration
Free for members, $5 non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by March 28, 2019.


Lambertville Goes Wild (LGW)

Lambertville Goes Wild (LGW) will sponsor a two-part learning series “Learn to Landscape: Dream, Design, and Detail” at the Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lily Street, Lambertville, New Jersey. Lauren Kovacs, LLA, a landscape architect with over ten years of experience in sustainable landscape design, will guide participants through their design practice: from dreaming up a garden style, through designing useful spaces, to understanding installation details.

Session 1: Dream, will be held Saturday, March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: Design is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This program is free and open to all, but space is limited, so come early to ensure your place in the class.

Lambertville Goes Wild is a volunteer group working to promote wider use of native plants as a key part of its aim to certify Lambertville as a Community Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation. More information is available at LambertvilleGoesWild.weebly.com and on the Lambertville Goes Wild Facebook page.


Climate Change Impacts Across the Life Cycle of Plastics

Lisa Anne Hamilton, Director of Climate & Energy for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Lisa Anne Hamilton, Director of Climate & Energy for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

 Lisa Anne Hamilton, Director of Climate & Energy for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), will be speaking on Saturday, March 30, 10AM-12:30PM, at The Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.  Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Bucks County, Ms. Hamilton’s presentation “Climate Change Impacts Across the Life Cycle of Plastics” is made possible by a grant from the Heinz Endowment to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s (LWVPA) “Straight Scoop on Shale project.  Ms. Hamilton is the Director of the Climate & Energy division of CIEL, which is one of three of their program areas of focus. CIEL is headquartered in Washington, DC and has an office in Geneva, Switzerland. 


The Pennsylvania Jazz Society Event

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The Pennsylvania Jazz Society will hold an event on Sunday, March 31 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.  at the Dewey Hall, 502 Durham St., Hellertown, PA 18055. Featured will be Danny Tobias on trumpet, Randy Reinhart on trombone, Pat Mercuri on guitar, Gary Cattley on bass and Kevn Dorn on drums.   Admission:  $15.00 for PJS Members.     $15.00 for First-Timers.    Students are always FREE.   More information phone 610-625-4640 or go to pajazzsociety.org.   Tickets available at door.


Give A Hoot! Owls of New Jersey

Family Program presented by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist

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Eight species of owls can be found in NJ at certain times. Activities and stories will help us appreciate these mostly nocturnal predators. In this family program, we'll learn to imitate their calls and investigate "pellets" they leave behind.  

This program is limited to 10 children (aged 7 and up).

When
Sunday, March 31, 2019 (2:00pm to 3:30pm)

Where
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration
$7 for child members, $10 for non-member children.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by March 29, 2019.


Jewish Family Service | Job Seekers Success Group

Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  The next group will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at JFS, 150-A West High Street, Somerville, NJ. The topic for this session is “Getting the Job – Using Emotional Intelligence in your Job Search, Allan Weisberg, Co-President, Next Chapter Coaching and Consulting.

This group is offered free of charge and is open to the entire community.  Funding for this program is provided by grants from The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, United Way of Hunterdon County and Magyar Bank. To register for this session or for information about Career Counseling Services, please contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799 X108 or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org.


HAM Scholarships for Special Needs Classes

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The Hunterdon Art Museum is offering five scholarships this spring for its Art With Heart class, a special open studio program for teens and pre-teens with special needs, physical limitations, developmental disabilities and/or any neurodiversity.

In Art With Heart, students are encouraged to express their own vision in a fun and nurturing environment. They are presented with a choice of art materials to discover what they enjoy working with best. Art-making topics are tailored to students, and include drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media and fiber arts.

Art With Heart for children ages 5 to 16 runs for five Tuesdays, starting April 16 at 4:15 p.m.

All scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to apply is April 2.

HAM also has two scholarships still available for its Artistic Expressions program for adults with special needs, physical limitations, developmental disabilities and/or any neurodiversity. There are two Artistic Expressions classes available: one starts Tuesday, April 16 and the other, Thursday, April 18. Starting time for both is 6:30 p.m. and scholarships can be used for either class.

You can learn more and register at www.hunterdonartmuseum.org. Just click the Art Classes and Workshops tab and complete the application or call HAM Education Director Joan Gavornik at 908-735-8415.

Scholarships are made possible thanks to a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Investors Foundation and donations by generous individuals.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

The Museum is at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton, New Jersey, 08809. Our website is www.hunterdonartmuseum.org and our telephone number is 908-735-8415. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; children under 12 is free.


HAM Offers Spring Break Mini-Camp for Kids

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The Hunterdon Art Museum’s spring break mini-camps encourage children ages 6 to 10 to discover the joys of working with paint, clay pastels, fabrics and other materials.

The mini-camps run on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24 with morning sessions from 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. A supervised lunch from noon to 1 p.m. is available and includes time for children to create art or take a walk into downtown Clinton with staff or volunteers, weather permitting. Children should bring a nut-free bag lunch.

Tuition for each mini-camp is $45, or $35 for members. Supervised lunch is $10. To register, visit www.hunterdonartmuseum.org or call 908-735-8415.

HAM camps are taught by professional artists and teachers, ensuring a fun and enriching camp experience. Mini-camp programs are:

Nature’s Gallery (Tuesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon) – Children can discover the art and design possibilities found in nature, and experiment with painting, clay, sculpting, printmaking and more. Instructor: Nan Krotcha.

Meet the Masters (Tuesday, April 23, 1 to 4 p.m.) -- Learn about famous artists through painting, sculpture, collage and mixed media. Instructor: Liz Tracey.

Sculpture Sampler (Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m. to noon) – Explore the world of three-dimensional art with the help of clay, and soft materials like felt, fabrics and stuffing. Come design clay creations and create your own plush toys, puppets, pillows and more. Instructor:

Mix It Up! Clay, Paint, Fiber (Wednesday, April 24, 1 to 4 p.m.) – Explore two- and three-dimensional art with paint and clay, plus soft materials such as felt and stuffing. Instructor: Liz Tracey.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

The Museum is at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton, New Jersey, 08809. Our website is www.hunterdonartmuseum.org and our telephone number is 908-735-8415. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; children under 12 is free.


NJ Audubon Press Release: Nature Infused Yoga Spring 2019 Series 

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Workshop led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher & NJA Senior Research Scientist

Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class.  No experience necessary; all levels welcome (for ages 15 years and older). Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.)  This class will be held weekly from 4/13/19 to 6/15/19.  There will be no class 4/20/19 and 5/25/19.  

To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class.   You may register for a single class. Walk-ins are welcome.

When
Saturdays, April 13, 2019 through June 15, 2019 (9:30am to 10:45am). Please note, there will be no class April 20 or May 25.

Where
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration
Cost for all 8 classes: $88 members, $112 non-members.   
Cost per class: $12 members, $15 non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by April 11, 2019.


Friends of the Delaware Canal for “Comedy on the Canal”

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for “Comedy on the Canal” on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor gallery of New Hope Arts, 2A Stockton Avenue, New Hope, PA 18938.

Life can be funny, especially along the Canal.  The host for the evening will be Eddie Gallagher of Philadelphia.  Joining Eddie will be Mike Elias from Easton and Bucks County's own Ray Garrett.  All three comedians have performed throughout the Philadelphia and New York areas.  

 Donation is $60 per person.  Beer, wine, pizza, salad, dessert and lots of laughs are included.  Reserve on-line at fodc.org or call 215-862-2021. 

 The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, not-for-profit organization working to restore, preserve and improve the Delaware 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.


Chip Mergott at Acoustic Cafe in Pottersville

Acoustic Café in Pottersville on April 6, 2019  - 7:30-9:30

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Saturday, April 6th,Pottersville Community House will feature artist Chip Mergott  for their monthly Acoustic Café . Chip was discovered by Bonnie Raitt, and subsequently signed to a major label early in his career. He recently released his 18th record “I Can’t Stop Myself” (available on iTunes) on Notebook Records, one of the country's longest running independent labels, which he founded. He’s been teaching music privately in Hunterdon County, N.J. and Bucks County, P.A. for over 20 years, and has recently authored his first book “How to Play the Guitar in One Hour.”

He’s also known for his musical tributes to both James Taylor and George Harrison, and his instrumental album “Hymns for Acoustic Guitar.”

Doors open at 7:30.  Refreshments, including coffee, soft drinks, and desserts are all on the house.  There is no cover charge but donations are appreciated.  The Acoustic Cafe is held in the Community House, right in the heart of Pottersville, at 2091 Black River Road (directly across from the Pottersville Church).  You can check out the Acoustic Cafe on our website at www.pottersvillechurch.com, call 908-439-2628 or email pottersvillechurch2090@gmail.com for more information on their community events and weekly worship services.


Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park.

April 6 is Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park. The Friends of the Delaware Canal sponsor this annual event to encourage volunteers to clear trash, debris, and brush from the historic waterway and towpath that runs from Bristol to Easton, PA.         

Canal Clean-Up Day activities will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon.  Volunteers will be working all along the Canal’s 58.9-mile length, but help is especially needed in the areas listed below.

Everyone who wants to participate should choose a location, and then contact the Area Coordinator for that section.  The Coordinator will provide all the details about the day’s activities.   The full list of the Bristol to Easton locations is posted at www.fodc.org

Canal Clean-Up Day Work Areas where volunteers are especially needed:

Bristol Borough:  Lagoon Park to Riverfront Park

Mary Kehoe and Dave McGlynn  jodi.marydave@verizon.net

 Bristol Borough:  Green Lane to Lagoon Park

 Brett Webber, Coordinator bw@bwadesign.com

Bristol Twp.:  Levittown Shopping Center (former Sonic) to Green Lane

Ed Armstrong & GOAL (Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown) edarmstrong@verizon.net

Falls Twp./Tullytown:  Mill Creek Road to Levittown Shopping Center

Jeff Connell, Canal Tender  jeffconnell@comcast.net 

Falls Twp.:  Tyburn Road to Falls Twp. Park

Susan Taylor  susanhtaylor@verizon.net

Morrisville: Bridge Street to the Railroad Obstruction

Lynn Vogel and Josh Gradwohl, Canal Tenders  lvogel419@comcast.net   A volunteer with a boat or kayak would be welcome.

Morrisville: Trenton Avenue to Bridge Street

Mayor Dave Rivella, Coordinator mayordaverivella@aol.com

Lower Makefield Twp. /Morrisville: Black Rock Road to Trenton Avenue

Hal Long & Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club, Canal Tenders  hlong2306@gmail.com 

Yardley/Lower Makefield Twp.:  Afton Avenue to Black Rock Road

Ann and Keith Webb, Canal Tenders wweebbss@hotmail.com

Lower Makefield Twp./Yardley:  Woodside Road to Afton Avenue

Eileen Kileen & Yardley Friends Meeting  eileenk29@gmail.com

Lower Makefield Twp./Yardley:  Mt. Eyre Road to Woodside Road

Bob Ketler, Canal Tender rjktlr80@msn.com

Gloves, waterproof foot gear, long-handled rakes, grabbing implements, and branch snippers are useful tools to bring along to Canal Clean-Up Day.  Trash bags will be provided.

For additional information about Clean-Up Day or 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, not-for-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and improve 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.


2019 Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library 11th Annual One Act PlayFest

A one-act play by WDVR's own George Point is among the six plays chosen for a staged reading at the 2019 Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library 11th Annual One Act PlayFest.

PlayFest takes place on Saturday, April 27th; there will be two performances, 6:30PM & 8:30PM. Admission is free, but you must register in advance, and seating is limited. Registration for both performances begins Monday April, 8 at 9:30AM. The registration process is online only and can be conducted through the library’s website at mcl.org.


RVCC Arts Music at Club28 presents The early mays

RVCC Arts' Music at Club 28 series concludes Thursday, May 2 at 1PM and 7PM with The Early Mays. Featuring Appalachian-inspired harmonies, The Early Mays have captivated audiences with songs that range from traditional to modern in style, and from contemplative to barn raising in spirit. The Theater at RVCC, the performing arts center in your backyard, is in Branchburg, New Jersey. The number for tickets is 908-725-3420 and online rvccarts.org


NJ Audubon: Greenwood Gardens Birdwalk — April


Field Trip Led by Dave Hall, NJA Associate Naturalist

We will tour Greenwood Gardens in search of early spring migrants. Explore several habitats including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds, and meadows. We will also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the "back door" to see who is stopping over. Registration with Greenwood Gardens is required for this trip.

When
Thursday, April 4, 2019 (8:00am to 11:00pm)

Where
Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ

Cost & Registration
$10 NJA and Greenwood Gardens members; $15 non-members.
Please register online at www.greenwoodgardens.org or call 973-258-4026.

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.



NJ Audubon: Learning the Birds by Song

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Workshop Series Led by Randy Little, NJA Associate Naturalist

For beginners and those with some experience, this birding-by-ear workshop series will improve your bird identification skills. More often than not, birds are heard before they are seen (if seen at all!) Learning their songs will add another dimension to your birdwatching.

This workshop series will begin Thursday, March 21 and will meet every Thursday evening until April 25. March 21 and 28 will cover the winter resident birds, April 4 and 11 will cover the early migrant birds, and April 18 and April 25 will cover the summer resident birds. Workshop participants may also join Randy on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am to 9:30am-ish for a free, outdoor, practical hands-on Learning the Birds by Song walk at the Sanctuary.

Randy Little is a former NJA board member and long-time NJA volunteer. Randy learned birding as a youngster under the wings of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s founders, and is a master at recording bird songs for the Cornell Lab.

When
Thursdays, March 21, 2019 through April 25, 2019 (7:00pm to 8:30pm)

Where
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration
$10 members, $15 non-members. 
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by March 19, 2019.



New Jersey AniMeals FUNDRAISER Comedy Night!

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Saturday, MARCH 30, 2019

$65 per person online/$75 at door. Includes Buffet Dinner/Dessert / Soft drinks (cash bar)

Polish American Club/Whitehouse Station, NJ

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

For tickets, please go to: https://www.njanimeals.org/

New Jersey AniMeals - feeding pets whose people are in need

New Jersey AniMeals is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization


Healing and Being in Nature

Area cancer survivors and others healing from illness and trauma have found medicinal value in breathing clean air and communing with native species on D&R Greenway preserved lands

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It’s a walk. It’s an app. It’s an art exhibit. Healing Trails, introduced by D&R Greenway Land Trust, is all of the above. The exhibit, in partnership with the Princeton Photography Club, is on view through April 5 at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Both the Healing Trails app and the upcoming walk will be unveiled at the Healing Trails opening reception on Friday, February 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please rsvp for the reception: (609) 924-4646 or rsvp@drgreenway.org. Gallery hours Monday-Friday,10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.drgreenway.org.

March 19 Healing Trails presentation at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center will teach participants how to use the app. There will be a panel discussion to talk about the benefits of healing in nature, with medical professionals from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and those featured on the trail telling their personal stories of healing.  Following its run at D&R Greenway, Healing Trails will be exhibited at the Lakefront Gallery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, and at the Tulpehaking Nature Center at Abbott Marshlands.  The healing trails audio tour app is free, so users can get outside, be well and stay inspired—there’s a story out there!


The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

March 22 – Tom Chapin.  Dan Pelletier opens.

March 29 - Phil Ochs Song Night.

 Start time: 7:30 pm

www.folkproject.org

973-335-9489

Adults $10 at regular concerts; 12 and under free

Free parking; wheelchair accessible


Red Mill Museum - Vintage Bathing Suits Wanted

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The Red Mill Museum in Clinton, NJ has an upcoming exhibit this Spring about vintage bathing suits.


They are appealing to the public for any vintage bathing suits and/or old photos of New Jerseyans in swimming attire!   


If you have something to loan the museum,  contact Curator Elizabeth Cole at (908)735-4101 or email ecole@theredmill.org


The Stone Pony for EarthShare NJ Rocks 

Shake off the winter cold and enjoy great live rock for a cleaner, healthier and safer state! 

Come to The Stone Pony for EarthShare NJ Rocks on Saturday, March 23th!  

Enjoy great classic rock and original music from four of the state’s hottest bands including Free Pass,The TroublesThe New Soul Rebellion and Dirty Shine.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. 

Proceeds benefit 25 of the state’s leading non-profit organizations who tackle a variety of environmental issues across New Jersey. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for adults and $12 for students (with ID).  Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  Learn more and purchase tickets for at EarthShareNJ.org


Why Being Outdoors is Good for You: Medical Specialists Speak about Health Benefits of Nature

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D&R Greenway’s Healing Trails App provides opportunities to connect the value of being in nature with physical, emotional and spiritual health

Medical experts from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and Paula Flory, Executive Director of the Princeton YWCA’s Breast Cancer Resource Center, will speak about the health benefits of being in nature on Tuesday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. at D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, N.J.

Healing Trails: Why Being Outdoors in Nature is Good for You will be followed by a reception in the Johnson Education Center, where visitors can also view the exhibit, Healing Trails, on view through April 5. These events are designed to introduce the public to D&R Greenway’s new Healing Trails app, a free audio tour to D&R Greenway preserved trails. Those who attend the March 19 program will meet and hear stories from people featured on the app, so users can get outside, be well and stay inspired.

On Thursday, March 21—the Vernal Equinox—a Meditation Talk and Walk will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. through Greenway Meadows Park; meet at the Johnson Education Center. Led by Andrea Fereshteh, author, “In the Company of Trees,” the walk will offer a chance to immerse in nature and ignite the senses.

Both events are free; please rsvp: (609) 924-4646 or rsvp@drgreenway.org. Gallery hours Monday-Friday,10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.drgreenway.org.


Advanced Birding Workshop: Birding Course at Bucks County Audubon Society

Have you participated in our Birding 101 Course and are ready for the next step or are you already an avid birder? Join Bucks County Audubon Society on March 30th, at 10am-2pm for an Advanced Birding course and learn some tips for difficult identifications (like sparrows!), raptor identification and using bird calls and songs. This course will be led by local birding expert, Diane Allison. Admission is $5/Members, $10/Non-Members. Register online at www.BCAS.org.



Full Moon Night Hike for Adults at Bucks County Audubon Society New Hope, PA

Get away from the lights and join Bucks County Audubon Society for an evening of out of this world fun during our “Full Moon Night Hike” on March 21st at 7:30pm at our center (2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA, 18938). Join some like-minded adults for a night of drinks, hiking by the light of the moon, and learning about the beautiful night sky. Bring along a friend or two – all adults are welcome. Admission is $5/BCAS members and $10/person for Non-Members. For more details or to register, visit www.BCAS.org!


Nature Lover’s Book Club to read: The World Is Our Classroom

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! March 28, we shall be reading and discussing “The World Is Our Classroom:” The group is open to anyone who has a passion for the environment and wants to share and discuss with like-minded individuals. Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children’s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel

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!


JEwishish: An Oy Story

BENEFIT FOR FLEMINGTON DIY 
Saturday, April 27th 
8:00 PM
$15

About The Show: www.jewishish.net

Actually, it's about growing up Jewish in Brooklyn in the 1960s. With actual personal stories and actual Jewish jokes. Actually.



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Red Mill Kentucky Derby Fundraiser at Historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton

Clinton, NJ: A limited number of individual and group tickets for this event are on sale now, to benefit the The Red Mill Museum Village (a registered 501(c)(3)). This year's Kentucky Derby-themed party will be held on the historic grounds at 56 Main Street, Clinton on Saturday, May 4 from 4:00- 9:00 PM. 
 
All ticket holders (21 and over, only) will have access to the grounds of The Red Mill Museum Village, Winner of the 2018 Hunterdon Happening Best Historic Spot, have a delicious dinner provided by 15 Landsdowne Catering, 2018 Hunterdon Happenings Winner of Best Caterer and Best Chef (Mia Emerson).
 
Attendees will get to watch and enjoy the exciting Kentucky Derby race, which will be streamed on multiple screens within the tented party area. As in years past, there will be several opportunities for audience-participation games and a fabulous Silent Auction (including a Weber Grill from Barry's Appliances, a Free 10 Week Challenge from the Max Challenge of Clinton, a private dinner for 10 provided by 15 Landsdowne, a Free Week of camp at Winnewald Day Camp....and so MUCH MORE)!
 
And, as if that's not exciting enough there will be dancing! All guests will get to enjoy live performances by local musicians, Anthony Xerri as well as The Caren Kennedy Trio. A limited open bar (beer and wine) is also included in the price of the ticket.
 
Tickets are $100 per person (plus fees for online purchases). They can be purchased, in person at The Red Mill (while supplies last) or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-mill-derby-kentucky-derby-party-benefitting-red-mill-museum-village-tickets-54538880259 . 
 
The Red Mill Museum Village is a nonprofit organization. Through its 12 buildings, its exhibitions—both permanent and rotating—of its collection of 40,000 artifacts, and its ongoing educational/outreach programs, the Red Mill Museum Village seeks to preserve, maintain, and present to the public the social, agricultural, and industrial heritage of Hunterdon County and its surrounding area.