Guitarist Muriel Anderson in Concert!

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Friday June 7 at 7:30pm | Tickets $20

Call (609) 397-1620 x0, email Carla wdvr@wdvrfm.org or use the PayPal link.

At The Virginia Napurano Cultural Arts Center | 522 Rosemont-Ringoes Road Sergeantsville, NJ 08557

Refreshments served

Tickets


MAY Events at Art Yard


Barn Cats for Hire!


Bucks County SPCA Humane Police Officers have removed nearly 100 sick cats and kittens from a townhome in Doylestown. The animals had been living in terrible conditions and many are in need of immediate medical treatment. They are being transported to the shelter in Lahaska where the veterinary team is examining them and begin addressing the most critical medical needs. You can Donate now to the Bucks County SPCA’s Animal Relief Fund to help provide care for these suffering animals. bcspca.org

 

http://www.bcspca.org/bucks-county-spca-humane-police-officers-rescue-nearly-100-sick-cats-in-doylestown/


“Eddie & Edison”

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We usually devote our Tuesday night segment of “Blossom’s Kit Kat Chit Chat” to sharing information about our feline friends. However, the Bucks County SPCA has a couple of less conventional but equally deserving animals who are very much in need of homes: two black and white holstein steers. Their names are Eddie and Edison. They came to the SPCA as part of a cruelty investigation. Eddie and Edison are young guys who are a little timid around people. They have fun by chasing one another around the barn yard. They also keep busy by playing with balls. And like most teenage boys, they love to eat. The folks at the SPCA’s Quakertown shelter where they are living think that food could be the answer to training these large but equally lovable “pets”! Even though they enjoy one another’s company, they don’t have to be adopted together.

You can read more about Eddie and Edison on the Bucks County SPCA’s website, BCSPCA.ORG, or call the SPCA’s Quakertown shelter at 267-347-4674 for more information.


Making Room for More

 Just days after taking in 140+ cats from a hoarding situation in Doylestown, the Bucks County SPCA cruelty investigation team removed 22 small dogs from the home of a Bucks County breeder on Monday (May 13). The animals were being kept in filthy conditions. The dogs have been transported to the SPCA’s shelter in Quakertown and are now safe. The next steps are examination of each animal by the veterinary team and serving cruelty charges against the dog breeder. The breeder has surrendered the dogs to the Bucks County SPCA which means that we will be able to place them for adoption after they are evaluated, healthy, and neutered.

 The SPCA’s two shelters are now running at maximum capacity behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers are working long hours to provide excellent care for all of the animals from both cases. The community can help these animals recover by making a financial donation to the Bucks County SPCA’s Animal Relief Fund or by adopting a dog or cat now available at either shelter. This will help make more room for the newcomers.

To donate, visit BCSPCA.org or call 215-794-7425.  

http://www.bcspca.org/bcspca-saves-22-dogs-from-filthy-conditions/


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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
Gregory Corbino 


THE MILL IN MAY IS AMAZING!

It's a beautiful time of the year to enjoy the Prallsville Mills complex. Stop by to wander our grounds or check out one of the many wonderful events we are hosting this month. We are kicking off Mother's Day weekend with the grand opening of Fatdogfoto's new studio space at the Prallsville Mills.

Hunterdon Watercolor Society Art Show and Sale

Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Original Artworks in Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil, Fine Art Prints and Notecards

Sawmill Gallery

The show is free and open to the public.

Weekdays: 1 to 5 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reception: May 19, 2019, 4 to 6 p.m


The Holland Township Police Department and Readington Township Office of Emergency Management announces this year's schedule of classes for CERT training, open to all of Hunterdon County.

The CERT (or Community Emergency Response Team) program offers education about disaster preparedness and training in basic disaster response skills.

With this training, CERT members can take a more active role in preparingfor emergencies, and assisting others in their neighborhood, school, or workplace following an event.

This year's courses include:
--Introduction to CERT and Disaster Preparedness, --Fire Safety and Utility 
Control, --Light Search and Rescue, --Disaster Medical 
Operations, --Disaster Psychology, --Shelter Operations, --Incident 
Command, --Terrorism, and --Fire Suppression.

Classes takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:30-9:30pm, starting May 7th.

To register, or for more information, including locations for individual 
classes, please visit hollandpolice.org or call 908-995-2804.

Website Address: http://www.hollandpolice.org/CERTProgram.html


HCL Outdoor Art Show and Sale … Call for Artists Jun  8 

The Hunterdon County Library Annual Outdoor Art Show and Sale will be held Saturday, June 8 from 10:00am -3:00 pm at the Headquarters library, Rt. 12 Flemington.  There are categories for adult professionals, adult amateurs, and students. Cash awards will be given out including $500.00 for Best in Show.  Artists are permitted to sell their work.  Entry forms available at www.hclibrary.us or at any of our locations, (entry fees are per person not per number of works).  The first 75 artists to enter will be accepted--open to Hunterdon County residents. This event is funded by the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library.


2019 SHIPPEN MANOR LAWN CONCERTS

YET ANOTHER NICE SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES IN SWEET & SUNNY DOWNTOWN OXFORD

6 PM – 8 PM

June 16 The Lost Ramblers | Bluegrass/Country

June 23 Drew Nugent & Midnight Society | 1920s & 30s Jazz

June 30  Cirotti and Alexander + Noble Blood | Americana Roots

July 7  Zaire | Classic Rock

July 14  Moss Henry & Bryophytes | Unrepentant Honky Tonk

July 21  Poor Man’s Gambit | Irish

July 28  Kinderhook  | Country & Folk

5 PM – 7 PM

 August 4   Pyrenesia | Gypsy Folk and Hot Jazz

 August 11 StoneHearth Bluegrass Band | Classic Bluegrass      

August 18 Rave On |Holly/Orbison Tribute

August 25 This Way to the Egress |  Steam Punk/Dark Caberet

Sept. 1 Paddy and the Pale Boys  | Irish Pub Music

Bring Blankets, Lawn Chairs, Friends, a Non-Alcoholic, Non-Tobacco Picnic, & Your Best Easy Goin’, Relaxin’, Toe-Tapping’ Mood

 THE MANOR LAWN IS REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE

LIMITED ACCESSIBLE PARKING & LAVATORIES PROVIDED

Presented by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Division of Land Preservation, supported by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


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.


May 2019 Events at the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center

All concerts and events at:

101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628

www.1867sanctuary.org  |  609-392-6409  | 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org

Most concerts/events: $20 General Admission, $15 Members, $5 Student w ID

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 pm Nate Philips - Solo Jazz Piano

Friday, May 3, 8 pm Kenny K and the Way - Contemporary Blues

Saturday, May 4, 2 pm Shane Barker and Robert Keiser - “Viola 1919” - Classical Works for Viola and Piano

Saturday, May 4, 8 pm An Evening with Gordon Thomas Ward - singer songwriter, author, storyteller

Sunday, May 5, 3 pm Hopewell Valley Pops Orchestra

Saturday, May 11, 2 pmJoe Holt and Cody Leavel - Jazz for Piano and Sax

Sunday, May 12, 3 pm Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings - Hymns and Spirituals

Friday, May 17, 8 pm Fish Castle - Folk-Roots

Saturday, May 18, 3 pm Trenton Children’s Chorus - Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 3 pm Sharim v’Sharot, “Rossi, Solomons & Kindred Spirits” - 19th Anniversary Concert

Wednesday, May 22, 8 pm Neville Dickie - Solo Stride Piano Jazz, with special guest Paul Midiri

Friday, May 24, 8 pm  Solo and Chamber Music Concert Series - Program TBA

Saturday, May 25, 2 pmMusiclick -  Forgotten Gems for Violin and Piano

Saturday, May 25, 8 pm John Kizzie - Guitarist

Sunday, May 26, 3 pm Victoria Sadowski - Contemporary

Wednesday, May 29, 8 pm Girls from Mars - Jazz and Contemporary

Friday, May 31, 8 pm Open Mic Night - Free to Perform, Free to Listen


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


Princeton Freewheelers 38th Annual Bicycling Event, Saturday, June 8, 2019

Tour the Sourlands region in beautiful rural central NJ. There will be a variety of flat routes and hilly longer routes from 15 miles to 65 miles. Families are welcome and can play on open fields, picnic and bike the roads within Skillman Park near the start at Otto Kaufman Community Center in Skillman, NJ.. For more about the ride and registration information visit princetonfreewheelers.com. A donation from the Event proceeds will be given to the Sourland Conservancy and to bike-related charities.

For more info: http://princetonfreewheelers.com


Amateur (Ham) Radio Classes

Discover the exciting and evolving world of amateur radio. Learn how the digital revolution has impacted the way ham radio licensees operate and the opportunities that are now available, even at the Technician/entry level. To become a member of this vibrant community and enjoy a challenging hobby you will need to obtain an amateur radio license. The Cherryville Repeater Association, aka the Hunterdon County Amateur Radio Club, will be conducting a class for anyone wishing to acquire their entry-level "Technician Class" amateur radio license as well as assisting existing licensees to advance. The classes are not lectures but designed to be opportunities to ask experienced hams questions about the material.


The free classes will be held this year the Holland Township Municipal Building, 61 Church Road, Milford, NJ on two consecutive weekends, June 1-2 and 8-9. Classes run 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on both days with the exam held on June 9th at 3 P.M.


There is a $15 fee to take the exam and as long as you pass, you may take the next level exam at no additional charge. For more information go to https://www.qsl.net/w2cra/ and click on the Education link. Please call Dave, KD2DB, at 908-500-3693 to register for the class.

Website Address: https://www.qsl.net/w2cra/


The Hunterdon Watercolor Society Annual Art Show at the Sawmill Gallery

The Hunterdon Watercolor Society will hold its Annual Art Show at the Sawmill Gallery at Prallsville Mills, Stockton NJ from Saturday May 11th through Sunday, May 19th.

Many original paintings by 18 participating artists, in watercolor and other media, will be on exhibit.

The show will be open weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekdays from 1:00 p.m to 5 p.m.

The Reception will be held Sunday, May 19th from 4 -6 p.m.

Both the show and reception are free and open to the public!

The Gallery is located on 33 Risler Street, Route 29, Stockton.


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.


NJ Audubon: Discover Dragons and Damsels of Central New Jersey

Family Program led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist

Come and learn about dragonflies and damselflies, fascinating and beautiful members of the insect world. After an illustrated program inside, we will scout the fields and ponds for local species. This program is suitable for children aged 7 years and older.  

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019 (1:30pm to 3:30pm)

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

Cost & Registration: $5 members; $10 non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by May 16, 2019 – limited to 15 registrants.


Native Bee Conservation with Colleen Smith

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Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm

North County Branch Library 65 Halstead Street, Clinton

 Colleen Smith is a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolution program at Rutgers University studying the conservation of native bee species. She will discuss the biodiversity of native bee species you can find in New Jersey, threats to bees, and what you can do to support bee populations in your own backyard.

The program is free and light refreshments will be provided

To attend, RSVPhunterdon@npsnj.org


The Mary Meuser Memorial Library is sponsoring a Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens on Saturday, June 15.

Departing from the Meuser Park Tennis Courts, 22nd & Northampton Street at 9:30 am, the bus will return to the Library at 6:30 pm. The cost for the trip is $ 76.00 per person which includes transportation and admission to the Botanical Gardens.  

Paid reservations will be accepted at the Library through May 24th or until sold out. 

For more information, please call the Library at 610-258-3040.


GLEN GARDNER CELEBRATES ITS 100 YEAR BIRTHDAY

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 3pm - dusk

Glen Gardner Borough Park

Glen Gardner is Celebrating 100 years on June 1, 2019!!!

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Borough's incorporation at Borough Park on School Street starting at 3 pm and commencing with fireworks. The celebration is free with the exception of food and beverages, provided by food trucks and a beer/wine tent. FREE festivities compliments of The Borough and Unity Bank of Clinton, the celebration's presenting sponsor, will include an opening ceremony, entertainment by live bands Brian Colburn from 3-6 and Stereo Junkies from 6-9, an inflatable obstacle course, a bungee trampoline, face painting, Clydesdale wagon rides, a caricaturist, a 50/50 raffle, games, a photo selfie booth, and evening bonfire and fireworks. The event is rain or shine.

Earlier in the day at 1 pm, The Glen Gardner Historical Committee will be presenting a Historic Guided Walking Tour of Main Street starting at Hunts Park at the south end of Main Street. Anyone who is planning to attend the walk should pre-register and be prepared to walk just over a mile to Borough Park where the main event will start. The new book, “Celebrating the History of Glen Gardner” will be available to purchase from the Committee for $25 at the celebration - cash only, please. To pre-order book contact: Sean Butler at 908-537-4608.  To register for the historic walking tour, please contact: Pat Barber pattytalk@att.net. The committee will also be on hand for questions and plan to interview and make a record of memories from townspeople who are willing to share their stories. The Committee will also be raffling off the last two of the sold out 100-year commemorative crocks.

The Glen Gardner Borough Council and the event committee give special thanks to Amy Conover of Unity Bank and appreciate the support of the Glen Gardner Fire Company, The Glen Gardner Women's Club, The Glen Gardner Historical Committee and The Glen VFW.

For questions regarding the 100-Year Celebration, please contact LisaFielding@GlenGardner.org.


June events at ArtYard


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The Native Plant Society of NJ MAY MEETING

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm

North County Branch Library
65 Halstead Street, Clinton

Native Bee Conservation with Colleen Smith

 Colleen Smith is a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolution program at Rutgers University studying the conservation of native bee species. She will discuss the biodiversity of native bee species you can find in New Jersey, threats to bees, and what you can do to support bee populations in your own backyard.

The program is free and light refreshments will be provided

To attend, RSVPhunterdon@npsnj.org


The NJ INVASIVE STRIKE TEAM presents Their First Annual Community Conference 

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Sunday, June 2

This conference will be geared towards residential land owners who are interested in good land stewardship. Speakers will include Wild Ridge Plants, Rachel Mackow and Weatherwood Design's David Hughes. Maggie Southwell and John Berry will discuss their inspiring work at Great Swamp. 

To Register: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E204842&id=29

This event is open to all friends and family seeking to learn about native plant gardening and forming an effective local strike team.
Visit their website:

https://www.fohvos.info/invasive-species-strike-team/


Do the Loop – A National Trails Day Bike Ride and Picnic

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Saturday, June 1 to “Do the Loop – A National Trails Day Bike Ride and Picnic.”  The 9-mile journey will take riders on the towpath trails of both the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania and the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Jersey.  The ride will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area, 3211 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938 (1.3 miles north of Centre Bridge). 

The first Saturday in June is recognized each year in the U.S. as National Trails Day.  Events are held throughout the country to encourage people to discover their local trails, raise awareness of trail issues, and instill excitement for the outdoors. 

Looping along the canal towpaths in PA and NJ has become a tradition for the Friends.  Bring your bike and let State Park Educator Gabie Lent lead you on a guided tour.  This year the route will follow the Delaware Canal towpath south to Centre Bridge, then cross over the river bridge to connect with the D&R towpath trail in Stockton, NJ.

From Stockton, bicyclists will head north to Bulls Island, NJ, then cross the pedestrian bridge to Lumberville, PA.  After a short trip north on the towpath, riders will head back to the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area.  A free picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert will be waiting there in the scenic canal and riverside picnic grove created by the Friends.  Please note that mountain bikes or hybrid tires are strongly encouraged, and helmets must be worn.

Registration is required for this free event.  Please contact the Friends at 215-862-2021 or friends@fodc.org

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.   


Uncork & Unwind Library Fundraiser

Saturday, June 1st 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 County Road 627 Philipsburg NJ
21 & over only. $75 per person non-refundable ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.riegelsvillelibrary.info. Ticket price includes wine tasting followed by a three course dinner. Additional wine may be purchased with dinner. All proceeds benefit Riegelsville Public Library.

https://www.riegelsvillelibrary.info/


Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury 24th Annual Lobsterfest

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, Pennsylvania is celebrating the 24th Annual Lobsterfest, a picnic style party featuring live bands, raffle, crafts, children’s games, and, of course, lobster and rib dinners.

Lobsterfest is the major fundraising event for Trinity’s Outreach Program, which benefits organizations to include: A Woman’s Place, a domestic violence shelter, Fisherman’s Mark in Lambertville, an organization that focuses on community stability, health and wellness, the Lambertville Food Pantry, Network for Victim Assistance, a service that provides guidance on issues relating to personal safety, and Episcopal Community Services, a Philadelphia based social service agency that provides services dealing with the issues of intergenerational poverty in Philadelphia, and Mission Philly: Trinity's "23rd Annual" residential service initiative focusing on urban farming in the West Philadelphia corridor.

Eat under the tents or take home a luscious lobster dinner that includes a 1 1/4 pound lobster or 1/2 rack of smoked organic pork ribs, both include: beverage, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and a roll. Tasty homemade clam chowder is available too! There is also a concession stand selling hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and other carnival foods. A homemade dessert table and Nina's Waffles truck will offer a sweet ending. 

     • Lobsters from Hellers Seafood
     • Ribs from "More Than Q! Kitchen"
     • Nina's Ice Cream Truck
     • Live Music & Raffle Prizes
     • Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Pony Rides & Bounce House

Come on out - bring your friends and family - for an afternoon of great food, great music, and a great cause! Quantities are limited, so get your orders in early! Lobsterfest is a BYOB event. In case of rain, it will be a takeaway event.   

http://www.trinitysolebury.org/lobsterfest


NJ Audubon: Native Plant Sale at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 

A New Jersey Audubon All Day Event 

 Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife and attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial native pollinators to your garden.  We have a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees, and they have all been specially selected for their appeal to wildlife. We'll also have knowledgeable staff and volunteers available on the day of the sale to help you with your plant selections.  

When
Saturday, June 1, 2019 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

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

Cost and Registration
Free to enter.

 

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.orgor call (908)396-6386.


The Borough of High Bridge presents its first show of its Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 1 at Common Park. 


1950s and '60s tribute band Chrome City will be headlining, playing from 7 pm to 9 pm. 

Red Reyne, playing more modern covers and original tunes will be opening the show at 6 pm.

All shows are free and open to the public. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes.


HOBART 2019 HunterdOn and Bucks ARTists Exhibit

ART IN THE NATIVE LANDSCAPE

Opening reception Friday, June 7, 6-8 p.m.

June 8, 9 and June 15, 16, 2019

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Steinbeiser’s Farm

718 County Route 519

Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Please join us for HOBART 2019, the 2nd annual art show where a diverse and talented group of artists from both Hunterdon and Bucks Counties will exhibit Art In The Native Landscape, at Steinbeiser’s Farm, one of the area’s most beautiful pastoral settings just outside of Frenchtown, New Jersey. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. two weekends, June 8, 9 and June 15, 16. Opening reception Friday, June 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., refreshments and light fare. Please call for information at 267-614-4638.

Explore the 26-acre bucolic grounds and gardens, exploding with color and blooms from native plants, while discovering paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and more in this art show for the senses.

Exhibiting are Aylin Green, Mixed Media, Lauren Johnson, Painting and Illustration, Bruce Lindsay, Sculpture, Sean Mount, Painting, Mike Pantuso, Painting and Graphic Design, Cody Shale Snyder, Illustration, Steven Snyder, Sculpture, Rye Tippett, Painting, Mayfield Williams, Mixed Media, and musical performance by Andrew Wilkinson, Guitar and Analogue Synth.

On Saturday, June 8th at 4 p.m., exhibiting artists Bruce Lindsay and Aylin Green will demonstrate aluminum casting for sculpture. The pour will include open-face resin bonded sand molds to create bas reliefs, and direct foam burnouts for 3D forms.

Paul Steinbeiser, who specializes in native landscape design and custom stonework, will be available for consultations and discussions about embracing concepts of sustainability to create a healthy landscape environment, while using organic and whimsical natural designs including native plants.

In keeping with his love of beauty, history, and sustainability, Steinbeiser is also a believer in restoration and preservation of old structures, such as the reclaimed “Hannah Shaw” wagon house, Circa 1830-1840, originally from Princeton, New Jersey, which he had relocated and restored, and will be open for visitors to see on the grounds. His own home and other outbuildings are based on a 1780’s Delaware Valley farmhouse in which he used reclaimed beams, flooring and other materials saved over the years. Learn more at pwseinbeiser.com.


NJ Audubon: Exploring the Negri Nepote Grasslands Preserve for Nesting Birds

Field Trip led by NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist 

 We'll be looking for the grassland nesting birds including the Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. Virtually all the birds we'll see will be established on breeding territories.  Bring binoculars if you have them; loaner binoculars will be available. Please dress for the weather.  Sponsored by Franklin Twp. Open Space Program.  

When | Saturday, June 8, 2019 (9:00am to 11:00am)

Where | Negri Nepote Grasslands Preserve, 260 Skillmans Lane, Somerset, NJ  

Cost and Registration | Free. To register, please call 732-873-2500 ext. 6279, or email franklintrails@twp.franklin.nj.us by June 6, 2019

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.orgor call (908)396-6386.


The African Children's Choir Concert


The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with theircharming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 || 4:00 PM

Clinton Presbyterian Church 91 Center Street, Clinton, NJ 08809 | (908) 735-5029


Raptor Run 5K & Family Fun Run Registration Open!

Calling all cross country runners! Mark your calendar for Bucks County Audubon Society’s annual 5K – the Raptor Run! On Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm (Family Fun Run) and 7pm (5K), get ready to race through our forests, fields, stream sides, and meadows or bring your whole family to participate in our mile long, Family Fun Run! Registration is now open, so be sure to sign up at www.BCAS.org by May 17th to get the early-bird prices of $20/BCAS Members, and $25/Non-Members and your guaranteed T-shirt size. Prices will increase to $25/BCAS Members and $30/Non-Members after May 17th . After the race, enjoy an after-party filled with food, beer, and fun! The race and after-party will be held on our beautiful nature preserve - 2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA, 18938. Run to your calendar and mark it down - you don’t want to miss this exciting event! Keep an eye on our website for information regarding course map and more! For more information, contact Bucks County Audubon Society at (215) 297-5880 or bcas@bcas.org. Visit our website www.BCAS.org.


Slow Down. Awaken your senses. The forest is “for rest” Forest Bathing at Bucks County Audubon Society New Hope, PA

Come join us on a “Forest Bathing” guided walk on Saturday, June 15th at 10AM with Sharon Lohse, RN, a forest guide trained at the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). Celebrate the start of summer with relaxation, rejuvenation, and refreshment as we walk through the grounds of the beautiful Bucks County Audubon Society (2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA 18938) and learn the art of Forest Therapy. Forest Therapy is a gentle practice that involves moving very slowly and mindfully through nature, soaking it in with all of our senses. It is a relaxing experience that connects people to natural environments through sensory-based invitations. It is not hiking in the traditional sense. An entire walk is typically 2-21/2 hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter mile distance. In that short distance, most people experience contact with nature in a much deeper way that they ever have prior to the walk. Peel the layers of stress away and support healing by experiencing the medicine of the forest during this relaxed and mindful guided wander. We’ll do a series of relaxing and engaging activities to engage our senses, deepen nature connection, hone intuition, and connect with the natural world around us.

Admission is $30/per person | Register online at www.BCAS.org


Red Mill Museum Village To Host Summer Youth Program

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CLINTON, NJ: The Red Mill Museum Village is proud to be offering a summer of fun and learning with two popular, themed day programs that will be offered over three weeks. Both our Nature Week and History Weeks will provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn through games, hand-on activities and crafts. Participants will go home with all sorts of treasures! Between our riverbank full of wildlife and our many nineteenth-century buildings, our location gives your child the opportunity to be fully immersed in their Nature or History experience that isn’t possible anywhere else. 


Program will run from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. Children aged 6-12 are invited to attend and will be divided into groups by age (6-9 and 10-12).  Registration fee for each camp is $260 for Museum Members and $275 for Non-Members.


For more information or to register your child, please visit our website at: https://theredmill.org/tours/summer-camp/  or contact Marie Salthouse at programs@theredmill.org


Celebrate School Ending with Summer Camps at Bucks Audubon!

Schools have just let out and you still have a couple of weeks before vacation. What do you do with your kids? Bucks County Audubon Society has two June weeks of Summer Eco-Camp, so sign your child and their friends up today! Camp weeks and Themes: June 17-21: Nature’s Laboratory – Nurture your love of science through observations, explorations, data, discovery and lots of hands-on science fun out in nature’s laboratory! June 24-28: Spin Around the Sun – What makes the summer season so spectacular? Fly around through clouds, dig deep into the earth, buzz around with pollinators, and cool off with seasonal fruits! All camps are located at our Visitor Center (2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA, 18938). Bucks Audubon offers a full day option, 9am-3pm for $220/BCAS Members and $280/Non-Members, or a half-day option, 9am-12pm for $130/BCAS Members and $170/Non-Members.

Register by visiting our website, www.BCAS.org, or by calling at 215-297-5880!


Welcome to Summer Campfire Night at Bucks County Audubon Society

As warm weather and long days begin, join Bucks County Audubon Society as we say “Hello!” to the summer season. Bucks Audubon will host a Campfire Night and Camp Out on Saturday, June 22nd starting at 7pm at our Visitor Center (2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA, 18938). Enjoy the crackling of the bonfire, gooey s’mores, and campfire music as we celebrate the beginning of summer! After the campfire, set up a tent, watch the stars appear, and fall asleep to the sounds of nature! Breakfast will be served in the morning. Admission for the campfire is $5/BCAS Members, $10/Non-Members and $15/BCAS Members, $20/Non-Members if you plan to stay overnight. For more information, contact Bucks County Audubon Society at (215) 297-5880 or visit our website www.BCAS.org.


DISCOVER THE BEAUTIES OF HUNTERDON COUNTY ON THE FJCC 2ND ANNUAL FARMLAND BICYCLE TOUR

Hunterdon County, one of the most beautiful counties in NJ, will again be the destination for bicycle enthusiasts from casual riders to those who prefer the challenges of a longer ride in the FJCC’s 2nd annual Farmland Ride on Sunday, June 23.  Starting at the Flemington Jewish Community Center in Flemington NJ, riders will enjoy some of the most beautiful vistas Hunterdon County has to offer, whether they choose a 15-mile ride along moderate rolling hills, a 30-mile more difficult ride, or a 60-mile challenging ride along well-marked routes with Flemington’s V5 Cycles proving SAG support. 

In addition to the rest stops, stocked with Hammer Nutrition products and high-energy snacks, participants will enjoy lunch provided by the highly acclaimed Blue Fish Grill of Flemington.  Registration is open through the day of the event, but only riders registering prior to June 1st will receive an event T-shirt.

Register on-line at www.bikereg/farmland-ride.  Bicycle helmets are required for this ride.

Businesses interested in appearing as an event supporter (with name and logo on the event T-shirt) can contact Dena Scibilia at Farmlandride@gmail.com.

Farmland Ride is a fundraiser to support the programs of the FJCC, many of which are non-sectarian and open to the public.


NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga -- Summer Series

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 6/29/19 to 8/24/19.  There will be no class 7/6/19.  

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, June 29, 2019 through August 24, 2019 (9:30am to 10:45am). Please note, there will be no class July 6.

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 June 27, 2019.


NJ Audubon: Summer Wildlife Treasure Hunt

Family Program led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist

The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville, NJ, will hold a fun, science-based treasure hunt for families on Sunday, June 30, 2019 between 2:00pm and 4:30pm.

The hunt will search the fields, forests, and wet areas of the Sanctuary for the treasure of all the major groups of animals and plants on a checklist compiled and distributed beforehand by the program leader, Dorothy Smullen. Once back inside the Scherman Hoffman Learning Center, the group will have a chance to take a closer look at what they have found under the microscope.

Dorothy Smullen is a naturalist and former high school science educator. She was the President of the New Jersey Mycological Association and the Northeastern Mycological Federation. She received her MA in Biology from Brooklyn College, and in 2016 received the North American Mycological Association's 2016 Gary Lincoff Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology.

When Sunday, June 30, 2019 (2:00pm to 4:30pm)

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

Cost and Registration $8 members, $12 non-members, children under 14 free. To register, please call 908-396-6386 by June 21, 2019


“The Gift of Friendship” 

The Gift of Friendship will be presented by Rabbi Debra Smith on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Temple Sholom, 594 North Bridge Street, Bridgewater, NJ. The program is $5 and refreshments will be served.

Jewish tradition tells us to "Acquire for yourself a friend" (Pirke Avot). Where would we be without our friends? We will explore what Jewish tradition tells us about the importance of friendship and having friends. We will discuss qualities we look for in a friend, what qualities we bring to a friendship and how to deal with friendships that are in danger of dissolving or have ended.

This event is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties as part of its Yearn to Learn Program, “Yearn to Learn: (Y2L) was created by retired and semi-retired persons looking for high quality, interactive learning experiences in small, local group settings, which promote stimulating group interaction, self-exploration and interpersonal connections.  Programs are open to all.     

For more information, to register, and/or to be added to the Y2L mailing list, please contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or Admin@JewishFamilySvc.org