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

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Holy Week & Easter Services at Cherryville Baptist Church

594 Cherryville Road, Flemington

Maundy Thursday - 7 PM Service of the Stations of the Cross
Good Friday - 12 - 3 PM Service of Reflection on the Last Seven Words of Christ from the Cross
Easter Sunday - 6 AM Sunrise Service in the field north of the church
Easter Breakfast Fellowship follows Sunrise Service - please RSVP if joining us for breakfast

11 AM Easter Worship Service

http://cherryvillebaptist.org/



Barn Cats for Hire!


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Are you looking for a companion cat, a furry friend to listen to your stories and share the sofa? Then you should meet Tiger. Tiger is currently available for adoption at the Bucks County SPCA in Lahaska. This cubby eight year old loves people. She enjoys being brushed and petted and pretends to be interested in the kind of one-sided conversations pet owners often have with their animals. When she isn’t spending her time flirting with shelter visitors, this orange striped beauty pursues her other interests, including chasing a laser pointer — that really brings out her kittenish side. Tiger has been spayed, is current on her necessary inoculations, and is microchipped. It’s recommended that Tiger be an only cat — she may love humans, but she’s not fond of other felines. You can see Tiger’s pictures and read more about this charmer at the Bucks County SPCA’s website, BCSPCA.ORG


April 2019 Concerts at the 1867 Sanctuary Arts Center in Ewing

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 pm: Nate Philips and Norma Khallouf - Jazz Piano and Vocals

Saturday, April 6, 1 pm: Danny Tobias and Friends  - Swing Jazz Quartet

Saturday, April 6, 8 pm: Bossa Brazil - Brazilian Jazz

Friday, April 12, 8 pm: Austin MacRae, Mike Herz and John Sonntag - Singer-Songwriters

Saturday, April 13, TBA pm: Young Talents World Festival of Performing & Visual Arts 2019 - Competition, Exhibition and Gala Concert (Classical)

Sunday, April 14, 2 pm: Allen Krantz and Elizabeth Shamash - Classical Music for Mezzo and Guitar

Wednesday, April 24, 8 pm: Riverview Consort - Early Music

Friday, April 26, 7 pm: Open Mic Night - Free to Perform, Free to Listen

Saturday, April 27, 2 pm: Emerald Rae -  Indie Folk

Saturday, April 27, 8 pm: Carrie Jackson and Jazzin’ All-Star Band - Jazz and Blues

Sunday, April 28, 3 pm: Ocean County College Jazz Band - Modern and Classic Jazz

All events occur at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628.  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.


Spring Break Fun for Kids at Bucks Audubon’s School Holiday Camps

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! Join Bucks Audubon for one of the days, or all of them! This is the perfect opportunity to check us out and see if our camps are right for your child, since our Spring Break camps are designed to be small samples of what our Summer Camps will be like!

Monday: April 15th – TGIS (Thank Goodness it’s Spring!): Finally – winter has gone and spring has sprung! What changes do we observe in the season? How does the warming temperature and brighter days make plants and animals happy? Tuesday: April 16th – Discovering Birds: So many birds are back from their migration south! Let’s experience our feathered friends through hands-on, scientific discovery!

Wednesday: April 17th – A Day in Fairy Hollow: Did you know that our secret spot of “Fairy Hollow” is one of the most popular spots? Use your engineering skills to build a home perfect for fairies or toads!

Thursday: April 18th – Exploring Watersheds: From the marsh to the creek to our pond, the water here is fascinating! What critters will we discover in this day of splashing around? Friday: April 19th – What’s Buggin’ You?: Let’s explore the meadow and forest as we learn what a “True Bug” is and peek under rocks, sweep the fields, and roll over logs in search for these small creatures! 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! For more information, visit www.BCAS.org !


Spring Wildflowers in the Natural Web with Mary Anne Borge

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APRIL MEETING

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm

North County Branch Library
5 Halstead Street, Clinton

Spring ephemerals bloom, set seed and disappear underground before the trees that they live with even finish leafing out. Wildflowers such as Dutchman's breeches, bloodroot, bluebells, spring beauty, and trillium carpet the forest floor while the temperatures are still cool. How do these wildflowers reproduce, and who do they enlist to help disperse their seeds? How do they protect themselves from being eaten, and how does this benefit other animals, including people? Learn about the lovely and tenacious plants of early spring, and their survival strategies.

 The program is free and light refreshments will be provided. To attend, RSVP

hunterdon@npsnj.org

Wildflower Walk with  Mary Anne Borge 

 

There will be a fee payable to Bowman's Hill $9.00 /Adults and $7.00 /Seniors

Sunday, April 28 10:00am-12:00 
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Walk 
1635 River Road | New Hope | PA 18938

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Join us for a guided tour to see the spring ephemerals at BHWP in New Hope. As the nation's one-and-only living museum specifically devoted to native plants, we are hopeful that April 28 could be a perfect time for seeing all the spring beauties growing naturally. Over 700 of Pennsylvania's 2,000 native plant species grow naturally on the Preserve's 134 acres. Since its founding in 1934, the Preserve's dramatic landscape has been actively managed to promote native plant diversity. Drive through the gate at the preserve and meet at the main building.

RSVP with Name, email and phone number hunterdon@npsnj.org


Spring Into a Great Art Class at HAM

Let your artistic talents bloom by enrolling in a class at the Hunterdon Art Museum this spring. The Museum is offering more than 50 classes and workshops for children and adults beginning in April. Explore photography, sewing, painting, drawing and more.

Register before April 2 and save $10 on most classes. All programs are taught by professional artists and teachers. For information on all Museum classes and workshops visit www.hunterdonartmuseum.org or call 908-735-8415.

Here are a few highlights:

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

Drawing & Painting 101 (Starts Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m.): Whether you are experienced with drawing and painting or just starting out, here’s the perfect class to explore traditional wet and dry materials including pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and acrylic paints. For ages 10 to 15.

Explorations in Clay (Starts Thursday, April 18, 4:30 p.m.): Learn the basics of working with clay in this fun introductory class. Kids will learn the techniques for making pinch pots, coil pots and slab projects. For ages 5 to 7.

The Art of Comic Narration (Starts Friday, April 19, 5 p.m.) From galaxies far, far away to the chaos of the high school lunchroom, everyone has a story to tell. Why not tell it through comics? The Hunterdon Art Museum is offering a new Comic Narration class where kids can hone their skills crafting comics and learning how to tell stories effectively through illustration. For ages 13 and up.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor Open Studio with Wendy Hallstrom (Starts Monday, April 15, 12:30 p.m.):  Learn basic and advanced techniques using washes, controlled edges, glazing, expressive brush strokes and corrections to take your talents to a whole new level. For adults and teens ages 16 and up.

Fundamentals of Drawing with Margaret Fanning (Starts Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.): Learn how to use line, shape, and value to form a composition and how to use your observation skills to bring objects to life on paper. For adults and teens ages 16 and up. 

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 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; children under 12 is free.


Spring birding walk at Archibald Johnston Conservation Area

On April 27 Northampton County Division of Parks & Recreation will sponsor a spring birding walk at Archibald Johnston Conservation Area from 9:00am to 12:00noon on Saturday, April 27. Participants will look for spring migrants—as well as year-round resident birds—from the trails along Monocacy Creek at AJCA. The woodlands and stream corridor at Archibald Johnston is a hotspot for spring migrants, like warblers, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes, orioles, tanagers and more. Join Parks & Rec’s Jim Wilson and volunteers Priscilla and Rett Oren and Tim Kita as we look and listen for returning feathered friends in the AJCA reach of the Monocacy Creek Greenway—one of the best spring birding sites in the Lehigh Valley. This program is free of charge; however, registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Jim Wilson, Parks Recreation Specialist, at 610/829-6404 or at jwilson@northamptoncounty.org. Meet at 9:00am in the parking lot at Housenick Memorial Park, 3811 Christians Spring Road, Bethlehem. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain. Participants should wear close-toed outdoor footwear, preferably waterproof with ankle support. Dress for the weather, but long pants and layers are recommended. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen and insect repellent.


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, April 20th at 10AM with Sharon Lohse, RN, a forest guide trained at the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). 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


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Readington Reformed Church 6th Annual Walkathon

Readington Reformed Church will hold their 6th Annual Walkathon on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Pickell Park in Whitehouse Station.  There will be live music, door prizes and warm-up exercises.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the cost is $20.  Please call (908) 534-2077 or register online at www.readingtonreformed.org and get a T-shirt.  Proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Readington Reformed Church.


“Croaks, Trills and Splashes: An Evening Frog Walk”

Saturday, April 26th at 7pm, Bucks County Audubon Society presents: “Croaks, Trills and Splashes! An Evening Frog Walk”

Get up close and personal with Spring Peepers, Leopard Frogs, Green Frogs and many of our other local amphibians! Warm spring evenings are filled with the sounds of these fascinating animals, so grab your boots and a flashlight and join Bucks County Audubon Society naturalists for a FROG HUNT! Space is limited for this unique experience, so pre-registration is required.

Cost: BCAS Members $10/person or $25/family Non-Members $15/person or $35/family For registration and further information, call the Bucks County Audubon Society at (215) 297-5880 or email dianesmith@bcas.org. Visit our website www.BCAS.org.


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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.


Live Music – Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks at Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse

You are invited to the Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse on April 27 featuring Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks, “Once in a generation” baritone paired with unmatched fiddling for an evening of Celtic, Early American, and Maritime songs and tunes.  Opening the evening is TachyonmetrySultry smooth classical guitar paired with the hammered dulcimer’s percussive, ethereal sounds.  Address: 320 W Chestnut St., Perkasie, Pa. Doors open at 7 pm with performances at 7:30. Adults $12, Adults over 65 $10, Students 13 and up $6, 12 & under Free. Visit PerkMenno.net. Wheelchair accessible.

All ticket sales at door, no advance sales, no reservations.  Delicious desserts and drinks are available. Our building is wheelchair accessible. The doors open at 7:00 and performances begin at 7:30.

A portion of our proceeds goes to a local or international social cause. This concert’s benefit is supports Upper Bucks Code Blue, advocating for and providing emergency shelter and assistance to local homeless. You can also drop off donations of non-perishable food at Patchwork for Pennridge FISH (Fellowship In Serving Humanity), our local non-profit food pantry and clothing outlet here in Perkasie at all our concerts.


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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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

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In Search of Bald Eagles and More

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. for “In Search of Bald Eagles and More.”  The 5-mile round-trip walk will begin at the Fish and Boat Commission parking lot, 1440 Easton Road (Route 611), Riegelsville, PA 18077. 

 Bald eagles and another type of endangered species are often seen out on the River Island and up on the Nockamixon Cliffs.  Nature photographer and birder Carole Mebus will accompany walkers and share her experiences of photo-documenting bald eagles and other raptors at this location. If there are eagles and other birds to see, it is likely that they will be at a distance, so please bring along binoculars.

Birds won’t be the only attraction on the walk. Heading south on the towpath, hikers will stop at the Durham lock and aqueduct to hear about iron-making, Durham boats, and limestone caves occupied by Native Americans and bats. Crossing the Gallows Run Aqueduct, the Nockamixon Cliffs will come into full view. Rising straight up 300 feet, their waterfalls and flowers make them especially beautiful in the spring. On the return trek, hikers will look for soaring wings and take in the northbound sights.  

There is no charge for this event.  Donations are gratefully accepted and go towards Canal improvement efforts. 

For more information about this and other events, visit www.fodc.org or call 215-862-2021.


Ghosts of Central Jersey | May 2 Rural Awareness Talk

Author and singer/songwriter Gordon Thomas Ward will relate tales about Ghosts of Central Jersey on Thursday, May 2 at Rutgers’ Snyder Research Farm, 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ. The hour-long program sponsored by Rural Awareness, Inc. is free and starts at 7:30 pm.  No reservations are required.

Attendees should note this different location from Rural Awareness talks last year.

Ward has 40+ years of experience in the field of paranormal investigation and meanders between the worlds of ghosts, God, history, art, and adventure in a talk layered with a richness of factual history and sound investigation of ghostly phenomena. Ward’’s open-minded enthusiasm and level-headed approach to the subject informs, entertains, and leads the audience to places where the past is considered to be very much alive and entwined with the present.

Ward is known as New Jersey’’s Troubadour and has been described as “a musical storybook”. A songwriter since the age of fourteen, he has become a popular performer by painting musical portraits with guitar, dulcimer, and multiple other instruments. Inspirations for his songs come from his varied experience as a teacher, writer, storyteller, group facilitator, and radio host. He also is the author of five published books.

Two more speakers are scheduled for September 5 and November 7.

Rural Awareness is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the rich history and rural character of Franklin Township in Hunterdon County.

Call 908.735.4271 with questions.


NJ Audubon: Fairy Gardens

Workshop led by Stephanie Punnett, Program Director

Enjoy an afternoon of fun in the world of fairies! We’ll make fairy-sized gardens filled with fairy decorations and accessories you make with natural materials. We'll show you how to make houses, tables, chairs, swings, and more! You can make a flower fairy, too! We’ll have more ideas and examples to get you started, and then let your imagination do the rest. All materials supplied: basket, soil, plants, fairy materials, and oodles of natural materials. Bring a glue gun if you have one.

Limited to 18. Registration and payment required by April 30, 2019.

When
Saturday, May 4, 2019 (2:00pm to 3:30pm)

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

Cost & Registration
$25 per basket for members; $30 per basket for non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by April 30, 2019. Payment required at same time as registration.

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.


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 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.


Raritan Headwaters Association Open Paddle in Clinton

May 5 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

RHA is hosting a there-and-back-again paddle in the gentle waters of the South Branch Raritan River in Clinton, great for beginners.

Register in advance or drop by for a first-come, first-served opportunity to paddle these gentle waters. Use is limited to 12 paddlers at a time.

The event is free, though donations are appreciated!


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Williams Center for the Arts 2019/20 Season Announcement
 

Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00p
Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
317 Hamilton Street at High Street, Easton, PA
 
Light lunch follows in the lobby

RSVP your attendance to Joyce Wallace at wallacej@lafayette.edu (610) 330-5010
 
Please join us for a preview of all that awaits you in the 2019/20 performance series!


"Wine Women and Shoes"

The Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary is holding a fund raising event on Thursday evening, May 9 at the Fiddlers Elbow Country Club benefiting the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation.

Our mission is to provide resources for cancer and financially vulnerable patients to receive quality life-saving medical treatments, wellness resources, and non-medical support. We help those in the community who find themselves in the gap between what they need and what they can afford.

"Wine Women and Shoes" Thursday, May 9th 5:30-9:30 PM at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. Featuring: Sensational wines, delicious food, designer shopping, dream closet raffle, best shoe contest, and fashion show by Bloomingdales.

For more information call 908 788-6591 or email ddalley@hhsnj.org. Also on Facebook: Wine Women & Shoes - Hunterdon


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.


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.


John Leland, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old 

John Leland, award-winning New York Times reporter and author of the NYT bestseller Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old will be featured at an event open to the community sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties at its Annual Spring Symposium.  The catered brunch, on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 10:00-12:30 at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater will also feature a reimagined version of the 1977 film classic renamed “My Annie Hall” and starring residents of the Lenox Hill Senior Citizen Community Center.  The film was conceived, written and directed by Ellie Sachs and Matt Starr.  It has been featured on CBS This Morning, and at a variety of other venues.   The fee of $36 includes brunch and program. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 908-725-7799 or pay online at https:/JewishFamilySvc.Org/Symposium. Proceeds support JFS Senior Services Programs serving the entire community. 


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


PSA for Conservation Conversation on April 17 

Hunterdon Land Trust will host its first Conservation Conversation of 2019 on backyard and forestry on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.  

Everyone is invited to share their ideas on tree care issues and management programs. Special guest is Pam Zipse, the outreach coordinator for the Rutgers University Urban Forestry Program. 

This event is free, but please register in advance by emailing judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org or calling 908-237-4582.  

For more information, visit www.hunterdonlandtrust.org 


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


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.


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, May 1, 2019from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at JFS, 150-A West High Street, Somerville, NJ. The topic for this session is “Maximizing LinkedIn” presented by Ken Sher, Executive Coach and Career Consultant, Sher Coaching. In this interactive session, Ken will teach you ways to get noticed, strengthen your profile, enhance your personal brand and move yourself to the first page of the search.

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.



Readington Reformed Church TAKE-OUT ONLY ROAST BEEF DINNER – May 4, 2019

The Readington Reformed Church, located at 124 Readington Rd., is having a Take-Out Only Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, May 4th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $17 and advance tickets are highly recommended.  Please call Pat at (908) 526-8572 to order your tickets no later than April 24th.  Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the dinner, May 4th.


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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.


NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding

New Jersey Audubon Event at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Once again the Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary will field teams for the World Series of Birding, the Big Stay and the Century Run and invite you to join them for the day or collect pledges to help support the conservation, education, and research goals of NJ Audubon. For more information, and to register, please see registration and pledge forms on the World Series of Birding website at worldseriesofbirding.org. You can also call 908-396-6386 or stop by the Sanctuary (address below).

 1. Scherman Hoffman Barkley Family Big Stay: Ron, Ben and Dan Barkley, aka the “Deckcissels” have conducted “Big Stays” on the rooftop observation deck of the Hoffman Center since 2010, when they finished in first place for the “Big Stay” category of the World Series of Birding event with a total of 80 species. Ron and Dan will lead the team this year. Pledges to their efforts will support education programs at the Hoffman Center.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 (12:01am to 12:00 midnight)
Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Registration required by May 9, 2019

2. Scherman Hoffman and Great Swamp Century Run: NJ Audubon past board member, author of For the Birds (a history of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and a master at recording bird songs for the “Lab of Ornithology”, Randy Little has been leading the Sanctuary and Great Swamp Century Run since 1988. As a leader, there is no better guide than Randy to help learn the intricacies of bird songs during migration. With a special-use permit from the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, we will have access to the off-limits management area of the refuge. Our record of 102 species was set in 2002 by Randy and co-leader Neil Collins. Limit 25.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 (7:00am to 3:00pm)
Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Registration required by May 9, 2019


Cokesbury United Methodist Hosts Shoe Donation Pop Up Event to Help Fight Global Poverty

Lebanon church aiming to collect 10,000 pairs by June

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One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need. Cokesbury United Methodist is hosting a shoe donation pop up event to collect new or gently-worn shoes for Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

On May 11th from 9am to 1pm bring your new or gently-worn shoes of any kind to Cokesbury United Methodist, 230 Cokesbury Rd, Lebanon, New Jersey

For more information, please contact Lizzy Swiderski with Soles4Souls at 615-598-7311 or email lizzys@giveshoes.org

Donated shoes will be repurposed and distributed through Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise program that create jobs in Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations. The micro-enterprise model provides individuals the ability to start small businesses by providing a steady supply of high-quality, low-cost product.

The World Bank estimates that approximately 767 million people live on less than $1.90 per day. Many people living in extreme poverty simply do not have access to stable employment. The income generated by selling just one pair of shoes in Haiti can provide up to five meals for a family in need, whereas 30 pairs sold by an entrepreneur in Honduras can provide up to a year of schooling for a child. 

Revenue generated by Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise operations funds the organization’s free distribution programs. These distributions provide relief in many developing nations around the globe in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.

Cokesbury Methodist has been collecting shoes since last June and have a goal of reaching 10,000 pairs of shoes. If they reach their goal, 10,000 pairs would provide a year’s worth of food, shelter and education for 14 families in the developing world.

 To host a shoe drive or find out more information, go to GiveShoes.org/Get-Involved.

About Soles4Souls

Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.


The Practice of Fasting in Judaism and Islam” 

The Practice of Fasting in Judaism and Islam” will be presented by Rabbi Debra Smith and Dr. Ali Chaudry on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Temple Sholom, 594 North Bridge Street, Bridgewater, NJ. The program is $5 and refreshments will be served.

Join us as we explore the history, traditions and practice of fasting in both faiths.  We will also compare texts related to fasting in Judaism and Islam.

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   


Lehigh Valley American Revolution Round Table Book Signing & Program

Easton, PA- The Lehigh Valley American Revolution Round Table, a public organization dedicated to the important period of American history, is pleased to announce that on May 156:30 pm, at Lafayette’s College’s Oechsle Center for Global Education (53 S. College Drive, Room #107) will hold a program on the patriot and leader, Dr. Joseph Warren, who gave his life at the epic Battle of Bunker Hill.  “We are pleased and honored to have author and historian Christian Di Spigna,” said organizational president Andrew Zellers-Frederick, “speak about his recent biography: Founding Martyr-The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, The American Revolution’s Lost Hero.  This talk will focus on the new discoveries Di Spigna has made about Warren after twenty-years of research.  He will discuss this often forgotten early Massachusetts patriot’s legends and explore his resistance activities to the British Crown, during the years 1765-1775, as he rose to the heights of his fame.”  Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, Eric Forter, praised this book with, “Joseph Warren has finally found the biographer that restores him to his place among the architects of American independence.”  The biography will be on sale by the author and available for his signing.

For more information, please visit the LVARRT website at: www.lvarrt.org.  Or email Lehigh ValleyARRT@gmail.com.     Admission is free for all current members and a requested donation of $6.00 for individual visitors.  


Friends of the Delaware Canal for “Following the Route of the Morris Canal”

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for “Following the Route of the Morris Canal,” a 4.5-mile guided walking tour, on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m., at the Forks of the Delaware River Recreation Area, 210 South Delaware Avenue (Route 611), Easton, PA 18042.

Bob Barth, an enthusiast of New Jersey’s canals, will lead a round-trip walk that will begin at the Delaware Canal guard lock.  From there, the massive stone arch entryway to the Morris Canal can be spied across the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, NJ.  Two bridges in Easton will be crossed – the first over the Lehigh River, the second across the Delaware River into Phillipsburg.

Activists are making great headway in developing the Morris Canal Greenway, an initiative to preserve the canal right-of-way, mark its route, and create trails and parks. In Phillipsburg, walkers will experience the fruits of these efforts.

Participants will stay on Main Street’s sidewalk to view the top of the stone arch entryway, and then follow the route of the Belvidere Delaware Railroad to the sites of Port Delaware and Inclined Plane 11 West. The turning point will be Greens Bridge, even though there is so much more to explore on the Morris Canal. 

This presentation is free, and no reservations are required.

In addition, walkers will be back in Easton in time to attend a Canal Boat Ride and Dinner on the Lehigh Canal in Easton. Benefitting the D&R Canal Watch, this event includes a mule-drawn boat ride, a three-entrée buffet, and entertainment by Roy Justice. Best of all, the boat will lock through the Abbott Street Lock.  To find out more about the ride and purchase tickets, visit www.canalwatch.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.


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: Exploring the Griggstown Grasslands Preserve for Breeding Birds and Migrants

Field Trip led by NJ Audubon Naturalist

We'll walk through field and forest to look for migrant birds returning to NJ or just passing through. Bring binoculars if you have them; loaner binoculars will be available for use during the walk.  This site is one of the first grassland restoration projects NJ Audubon has implemented for the Franklin Township Open Space Committee.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 (9:00am to 11:00am)

Where: Griggstown Native Grasslands Preserve, 1091 Canal Road Princeton, NJ 07416

Cost & Registration: Free.


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.