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Spring Birding Course: Birding by Ear


Spring Birding Course: Birding by Ear Spend the peak of spring migration with the Environmental Education Center and learn the critical, yet challenging, skill of birding by ear. This multi-week course is designed to build and refine skills as an auditory birder. There will be virtual reviews and preparatory classes offered Thursday nights with specifically crafted morning walks Saturday mornings. The goal is to see considerable personal growth as these vocal migrants pass through northern New Jersey. A detailed schedule will be provided prior to the start of the course. Following each walk we will recap the morning and provide light refreshments. Thursdays, April 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25 - (Virtual Classes) - 7:00pm-8:00pm Saturdays, April 29, and May 6, 20, and 27 - (Morning Walks) - 6:00am-9:00am - (No walk on May 13)

Event Series U-Pick Strawberry Weekends

U-Pick Strawberry Weekends *CANCELED*


U-Pick Strawberry Weekends Picking depends on weather and crop availability, so please check our phone message for any updates before you visit. We currently do not take credit cards, an ATM will be on premises. Field fee is $5.00 per person plus cost of berries. Field fee for children under 2, free. No outside food or drink, No smoking on the premises, No pets allowed. A wagon ride is required to get back to the strawberry field -Please check in at the little farm shed to the right of the parking area for wagon instructions. Pre picked strawberries will be available at our outdoor market. Activity area and Jumbo Jumper will be open for the kiddos, you can purchase tickets at the little farm shed where you received your wagon ride tickets. Hours are Weekends 9AM to 4PM last car in at 3:00 For your safety Please always watch your footing on the property, there are rocks, sticks, holes, and uneven ground. We have everything you need for picking, no need to bring baskets. All picking depends on weather & crop availability, please check our Facebook page or call before you visit for any updates. No large bags allowed in

NJ Audubon: Lord Stirling Park Birdwalk


Led by Dave Oster, Associate Naturalist The Lord Stirling Park birdwalks have had up to 70 species and 13 warbler species in one day. This is a great spot for flycatchers, vireos, warblers, and goodies like Great-horned Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, and Marsh Wren. Trails are level but may be wet depending on recent rain. Please bring your own binoculars or spotting scope if desired. There will be no equipment available to borrow. Registration required. Walk-ins will not be permitted to participate. Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Ticket sales end on 5/19 at 4:00 PM.

Event Series Nature Infused Yoga

Nature Infused Yoga


Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. 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. Preregistration is required. There will be no class 4/8, 5/13, and 5/27. Ticket sales end at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class.  We are offering an in-person class at the sanctuary and a virtual class online simultaneously. The in-person class has a limit of 10 people. Be sure to purchase the correct ticket. COST: $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please bring your own yoga equipment for the in-person class if you have it. Equipment will be available to borrow.

Photo Workshop: Understanding your Digital Camera


Instructor: David DesRochers www.desrochersphotography.com Whether you just purchased your first digital camera, or you are looking for help improving your photography, “Understanding Your Digital Camera” is for you David’s comprehensive program will teach you the importance of camera controls, how the settings work and how changes in settings affect your image By the end of the session, participants will understand camera bodies, lenses, megapixels, shutter speeds, f/stops, ISO, focal lengths, apertures, exposure histograms, and depth of field and how all of these can be used to take good photographs, Registration is required.

Fresh Air Pottery Class


Wheels will be placed in the garden outside the studio.  An experienced potter will give a wheel throwing demonstration at the top of each hour.  Then, with continuous guidance, each participant will sit at their own wheel to create masterpieces in clay.  Participants will get to choose the glaze colors for the pieces they make.  Pieces will be available for pick up about 3 weeks later.

Franklin Food and Music Festival


Support FHS students while enjoying good food, good music and vendors galore! Bring you chairs and blankets and enjoy live music provided by Naughty Humphrey and The Big Fuss. Enjoy delicious treats from: Hadez BBQ MA PA Tex Mex Lobster Dog Empanada Guy The Patti Wagon Cat Like Reflexes Kosher Pig USA Dymski pierogies Marley’s Wings and Things Calinderia Top Tea Plug Jerzey Girl Pickles Antojitos Best Spuds Food Truck CupBob Ice Cream Creations Sweet Concessions There will also be vendors for your shopping enjoyment and activities galore for adults and children!

Robot Driving with Local Robotics Team

Bridgewater Commons Commons Way, Bridgewater

Click HERE for Advance Robot Driving Registration Ever wanted to drive a robot? Join us at Bridgewater Commons as Area High School Robotics Teams host a free event promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for students ages 5-18.  Kids will have a chance to grab the controls to drive and operate a robot!  Free giveaways and music as well! Learn more about the elementary, middle, and high school FIRST? Robotics programs in throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.  Hosted by teams from the Raritan Valley Science & Technology Showcase. This special event presented by the Bound Brook High School Robotics Team 56 residency on the Lower Level near Macy’s.

Event Series Magic Tree House: Space Mission

Magic Tree House: Space Mission


Join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more.  Who can help them answer the questions left for them by the mysterious "M"?  This show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels.  (Recommended for ages 5 and older)

Sushi Rolling Class


We invite you to learn how to make sushi rolls! Experience a fun and exciting hands on sushi class, with chef Sakinah. Guest will learn how to make three types of sushi: Uramaki (the traditional California roll), Veggie Maki, and Temaki. Also, learn one of the best recipe on how to prepare sushi rice. Please arrive 15 mins early to check in, and enjoy drinks and appetizers. Ticket Pricing Early Registration - $45 Late Registration -$55 Please be advised that "raw" fish will not be prepared, due to food safety protocols. Dietary Restrictions Sesame Wheat Fish Crustacean Shellfish Soybean Covid-19: Please wear a mask at check in, temperature checks will be done. If guests are experience any symptoms from covid, they will not be able to attend. Must be 18+ to attend and non-refundable

Lavender Moon

Hidden Spring Lavender Farm 890 Route 601, Montgomery

Experience our 5-course farm to table gathering at Hidden Spring Lavender and Alpacas. An evening celebrating the spring harvest. Complimentary cocktail hour with a tour of the farm. BYOB. Live music by DC DUO

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7th Annual Bridgewater BeerFest


Taste Over 40 Beers from Breweries in NJ, NY and the surrounding areas. Bourbon and Tequila Tastings Live Music by Dread Pilot Roberts(Classic Rock and Blues) Food Trucks Door Prizes Beer Pong Tournament with Prizes An Afternoon Outside on our Beautiful Campgrounds! In the event of rain, the event will be held Indoors. Raising Money for JCC Special Needs Programs. Beer Pong Tournament 1st and 2nd Place Prizes will be awarded.(Prize amount to be determined) Cost to play $5 You must be have a Beerfest Ticket($40-$60) to participate.

Sophia Agranovich at the Watchung Arts Center


Multi-award-winning pianist, recording artist and educator Sophia Agranovich will perform a solo recital, sponsored by the Watchung Arts Center, on Saturday, May 20, at 8:00 PM. The program will feature Fantasia in G minor/B Major by Beethoven, “Papillons” by Schumann, Polonaise-Fantaisie by Chopin, works Liszt and Mendelssohn. Sophia Agranovich is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics…A tigress of the keyboard” - Fanfare. Her performances are captivating audiences by the “orison of uncommon beauty” - Audiophile, “the ideal balance she achieves between the intellectual and the emotional” - Fanfare, “interpretation that dares to be different”, “magnificent shading and superior musicianship” - American Record Guide. A Steinway Artist, Ms. Agranovich has performed in USA, Europe, Israel, and Canada. Recently she played solo concerts at the Pennautier Festival and Juan-les-Pins in France and was invited to China and Brazil. Among her venues are Avery Fisher Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium and Paul Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, and Bargemusic, all in New York City, Salle Cortot in Paris, Ehrbarsaal in Vienna. Ms. Agranovich has collaborated with prominent musicians, award-winning Emmy, Grammy, and Billboard top 10 musical artists, and members of the major

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