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Nature Ramblers

Nature Ramblers (Adult) Join the Nature Ramblers and learn more about New Jersey’s natural areas while making new friends and enjoying the fresh air. Stroll the trails stopping to view natural items such as interesting plants, insects, butterflies, and mushrooms as part of the experience. Participants will meet at different locations, such as Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset Counties. Detailed information and address will be provided to registered participants prior to the trip date. $9 per senior $11 per adult

Event Series Santa @ The Commons

Santa @ The Commons

Santa @ the Commons Presented by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset 11/11 – 12/24, Center Court He’s back! Santa will begin welcoming children of all ages for visits and photos filled with holiday magic. Located in Center Court on the shopping center’s Lower Level, visits to Santa Celebration will begin Saturday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 24. Set amongst 25 garland-topped light curtains (each adorned with thousands of white, glistening lights) and candy-cane inspired twists cascading from high above, Santa Celebration will feature an authentic Kris Kringle perched in his grand velvet chair on an elevated platform behind his adoring guests.  A bright and cheery, red photo frame sits in front of the famed wish-fulfiller proclaiming, “Holiday Joy.” SANTA PHOTO HOURS November 11 Saturday 1pm – 8pm November 12 - November 22 Monday - Friday 12pm - 7pm Saturday 11am - 8pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm THANKSGIVING DAY CLOSED November 24 - December 14 Monday - Thursday 11am - 7pm Friday - Saturday 10am - 8pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm Saturday, December 2, 12:30pm – 8pm Tuesday, December 5, 11am – 4pm Thursday, December 7, 11am – 3pm December 15 - 23 Daily 10am - 8pm Sunday, December 24, 10am

Step into the future with Scherman Hoffman

Step into the future with Scherman Hoffman Join for a twice a month to hike/walk the grounds of Scherman Hoffman with our new Center Director, Jan Hudson. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas 1:1 or in a small group setting. Share your history, involvement, and love of the Sanctuary, give input and feedback regarding the center and get your thoughts and ideas heard. Get your steps in with Jan while learning more about Scherman Hoffman’s future plans! Walk subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Please make sure to wear appropriate hiking footwear. We maybe traversing rocky or uneven ground. This walk is intended for adults and older children. This walk is a social, networking event and not educational in nature. Park in the second upper parking lot and meet outside of the red door. Cost: Free, Limited to 5 participants per walk CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund if applicable. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours

Cookies and Cocktails Pie Sampler Class

Cookies and Cocktails Pie Sampler Class Are you looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Friendsgiving this year? Look no further than Candyland Craft's Cookies and Cocktails class! During this 2-hour class, you will learn how to decorate 6 cookies to look like pies, just in time for Thanksgiving. Expert instructors will guide you through the process of piping, flooding, and decorating your cookies to perfection. And the best part? This is a 21 and up BYOB class, so grab a few friends and your favorite drinks and get ready for a good time! Not only will you have a blast with your friends, but you'll also leave with a newfound cookie decorating skill that will impress all of your holiday guests. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make your Friendsgiving celebration even more memorable. Sign up for Cookies and Cocktails class today!

Rockin’ Rocket Ride Pajama Night

Rockin’ Rocket Ride Pajama Night Put on your pajamas or your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun and planets. A lively experience for young people with selected music from "Journey Into Space" by Jane Murphy. (Recommended for ages 3-8)

ZEISS Digital Thermal Imaging Camera Demo

ZEISS Digital Thermal Imaging Camera Demo at Scherman Hoffman Richard Moncrief from Zeiss will be on hand to demonstrate and use the latest in Digital Thermal Imaging Cameras. The Digital Thermal Camera allows the user to observe nocturnal birds such as owls, monitor the migration patterns of nocturnal species and detect roosting birds in trees. They can even be used to locate difficult to find birds during the day. This program is free to the public. Registration not required! Friday November 17th 7pm-8pm. Why purchase optics from NJ Audubon? We have competitive prices. You can try the optics on-site in an actual sanctuary. Proceeds from sales goes back to protecting wildlife and habitat. Questions – contact us at 908-396-6386 or shws@njaudubon.org

Event Series The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid - Villagers Theatre Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

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