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NJ Audubon: Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

NJ Audubon: Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Enjoy a quiet morning at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff or Associate Naturalist. Enjoy a quiet morning here at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff or Associate Naturalist. These walks are informal and informative: birds, trees, tracks, wildflowers, reptiles, and amphibians are a few of nature’s wonders waiting for us to discover. The walks are cancelled if there is snow, rain, or weather warnings. Registration required by 4:00 PM the day before the walk. Pre-registration Required. COST: Free for members, $5 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 binoculars if you have them. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Loaner bioculars will be available. 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. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance

Nature Infused Yoga at Scherman Hoffman

Nature Infused Yoga at Scherman Hoffman 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 03/30, 05/11, or 05/25. Ticket sales end at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. 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: $15 members, $19 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.

Spring Craft and Vendor Fair

Hillsborough Municipal Building 379 S Branch Rd, Hillsborough

Spring Craft and Vendor Fair Saturday April 13th from 10am-2pm. Join us for our second annual SPRING Craft and Vendor Fair at the Hillsborough Municipal Building. Dozens of your favorite crafts and products just in time for Mother's Day! Basket Auction! 50/50! Come and enjoy a browse around and support Hillsborough High School Project Graduation Class of 2024!

Featured Featured Event Series 247th Commemoration of The Battle of Bound Brook

247th Commemoration of The Battle of Bound Brook

247th Commemoration of The Battle of Bound Brook Join us for an exciting and historic weekend April 13 – 14, 2024! The two-day living history program explores the American Revolutionary War during the timeframe of the Battle of Bound Brook and the foraging wars of 1777. Learn about and experience this important period in New Jersey’s and America’s history. Multiple activities across venues include 18th Century Soldier’s Encampment and Street Battles, camp life portrayed by living history reenactors as American and British troops, sutlers, and others of that period. Ceremony at Old Presbyterian Graveyard, Sunday Buffet Breakfast, Historic House tours/lectures and more! Whether you are looking for a family-fun experience, a history buff, a visitor to the area or searching for a new, interesting event to attend, each year’s living history weekend at the Battle of Bound Brook is unique, fun, and exciting. The historic Abraham Staats House, with the original structure c. 1740, was home to the Staats family for nearly 200 years and served as the headquarters for George Washington’s “Drillmaster” Baron von Steuben in 1779. Today, owned by the Borough of South Bound Brook, this house museum is open to the public during select events, programs, and

“English Style” Collagraph Prints with Len Merlo

“English Style” Collagraph Prints with Len Merlo Saturday, April 13th, 11am-4pm Members: $70, Non-Members: $85, Material Fee: $50 In this course, artists will learn how to combine rich tonalities and textures with the mysterious effects of Collagraph (Relief) and Drypoint (Intaglio) techniques. Participants will prepare, create, and print two plates that use both relief and intaglio methods. All materials, mediums, and clean-up materials used in this course will be non-toxic, and they will fulfill the mission of our non-toxic and environmentally safe initiative. About the Instructor: Len Merlo is a full time artist and activist living and working in South Plainfield, NJ. He has 25 years of experience teaching art in NJ Public Schools and has taught workshops in ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. He served on the Board of Directors at The Print Center of New Jersey, and The Arts Guild of New Jersey. He is also a member and workshop instructor a Frontline Arts. Registration deadline is Sunday, April 7th at midnight Frontline Arts is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Central NJ with a mission to connect communities through socially engaging arts practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking. The organization supports in-house and mobile educational programs and provides a


Crystals, Stones, and More: Advice and Readings

Crystals, Stones, and More: Advice and Readings with Shannon Stumped and at a crossroads? Ready for the next step? Uncertain of what the future holds? Whether it's finding soul mates, love and relationships, career, soul healings, or sage spiritual guidance along the journey, come see Shannon and set the course for happier ever after in your life. All sessions always free. Sign-ins from noon to 2PM, with Shannon, who specializes in miracle-making (and a whole lot more), including: Decision-making Problem-solving Spiritual Guidance Wisdom Inspiration Encouragement Prayer Letting Go Cutting Soul Ties Soul Healings Wishes & Dreams Blessings Anointings Commitment Ceremonies Happiest Ever Afters NEW: Text Sunnyside Gift Shop to sign-up! 908-409-3884 What to Know: All sessions are in Divine timing (sign-ins by arrival time only); always free (no costs, no strings); complementary with all belief systems (secular or nonsecular) and all walks of life. For more information, you are welcome to contact Shannon @ JoyAlchemy.com.

Annual Battle & Brews Bound Brook Historical Tour & Pub Crawl

Annual Battle & Brews Bound Brook Historical Tour & Pub Crawl Join for a stroll around the Borough of Bound Brook! This FREE historic walking tour will give you interesting information about Bound Brook's past and present. Along the way we will stop at participating locations for food and drinks. Our restaurant partners will give free samplings of food! A complimentary beer will be provided at our event venue stop. All other desired beverages are for purchase by attendees at each bar. Must be 21 to participate. Event will take place rain or shine. The event is presented by the Borough of Bound Brook and the Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership. This program is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission. 12:30 PM Tour Gathers & Checks In Outside of Brook Arts Center at 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805 12:45 PM Walking Tour Starts Historic Information Discussed at Various Locations Food & Drink Pub Crawl Stops En Route 3:30 PM Event Ends Parking is available at various street locations and in lots by the train station. More info about Parking visit:https://boundbrook-nj.org/parking-information/ More info about Bound Brook


Bonsai Trees- Shaping and Pruning

Bonsai Trees- Shaping and Pruning Get ready to celebrate the arrival of spring with our "Bonsai Tree!" event, discover the beauty and tranquility of Bonsai! In this monthly workshop series- every class is unique! You will learn how to use plants, shrubs, and trees from your back yard to create a beautiful Bonsai that lasts for years. This process is know as the art of Yamadori—or foraged plant specimens skillfully trained into works of art known as Bonsai. This workshop is led by Blooms at Belle Mead's favorite Bonsai enthusiast, Peter Bethune. Peter brings examples of his bonsai work to show you different techniques and tricks of the trade! This month focuses on how to wake up bonsai trees from their winter slumber. Spring is here! For a more in-depth experience, bring in a small young tree of your own. With Peter’s instruction, you will learn how to trim and train your bonsai! Attend each monthly class- growing in knowledge as your bonsai tree grows! There are things to be done to train your tree each month! * Bonsai trees and pots will be available for purchase in the greenhouse at Blooms at Belle Mead. Contact the store with any

Eat, Create, Share!

Eat, Create, Share at the EEC Join us for this monthly program as we meet new people, try new things, create taste sensations, get crafty, and have fun together.

Are You Ready To Discover Your Superhero Powers?

Are You Ready To Discover Your Superhero Powers? Join as award-winning mentalist Joshua Kane takes audiences on an unforgettable ride of magic, and mystery at the Sieminski Theater (Basking Ridge) on April 13 at 2:30 pm. Kane Borders of the Mind; is a highly interactive, family-friendly event where you'll witness mind-boggling feats of lie detection, simultaneous telepathy, and other psychic phenomena that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The audience plays an active role in the show, with up to 40 people joining Kane on stage to participate in games and experiments. Kane invites his audience to discover their inner superhero. “I think we all dream of getting that letter from Hogwarts,” Kane says, “or being told like Neo in The Matrix, ‘You are the One.’ We all want to be like the X-Men and discover that what is odd about us is extraordinary.” In In “Borders of the Mind,” Kane helps audiences tap into and use their amazing psychic abilities, identifying audience members with latent psychic abilities and extraordinary powers. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss! With his signature charm and wit, Joshua Kane will transport you to a world beyond the borders

Event Series Laser Magic

Laser Magic

Laser Magic at RVCC Planetarium Enjoy a laser show featuring such selections as “Fireworks” by Katy Perry; “We Don’t Talk about Bruno” from Encanto; “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen; and “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel. (Recommended for ages 6-12)

Battle of Bound Brook Colonial Tavern Night

Battle of Bound Brook Colonial Tavern Night Get Refreshed after a long day of fighting or observing the battle in Bround Brook? Come to the Van Horne House Tavern and enjoy the relaxation, games, topical discussions, singing, hot food, period punch, cocktails, horse races (and betting) and a dance or two. 7-11pm . Reenactors, come unwind in the tavern, bring your tales of the battle you survived, share songs and much more! Members of the general public-YES! you can enjoy the 18th century tavern right along with us. The More, the Merrier! Jobi and Les Ford have been brewing their famous punch, Anne and Ridley Enslow entertain as only they know how, Tommy Burns will play and sing enjoying our connection to Colonel Moylan in this colonial pub. Colonel Van Horne and his wife, Elizabeth welcome you to their home, Convivial Hill, for tavern fun and games. **Alcoholic beverages will be served. No one admitted under the age of 21.

Randy Rainbow for President

Randy Rainbow for President at State Theatre New Jersey Randy Rainbow is a four-time Emmy® and Grammy®-nominated American comedian, producer, actor, singer, writer, satirist, host, and New York Times best-selling author known for his popular web series, The Randy Rainbow Show. His debut memoir, Playing with Myself, received rave reviews by such venerable outlets as The LA TIMES, which noted that Rainbow "vividly recollects the alienation so many LGBTQ+ youth experience." Musical theater was an escape for Rainbow that ultimately helped catapult his career. His musical parodies and political spoofs have garnered him worldwide acclaim and four consecutive Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Short-Form Variety Series. Rainbow (yes, that's his real name) enjoys a star-studded fan base which regularly shares his work. Some notable admirers include Ryan Reynolds, Carol Burnett, John Legend, Mark Hamill, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Sondheim, Jane Lynch, Ana Navarro, Barry Manilow, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Rosie O'Donnell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steve Martin, and Martin Short. As an actor, he has appeared onscreen as a featured guest star in the FX comedy/drama series Better Things, and on the New York stage as a lead in the Encores! series revival of Call Me Madam at New York City Center. In 2019,


Mid Life Crisis debut at Riverside Inn

Mid Life Crisis debut at Riverside Inn Mid Life Crisis band's debut at Riverside Inn! We will be bringing our Classic/Alternative/Party Rock music to Riverside Inn on Saturday night April 13th. Come join us for an evening of great food, great drinks and great music. Silvia, Steve & Paul will be leading the band. We go on at 8:30PM. See you there! Mid-Life Crisis this evening is: Silvia - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Steve - Vocals Paul - Guitar, Vocals Chuck - Bass, Backing Vocals Scott - Drums

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