This Week in New Jersey’s Heartland: November 7
November is bringing on a full, fun new itinerary of things to do in New Jersey’s Heartland! This week get artsy with a glass of wine, learn secret pie recipes, or start your holiday shopping!
Observatory Open House Night
201 Mullica Hill Road
Monday, November 7 | 6pm to 9pm | Free
The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University offers monthly Observatory Open House Nights for those who want to bring the stars a little closer to Earth. Gaze into the night sky through their 16” telescope. Thirty minutes before sunset, guests can expect an educational tour of the night sky with star mapping, followed by stargazing in the fourth-floor observatory. This event will take place in both the indoor observing dome and through smaller telescopes on the outdoor observation deck, so be sure to dress for the weather.
Overcoming Brick Walls
Friends Village Auditorium
One Friends Drive, Woodstown
Tuesday, November 8 | 7pm
Whether you are a beginning genealogist or a long-time researcher, this program will provide helpful hints on how to find the missing branches of your family tree and get past pesky brick walls. Genealogist Bonny Beth Elwell, President of the Genealogical Society of Salem County, will share various methods of genealogical research that have helped her find elusive ancestors.
334 N. Washington St., Unit 24
Wednesday, November 9 | 6:30pm
Grab your friends, favorite takeout, and visit Tomfoolery Brewing to play this week’s Fool’s Trivia! This week’s theme is Disney!
Paint and Sip Night
Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio
87 South Broadway
Thursday, November 10 | 6pm to 9pm | $4
This Thursday, get creative at Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio during their half-price studio fee happy hour! This paint and sip event allows artists 21 and older to create works of art while they relax, chat with friends and drink wine. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of your favorite!
Grand Arrival of Santa Claus & Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township
Saturday, November 12 | 4:30pm
Santa is arriving from the North Pole at Storybook Land! The lights parade will begin at 4:30pm and at 5pm, Santa Claus will light up the park!
Holiday Bazaar Kickoff
Noyes Museum Shop
Saturday, November 12 | 10am to 5pm | Free
Enjoy an afternoon of shopping with friends and family at the Noyes Museum Shop. A variety of local and regional fine arts vendors will be displaying and selling their work. Enjoy local musician Nicolas Castillo playing his unique R&B Indie Pop Music while you shop. With every purchase made, visitors have a chance to win one of their art-filled gift baskets: shopping local has its perks! Casciano’s Coffee Bar will be serving complimentary hot apple cider!
Monthly Watercolor Classes
Alampi Art Studio
157 Harrisonville Lake Road
Alex Alampi Jr. of Alampi Art Studio in Salem County will teach students his proven techniques to master watercolor art. Create colorful, crisp and realistic watercolor paintings. These classes consist of demonstrations and individual instruction. Each class will end with a critique session of the day’s work. Classes are held on the second Saturday of every month. Morning coffee is provided, and students Students are asked to bring a bagged lunch. Visit their website for more information.
Wine and Pie Pairing
Monroeville Vineyard & Winery
314 Richwood Road
Saturday, November 12 | $15
Visit Monroeville Vineyard and Winery to sample 7 Pies including traditional favorites like Pumpkin, Ricotta, Italian Meat and Apple paired with Wine Makers choice wines. The wine selection will include both dry and Semi-Sweet Wines for $15.00 per person includes pairing and a souvenir wine glass! This event is 2 hours. The family pie recipes will be shared with guests! After the pairing, you can relax with a piece of your favorite pie and a glass of wine while you chat with the winemaker for an additional $8. This event is by reservation only. Please call 856-521-0523.