Events December 8, 2012

Dec 1 - 8, 2012
Festival of Trees 2012
Mon., Wed. & Sat.: 10am - 5pm / Thurs. & Fri.: 10am – 8pm / Sun, Dec. 2: 12pm -5pm
Location: The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Road, Chester, NJ
Across from Black River Middle School

*Celebrating our 10th Year!*

A community wide celebration featuring holiday trees in a rustic wonderland setting. The trees are uniquely decorated by local businesses, civic organizations and families depicting the Event Theme - "A Time to Remember".

Many trees available for purchase by silent auction! Adults - $5 Senior Citizens - $3 Children 2-12 - $3 (Under age 2 free) Visit from SANTA and photos available on Wed. & Friday 3pm-5pm & Sat. 11am -3pm ALL proceeds benefit the Senior Resource Center
For more information call SRC at 908-879-2202 or email: info@SeniorResourceCenter.org or visi www.SeniorResourceCenter.org

Click here for flyer!

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Events after December 8, 2012

Dec 9, 2012
Holiday Acapella Carolers!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

The Moonstruck and Three Quarter Time Acapella Quartets can be heard caroling through the streets and shops of Chester and will be performing Holiday favorites on the following Sundays: November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These female quartets are an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adeline's International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 15, 2012
FREE Merry -Monster Truck Rides for Kids! (read more...)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Rides depart from outside 92 Main Street (Winky's Pet Boutique)

The North Pole elves love to play jokes on each other and Santa. This season, they borrowed Santa's sleigh and turned it into a MONSTER TRUCK!

Bring your kids to meet 'Elf Shawn' and his Big Boy-Toy.

*Rides are FREE with A PRINTED COPY OF THIS EVENT LISTING **

Rain, Snow or Shine - Monster Truck Rides will take place on Sat. December 15th ONLY from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Departures are from 92 Main Street (outside Winky's Pet Boutique).

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 15, 2012
Archie Cobblepot The Clown!
Starts at 12:00 noon
Location: Downtown Main Street in Chester

Archie is a professional balloon artist and physical comedian who utilizes the art of clowning to spread joy and entertainment to all ages.

His Performance in Chester includes balloon sculpture, hilarious live comedy with audience participation, music, a hint of magic, and a lot of fun! He is also a world class kazoo player, but doesn't like to brag. 

Archie specializes in circus events, children's parties, hospital clowning, carnivals, fairs, festivals, corporate events, grand openings, meet and greets, parades, stage performance, print work and product endorsements, and is available for any event you are looking to host.

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Dec 16, 2012
Holiday Acapella Carolers!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

The Moonstruck and Three Quarter Time Acapella Quartets can be heard caroling through the streets and shops of Chester and will be performing Holiday favorites on the following Sundays: November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These female quartets are an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adeline's International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 20 - 31, 2012
MONEY SAVING COUPONS for last minute holiday shopping
Independant Store Hours
Location: Historic Downtown Chester

Shop Small Business, Shop Chester for your last minute holiday shopping and SAVE BIG WITH COUPONS!

Historic Chester's Shopping & Dining Guide has money-saving coupons to make your last minute hussle & bussle shopping experience merrier & brighter! CLICK HERE to download.

Shop, Dine, and Explore Chester's exciting seasonal offerings. Special in-store events,complimentary holiday treats and post-holiday sales will be offered at various member merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters!

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Feb 15 - 17, 2013
25th Annual Orchid Open House
10am-5pm
Location: Stony Hill Gardens 8 State Route 24 Chester, NJ

You’re invited to our 25th Annual Open House at Stony Hill Gardens in Chester, NJ. Come view our beautiful selection of orchids, enjoy free education talks, complimentary refreshments, door prizes, and more! If you’re getting spring fever and need a dose of gorgeous blossoms, you won't want to miss this great event! This event is FREE to the public.

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Feb 23, 2013
Spa Day at Well Bred!
10am -4pm
Location: Well Bred, 25 Main Street, Chester, NJ

It's Spa Day at Well Bred!

Nail trimming, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing are just $5.00 per service.

This is a great deal - Take advantage of it!

Drop in between 10 am and 4pm.

For further details, call us at 908-879-6569.

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Mar 10, 2013
Animal Communicator at Well Bred on March 10
12 pm to 4 pm
Location: Well Bred, 25 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Learn what your pet would like YOU to know about them!

Meet with Gina Fernandez of The Angel's Heart. Bring your pet (or a photo) for Gina to work with.

Call for an appointment 908-879-6569. Sessions are $29.00 for 20 minutes.

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Mar 22, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt
1 pm - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy pony rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Mar 23 - 24, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt - March 23-24
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy pony rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Mar 25 - 28, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt: March 25-28!
1 pm - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy Pony Rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Mar 29 - 30, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt: March 29-30!
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy Pony Rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Apr 1, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days & Egg Hunt Continues - April 1st
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930 GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

The farm fun continues!  The Easter Bunny will be sticking around for another few days here at Alstede Farms! Hunt for Easter Eggs, visit our cute baby animals, enjoy hayrides, pony rides, a warm campfire and lots more!

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Apr 6 - 7, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days & Egg Hunt Continues - April 6 & 7
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms: Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930 , GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

The farm fun continues!  The Easter Bunny will be sticking around for another few days here at Alstede Farms! Hunt for Easter Eggs, visit our cute baby animals, enjoy hayrides, pony rides, a warm campfire and lots more!

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Apr 20, 2013
Fruit Tree Pruning Seminar
9:30 am - 12:30 am
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Learn all about fruit tree pruning techniques and all aspects of fruit tree and small fruit tree care. Seminar participants will be eligible for a special 15% discount off any purchases that are made at Alstede Farms’ Farm Market that day.

Also enjoy FREE refreshments!

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Apr 20, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Mike Jamisen
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come  to Redwoods Saturday Night, April 20, where you'll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Playbill features popular artist Mike Jamieson, playing classic rock from the likes of Clapton, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Stray Cats and Van Morrison.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Apr 27, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Floyd Murray
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday Night, April 27, where you'll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Featured performer is a NJ favorite: Floyd Murray, playing the best of cool rock and roll, classic and contemporary rock and top 40. You'll also hear a few oldies and one hit wonders from the '60's through Today!  Plus some original tunes.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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May 4, 2013
Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

This course will take you through you everything you need to get started, from equipment, hive location, breed selection, biology, pest and disease control. Seminar Participants will examine a nucleus hive and hive a 3lb package of bees. Seminar participants will also be able to purchase bees and equipment (quantity limited, pre-order suggested).

For complete details, visit: http://alstedefarms.com/educational-tours-and-seminars/beekeeper-seminar/

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May 4, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Scott Monetti
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday Night, May 4th, where you'll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Featured performer is Scott Monetti, an all-time favorite at Redwoods.  Playing at the keyboard, Scott's favorite genre is Rock and you're sure to hear many of your all-time favorite tunes.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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