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May 11, 2013
Annual Chester Family Day
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gazebo Park/ Municipal Field on Main Street in Chester

All children and families in Chester are invited to come together for a memorable day for the entire community at Municipal Field (Gazebo Park) on Saturday May 11, 2013, rain or shine.

The day will start with a parade down Main St followed by a complementary picnic lunch or hot dogs and hamburgers. The highlight of the day will be a vintage baseball game who play 19th century rules, with vintage equipment and old fashioned uniforms.

Various activities will also be on site to add to the enjoyment of the day including a 5K race. For more details please visit: www.chesterborough.org or www.chestertownship.org

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May 11, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Tony Calandra
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday Night, May 11th, where you'll be entertained by live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Tonight's performer is Tony Calandra who has very quickly gained a popular following in the area. His music features a blend of the best of yesterday's and today's acoustic rock.

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

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May 11, 2013
The History of Chester's Railroads at Chester Library
10:00 am
Location: Chester Library 250 W Main St, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7612

On Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m. at the Chester Library, The History of Chester's Railroads will be presented, and we will discuss how their growth was influenced by the development of the 19th century iron industry.

Speakers are Larry Lowenthal, a retired National Park Service historian and author of "Chester's Iron Heyday". Also providing insight will be Joe Macasek, a professional graphic designer with a special interest in historic interpretation, and Bill Greenberg, an independent historian, author and co-author of several books on transportation.

This program is co-sponsored by the Chester Library and the Chester Historical Society. These knowledgeable gentlemen will be on hand to discuss their books and sign copies on request. A great learning experience!

Please register at http://host6.evanced.info/chester/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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May 18, 2013
Gristmill 'Flume and Catwalk' Dedication
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly reconstructed flume and catwalk. Refreshments and tours of the Gristmill are available after the ceremony.

Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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May 27, 2013
Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Larry Maysey Memorial
See web site for details
Location: Larry Maysey Memorial on Main Street

Join us in the procession as we gather at the Gazebo on Main St then walk south to the Maysey Memorial and War Veteran site where the commemoration will continue. Guest Speakers, musical accompaniment, and rifle salute all highlight the event, don't miss it.

The  event is hosted by Chester Recreation in cooperation with Bernay's Apgar American Legion Post 342.

For more information please visit : www.chesterborough.org

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Jun 1, 2013
Children's Rhubarb Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Participants will tour the gristmill and see how flour was made from grain in the 1880's.  They will learn how to use the flour to make delicious rhubarb muffins. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please call 908-879-5463 by May 25th to register!

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Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Jun 1, 2013
Live Music (Scott Monetti) at Redwoods Grill & Bar
7:00 pm to 10 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods on Saturday, June 1st to enjoy the live music of Scott Monetti in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Bring your friends and family and join your neighbors for fun times at Redwoods.

You can enjoy the music while eating at the bar, or at a convenient high-top table, or in one of our comfortable booths.  If a quieter mealtime is your preference, our separate Dining Rooms will be more to your liking. 

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

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Jun 2, 2013
Strawberry Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
8:00 am - 1:00 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 a hayride around our beautiful farm and an ‘all you can eat’ breakfast: Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, and toppings (STRAWBERRIES of course!) $9.99 for adults; $4.99 for children.

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Jun 8 - 16, 2013
Strawberry Harvest Festival Days at Alstede Farms
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

Two Weekends – June 8 & 9 and June 15 & 16!

Enjoy scrumptious strawberry treats galore: homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry shakes, strawberry lemonade slushies, strawberry sundaes, strawberry pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and strawberry fudge. Take a Scenic hayride to our strawberry patch to pick your own strawberries! And then enjoy lots of Family Fun Activities (pony rides,moonbounce, wagon train ride and more!) Something for the whole family!

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Jun 8, 2013
Live Music (Warren Woodson) at Redwoods Grill and Bar
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods on Saturday June 8th and enjoy live music in the bar area from 7 to 10PM. Our musician is Warren Woodson, master of the acoustic guitar and a Redwoods favorite. Warren sings Rock, Country, Folk and more, from the early 50's up to today's hits. We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks.

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Jun 13, 2013
IRON MAKING AND MINING IN MORRIS COUNTY
7:00 pm
Location: The Chester Library
250 West Main Street, Chester, NJ

The Chester Historical Society will sponsor a talk on "Iron Making and Mining in Morris County" on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7 o'clock p.m. at the Chester Library, 250 West Main Street, in Chester.  The program is open to the public free of charge, and refreshments will be served.

The presenter, Joseph J. Macasek, is the author of Guide to the Morris Canal, and is currently President of the Canal Society of New Jersey, and President of the Roebling Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology.

Mr. Macasek's presentation will be filled with pictures, maps, and diagrams that begin in the 1700s, when the highlands area of New Jersey was found to contain an abundance of high grade magnetite iron ore.  He'll explain how, with the completion of the Morris Canal in 1831, the mining business began to expand.  And how, in the 1870s when the Central Railroad of New Jersey's High Bridge Branch reached Chester, the village became an iron mining boom town.

Follow the history to learn that mines in Morris County continued in operation well into the 1900s.  It is estimated that more than 55 million tons of ore were mined and shipped.  In this talk we will learn where the mines were located, what kinds of technology were used, and how the miners lived and worked.

Further information may be found at the Chester Historical Society's web site: www.historicchesternj.com

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Jun 15, 2013
PEDAL FOR PRESERVATION
See schedule: http://www.tlc-nj.org/ride/index.htm
Location: Starts at West Morris Central High School, 259 Bartley Road, Chester, NJ

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey (TLC-NJ) is hosting its second annual Pedal for Preservation Bike Event along the Columbia Trail.  Families, recreational and avid cyclers can enjoy this shaded Rail-to-Trail ride through picturesque small towns in rural Morris and Hunterdon counties.

Riders will start and finish at West Morris Central High School, 259 Bartley Rd, Chester, NJ 07930.

Registration for the event is now open. Sign up by 4/30/13 and take advantage of the early registration discount!

$20 for individuals & 15 for children (12-18)

$25 after April 30th

Become a Champion for Open Space and team up with TLC-NJ by participating as a rider, team member, sponsor, donor or volunteer. Pay a flat registration fee or help fundraise by getting friends and family to sponsor your ride. Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:30am.

To register online or to learn more visit www.TLC-NJ.org

All proceeds from Pedal for Preservation will benefit The Land Conservancy of New Jersey's land preservation work.

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Jun 15, 2013
Live Music (Tony Calandra) at Redwoods Grill and Bar
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday night, June 15th and enjoy live music in our bar area. Tony Calandra is our performer. His music features a blend of the best of yesterday's and today's acoustic rock. We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Jun 17 - 21, 2013
National Small Business Week
Location: Throughout Historic Chester!

In its 50th year, National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Held June 17th through June 21st, support of small businesses will take place in multiple cities across the country, including Historic Chester.

Shop, Dine and Explore Historic Chester. Contribute to the success and growth of our small businesses.

For more information about this endeavor, visit http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw

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Jun 17 - 21, 2013
Get a Taste of Chester's Small BusinessThe UPS Store-Chester
See calendar details below
Location: The UPS Store - Chester
95 West Main Street, Suite 5 Chester, NJ


June 17-21 is Nat'l Small Business Week and The UPS Store-Chester is highlighting *5 OF OUR TASTIEST SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS* throughout the week.

Drop in The UPS Store-Chester each day to sample local delicacies and support these hard-working entrepreneurs!

Click Here for Week's Calendar of Events.

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Jun 22, 2013
HIKE CHESTER SERIES 2013
9:30am to 11:30 am
Location: This hike will start at the Community garden at Highlands Ridge Park and explore the trails and vegetation of Evans Family Preserve.



Hike Chester Hiking Series - 2013 will be another great year for Hike Chester! Chester Recreation has planned seven guided hikes on different trails and parks throughout Chester. All are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, June 22nd: Join Chester resident Jon Wagar and learn about Spring plants and trees at Evans Preserve. This hike will start at the Community garden at Highlands Ridge Park and explore the trails and vegetation of Evans Family Preserve.

To view map please visit: http://chestertrails.org/

For more information please e-mail the recreation director:recreation@chestertownship.org, recreation@chesterborough.org. These events are hosted & sponsored by Chester Recreation in cooperation with Chester Trails, Chester Environmental Commissions, Chester Green Team & Chester Historical Society.

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Jun 22, 2013
Live Music (Mike Jamieson) at Redwoods Grill and Bar
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods, Saturday June 22nd and enjoy live music in our bar area from 7-10PM. Mike Jamieson will perform his entertaining blend of 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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Jun 23, 2013
BIKE CHESTER
10:00 am
Location: Meet at the Black River Trail located off of Pleasant Hill Rd
The Black River Trail does not have an address for GPS locating, however next door is the Hermits of Bethlehem, 82 Pleasant Hill Road Chester, NJ 07930-2135.

Chester Recreation offers a great way for families to spend time outdoors while exploring beautiful Chester Trails! All rides will take place on the West Morris Greenway, also known as Patriots Path, and also known as the Rail Trail in the Black River Wildlife Management Area, Chester.

Rides are family and kid friendly, flat and beginner oriented and will be 6 miles or less (approx 1.5 hours at a kid pace). Rides will be led by a Chester volunteer, Jesse Epstein. All from Community are welcomed to participate in these free rides. Riders are required to wear helmets. Street oriented bicycles are not appropriate. Bring water and a snack and dress appropriately for the weather.

Contact the Recreation Director if you would like to volunteer to lead a family bike ride as we are looking to add Saturday rides to our current schedule. Please check our websites regularly for ride updates, www.chesterborough.org or www.chestertownship.org.

To view map please visit: http://chestertrails.org/
For more information please e-mail the recreation director: recreation@chestertownship.org, recreation@chesterborough.org
These events are hosted & sponsored by Chester Recreation in cooperation with Marty's Reliable Cycle.

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Jun 29, 2013
Saturday Night Music Series
7pm to 10pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come to Redwoods on Saturday, June 29th from 7pm-10pm and enjoy the live music of Paul Miller in the Bar area.

Paul entertains with acoustic rock classics from the 1950's to today's music; the perfect accompaniment to a great meal or drinks.

You'll find the music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Jun 30, 2013
Free Gazebo Concert Series: W. Morris Community Band
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Gazebo / Municipal Field on Main Street

(Under direction of Gary Quam)

Playing Americana Music from great composers, this group of local musicians offer an amazing show featuring a variety of concert instrumentals , a great prelude to the 4th of July holiday fun.

Come early to shop in town, be sure to pick up some delicious treats from one of our wonderful eating establishments and join us for some thrilling, live music!

Co-sponsored by Chester Borough Recreation and Chester Township Recreation

Concert schedule is subject to change without notice; please check the website for updates. Concerts are cancelled in the event of rain.  Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged at these FREE, family friendly concerts.

www.chesterborough.org
www.chestertownship.org

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