Events June 22, 2013

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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Events after June 22, 2013

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 25 - 29, 2013
Annual Fireman's Carnival and Fireworks!
See Chester Fireman's Website for updates
Location: Chubb Park
West Main Street, Chester, NJ

Chester's Annual Fireman's Carnival and Fireworks will be held June 25th through June 29th at Chubb Park.

"Pay One Price' nights are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Fireworks will be held on Friday Night - 10:15pm start-time.

For complete details, visit http://www.chester-fire.org/

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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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Jul 6, 2013
5th Annual Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location: Gazebo Park / Municipal Field, Main Street, Chester, NJ

*FREE ADMISSION* Kid's Activities, Live Bands, Vendors, Instrument Auctions.

Rain or Shine - Join us under the Tent (bring your own blanket or lawn chairs)

Donations accepted and all procees to benefit BYG Work Camp, a mission group composed of 6 local area churches that travel to Appalachia every summer to rebuild homes with Applalachia Service Project.  This summer, our volunteers will spend a week making many families safer, warmer, and drier through home repairs.

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Jul 6, 2013
Saturday Night Music Series - Scott Monetti
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday night July 6th 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 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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Jul 8 - 12, 2013
Summer Farm Day Camp at Alstede Farms
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930

A fun week for 7 - 12 year olds to learn about farming, picking, cooking, planting, fishing and animal care.

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Jul 9 - 11, 2013
Chocolate Summer Camp!!!
9:30am-12:30pm (ages 8-11), 1pm-4pm (ages 12-15)
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street, Chester

Don't miss our tasty Chocolate Summer Camp for kids! Campers will learn how chocolate is made, all the way from the pod to the candy bar. Each day, they will work hands-on with chocolate to mold, decorate and package delicious treats to bring home to Mom, Dad and the rest of the family.

The camp will be offered multiple weeks and is provided as 3 half-day sessions: Morning and afternoon. *Campers may choose to come single days, however the first day of each session (Tuesday) is required, as it includes Chocolate histories, safety and hygene instruction for both age groups for an extended day.

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Jul 13, 2013
HIKE CHESTER SERIES 2013
9:30am to Noon
Location: From the Luce Property to Kay Environmental Center.

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 July 13th, join former mayor Ben Spinelli as he leads us on a spectacular hike from the Luce property to Kay Environmental Eenter. This hike will feature a walk on unmarked trails to a hidden ravine. This park is one of the most spectacular in town, yet very few people know about it.

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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Jul 13, 2013
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms!
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy a Hay Wagon ride around our beautiful farm, as well as an ‘all you can eat’ breakfast with Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, and toppings (Blueberries of course!) Breakfast runs from 8am to 1pm. $9.99 for adults; $4.99 for children Enjoy great food in Harvest Hall and then stick around after breakfast for some farm family fun!

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Jul 13, 2013
Saturday Night Music Series
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday night July 13th where you’ll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM. Tony Calandra is tonight’s performer, and he’s become a real favorite at Redwoods. Tony’s music features a blend of the best of yesterday’s and today’s acoustic rock. Join us for music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Jul 14, 2013
Free Gazebo Concert Series: Stephen Fuller Quartet
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Gazebo / Municipal Field on Main Street

Stephen Fuller is best known for his smooth virtuosity, which spans the breadth of jazz, blues, latin, swing, bossa nova and contemporary classics. The Stephen Fuller Quartet provides the perfect vehicle for his signature brand of eclectic favorites. (www.fullersounds.com)

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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Jul 15 - 19, 2013
Summer Farm Day Camp at Alstede Farms
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930

A fun camp for 4-6 year olds. They will enjoy picking, cooking, animal care, and lots of fun farm activities!

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Jul 18 - 21, 2013
Morris County 4-H Fair
See details below.
Location: Chubb Park, West Main Street, Chester, NJ

The annual 4-H Fair will be held at Chubb Park, July 18-21. The Fair will open Thursday from 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The 4-H Fair is a showcase and celebration of the achievements of 4-Hers around the county. It is great opportunity for all in the community to come out for wholesome family fun,” said Rachel Lyons, Morris County 4-H Agent.

Maps and schedules of daily events such as dog and small animal shows are available in the Information Tent. The Exhibit Tent is packed with homemade fair entries, informational displays and hands-on activities for visitors.  The Entertainment Tent is filled with live musical performances and interactive demonstrations. Other 4-H tents house a variety of animals including dogs, herpetology, poultry, rabbits and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H.

A whole host of fun activities are lined up for this weekend. Pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a model airplane demonstration, clown acts, watermelon eating and cake decorating contests, dress-a-pet contest, a children’s pet show and, of course, amusement rides are all some of the usual favorites

The popular Tricky Tray will once again be the highlight of Saturday evening. The Tricky Tray allows everyone the chance to win a donated gift. Prizes can include anything from a healthful gift basket to a bicycle.  Non-profit organizations will be on hand to sell everything from tasty treats to full meals.  Fairgoers can enjoy traditional fair food and even a cold root beer float or the famous 4-H Chicken BBQ dinner. 

The Fair is sponsored by the Morris County 4-H Association in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H Members, volunteer Fair Managers, 4-H Club Leaders and parents work together to make this a major event in Morris County.

All Morris County residents are invited to visit the 4-H Fair, serve as a volunteer at the Fair or participate in many of the activities and contests open to the public.  Come out and enjoy the "country-fair" atmosphere, great entertainment, good food, and informative, educational demonstrations.

For more information about the 4-H Fair, 4-H clubs, or about becoming a 4-H volunteer, visit the 4-H Fair website at http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h  or contact the 4-H office (973) 285-8300 x3 or 4hmorris@njaes.rutgers.edu. All 4-H programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.

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Jul 20, 2013
Saturday Night Music Series
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday night July 20th from 7-10PM and enjoy the music of Paul Miller, live in our Bar area. Paul entertains with his acoustic guitar, performing rock classics from the 1950's to today's music. It’s the perfect complement to a great meal or drinks. We’ll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Jul 22 - 26, 2013
Summer Farm Day Camp at Alstede Farms
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930

A fun camp for 7-12 year olds. They will enjoy picking, cooking, animal care, and lots of fun farm activities!

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Jul 23 - 25, 2013
Young Chocolatiers Summer Camp - ages 8 - 15
9:30 - 1:30 (Tues); 9:30 - 12:30 or 1:00 to 4:00 Wed & Thur
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street, Chester

Campers will learn how chocolate is made, from the pod to the candy bar.Each day they will work "hands on" with chocolate to mold, dip, decorate, and package their delicious creations to bring home. Aprons and Chef hats will be given to each chocolatier to keep. Tuesday is for all ages (9:30 - 1:30) and includes lunch. Must attend a Tuesday session in order to attend Wed and/or Thurs sessions. Flexible scheduling. Can take Tuesday in one week and Wed or Thurs in other weeks, etc. - Wed & Thurs the group is split by age. - 8 to 11 yrs 9:30 - 12:30 - 12 to 15 yrs 1:00 - 4:00 .

Parents enjoy a week of 15% off on all purchases made in the store. The option exist to have a special camp reserved when you bring 3 or more children on any week not already scheduled or filled. Call store for details and pricing. - cost: $75 Tuesday (4 hours - lunch included) $60 Wed (3 hours - snack included) $60 Thurs (3 hours - snack included) $165 for all three days price break. Please call the store 908 955-7591 for more details and registration form.

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Jul 27, 2013
Saturday Night Music Series
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday night July 27th where you’ll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM. Featured is Floyd Murray, playing the best of classic and contemporary rock. You’ll also hear a few oldies and one hit wonders from the ‘60’s through Today! Plus some original tunes. Join us for music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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