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RVCC Planetarium Is The Place to Be for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

August 16, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium staff is busy preparing for a total Solar Eclipse on Aug.21, the first time in 99 years that the U.S. will experience a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse.

While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of the Solar Eclipse will run diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina, New Jersey ...

Learn About the Mysterious and Majestic Monarch Butterfly

FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a program on  “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” on Thursday,  Aug.  24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road .

Scientists have long researched the wanderings of monarch butterflies to determine the destination of the large numbers seen during the ...

Hillsborough: Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Sourland Mountain Preserve

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road on several dates through the end of the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (county park rangers and volunteers are also ...

Somerset County 4H Fair Celebrates 70th Anniversary Aug. 9-11

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2017 Somerset County 4-H Fair celebrates its 70th anniversary beginning Wednesday, Aug. 9, continuing on Thursday, Aug. 10 and concluding Friday, Aug. 11 at North Branch Park off Milltown Road.

The fair is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.all three days, with free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College ...

Somerville Gathers for Annual Night Out Celebration

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents stood in clusters in front of the Bounce House, talking about summer vacations, projects around the house and the opening of school next month.

Kids ran by, balloons trailing behind them; others munched on hot dogs while their friends licked their ice cream cones.

More than 500 people came out to the borough’s annual “Night Out” ...

Hillsborough: Learn More About Fluttering Beauties of Summer at Duke Farms

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – August is Butterfly Month at Duke Farms, with several educational programs and field trips scheduled throughout the month.

Binoculars are recommended.

“Ask anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, and they are unlikely to tell you that August is their favorite month of the year.  The eighth month gets a bad rap for being hot and muggy, with only an ...

Scents-Ability: The Exotic World of Herbs and Spices

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens invites visitors to tour the Fragrance and Sensory Garden and enjoy a lecture by David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm.

“Sense and Scents-Ability – The Exotic World of Herbs & Spices” is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A guided tour at 11 ...

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Looking for New Friends

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable is a dedicated group of equine enthusiasts who support the activities of the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Ave.

By contributing ideas, volunteering time, and raising funds, the Friends help to provide a continuing and expanding program of activities at the Stable.

The Friends ...

Hillsborough: Volunteers Needed July 26 for Sourlands Trail Maintenance

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects at the Sourland Mountain Preserve throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East ...

Somerset County Hosts Garden Party in Colonial Park

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department invites the public to the 18th annual “Garden Party” in Colonial Park Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring garden lectures and music.

The Garden Party will be held in the Perennial Garden at the Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F. Admission is free with donations kindly ...

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