Find Some Fun Ways to Spend the Weekend
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Trial of the 19th Century: Antoine LeBlanc
Where/When: At 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 6 Court Road in Morris Plains.
Why Go: Learn all about this famous murder trial as you sit in the actual courtroom where Antoine LeBlanc was tried in 1833 for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sayre and their servant, Phoebe.
Smooth Sounds at the Famished Frog
Where/When: From 9 to midnight on Friday and Saturday at The Famished Frog in Morristown.
Why Go: Because you want to enjoy a night of music this weekend.
Pricing: No cover.
Saturday Morning Bike Ride
Where/When: At 8 a.m. on Saturday at Marty's Reliable Cycle of Morristown.
Why Go: To start off your Saturday with a pleasant 20-mile ride through Morristown, Harding and Chatham.
Morris Plains Farmers Market
Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at The Merchant Block of Morris Plains.
Why Go: Your interested in getting some homemade mozzarella and ravioli, freshly baked bread and, some of New Jersey's best cheesecakes.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Where/When: At 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the College of St. Elizabeth.
Why Go: Because you want to enjoy an outdoor performance of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
Pricing: $33 for adults, or $17 for children.
Chasing the Blues Cooking Demonstration
Where/When: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Why Go: To join chef and master gardener Cynthia Triolo as she presents four different recipes featuring blueberries. Recipes and samples will be provided.
Transportation Exhibit at Fosterfields
Where/When: From 10 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at the Fosterfields in Morris Township.
Why Go: At the Transportation Exhibit at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, you'll discover how local transportation has changed over the past century.
Pricing: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6 to 14, $2 for children ages 2 to 3.
Dunk Tank for Kyle O’Brien
Where/When: From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at Modick Park in Hopatcong.
Why Go: For a chance to dunk Hopatcong Band Goodbye Friday, to benefit fourth-grader Kyle O’Brien, who has inoperable tumors.
Pricing: Organizers didn't list pricing on submitted information, but all proceeds will go to Kyle’s family.
Self Defense Classes
Where/When: From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at St. Jude's Parish in Hopatcong.
Why Go: To learn the ability to defend yourself from a potentially life-threatening situation with the help of the Gen Lee Ju-Jitsu Club.
Pricing: $10 per class.
Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison.
Why Go: Because enjoying Molière’s enduring comedic masterpiece sounds like a great addition to your weekend.
Pricing: Ranging from $32 to $55.
Dine Out for CASA
Where/When: From 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant, 24 Main St. in Madison.
Why Go: To hear the Chihiro Yamanaka Group perform, and to enjoy a delicious Asian gourmet diner while supporting advocacy for abused and neglected children.
Pricing: No cover.
Members' Summer Show
Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.
Why Go: Because you’re interested in seeing a sale of oil, acrylic, watercolor, print, photography, collage, mosaic and sculptor works by members of the Art League of the Chathams.
Chatham PBA vs. Fire Department Annual Softball Game
Where/When: At noon on Sunday at Shepard Kollock Park in Chatham.
Why Go: To see the Chatham Borough Policemen’s Benevolent Association play its annual softball game against the Chatham Borough Fire Department.
Jefferson Community Band Summer Series
Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Jefferson Township Municipal Offices.
Why Go: Because a great way to start off your summer is by coming to see the Jefferson Community Band’s opening summer concert.
Where/When: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Black Bear Fitness in Hopatcong.
Why Go: To work out at a two-hour Zumba class to raise funds for a mobility push chair for Lake Hopatcong resident Adam Varda’s father.
Pricing: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Mahjong at the Senior Center
Where/When: At 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Washington Township Senior Citizen Center in Long Valley.
Why Go: You’re interested in starting your weekend by enjoying a morning of Mahjong.
Wonders of Korea
Where/When: From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Washington Township Free Public Library in Long Valley.
Why Go: The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Program will present two films about Korean history, followed by a traditional Korean wedding ceremony and a traditional meal.
Craig Bickhardt and Ronstadt Generations Live
Where/When: From 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at The Studio of Long Valley.
Why Go: To see legendary songwriter Craig Bickhardt and Ronstadt Generations perform a night of music, stories and more.
Pricing: $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Hat and Purses Exhibit
Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township.
Why Go: You’re interested in seeing more than 130 artifacts from the museum's costume collection, ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Pricing: $10 for adult museum admission, or $7 for senior and children museum admission.
Montville Township Independence Day Celebration
Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Thursday at 100 Horseneck Road in Montville.
Why Go: Among other reasons, to watch the second annual Summer Idol amateur talent competition as part of the Montville Township Independence Day Celebration.
Pricing: $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Zumba Fitness Class
Where/When: From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Butler VFW, 69 Carey Avenue in Butler.
Why Go: Because you’d like to enjoy this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness class.
Animals Around the World
Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: So the kids can learn all about animals—and so can you.
Pricing: Free for members of the Summer Reading Program.
Scurry Up Robotics Scrimmage
Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Lafayette Elementary School in Chatham.
Why Go: For a day of information, training, mayhem and fun by Chatham High’s robotics teams.
WPTL Summer Reading Club Kickoff
Where/When: From 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Washington Township Free Public Library in Long Valley.
Why Go: The library opens up its Summer Reading Club with a petting zoo and Sprinkles the Clown.