ABC Mother’s Market
When/Where: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson Township Middle School
Why Go: To get some great gently used items for your baby or young child
Cost: $3 plus whatever you spend on stuff
When/Where: Saturday at 1 p.m. Jefferson Township Fire Company No.
Why Go: To help support the fire department.
Cost: Bring your wallet
Spring Vendor and Craft Fair
When/Where: Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Lake Shawnee Clubhouse
Why Go: To get some cool stuff and help the lake
Cost: Bring your wallet
2012 'Canine Cotillion' Benefiting St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
When/Where: Friday, 7 p.m., Westin Governor Morris, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to help benefit the homeless animals while having a good time.
Cost: $275 per person includes one dog
New Jersey Roller Derby Season Opener
When/Where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at Inline Morristown
Why Go: You want to cheer on the region's newest roller derby group.
Cost: $10 presale, $12 at the door
Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis
When/Where: Saturday, 7 p.m. at Sona Thirteen, Morristown
Why Go: You want to listen to the Eric Hayes Band, while helping out a pair of causes.
SCARS Healing Workshop
When/Where: Sunday, 10 a.m. at Morristown Neighborhood House
Why Go: You want to participate in a free day of healing for women overcoming serious illnesses or challenging circumstances.
Cost: Free (registration required)
2012 Earth Day Experience
When/Where: Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. at the Dehart Street Parking Garage, Morristown
Why Go: You want to check out sustainable vendors, get tips, learn more about sustainability and how you can be part of the process.
Cost: Free to attend
Collage Concert - One World, One Language
When/Where: Sunday, 4 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: You want to hear some good music with good people.
Free Youth Protection Training
When/Where: Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School.
Why Go: To work with the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America to learn about protection services and how to combat child abuse.
Friends Concert Featuring Simple Gifts
When/Where: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To spend an evening listening to a variety of songs and instruments by Simple Gifts at the library.
National Day of Puppetry
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. at the 4-H Center on Milltown Road.
Why Go: To celebrate a day about marionettes and puppets with the Garden State Puppetry Guild that will host different workshops to learn about using puppets, while also hosting performances of this fun art.
GSHNJ Queen of Cakes
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical School.
Why Go: To learn how to bake as the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey and Cakes Unlimited present a program to help them earn the Cooking Badge as they learn the secrets of cake decorating and baking.
BRHS BPA Vendor Fair
When/Where: Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
Why Go: To support the organization with a variety of vendors!
Cost: Free, except for costs of what you buy.
Temple Sholom Casino Night
When/Where: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center on Talamini Road in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To participate in a fundraiser that includes a poker tournament and other table games.
JCC Mah Jongg Tournament
When/Where: Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center on Talamini Road in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To take part in a fundraiser that will benefit the JCC Scholarship Fund. Cash prizes will be awarded, and lunch will be served.
BRHS Team 303 Book Fair
When/Where: Sunday at 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To benefit the FIRST Robotics Team 303, as representatives will be on hand to demonstrate their robot while also raising money through purchases at the store.
Cost: Free, except for the cost of whatever you buy.
Diversity School Fair
When/Where: Between 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at The Pingry School on Martinsville Road in Bernards Township.
Why Go: To meet representatives from more than 30 private (independent) schools and learn about those schools, as well as the mechanics of getting in.
Cost: Free, pre-register at the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools website.
Miles For Matheny
When/Where: Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. registration for cycling, running and Kids Fun Run events, Wheelchair Walk at 1 p.m., and celebratory community picnic from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack-Gladstone.
Why Go: Miles for Matheny, originally conceived by the late Basking Ridge resident and Matheny Trustee Lu Huggins, has grown from a small wheelchair walk and cycling ride in 1998 to an event that attracts some 1,500 participants, volunteers and spectators. It is, in the words of Matheny President Steve Proctor, "as much a community event as it is a fundraiser, and one that attracts many participants from Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and other nearby communities as well as those from further away.
Cost: Free to watch; $8 for Kids Fun Run; $25 for registration on Sunday; cost of pledges; information and detailed schedule online.