Time to Take Your Pick for the Weekend
Enjoy loads of fun activities.
Ready to get out and enjoy the upcoming fall weekend? We have lots of ways for you to do just that. Take your pick!
Running Company Beginner Group Runs Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Morristown Running Company. Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age. Pricing: Free.
The Mothers’ Club Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Postpartum Place in Chatham. Why Go: Mothers and their babies can come to this fun, social time and receive expert advice in a safe and supportive environment. Pricing: Free.
'The Power of 9' Art Exhibition Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Arts Council of the Morris Area. Why Go: Because this art exhibit will feature 40 unique works by eight professional artists. Pricing: Free.
Medicinal Plants of the Civil War Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Why Go: Because this exhibit, inspired by a collection of rare books at the arboretum, will focus on the roll of medical botany during the Civil War. Price: Free.
Joan Lamensdorf Art Exhibit Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Harding Gallery. Why Go: Because you can spend a Friday night with some wine and some beautifully serene landscapes made with pastels. Pricing: Free.
Family Yoga Where/When: From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Jefferson Township Public Library. Why Go: Because families can enjoy the benefits of yoga by learning a variety of classic poses, presented by Michelle Magnotti of Yoga Flows Inc. Pricing: Free.
Shakespeare's 'The War of the Roses: Henry VI, Part 1' Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Brundage Park Playhouse, 2 Bungalow Lane in Randolph. Why Go: Because this adaptation combines Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part I with the first three acts of Part 2—it packs a whole lot of the Bard into one show. Pricing: $10
Prepare to be Terrified Where/When: From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday at 229 Main Street in Belleville. Why Go: Halloween is coming, and the State Scare Haunted Attraction promises to terrify you. Pricing: $15 to $30.
100 Years of Motorcycles Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township. Why Go: Because this exhibit will feature some of the coolest bikes from the past 100 years. Pricing: $10 for adults, or $7 for children, students and seniors.
'Othello' Playing at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. Why Go: Because a night at the theater sounds like a great way to spend your weekend. Plus, this play hasn’t been seen on The Shakespeare Theatre stage since 2003. Pricing: $32 to $55.
Saturday Morning Road Ride Where/When: Starting at Marty’s Reliable Cycle in Morristown at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and trekking 20 miles through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown. Why Go: Because you’d like a workout to start your Saturday morning, or because the weather is warming up. Rain or snow cancels. Pricing: Free.
Downtown Concert Series Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison. Why Go: Because you can bring a blanket or chair for a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the museum. Pricing: Free.
Greystone Photo Exhibit Where/When: From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at The Morristown and Morris Township Library. Why Go: You can stop by the library and check out this new collection of photographs. Pricing: Free.
Bye, Bye Butterfly Program When/Where: At 2 p.m. on Saturday at Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge. Why Go: For families and all ages to bid farewell to the butterfly for the season. Learn where they go for the cold weather and all about their lifecycles. Pricing: Free. Registration required.
U.S. Army Blackhawk Helicopter Landing When/Where: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough. Why Go: To step inside a Blackhawk helicopter, sit at the controls, and get your picture taken with Somerset County resident Tony Gianno, who pilots this workhorse of the U.S. military. It's a kid-friendly event that benefits Operation Shoebox and our troops. Pricing: Free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Pumpkin and Mum Sale Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Jefferson Township Fire Department Company No. 2 in Lake Hopatcong. Why Go: Because you have a chance to get pumpkins and mums from the Jefferson Consolidated PTA. Pricing: Prices vary.
Art Show Where/When: From 2:15 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at The Library of the Chathams. Why Go: Take some time out on Sunday to view “Spectral Selves,” an art show featuring paintings, prints, and drawings worked in oil, acrylic and Conté. Pricing: Free.
Morristown Farmers Market Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday in Parking Lot No. 10, Spring and Morris streets, Morristown. Why Go: Nothing beats fresh. Pricing: Free.
Morristown Fall Festival on the Green Where/When: From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday on the Green, and various points of interest. Why Go: It's one of Morristown's biggest annual events, with lots to see and do. Pricing: Free.