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Time to Get Out and Have Some Fun

And Patch can help you do it!

Looking for some fun ways to spend the weekend? Let Patch help you out. Here's a list of some ways to get out and enjoy the summer weekend coming up.

Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday at  in Morris Township.
Why Go: 
Because the band will play some of your kids' favorite songs.
Price: 
$12.

Monthly Community Bike Ride + Zebu Afterparty
When/Where: The monthly community bike ride begins at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot at Morristown ; the after party follows the ride at . 
Why Go: It's a fun and casual couple miles around town. Then, everyone is invited over to Zebu Forno, on South Street, where 20 percent of sales will be donated to the new "Bike and Walk Morristown" organization (formerly Bike Morristown).
Pricing: The ride is free, then it's a matter of how big your appetite is.


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at  in Morris Township.
Why Go: 
Because Dewar MacLeod, professor at William Paterson University, and Claudia Ocello, project coordinator for the Jersey Rocks exhibition, will talk about the role of rock and roll clubs in the Garden State.
Price: 
$10.

Where/When: From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: Because the Chatham Brass, made up of members of the Chatham Community Band, will be performing music from the roaring '20s.
Pricing: Free.

 
Where/When: From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at  in Hopatcong.

Why Go: To learn 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:
 From 9 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at  in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 It’s karaoke. What else do you need to know?
Pricing:
 Free.

Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: To enjoy great live music.
Price: No cover.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: 
Because this exhibit, inspired by a collection of rare books at the arboretum, will focus on the roll of medical botanies during the Civil War.
Price: 
Free.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: 
Because you’re interested in seeing more than 30 holiday images by Thomas Nast including paintings, pen and ink drawings, printer’s proofs and engravings.
Price: 
Adults, $6; Seniors and students, $5; Members and children under 12, free.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: 
Because the exhibit focuses on the three centers of American silver-making in the 18th century—featuring Boston, New York and Philadelphia silversmiths and exploring the master/apprentice relationships.
Price: Admission is $6 Adults; $5 Seniors & Students; 12 and under and museum members are free.

Where/When: At 7 p.m. on Friday at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because the concert will feature artists Sammy and the Del-larks, Quiet Storm, Joe Z, and Bobby Thomas’s Tribute to the Orioles.
Price: $25.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: 
Because children can enjoy the benefits of Yoga by being introduced to various poses that can build strength, flexibility, balance and concentration.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: 
Families can enjoy the benefits of yoga by learning a variety of classic poses, presented by Michelle Magnotti of Yoga Flows Inc.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: 
Because kids can have fun on Friday moving, playing and singing around a giant rainbow colored parachute.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where: 
At 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Attendees will leave from the Community Center in Basking Ridge and travel to Monmouth Park Race Track in Oceanport..
Why Go: 
It's for seniors ages 55 and older to enjoy a day trip while trying their luck at the track. Pick-up is available to those without transportation.
Pricing: 
Free. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday at the  in Warren. 
Why Go: 
For children ages 3 and up to drop in during listed times and create an Aztec Mask.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
At 7:05 p.m. on Friday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To celebrate the spirit of Christmas early by bringing a new unwrapped toy and receive a ticket voucher to enjoy a future game. Come early, the first one thousand fans also receive a T-Shirt.
Pricing: 
$7 to $13.50 per ticket.

When/Where: At 8:30 p.m. on Friday at The Planetarium at The Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
Why Go: To see colorful laser lights choreographed to the music of ELO..."Don't Bring Me Down."
Pricing: $6. 

Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 214 West Mill Rd. in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because The Fuzzbox is a place for students in grades seven through 12 can hang out in a fun, supervised atmosphere where they can go to be involved in sports, games, music, art, and more, while being provided with free food and drinks. Fridays are for high school students and Saturdays are for middle-school students.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at .
Why Go:
 Because a night enjoying this funny and touching play is a great plan for the weekend.
Pricing:
 $12 at the door; $10 for seniors and students.


When/Where: 
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To enjoy a Shakespearian play about two couples in love with the wrong partners. The complications become fantastically funny.
Pricing: 
Free.  


When/Where: 
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset. 
Why Go: 
To pay homage to the pop songs of the 1980s with a song-and-dance extravaganza. "If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away."
Pricing: 
$16 per ticket. 


Where/When:
 At 8 a.m. on Saturday at .
Why Go: 
Because starting off your Saturday with a pleasant 20-mile bike ride sounds like a great idea.
Price: 
Free.


Where/When:
 From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at The Merchant Block of Morris Plains.
Why Go:
 You can pick up some homemade mozzarella and ravioli, freshly baked bread and some of New Jersey's best cheesecakes.
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.

 
Where/When:
 From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the  in Morristown.
Why Go: 
 Because this historic walking tour covers nearly a mile within Morristown’s historic district covering more than 300 years of Morristown history.
Price: 
$10.


Where/When:
 At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at The College of  in Morristown.
Why Go: 
Because a Saturday evening of enjoying this Shakespeare classic on the outdoor stage sounds like a great plan.
Price: 
$33 adults, $17 children.

 
Where/When:
 From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Railroad Plaza and Fairmont Avenue in Chatham.
Why Go:
 To get some of the best Jersey Fresh produce, Jersey Shore seafood, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs, honey, baked goods, fresh mozzarella, specialty prepared foods of all kinds, and more. The market will also have cooking demonstrations.
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go: 
As if you need a reason to check out this tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
Pricing:
 $20, adults; $10, children.


When/Where: 
From 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Uproot Restaurant in Warren.
Why Go: 
To hear the sounds of smooth jazz from the talents of guitarist "Arturo" with Meghan Glynn and Tom Marciano.
Pricing: 
No cover charge.


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Rutgers Gardens School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Brunswick.
Why Go: 
Because the festival is packed with events for all ages. Lectures, children's activities, and a garden tour of spectacular plantings. Those ages 21 and older may enjoy raising a glass with friends at the Wine Garden
tasting.
Pricing: 
Rutgers Gardens members are admitted free. Other adults, $5. Children under 13, free. There's a $10 separate gate fee for the wine tasting for attendees 21 and older.

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