The weekend is once again upon us. Having trouble figuring out what to do? No need to worry, let Patch help.
When/Where: Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Why Go: To check out the facility, get some food and maybe donate blood, if you choose.
When/Where: Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Why Go: Because who doesn't want a furry friend?
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. at Why Go: To support the team as it helps fight cancer
Cost: No admission, but bring your wallet
When/Where: Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Why Go: To get your tickets to the hottest concert series in Jefferson
Cost: Free admission, but tickets range from $10 - $20
When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race start at Central Park of Morris County
Why Go: You enjoy walking or running, and want to help an educational charity.
When/Where: Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 12-6 pm. at the Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains
Why Go: To find great bargains and support the church's teen mission trip.
Cost: Free, but bring cash to buy items.
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Morris Plains
Why Go: To make money and get rid of old stuff, or find bargains from others.
Cost: $20 for vendors to participate
When/Where: Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: You're riding your bike to work and wouldn't mind a free continental breakfast.
When/Where: Friday, noon at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: This week, it's the children's program "Travels with Tricksters," and you want to entertain your kids.
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want to see a dazzling lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosos.
Cost: $37 to $62
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prudential Real Estate, Morristown
Why Go: The annual event helps raise funds for The Sunshine Kids Foundation. You also may find some cool stuff.
Cost: Bring your wallet
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Washington Valley Schoolhouse, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to check out this 1869 schoolhouse and learn about the area's agricultural past.
When/Where: Saturday, 3 p.m. from the Green in Morristown
Why Go: You want to help kick off with a fun event.
When/Where: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at Inline Morristown
Why Go: You can't get enough roller derby action!
When/Where: Saturday, 8 p.m. at Morristown United Methodist Church
Why Go: You want to hear the works of the "classic masters," like Beethoven and Mozart.
When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. from Ginty Field, Morris Township
Why Go: You're a runner, or would like to be one; you want to support charitable events; you like to dress up as a superhero.
When/Where: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. at Morristown High School
Why Go: You want to enjoy a fun afternoon with friends, food and activities.
When/Where: Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church at 480 S Beverwyck Road, ParsippanyWhy Go: To get your roof evaluated for suitability for solar power—and, perhaps, get solar energy for freeCost: Free
When/Where: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at , 879 S. Beverwyck Road, Parsippany
Why Go: To honor seniors and experience the beauty of the Jewish sabbath at this community-wide observance
When/Where: Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at , 1675 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: To get some great buys and justify it with the knowledge that all proceeds benefit the church's hurricane relief efforts in the Gulf Coast
Cost: No admission, but bring your wallet.
When/Where: Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 8 Princess St., Parsippany
Why Go: To support the Womans' Club and find great bargains including a large selection of household goods, books, small furniture, linens, luggage, handbags and more
Cost: It's free to get in, but bring cash to buy.
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at 243 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: To go off the beaten path in an effort to get fit
FEED the NEED
When/Where: All day every day through May 21 at Economy Automotive Services on Raritan Avenue in Raritan.
Why Go: To help those in need as the business is collecting food items for school-age children to be given to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.
Parents Night Out at Jump!Zone
When/Where: Friday at 5:30 p.m. a Jump!Zone on Jill Court in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To give the kids something exciting, fun and energetic to do for the evening while the parents have a little time to themselves. The event for the kids includes bouncing, sliding and jumping, plus pizza!
Friends Concert Featuring Kende Trio
When/Where: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To listen to some classical music sung by three sisters, called the Kende Trio, in a concert in the library.
When/Where: Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Bradley Gardens Reformed Church on Old York Road.
Why Go: Because who doesn't love a flea market, and the great prices that come with that? There will be lots of vendors and lots of items to choose from!
Cost: Free, just the cost of what you buy.
When/Where: Saturday all day at the on Old York Road.
Why Go: Because the health department is urging all pet owners to get their cats and dogs the rabies shot, and both animals will be taken care of.
Microsoft Store Opens
When/Where: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the new Microsoft Store in the .
Why Go: Because the Microsoft Store is holding its grand opening ceremonies with a ribbon cutting before the store officially opens at 10 a.m.
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the new Microsoft Store in the .
Why Go: We did say OneRepublic right? In honor of the grand opening of the Microsoft Store at the mall, the company is sponsoring the concert all evening long!
Eli Manning Plays Kinect
When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. at the new Microsoft Store in the .
Why Go: He won the Super Bowl, and now Eli Manning is coming to Bridgewater to play Kinect with customers—do you want to see if you can beat him?
Live Animal Exhibit at Environmental Education Center
When/Where: "Alive at the EEC," a live animal exhibit, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, through June 8, except for Memorial Day, May 28.
Why Go: You not only get to see real animals from the surrounding Great Swamp, you can see other reptiles and amphibians — such as poison dart frogs — from around the world.
"Impressions of Nature" Photo Exhibit and Sale
When/Where: At the center in Basking Ridge, during gallery hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends through June 16, except for Sunday, May 13, Saturday, May 19, or the weekend of May 26-27.
Why Go: Basking Ridge photographer Filip Everaert’s photography is exceptional for its color and rich textures, capturing the essence of the beauty of nature.