Weekend: Jazz on the Green, Produce in the Parking Lot
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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.
"Rudy" on the Outdoor Big Screen
When/Where: At 7 p.m. Thursday at the field at The Warren Township Library in Warren.
Why Go: To view a heartwarming tale of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who overcomes the odds and fulfills his dream of playing for Notre Dame. Come early to "catch" a chance to throw a football with Ned Bolcar, who played on two Notre Dame Championship teams.
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 botanies during the Civil War.
Woodstock Celebration at the Morris Museum
Where/When: At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because radio personality Pete Fornatale heads to the Morris Museum to celebrate the anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.
Pricing: $10 for adults; $7 for children, students and senior citizens.
Free Gazebo Concert
Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday at Jefferson Township Municipal Offices.
Why Go: Because The Full Circle Band will bring its five-piece band to the gazebo for a summer concert series.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
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 enjoying Dario Fo’s brilliantly funny, scathing political farce is a terrific way to spend your weekend.
Pricing: $32 to $55.
Jefferson Summer Concert Series
Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Camp Jefferson Amphitheater, 81 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go: Because enjoying a live show from guitarist Billy Hector outside sounds like a great Saturday night.
Free Summer Movie Night
Where/When: At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Ginty Park in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because the Morris Township Department of Parks and Recreation will wrap up its free Family Outdoor Movie Night series with a showing of “The Karate Kid.”
Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival
Where/When: From Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday on the Green, South Street and West Park Place in Morristown.
Why Go: Because this free music festival will feature five top jazz and blues groups.
Dahlia Show at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Where/When: All day on Saturday at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you can come by with your own dahlias to be judged, or just mosey by to admire these splendid flowers on display and soak up knowledge from the folks who grow them.
Morris Township Fire Dept. 5K Race
Where/When: At 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ginty Park in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this 5k will benefit The Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and the Morris Township Fire Department, and also include a one-mile Kids Fun Run.
Saturday Morning Road Ride
Where/When: Starting at Marty’s Reliable Cycle at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 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.
Chatham Borough Farmers Market
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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at 79 Carlton Drive, Parsippany.
Why Go: Who knows what goodies you’ll find?
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
Car Wash Fundraiser
Where/When: From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Parsippany Christian Church.
Why Go: Because the Parsippany Christian Chruch is partnering with Lifeline Christian Mission to raise funds to build a house in Haiti.
"Elements" Art Show and Charity Event
When/Where: From 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at The Villagers Theatre in Somerset.
Why Go: Because each artist will showcase works inspired by the word "element." Paintings, photography, and print work will be available for purchase and a silent auction and a Friday night artist meet and greet will be included in the event. The works of Addison Vincent, Jake Petraitis, and Jennifer List will be showcased.
Pricing: Free admission. Donations gratefully appreciated.
Family Overnight at Round Top Swim Club
When/Where: From 8 p.m. on Saturday to Sunday morning at Round Top Swim and Tennis Club in Warren.
Why Go: To grab a tent and sleeping bag and enjoy good times, family and friends, and of course, smores.
Pricing: Free with membership.
Jazz Cruise at Bickford Theatre
Where/When: From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Bickford Theatre in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this is the 15th annual afternoon on the River Queen with an all-star band including Ed Polcer, Joe Midiri, Paul Midiri, Don Stein, Frank Tate, Kevin Dorn and singer Judy Kurtz
Morristown Farmers Market
Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Parking Lot No. 10, Spring and Morris streets (behind Dunkin' Donuts) in Morristown.
Why Go: Because you can pick up fresh produce and fruits (including organic), flowers, herbs, eggs, cheese, baked goods, pickled products, honey, fish, poultry, pork, and grass-fed beef.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
Where/When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on Sunday.
Why Go: Because you can discover how butterflies can help a garden grow and learn to use nature journaling to really “look” closely at these special insects.
Pricing: $3 to $7.
Outdoor Living Space Design Consultation
Where: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Back to Nature Home & Garden in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To meet with a design specialist and leave with a great new idea to improve or create your own outdoor oasis. Don't forget to bring your pictures.
Pricing: Free. Register online.
Canine Scavenger Hunt
When/Where: At 5 p.m. on Sunday at Lord Stirling Park Riding Stable in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because it's a "treat" hunt for dogs and their human companions with prizes for all.
Pricing: $10 per dog and handler. $2 per additional person. Registration required.
Neil and The Diamonds
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Sunday at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To sing a long to "Cracklin Rosie" and "Sweet Caroline." It's the ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute.
When/Where: At 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Colorado Cafe in Watchung.
Why Go: To meet singles in your age group and enjoy a night of free dance lessons, appetizers, games and raffle prizes. It's an evening of fun and a chance to meet that someone special.
Pricing: $30 for tickets purchased via 8MinuteDating.com with promo code 8mdnynj5.