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A Frightful Number of Halloween Events This Weekend

Also, Frelinghuysen Arboretum tours the fabulous fall foliage and a pub crawl crawls through Morristown.

NOTE: All town organized events on Sunday have been cancelled, including the Halloween Parade, due to the storm. Be sure to call first for any other events to make sure you don't waste a trip.

'Sweet 16' at Simon Gallery
When/Where: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Simon Gallery, Morristown
Why Go: You want to celebrate this Morristown business' 16th year
Cost: Free

Death and Mourning in the 19th Century
When/Where: Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. at Historic Speedwell, Morristown
Why Go: You want to see how a funeral ceremony was done two centuries ago
Cost: $10, pre-registration required

Second-Annual Good Grief 'Great Pumpkin Ball'
When/Where: Friday, 6:30 p.m. in Florham Park
Why Go: You want to support the good work of Good Grief while having a great time
Cost: $195

Spooky Swamp Walk Through the Great Swamp
When/Where: Friday, 6:30 p.m. in Harding Township
Why Go: It's Halloween and you want to get in the mood
Cost: Free

Morristown Book Club
When/Where: Friday, 6:45 p.m. at Panera Bread, Morristown
Why Go: You want to meet fellow bibliophiles over coffee and discuss this month's selection, "A Reliable Wife," by Robert Goolrich
Cost: Cost of the book, and that cup of coffee

An Evening with Bill Moyers
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. at Dolce in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
 Because you can have a thought-provoking evening with journalist and public commentator Bill Moyers (who also lives in Bernardsville) and mix food for thought. Benefits Bernardsville Library.
Cost:
 $100 per ticket, available through Friday morning. Call 908-766-0118.

Johnny Mathis
When/Where: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: After 50 years, you still can't get enough of this crooner's silky voice
Cost: $85 to $150

Friday Night Skate
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mennen Arena, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to get your ice skating on!
Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental

Saturday Morning Road Ride from Marty's
When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m., from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: You want to test out those legs.
Cost: Free

All-Abilities Run from The Running Company
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., from Morristown Running Company
Why Go: Cycling's not your thing, but running is!
Cost: Free

Plein Aire Painting
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., Chatham New Jersey Transit Station, Fairmount Ave & Railroad Plz, Chatham
Why Go: Bring your easel and paints and enjoy a day of painting with your fellow local artists at Chatham's Reasoner Park
Cost: Free

Bicycle Traffic Skills 101
When/Where: Saturday, 9:45 a.m. at Morristown Town Hall
Why Go: You want to be the best rider you can be. Don't forget your helmet!
Cost: $35

Homecoming at Morristown High School
When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m. (tailgating), 1 p.m. (MHS football hosts Mendham), Morristown High School
Why Go: You want to cheer on the home time while having a fun Saturday in the out-of-doors
Cost: $3, free for children

Halloweekend Pub Crawl
When/Where: Saturday, 3 p.m. registration opens from Iron Bar, Morristown
Why Go: You want to welcome the spookiest holiday of the new while in your cups
Cost: $10 to $15

NJ Roller Derby's Last Home Bout of the Season
When/Where: Saturday, 5:45 p.m. at Inline Morristown
Why Go: You want to see Morristown's other roller derby team (in its first year) take on the Hartford Wailers
Cost: $10

Texas Hold'Em Charity Poker Tournament
When/Where: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at St. Virgil's Academy, Morris Plains
Why Go: You want to test out your poker skills while benefiting Morris Catholic Junior School and St. Virgil's Academy
Cost: $100, includes tournament fee, buffet, beer and snacks

Morristown Farmers Market
When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring and Morris streets, Lot No. 10
Why Go: You like to eat fresh.
Cost: Bring your wallet


When/Where: Sunday, 1 p.m. at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
Why Go: You want a guided tour through the beautiful fall folliage
Cost: $3 to $5

'Historic Halloween Happenings'
When/Where: Sunday, 1 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township
Why Go: You're looking for a family-friendly way to spend your Sunday
Cost: Regular admission

Fairchild Fire Company Halloween Parade
When/Where: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at Fairchild Fire Company, Morris Plains
Why Go: You and your little ghouls want to show off your best costumes and have a family-friendly fun time with the firefighters
Cost: Free

BBQ Benefit for Community FoodBank of NJ
When/Where: Sunday, 2 p.m. at The Artist Baker, Morristown
Why Go: You want to tasty BBQ while supporting a worthy cause. Vegetarians welcome
Cost: $85, space is limited

70th Annual Morristown Halloween Parade CANCELLED DUE TO STORM
When/Where: Sunday, 3 p.m. at Morristown High School
Why Go: It's a Halloween tradition!
Cost: Free

Halloween Spooctacular by Musica Morristown
When/Where: Sunday, 3 p.m. at College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station
Why Go: It's the 1931 classic Dracula with a backdrop of live orchestral music!
Cost: $25 to $50

3rd Annual Pumpkin Illumination Event
When/Where: Sunday, 5 p.m. in front of Vail Mansion, Morristown
Why Go: It's becoming a downtown Morristown Halloween tradition!
Cost: Free

Fall Historical Graveyard Tour
When/Where: Sunday, 5 p.m. from St. Peter's Church, Morristown
Why Go: Because Halloween and historical graveyards kind of go hand-in-hand
Cost: $12

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