What would you like to do this weekend? Go for a bike ride? A run? How about checking out where those amazing Seeing Eye dogs are trained? Or, maybe you're interested in a little pre-Fourth of July patriotism. The area's got it all.
When/Where: Friday night at 7 p.m. at the gazebo outside the Why Go: To start the summer off with some great music
When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m., from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: It's summer and you want to test out those legs.
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., from Morristown Running Company
Why Go: Cycling's not your thing, but running is!
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. at the Morris Plains Farmers' Market located at 740 Speedwell Ave.
Why Go: You're an animal lover and want to get a head start on 4th of July festivities.
Cost: Free, but donations accepted in either money, dog and cat food, or kitty litter
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. at , 397 Parsippany Road, Parsippany
Why Go: For a clean car and the satisfaction of helping the volunteers who help us when we're most in need
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairmount Ave. & Railroad Plz, Chatham.
Why Go: Meet other local painters at this weekly outdoor event, sponsored by the Art League of the Chathams.
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m., from 14 Maple Ave., Morristown
Why Go: You want to learn more about Morristown's homegrown seeing eye dog program.
When/Where: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. at VFW Post 3401 at 45 Tabor Road, Morris Plains
Why Go: To support our veterans and enjoy some food and drinks, and a live band.
Cost: $25 for advance tickets, $30 at the door, $10 for kids 13-16 and free for kids 12 and under
Family Day and Fireworks
When/Where: Saturday, 5 p.m. festivities start, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the Morris Plains Community Park located at 51 Jim Fear Drive.
Why Go: To have some fun with your family and friends and enjoy food, entertainment, and fireworks.
When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lot No. 10, Morris and Spring streets.
Why Go: You like to eat fresh.
Cost: Bring your wallet
When/Where: Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Zebu Forno, Morristown
Why Go: You're feeling artistic.
Cost: $10 (includes two slices of pizza, drink and three hours with model)