It's another event-filled weekend in the area for you to enjoy! Events for the actual St. Patrick's Day? Check. Bike rides? Check. Basketball? Check. Mah Jong? Check and check! Read on.
When/Where: Friday at 3 p.m., , 9 Main Street, Madison
Why Go: To learn about Irish history, join in crafts and activities, and enjoy refreshments. For ages 5 to 10.
Cost: $3 for participants. Regular admission for others.
Big Apple Circus
When/Where: Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at , Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: To see the circus's "Dream Big" show, complete with acrobats, trapeze flyers, a juggler and much more.
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. at 65 Hamburg Turnpike in Butler.
Why Go: The St. Anthony's Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes will be hosting a traditional Irish dinner and comedy event in honor of St. Patrick's Day at the Knights of Columbus.
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m., , 205 Madison Ave., Madison
Why Go: Examine facts about the Shroud of Turin with Jewish Shroud Expert Barrie M. Schwortz, founder of The Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association.
When/Where: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., 23 N Passaic Ave, Chatham.
Why Go: See this quintessentially American story acted out by the Chatham Community Players on closing weekend.
When/Where: Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Why Go: To learn about composting, what bins you should use, how to store scraps and the effect of weather and wildlife.
When/Where: Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. at , Morristown
Why Go: You want to celebrate the actual St. Pat's Day with music, song and dance.
Cost: $32 to $57
American Repertory Ballet Presents Spring Into Love
When/Where: Saturday at 4 p.m. at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
Why Go: To enjoy a wonderful production of the American Repertory Ballet's most romantic productions, as well as a sneak peak of an upcoming production.
Basking Ridge Fire Co. Pancake Breakfast
When/Where: Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Basking Ridge Firehouse, 30 Washington Ave.
Why Go: Have a hearty breakfast on the day after your St. Patrick's party, meet friends and benefit the Basking Ridge Fire Co. and the First Aid Squad.
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens, children under 3 are free.
When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. from Loantaka Reservation, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to welcome your Sunday morning with an energizing ride.
When/Where: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Why Go: You're a lady that fancies herself a fantastic Mah Jong player.
When/Where: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Morristown-Beard, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to support the family of Gerry Reilly and its charitable services toward Special Olympics.
When/Where: Sunday, 1 p.m. at , Morris Township
Why Go: Because you like to give back by picking up trash.
When/Where: Sunday, 2 p.m. at the , Morris Township
Why Go: You like what you see, and want to meet the artist that made it.
When/Where: Sunday at 3 p.m., , 2 Green Village Road, Madison
Why Go: To listen to the “last of the psychedelic jug bands,” featuring guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, harmonicas, bass, kazoo and washboard.
Cost: $10 ($7 in advance)
When/Where: Sunday at 3 p.m., , 111 Kings Road, Madison
Why Go: Laura Clare is lecturing as part of the Garden Club of Madison's Tributes Series.
When/Where: Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. at , Morristown
Why Go: You like your art over pizza.
Cost: $10 for two slices of pizza, one drink, three hours with model.
When/Where: Sunday, 7 p.m. at Speedwell Family Chiropractic Center, Morris Plains
Why Go: You want to see this movie and discuss it with others over snacks.