Where/When: From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at in Madison.
Why Go: In celebration of , Gary’s Wine & Marketplace will hold a free Great Wines of France wine tasting featuring a repertoire of France’s finest summer rosés, reds and whites. During the tasting, each location will hold a raffle to win a pair of tickets to The Misanthrope, which begins performances on June 1 and continues through June 26 at The Shakespeare Theatre’s F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison.
Where/When: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at in Madison.
Why Go: Joe Kubert, whose remarkable career ranks him among the all-time comic book greats, will be appearing for a rare in-store appearance on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 pm. Kubert will be meeting fans and autographing copies of his entire body of work, including recent additions to DC Comics’ Joe Kubert Library: "Jew Gangster," "Yossel: April 19, 1943," and "Dong Xoal, Vietnam 1965."
Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Saturday, at the .
Why Go: Comedy icon Bill Cosby dazzles fans young and old with humor that transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.
Pricing: Ranging from $52 to $107.
Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Saturday at in Chatham.
Why Go: Because the 2010/11 season was such a hit, The Sanctuary Concerts is celebrating its loyal audience with an ice cream social, followed by a show by Columbia Records artisits The Burns Sisters at 9 p.m.
Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Black River Playhouse, at Grove St. and Maple Ave. in Chester.
Why Go: After last year’s comedy night was a sold out hit, The Black River Playhouse in Chester is hosting its second annual comedy night as a fundraiser for the Chester Theatre Group. The night will feature comedians Katherine Brower, Dan Hoffman, Fred Holzapfel, Julie McCormick, Karen Muha, Peggy Robinson and Phil Sweet.
Pricing: $15 donation.
Where/When: At 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because there will be a concert and dancing with LaBamba and The Hubcaps, one of New Jersey's most successful and well-known bar bands. The opening act will be Philadelphia acapella group Quiet Storm.
Where/When: On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the in Parsippany.
Why Go: Because it’s a massive garage sale with more than 35 homes participating.
Pricing: How much do you want to spend?
Where/When: On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Shore Drive and Dorothy Road in Parsippany.
Why Go: It’s a family day filled with music, boat rides, challenge races, swimming and a chance to see local firemen, rescue squads, and police officers with their various trucks and equipment. There is will also be good food and drinks available, along with a used book sale, scrapbooking demonstrations, free balloons and face painting for the young and the young at heart. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry and receive a free firecracker ice pop.
Pricing: Entry is free, but it really depends on how much money you would like to spend on all of the goodies.
Where/When: On Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at .
Why Go: Because it’s a day of food, fun, games, prizes, music and more.
Where/When: On Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at in Parsippany.
Why Go: To get your car washed for a good cause!
Where/When: On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at .
Why Go: Because people are teaming up to send a truckload of supplies to the communities in Tuscaloosa that were devastated by the tornadoes last month. Non-perishable foods, water, cleaning supplies, paper products, tarps to cover roofs, school supplies, pet supplies and food, plastic storage containers, pots and pans, gently used children and teen clothing, among other things, are needed.
Pricing: How much can you donate?
Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 85 Cascade Way in Butler.
Why Go: Because it’s a flea market and everyone likes a flea market.
Pricing: How big is your wallet?
Where/When: From 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday at in Butler.
Why Go: To stop by and play at the open mic night, or just to stop by and enjoy listening to live music.
Where/When: At 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at in Madison.
Why Go: To enjoy a night out in Madison experiencing Molière’s comedic masterpiece about the hypocrisy of polite society.
Pricing: $32 to $55.
Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the in Harding.
Why Go: To check out a new series of drawings by Harding artist Peter Allen for the gallery’s new inaugural artist exhibition program. Allen will celebrate his exhibit with an artist reception on Sunday that is open to the public.
Where/When: At 6:15 p.m. on Thursday at in Morristown.
Why Go: You can see The Illusionist, a French animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet.
Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: To get outside and enjoy a free beginner group run on Thursday evenings.
Where/When: From 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Friday at in Morristown.
Why Go: Come see Morristown’s own Brian Leopold, a one-man band who will play your favorite songs from bands like The Beatles, Billy Joel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers and more.
When/Where: From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at Verizon Headquarters (1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge)
Why Go: To enjoy a scenic ride at your own pace. It’s not a race but a wonderful benefit for The American Diabetes Association. At the finish line, you will be welcomed with cheering volunteers, complimentary lunch, music, entertainment and family fun.
Pricing: $25 registration
When/Where: 7:35 p.m, Saturday, June 4 at The Long Hill Township Community Center (264 Warren Ave., Stirling).
Why Go: To grab a ringside seat for National ProWrestling Superstar fun benefiting local charities.
Pricing: $20 per ticket.
When/Where: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Chester's Main Street.
Why Go: To find unique gifts and a little something for yourself in the quaint setting of a historic town.
Pricing: $3 per person admission.
When/Where: Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Valley Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To grab your gloves and help the rangers maintain the beautiful trails of Washington Valley Park.
When/Where: Sunday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To walk and help the Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation raise money and awareness for families of children who are battling cancer.
Pricing: $20 per individual runner or walker. The fee for NJRRC members is $17.
When/Where: Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To learn about a variety of bird species with a unique cycling adventure through the beauty of Duke Farms.
Pricing: $15 per person. The fee is $10 per person for members of NJ Audubon.
When/Where: Friday June 3 from 8 to 10 p.m. at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: Because it is one of the darkest nights of summer. It's a perfect time for catching and examining bugs and moths.
Pricing: $8 per person, or $5 per person for members of N.J. Audubon. The maximum charge is $20 per family. Advance registration is required.
When/Where: Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: Cast a line for fun and family. Proceeds from the derby benefit the Therapeutic Recreation Department.
Pricing: $7 per child.
When/Where: Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m., at the in Hillsborough.
Why Go: Because there is always two sides to every story ... especially with love. You can learn about those sides when The Somerset Valley Players present a free staged reading of this play, written and directed by Thomas Baldinger.
Pricing: Free. Mature audiences only. Donations gladly accepted.
GRAB & GO KIDS' PLANNER
Where/When: At 2 p.m. on Saturday at in Chatham.
Why Go: Children ages 6 and older can dig into the pond and learn about what lives there. It’s suggested to wear clothing that can get muddy or wet.
Where/When: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at in Morristown.
Why Go: Children ages 7 to 11 will get the chance to learn the basic skills of archeology and unearth some treasures of their own.
Pricing: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children.
Where/When: At 2 p.m. on Sunday at in Chatham.
Why Go: Children ages 10 and older will learn about aquatic invertebrates with a naturalist.
Where/When: From 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at in Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go: Who doesn’t like a carnival?
Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: To learn about Girl Scouting; to enjoy songs, crafts and games; and to earn your first patch for attending. Girls must be accompanied by adults who will stay.
Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at 214 West Mill Rd. in Long Valley.
Why Go: The Fuzzbox is a place for students in grades 7 through 12 can hang out in a fun, supervised atmosphere where they can go to be involved in sports, games, music, art, and more, while being provided with free food and drinks. Fridays are for high school students and Saturdays are for middle school students.