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Weekend: Jazz on the Green, Produce in the Parking Lot

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Where/When:
From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
Pricing: Free.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. Thursday at the field at 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.
Pricing:
Free.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 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.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the 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.


Where/When:
 From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday .
Why Go:
To bring the whole family by and belt out some tunes with Kip.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: Because The Full Circle Band will bring its five-piece band to the gazebo for a summer concert series.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When: 
From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 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.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Amphitheater, 81 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go:
Because enjoying a live show from guitarist Billy Hector outside sounds like a great Saturday night.
Pricing:
$20.


Where/When:
 At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 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.”
Pricing: Free.  


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.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 All day on Saturday at 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.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 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.
Pricing:
 Donations.


Where/When:
Starting at 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.
Pricing: Free.


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.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at .
Why Go:
Because the Parsippany Christian Chruch is partnering with Lifeline Christian Mission to raise funds to build a house in Haiti. 
Pricing:
 $5.


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. 


When/Where:
From 8 p.m. on Saturday to Sunday morning at 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.


Where/When:
 From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at 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
Pricing:
 $92.


Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Parking Lot No. 10, Spring and Morris streets (behind 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 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.


Where:
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at 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.


When/Where:
At 5 p.m. on Sunday at 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.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To sing a long to "Cracklin Rosie" and "Sweet Caroline." It's the ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute.
Pricing:
Free.   


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.

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