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Your Weekend: Rock and Roll, Bike (and Walk) and Lots More

There is no way you can say "there's nothing to do" with a straight face.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because the band will play some of your kids' favorite songs.
Price:
$12.


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because Dewar MacLeod, professor at William Paterson University, and Claudia Ocello, project coordinator for the Jersey Rocks exhibition, will talk about the role of rock and roll clubs in the Garden State.
Price:
$10.


Where/When:
 At 6 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
Because you’re a backgammon player and want to flaunt your skills.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 At 6 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
Because you’re interested in meeting “Far Away Home” author Susan Denning.
Price:
Free.


When/Where:
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.
Why Go:
Because it is a unique opportunity for ages 30 to 55 to meet community-oriented singles and help a great charity simultaneously.
Pricing:
$25.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: 
Because the Chatham Brass, made up of members of the Chatham Community Band, will be performing music from the roaring '20s.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 It’s karaoke. What else do you need to know?
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
To enjoy great live music.
Price:
No cover.


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:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
Because you’re interested in seeing more than 30 holiday images by Thomas Nast including paintings, pen and ink drawings, printer’s proofs and engravings.
Price:
Adults, $6; Seniors and students, $5; Members and children under 12, free.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
Because the exhibit focuses on the three centers of American silver-making in the 18th century—featuring Boston, New York and Philadelphia silversmiths and exploring the master/apprentice relationships.
Price: Admission is $6 Adults; $5 Seniors & Students; 12 and under and museum members are free.


Where/When:
 At 7 p.m. on Friday at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because the concert will feature artists Sammy and the Del-larks, Quiet Storm, Joe Z, and Bobby Thomas’s Tribute to the Orioles.
Price:
$25.


Where/When:
 From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: 
Because kids can have fun on Friday moving, playing and singing around a giant rainbow colored parachute.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
At 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Attendees will leave from the Community Center in Basking Ridge and travel to Monmouth Park Race Track in Oceanport.
Why Go:
It's for seniors ages 55 and older to enjoy a day trip while trying their luck at the track. Pick-up is available to those without transportation.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.

Monthly Community Bike Ride + Zebu Afterparty
When/Where: The monthly community bike ride begins at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot at Morristown ; the after party follows the ride at .
Why Go: It's a fun and casual couple miles around town. Then, everyone is invited over to Zebu Forno, on South Street, where 20 percent of sales will be donated to the new "Bike and Walk Morristown" organization (formerly Bike Morristown).
Pricing: The ride is free, then it's a matter of how big your appetite is.


When/Where:
At 7:05 p.m. on Friday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To celebrate the spirit of Christmas early by bringing a new unwrapped toy and receive a ticket voucher to enjoy a future game. Come early, the first one thousand fans also receive a T-Shirt.
Pricing:
$7 to $13.50 per ticket.


When/Where:
At 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark.
Why Go:
To watch Hillsborough High School graduate Eric Eden take the mound as the starting pitcher in the Newark Bears game against Brockton Rox. A portion of proceeds will benefit lifelong resident of Hillsborough, guidance counselor, and HHS head boys basketball coach as he fights against brain cancer.
Pricing:
$10 per ticket.


When/Where:
At 8:30 p.m. on Friday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To watch a teenage descendant of a Greek god set out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. Don't worry, your car will keep you safe from stolen lightening bolts.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
From 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
To enjoy the marvelous mysteries of nature on one of the darkest nights of summer.
Pricing:
$8 per person. $5 per person for members of N.J. Audubon, maximum charge of $20 per family. Registration required.


When/Where:
At 8:30 p.m. on Friday at The Planetarium at The Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
Why Go:
To see colorful laser lights choreographed to the music of ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down."
Pricing:
$6.

Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 214 West Mill Rd. in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because The Fuzzbox is a place for students in grades seven 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.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at .
Why Go:
Because a night enjoying this funny and touching play is a great plan for the weekend.
Pricing:
 $12 at the door; $10 for seniors and students.


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To enjoy a Shakespearian play about two couples in love with the wrong partners. The complications become fantastically funny.
Pricing:
Free. 


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset.
Why Go:
To pay homage to the pop songs of the 1980s with a song-and-dance extravaganza. "If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away."
Pricing:
$16 per ticket.


Where/When:
 At 8 a.m. on Saturday at .
Why Go:
Because starting off your Saturday with a pleasant 20-mile bike ride sounds like a great idea.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at The Merchant Block of Morris Plains.
Why Go:
You can pick up some homemade mozzarella and ravioli, freshly baked bread and some of New Jersey's best cheesecakes.
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.


Where/When:
 From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because this historic walking tour covers nearly a mile within Morristown’s historic district covering more than 300 years of Morristown history.
Price:
$10.


Where/When:
 At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at in Convent Station.
Why Go:
Because a Saturday evening of enjoying this Shakespeare classic on the outdoor stage sounds like a great plan.
Price:
$33 adults, $17 children.


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 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go:
As if you need a reason to check out this tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
Pricing:
 $20, adults; $10, children.


When/Where:
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Rutgers Gardens School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Brunswick.
Why Go:
Because the festival is packed with events for all ages. Lectures, children's activities, and a garden tour of spectacular plantings. Those ages 21 and older may enjoy raising a glass with friends at the Wine Garden
tasting.
Pricing:
Rutgers Gardens members are admitted free. Other adults, $5. Children under 13, free. There's a $10 separate gate fee for the wine tasting for attendees 21 and older.


When/Where:
At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Because kids ages 4 to 6 will learn all about dinosaurs with games and activities.
Pricing:
$9 per person. Registration required.


When/Where:
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
To bike under the light of the moon past lakes, waterfalls, and the beauty of Duke Farms.
Pricing:
$10 per person. $5 per children in a bike seat or a trailer. Registration required.


When/Where:
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because besides great Louisiana music and dancing, the party includes sensational selections of Cajun and Southern Cooking. Get ready for a Zydeco good time.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
From 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
For ages 16 and older to try the "Tri," including swimming, biking and running. Children ages 8 to 15 can try the "Splash and Dash" to test their skills in a metered swim and run. 
Pricing:
$25, adults. $10, children.


When/Where: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday in the parking lot behind on Morris Street.
Why Go: Nothing beats fresh.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.

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