Golfing for a Good Cause in Parsippany
Patch's to-do list of cool weekend happenings in the area.
We're super stoked for the Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company's 9th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, Aug. 5. There will be contests, prizes, even a beverage cart organizers say will be available throughout the day on the links. Plus, proceeds go to benefit the brave volunteers of District 3 who keep Par-Troy safe. And did we mention there is a beverage court available throughout the day?
If golf isn't your hole in one, this edition of Get Out has lots of things for you and the family to do this weekend, so read on:
Howard Bell Memorial 5K
Where/When: From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Tabor Country Club, 1 Country Club Rd., Mount Tabor.
Why Go: Because this is a 5K road race and one-mile "Fun Run" to benefit Mount Tabor Children's Day.
Price: $3 to $25.
Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: Because you can bring a favorite poem with you, create a design and cut it on a printing block.
Spanish Language Storytime
Where/When: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: Because simple stories, songs and finger plays for kids ages 6 and up will be the focus of the program.
Where/When: At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Montville Township Public Library.
Why Go: To practice your poses at these free bi-weekly yoga sessions. Don’t forget to dress comfortably.
Where/When: At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Montville Township Public Library.
Why Go: To learn the art of Tai Chi with instructor Gary Carbone.
Pricing: $48 for eight sessions or $10 per class at the door.
The Mothers’ Club
Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Postpartum Place in Chatham.
Why Go: Mothers and their babies can come to this fun, social time and receive expert advice in a safe and supportive environment.
Closing "Tween" Night Party and Movie
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because it's a way for students in grades 5 and 6 to say goodbye to summer while laughing with friends to Jack Black's antics in the new Gulliver's Travels.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.
"Free To Be You and Me" Musical
When/Where: At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Bishop Janes United Methodist Church in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To hear local youth talent perform a light hearted musical with a good, solid message. The lively '70s tunes will have the whole family smiling.
Pricing: $12 for adults. $10 for students and seniors.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
When/Where: At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Bernards Township Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To discover the difficulties and magic of love in Shakespeare's most beloved comedy performed under the stars.
Early American Silversmiths Exhibition
Where/When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum 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 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; and free for those 12 and under.
Downtown Concert Series
Where/When: At 6 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison.
Why Go: Because you can bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the museum.
Historic House Museum at Fosterfields
Where/When: On Friday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you can tour The Willows, a Gothic Revival-style house museum at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township that was originally built in 1854 for a grandson of Paul Revere.
Price: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 6 to 14), $2 for children 2 to 3.
Where/When: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: Because kids can have fun on Friday moving, playing and singing around a giant rainbow colored parachute.
Summer Drawing Studio
Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown.
Why Go: It’s an open drawing opportunity that includes models, still-lifes, architecture, abstract and more.
Two Kids Foundation Charity Auto Show
Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd. in Whippany.
Why Go: Because you'll see way-cool cars and do some good for families of pediatric cancer patients at Atlantic Health. And you'll have the chance to meet "The Munsters" star Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick!
Price: Free to get in, $5 to park your vehicle.
Morris Plains Farmers Market
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.
Jefferson Summer Concert Series
Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at 81 Weldon Rd., Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go: Because it’s a Bon Jovi cover band, and you’re from NJ.
The Fuzzy Lemons Play the Bickford
Where/When: At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you get a chance to listen to some great music and all proceeds will benefit educational programs at Historic Speedwell.
Chatham Borough Farmers Market
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.
Know Your Numbers: Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Chatham New Jersey Transit Station.
Why Go: Because it’s a great way to start keeping track of what you eat and the amount of physical activity you participate in each week.
Adriane Post and Friends Play Macculloch Hall
Where/When: At 4 p.m. on Sunday at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown.
Why Go: Because Adriane Post, the great-granddaughter of Dorothea Miller Post, who lived at McCulloch Hall, will perform.
Price: Adults $6; Senior & Students $5; Members and children under 12 are free.
Rebel's Pony Palooza
When/Where: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Lord Stirling Park Riding Stable in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because it's a palooza of a summer celebration for Rebel, the minature pony. Pony rides, games, stories, refreshments, and a surprise costume show will be part of the fun.