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Go Mad for Hats at the Morris Museum

A vintage hat and purse exhibit leads our weekend to-do list.

An extended weekend sprawls before us and with it comes possibility. This week's window on the weekend has suggestions ranging from learning to ballroom dance to immersing oneself in vintage fashion accessories. You can raise a glass to great blues music or get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. If you want to start the holiday early, you'll find plenty of star-spangled pre-Memorial Day events. And if you're a parent, be sure to check out the "Grab & Go Kids Planner" at the bottom for activities that will be fun for the whole family.

Where/When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the  in Morristown.
Why Go: You’re interested in seeing over 100 artifacts from the museum's costume collection, ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the . 
Why Go: Because the exhibit will have 35 to 40 works on load for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: 9 a.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go: To start off your Saturday with a 5-mile group run and finish it off with a free bagel.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you’re a seasoned biker who is looking for a new challenge in the form of a 30- to 50-mile long, hilly, ride.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: Because a nice afternoon with live music and lunch after sounds like a great way to start your weekend.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morris Township.
Why Go: To celebrate Memorial Day weekend by learning how Americans supported the troops in WWI by conserving food, rationing supplies, making care packages and more.
Pricing: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65-plus), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, $2 for children ages 2 and 3, and free for children under age 2. 

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning at .
Why Go: Who doesn’t like a parade on Memorial Day?
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: To spend your Saturday night enjoying some nice live music.
Pricing: Free (BYOB).

Where/When: Sunday at 2 p.m. at  in Madison.
Why Go: All-level Karma Yoga and Community Yoga classes for people of all levels.
Pricing: Pay whatever you can.

Where/When: From 7 to 7:40 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Because you’ve always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance. Bring a partner or go solo; everyone is welcome.
Pricing: $10 per person.

GRAB & GO KIDS PLANNER 

Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the . 
Why Go: Sing and dance to Broadway and pop music in this new group for children ages 8 to 12. The events culminate with a performance in June.
Pricing: Check with Madison YMCA website.

Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at  in Chatham.
Why Go: Because children ages 6 to 11 can learn about turtles at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center.
Pricing: $3

Where/When: From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Springfield.
Why Go: Kids ages 5 and older are invited to conduct experiments and observe the results. This week, kids get to make their own sidewalk chalk.
Pricing: $3 for non-members, and free for members.

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