What to do, what to do? Summer is in its final weeks and you want to make this weekend of fun count. Never fear, Get Out is here with a host of suggestions for athletic, educational, philanthropic or just plain enjoyable things to do. Our list includes having your coupe cleaned to help Parsippany Christian Church help Haiti, paying tribute to Neil Diamond in Bridgewater, seeing the film The Karate Kid for free in Morris Township and so much more. There is no excuse to stay at home.
Where/When: From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Parsippany Christian Church.
Why Go: Because the Parsippany Christian Chruch is partnering with Lifeline Christian Mission to raise funds to build a house in Haiti.
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 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at 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.
When/Where: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Raritan Valley Community College at Bridgewater in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Prospective students will learn about the admissions process, financial aid, career opportunities in technology and trades, and transfer opportunities after graduation from RVCC.
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.
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.
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: At 1 p.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: Because adults need some time to relax too, and this is the perfect spot for fantastic concerts and performances, holiday crafts and informational seminars.
When/Where: From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because children ages 4 to 6 will enjoy an expedition of the world of plants and animals with an exploration of fields, forests, and ponds.
Pricing: $40 per person. Registration required.
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: 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.”
Where/When: From Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday at 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.
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.
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.
Where/When: Starting at at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 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. Inclement weather cancels.
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 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
Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday around 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.
When/Where: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because this craft makes back to school easier with name tags and labels for books and supplies.
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.