The work week is coming to a close. If you're looking for things to do tonight, tomorrow and/or Sunday, we're here to help. Here are five ideas--some fun, some serious--for getting out this weekend.
: For Jewish Parsippany readers, it is Yom Kippur, the annual day of atonement. For those who are Orthodox, at 113 Hawkins Ave. offers complimetary seating at its High Holy Day services taking place at 6:15 p.m. with the chanting of Kol Nidrei. Services continue at 8:30 a.m. Saturday; the yizkor memorial service should begin at about 11:30 a.m. The concluding services for Yom Kippur start at 4:45 p.m. To reserve a seat, call Rabbi Lubin at 973-896-6577, the synagogue at 973-335-3636, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. While there is no charge for seating, the congregation welcomes donations. Meanwhile, the area Reform congregation, Temple Beth Am offers its Yom Kippur services beginning with a candle lighting at 6:12 p.m. Friday followed by an Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre service at 8 p.m. On Saturday, a late service starts at 12:30 p.m., with a musical interlude at 3 p.m., a Yiskor and Neilah service at 4 p.m. For more info, call Temple Beth AM at 973-887-0046.
: The Morris County NAACP chapter marks the start of its ninth decade at its annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday evening. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Parsippany Hilton Hotel. The public event will feature a reception and dinner at 8:00PM. Proceeds from the banquet go toward the civil rights group's student scholarships, mentoring efforts and other programs. Tickets are $70 each. For additional information and to reserve tickets, call Bessie Holman at 973-998-9718.
: The 23rd annual Parsippany Soccer Club Pride Tournament kicks off with games on Friday and ending with championship matches on Sunday. More than 375 teams from five states are expected to participate in this year’s event. The tournament is the PSC’s main fund raiser. All proceeds benefit both the intramural and travel soccer programs by helping defray the cost of uniforms, referee fees and field maintenance expenses. Registration for participating teams takes place Friday 6 to 9 p.m at the Parsippany Hilton Hotel on Route 10 West. Matches begin Saturday and Sunday at 7:45 a.m. For information on fields and tournament-related matters, visit the PSC website.
: The Women's Theater Company's revival of Tony-nominated Best Musical "Romance, Romance" enters its final weekend at the Parsippany Playhouse at the Community Center. Performances run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with the final show taking place Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20; senior tickets are $18. To purchase yours, go online or call 973-316-3033. See the of the love-themed play.
: The Parsippany District 6 Fire Department presents an open house to teach residents about fire prevention. Bring the whole family so everyone learns about the importance of staying safe. The event offers free refreshments plus mementos. The open house runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 60 Littleton Rd. Admission is free. For more information, call 973-476-5864.
And an extra item about a virtual event:
Taking It to the Mat: Registration continues through Oct. 12 for the Parsippany Wrestling Club. Consider this a virtual event: Registration is done online at the club's website. All Parsippany children from kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome. Registration prices are $70 for the first child, $50 for the second child and $30 each for all other children signed up during the same season from the same household. Other fees include a mandatory membership in USA Wrestling ($30 for each child) and a $40 volunteer check that will be returned after you have worked a minimum of four hours of volunteer service to the club. For more information, call 973-445-0066.