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Running, Biking and Reflecting on Reality TV

Your weekly weekend list of activities for you and your kids, for you and a date, or just for you.

School's back in session and we're back to normal weekends where we refresh ourselves after a hard work week. Happily, there is much for you to experience, everything from a fashion show in Chatham to a health fair in Florham Park to yoga for the whole family in Jefferson Township. It won't be long before winter's chill is here: Go on, get out.


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.
Pricing: Free.


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.  
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 7 p.m. on Thursday at .
Why Go:
 Those intrigued by the reality TV craze that’s swept the nation over the past few years can get a glimpse into the world with reality-TV blogger and author Arthur E. Perkins, Jr.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where: 
From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: 
To find out how the library can help you land a new job. Community partners from local government, civic and non-profit groups will be on hand to guide your forward from the unemployment period.
Pricing: 
Free.


Where/When:
 From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the .
Why Go:
 Because this art exhibit will feature 40 unique works by eight professional artists.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 11 p.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 botany during the Civil War.
Price: 
Free.

 
Where/When:
 From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: 
Because you can spend a Friday night with some wine and some beautifully serene landscapes made with pastels.
Pricing:
 Free.


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.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: 
Because families can enjoy the benefits of yoga by learning a variety of classic poses, presented by Michelle Magnotti of Yoga Flows Inc.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where: 
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To watch classic scenes from "Rear Window," "North by Northwest," "Psycho" and "The Birds," and see why Alfred Hitchcock is the master of suspense. 
Pricing: 
Free. Registration required. 


Where/When:
 From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 214 West Mill Road in Long Valley.
Why Go:
 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 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the  in Madison.
Why Go: 
Because the free outdoor concert will feature the band “Big Bad Irish.”
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where: 
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To rummage through a wide variety of housewares, toys, linens, jewelry, furnishings, and more. Homemade baked goods will also be available. 
Pricing: 
Free Admission. Prices vary. 


When/Where: 
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
Because if your motto is "to save," than this rummage sale of treasures is for you. All proceeds will help in making repairs to the 4-H Center. It's BIG (Build, Invest and Grow.)
Pricing: 
Free admission. Prices vary. 


When/Where:
 At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at  in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
To see how a nerdy floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. You'll never look at your house plants the same again.
Pricing: 
General admission is $20. The cost for seniors and students is $18.


Where/When:
 From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at  in Madison.
Why Go: 
Because a night at the theater sounds like a great way to spend your weekend. Plus, this play hasn’t been seen on The Shakespeare Theatre stage since 2003.
Pricing:
 $32 to $55.


Where/When:
 From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the The Wynwood of Florham Park, 8 James Street, Florham Park.
Why Go: 
Because you can learn from the many health education experts about caregiving options.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 Starting at  in Morristown at 9 a.m. on Saturday, 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. Rain or snow cancels.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 From 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at 54 Camp Washington Road, Long Valley.
Why Go: 
Because the Washington Township Land Trust of Morris County is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting a beer-tasting event, featuring local New Jersey beers. Guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a 50/50 raffle.
Pricing:
 $35 per person in advance, $40 at the door.


Where/When:
 At 6 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Madison.
Why Go: 
Because you can bring a blanket or chair for a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the museum.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 146 Washington Valley Road, Morristown.
Why Go: 
Who knows what treasures you’ll find?
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at .
Why Go: 
You can stop by the library and check out this new collection of photographs.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where: 
From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
For children ages 7 to 9 to learn about the amazing life of the butterfly. Can you say lepidoptera?
Pricing: 
$9 per person. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To purchase a bit of history and reminisce about the old days in Martinsville and the surrounding area. All profits from the sale help with the renovation of the Martinsville Community Center.
Pricing: 
$22. 


When/Where: 
From 10 to 11 a.m. or noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
The Kids in the Kitchen series continues with children ages 4 and up creating delicious herb focaccia bread and salad. Now "that's amore."
Pricing: 
$5 per child & parent with Shopper Plus Card / $10 without card. Reservations required.


When/Where: 
At 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m. on Saturday at ArtisticEfex in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
Because photojournalist Jim LaSala will share his personal experience of his trips to Haiti through his photographs and through the heartwarming story of hope that continues since the earthquake of Jan. 2010.
Pricing: 
Donations gratefully accepted.


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Areain Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To bring your binoculars, scopes, and camera and view the spectacular passage of hawks, falcons, and eagles flying overhead. Park staff will be present to provide guidance to novice hawk watchers and share hawk watching tips and tricks.
Pricing: 
Free.


Where/When:
 From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at .
Why Go: 
Because Juniper residents, families and staff will be modeling fashions brought to us by Fashion Promotion Specialist Maureen Pearce.
Pricing:
 Free.

 
Where/When:
 From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at .
Why Go: 
Because kids in grades 6-12 can play "Glee Karaoke Revolution 2" and enjoy snacks.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When: From 2:15 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at .
Why Go: 
Take some time out on Sunday to view “Spectral Selves,” an art show featuring paintings, prints, and drawings worked in oil, acrylic and Conté.
Pricing:
 Free.

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