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Work Out for a Cause in Parsippany

Your weekly list of weekend activities designed to get you out of the house and into the fun

This weekend offers lots of great things to do throughout the area. The options before are limited only by your imagination and... well, the number of events included in this list, but there are plenty of them. Among the most interesting items presented: You can get some needed exercise while doing some good at Parsippany's goPerformance and Fitness, moms with babies can give the wee ones some fun with mommy at Chatham's Postpartum Place, you can take the kids to experience the Urban Farm in Morristown or take a date to country-rock out with New Riders of the Purple Sage at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. Enjoy yourself and have a good, safe time.

By the by, Hurricane Irene is expected to blow into the area this weekend. We highly recommend that you call ahead to make sure events are not cancelled or postponed before getting out.


Where/When:
 At 10 a.m. on Saturday at  in Parsippany.
Why Go:
 Because not only can you work out, but you can raise money for a good cause at the same time.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
 It's a great way for Parsippany adults ages 55 and older to spend an afteroon.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
 To enjoy a fun beginner group run. 
Pricing: 
Free.


Where/When:
 At 1 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: 
Children ages 3 to 6 can come enjoy stories and have fun making crafts to take home.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Butler VFW, 69 Carey Avenue in Butler.
Why Go:
 Because you’d like to enjoy this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness class.
Pricing:
 $10.


Where/When:
 At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: 
To practice your poses at these free bi-weekly yoga sessions. Don’t forget to dress comfortably.
Pricing:
 Free.

 
Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at  in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 To learn the ability to defend yourself in potentially life-threatening situations with the help of the Gen Lee Ju-Jitsu Club.
Pricing:
 $10 per class.


Where/When:
 From 9 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at  in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 It’s karaoke. What else do you need to know?
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.


When/Where: 
From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
Children ages 7 to 9 will discover how science was used to create the excitement of "Ice Age."
Pricing: 
$9 per person. Registration required.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at  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.

 
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:
 At 3:30 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: 
To learn to speak, read and write in Spanish.
Pricing:
 Free.


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:
 From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at  in Madison.
Why Go:
 Because this exercise technique can help you relieve pain and tension, develop greater flexibility, and optimize your performance in activity.
Pricing: 
Individual class for $35, or five Weeks for $150.


Where/When:
 At 8 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because a Saturday night laughing at Jim Breuer’s antics sounds like loads of fun.
Pricing: 
$32 to $67.


Where/When: Starts at , makes its way through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
Why Go: The pace will be moderate for this 20-mile ride. So if you’re looking to get back into tip-top shape for the summer, this weekly bike road might be a good way to start.
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:
 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.

 
Where/When:
 From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go: 
Because it’s a great way to start keeping track of what you eat and your amount of physical activity each week.
Pricing:
 Free.

 
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 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at  in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because you can stop by the farm with the kids and participate in some farm chores, or just sit back, relax and enjoy your weekend.
Pricing: 
Free.  


Where/When:
 At 1 p.m. on Sunday at , in Morris Township.
Why Go:
 Because you can spend your Sunday learning about life as a child in the 1800s during this family-friendly fashion show.
Pricing:
 $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4 children.


Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Spring and Morris streets, in parking lot behind  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.


When/Where:
 At 7 p.m. on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To experience the country rock sound of a group that, in its original lineup, included several member of the Grateful Dead.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To take a tour of the place where favorite wines from select California and South American grapes are produced. Raise your glass to the fun of winemaking.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
From 10 to 11 a.m or noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
A cooking coach will instruct children on how to have fun in the kitchen while creating a special menu of tomato and basil bruschetta and a berry flower dessert.  
Pricing: 
$5 per child and parent with Shopper Plus Card, or $10 without a card. Registration required.

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