Get Out of the Snow Now, Back in Later
Help others by donating blood and you can get a free lift voucher.
It may be cold outside–with snow on the ground and continuing to fall–but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting things to do around the area this weekend to forget about the slush. In one case, you can actually get away from it this weekend and return to it later. Here are five things you can use to get away without having to drive too far. More information about the events, along with addresses for the venues, can be found by clicking the links.
- Donate Blood, Get Something for Yourself–It's not every day that you can do something for someone else while also getting a little something in return. Get out of the snow this weekend and get back into it later. On various days this month, you can donate blood at Morristown Memorial and Overlook Hospitals and receive a free lift voucher. Two of those days are Friday and Saturday. On Friday and Saturday, you can donate blood at Morristown Memorial Hospital from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at Overlook on Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. After donating, bring in a letter from that hospital's blood donation center to Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop (2980 Route 10, Morris Plains) by Feb. 5 to receive one-day lift vouchers will be given to be used at one of multiple ski areas.
- Immerse Yourself in Magic–It may be fun to let magic take you away from the wintry conditions. Bill Blagg will be bringing his show to the Community Theatre in Morristown on Saturday. The shows start at 3 and 7 p.m. and the event's listing says Blagg "mixes original, mind-blowing, high-energy illusions, amazing lighting and special effects, and his offbeat sense of humor."
- Take in a Concert–If you're into Mozart, check out the Wolfgang Wassail Concert, presented by The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison. The concert starts on Sunday at 3 p.m. and is under the direction of conductor and artistic director Dr. Robert W. Butts. Tickets can be purchased at the orchestra's website or by calling 973-366-8922.
- Get Something for Yourself AND Support PTOs–Parent-teacher organizations across the county are all looking for funding, and you can help the ones in Montville. If you own a pet or are looking for some flowers to brighten your winter, you are the perfect candidate to help. This entire weekend (and month, for that matter) you can head to Metro Pet Supply in Montville and for every purchase of Innova pet food the store will donate 10 percent of the sale to the Montville PTOs. If you purchase a gift card at Petals of Pine Brook Florist, the same 10 percent will help out the organizations. The stores are just two of many businesses in Montville participating, so check out the full list on these events and you can make a day of shopping in Montville.
- Fantastic Art in a Local Setting–If you are an art enthusiast, you can head to the Library of the Chathams this weekend–and for the rest of the month–to check out the work of Tom Nusbaum. Nusbaum's work, according to the event listing, "deals with mostly work and aspirations, plus some central Jersey landscapes and a few still lifes." The library is open on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.