Get Out: Reality TV Lecture, Beer Tasting, Art Exhibits
Plus more fun things for you and your family to do in the area.
If you're intrigued by the world of reality TV, a presentation on the subject by author and blogger Arthur E. Perkins Jr. is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Morristown and Morris Township Library. On Saturday, the Washington Township Land Trust of Morris County is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting a beer-tasting event in Long Valley, featuring local New Jersey beers. A job hunting seminar, art exhibits, plays and concerts also are lined up. From Thursday through the weekend, Get Out's got you covered. Here's our list of fun activities happening this weekend:
Senior Yoga Classes
Where/When: From 11 to 12:45 a.m. on Thursday at the Washington Township Senior Citizen Center in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because the center will be offering two types of yoga classes, including chair yoga and gentle yoga, directed by instructor Charlene Gattuso.
Pricing: $10 per class, or $37 for six classes.
Running Company Beginner Group Runs
Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Morristown Running Company.
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
The Mothers’ Club
Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Postpartum Place 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.
'Reflections on Reality TV' with Author, Arthur E. Perkins, Jr.
Where/When: At 7 p.m. on Thursday at The Morristown & Morris Township Library.
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.
Cub Scouts Open House
When/Where: From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Mt. Horeb School in Warren.
Why Go: Because all boys in grades K-5 are invited to learn more about the Scouting experience with Cub Scout Pack 182. Learn what adventures await you at "School Night for Scouting." Oh, you can bring your parents too.
NJWorks Open House
When/Where: From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bridgewater Township Library.
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.
"Going Country" with The Michael Craig Band
When/Where: From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Warren Township Municipal Complex in Warren.
Why Go: To bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets and enjoy a night of live country music and dancing.
'The Power of 9' Art Exhibition
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Arts Council of the Morris Area.
Why Go: Because this art exhibit will feature 40 unique works by eight professional artists.
Medicinal Plants of the Civil War
Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Frelinghuysen Arboretum 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.
Joan Lamensdorf Art Exhibit
Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Harding Gallery.
Why Go: Because you can spend a Friday night with some wine and some beautifully serene landscapes made with pastels.
Where/When: From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Jefferson Township Public Library.
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.
Learn About the Master of Suspense
When/Where: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at The Bernards Township Library 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.
Workout for St. Jude Fundraiser
When/Where: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Colorado Cafe in Watchung.
Why Go: Because it's a fitness dance classes set out to recreate the nightclub experience. The event features world-class fitness presenters and three of the world’s hottest dance fitness programs. Feel the burn while feeling the satisfaction of helping the incredible cause of The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Pricing: $20 donation at the door. Additional fundraising donation information at StJude.org.
Jazz in the Gallery
When/Where: At 8 p.m. on Friday at Watchung Arts Center.
Why Go: Because the Marty Eigen's Beacon Hill Jazz Band always provides a great evening of entertainment with exciting new music, as well as old favorites. Special guest Tyler Fengya, a pianist of extraordinary talent, will astound the audience—he only just turned 5 years old.
Pricing: $16 in advance, or $20 at the door. Reservations preferred.
"A Place to Grow" Art Exhibit and Sale
When/Where: Reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit and sale will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wagner Farm Arboretum in Warren.
Why Go: To view and have the opportunity to purchase the works of local artists' interpretations of the unique beauty of Wagner Farms.
Pricing: Free admission. Artwork varies.
The Fuzzbox Teen Center
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.
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts Presents "A Downtown Concert"
Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison.
Why Go: Because the free outdoor concert will feature the band “Big Bad Irish.”
Fall Rummage Sale
When/Where: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church 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.
4-H Big Rummage Sale
When/Where: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at The Ted-Blum 4-H Center 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.
"Little Shop of Horrors"
When/Where: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at The Someset Valley Playhouse 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 houseplants the same again.
Pricing: General admission is $20. The cost for seniors and students is $18.
'Othello' Playing at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 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.
Saturday Morning Road Ride
Where/When: Starting at Marty’s Reliable Cycle 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.
Kids Fun Fest
Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Hopatcong Senior Citizens Center.
Why Go: Because there will be games and prizes, a bouncy castle and face painting, among other fun activities.
Pricing: All proceeds go to the Girl Scout troops running the activities.
Chatham Artisans Guild at Gallery 54
Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Hopatcong Senior Citizens Center.
Why Go: Because Saturday marks the first exhibit of The Chatham Area Artisans Guild. Come by to meet the members and view their work.
Celebrating 20 Years with 20 Beers
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.
Downtown Concert Series
Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts 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.
Country Yard Sale
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.
Greystone Photo Exhibit
Where/When: From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at The Morristown and Morris Township Library.
Why Go: You can stop by the library and check out this new collection of photographs.
Little Things That Move The Earth
When/Where: From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park 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.
"Martinsville and the Washington Valley" Book Signing
When/Where: From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Chimney Rock Inn 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.
Focaccia Fun Cooking Class
When/Where: From 10 to 11 a.m. or noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Wegmans 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.
"A Story of Hope: Spoken Through Their Eyes" Photographic Experience
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.
Knights of Columbus Craft and Vendor Fair
When/Where: From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at St. Mary's Stony Hill Church in Watchung.
Why Go: To enjoy a September fair of crafts, vendors, and refreshments.
Pricing: Free admission.
Somerset County Hawk Watch
When/Where: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Area in 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.
Where/When: From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at Juniper Village At Chatham.
Why Go: Because Juniper residents, families and staff will be modeling fashions brought to us by Fashion Promotion Specialist Maureen Pearce.
Where/When: From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at The Morristown & Morris Township Library.
Why Go: Because kids in grades 6-12 can play "Glee Karaoke Revolution 2" and enjoy snacks.
Where/When: From 2:15 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at The Library of the Chathams.
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.
Somerset Hills Community Health Fair
When/Where: From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To kick off a healthy Fall by meeting local health professionals and obtaining information and resources for a sound mind and body.
Take a Hike Through The Wildlife Sanctuary
When/Where: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at The Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary in Tewskbury Twp.
Why Go: For all ages to search for butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds relishing the last days of summer.
Pricing: Free. Reservations required.
"Surprises in the Stream" Wonder Walk for Families
When/Where: From 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday at Duke Farms in Hillsborough.
Why Go: Because children ages 3 to 8 and their families will enjoy the wonders of nature while searching for plants and animals in a stream and the surrounding habitat. Getting a little dirty in the search for knowledge is allowed.
Pricing: $8 per person; $5 per person for members of N.J. Audubon, maximum charge of $20 per family. Registration required.
Progin Players Cut-A-Thon Benefit
When/Where: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Renaissance Salon in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To help support Coach Ian and the Progin family in fashionable style.
Pricing: $20 cut and style and $10 eyebrow wax. Reservations preferred.
Elegant Bridal Show
When/Where: From 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at The Imperia in Somerset.
Why Go: To have all your dreams come true. Learn how to plan your special day with products and vendors from the finest the wedding industry has to offer.
Pricing: Free admission.