History, Nature and a Kids Night Out at ARC
Find educational and entertaining things to do this weekend.
Don't waste your time hunting for things to do with your family--we've searched for the best events in the area.
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.
"Rudy" on the Outdoor Big Screen
When/Where: At 7 p.m. Thursday at the field atThe Warren Township Library in Warren.
Why Go: To view a heartwarming tale of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who overcomes the odds and fulfills his dream of playing for Notre Dame. Come early to "catch" a chance to throw a football with Ned Bolcar, who played on two Notre Dame Championship teams.
Raritan Valley Community College at Bridgewater Open House
When/Where: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Raritan Valley Community College at Bridgewater in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Prospective students will learn about the admissions process, financial aid, career opportunities in technology and trades, and transfer opportunities after graduation from RVCC.
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 botanies during the Civil War.
When/Where: From 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Lowes Promeande Shopping Center in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To visit one of the premier family fun events in Somerset County. The carnival will feature spectacular rides, games, food, nightly entertainment and more.
Pricing: Free admission. $25 wristbands for unlimited rides available on Friday.
When/Where: From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because children ages 4 to 6 will enjoy an expedition of the world of plants and animals with an exploration of fields, forests, and ponds.
Pricing: $40 per person. Registration required.
Friday Night Movie: The Conspirator
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Friday at the Bridgewater Township Library in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To view a riveting thriller about a woman who would do anything to protect her family, and the man who risked everything to save her.
Kids Night Out
When/Where: From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at The Arc of Somerset County in Manville.
Why Go: For children ages 3 to 12 with developmental disabilities and their families to enjoy an evening of fun activities in a safe and caring environment.
Pricing: $15 for the first child, and $5 per sibling.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
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 enjoying Dario Fo’s brilliantly funny, scathing political farce is a terrific way to spend your weekend.
Pricing: $32 to $55.
Family Overnight at Round Top Swim Club
When/Where: From 8 p.m. on Saturday to Sunday morning at Round Top Swim and Tennis Club in Warren.
Why Go: To grab a tent and sleeping bag and enjoy good times, family and friends, and of course, smores.
Pricing: Free with membership.
Outdoor Living Space Design Consultation
Where: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Back to Nature Home & Garden in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To meet with a design specialist and leave with a great new idea to improve or create your own outdoor oasis. Don't forget to bring your pictures.
Pricing: Free. Register online.
Canine Scavenger Hunt
When/Where: At 5 p.m. on Sunday at Lord Stirling Park Riding Stable in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because it's a "treat" hunt for dogs and their human companions with prizes for all.
Pricing: $10 per dog and handler. $2 per additional person. Registration required.
Neil and The Diamonds
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Sunday at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To sing a long to "Cracklin Rosie" and "Sweet Caroline." It's the ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute.
Create Foam Prints for Back to School
When/Where: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Michael's in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because this craft makes back to school easier with name tags and labels for books and supplies.
When/Where: At 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Colorado Cafe in Watchung.
Why Go: To meet singles in your age group and enjoy a night of free dance lessons, appetizers, games and raffle prizes. It's an evening of fun and a chance to meet that someone special.
Pricing: $30 for tickets purchased via 8MinuteDating.com with promo code 8mdnynj5.