Strong Dogs, Pro Wrestling in Upcoming Events
Also, popular Fall Fest returns this Saturday in Bedminster.
This weekend has some things going on that don't happen every day in these parts.
Along with the Somerset Hills YMCA's Strong Dogs Day, there is the return of Pro Wrestling to Long Hill Township, sponsored by the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations as a benefit.
There's also a hint of Halloween already — in fact, the Somerset Patriots are having their "Halloween Night" this weekend. And learn about the paranormal at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Strong Dogs Day
When/Where: Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Somerset Hills YMCA's main facility at 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Dogs and their human companions are welcome for a day that is due to be both informative and filled with activities. The day will kick off with a blessing of the hounds, followed by a dog wash, obstacle course, pet grooming and special activities for the entire family. Many local vendors, kennels, and groomers are scheduled to attend.
Cost: Free, or $5 for fundraising "paws."
When/Where: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at 264 Warren Ave., the Stirling section of Long Hill Township.
Why Go: WWE TV Legend, Brutus The Barber Beefcake, wrestling in a "Loser gets a Haircut Match." Former Stars, WWE Champion Tommy Dreamer along with WWE The Patriot, WWE Sal Sincere, ECW Danny Dourning are all on the card for an evening of great pro wrestling. Event is sponsored by — and benefits local causes through — the Long Hill PBA, The Bernards Twp. Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bernardsville Columbus Club.
Cost: $20. Tickets available at Investor Savings Bank, Millington Savings Bank Branches in Basking Ridge, Warren and Millington, Marcellos II and by calling 908-339-5937.
New Jersey Rocks!!! With Mr. C
When/Where: Saturday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave. Basking Ridge.
Why Go: New Jersey photographer and author Walter Choroszewski will be here to entertain and educate about all our great state of New Jersey has to offer!
Recommended for ages 6 and up. Parents and caregivers invited. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Cost: Free tickets available beforehand.
Dog Walks at Lord Stirling Stable
When/Where: Morning hours resume for The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable's popular Saturday dog walks starting in September. The weekly event will be held at 10:30 a.m. with check-in at 10:15 a.m. at Lord Stirling Stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: This is the only chance to enjoy the beautiful trails of Lord Stirling Stable on foot — along with your best friend. Guided walks last for approximately one hour.
Cost: Registration is $3 per leashed pet. For more information, contact Martha at 973-635-8672.
When/Where: Saturday at 12 p.m. on River Road in Bedminster.
Why Go: Because the Fall Fest is returning to River Road Park, and includes a petting zoo, carnival games, live music, rides and so much more!
Bernardsville Farmers Market
When/Where: Saturdays, through the season, at the train station off Mine Brook Road just south of Olcott Square in Bernardsville.
Why Go: Because you can get the bounty of the season, fresh as can be, as well as gourmet goodies. (Hey, this is the Somerset Hills!)
Cost: Free admission, cost of purchases.
Historic Photo Exhibit of Somerset Hills
When/Where: Throughout September, century-old images of the Somerset Hills taken in the early 20th century by photographer Fred Pitney Crater will be display during a shared exhibit at the Bernardsville Public Library at 1 Anderson Hill Road and in the Peapack-Gladstone Municipal Building at 1 School St. in Peapack. The Crater photographs will be view on during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress.
Why Go: Because you're a history buff, a photography buff, or both.
Halloween Night with the Patriots
When/Where: Friday at 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Not only are the Somerset Patriots playing the Bridgeport Bluefish, but it is "Halloween Night," and patrons are encouraged to dress up, while also having the opportunity to trick-or-treat at the stadium.
Cost: $9.50, depending on seats.
Fall Plant Sale
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. on Washington Valley Road.
Why Go: The Knights of Columbus Council 5959 is holding its annual plant sale at Blessed Sacrament Church on Washington Valley Road, with mums in a variety of sizes.
Cost: Depends on the cost of what you buy.
5K to Remember
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: This race will serve as a fundraiser in honor of the Sept. 11 attacks, and all money raised will go to Stephen Siller FDNY "Let Us Do Good" Children’s Foundation, which gives money to children who lost one or both parents in the attacks.
Somerset Patriots 5K Run
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because the Patriots are holding their annual 5K run to support The Somerset Patriots Children's Educational & Sportsmanship Foundation. It features a course around the entire ballpark, and another around warning track of the playing field.
Free SAT Practice Test
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because if you want a little practice, you have the chance to take a fully proctored test to learn what to expect for the real thing.
When/Where: Saturday at 3 p.m. the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: Because isn't everyone interested in the paranormal? Head over to the library for a chance to learn about the different kinds of paranormal activity, while also looking at clips from actual investigations.
Fireworks with the Patriots
When/Where: Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Not only are the Somerset Patriots playing the Bridgeport Bluefish, but it is time for some more after-game fireworks!
Cost: $9.50, depending on seats.
Yoga in the Park
When/Where: Sunday at 9 a.m. on North Bridge Street in Bridgewater.
Why Go: In line with the Mayor's Wellness Campaign, the Gurukul Yoga Holistic Center will be leading yoga sessions to learn about health.
Somerset Sluggers with the Patriots
When/Where: Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Not only are the Somerset Patriots playing the Bridgeport Bluefish, but there will be a top 15 poster featuring the best Patriots in team history given to guests, and the Somerset Sluggers Kids Club members will be on hand at the game.
Cost: $9.50, depending on seats.