Looking for something to do this week? Patch provides suggestions for adults and children with all sorts of interests.
Where/When: At The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills at the 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Brick Academy at 15 W. Oak St. in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Find out more about alternative medicine and other off-the-beaten track about the Somerset Hills area in the 19th century.
Good Morning Bird Stroll
Where/When: 9:30 a.m. at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham on Sunday, April 17.
Why Go: Because, whether you bring your binoculars or borrow some at the event, you can take an early morning stroll and check out some birds. For ages 10 or older.
Voices in The Night
Where/When: Friday, April 15 at the Lord Stirling Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge at 7 p.m.
Why Go: You'll hold tight to your family's and friends' hands as you learn not everything you hear at night is scary.
Pricing: $7 per adult, or $6 per youth or senior
Spring Plant Sale & Earth Day Celebration
Where/When: April 16 and 17 at The Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are from noon to 5 p.m.
Why Go: You'll enjoy the spring air and Earth Day celebration with a guided tour of the naturalistic rock garden, and you can bring some perennials home to continue the beauty.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Shakespeare Theatre
Where/When: 11 a.m. at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison on Saturday, April 16.
Why Go: Because you like Shakespeare and you want to see a mid-day performance of one of his most notable works.
Pricing: Prices vary and are available online.
Joe Conte of Parsippany to Perform at The Comedy Shoppe
Where/When: 7 p.m. at Suppa’s Restaurant in Montville on Saturday, April 16.
Why Go: Because guests can check out a local comedian while grabbing some dinner at Suppa’s. Dinner is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and the comedy begins at 9 a.m.
Pricing: $10 admission.
Skate for Love
Where/When: 7 p.m. at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township on Saturday, April 16.
Why Go: Because proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization that combats breast cancer and provides funding for research. Also, it’s a chance to see some figure skating stars.
Pricing: $20 for general admission seating.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at The Sanctuary Concerts Series
Where/When: At the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
Why Go: Because the band will perform hits from some of its platinum albums, and admission will include desserts, coffee, and soft-drinks.
Grab & Go: Suggestions of places to go with your kids:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Where/When: Friday, April 15 at the Bernards Township Library at 1 p.m.
Why Go: It's a magical afternoon for teens as Harry and Hermione search for the pieces of Voldemort's soul. Popcorn is optional.
Easter Egg Hunt & Barn Activities
Where/When: Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 23 at Alstede Farms in Chester. Check for times in this event posting.
Why Go: To hop along and enjoy hayrides, egg hunts, pony rides and much more. Bring your camera and smile with the Easter Bunny.
Pricing: Children's combo tickets are $9.95 to $18.95, plus tax. Adult tickets are $3.95, plus tax.
Storytime With a Visit From Toot and Puddle
Where/When: Sunday, April 17 at the Bridgewater Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: To hear stories of two young pigs who share a special friendship and endless curiosity about the world around them. Don't forget to bring your camera for pictures.
Where/When: Sunday, April 17 at the Lord Stirling Park Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. Two sessions will be held: 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: Children ages 3 to 6 will learn about all kinds of eggs from animals. An Easter Egg hunt and coloring will be part of the fun.
Pricing: $20.00 per pair, and $10 per additional child. Registration is necessary.