Mega Yard Sale at Ridge; History Tour of Basking Ridge
Attend or sell items at Saturday's massive yard sale planned at Ridge High School, and take a tour outlining Basking Ridge history on Sunday.
The Basking Ridge Patch has come up with a list of some of the great activities to sample through this weekend in your own town, or within a short distance.
A special Grab & Go section for kid-friendly activities is included.
Ridge Gymnastics Mega Yard Sale
Where/When: At Ridge High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Basking Ridge on Saturday, April 30.
Why Go: Find bargains or unload your no-longer-wanted items as part of spring cleaning. Benefits the plucky Ridge gymnastic team, which last year finally raised enough money to buy equipment to host home meets!
Pricing: Depends how much you buy, or rent two parking bays for just $20 to get rid of your stuff!
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills Historic Walk in downtown Basking Ridge
Where/When: Starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Brick Academy at 15 W. Oak St. in downtown Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Hear fascinating stories about people and places in your own town, and see tour guide Paula Axt in period costume.
“I Hate Hamlet” at Bickford Theatre
Where/When: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Why Go: Because this Tony Award-nominated comedy tells the story of an actor who seemingly has it all, but when his hit television series is cancelled and he finds himself playing Hamlet, a role he hates, his situation takes a turn for the worse.
Pricing: $40 for adults; $36 for senior citizens; $33 for museum members; $20 for students.
Rotary Derby Night at the Races
Where/When: 7 p.m. at St Virgil Academy in Morris Plains on Friday, April 29.
Why Go: This beefsteak dinner with wine, beer, soft drinks and videocast horse racing will raise funds to support the Morris Plains Rotary’s charities.
Pricing: $50 per person.
County College of Morris Spring Music Concert
Where/When: 7:30 p.m. at the County College’s Randolph Campus on Friday, April 29.
Why Go: Because you want to hear CCM’s chamber choir sing musical theater favorites, accompanied by the department’s faculty and presented by the music and dance and performing arts departments.
Grab & Go for Family Entertainment
Family Fun Day
Where/When: Sunday, May 1 at Lord Stirling Riding Stables in Bernards Township, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: It's a unique community festival with free pony rides, hayrides, games, music and family fun. Sparkee, the Somerset Patriots mascot, will be there too!
Pricing: Free admission and parking.
Where/When: Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m., at the Lord Stirling Park Environmental Education Center in Bernards Township.
Why Go: To grab the stroller and enjoy the emergence of spring along the trails of the park.
Pricing: $10 per pair, and $5 per additional child.
May Basket Craftacular
Where/When: Saturday, April 30 at The Bridgewater Township Library, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Members of the Bridgewater Garden Club will help children create special spring crafts.
Grow Your Own Salsa
Where/When: Saturday, April 30 at Wegmans in Bridgewater, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., or noon to 1 p.m.
Why Go: It's a recipe of fun! Vegetables included!
Pricing: $10 per child and parent, or $5 per child and parent with a Shoppers Club Card.
Room On The Broom
Where/When: Saturday, April 30th at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg. Performances at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: Because there is always room for an afternoon of tall stories, laughter and witches!
Pricing: $10 or $12 per ticket.