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Weekly column on things you might be interested in doing this week, with or without your children.

Looking for something to do this week? Patch provides suggestions for adults and children with all sorts of interests.

The Mountain Glen Water Cure and Summer Retreat in Somerset County

 Where/When: At  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.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: 9:30 a.m. at the  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.
Pricing: $3.

Where/When: Friday, April 15 at the  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 

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 gardenand you can bring some perennials home to continue the beauty.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: 11 a.m. at  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.

Where/When: 7 p.m. at  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.

Where/When: 7 p.m. at the  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.

Where/When: At the  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.
Pricing: $30.

Grab & Go: Suggestions of places to go with your kids:

Where/When: Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. at .
Why Go: To soar into spring with friends and enjoy the freedom from school and snow!
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday, April 15 at the  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.  
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 23 at Alstede Farms in Chester. Check for times in .
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 taxAdult tickets are $3.95, plus tax.

Where/When:  Sunday, April 17 at the  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.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Sunday, April 17 at the . 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 childRegistration is necessary.






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