EVENTS: 'Floral Guru,' Pirates at Library, Summer Fun

Local events — and don't forget the Shore.

Looking for something to do on Friday morning?

Well, adults can learn how to make floral centerpieces without spending a fortune to get a professional to do it.

And kids — they can head over to the library for some pirate fun!

There are some other unique things to do in our area — such as learning about Seeing Eye dogs — and also opportunities for summer fun.

Don't forget to also check Patch's Shore guide for ideas to do when you hit the beach.

Pirate Bonnie Bess
When/Where: On Friday, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m, at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Recommended for ages 5 and under with adult.
Why Go: Interactive story play loaded with swashbuckling fun!
Cost: Free tickets available. For further questions, call 908-204-3031, ext. 3.

Centerpieces from Your Garden
When/Where: Friday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at off Valley Road in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Why pay for pricey floral centerpieces that might not be what you really wanted anyway? Learn how to beautifully arrange the flowers cut from your own garden. 'Floral guru' Mike will demonstrate how to create elegant arrangements with common blooms such as Black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, ferns and more.
$10, Buy Tickets

When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m., from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: It's summer and you want to test out those legs.

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., from Morristown Running Company
Why Go:
Cycling's not your thing, but running is!

When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m., from 14 Maple Ave., Morristown
Why Go:
You want to learn more about Morristown's homegrown seeing eye dog program.

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lot No. 10, Morris and Spring streets.
Why Go: You like to eat fresh.
Bring your wallet

Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Zebu Forno, Morristown
Why Go: You're feeling artistic.
$10 (includes two slices of pizza, drink and three hours with model)

Saturday 9 a.m. at the Morris Plains Farmer's Market located at 740 Speedwell Ave.
Why Go: You're an animal lover and want to get a head start on 4th of July festivities.
Cost: Free, but donations accepted in either money, dog and cat food, or kitty litter.

Family Day and Fireworks
When/Where: Saturday, 5 p.m. festivities start, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the Morris Plains Community Park located at 51 Jim Fear Drive.
Why Go: To have some fun with your family and friends and enjoy food, entertainment, and fireworks.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at VFW Post 3401 at 45 Tabor Road, Morris Plains
Why Go: To support our veterans and enjoy some food and drinks, and a live band.
Cost: $25 for advance tickets, $30 at the door, $10 for kids 13-16, and free for kids 12 and under

When/Where: 7 p.m. Thursday, , 41 Oliver St, Chatham
Why Go: Win home-made baskets, taste delicious strawberry desserts and enjoy the good company at this summer festival.
Cost: Free (reservations requested--RSVP at 973 635 0625.)


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