EVENTS: Rebel the Pony, Free Fridays Continue

Also, "Ask the Dog Trainer" Q & A at the Bernards Township Library.

It's still summer, and there's still summery things for both kids and adults to do this week, and into the next.

Take Free Fridays, at the in Basking Ridge — even if you're not a member, you have a chance to try some activities at either the main YMCA at 140 Mount Airy Road, or the Riverwalk satellite.

If your child likes animals and/or shows an interest in things equestrian, you can head on over to Rebel the Pony's annual big party this Sunday at off South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge.

A variety of farmers' markets and a chance to hear music in an outdoor venue also still may be enjoyed in the last weeks of summer.

Note: According to a spokewoman from the United States Golf Association's museum, a previously listed events at the museum in Bernards Township, scheduled for Aug. 28, is not open to public registration, as was stated in information previously submitted to Patch. The event is by invitation only, and has been removed from this listing.

Free Fridays at Somerset Hills YMCA
Fridays through the end of August at both the Riverwalk and main facility of the 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Because you can try out the YMCA's pool and many other facilities/activities you've always wanted to, while you have a chance.

Ask the Dog Trainer
When/Where: Thursday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in program room B at the 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Iris Fryzel and her retired service dog, Mindy, will present on how dogs think and why they behave the way they do. Other topics covered include how and why dogs are trained and how problem behaviors are addressed. She will demonstrate some commands with Mindy as well as have a Q & A session. Registration is required.
Cost: Free, but participants must register ahead online.

Rebel the Pony's Special Event
When/Where: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at , 256 S. Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: The friendly Rebel the Pony and all of his people friends will enjoy free games, story times, and refreshments. All of Rebel's pony friends will be on hand to greet visitors and provide free pony rides.
Cost: Free

Bernardsville Farmers Market
: 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!) Also, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Somerset Hills Republican Club will be handing out campaign literature for Mitt Romney and Joe Kyrillos, and collecting donations for Curbing Hunger to help those in need in Somerset County.
Cost: Free admission, cost of purchases.

Tween Glow Night at Jump!Zone
When/Where: Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Jump!Zone in Hillsborough.
Why Go: Because your 8- to 12-year-olds love a good night with ice cream, glow bracelets and lots of fun!
Cost: $20.

Swimming Lessons
When/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because the summer is here and we love swimming! The Starfish Aquatic Club will be offering swim lessons to children of all ages through mid August. Visit the website for more information and to register.
Cost: $80 for all lessons.

Bingo Time in Bridgewater
When/Where: Saturday at 2 p.m. at the on Route 202/206 in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because who doesn't want to play a little Bingo? Seniors in the center are invited to take part in the game, and volunteers are always welcome to come by and help out.
Cost: Free.

Summer Concert Series
When/Where: Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: It's not just a concert this weekend, as the county holds its annual Country Fest at 5:30 p.m. with country singer Beth Anne Clayton, followed by Radio Nashville performing at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Urban Farm at Lafayette, Morristown
Why Go:  and can't make the Morristown's Farmers Market on Sunday.
Cost: Bring your wallet

(This was rescheduled from Aug. 11)
When/Where: Saturday, noon at Cauldwell Playground, Morristown
Why Go: It's all about family and community, and fun!
Cost: Free to attend

When/Where: Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. on the Morristown Green
Why Go: Because it's family fun with some of the finest performers in both genres.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Morristown
Why Go: You want to eat fresh.
Cost: Bring your wallet

When/Where: Sunday, 10 a.m. on the Morristown Green
Why Go: Because you like your religion al fresco.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Railroad Plz & Fairmount Ave, Chatham
Why Go: Get ready for the annual Edible Jersey Festival with the tomato tasting! Vote for your favorite tomato, pick up your groceries, drop off the kids for Miss Sarah's Story Hour at 10:30 and weigh in your sunflower, all at the Farmers Market.
Cost: Bring your wallet

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., , Fairmount Ave & Railroad Plz, Chatham
Why Go: Bring your easel and paints and enjoy a day of painting with your fellow local artists at Chatham's Reasoner Park
Cost: Free

When/Where: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at , 36 Madison Ave., Madison.
Why Go: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey .
Cost: $32-70.

When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at , 9 Main Street, Madison.
Why Go: Outdoor concert with a pop/classic rock band that plays "Elvis to Katy Perry and everything in between."
Cost: Free

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at , 4 Madison Ave., Madison.
Why Go: Choral works, string duets, flute trios, classical guitar, recorder and even tuba are part of this program featuring music from a variety of time periods, genres and composers.
Cost: $20. Seniors $15, students $5.

When/Where: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at , 4 Madison Ave., Madison.
Why Go: A night of theater entertainment presented cabaret style.
Cost: $20. Seniors $15, students $5.

When/Where: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown.
Why Go: Experience the great Mozart opera sung in English.
Cost: $35. $25 for seniors, $5 for students.

: Friday  at 7 p.m. at the gazebo outside the municipal building Why Go: To remember the music of the great Buddy Holly
Cost: Free

: Saturday at 8 p.m. at the
Why Go: Who doesn't love a little bit of 80s nostalgia?
: $20 for adults; $12 for seniors; $10 for children 11-17; children under 10 free with adult ticket


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