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A Special Football Game; Professional Wrestling; Many Fall Activities

Some early Halloween activities and lots of other things to do on fall days.

A prime fall weekend kicks in over the next few days, prompting some annual an special events outdoors. But there's also plenty to do indoors.

Friday night football with the Ridge Red Devils is not only a home game this week, but it's also a night in which the game also will welcome those with special needs to be guests at the game. And it also promises to be a hot game against Phillipsburg at Lee Field at at 7 p.m.

Also on Friday, the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus No. 2393 and the Long Hill Township PBA again present Pro Westling as a fundraiser.

And don't miss the annual Lord Stirling 1770s Festival in Basking Ridge and — shiver — an exhibit on Hauntings in the Somerset Hills at the Brick Academy in Basking Ridge.

A varied list is below:


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Friday at Lee Field at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Because it's a special night of honoring children with special needs as the Red Devils Boys Varsity Football team competes against Phillipsburg High School on home turf.
Pricing:
Free admission to special needs football fans. Pre-registered children will receive shirts. All ages can attend with their families on the game day without registration.


When/Where:
At 7:45 p.m. on Friday at Long Hill Township Community Center in Long Hill Township.
Why Go:
Because Steve "Monsta" Mack and Devon Dudley don't need to mind their manners with Stirling's first ever "We Want Tables Match," where the loser must get put through a table. It's a night of wrestling superstars and fun that benefits the needy throughout Somserset County.
Pricing:
$20.


When/Where:
From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To step back in time to the Colonial period. Costumed period re-enactors will ply their trades, a town crier will deliver the daily news, and military detachments will camp and conduct maneuvers. Enjoy fresh apple cider, kids activities and a hay ride, or have your picture taken in Colonial costume while restrained to the Somerset Gaoler's wooden stock.
Pricing:
$4 donation suggested. 


When/Where:
From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To sort out fact and fiction of amazing historical photographs and prints of The Vealtown Tavern and the Blairsden Estate. Pick up a copy of a "Ghosts of Central Jersey" signed by the author or just dare to be intrigued.
Pricing:
Free admission. Signed book prices vary.


When/Where:
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To come and relax while learning new techniques such as duplicate stitching, crochet, seaming, fair isle and more. So bring your own needles, hooks, yarn, and passion and enjoy a great afternoon of amazing door prizes and refreshments with the company of other crafters.
Pricing:
Free.   


When/Where:
At 2 p.m. on Saturday at Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
For families and all ages to bid farewell to the butterfly for the season. Learn where they go for the cold weather and all about their lifecycles.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


Where/When:
 From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go:
Because you can spend a Friday night with some wine and some beautifully serene landscapes made with pastels.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Codington Farmstead in Warren.
Why Go:
To tour the house that represents three centuries of the Codington family and get an insight into farm life from the Colonial era to the 20th Century.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To learn how to create the wedding of your dreams. Consult with wedding experts, choose your dream registry and enjoy complimentary food and drinks.
Pricing:
Free. 


When/Where:
From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Washington Valley Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To join the New Jersey Young Professionals in a hike to witness the migration of wildlife while socializing and meeting new friends.
Pricing:
Members $5 to $20, Non-members $20. Registration required.


When/Where:
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Central Moving Systems in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To learn to save green by going green. Talk to a Alteris Renewables solar expert and learn more about solar power during this national solar tour.
Pricing:
Free admission. 


When/Where:
At 9 a.m. on Saturday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because kids ages 5 to 12 can build their own fire rescue helicopters and earn a sense of accomplishment.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


When/Where:
From 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at in Warren.
Why Go:
Because it's a live simulcast seminar with author and radio host Dave Ramsey on how to lead a team and grow a business using Biblical principles of finance and management.
Pricing:
$39 registration fee. Boxed lunch $6. Registration required.


When/Where:
At 10 a.m. on Friday at in Warren.
Why Go:
Because children ages 6 months to 3 years old will enjoy puppets, props, and musical instruments during this interactive musical theater class. Caregivers are welcome to join in the fun.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Brundage Park Playhouse, 2 Bungalow Lane in Randolph.
Why Go:
Because this adaptation combines Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part I with the first three acts of Part 2—it packs a whole lot of the Bard into one show.
Pricing: 
$10


Where/When: From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday at 229 Main Street in Belleville.
Why Go:
Halloween is coming, and the State Scare Haunted Attraction promises to terrify you.
Pricing: 
$15 to $30.


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset.
Why Go:
It's your last chance to see this prickly comedy about unexpected love.
Pricing:
$16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students.


Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because this exhibit will feature some of the coolest bikes from the past 100 years.
Pricing:
 $10 for adults, or $7 for children, students and seniors.


Where/When:
 From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at in Madison.
Why Go:
Because a night at the theater sounds like a great way to spend your weekend. Plus, this play hasn’t been seen on The Shakespeare Theatre stage since 2003.
Pricing:
 $32 to $55.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at in Morris Plains.
Why Go:
Because you can find the newest member of your family.
Pricing:
 Adoption prices vary.


Where/When:
Starting at in Morristown at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and trekking 20 miles through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown.
Why Go:
Because you’d like a workout to start your Saturday morning, or because the weather is warming up. Rain or snow cancels.
Pricing: Free.

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