There are numerous ceremonies and exhibits to recall Veterans Day this Friday and through the weekend, but there's also a place for fun as well.
Are you a middle schooler? Try the monthly St. James Church middle school dance this Friday!
Or hobnob at a reception that opens a photography exhibit at the Farmstead Arts in the township. Live music included. Like Pokemon? There's a tournament for you!
But make sure to take some time this week to remember those who served:
When/Where: A display of 125 flags dedicated to area veterans has been placed on the front lawn of the Bernards Township at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge. The arrangment, coordinated by the Bernards Township Beautification Task Force, will continue 24/7 through Nov. 19.
Why Go: Because, just in time for Veterans Day, you can stop and think of the contributions from those to whom these flags are dedicated. It's also an awesome display of flags, put up by volunteer adults and kids.
Photography 11 Exhibit & Sale
Where/When: The monthlong exhibit and sale featuring 28 area photographers will open with a reception from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the center at 650 King George Road in Basking Ridge. The show will continue from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 27.
Why Go: To view and possibly purchase works by some of the area's most talented photographers. Live music by Maura and Shannon Glynn.
Cost: Free, bring your wallet.
Children's Sign Language Program
When/Where: From 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, as an activity for kids' day off from school for the teachers' convention. The program will be held at the
Why Go: All ages can learn to sign in this fun program to learn how to communicate in sign language through stories, songs and hands-on participation.
When/Where: On Friday night, from 7 to 10 p.m. at, South Finley Ave., in downtown Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Rumored to be a fun time for grades 6, 7 and 8 from Basking Ridge and nearby.
Cost: Modest fee
Blue Hens Sing at St. Peter's
When/Where: 7 p.m., Friday, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Morristown
Why Go: You dig choral music.
When/Where: 9 a.m., Saturday, at Morristown Running Company
Why Go: You want to get out there before it gets too cold, and you'd like to run with a group.
Where/When: Friday at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on Chimney Rock Road in Martinsville
Why Go: To honor veterans who have served the nation with the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company and township officials.
Where/When: Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bradley Gardens American Legion on Old York Road in Bridgewater
Why Go: To honor veterans who have served the nation with the American Legion and township officials.
Where/When: Warren Township Library, 2 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: Traveling Literary Theater presentation includes two readers sharing personal accounts of World War II through selected letters, personal accounts, quotes in between singer Maggie Worsdale singing songs from the era.
Where/When: Comic Cafe, 41 Mountain Blvd., Warren, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: Join fellow Pokemon fans, trade cards and cash in points.
Where/When: Friday at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1771 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: To give thanks and honor to those who served in the armed forces
When/When: Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church, 375 Reynolds Ave., Parsippany
Why Go: To give the gift of life.
Cost: Free, but the gift you'll give is priceless