Friday, March 1, 2013
Ridge's production of 'Legally Blonde' this Friday and Saturday, ragtime trio at library and Battle of Bands in Bedminster.
Friday, March 1
This week is filled with lots of music and some games to pass the time, including the Ridge High School drama club's annual spring musical, "Legally Blonde — The Musical." The Bernards Township Library is hosting a ragtime trio on Saturday. Pick up your free tickets ahead at the library on South Maple Avenue in downtown Basking Ridge. Below is the combination of our weekly pick for some activities to offer fun and something to do by yourself, with friends, or with the family. Here are this week's picks: "Legally Blonde — The Musical" When/Where: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. Why Go: Support the Ridge drama club and laugh out loud as Harvard's beloved …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
'Nature Through A Child's Eye' art show continues at Environmental Education Center.
This week is filled with library events, open gyms and more. Below is the combination of our weekly pick of upcoming activities, offering both fun and educational activities and family-friendly events at the same time. Here are this week's picks, including events at the Bernards Township Library on Thursday night and Friday afternoon: Teddy Bear Sleepover When/Where: Friday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Why Go: The library's teen department is hosting this teddy bear sleepover event. Children ages 4 and up are invited to bring their teddy bear or another stuffed animal to storytime from 4:00 to 4:45 PM. Then they'll tuck their friend in for the night before they head home. Children …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Halloween dance, outdoor Halloween activities, more.
This weekend is filled with Halloween events, 5K runs and lots to learn — even a chance to prep for that upcoming SAT by taking a free practice test at the Bernards Township Library. Below is the combination of our weekly pick of upcoming activities, offering both fun weekend activities and great family-friendly fun at the same time. Here are this week's picks: Tween Halloween Origami for Grades 4 to 6 When/Where: Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Why Go: Local resident Jann Slapin wiill extol her knowledge and expertise on the art of origami. Come learn this fun art of folding paper. Cost: Free, registration required. This and other events are online at Bernards Township Library …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Learn to "demystify" social media.
The next few days are filled with cultural events, fall fun with a hint of Halloween and even breast cancer awareness programs. Below is the combination of our weekly pick of upcoming activities, offering both fun weekend activities and great family-friendly fun at the same time. International Festival at Somerset Hills YMCA When/Where: Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge. Why Go: Sample our local cultural variety with sights, sounds and (maybe best of all) tastes. The event will feature music, dance performances, food and art that represent more than twenty countries. Additionally, there will be samples of international cuisine, clothing, pottery, books and more. Cost: A donation of $10…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Great Swamp walk — then crawl for a cause.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
It's a prime fall weekend, and time to put on your walking shoes. You can walk around the Great Swamp and take your dog for a walk at the Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge — or walk around Bernardsville on Friday night's monthly ArtWalk. There's a Habitat for Humanity fundraising walk and 5K run in Bridgewater — and then a "crawl" for charity at The Famished Frog in Morristown. So get moving, and head out for some fun this weekend. 1770s Festival When/Where: Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lord Stirling's former estate near the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, in Basking Ridge. Why Go: Learn about the area's rich Revolutionary War history and have fun watching authentic exhibits on military campaigns, …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A mix of entertaining and practical activities for the next few days.
Fall is a time of year for getting many useful and necessary things done, as well as enjoying the season's entertainment, both outdoors and indoors. This weekend illustrates that perfectly with both the second annual Basking Ridge-Bernardsville ARTsee tour of 20 area artists' studios, a shred day opportunity to support the Basking Ridge Fire Co., fundraisers and outdoor walks and runs and music — lots of music, of an amazing wide variety of styles. And there's always something to do at the library! Shred Day to Benefit Basking Ridge Fire Co. When/Where: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Basking Ridge Fire Co. firehouse, 30 Washington Ave., Basking Ridge Why Go: Get rid of personal documents and mail by having papers safely shredded …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Also, popular Fall Fest returns this Saturday in Bedminster.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This weekend has some things going on that don't happen every day in these parts. Along with the Somerset Hills YMCA's Strong Dogs Day, there is the return of Pro Wrestling to Long Hill Township, sponsored by the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations as a benefit. There's also a hint of Halloween already — in fact, the Somerset Patriots are having their "Halloween Night" this weekend. And learn about the paranormal at the Bridgewater Township Library. Have fun! Strong Dogs Day When/Where: Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Somerset Hills YMCA's main facility at 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge. Why Go: Dogs and their human companions are welcome for a day that is due to be both informative and …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
And a chance to hit rummage sales run by St. Mark's in Basking Ridge and the county 4-H.
This week offers an opportunity to participate in some unusual or rarely offered events and programs. Whether you live in Bernards Township or not, you can attend the township library's information session on what the library offers in the way of resources for home-schoolers. But note, that program is coming up on Thursday evening, although undoubtedly the library staff would provide assistance in that area even at a later date. And then there's a Friends of Lord Stirling specialty — bringing the Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria to Lord Stirling Stable. Of course, there's a wide variety of other things to do for both kids and adults, including rummage sales, the PAWS for Reading pairing of young readers and patient canines, again at the…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Get to poke around and learn about electric vehicles.
It's fall, and if the sun isn't quite as strong as in summer, this is still the time of year for frisky outdoors fun. It's also a time of year when people turn to exploring new things (a holdover from our school days?) and picking up new skills. There's a long list for those with a variety of interests — at many ages — below. And don't forget, you still can catch a Somerset Patriots' game. Dog Walks at Lord Stirling Stable When/Where: Morning hours resume for The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable's popular Saturday dog walks starting in September. The weekly event will be held at 10:30 a.m. with check-in at 10:15 a.m. at Lord Stirling Stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. Why Go: This is the only chance to enjoy the beautiful trails …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Last "Free Friday" at YMCA, but "Play at the Y" week coming up.
This is that wonderful time of the year when all that is lovely about summer remains, while there is a hint of fall's freshness in the air. There are many events this week that still celebrate summer and the outdoors. But you can think ahead to fall, many people's favorite season of the year, and for good reason. See below. And if you missed our Down the Shore column elsewhere, it's on the list. Enjoy Labor Day weekend and beyond! Last Free Friday at Somerset Hills YMCA/Come Play at the 'Y' When/Where: While Aug. 31 is the last "Free Friday" at both the Riverwalk and main facility of the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, the YMCA's next free invitation to the public starts on the Labor Day weekend, from Sunday, Sept…