Get Out! Eat Cookies, Leap in Lake Hopatcong
But not at the same time.
Hundreds will descend upon the Hopatcong State Park Saturday afternoon to jump in the water.
No, they're not crazy.
They're jumping to benefit area special-needs children. The event, hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Elks Lodge, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Last year, the event raise more than $25,000.
Wait. That's not your thing? Well, there's plenty happening around the borough, from bake sales to soccer registration and more.
Check out "Get Out!," our weekly roundup of exciting things going on in area Patch sites.
Leap in the Lake
Where/When: The Hopatcong State Park at 1 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Because you want to donate to help area special-needs children while leaping into a freezing cold Lake Hopatcong. Or because you want to watch others jump in the water.
Cost: Free to watch. Must donate $50 to leap.
Free Electronic Recycling
Where/When: The Hopatcong recycling center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Because you want to get rid of that TV—or printer or fax machine—that's broken and sitting in the corner.
Rosary Society Bake Sale
Where/When: St. Jude Church after all Masses Feb. 11-12.
Why go: Because you've got a sweet tooth, want to help the Rosary and Altar Society and want to be part of the raffle to be drawn after the 11 a.m. Mass.
Cost: Bring your wallet.
Hopatcong Hawks Soccer Registration
Where/When: Hopatcong Middle School at 9 a.m. Saturday
Why go: Because you want your child to play soccer in the borough.
Cost: $75 per player. There will be a $5 multi-player discount for each player in a family.
Wordsmiths Writing Workshop
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson Township Public Library
Why Go: So you can get your creative juices flowing using writing prompts and get feedback on your work.
Cost: Free (and refreshments are provided!)
An Evening of Romance with Michael Amante
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want to celebrate Valentines Day with your sweetie, and "The People's Tenor."
Cost: $42 to $57
All-Abilities Run from The Running Company
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. from The Morristown Running Company
Why Go: You want to make friends and work out around lovely Morristown. Free bagels after the run, too!
'Ivy, a Most Unusual Plant'
When/Where: Sunday, 1 p.m. at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to learn about ivy from an expert, its many varieties, and maybe even buy some for your home.
Meet 'President Lincoln' on his Official Birthday
When/Where: Sunday 1 p.m. at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown
Why Go: You want a little history about this historical figure
Cost: $8 general admission
Lifespeed NJ Plays the Blackthorn
When/Where: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. at Blackthorn Irish Restaurant & Pub, 1735 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: When's the last time you went out to rock out?
Cost: Free admission
Mardi Gras Party
When/Where: Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 335 Reynolds Ave,Parsippany
Why Go: To support the Youth Group's trip to a church youth conference in New Orleans, eat southern cuisine and laissez les bons temps roulez in a wholesome way
Cost: $15; call 973-887-6713 for ticket info.
Wine Tasting Soiree
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Smoke Rise Village Inn in Kinnelon
Why Go: To experience a variety of fine wines and light fare while supporting theSmoke Rise Nursery School, as it is their fundraiser.
Cost: $65 per person
Introduction to Zumba (for beginners)
When/Where: Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Butler Public Library
Why Go: To try out the latin-infused fitness class without the pressure of being surrounded by experts
Couple Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy.
Why Go: To watch Sous Chef Donald Colley prepare his favorite Valentine's Day dishes, while getting to be part of the demonstrations and tasting all the food that includes Chicken Francese and Bitter Sweet Chocolate Mousse.
Cost: $100 per couple.
Friday Night Movie: Drive
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To see "Drive," the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day, a getaway driver by night—and who doesn't want to watch Ryan Gosling flexing his criminal muscles?
Valentine's Day Dinner Dance
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's Church & School on Anderson Street in Raritan.
Why Go: To celebrate Valentine's Day with the Raritan Knights of Columbus with a roast beef dinner, dancing and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to support scholarship and charitable programs.
Cost: $25 per person.
When/Where: Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Bradley Gardens Fire Department on Old York Road in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To support the fire company with an all-you-can-eat dinner that includes pastas, sausage, meatballs, salad and dessert.
Cost: $10 per adult, $9 for seniors, $5 for children and free for children under 5 years of age.