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Get Out! Do Something Fun Near Hopatcong

You know, in case this whole hurricane thing blows over.

You don't want to be home. You want to be out.

How do we know? Well, we're Patch, and we know (almost) everything.

OK, while that was a stretch, we're sure you'd rather be having fun this weekend instead of, say, working. So don't. Take take a look at our weekly "Get Out!" feature, in which we detail some of the area's best events. This week, maybe you'll want to pick up running as a hobby in Morristown or check out Long Valley's fireworks.

 
Where/When:
 From 11 to 12:45 a.m. on Thursday at the  in Long Valley.
Why Go:
 Because the center will be offering two types of yoga classes, including “chair” yoga and “gentle” yoga, directed by instructor Charlene Gattuso.
Pricing:
 $10 per class, or $37 for six classes.


Where/When:
 From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
 To enjoy a fun beginner group run. 
Pricing: 
Free.


Where/When:
 At 1 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
Children ages 3 to 6 can come enjoy stories and have fun making crafts to take home.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Butler VFW, 69 Carey Avenue in Butler.
Why Go:
 Because you’d like to enjoy this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness class.
Pricing:
 $10.


Where/When:
 At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
To practice your poses at these free bi-weekly yoga sessions. Don’t forget to dress comfortably.
Pricing:
 Free.

Kevin M. Walsh Fireworks Festival
Where/When: From 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Long Valley Middle School.
Why Go: Because there will be bounce houses, rock-climbing walls, food vendors, live music and a fireworks display.
Pricing: $5 for all-you-can-play bracelets for children.

Columbia Trail Tromp
Where/When: Event begins at 7 a.m. for bikers and runners, 8:30 a.m. for walkers at Somerset Hills Bank in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because it benefits cancer research.
Pricing: $20 per person, $10 per senior, $50 for a family of four.

 
Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at  in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 To learn the ability to defend yourself in potentially life-threatening situations with the help of the Gen Lee Ju-Jitsu Club.
Pricing:
 $10 per class.


Where/When:
 From 9 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 It’s karaoke. What else do you need to know?
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at in Chatham.
Why Go:
Mothers and their babies can come to this fun, social time and receive expert advice in a safe and supportive environment. 
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
It's a great way for Parsippany adults ages 55 and older to spend an afteroon.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
To discuss the latest Manga titles and videos. Naruto and Bleach are even better with when hanging with library friends.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the in Warren.
Why Go:
To welcome the jazz sounds of Landon Peer and Karl Dietel on their first Under the Stars performance.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
From 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at in Warren.
Why Go:
Because jazz vocalist Laura Hall presents a program of American popular songs, jazz standards and Brazilian music.
Pricing:
No cover charge.


When/Where:
From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Children ages 7 to 9 will discover how science was used to create the excitement of "Ice Age."
Pricing:
$9 per person. Registration required.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
Because the exhibit focuses on the three centers of American silver-making in the 18th century—featuring Boston, New York and Philadelphia silversmiths and exploring the master-apprentice relationships.
Price: Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for those 12 and under.

 
Where/When:
 From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday .
Why Go:
 To bring the whole family by and belt out some tunes with Kip.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go:
Families can enjoy the benefits of yoga by learning a variety of classic poses, presented by Michelle Magnotti of Yoga Flows Inc.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 3:30 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go:
To learn to speak, read and write in Spanish.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
All day on Friday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
It's your last chance to try any of the YMCA's programs, including the pool. Don't miss this great opportunity for fitness and fun.
Pricing:
Free, but for Somerset County residents only.


When/Where:
From 9:30 a.m. to closing on Friday and Saturday at the in Warren.
Why Go:
To drop in anytime and enjoy a variety of board games. "Connect Four" or just connect with friends.
Pricing:
Free.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 214 West Mill Road in Long Valley.
Why Go:
 The Fuzzbox is a place for students in grades seven through 12 can hang out in a fun, supervised atmosphere where they can go to be involved in sports, games, music, art, and more, while being provided with free food and drinks. Fridays are for high school students and Saturdays are for middle school students.
Pricing: 
Free.


Where/When:
 From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the  in Long Valley.
Why Go:
 Because it’s a celebration of Long Valley resident Michael Goodwin’s outdoor photography.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When: 
From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at in Madison.
Why Go: 
Because enjoying Dario Fo’s brilliantly funny, scathing political farce is a terrific way to spend your weekend.
Pricing:
$32 to $55.


Where/When:
 From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at  in Madison.
Why Go:
 Because this exercise technique can help you relieve pain and tension, develop greater flexibility, and optimize your performance in activity.
Pricing:
Individual class for $35, or five Weeks for $150.


Where/When:
 At 8 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because a Saturday night laughing at Jim Brewer’s antics sounds like loads of fun.
Pricing:
$32 to $67.


Where/When: Starts at , makes its way through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
Why Go: The pace will be moderate for this 20-mile ride. So if you’re looking to get back into tip-top shape for the summer, this weekly bike road might be a good way to start.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: 9 a.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go: To start off your Saturday with a 5-mile group run and finish it off with a free bagel.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Merchant Block of Morris Plains.
Why Go:
 You can pick up some homemade mozzarella and ravioli, freshly baked bread and some of New Jersey's best cheesecakes.
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.


Where/When:
 From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go:
Because it’s a great way to start keeping track of what you eat and your amount of physical activity each week.
Pricing:
 Free.

 
Where/When:
 From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Railroad Plaza and Fairmont Avenue in Chatham.
Why Go:
 To get some of the best Jersey Fresh produce, Jersey Shore seafood, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs, honey, baked goods, fresh mozzarella, specialty prepared foods of all kinds and more. The market will also have cooking demonstrations.
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.


Where/When:
 At 10 a.m. on Saturday at in Parsippany.
Why Go:
 Because not only can you workout, but you can raise money for a good cause at the same time.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
From 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at G&J Studios in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
Because it's a great night of socializing, dancing and fun. Partners are not required so maybe that special someone will dance your way.
Pricing:
$15 per person.


When/Where:
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
Ride away shining while supporting Raiders soccer.
Pricing:
$5 per car.


When/Where:
At 10 a.m. on Saturday at Lowes in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
Because building and decorating this awesome locker will make back-to-school a little bit brighter.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


When/Where:
From 9 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at in Warren.
Why Go:
To enjoy classic rock and roll performed by H.S.R (Hard Scrabble Road) in a setting that's all about comfort and tasty food.
Pricing:
No cover charge.

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When/Where:
At 8 a.m. on Saturday for adults and on Saturday and Sunday for the family-friendly adventure. The events begin at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Because it's "The Amazing Race," Somerset County-style. This interactive game will have participants traveling throughout the Somerset County parks and facilities performing tasks and racing each other. Its' not just a game. It's an adventure.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at  in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because you can stop by the farm with the kids and participate in some farm chores, or just sit back, relax and enjoy your weekend.
Pricing:
Free.  


Where/When:
 At 1 p.m. on Sunday at , in Morris Township.
Why Go:
 Because you can spend your Sunday learning about life as a child in the 1800s during this family-friendly fashion show.
Pricing:
 $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4 children.


Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Spring and Morris streets, in parking lot behind in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because you can pick up fresh produce and fruits (including organic), flowers, herbs, eggs, cheese, baked goods, pickled products, honey, fish, poultry, pork, and grass-fed beef.
Pricing:
 Bring your wallet.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To experience the country rock sound of a group that, in its original lineup, included several member of the Grateful Dead.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To take a tour of the place where favorite wines from select California and South American grapes are produced. Raise your glass to the fun of winemaking.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
From 10 to 11 a.m or noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
A cooking coach will instruct children on how to have fun in the kitchen while creating a special menu of tomato and basil bruschetta and a berry flower dessert. 
Pricing:
$5 per child and parent with Shopper Plus Card, or $10 without a card. Registration required.

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