Get Out! Learn About Ellis Island Saturday

Or check out some of the other fun events happening around Hopatcong this weekend.

The E. Louise Childs Library in Stanhope, just outside Hopatcong, is often one of Sussex County's least busy libaries.

But it has an interesting event scheduled for Saturday.

Immigration expert Vincent Parrillo will talk about Ellis Island and the challenges of immigrant women during its heyday at 10 a.m. Parrillo is also a William Paterson University professor.

Looking for other fun stuff for the weekend? Check out the list below complied from Patch sites across the area.

Where/When: At E. Louis Childs Library in Stanhope at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Why Go: An immigration expert, Vincent Parrillo will talk about Ellis Island and the challenges of immigrant women during its heyday.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want to celebrate the actual St. Pat's Day with music, song and dance.
$32 to $57

When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. from Loantaka Reservation, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to welcome your Sunday morning with an energizing ride.

Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morristown Jewish Center
Why Go: You're a lady that fancies herself a fantastic Mah Jong player.
Cost: $25

When/Where: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Morristown-Beard, Morris Township
Why Go:
You want to support the family of Gerry Reilly and its charitable services toward Special Olympics.
Cost: Free

Sunday, 1 p.m. at Loantaka Reservation, Morris Township
Why Go: Because you like to give back by picking up trash.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Morris County Library, Morris Township
Why Go: You like what you see, and want to meet the artist that made it.

When/Where: Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Zebu Forno, Morristown
Why Go: You like your art over pizza.
Cost: $10 for two slices of pizza, one drink, three hours with model.

When/Where: Sunday, 7 p.m. at Speedwell Family Chiropractic Center, Morris Plains
Why Go: You want to see this movie and discuss it with others over snacks.

Walk on the Wild Side at Duke Farms
Friday at 6 a.m. at Duke Farms on Route 206 in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To explore nature through a 1.25-mile trail and look at some of the landscape created by J.B. Duke.
Cost: Free.

When/Where:  Thursday at 9 p.m., , 30 Cook Plaza, Madison
Why Go: To show off how smart you are.
Cost: Two drink minimum (sodas OK)

When/Where: Friday at 10 a.m., , 55 Main Street, Madison
Why Go: Sims Wyeth teaches how to connect with listeners.
Cost: Free to members and first-time attendees.

Friday at 3 p.m., , 9 Main Street, Madison
Why Go:
To learn about Irish history, join in crafts and activities, and enjoy refreshments. For ages 5 to 10.
Cost: $3 for participants. Regular admission for others.

Friday at 7 p.m., , 205 Madison Ave., Madison
Why Go: Examine facts about the Shroud of Turin with Jewish Shroud Expert Barrie M. Schwortz, founder of The Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association.
Cost: $10

Saturday at 1 p.m., , 160 Main Street, Madison
Why Go: Five plays by young writers will be presented with professional actors.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students

Saturday at 5:30 p.m., , 2 Green Village Road, Madison
Why Go: To experience the yoga of voice with a husband and wife who have been practicing for 40 years.
Cost: $10

Sunday at 3 p.m., , 2 Green Village Road, Madison
Why Go: To listen to the “last of the psychedelic jug bands,” featuring guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, harmonicas, bass, kazoo and washboard.
Cost: $10 ($7 in advance)

Sunday at 3 p.m., , 111 Kings Road, Madison
Why Go: Laura Clare is lecturing as part of the Garden Club of Madison's Tributes Series.
Cost: Free.

Big Apple Circus
When/Where: Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at , Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: To see the circus's "Dream Big" show, complete with acrobats, trapeze flyers, a juggler and much more.
Cost: $20.

Daisy Cheer
When/Where: Saturday at 6 a.m. at  on Milltown Road.
Why Go: To have the chance for kindergarten and first graders to work with Evolution USASF certified cheer and tumble coaches to get their cheerleading patch, learning tumbling, cheering and much more.
Cost: $20.

BRHS Guard Show
When/Where: Saturday at 4 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To watch guard shows from eight high schools and see the BRHS 2012 show, “Reflecting Black," based on the Black Swan.
Cost: Free.

American Repertory Ballet Presents Spring Into Love
When/Where: Saturday at 4 p.m. at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
Why Go: To enjoy a wonderful production of the American Repertory Ballet's most romantic productions, as well as a sneak peak of an upcoming production.
Cost: $25.

Brownie Water Fun Badge
Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Bridgewater YMCA on Garretson Road.
Why Go: To join Girl Scouts in grades kindergarten through third as they earn the council's Water Fun Try-It through pool games and much more.
Cost: $18.

Dog Adoption Day at Bridgewater PetSmart
Sunday at 11 a.m. at the PetSmart on Promenade Boulevard in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To get your next best friend through a pet adoption day with People for Animals at the PetSmart
Cost: Free.

Basking Ridge Fire Co. Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, March 18, between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Basking Ridge Firehouse, 30 Washington Ave.
Why Go: Have a hearty breakfast on the day after your St. Patrick's party, meet friends and benefit the Basking Ridge Fire Co. and the First Aid Squad.
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens, children under 3 are free.

Free Spanish Class
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at in downtown Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Sample Spanish class for children offered by "Salta! Jump into Spanish."
Cost: Free, to reserve spot for your child, call 908 696-1120.


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