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Get Out! Tons to Do This Weekend Around Hopatcong

Patch lists some of the best events in the area for the weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Let Patch help. Check out our weekly "Get Out!" feature, in which we highlight some of the best ways in the area to spend your hard-earned time off.

Where/When: At borough hall in Hopatcong at 10 a.m. on Saturday
Why Go: Because you want to see our troops honored, especially the two who have died from Hoptacong in separate wars.

Where/When: At Fire Co. No. 2 in Hopatcong at 6 p.m.
Why Go: To celebrate the life of Eric Blohm, a 22-year-old Hopatcong resident who died of cancer about a year ago. Oh, and because of the company.
Pricing: $25 gets you food and drinks.

Where/When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the  in Morristown.
Why Go: You’re interested in seeing over 100 artifacts from the museum's costume collection, ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the . 
Why Go: Because the exhibit will have 35 to 40 works on load for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
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: 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you’re a seasoned biker who is looking for a new challenge in the form of a 30- to 50-mile long, hilly, ride.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: Because a nice afternoon with live music and lunch after sounds like a great way to start your weekend.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morris Township.
Why Go: To celebrate Memorial Day weekend by learning how the how Americans supported the troops in WWI by conserving food, rationing supplies, making care packages and more.
Pricing: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65-plus), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, $2 for children ages 2 and 3, and free for children under age 2. 

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning at .
Why Go: Who doesn’t like a parade on Memorial Day?
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: To spend your Saturday night enjoying some nice live music.
Pricing: Free (BYOB).

Where/When: Sunday at 2 p.m. at  in Madison.
Why Go: All-level Karma Yoga and Community Yoga classes for people of all levels.
Pricing: Pay whatever you can.

Where/When: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at  in Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go: To enjoy a night of wine and music. If you’re in the mood for dinner afterward, receive 10 percent off of your bill.
Pricing: $12.

Where/When: From 7 to 7:40 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Because you’ve always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance. Bring a partner or go solo; everyone is welcome.
Pricing: $10 per person.

When/Where: Saturday, May 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at .
Why Go: To splash around and celebrate the 32nd opening day of the Pleasant Valley Pool. Watch out for piranhas!
Pricing: Memberships for Bernards Township residents are still available.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Seniors can enjoy a "walk-only" trail ride and enjoy the beautiful trails of the Lord Stirling Park Stables.
Pricing: The fee is $28 for Somerset County residents and $36 for non-residents.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m. at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because the talents of the concert choir always hit a high note.
Pricing: $10 per ticket.

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at Natirar Estate Park in Far Hills.
Why Go: To raise you glass to great blues music, crafts and fine wines from New Jersey wineries. Attendees must be age 21 and older.
Pricing: $20.

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To learn how to preserve your garden harvest.
Pricing: $5 per person.  

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: For a full day of family fun raising funds and awareness of juvenile diabetes.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29, at 9 a.m., at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: It's a 60-mile run through Somerset and Hunterdon Counties that ends with a classic pig roast, games, and music.
Pricing: $15.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 at 1:35 p.m. at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because Sparkee at the Somerset Patriots are honoring all scouts and their leaders with a pre-game parade. Come dressed in uniform and pride!
Pricing: $7 to $15 per ticket.

  and When/Where: Saturday, May 28 at .  A veterans' breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: To honor our veterans and show our national pride.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To learn how to choose flowers and shrubs for their fragrance and beauty as well as how to keep them safe from pests.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  in Warren.
Why Go: To stop by for a great buy and find that perfect "something" you have been searching for.
Pricing: Free admission.

When/Where:  May 28 through 30, through the streets of Somerville.
Why Go: It's the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling"  Family and kid activities, music and more await you at the finish line. 
Pricing: Free.

When/Where:  Monday, May 30 on Somerville's Main Street. The parade begins at 9 a.m. The Kid's Pavilion as well as the sports and music festival activities are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: To say "thank you" to our veterans, and to keep in step with a live music festival.
Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Monday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at  in Bernards Township.
Why Go:  To wave a flag, thank a veteran, and show your pride. Besides, everyone loves a parade.
Pricing:  Free.


Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the . 
Why Go: Sing and dance to Broadway and pop music in this new group for children ages 8 to 12. The events culminate with a performance in June.
Pricing: Check with Madison YMCA website.

Where/When: From 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday and Saturday at  in Maplewood.
Why Go: Because children ages 2 to 4 are invited to play with paint, pinch and pound clay, make collages and explore art.
Pricing: $15 per child.

Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at  in Chatham.
Why Go: Because children ages 6 to 11 can learn about turtles at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center.
Pricing: $3

Where/When: At 6 p.m. (ages 6 to 8) and 7 p.m. (ages 9 to 13) on Friday at  in Springfield.
Why Go: Because children ages 6-13 can learn the ins and outs of chess for free.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Springfield.
Why Go: Kids ages 5 and older are invited to conduct experiments and observe the results. This week, kids get to make their own sidewalk chalk.
Pricing: $3 for non-members, and free for members.

Where/When: From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at .
Why Go: If you don’t think this race for 2- through 8-year-olds sounds like a ton of fun, then you must have never owned Power Wheels as a child. And you were deprived.
Pricing: $20 registration.

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at  in Bernards Township.
Why Go: For children ages 12 to 15 to fulfill community service requirements for school.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. at  in Bernards Township.
Why Go: For children pre-K to grade three to enjoy activities, crafts, games and an understanding of the spiritual messages of the Bible.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the .
Why Go: Toddlers ages 18 to 36 months will enjoy story time, singing, and clapping. Parents, no shushing allowed!
Pricing: Free. 

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To hang out with friends, make candy sushi, and discuss the latest manga.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.  

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at Lowes in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To take flight with a cool project and a soaring sense of accomplishment.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Children ages 5 to 8 will enjoy stories, parachutes, and mini-skateboards. No protective gear necessary.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.

When/ Where: Monday, May 30 at  in Warren. Classes are at noon, 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Why Go:  Because potato chicken fingers, apple pie wedge cookies, and smiles are on the menu.
Pricing: $12.50 per class.


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