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Get Out! What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Meeting a former governor? Protecting your neck?

What are you doing this weekend? Not sure? Well, Patch has you covered.

You could meet a former New Jersey governor and tell him how much you love or hate the one currently in office. You could learn to protect yourself. Or you could get yourself into swimsuit shape with a dance claass. And, of course, you could do more. But that's just a sampling of what's in store in this week's "Get Out!," a weekly feature where we detail the weekends coolest local events for your planning pleasure.

Check them out.


Where/When:
 From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at  in Hopatcong.

Why Go:
 For a chance to dunk Hopatcong Band Goodbye Friday, to benefit fourth-grader Kyle O’Brien, who has inoperable tumors.
Pricing: Organizers didn't list pricing on submitted information, but all proceeds will go to Kyle’s family.


Where/When:
 From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at  in Hopatcong.

Why Go:
 To work out at a two-hour Zumba class to raise funds for a mobility push chair for Lake Hopatcong resident Adam Varda’s father.

Pricing:
 $20 in advance, $25 at the door.


Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at  in Hopatcong.

Why Go:
 To learn the ability to defend yourself from a potentially life-threatening situation with the help of the Gen Lee Ju-Jitsu Club.

Pricing:
 $10 per class.


Where/When:
 From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday  in Lake Hopatcong.

Why Go:
 To bring the whole family by and belt out some tunes with Kip.

Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at .

Why Go:
 Because a great way to start off your summer is by coming to see the Jefferson Community Band’s opening summer concert.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 At 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 6 Court Road in Morris Plains.

Why Go:
 Learn all about this famous murder trial as you sit in the actual courtroom where Antoine LeBlanc was tried in 1833 for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sayre and their servant, Phoebe.

Pricing:
 $10.


Where/When:
 From 9 to midnight on Friday and Saturday at  in Morristown.

Why Go:
 Because you want to enjoy a night of music this weekend.

Pricing:
 No cover.


Where/When:
 At 8 a.m. on Saturday at .

Why Go:
 To start off your Saturday with a pleasant 20-mile ride through Morristown, Harding and Chatham.

Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at The Merchant Block of Morris Plains.

Why Go:
 Your interested in getting some homemade mozzarella and ravioli, freshly baked bread and, some of New Jersey's best cheesecakes.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.


Where/When:
 At 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the .
Why Go: Because you want to enjoy an outdoor performance of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Pricing:
 $33 for adults, or $17 for children.

Where/When: From 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at  in Madison.
Why Go: To see former Gov. Richard Codey sign copies of his new book, "Me, Governor?"
Pricing: $24.95

Where/When: At 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the  in Long Valley.
Why Go: You’re interested in starting your weekend by enjoying a morning of Mahjong.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the  in Morris Township.

Why Go: 
You’re interested in seeing more than 130 artifacts from the museum's costume collection, ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Pricing: $10 for adult museum admission, or $7 for senior and children museum admission.

Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Thursday at 100 Horseneck Road in Montville.

Why Go:
 Among other reasons, to watch the second annual Summer Idol amateur talent competition as part of the Montville Township Independence Day Celebration.

Pricing:
 $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

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