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Get Out! You Need Something to Do

So, check out Patch's list of fun stuff happening around Hopatcong.

You need something to do.

We don't mean that in a bad way. Everyone's got to do something. Especially with the summer winding down and kids preparing to get back to school.

So, Patch cobbled together a list of cool activities happening in and around Hopatcong this week, from a poetry reading in Madison to a Zumba class in Butler. Not interested in either of those? Well, there's plenty more in "Get Out," our weekly column. Check it out, and feel free to tell us any fun events that people should know about in the comments.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
Because you can bring a favorite poem with you, create a design and cut it on a printing block.
Price:
$5.


Where/When:
 From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Mount Tabor Country Club, 1 Country Club Road, Mount Tabor.
Why Go:
Because this is a 5K road race and one-mile "Fun Run" to benefit Mount Tabor Children's Day.
Price:
$3 to $25.


Where/When:
 From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: 
Because simple stories, songs and finger plays for kids ages 6 and up will be the focus of the program.
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.


Where/When:
 At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: 
To learn the art of Tai Chi with instructor Gary Carbone.
Pricing:
 $48 for eight sessions or $10 per class at the door.


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.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Because it's a way for students in grades 5 and 6 to say goodbye to summer while laughing with friends to Jack Black's antics in the new Gulliver's Travels.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


Where/When:
 From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go:
Because you are interested in playing a few games of chess.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
For children ages 5 to 12 to learn about the science of illusions with visual experiments and exciting family fun.
Pricing:
Free to Somerset County Library card holders and eligible residents. Registration required.


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Thursday at the in Warren.
Why Go:
Because it's triumphant story of courage about an orphan and a champion Irish Setter told with Disney charm. Bring your blanket and picnic dinner and enjoy some quality family time. Come early and learn about rescue dogs from Rawhide Rescue.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To hear local youth talent perform a light hearted musical with a good, solid message. The lively '70s tunes will have the whole family smiling.
Pricing:
$12 for adults. $10 for students and seniors.


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To discover the difficulties and magic of love in Shakespeare's most beloved comedy performed under the stars.
Pricing:
Free.


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:
 At 6 p.m. Friday at the in Madison.
Why Go:
Because you can bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the Museum.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 On Friday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because you can tour The Willows, a Gothic Revival-style house museum at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township that was originally built in 1854 for a grandson of Paul Revere.
Price:
$6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 6 to 14), $2 for children 2 to 3.


Where/When:
 From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go: 
Because kids can have fun on Friday moving, playing and singing around a giant rainbow colored parachute.
Pricing:
 Free. 

 
Where/When:
 From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday .
Why Go:
 Because you can 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:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go:
Because children can enjoy the benefits of Yoga by being introduced to various poses that can build strength, flexibility, balance and concentration.
Pricing:
 Free.

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When/Where:
Campout begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and ends at 7 a.m. on Saturday. The fishing derby will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Both events will be held at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
To experience family adventure with a night of fishing and camping under the stars. It's a special family night to make memories and lasting friendships.
Pricing:
$5 per camper (children under 3 free), and $4 per child for fishing participation. Campout and fishing together are discounted at $7. Registration required.


When/Where:
At 7 p.m. on Friday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
Because it's the close of the Summer Concert Series. Bring your blankets and picnic dinners for the summer's last music under the stars.
Pricing:
Free. 


Where/When:
 From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
It’s an open drawing opportunity that includes models, still-lifes, architecture, abstract and more.
Pricing:
 Free.

Where/When: From 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 214 West Mill Rd. in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because 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.


When/Where:
On Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor.
Why Go:
It's a grown-up story about growing up. Discover "cool" with an unforgettable rock score.
Pricing:
$12 to $16 per ticket.


When/Where: On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
It's your last chance to experience the hijinks of youth with this musical performance of a classic American story.
Pricing:
$12 per ticket.


Where/When:
 From 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the in Chatham.
Why Go:
Because you’re a new dad and you have some important questions.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 At 7 a.m. on Friday at the in Parsippany.
Why Go:
It’s a day of golf and helps the fire department. What else do you need to hear?
Price:
$115.

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.


When/Where:
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at in Warren.
Why Go:
It's a family event with the biggest display of remote controlled helicopters and airplanes and an acrobatics show. Kids can build their own gliders and soar with a sense of pride.
Pricing:
Free. Registration required.


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 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at 81 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go:
Because it’s a Bon Jovi cover band, and you’re from NJ.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday at the in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because you get a chance to listen to some great music and all proceeds will benefit educational programs at Historic Speedwell.
Pricing:
 $8.

 
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:
 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 the amount of physical activity you participate in each week.
Pricing:
 Free.

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When/Where:
From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because it an evening of makeovers, manicures, discount shopping and more, all benefiting Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. Now, that's a good reason to go shopping.
Pricing:
$5 donation.


When/Where:
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
To help support HHS' Robotics Competition Team and drive away shining.
Pricing:
$5 per car. $7 per truck.


When/Where:
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Manville High School in Manville. 
Why Go:
To help support the Manville High School marching band and to enjoy some nostalgia, music, and vendors with other car lovers.
Pricing:
Free admission.   


When/Where:
From 9 am to noon on Saturday at the in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
For children ages 5 to 12 to create their own pencil box for the upcoming start of the new school year.
Pricing:
Free. Registration require.


Where/When:
 At 4 p.m. on Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
Because Adriane Post, the great-granddaughter of Dorothea Miller Post, who lived at Macculloch Hall, will perform.
Price:
Adults $6; Senior & Students $5; Members and children under 12 are free.


When/Where:
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
Because it's a palooza of a summer celebration for Rebel, the minature pony. Pony rides, games, stories, refreshments, and a surprise costume show will be part of the fun.
Pricing:
Free. 


When/Where:
From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the in Warren.
Why Go:
Because if you have never stopped by before, you'll quickly find out why it has been an area favorite for more than 40 years. If you are a past shopper, it's time to return to check out new crafts, antiques, collectibles, produce and more from over 200 vendors.
Pricing:
Free admission.


When/Where:
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Codington Farmstead in Warren.
Why Go:
To tour the house that represents three centuries of the Codington family and get an insight into farm life from the Colonial era to the 20th Century.
Pricing:
Free. 

 
When/Where:
From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
It's a live performance of classic blues by Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King. Don't miss this dymamic duo.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
At 11 a.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
The Kids in the Kitchen series continues with a menu that's healthy and fun.
Pricing:
$5 per child & parent with Shopper Plus Card. $10 without card. Registration required.

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