Patch editors spend lots of time in their towns. Often you'll find Hopatcong Patch editor Brendan Kuty sucking down his fifth coffee at a borough store or chomping slices at one of our several pizza places.
And while we love our towns, sometimes we want to leave for a bit. To check out what's happening around the area. To get some air.
We figure you're the same way. So here's a collection of cool events happening around Hopatcong this weekend compiled by Patch editors around the area.
Jersey Harmony Express Concert
When/When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To listen to an exciting barbershop quartet with perfect harmonies warming us all on a cold winter's night.
Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon
When/When: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To celebrate the new year with crafts and an opportunity to take part in creating paper lanterns and a large dragon!
Cost: Free, but registration is required
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m.,
Why go:Hands-on experiments and displays to help kids of all ages learn a little more about the earth, from plant DNA to outer space.
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m.,
Why go: Michael Worth, PhD, a developmental psychologist, hosts this play date to help new fathers be as actively involved with their children. Kids from 7 days to 1 year welcome, including twins and premature babies.
Where/When: Saturday at 10 a.m. at 243 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: Traditional forms of exercise just won't do.
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at , 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany
Why Go: To enjoy adults-only beverages and family-friendly humor while supporting the PAL's work for youth
Cost: $55; purchase via Paypal
Where/When: Sunday at 7 p.m. at , 179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany
Why Go: You don't have to go it alone.
When/Where: Friday at 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You're a fan of the former The Guess Who singer.
Cost: $37 to $57
When/Where: Saturday at 8 a.m. from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: Just because it's winter doesn't mean you're hibernating!
When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. at Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: Because you love chocolate, you love the NJ Youth Chorus, you love Marty (admit it, it's the 'stache).
Where/When: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at , 116 Hillcrest Road in Warren.
Why Go: Kids 3-6 years old can enjoy a day of summer camp fun in January, with games, sports, crafts, cooking and music.
Cost: It's free, but you must send an RSVP.
When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. at Dolce Basking Ridge, 300 N. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because you love chocolate, you'll be supporting the N.J. Youth Chorus, and you can hear music while wandering among chocolatiers, caricature artists, and other vendors. A silent auction will also be held.
Happy Birthday to the Don
When/When: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Corner Fire Co., 95 Church St., in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township.
Why Go: It's time for yet another fun evening at the firehouse as the Trilogy Repertory Co. hosts an evening of interactive dinner theater at the Liberty Corner Fire House to "The Don's" birthday. The bar opens at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing until 11 p.m.
Cost: $35, call 908-604-4800 for tickets and information, tickets at the door if available.
Paws for Reading, Ages 6 & Up
When/Where: Saturday at 2 p.m. at the 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Bring your favorite book to read for 10 minutes to a therapy dog from St. Hubert's. Children should be at least 6 years old to register. Registration required.