This is a weekend for nurturing the body and soul. There's plenty of exercise opportunities for the former, and plenty of art and theater for the latter.
How will you be spending your weekend? Read on to find something to do on your own or with the family, let us (and your neighbors) know about any local events we've missed in the comments section below.
Running Company Beginner Group Runs
Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Morristown Running Company.
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
The Mothers’ Club
Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Postpartum Place 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.
'The Power of 9' Art Exhibition
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Arts Council of the Morris Area.
Why Go: Because this art exhibit will feature 40 unique works by eight professional artists.
Medicinal Plants of the Civil War
Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this exhibit, inspired by a collection of rare books at the arboretum, will focus on the roll of medical botany during the Civil War.
Joan Lamensdorf Art Exhibit
Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Harding Gallery.
Why Go: Because you can spend a Friday night with some wine and some beautifully serene landscapes made with pastels.
Shakespeare's 'The War of the Roses: Henry VI, Part 1'
Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Brundage Park Playhouse, 2 Bungalow Lane in Randolph.
Why Go: Because this adaptation combines Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part I with the first three acts of Part 2—it packs a whole lot of the Bard into one show.
When/Where: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset.
Why Go: It's your last chance to see this prickly comedy about unexpected love.
Pricing: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students.
100 Years of Motorcycles
Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this exhibit will feature some of the coolest bikes from the past 100 years.
Pricing: $10 for adults, or $7 for children, students and seniors.
'Othello' Playing at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison.
Why Go: Because a night at the theater sounds like a great way to spend your weekend. Plus, this play hasn’t been seen on The Shakespeare Theatre stage since 2003.
Pricing: $32 to $55.
Saturday Morning Road Ride
Where/When: Starting at Marty’s Reliable Cycle in Morristown at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and trekking 20 miles through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown.
Why Go: Because you’d like a workout to start your Saturday morning, or because the weather is warming up. Rain or snow cancels.
Downtown Concert Series
Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison.
Why Go: Because you can bring a blanket or chair for a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the museum.
Greystone Photo Exhibit
Where/When: From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at The Morristown and Morris Township Library.
Why Go: You can stop by the library and check out this new collection of photographs.
Where/When: From 2:15 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at The Library of the Chathams.
Why Go: Take some time out on Sunday to view “Spectral Selves,” an art show featuring paintings, prints, and drawings worked in oil, acrylic and Conté.
Angry Bird Hike
When/Where: From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Washington Valley Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To join the New Jersey Young Professionals in a hike to witness the migration of wildlife while socializing and meeting new friends.
Pricing: Members $5 to $20, Non-members $20. Registration required.