Get Dancing, Enchanted, and in Gear This Weekend

From social events to bike rides to Easter celebrations, the next few days are packed with things to do.

It's a festive week: If you're Jewish, it's Passover. If you're Christian, Easter's almost here. And if you're anything at all, you've noticed the weather's getting nice and it's a great time to get outside.

So here's a few area activities and destinations you might want to scribble onto your calendar—many of them great for the whole family (scroll down to the bottom to see the most kid-friendly items on our list).

Know of something interesting going on this week that we missed? Tell us (and your fellow readers) in the comments below, and post it to our ongoing events calendar.

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 21 at  in Parsippany.
Why Go: Because you’re a business owner who wants to learn how to speak with public officials. An associate professor of marketing and management at Monmouth University will lead the workshop.
Pricing: To register, call 908-269-8475, ext. 3.

Where/When: At the  at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.
Why Go: Vergano will lead a tour of an exhibit at the museum, which features her works, titled, “Beauty in the Brushstroke: Chinese Brush Painting.” 
Pricing: $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. at the  on Thursday, April 21.
Why Go: Well, if you’re recently divorced, then the advice of the New Jersey divorce attorney, financial adviser and mental health professional that will all be present at this event might be welcome, or needed.
Pricing: Free, but seating is limited, so call 973-520-8822 or e-mail Jennifer@weinbergerlawgroup.com.

Where/When: At the  in Montville from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.
Why Go: Because a retired vice president of international banking at J.P. Morgan Chase will discuss Social Security, and pharmaceutical writer and editor Laurie Thomas will discuss Medicare. This event is sponsored by the Montville Democratic Committee and Montville Democratic Club.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the .
Why Go: Because you want to socialize, party, or dance. So why not do all three at the same time?
Pricing: Free for students; $15 for non-students.

Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, at the Parsippany Playhouse in the Parsippany Community Center.
Why Go: Because, according to Alicia Ciccone’s , “the play is a perfect mix of emotional and comedic qualities that keeps the audience on its toes.”
Pricing: $18 for general admission, $15 for seniors.

Where/When: Starts at , makes its way through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
Why Go: The pace will be moderate for this 20-mile ride. So if you’re looking to get back into tip-top shape for the summer, this weekly bike road might be a good way to start.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  on Saturday, April 23.
Why Go: Because, according to New Jersey Blood Services, the need for blood is constant and one in seven people entering a hospital will need blood. So, if you’ve got some to spare, why hold out?
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Beginning 12 p.m. at  in Chatham on Saturday, April 23.
Why Go: The event aims to raise awareness about the positive environmental impact of using cloth diapers by attempting to break a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: At the  in Morristown at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
Why Go: Because Sykes will be performing her unique style of stand-up comedy, which has made her one of the most recognized comics of the past few decades.
Pricing: Tickets range from $57 to $97.

Where/When: Saturday, April 23 at all Lowe's locations.
Why Go: You can plant your free tree in honor of Earth Day.
Pricing: Free.


Easter Egg Hunt At Alfred Vail School
  Saturday, April 23rd, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Alfred Vail School (rain location: Fairchild Fire Company).
Why Go: Because it's nice to find an Easter egg hunt close to home.
Pricing: Free.

 Saturday, April 23rd, on the Morristown Green starting at 10 a.m. (rain location: Morristown High School).
Why Go: Because it's fun, because there will be candy for all, cartoon characters and the Easter bunny will be on hand for children, four to 10 years old. No registration required.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: At  at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. 
Why Go: Because there will be a 5K run, a fitness walk, and a race for kids too. But more importantly: proceeds will benefit The Valerie Fund, which helps children with cancer and blood disorders.
Pricing: $27.

Where/When: From noon to 2 p.m. at the  in Morris Township on Saturday, April 23.
Why Go: Because children ages 5 or older can grow a plant that never needs to be watered. How cool is that?
Pricing: $3 per child plus museum admission.

Where/When: At  in Morris Township on Saturday, April 23 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Why Go: Because the staff of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm will show how they keep a bee hive healthy during “The Buzz” at the hive.
Pricing: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors 65 or older; $4 for children 4 to 16; $2 for children 2 and 3. children younger than 2 are admitted for free.

Where/When: From 1 to 3:30 p.m. at  in Morris Townshipon Saturday, April 23.
Why Go: Because families (parents/guardians must be present) can make sheep toy crafts or play historic games.
Pricing: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors 65 or older; $4 for children 4 to 16; $2 for children 2 and 3. children younger than 2 are admitted for free.

Where/When: At  in Kinnelon on Sunday, April 24 beginning at 10 a.m.
Why Go: Because families with children three or older can enjoy this hike and egg hunt on Easter.
Pricing: $2.


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