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.
Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
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.
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the .
Why Go: Because this art exhibit will feature 40 unique works by eight professional artists.
Where/When: At 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at in Morristown.
Why Go: To enjoy great live music.
Price: No cover.
Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 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.
Where/When: From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: Because you can spend a Friday night with some wine and some beautifully serene landscapes made with pastels.
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.
Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the 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.
Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 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.
Where/When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at in Morris Plains.
Why Go: Because you can find the newest member of your family.
Pricing: Adoption prices vary.
Where/When: Starting at 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.
Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Saturday at the 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.
Where/When: From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at .
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 .
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.
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.