Your Weekend Guide!

If you're looking for fun, entertaining and educational things to do in Central NJ, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you!

1. saturday morning dog walks

When: Saturday, February 23 at 10:15AM

Where: Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ  

After all the hustle and bustle of the work week, spend time with your furry friend for a Saturday Morning walk at the Lord Stirling Stable. Be sure to bring your pet and enjoy a guided walk along a scenic trail. Your dog will surely love the bonding time and will get to meet new furry friends as well.

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2. sofia the first

When: Saturday, February 23 at 10:30AM

Where: Just Bead Yourself, 113 Central Ave, Westfield, NJ 

For your little girls who dream of fairy tales and princesses, head on to Just Bead Yourself for a day of fun with your little one. Attend a coronation ceremony where you and your darling daughter will be crowned a princess and receive your very own princess tiara. Then create your magically beautiful Sofia Amulet Necklace! Fee is $25 which includes tiara and creation of Amulet Necklace. 

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3. attracting birds into the garden

When: Saturday, February 23 at 10AM

Where: Somerset County Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ 

This informative lecture regarding Attracting Birds Into The Garden will be presented by Colonial Park Gardener Amy Westlye, an expert,  who will discuss how providing food, water, nesting spaces, and a natural habitat will attract interesting, wildly amusing, and environmentally beneficial feathered friends into the garden all year round.  Fee for the workshop is $15 per person.

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4. free kids expo

When: Saturday, February 23 at 1PM

Where: Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark St. Westfield, NJ

Fun activities for the kids and family at this Free Kids Expo at the YMCA. There will be tons of activities for the young ones like inflatables, sports class stations, dance academy, camp open house, carnival games, and arts & crafts. Definitely a weekend activity that you don't want to miss!

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5. universal african dance and drum ensemble

When: Saturday, February 23 at 2:15PM

Where: Somerset County Vo-Tech Auditorium, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 

February is Black History Month and to celebrate African culture, watch a spirited performance featuring dance, drumming, traditional songs, stilt walking and dancing, and much more at the Vo-Tech Auditorium to honor how African Americans helped shaped our history.

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6. west africa on the east coast

When: Saturday, February 23 at 3PM

Where: SCLSNJ's Bridgewater Library branch, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 

Before the month ends and before Black History Month is over, explore the cultural tapestry of West Africa through centuries of art from within the borders of its 18 present-day countries with known expert, Mike Norris, Ph.D at the Bridgewater Library. 

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7. chakra balancing event

When: Sunday, February 24 at 9:30 AM

Where: Just Bead Yourself, 113 Central Avenue, Westfield 07090

Learn about Chakra and how it affects your life at this Sunday activity at Just Bead Yourself. Once you discover the state of each of your chakras, you will learn how the state of each specific chakra affects your physical, emotional and spiritual aspect of your life. Various techniques will be used to balance your chakra and as an added activity, you can create a gemstone chakra bracelet that will continue to help you once you leave.

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8. afternoon tea with my doll and me

When: Sunday, February 24 at 1:30PM

Where: Just Bead Yourself, 113 Central Avenue, Westfield 07090

Sundays are best spent with family and if you're looking for some mother and daughter bonding session, this is a great activity you both will enjoy. Bring your daughter and her favorite doll and enjoy Afternoon Tea. The Sunday afternoon tea includes tea & cookies and create matching jewelry for both you and your doll! $35 per child includes: - 2 hour Tea Party - Pink lemonade & Cookies - Helpful Bead Specialists will help you design a necklace for you and a matching necklace for your doll!

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9. maple sugaring fest

When: Sunday, February  at 1PM

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 

Ever wondered how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup? This is a great activity to learn about Maple Sugaring with other fun activities for you and your kids. Take part in a family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the "Maple Syrup Challenge".  Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup made at the Arboretum!

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10. free willow winter weekend classes

When: Saturday, February 23 at 10AM

Where:  The Willow School, 1150 Pottersville Road, Bedminster Township, NJ 07934 

Get out of the house this winter and enjoy a fun, FREE workshop with your child at Willow! Starting on January 12, Willow will offer a variety of hands-on, two-hour learning experiences on Saturdays and Sundays. Classes are for children in Grades K-6 and their families. From STEAM to theater, filmmaking, handcrafts, and more, your kids will surely learn something new every week, have fun with your family, and get a taste of Willow’s innovative, experiential curriculum. 

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2018 - 2019 season of events at rvcc arts

When:    Various Dates

Where:  The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876 

It's a year-long celebration of arts and culture at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College. Support live performances as students and locals showcase their talents in singing, dancing and acting. Check out their calendar of events for an updated list of shows at The Theatre.

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