The summer is about half over, and that means we’re getting ready to start thinking about back-to-school. And as we do that, there are plenty of end-of-the-summer events to keep us enjoying our time off, while also preparing for the year ahead.
We got a list of several local events that, although they are designed to reflect the end of the summer, are still a great way to spend the remaining few weeks.
- JCC Camp Carnival—The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community is holding its annual end-of-summer carnival Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Library Carnival—The Bridgewater Township Library will be playing host to the annual summer carnival Aug. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with games, prizes and activities for all children.
- Four Tops Tribute—The Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series will wrap up Aug. 26 at Duke Island Park with “Standing in the Shadows: A Four Tops Tribute” at 7 p.m. The show, featuring group originator Dave Revels of the Drifters, has musicians who have worked with other legends over the years.
- School Orientations—The Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be holding freshman orientation Aug. 30, with students with last names from A-L coming at 10 a.m., and students with last names from M-Z coming at 1 p.m.
Anything else going on for the end of summer that we should know about?