Grab Your Mother and Enjoy a Car Show and Family Walk
Looking for exciting weekend activities and family-friendly fun? You're in the right place.
It's Mother's Day weekend, and there's plenty to do with the family and without, from horseback riding and a car show to Friday Night at the Opera and the Special Olympics.
Below is the combination of our weekly pick of weekend activities and our Grab & Go Kids Planner, offering both fun weekend activities and great family-friendly fun at the same time.
Here are this week's picks:
Friday Night at the Opera: Massenet's Thais
When/Where: Friday at the Bernards Township Library at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: This marvelous production will satisfy both those who are tired of the standard operatic repertory, and those who prefer not to venture too far from it.
Free Comic Book and DIY Artist Station
When/Where: Saturday at the Hillsborough Public Library.
Why Go: Manga giveaways and friends ... a great combo! Test out your own artistic skills and create your own comic book drawing.
Mother's Day Horseback Ride
When/Where: Sunday at the Lord Stirling Park Riding Stable from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: Treat Mom to a relaxing walk-only ride through the beautiful trails of the stables. The family can join her if she lets you!
Pricing: $25 for FLSS members; $30 for non-members; preregistration necessary
Manhattan Comedy Night
Where/When: At 8 p.m. on Friday at the Community Theatre in Morristown.
Why Go: Because, if you’re looking for a laugh, this showcase of up and coming stand-up talent could do the trick.
GRAB & GO KIDS PLANNER
Family Fun Walk and Run
When/Where: Saturday at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater at 9 a.m.
Why Go: Run, walk or just come out and enjoy the day while supporting Breast Cancer programs.
Pricing: $15 with advanced registration; $20 on day of event; children's events are free
Somerset 2011 Special Olympics Track and Field Event
When/Where: Saturday at Bridgewater-Raritan High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Cheer on these wonderful athletes! Volunteer your support and win much more than a trophy.
Alive at the EEC
When/Where: Daily through June 10 at the Lord Stirling Park, Environmental Education Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Check out the bright colors of the poison dart frogs and learn about reptiles and amphibians from around the world.
Make Mom a Tulip Planter or a Mother's Day Vase
When/Where: Saturday at Home Depot and/or Lowes. Check event details to see if you are able to surprise mom with both!
Why Go: A gift for Mom made with love and your own two hands.
Horse Drawn Wagon Ride
Where/When: From 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township on Saturday.
Why Go: Because this ride will be educational. Participants will learn about Charles Foster and his methods, crops and equipment in the early 20th century. Pre-registration required by calling 973-326-7645.