Honoring Veterans, Celebrating Town's Firefighters
Looking for exciting weekend activities and family-friendly fun? You're in the right place.
This weekend, residents are being encouraged to honor their local veterans and find out more about the local firefighters.
But there's plenty of things going on, and 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:
Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company Open House
Where/When: At the fire company Saturday on Washington Valley Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go: To learn about the fire company, as well as fire safety, activities and a chance to see the fire equipment itself.
American Veterans Traveling Tribute
Where/When: At North Branch Park in Bridgewater, the exhibit opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, and remains open 24 hours a day through 3 p.m. Sunday.
Why Go: To see a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., as well as to honor veterans of the war through ceremonies, wreath-layings and other exhibits.
Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Heart & Sole Shelter Walk
Where/When: At Duke Island Park, beginning at 10 a.m. with registration.
Why Go: Walkers are encouraged to get pledges to raise money for the animal shelter, and they may walk with or without a dog. Those who raise $75 or more will receive a free t-shirt. The walk is about 3 miles in length.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25, kids under 16 are free. Dogs are $5.
Tony N' Tina's Wedding
Where/When: Maggiano's at 600 Commons Way in Bridgewater from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: To see the wildest wedding as guests interact with the characters, watch the couple tie the knot and partake in a family-style reception afterward.
Cost: Call 215-297-8540 for ticket information.
"Salute to Horse Power," 14th annual classic car and motorcycle show
When/Where: The show opens at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Sunday with judging mid-day. It will be held on the grounds of Lord Stirling Stable, a county park at 256 S. Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: You can either admire classic cars or motorcycles for a modest admission, or show off your own metal horsepower at Lord Stirling Stable in the hopes of winning a trophy. Refreshments, pony rides for the younger set. Benefits go to The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable.
Cost: $2 entry fee, or $10 vehicle entry donation if pre-registered and $15 the day of the event, including entry for all in party.
Hauntings in the Somerset Hills: Fact or Fiction?
When/Where: The exhibit by The Historical Society of Somerset Hills opens this Sunday, and runs every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. during October at the Brick Academy, 15 West Oak Street, in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Besides learning more about the history of some local places, you may be intrigued to hear and see exhibits about some of the history that still may be among us. Do you remember Phyllis, in search of her lost love? Or elegant but haunting Blairsden? You decide if you believe. Some of these places aren't usually open during the rest of the year.