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9/11 Ceremonies to Commemorate the Anniversary

Looking for exciting weekend activities and family-friendly fun? You're in the right place.

It's a weekend of fun, but also of remembrance when the townships honor the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, while also celebrating today with health and games.

But there's lots more 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:


When/Where: 
From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at  in Bridgewater. Check event status in case of rain.
Why Go: 
Come see the country's top show dogs compete for the coveted title of Best In Show. A variety of vendors and the opportunity to see different breeds up close and speak with knowledgeable owners and breeders make this event perfect for "man's best friend" and owners.
Pricing: 
Free admission.  


When/Where:
 From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Adult Day Center in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
Because local residents are invited to bring their whole families to enjoy fun activities, massages and fitness demonstrations while learning options of how to live a healthy life. Somerset Patriots mascot, Sparkee, will be on hand to join in the fun of contests and prizes. 
Pricing: 
Free admission. 


When/Where:
 At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
For children ages 3 and older to kick off the school year with a celebration of silly songs. 
Pricing: 
Free. Registration is not required. 


When/Where: 
Events begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue throughout the doubleheader on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To bid on high quality sports memorabilia and participate in a tribute to those who perished in 9/11. All monies raised from the auction will be donated to Operation Shoebox New Jersey. 
Pricing: 
$10 for special reserved seating. 


When/Where: 
At 12:45 p.m. on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. In addition to the traditional program, there will be a Moment of RemembranceCome unite with neighbors and a nation.
Pricing: 
Free. 


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To welcome the fall season with a festival of exhibits, guided nature walks, crafts and wildlife. Kids will enjoy exploring the grand opening of the new Nature Detective Trail while adults can rummage through used books and a wide variety of nature-themed items for sale. 
Pricing: 
Free admission.


When/Where: 
From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
Celebrate family ties and fun. Amusements and activities for all ages. Pony and train rides, crafts and music, all help to create family memories.
Pricing: 
Free admission.


When/Where:
 From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at  in Warren Township.
Why Go: 
To cycle for proceeds to benefit cutting-edge research and programs at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Be a "Virtual Rider" and help raise funds without participating in the picturesque 40- or 80-mile route. Either way, you help pedal toward a cure.
Pricing: 
Donations gratefully accepted. Registration required.


When/Where:
 From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at  in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
To learn how to build your own rain garden to help soak up rainwater. Hey, Irene ... How does your garden grow?
Pricing: 
$20. Registration required. 


When/Where: 
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at  in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
To hear this emotional, original staged reading by Hillsborough resident Midge Guerrera, honoring 9/11 victims and their families on this 10th anniversary of the terror attack.
Pricing: 
Free admission. Reservations not required.


When/Where:
 At 10 a.m. on Saturday at Lowes in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
The Build and Grow clinic continues with building a cool police car with stickers and a flashing light.
Pricing: 
Free. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at  in Warren Township.
Why Go: 
To check out a wide variety of antique, classic, race cars, and motorcycles. Don't miss the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby
Pricing: 
Free admission.


When/Where: 
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
To come out to the farm for a day of fun while honoring our nation's bravest heroes. Try your luck at navigating the Freedom MazeAll proceeds from the maze and farm tours will go directly to the EMS's of Hillsborough.
Pricing: 
Activities vary.


When/Where: 
At 8:45 a.m. on Sunday at the 9/11 Memorial Clock Tower in Somerville.
Why Go: 
To witness and honor the planting of a memorial tree and the reading of the names of the 39 Somerset County residents killed at the World Trade Center. 
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
From 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Somerset County Court House Green.
Why Go: 
Because more than 30 artists will entertain you with the smooth sounds of jazz. An array of affordable artwork and crafts as well as delicious food and beverages will be available. Help support our troops by donating personal care items for Operation Shoebox being collected at the JazzFest.
Pricing: 
Free admission.

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