The new year has begun, and there's plenty to do in terms of classes, events and environmental fun.
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:
Computer Class: Job and Career Accelerator
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To learn from an instructor how to create professional resumes and cover letters through a Job and Career Accelerator in an effort to find available jobs.
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Open House for Membership Pre-School Camp
When/Where: Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center.
Why Go: To see what kinds of programs are offered to the community, including Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training, J-Spin Program, LesMills Body Pump Fitness Program, Swim Instruction, Sports Leagues, Summer Swim Club and Bridgewater Tide Swim Team, among others.
Cost: The open house is free to the community, but registering for the camp on that day includes savings of $100 to $200.
When/Where: 4 p.m. Thursday at the 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Children ages 7 to 9 will meet some cool critters, with anticipated appearances by Rosie, the red rump tarantula, hissing cockroaches from Madagascar and other surprises.
Cost: $9, call 908-766-2489, or go on the Somerset County Parks Commission website.
When/Where: 4 p.m. Thursday at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Children ages 4 to 6 can learn about the larger species of mammals through crafts, stories and games. The theme is “Bears,” a popular one in this area in the past year!
Cost: $9, prepayment required. Call 908-766-2489, or go on the Somerset County Parks Commission website.
When/Where: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Infants to children age 5, with a parent, are invited to hear a naturalist read an environmentally-based story and enjoy a short walk on the trails of the EEC.
Cost: Free, for information, call 908-766-2489, or go to Somerset County Parks Commission website.
When/Where: 2 p.m. Saturday at the 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Everyone, of all ages, is invited to learn to identify birds by sight, learning the basics of bird behavior and biology.
Cost: Free, for information call 908-766-2489, or go to the Somerset County Parks Commission website.
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at in Morristown.
Why Go: You love the theater, you love ALW, and it makes you want to siiiiing!
Cost: $37 to $52