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Hike and Seek, Open House, More This Week

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

This weekend is almost completely filled with fundraisers, Halloween and breast cancer programs throughout the township and around the area.

Below is the combination of our weekly pick of weekend activities, offering both fun weekend activities and great family-friendly fun at the same time.

Here are this week's picks:

Somerville YMCA’s 2nd Annual Spooky Sprint 5K
When/Where: Saturday at 8 a.m. on Grove Street in Somerville.
Why Go:
Because it’s the month of Halloween, and it’s time for a 5K race to help the YMCA, while also being welcome to wear costumes in the race. Participants are also being encouraged to bring a can of food to benefit the local food bank, and proceeds from the race will go to the Somerville Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.
Cost: $25 for at-the-door registration (early entry fees had to be received by Oct. 3 for the lower prices).

National Wildlife Federation’s Hike and Seek
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. on Hardscrabble Road in Bernardsville.
Why Go:
Because the program is a fundraising opportunity that combines a 1.5-mile nature hike and scavenger hunt, with additional wildlife guests in attendance.
Cost: $7.

Martinsville Fire House Open House
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the fire house on Washington Valley Road in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because the fire company will be holding its annual open house to celebrate Fire Prevention Week, with fire trucks on display, fire prevention tips and a dunk-the-firefighter tank.
Cost:
Free.

Chip Mergott and Annie Bauerlein in Concert
When/Where: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Raritan Valley Seventh Day Baptist Church on Route 202 in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because it will be a night of Christian music with these singers and songwriters.
Cost:
Free.

Green Knoll Rescue Squad Garage Sale
When/Where: Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Green Knoll Rescue Squad on North Bridge Street in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because who doesn’t love a good garage sale, and the event will benefit the rescue squad.
Cost:
Just the cost of what you buy.

Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Walk
When/Where: Sunday at 10 a.m. at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because the animal shelter is holding its second annual walk, sponsored by Camp Bow Wow of Bridgewater. The walk is about 3 miles, and the proceeds will benefit the shelter.
Cost:
$25.

Breast Cancer Program
When/Where: Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center on Talamini Road in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because the program, being sponsored by Hadassah and Temple Sholom Sisterhood, will feature a woman sharing her breast cancer journey, and how she got through it.
Cost:
Free.

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