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North Branch Goes to the Dogs This Weekend

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

This week is almost completely filled with baseball, a dog show, a few yard sales and so much more throughout the township and beyond.

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:

North Branch Cluster Dog Show
When/Where: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 7 a.m. every day at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because the dogs are adorable and competing in so many different competitions with the Somerset Hills Kennel Club, with sporting, hound and non-sporting categories. Plus, Mauro Castano, from "Cake Boss," will be on hand to serve cupcakes and sign autographs on behalf of “Take The Lead” charity.
Cost: Free.

Electric Vehicle Show
When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at the Wagner Farm Arboretum in Warren.
Why Go: It's an evening sponsored by the New Jersey Electric Auto Association, with a chance to test drive an electric vehicle, namely either the brand new 2013 Ford Focus EV or 2013 Ford C-Max Plug-in hybrid. Plus other vehicles will be on display.
Cost: Free.

Fireworks with the Somerset Patriots
When/Where: Friday at 7:05 p.m. at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because who doesn't want to watch some baseball as the Somerset Patriots play against the Lancaster Barnstormers, with fireworks to follow after the game?
Cost: $9.50, or higher depending on seats.

Sourland Spectacular Bike/Hike
When/Where: Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough.
Why Go: Because it's a morning of biking or hiking through the beautiful mountains, followed by a gourmet lunch of pizza cooked on-site, and brownie sundaes.
Cost: $30.

Super Yard Sale of Kids Stuff
When/Where: Saturday at 8 a.m. on Tullo Farm Road in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Are you looking for "kids stuff"? Then you want to check out the yard sale with items for children ages 0 to 6, including toys, bicycles, children's books and so much more.
Cost: Depends on the cost of what you buy.

Moving Sale
When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. on Hoagland Court in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because a few residents are moving and they are selling things before they go, with mostly furniture like a grandfather clock, shelves, tools and much more.
Cost: Depends on the cost of what you buy.

Duffle Bag Giveaway with the Somerset Patriots
When/Where: Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because the Somerset Patriots will play against the Lancaster Barnstormers again, and the first 2,000 fans will receive a duffle bag.
Cost: $9.50, or higher depending on seats.

Blood Drive
When/Where: Sunday at 8 a.m. on Washington Valley Road in Martinsville.
Why Go: Because the New Jersey Blood Center is holding a blood drive, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, and held at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall.
Cost: Free.

Free Tickets for Grandparents with the Somerset Patriots
When/Where: Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because the Somerset Patriots will play against the Lancaster Barnstormers again, and it's Grandparents Day at the ballpark, with grandparents getting in for free.
Cost: $9.50, or higher depending on seats.

Jack's 5K Run/Walk
When/Where: Sunday at 9 a.m. at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because it's the third annual walk for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. It is in honor of Jack, a 7-year-old who is now speaking thanks to CASANA. Come on out to support the worthy cause.
Cost: Free.

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