Cheers to the weekend! If you're looking for something fun, entertaining, or educational to do in Central New Jersey, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with an eclectic variety of things to do, whether you're looking for something to keep the little ones busy or just searching for something fun and different!

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1. 2nd Annual Spring Carnival Hosted by Somerset County 4-H Association  

When: Saturday, Apr 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where:  Ted Blum 4-H Center 310 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Mark your calendar, folks! This weekend, come join the 2nd Annual Spring Carnival hosted by Somerset County 4-H Association. A small admission gives you an all-inclusive pass to enjoy, games, fun activities, crafts, and prizes! Bring your appetite as favorite carnival treats will be sold on site. There will be magic shows, face painting sessions, a petting zoo,  and a whole lot more for the whole family to enjoy!

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2. "Run From Winter" 8th Annual, 10K Race

When: Sunday, Apr 23, 10:00 am

Where: Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Fee: $30 by 4/14/17 ($27 USATF Members)
          $35 after 4/14/17 and on race day

The local nonprofit Middle Earth has been serving youth for over 40 years,  and they invite all runners, novice and experts alike, to register for the annual 10k run. All proceeds benefit Middle Earth's local youth programs. Race t-shirts will be given to entrants on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out. 

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3. Earth Day Festival

When: Saturday, Apr 22, 10:00 am

Where: 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Participate in workshops and view exhibitions as you check out featured workshops, educational booths and enjoy all sorts of creative activities at the Earth Day Festival, hosted by The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Have fun while learning how you can contribute to helping the environment! 

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4. Summit Farmers Market

When: Sunday, Apr 23, 8:00 am

Where: Summit, NJ 07901

Proudly back for the 22nd year in a row, the Summit Farmers Market will be open to one and all every Sunday beginning April 23. Peruse and purchase the freshest produce, the finest baked goods, artisan honey, bread, pasta, soap, wool and much more. Come early, stay late and take in everything the Farmers Market has in store for you. See you every Sunday!

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5. Flea Market-HTV Fire Co #2 Ladies Auxiliary-375 Route 206

When: Apr 22, 8:00 am

Where: 375 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

The Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary, invites all to our Flea Market events for 2017. Come browse the merchandise and find trinkets and treasures. Be a merchant and showcase your wares - you even get to bring your own display table/case to display your merchandise, save your space today! Call 908-359-6819, 908-578-5202, or 908-725-4908 for details. 

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6. Spring Vendor/Craft Fair

When: Apr 22, 10:00 am

Where: 651 Country Club Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

With so many special days of commemorating and celebrating the people closest to us, getting started on thinking up gift ideas for graduation, Mother's Day and Father's Day now doesn't sound like a bad idea. Get ahead on your grabbing the perfect gift for the most special people in your life this weekend. Baked goods will be on sale too!

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7. Hillsborough Band Parents Association used clothing and toy collection

When: Apr 22, 10:00 am

Where: Raider Blvd., Hillsborough, NJ

This weekend, bring your pre-loved, near new, usable items and hand them over to the Parents Association of the Hillsborough HS on Raider Blvd. For details on specific donations needed, please refer to this link 

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8. Tiferet Journal Poets to Appear at Bernardsville Public Library - Poetry Reading

When: Apr 22, 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Welcome the colorful wonders of spring and celebrate the Spring & National Poetry Month with Tiferet Journal. This event is free to the public. Open Mic Featured Readers are Cat Doty, Adele Kenny, Nancy Lubarsky, John McDermott,  Priscilla Orr, Tom Plante, Bob Rosenbloom, and Donna Baier Stein. 

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9. Saturday Craft Group to Meet at Bernardsville Library

When: Apr 22, 2:00 pm

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

The monthly craft group organized by Bernardsville Public Library, Saturday Crafters, will convene again this month. You are all invited to bring your own handcrafted projects to the Library and share a communal space setting brimming with creativity while sharing tips and best practices with other talented artists. 

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10. Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

When: April 22, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Where: 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Come welcome spring and celebrate Earth Day in the midst of thousands upon thousands of charming daffodils at this family event that promises to be festive and fun. Performerming this weekend is the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band. The Green Goats Petting Zoo will be there, Bruce Lorenz will be on hand for photos. Come enjoy all this and an Outdoor Market this weekend!