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Your March 18th & 19th Weekend Guide to Central New Jersey's Local Happenings

Cathy Cooper

Cathy comes to the Weiniger Group with a varied background. She began her career in New York City, her hometown, as a Television Commercial Producer/E.

Cathy comes to the Weiniger Group with a varied background. She began her career in New York City, her hometown, as a Television Commercial Producer/E.

Jan 24 6 minutes read

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. Volunteers Needed For Rose Pruning At Rose Garden

When: Saturday, March 18, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Where: Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, Colonial Park Gardens

The Penn-Jersey Rose and the Jersey Shore Rose Society joins the Colonial Park Gardens staff this weekend at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden to finish the annual spring pruning of roses. Expert rosarians will be available to answer all questions about growing techniques and information about this timeless beauty of a flower. Head on over to the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden and make a day of it!

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2. Petrykivka Spring! Folk Art from Ukraine!

When: Sunday, March 19, 1:00 pm

Where: UHEC Library Gallery, 135 Davidson Avenue, 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ

Spend a day learning about Ukranian culture and enjoy an exhibit of over 30 collections by noted artists Natalie Pawlenko and Yuri Mischenko. Find out about the beginnings of the folk paintings from Petrykivka, a village in central Ukraine and its connections to the Ukrainian Kozak state.

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3. A Night of Comedy with Chance Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction

When: Saturday, March 18, 7:00 pm

Where: Villagers Theatre at 415 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ  08873

Enjoy a night of PG-16 fun, laughter, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Comic Katherine Williams hosts the night and will share center stage with Joe DeVito and Rodney Laney. Make it a feel good weekend as you give a hand and support people around our community. 

Photo Credit:  Village Green

4. Camp Riverbend "Seussically Silly" Open House

When: Sunday, March 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059

Time sure flies and before we know it summer fun will soon be upon us. Check out Camp Riverbend as counselors and staff have set up the grounds to celebrate the wacky world of Dr. Seuss. Craft-making, cooking, games, fun activities and a tour of camp site are all in store for visitors who'll be dropping in.

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5. Somerset County Park Commission Hosts Introductory English-Style Horseback Ride

When: Sunday,  March 19, 1:00 PM

Where:  256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable throws open its gate to all horse-lovers and riders. Register for an introductory English-style horseback ride. Enjoy a day and get instructions on how to properly ride a horse as you take a guided tour of the grounds. 

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6. NJ Audubon: Digital Photography Workshop 7 – Landscape Photography 

When: Saturday, March 18, 10:00 AM

Where: 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

David DesRochers, Associate Naturalist and award winning landscape photographer will be holding a workshop on digital photography. Mr DesRochers will zero in and talk about lens selection, composition and using filters. Express your photographic vision of landscapes and explore the wonderful world of photography.

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7. Hooked on Nature: Hooked and Sewn Art at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

When: Sunday, March 19, 10:00 AM

Where: 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Rug hooking came about on the Eastern seaboard of North America when seafarers of the 1800s. This tradition of recycling clothes and cloth to form and create pieves of art lives on to this day and is a testament of the enduring beauty of this time-tested form of art.

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8. Ballet in the Gallery

When: Sunday,  March 19, 2:00 PM

Where: 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Ballet choreographer, Julia K Gleich with artist, Rachel Beach come together to collaborate and will hold an exclusive ballet performance at the Main Gallery of the Art Centre. 

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9. Dodgeball “Fun”-Raiser

When: Sunday, March 19, 1:30 PM

Where: 67 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

Dive, dip, duck and dodge your way to fun and lend a hand in the process! The Summit Area YMCA’s Annual Campaign will be holding a dodgeball fun-raiser and all collected proceeds will go toward helping families in need around the community.

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10. Joint Care Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18, 3:00PM

Where: The Connection, 79 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Be kind to your joints and learn how to keep them healthy. Take a proactive stance in taking care of you and enable yourself to keep doing what you love without constraints or pain. Learn what you can do to live a better life free of discomfort. Registration is on-going.

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