A Scathing Farce, Medicinal Plants and a Woodstock Celebration
Jazz festival, running events, and free movie night highlight August things-to-do.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison.
Why Go: Because enjoying Dario Fo’s brilliantly funny, scathing political farce is a terrific way to spend your weekend.
Pricing: $32 to $55.
Running Company Beginner Group Runs
Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Morristown Running Company.
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
The Mothers’ Club
Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Postpartum Place in Chatham.
Why Go: Mothers and their babies can come to this fun, social time and receive expert advice in a safe and supportive environment.
Medicinal Plants of the Civil War
Where/When: At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this exhibit, inspired by a collection of rare books at the arboretum, will focus on the roll of medical botanies during the Civil War.
Woodstock Celebration at the Morris Museum
Where/When: At 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because radio personality Pete Fornatale heads to the Morris Museum to celebrate the anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.
Pricing: $10 for adults; $7 for children, students and senior citizens.
Free Summer Movie Night
Where/When: At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Ginty Park in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because the Morris Township Department of Parks and Recreation will wrap up its free Family Outdoor Movie Night series with a showing of “The Karate Kid.”
Morristown Jazz Blues Festival
Where/When: From Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday at The Green, South Street and West Park Place in Morristown.
Why Go: Because this free music festival will feature five top jazz and blues groups.
Dahlia Show at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Where/When: All day on Saturday at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you can come by with your own dahlias to be judged, or just mosey by to admire these splendid flowers on display and soak up knowledge from the folks who grow them.
Morris Township Fire Dept. 5K Race
Where/When: At 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ginty Park in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this 5k will benefit The Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and the Morris Township Fire Department, and also include a one-mile Kids Fun Run.
Saturday Morning Road Ride
Where/When: Starting at Marty’s Reliable Cycle at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 and trekking 20 miles through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown.
Why Go: Because you’d like a workout to start your Saturday morning, or because the weather is warming up. Rain or snow cancels.
Chatham Borough Farmers Market
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Railroad Plaza and Fairmont Avenue in Chatham.
Why Go: To get some of the best Jersey Fresh produce, Jersey Shore seafood, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs, honey, baked goods, fresh mozzarella, specialty prepared foods of all kinds, and more. The market will also have cooking demonstrations.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
Jazz Cruise at Bickford Theater
Where/When: From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Bickford Theatre in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because this is the 15th annual afternoon on the River Queen with an all-star band including Ed Polcer, Joe Midiri, Paul Midiri, Don Stein, Frank Tate, Kevin Dorn and singer Judy Kurtz
Morristown Farmers Market
Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday around Dunkin' Donuts in Morristown.
Why Go: Because you can pick up fresh produce and fruits (including organic), flowers, herbs, eggs, cheese, baked goods, pickled products, honey, fish, poultry, pork, and grass-fed beef.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.