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A Scathing Farce, Medicinal Plants and a Woodstock Celebration

Jazz festival, running events, and free movie night highlight August things-to-do.


Where/When: 
From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 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.


Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: Because you are a beginner who wants to start running, regardless of age.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:
 From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at 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. 
Pricing:
 Free.  


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 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.
Price:
Free. 


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the 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. 


Where/When:
 At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 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.”
Pricing: Free.  


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.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 All day on Saturday at 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.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 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.
Pricing:
 Donations.


Where/When:
Starting at 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.
Pricing: Free.


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.


Where/When:
 From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at 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
Pricing:
 $92.


Where/When: From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday around 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.

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