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Garage Sales, Concerts and Ideas for Father's Day

Lots to do for all ages with the Patch Planner!

Where/When: Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  .
Why Go: All proceeds will benefit the Thursday Morning Club’s Madison Community House and its programs.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.

Where/When: Friday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at  in Madison.
Why Go: To spend your Friday night rocking out with central New Jersey-based band Squad5.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday at 11:30 a.m. at .
Why Go: New Providence resident Valarie Moreno takes participants on a journey through the medieval streets of Arles and Aix, uncovering the hidden history of Provence and Lacoste and indulging the group in the dramatic countryside of Southern France.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m. at the  in Hopatcong.
Why Go: What else would you be doing on Thursday night that’s more fun than karaoke?
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kings Cooking Studio, at  in Short Hills.
Why Go: You'll get pointers from professional chef presents Amy Currie as she presents, “Secrets of a Home Cook.”
Pricing: $35.

Where/When: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 129 Shady Lane in Randolph.
Why Go: It's Morris County NOW-NJ's annual fundraising event.
Pricing: How much do you want to spend?

Where/When: Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at  in Morristown.
Why Go: To spend your Saturday night enjoying live music. 
Pricing: Free (except, of course, for what your order at Zebu).

Where/When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at .
Why Go: To donate your wearable and useable men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens and toys.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight at  in Morristown.
Why Go: To enjoy great live music.
Pricing: Free.

When/Where: At 10 a.m. on Friday at the  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To take an illustrated trip through New Jersey's history and learn about some of our state's most beautiful scenery. No extra gas money (beyond what it takes to get to the library) necessary.  
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
From 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To let Dad relax on his special day with a leisurely, walk-only trail ride. Maybe he will even let you join him. Note: Children not currently enrolled in a class at LSS must be at least 12 years old to participate.
Pricing: 
Registration required. $25 for Friends of Lord Stirling Stables members, $30 for non-members.


When/Where: 
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
Because all ages and abilities are welcome to grab a racket, get some exercise, and enjoy some friendly competition. 
Pricing: 
$15 Men's and Women's Singles Tournament fee. Contact center for additional pricing. Registration required.


When/Where:
 At 9 a.m. on Saturday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
To be the first of the season to hike through the established trails, forest, meadow and pond habitats of the farm. 
Pricing: 
$15 per person. $10 per NJ Audubon member. Registration required. 


When/Where: 
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
Because it's a murder mystery dinner with a chance to play detective, find clues, and solve the mystery all while enjoying a delicious meal. A little "murder" among friends never hurt any one.  
Pricing: 
$49 per person. Reservations required. 


When/Where: 
From 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling.
Why Go:
 To sit down or take out a hearty menu of steak, ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs. It's a barbecue and a fun time for the whole family to greet nearby neighbors and reach out to the neighboring community. Dad gets to enjoy a barbecue with no cleanup.
Pricing: 
$8 to $35. Advanced tickets recommended. 


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at  in Bernardsville.
Why Go:
 There will be a martial arts demonstration with board breaking, Japanese taiko music, crafts, food and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the orphans from the Japanese disaster.
Pricing: 
Free admission.

Where/When: Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. at , in Morristown
Why Go: Kids can stop by and make coasters for their dads, grandpas or favorite uncle. All supplies will be provided.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.  in Morris Township.
Why Go: Students can learn how to take care of animals by helping with some of the farm animals at Fosterfields.
Pricing: $6.

Where/When: Saturday at 2 p.m. at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go: Participants (ages 5 and up) and their families can join in on the fun of science experiments with a hands-on science workshop. 
Pricing: Free for members, $3 for non-members.

Where/When: Sunday at 2 p.m. at  in Chatham.
Why Go: To celebrate Father's Day with a nice stroll.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at  in Parsippany.
Why Go: To celebrate Father’s Day with a game, and with ice cream.
Pricing: Free.


When/Where: 
At 4 p.m. on Thursday at the  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
 Children seven to nine will slither and learn about bearded dragons and their reptile friends. Don't worry mom, the craft won't need a cage.
Pricing: 
$9 per person. Registration required.


When/Where: 
At 7 p.m. on Friday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To hear a special reading of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and to enjoy a visit from Cookie Mouse himself. Bring your camera and smile.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
It's a special kids' workshop for Father's Day. Create a "Lil' Toolbox" with Dad by your side.
Pricing: 
Free. 


When/Where:
 From 3 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
The program room will be open to students in grades nine through 12 to prepare for finals. Study with friends and snacks with no worry about being too loud. Sounds like a "grade A" plan. 
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where:
 From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
The 4-H Anime and Manga Club are hosting this brand-new anime convention with proceeds benefiting the maintenance of the 4-H Center. Dance your anime off or hang out in the Manga reading room. Do you YuGiOh?
Pricing: 
$7 at the door. Cash only.

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