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Mega Yard Sale at Ridge; History Tour of Basking Ridge

Attend or sell items at Saturday's massive yard sale planned at Ridge High School, and take a tour outlining Basking Ridge history on Sunday.

The Basking Ridge Patch has come up with a list of some of the great activities to sample through this weekend in your own town, or within a short distance.

A special Grab & Go section for kid-friendly activities is included.


Where/When: At  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Basking Ridge on Saturday, April 30.
Why Go: Find bargains or unload your no-longer-wanted items as part of spring cleaning. Benefits the plucky Ridge gymnastic team, which last year finally raised enough money to buy equipment to host home meets!
Pricing: Depends how much you buy, or rent two parking bays for just $20 to get rid of your stuff! 


Where/When: Starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the at 15 W. Oak St. in downtown Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Hear fascinating stories about people and places in your own town, and see tour guide Paula Axt in period costume.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the  in Morris Township, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Why Go: Because this Tony Award-nominated comedy tells the story of an actor who seemingly has it all, but when his hit television series is cancelled and he finds himself playing Hamlet, a role he hates, his situation takes a turn for the worse.
Pricing: $40 for adults; $36 for senior citizens; $33 for museum members; $20 for students.


Where/When: 7 p.m. at  in Morris Plains on Friday, April 29.
Why Go: This beefsteak dinner with wine, beer, soft drinks and videocast horse racing will raise funds to support the Morris Plains Rotary’s charities.
Pricing: $50 per person.


Where/When: 7:30 p.m. at the  on Friday, April 29.
Why Go: Because you want to hear CCM’s chamber choir sing musical theater favorites, accompanied by the department’s faculty and presented by the music and dance and performing arts departments.
Pricing: Free.

Grab & Go for Family Entertainment


Where/When:  
Sunday, May 1 at  in Bernards Township, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: 
It's a unique community festival with free pony rides, hayrides, games, music and family fun. Sparkee, the Somerset Patriots mascot, will be there too!
Pricing: 
Free admission and parking.


Where/When: 
Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m., at the  in Bernards Township.
Why Go: 
To grab the stroller and enjoy the emergence of spring along the trails of the park. 
Pricing: 
$10 per pair, and $5 per additional child.


Where/When: 
Saturday, April 30 at The , starting at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: 
Members of the Bridgewater Garden Club will help children create special spring crafts.
Pricing: 
Free.


Where/When: 
Saturday, April 30 at  in Bridgewater, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., or noon to 1 p.m.
Why Go: 
It's a recipe of fun! Vegetables included!
Pricing: 
$10 per child and parent, or $5 per child and parent with a Shoppers Club Card.


Where/When: 
Saturday, April 30th at The Theatre at  in BranchburgPerformances at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: 
Because there is always room for an afternoon of tall stories, laughter and witches!  
Pricing: 
$10 or $12 per ticket. 

Jody Kauffman April 28, 2011 at 05:32 PM
Saturday is also when the Ridge Cheerleaders will be holding their car wash at Ridge from 10AM-3PM in conjunction with the Mega Yard Sale!
Olive May 02, 2011 at 12:44 AM
Today's Historical Society Historic Walk in downtown Basking Ridge was so enjoyable. We heard many interesting stories about people and places ~ Paula Axt in her period costume was a great tour guide. Don't miss the opportunity to take this tour when you get the next chance.

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