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!

Here's what's happening in Central New Jersey this weekend:

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1. Food Drive at Lyons Stop & Shop to Benefit Homeless Veterans

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 8:00am

Where: Stop & Shop, 553 South Finley Avenue, Lyons Mall, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Share and share big this weekend! Drop by Stop & Shop for your normal weekend grocery shopping and pick up a few extra items to donate to those who need it while you're at it. Read more specifics about times and what types of items they're looking for here!


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2. Let's Get Growing: Creating a Square Foot Gardening Journal

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 9:30am

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Budding farmer alert! Get to know the visitors that come into your square-foot garden and find out if they are friendlies or pests. Make a creative log book that will remind you of what you did right and what you could do better and share good practices with each other! 


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3. Saturdays are STEM Days!

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 9:30am

Where: Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

Endless possibilities await when young minds are allowed to explore what the greatest computer (aka the human brain!) can do! .


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4. Camp River Bend - “Alien” Invasion

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 10:00am

Where: Camp Riverbend, 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059

Come have an out-of-this-world experience this weekend and check out the fun activities that will be offered by the counselors of Camp River Bend for your kids come summer! Join them for an afternoon of fun activities and make new connections. 


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5. Integrated Pest Management Series for Your Square Foot Garden

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 11:30am

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Learn to track and record the insects that visit your garden! Learn to identify multi-legged or squirmy insects in your garden, and find out which insects help your plants thrive and which insects need to take a hike! 


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6. NJ Audubon: Painted Gourd Birdhouses

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Help a feathered friend out this season and build a gourd bird nest. A bluebird, mouse, nuthatch, or a swallow might just come visit for a bit. A teacher will guide you in creating your nest, and of course, you get to take it home! 


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7. Mardi Gras Krewe of Kindness: A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Giving Network

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where: Soriano's at Parkside, 141 Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ08807

Fee: $65 per person

Enjoy an evening of Mardi Gras revelry to benefit the Giving Network. Enjoy an elegant buffet dinner, wine and beer, a gift basket auction, dancing, and even a 50/50 raffle. Have fun while helping provide basic household items to members of our community in need. The Giving Network is a 501(c)3 charity run entirely by volunteers. 


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8. LATIN JAZZ @ MONDO Concert Event with Grammy Nominated EMILIO SOLLA CHAMBER TRIO

When: Feb 25, 2017 at 8:00pm

Where: MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Come to the Mondo this weekend and experience the Latin Jazz Trio of Teatro Si with a very special concert with Grammy-nominated Emilio Solla and His Trio as they spice up the air with Latin music that will keep your feet moving. 


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9. Learn to Sap Maple Syrup!

When: Feb 26, 2017 at 1:00pm

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Make a day of it with your family and learn how to extract maple syrup from trees just like the early settlers did. Join the family challenge!


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10.  Cavalry of The Future Presents “Music of Faure”

When: Feb 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

Where: Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Watch New Jersey Symphony and organist Jefferey Clearman accompany Cantique de Jean Racine, Tu es Petrus, and Ave Verum. Enjoy an evening of incredible music that will soothe your soul!