...And just like that, we are already into the second month of the new year! Do you have anything fun or special planned for this weekend? Make the most of your weekend, and check out some of the fun happenings in Central New Jersey this weekend.

Here's what's going on our communities this weekend:


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1. The Confident Young Girl: Who Am I? How Can I Handle Stress?

When: Feb 4, 2017 at 9:00am 

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

Empower the young ladies in your life and give them the gift of increased confidence. Teach them to stand stronger and more in control of themselves as the challenging favorite approach. Help them go through life and equip them to handle stress with grace. Allow the precious ladies in your life believe and care about herself and be thoughtful of others. 


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2. STEM Saturdays

When: Feb 4, 2017, at 9:30 am

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

Get your little ones interested in the things that matter in this day and age! This Saturday have them experience hands-on activities that'll broaden their minds, their horizons and open them up to choices and opportunities for betterment. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are facets of daily lives. 


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3. Senior Valentine Fun Day - Spread Love; Do Your Bit and Be a Volunteer!

When: Feb 4, 2017 at 11:30am

Where: Senior Summit Housing, 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Spread love early this Febuary and volunteer for a good cause. The Summit Y will be holding an early celebration to allow the community to participate in a worthy cause of strengthening community ties and promote being neighborly. 


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4. Stony Hill Players production of "Little Shop of Horrors"

When: Feb 4, 2017 at 7:30pm 

Where: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Relive the musical cult classic in all its horrific comedic splendor. Enjoy the story you've loved throughout the years and experience a truly nouveau R&B take on the musical score. Watch as the potty-mouth carnivorous Seymour II shoot Seymour the simpleton to dizzying fame and woeful troubles.  


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5. Meaning of Life 

When: Feb 5, 2017 at 7:15am

Where: Oasis Church, 1171 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

We've all questioned our existence and being. Our purpose and struggles to do what is human, humane and humanitarian. It is a struggle to walk a straight and narrow in a world where there seems to be so much unrest and hate. Come in and be engulfed with enlightenment and understand what life truly means. 


6. Technology Help Center

When: Feb 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

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

Technology has indeed come a long way in the last 20 years and only seems to be speeding up in terms of upgrades and updates. Not everybody has caught up, and this weekend the student volunteers of the Summit High School steps in to tutor those who need to get up to speed. 


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7. A Night With Carrie Jackson and the All Star Band

When: Saturday, February 4, 8 p.m.

Where: 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

Enjoy an evening of sultry, jazzy, soulful music and be serenaded by Carrie Jackson along with her "All Star Band." Experience the musicality of Ms. Jackson as she renders timeless classics and timely jazz pieces. 


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8. Zumba Your Way to Health!

When: February 4 at Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m

Where: 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

Dance your way to fitness! Be part of a community that values health and wellness and make some new friends along the way! 


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9. Brisk Mornings at Lord Stirling Stables

When: February 4 at Saturdays 10:15 a.m

Where: Lord Stirling Stables, 256 Stirling Stable, 256 Maple Ave. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Things to remember before going on your weekend walk with your faithful buddy: bundle up, grab your furry pal's leash, $5, and a flask of piping hot coffee, tea or cocoa to warm you up! 


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10. The Big Game Pre-order Bundles

When: February 5, 2017

Where: Bridgewater, call (732) 469-460

Free yourselves of the hassle of cooking up a storm only to be too tired to root for your favorite team! Call Chimney Rock Inn, Central New Jersey's very own family restaurant in advance to order delicious catered bundles to share with family and friends this year. 


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