This weekend brings another opportunity to get out and explore all that Central New Jersey has to offer! Here's what's going on our communities this weekend:

1. Chinese New Year Celebration

When: Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Where: 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Fee: $15 per child

Gōngxǐ Fācái! This Friday, comes another great feast! Celebrate Year of the Rooster with good stories and fun, creative crafts!  Click here to register online and join your children ages 3 and up!


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2. STEM Saturday

When: Jan 28, 2017, at 9:30 am

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

It's a battle of the wits as the Summit YMCA offers up lively, interactive activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Tests your smarts and hone your tactical skills as you build, create and get into the game. Sharpen those instincts and put knowledge to practice. Whatever you plan on making, include having fun on the list! 


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3. Sisterhood Shabbat Honoring Liba Nudell and Diana Cooper

When: Jan 28, 2017, at 9:30 am 

Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way, (at the corner of Martine Avenue), Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Enjoy a kiddush luncheon and the company of the ladies of the Congregation Beth Israel. The theme for this year’s Sisterhood Shabbat is "P’ri Yadehah, the fruit of her hands" is fitting as they give honor and recognition to select women who've made a positive impact in the community. 


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4. Tap That Tree at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

When: Jan 28, 2017 at 10:00am

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

Maple sugaring season is afoot. Come over and give Jackie Kondel, Director of Children's Education, a hand at tapping the Arboretum's maple trees to get them ready for the abundant tap this season. Learn why and how to sap trees and you'd have added a new skill set.


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5. 'Native Bees – Who Are They and Why Should I Care?’

When: Jan 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

Where: The Naturalists at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC), 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ

Brought to North America for honey by the Colonialists, the European bee is believed to be the main pollinator in these United States. Get to know how these natural hard workers sustain the balance of our environment and get involved in propagating this life-giving species. Everyone is invited!


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6. Third Annual Snowball Gala - Moms Helping Moms Foundation 

When: Jan 28, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where: Shackamaxon Country Club, 100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

The 3rd Annual Snowball Gala of Moms Helping Moms kicks off this Saturday and promises to be a fun-filled night whilst in support of a good cause. There will be a silent auction, an open bar, lots of food, a DJ to boot as well as raffle prizes to be given away. 


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7. "Little Shop of Horrors" - A Stony Hill Players Production

When: Jan 28, 2017, at 7:30 pm

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

The scrumptiously delightful and deviously delicious musical you love will be staged this weekend and it is one you won't want to miss. See Seymour, Audrey, Orin and not to miss is Audrey II. You'll be sure to enjoy every entertaining minute this production has prepared for you.


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8. Summit Garden Club Special Exhibit

When: Jan 28, 2017 at 10:45pm

Where: Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Celebrate once more with the Summit Garden Club as they showcase the history and many philanthropic works of the society. Marvel at the rich history of this cause and enjoy a delightful afternoon of interesting banter. 


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9. Meaning of Life - NJ Church Oasis Message Series

When: Jan 29, 2017, at 7:15 am

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

Discover what it takes to be human. Imagine the many facets of us and get answers to timeless questions that'll bring a little more clarity, a little more illumination in a seemingly chaotic environment. 


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10. Winter Blood Drive

When: Jan 29, 2017, at 8:00 am

Where: 167 Mount Bethel, Warren, NJ 07059

Yes, it is another time of the year for an opportunity to give a little to a generously good cause. Be sure to fuel up before you head out to Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church when you give blood.  


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11. TrainMasters Annual Winter Show is on Track for this Weekend

When: Jan 29, 2017 at 9:30 am 

Where: Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

This year's annual Trainmasters Winter Train Show promises to be exciting for the train affecionado and the bring-along novice. Expect prizes, giveaways, tons of fun and great excitement. Awards for the fastest, best and most unique train sets shall be given to the best of the best.