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Define Yourself, Define Your Drink

A cocktail class in Warren opens a weekend of possibilities.

 

What are you drinking?

The bartender's traditional question gets an NJ makeover this weekend, courtesy of Uproot Restaurant in Warren. That's where they'll have a workshop that uses New Jersey produce to make drink recipes.

The workshops, which are an hour and a half, are for those who are 21 and older, and include all the ingredients and equipment to make each cocktail.

Classes are by reservation only and can be made via phone 908.834.8194, or via email to jonathan@uprootrestaurant.com

Here's what else is happening this weekend:


When/Where: 
At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the  in Warren. 
Why Go: 
To laugh along with the animals as they try to fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African wildlife refuge. Kids will love it and parents will value the lesson of family, friendship, and communication. Bring your blankets and picnic dinners and enjoy the big screen.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the  in Hillsborough. 
Why Go: 
Because Rick Mikula, the Butterfly Guy, has been delighting audiences of all ages with his humorous and offbeat way of looking at butterflies for more than 20 years. Don't miss this entertaining, family program.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where:
 From noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at theBernardsville Middle School in Bernardsville.
Why Go: 
To sort through thousands of used books at great prices. In the words of Mary Schmich, “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” Proceeds benefit the local library as well as the American Association of University Women.
Pricing: 
Free admission.


When/Where: 
From 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the  in Basking Ridge. 
Why Go: 
Because children ages 7 to 9 will enjoy a nature hike, games, crafts and more. It will be a great day of adventure in the swamp.
Pricing: 
$25 per person. Registration required.


When/Where: 
At 2 p.m. on Friday at the  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: 
To yell "BINGO" and win a book. It's quality family time that's fun for everyone.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
At 6:30 p.m. on Friday at  in Warren.
Why Go: 
To learn to mix up delicious drink recipes utilizing the summer bounty of NJ. It's a great, refreshing way to meet new friends"Cheers."
Pricing: 
$40 per person. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the  in Warren. 
Why Go: 
To drop in between listed times and create a great craft with library friends.
Pricing: 
Free. Registration not required.


When/Where: 
From 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday at  in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
To explore the marvelous mysteries of nature from the light of the sun to the light of the full moon and "hoot-ever" is encountered along the way.
Pricing: 
$8 per person. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday at Jump!Zone in Hillsborough. 
Why Go: 
For parents to enjoy a quiet night out while kids get loud with pizza, movies and friends.
Pricing: 
$25 per person. Registration required.


When/Where: 
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday at The Planetarium at RVCC in Branchburg.
Why Go: 
To learn what stars and constellations you can see in the summer sky as well as hear about some current events in astronomy. The timing is just right to try to see Saturn. It's a fun night of science and wonder.
Pricing: 
$6 per show. Reservations recommended. 


When/Where: 
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset. 
Why Go: 
Because it's the last weekend to pay homage to the pop songs of the 1980s with this song-and-dance extravaganza.
Pricing: 
$16 per ticket. 


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To enjoy the largest event in Somerset County recognizing the accomplishments of the 4-H members. It offers a variety of live animals, performances, demonstrations, contests and entertainment for all. Free shuttle buses will be available. It's free family fun.  
Pricing: 
Free admission.


When/Where: 
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Hillsborough.
Why Go: 
Because it's a national skills competition for boys and girls between ages 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers in a fun and engaging forum.
Pricing: 
Free. 


When/Where: 
At 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Lowes in Hillsborough. 
Why Go:
 The Build and Grow series helps get kids ready for the start of school, creating their own school photo holders.
Pricing: 
Free. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the  in Basking Ridge. 
Why Go: 
To take a leisurely walk through the new butterfly garden and learn about butterfly-friendly native plants and what's fluttering about.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where: 
At 7 p.m. on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: 
To spread your blanket and enjoy a live performance of classic R&B hits. Listen to You Belong To Me and My Own True Love with your "special someone" under the summer sky.
Pricing: 
Free.


When/Where: 
At 11 a.m. to noon or 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday at  in Bridgewater.  
Why Go: 
The Kids in the Kitchen cooking series continues with a ballpark menu of sandwich on a stick and baseball cupcakes. It's a home-run with no clean up required.
Pricing: 
$10 per child and parent. $5 per child & parent with Shoppers Club Card. Registration required.


When/Where: 
From 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the  in Bridgewater. Games begins at 5:05 p.m.
Why Go: 
To show off your own vehicle or just interact with other car lovers as the Patriots host their Car Show Night in the parking lot prior to the game. A night parade of cars will take place on the warning track and free t-shirts to the first 2,000 fans, giveaways and promotions will add to the fun. 
Pricing: 
$7 to $13.50 per ticket.

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