Look Ahead to Warmer Weather This Weekend

Even though it's winter, weekend events have residents thinking about summer.

March is around the corner, meaning the approach of warm weather, fewer layers and—eventually—swimsuit season.

Though that comes as a fearful proposition, a set of free weight loss classes at can help with some of those worries.

The classes, hosted by the store’s dietician, Rachel Simpers, meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 8, 15, 22 and 29. There are only 10 slots available, so those who are interested will need to call 908-359-0313 ASAP to reserve a spot.
Here’s what’s happening this weekend:

When/Where: 3 p.m. Friday at .
Why Go: To sample dietician Rachel Simpers’ latest healthy recipe.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: 5 p.m. Friday at .
Why Go: You’ll learn about the YMCA summer camps and secure a spot in any if they suit your kids.
Cost: Bring your wallet.

When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at the .
Why Go: Your kids can learn the ins and outs of cheerleading, football and track with other neighborhood kids in the Junior Raiders Program.
Cost: You’ll need your checkbook or cash if you don’t register online at jrraiders.com. If you need an equipment fitting, you’ll need to come in person even if you register online.

Tom Klimchock Performance
When/Where: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To listen to contemporary songs of George Strait, Toby Keith and Lonestar, and the classics of Gene Autry, Hank Williams and George Jones, all sung by 18-year country music veteran Tom Klimchock.
Cost: Free.

Ice Hockey Championships
When/Where: Friday at 8 p.m. at the Bridgewater Sports Arena on Frontier Road.
Why Go: To check out the skills of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys varsity ice hockey team as the boys play in the Skyland Cup Finals.
Cost: Free.

Wacky Science
When/Where: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library on Vogt Drive.
Why Go: To see some fun science projects and wacky science performances through mad scientists. There are two shows being held because of popular demand, one at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Registration is required, and there is a wait list.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday at .
Why Go: You’ll explore nature by walking a 1.25-mile trail on the Duke Estate. Please call 908-722-3700 to check trail availability.
Cost: Free.

Believe in our Community_
When/Where: Saturday at 2 p.m. at the _Bridgewater Township Library_ on Vogt Drive.
Why Go: To learn about faith in cross-cultural conflict through a program at the library with Christopher Taylor, PhD., who is starting his series of programs for Building Common Ground.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at .
Why Go: Hillsborough’s firemen and firewomen host firehouse show-and-tell at the Route 206 salon. For $12, residents can purchase a red natural hair or feather extension to show their heart-health awareness. Proceeds will be donated to local firehouses and to the American Heart Association.
Cost: $12 for the extensions.

Boys Basketball Finals
When/Where: Saturday at 3 p.m. at Gill St. Bernard's High School.
Why Go: To see the Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys varsity basketball team play against Gill St. Bernard's in the SCIAA Finals.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: 3 p.m. Saturday at .
Why Go: To enjoy fresh-made pasta, meatballs, garlic bread, coffee and dessert.
Cost: $12.99

When/Where: All day Saturday at .
Why Go: Kids can learn about different types of fats in food at this free event, and get coloring sheets and balloons. Parents, don’t worry—there are coupons and recipes for you, too.
Cost: Free.

Johnny Charles Band Featuring Nasty Ned
When/Where: On Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., the 8th annual Food and Wine Event to raise funds for the Bernards High ski racing team will be held at the Liberty Corner firehouse, 95 Church St., in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards.
Why Go: Raise funds for the entirely parent-supported ski team, while getting to hear the music of the Blues Hall of Fame's Johnny Charles Band, featuring Nasty Ned. In addition to a night of great food and music, there will be a wine
tasting courtesy of 56 Degree Wine of Bernardsville.
Cost: $50 per person, buy tickets at www.bhsskiteam.org, or call 908-285-0666.

Community Art Show
 The first Bernards Township Community Art Show will remain at the Lord Stirling Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge through Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed on Feb. 13 and 20.
Why Go: A variety of art pieces from 40 local artists — who knew we had so much talent in our own backyard?
Cost: Free

"The Philadelphia Experiment" - Ridge High School Art Show
When/Where: Weekends, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 4 to 29, at the Farmstead Arts, 650 King George Road in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: “The Philadelphia Experiment” is the title of an art show that includes drawings, paintings, and photos by the talented art and photography students at Ridge High School. The artwork is inspired by a field trip to Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, Reading terminal, and the surrounding area. 
Cost: Free



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