Compiled by Kevin Coughlin
You think you saw lots of monsters on Halloween? The real beast is at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
It’s your last weekend to catch Richard III — a truly scary fellow, played with ferocious nastiness by Derek Wilson.
More treats await you in Greater Morristown, from historical lectures to Disney cartoons to legendary comics.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016:
What should the proposed Speedwell park look like? Share your ideas with Morristown planners at 6 pm, inside the Learning Center at Morristown High School, 50 Early St.
The Morristown & Township Library continues its Golden Age of Cartoons film series at 6:45 pm with a look at Disney, hosted by Tim Lynch. Free. Doors open at 6:15 pm; light refreshments. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre – co-founded by Amy Poehler –brings its audience-driven comedy to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $25. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.
This weekend is your last chance to see Richard III at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison. Tonight and Friday at 8; Saturday at 2 pm and 8:15 pm; Sunday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets, call 973-408-5600. At 36 Madison Ave.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4:
Enjoy free Yoga at 9:30 am with Munah Hayes, at the Morristown & Township Library. Experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Please bring your own mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
Richard III takes the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5:
Scan your priceless photos, at the Morristown & Township Library– for free! From 10 am to 4 pm the library’s North Jersey History and Genealogy Center will scan your photos, negatives, or 35 mm slides in high resolution — and transfer them to your USB drive. The library also will try to restore faded color photos. Space limited; seven scans per person. Registration required. Email or call 973-538-3473 to reserve session time. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
A free symposium about the Industrial History of Northern New Jersey runs from 10 am to 4 pm at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Admission: Free; light lunch will be provided, but you must register via email, or by calling (973) 267-4717. Walk-ins welcome. Sponsored by the Morris County Trust for Historic Preservation, the Morristown & Township Library, and the National Park Service. Speakers include Michael Henderson, former superintendent of the Morristown National Historical Park; ecologist/ archaeologist David Peifer, and Ian Burrow, noted industrial archaeologist.
The Morristown High School football team (1-7) concludes its season at 2 pm, at home vs. Bloomfield. Go Colonials!
Richard III takes the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison at 2 pm and 8:15 pm. See Thursday entry for details.
Comedy standouts Robert Klein and Rita Rudner come to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Admission: $49-$79. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
The Morristown Farmers Market enters the home stretch for this season; open from 8:30 am to 2 pm, in Parking Lot 10, at Morris Street and Dumont Place.
The Senior Sisters at Villa Walsh host their Christmas Boutique from noon to 5 pm in the Mother Ninetta Auditorium at Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morris Township. Decorations and ornaments, knitted items, baked goods, basket raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the Religious Teachers Filippini.
Need help understanding the Affordable Care Act? Certified counselor Johan Fernandez will offer assistance from 1 pm to 4:45 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
Dr. Lesley Parness will lead a talk entitled Native Sons and Daughters: Exploring American Authors, at 1:30 pm the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Admission: $37 non- members, $12 members. Register here or 973-326-7603.
Learn about 100 Years of Japanese Print Masterpieces from the Later 19th Century at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Hosted by Tom Silver, this program will showcase print masterpieces primarily from Japan’s Meiji Era, a revolutionary period which followed Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s mission to Japan in 1853-4, when Japan transitioned from feudal state to modern Western-style world power. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
Richard III concludes at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. See Thursday entry for details.
Christian McBurney, author of Abductions in the American Revolution: Attempts to Kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Other Military Leaders and Civilians, will address the North Jersey American Revolutionary War Round Table at 2 pm, at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Auditorium, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Free. A program of the Morristown National Historical Park and the Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.