Greater Morristown weekend preview: Farmers markets, Relay for Life, LGBT benefit, and more

LEADING LADIES: Brynn Stanley and Morristown Onstage winner Victoria Fanning at MPAC, April 2, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
LEADING LADIES: Brynn Stanley and Morristown Onstage winner Victoria Fanning of the Treble Threats at MPAC, April 2, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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The Farmers Markets are back!

And so are the winners of Morristown Onstage, performing at the Relay for Life.

This weekend in Greater Morristown offers something for everyone. Riverdance and Dancing With the Stars: Live! return. The LGBT community presents a benefit concert. A fundraising walk helps fight eating disorders.

For laughs–and living proof that life begins at 40 (give or take)–comic Terry Fator of America’s Got Talent fame comes to town.

Scroll down for details. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY,  JUNE 15, 2017:

 

The Morristown & Township Library kicks off its The Growing Up Proud film series at 7 pm with Viva (Ireland / Cuba, R-rated, subtitles, 100 minutes). Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Viva poster

The Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$89. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

Riverdance


FRIDAY, JUNE 16:

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center presents the Music Student of the Month Year-End Recital at 7 pm. Free. Morris County’s top music students – as chosen by their teachers – show their stuff. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

music student month recital

The singer/songwriter duo of Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck headlines at The Minstrel in Morris Township at 7:30 pm, with opener Shawna Caspi from Toronto. Admission: $10. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, at 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck
Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck

 


SATURDAY, JUNE 17:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, every Saturday through Oct. 7, from 9 am to 2 pm on Merchant’s Block, near the Model Railroad Club Building.

Morris Plains 2017 Farmers Market FlyerMorristown presents a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats, from 11 am to 1 pm at town hall, 200 South St. Micro-chipping is available for $25, and so is licensing ($10 for spayed/neutered animals, $20 for non-spays). Call 973-796-1975 for more.

rabies clinic poster

LEADING LADIES: Brynn Stanley and Morristown Onstage winner Victoria Fanning at MPAC, April 2, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Brynn Stanley and Morristown Onstage winner Victoria Fanning of the Treble Threats are among scheduled performers at the 2017 Morristown Relay for Life. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life presents a chance to see encores from the winners of this year’s Morristown Onstage competition, as well as rising star Brynn Stanley, the voice of MorristownGreen.com. Registration starts at 3 pm at Mennen Arena in Morris Township; the event runs from 4 pm to 11 pm. Brynn sings at 4:45 pm; Julianna Belles takes the stage at 6:30 pm;  the Treble Threats (Nile Birch, Victoria Fanning and Anna Skelton) sings at 6:45 pm, and Jay and Myles perform at 8:15 pm. At 161 Hanover Ave. Call 800-227-2345 for more.

Hear My Song, a night of song and stories from the LGBT and Ally community, comes to Morristown’s Episcopal Church of the Redeemer at 7 pm. Admission: $10. Proceeds benefit area charities. At 36 South St.

How ‘Hear My Song’ started:

Terry Fator, the comic performer whose big break came at age 42 when he won America’s Got Talent, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $69-$99. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

Terry Fator
Terry Fator

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18:

The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 26th season, every Sunday through Nov. 19, between 8:30 am and 2 pm. Outdoors in the parking lot between Morris and Spring Street, off Dumont Place. Presented by the Morristown Partnership. Call 973-455-1133 for more.

morristown farmers market 2017 posterThe state chapter of the National Eating Disorders Association leads a fundraising walk at Morristown’s Vail Mansion. Check-in time: 9:30 am.  NEDA “supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care,” according to its website. Find more details there, or email here.

NEDA banner

Dancing with the Stars: Live! brings its Hot Summer Nights tour, featuring former New York Giants player Rashad Jennings, to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $59-$119. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

dancing with the stars

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