It’s only fair. After all, she spoiled you.
Show Mom a good time in Greater Morristown this weekend for Mother’s Day.
Take her to a classic movie. Croon for her at an open mic. Stroll through a garden or two. Introduce her to John Leguizamo or Rob Lowe.
And that’s just for starters.
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018:
The Morristown & Township Library continues its British Classic Films series at 6:45 pm with A Matter of Life and Death (1946, rated PG). Also known as Stairway to Heaven, this film follows a British wartime aviator who cheats death, and must argue for his life before a celestial court. Free, at One Miller Road, Morristown.
FRIDAY, MAY 11:
The Minstrel’s revamped open stage offers two stages, to ensure everyone gets a shake at performing. Arrive at 7 pm to sign up. Admission: $5. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.
Arlo Guthrie brings his Regeneration Tour, with his children Abe and Sarah Lee, to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
SATURDAY, MAY 12:
It’s time for the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive by Postal Service carriers. In Greater Morristown, the drive will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. Needed items include canned soup, canned fruit, canned tuna, evaporated, dry or shelf stable milk, pasta sauce in cans or plastic jars, canned beans (such as kidney, pinto, etc.), pasta and cereal. Leave them near your mailbox on Saturday.
The Morristown Clean Communities Program and the local Kiwanis Club host a shredding event behind Morristown town hall, from 9 am to noon. Cost:$5 per bag or box (maximum 10 pounds), with proceeds benefiting the Morristown Kiwanis High School Scholarship Fund. The Town Hall parking lot is off Franklin Street. Look for the big Cipshred truck.
Members of the Morristown High School Key Club at Kiwanis’ fundraising shred event, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Grow It Green Morristown marks season nine of the Early Street Community Garden with a 10 am ribbon-cutting, celebrating a rebuild that includes new plots and many improvements. Live music, garden tours and a ladybug release, with a plant sale starting at 10:30 am. Free, please RSVP for ribbon-cutting.
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum from 10 am to 1 pm. Free, all ages, rain or shine. Meet an owl from the Raptor Trust at 11 am, build a fairy house in the garden, tour the garden at 12:30 pm. At 45 Macculloch Ave. RSVP here.
The garden behind Macculloch Hall in Morristown.
Join the Rev. Carol Lynn Patterson of Morristown’s Calvary Baptist Church and six other inspiring women at the Citi Sisters Empowerment Brunch, from noon to 4 pm at Costa del Sol, 2442 Vauxhall Road in Union. Admission: $55. A portion of proceeds benefits inner city women and children.
Enjoy a musical workshop and house concert with singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff–who has shared stages with Al Stewart, Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, Firefall, and John Wesley Harding, among others–at 2 pm in Rockaway. Hosted by Folk Project members; guests can jam with Nachmanoff. Admission: $20.
Rob Lowe brings his one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!, to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$175. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
SUNDAY, MAY 13: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!