Greater Morristown weekend preview: Rabbits, totems and tours

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Looking for fun this weekend in Greater Morristown? Start here!

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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2019:

The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown presents a 10:30 am screening of Peter Rabbit.  At 7:30 pm, MPAC presents another movie: Airplane!  Both shows are free, but check with the box office to make sure seats are available. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Video: ‘Airplane’ trailer:

Morris Arts presents music by Adam Najemian and live portraits by Anne Mitchell from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Gateway Totems at Grow it Green’s Early Street Community Garden.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents N. Richard Nash’s The Rainmaker, directed by Bonnie J. Monte, at 8 pm. Tickets start at $49. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-408-5600.

The Rainmaker. By N. Richard Nash. Directed by Bonnie J. Monte. The Shakespeare
Theatre of New Jersey. Pictured (from left to right): Monette Magrath as Lizzie Curry, Anthony Marble as Starbuck. Photo credit: Joe Guerin.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9:

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.

Madison’s free Downtown Concert Series presents the House of Hamill at 6 pm, in front of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, at 9 Main St.

The Folk Project’s revamped open stage offers two stages, to ensure everyone gets a shake at performing. Featured act: Honed, with John Hone of Purple Hayes fame. Arrive at 7 pm to sign up; performances start at 7:30. Admission: $10; $5 for anyone under age 21. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Honed

The Morris Township Parks and Recreation Department presents Dive-In Movie Night for members of Ginty Pool, with a 7:30 pm screening of Little Giants. Call 973-326-7371.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Rainmaker at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, AUG. 10:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back for its 17th season, from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday through Oct. 12, 2019, rain or shine, in the Merchant Block parking lot near the Model Railroad Club building.

The Morris County Tourism Bureau presents an 11 am walking tour of Morristown’s Historic District, led by Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika, former director of the Morris County Historical Society. Tickets: $15. Meet at 6  Court St., 973-631-5151.

Hanover’s Annual Charity Classic will benefit Greater Morristown’s Interfaith Food Pantry.  Bayer and Wegman’s will battle for softball supremacy from 1 pm to 5:30 pm at Malapardis Park in Cedar Knolls; additional entertainment is scheduled.  Admission is free; spectators are asked to bring a donation of canned food. A 50/50 raffle also will benefit the food pantry.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Rainmaker at 2 pm and 7:30. See Thursday entry for more details.

The 2019 Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey Summer Music Festival Cabaret celebrates the great songs from The Great American Songbook, at 7:30 pm at Grace Church, Madison. Bring your own dinner and beverages; soft drinks and desserts provided. Tickets: $30. At 4 Madison Ave.


SUNDAY, AUG. 11:

The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 29th season, from 8:30 am to 2 pm every Sunday through Nov. 24, 2019. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Rainmaker at 2 pm and 7:30. See Thursday entry for more details.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents its Summer Chamber Music concert at 3 pm, at Grace Church, Madison. The program will feature works by Chopin, Donizetti and maestro Robert Butts, among other composers. Tickets: $5-$20. At 4 Madison Ave.

The 40-piece Morris Plains Community Band will perform a free concert of Broadway and Hollywood tunes at 6 pm in Roberts Garden Park, at 99 Mountain Way. A 30-member choir will join the band for The Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Rain date is Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 pm.

The Morris Plains Community Band at Morris Plains Family Day, June 30, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Morris Plains Community Band at Morris Plains Family Day, June 30, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

Learn to play hockey! The Junior Colonials are offering a free clinic for players of all ages from Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Mennen Arena, 161 Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Register here. Questions? Email here.

The Junior Colonials

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