Greater Morristown weekend preview: A festival for book lovers

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Read any good books lately?  You can find plenty–and meet the authors–in Greater Morristown this weekend.

And that’s just for starters.

Scroll down for entertainment options galore. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too.


THURSDAY,  OCT. 7, 2021:

Relax and decompress at 10 am, with yoga on the side lawn of The Morristown & Township Library. Please wear a mask to enter and exit the session, and bring your own yoga mat and desired equipment. The event is open to all ability levels and no sign-up is required.

The Morris Township Fire Department hosts its annual Fire Safety Open House on from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Woodland Fire House, on Dwyer Lane near Ginty Field. See firetrucks and equipment, and get fire extinguisher training for adults and kids, and fire safety tips.


FRIDAY, OCT. 8:

Cornerstone Family Programs of Morristown holds its eighth annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser, from 6 pm to 9 pm at Hanover Lanes, on Route 10 East in Hanover. For more details email here or call (973) 288-9241.

The Mount Tabor ARTs Collaborative presents the New Jersey Premiere of Jordan Wolfe’s Night of the Living Dead, The Musical, outdoors at 7 pm. Encore performance on Saturday evening; rain date: Sunday. Tickets: $25. At 26 Simpson Ave., Mount Tabor.

 

Grover Kemble and the Noble Brothers Band take the beer garden stage at 7 pm at the Stanhope House. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the show. At 45 Main St., Stanhope.

At 7:30 pm,  The Folk Project hosts its monthly virtual open stage.  Email here to sign up for a slot.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Broadway singer Elena Shaddow at 7:30 pm to kick off its Autumn Night Music series at its Back Yard Stage in Florham Park. Tickets: $40-$80. Call  (973) 408-5600 for more.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents An Evening With Kenny Loggins at 8 pm. Tickets: $69-$125. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and up. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Kenny Loggins

SATURDAY, OCT. 9:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market holds its final Saturday session from 9 am to 1 pm.  Hosting eight vendors, and special guests. At 771 Speedwell Ave.

The Morristown Festival of Books is back, after a year’s pandemic pause. Authors will speak from 11 am to 4:15 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and in a tent, while the KidFest will take place outside the Presbyterian Parish House and the Morristown & Township Library. It’s all free. Masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for those eligible. Here is the schedule, here are the main authors, and here are the KidFest authors.

Kids enjoy Laurie Berkner show at KidFest, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Kids enjoy Laurie Berkner show at KidFest, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Area law enforcement agencies will participate in the first annual Morris County National Coming Out Day, from noon to 4pm at the Morris County Courthouse, at Washington and Court streets in Morristown. Speakers, food, giveaways, music.

The Folk Project hosts a live sing-along from 1 pm to 5 pm, at Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township. Bring your vaccination card, and food and beverages to share. Email here for location.

The Mount Tabor ARTs Collaborative presents Night of the Living Dead, The Musical, outdoors at 7 pm. See Friday entry for details.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Broadway singer Benjamin Eakeley at 7:30 pm, for its Autumn Night Music series at its Back Yard Stage in Florham Park. Tickets: $40-$80. Call  (973) 408-5600 for more.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone with the Grass Roots at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$79. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and up. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Peter Noone singing a Herman's Hermit hit at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Peter Noone singing a Herman’s Hermits hit at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

SUNDAY, OCT. 10:

The Morristown Farmers Market is open every Sunday through Nov. 21, 2021, from 8:30 am to 1 pm, in parking lot 10J, behind the Morristown Post Office at Spring and Morris Streets. The Morristown Partnership welcomes 17 new vendors this year. Persons at high risk for COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, may be admitted early, at 8 am.

Morris Township police are holding a meet and greet from 1 pm to 3 pm at St. Margaret’s Church, 6 Sussex Ave., Morristown.

Lyrica Chamber Music returns with a live recital, featuring cellist Ani Kalayjian and pianist David Kaplan performing a Mendelssohn sonata at 3 pm at the Chatham Presbyterian Church. Tickets: $30; seniors, $25; students, free.  Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.  At 240 Southern Blvd. Call 973-309-1668 for more.

Ani Kalayjian and David Kaplan

For original music, join The Folk Project for Joe Guzzo’s Stayaway Sundays Show at 3 pm. Each week, Guzzo presents fans with video performances from events past, interviews with performers, and his own take on the world of music.

The New Jersey Highlands Commission presents a free outdoor screening of the documentary The Way of the Ramapough, about the struggles of one of New Jersey’s last Native American tribes, on Rutherfurd Hall’s Great Lawn in Hackettstown. The program starts at 7 pm with a ceremonial drum- and chanting performance by the Turtle Clan, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, and an 8 pm discussion with Chief Vincent Mann and filmmaker Elliott Ruga, moderated by TNC’s Eric Olsen. Registration requested.  At 1686 County Road 517.

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