If you have some free time this weekend, there's more than enough happening in town to keep you busy. Start with a blood drive and end with pumpkin picking, and enjoy the various events in between.
Key Club Blood Drive
When/Where: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave, Chatham
Why go: Are you over 17 years old and over 110 pounds? Save a life by donating blood to the Chatham High’s Key Club blood drive. 16-year-olds can donate with parental permission.
The Pumpkin Patch is open at The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township!
When/Where: noon to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd, Chatham
Why go: Pumpkins and gourds of various sizes and colors are being sold to benefit the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, Inc. of Morristown and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside.
Cost: Bring your wallet
Art Show & Sale from Impressionist Kamil Kubik
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, The Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St, Chatham
Why go: Get lost in the work by this talented artist, and maybe take something home with you.
Cost: Free (but bring your wallet if you feel like expanding your art collection)
The Work-Family Connection celebrates "Lights On" at Milton Avenue
When/Where: 3:30 p.m. Friday, The Work-Family Connection, 221 Lafayette Ave, Chatham,
Why go: All children enrolled in the afterschool enrichment program at Milton will be able to bring a friend to the program for the day. Pre-registration is required.
Chatham Borough Farmers' Market
When/Where: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Railroad Plz & Fairmount Ave, Chatham
Why go: Welcome the newest vendor, Stony Hill Homestead, to the Farmers Market this weekend.
Cost: Bring your wallet.
Plein Aire Painting on Saturdays
When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday, Chatham New Jersey Transit Station, Fairmount Ave & Railroad Plz, Chatham, NJ
Why go: Bring your easel and paints and enjoy a day of painting with your fellow local artists at Chatham's Reasoner Park
3rd Annual St. Pat's Community 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick School, 45 Chatham St, Chatham
Why go: Get your exercise, or simply cheer on those with better physical stamina than you, all at St. Patrick’s annual run.
Cost: $15 to register
Ham Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction
When/Where: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 300 Shunpike Rd, Chatham
Why go: Enjoy a ham buffet dinner and silent auction to benefit the Gloria Dei Scholar’s Fund.
When/Where: 6 p.m. Saturday, Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 234 Southern Blvd, Chatham
Why go: Enjoy fine wines and handcrafted beer at this benefit for Catholic Charities Food Pastries.
St. Pat's OKTOBERFEST celebration
When/Where: 7 p.m. Saturday, St Patrick Church, 41 Oliver St, Chatham
Why go: Enjoy German fare and German drink with your friends and neighbors at this annual celebration.