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Pets, Pumpkins and Plein Air

Plenty of fun in and around the Chathams this weekend.

The weather has chilled only slightly, and there are still plenty of outdoor activities for you and your family! But if you really miss the heat of summer, we have a few indoor events, too.

Atrium Gallery Fall/Winter Exhibit Opening Reception
When/Where: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Administration and Records Building, 5th Floor, Court Street, Morristown
Why Go: You want to experience the Morris County government system in a more artistic way.
Cost: Free

Magnificent Moths
 When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Friday, The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham
Why go: Because there’s a whole butterfly world out there you don’t even know about yet.
Cost: $2.

Organist John Alexander
When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: You want to enjoy classical works by a trained musician.
Cost: Free

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want to tap your toes to the rhythms of what is considered one of the best percussion groups in the world.
Cost: $19 to $39

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market
When/Where: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Railroad Plz & Fairmount Ave, Chatham
Why go: Get your favorite fresh vegetables from Jersey Fresh vendors.
Cost: Bring your Wallet

Plein Aire Painting
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
Cost: Free

Speedwell Avenue and Beyond Town Cleanup
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. from the Morristown Firehouse, Speedwell Avenue
Why Go: You love Morristown and you love keeping it squeaky clean! And, be sure to head to the recycling center afterward for its rededication!
Cost: Free

Fungus Fest 2012
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
Why Go: You love mushrooms and all the mysteries therein!
Cost: Free with suggested donations of $1 to $2

Tower Choir Car Wash
When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m. at The Parish House at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, South Street
Why Go: You want to get your car squeaky clean while supporting the Presbyterian Church in Morristown Middle School Choir.
Cost: Free will donation

Blessing of the Animals
When/Where: 1 p.m. Saturday, Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church, Main St & Elmwood Ave, Chatham
Why go: Because pets need a little blessing, too.
Cost: Free.

Pedal for a Cure
When/Where: 8 a.m. Sunday, 484 Southern Blvd, Chatham
Why go: Because raising money for the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is a highly selfless motivation for taking a spinning class.
Cost: $50

Morristown Farmers Market
When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring and Morris streets, Lot No. 10
Why Go: You like to eat fresh.
Cost: Bring your wallet

Annual Blessing of the Animals
When/Where: Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: You have an animal in need of blessing.
Cost: Free

Bizet's 'Carmen'
When/Where: Sunday, 3 p.m. at The College of Saint Elizabeth
Why Go: You enjoy a night at the opera during a Sunday afternoon.
Cost: $25 to $50

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