'Twas the Week Before Fishawack

Corpus Christi's Carnival opens Thursday, and the Shakespeare Theatre has a new play.

Every week on Chatham Patch, we bring you some local events near you that are perfect for the entire family. With Fishawack only two days away, Chathamites have the option of walking though the large festival in the borough's downtown, or enjoying the rides at the Corpus Christi Carnival.

Here are some events happening in and around Chatham this weekend:

Where/When: Beginning at 10 a.m. in Chatham Borough at the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount Avenue.
Why Go: The borough's main downtown festival offers food, entertainment and vendors, plus a kid's play area in Memorial Park.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at 314 Shunpike Rd. in Chatham.
Why Go: If you want to see some youth lax, this is the place to be. Refreshments, T-shirts and lacrosse items will be available to purchase.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: At 2 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Madison.
Why Go: Because Molière’s enduring comedic masterpiece about the hypocrisy of polite society sounds like a great Saturday night out. 
Pricing: Tickets range from $32 to $55.

Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at  in Madison.
Why Go: To boost your summer reading experience by grabbing as many books as you and your family want.
Pricing: However much you’d like to spend.

Where/When: From 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 300 Main St. in Madison.
Why Go: Grab the kids and take them to meet Parishoner Cindy Kane Trumbore, who will be signing her new picture book, “The Mangrove Tree.”
Pricing: $19.95.

Where/When: From 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the  in Madison.
Why Go: To enjoy a nice spring walk and meet some new friends.
Pricing: $12 donation, or $10 for seniors.


Where/When: On Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To take a break from Fishawack and enjoy Lewis Carroll’s classic story, adapted by Madge Miller and directed by Kari A. Cooper.
Pricing: $10.

Where/When: On Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday 6 to 11 p..m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at
Why Go: To enjoy carnival rides and take a break from the crowds at Fishawack.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: At 1 p.m. on Sunday at  in Chatham.
Why Go: With the help of a naturalist, kids ages 7 through 10 will attempt to figure out what animals have been around, and what they’ve been doing.
Pricing: $3.

Where/When: At 10 a.m. on Saturday at  in Chatham.
Why Go: Kids ages 2 through 6 will enjoy an informative hike around  in Chatham.
Pricing: $2


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