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Health Takes Center Stage at Farmers Market

In surrounding areas, country, jazz and musicals await.

The Mayors Wellness Campaign offers numerous healthy options, from food to exercise, at the Chatham Borough Farmers Market this weekend. And in case you have something else in mind—taking in a show or concert, perhaps—you have options there, too. Here's what's happening in and around Chatham this weekend:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Where/When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because you can see some of the best local theater around in a beautiful setting, as performed by what's become the well-known Trilogy Repertory Co. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Cost: Free, or donation.

When/Where: Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Why Go: To hear fun dance music from the 80s to today
Cost: Free

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the Morristown & Morris Township Library
Why Go: An evening of jazz amidst the books sounds beautiful to you.
Cost: $20

When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You're feeling a little country.
Cost: $57 to $97

When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m., from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: It's summer and you want to test out those legs.
Cost: Free


When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m. at , 60 Littleton Road, Parsippany
Why Go: Get your ride spankin' clean while helping the volunteers of District 6 continue their lifesaving work.
Cost: $5 per vehicle

When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Railroad Plz & Fairmount Ave, Chatham
Why Go: Pick up healthy Jersey Fresh produce and taste creations from Chef Jesse Kraft from Saint Barnabas Hospital, made with produce from the market.
Cost: Bring your wallet

Tai Chi Demonstration
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., Railroad Plz & Fairmount Ave, Chatham
Why Go: Enjoy this free demonstration from a Tai Chi instructor and get some exercise in the open air.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., from Morristown Running Company
Why Go: Cycling's not your thing, but running is!
Cost: Free

Morris Plains Farmers Market
When/Where: Every Saturday through October, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Merchant Block of Morris Plains
Why Go: For a variety of fresh foods from some of the top vendors in the area.
Cost: Bring your wallet

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., , Fairmount Ave & Railroad Plz, Chatham
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

When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Care One at Madison Avenue, Morristown
Why Go: You and your pet want to go and brighten a senior's day.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting at the Why Go: To look at some beautiful gardens all over Jefferson Township
Cost: $12


When/Where
: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Plains Community Park Pool, 51 Jim Fear Drive.
Why Go: For a night of swimming and entertainment to enjoy with family and friends.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children, and an additional $3 for non pool members

When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Morristown
Why Go: You want to eat fresh.
Cost: Bring your wallet


When /Where: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at , 1675 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: Get your car cleaned gratis while helping teens learn about service and integrity.
Cost: Again, it's free!

When/Where: Sunday, 7 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You're a fan of these Prog legends.
Cost: $67 to $117

Ed July 19, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I wonder if the people at Green Village has a table there, as they said that is why they wanted commercial farming passed? Or did they just want a tax loop hole for a certain few on property tax?
Dave 2 July 20, 2012 at 01:21 AM
When did I ever call a person a racist, nobody, hack or coward? I ask that you please post the link (your good at that!) that backs up your accusation. This is a typical Templin slanderous accusation made to distract. Let me guess… you want us to visit www.savegreenvillage.com to find out when I called these people names. Are you sure you are reading MY posts? You do know the name at the top right of the post, just above the time and date, is the name of the person making the comment, right? Just double check next time your reading something, it sounds like you may be reading your own posts. More lies and accusations...
Dave 2 July 20, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Sorry I had to post this on this story, but for some reason my comments would not post on the appropriate story. Does not matter any way, no one else is following this....
Ed July 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM
For get Templin guy, (I don't think much of him either) let's just stick to the simple question. Is this really a farm in Green Village or just a tax shelter as I am starting to think? The people of Chatham will need to have their taxes raised because you have this tax shelter now? Why no produce growing in Green Village farms yet as you said there would be? Let's just keep this simple and honest. Templin please stay out of this. "ANYBODY BUT TEMPLIN" Thanks
Truthbetold July 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM
There is no change in tax status (no farmland assessment status) with the market garden ordinance. Taxes will remain the same.
Dave 2 July 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Truthbetold is correct, no tax status change with the Market Garden Ordinance. I do not know if anything is currently growing, but by driving by the property in question, it seems nothing is (not to mention, I haven’t seen any evidence of a landscaping business being ran out of there either!). I would have to assume, and by what was said at one point at a Committee meeting, by the time the Ordinance was voted on and passed, it was too late to plant. Also, nothing in the ordinance says they have to do it. Personally, if it were me going through all this I wouldn’t even want to do it anymore!
Truthbetold July 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Just one of the many examples of lies that are being printed in Patch in regard to this whole issue.
Ed July 21, 2012 at 02:39 AM
What lie, please quote the lie. Why would this not count as a farmland assessment? Truthbetold you use bad words "lie" these are questions, no "lies" here, please quote the lie. I do believe there is a NJ Farmland tax break, sorry free country, it's what I believe, what a person believes is "not a lie" in this country.
Dave 2 July 24, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Templin - Thank you for taking the time to post these links. Unfortunately, not one of these links support your arguments or even reference your description of what the articles or comments are about. Again, you are wasting the time of anyone who reads these posts. Your incredible accusations are still unfounded, no matter how many times you post your hack site. When reading the articles that you did post, it states that you had 55 signed resident area supporters on your petition. Is there a link where the public can see the signatures of these supporters? If there are 55 area resident supporters, why are you the only spokesman for the group?
Dave 2 July 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Now its 100 people that signed the petition? Why cant you post the link? Is it on your hack web site? Seems the petition was the back bone of your support structure. Haven’t heard from the "dozens" of supporters since this whole mess started. Maybe they realize this is a waste of time. I am not sure how you count your dozen, but according to the Patch article " The lawsuit was served by an unincorporated association of residents of Green Village Road, including Jim and Shirley Honickel, Richard Erich Templin, Chris and Kristen Struening, Michael J. and Nicole O'Connell and Vincent and Thea Bancroft Ziccolella. They are suing both individually and as members of the Citizens Against Ordinance 2012-05, the market garden ordinance." That’s 9 individuals which makes up 5 properties. Not sure how you say this is a community out cry. How many residence live in Green Village?
Dave 2 July 25, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I am very impressed that you still think I am some how related to Green Path or the Millers. Still not sure why you can't show the petition via a link or on your hack web site. You mention your supporters, but sadly they have not shown any support lately. Seems they spoke up in the beginning but faded away quickly. By your remarks about those in favor of the Market Garden Ordinance, seems like your being a little defensive. Besides, what does ones career have to do with wanting a Market Garden Ordinance? What are you implying? If the vote by the Township Committee was against the Market Garden Ordinance, would it be far to say they were in your “pocket”? I will say, it is nice to see that you are consistent with posting lies and accusations and I look forward to the upcoming election for Township Committee.

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