Chocolate Festival to Benefit Youth Chorus

But there's more to do this weekend than just indulge.

Basking Ridge

When/When: Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at both facilities in Basking Ridge; the main YMCA at 140 Mount Airy Road, or the Riverwalk satellite at 665 Martinsville Road.
Why Go: Because anyone can show up to try a variety of free classes and activities at both locations, including Zumba dancing, group exercise classes, Yogalates, Pilates, Hip Hop classes, preschool dance, a chance to jump in the pool and more. There also will be a break on membership fees. A schedule of activities is on the website.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Art exhibit on display any open hours at the Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road in Bernardsville, and at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, with the show to last at both locations through Jan. 27.
Why Go: To view scenes from the Great Swamp in Basking Ridge and beyond as portrayed by 25 artists from the Somerset Hills, Morris County and other areas of the state in multiple medium, and to honor one of our natural wonders. 
Cost: Free

Chocolate Festival
When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. at Dolce Basking Ridge, 300 N. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because you love chocolate, you'll be supporting the N.J. Youth Chorus, and you can hear music while wandering among chocolatiers, caricature artists, and other vendors. A silent auction will also be held.
Cost: $10

Happy Birthday to the Don
When/When: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Corner Fire Co., 95 Church St., in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township.
Why Go: It's time for yet another fun evening at the firehouse as the Trilogy Repertory Co. hosts an evening of interactive dinner theater at the Liberty Corner Fire House to "The Don's" birthday. The bar opens at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing until 11 p.m.
Cost: $35, call 908-604-4800 for tickets and information, tickets at the door if available.

Paws for Reading, Ages 6 & Up
When/Where: Saturday at 2 p.m. at the 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Bring your favorite book to read for 10 minutes to a therapy dog from St. Hubert's. Children should be at least 6 years old to register. Registration required.
Cost: Free

Jersey Harmony Express Concert
When/When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To listen to an exciting barbershop quartet with perfect harmonies warming us all on a cold winter's night.
Cost: Free

Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon
When/When: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgewater Township Library.
Why Go: To celebrate the new year with crafts and an opportunity to take part in creating paper lanterns and a large dragon!
Cost: Free, but registration is required


When/Where: Friday at 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You're a fan of the former The Guess Who singer.
Cost: $37 to $57

When/Where: Saturday at 8 a.m. from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: Just because it's winter doesn't mean you're hibernating!
Cost: Free


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