BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ. - If you're looking for prime summer activities and entertainment this weekend, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard if you live in Basking Ridge.

The Basking Ridge Fire Company is holding its fundraising all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, with juice, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and tea included. Donation to the all volunteer company and EMT are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and children. Children under 3 are free.

The breakfast will be served until 1 p.m. at the firehouse at 30 Washington Ave., Basking Ridge.

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On both Saturday and Sunday, potential members and anyone else, too, can try out the Bernards Township municipal pool for the guest fee of $8 for ages 2 to 12, and 60-plus and $10 for ages 13 to 59. Children under age two are free. The usual requirement that guests must be accompanied by a member is being waived on those days.

The pools at the facility at Pleasant Valley Park off Valley Road will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days. 

Pleasant Valley Pool features four separate pools or play areas for swimmers of all ages. The pool areas include an interactive water play section and a 50-meter "z"-shaped main pool with a diving tank. The pool sponsors a competitve swim team, a comprehensive group swim instruction schedule and offers "dry" facilities, including a sand volleyball court, shuffleboard court and bocce court, acres of grass to spread out a picnic lunch, and a full-service concession stand where a meal or snacks may be purchases. Summer events include Noodle Nights, Family Nights and Grandparents Day.

Membership is available to Bernards Township residents and non-residents. There are membership categories for residents and non-residents, and different family sizes and ages. More information on membership is at, or can be obtained by calling 908-204-3003 or emailing

Those guests who join by June 20 also can receive complementary guest passes. The full-time schedule will take place after that date.

Dewy Meadow Day underway on Saturday

Free fun, food, giveaways and family activities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Dewy Meadow Village shopping center off King George Road in Bernards Township.

This is the second annual event to be organized by the merchants at Dewy Meadow Village to arrange a community event and to raise awareness of the businesses at the center, many locally owned.

Be transported to Scotland at Bonnie Brae School

And for those who love all things Scottish _ and many who wish to trace their Scottish heritage and acquire genuine Scottish food and clothing, such as kilts for their specific clans _ Bonnie Brae's annual Scottish games and Highland Festival is back on Saturday. The grand opening ceremony is at noon. Signs at the event say it will be open until 5 p.m.

Activities and entertainment, as well as edibles, are available throughout the day. For those who love bagpipe music, Celtic dancing and music and seldom-seen Scottish athletic feats of strength, the Scottish festival brings it all together.

The event benefits the students at Bonnie Brae School, 3415 Valley Road, in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township. The festival is held on the rolling green fields of the school grounds.