SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

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Friday, Aug. 3

Franklin Township Community Blood Drive

Please donate blood on Friday, August 3rd.  Donors will get a $10 off Houlihan's Restaurant coupon. Walk-ins welcome!

Saturday, Aug. 4

The Learning Experience® of Somerset 'Summer Carnival'

Join us at The Learning Experience of Somerset's Summer Carnival this Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 am to 2 pm at 12 Cedar Grove Lane. 

Lecture & Tour at Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden

The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Garden staff welcome visitors to an interesting & educational event on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden.

Community Farmers Market

The 2018 Franklin Township Community Farmers Market is returning with its mission of supporting Franklin Township and New Jersey agriculture! The Market, with its carefully curated mix of produce and specialty vendors, was the 2017 winner of the Healthier Somerset Award!

Saturday Market Fair

Please include, on your “Saturday To Do List”, shopping with the vendors at the Market Fair. The vendors are different each week, but each one has something good and with a great price. When you support the vendors you are helping The Citizens Club of Franklin Township Inc raise funds to maintain our building.  Are you interested in being a vendor? Call Aurtherine at 732-939-0514.

Flemington's Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival is Aug. 4

Jersey tomatoes, sweet home-grown corn and local craft beers will be featured at the annual Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival here from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Food Trucks Parked at Duke Island Park for Aug. 5 Concert

The Somerset County Park Commission Free Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater concludes the 2018 season on Sunday, Aug. 5, with the country rock of Kinderhook and a classic Carole King tribute.

Bonus Events:

NAWBO Central & Northern NJ Invites Women Entrepreneurs to Network at Social Hour in Bridgewater

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Central & Northern New Jersey chapter invites women business owners and professionals to make new connections and enjoy networking at a “social hour” at Redstone American Grill in Bridgewater Commons. 

WOMEN GROW TO HOST MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD WORKSHOP

Women Grow – Flemington, the New Jersey branch of the national cannabis networking organization, will host Dr. Rachna Patel and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D) at its next event Aug. 2.

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 8.2 to 8.5

1. Somerset County Park Commission 4th Annual Food Truck FestDuke Island Park

2. Monarch Nature Station, Duke Farms

3. Sense & Scents-Ability, Colonial Park Gardens

4. Friday Nights at the Drive-In Movies, Duke Island Park

5. Starlit Cinema: Hidden Figures, Division Street-Somerville

6. Laser Ladies, RVCC Planetarium

7. Mommy & Me – Maggiano’s Masterpieces, Maggiano’s Little Italy

8. Cheaper By The Dozen, Somerset Valley Playhouse

9. Old Ringers, Brook Arts Center

10. Green Day’s American Idiot, Villagers Theatre

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