FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you like wine and cigars? How about painting or seeing a live 80s band? Well, you can do all of those things and more right here in town.

Check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s roundup of some of the best things to do this weekend close to home. 

Friday, April 21

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The Franklin Township Public Library

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

Encourage language development in your little ones! Parents or grandparents are invited to share some nursery rhyme fun with their children ages 0 - 4 years.   

This program is designed to help increase your child's attention span by alternating active rhymes, chants, and quiet activities.

Plan to arrive early enough to check in at the Children's Desk before the program starts.  By doing this, you will give your child will get the most benefit from this program. 

No registration is necessary.  If the program is full, we will not be able to seat latecomers.

Children of all abilities are welcome.

The Franklin Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Local 154

Sip . . . Taste . . . Mingle! The Franklin Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Local 154, Civic Association will be hosting a Wine & Spirits Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, April 21st from 7:00-11:00pm at The Marigold located at 315 Churchill Avenue in Somerset, NJ. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Franklin Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Local 154, Civic Association. 

Guest will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, buffet, cigar rolling bar, along with wine and spirits tastings! Enter the 50/50 and/or raffles for a chance to win great prizes.

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Saturday, April 22

Bagel Cafe and Deli

149 Pierce Street 

There will be special guests, tastings & giveaways! Great opportunity to have some fun while getting to know the people in our neighborhood! 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for 10 am. There will be two sessions, the first 9 am to 3 pm open to adults and children.  The second session 9 am to 3 pm open to adults and children.

Stage House Tavern

10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Come see how the bar area transforms into a dance floor where you can bounce to some of your favorite 80’s tunes!

High In the Mid 80s plays your favorite New Wave and Pop music from the early to mid 80s! The most authentic 80s band on the circuit!

Sunday, April 23

Villagers Theatre

Last night to see the show will be Sunday Night - August: Osage County 

Fridays/Saturdays 8:00pm - Sundays 2:00pm/Reserved seating - $20 Adult/$18 Senior/Student

PJ Cavanaughs

Every Sunday PJ Cavanaugh's presents Open Mic Night! Come on down to enjoy music & laughter! Whether you can play the guitar, tell a few jokes, even mime badly we want you here. We welcome any talent you have up on our stage, at all levels from novice to pro. 

Admission is free! Parking is free! There's top notch food, tap beer & drinks kick back & watch the show with. Enjoy All You Can Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs with Garlic Bread, $3 Champagne Cocktails & $3 Coors Light Pints All Day! Show starts at 7pm, get on the set list beginning at 6:45pm.

Things to do close to home worth mentioning… 

Make Some Noise: Hub City Music Festival to Support Elijah’s Promise

Somerset Patriots Opening Night – TD Bank Ballpark

Boots and BBQ : Earth Day Celebration, Greg Morris’ Riding Ring – Peapack

Walk on the Raritan Power Canal, Duke Island Park

Arts & Crafts Festival, Downtown Somerville

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