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UPDATE: What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend?

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend? How about following the yellow brick road? Maybe you would rather stop and smell the roses…

Well, you can do all that and more right here in town!

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

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Friday, June 9 

Villagers Theatre 

Opening Date: 06/09/2017
Closing Date: 06/25/2017
Performance Times: Fridays/Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day, a twister hits her farm and carries her over the rainbow to another world.

http://www.villagerstheatre.com/viewproductions/2017oz/

Saturday, June 10

Colonial Park

On Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will be celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden “Rose Day Festival.” The event will be held at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at 156 Mettlers Road, Colonial Par, Lot A, Somerset (Franklin Township).

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/sections/green/articles/franklin-township-42nd-rose-day-festival-at-co

Township of Franklin 

If you didn’t get a chance to attend last week’s Farmer’s Market opening, don’t fret it will be here until September 23. Why wait? Come out this Saturday and pick up some of the finest locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and more. 

Click the link below for more details:

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/articles/coming-soon-franklin-township-community-farmers

St. Sharbel Maronite Church of Somerset NJ

All are welcome to attend the Lebanese Festival this weekend to enjoy live music and dance performances, homemade food and parties, games, souvenirs and raffle prizes. 

Admission and parking are free!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Sharbel-Maronite-Catholic-Church-Rectory/111739148863846

Venus Jewelers 

Venus Jewelers will be showcasing an Estate and Antique Jewelry Show in conjunction with Beneficial Estate Jewelers on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Featuring a fresh new collection of antique, estate and vintage jewelry and watches from around the world, this unique one day only antique show allows the opportunity to view and purchase highly sought after vintage pieces from the most popular eras of jewelry making.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/articles/franklin-township-venus-jewelers-to-host-estate

Sunday, June 11

Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House Open Free to the Public

1-4pm 215 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ

There will be docents on hand to conduct tours and answer questions about colonial life.  The recently renovated carriage barn features a used book and gift shop. 

In addition, talks and craft demonstrations will be conducted in the conference room, and videos about life in colonial times will be shown in the media room. 

http://www.themeadowsfoundation.org/upcoming-events-at-the-meadows/

PJ Cavanaugh’s 

There is going to be a heat wave this weekend, but that is ok because it is POOL TIME at PJ Cavanaugh’s! 

Summer Seventeen is here & it's time to break out the Bathing Suits! Come hang all #Summer w/ us at PJ Cavanaugh's! We're opening up the pool Wednesday-Sunday from Noon-10p (Weather Permitting)

Top off your week w/ Saturday & Sunday Day Partys ft. #FrozenDrinks, Chill Vibes, & Good #Eats, from Noon-10p

Kick off your #Summer the right way w/ the crew at the #Pool #PJCavs #SummerSeventeen #Drinks #PoolParty #Party

Things to do close to home worth mentioning… 

Weekend Local Travel Events June 10 to June 11

Naturalization Ceremony and Flag Day Celebration

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 6.9 - 6.11

1. Rose Day Festival, Colonial Park Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden

2. Flag Day Celebration, Downtown Somerville

3. Garden Social, Environmental Education Center

4. The Wizard of Oz – opening weekend, Villagers Theatre

5. Grassland Birding, Duke Farms

6. Of Mice and Men, Farmstead Arts Center

7. Big Tree Hike, Duke Farms

8. Evil Dead: The Musical – opening weekend, Somerset Valley Players

9. Art Show and Sale, Blackwells Mills Canal House

10. Open House, Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House and Carriage Barn

http://visitsomersetnj.org/weekend-top-10/

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