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What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend?

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend?

Want to end the week with a drink poolside? How about showing your Warrior pride? Maybe you’d rather take a tour of our local sensory garden?

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

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

Friday, Aug. 4

Bam Desserts 

New Dessert Shop in Somerset on Hamilton. Open today 11a-6p, Sat 11a-5p and Sun 11a-3pm.

BAM Desserts consist of three partners/friends with a vision to start a specialty bakery offering an array of flavors and something different.  The name derives from the first initial of each owner.   We decided to focus our recipes on creative cake flavors.   Although we love icing, we want the flavor to stand on its own with icing as an accent.  The goal for our treats is less icing and MORE FLAVOR.

PJ Cavanaugh's

Cool off after work with a drink in hand poolside at PJ Cav’s from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. We've got the #FrozenDrinks, Pool Side Eats, & #DJ's spinning all summer long! #Summer2k17

Saturday, Aug. 5

The Learning Experience® of Somerset Family Fun Day

Join us for a special day filled with fun and excitement at The Learning Experience® of Somerset from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! You don't want to miss this free family-friendly event that is guaranteed fun for all! 

Warrior for Life Community Launch Party

The Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation (WFLSF) will host a community launch party, at Ovations Restaurant in Bound Brook from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is to show appreciation to all that have helped WFLSF reach its first goal. The event is free and appetizers will be served. 

Franklin Township: Tour the Fragrance and Sensory Garden at Colonial Park

The Somerset County Park Commission will host a tour of the Fragrance and Sensory Garden, titled “Sense and Scents-Ability – The Exotic World of Herbs & Spices” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wine & Dreams 

You are invited to Wine & Dreams' grand opening party at 120 Cedar Grove Lane, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For $35 per person (wine and snacks included), patrons will have the opportunity to paint, have fun and Karaoke. Take a beautiful painting home! 

Don’t forget to check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s event section for things to do in and around town.

Sunday, Aug. 6

Kendall Park Community Blood Drive

Please donate blood at St. Augustine's Church.  Every donor will receive a Six Flags Great Adventure discount promo code towards a daily pass/parking (value up to $22). Walk-ins welcome!

More things to do close to home…

Food Trucks Open for The Duprees at Doo-Wop Outdoor Concert

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Venus Jewelers Restore and Repair Weekend Savings

Somerville Starlit Cinema Series Kicks Off July 13 on Division Street

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 8.4-8.6

1. 3rd Annual Food Truck Fest Ft. The Duprees, Duke Island Park

2. “Breaking New Ground: Women and Golf Course Architecture”, USGA Golf Museum

3. Heathers The Musical, Villagers Theatre

4. Sense and Scents-Ability, Colonial Park Gardens

5. Summer StoryWalk at Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

6. Cruise Nights, Downtown Somerville

7. Community Garden Snoop Tour, Duke Farms

8. Summer Stage, Downtown Somerville

9. Perfect Little Planet/Countdown to the Eclipse, RVCC Planetarium

10. Starlit Cinema, Downtown Somerville

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If you know of any events in town please contact the editor at mlyons@tapinto.net.

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