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What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend?

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What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend? Credits: Malik Lyons
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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend?

How about going to a carnival or parade? Maybe you would like to attend a scholarship fundraiser or go on nature walk/bike ride? Well, you can do all that and more right here in town, or nearby. 

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

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Friday, May 19

St. Mathias Carnival 

All are invited to St. Mathias' 30th annual carnival, that will run through the weekend. 

Fish Friday Night and Bracelet Day all day Sunday. 

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/articles/franklin-township-coming-soon-st-mathias-30th-a

Saturday, May 20

New Jersey Orators 

The New Jersey Orators 'the voice of New Jersey' will host its annual awards and scholarship fundraiser at Franklin high school.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tickets: $25 adults over 21; $10 for students 13 - 20 Children under 12 FREE

For tickets call (732) 846-5011 or contact local Orators chapter; www.oratorsinc.org

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/articles/franklin-township-new-jersey-orators-will-host-a

Food and Water Watch 

This Saturday at 10 a.m. we are having a rally at the Imperia to get state politicians to pass a resolution opposing this compressor station and pipeline in New Jersey.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/events/stop-the-franklin-gas-compressor-station-and-pipeli

African Day Parade

Promoting Unity in Diversity and Economic Empowerment

All are welcome! Starts at 10 a.m. on Hawthorne and Hamilton St. and will end at Naaman Williams Park with a day long celebration ending at 4 p.m. 

Somerset Presbyterian Church 

Spring Flea Market -Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd., Somerset. 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. 

Variety of used and new items. Great bargains! Lots of vendors! Find a treasure from the past or something useful for the present. No entrance fee. Refreshments available for purchase. Come enjoy the day! For more information, please call 732-249-8674.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/events/promoting-unity-in-diversity-and-economic-empower

Sunday, May 21

Franklin Township's 4th Annual Canal Road Walk & Roll

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 10:00AM-4:00PM & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 10:00AM-4:00PM

CANAL ROAD CLOSED FROM EAST MILLSTONE TO BUTLER ROAD ENJOY A DAY WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY ALONG THE SCENIC D&R CANAL NO CARS NO TRAFFIC NO NOISE

LOCAL TRAFFIC PERMITTED (10 MPH PLEASE)

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/events/franklin-townships-4th-annual-canal-road

Temple Beth El

Please join us on Sunday, May 21st for a very different Temple Beth El Fundraising event. Instead of a dinner dance this year, we wanted to have a little more fun. So we are going to have a night at the races. Attendees can pay at the door. 

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/categories/press-releases/articles/welcome-to-the-temple-beth-el-preakness-stakes

“Shore” thing(s) to do:

This year’s New Jersey Seafood Festival will feature new activities and attractions for the whole family, including live music, wine tent, contests, kids’ activities, craft vendors and, of course, seafood.

https://www.tapinto.net/events/new-jersey-seafood-festival-12

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 5.19-5.21

1. Basking Ridge Charter Day, Bernards Township
2. The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, USET Foundation
3. Annual Children’s Day, Rockingham Historic Site
4. Farm To Table Market, Duke Farms
5. Sightseeing Bus Tour, Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway
6. Classicals at the Circle, Watchung Arts Center
7. Famous Mothers and Heroines Bus Tour, Multiple Locations
8. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, State Theatre New Jersey
9. 15th Annual Asian American Festival, Pinoy Filipino Restaurant
10. Pedal for the Puzzle Family Festival and Bike Ride for Autism, Throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties

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

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