FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to show support for the youth of Franklin Township? Want to see the best of the best from our public schools? Maybe you would rather enjoy some good food and fine wine. 

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

Friday, Jan. 12

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Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation

The Community Fellowship Mass Choir will provide live performance, and members of the New Jersey Orators will share a special message. This year the Honorable Raymond L. Bruce, of the Bronx County Justice Supreme Court will be the Keynote Speaker.

Until Friday noon. Tickets may be purchased online at and at the Franklin Twp Community/Senior Center 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ. All donations are tax deductible. 

Central Jersey College Prep

Central Jersey College Prep High School and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Details: Central Jersey College Prep High School Address:  101 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ, 08873 Room Name:  Auditorium Time:  8:00: AM - 1:00: PM

Click here to make an appointment

Saturday, Jan. 13

Franklin High School 

The public is invited to see "Franklin's Finest" at Franklin High School this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here for details. 

Township of Franklin 

Rabies vaccine for Dogs are available at the Franklin Township Animal Shelter. Click here for details. 

Franklin Township Public Library 

This program is for grades 6-12. Learn how to use water and wax to create beautiful and unique candle art.  The library will supply wax and other candle supplies.  Participants are asked to please bring a metal jar lid.

Call Pierce Street Bagel and Cafe' for free delivery, 732-412-7640, click here for lunch specials

Sunday, Jan. 14

The Villagers Theatre - The Fantasticks

“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. Click here for more details. 

Monday, Jan. 15

Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation

The Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation (MLKCF) will host its 21st Annual Franklin Township MLK Community Breakfast, at the DoubleTree Hotel.


More things to do close to home…

Coat Giveaway to Those in Need

Piscataway's Annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast

North Jersey Orchid Society 51st Annual Orchid Show

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 1.12 to 1.14

1. Winter Festival – New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, State Theatre New Jersey

2. The Fantasticks – Opening Weekend, Villagers Theatre

3. Bridal Showcase, Olde Mill Inn

4. Winter Exhibition Opening Reception, The Center for Contemporary Art

5. Science Magic Day, The Children’s Museum of Somerset County

6. Old York Cellars Wine and Music, Bridgewater Commons

7. National Seed Swap Day, Duke Farms

8. Guided Tour, Rockingham Historic Site

9. Spanish & Portuguese Food & Wine, The Cooking School at Natirar

10. Paddington Storytime, Barnes & Noble


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