MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli announced a busy mid-October weekend with multiple community events taking place on Oct. 12-13 at the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Borough Council work session.

The fall Pickleball tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at the Mountainside tennis courts. The optional learn to play clinic will take place at 5:00-5:45 pm. The tournament featuring multiple skill levels will run from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the Mountainside Rotary Club and the Mayor’s Fitness Initiative. Ticket price is $20/person and all proceeds go to the Rotary Club. Those who would like to register to the event or have additional questions may call 908-967-7066. The rain date for the tournament is Sunday, Oct. 14.

Mountainside P.A.L. (Police Athletic League) is organizing the 19th annual Cop Trot / Tot Trot event on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Deerfield School. The event is the main fundraiser for the organization. The event begins with a Tot Trot for Children 6 and under at 8:30 am followed by the 5K race at 9:00 am. The top three runners in each age group will receive awards. The event also features music and pre- and post-race refreshments.

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The advance registration fee for the 5K run is $25 for adults and $20 for children 15 and under. The family registration fee for 4 or more runners/walkers is $65. Race day registration is $5 above the pre-registration fee for all categories. Registration is available at Registration forms with payment can also be sent to: Mountainside P.A.L. – Cop Trot, P.O. Box 1423, Mountainside, NJ 07092-1423 or dropped off at either the Beechwood or Deerfield Schools. Pre-registration ends on Oct. 6.

The Mountainside PTO is hosting its annual Fall Festival also on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Deerfield School. The event starts at noon and continues until 4 pm. This family event features rides, games, a Tricky Tray as well as refreshments.