5 Favorite Things In & Around Madison This Week (8/5-8/11)

Each week we plan to highlight some of the awesome activities happening locally.  We're hoping to find some things that you'll love adding to your family calendar, as well as a couple just for the adults!  We promise to have 5... but if you know Madison like we know Madison we know you won't be surprised if we can't stick to just 5.  This week we have 5 family ideas... and a couple that could be perfect for a date night, or mom night out.

5 favorite things

For Families:

1. Pitch Perfect Movie Sing-A-Long

Thursday, August 4 @ 7 pm Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South Street Morristown, NJ Free admission but must make a reservation Website

2. Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

August 5 - August 11 9 am - 3:30 pm Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 East Hanover Avenue Morris Township, NJ Website

3. Madison Public Library

Drop In Movie Friday, August 5 at 3 pm The Greatest Game Ever Played Website

4. Pirates Past Noon

Summit Playhouse Friday, August 5 at 7 pm, Saturday, August 6 at 11 am, 2 pm & 7 pm, and Sunday August 7 at 11 am & 2 pm Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. This time around, Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps—and ruthless pirates! Will they discover a buried treasure? Or will they be forced to walk the plank? The Summit Playhouse 10 New England Ave Summit, NJ $10 Website

5. Expl0re the Farm Wagon Ride

Board the open-air wagon for a leisurely ride around the historic farm. See the farmers working in the fields and with the animals. Visit the horses, cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens! Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Saturday, August 6 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township $6 per adult, $5 per senior (65+), $4 per child age 4 – 16, $2 per child ages 2 & 3, FREE for children under age 2. 973.326.7645

And for the parents…

Healthy Italia - Cooking Classes

Friday August 5, 6:30-9:30 pm Date Night – Hands-on Class – Risotto

Tuesday August 9, 7-9 pm Ladies night out – Hands-on Class – Cooking with Gretchen – Dolce (sweets)

Thursday, August 11, 6:30-9:30 pm Hands-On Workshop – Traditional Italian Lasagna from Scratch (perfect for date night)

Healthy Italia 55 Main Street Madison, NJ 07940 Website

Canvas & Grapes Morristown @ George & Martha’s

August 10 @ 7 pm $30 includes all painting supplies and 1 happy hour beverage Additional food & Beverages available for purchases Website