5 Favorite Things In & Around Madison the Week of August 26 - September 1

Okay, folks, we are in the home stretch of summer here. Just a little while until the little ones go back to school. So, here are 5 (okay 6!) things to do with your little ones this week:

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Saint Margaret's Carnival

Thursday, August 25th & Friday, August 26th from 6 - 11 pm,  Saturday, August 27 from 4 - 11 pm and Sunday, August 28 from 4 - 10 pm Rides, Games, Latin & American Food, 50/50 Raffle 6 Sussex Avenue, Morristown www.saintmargaretchurch.com

Pop Up Art Classes

Art Adventures with Mrs. C Mrs. C is a community staple!  If your little ones have an inclination towards the artistic, definitely give her classes a try! Monday, August 29, 30 & 31 12:30 - 1:30 pm $35 www.artadventuresartstudio.com/pop-up-class.html

Pirate's Cove at Mount Playmore

Someone JUST told me about this place today and I can't wait to take my kids! Splash park and playground. Free admission. Open everyday from 10 am - 7 pm. Pack a picnic, some bathing suits and sunscreen and let your kids run free and have some late summer fun. 30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake http://rec.mountolivetownship.com

Randolph Lake

One of the only lake beaches in the area that is not exclusively for residents (except on weekends). It's a great little lake for swimming, but they also have: water spray feature 5 water aerators beach house with changing rooms paddle boat and canoe rentals refreshment stand picnic facilities for large and small groups trained staff and lifeguards swimming lessons permanent docks for lap swimming basketball court $10 for non-residents http://www.randolphnj.org/parks_and_recreation/beach_membership

Late Nights at Turtleback Zoo

Featuring Pokemon Go! If your kiddos (or YOU) are into Pokemon Go, don't miss this! There are 17 Pokestops and 1 Gym. The zoo is open late (last admission is at 8 pm). The cafes are open late too, and the Savanna Cafe serves adult beverages too. August 25 & 31 Adults $14, Children $10 http://turtlebackzoo.com

Summer Story Time @ Short Stories

We're Going on a Trip! is the theme this month. Saturday, August 27 @ 10 am shortstoriesnj.com