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1.  Hurdy Gurdy Concert: April Verch
Saturday, 8 p.m.; Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn
Why Go: S
ee a memorable contemporary folk performer.
$25 for non-members, $22 for members

2. NJ Young Professionals' Happy Hour
 Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Greek Taverna, 175 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why Go: Network with other young professionals from the area.
Pricing: $19.99 members fee

3. Friday Night Bounce 
 Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 pm; 651 Route 17 South, Paramus
Why Go: Let your kids bounce some of their energy out. Pajamas are optional.
Pricing: $13 per child

4. Open Mic Comedy Night
 Friday, 7 p.m.; Gainville Café, 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford
Why Go: Professional stand-up comedians flock to this locale to rehearse and perform in an intimate public venue. 
Pricing: $5 admission fee includes coffee or tea and a delicious pastry

5. Family Fun Friday: Pirates and Princesses!
 Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; The play area near Sears at Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park
Why Go: Come dressed as your favorite pirate or princess and be ready for some face-painting, balloon art, pretzel samples and giveaways. 
Pricing: Free

6.  I-AM Possible Spa Night
 Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Ridgewood Elks, 111 Maple Ave., Ridgewood
Why Go: Indulge and pamper yourself with massages, mini facials, and makeup.  Also enjoy live music performances, appetizers, beverages and shopping!
Pricing: $50 for VIP Guest

7.  Baby Proofing Your Home
: Saturday, 1 p.m.; Ojas Yoga Center, 880 River Rd., Suite 3, Edgewater
Why Go: Learn about everyday hazards that are found in the home and what you should do to correct them.
Pricing: $20

8.  Personalized Desktop Caddy Craft
: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Lakeshore Learning Center, 449 Essex St., Hackensack, (201) 441-9214
Why Go: Now your kids can create a caddy to hold their school supplies.
Pricing: Free

9.  Kids Building Clinic: Police Car
Where/When: Saturday, 10 a.m.; Lowes, 150 Route 17 North, East Rutherford
Why Go: Let your little builders create a police car that includes stickers and flashing lights.
Pricing: Free

10.  Professional Pet Photography
: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 pm; Petco, 9 Interstate Shopping Center, Ramsey
Why Go: Let professional pet photographers create a lasting keepsake of your pet.
Pricing: Free

11.  Upper Saddle River Day
Where/When: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 7 pm; Lions Park, Lake Street, Upper Saddle River 
Why Go: Activities will include family games, face painting, carnival rides and performances.
Pricing: N/A

12.  Westwood Library Book Sale
: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Westwood Free Public Library, 49 Park Ave., Westwood
Why Go: This is the perfect chance for book lovers to scoop up some new reading material at a discounted price.
Pricing: N/A

13. Wings & Wheels Expo 2011

Where/When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro
Why Go: Enjoy a vintage aircraft and auto show featuring a B-17 “Yankee Lady."
Pricing: Adults: $12, Seniors & Children under 12: $7, Under 3: Free

14.  Joe Giacchi Swing Trio
Where/When: Sunday, 2 p.m.; Mahwah Library, 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
Why Go: Take a trip down memory lane with this marvelous musical trio featuring vocalist Kate Manning.
Pricing: Free

15. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Where/When: Sunday, 2 p.m.; 298 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell; (201) 261-4200
Why Go: This musical is about the unlikeliest group of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. And at every performance, four audience members will join the Bee on stage for their chance at immortality (just come 45 minutes early to sign up)!
Pricing: $21 per ticket

What do you have planned for the weekend?  Share your plans in our comment box below. We want to hear from you! 


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