A Spelling Bee and Benefit Concert Highlight Weekend Events
This column brings you the best bets for the weekend in Bergen County.
Wondering what to do this weekend? Below are the top picks you and your family can enjoy.
1. Annual Concert to Benefit Sam Nugent and NY Youth
Where/When: Saturday, 2 p.m.; 52 Ackerson Street, River Edge
Why Go: Let It Grow will be celebrating their25th anniversary and at the same time hosting an annual benefit concert to raise funds for those in need - River Edge resident Sam Nugent and Brenna Lowry Hasselmann of Warwick, NY.
Pricing: $25 per ticket
2. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Where/When: Friday/Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.;
Why Go: Watch this enjoyable musical 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.
Pricing: $21 per ticket
3. Friday Night Bounce
Where/When: 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. Family Fun Friday: Pirates and Princesses!
Where/When: 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.
5. I-AM Possible Spa Night
Where/When: 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
6. Personalized Desktop Caddy Craft
Where/When: 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.
7. Professional Pet Photography
Where/When: 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.
8. Westwood Library Book Sale
Where/When: 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.
9. Hurdy Gurdy Concert: April Verch
Where/When: Saturday, 8 p.m.; Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn
Why Go: See a memorable contemporary folk performer.
Pricing: $25 for non-members, $22 for members
10. 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
What do you have planned for the weekend? Share your plans in our comment box below. We want to hear from you!