As always, Patch is here to give you a list of great, family-friendly and inexpensive events to attend or check out over the next week. Take a look at what's going on in the region.
Kevin M. Walsh Fireworks Festival
Where/When: From 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Long Valley Middle School.
Why Go: Because there will be bounce houses, rock-climbing walls, food vendors, live music and a fireworks display.
Pricing: $5 for all-you-can-play bracelets for children.
Columbia Trail Tromp
Where/When: Event begins at 7 a.m. for bikers and runners, 8:30 a.m. for walkers at Somerset Hills Bank in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because it benefits cancer research.
Pricing: $20 per person, $10 per senior, $50 for a family of four.
Where/When: From 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: To enjoy a fun beginner group run.
When/Where: From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the .
Why Go: To discuss the latest Manga titles and videos. Naruto and Bleach are even better with when hanging with library friends.
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the in Warren.
Why Go: To welcome the jazz sounds of Landon Peer and Karl Dietel on their first Under the Stars performance.
When/Where: From 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at in Warren.
Why Go: Because jazz vocalist Laura Hall presents a program of American popular songs, jazz standards and Brazilian music.
Pricing: No cover charge.
When/Where: All day on Friday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: It's your last chance to try any of the YMCA's programs, including the pool. Don't miss this great opportunity for fitness and fun.
Pricing: Free, but for Somerset County residents only.
Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the in Long Valley.
Why Go: Because it’s a celebration of Long Valley resident Michael Goodwin’s outdoor photography.
Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at in Madison.
Why Go: Because enjoying Dario Fo’s brilliantly funny, scathing political farce is a terrific way to spend your weekend.
Pricing: $32 to $55.