There are lots of fun things to do this weekend, both indoors and outdoors! I love this event though–a great way to help out a local family and have fun with the family! Be sure to read about Lizzie on the website.  

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WEEKEND

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (through April 10th). A slapstick farce musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn. Link here

Jersey Kids Consignment Fair. Thur: 9:30am to 8pm/ Fri: 10am to 9pm/ Sat: 9am to 6pm. A great way to save $$ by buying or selling your kids stuff! Firehouse #3, North Brunswick. Link here

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Fri: 10am/ Sat: 3pm/ Sun: 3pm. Presented by the Company of Dance Arts, you will be charmed by the set design, colorful costumes and exciting choreography. Tickets: $15-35. Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Link here

GoNewark HoopFest FanFest. Thurs: 5-9pm/ Fri: 3-10pm/ Sat: 12-6pm/ Sun: 12-7pm. A festival of free activities will occur in the Championship Plaza next to the Prudential center in Newark–family friendly and basketball-themed! Musical performances, DJ's, skill challenges, coaching sessions, Beer Garden, food vendors, etc. Link here

SATURDAY

       OUTDOORS

Bizzie Lizzie 5K and Fun Run. 8am to 12pm. The whole family can participate! A 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk and kids' dashes. DJ, live music, food, crafts and family activities. Read about 3 year old Bizzie's touching story on the web site. Register at 4 Campus Drive, Parsippany at 8am. $15-25. Link here.  

South Orange/Maplewood Bike Coalition Family Ride. 10am. Take a leisurely bike ride down the new bike path along the river. Look at plants and wildlife along the way. Meet at Baird Center parking lot, 5 Mead Street, South Orange. Link here

        INDOORS

Tangled Adventure! 12-2pm. Free activity sheets, games and fun! Paramus Park Mall Disney Store, Link here

Spring Fling at Kid's Kingdom. 10am to 4pm. Games, face painting, raffles, snacks, entertainment and more! Proceeds benefit Child Care Resources of Rockland. $15/child; $5 under 2yrs and adults free. 121 West Nyack Rd, Nanuet. Link here

Grand re-Opening at Bright Horizons. 10am to 12pm. A renovated facility with a Movement Matters Zone, Rock Climbing wall and new Art Studio. Complimentary family photos. 3 Becker Farm Road, Roseland. Link here

        SHOWS

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei. 4pm and 7pm. World Class gymnasts perform many daring moves and traditional acrobatics. South Orange Performing Arts Center. $25, $35. Link here

The Three Prince Charmings. 12pm and 3pm. What happens when two dueling Prince Charmings meet a narrator named Steve? An overbearing queen, some nasty witches, and a few beautiful princesses will all work towards a happy ending. UC PAC Studio Theatre, Rahway. $16 regular admission & get one child's ticket free! Link here.

School House Rock. 8pm. This musical is based on the popular Saturday morning cartoon series. Performed by students in grades 2 to 6. JCC MetroWest, West Orange. Link here

SUNDAY

Kidz Cabaret: Funkey Monkeys. 1 and 4pm. Created by the composer for Dora the Explorer, the Funkey Monkeys are a group of professional musicians and comedians. BergenPac, Englewood. $17. Link here

Paramus High School Craft Show. 10am to 5pm. Over 100 crafters and artists. $3 admission. 99 E. Century Road. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for these UPCOMING EVENTS

Baby toddler expo
 

Sunday, April 10th: The Baby and Toddler Expo. 10am to 12pm. Workshops (on Day Care 101), complimentary coffee and breakfast (9:30am to 10am). Shopping, giveaways, treats, sign language workshop, etc. Free if you bring new pajama as a donation to Pajama Project or $10 at door. Click here to register!

Saturday, April 2nd. Kimmy Schwimmy Concert. 11am. Catch the hottest show in town. Her last one at the JCC was sold out! This one is free and sure to draw a large crowd. Paramus Park Mall.