It's time for the weekend (and Father's Day). Here are 10 things to do in Middlesex County that will get you out of the house to have some fun. Have an event? Email us at email@example.com.
On the Basis of Sex
Monroe library, 4 Municipal Plaza
June 14, 2 p.m.
Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. PG-13, 2h. Free.
Youth Sports Festival
Next to DeVry campus, 630 Route 1 North, North Brunswick
June 14, 6-12 p.m., June 15, 3-12 p.m., June 16, 3-11 p.m.
The North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival takes place from June 13 to June 23. Activities in the Daniel Weeks FMX Motorcycle Show, Rosaire’s Royal Racers – Pig Racing, Gossamer Magic Show, Commerford Petting Zoo and high Flying Pages Thrill Show. There is also live entertainment nightly on the main stage. Tickets $6. Nbysf.com.
Flag Day celebration
Elks Lodge, 74 West Railroad Ave., Jamesburg
June 14, 7 p.m.
The Jamesburg Lodge will hold a Flag Day ceremony on June 14 at 7 p.m. Refreshments to follow ceremony. For more information, contact the lodge at 732-521-2180.
Man of La Mancha
Playhouse 22, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.” Tickets.
Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Roosevelt Park, Edison
June 15, registration 8 a.m., Walk 9 a.m.
The Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services, along with the County of Middlesex Board of Chosen Freeholders, The Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties, and The Edison Municipal Alliance are sponsoring The 11th Annual Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk. The event is being held to raise community awareness about pancreatic cancer; to raise funds to aid in research; and to support the work being done by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to find a cure. Registration and costs.
Dynamic Dave’s Physics Show!
Plainsboro library, 9 Van Doren St., Plainsboro
June 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
What damage can a ping pong ball do as it hurtles at 700 miles an hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? Ever frozen a hotdog until it shattered? Or seen a balloon burst into flame? It’s not magic, it’s science. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of our science center with lifetime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo as he brings his scientific “magic” from the world of physic. Free. Plainsboro library.
Creating your best life
Monroe library, 4 Municipal Plaza
June 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Susie De Lima Verde and Roopak Desai present this program about pursing meaningful goals and living with no regrets. Free.
New Jersey Exposition Center, 79 Sunfield Ave., Edison
June 15, 12-6 p.m.
The annual Edison Veganfest celebrates plant-based living, with food sample s, cruelty-free vendors, speakers, and chef demonstrations. Veganfest is a celebration of the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. There will be vegan food to sample and purchase, engaging speakers, exciting performers, and members from the local vegan community to answer questions and showcase what inspires them. Cost: $20, VIP $25. Edisonveganfest.com
Father's Day Vintage Baseball Game & Concert
East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway
June 15, 12-5:30 p.m.
The Liberty Base Ball Club will play against the Neshanock Base Ball Club of Flemington for a Father’s Day doubleheader. Following the games, at the Village Lawn at 4 p.m. Gentleman Jim’s Rock n’ Roll Roots show will take place performing songs from 1954-1964. Free. Monroenow.com/calendar
Raritan Native American Celebration & Pow Wow
Middlesex County Fair Grounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
June 15-16, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Redhawk Native American Arts Council presents the two-day Raritan Native American Celebration and Powwow festival. The festival will feature Native American singers, dancers, artists vendors, crafts, and performing groups from across the country. There will also be contest dancing, smoke dance, Pura women’s fancy shawl special, and purple hearts men traditional special. Cost: $12 adults and teens; $8 aged 6-12; $10 for seniors and students. Redhawkcouncil.org