The long weekend brings with it lots of fun events, and this coming celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is no different. Families from Summit homes have the opportunity to volunteer at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum on Monday, January 18th from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids 14 and up can help to clean up the gardens in anticipation of spring. Dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Work gloves and water will be provided to all volunteers. Registration is required. Please call Lisa Martin at (908) 273-8787, extension 1313.
Even the youngest volunteers from Summit homes can get in on the second event. Come to the Education Enter to make card to cheer up a patient at one of the local hospitals. Neat recycled materials will be provided, just bring your creativity. Registration is not necessary for this event. Children must bring an adult with them. Get more information at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
Have fun on Chatham real estate this winter at maple sugaring demonstrations held every weekend through February. Head to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $3 for guests aged 3 and older. Find out how to identify maple trees, tap and collect the sap, and turn the sap into syrup in a wood-fired evaporator. When the demonstration is finished, attendees will get to sample different syrups, including ones made onsite! Get more information at the Morris Parks website.