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Mark your calendar! Throughout the entire year, Somerset County, NJ wows with distinctive diversions. Lively. Enlightening. Internationally recognized. Gather with community members for events and entertainment encompassing arts, culture and music, open-air and athletic activities, revealing classes and tours, and wholesome fairs, festivals and farmers markets.

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7:30 am

Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride

April 26 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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$10 – $70

The Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is a Spring tradition in Somerset where avid cyclists, the Franklin community and sponsors come together to raise money for the Franklin Food Bank. The Tour is the Franklin Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser, and the day consists of 7 events including the 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, 10-mile, 1-to-5-mile walk or ride, a 5-mile and 10-mile ride along Somerset’s scenic canal. 600 to 800 people participate each year, from seasoned cyclists to families cycling or walking together. All routes are on-road through scenic Somerset. The Tour rides start and finish at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873. Breakfast, lunch and break stops are provided, and all participants who register before April 1 are guaranteed a t-shirt. Riders who raise $150 or $300 receive special t-shirts, and riders who raise $1,000 receive special cycling jerseys. The financial support is greatly needed – The Food Bank helped feed 1800 families in 2018 and receives almost no government funding. To learn more about the Franklin Food Bank and the Tour de Franklin, please go to the Franklin Food Bank Event page, or the Tour de Franklin on Facebook.

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2:00 pm

The Constitution (Lecture) @ the Farmstead Arts Center

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This special program about the U.S. Constitution – how it was drafted, adopted and continually evolves – provides insights into the vibrant cornerstone of our democracy. This lecture will be presented by Nolan Asch, a historian and Hamilton scholar. Asch is a graduate of Columbia University majoring in history. He currently is a member of the New Jersey American Revolution Round Table and the Summit Old Guard. He is one of seven National Hamilton Advocates designated by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society. Registration is recommend as space is limited. $10 donation suggested but not required. The Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, practical, and performing arts in Basking Ridge, NJ. The Center operates under the Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a 501c3 organization. This program will be held in the Farmstead's wheelchair accessible main building. Parking is available on the Farmstead property, as well as at the parking lot for the Farmstead Park (a two minute walk through tall grass to the main building).

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