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The Weekender: Cars, Fairs and Historic House Tour

What to do in and around town this weekend.

Warmer, sunnier weather is expected to return this weekend with plenty of opportunities to spend time outside.

This weekend marks Millburn's 18th Annual Classic Car Show. The event will take place on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. on Millburn Avenue between Spring and Main streets. The event is free. With over 125 cars on display, there is something for everyone. There will be judging and trophies for winners. Live music and raffles will also take place throughout the day. If you are interested in showing a car, call 973-379-2341 for information. Prices for registration are $12 in advance and $15 per car on the day of the show.

Saturday is the annual Montrose in May Historic House Tour, featuring six examples of large Victorian, Colonial, Tudor and Shingle-style homes in the state and national historic district. Tickets are $30 and available online at www.montroseparksonj.org or at local merchants in South Orange and Maplewood. Tickets are $35 the day of the event. The tour begins at Mountain Station, and homes are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, visit www.montroseparksonj.org or call 973-763-1880.

Coinciding with the house tour is a "tweed ride" sponsored by the South Orange/Maplewood Bicycle Coalition. In the last year tweed rides—in which riders are encouraged to wear Victorian-era finery—have been organized in cities like London, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore. Local residents are invited to join SOMbike for the first annual four-mile tweed ride through the streets of historic Montrose, starting at 10 a.m. at Montrose Station and proceeding along the route of the tour.

Also on Sunday, it's Maplewood's 10th Annual MayFest on Springfield Avenue. Starting at 11 a.m., more than 75 local vendors, artists and other community members will set up shop on the street. Additionally, there will be live music, activities and rides for children and a large amount of food.

This Sunday also will be the end of the Julliard @ SOPAC series, finishing off with cellist Caroline Stinson and pianist Aaron Wunsch. Music choices feature early 20th century French music. The performance is at 3 p.m., and tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, and $10 for SOPAC members. More information can be found here.

Anne Simms May 14, 2010 at 01:00 AM
Additionally this weekend: the annual Friends of the South Orange Public Library BOOK SALE on Sat. May 15th from 11am-4pm! The sale will be under the big tent in the library parking lot (bet. Taylor and Comstock Place). Fantastic prices!!!

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