5 Free NJ Events This Weekend: February 12 – 14


Spend Valentine’s weekend meeting Captain America, creating a Valentine picture frame at Lowe’s, attending a Pokemon and Shopkins trading event, or going for a relaxing bird walk with Turtle Back Zoo.

Whatever you plan on doing this Valentine’s weekend, share with us using the hashtag #NJMom on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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1. Learning Express Toys of Holmdel events
Meet Captain America
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Even super heroes need a break from saving the world and this Valentine’s day, Captain America is taking time off to take photos and sign autographs for fans. With his trusty, unbreakable shield and his red, white, and blue uniform, Captain America will be making an appearance at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Shopkins Trading Event
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Shopkins are full of surprises and after many Shopkins releases, it is no mystery that children of all ages love to share and trade their Shopkins with friends. The Shopkins Trading Event at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel is not simply an opportunity to get a desired Shopkins, it is also a chance to make friends and have a good time.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Pokemon Trading Event
Friday, February 12th, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Trading Pokemon cards is easier and funner than ever at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel this Friday. Children of all ages, friends, and family are welcome to attend this Pokemon Trading Event.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ 07733

2. Lowe’s Valentine Picture Frame
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lowe’s invites children between the age range of preschool to elementary school to take part in their Build and Grow Clinic this Saturday to create the perfect Valentine’s day craft. Using their own creative talents and craft supplies provided, they will make a festive sweetheart picture frame.
Event happening at any participating Lowe’s store.

3. Winter Festival in Sparta
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Sparta Middle School for their indoor winter festival that feature exciting and interactive activities such as an indoor bouncy house, broom hockey presented by Skylands Ice World, carnival games, face painting, and even a giant slide.
Sparta Middle School
350 Main St, Sparta Township, NJ 07871


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4. Bird walk at Turtle Back Zoo
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM
Catch the sunrise at Turtle Back Zoo’s bird walk this Valentine’s day, where an animal keeper will guide bird lovers through the area as they conduct The Great Backyard Bird Count. This event is fun, free, and a great way to get out of the house on a beautiful Sunday morning.
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

5. Inspira Health Network Day of Dance
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Find your power to boogie with Inspira Health Network at the Deptford Mall. At this dance event, there will be music and live dance performances that interact with the crowd. Don’t miss out on this fun filled dance party.
Deptford Mall
1750 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford Township, NJ 08096

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