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Pig Roast for Autism Awareness, Comedian Chris Monty and More This Weekend

Find out what's happening this weekend in the area.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening in and around Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Springfield and Summit.

A new tradition starts Saturday with the Inaugural Pig Roast for Autism Awareness. The day-long event features food, games and creating awareness for autism. Proceeds go to AutismNJ, whose campaigns focus on directly improving the lives of those affected by autism. The event takes place starting 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Park, 1 Roessner Place in New Providence. For more information, visit the group website. 

Comedian Chris Monty hopes to flip your frown. He's one of New York’s busier comedians and a regular at some of the city's best comedy clubs. He is currently touring in an original play that he co-wrote titled “Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat!” Monty performs Saturday night at Scotty's Pub and Comedy Cove in Springfield, 595 Morris Ave. Also on the bill are yukmeisters Mick Thomas and Anthony Crescenzo. The show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $18 plus a two-item minimum. For more information, call the club at 973-376-3845.

Summit's Bouras Galleries offers a lovely exhibition continuing this Saturday and Sunday featuring the works of watercolorist Jill Vondervor-Frank. The venue is located at 25 DeForest Avenue and the galleries are open to the public.  For more information on gallery hours please call Linda Cole at 908-277-6054.

Watchung Reservation is the site for a special event designed to bring together families touched by diabetes. The Type 1 Diabetes Day in the Park offers free activities and contests for families dealing with the disease starting at 11 a.m. Meet at the Evergreen Left Loop Picnic Area near New Providence Road and Coles Avenue. And be sure to bring lunch. For details, call 732-296-7171.

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