Hometown News Calendar for Week of August 10, 2014


Concert Café Series. 7 p.m. Fri. Branin Road, accousitical roots-folk and bluegrass; Aug 22. The Lost in Brunswick Trio, classic rock. Bring a lawn chair. Village of Taunton Forge, Tuckerton Rd and Taunton Blvd, Medford. Free. villageoftauntonforge.com

Sunset Series Concerts. 7 p.m. Fri. Chicago Experience; 7 p.m. Sat. Still Surfin'. Burlington County Amphitheater, 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton. Free. bcls.lib.nj.us/

Tri State Jazz Society. 2 p.m. Aug 17. Cynthia Sayer and Sparks Fly Quartet. Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd. $20, $10 for first-time attendees and members, free students with IDs and child. 856-720-0232. tristatejazz.org

Summer Concert Series. 6:30 p.m. Thu. The Rivers Rockabilly Trio. Mt Laurel Community Center, 100 Mt Laurel Rd. mountlaurel.com

Fiddling in the Forest Concert Series. 6-8 p.m. Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 6. Bring something to sit on and the General Store will be open. Whitesbog Village, 120 Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills. $5. 609-893-4646

Concert at the Shipman Mansion on the River. 6 p.m. barbecue, 7 p.m. concert. Aug 27. Sully’s Fortune, bluegrass band. Bring lawn chairs. 221 Edgewater Ave, Edgewater Park. reddragoncanoeclub.org

Lavett Ballard's Art. Through Aug. Exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings are on display.Willingboro Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy. 609-877-6668

Dressler Smith’s Paintings. Through Aug. Smith is a colorist who specializes in tranquil landscapes and ethnic images. Open to the public. Mt Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. 856-234-7319

Pinelands Jazz Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sep 13. Nonstop performances with food, crafts, activities for kids, and a dog run. Limited space is still available for food and craft, retail and service vendors The Dr. James Still Historic Site & Education Center, 209-211 Church Road, Medford. $5, free parking. 609-654-1812


Excel for Beginners. 2 p.m. Tue, Aug 19. Two-part introduction to cells and spreadsheets in MS Excel 2013; Walk-in Job Search Workshop. 11 a.m. Aug 20. Get help with resume, job search and interviewing techniques in the Computer Technology Center, first come first served; Internet and Email. 2 p.m. Aug 21, 28. Two-part class to learn about the Internet and sign up for a free email account; Bring Your Own Device Workshop. 2 p.m. Aug 27. Help with your smartphone, tablet, e-reader or other device in the Computer Technology Center, first come, first served. Sign up starting two weeks before each class at reference desk. Willingboro Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy. Register. 609-877-6668

Chair Yoga. 10:30 a.m. Mon. Teaches the basics of guided breathing, simple physical stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Mt Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. 856-234-7319

Qigong for Everyone. 11 a.m. Thu. Improve your health, mind and spirit with gentle exercise and attention to breathing. Willingboro Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy. Register. 609-877-6668


Manufacturing Technician Training Program Information Session. 10 a.m. Tue. For unemployed residents interested in participating in this no-cost career training program, the college is offering four training programs for Electronic Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Emergency Dispatchers and Financial Services. Burlington County College, Mount Laurel Campus, Laurel Hall room 320, 500 College Circle. Free. [email protected]

Medford’s Movies in the Park. Dusk. Tue. Raindate Wed. "Muppets Most Wanted" (PG), bring something to sit on. Freedom Park, 86 Union St. Free. medfordtownship.com

Brown Bag Lunch Health Series. Noon-1 p.m. Every Tue. Family fun seminars will focus on the benefits of getting fit and learning how to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Burlington County Library Amphitheater, Pioneer Blvd, Westampton. 609-265-5522

Farmers Market. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Produce, prepared food, artists, weekly cooking demonstration 10 a.m., live music. Burlington County Community Agricultural Center, 500 Centerton Rd, Moorestown. burlcoagcenter.com

Farmers Market. 3 p.m. Thu. Varsaci's Farm, Taylor's Riverside Farm, Mary the Queen of Pork and more. St Joseph's Church, 524 Warren St, Beverly. Vendor application available, thecityofbeverly.com

Farmers Market. 3 p.m.-dusk. Wed. Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks Rd, Bordentown City. bordentowncityfarmersmarket.com

Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. Wed. With family-oriented activities. 500 Pemberton-Browns Mill Rd, Pemberton Twp.

Pine Wind Zen Community Open House. 1-5 p.m. Sat. Rain date, Sat. Bring the kids, bring the dog, for food, entertainment, music and more. Take a tour and learn about the Zen Center and monastery, visit the Zendo (meditation hall), meditate, experience a taste of being part of the Pine Wind community. 863 McKendimen Rd, Shamong. 609-268-9151. pinewind.org

"MAKERS: Women Who Make America." 7:30 p.m. Wed. South Jersey NOW-Alice Paul Chapter presents an inspiring video about the struggle for women's equality during the last half of the 20th century, narrated by Meryl Streep, first aired on PBS. First Baptist Church, 19 W Main St, Moorestown. [email protected]

Burlington County College Community Showcase. 3-7 p.m. Thur. Inviting the community to explore the college's offerings through interactive science, criminal justice and arts exhibits, and will feature hands-on programming for all ages, including music, entertainment and high-tech science equipment. BCC, Mount Laurel Campus, 500 College Circle. Free. Register, bcc.edu/community-showcase

Knitting With Judy. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Every Thu. Mall Ministries, Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington Twp. 609-239-9300. mallministry.org

Refuge Night Hike. 8 p.m. Third Sat every month. Hike with the education staff on this after-hours hike; 4 Sawmill Rd, Medford. Register, 856-983-3329. cedarrun.org

Woodland Township Historical Society Event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Central Railroad of NJ Blue Comet displays and registration at the White Horse Inn; Speakers at Woodland Township municipal building; Self-guided walking tour to view 11 historic markers within walking distance around town.The firehouse will serve breakfast and lunch with items similar to the Blue Comet dining car menu of 1939; Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society will set up at Buzby's Chatsworth General Store; Hot Diggity Dog will also be providing refreshments. All locations on Rt 563 in town. 609-726-1053

Black Tie Homecoming Celebration for Church in the Bush Arbor. 6-11 p.m. Sat. Recognizing 67 years of worship hosted by Browns Mills Friendship AME. Charley's Other Brother Restaurant, 1383 Monmouth Rd, Mt Holly. $50, $40 young adults. Tickets, 609-668-2143

Old Fashioned Gospel Ensemble. 3 p.m. Aug 17. All are welcome. St Paul AME Church 305 W 305 W 3rd St, Palmyra. 856-786-0211

Showcase at Peachfield: Who Lived at Peachfield? 12-3 p.m. Aug 17. Artifacts from the 1988 dig, dating from the 17th century with tours of the property and an archaeological dig for all ages. The National Association of Colonial Dames of America, Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton. Free. Reservations, 609-267-6996. [email protected]

Peach Festival. 4-7 p.m. Aug 24. The First United Methodist Church, 25 Brainerd St, Mt Holly. $5, $2.50 child. 609-267-9055

Annual Scholarship Fund Banquet for DeHugo Consistory No 2. 6:30 p.m. Sep 13. Sponsor ads available $1-$100 price range. Banquet to honor Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-7th of Palmyra, and former Willingboro Councilman James Ayrer. Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford. 609-877-7730

Document Shredding Event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sep 20. Confidential papers and files, county residents may also recycle computers and TVs and other electronics and small appliances. 22000 Columbus Rd, Mansfield. 609-499-1001. [email protected]

Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Walk and Autumn with the Animals. Sept 28. 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m start, 11 a.m. challenge. 4 p.m. Live music, nature hikes, games, crafts, tours, canoeing and food. Cedar Run, 4 Sawmill Rd, Medford. Register online. Active.com $25 walk and run. $5 kids fun activities, $10 Autumn with the Animals. 856-983-3329. [email protected]


Breakfast. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sun. Eggs and home fries or pancakes, bacon and sausage, toast and drink. $5. Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4914, 28 Creek Rd, Willingboro. [email protected]

Ice Cream "Scoop Night". Noon-10 p.m. Wed. Fundraiser for the Board of Island Managers, to help fund environmental education tours of Burlington Island. UMMM's Ice Cream Parlor, 236 High St, Burlington City. [email protected]

Pig Roast. Noon-6 p.m. Sat. All you can eat pork, hot dogs, burgers, salads, beans and corn with free beer and soda. For Special Children's Fund. Edgewater Park Elks, 315 Green St. $20. 609-871-3231

Hoagie Sale. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. American, Italian, ham, roast beef, turkey and tuna soup or chili, baked goods. VFW 2692, 199 South Ave, Mt Holly. $6. Free delivery for 5 or more.Preorder, 609 267 9790

Beverly Night at Campbell’s Field. 5:35 p.m. Aug 23. Rock climbing wall, fun zone, fireworks, food vendors and Riversharks baseball. $12. Parking: $5. 609-817-4238. [email protected]

Peach Festival. 6-8 p.m. Aug 23. Peaches, baked goods and ice cream, moon bounce, cotton candy, face painting, balloon animals and live gospel music. First United Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley and Camden aves, Moorestown. $5, $15 family plus canned food donation. meetwithgod.com

Stepping Into Fall Male Fashion Show and Brunch. Noon. Aug 23. Sponsored by the Willing Workers of Browns Mills. St Mark's Baptist Church. Cater2U, 2901 Marne Hwy, Mt Laurel. $45. 856-581-9395

Dining for a Cure. 7 p.m. Aug 29. An evening of entertainment, inspiration, socialization and fundraising to benefit the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Cameron Humphreys for his classmate Alec Kazandjian. Indian Springs Country Club, Evesham $50. 267-441-6706. diningforacure.eventbrite.com

Coach Bingo and Basket Raffle. 6 p.m. open; 8 p.m. start. Sept 26. To benefit Bridge of Hope SJ includes 16 bingo sheets, must be 18 to play. Bring your own refreshments. Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, Westampton. $30, $5 extra boards. Preorder tickets through email only, events @southjersey.bridgeofhopeinc.org


American Red Cross Blood Drive. 1-6 p.m. Aug 22. Due to the high demand for blood during the summer months, the supply is very low and donations are needed. Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living at Moorestown, redcrossblood.org The sponsor code is LCAM. 856-235-1214

Blood Pressure Screening. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Every Fri. Mall Ministry, Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington Twp. Free. 609-239-9300. mallministry.org


Food Drive. Through August. Canned nonperishable proteins, low sugar fruits, low sodium soups and vegetables to restock food cupboards. Coordinated through Cornerstone Programs and Services, Florence. Drop off locations include Faith in Action, 50 Springside Rd, Westampton. Call for more locations, 412-320-3126. Cornerstoneprogramsandservices.org

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Volunteer Opportunities. Dedicated to saving the Pines. 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton. 609-859-8860. PinelandsAlliance.org


Crochet Guild. 1-3 p.m. Tue. Yarn donations appreciated. All made items are donated to local organizations. Willingboro Senior Center, 429 John F. Kennedy Way, Willingboro. 609-877-8444

SETI and UFO Study Group. 7-10 p.m. Second Wed every month. Hamilton Twp Library, Municipal Drive. 609-631-8955. njufoc.com

Willingboro Rotary Club. 12:15 p.m. Every Thu. Luncheon followed by business, new members welcome. Dolphin Diner, 4520 Route 130 N, Burlington Twp

Newborns in Need. 2-5 p.m. Third Fri every month. Accepting donations of newborn items and educating social groups about newborn needs. Virtua Center, Lumberton Plaza, Rt 38 and Eayrestown Rd. 609-575-9589. newbornsinneed.org

The Oliver Cromwell Black History Society. 11 a.m. Third Sat every month. New members welcome . Burlington Historical Society, 457 High St, Burlington City. 609-877-1449


Rummage Sale and Pierogies. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sep 6. St Barnabas Church, 309 East Broad St, Burlington. 609-386-9119

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Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, raindate Aug 23. Masonville-Rancocas United Methodist Church, 200 Masonville Rd, Mt Laurel. 856-235-7648

Beverly Community Day Celebration, Classic Car and Motorcycle Show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sep 27. Crafters, food vendors, information booths, music and entertainment. Broad St. 609-817-4238. [email protected]


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). 7 p.m. Second and fourth Monday every month. Mental health support for family members dealing with serious mental illness with a speaker, RAP and support. First Presbyterian Church, Chester Ave and Bridgeboro Rd, Moorestown. 856-222-9400

Support Group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder (DBSA). 7-9 p.m. Second and fourth Mon. Burlington County Inspirations hosts the confidential, peer-led, self-help and support. Hampton Behavioral Center, 650 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. 609-477-5340. burlingtoncountyinspirations.org

Alcoholics Anonymous. The purpose of an AA meeting is to provide a safe environment where participants won’t be judged or tempted by alcohol. Hotline, 609-298-7795. aa.org

Al-Anon. 7:15 p.m. Tue. St Luke’s Church, 2 Martin Luther King Dr, Willingboro. 609-914-6000; 7 p.m. Thu. Epworth United Methodist Church, 501 Morgan Ave, Palmyra. 856-829-1908; 7:30 p.m. Fri. Virtua Memorial, 175 Madison Ave, Mt Holly, Conference Room B. 609-914-6000

Grief Support Group. 7-8 p.m. Every Sun. Anyone who is dealing with grief. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 300 Fourth St, Riverton (red side door). 856-829-0783

HOPE Support Group for Widowed Men and Women. Chapters in all counties in South Jersey. For meeting call 856-234-2200. hopesnj.org

Overeaters Anonymous. 6:45 p.m. Wed; 9:30 a.m. Sat. Mall Ministry, Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington Twp. 609-239-9300


State Health Insurance Assistance Program. 10 a.m.-noon. Every second and fourth Fri. Walk-ins welcome. For seniors seeking guidance with the Medicare system, prescriptions and supplementals. Medicare Savings Plan, PAAD application help also available by appointment. Burlington County Office on Aging, Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Rd., Westampton. Appointments, 609-894-9311

Mansfield-Springfield Senior Citizens Meeting. Noon. Second and fourth Tue every month. Bring a bag lunch, dessert and drinks available. Jacksonville Community Center, 1791 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd. 609-723-8343

Jacksonville Citizens Meeting. Noon. Every second and fourth Tue. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and dessert are provided. 1793 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd. 609-723-8343

Pinelands Young at Heart. Noon. Every second and fourth Wed. 50 and older. New members welcome. Tabernacle Squad Building, Hawkin Rd. 609-714-9175

St. Mary's Senior Citizen Club. 1:30. Second Mon every month. Parish Center second floor, 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown City.

Delran Seniors Club. 1 p.m. Every second Tue. Bingo and light lunch with donations of baked goods accepted. Knights of Columbus Hall, Bridgeboro Rd. $3 fee, $3 annual dues. 856-461-9515

Jacksonville Citizens Meeting. Noon. Every second and fourth Tue. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and dessert are provided. 1793 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd. 609-723-8343

Riverfront Senior Citizens. Noon. Every second Wed. Meeting and entertainment or games. New members welcome. St. Stephens Church, Warren St, Beverly. 609-386-1318

Burlington Township Senior Citizens Club. Noon. Second Thu every month. Light lunch with meeting to follow. Relief Firehouse, Neck Rd. 609-387-9328

Seniors and Retirees. Challenging, rewarding and significant service opportunities, speakers for your events, medicare savings representatives and assistance for PAAD applications sponsored by Burlington County College. Call for reservations and appointments, 609-894-9311, ext 1498. staff.bcc.edu/rsvp/


Career Transition. 6:30 p.m. Networking; 7 p.m workshops. Assisting job seekers with different topics every week at two locations. Every first and third Wed. St Isaac Jogues Church, Evesboro-Medford Rd, Evesham; Every second and fourth Thu. Temple Emanuel, 1101 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill. ctpnj.org


Western Themed Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Ages 4 to eighth grade. Holy Trinity Lutheran Chruch, Mt Holly Rd, Burlington. 609-387-1202. holytrinityelc.com

Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.-noon. Mon-Fri. Grades K-6. St Paul AME Church, 305 W 305 W 3rd St, Palmyra. 856-786-0211

Vacation Bible Camp. 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug 20-23. Space is limited, snacks and prepared lunch each day. Beverly United Methodist Church, 133 Warren St. Register, 609-387-2776

Camp Firefly. Aug 23-24. For children ages 7-14, who have had a parent, sibling or other special person die. An overnight to make new friends, share feelings and find relief from grief. Free. Camp Matollionequay, 1303 Stokes Rd, Medford. 856-552-1300, ext 2507

Liberty Lake Day Camp. Through Aug 22. Ages 4-15, with bus transportation. 1195 Florence-Columbus Rd, Mansfield. 609-499-7820. libertylakedaycamp.com


Taj Mahal. 9:15 a.m. Fri. $25. $30 nonmembers. Browns Mills Senior Citizen's Club sponsor. 609-893-0304

VIP Trip to Resorts. Third Tue every month. $40 with $25 slot cash, $5 food credit. Complementary food going down and coming back. 609-268-0386

Renault Wine Tasting, Luncheon and Resorts Casino. 9:30 a.m. Sep 7. $61, $25 slot return. All inclusive, depart Beverly American Legion/Emergency Squad lot. 609-386-5137

Surflight Theatre for "A Chorus Line." Sep 11. $79. Lunch at Spray Beach Inn. Pinelands Young at Heart. 609-268-8951

Music of The Night, Lancaster. Sep 11. $85. Andrew Lloyd Webber musical all inclusive with lunch at Good and Plenty. Palmyra Senior Citizens sponsor. 856-829-1999

Newport and Block Island, Rhode Island. Sep 15-18. $525. Three breakfasts and dinners, ferry and tour, Newport Harbor cruise, tour of two mansions. Sponsored by Delanco Senior Citizens. 856-461-1384

Bermuda and Caribbean Cruise. Sep 25, for nine nights. $1,322, $1,222 or $892 double occupancy rooms available. To Bermuda, St Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee, Haiti. Browns Mills Senior Citizens Club. 609-893-0304

Spirit of Philadelphia Luncheon Cruise. Sep 25. $93. Full lunch buffet, live band and a festive musical revue on a two-hour cruise. Pinelands Young at Heart Club. 609-268-8951

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sep 27. $65, $25 deposit. Leave from Target Delran. Stop at Mastoris Diner for dinner (not included). Delran Historical Society. 856-461-4037

National 9/11 Memorial, NYC and Empty Sky Memorial, Jersey City. Oct 11. $89. Includes meal. Reserve by Aug 15. Sponsored by Palmyra Senior Citizens. 856-786-2145

Doolan’s in Spring Lake. 10:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Oct 21. $75. Lunch, one hour open bar, transportation and show “Old Time Rock and Roll.” Burlington Township Senior Citizens. 609-386-1640

Bus trip to 9/11 Museum & Memorial. Oct 25. $95 by Sep 30. Lunch at Hometown Buffet. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church, Mt Holly. 609-859-4168

Sight & Sound Theatre "Moses". Nov 13. $94. Lunch at Shady Maple. Delanco Senior Citizens. 856-461-1384

Moses-Sight and Sound Show. Nov 13. $94. Lunch at Shady Maple. Sponsored by Delanco Senior Citizens. 856-461-1384

Bethlehem Christmas Tour. Dec 11. $90. Includes Christkindlmarkt, buffet lunch at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Christmas City Village, Christmas by night bus tour. Sponsored by the Broad St United Methodist Church of Burlington. $25. 609-387-0397


Bristol High School class of 1954. 60-year reunion. Oct 18. King George Inn, 102 Radcliffe St., Bristol, Pa. 215-378-8022

Bristol High School class of 1964. 50-year reunion. 7-11 p.m. Sep 20. King George Inn, 102 Radcliffe St., Bristol, Pa. 215- 378-0271. [email protected]

Burlington City High School class of 1959. 55-year reunion. Sep 13. Burlington Country Club, 170 Burrs Mill Rd, Westampton. 609-499-1871

Burlington City High School class of 1969. 45-year reunion. Sep 27. Deerwood Country Club, 845 Woodlane Rd, Westampton. 856-764-5699, 609-877-4817

Cathedral High School Trenton class of 1963. 50-year reunion. Oct 18. Mountain View Country Club, Ewing. 215-295-4958

Florence Township Memorial High School class of 1964. 50-year reunion. Oct 18. Burlington Country Club, 170 Burrs Rd, Westampton. 609-499-0961, 609-499-0862

Palmyra High School Class of 1954. 60-year reunion. 1 p.m. Sep 12. Riverton Country Club, 1416 Highland Ave, Cinnaminson. Register and information. 856-461-9282

Palmyra High School Class of 1964. 50-year reunion. Oct 11. Riverton Country Club, 1416 Highland Ave, Cinnaminson. 856-829-4644

Rancocas Valley Regional High School classes of 1963 and 1965. Oct 11. Deerwood Country Club, 845 Woodlane Rd, Westampton. [email protected]

William MacFarland High School Class of 1957. 57- year reunion. Sep 19. Old York Country Club, Chesterfield. All former classmates, whether graduates or not, are invited to attend. Reservations required. 609-298-1954


To be considered for publication, send your information at least 3 weeks in advance to: Burlington County Times, Hometown News, 4284 Route 130, Willingboro, NJ 08046; email, [email protected]; fax, 609-871-0490. For questions or more information, call Rebecca Carlbon at 609-871-8114.

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