BLACK HISTORY MONTH
"The Abolitionists," a Civil Rights Documentary. 2 p.m. Sat. Discussion will led by Rick Demirjan, history instructor at Rutgers University. Mt Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. 856-234-7319, ext 333. www.mtlaurel.lib.nj.us
Black History Celebration. 1-3 p.m. Sat. NJ State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs. St Paul United Methodist Church, 244 Washington St, Mount Holly. Free.
Black History Month Celebration, Spiritual Five A Cappella, Singers. 3 p.m. Feb 23. The The Public is invited to attend. Parkway Baptist Church, 4 Pennypacker Dr, Willingboro. Free.
The Taste of Soul Culinary Event. 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Feb 23. With Chef Tim Witcher, culinary educator at the Burlington County Institute of Technology, and Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef: Season 7” and owner of Sbraga in Philadelphia, will conduct culinary demonstrations. Culinary Arts Center at BCC, 21 Mill St., Mt Holly. $25, $10 child, students with ID. 609-894-9311, ext. 1338 www.bcc.edu/aacec2014
Oliver Cromwell Black History Society Awards Ceremony. 7 p.m. Feb 26. Students will compete for gift certificates, games, puzzles and other prizes to celebrate Black History Month, with the 30th Annual Black Heritage Historical Art and Essay Contest. Hosted by the Capt. James Lawrence School, E. Broad St, Burlington City. 609-877-1449
African-American History Month and Women’s History Exhibition. Monday-Mar 17; 7-9 p.m. Feb 27, reception. Free and open to the public. Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, 123 S. Elmwood Rd., Evesham; 856-985-1009. cfasnj @yahoo.com
Afro Expressions Art Exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thur-Sat. Through Mar 1. Featuring works by Amistad Artists Joe L. Speight, H. Alonzo Jennings, Vera Wright and Don Stephens; Amistad and Beyond Poetry. 2-4 p.m. Sat. Readings featuring Saleem Ameer Hakim, Vincent K.E.W. Edgefield, Thomas Fitzhugh and H. Alonzo Jennings and open mike, light refreshments; Talking Jazz. 2-4 p.m. Mar 1. Listen to and discuss Jazz hosted by H. Alonzo Jennings. Duke Ellington will be featured. Bring an Ellington album and your stories. Smithville Mansion Annex, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton. 609-265-5858. email@example.com
Pathways Through the Pines Photography Exhibit. Through Mar. Highlights the transient and haunting beauty of the Pinelands. Live fiddle music by Ron Smith with threads of Irish, folk and maritime and light refreshments. Pinelands Preservation Alliance Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton. 609-859-8860
Watercolor Art Display. Through Feb 28; 3 p.m. John Hood recently received a second- place award in Camden County’s senior citizen juried art show. Mt Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. 856-234-7319
Burlington County Art Guild Member’s Exhibit. Through Sat. Approximately 50 works in wood, egg tempura, oils, watercolor, acrylic, photography and computer enhanced photography. Pemberton Library, 16 Broadway. 609-893-8262
Shrek: The Musical. 7 p.m. Mar 6, 7, 8. "Shrek" is the tale of a faraway kingdom turned upside down when an ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Florence Township Memorial High School auditorium, 1050 Cedar Lane. $7.
Boating Safety Classes for Certificate. 6:30-10 p.m. Feb 25 and 27. Attend both nights to meet the NJ Division of State Police Marine Law Enforcement requirements to receive the certificate required by law to operate a boat or PWC. Brandywine at Moorestown Estates, 1205 N. Church St. $75. Register, 201-291-5976. www.njboat.org
Connect with Nature-Maple Sugaring. 1:30-3 p.m. Today. A program about the oldest continuous industry in North America. Learn about the maple tree, the history of maple sugaring, observe a tapping demonstration, and a tasting with an old-fashioned campfire. $7 members, $15 family (limit 5); nonmembers, $9/$21. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. 609-261-9916. rancocasnaturecenter.org
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Fundraiser. All day. Wed. Mention Rancocas Nature Center and 20 percent of your bill will be donated. 949 Route 541, Westampton. 609-265-1100
Eckankar Spiritual Wisdom Discussion Series. 8-9 p.m. Wed. Monthly topics include relationships, health, healing, reincarnation, conquering fear. Moorestown Community House, 16 E. Main St. 609-871-8615
Screening of "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision". 1 p.m. Thu. Award winning documentary explores the design of the Vietnam Memorial and what makes it unique as a National Landmark. Refreshments served. Temple Beth Sholom Hazak, 1901 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill. $5 guests. RSVP by Monday. 856-424-2419. firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenhouse and Hoop House Construction for Gardeners. 10 a.m. Thu. Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences, 307 High St, Mt Holly; 6:30 p.m. Thu. Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton. The Burlington County Gardeners Association workshops on greenhouse and hoop house construction. For the gardener with a backyard and a desire to extend the growing season. Topics covered will include wood frame construction, greenhouses vs hoop houses, and high vs low tunnels. Simple plans will be available. All are welcome. No registration required.
Mount Laurel Business Association Networking Event. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thu. Carlucci’s Waterfront Restaurant, 876 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel.
Speaking of Nature Series-screening of ‘Gasland’. 7-9 p.m. Feb 27. Documentary about a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as slickwater fracking focusing on impacted communities and real people. Discussion will follow. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Free. 609-261-2495
Breakfast Buffet. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Feb 23. VFW 2692, 199 South Avenue, Mt Holly. $8.
Hands-on Seed Starting. 10 a.m. Feb 25. The Burlington County Gardeners Association and how to grow your own plants from seed, seed selection, seed starting materials, planting, watering, lighting, hardening off and transplanting. Select and start about a dozen plants. Burlington County Lyceum of History & Natural Sciences, 307 High St, Mt. Holly $10. Pre-payment and registration are required. Space is limited. email@example.com 609-291-1382
Vendors Wanted for the Burlington County Farmers Market and Gardening Expo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 3, expo. May 17, opening day for the market. The Burlington County Farmers Market will host the Fourth Annual Gardening Expo. 500 Centerton Rd, Moorestown. Looking for vendors with garden starts, flowers and perennials, educational exhibits related to gardening/horticulture, local garden clubs, merchandise with a garden theme and food vendors. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a vendor: 856-642-3850 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.burlcoagcenter.com
Coach Bag Bingo. 6-10 p.m. Mar 7. Win Coach bags by playing bingo to benefit homeless mothers and their children. Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, Westampton. $30 for 16 games. 856-816-5866. email@example.com southjersey.bridgeofhopeinc.org
Soup and Bake Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mar 8. Christ Church, 638 Parry Ave, Palmyra. firstname.lastname@example.org
Peaceful Parenting in a Complex World. 7-9 p.m. Thur and Feb 27. The program offers ways to improve communication and strengthen relationships among parents and children, a challenge in a time of diverse demands on time and ever-expanding outside stimuli. Childcare is provided. Friends Meeting House, 14 Union St, Medford. Free. pym.org/quaker-parenting-initiative/
Knitting With Judy. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Every Thu. Mall Ministries, Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington Twp. 609-239-9300. mallministry.org
Adult Knitting Club. 11 a.m. Thu through Feb 27. Beginners to advanced knitters are welcome to join and all will leave with a completed project. Need size 10 knitting needles. Yarn will be provided. Evesham Library, 984 Tuckerton Rd. Register, 856-983-1444
Moorestown High School Philabundance Soup for the Soul. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Foods from local restaurants including soup, bread and desserts with local music, and a silent auction. Moorestown Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Rd. $10, $7 students, seniors. 856-266-2102
Gatsby Gala, Recreating Roaring ’20s Glamour. 7 p.m.-midnight. Sat. Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s benefit Celebration of Life Gala allows guests to step back in for an evening of champagne cocktails, elegant dining, swing dancing, vintage movies and great auctions, raffle and prizes. $195. The Westin, 555 Fellowship Rd, Mt. Laurel. 856-552-3239. email@example.com
Comedy Night. 8 p.m. Sat. Adult evening of comedy featuring headliner Joey Callahan. Light fare, BYOB and a 50/50 round out this three-comedian line-up. Party of 10 may reserve table. $35. M’Kor Shalom, 850 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill. firstname.lastname@example.org 856-424-4220
Pasta Dinner. 4-7 p.m. Feb 23. Northern Burlington Regional High School Band Boosters Marching Unit benefit. Crosswicks Fire House, 18 New St. $8.50, $5 child. Tickets sold at the door.
Stop-the-Jade Run 5K and Fun Walk. 7 a.m. register, 9 a.m. start. Mar 1. Through historic Vincentown’s streets and surrounding farmland. All proceeds benefit the Sally Stretch Keen Memorial Library. $20 -5K, $12 walk. Library, 94 Main St. 609-859-3598, 609-859-9002. Pre-register online: runsignup.com Application at www.vincentown.bcls.lib.nj.us
Anxiety Control Center program, Self-hypnosis to ease anxiety and worry. 7 p.m. Tue; 10:30 a.m. Sat. 90-minute program to discover how the mind-body connection can be used to change anxiety into calm. Boscov’s Auditorium, Moorestown Mall, Route 38. $10. 856-751-9446
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
Emergency Call for Blood Donors. For a list of Red Cross blood drives, go to redcross.org
Cherokee High School needs nominations for its Academic Hall of Fame. Eligible nominees include alumni, former staff, and friends of Cherokee who have attended CHS for at least three years and must have graduated 2004 or earlier. Download form and rules: lrhsd.org/Domain/376. Deadline Feb 27. email@example.com 856-983-5140, ext. 2392
Training Sessions, Adult Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children in Foster Care. 9:30 a.m. Mon, Mar 3; 5:30 p.m. Tue, Mar 13. CASA trains volunteers. One-hour information session, must have drivers license. 137 High St, Suite 1-C, Mt Holly. 609-434-0050. casaofburlingtoncounty.org
Trenton Rescue Mission. Home pick-up services for clothing, household and furniture items in Burlington County. 609-695-1436. rescuemissionoftrenton.org
SAAFE. Volunteers and workers needed to host a sex abuse awareness walkathon. 609-835-9064
Burlington County Chapter of Hadassah. 12:30 p.m. Third Tue every month. Guests are welcome. Temple Har Zion, High & Ridgeway sts. Mt. Holly. 609-291-9006
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79 Meeting. 7 p.m. Third Tue every month. American Legion Post 79, 540 High Street, Burlington City. New members welcome.
Societa` Bell’ Italia. 6:15 p.m. Third Tue every month. Promoting Italian culture, music, language, travel, food and the people of Italy. Carlucci’s Waterfront, 675 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel. 609-267-2824, 609-261-4472
YES Club of Adath Emanu-el. Noon. Third Wed every month. The Humor of Leon Pickus for an afternoon of fun and entertainment, bring your lunch. 205 Elbo Lane, Mt. Laurel. $2, $3 guests. 856-273-1797. firstname.lastname@example.org
Medford Area Chapter of Deborah Hospital Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Third Wed every month. Medford Memorial Community Center, 21 S. Main St. 609-654-4595
Mount Holly Garden Club “Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitats”. 7:15 p.m. Wed. Medford Leas at Lumberton Clubhouse, 180 Woodside Dr. 609-518-9029.
Lumberton Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. Thu. Gaun Building, 602 Main Street, Lumberton. All are welcome.
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. www.newbornsinneed.org
Willingboro Rotary Club. 12:15 p.m. Every Thu. Luncheon followed by business, new members welcome. Dolphin Diner, 4520 Route 130 N, Burlington Twp.
Mount Laurel Garden Club. 11 a.m. Third Mon every month. Mt. Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. New members welcome. email@example.com
SJAUG Apple Computer User Group. 10 a.m. Sat. Help and how-to for anyone and any computer or iPad question. Medford Leas, Arts & Social Wing, Route 70. sjaug.org
SELF-HELP AND SUPPORT
Step Recovery Worship Service. 10 a.m. Feb 23. Gain a deeper understanding of Bill W’s 12 steps and the basic spiritual truths they are based on; and how to support one another in putting them into practice. First Baptist Church of Moorestown, 19 W. Main St. 865-235-1180. firstname.lastname@example.org fbcmoorestown.org
Ostomy Support Group. 7 p.m. Third Mon every month. Conference Room, Virtua Memorial, 175 Madison Ave, Mount Holly. 609-871-6920.
Meals of Love. 4-6 p.m. Third Mon every month. Food ministry needs donations and helpers. Beverly United Methodist Church, 133 Warren St. 609-387-2776.
Free Bag of Food. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Third Tue every month. Burlington Seventh Day Adventist Church, 256 Conover and Ellis sts. 609-386-6133.
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, 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
Overeaters Anonymous. 6:45 p.m. Wed; 9:30 a.m. Sat. Mall Ministry, Burlington Center Mall, Route 541, Burlington Twp. 609-239-9300
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 5:45-7 p.m. Every Tue. First meeting is free. Library Company of Burlington, 23 W Union St. 609-387-2885
HOPE Support Group for Widowed Men and Women. Chapters in all counties in South Jersey. For meeting call 856-234-2200. hopesnj.org
NAMI Family to Family Class. 6:30-9 p.m. Mar 3-May 19. Class covers the major brain disorders, with up-to-date information on symptoms, treatment, community resources, and medications for family members, spouses, or significant others affected by mental illness; AACT-NOW Support Group Speakers Meeting. 7-9 p.m. Third Tue every month. For African American families, speaker will be Phil Lubitz executive director of NAMI NJ about getting mental health coverage with the affordable care act. Refreshments and support; Young Adults NAMI Meeting. Contact for information. Parkway Baptist Church, 4 Pennypacker Drive, Willingboro. 609-265-0746.
Dance and Social. 8 p.m. Sat. Hustle instruction. 6:45 p.m. Hustle lessons for beginner and intermediate dancers. DJ will be spinning favorite dance hits from the ’60s through today until midnight. 50 Bustleton Pike, Featerville, Pa. $15. Sponsored by Professional and Business Singles Network (PBSN). 610-805-5827 www.PBSNinfo.com
Shabbat Services for Singles. 8 p.m. Third Fri every month. Beth El Synagogue, 8000 Main St, Voorhees. 856-662-7916
BBW and Admirers Delaware Valley Late Winter Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Feb 25. Snowdate Feb 27. Celebrating the end of winter in this tropical environment. Bahama Breeze, 2000 New Jersey 38 #1170, Cherry Hill. 856-317-8317. email@example.com
V.I.P. Trip to Atlantic Club Casino. Third Tue every month. $40, receive $30 slot cash, $5 food coupon. Lumberton Seniors. 609-268-0386
Egyptian Art Exhibit Bus Trip. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mar 1. Guided tour of one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Nubian material in the United States at The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. The collection includes more than 42,000 items. Burlington County College TEC Building parking lot, Mount Laurel campus, 500 College Circle. $20. Register, bcc.edu/WebAdvisor, click on Non-Credit Students and enter course CFI 630-30. 609-894-9311, ext. 1338
Doolan’s Irish Festival Ireland to America. 9:30 a.m. Mar 13. $76. $15 deposit due by Sat. Show, meal, one-hour open bar, transportation. Benefit for Riverton Fire Co and Ladies Auxiliary. 856-829-4109
Sight and Sound Theatre "Moses." Mar 19. $75. Pinelands Young at Heart. 609-268-8951
Washington, DC Guided Cherry Blossom Tour. Apr 5. $79. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church, Mount Holly. 609- 859-4168
Villa Roma Italian Festival Week. Apr 7-14. $509. $75 due now. Includes coach transportation, 3 meals a day, and themed activities. Pinelands Young at Heart. 609-268-8951
Winery Tours and Lunch. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Apr 13. $95. Join the Medford Arts Center bus trip to Valenzano and Amaltea wineries, with 3-course meal at Filomena Cucina. Bus leaves from Bende Park. 609-668-2118. medfordartscenter.org
American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. "Music of the Night". Apr 16. $80. Songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Family Style Luncheon at Plain ‘n Fancy Farm Restaurant sponsored by Delanco Seniors. $80. 856-461-1384
Moses Sight and Sound Theatre Matinee. Apr 25. $99 pay by Mar 20. Shady Maple Smorgasbord lunch buffet. Delran Travel Club. 856-461-8238
Washington, DC. April 26-28. $295. Trip includes 4 meals, 2 nights lodging, transportation, evening lighted memorial and monuments tour, leaving from the Elks Lodge, Edgewater Park; The Gaither Vocal Band Matinee at American Music Theatre. May 17. $125. Includes lunch at Shady Maple, time to shop at Goods Department Store and Shady Maple Market. 609-387-0397. Sponsored by the Edgewater Park Women’s Club. 609-387-2622.
Moses Sight and Sound Theatre. 8 a.m. May 31. $120. Rockvale Mall, dinner Shady Maple. Tabernacle Baptist Church Seniors. 609-871-6740
Hudson Valley New York. June 4-6. $385. Package includes tour and lunch at the Culinary Institute of America, Hudson River Cruise, U. S. Military Academy, FDR Home, Vanderbilt Museum, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and dinner. Sponsored by Delanco Seniors. 856-461-1384.
Bermuda and Caribbean Cruise. Sept 25, for nine nights. $1322, $1222 or $892 double occupancy rooms available. To Bermuda, St Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee, Haiti. Deposit, Jan 29. Browns Mills Senior Citizens Club. 609-893-0304
Riverside Seniors. Noon. Every first and third Wed. New members welcome. Bingo, meeting and lunch. Legion Hall 146, Legion Ave. 856-461-2905
Free Exercise Class for Active Seniors. 3:30 p.m. Every Tue; 10 a.m. Every Fri. Brightview, 400 Fernbrooke Lane, Mt Laurel. 877-407-3422
Evergreen Senior Women’s Club. Noon-3 p.m. Every Tue. Meeting, weekly activities. Recreation Center, 109 New Albany Rd, Moorestown. 856-235-7441
Senior Citizen Club of Burlington City. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tue-Fri. Daniel Keegan Recreation Center, 522 Wood St. 609-386-5253
Pathways to Learning. Classes, concerts, dramatic presentations, workshops, lectures on timely issues, Zumba dancing, nature walks and holiday entertaining is offered at Medford Leas campuses in Medford and Lumberton. 609-654-3527. medfordleas.org
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/
Mind, Body and Soul. 12-1:30 p.m. Tue. Stimulate the mind, body and soul while enjoying a delicious meal discussions on health and lifestyle topics. Virtua Camden, 1000 Atlantic Ave., Camden. $6.
Breakfast Club. 9-10:30 a.m. Feb 24. Join old friends and meet new ones with breakfast and a featured speaker. Virtua Memorial, 175 Madison Ave., Mt Holly. $6.
Career Transition. 6:30 p.m. Networking; 7 p.m workshop. Assisting job seekers with different topics every week at two locations: Wed. Putting Career Goals in Action by Kiran Walker, Manager DeVry University. Every first and third Wed. St Isaac Jogues Church, Evesboro-Medford Rd, Evesham; Thur. Improve your Interview Skills by Tony Petricelli, Director of Human Resources at Cooper; Feb 27. Change Management by Jean-Page Soncrant. Every second and fourth Thu. Temple Emanuel, 1101 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. ctpnj.org
Job Club. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Wed. Resources for local job seekers with Internet access and professional help. Goodwill, 2835 Route 73, Maple Shade. 856-439-0200. goodwillnj.org
Bordentown School District Kindergarten Registration. Families living in Bordentown City and Holloway Meadows will register at Clara Barton School. Families residing in Bordentown Township or Fieldsboro will register at Peter Muschal School. Complete all registration paperwork as soon as possible. Clara Barton Elementary School 609-298-0676 ext. 3102, Peter Muschal Elementary School 609-298-2600 ext. 4100. Information and registration forms can be found at bordentown.k12.nj.us
Southampton Township School District Kindergarten Registration. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mar 3–7. Children must be 5 years old by Oct 1. Pre-registration is required. Must have an appointment. Call Mrs. Ciesla at 609-859-2256, ext. 158 to request a registration packet and appointment. Children must be 5 on or before Oct. 1 to register
M’kor Shalom Preschool and Kindergarten Registration. Variety of classes for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and full-day kindergarten. 850 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill. 856-424-4220. LynneRednik@mkorshalom.org
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; fax, 609-871-0490. For questions or more information, call Rebecca Carlbon at 609-871-8114.