Hometown News Calendar for Week of February 9, 2014

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Hometown News Calendar for Week of February 9, 2014

Posted on: February 9th, 2014 by tommyj

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Wine and Chocolate Valentine Benefit. 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Feb 14. Festive food, music, auction and hospitality to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ, "The House That Love Built". The Merion, Route 130, Cinnaminson. $75. 856-966-4663. ronaldhouse-snj.org/events

South Jersey Jewish Singles 55+. 6:30 p.m. Fri. Dinner. Norma’s Restaurant, 995 Rt. 70 E, (Barclay Shopping Center), Cherry Hill. Separate checks. RSVP by Feb 12. 856-630-8780

Red Hot Chili Lovers Dinner. 4-7p.m. Fri. Sat, snow date. Play dominoes while you eat. Take out available. Maple Shade Congregational United Church of Christ, 45 N Forklanding Rd. $7. 856-779-7739


SaRon Crenshaw and Band. 2 p.m. Today. The blues to celebrate Black History Month. Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. Free. 856-234-7319, ext. 333

Screening of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”. Noon. Thu. Starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, it is the story of a White House butler who served eight  presidents during his 34-year tenure. Teleconference Center, Room 102, William K. McDaniel Integrated Learning Resource Center. Burlington County College, 601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Rd., Pemberton Twp. Free, open to the community. 609-894-9311, ext. 1338

The Don Evans Players present “The Trials and Tribulations of Mister Staggerlee Booker T. Brown”. 1:30 p.m. Sat. A dramatic reading of this off-Broadway play, a mix of romance, folklore and the fight between good and evil. Open to the public. William K. McDaniel Integrated Learning Resource Center, Burlington County College, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd., Pemberton Twp. Free. 609- 894-9311, ext. 1338

"The Abolitionists," a Civil Rights Documentary. 2 p.m. Feb 22. 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

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., Mount 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. Feb 22. 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. parks@co.burlington.nj.us


Riverton Kindergarten Registration. 9-11 a.m. 1-3 p.m. Wed; 1:30 p.m. Jun 3. Orientation. Child must be 5 years old by Oct 1. Access website to download forms and health information. 856-829-0087. riverton.k12.nj.us

Mount Holly Preschool and Kindergarten Registration. Tue, Wed, Thu. Child must be 4 years old for preschool and 5 years old for kindergarten by Oct 1. For appointment, 609-267-3600, ext. 4113. Information and forms are available online: mtholly.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. LynneRednik@mkorshalom.org. 850 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill. 856-424-4220


Pathways Through the Pines Photography Exhibit. 1-4 p.m. Sun. 1:30 p.m presentation. 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. Sun, meet the artist. 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 Feb 22. Approximately 50 works in wood, egg tempura, oils, watercolor, acrylic, photography and computer enhanced photography. Pemberton Library, 16 Broadway. 609-893-8262


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


The One-Hour Business Plan. 11 a.m. Mon. How to start or refine a business plan in one hour, with John McAdam, author. Mt Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. 856-234-7319, ext 333. http://www.score254.org/seminars.htm

Favorite Foods and Libations of Presidential Families. 2 p.m. Wed. Join food historian Judith Krall-Russo to discuss how Washington loved honey, his wife Martha liked cake and President Garfield drank tea with catnip in it. Light refreshments will be served. Mt Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave. 856-234-7319 ext 333. www.mtlaurel.lib.nj.us

Lincoln. 7 p.m. Wed. Historical Society of Riverton presents the dramatization featuring Bob Gleason, historical interpreter and member of the American Historical Theatre. The Bank on Main, 604 Main St, Riverton. $5, students free. Reserve, 856-786-0323

Connect with Nature-Maple Sugaring. 1:30-3 p.m. Feb 16. 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

Community HU Sing. 7:30 p.m. Feb 19. Bring more divine love and wisdom into your life by singing HU. Refreshments. Fellowship. 609-261-0019: Eckankar Spiritual Wisdom Discussion Series. 8-9 p.m. Feb. 19. 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. Feb 20. This 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 Feb 17. 856-424-2419. vnf1023@yahoo.com

Greenhouse and Hoop House Construction for Gardeners. 10 a.m. Feb 20. Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences, 307 High St, Mt. Holly; 6:30 p.m. Feb 20. Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton. The Burlington County Gardeners Association will present two workshops on greenhouse and hoop house construction. The talk is geared to the gardener with a little room in the 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.


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

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. Thursdays 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


Soup Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. The Lumberton Historical Society. Museum will be open. Gaun Building, 602 Main St. 609-267-4067

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

Family Style Pancake Breakfast. 8-10 a.m. Sat. Buddtown United Methodist Church. 520 Ridge Road, Southampton. $8, $4 child. 609-859-3437

Mall Walk for the Homeless. 1:30 p.m. registration; 2:30 p.m. start. Feb 16. Prizes for fundraisers. Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council (IHOC). Voorhees Town Center, Somerdale and Burnt Mill rds. ihocsj.org

Moorestown High School Philabundance Soup for the Soul. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb 22. 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. Feb 22. 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. jweitzman@samaritanhospice.org

Comedy Night. 8 p.m. Feb 22. 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. mwsmoller@comcast.net 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. Feb 22. 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. jusmith@lrhsd.org 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. Feb 18, 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


Tabernacle Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. Thur. Presentation by a local re-enactor about the life of an American Revolutionary War soldier from the Jerseys. Refreshments. 163 Carranza Rd. 609-268-1255

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.

Oliver Cromwell Black History Society. 11 a.m. Third Sat every month. Recruiting new members for volunteer work. Burlington County Historical Society, 457 High St, Burlington City. 609-877-1449


National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7 p.m. Every second and fourth Mon. First Presbyterian Church, Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown. 856-222-9400

Stroke Support Group. 10-11:30 a.m. Every second and fourth Mon. Katz Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Register, 856-424-1333

Scleroderma Foundation. 1:30 p.m. Second Thu every month. Cherry Hill Professional Bldg, 385 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 856-779-7225. scleroderma.org/delawarevalley

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; Young Adults NAMI Meeting. Contact for information. Parkway Baptist Church, 4 Pennypacker Drive, Willingboro. 609-265-0746.

Caregivers for Chronically Ill or Disabled Spouse or Partner Support Group. 7 p.m. First Thur every month. Well Spouse Assoc. is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering emotional support to the wives, husbands and partners. Cherry Hill Public Library quiet room, 1100 Kings Hwy N. 609-654-5618. jebaumbach@verizon.net wellspouse.org


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

Catholic Daughters Card Club. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Second Mon every month. Refreshments, Tombola, door prizes and fellowship. Sacred Heart Lower Church, Fourth St., Riverton. $3. 856-829-2786

Moorestown AARP Chapter 2134. Noon, social hour; 1 p.m. business and program. Every second Tue. First Methodist Church, 46 E. Camden Ave. New members welcome. 856-482-1550

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

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

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

Riverfront Senior Citizens. Noon. Every second Wed. Meeting and entertainment or games. New members welcome. St. Stephen’s 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

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/

Eastampton Seniors. 1 p.m. Fri. Recreation Building, Knightsbridge Road. jill4651@aol.com

Mt. Laurel AARP Chapter 4003. 1 p.m. Thu. New members welcomed. Mt Laurel Community Center, 100 Mt. Laurel Rd.

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, perscriptions 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

Mind, Body and Soul. 12-1:30 p.m. Feb 18. 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.


"Mardi Gras" Celebration, Doolan’s Resort, Spring Lake. Tue. $74. Pinelands Young at Heart. 609-268-8951

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 Feb 22. 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

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

Moses Sight and Sound Theatre Matinee. Apr 25. $99 pay by Mar 20. Shady Maple Smorgasbord stop. Delran Travel Club. 856-461-8238

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

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. 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


Career Transition. 6:30 p.m. Networking; 7 p.m workshop. Assisting job seekers with different topics every week at two locations: Feb 19. 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


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