COMMUNITY CALENDER - BORDENTOWN AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors*
COMMUNITY CALENDAR: For the April 24 edition Thursday, April 24, 2008 5:09 PM EDT


Benefit dinner

    Friday, April 25 - Jacksonville Community Center and the St. Andrews Youth Group will sponsor a benefit for the Ferrell Family on April 25. Seatings are at 4, 4:30, 5, 6 and 6:30 p.m. at the community center. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children ages 4-12 and children under 3 free. Contact Mrs. McMullen, 267-5884, Fred Bryan, 261-1514 or Jackie Ferrell, 658-8563 for tickets.

Grand opening

    Saturday, April 26 - Liberty Mall Antiques and Cycle Icons, 102 Farnsworth Ave. in Bordentown City, will have a grand opening from noon to 8 p.m. featuring 20 dealers with antiques, collectibles, art, vintage and classic motorcycles and more. Refreshments will be provided and live music courtesy of Ed Wilson, 3 to 7 p.m.

Open house      Sunday, April 27 - The Florence Historical Society will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 27 in the new firehouse on Firehouse Land. There is no admission, and refreshments will be served. Any questions can be directed to Judy King at 499-2405. This is a chance for the young at heart to reminisce about Florence history and enjoy our photographs and other artifacts.

Geranium sale

    The Trinity United Methodist Church, 339 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown will hold its annual geranium sale on May 2 and 3. To order 6-inch pots at a cost of $2.75 each, call Cissie at 298-1563. The geraniums are available in pink, red, salmon, and white. Geraniums will be available for pick up in Fellowship Hall on Friday, May 2 between 2 - 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Deadline for ordering is Monday, April 28.

Autism support

    Burlington County Support Group for family members of anindividual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder on Wednesday, April 23; May 28; and June 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olde York Country Club, 228 Old York Road, Chesterfield.

    COSAC Support Groups provide opportunities for parents to learn more about autism, access information about services andtreatments and offer and receive support.

    The Burlington County Support Group is open to residents of all counties. Kim Rumaker, MSS, LSW, will facilitate. For questions or additional information, please contact Barbara Wells at 609-883-8100, ext. 45, or e-mail barbara.wells@njcosac.org.

Ticket auction

    Saturday, April 26 - Bordentown Band Boosters annual ticket auction will be held Saturday April 26, benefiting the Bordentown Regional High School Band at the high school, 318 Ward Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., Auction begins at 7:30 p.m. $5 admission includes one sheet of tickets, door prize ticket, one beverage and one dessert. Additional tickets and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information or directions call: 609-298-5799 or visit http://www.bordentownband.com/.

Arbor Day

    Saturday, April 26 - In honor of Arbor Day the Bordentown Shade Tree Committee will plant approximately 20 trees throughout the city on Saturday, April 26, beginning with a proclamation at City Hall at 9 a.m.

    Tree spots are available for residents on a first-served basis. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees. For information on reserving a tree or volunteering, contact Steve Lutz at 609-298-4930 or e-mail stevenjlutz@hotmail.com.



Trinity's Treasures

    Saturday, April 26 - A "going out of business" sale will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 339 Farnsworth Ave., second floor of Education Bldg., Bordentown from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26. All merchandise is reduced 50-75 percent. Prom gowns are featured and there will be "stuff a bag" of clothing sales. Dealers welcome. Historical talk

    Sunday, April 27 - "18th century clockmaking in NJ" will be presented by David Sperling, historian and collector, at 2 p.m. April 27 by the Bordentown Historical Society at the Friends Meeting House, 302 Farnsworth Ave.

    This is a free program offered through the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For info, call 609-298-3779.

Housing seminar

    Tuesday, April 29 - Sponsored by Sherry Scheid, Broker Associate, RE/MAX Excel and AURORA Financial Group, Inc. By participating, prospective buyers will have greater insight to help them make good home buying decisions in the current real estate market. There will be door prizes, refreshments, and onsite mortgage pre-approvals. The event will be held on April 29, at 6 p.m. at Jester's Cafe in Bordentown City. Admission is free; RSVP by calling 609-291-9900, ext.110, by April 25.

Creative writing class

    Wednesday, April 30 - Local writer Elizabeth Millar will hold a free creative writing class from 7 to 9 p.m. at Northern Community Park in Bordentown.

    For more information, call 609-291-8584.

Beef 'n' Beer fundraiser

    Friday, May 2 - Bordentown Regional High School softball and baseball booster clubs are hosting a Beef 'n' Beer fundraiser from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Hope Hose Humane Fire Company, 150 W. Burlington St. in Bordentown.

    Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Along with dinner, soda, beer and set-ups will be provided. Feel free to bring your own bottle. Entertainment will be provided by DJ John Forte. You must be 21 years old to attend.

    For tickets, call Cindy at 298-6524 or Karen at 298-8337.

Card party

    Saturday, May 3 - Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a card party at 12:30 p.m. at the Burlington County human services bulding on Woodlane Road. Sandwiches, desserts and door prizes. Cost is $8, call 267-2296 or 298-4174 for information. 

Conversational English     Conversational English classes will be offered at the Bordentown Library beginning in May. Classes are free of charge and cover topics such as looking for a job, civics and citizenship, and American customs and traditons. Call 324-9492 to sign up and receive more information. 

Hoagie sale

    Saturday, May 3 - The Willitts-Hogan-Tonne American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39 in Roebling will have a hoagie sale at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue starting at 10:30 a.m. until sold out. For $6 you have your choice of either an American, Italian, turkey or tuna hoagie. You will also get a can of soda and a bag of chips. Advanced orders would be appreciated by calling Maryann at 609-499-2829.

Art exhibit

    Saturday, May 3 - An exhibit by Ken McIndoe, "Landscapes," will open from 4 to 8 p.m. (preview, 3 to 4 p.m.) May 3 and the show will run through June 3, at the Artful Deposit Gallery, 201 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City. For more information call 609-298-6970 or visit http://www.theartfuldeposit.com/

‘Annie Warbucks'

    "Annie Warbucks" will run from May 3-11, at the Valley of Central Jersey Scottish Rites Hall, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown. Tickets cost $19 for adults and$17 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets are available by calling 215-428-9491 or by visiting http://www.premiere-arts.org/  

Social dance

    Sunday, May 4 - Widows and Widowers of Burlington County will hold a social evening of music and dancing for widows and widowers only from 7 to 10:30 p.m. May 4 at the Korean Presbyterian Church, 147 Route 130 North, Bordentown. Admission is $7 members, $10 guests. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 609-581-3860 or 609-298-4174.



Casino trip

    Sunday, May 4 - The Knights of Columbus No. 570 will sponsor a bus trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. A bus will leave St. Mary's Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. for a four-hour stay. The cost is $20 per person and each attendee will receive $20 in cash. For reservations call Bob at 298-5530.

Wildflower program

    Sunday, May 4 - Fernbrook Farm continues its family programs this month with Spring Wildflowers on May 4. Starting at 2 p.m. families will tour the farm with a Fernbrook naturalist to find some of the beautiful flowers in the meadows and forests. Fernbrook Farms is located at 146 Georgetown Road. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Advance registration is required. To register or for additional information call 609-298-4028.

Ski club

    Wednesday, May 7 - Bordentown Ski Club monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bordentown Elks Lodge, 11 Amboy Road, Bordentown. Come early (5 to 7 p.m.) to enjoy a $5 steak sandwich before the meeting.

    Bordentown Ski Club is a group of people who love to ski, love to socialize, love to travel, and are not afraid to save money on lift tickets. We usually meet monthly on the first Tuesday at the Elks.

Flower sale

    Thursday, May 8 - Beginning May 8, through May 11, Consolidated Firehouse in Bordentown will hold a Mother's Day flower and plant sale beginning at 9 a.m. each day.

‘Project Mom'

    Friday, May 9 -Sunday, May 11 - Project Comma Mom Productions presents "Project Mom", for Mother's Day weekend.

    The two-act comedy/drama set at a fictitious women's magazine, concerns several editors who have been charged with sifting through hundreds of submissions in a mother-daughter essay contest to find the best writing.

    It will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 9 and at 1 and 7 p.m. on May 10 and 11 at Riverview Studios, Bordentown. For more information visit http://www.projectmom.net/.  

Mother's Day books

    Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10 - Book vouchers for Barnes & Noble will be available at the Bordentown Regional High School library or main office and purchases made May 9 and 10 will benefit the BRHS library. Local writer Arlene Bice will sign copies of her book "Haunted Bordentown" at the store on those days. For more information contact Christine Durline, media specialist, at the high school, 298-0025, ext. 1105.

Iris Festival

    The Downtown Bordentown Association is looking for quality fine artists and authors to participate in the 12th annual Iris Festival to be held Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City. For an application, visit http://www.downtownbordentown.com/ or call 609-298-DBA6.

Trail building

    Saturday, May 10 - Lime Kiln Alley Trail Building Day will be held May 10.Volunteers are needed to help build a trail along Lime Kiln Alley/Blacks Creek Greenway. Bring a shovel and gloves; wear sensible footgear. Meet at corner of Willow Street and Walnut Street, at 9:30 a.m.



Book discussions

    Second Wednesdays - The Bordentown Library holds the Adult Book Discussion program at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the every month. No registration is required.

    On May 14, the book will be "The Secret Lives of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd.

    Set in the American South in 1964, the year of the Civil Rights Act and intensifying racial unrest, Sue Monk Kidd's "The Secret Life of Bees" is a powerful coming-of-age story that is being made into a film this year with Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning.

    On June 11 the book will be "Three Junes" by Julia Glass.

    The Bordentown Library, 18 E. Union St., is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    For more information, call 609-298-0622.

Spirituality Day

    Thursday, May 15 - Parish Spirituality Day, St. Mary's Church, 45 Crosswicks Street in Bordentown, Thursday, May 15. Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR from the Franciscan Friars of Renewal, at the invitation of the Altar Rosary Society. At 10 a.m. that day, he will give a talk on Eucharistic Adoration, followed by a Holy Hour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. In the afternoon he will speak to the children of St. Mary's School. In the evening, after the recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., Father Apostoli will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. and afterwards will talk about Bishop Sheet. A reception will follow this talk in the school hall.

Overnight encampment

    Friday, May 16 - Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 899 is sponsoring a overnight camping trip on the Battleship New Jersey.

    The trip is open to deployed military families and war veterans with preference given to those who have a parent or close relative currently overseas. The trip, normally $50, is free of charge, age requirements are from 6-17 years old, male or female and must be accompanied with a supervising adult for each family. This is our first overnight trip but we plan to have one every month, so be patient if you don't make the May list.

    The trip includes dinner, a ride on a flight simulator, breakfast, operation of the ships radio station and various other duties.

    For reservations, contact Michael Engi, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 899, 609-324-0455; e-mail Michael@vva899.org  

Street Fair

    Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 - The 31st annual Street Fair in Bordentown sponsored by the Northern Burlington Regional Chamber of Commerce will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine both days. This event features over a hundred juried crafters along with Bordentown area merchants and services. Don't miss the display of entries for the annual quilt square competition. Food will be provided by local restaurants and nonprofit organizations. Plenty of free parking in municipal lots and side streets, and admission is free. Bordentown City is also serviced by the New Jersey Light Rail Line.

Tot Shabbat 

    Friday, May 23 - Temple B'Nai Abraham of Bordentown, (58 Crosswicks St., http://www.bnai-abraham.org/), provides a monthly Tot Shabbat service, open to all families with children ages 1-6. Join us May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate Lag B'Omer, and June 6 when we learn about Shavuot. Our family friendly format includes pot luck dinner, abbreviated service, story and craft. Admission is free, reservations required. To attend, call 609-298-1527.



Memorial Day parade

    Saturday, May 24 - The North Hanover Memorial Day Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24.

    It starts at Route 528 and Myron Boulevard and proceeds to the North Hanover Township Municipal Building.

    If you are a veteran interested in appearing in our parade, have a classic car or float please contact Lisa @ 758-1821 or jillesteen@aol.com.

Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 25 - A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. May 25 at the recreation park in back of Municipal Hall in Columbus.

Grief support

     Rainbows is an international peer support group for children and adolescents who have experienced death, divorce, separation or other family loss. Registration for a free 10-week program is beginning now for children 4-17 years old. The program begins June 3 and takes place every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle, Georgetown-Wrightstown Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562. Contact Simeon Rochonchou at 609-581-5541.

Comments (1)

Jerome (Jerry) Donahue
Prudential McHugh Realty - Maple Shade, NJ

Great post lots of good information

Jun 23, 2008 01:04 PM