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Freeholder Deputy Director Balvir Singh announces fun events this week in Burlington County.
“Farmers Markets are back for a new season starting this Saturday and you don’t want to miss it,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Singh, liaison to the County Department of Resource Conservation. “This year, the Annual Garden Expo takes place on Market Opening Day. The Freeholder Board is encouraging all residents to stop by and support our local businesses and agricultural community.”
Event: Poisonous Plants and How to Identify Them
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 8, 3:00 PM
Location: Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Leaves of three, let it be! Can you identify poison ivy? Do you know what plants can make your dog sick? During this informative presentation, learn how to identify plants that are poisonous to you and your pets, where and when they grow, and learn some home remedies for poison ivy rash. Presented by Park Naturalist Kate Szostak.
Event: Hump Day After Work Hike
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 PM
Location: Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton Township, NJ 08060
Like to hike, but don’t like doing it alone? Or, do you want to start walking outdoors? Come out for a brisk hike in nature at the perfect time to enjoy Spring’s awakening. We will enjoy the views week to week as the natural world comes alive again. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged. Hikes continue each Wednesday through May. To register click here.
Event: Photo Method: Art of Perspective
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 PM
Location: Worker’s House Gallery, 803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton, NJ 08060
During this class, experiment by learning to expand artistic horizons and observing the world in a different perspective. Start off the class analyzing specific photos and why some are more appealing and how they captivate us. Venture around the grounds of Historic Smithville Park and learn techniques to bag more intriguing images. No matter what the location or subject is, there is always another way to look at it. Prerequisites: An SLR camera and a basic understanding of photography is required for this class. Meet at the Worker’s House Gallery in Smithville Park.
Event: Secret Life of Beavers
Date and Time: Thursday, May 9, 6:00 PM
Location: Rancocas Pointe Trail, 876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
The busy beaver becomes more elusive during the spring. As there is less of a need to stockpile food, they do not have to be as active during the day. Join Park Naturalist Kate Szostak and learn about the social interactions and behaviors of the affable beaver. Look for signs of beaver activity, and if you’re lucky enough, you might see a beaver!
Event: Friday Forum
Date and Time: Friday, May 10, 9:00 AM
Location: Long Bridge Park, 895 Deacon Road, Hainesport, NJ 08036
A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday May 7 program. The topic this week will focus on the wide variety of migratory birds found in the park at this time of year. Many species will be arriving and staying for the spring and summer to nest, while others are only passing through on their way to northern breeding grounds. To register click here.
Event: Mommy and Me Cupcake Bouquet
Date and Time: Friday, May 10, 6:00 PM
Location: Burlington County Agricultural Center, 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Join Cara Griffin in learning how to make and decorate a homemade cupcake bouquet just in time for Mother's Day! $50 registration includes Mom and child + $20 for an extra child. To register click here.
Event: Farmers Market Opening Day and Garden Expo
Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
The Farmers Market kicks off the season together with the annual Garden Expo - the day before Mother’s Day! Farmers Market vendors will have seasonal produce, prepared foods, baked good, cheeses and chocolate for your Mother’s Day celebration. Shop for special gifts for Mom hand crafted by our art and craft vendors or beautiful plants and flowers available from our local farmers. Catch your breath between shopping and Garden Expo activities and sit and enjoy the music of April Mae & the June Bugs or take in the cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. The Garden Expo offers an educational and fun day filled with gardening talks and vendors. This event is held in partnership with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and their Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners will be sponsoring a plant sale and experts will be on- hand to answer your gardening questions. For more info visit: http://www.burlcoagcenter.com/
Event: Kentucky Derby Themed Tea
Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, Noon
Location: Smithville Mansion Dining Room, 803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton, NJ 08060
Enjoy an afternoon tea with light fare hosted by the Friends of the Mansion at Smithville. Tea will include a tour of the Mansion. Cost is $20.00 per person. Reservations are required. Please call Jo at 856-767-3159.
Event: Peer Review Poetry
Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 1:00 PM
This class is an outlet for any poets who want to meet other writers and grow through peer review. Attendees will receive feedback on their poetry as well as insight into what other current poets are working on. Please bring three printed poems, a notebook or laptop, and a pen/pencil.
Event: Old Time Radio
Join John and Helen Holmes for a nostalgic look at the golden age of radio in the early 20th century. Before the age of television, radio was king. Sci-Fi, drama, westerns, and comedies were all the rage. Sit back and enjoy clips from all the famous shows. To register click here.
Event: Burlington County 2019 Teen Arts Exhibit
Date and Time: April 18 – June 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery, 803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton, NJ 08060
Visit Historic Smithville Park to see works by the talented teens of Burlington County. Schools throughout the region will be represented. This will be a great opportunity for students, families and the community to see the artwork in a gallery setting. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4. Reception will be held April 27 at 1 PM.
Event: Art Exhibit Emerging Artist III: Lawrence Davis
Date and Time: May 9 – June 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Warden's House Gallery, 150 High St., Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Rotating exhibits featuring works by different artists will be presented at the Wardens House in historic downtown Mount Holly. Each artist will be featured for a six-week exhibit in order to highlight their outstanding work. Featured in this exhibit is the work of Lawrence Davis. Lawrence’s work reflects the timelessness of Americana in the form of landscapes and barnscapes. His work reflects that of the Brandywine Valley School of painting made popular by the Wyeth Family and Howard Pyle. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon - 4 p.m.
Event: Rancocas Nature Center Photo and Nature Exhibit
Location: Worker’s House and Gallery, 803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton, NJ 08060
Experience the beauty and diversity of the Rancocas Nature Center through an exhibit at the Workers House Museum and Gallery. Through May, we will be hosting a display featuring photographs, natural history items and books, and preserved animal mounts, all from Rancocas' permanent collection of artifacts. Find out all the wonderful things the Nature Center has to offer. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon - 4 p.m.
Event: Hugh Campbell Collection Art Exhibit
Date and Time: March 1 - May 31, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MOUNT HOLLY IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY THROUGH THE EYES OF HUGH H. CAMPBELL - Hugh H. Campbell was a man of many talents. He expressly captured his own view of Mount Holly via his paintbrush. He was an artist, published author and philosopher who lived an extremely minimalistic life. Learn more about him and see select works from the Hugh H. Campbell Collection.
For additional information on any of these events please visit the Burlington County website calendar at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/calendar.aspx?CID=14,70,38.