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February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Administration Building First Floor Board Room
February 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Agricultural Center Farmhouse
The Board of Chosen Freeholders is partnering with Ashley Addiction Treatment to host Addiction Support Group Meetings on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Agricultural Center Farmhouse located at 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown, NJ. The individual battling addiction isn’t the only one in need of healing. Parent & Family Connection is a safe, professionally-facilitated resource for family members and parents/guardians that have a child or loved one in recovery or actively using. It’s a place to share support, wisdom, and perspective to help cope with the collateral effects of addiction.
February 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
Studies show that taking a nature walk is good for your physical and mental health. Join a naturalist on Saturday mornings for a themed hike around the preserve. Suitable for adults and interested teenagers. Preregister by calling 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged. Saturday series continues on February 16.
February 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
Harriet Beecher Stowe published her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. The emotionally charged stories of Uncle Tom, Eliza, and Little Eva helped move the conscience of the country to the great and imperative cause of Abolitionism. Harriet went on to publish over 20 novels as well as travel memoirs, home-life guides, letters and essays, becoming one of the most widely published authors in American History. Join us for this first-person interpretation of Stowe by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre. Refreshments will be served. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Registration requested.
February 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this Ranger-led course we will discuss some basics of backpacking including trip planning, navigation, health and safety, packing and gear selection for 1-2 night overnight hikes. Meet at the Smithville Visitor’s Center on Meade Lane. Registration required.
February 17, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center
What a tasty way to spend a winter afternoon! Bring the whole family and enjoy a program about maple sugaring, the oldest continuous industry in North America. Learn about the sugar maple tree and the history of maple sugaring, observe a tapping demonstration, and enjoy a maple syrup tasting. To ward off the chills, there will be an old-fashioned campfire burning. Register by calling 609-261-2495. Cost: Nature Center Members: $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); Nonmembers: $9/person, $21/family (limit 5).
February 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday February 22. The topic this week will focus on winter waterfowl and winter sparrows.
February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ever wonder what nocturnal creatures come out in our parks after the gates close? Take a walk in the moonlight with Naturalist Kate to find out! Listen to stories, learn about the constellations, and search for the wildlife that only come out at night. No flashlights allowed during the walk. Wildlife sightings not guaranteed. Please dress for the weather.
February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
From pollinators to recyclers to predatory insects that keep pest populations in check, beneficial insects are crucial to the proper functioning of the natural world. Participants will learn about the important roles of beneficial insects and how to identify the common species in our area. Find out how to attract beneficial insects to your yard, as well as what we can do to help ensure that they aren’t poisoned with pesticides. Presented by Jen Bulava.
February 21, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Crepuscular animals are active at dawn and dusk. Join Naturalist Kate to marvel at the sunset and learn about the wildlife that come out during this time and why they are unique. Learn about animals such as deer, beaver, owls, bats, and more! Be sure to dress for the weather! Binoculars and camera are optional.
February 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
Cara Griffin will teach you how to make traditional yeast donuts in a variety of ways: classic and the more unusual. We will learn how to make fruit, cream and custard fillings from scratch as well as different glazes to top our perfect creations. Once you learn the secrets of making your own fresh donuts, you won’t settle for store bought again! $45 per person. Register online.
February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center
FEBRUARY 22, 10:30 AM - NATURE ADVENTURES FOR PRESCHOOLERS, Rancocas Nature Center “While You Were Sleeping” – Bedtime is a special time for preschoolers. A featured story reminds us what animals around the world are doing while we are sleeping, and we’ll learn about New Jersey’s animals in winter. Bring a small blanket and a favorite stuffed animal to share the story with, and take a short, weather-dependent outdoor walk. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register by calling the Nature Center at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but participants need to be Rancocas Nature Center members.
February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about the habits of the animals who migrate, hibernate, or stay active during the colder months of the year. This walk will focus on wintering strategies for the wildlife that can be found on Amico Island, including birds, deer, and beaver.