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Amico Island Park

  1. Clean Communities Litter Cleanup

    April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Help keep our environment clean and green! Participate in cleaning up litter that has made its way into this 55-acre peninsula that is full of ecological diversity. Volunteers are needed. Individuals, groups, and organizations are welcome. Bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided along with light refreshments and a water jug to refill your reusable water bottle. If you need community service hours, please register by 4PM on Friday, April 27th.

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Burlington County Fairgrounds

  1. Tractor Pull

    April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Central Jersey Tractor Pullers Association holds tractor pulls throughout the year open to spectators! Garden Tractor Pull open to youth and adults. Large tractor pull begins immediately after the Garden Tractors. Registration is 60 minutes before the pull each day Visit www.cjtpa.org for more information.

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  2. Dressage Show

    April 29, 2018, All Day

    Dressage is the method of training a horse to perform maneuvers in response to the rider’s body signals. Young riders are judged based on how well they control their horses. For more information, visit www.transitions4hclub.com

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Parks

  1. Friday Forum

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday April 24th program. This week we will hike the newly blazed trails within the Mount Laurel section of Rancocas State Park, looking for the many signs of spring. Registration is required at www.co.burlington.nj.us/parksprogramregistration

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Rancocas Nature Center

  1. Birding with Birders

    April 27, 2018, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Spring migration season is just around the corner. Bring your binoculars and head out on our trails in search of avian species. Leaders are established birders and have their own styles. Learn new skills, pick up some tips, and/or just enjoy some local birding with someone familiar with our trails. Meet at the kiosk in the Rancocas parking lot. Call ahead if you need to borrow binoculars. Leaders: Associate naturalists Sandra Keller, Patti Rehnand/or Steve Mattan. Register by calling 609-261-2495. Program repeats on May 5 and May 8.

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  2. Birdhouse for Rent, Nature Adventures for Preeschoolers

    April 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    “Birdhouse for Rent” - Who will move in next? Did you think only birds lived in a birdhouse? As the seasons change, many different animals, birds and insects move in and out of a birdhouse. Join us for a series of programs geared for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each session will include the reading of a nature-themed picture book and a short weather-dependent hike. Register by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. Series continues on May 25.

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  3. Arbor Day Habitat Improvement

    April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    In honor of Arbor Day 2018, naturalists will be planting pine tree seedlings in the Pine Plantation on the Blue Trail. Volunteer an hour or two, as your help is needed. Time has taken its toll on the aging tree grove. Young trees will be planted amongst the tall evergreens to ensure the continuation of the conifer forest for the next generation. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Tools and necessary equipment are provided and refreshments will be available. Preregister by calling 609-261-2495.

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  4. Guided Kayaking Adventures on the Rancocas State Park Bluewater Trail

    April 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Rancocas Pathways, in association with The Rancocas Nature Center, invites you on a unique, guided kayaking excursion on the tidewaters of the Rancocas Creek along the Rancocas State Park Bluewater Trail. There is much to discover while enjoying the experience of kayaking and viewing local habitat and wildlife from the water. Skilled guides discuss kayak safety, interpret natural history and tidewater ecology, and ID wildlife found in a NJ State Natural Area. Trip leaders: Rancocas Pathways. Cost: $60, includes insurance, kayak, paddle, life vest, snack, and a 20% donation to The Rancocas Nature Center. For additional information visit www.rcnwt.com “Kayak Shack.” Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495 or email info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Payment is made on the day of the program. Group size is limited to 12 participants. Program repeats on May 11 and May 19.

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Smithville Annex Gallery

  1. Teen Arts Exhibit

    April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Come out to Historic Smithville Park to see works by the talented teens of Burlington County. Schools throughout the region will be represented. A great opportunity for students, families and others to see the artwork in a gallery setting. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4.Art Reception: Sunday, April 7, 1-3 PM.

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  2. Teen Arts Exhibit

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Come out to Historic Smithville Park to see works by the talented teens of Burlington County. Schools throughout the region will be represented. A great opportunity for students, families and others to see the artwork in a gallery setting. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4.Art Reception: Sunday, April 7, 1-3 PM.

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  3. Teen Arts Exhibit

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Come out to Historic Smithville Park to see works by the talented teens of Burlington County. Schools throughout the region will be represented. A great opportunity for students, families and others to see the artwork in a gallery setting. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4.Art Reception: Sunday, April 7, 1-3 PM.

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Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

  1. Introduction to Backpacking

    April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 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 Visitor Center, Parking Lot B off Meade Lane.

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  2. Fly Fishing

    April 29, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Join Park Ranger Chris for fly fishing classes at Smith's Woods. Basic guidance on equipment and technique for fly casting. Bring your own fly rod and reel if you have them. If not, they will be provided courtesy of LL Bean. Meet at Smithville Park, near visitor center and parks office.

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Worker's House

  1. Story Time with Miss Barb

    April 26, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    The Burlington County Parks System offers story time geared for children ages 2-5 years old, two times per week. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that children play along to with rhythm instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. Tuesdays at the Rancocas Nature Center and Thursdays at the Worker’s House Gallery at Smithville.

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