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April 28, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - April 27, 2021, 10:00 PM
Learn about various species that call Burlington County Parks home! Every other Wednesday, Naturalist Kate will post a new video on our Nature Programs Page that highlights a local species to better understand their behaviors, natural history and/or significance in the environment. This month will focus on Eastern bluebirds and minks.
April 15, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery
The winter walks were crisp, and now we can finally shed some layers and enjoy some more daylight. During this photo wander, we will venture out around the budding Historic Smithville Park. The focus will be on learning some simple techniques, with a goal of increasing our ability to bag more intriguing images. No matter what the location or subject could be, there is always another way to look at it from another perspective. Prerequisites: A camera (digital recommended) and a basic understanding of photography. Please dress appropriate for the weather, as we will be hiking through the park. Meet at the Worker’s House Gallery in Smithville Park.
April 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
Did you ever want to try Zumba? Here’s your chance! Zumba is a high energy fitness class that promotes overall wellbeing. It incorporates a variety of dance moves, promotes a healthy heart and a healthy dose of aerobic activity, is great way to build and tone muscles, improve cardio, promotes flexibility and best of all, decrease stress. Who’s joining in on the fun? Starting April 8th, Zumba will be offered every Thursday in April. Classes will be held for one hour outside in the beautiful Rose Garden on the grounds of the Smithville Mansion. Registration is required, space is limited. No drop-ins allowed. Rain will cancel this event. Masks and social distancing is recommended.
April 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Long Bridge Park
Join Naturalist Jen Bulava to photograph wildlife, landscapes, plants, and other natural objects. Participants will learn and practice techniques and composition to improve their outdoor photography skills. A basic understanding of photography and how your camera works is required. Please bring a camera, not just a phone. Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required. Register online.
April 16, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Burlington County Fairgrounds
Country Line Dancing is in full Swing! It's time to put the boots back on and kick the dust up! Ever wanted to learn Country Line Dances? Now is your chance! We are excited to continue to offer Country Line Dancing at the Burlington County Fairgrounds. This free series will be offered in April, with sessions being held on 9th, 16th, 23rd & April 30th. Each session will take place in the beautiful pavilion at the Fairgrounds and opened to all ages! The dancing begins at 1 PM and will be done by 4PM. Registration is required, space is limited. Register Online. No drop-ins allowed. Park at the Red Barn, Gate #1.
April 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Amico Island Park
Help keep our environment clean and green! Participate in cleaning up litter that has made its way into this park. Bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided. Please bring your own water and snacks, if needed. Masks will be required in the registration and supplies area as well as in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks will not be provided, please bring your own. If you need community service hours, please register by 4PM Friday April 16th. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
The Hill Family was one of the wealthiest and most influential families in the colonies. They owned one of the most successful businesses in the new United States, lived through the smallpox epidemic, and stood up for those less fortunate. Hear their story in this follow-up presentation to “Margaret Hill Morris: Diary of the American Revolution”. This presentation will take place on Zoom. The program will be repeated on April 20 in-person and via Zoom. Please register for only one date and time.
April 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday April 23. Smith’s Woods is thriving with spring activity from birds to interesting plants that are only above ground for less than two weeks. Join us for a 2-mile loop hike through the woods to take in the sights and sounds of spring. Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required. Register online.
April 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
This Kansas City-style homemade BBQ sauce recipe is sweet, tangy, smoky, and perfect on just about everything. Danielle Brenner will not only go over the recipe, but she will teach you the basics of water-bath canning and answer any questions you may have. Hop onto Zoom and make it right alongside Danielle or tune in to watch the demonstration. Recipes will be provided as well as the Zoom link prior to class.
April 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
Let’s get motivated in 2021! This new series is a great opportunity to exercise, explore nature, and get to know the parks that are right in your own backyard. Walking has so many health benefits. This healthy, one-hour lunchtime walk will take place at Smithville Park each week in February. Online registration is required. Attendance is limited to 10 people. Masks and social distancing are required and no dogs allowed. Rain will cancel walk. Meet outside the Visitor Center.
April 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Willingboro Lakes Park
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that getting out in nature for as little as half an hour a week can help improve your overall mood as well as reduce blood pressure? Come hike along with Naturalist Kate Forte while learning about the varying habitats within the parks. Maximum attendance limits are enforced, and masks are required. Register online.
April 22, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery
Come take a hike! There's nothing quite like the revitalized woods in spring. For National Poetry Month and Earth Day, enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful Smithville Park while reflecting on some of the greatest nature poems ever written! If you feel inspired, you are encouraged to create your own (sharing is optional). We will meet as the Worker's House Gallery at 3pm, and the walk will take about 1 hour. Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required.
April 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
Let’s welcome Chef Fran, founder and owner of The Flavorful Fork Personal Chef Service based out of Marlton, NJ. Chef Fran was born and raised in the New Jersey area and was nurtured in the art of cooking from her mother who brought delicious, gourmet meals to the table night after night. Her mission is to bring families back to their dinner tables to enjoy home-cooked meals while re-connecting with each other after a long day. Join Chef Fran in making gorgonzola topped filet mignon & roasted mashed cauliflower – she is a firm believer that healthy food can be delicious when seasoned and created with love. Recipes will be provided as well as the Zoom link prior to class.
April 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
April 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday April 20 program. Smith’s Woods is thriving with spring activity from birds to interesting plants that are only above ground for less than two weeks. Join us for a 2-mile loop hike through the woods to take in the sights and sounds of spring. Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required. Register online.
April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Burlington County Fairgrounds
April 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
Join Naturalist Jen Bulava on a botanical walk on the ravine nature trail at Smithville Park, searching for spring wildflowers and learning about their unique adaptations. This path is sloped and potentially muddy, so be sure to wear proper footwear. Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required. Meet at the Smithville Visitor Center. Register online.
April 24, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Long Bridge Park
The field at Long Bridge Park’s trailhead is undergoing management to create a pollinator meadow. The Burlington County Park System invites the public to come out and help remove invasive plants and replace nesting materials for pollinators. Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required.
April 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
Join Chef Cara Griffin in making a delicious, perfectly glossy carbonara! Making a carbonara may seem a little intimidating, but Cara will show you how simple it is – and it’s made with minimal ingredients! Of course, Cara will put a spring twist on it! Recipes and Zoom link will be provided prior to class.
April 26, 2021, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Laurel Run Park
Join Naturalist Kate Forte on a moonlit walk through the park. Look and listen for signs of nocturnal animals while also gazing at the stars! Maximum attendance limits are enforced and masks are required. Register online.
April 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - May 11, 2021, 10:00 PM
April 28, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
April 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
April 30, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Burlington County Fairgrounds