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  1. Hugh Campbell Collection Art Exhibit

    March 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 31, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    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.

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  2. 2019 Science and Nature Art Show

    June 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 4, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery

    This exhibit will showcase artwork that represents nature’s splendor and highlights the scientific world. View works that were created by artists’ imaginations and their interpretations viewing a vast landscape, some gentle (or vicious) wildlife, or a brilliant peak of mankind’s scientific progress.

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  3. Garden State Plein Art Paintings: Robert Lipartito

    June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - July 21, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    This exhibition is made up of plein air landscapes painted in oils, gouache, and mixed media over the last twelve years throughout South Jersey. Included are sites in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.

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  4. The art of Nicholas Russetta

    June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - July 21, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    Nicholas Ruscetta’s work is inspired by nature. Through the use of color, images, marks and texture he explores multiple relationships with the environment, landscape and nature. The work captures a sense of time, of being and of place. Every piece allows the viewer to meditate and develop their own relationship with the work.

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  5. Young Naturalist Program - Key to ID

    July 15, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Explore the park while using dichotomous keys and field guides to correctly identify various species of plants.

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  6. Tuesday Preschool Story/Music Time

    July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Cows and Farm Fair – This approximately hour-long program will celebrate cows and the Burlington County Farm Fair and include a themed craft. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories, separated by 3 songs that are played along with rhythm instruments. This program is geared toward children ages 2-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian, but siblings are welcome. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but participants need to be Rancocas Nature Center members. Program repeats each Tuesday.

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  7. Junior Ranger Program - Nocturnal Animals

    July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    How does a bat find its prey? How far can an owl turn its head? Find out all about your favorite nocturnal animals and how they adapt to life in the dark. Participate in activities to help you understand nocturnal adaptations like echolocation. For ages 9-12.

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  8. Junior Ranger Program - Birds and Worms

    July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Students will discover the value of protective coloration as they pretend to be birds in search of hidden “colored worms” in this relay-race style event. For ages 5-8.

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  9. Easy as Pie

    July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Using the bounty of seasonal summer fruits, Cara Griffin will teach us how to make the perfect fail proof short crust for crostata and lattice topped pies with fresh fruit fillings and cobbler toppings. Never buy frozen crust again! $45 - Register online.

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  10. Philly Soul Collective

    July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Burlington County Amphitheater

    This group of artists “embody the true meaning of soul” and are the life of any party! Members of the group have had the honor of playing alongside icons such as Boyz to Men, Billy Paul, The Delfonics, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and more.

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  11. Moth Night

    July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about and observe these fascinating nocturnal creatures. Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms. Estimates suggest there are more than 150,000 species on earth. National Moth Week is being held worldwide, but what better place to experience these colorful insects than at the Rancocas Nature Center. Facilitators: Patty Rehn and Bernie Knaupp. Register online.

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  12. Farmers Market

    July 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Weekly farmers market held at the Agricultural Center featuring local produce, breads and pastries, baked goods, crafts, live music, and cooking demonstrations.

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  13. Junior Ranger Program - Birds and Worms

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Students will discover the value of protective coloration as they pretend to be birds in search of hidden “colored worms” in this relay-race style event. For ages 5-8.

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  14. Saturday Guided Trail Hike

    July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Studies show that taking a walk in a natural area is good for your physical and mental health. Adults and interested teenagers can join a Rancocas staff person or volunteer for a Saturday guided hike in the preserve. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged. Series continues on August 17.

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  15. Women's Nature Club: Herptiles

    July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join other women who are passionate and enthusiastic about the environment and experiencing the natural world in exciting ways! Meet once a month to learn about wildlife topics, and get up close and personal with the flora and fauna in your area. This month, observe and learn about some of the reptiles and amphibians that can be found on Amico Island.

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  16. Storms and NOAA

    July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, is an agency that enriches life through science. They keep citizens informed about the changing environment around them through daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and so much more. Join a NOAA representative for a presentation about the work that they do. The presentation will have a focus on storms. Sponsored by the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences. Registration is requested.

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  17. Radio Petty

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Burlington County Amphitheater

    Radio Petty is an authentic tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It isn’t about impersonating anyone or trying to dress like the original band. It’s all about the music and the songs. Come share in the fun and joy of this music from a great American artist.

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  18. LL Bean Dog Friendly Hike

    July 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Get your dog outside with you! Join LL Bean staff hiking approximately 3.5 miles on a mixture of dirt trails and floating bridges. Meet in the parking lot on Meade Lane. Dress in synthetic clothing. Bring plenty of water for you and your dog. Dogs must be on leash. Be sure to bring bags to clean up after your pet. You may want to bring a camera or snacks and treats for you and your four-legged friend!

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  19. Young Naturalist Program - Biological Assessment

    July 22, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn how to assess and compare study plots for biological richness & health based on the kinds of plants present and other ecological factors.

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  20. Wildlife Photography

    July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Powhatan Indian Reservation Dr, Westampton, NJ 08036

    You don’t need to go to exotic places to get great wildlife photos! From butterflies and dragonflies, to birds and mammals, our parks host a great variety of species. Join other avid photographers and learn tips and tricks to make your wildlife photos stand out. A basic understanding of photography and how your camera works is required. Limit 10 people.

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  21. Junior Ranger Program - Exploring Amico Island

    July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join Park Ranger Nick for a fun hike around Amico Island. Explore the trails looking for deer, turtles, and lots of other cool wildlife. We will stop to check out the giant boulders that came from the bottom of the Delaware River too! For ages 5-8.

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  22. Emerging Artist: The Art of Bob Baczenas

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 1, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    Bob is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Willingboro Art Alliance. He has been painting in watercolor, oils and acrylics for many years, and recently took up painting again since he retired five years ago. Bob focuses on landscapes and seascapes, especially old ships and old barns and buildings. His most recent study has been in the medium of water-based oils on canvas and wood.

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  23. Junior Ranger Program - Interpretive Hike

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Park Naturalists Jen and Kate for an interpretive hike at Amico Island. Learn about the natural history of this man-made island, the special plants that help other plants grow, and animal-plant interactions that are unique to this park. For ages 9-12.

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  24. Senior Art Show

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 1, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    Artwork from Burlington County residents, age 60 and over, is on display for the latter half of the summer at the Workers House Gallery. Each piece is original work by these talented artists. Winners of each category, one professional and one non-professional, advance to a state competition.

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  25. Gardening Forum and Book Club

    July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Are you a gardener, farmer, micro farmer, homesteader, or just interested in learning about gardening? You are invited to join Grateful Heart Gardens for a discussion and lunch (bring your own lunch). The book for June is “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm” by Forrest Pritchard. Future books will be decided each month. Future forums will take place August 29.

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  26. Blue Willow China from the Royal Table to Kmart's Blue Light Special

    July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Blue Willow China has intrigued and delighted collectors for over 200 years. Designed in China, it made its way to England in the late 1700s and, ever since, its popularity has flourished throughout the world. Hear how the pattern depicts the story of star-crossed lovers that fled the wrath of a tyrant who wished to marry the young women. Discover the true meaning of the tale. Learn the history and evolution of the pattern we’ve come to know as Blue Willow. Registration requested.

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  27. Back in Time

    July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Burlington County Amphitheater

    Huey Lewis & The News have carried the banner as the quintessential American rock band, endearing them to millions of fans. They recreate the energy and excitement of a Huey Lewis &The News live performance and guarantees you’ll be singing along with every song as we take you on a trip “Back in Time” through the 80’s.

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  28. Outdoor Movie Series: Mamma Mia

    July 26, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Amico Island Park

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  29. Farmers Market

    July 27, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Weekly farmers market held at the Agricultural Center featuring local produce, breads and pastries, baked goods, crafts, live music, and cooking demonstrations.

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  30. Junior Ranger Program - Exploring Amico Island

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Park Ranger Dave for a fun hike around Amico Island. Explore the trails looking for deer, turtles, and lots of other cool wildlife. We will stop to check out the giant boulders that came from the bottom of the Delaware River too! For ages 5-12.

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  31. Th FM Band

    July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Burlington County Amphitheater

    The FM Band goes up and down the FM dial playing every possible genre of music . FM Band doesn’t just play the music, they bring it to life! Their song list features a plethora of music spanning 7 decades from Big Band to Bruno Mars.

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  32. Young Naturalist Program - Beneficial Insects

    July 29, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Students will look for examples of beneficial insects in the field. Learn how to identify insect pollinators and predators that eat pests. We will conduct an official odonate survey as part of the program.

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  33. Tuesday Preschool Story/Music Time

    July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    We Love Dolphins! – This approximately hour-long program will celebrate dolphins and include a themed craft. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories, separated by 3 songs that are played along with rhythm instruments. This program is geared toward children ages 2-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian, but siblings are welcome. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but participants need to be Rancocas Nature Center members. Program is held each Tuesday.

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  34. Junior Ranger Program - Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

    July 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Take a walk around Smith’s Woods to look for different kinds of butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies while learning about the importance of these insects in the environment. For ages 9-12

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