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  1. 43rd Annual Juried Art Show

    August 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery

    During this annual art show held in the Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery, visitors will see a collective of spectacular artists sharing a wide array of original art. Artists submit up to three works of art in the form of collages, paintings, drawings, mixed media, and/or sculptures.

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    September 5, 2019 - November 3, 2019 @ Warden's House Gallery

    This fall, we welcome the fantastic art of James Boyle. James is a professional illustrator and creator of the wildly anticipated and popular Philly Tarot Deck featured throughout Philadelphia as well as a guest on Good Day Philadelphia.  This exhibit highlights his exceptional skill and vision for the Philly Tarot cards as well as other original artworks.  Cards feature the Phillie Phanatic, Rocky, City Hall and more! James is currently drawing a 5 issue comic books series for the publisher A Wave Blue World. Don’t miss the meet the artist reception that will be held on October 5th from 6pm-8pm and will coincide with the Annual Witches Ball in downtown Mount Holly.

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    September 5, 2019 - October 13, 2019 @ Worker's House and Gallery

    SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 13 – WHEATON VILLAGE ARTS EXHIBIT Wheaton Arts is a Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Millville NJ that was founded in 1968. It includes 18 buildings on 45 acres and is the home to a Pottery studio run by the Potters Terry Plasket, Phyllis Seidner, Amy Pesseller, Tessa Carlton, and Samantha Bartlett. They operate as a collective sharing a studio including the 3 kilns: a Reduction kiln for glaze firing, a Salt Glaze kiln and a two chamber Noborigama type wood fired kiln. The pieces they have selected for this show are examples of the types of work they make, mostly functional, that show the individuality of each artist but also demonstrate the thread of commonality that reflects the supportive and communal environment they work in.

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    September 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - October 13, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Crystal Lake Park

    Join our Park Rangers for an overnight camping experience in the park. Go for a sunset hike with the sights and sounds of the seasonal night life in the park followed by a campfire under the moonlight. Bring your own tent, camping gear, and food (cooking on fire is allowed for this event). Registration required. Meet at Crystal Lake Park 2401 Axe Factory Road, Mansfield, NJ. Severe weather will cancel event and registrants will be notified.

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  5. Nature Photography

    September 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Crystal Lake Park

    Use the golden, natural light of early evening to make your natural photographic subjects pop. Join Naturalist Jen Bulava to photograph wildlife, landscapes, and other natural objects during one of the best times of the day. A basic understanding of photography and how your camera works is required. Space is limited; register online.

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  6. Canning Tomatoes

    September 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Nothing beats the taste of a Jersey tomato in the summertime. While it's hard to can the taste of a fresh tomato, you can preserve the summer's bounty for use throughout the winter months to prepare tasty salads and pastas. Participants will learn the basics of water bath canning with this hands on class and take home some of their preserves. Register online.

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  7. Little Sprouts

    September 25, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    That Smells Good – Children will use their sense of smell to learn about what grows in a garden. This gardening program is for preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of gardening and include work time in the garden. Please dress accordingly. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but participants need to be Rancocas Nature Center members. Series continues on Wednesdays, September 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16.

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  8. Hump Day After Work Hike

    September 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Like to hike, but don’t like doing it alone? Join us for a brisk hike after work and relax in a natural setting. We will enjoy the views week to week as summer transitions into early fall. Register online. Program is free, but donations are encouraged. Hikes continue each Wednesday on September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6.

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  9. Nature Adventures for Preschoolers

    September 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    “How Birds Find Their Way” – Some birds are residents and some migrate through New Jersey. Learn about some of their challenges and journeys. Join us for an indoor and outdoor program that gets its weekly theme from a storybook! For preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian, each session will include the reading of a nature-themed picture book and a short weather-dependent hike. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but participants need to be Rancocas Nature Center members. Series continues October 25 and November 22.

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  10. Country Line Dancing

    September 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Burlington County Fairgrounds

    Always wanted to learn how to line dance to your favorite country songs but didn't ever want to hit the dance floor at the local saloon? Join us at the Burlington County Fairgrounds each Friday in September and learn all of the basics! Beginners are welcome. Instruction by Jeremy Duncan. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27. Rain or Shine. Fun for all ages!

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  11. Farmers Market

    September 28, 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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  12. Park Clean-Up

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Pennington 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 along with light refreshments and a water jug to refill your reusable water bottle. If you need community service hours, please register by 4PM Friday September 27th. To register, email

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  13. Women's Nature Club

    September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    Join other women who are passionate and enthusiastic about the environment and experience the natural world in exciting ways! Meet once a month to learn about wildlife topics, the natural history of our parks, and to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna in your area. This month’s topic is on plants and pollinators. Come see which plants are significant to pollinators as the seasons start to change. Led by Naturalist Kate Forte. Register online.

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  14. Wetlands Walk

    September 28, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    Why are wetlands so important? What makes an area a wetland? Are all wetlands the same? Learn the answers to these questions and more while joining Naturalist Kate Forte on a walk through our parks to see the wetlands around us. Register online. Series continues on October 10.

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  15. Sips & Sounds Fundraiser

    September 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    NEW LOCATION! Join Rancocas Nature Center supporters for a Beer and Wine Tasting, featuring local brewery, Spellbound of Mt. Holly and Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge, NJ (additional pours available for purchase). Enjoy the live music of Stringradio and delicious food by Michael’s Catering while relaxing in a rustic setting. The event will include a 50/50 Raffle and a Silent Auction. Tickets are $50/each available at the Rancocas Nature or online.

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