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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. Emerging Artist III: Lawrence Davis

    May 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 16, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    Rotating exhibits featuring works by different artists will be coming this Spring to the Wardens House in historic downtown Mount Holly. Featured in this exhibit is the work of Lawrence Davis. Lawrence’s work reflects the timelessness of Americana in the form of landscapes and barnscapes. His work reflects that of the "Brandywine Valley" School of painting made popular by the Wyeth Family and Howard Pyle.

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  3. Rancocas Nature Center Photo and Nature Exhibit

    May 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 16, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    Experience the beauty and diversity of the Rancocas Nature Center through an exhibit at the Workers House Museum and Gallery. Through May, we will be hosting a display featuring photographs, natural history items and books, and preserved animal mounts, all from Rancocas' permanent collection of artifacts. Find out all the wonderful things the Nature Center has to offer.

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  4. 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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  5. Farmers Market

    June 15, 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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  6. Beautiful Butterflies

    June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Naturalist Jen Bulava in the Smith’s Woods butterfly garden to discover the butterflies, daytime moths, and caterpillars that can be found in our area. Learn about the plants they depend upon for both nectar and egg-laying and their ecological importance. For even more in-depth information on this fascinating group of insects, attend the follow-up lecture at the Lyceum at 1pm!

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  7. Tails on the Trails Hike and Collection

    June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Grab your canine companion and em"bark" on a guided hike throughout the park with LL Bean staff.  Bring along a donation (food or otherwise) for local animal shelters.  Meet at the West side of the park near the dog parks.  Wear weather appropriate clothing, and bring water, sunscreen, and bug repellant.  All dogs must be on leash on the trail hike.  Be sure to bring some water for your dog, dog treats, and dog-waste bags. 

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  8. Saturday Guided Trail Hike

    June 15, 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. Series continues July 20 and August 17.

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  9. Beautiful Butterflies and Crazy Caterpillars

    June 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Discover the world of some of our most beloved insects: the butterflies.  This presentation will focus on behaviors, defenses, life cycles, and natural history of butterflies and caterpillars in Burlington County. The difference between butterflies and moths along with photographic examples of some moths that are present during the day will be discussed. The presentation includes photographs of butterflies (adults and caterpillars) representing each of the five families found in Burlington County Parks. Presented by Park Naturalist Jen Bulava.

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  10. Cooking Class - Plant-Based Series: Dinner

    June 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The third and final class in Patrice's plant-based series will focus on Dinner. See June 3 for a more description. Menu: Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai, Chocolate Raspberry chia cups ; $40 PER CLASS. Register online.

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  11. Tuesday Talk

    June 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday June 21. In conjunction with National Pollinator Week, the topic for this session will focus on native pollinators. We will walk around the meadows to discover the connections between nectar and host plants, and the pollinators they depend upon, from bees and butterflies to hoverflies and hummingbirds.

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  12. Tuesday Preschool Story/Music Time

    June 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    It’s Summer! – This approximately hour-long program will focus on the summer season 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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  13. Shinrin Yoku

    June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Shinrin-Yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” Started in the 1980s in Japan, it has become an important part of Japanese preventative healthcare. Shinrin-Yoku can reduce blood pressure, decrease stress, and improve mood. Join us for a leisurely walk and explore the natural world with your senses.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Ancestory for Beginners

    June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Back by popular demand, we will help you start your family tree. If you ever wanted to start your family tree but thought it too daunting of a task, we will help you. Sign up for a half hour session to meet one-on-one with staff to begin your journey through time as we discover who your ancestors are, where and how they were living, and why it is important to who you are today. Due to limited space, registration is required. Upon registering you will be assigned a half-hour time slot via email.

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  17. Chalkboard Calligraphy & Cupcakes

    June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join calligraphy artist Kristie Nixon for a fun evening on the Farmhouse porch! Learn how to use calligraphy, the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering, to compose the perfect saying or quote on a chalkboard to take home. Kristie will provide her freehand stencils or she will help you create your own all while enjoying homemade cupcakes for a tasty treat. All materials supplied! $20. Register online.

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  18. Friday Forum

    June 21, 2019, 9:00 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 June 18 program. In conjunction with National Pollinator Week, the topic for this session will focus on native pollinators. We will walk around the meadows to discover the connections between nectar and host plants and the pollinators they depend upon, from bees and butterflies to hoverflies and hummingbirds.

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  19. Farmers Market

    June 22, 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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  20. LL Bean Family Friendly Hike

    June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Whether you're 8 or 80, there are always ways to stay active and to get outdoors. This short but fun hike is the perfect way to get the whole family involved.  Wear weather-appropriate clothing (no cotton), hat, appropriate footwear; small day pack with snacks, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Sunglasses, binoculars, and camera optional. 

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  21. New Jersey Youth Challenge Documentary

    June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    We are proud to partner with the Armed Forces Heritage Museum to present the premier screening of the NJ Youth Challenge Program Documentary. The NJ Youth Challenge Program is a free program for at-risk youth, run by the NJ National Guard. The mission of the program is “to intervene in and reclaim the lives of concerned youth to produce graduates with the values, skills, education, and self-discipline to succeed as adults.” The program is open to high school drop outs, ages 16-18, who are drug free and not in trouble with the law. The documentary was developed by the Armed Forces Heritage Museum as part of its New Jersey military history education mission. It was funded by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program. Also, on site will be the Armed Forces Heritage Museum’s mobile museum. Registration is requested

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  22. Fly Fishing for Beginners

    June 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    In this introductory class, join Ranger Chris and learn the basics of fly fishing. Ever wonder why the equipment is so different and how it is used? Learn the basics of a forward and backward cast. What can I catch on a fly rod? Where do I go? What do I need to get started? Bring your questions and equipment. LL Bean fly rods and reels will be provided if needed.

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  23. Macarons Cooking Class

    June 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Have you ever wondered how to make the beautiful, eye catching French Macarons seen in so many bakeries, T.V. shows, and magazines? Now you don't have to! Join us for a hands-on class on making these little beauties. We will learn the methods involved in making perfectly chewy shells and decadent fillings. Each student will leave with macarons in an array of flavors and the expertise to make your own at home! $50. Register online.

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  24. Connect with Nature Series - "Recycle Cities"

    June 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Bring your imagination and creativity for this family art project. Save your recyclable products and bring your own supply of empty bottles, cans, and milk or juice cartons to create your own recycled city. We will be using paints that may stain clothing, so please be prepared. Best for families with elementary and middle school aged children. Register online.

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  25. Junior Ranger Program - Wetlands

    June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Do you know the difference between a swamp, marsh, and bog? Learn about the importance of wetland habitats as we walk to the different types & identify the species found in each. For ages 9-12.

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  26. Pizza from Scratch

    June 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Mike Maffei’s an old-school pizzaiola, and Donna Wallstin is a bread geek – who better to teach you something about pizza? We’re keeping it good and simple – the “bread,” the sauce, the fresh mozzarella cheese – all from scratch. And we’ll show you a few ways to bake it -- to beautiful, bubbly perfection -- in your home oven. $45. Register online.

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  27. Junior Ranger Program - Animal Diversity

    June 27, 2019, All Day

    Explore just how diverse the animal kingdom is with a fun game to sort out where animals live, how they move, and what they “wear.” For ages 5-8.

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  28. Speaking of Nature Series - "The State of New Jersey's Forests"

    June 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    As New Jersey’s forestry planner, Bill Zipse will share his insights into the health of our forests, changes in growth rates, forest acreage, land ownership, and the challenges currently facing our forests. Presenter: Bill Zipse, NJDEP Supervising Forester, New Jersey Forest Service. Series continues in September. Register online.

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  29. Gardening Forum and Book Club

    June 27, 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 bagged 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 July 25 & August 29.

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  30. Discovering the J.D. Scott Centennial Atlas

    June 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Do you know what your neighborhood was like 150 years ago? Was your neighborhood mostly farmland or perhaps a mill site or maybe even an industrial center? The Scott Atlas was published in 1876 and shows what Burlington County was like 100 years after the American Revolution. Discover your neighborhood’s forgotten history in this presentation. Registration requested.

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  31. The Glimmer Twins - Classic Stones Live

    June 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Burlington County Amphitheater

    You asked and we got them! The Glimmer Twins were recommended to us more than any other band and will kick off our season! Their jaw dropping resemblance to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is simply amazing, but what truly makes Classic Stones Live™ unique, is their musical prowess and the spot on renditions of all of your favorite Rolling Stones “classics”!

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  32. Farmers Market

    June 29, 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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  33. Tails on the Trails Hike and Collection

    June 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Grab your canine companion and em"bark" on a guided hike throughout the park with LL Bean staff.  Bring along a donation (food or otherwise) for local animal shelters.  Meet at the Smith’s Woods Parking Area. Wear weather appropriate clothing, and bring water, sunscreen, and bug repellant.  All dogs must be on leash on the trail hike.  Be sure to bring some water for your dog, dog treats, and dog-waste bags. 

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  34. Junior Ranger Program - Wetlands

    June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Do you know the difference between a swamp, marsh, and bog? Learn about the importance of wetland habitats as we walk to the different types & identify the species found in each. For ages 9-12.

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  35. Tails on the Trails Hike and Collection

    June 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Grab your canine companion and em"bark" on a guided hike throughout the park with LL Bean staff.  Bring along a donation (food or otherwise) for local animal shelters.  Meet at the Smith’s Woods Parking Area. Wear weather appropriate clothing, and bring water, sunscreen, and bug repellant.  All dogs must be on leash on the trail hike.  Be sure to bring some water for your dog, dog treats, and dog-waste bags. 

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  36. Best of the Eagles

    June 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Burlington County Amphitheater

    Best of the Eagles is the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles, bar none! This group of excellent musicians expertly and authentically re-creates the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands. So, grab a chair and “Take it Easy” with live music under the stars!

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  37. Stars and Stripes Livestock Show

    June 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    The public is welcome to join livestock exhibitors for a day of friendly competition.  Prizes and premiums will be awarded.  Educational exhibits will highlight the agricultural methods and products of our state.  Highlighted will be opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in gardening and raising livestock, with an emphasis on energy conserving technologies.  Admission and parking is free. For more information, visit http://www.starsandstripeslivestock.com/

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