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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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  2. THE ART OF JAMES BOYLE: PHILADELPHIA TAROT ART

    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.  https://www.phillytarotdeck.com/

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  3. WHEATON VILLAGE ARTS EXHIBIT

    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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  4. OVERNIGHT CAMPING WITH RANGERS

    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. Toddler Hike

    September 17, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Long Bridge Park

    Let's practice our ABC's in nature. Observe nature while we hike and look around for words that start with different letters of the alphabet. This activity is for kids ages 0-5. Bring weather and activity-appropriate clothing and footwear, daypack, snacks, water, personal medications. Register online at www.LLBean.com/Marlton

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  6. Tuesday Talk

    September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area

    A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday September 20. The topic this week will focus on wildflowers and pollinators. Register online.

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  7. LESS PHARM, MORE TABLE: SERIES

    September 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    There is no question that the foods we eat sustain our bodies, but can food heal our bodies as well? Join Alene Brennan, a nutrition coach and chef - and one of our newest instructors - as we uncover the healing powers of food. Alene will highlight the health benefits of seasonal produce and discuss the importance of eating local. You will learn simple ways to prepare fall's bounty that will help keep you healthy as the temperatures transition. What we’re making: Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Sage – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free. Series Continues on October 15th. Register Online.

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  8. African Violets

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 19, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    Hailed as “America’s Favorite Houseplant,” the African Violet provides color and beauty in the home all year long. Join the Burlington County Gardeners Association to learn more about this fascinating plant, including the best growing methods and proper care.

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  9. Little Sprouts

    September 18, 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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  10. Hump Day After Work Hike

    September 18, 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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  11. Gettysburg

    September 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    The Battle of Gettysburg lasted for three days in July 1863. It was the bloodiest battle fought on American soil and, for the Union army, it represented a turning point in the Civil War. How the armies positioned themselves became a key factor in determining the outcome. But the battle is filled with “What if…?” moments. Learn about the pivotal moments over the course of those three days. Presented by David Jost, a graduate of Gettysburg College.

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  12. HANDMADE DREAMCATCHER WORKSHOP

    September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Some say that when a dream catcher is hung above your bed, it moves freely in the night air and catches the negative dreams as they drift by - protecting you while you sleep. Make your own handmade, boho-chic dreamcatcher with neutral and colorful options - beads, feathers, raw chiffon and silk, lace and florals! The team from Ivy on Main Floral Design will assist you in creating and weaving your own unique dreamcatcher. Register Online.

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  13. Nocturnal Nature

    September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Explore our parks while enjoying the sunset! Join Naturalist Kate Forte on a hike to learn about the crepuscular animals that utilize this time of the evening to hunt and gather food. Come and see for yourself which animals are active and why. Register online. Series continues on October 28.

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  14. Friday Forum

    September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area

    A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday September 17 program. The topic this week will focus on wildflowers and pollinators. Register online.

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  15. Country Line Dancing

    September 20, 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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  16. Farmers Market

    September 21, 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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  17. Autumn Birding

    September 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Crystal Lake Park

    Gets a glimpse of autumn migration at Crystal Lake as we observe a great diversity of birds heading south. Bring binoculars and wear proper footwear for hiking steep slopes. Led by Naturalist Jen Bulava. Register online.

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  18. Saturday Naturalist Led Walk

    September 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    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 naturalist for a Saturday guided hike in the Rancocas preserve. Register online. Program is free, but donations are encouraged.

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  19. Autumn Botany

    September 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Crystal Lake Park

    Take an interpretive hike with Naturalist Jen Bulava. Appreciate the impressive diversity of plants found at Crystal Lake. Here you will find many different types of trees and wildflowers that are not commonly seen elsewhere in Burlington County. Bring binoculars and wear proper footwear for hiking steep slopes. Register online.

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  20. OVERNIGHT CAMPING WITH RANGERS

    September 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    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 Smith’s Woods Park 39 East Railroad Avenue, Eastampton, NJ. Severe weather will cancel event and registrants will be notified.

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  21. LL Bean Starlight Hiking Tour

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Join LL Bean’s guides after dark and experience a favorite trail in a completely new light. After learning about proper use of hiking equipment and discussing the importance of pre-hike planning, you'll hit the trails with our guides, which includes an astronomy expert, for a memorable hike under the shining stars. During the trek, we will stop at various stargazing spots to take in the stunning night sky, learn more about winter constellations and take photos. Our guides will also share their knowledge of local ecosystem and teach Leave No Trace principles. A complimentary snack will be served. Don't miss this special nocturnal adventure! Our trips and tours are led by experienced guides who are passionate about the great outdoors and excited to share a new adventure with you. Please Note: This tour is weather dependent. Register online at www.LLBean.com/Marlton

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  22. Starlight Hiking Tour

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Come join our guides after dark and experience a favorite trail in a completely new light. After learning about hiking equipment use and discussing the importance of pre-hike planning, you'll hit the trails with our guides; including an astronomy expert; for a memorable hike under the shining stars. During the trek, we will stop at various stargazing spots to take in the stunning night sky, learn more about winter constellations and take photos. Our guides will also share their knowledge of local ecosystem and teach Leave No Trace principles. A complimentary tasty snack will be served. Don't miss this special nocturnal adventure! Our trips and tours are led by experienced guides who are passionate about the great outdoors and excited to share a new adventure with you. Please Note: This tour is weather dependent. Register online at www.LLBean.com/Marlton

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  23. INFUSING YOUR FALL WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

    September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Let’s welcome another new instructor! Ashley Chackman is a holistic wellness coach and chef with DoTERRA essential oils. Join Ashley in learning about adding essential oils to your life and to your spice rack. Ashley will cover why quality matters with essential oils - what's in the bottle and what to look for when purchasing your own. You will also be learning about how you can use the oils to make healthy and comforting dishes including a Warm Apple Crostata and Mulled Cider Scented with Cardamom, Wild Orange, and Ginger. Everyone will leave with essential oil infused sugars to spice up their favorite fall classics. Learn how easy it is to incorporate oils into your kitchen arsenal. Register online.

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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 cleancomm@co.burlington.nj.us

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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