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    Thursday, September 4th, 2014

    RNC Outdoor Photography Series -- You and Your Camera

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Want to learn techniques for taking outdoor photos in a beautiful setting? Join us for a series of outdoor photography workshops.

    Bring your camera, the manual, and your questions to learn best use practices.

    Instructors: Harold Buchanan & Tom Graf

    Cost: RNC members, FREE; nonmembers, $5/person.

    **Register for all five classes and receive a $5 discount.

    More Information

    (609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Rancocas Conservancy, nature, photography

     

    Saturday, September 6th, 2014

    Fiddling in the Forest featuring Denise Sullivan and Friends -- Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, 120 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Denise Sullivan is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player. She enjoys playing acoustic versions of many classic songs from the 60's to the present -- from the Beatles to Neil Young, CCR to Stevie Nicks, and many, many more in between. She covers many artists and sometimes invites friends to accompany her from time to time.

    Bring your own lawn chair or blanket or sit at one of Whitesbog's picnic tables. The General Store will be open.

    Cost: $5.00 per person donation

    More Information

    609-893-4646 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, acoustic, Family Friendly

     

    Sunday, September 7th, 2014

    Starwatch at Batsto

     

    Time & Place

    6:30pm to 11:00pm
    Batsto Village, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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    When one visits Batsto Village today, it is like a step back in time. As you walk through the village streets and look into the restored buildings, you can almost visualize an earlier time and a different way of life.

    This is a FREE event and is ADA Accessible. Astronomy Presentation is run by the Willingboro Astronomical Society.

    More Information

    609-567-4559 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Batsto Village, astronomy

     

    Ocean County Bluegrass Festival -- NEW Albert Music Hall

     

    Time & Place

    12:00pm to 5:00pm
    Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532), Waretown, NJ 08758

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    A Sunday afternoon show featuring a live stage concert of 7 regional bluegrass bands in the new Albert Music Hall building.

    More Information

    609-971-1593 | Web

    Find Related Info: Albert Music Hall, Bluegrass Music

     

    Interpretive Trail Hike at Rancocas Nature Conservancy

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Join an RNC naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It's a great way to become familiar with our well-maintained trails.

    The pace is easy and suitable for all ages of adults and interested teenagers.

    Please pre-register. Cost: RNC members, FREE; nonmembers, $4/person, $10/family.

    More Information

    (609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

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    Friday, September 12th, 2014

    Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co) -- Birthday Paddle!

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am
    Ask/contact leaders

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    Cedar Creek is one of the prettiest Pines streams and it’s George’s b’day paddle!!

    We’ll eat cake and paddle 10 miles from Dover Forge to Dudley Park.

    Rentals are not available.

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George or Leona F. | 609-259-3734 | Email

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    Ranger Bill's Nature Hikes -- Preschoolers -- Rancocas Nature Conservancy

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 11:00am
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Burlington County Ranger Bill will share his love of the outdoors with preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parent or guardian.

    Each session will feature a seasonal topic, an age-appropriate short hike, and a craft. Join the fun and give young children a chance to explore the outdoors. All hikes utilize the Rancocas Nature Center's Visitors Center and trail system.

    Cost per session: FREE (donations accepted at the Center)

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: preschoolers, Rancocas Conservancy, hike

     

    Saturday, September 13th, 2014

    Battle of Chestnut Neck -- Batsto

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm
    Batsto Village, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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    Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series (2014) will take place on the Second Saturday of each month and will focus on natural, cultural, and historical aspects in and around Batsto. Programming begins at 1:00pm in the Batsto Visitor Center Auditorium. Admission is $2.00 per person.

    Battle of Chestnut Neck will be presented by SAR-Richard Somers Chapter/Earl Cain

    More Information

    609-561-0024 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Batsto Village, history

     

    Healthy Hikes at the Rancocas Nature Conservancy

     

    Time & Place

    10:30am to 11:30am
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Studies show that taking a nature walk is good for your physical and mental health.

    Join an RNC naturalist for a themed hike around the preserve. Today's hike will feature the colors of fall. Enjoy the vibrant warm tones of the early autumn foliage as we hike through our mixed deciduous forests.

    For adults and interested teenagers. Cost: RNC members, $3/person; non-members, $5/person.

    More Information

    (609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Rancocas Conservancy, adults, fall, hike

     

    Sunday, September 14th, 2014

    Canoe/Kayak the N. Branch Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co)

     

    Time & Place

    9am
    Meet at the Vincentown Diner, Route 206, Southampton, NJ 08088

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    We’ll paddle the 14-mile N. Branch Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail from BCCC to Mt. Holly.

    It’s “Arts in the Park Day” at Smithville – during our lunch break we’ll enjoy entertainment on three stages featuring music, dance, theater and storytelling.

    Contact leaders to confirm trip. Rentals are not available.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George or Leona F. | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Piney Paddlers, Rancocas Creek

     

    Saturday, September 20th, 2014

    A Day of Celebration of the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Nation -- Wheaton Arts

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

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    This is a one day celebration bringing together music, dance and visual arts that represent the unique Nanticoke-Lenape cultural heritage. Artists, storytellers, drummers and dancers will provide visitors a vivid introduction to the Lenape traditional arts placing them in the context of the Lenape history and in the present-day life of the Nanticoke-Lenape community.

    Dance presentations, special demonstrations and Native American craft and food vendors will contribute to the celebration.

    For more information regarding the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Nation, visit their website: nanticoke-lenapetribalnation.org.

    Admission is free!

    More Information

    856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552 | Web

    Find Related Info: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Indian Culture, festival, Family Friendly

     

    Sunday, September 21st, 2014

    Monarch and Other Butterflies -- Rancocas Nature Conservancy

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    It's that time of year again for our Monarchs to begin their incredible journey to Mexico.

    But they aren't the only butterflies that call Rancocas home. We'll take a look at their fascinating metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, and learn to identify some of the local species.

    The afternoon will include a meadow hike to meet butterflies and Monarchs for the tagging process. Please pre-register.
    Cost: RNC members, $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); nonmembers, $9/person, $21/family (limit 5).

    More Information

    (609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Rancocas Conservancy, hike, All ages, butterflies

     

    Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Fall Beauty in the Wetlands -- Friendship Bogs

     

    Time & Place

    11:00am

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    Two to four mile hike in the Friendship Bogs at Wharton State Forest. Hike is FREE to all those interested.

    More Information

    609-567-4559 | Email | Web

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    Thursday, September 25th, 2014

    Speaking of Nature Series -- Dragonflies -- Rancocoas Nature Conservancy

     

    Time & Place

    7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Join us as we learn all about these hunters of the sky in this evening presentation for adults. Presenter: John Black.

    Please pre-register. Cost RNC members, $2/person; nonmembers, $5/person.

    More Information

    (609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Rancocas Conservancy, adults, dragonfly

     

    Friday, September 26th, 2014

    Ranger Bill's Nature Hikes -- Preschoolers -- Rancocas Nature Conservancy

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 11:00am
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Burlington County Ranger Bill will share his love of the outdoors with preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parent or guardian.

    Each session will feature a seasonal topic, an age-appropriate short hike, and a craft. Join the fun and give young children a chance to explore the outdoors. All hikes utilize the Rancocas Nature Center's Visitors Center and trail system.

    Cost per session: FREE (donations accepted at the Center)

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: preschoolers, Rancocas Conservancy, hike

     

    Saturday, September 27th, 2014

    Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co)

     

    Time & Place

    10am
    Lake Oswego

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    We’ll paddle the “Jewel of the Pinelands” from Lake Oswego to Harrisville Lake. Meet at Lake Oswego.

    Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe/Kayak Rental 800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George or Leona F. | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Piney Paddlers

     

    Sunday, September 28th, 2014

    Canoe/Kayak the Wading River with Fortunato (Burlington Co)

     

    Time & Place

    9am
    Ask/contact leaders

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    Fortunato invites his ”cousins” and dog lovers.

    Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental 800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George or Leona F. | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Dog Friendly, Piney Paddlers

     

    Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5K Trail Run/1 Mile Walk -- Woodford Cedar Run

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road Medford, New Jersey 08055

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    On Sunday, September 28th, the Hoot, Waddle and Stroll 5k Trail Run will be a fun-filled, family-oriented fundraising event to benefit Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

    Participants are invited to form teams and fundraise via pledges to support Cedar Run. Please note, team registration and fundraising are only available by registering online through www.Active.com.

    Entry fees are as follows:

    • 5K and 1 Mile Walk are $25 until September 24th and $30 thereafter.
    • Kids Fun Challenge Activities are $5.

    Registration and packet pick up will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Cedar Run, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ, 08055. At 10:00 a.m. the 5K and 1 Mile Walk will begin. The Kids Fun Challenge will take place from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

    Awards will be presented in the following categories: Top Fundraising Team, Fastest Male Overall, Fastest Female Overall, Top Male and Female group finishers in the following divisions/18 & Under, 19-29, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

    Following the awards ceremony, Autumn with the Animals, which thoroughly highlights the many programs and other attractions of the refuge, will take place from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Events include: wildlife programs, live music by Branin Road, Naturalist led nature hikes, games, make and take crafts, guided tours of the Residential Wildlife Housing area, canoeing on Cedar Run Lake, and food available from Brother Bear BBQ.

    Programs will include Hunters of the Sky and Amazing Reptiles. Home Depot of Berlin will bring a nature-based craft (available while supplies last). Author of the Chippy Chipmunk books, Kathy Miller, will lead story time and will be autographing her books.

    Admission for Autumn with the Animals is $10 per person.Children under 3 years of age are free. Current Cedar Run members receive a $2 discount with their membership card. No library passes will be accepted on September 28th.

    All funds raised on September 28th will benefit the wildlife rehabilitation hospital and will allow Cedar Run to provide scholarships to underserved children who wish to participate in summer camp.

    More Information

    856-983-3329 x 100 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, hike, kids, festival

     

    Be sure to check back frequently for updates and new events!