< August 2015 >

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Medford Historical Society

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two of the Medford Historical Society’s properties will be open for tours on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during July and August. Historic Kirby’s Mill at 275 Church Road, Medford, New Jersey has been completely refurbished with old mill stones turned by gears that provide power from the water wheel. The second floor is furnished with educational exhibits including a general store, printing shop and lathe. The original Kirby Bros. office has been returned to its original condition, including old ledgers and price posters.

Visit the office and education center of Dr. James Still located at 209-211 Church Road in the refurbished Bunning Farmhouse. Dr. Still (1812-1885), often referred to as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,” was a renowned herbalist and homeopathic healer. His office is awaiting restoration, but the education center will be open with exhibits and books for sale.

Docents will welcome visitors to both sites and answer questions. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. For more information visit www.medfordhistory.org or call 609-654-7767.

More Information

609-654-7767 | Web

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Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

8:00am

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Rise and Shine! Join us for an early trip before the crowds!

Meet at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego Road.

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 your participation.

Sponsored by West Jersey Sierra Club.

More Information

George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

 

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Medford Historical Society

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two of the Medford Historical Society’s properties will be open for tours on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during July and August. Historic Kirby’s Mill at 275 Church Road, Medford, New Jersey has been completely refurbished with old mill stones turned by gears that provide power from the water wheel. The second floor is furnished with educational exhibits including a general store, printing shop and lathe. The original Kirby Bros. office has been returned to its original condition, including old ledgers and price posters.

Visit the office and education center of Dr. James Still located at 209-211 Church Road in the refurbished Bunning Farmhouse. Dr. Still (1812-1885), often referred to as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,” was a renowned herbalist and homeopathic healer. His office is awaiting restoration, but the education center will be open with exhibits and books for sale.

Docents will welcome visitors to both sites and answer questions. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. For more information visit www.medfordhistory.org or call 609-654-7767.

More Information

609-654-7767 | Web

Find Related Info: history, Medford, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Dr. James Still, Kirby's Mill

 

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Canoe/Kayak the Mullica River (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

8:30am

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The aquatic flowering plants of the New Jersey Pinelands will still be in bloom.

Great News! Pinelands Preservation Alliance has launched Pinelands Adventures and rental boats are available as well as private boat shuttling. We'll use Pinelands Adventures for our trip; cost information is on their website http://www.pinelandsadventures.org.

Contact leaders to confirm the trip, meeting location and your participation.

Sponsored by West Jersey Sierra Club.

More Information

George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

 

Bass River State Forest---"WOOds"tock Vintage Trailer Weekend

Runs through Sunday, August 16th, 2015 

Time & Place

Bass River State Forest, South Shore Campground

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Vintage trailer owners are taking over the South Shore Campground for the weekend. There will be a pot-luck dinner Saturday night for vintage camping participants and awards presented for different trailer categories such as oldest trailer. Call the forest office to make a reservation.

The vintage trailers will be open to campers and the public to tour on Saturday, August 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Note that there is an entrance fee to the forest if you are not camping. Public parking is across from the Interpretive Center. Enjoy wandering among the decorated, themed vintage trailers and talking to the owners. The vintage fun continues Saturday night at a "Groovy Gathering" from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway. Campers and the public are invited to wear your favorite "hippy" outfits and dance to groovy tunes. There will be a campfire on the beach so bring your s'mores fixins with you. Prize for the best outfit!

For a 2015 summer program schedule or for more information contact the Forest Office at 609-296-1114, www.njparksandforests.org and www.ReserveAmerica.com.

More Information

Forest Office | 609-296-1114 | Web

Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, camping

 

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Medford Historical Society

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two of the Medford Historical Society’s properties will be open for tours on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during July and August. Historic Kirby’s Mill at 275 Church Road, Medford, New Jersey has been completely refurbished with old mill stones turned by gears that provide power from the water wheel. The second floor is furnished with educational exhibits including a general store, printing shop and lathe. The original Kirby Bros. office has been returned to its original condition, including old ledgers and price posters.

Visit the office and education center of Dr. James Still located at 209-211 Church Road in the refurbished Bunning Farmhouse. Dr. Still (1812-1885), often referred to as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,” was a renowned herbalist and homeopathic healer. His office is awaiting restoration, but the education center will be open with exhibits and books for sale.

Docents will welcome visitors to both sites and answer questions. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. For more information visit www.medfordhistory.org or call 609-654-7767.

More Information

609-654-7767 | Web

Find Related Info: history, Medford, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Dr. James Still, Kirby's Mill

 

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

9:00am

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Rentals are not available.

Contact leaders for information and to confirm your participation.

Sponsored by West Jersey Sierra Club.

More Information

George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Bass River State Forest---"Lost in the Woods" family program

 

Time & Place

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton, NJ

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Bass River Twp., NJ – Bring the family to the “Lost in the Woods – A children’s outdoor survival program” on August 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway in Bass River State Forest.

Volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner is presenting this FREE family-themed program that provides tips on how not to get lost and what to do and what to do if you lose your way! Each child can make a “safety kit” of items to use when they go out in the woods. Participants get to enjoy a campfire under the stars and some live music after the program. You are welcome to bring fixin’s for s’mores.

We recommend bringing insect repellent, a flashlight and something to sit on. Heavy rain cancels.

For a 2015 summer program schedule or for more information contact the Forest Office at (609) 296-1114 or www.njparksandforests.org.

More Information

Forest Office | 609-296-1114 | Web

Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Family Friendly, music

 

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Medford Historical Society

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two of the Medford Historical Society’s properties will be open for tours on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during July and August. Historic Kirby’s Mill at 275 Church Road, Medford, New Jersey has been completely refurbished with old mill stones turned by gears that provide power from the water wheel. The second floor is furnished with educational exhibits including a general store, printing shop and lathe. The original Kirby Bros. office has been returned to its original condition, including old ledgers and price posters.

Visit the office and education center of Dr. James Still located at 209-211 Church Road in the refurbished Bunning Farmhouse. Dr. Still (1812-1885), often referred to as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,” was a renowned herbalist and homeopathic healer. His office is awaiting restoration, but the education center will be open with exhibits and books for sale.

Docents will welcome visitors to both sites and answer questions. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. For more information visit www.medfordhistory.org or call 609-654-7767.

More Information

609-654-7767 | Web

Find Related Info: history, Medford, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Dr. James Still, Kirby's Mill

 

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic County)

 

Time & Place

10:00am

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Meet at Weymouth Forge/Furnace, Weymouth Road, Weymouth, NJ www.aclink.org/PARKS/mainpages/historic_weymouth.asp.

Rentals are available from Palace Restaurant and Outfitters 609-625-8552 or www.thepalaceoutfitters.com.

Contact leaders to confirm trip and your participation.

Sponsored by West Jersey Sierra Club.

More Information

George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

 

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The Lizzie Rose Music Room --- Damon Fowler in Concert

 

Time & Place

7:30 pm
The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

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After spending much of the past year touring with the band Southern Hospitality, Damon Fowler is back with his third solo project for Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Damon chose swamp blues master Tab Benoit to produce and record him at Tab’s rural Louisiana home studio, and their collaboration has resulted in Damon’s strongest effort to date. The tension between his measured, laid-back vocal delivery and the hallmark intensity of his guitar virtuosity has never been keener, and the stories told in his songwriting here – sometimes in collaboration with long-time writing partner Ed Wright and Benoit – exhibit a combination of depth, grace and humor very few of his contemporaries can match.

Tickets on sale Wednesday, July 8th: $25 Advance, $30 At Door. Box office: 609-296-4100 or 609-389-0118 or in person at Village Bicycles, Tuckerton.

More Information

609-296-4100, 609-389-0118 | Web

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Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Bass River State Forest---Full Moon Hike

 

Time & Place

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton, NJ

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Bass River Twp., NJ – Enjoy a guided Night Hike at Bass River State Forest on Saturday August 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. See the forest from a different perspective, using your ears more than your eyes. Learn what makes the Pine Barrens so special and listen for wildlife of the night on this 2-mile hike over flat terrain.

This program is available to the first 25 people who register at the Forest Office. The cost is $2 per person and must be paid for prior to the hike. Participants should be over the age of 8 and wear shoes or hiking boots. Insect repellent and a flashlight are suggested. Thunder cancels.

For a 2015 summer program schedule or for more information contact the Forest Office at (609) 296-1114 or www.njparksandforests.org.

More Information

Forest Office | 609-296-1114 | Web

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Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The Lizzie Rose Music Room --- Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

 

Time & Place

Two shows: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

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Zydeco is now a familiar sound to many, heard in commercials for mainstream companies such as Burger King and Toyota, and there are pockets of devoted zydeco dancers throughout the world. Yet, after its flush of national popularity in the late 1980's, which saw soaring sales of both zydeco and Cajun CDs, zydeco has in many ways faded from popular consciousness, retreating to the South Louisiana dance halls and festival gigs that sustained it all along.

Growing up in a Creole-speaking home in St. Martinville, Nathan eagerly sought out the music of zydeco originators such as Clifton Chenier. When he was too young to actually attend a Clifton Chenier dance at a St. Martinville club, he hovered by the window-sized fan at the back of the building to hear his idol, only to have the bill of his baseball cap clipped off by the fan when he leaned too close. Later, while recovering from a serious illness, Nathan decided to dedicate himself to learning the accordion. That dedication blossomed into an illustrious career, encompassing seven albums and spanning close to two decades. The music of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas is the expression of a remarkable South Louisiana family.

Dennis Paul Williams, Nathan's brother, brings his jazz-influenced guitar chops to the band. He's also a well known painter whose work has been shown throughout the country, and who contributed the cover and tray card paintings for their new album, Hang It High, Hang It Low. Keyboardist Nathan Williams Jr. is enrolled in the music program at the University of South Louisiana, while he leads his own band in the Lafayette area. Rubboard player Mark Williams is a cousin who has been with the band since its inception. Manager Sid El Sid O Williams, the eldest Williams brother, is an entrepreneur who has built a remarkable network of businesses in Lafayette, while honing his skills as an accordion contender himself. Rounding out the Cha Chas is the exceptional rhythm section of bassist Paul Newman and drummer Herman 'Rat' Brown, who held the drum chair with Buckwheat Zydeco for many years.

In the world of contemporary African-American music, roots styles are easily categorized as old music, good for sampling maybe, but not music that relates to the lives of mainstream American people. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas might make us think twice about this assumption, for here is uplifting, new music that remains connected to its place in history. If you haven't heard what's happening in zydeco lately, here's your chance!

Tickets on sale now! $30 Advance, $35 At Door

More Information

in person at Village Bicycles Tuckerton | 609-296-4100 or 609-389-0118 | Web

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Medford Historical Society

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two of the Medford Historical Society’s properties will be open for tours on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during July and August. Historic Kirby’s Mill at 275 Church Road, Medford, New Jersey has been completely refurbished with old mill stones turned by gears that provide power from the water wheel. The second floor is furnished with educational exhibits including a general store, printing shop and lathe. The original Kirby Bros. office has been returned to its original condition, including old ledgers and price posters.

Visit the office and education center of Dr. James Still located at 209-211 Church Road in the refurbished Bunning Farmhouse. Dr. Still (1812-1885), often referred to as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,” was a renowned herbalist and homeopathic healer. His office is awaiting restoration, but the education center will be open with exhibits and books for sale.

Docents will welcome visitors to both sites and answer questions. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. For more information visit www.medfordhistory.org or call 609-654-7767.

More Information

609-654-7767 | Web

Find Related Info: history, Medford, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Dr. James Still, Kirby's Mill

 

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