Calendar

Mar
19
Sun
Pocket Watch Collection & Line Shaft in Action @ Lower Alloways Creek Historical Museum
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm

Date & Time: March 19, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm

Location: Lower Alloways Creek Historical Museum, 736 Smick Rd, Salem, NJ, 08079

Music Around the County Presents: The Delaware Women’s Chorus @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm

Date & Time: Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 88 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079, USA

Cost: FREE

Apr
1
Sat
Pennsville Township Historical Society Reopens With Special Program and Book Signing by Ritch Shydner @ Townsend Building at the Farm House Property
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Date & Time: April 1, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Townsend Building at the Farm House Property, 86 Church Landing Rd, Pennsville, NJ 08070

Contact: Don Walton, (856) 381-2510, historyofpennsville@gmail.com

On April 1st, the Pennsville Township Historical Society will reopen their Farm House Museum for the 2017 season with a special guest speaker, Pennsville native son, Ritch Shydner. Rich is a captivating storyteller, stand-up comedian, and writer. He will tell stories about his new book, “Kicking Through the Ashes – My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980’s Comedy Boom,” and share some of his experiences in various entertainment venues.

Ritch graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School and Gettysburg College. For the past 35 years he has worked in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer, actor, and standup comedian. He played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married With Children” and had guest appearances on many other television programs including “Designing Women,” ”Roseanne,” and “The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Ritch also made many guest appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and David Letterman television shows. His television successes led to modest successes as a film actor as well.

In 2006, Ritch Co-Authored a book titled “I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics.” In 2016, he authored a book about his vast experiences – a book said to be “one hard to put down memoir.”

The public is invited to participate in what is sure to be an entertaining afternoon at PTHS’s Farm House Museum. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Ritch share his experiences and get a signed copy of “Kicking Through the Ashes – My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980’s Comedy Boom” This is his second book and it is sure to keep you laughing out loud.

This event will be held in the Townsend Building at the Farm House property, 86 Church Landing Road in Pennsville NJ. Ritch will be speaking from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., during which period, Ritch will be available to sign his book. As a courtesy to PTHS, Ritch is offering the book at a discounted price of $20. Light refreshments will be available following the event.

The Farm House Museum will also be open for tours from 1:30 to 3:00.

For more information contact contact Don Walton via cell phone at (856)381-2510 or by email at historyofpennsville@gmail.com

Apr
7
Fri
Girl Scouts – Crafty Campout for Brownies and Juniors @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm

Date: April 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 8, 2017
OR April 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 9, 2017

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: Only $75 per scout and $35 per chaperone! All inclusive pricing consists of overnight accommodations for 2 nights in indoor-dormitory housing, 2 meals, s’mores, ice cream, all workshop materials, and badges. Reserve by March 1st and receive a $5 discount.

Appel Farm is an expert at teaching the Visual Arts! During our overnight Crafty Campout, scouts participate in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing and Jewelry workshops in our state-of-the-art Fine Art Studios. Scouts have fun expressing themselves, learning a new art form, honing skills AND building self-confidence under the direction of our experienced professional Teaching Artist staff.

Brownies will earn their Painters Badge and Potters Badge and Juniors will earn their Drawing Badge and Jewelry Badge. All while spending a fun – filled overnight campout at Appel Farm that includes a nature scavenger hunt, a campfire, s’mores and an ice cream sundae party!

For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/

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Apr
8
Sat
Salem County in the First Modern Decade Exhibit Opening @ Salem County Historical Society
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: April 8, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Salem County Historical Society, 83 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079

Cost: FREE

Contact: 856-935-5004, www.salemcountyhistoricalsociety.com

On April 8th, the Salem County Historical Society will be opening a new exhibit, “Salem County in the First Modern Decade, 1910-1919.” The decade of 1910 to 1919 was one of great changes for the people of Salem County and it was a period of unprecedented growth for the area. The first true industries were established here during this decade, forever changing how Salem County worked. New technologies, such as the automobile, the telephone and wireless communication, first became common in the region during this decade, influencing how people moved, how they communicated, how they received their news, and how they played and passed the time. Items of interest in the exhibit will include materials relating to Fort Mott, DuPont Chambers Works, Mannington Mills and the Salem County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Since technology played a large role during this decade, technology related items such as a period camera and phonograph from that time will be exhibited. This was also the decade of World War I, the first global event to impact our community on a large scale. The centerpiece of the exhibit will revolve around the Great War and will include a soldier’s helmet, gas mask, military uniforms and firearms from the war. The exhibit will be in place for some time with free admission on our opening day, Saturday, April 8th. Please come by and see it!

Girl Scouts – Crafty Campout for Brownies and Juniors @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm

Date: April 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 8, 2017
OR April 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 9, 2017

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: Only $75 per scout and $35 per chaperone! All inclusive pricing consists of overnight accommodations for 2 nights in indoor-dormitory housing, 2 meals, s’mores, ice cream, all workshop materials, and badges. Reserve by March 1st and receive a $5 discount.

Appel Farm is an expert at teaching the Visual Arts! During our overnight Crafty Campout, scouts participate in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing and Jewelry workshops in our state-of-the-art Fine Art Studios. Scouts have fun expressing themselves, learning a new art form, honing skills AND building self-confidence under the direction of our experienced professional Teaching Artist staff.

Brownies will earn their Painters Badge and Potters Badge and Juniors will earn their Drawing Badge and Jewelry Badge. All while spending a fun – filled overnight campout at Appel Farm that includes a nature scavenger hunt, a campfire, s’mores and an ice cream sundae party!

For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/

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Apr
15
Sat
Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, Inc.’s ‘Work Days at the Park’ @ The Danna Trailhead Property
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm

The Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, Inc. is announcing the return of monthly “work days at the Park” for 2017!

Plan your schedule to be available for the third Saturday every month to donate your time to help keep Parvin State Park the “gem” we all like to visit!

There is possible work for everyone according to your abilities. We have trail work that is still needed from the devastating storms of 2012 at Parvin State Park. There are clean up possibilities in various areas. We need to have you tell us when you are able to come out and show your dedication and willingness to volunteer your talents to make a major difference in your community! This is a fabulous opportunity to work on those volunteer hours necessary for many resumes. Chat with your family, friends and groups you are involved with and make a plan to help get and keep a great Park ready for continued use!

For more information or to let us know you will be joining us, please email parvinvolunteerspio@gmail.com, visit us on Facebook or twitter.

Apr
21
Fri
2nd Annual Salem County Teen Arts Festival @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Apr 21 all-day

Date: April 21, 2017,

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Contact: (856) 358-2472, www.appelfarm.org/teen-arts-festival/

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is delighted to present the 2nd Annual Salem County Teen Arts Festival on Friday, April 21st, 2017 .
The Festival is a wonderful day where the teens, grades 7 – 12, come together to showcase their work in visual arts, photography, video, dance, drama, musical theatre, choir, instrumental solos and ensembles, and much more. Adjudicators help the students hone their craft with positive feedback on their work and presentations. Students can participate in many arts related workshops.
Sign up by March 1

Photo by Laurence Kelly

Apr
22
Sat
History Matters Program at Historical Society @ Salem County Historical Society
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am

Date & Time: April 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

Location: Salem County Historical Society, 83 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079

Cost: FREE

Contact: (856) 935-5004, www.salemcountyhistoricalsociety.com

The Salem County Historical Society has announced a new quarterly program to be held at the Society entitled, “History Matters.” This new program is an effort to create dialogue and discussion about broader topics in history. The second program will be presented by the Society’s Administrator and Curator Andrew Coldren and is entitled, “What is History: Sorting through Fact, Truth and Legend.” The program will take place from 10:00AM until 12:00PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This will be the second of the four history programs to be held at the Society throughout the year and the public is invited to enjoy this free educational presentation. Space is limited so please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19th by calling (856) 935-5004.

Apr
23
Sun
Earth Day Event @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Apr 23 all-day

Date: April 23, 2017

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Contact: (856) 358-2472, http://www.appelfarm.org/events/earth-day-at-appel-farm/

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center invites the community to a fun-filled day of Earth Day themed art projects, live music, dancing and food. FREE! For the whole family! Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

Music Around the County: Youth Orchestra @ Salem County Community College, Davidow Theatre
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm

Date & Time: April 23, 2017, at 3:00 pm

Location: Salem County Community College, Davidow Theatre, 460 Hollywood Ave, Penns Grove, NJ 08069

Cost: FREE

Brought to you by Music Around the County.
Renowned conductor George Atanasiu features the Philadelphia Young Performers Orchestra at the Salem Community College’s Davidow Hall.

Music at Friends
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date & Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: 104 N Main Street, Woodstown, NJ 08098