Philadelphia flower show trip March 10

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will sponsor a day trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show Extravaganza on March 10. The theme this year is “America the Beautiful.” The motor coach will depart from the front gate of Ocean County Park, Lakewood, at 9 a.m. The fee is $49 per person, which includes transportation, flower show admission, tip and taxes. Advanced paid registration is required. Call(732) 506-9090 for more information.

Agriculture Dept. slates

symposium on livestock

Registrations are being accepted for the fifth annual “Livestock Youth and Volunteer Symposium,” sponsored by the state Department of Agriculture, New Jersey Junior Breeder Program, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Department of 4-H Youth Development.

The symposiums provide educational programs for each livestock species, geared toward 4-H youth, FFA students, and breed association youths in grades four to 13, volunteer leaders and FFA advisers. The events also offer a noncompetitive atmosphere where youths from different project areas, counties and schools have an opportunity to meet. Keynote speakers will cover topics that are pertinent to all aspects of animal agriculture.

The symposium will be held March 6 at New Egypt High School, Plumsted, with programs on sheep, dairy goats, meat goats, poultry and rabbits.

A second symposium will be held April 9 at the Gloucester County 4-H Center, Clayton, Gloucester County, with programs on dairy, beef and equine.

All programs will begin at 9 a.m.

For more information and registration forms, visit the state Department of Agriculture’s Internet Web site,, or contact Lynn Mathews at (609) 292-5566 or

Lakewood class will

teach tarot card reading

Registration is in progress for a Tarot Card Reading class to be offered by the Lakewood Community School this spring. Learn to interpret the cards, answer questions, and discover about psychic ability. The seven-week class will begin Feb. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at Lakewood High School. Call (732) 905-3685 to register.