Weekends to April 21
The Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist community of Bordentown will be exhibiting the outsider artwork of the A-Team from TASK. The opening reception is 12 to 3 p.m. at 39 Park St. in Bordentown. Meet the artists, see the art, have food and listen to the music of TASK’s The Funkadelics. Show hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on the weekends or by appointment. Visit ateamartists.com or call the curator, Roger Long, at 609-586-2576.
Fri., April 5
The West Point Jazz Knights will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Performing Arts Center at 318 Ward Avenue, Bordentown Township. The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Bordentown City Hall and may be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat., April 6
Bordentown City Cats animal rescue group holds 10th annual flea market fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carslake Community Center, 209 Crosswicks St.
The Central Jersey Tractor Pullers Association will hold a fundraising dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Bordentown Elks, 11 Amboy Road, Bordentown. Tickets are $30 a person. Call 609-410-4827, 609-820-8511, 609-410-2667 or 859-0211.
The Bordentown Township Environmental Commission holds its Photo Contest Gallery/Reception on in the Warming Room at Northern Community Park 5 –7p.m.. All photos submitted will be on display and the drawing for winners will be held. Refreshments available so come out enjoy some refreshments and see all the photographs.
Tues., April 9
The Preschool Summer Day Camp of Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool, 280 Crosswicks Road, Bordentown, holds an open house. Call 609-298-2880, ext. 101 for details.
Sat., April 13
& Sun., April 14
A Spring Fling weekend is planned at the Farnsworth Gallery at 134 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City, 609-291-1931. Saturday at 1 p.m. is “Painting a Still Life” with Arlene Marcoe and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. is a wine tasting hosted by the Medford Village Country Club. Sunday at 1 p.m. is “Working with Paper & Collage” with Debbie Pey and at 4 p.m. the gallery open house with a tea and dessert reception will take place.
The annual Men’s Fishing for Women Spring Pickerel Tournament with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society to fight breast cancer is sponsored by the Sportsmen’s Center on Route 130N in Bordentown. The weighing-in for prizes for the longest pickerel will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center. Entrance fee is $10. Participants should register by Tuesday, April 12, in person at the center or by sending to check to Gary Horner, 396 New York Ave., Columbus, NJ 08022. Prizes this year will be (based on 100 entries): first place, $350; second place, $200; third and fourth place, gift certificates from the Sportsmen’s Center. The minimum length of a fish to be measured is 22 inches. For qestions call Mr. Horner at 609-372-6369.
Sun., April 14
More than 20 vendors will stage a shopping event from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Florence Township FOP Lodge, 69 Main St., Roebling.
Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community will celebrate Artist Sunday at the church hall, 39 Park St., Bordentown. The 10 a.m. service will feature poetry and musical performances accompanied by the display of sculpture, paintings, drawings and photographs. Religious education classes for the children are available during the service and the public is invited. Visit ddixuu.com., by telephone at (609) 298-1299 or by email email@example.com.
Wed., April 17
The Northern Burlington Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Hall, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown. Reserve exhibit space for chamber members at $50 and for others at $100. Showcase a business to hundreds of contacts. Everyone can participate in food tastings compliments of local restaurants. Admission is free. The expo is open to the public. Visit www.nbrchamber.org or call 609-298-7774.
Bordentown Wrestling Booster Club will be holding a Vendor Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hope Hose Firehouse in Bordentown. Wine and cheese will be served and will feature Cash for Gold — where people can bring items to sell for cash on the spot. There will be additional vendors selling their products as well. Cost is $5 at the door which will enter each person into a drawing for donated baskets / items from the vendors attending the event. All proceeds will benefit the BRHS Wrestling Team. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., April 19
There will be a Coach-Vera Bradley handbag bingo and mini gift auction at the Bordentown Regional Middle School located at 50 Dunns Mill Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.Admission is $25 per person and includes 16 games of bingo and five gift auction tickets. All proceeds benefit the Peter Muschal Elementary School PTA. To purchase tickets, call 609-802-4919 or send an email to PMS.PTA.Fundraising@gmail.com.Sat., April 20
The Bordentown Township Environmental Commission will be holding a Bossert Park tree planting and park cleanup at 10 a.m. We will meet at Bossert Park on Thorntown Lane. Supplies will be provided, however, bring gloves if you have them — some will be provided — and any shovels or rakes would be helpful. The trees are seedlings so this will not be a “heavy” endeavor. The public is invited to join the commission while helping the township.
The Bordentown City Environmental Commission is sponsoring a Rainbarrel Workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center, Senior Room, 209 Crosswicks St., Bordentown City. Registration is required at a cost of $45 per person which includes the cost of all materials and your own take-home rain barrel. To register contact Mike Haberland at Haberland@njaes.rutgers.edu, or 856-216-7130.
The Friends of St. Mary’s School will hold a Flea Market on from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall and Yard, 30 Elizabeth St., Bordentown City. Refreshments will include tuna salad or egg salad sandwiches and hot dogs. Inside tables are $10 each; outside space is $5each. For more information and to reserve space call Sallie at 609-298-7768.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church Youth Group, 280 Crosswicks Road, Bordentown, presents CrossRoads with special guest speaker, Gina Roes, and featured musicians from Messiah College at 6 p.m. Ms. Roes is a professional counselor, writer and national speaker. The event for teens will consist of inspirational messages and music talking about how teens can Really Contact Gang@HCLConline.org to RSVP.
Sun., April 21
Kelly Briggs in Concert – The 7 p.m. concert consists of songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Bordentown Regional Middle School, 50 Dunn’s Mill Road, Bordentown. Tickets: Adults $15: students $5. Addition information call 609-954-8130.
Tues., April 23
Burlington County Chapter of Hadassah will meet at Temple Har Zion, High and Ridgway streets, Mount Holly.. Following 12:30 p.m. refreshments and a business meeting at 1p.m., guest speaker Renee Borstad, director, Burlington County Consumer Affairs & Department of Weights & Measures, will talk about “Scams That Prey on Seniors and How to Avoid Them.” This was originally scheduled for Oct. 30, 2012, but canceled because of Hurricane Sandy. Guests are welcome; call 609-298-3636.
Sat., April 27
The Bordentown Elks Outdoor Flea Market, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date May 4). $15 per space. Vender info-call Rosemary 609-424-3167 or email email@example.com.
The Women’s Society of the First Baptist Church, Prince and Pine streets, Bordentown holds its annual Pennsylvania Dutch family style smorgasbord supper 3to 6:30 p.m. There will be take out orders from 2:30-3 p.m.. to be placed by April 20. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door for eat-in only. Tickets are: children (under 5 free) children (5-12) $5.50, adults $14.00, seniors (62 and over) $12.00. Take outs $15.50. Free nursery. To purchase tickets call 609-477-0659 or 609-499-0499.For questions contact Marty Goodrich, 609-298-5385- or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., May 3
The Bordentown Elks 2085 Women’s Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser, “Sounds of the Street,” with doo-wop music and dancing at the Elks lodge, 11 Amboy Road, Bordentown. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per ticket and includes draft beer and soda. A cash bar will be available. No outside beverages will be allowed. Call Linda @ 609-584-8803.
Sat., May 11
The 17th annual Franklin Carr Memorial Iris Festival & Garden Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City. There will be flowers, art and al fresco dining for lunch.
Sat., May 18
Sun., May 19
The 36th annual Bordentown Street Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City. There will be crafters, boutiques, galleries and food. Merchants from historical downtown Bordentown will set up shop on the streets. Gourmet local restaurants will prepare food, local nonprofits will hold fundraisers, children will go to the Kids’ Corner and local groups will provide free entertainment. The event is sponsored by the Northern Burlington County Chamber of Commerce.
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Bordentown Elks Lodge 2085 has bingo every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. There is a progressive jackpot, and food is available for purchase. The lodge has sandwich night every Wednesday from 6 to 8. The price is $6 per person. Lodge 2085 hosts a breakfast the third Sunday of every month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Special Children’s Committee.
Kindergarten Roundup is approaching for the Bordentown School District. Community members who have children who will be 5 or older by Oct. 1 may visit www.bordentown.k12.nj.us to download registration information or may contact either Clara Barton Elementary School or Peter Muschal Elementary School for a registration packet.
St. Mary’s Senior Citizens Club meets second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Parish Center, 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown City.
Any parent who suspect his or child may be slow in developing language, social, motor or cognitive skills may be eligible for the Bordentown Regional School District’s preschool disabilities program. Contact the Child Study Team at 609-298-0025, ext. 1135.
Bordentown Regional School District is offering a full-day, tuition-based early education program for children 4 or older. The Burlington County Community Action Program is being accepted. Contact Louise Sullivan at 609-298-0025, ext. 1129, for information.
The Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist congregation of Bordentown City offers classes for children every Sunday at 10 a.m., 39 Park St. Contact the group via www.ddixuu.com.
Every Wednesday night, St. Mary’s hosts a $1,000 bingo at 30 Elizabeth St., Bordentown City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and games begin at 7 p.m. Call Tony at 609-540-9017 for information.
Church school classes for preschool through high school youth are being held at Christ Church, 130 Prince St., Bordentown. Call the parish office at 609-298-2348 or visit cctown.com to register.
St. Mary School, 30 Elizabeth St., Bordentown City, has established a fundraiser Market Day where roasts, snacks, breakfasts, lunch and meals for families can be ordered. Pickup day is the first Wednesday of every month from 2 to 6 p.m. in the school hall. Email Mary Miles at email@example.com to place an order.
Bordentown Township Seniors plan a trip to Bally’s Casino every third Tuesday of the month. For information call Chuck Klosinski at 609-298-2688 or Carol Panella at 609-298-4235. The club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Senior Community Center on Municipal Drive. All township seniors age 55 and older are welcome.
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Weekends to April 21