Community calendar for Bordentown City and Bordentown Township

Fri., June 7
   The Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool, 280 Crosswicks Road, Bordentown, invites all preschool parents and their preschool children to a Family Fun Day from 9:30 a.m. to11:30 a.m. at the preschool playground. There will be games, prizes, facepainting, a bouncy castle and snacks. Call Director, Kathy Schroeder, 609-298-2880, ext. 101.
   First Presbyterian Church of Bordentown, 420 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, is having its annual Strawberry Festival on from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is Adults are $6, children under 12 are $3. New Jersey strawberries and vanilla ice cream, homemade cakes and hot dogs as well as Kiddie Korner, games, prizes, and face painting.
Fri., June 6
Sat., June 7
Sun., June 8
   The Farnsworth Gallery in Bordentown City is hosting the second annual Paint the Town Plein Air Art Show. Artists will use historic Bordentown’s diverse neighborhoods and Delaware Riverbank setting as an outdoor studio for three days of painting en plein air. The 3-day event will be climaxed on Sun., June 9 from 2 to 5 p.m., with a “wet paint” show and sale at the intersection of Farnsworth and Railroad avenues., alongside the Farnsworth House restaurant. A reception will be held at the Gallery, 134 Farnsworth Ave., when artists will be available to share and discuss their work with visitors and buyers to explain their inspirations in their paintings. Contact Martha Press, owner and operator of The Farnsworth Gallery, 609-291-1931, or Vicki Gaudier, event coordinator at 609-203-0541, to request a prospectus by email to
Sat., June 8
   The Bordentown City Green Team is hosting the fourth annual Bordentown City Green Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center. The events will include exhibits, vendors, cellphone4 and ink cartridge recycling, paper shredding, walking tours, electric cars, music, children’s activities, a plant swap, and bike registration. To learn more, email For more on this event, see Page 2.
   Fernbrook Farms will be having a Farm Campfire from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. BYOB, live music, wagon rides. Must be 21 or over to attend. Registration is required, call 609-298-4028 or email
Tues., June 11
   The Northern Burlington Regional Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting will be held 7:30 a.m. at Town & Country Diner, Route 130 North at Ward Avenue, Bordentown. Bordentown City Commissioner James E. Lynch Jr. will install the 2013 – 2014 Chamber board officers. Mr. Lynch and Bordentown Township Committeeman Steve Benowitz will speak on the goings on in the City and Township of Bordentown. Free to attend. Buy your own breakfast off of menu. RSVP by June 10 to or call, 609-298-7774.
Fri., June 14
   The Toasters and Void Union give a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Hope Hose Firehouse, 150 W. Burlington St., – Bordentown. All ages — BYOB over 21. A meet and greet and autograph signing will be held at The Man Cave, 15 Park St., Bordentown, from 5 to 6 p.m. Concert tickets per person are $15 at the man cave or online Call 609-424-3766.
Sat., June 15
   The annual Garden Tour sponsored by the Bordentown Historical Society will be held 2 to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Tickets are $10. Tickets $10 on sale at Shoppe 202 or day of tour at Bordentown Historical Society 302 Farnsworth Ave. For more information, call Patti at 298-9181.
Sun., June 16
   Breakfast will be served at the Bordentown Elks, 11 Amboy Road, Bordentown, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Menu features eggs, made to order, toast, pancakes, French toast, bacon, pork roll, sausage, tomato or orange juice, coffee and tea plus our monthly special menu item. Cost is per menu order. No advance tickets. Group reservations appreciated. All proceeds to benefit ongoing projects for the Special Children’s Committee.
Wed., June 19
   Friends for the Abbott Marshlands sponsor a Canoe-Kayak trip on the Crosswicks Creek Water Trail (Burlington andMercer counties) at 10 a.m. This is a 14-mile shuttleless trip with the tide from Bordentown to Anchor Thread Park and back to Bordentown. Few stops. Bring lunch and beverage. Meet at Bordentown Beach, Park Street. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. Questions? Email
Sun., June 23
   Residents at The Clare Estate, an assisted living residence housed in the former St. Clare’s Monastery on Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, will hold a tie-blanket marathon to benefit children’s charities in Mercer County and overseas. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The blankets fashioned during the marathon will be made in various sizes and designs and donated to HomeFront, a Lawrenceville.
Thurs., June 27
   The Bordentown Elks Auxiliary, 11 Amboy Road, is having its Gift Auction. Anyone wishing to make a donation of new items, gift certificates or money may contact Mary Lou 609-298-3775.
Sat., July 28
   The Roebling Museum fourth annual Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 100 2nd Ave., Roebling. Admission: $5. Children under 12 free. Rain date – July 28.
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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 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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 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
   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 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 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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