GEICO Skytypers

The GEICO Skytypers perform at McGuire Air Force Base and a World War II flying squadron will also make an appearance. Pilots flying six World War II planes will demonstrate low-level precision maneuvers and deliver aerial messages from 10,000 feet up in letters 120 feet high. Deputy squadron commander Larry Arken is a career commercial aviator. The aircraft flown are SNJ-2s, on which many Allied pilots trained during the war. Free. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 609-754-1919 or


All about roses

The Lewis W. Barton Arboretum and the Nature Preserve at Medford Leas join to present master gardener Cyndy Scalf of Burlington County, who will discuss roses at the Medford Leas Auditorium, 1 Medford Leas Way. Scalf, a consulting rosarian as designated by the American Rose Society, will discuss how to choose the right roses for a garden. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. Free. 7 p.m. 609-654-3000.


Community band

The Golden Eagle Community Band will play in the auditorium of the Burlington County Institute of Technology, 695 Woodlane Rd., Westampton. "All Time Favorites" is part of the matinee concert series and will feature a mix of band members' favorites, compiled over 30 years of performing. Selections from Disney's Lion King are among the offerings, as are Hoagy Carmichael's "Heart and Soul" and

"Stardust." The show runs 90 minutes. $10 at the door; $7 in advance; free for children under 12. 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. 609-267-7529 or

Female vintners

The Alice Paul Institute, 128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, presents Women Winemakers Around the Globe, a wine-tasting reception. Sample fine wines under the leadership of wine educator and certified sommelier Shawn Dore, director of education and premium wine manager at R&R Marketing of New Jersey. Tour historic Paulsdale, the birthplace and family home of Quaker suffragist Alice Paul. $45. 5 to 7 p.m. 856-231-1885 or


Beginning birding

Novice birders and enthusiasts can learn more during Beginning Birding for Adults at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, 1300 Route 73 North, Palmyra. Kristina Merola will teach participants how to identify birds during a walk through the cove's 250 acres of woodlands, wetlands and shoreline. There will be indoor and outdoor programs. Nature park members: $2; $8 nonmembers. 8 to 9 a.m. for the indoor program; 9 a.m. to noon for the outdoor program. 856-829-1900, Ext. 267 or

Paint our town

Artists can participate in the Paint Our Town Challenge with visions of their favorite locations in Medford. The artists must create their work on Saturday on location. The completed works will be submitted to the Medford Public Safety Building, 91 Union St., where judging will be held and awards distributed, including a $300 first-place purchase award. Selected artists will be invited to exhibit their entries for a month at the Pinelands Branch Library. Rain date for this event is next Sunday. Free. Painting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; judging at 4 p.m.; awards announced at 4:30 p.m. 609-654-2512 or

Sam Maitin celebration

An evening of film and dance honoring artist Sam Maitin is set for the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Rd., Cape May Court House. Access to Art, a New Jersey not-for-profit group, hosts this event with the film Sam Maitin: Celebration by Craig Rinkerman. It includes footage of Maitin with art critics, collectors, friends, family and colleagues discussing the artist and the man. There will also be a 12-minute screen dance by Susannah Newman, filmmaker, choreographer, and former associate professor of dance at the State University of New York at Brockport. It celebrates Maitin's color-saturated collages. The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company also performs. Reservations are required. $25 and $30. 7:30 p.m. film; 8 p.m. dance. 609-465-3963.

Classic car show

Main Street in Medford will be lined with vintage cars during the fifth annual Blast from the Past Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Lakes Corvette Club and the Union Fire Company. There will be nearly 300 antique, classic and muscle cars in a peer-judged show. There will also be live music from the '50s and refreshments sold by local nonprofit organizations. Partial proceeds will benefit the Union Fire Company. Free to watch; $15 to pre-register your car. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is next Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 609-654-2512 or

Final week

Art exhibit

Art enthusiasts can see the 2007 annual Juried Watercolor Exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway in Moorestown. On display until next Sunday, the exhibit features works reflecting a wide variety of subject matter in water media. Juror Nessa Grainger, a watercolorist and instructor, will select the works submitted by more than 100 of the region's best watercolor artists. Two artists will be awarded solo exhibitions at Medford Leas Gallery in Medford. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 856-235-6488 or