Friday

Coffee and conversation

Share something from your life at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North. Everyone has a story, and this is the time to gather with others and share a story about a special occasion, rite of passage, or anything other significant event. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Free. 10:30 a.m. to noon. 856-903-1224 or

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Tickets on sale now

Bruce Springsteen in concert

The Perfect Gift for that Springsteen Fan: The Boss is coming to the Camden County College Dennis Flyer Theater on Thursday, Feb. 21, and tickets are on sale now. The theater is on College Drive in Blackwood. Tickets can be purchased at the county stores in the Cherry Hill Mall on Route 38 (856-661-3160), the Echelon Mall, 2120 Voorhees Town Center, (856-566-2920), and Camden County Service Center at South County Library, 35 Coopers Folly Road Winslow (856-753-6210). Or call Ticketmaster at 856-338-9000 or 215-336-2000 or

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This Week

Patriots Week

Travel back in time to hear the thunder of cannons and the crack of musket fire as the Continental Army fights for America's freedom from Wednesday through Monday. The weeklong event has activities for the whole family, from the first shot of the cannon to the exciting conclusion in Mill Hill Park. Patriots Week is a celebration of Trenton's role in the birth of the American nation and is one of the largest Revolutionary War festivals in America, with more than 50 events for children and adults. Events include bus and walking tours covering the 10 crucial days of the army's trek, a Colonial Ball with dance instruction, the First and Second Battles of Trenton, exhibits of 18th-century clothing, archaeological finds, and tours of the Statehouse. Events for children include Colonial songs, singing games and dances; puppet shows; a Colonial tea for little grown-ups; and sword-fighting lessons for children of all ages. Patriots Week will be held in downtown Trenton. Prices and times vary; check the Web site for details. Information: 877-PAT-WEEK or

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Down the Shore

Final performance

Today is the final performance of "A Tribute to the Coasters, Platters and Marvelettes" at The Superstar Theater at Resort Hotel & Casino, 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. $30. 7 p.m. 1-800-336-6378.

Holiday wonders

Celebrate 5,000 years of culture and beauty in Chinese Civilization with Caesars Palace in Atlantic City from Friday through Sunday. Dancers and singers will be accompanied by a live orchestra performing diverse melodies with Chinese and classical western flair. The performance will be held in the Circus Maximus Theater. $60, $90 and $120. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster, charged by phone at 1-800-736-1420, or in person at Caesars Box Office, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City.

- Jennifer Wichterman