Special Events

Armed Forces Day Ceremony

Commemorative ceremony. Battleship New Jersey Museum, 62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262.

. Included with tour purchase. 5/20.

Beautiful Butterflies, Birds & Cinco de Mayo Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Included in admission. 5/12 11 am-4 pm.

Chinese Auction Chinese-style auction featuring a variety of items. Church of St. Maria Goretti, 321 Orchard Ave., Runnemede; 856-933-0037. cweb.snip.net/goretti. $8. 5/15 6:30 pm.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican holiday celebration with language activities. Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Included in admission. 5/5 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

Eco-Fair Eco-friendly, hands-on activities for adults & kids, live music, presentations, tours. Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville; 800-998-4552. www.wheatonarts.org. Included in admission. 5/12 10 am-5 pm.

Fit & Fun Festival Festival showcases easy & fun ideas for a healthy lifestyle. Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Included in admission. 5/26 11 am-4 pm.

*FREE* Franklin Carr Iris Festival & Art Show Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth St., Bordentown; 609-298-0604. www.downtownbordentown.com. 5/12 10 am-7 pm.

Jewelry Arts Expo Chase Center on the Waterfront, 800 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-425-3929. www.centerontheriverfront.com. $10; $12 two-day pass; $14 three-day pass. 4/29 11 am-5 pm.

Jump Start Summer Summer-themed activities: dig for seashells, fish for prizes, make summertime crafts. Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Included in admission. 5/26-5/28 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

*FREE* Kuser Farm: A Joy Forever Kuser Farm Mansion, 390 Newkirk Ave., Hamilton; 609-890-3630. www.hamiltonnj.com. 4/30 7 pm.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party Silent auction gala for the Museum's Subaru Center for Learning. Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. 5/17.

Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony Memorial Day tribute. Battleship New Jersey Museum, 62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262. www.battleshipnewjersey.org. Included with tour purchase. 5/28 12:15 pm.

*FREE* Old Fashioned Tea Party Presented by Amelia Teas & Holly. Gloucester County Library - Logan Branch, 498 Beckett Rd., Logan Township; 856-241-0202. www.gcls.org/Libraries/Logan_Township_Branch. 5/26 11 am-noon.

*FREE* Shadfest Annual celebration featuring over 75 arts & crafts vendors, fantastic food, live music, family activities, educational programs & more. Rain or shine. Downtown Lambertville; www.lambertville.org. 4/29 12:30-5:30 pm.

Taste of Toll Gate Kitchen Tour Tour showcase kitchens, sample food from local restaurants & caterers, silent auction. 609-647-0829, acbanc@comcast.net. Toll Gate Grammar School, 275 S. Main St., Pennington; 609-737-4000. www.hvrsd.k12.nj.us. $15; $12 advance. 4/29 noon-4 pm.

Trips

Chestnut Branch Trip

Call 856-845-7075 for more information. Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro; 856-256-4000.

. 6/16.

East Lynne Theater Company host a day at Peddler's Village $63 includes lunch. For reservations contact Frank Smith, 609-884-5898. East Lynne Theater Company, 121 4th Ave., West Cape May; 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $63. 4/29-5/10.

Glassboro Senior Citizens Center Trips Reading/Vanity Fair - Outlet shopping & dinner at Shady Maple. $16. 4/30. Rice's Flea Market/Peddler's Village - Flea market, outlet shopping & lunch. $23. 5/8. Casino Trip - Bus trip to a local casino. $15. 5/11. Catch Me If You Can Trip - Lunch & theatrical performance. $48. 5/17 & 5/24. Washington, DC - Hillwood Museum, lunch at Mansion Cafe & Smithsonian museums &/or monuments. $62. 5/31. The Crossings Premium Outlets Trip - Outlet shopping trip. $3. 6/5. Broadway's Best Trip - Lunch, shopping & theatrical production. $69. 6/21. Trip to the King Tut Exhibit - Lunch & King Tut exhibition viewing. $52. 8/9. San Francisco, Reno & Lake Tahoe Trip - Sightseeing, shopping, shows & tours. $1550 double occupancy. 11/12-11/19. Glassboro Senior Citizens Center, 17 Academy St. N., Glassboro; 856-881-8504.

Kennedy Memorial Hospital - Washington Township University Medical Center Trips Atlantic City Cruise. $47. 5/22. Sight & Sount Theatre to See "In the Beginning". $109. 6/19. "Dancing Queen" at Claridge Casino. $48. 6/21. Trip to See the "Lawrence Welk Show" - $74. 7/28. Contact Ann at 856-629-7264 to reserve your place. 435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd., Turnersville; 856-582-2500. www.kennedyhealth.org.

Art Exhibits

Deptford Township Municipal Building

1011 Cooper St., Deptford; 856-845-5300.

. Dino Sistilli: Landscapes, Still Lifes & Seascapes - Oil paintings. Closes 6/13. Glenn Hudson - Excavation: Ancient Influence in Clay - Works in clay. Closes 6/13. Richard Grotyohann: Industrial Cityscapes - NJ scenery in oil & watercolor. Closes 6/13. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Home Fine Art 2 Church St., Mount Holly; 609-261-8634. www.homefineart.org. Imagination IS Everything, Let Your Dreams Become - Work in various media by Sandra Fell. Closes 5/13. Wed.-Fri. 11 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. 11 am-4 pm.

Jim's of Lambertville 6 Bridge St., Lambertville; 609-397-7700. Anthony Michael Autorino: Y Not! - Painting exhibit. Closes 4/29.

Perkins Center for the Arts 395 Kings Hwy., Moorestown; 856-235-6488. www.perkinscenter.org. Watercolor Exhibition - Juried by well-known watercolorist, Nessa Grainger. Closes 5/20.

RiverWinds Community Center 1000 RiverWinds Dr., Thorofare; 856-251-0990. www.riverwinds.org/i. 2007 Juried Photography & Print Exhibition. Opens 5/4 - Photography & prints by local artists. Closes 6/3. Mon.-Fri. 6 am-10 pm, Sat. 7 am-8 pm, Sun. 8 am-7 pm.

Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts 311 N. Fifth St., Camden; 856-225-2700. rcca.camden.rutgers.edu. Glass on Film - Part of a national celebration of Philip Glass in his 70th year. Closes 5/2.

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville; 800-998-4552. www.wheatonarts.org. 2007 Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Recipient Exhibition - Selection of work created by the 12 artists selected as Fellows in 2007. Closes 5/20. Folk Art Collections: Ukranian Riches - Ukrainian folk arts plus the collection & creations of Vera Nakonechny. Closes 8/31. $10; $9 seniors; $7 students; free for children 5 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge 4 Sawmill Rd., Medford; 856-983-3329. www.cedarrun.org. Elizabeth Woodford Pine Barrens Education Center - Hosts hands-on exhibits & programs. Ongoing. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.

In Concert

Academy of Vocal Arts: Manon

Massenet's opera in French with English supertitles. Commerce Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; 856-256-8660.

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$48-$83; $28 students; $15 children. 5/12 7:30 pm.

Camp Jam in the Pines Music festival with overnight camping. Tony Trischka, Sharon Katz, Robert Hazard & more. Paradise Lake Campgrounds, 500 Paradise Dr., Hammonton; 609-561-7095. $40-$45, $20-$25 teens advance; $50-$55, $30-$35 teens day of event. 5/11 6 pm-midnight. 5/12 1 pm-midnight.

Cherry Hill Ensemble Series: Clarendon Brass Ensemble Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. $15; $12 seniors. 4/29 3 pm.

Dan Levinson & The Mama's Boys American Legion Hall - Brooklawn, Browning Rd. & Railroad Ave., Brooklawn; 856-234-5147. $20; $10 students. 5/13 2 pm.

Delaware River Folksong Fellowship Monthly opportunity for area musicians to meet others & share their work. Mount Holly Friends Meeting House, 81 High St., Mount Holly; 609-261-7575. 5/13 4 pm.

Jody Kessler Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, 33739 Marsh Rd., Unit 2, Lewes; 302-645-6334. www.uusd.org. $10. 5/19 7 pm.

Kate Youngah Suk, Violinist Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Hwy., Moorestown; 856-235-6488. www.perkinscenter.org. $12; $10 students & seniors. 4/29 4 pm.

Philip Glass, Pianist Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. Fifth St., Camden; 856-225-2700. rcca.camden.rutgers.edu. $26-$30. 4/29 8 pm.

Theater

Aquila Theatre Company: Romeo & Juliet

Aquila Theatre Company performs Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Closes 5/4. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. Fifth St., Camden; 856-225-2700. rcca.camden.rutgers.edu. $16-$20.

Jesus Christ Superstar: National Tour Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' starring Ted Neeley. Closes 5/2. Commerce Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; 856-256-8660. www.sjlivearts.com. $45-$55.

No Sex Please, We're British Comedic tale of a bride who mails away for Scandinavian glassware but instead receives Scandinavian pornography. Closes 5/19. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 401 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. www.haddonfieldplayers.com. $14-$16.

Nunsense The Little Sisters of Hoboken stir up trouble in this hilarious stage farce. Closes 5/12. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; 856-384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. $25.

Theatreworks USA: Junie B. Jones Musical based on books by Barbara Park. Closes 5/4. Commerce Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; 856-256-8660. www.sjlivearts.com. $10.

Theatreworks USA: Seussical Musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens. Closes 5/25. Commerce Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; 856-256-8660. www.sjlivearts.com. $10.

Dance

Burlington County Single Parents Society Social & Dance

Free refreshments & dance lessons. Thu. 856-829-3506. Stardust Ballroom, Rte. 73, Pennsauken; 856-663-6376.

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Latin Dance Party Stardust Ballroom, Rte. 73, Pennsauken; 856-663-6376. www.time2dance.com/stardust. 5/12 9 pm. 5/26 9 pm.

Single Parents Society Dance Different theme each week. Fri. 8:30-11:30. American Legion Hall, Delsea Dr., Clayton; 856-694-9884. $8.

Single Parents Society Dance & Social DJ spins tunes &/or a live band performs at weekly dance party. Different theme each week. Sun. 7 pm. 856-866-0766. Stardust Ballroom, Rte. 73, Pennsauken; 856-663-6376. www.time2dance.com/stardust. $10.

Nature & Outdoors

Educational Information & Resource Center

606 Delsea Dr., Sewell; 856-582-7000.

. Birding by Ear - Class on identifying bird calls. 5/1 6-7:30 pm.

Gloucester County Library - Logan Branch 498 Beckett Rd., Logan Township; 856-241-0202. www.gcls.org/Libraries/Logan_Township_Branch. Birding Basics - Learn to identify & attract birds to your yard. 5/7 7-8:30 pm.

Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust Rankin Ave., Deptford; 856-227-5723. www.bigtimbercreek.org. Bird Quest Training - Bird identification lessons. 5/3 6-7:30 am.

Rancocas Nature Center 794 Rancocas Rd., Mount Holly; 609-261-2495. www.njaudubon.org/centers/Rancocas. Nature Explorers Club. $20 club fee first week; $8. 4/29 3-5 pm.