Purse swap & tea party

The Historic Red Dragon Canoe Club, Edgewater Avenue, Edgewater Park, hopes to raise money for the American Cancer Society with a Purse Swap and Tea Party. Aimee Belgard, who lost her parents to cancer, is chairwoman of the American Cancer Society's Burlington County Relay for Life. Bring a new (or very gently used) purse along with a $15 entry donation. Purses will be tagged and put up for grabs. A number of purses donated by various artisans and designers will also be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. $15 entry donation. 1:30 p.m.; swapping begins at 2. 1-800-ACS-2345 or


Business seminar

Learn more about your business at Cafe Gallery restaurant, High Street, Burlington. Network with other business people during a networking hour followed by a seminar, "How to Leverage Your Business to Increase Profit." Registration is required by tomorrow. Free. 6 p.m. networking; 7 p.m. seminar. .


Camp Jam

Come to Paradise Lake Campground, 200 Paradise Dr., Hammonton, for Camp Jam Friday and Saturday. Sounds of Blue Number Nine will fill the air on Friday, joined by the Amity Front, the Billy D. Light Trio and Tweener – Bob Beach. Beach has been singing and playing harmonica and flute professionally for more than 30 years. Saturday's bands include: Cornmeal, Tony Trischka and the Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, Tom Breiding and American Son, Emory Joseph, Johnny Staats, BlueRoots, Robert Hazard, and Tweener - Ernie Tokay. Tickets are $40 to $70 for adults; $20 to $35 for ages 12 to 16; free for ages 11 and younger. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday. 609-206-3787, 609-206-2888 or


Fantasy tea and arts festival

Mill Race Arts and Preservation and Main Street Mount Holly join for a Fantasy Tea and Art Festival, held in Historic Mount Holly and the Mill Race Village restoration area. The streets will be filled with artists turning the pavement into works of art. Join in and make your own paintings. There will also be a Kids' Tent with feathers, baubles and ribbons, flowers and bells to turn ordinary sticks into magic wands. Children can also paint part of a mural while learning about murals and their role in the community. Live entertainment will include story telling and music by the Delaware Regional Folk Fellowship. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 609-914-0811.

Wild food and ecology tour

Join in a walk led by naturalist and author Wildman Steve Brill at the Wild Food and Ecology Tour at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, 1300 Route 73 North, under the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. The two-hour tour goes through the cove's habitats, highlighting a variety of plant life. Brill will lead participants on a hunt for these edible wild plants, some of which might be growing in your backyard. Bring plastic bags for vegetables and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms (which spoil in plastic), a digger for roots (optional), and drinking water. No smoking and no sandals. An indoor presentation will replace the tour in case of inclement weather. $12 adults; $7 children; $10 adult members of Palmyra Cove Nature Center; $5 for children who are members. 1:30 p.m. 856-829-1900 or


Children of Eden

"Children of Eden," a book by John Caird with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and based on a concept by Charles Lisanby, will be performed at the Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E. Broad St., Burlington. To start off the night, enjoy a meal at the Cafe Gallery, which includes salad, choice of four entrees, dessert and a nonalcoholic beverage. $45 includes show, dinner, tax and gratuity. 8 p.m. May 11, 12, 18 and 19; 3 p.m. May 13. 856-303-7620 or