Arts & Things to Do

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.

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.

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.

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.

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* Spring Family Festival Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. 5/21 noon-4 pm.

Trips

Collingswood AARP

500 S. Park Dr., Westmont; 856-854-1596.

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. King Tut in Phila: Tut, Tastes & Tour - This Philadelphia tour is designed for locals. $159. 6/21. Eat Your Way Through France & Switzerland - Enjoy a culinary, wine tasting & European River Cruise to France & Switzerland. 7/15-7/29. Amish Adventure - Enjoy a show, dinner with an Amish family & a tour of Lancaster County. $149. 9/29. Holiday Decorations Tour - See the 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' & many other holiday sights on this trip to New York City. 12/6. Christmas as You Like It - Enjoy Christmas markets & family fun in New York City. 12/15.

Congregation M'Kor Shalom 850 Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-4220. www.mkorshalom.org. New York City Trip - Visit the historic Central Synagogue & the Jewish Museum. $55. 6/14.

Voorhees Middle School 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees; 856-795-2025. www.voorhees.k12.nj.us. NYC Trip: Mary Poppins. $150. 11/10.

Camden County Historical Society 1900 Park Blvd., Camden; 856-964-3333. www.cchsnj.com. Richard Jordan: The Preacher & the Pattern - Includes a trip to Richard Jordan's one-time homestead & burial place. $5. 5/20. 1900 Park Blvd., Camden; 856-964-3333. www.cchsnj.com.

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

Glassboro Senior Citizens Center 17 Academy St. N., Glassboro; 856-881-8504. Catch Me If You Can Trip - Lunch & theatrical performance. $48. 5/17 & 5/24. Washington, DC Trip - 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.

Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro; 856-256-4000. www.rowan.edu. Chestnut Branch Trip. 6/16. Call 856-845-7075 for more information.

Art Exhibits

Deptford Township Municipal Building

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

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. 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.

Markeim Art Center Lincoln Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8585. www.markeimartcenter.org. Building Bridges/Building Lives - This exhibit features artwork sponsored by UrbanPromise, an urban ministry in Camden, NJ. Closes 5/25. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.

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. 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. Rutgers-Camden Alumni Artists. 5/14-5/25. Student Thesis Exhibition. 5/14-5/25.

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

Beatlemania Now

Beatles tribute show. Commerce Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; 856-256-8660.

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$25-$42. 5/31 8 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.

Evanescence Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, One Harbour Blvd., Camden; 856-365-1300. www.tweetercenter.com/philadelphia. $49.50. 5/20 1 pm.

Gwen Stefani Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, One Harbour Blvd., Camden; 856-365-1300. www.tweetercenter.com/philadelphia. $25-$69.50. 5/24 7:30 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.

Kevin Burke & Cal Scott Influential Irish fiddler & American guitarist perform traditional folk/Celtic music. Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville; 800-998-4552. www.wheatonarts.org. $15 advance; $18 day of show; $13 seniors & children under 12. 5/18 7:30 pm.

Kiss Concert 2007 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, One Harbour Blvd., Camden; 856-365-1300. www.tweetercenter.com/philadelphia. $35-$200. 5/19 1 am.

Theater

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's powerful tale of deceit & paranoia. Closes 5/19. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120.

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. $18; $15 children 11 & under & seniors.

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.

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. 5/26 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

Palmyra Cove Nature Park

1300 Rte. 73 N., Palmyra; 856-829-1900.

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. Beginning Birding - Program on identification & bird walk. $8. 5/19 8 am-noon.

Rancocas Nature Center 794 Rancocas Rd., Mount Holly; 609-261-2495. www.njaudubon.org/centers/Rancocas. Children's Nature Series: Little Sprouts. $8; $5 adult/child pair. 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30 10-11 am.

Museums & Attractions

Adventure Aquarium

1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782.

. Aquarium Adventures: Sea Life Up-Close, Sea Turtles Up-Close, Seals Up-Close, Sharks Up-Close, Secrets of Africa, Swim With the Sharks - Call for times & prices. West African River Experience - Featuring the Aquarium's hippos, Button & Genny, porcupines & over 20 species of African birds in free-flight aviary. 4D Flight Simulator Ride. The Creature Lab - Exhibit featuring unique, creepy sea creatures. Meet-a-Creature - Hands-on animal exhibit. Penguin Island - Live penguin exhibit. $17.95; $14.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

Barclay Farmstead 209 Barclay La., Cherry Hill; 856-795-6225. www.barclayfarmstead.org. Tue.-Fri. noon-4 pm; 1st Sun. 1-4 pm.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Permanent - Butterfly house, maze, treehouse & more. $5; $3 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under. Daily 10 am-5 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Hands-on children's museum with 10 exhibit areas & workshops. $9.95; $8.95 seniors; free for children under 1. Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

New Jersey State Museum 205 W. State St., Trenton; 609-292-6464. www.state.nj.us/state/museum. Annual Super Science Weekend - Science, nature, technology, demonstrations, live animals, astronomy & more. Donations accepted. 5/19-5/20. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-4:45 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

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. Celebrating Connections: Contemporary Glass by Mid Atlantic Artists - Works by over 60 artists on display in the Museum of American Glass. Ongoing. $10; $9 seniors; $7 students; free for children 5 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm

Kids & Teens

East Greenwich Library

535 Kings Hwy., Mickleton; 856-423-1149.

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. Preschool Story Hour - Every Mon. 10 am. Story Hour - Stories & fun at the library. Every Tue. at 10 am. Teen Book Club - 3rd. Thu. 7 pm.

Franklin Township Library & Community Center 1584 Coles Mill Rd., Franklinville; 856-694-2833. www.franklintownship.com/library. Family Fun Night - Crafts, stories, face painting & refreshments. 5/14 6:30-7:30 pm.

Gloucester County Library - Logan Branch 498 Beckett Rd., Logan Township; 856-241-0202. www.gcls.org/Libraries/Logan_Township_Branch. Baby's Way to Books - Stories, songs & a related activity for the under 2 set. Mon. 10:15-10:45 am. Toddler Time - Share stories, songs & a related activity. Mon. & Thu. 11-11:30 am. Preschool Storytime - Preschoolers will share a story, songs & a related activity. Fri. 11-11:30 am. Family Movie Night - Parental discretion is advised. 5/22 6:30-7:45 pm.

Howell Living History Farm 70 Wooden's La., Lambertville; 609-737-3299. www.howellfarm.org. Hatchery Program - Children's educational program & parental volunteer effort. Mon.-Fri. 9:15 am-12:45 pm. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. noon-4 pm.

West Deptford Public Library 420 Crown Point Rd., Thorofare; 856-845-5593. www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us. Library Kids' Club - After-school program with stories, crafts & games. Tue. 4-5 pm. Make a Papier Mache Mask - Kids's craft activity. 5/22 7-8 pm.

Historic Homes & Museums

Battleship New Jersey Museum

62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262.

. 4D Flight Simulator Ride. Firepower Tour. Guided & Self-Guided Tours Available - Experience what life was like aboard our nation's most decorated battleship. Stars Over New Jersey - Historical exhibit about William F. Halsey. Ongoing. $15-$19; $10.50-$13 veterans, seniors, ages 6-11; free active military in uniform, ages 5 & under. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

*FREE* Kuser Farm Mansion 390 Newkirk Ave., Hamilton; 609-890-3630. www.hamiltonnj.com. Guided Tours - Period rooms include "Theatre in the Dining Room," with its once state-of-the-art 18-foot curved Cinema-Scope screen. Sat.-Sun. 11 am-3 pm.

Washington Crossing State Park 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 609-737-0623. 18th Century Johnson Ferry House. 140-acre natural area. Wed.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.

bold]William Trent House Museum 15 Market St., Trenton; 609-989-3027. www.williamtrenthouse.org. Colonial Kids - Participatory activities for children. Fri-Sat 1-3:30 pm. Reservations suggested. $3; $2 seniors & children. Daily 12:30 pm-4 pm.

Historical Societies

Camden County Historical Society

1900 Park Blvd., Camden; 856-964-3333.

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. Pattern Brick Houses of Western New Jersey - Join Bob Thompson to see some fine local examples of surviving pattern brick houses. $5. 5/20. Richard Jordan: The Preacher & the Pattern - Includes a trip to Richard Jordan's one-time homestead & burial place. $5. 5/20.

Gloucester County Historical Society Museum 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Silhouettes & Olde Lace. Closes 6/29.

Harrison Township Historical Society & Old Town Hall Museum 62-64 S. Main St., Mullica Hill; 856-478-4949. www.harrisonhistorical.com. Botanical paintings. Closes 5/20.