Poetry Group

The Burlington County Poets will be at the Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton, for an evening of poems recited with musical accompaniment or sung. The evening will be run by Paul Rao, a retired professor from the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. His wife Mary Rao will be at the keyboard. Some of the poems will be drawn from his book Mysteries of Life, Mysteries of Nature and a CD titled Tender Moments. The seminar will also include tips on how to go about publishing your book or CD at little or no expense. There will be a brief open mike session after the presentation as well as refreshments. Registration is required. Free. 7 to 9 p.m. 609-267-9660, Ext. 3072 or


American Indian Arts Festival

150 American Indian artists and entertainers from throughout the Americas showcase their work at an exhibit Saturday through Monday. Both traditional and contemporary arts in a myriad of mediums will be available to view and purchase. Silversmiths, potters, sand painters, beaders, sculptors, carvers, drum makers, weavers, basket makers, and more will be on hand and all artists are enrolled tribal members. Folks can participate in archery and corn pounding, and all visitors may learn about the instincts of the live wolves and eastern buffalo, which will be at the festival. In addition, a sampling of Indian foods including venison, caribou, wild rice, Navajo tacos, three sisters rice, alligator, and corn soup will be available. Cameras are permitted but no videos. With the exception of seeing-eye dogs, pets are not allowed. The festival is held on the 350 acre Rankokus Indian Reservation on Rancocas Road in Westampton. $10 adults; $ 5 seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Free for children 5 and under. Parking is free and a shuttle bus is available from the remote lot. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 609-261-4747.

Coming up

Golf Tournament

Join the High Street Grill on June 6 for the 2d annual High Street Grill Golf Tournament, which benefits breast cancer research. Golfers of all levels are invited to play in this modified Shot Gun/Best Ball Tournament. There's craft beer on the course, Tommy Bahama Rum samples and more. Gift bags and a take-along snack will be given out at registration. After the round, a hot buffet, a Corazon Tequila Party with the Corazon Girls, and a gift table of giveaways will take place at the Grill. A drawing for a set of golf irons shouldn't be missed. Anyone making a hole-in-one may win a new Lexus. $110 per person. Noon registration; 1 p.m. tee-off. 609-265-9199 or


Art Exhibit

Burlington County's lesser-known landmarks are the focus of an exhibit on display until May 31 at the Historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery, Smithville Road and Meade Lane, Eastampton. Sponsored by the Burlington County Freeholders and the Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, "Statues, Monuments and Memorials" features work from area artists who chose from among 23 county sites for interpretation in their chosen medium. Among the landmarks featured are the Thomas Paine Monument in Bordentown; the World War I Veterans' Monument in Riverside; Centennial Fountain at Fountain Square in Mount Holly; the Smithville Eagles in Eastampton; the Statue of Mercury in Burlington City; the Town Clock in Maple Shade; the Temperance Fountain in Moorestown, and the Civil War Soldier at Rest Statue and the Dunks Ferry Crossing Monument, both in Beverly. Selected works from the Teen Arts Festival also will be on exhibit. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by appointment. 609-265-5068.