Get those photos organized during a Scrapbooking and Digital Photo program at the Greenwich Library, 411 Swedesboro Rd., Gibbstown. Participants will learn how to create scrapbook pages. Bring some photos to get started; all other supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Free. 6:30 p.m. 856-423-0684.


Managing back pain

If you've got a bad back, or know someone who does, check out the Kennedy Wellness program "Understanding Low Back Pain" at the West Deptford Library. Dr. Robert Hahn, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, will cover various causes of low back pain, why it occurs, whom it affects, and how to treat it. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given. The library is at 420 Crown Point Rd., Thorofare. Registration is required. Free. 7 p.m. 856-845-5593, Ext. 21 or




Wine and cheese party

The Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County are having their fourth annual wine and cheese gathering at the Woodbury home of Cheri Slack. Special guest Paul Stankard, a master glass artist, will the share the story about his journey as an artist overcoming dyslexia. Wine, hor d'oeuvres and desserts will be served, and a silent auction will be held. Featured at the silent auction will be a chance to bid on an evening with Stankard in his studio. Reservations are required. $35. 7 to 10 p.m. For information and event location, call 856-218-4743 or e-mail




Appel Farm festival

Hear Grammy award-winners Marc Cohn and They Might be Giants as they headline the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival. The festival celebrates songwriting in genres including rock, folk and Celtic. There will be two outdoor stages and performances by Suzanne Vega, the Smithereens, Lucy Kaplansky, Celtic Rock band Enter the Haggis, folk trio Red Molly and the acoustic-cello rock group Alfred James Band. A special drawing will be held for those celebrating their 20th birthday or wedding anniversary on June 7. There will also be a Children's Village, with kid-friendly entertainment and arts. A juried crafts area will feature more than 50 artists. Appel Farm Arts and Music Center is at 457 Shirley Rd., Elmer. Admission is free for all 20-year-olds with valid photo ID. $45 adults; $40 for students, seniors and members of armed services. Free for children 12 and under. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at


, or by calling ComcastTix at 800-298-4200.

Final week

Art show

Admire the artwork of many different artists during the May Art Show, which ends June 6. See the paintings and mixed media of Gloucester County Art League members and fiber creations by designer Kumiko Murashima. The Art Gallery is within the College Center, on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55. Free. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 856-415-2229.

At the Shore

Blessing of the lifeguards

Who better to be blessed than those who protect us and our loved ones all summer down the shore? The blessing of the lifeguards is planned for Saturday at the St. Francis Aquatic Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The Long Beach Township Beach Patrol's swim tests, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Francis, will take place immediately following the ceremony. Free. 5 p.m. 609-494-8861 or

Charity Golf Classic

Play golf for a good cause June 9 during the Charity Golf Classic 2008 to benefit eight charities. The golf outing will be held at the Seaview Marriott Resort and Spa, 401 S. New York Rd., Galloway Township. The beneficiaries for 2008 are: Food Bank of South Jersey, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Samaritan Hospice. Over the last eight years, this event has contributed $3.3 million to the selected charities. For more donation information, contact Sue Dobbins at 800-446-0964, Ext. 74099, or e-mail




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