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Camden County News for February


This Month’s Regular Freeholder Meeting
The next regular Board of Freeholders meeting will be held on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Community Center, located at 820 Mercer St. The caucus meeting will be held the previous Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the freeholder meeting room of the Camden County Courthouse. As the meeting draws closer, the agenda can be found

Camden County Celebrates Black History Month
The Camden County Board of Freeholders in conjunction with the Cultural and Heritage Commission is sponsoring several events in February to commemorate Black History Month, including an art exhibit, gospel play, film screenings, living history presentations and much more.  For a complete list of details, including event times and locations, visit the homepage of  Events begin Feb. 4 and last through March 4.  “With such a diverse range of activities, there truly is something for everyone on our Black History Month calendar of events,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “I commend the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission for putting together another great event-filled month here in Camden County.”

Camden County College Offering Day of Free Dental Cleanings, Screenings for Local Kids
Camden County College’s dental hygiene and dental assisting students and staff will provide free cleanings and other preventive care – along with dental education services – to area children aged 12 and younger for “Give Kids a Smile!” Day on Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and “Give Kids a Smile!” Day is the perfect way to focus on the needs of children. This public health project provides services to youngsters who would otherwise not have access to it.  All services delivered on-campus that day will be overseen by Dr. Catherine Boos, a licensed dentist and director of the college’s dental programs, in CCC’s Copperthwaite Dental Hygiene Clinic. This facility is located on the second floor of Taft Hall on the Blackwood Campus, which is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Services will be provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (856) 227-7200 ext. 4631. To access the forms necessary to participate, visit the New Jersey Dental Association website at

Is Your Child’s Car Seat Installed Correctly? 
Once a month, the Board of Freeholders, in conjunction with Camden County Highway Traffic Safety and the Safe Kids Southern New Jersey Coalition, conducts a Child Passenger Safety Check event at the Regional Emergency Training Center. This month, it will be held Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Camden County RETC is located at 420 Woodbury-Turnersville Road in Blackwood. Call (856) 374-6182 for more information.  “Statistics show that as many as 9 out of 10 child car seats are not installed correctly,” said Freeholder Rodney Greco, liaison to the Department of Public Safety. “This service is a great opportunity for those interested in knowing if their car seat is installed properly and to get advice from the experts.”

Camden County College Offering Series of Autism-Related Events
To raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of the children, youth and adults who have them, Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility has regularly offered workshops and other events related to ASDs since 2007. It will continue to do so throughout the Spring 2011 semester with a free series of activities at all of the college’s locations. State-certified teachers may earn approved professional development credit for attending these sessions, which are also open to the public. To see the list of workshops and events, to register or for additional details, contact the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility at (856) 227-7200 ext. 4333  The February event details are as follows: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Conference Room, William G. Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill, screening and discussion of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning biographical film, “Temple Grandin.” Claire Danes portrays the high-functioning autistic woman who is a Colorado State University professor of livestock behavior and facility design as well as a prominent advocate of the humane treatment of animals and autism awareness. CCC Professor Jennifer Hoheisel will lead the discussion.
The Music of Pink Floyd Lives On at Scottish Rite
The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 20-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages.  On Saturday, Feb. 5, they will bring their sound to the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood for a show at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $33 and $29. The Scottish Rite is located at 315 White Horse Pike. For more information,

Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Camden County Animal Shelter
Come celebrate Mardi Gras with the Camden County Animal Shelter and help save homeless pets at the same time. The shelter will hold a Mardi Gras fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 19, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Renaissance Room, located at 194 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville. The ticket price of $45 per person includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, soft drinks, DJ Joey V, and dancing. There will also be an open bar for an additional $5 and a silent auction.  Tickets are available online only, so visit the Camden County Animal Shelter’s website at www.ccasnj.orgfor more information or call (856) 401-1300.