UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS:
The Camden County Board of Freeholders and Verizon present a day of music and more at the Camden Backyard Barbecue on Sunday September 1st, from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront. Performances include jamband superstars Lettuce featuring members of Soulive and Robert Randolph band; The Nigel Hall Band; The Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans and many more. There will be great food and activities for kids and more. Don't miss this great event on the Camden Waterfront!Click here for full line-up
Concert Series and Events in the Parks - Upcoming Show
Twilight Concert Series at Cooper River Park - September 5th, 8:00pm, Beatlemania Now. Recapture the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity as Beatlemania Now performs live-on-stage at Cooper River Park, against a backdrop of stunning images which evoke memories of one the most turbulent decades of modern times... the 1960's!
New Dog Park Opens in Runnemede on Saturday, August 31st
The Borough of Runnemede will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new dog park located at Lakeview Drive & Center Avenue on Saturday, August 31st, at 10:00 AM. The Borough will be having a Dog Parade, so dress your dogs in their finest as the ultimate celebration of the dog days of summer. The Animal Welfare Association will be present as well as other pet friendly groups. For more information on this and other events in Runnemede click here
Come Celebrate Grandparents Day at Adventure Aquarium!
The Freeholders and Adventure Aquarium Sponsor a Free Trip to the Aquarium on Sunday September 8th
Reserve your Tickets Now! The Camden County Board of Freeholders invites you to our Camden County “Just for Seniors” Grandparent’s Day at Adventure Aquarium located on the beautiful Camden Water Front. This event will take place on Grandparent’s Day, Sunday September 8th, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a FREE event and as such, event tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. This invitation is offered to Camden County senior citizens 55 and older and they must be accompanied by a child. In addition to free tickets, the County is also offering bus transportation to and from the Adventure Aquarium. Buses will leave the Camden County Parks Complex located at 1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 promptly at 10:00 am on Sunday September 8th. At the conclusion of the event, buses will leave from the Adventure Aquarium at 3:30 pm and return back to the Park Boulevard complex. For more information or to register click here
Save the Date! Camden County’s Annual Women’s Health Conference Set for Saturday, Oct. 19th
Mark your calendar for Camden County’s Annual Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, October 19th at Eastern Regional High School. Our Conference theme this year is "Women Leading Well Balanced Lives" and will feature continental breakfast, a light lunch, more than 100 exhibitors and multiple workshops on a variety of topics meant to keep women healthy in Mind Body and Spirit. Our keynoter speaker this year is CBS 3’s meteorologist Kate Bilo and there will also be a special presentation by Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez who will recognize the 2013 Women of Distinction Award Recipients. We will be honoring women who make a difference in their community and lead balanced lives! To nominate a woman who has made a difference in your life or community or for more information on the conference please click here. Register to attend the event here.
Camden County Needs Volunteers to Help with Bikeshare Program
Camden County needs volunteers to help with refurbishing donated bikes for its Bikeshare program, which seeks to provide bicycles on loan or permanent use for people in communities throughout the County that become local BikeShare members.
Prior knowledge and bike repair skills are appreciated, but we are also willing to teach volunteers how to do repairs. Volunteers work out of the Regan Building in the Lakeland Complex at 508 Lakeland Road in Blackwood. Repairs are done Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon. Those interested should call Jack Sworaski, Director of the Division of Environmental Affairs at: (856) 858-5241. For more information about the program click here.
Protect Your Yard and Your Family from Mosquitoes
You are the first line of defense against mosquitoes in your yard. This summer’s rainy weather has produced a bumper crop of them.
Camden County’s Mosquito Commission does spraying on public roads throughout the County during the breeding season to knock down adult mosquito populations, Several factors are taken into consideration in determining where to spray and when. In addition, inspectors are on the job every day to lessen the occurrence of mosquito breeding. But the front-line to mosquito control is you. Here are some tips from the Commission on how to fight the "Battle of the Buzz" and make sure your property doesn’t become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Please click here for tips.
Camden County College Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility Sets Fall schedule
The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility at Camden County College is hosting a variety of events this fall.
“The Center has provided tremendous opportunities for residents to attend programs on a number of fascinating topics, from past wars to current events and everything in-between,” said Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to Camden County College.
Starting in September, the Center will offer programs ranging from its popular returning autism series with Professor Jennifer Hoheisel to a Korean War series to a continuing discussion about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. For more information about upcoming events, visit www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter online or call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or follow @CenterForCivic on Twitter.
Free Spay/Neuter for Cats in Targeted Local Communities
After a successful two-year grant program that exceeded its goals and saw a measurable decrease in feline intake at area shelters, Animal Welfare Association (AWA) in Voorhees, has been awarded a second major grant from PetSmart Charities to continue its work to save the lives of Camden County cats.
AWA will be expanding its targeted program and will begin offering free spay/neuter (including a rabies vaccine) to more cats starting on September 1st.
Through this special program, residents of Bellmawr, Lindenwold, Cherry Hill (an important new addition to the program) and Gloucester Township (including Blackwood, Sicklerville, Glendora, Erial, Chews Landing, Hilltop, Blenheim and Lambs Terrace) are eligible to have their cats spayed or neutered at no cost. The only requirement is proof of residency in one of the target communities.
To make an appointment for a cat from one of the target communities, call 856-424-2288 ext. 105 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.awanj.org for more information on this program and on low-price spay/neuter for any dog or cat from any area.
24/7 Online Tutoring among the Many Resources Provided by the Camden County Library System
As students go back to school this September, the Camden County Library System wants to make sure that every one of them has one of the most important school supplies – a library card. In addition to the various tools and resources already provided, the Camden County Library System now offers its members 24/7 free online tutoring through a partnership with Tutor.com. The library also offers programs and events designed for students of all ages, including homework clubs, book clubs and workshops.
A library card is required to use the online tutoring and other library resources. To see if you are eligible to receive a library card, go to www.camdencountylibrary.org and click on Using the Library, or visit one of the eight CCLS branches conveniently located throughout Camden County. To learn more about Camden County Library System programs and events, go to www.camdencountylibrary.org/events.
September Marks the 24th Annual National Recovery Month
The Camden County Board of Freeholders has passed a resolution to observe September as National Recovery Month in Camden County. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Camden County will present a month-long series of programs and events aimed at raising awareness about the mental and substance use disorders that affect millions of individuals and their families. The initiative also celebrates those who are in recovery as well as those who work in the behavioral health field.
Activities include National Night Out at The Baseball Game at Riversharks Stadium on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 6:45 p.m., an Interfaith Service and Speaker at St. Jude’s Catholic Church (Our Lady of Hope Parish) on Tuesday, September 10th at 7 p.m. and a Recovery Month Barbecue at the Center for Family Services in Voorhees. Please click here for a complete calendar of events and more information on National Recovery Month.