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*Lines on the Pines ~ 14th Annual Event ~ "Paws and Claws" Set for Sunday, March 10


Galloway, NJ, – Lines on the Pines, an INDOOR event, celebrating the New Jersey Pine Barrens returns to Stockton University CAMPUS CENTER, located at 101 Vera King Entertainment2Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ, 08205. The 14th Annual Event will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. REMEMBER to set your clocks ahead on this day! This popular book-signing, history, arts, humanities, craft show, and everything NJ Pine Barrens is FREE and open to the public. It is presented by It’s a Sign of the Pines, a 501(c) (3) NJ non-profit corporation dedicated to sharing the wonders of our Pine Barrens.


Lines on the Pines "2019" is proud to offer a new program for KIDS - The PB&J's/The Pine Barrens and Juniors. This is a unique opportunity for KIDS to learn about the NJ Pine Barrens and earn a patch at the annual Lines on the Pines event.  Mike McCormick, of South Jersey Trails, has developed a booklet for Junior Explorers detailing the mission and the pledge of the PB&J Program, as well as listing activities that can be completed during the length of the event.

Also, this year the theme for KIDS is "Paws and Claws" which allows KIDS to learn about animal tracks.  James Pullaro has started a collection of original drawings of animal tracks in a Journal that will be available for folks to purchase. During the day, KIDS will have different activities that will enable them to learn more about paws and claws.  In addition, some fun activities will include clay stamping, basket weaving, use of the giant Word Board to create words relating directly to the Pine Barrens, painting, visits to spaces with live animals, snakes, birds of prey, crisis response dogs, and more.

Our sponsors, AtlantiCare - A member of Geisinger, Stockton University School of Arts and Humanities and the South Jersey Culture & History Center, ACUA, Plexus Publishing, NJM Insurance Group offer support in making the event a huge success. This year, we welcome back, authors form Plexus, Jane Kelly,  "Meg Daniels Mystery Series" Mark Di Ionno, The Last Newspaperman - Pulitzer Prize Finalist,  and scheduled to make an appearance between noon and 2PM is Nelson Johnson, author of Boardwalk Empire (New York Times Bestseller) & The Northside. Other authors include; Michael Gabriele, History of NJ Folk Revival Music 1700's - Present; Susan Puder, New Jersey Birds and Beyond - Photos of Birds and Plants of the NJ Pine Barrens; Gloria Repp, Fiction and Coloring Books set in the NJ Pine Barrens, and more.

Artists and Crafters include Molly Sanger Carpenter a unique sculptor, Susan Boyce a Wheaton arts crafter, Josh Westcott designer of Pine Petal Dragons, Elayne Leighton illustrator of Pine Barrens flora and fauna, Dave Phillips hand carver of wood spirits & faces, Elisa Hirvonan creates sculptures and ceramics, Paul Pedersen designs jewelry for Pine Barrens Diamonds, and many more.

Some groups and additional participants are MudGirls, the Vineland Historical Society with the book, The Palace of Depression, Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc, Tuckerton Historical Society, Jenkinson's Aquarium, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge and Woodford Cedar Run.  In the Theatre there will be a showing of stills from "The Pine Barrens" a film in production by director, David Scott Kessler.  Also scheduled is a Guided Tour of Lake Fred, and a chance to participate in a Drum Circle recognizing an early form of communication. Continuous Pine Barrens music will be provided throughout the day-long event.


Dinner following the event highlights speakers, John D. Hunt, AtlantiCare  Corporate Director of Security and Emergency Management, Co-Founder of Crisis Response Canines,  will present "The Role of Crisis Response K9’s" and Mark Demitroff, Owner/President at Buckhorn Garden Services and Adjunct Faculty at Stockton University and a Pinelands Natural Historian will present, "A Barren Cold Desert."


For more information:  Website and Facebook, Lines on the Pines.