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Designer Bag BINGO

Merchantville PTA brings Designer Bag BINGO is back Friday evening, February 28th, at the Community Center. It's a perfect night to get out and socialize with other parents and friends to win some quality prizes. Light refreshments will be available, but you may also BYOB. Tickets are $25 and available to be purchased online for individuals or group tables. Your ticket includes 10 games of BINGO - 10 fabulous bags, fun door prizes and an unforgettable evening out with your friends or family. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and extra BINGO card rounds. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and BINGO at 7:00 p.m. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

Munro Marks 100th

Imagine living 100 years on this earth - for one local man, its a reality. Edgar Munro, who was born on February 8, 1920 in Merchantville, N.J., celebrated his 100th birthday. His family lived in New Jersey where his dad worked in the shipyards until they moved to Loch Haven where he owned the Munro Milk Farm. Edgar remembers helping his dad by delivering milk as a boy. He had seven siblings, one of which is still alive. His brother Alfred B. Munro still resides in Jersey Shore where another Munro family farm is located. Through the years Edgar and his wife Dorothy raised six children and took over the farm. At 100, he's never lost his love of farm tractors and the Antique Machinery Association Show.

Leap into Ladies Night

Celebrate Leap Year by trying something new! Join Acqua Silk Designs, at Ryan's retail on Saturday, February 29th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to design your own silk scarf by painting on water and learning about the ancient art form of Turkish Marbling. It's unique, creative, and fun, and perfect for any age or ability. You will take home your uniquely-designed, 100% silk scarf with care instructions. No art ability needed. There will be a craft table available for the kids, so no need to get a babysitter - BYOB - Snacks will be provided. Tickets $40 each. Register here.

Annual Gillespie Benefit

Join us at the 14th Annual James Gillespie Sr. Memorial Benefit on Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at PJ Whelihan's Pub - Cherry Hill. This year promises to be our biggest and best one yet. After Mr. Gillespie passed away in October 2005, some of his relatives and his children's friends created a memorial benefit to raise money for scholarships for students from St. Lawrence School in Lindenwold where our dad coached basketball to attend Catholic high school. After St. Lawrence closed a few years ago, the proceeds from this benefit have been directed towards Camden’s Catholic Partnership Schools Basketball Program, which consists of both boys and girls from all 5 of Camden's Catholic grade schools. The tickets are $35.00 each which includes live music, beer, food, a great auction and a 50/50. To donate a basket or item for the auction or join our benefit committee, please contact Judyann McCarthy at 215-901-6398.

Pilates and Pours

Join Erin Chambers from Real Girl Pilates for Pilates & Pours at Eclipse Brewing on Saturday, March 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration required through Eventbrite. $20.00 includes a 1 hour Pilates class followed by your choice of 1 pour or flight of beer. No experience necessary, class is for all levels. 21+ only, just bring a Yoga Mat and water bottle. Do I have to drink beer? We know, it’s called Pilates & Pours. But we are equal opportunity beverage appreciators – so no, you don’t have to drink beer. Eclipse Brewery offers a non-beer option as well. But whether you have a drink after class or not, we hope you’ll stay and hang out.  

Valentine Cookies

Sweeten up your day with your sweetheart and decorate some Valentine's Day sugar cookies topped with frosting, sprinkles and candy hearts at The Station Coffee and Eilandarts Center. Registration is not required, but we did sell out of cookies during previous events. If you plan on coming, please consider to fill out this form: http://eepurl.com/cJIFR5, so we will be prepared with enough supplies. $15 for a variation of 4 valentine shaped cookies, icing & candy decorations.

Beginner Barre

Have you wanted to try barre but haven’t because you just don’t feel you know what you’re doing? Don’t worry we’ve all been there and that’s why Soulflower Yoga is offering a three (3) Week Beginner Barre Series from Sunday, February 23rd to March 8th at 11:00 a.m. Join us to try out and learn more about this low impact, high resistance and light weight workout that will have you sweating and feeling good. Pre-registration through our FitDEGREE app is required as we have a three person minimum and six person maximum. Space is limited so make sure to sign up today.

Mary Poppins at CCHS

Help us make Mary fly on the Grandi Auditorium Stage! Just about one week remaining in Camden Catholic's performing arts Mary Poppins Ad & Patron Drive for their production on March 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions. Come see our students at Camden Catholic perform for the first time ever, this cherished and timeless musical on stage. Click here to purchase tickets securely online to support the arts at CCHS!

Kroc's Aquatic Complex

Come check out all there is to do at the Kroc's Aquatic Complex located in Cramer Hill. Whether you're a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we've got something for everyone. The Kroc Center has an 8-lane, 25-yard competition pool, a one-of-a-kind water park with an indoor spa/hot tub, a lazy river, and splash features for the kids. Our Aquatics Department has American Red Cross Certified instructors and coaches dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter your age or ability. Birthday Parties, water park rentals, and competition lane rentals are all available for your groups or organizations. Other benefits include a full-size gym, fitness classes, weight/fitness room, music and piano classes, a computer lab, library, cafe and more. Request a tour or apply for membership or day passes.
 

Therapy Chicken Course

Gwenne Baile will be teaching a class educating handlers of therapy chickens on March 29th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Haddon Township Environmental and Historical Center, 143 E. Ormond Avenue, Haddon Township. To take this course you must already have chickens and, in particular, feel you have the perfect chicken for therapy work. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information. Registration is $35. You must pre-register and pay prior to class. No walk-ins can be accepted. Registration deadline is March 1st. Spread the word.

Crates are Great!

Merchantville Antiques and Salvage offered another "Inspirational Tuesday" post on their Facebook page all about old crates, boxes, and drawers. Co-owner Jaclyn Ricci's personal favorites are the cheese boxes used as a chalk holder for the chalkboard wall in the kitchen and for small tools on her husband's work bench. These unique boxes and crates can be filled with plants, hang on walls for a shadow box effect, or used as storage bins. Merchantville's antique store also has a booth - A14 - at the antique and arts mall, Carnival of Collectibles, in Sicklerville, NJ. Pinterest has nothing on Jaclyn so, stop by the shop - open Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - at 27 N. Centre Street, or their booth for some great ideas. 

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