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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.