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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for April 25 to May 2, 2014

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Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of events and news happening around town, upcoming events and community activities. I hope you will join us at these community events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Earth Festival highlights sustainability, community2014 Earth Festival.jpg
Thousands of residents from across South Jersey converged upon Croft Farm last Saturday for a beautiful day celebrating sustainability and community at the fifth annual Art Blooms Earth Festival. From live entertainment to presentations by each of Cherry Hill’s 19 schools and displays by earth-friendly crafters and other vendors, by all 2014 Earth Festival 2.jpgaccounts, this year’s festival was a fun and family-friendly way to celebrate, learn and grow. I want to thank Sustainable Cherry Hill for its leadership in organizing this year’s event, which was made possible by our generous sponsors, including Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LourdesCare of Cherry Hill, the Ravitz Family Foundation, Sustainable Camden County, Investors Bank, M. Rosenblatt Roofing and Flaster Greenberg.


Art Blooms: The Luck Brothers perform at Croft Farm May 102014 Art Blooms for Briefing.jpg

The annual Art Blooms celebration is now in full swing, with several special events planned at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton’s Mill Road. The Luck Brothers will conclude this year’s festivities with a coffeehouse-style set featuring blues, soul and classic rock from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.Tickets are $5 in advance, or $7 at the door. The Luck Brothers have written for, performed, or recorded with Lou Rawls, Sister Sledge, the Bee Gees, Anita Baker, Lionel Ritchie and many others. Tickets can be purchased in Room 102 of the Municipal Building, or reserved by calling (856) 488-7868 or emailing Arts@chtownship.com. There’s still time to check out this year’s Juried Art Exhibit during any Art Blooms event, and from 1 to 7 p.m. May 5-9. For more information about Art Blooms or any event sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Board, please visit http://www.cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/.

Residents should celebrate, enjoy the Chapel Ave. cherry blossomsCherry Blossoms for Briefing.jpg
We are once again in the midst of the blossoming of hundreds of Cherry Trees along a two-mile stretch of Chapel Avenue, from Haddonfield Road to Kings Highway. Every spring, these beautiful pink-and-white blooms emerge, creating a magnificent avenue of cherry blossoms that symbolizes everything wonderful about Cherry Hill. The first cherry trees were planted in our community in 1973, by a group of civic-minded residents who wanted to build community pride and unite our residents around soCherry Blossoms for Briefing 2.jpgmething of which we could all be proud. Four decades later, these blossoms remain a favorite of residents across Cherry Hill and have become a destination in their own right. If you haven’t seen them, you are missing out. Visit Chapel Avenue this weekend with your friends and your families, and see how special they are for yourself. View a gallery of cherry blossom memorabilia on the Cherry Hill Recreation Department’s Facebook page. To read more about the history of the cherry blossoms and their special place in our community,
click here.

Road work scheduled next week on Monmouth Drive
Road improvements are scheduled to begin on Monmouth Drive this Monday, May 5, as part of the 2013 Road Maintenance Program. Contractors will complete concrete repairs and road resurfacing on Monmouth from Cherry Hill Boulevard to Hialeah Drive. Local traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Residents with questions or concerns about this or any other road maintenance project can contact the Department of Engineering during normal business hours at (856) 424-3203. 

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programs and events at the Cherry Hill Public Library
Please join us for these free special events at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway:                   
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  • Pokémon Open Play
    7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6
    Calling all Pokémon fans! Bring your cards and come to our open play. Trade cards and battle it out with other Pokémon enthusiasts like you! This event is recommended for grades 3-6. No registration.

  • Cadettes Against Cliques
    6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7
    Join us for a collection of interactive skits created by the 6th grade Cadette Girl Scouts to teach kindness and confidence. A friendship bracelet craft will follow. Best for children in kindergarten through third grade. Free, but registration required. Click 
    here to register.
                    
                                
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8

    Intermediate Word has been designed for individuals who are familiar with the basic functionality of Word and would like to increase his or her skill set. PREREQUISITES: Basic Mouse and Keyboard Skills, Beginner Windows XP, or equivalent experience. Free computer class, registration required.
    Click here to register online with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Call (856) 903-1246.
  • Speaking of Poetry
    2-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 9
    Meet local people who love poetry as much as you. Inspiring discussions about poetry, and poetic forms and styles provide an opportunity to read aloud and discuss poems - one’s own or another’s.  With new topics every month, participants explore this literary art and learn from each other. Listeners always welcome! No registration. Click here to see May’s suggested writing topics.
This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, classes, activities and cultural programs held at the Cherry Hill Library throughout the year. Click here for the full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org to sign up for CHPLink, the library’s e-newsletter. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information on any library program, call (856) 667-0300 or email info@chplnj.org.

Register now for Morning Fun, other summer Recreation programs
The Summer 2014 Community Magazine will be arriving in homes in the coming days, featuring information on the Morning Fun Camp and all of our summer camps and classes, as well as upcoming events such as the free Music Under the Stars series at Barclay Farmstead. View the magazine online now, and click here to register for most of our summer Recreation programs. Please note that online registration is not available for Morning Fun Camps. Click here to download a copy of this year’s Morning Fun registration packet. For more information on any Recreation class or program, call (856) 488-7868 or email Recreation@chtownship.com    

Tour historic Barclay Farmstead this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.Barclay for Briefing 2.jpg
Explore a piece of Cherry Hill's history with free, guided tours of historic Barclay Farmstead from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 4. Presented by the Friends of Barclay Farmstead, this month’s tour will include a free herb planting activity from 1 to 3 p.m. Herbs were a necessity on 19th-century farms, used to flavor food, make medicine, dye fibers for clothes, deter pests and scent the home. Come visit our blooming herb garden and plant a seed to take home to start your own! Can't make it this weekend? The farmhouse will be open for public tours the first Sunday of every month through November. Tours are free for Cherry Hill residents. For more information, call (856) 795-6225, or email
info@barclayfarmstead.org. Be sure to follow @HistoricBarclay on Twitter, and the Barclay Farmstead Museum on Facebook for information on upcoming events and activities throughout the year.

Mayor hosts the Citizens Cabinet, Business CouncilApril 2014 Cit Cab Biz Council.jpg
On Wednesday, my administration and I hosted a joint meeting of my Citizens Cabinet and Business Council for an update on the State of the Township, including highlights of my first two years in office and the positive work we’re doing inside Town Hall and across the community. Unlike our other meetings throughout the year, which feature one group or the other, this was a nice opportunity to bring both groups together to discuss a number of topics of interest to both business owners and residents, including our economic development, the Township’s positive financial outlook, and upcoming events and activities. As always, we enjoyed a lively but constructive dialogue that provided valuable information to our community stakeholders, while providing my administration with important feedback on our continued efforts to improve our community. 

Kids leaving for college? Free presentation to help parents prepare
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse will help parents prepare for the impending move to college with a free, interactive presentation at 7 p.m. this Monday, May 5, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. William J. Lynch Jr., a clinical staff pharmacist at Kennedy Hospital and a Core Teaching Affiliate at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine will walk parents through the A-to-Z of sending your child off to college, from what to send with them, to food and laundry and keeping in touch, to important discussion topics like STDs, parties, academics and managing stress. The event is free, but registration is preferred. Click here for more information.

Cherry Hill Police plan sobriety checkpoints next weekend smallchpd.bmp
At various points in the year, the Cherry Hill Police Department conducts Motor Vehicle Sobriety Checkpoints that are designed to make roadways safer by deterring intoxicated driving. These enforcement efforts have proven an effective tool in removing impaired drivers from the roadways; as such, the CHPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint the weekend of May 9. Any time you plan to drink, designate a driver who will not drink alcohol, or utilize public transportation or a taxi to travel to and from your destination. In New Jersey, drivers can report drunk or aggressive drivers by dialing #77. Please be smart and stay safe, for your sake and the sake of others on the road.


CHPD reminds residents to ‘Lock it or Lose it’ 
The Cherry Hill Police Department reminds residents to "Lock it or Lose it," and take some simple but necessary steps to secure your vehicles and your valuables. Make sure car doors are locked, and all items of value are removed from your vehicle whenever you leave it. Additionally, remember to record the serial numbers of all valuables, including iPads and GPS units, to help police locate these items if they are ever lost or stolen. For more information on this campaign, or ways to safeguard yourself and your belongings, contact
the Cherry Hill Police Department Community Relations Unit at (856) 488-7813. vehicle when you leave it. Additionally, remember to record the serial numbers of all valuables, including iPads and GPS units, to help police locate these items if they are ever lost or stolen.Click here for additional information. 

Good luck to Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League in 2014 Atlantic LL 2014.jpg
Last weekend, Council President David Fleisher, Councilman Jim Bannar and Councilwomen Carole Roskoph and Susan Shin Angulo joined Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League to kick off the league’s 2014 season. It was a lively morning that featured team introductions and the re-dedication of the league’s field on Evesham Road in memory of former League President Jerry Glick. On behalf of Township Council and the entire Township of Cherry Hill, I want to wish the players and coaches of Atlantic Little League a fun and successful 2014 season!

MPWC to start water-main replacement project near Merchantville border
The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission (MPWC) is planning a water-main replacement project that spans Hinchman Avenue through Plymouth Place in Merchantville. Work will begin in May, and last about four months. Customers' water service is not expected to be interrupted during construction. To ensure that residents remain adequately informed of the project's scope and other details, the MPWC will host a public meeting for residents at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave., Merchantville. For more information on the project or the May 5 meeting, please contact the MPWC at from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (856) 288-2900.

CHFD to continue smoke alarm program this weekend
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue its smoke-alarm campaign this weekend, going door-to-door offering residents free smoke alarm testing and installation. Firefighters will be in Kingston Estates, Fox Hollow and Old Woodcrest on Saturday and Sunday. For specific streets and additional program information, click here. If you are in need of a smoke alarm immediately, please call (856) 429-7441 to schedule an appointment.      
               

CHFD offers lifeguard refresher program
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will once again offer its lifeguard refresher program, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and again on Sunday, May 18, at the William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees. This no-cost refresher program will help lifeguards review and practice their skills ahead of pool season. This is not a recertification program. For more information, click here. To register, email Dr. Elizabeth Speakman at Elizabeth.speakman@jefferson.edu.

This weekend’s ‘Dancing with the CH Stars’ is sold out! DWTS small.jpg
Tickets are sold out for the 2014 “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars,” this Sunday evening at Cherry Hill West. Good luck to the 16 couples competing in this exciting contest to raise money for Cherry Hill Public Schools. I want to thank the Cherry Hill Education Foundation for its ongoing efforts to support our school system. To donate or vote for your favorite couple online, or learn more about this year’s dancers or the event, visit the Education Foundation website at
www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com.
               
Several free 'Just for Seniors' events scheduled this springchair yoga for briefing.jpg
Cherry Hill and Camden County will host another Chair Yoga class for Township seniors from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Town Hall! These classes are designed to help incorporate yoga into your day, regardless of your experience level. Chair Yoga will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208). An additional date will be added in the future. For more information, call instructor Barbara “Teddy” Piotrowski at (609) 217-4018. To register, call (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com. Camden County also offers Healthy Cooking Classes and other events for seniors throughout the spring. Click here for the full schedule of free events.


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Celebrate, learn & grow at Earth Festival, tomorrow at Croft Farm!

It looks like a beautiful day is on tap tomorrow for the 5th annual Art Blooms Earth Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at historic Croft Farm, 100 Borton's Mill Road. This morning, the students, faculty and staff at Russell Knight Elementary School (pictured here) formed a giant cherry tree outside the school to show their excitement for Earth Fest!

Come out and enjoy for yourself and the more than 90 displays, vendors and activities, including e-waste recycling collection, a family-friendly bike ride, entertainment, healthy food choices, and a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic! This annual celebration of community and sustainability is hosted by Cherry Hill Township in partnership with Sustainable Cherry Hill. For event highlights and more information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=502] or visit www.sustainablecherryhill.org [http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/] . The festival is made possible in part by generous presenting sponsors: Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LourdesCare of Cherry Hill and Ravitz Family Foundation; Leadership sponsors include: Sustainable Camden County, Investors Bank, M. Rosenblatt Roofing and Flaster Greenberg. For more Earth Festival information, contact Brenda Jorett at Brenda@brendajorett.com [mailto:Brenda@brendajorett.com] .


Don't miss the Art Blooms Juried Art Exhibit, tomorrow through May 10

Earth Festival is the kick-off to Art Blooms, an annual celebration of local arts and culture, hosted by Cherry Hill Township. Art Blooms runs from April 26 to May 10, and features a wide array of events and entertainment - including the annual Juried Art Exhibit, which features original two-dimensional works in watercolor, pastels, oils and more. A special Opening Reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Artists will be on hand, and refreshments will be served. The Gallery will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, 1 to 7 p.m. from April 28 through May 1, and from 1 to 7 p.m. May 5-9. For more information, call (856) 488-7868 or email Arts@chtownship.com [mailto:Arts@chtownship.com] . For more information on Art Blooms or other activities and events planned by the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board, click here [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/2014/01/annual-art-blooms-juried-art-exhibit.html] .

Concerts, Mother-Daughter Tea Party complete this year's Art Blooms lineup

Several other special events will round out this year's Art Blooms celebration, including a special Mother-Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party, which is new for this year! The full lineup is below; to purchase tickets for any of these events, visit the Recreation Department, Room 102 of the Municipal Building, call (856) 488-7868, or email Events@chtownship.com [mailto:Events@chtownship.com] . All events will be held at Croft Farm.

• Luncheon with the Arts for Seniors featuring “Mona Lisa Smile,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 2. Tickets are $5 in advance/$8 at the door.

• Mad Hatter Tea Party, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. $15 for 2 tickets; $5 each additional person.

• Ensemble Concert: The Great Italians, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors with a Gold Card, or $5 for students.

• The Luck Brothers blues, soul and classic rock, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

For more information about Art Blooms or any event sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Board, please visit http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/ [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] .

Woodcrest Elementary receives $2,900 Recyclebank Green Schools grant

On Wednesday, I joined Woodcrest Elementary School, the Cherry Hill School District, Recyclebank and Sustainable Cherry Hill to present Woodcrest Elementary School's Green Team with a $2,900 Recyclebank Green Schools grant. The funds will be used to enhance the school's Peaceful Garden, and turn it into an outdoor classroom that will provide students with hands-on lessons in environmental preservation and much more.

Approximately $2,400 of the grant was funded by Cherry Hill residents who graciously donated their own Recyclebank Points as part of the Green Schools program. A matching donation of $500 has been provided by Recyclebank partner Domtar. This was truly a community effort, and I'm proud to see it move forward. My hope is that Woodcrest's successful Green Schools project will serve as a model for other schools in our community, and encourage them to apply for the grant in future years. In a time when ever dollar counts, partners like Recyclebank and programs like Green Schools can provide the tools needed to supplement traditional classroom learning and make a real difference in the lives of our children. To read more about Woodcrest's project, click here [https://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/school/id/105/] ; to learn more about the Green Schools program, click here [https://www.recyclebank.com/about-us/green-schools] .


Free programs and events at the Cherry Hill Public Library

Please join us for these free special events at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway:





DIA! Diversity in Action International Celebration

2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26

Join us for a special celebration of diversity and literacy! The celebration will begin with stories read in multiple languages by librarians and guest readers from the community. The readings will be followed by a salsa performance by The Estilo Ladies Team of Philadelphia's Estilo Dance Studio. There will be cultural exhibits put together by the Junior Friends, high school cultural clubs and the Turkish Cultural Center of South Jersey. There will also be a craft table and an international cookie table so that attendees can sample cookies from all over the world! This event is and open to the public. All ages are welcome.



Thursday Morning: Historic Gardens of Haddonfield

10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 1

This program will feature late-18th-century to early-20th-century Haddonfield Gardens, including photographs of Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh's garden dating from 1713, which contains her famous Yew Trees and Boxwoods. Presented by Katherine Tassini, librarian at the Historical Society of Haddonfield. This event is free and open to the public. Registration not required.



Scratch: Coding for Kids and Adults

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7

Scratch is a low-threshold-of-entry programming tool designed for children ages 8 to 16, yet adults find it useful as a great platform for developing games, animations, interactive stories and more. Begin to learn coding and creation. Free, hands-on computer class. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5467&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=5/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&pa] to register.



Cadettes Against Cliques

6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7

Join us for a collection of interactive skits created by the 6th grade Cadette Girl Scouts to teach kindness and confidence. A friendship bracelet craft will follow. Best for children in kindergarten through third grade. Free, but registration required. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5510&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=5/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&pa] to register.




This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, classes, activities and cultural programs held at the Cherry Hill Library throughout the year. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventcalendar.asp] for the full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org [http://www.chplnj.org/] to sign up for CHPLink, the library’s e-newsletter. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/CHPLibrary?ref=search&sid=1520477213.2684015648..1] , Twitter [https://twitter.com/CHPLibrary] and Pinterest [http://www.pinterest.com/chplnj/] . For more information on any library program, call (856) 667-0300 or email info@chplnj.org. [mailto:info@chplnj.org.Mayor]


Mayor Cahn celebrates the Friends of Barclay Farmstead 40th anniversary

On Thursday afternoon, I presented a special proclamation celebrating the Friends of Barclay Farmstead 40th anniversary, at their annual luncheon at Tavistock. The Friends were founded in late 1975, a year after Helen Barclay sold the last 32 acres of her family's farm to the Township, to promote and help restore the historic Farmstead, and to raise money to support its maintenance "for charitable, educational and recreational purposes." Throughout the years, the Friends have played an integral role in ensuring the Farmstead's success, hosting events like Holiday House and monthly tours, and supporting the Living History School Tours and other programs that have allowed generations of Cherry Hill residents to explore and enjoy this important piece of our history. The support of the Friends has helped this historic gem to thrive, and it was my honor to celebrate this milestone in their own history. Congratulations!





Ellisburg Post Office to relocate effective Monday, April 28

As of Monday, April 28, all Ellisburg Post Office operations will be relocated to a temporary, full-service trailer stationed in the rear parking lot of the Ellisburg Shopping Center, adjacent to the Playdrome. Again, all postal retail services will be available in the trailer. Post Office Box numbers will remain unchanged; however, P.O. Box customers will be required to pick up box keys for the new location. The Post Office will use the temporary trailer until a new, permanent location is found for the Ellisburg branch. For more information, call (856) 424-0093.

MPWC to start water-main replacement project near Merchantville border

The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission (MPWC) is planning a water-main replacement project that spans Hinchman Avenue through Plymouth Place in Merchantville. Work will begin in May, and last about four months. Customers' water service is not expected to be interrupted during construction. To ensure that residents remain adequately informed of the project's scope and other details, the MPWC will host a public meeting for residents at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave., Merchantville. For more information on the project or the May 5 meeting, please contact the MPWC at from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (856) 288-2900.

Cherry Hill Alternative High School honored as School of Character finalist

Congratulations to the Cherry Hill Alternative High School, which was honored at this month's meeting of the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The school has been named as a finalist in the 2014 National School of Character Competition, and is awaiting final word on this year's national award winners. Freeholder Ian Leonard presented a proclamation to Mrs. Dianne O'Brien, chair of the school's Character Education Committee, and several students. The Township is proud of the recognition the school's ongoing Character Education efforts, and we look forward to honoring the students at an upcoming Council meeting, as well.





Register now for babysitting, lifeguard classes through the CHFD

Registration is now open for two community-education classes offered through the Cherry Hill Fire Department. For more information on either class, visit the Fire Department's website, call (856) 795-9805, ext. 1333, or email tdelucca@chfd.org [mailto:tdelucca@chfd.org] .





Safe Babysitting Class: Open to Cherry Hill residents ages 13-16 from 6-8 p.m. May 20. All attendees will learn about fire safety, first aid and personal safety. The program is free, but class size is limited. Registration is required by May 16. [http://nj-cherryhill.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Cherry-Hill-Fire-Department-4/Safe-Babysitting-Class-Registration-47]



Refresher Program for Lifeguards: For the 15th year in a row, the CHFD offers this in-service refresher class for lifeguards at the William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness in Voorhees. This year's class will include a CPR recertification. For course dates and additional details, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2178] . To register, email Dr. Elizabeth Speakman at Elizabeth.speakman@jefferson.edu [mailto:Elizabeth.speakman@jefferson.edu] .





Tickets available for ‘Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars’ May 4

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation presents the 2014 “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars” next Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. Sixteen couples, including teachers, students, school administrators, alumni and members of the business community, will compete in an exciting contest to raise money for the Cherry Hill Public Schools. Special performances by the Cherry Hill School Board (with students), and by last year’s “Jersey Boys” will enhance the show. Guest celebrity judge Jeremiah Trotter will join the judges’ table with Marjie Major, Katie Nanni and Arnie Silver. Music by East’s Orchestra will add to the elegance of this “Hollywood” evening. Tickets are available online at www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com [http://www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com/] or in the Activities Offices at Cherry Hill High School East and West. Online voting for your favorite dancing couple is also available on the Education Foundation’s website.




Several free 'Just for Seniors' events scheduled this spring

Cherry Hill and Camden County have partnered to once again offer free Chair Yoga classes for Township seniors! These classes are designed to help incorporate yoga into your day, regardless of your experience level. Chair Yoga will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall from 1-2 p.m. on April 30 and May 7. An additional date will be added in the future. For more information, call instructor Barbara “Teddy” Piotrowski at (609) 217-4018. To register, call (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:Recreation@chtownship.com] . Camden County also offers Healthy Cooking Classes, a Spring Fling Senior Dance and other events for seniors throughout the spring. Click here for the full schedule of free events [http://www.camdencounty.com/health/senior-and-disabled-services/senior-recreation-calendar?utm_source=] .

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

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