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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing, March 27 to April 3, 2015

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Cherry Hill Township
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'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Calling all artists: Submit your work for Art Blooms Art Blooms 2015.jpg
The Cherry Hill Arts Board is seeking interested artists to submit artwork for the Art Blooms Juried Art Exhibit, May 2-15 at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces for consideration, at $10 per piece. A detailed prospectus can be found online at http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com. Look for more information on this year's Art Blooms events in the weeks to come! For questions or more information, please e-mail Arts@CHTownship.com or call (856) 488-7868.

Cherry Hill named a top suburb for young couples Cherry Blossoms for Briefing 2.jpg
Cherry Hill has been named one of the 10 best Philadelphia Suburbs for Young Couples by real estate website Movoto! The company selected three separate census areas within the Township for its list, based on several factors, including the number of residents ages 22-34; number of children under age 5; affordability and employment rates. With our vibrant neighborhoods, easy access to shopping, high-level Township services, and elite public school system, Cherry Hill is the perfect place for people of all ages, especially young families. I’m proud to see Cherry Hill at the top of this list. Click here to learn more.

Don't miss Angela Duckworth, April 16 at Cherry Hill WestAngelaDuckworthFlyer (2).jpg 
"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." -- Angela Duckworth, PhD. 
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools welcome renowned researcher Angela Duckworth to Cherry Hill West at 7 p.m. April 16 for a special, free discussion about "Grit" and what it takes to succeed in life. Registration is suggested, but not required. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7889, or e-mail Alliance@chtownship.com. Click here to watch Dr. Duckworth's "True Grit" TED Talk. Click here for details about April 16.

Tickets now on sale for Comedy Night at Croft Farm Joe Matarese for Briefing.jpg
The Cherry Hill Recreation Department will host the Township's first-ever Comedy Night at Croft Farm, featuring America's Got Talent finalist and Cherry Hill native Joe Matarese, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Enjoy a night of comedy, food and drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, and will include light fare and 2 drinks per person. Open to adults ages 21 and up. Food and drink provided by Kaminski's Sports Bar & Restaurant. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Arts@chtownship.com.

Come to our Mad Hatter Tea Party April 26 at Barclay Farmstead Mad Hatter Tea Party (2).jpg
The Cherry Hill Recreation Department cordially invites you to a Mad Hatter Tea Party, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Barclay Farmstead (206 Barclay Lane). Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games, refreshments, crafts and, of course, tea! Dress to impress the Queen; you decide if your hat is silly or fancy. Please bring your favorite tea cup. Don't be late for this very important date! Event is open to children ages 5-12 years. Tickets are $15 for 2; $5 each additional person. Please RSVP today to reserve your seat by calling (856) 488-7868. Click here for photos of last year's event.

Cherry Hill Police target distracted driving in April chpdlogo.jpg
Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of the national UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. From April 1 to 21, this high-visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. The campaign coincides with April's recognition as National Distracted Driving Month. Click here for more information.

Public Works continues to combat potholes on local roads Pothole patrol.jpg
The Department of Public Works continues to work all day, every day to combat potholes on local roads in the wake of another cold, snowy winter. However, with 260 miles of municipal roads under Cherry Hill's jurisdiction, residents often serve as our first line of defense in identifying areas that have been particularly hard-hit by the elements. If you spot a pothole, please report it online, 24/7, by clicking here, or by calling Public Works directly, Monday through Friday, at (856) 424-4422. Along with the Township's annual Road Maintenance Program, our Microsurfacing program, and intermittent repairs made by Public Works, our pothole patrol is part of a comprehensive effort by my administration  to keep our local roadways safe and smooth. Click here to learn more.

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 Hwy.: 
  • Thursday Morning
    10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 9

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry art project inspired by Newspaper Blackout, by Austin Kleon.Library logo small.jpg We make our own "Book Page Poetry." All supplies provided. No registration. 
  • Crazy 8s Club
    4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in April

    Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you build stuff, run and jump, make a mess... it's a totally new kind of math club. You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you'll get to take home some cool gadgets too! For grades 3-5. Must register for each session separately. Click here to visit the online events calendar to select which Wednesday(s) to attend.
  • Kamishibai Story Hour
    1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 9

    Join us for traditional Japanese story telling. Learn about Kamishibai and then we'll create our own story as a group. Open to grades 1-5. Registration required. Click here to register.
  • Peep-O-Rama
    3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9

    Happy Peeps season! Enter our 5th annual Peep diorama contest (inspired by the Washington Posts' Peep Show). Prizes will be awarded for most original, best design, and best overall. We'll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Space is limited. Open to grades 4-8. Registration required. Click here to register.
  • Astral Artists Concert
    3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 12

    The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library proudly present a special concert event. Enjoy the music of Benito Meza, clarinet and Jordan Dodson, classical guitar. Tickets are $10 each and are available in the Friends Gift Shop or by mail. Click here for an order form.
  • The Successful Failures - Free Concert!
    7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16
    The Successful Failures are a NJ Americana/Indie-Rock band, serving up songs about prison, astronauts, vikings and armadillos. Most of the time, SF performs as a four-piece rock n' roll band, but for CHPL they'll be playing as an acoustic trio featuring guitar/mandolin/cajun-percussion and some righteous vocal harmonies. Check them out! This event is free and open to the public.
This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, activities and cultural programs held at the Library throughout the year. Click here for a full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org

Friends of the Library to host public meeting April 15
Attention book lovers! The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library are inviting members of the community to a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, to learn more about who the Friends are, the wonderful things they do for the Library, and what they can do for you. The Cherry Hill Library is about so much more than just books; join the Friends in the lower-level Conference Room on April 15 to learn more about the organization that supports so many of the library's programs and endeavors. For more information, contact Diane Alessi, (856) 296-0809.

Friends of Barclay host annual luncheon April 16 Barclay Luncheon 2015.jpg
The Friends of Barclay Farmstead will host their spring luncheon and general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Tavistock Country Club. Join the Friends for a special presentation on Wedding Customs and Traditions by Jane Peters Estes, and explore "typical" wedding customs such as rings, bridal gowns and veils, with a focus on the Victorian era. Enjoy a delicious lunch, cash bar, special prizes and door prizes. Tickets are $38; reservation requests due April 10. Click here to download a registration form. For questions, call (856) 258-2802.

Cherry Hill 6-for-6 in RecycleBank Green Schools contestRecycleBank briefing (2).jpg
Congratulations to all six Cherry Hill Public Schools that participated in this year's RecycleBank Green Schools contest! Thanks to the generosity of our community, Cherry Hill East, Beck Middle School and Barton, Bret Harte, Cooper and Kilmer Elementary Schools each raised 100 percent of their fundraising goals -- a combined total of more than $15,000 in funding for environmental education! This year's schools developed interesting and original ideas to reduce waste and lessen their environmental impact. We're proud to see such a successful showing from our local schools, and we look forward to celebrating with our winners in the coming months! To learn more about Green Schools or our local schools' projects, visit www.RecycleBank.com/contest

Seniors: Free Chair Yoga, Meditation classes available this springChair Yoga for Briefing 2015.jpg
Cherry Hill and Camden County have partnered to offer free Chair Yoga and Meditation classes for Township residents ages 55 and up. These classes are designed to help incorporate healthy activities into your day, and are open to seniors of all experience levels. Chair Yoga will take place from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 and 22, and again on Wednesday, May 6 and 20. Meditation classes are 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 29, and May 13 and 27. Both programs will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at the Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St. Class size is limited; for more information or to sign up, call (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com

Vote online for your favorite 'Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars' duo Dancing logo 2015.jpg
Due to overwhelming demand, tickets are sold out for the 2015 Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars on Sunday, May 3, at Cherry Hill West. Interested individuals can click here to add their name and e-mail address to a waiting list. Even if you can't attend this year's show, you can click here to make a donation by voting online for your favorite dancing duo! Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is the Education Foundation's biggest annual fundraiser, and all proceeds are used to fund grant initiatives in the Cherry Hill Public Schools.

Free tax-prep help for Seniors continues through April 14 aarp for briefing.jpg
Cherry Hill Township and the AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until April 14. No appointments are necessary. All tax-prep sessions will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Click here for more information, or call AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW. 

Seniors: Croft Farm offers art, culture for residents of all ages Croft Arts Center.jpg
The Croft Farm property in Chery Hill is home to our region’s only dedicated Arts Center owned by a municipality. The Arts Center hosts a variety of classes and programs for residents of all ages including adult classes in language, water color, beading, stained glass, tai chi and gentle yoga. Additionally, the Cherry Hill Arts Board hosts monthly luncheons in the spring and fall. These events cost only $5 to attend and feature a movie or live entertainment and include lunch. If you haven’t yet visited the Croft Farm Arts Center, now is the time. Our spring schedule includes a comedy show, two luncheons, an art exhibit and an ensemble concert featuring the music of Carole King and James Taylor. For complete details of upcoming events, please visit our online calendar at www.CherryHill-NJ.com. For more information on this or other senior-related issues in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or gpino@chtownship.com.

Earth Festival: How can you help the planet this April? Earth Festival April 3.jpg
While the Township and our partners plan for the 6th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival Saturday, April 25 at Croft Farm, we encourage you to consider actions you can take during April as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. To learn about actions that help preserve the planet, the non-profit international Earth Day Network offers suggestions ranging from reducing energy consumption to buying local produce. At the April 25th Earth Festival you can learn about saving energy in your home; up-cycling home goods; food composting and much more. Plan to enjoy student and professional entertainers, the Phillie Phanatic, healthy food for purchase, green crafters and businesses and displays from Cherry Hill Schools. Celebrate-Learn-Grow at Earth Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at historic Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Road. Click here for festival information and bike ride registration. 

Register now for the 2015 Women's Health Conference
Don't miss the 2015 Camden County Women's Health Conference, on Saturday, May 2, presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders. Spend the day learning from experts about topics in the areas of health; nutrition & exercise; family; mind, body & spirit; and professional and financial wellness. The day's activities will also include an exhibitor fair, keynote speaker and CBS 3 co-anchor Jessica Dean; continental breakfast, box lunch, giveaways and more! Click here for more information.
 
Cherry Hill Police seek crossing guard applicants Crossing Guards.jpg
The Cherry Hill Police Department is looking to fill several part-time/substitute vacancies within its complement of crossing guards. Substitute guards are called in as needed to fill one-hour posts in the morning or afternoon school hours at any of over 40 locations throughout the Township. Please direct all inquiries to Sgt. Glenn Charney of the Cherry Hill Police Department Traffic Safety Unit at (856) 432-8857 or gcharney@cherryhillpolice.com, or mail to the Cherry Hill Police Dept., Attn: Traffic Safety/Crossing Guards, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. 

Sign up today for CHFD Lifeguard Refresher Program CHFD Lifeguard Logo.png
The Cherry Hill Fire Department is once again sponsoring its annual Cherry Hill In-Service Refresher Program for Lifeguards. This program will be held at the William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 17. For details and registration information, click here.

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here for the latest edition.

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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'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Calling all artists: Submit your work for Art Blooms

The Cherry Hill Arts Board is seeking interested artists to submit artwork for the Art Blooms Juried Art Exhibit, May 2-15 at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces for consideration, at $10 per piece. A detailed prospectus can be found online at http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] . Look for more information on this year's Art Blooms events in the weeks to come! For questions or more information, please e-mail Arts@CHTownship.com or call (856) 488-7868.

Cherry Hill named a top suburb for young couples

Cherry Hill has been named one of the 10 best Philadelphia Suburbs for Young Couples by real estate website Movoto! The company selected three separate census areas within the Township for its list, based on several factors, including the number of residents ages 22-34; number of children under age 5; affordability and employment rates. With our vibrant neighborhoods, easy access to shopping, high-level Township services, and elite public school system, Cherry Hill is the perfect place for people of all ages, especially young families. I’m proud to see Cherry Hill at the top of this list. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=720] to learn more.

Don't miss Angela Duckworth, April 16 at Cherry Hill West

"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." -- Angela Duckworth, PhD.

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill
Public Schools welcome renowned researcher Angela Duckworth to Cherry
Hill West at 7 p.m. April 16 for a special, free discussion about "Grit"
and what it takes to succeed in life. Registration is suggested, but
not required. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7889,
or e-mail Alliance@chtownship.com [mailto:] . Click here [http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit?language=en] to watch Dr. Duckworth's "True Grit" TED Talk. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/departments/publicinfo/files/AngelaDuckworthFlyer.pdf] for details about April 16.

Tickets now on sale for Comedy Night at Croft Farm


The Cherry Hill Recreation Department will host the Township's
first-ever Comedy Night at Croft Farm, featuring America's Got Talent
finalist and Cherry Hill native Joe Matarese, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday,
May 9 at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Enjoy a night of comedy, food and
drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, and will include
light fare and 2 drinks per person. Open to adults ages 21 and up. Food
and drink provided by Kaminski's Sports Bar & Restaurant. For more
information or to purchase tickets, call (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Arts@chtownship.com [mailto:] .

Come to our Mad Hatter Tea Party April 26 at Barclay Farmstead

The Cherry Hill Recreation Department cordially invites you to a Mad
Hatter Tea Party, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Barclay
Farmstead (206 Barclay Lane). Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games,
refreshments, crafts and, of course, tea! Dress to impress the Queen;
you decide if your hat is silly or fancy. Please bring your favorite tea
cup. Don't be late for this very important date! Event is open to
children ages 5-12 years. Tickets are $15 for 2; $5 each additional
person. Please RSVP today to reserve your seat by calling (856)
488-7868. Click here [https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.241277469399801.1073741839.153392904854925&type=3] for photos of last year's event.

Cherry Hill Police target distracted driving in April

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of the national UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. From April 1 to 21, this high-visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. The campaign coincides with April's recognition as National Distracted Driving Month. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=721] for more information.

Public Works continues to combat potholes on local roads

The Department of Public Works continues to work all day, every day to combat potholes on local roads in the wake of another cold, snowy winter. However, with 260 miles of municipal roads under Cherry Hill's jurisdiction, residents often serve as our first line of defense in identifying areas that have been particularly hard-hit by the elements. If you spot a pothole, please report it online, 24/7, by clicking here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/forms.aspx?FID=86] , or by calling Public Works directly, Monday through Friday, at (856) 424-4422. Along with the Township's annual Road Maintenance Program, our Microsurfacing program, and intermittent repairs made by Public Works, our pothole patrol is part of a comprehensive effort by my administration to keep our local roadways safe and smooth. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=703] to learn more.

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 Hwy.:

Thursday Morning

10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 9

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry art project inspired by Newspaper Blackout, by Austin Kleon [http://newspaperblackout.com/] . We make our own "Book Page Poetry." All supplies provided. No registration.


Crazy 8s Club

4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in April

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you build stuff, run and jump, make a mess... it's a totally new kind of math club. You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you'll get to take home some cool gadgets too! For grades 3-5. Must register for each session separately. Click here to visit the online events calendar [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventcalendar.asp] to select which Wednesday(s) to attend.

Kamishibai Story Hour

1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 9

Join us for traditional Japanese story telling. Learn about Kamishibai and then we'll create our own story as a group. Open to grades 1-5. Registration required. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=6375&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=inhouse&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=4/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=] to register.

Peep-O-Rama

3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9

Happy Peeps season! Enter our 5th annual Peep diorama contest (inspired by the Washington Posts' Peep Show). Prizes will be awarded for most original, best design, and best overall. We'll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Space is limited. Open to grades 4-8. Registration required. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=6371&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=inhouse&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=4/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=] to register.

Astral Artists Concert

3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 12

The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library proudly present a special concert event. Enjoy the music of Benito Meza, clarinet and Jordan Dodson, classical guitar. Tickets are $10 each and are available in the Friends Gift Shop or by mail. Click here [http://www.chplnj.org/friends/documents/APRIL%202015%20CONCERT%20FLIER.pdf] for an order form.

The Successful Failures - Free Concert!

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16

The Successful Failures [http://www.thesuccessfulfailures.com/blog-wp/] are a NJ Americana/Indie-Rock band, serving up songs about prison, astronauts, vikings and armadillos. Most of the time, SF performs as a four-piece rock n' roll band, but for CHPL they'll be playing as an acoustic trio featuring guitar/mandolin/cajun-percussion and some righteous vocal harmonies. Check them out! This event is free and open to the public.


This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, activities and cultural programs held at the Library throughout the year. Click here for a full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.chplnj.org] to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org [mailto:info@chplnj.org] .

Friends of the Library to host public meeting April 15

Attention book lovers! The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library are inviting members of the community to a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, to learn more about who the Friends are, the wonderful things they do for the Library, and what they can do for you. The Cherry Hill Library is about so much more than just books; join the Friends in the lower-level Conference Room on April 15 to learn more about the organization that supports so many of the library's programs and endeavors. For more information, contact Diane Alessi, (856) 296-0809.

Friends of Barclay host annual luncheon April 16

The Friends of Barclay Farmstead will host their spring luncheon and
general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at
Tavistock Country Club. Join the Friends for a special presentation on
Wedding Customs and Traditions by Jane Peters Estes, and explore
"typical" wedding customs such as rings, bridal gowns and veils, with a
focus on the Victorian era. Enjoy a delicious lunch, cash bar, special
prizes and door prizes. Tickets are $38; reservation requests due April
10. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2677] to download a registration form. For questions, call (856) 258-2802.

Cherry Hill 6-for-6 in RecycleBank Green Schools contest

Congratulations to all six Cherry Hill Public Schools that participated
in this year's RecycleBank Green Schools contest! Thanks to the
generosity of our community, Cherry Hill East, Beck Middle School and
Barton, Bret Harte, Cooper and Kilmer Elementary Schools each raised 100
percent of their fundraising goals -- a combined total of more than
$15,000 in funding for environmental education! This year's schools
developed interesting and original ideas to reduce waste and lessen
their environmental impact. We're proud to see such a successful showing
from our local schools, and we look forward to celebrating with our
winners in the coming months! To learn more about Green Schools or our
local schools' projects, visit www.RecycleBank.com/contest [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.RecycleBank.com/contest] .

Seniors: Free Chair Yoga, Meditation classes available this spring

Cherry Hill and Camden County have partnered to offer free Chair Yoga and Meditation classes for Township residents ages 55 and up. These classes are designed to help incorporate healthy activities into your day, and are open to seniors of all experience levels. Chair Yoga will take place from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 and 22, and again on Wednesday, May 6 and 20. Meditation classes are 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 29, and May 13 and 27. Both programs will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at the Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St. Class size is limited; for more information or to sign up, call (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:Recreation@chtownship.com] .

Vote online for your favorite 'Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars' duo

Due to overwhelming demand, tickets are sold out for the 2015 Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars on Sunday, May 3, at Cherry Hill West. Interested individuals can click here [mailto:info@cherryhilleducationfoundation.com%20] to add their name and e-mail address to a waiting list. Even if you can't attend this year's show, you can click here [http://www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com/CHEF/DWTS.html] to make a donation by voting online for your favorite dancing duo! Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is the Education Foundation's biggest annual fundraiser, and all proceeds are used to fund grant initiatives in the Cherry Hill Public Schools.

Free tax-prep help for Seniors continues through April 14
Cherry Hill Township and the AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until April 14. No appointments are necessary. All tax-prep sessions will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=663] for more information, or call AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW.


Seniors: Croft Farm offers art, culture for residents of all ages
The Croft Farm property in Chery Hill is home to our region’s only dedicated Arts Center owned by a municipality. The Arts Center hosts a variety of classes and programs for residents of all ages including adult classes in language, water color, beading, stained glass, tai chi and gentle yoga. Additionally, the Cherry Hill Arts Board hosts monthly luncheons in the spring and fall. These events cost only $5 to attend and feature a movie or live entertainment and include lunch. If you haven’t yet visited the Croft Farm Arts Center, now is the time. Our spring schedule includes a comedy show, two luncheons, an art exhibit and an ensemble concert featuring the music of Carole King and James Taylor. For complete details of upcoming events, please visit our online calendar [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/Calendar.aspx] at www.CherryHill-NJ.com. For more information on this or other senior-related issues in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or gpino@chtownship.com [mailto:] .


Earth Festival: How can you help the planet this April?

While the Township and our partners plan for the 6th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival Saturday, April 25 at Croft Farm, we encourage you to consider actions you can take during April as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. To learn about actions that help preserve the planet, the non-profit international Earth Day Network [http://www.earthday.org/takeaction/campaigns.html] offers suggestions ranging from reducing energy consumption to buying local produce. At the April 25th Earth Festival you can learn about saving energy in your home; up-cycling home goods; food composting and much more. Plan to enjoy student and professional entertainers, the Phillie Phanatic, healthy food for purchase, green crafters and businesses and displays from Cherry Hill Schools. Celebrate-Learn-Grow at Earth Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at historic Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Road. Click here [http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival/] for festival information and bike ride registration.


Cherry Hill Police seek crossing guard applicants

The Cherry Hill Police Department is looking to fill several part-time/substitute vacancies within its complement of crossing guards. Substitute guards are called in as needed to fill one-hour posts in the morning or afternoon school hours at any of over 40 locations throughout the Township. Please direct all inquiries to Sgt. Glenn Charney of the Cherry Hill Police Department Traffic Safety Unit at (856) 432-8857 or gcharney@cherryhillpolice.com [mailto:] , or mail to the Cherry Hill Police Dept., Attn: Traffic Safety/Crossing Guards, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

Sign up today for CHFD Lifeguard Refresher Program

The Cherry Hill Fire Department is once again sponsoring its annual Cherry Hill In-Service Refresher Program for Lifeguards. This program will be held at the William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 17. For details and registration information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=713] .

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/enews.cfm] for the latest edition.


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