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Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park and John A Pillips Park & Preserve
Saturday October 13  10:00am Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park and John A Pillips Park & Preserve We will meet at the entranceway of the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, 37 Christie Street, Edison, NJ 08820, 732-549-3299, http://www.menloparkmuseum.org/ at 10:00. There is a suggested donation of $5. This is the first lab that Edison worked in during his first marriage. There is also a memorial tower to see. About 16 people came to the Edison State Park and loved it! The Edison State Park is the second lab and house, during his second marriage. I am really looking forward to going here-they finally finished the renovation. Afterwards, around 2:00, we will go to John A Phillips Park & Preserve, Maple and Jon Streets, Old Bridge, NJ 08857, 732-745-3926/3928, http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/parksrecreation/john-phillips.asp for a hike. There are about 5 miles of trails-do as much as you want. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania
Sunday October 14 9:30 am Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania The sanctuary cares for over 40 wolves that have no place to live in the wild. We will meet at 9:30 am in front of the Target at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the sanctuary. The tour costs $12 per person, and we will eat lunch and probably dinner out. For more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Military History Day at Fort Dupont State Park
Saturday October 20 10:00am Military History Day at Fort Dupont State Park. We will meet at 10:00 at the entranceway of Fort Dupont State Park, 5th Street & New Castle Avenues, Delaware City, DE 19706, 302-834-1941/302-3978105, http://www.destateparks.com/park/fort-dupont/index.asp. The cost is free. This should be a great event! We had a wonderful time at the All Access Tour of Fort Mott State Park, NJ and the History Tour at Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, DE, which are 2 of the 3 forts that were built to defend the DE River. I am really looking forward to "finishing up" the tour of the three pronged DE River/Phila/Wilmington American defenses! The cost is free! I am also looking forward to seeing the Hancock House, which we never got to see last time because of time constraints. We will go for a tour of the Hancock House at 2:00, PO Box 139, 3 Front Street, Hancocks Bridge, NJ 08038, 856-935-4373, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/hancockhouse/hancockhouse-index.htm. The cost is free. At 4:00, we will go to Supawna Meados, 197 Lighthouse Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070, 609-463-0994, http://www.fws.gov/supawnameadows/ for a few short hikes and to see the Finns Point Lighthouse. The cost is free. Finally, at 6:00, we will go for a brief walk around Riverview Beach Park, North Broadway and Lakewood Avenues, Pennsville, NJ 08070, 609-984-0570. The cost is free. Contact Ruth at 856-375-7405 or RuthEllenEisen1@yahoo.com.
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Academy of Natural Sciences-Shell Exhibit
Sunday October 21 10:00 am Academy of Natural Sciences-Shell Exhibit We will meet at the entranceway of the Academy of Natural Sciences,1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-299-1000, http://www.ansp.org/. The cost is free if you get your free pass. Go to www.recyclebank.com/referafriend to get one. You will need to play a couple of games, read some materials and/or take some green pledges-very easy!! Come for as much of the day as you want. If you are coming for only part of the day, please let trip leader Ruth know when to expect you. Pack lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, bugspray, rain jacket and sneakers and/or hiking shoes. Kids are welcome. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Haunted Walk
Saturday October 27 6:15 pm Haunted Walk at Indian Acres Tree Farm in Medford, New Jersey. The walk features zombies and a witch doctor. We will meet in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the farm, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Whitesbog Village
Saturday November 3 10:00 am Whitesbog Village We will meet at the entranceway of Whitesbog Village, 120 North Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, 609-893-4646, www.whitesbog.org. The cost is $5. We will spend the morning hiking along the trails. From 1:00-3:00, we will take a guided tour. Afterwards, we will walk around the village and drive through the driving tour. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Hawk Mountain
Sunday November 4 8 am Trip to Hawk Mountain Come view a variety of hawks during their Fall migration. We will meet in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 8 am, then carpool to the mountain. Bring lunch and hiking boots, and for more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Perkiomen Trail
Saturday November 10 9:30 am Hike the Perkiomen Trail Come enjoy a flat, easy hike. We will meet in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 9:30 am, then carpool to the trail. Bring lunch and water, and for more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Long Pond Ironworks
Saturday November 10 10:00 am Long Pond Ironworks State Park and Museum We will meet at the entranceway of the museum, 1300 Greenwood Lake Turnpike/Monksville Reservoir Causeway (Route 511), West Milford, NJ 07480, 973-962-7031/973-657-1688, http://www.longpondironworks.org/ and http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/longpond.html. The cost is free. We will first hike around the park. At 12:00, we will take a guided tour of the historic district and go to the museum afterwards. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for kids. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Philly Museums Walking Tour
Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am Free Understated Philly Museums Walking Tour We will meet at the entranceway of the Fireman's Hall, 147 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia,PA 19106, 215-923-1438, http://www.firemanshall.org/. At 12:00, we will go to the Polish American Cultural Center, 308 Walnut Street, Philadephia, PA 19106, 215-922-1700, http://www.polishamericancenter.org/right.htm. At 2:00, we will go to Thaddeus Kosciuosk Naitonal Memorial, 3rd and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, PA, http://www.nps.gov/thko/index.htm. At 4:00, we will go to the St. Joseph's Church, 321 Willins Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-923-1733, http://oldstjoseph.org/index.php. At 5:00, we will go to Dolley Todd & Bishop White House, 4th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA, http://www.nps.gov/inde/todd-house.htm. You need to let trip leader Ruth know if you are going to the Dolley Todd & Bishop White house ahead of time, so she can pick up the tickets. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Zoo
Sunday November 18 12 noon Trip to the Zoo Currently featured is Loki, a new baby Lemur. We will meet in front of the Lion Statue at the main entrance to the zoo at 34th and Girard, and admission is $18. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Dreshler-Morris House
Saturday November 24 12 noon Dreshler-Morris House (Germantown White House), Schykill Nature Center and Hikes We will meet at the entranceway of the Dreshler-Morris House at 12 noon for a free tour, 5442 Germantown Avenue, Philadephia, PA 19144, 215-965-2305, http://www.nps.gov/demo/index.htm. This is the oldest official presidential home. At 2:00, we will go to the Schuykill Nature Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128, 215-482-7300, http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/. We will meet at the entranceway. We will look at the exhibits and then hike on the trails. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday December 12 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Gallo's Seafood restaurant at 8101 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast, near Roosevelt and Rhawn. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for January and February. People new to the club are welcome. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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