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66th Annual July 4 Lebanon Parade/NJ Photography Exhibit/Round Valley SP
Thursday July 4 8:30 am 66th Annual July 4 Lebanon Parade/NJ Photography Exhibit/Round Valley SP We will meet at 8:30 at the entranceway of the police headquarters, Main Street, Lebanon, 908-437-1452, www.lebanonboro.com/4thofjulyparade. The theme this year is 150 Years-Gettysburg Commemoration. There will be in the parade, decorated: babies, bikes, antique cars, floats, emergency vehicles and veterans. The event is free. At 12:30, we will meet at Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, East Amwell/Ringoes, NJ, 08551,908-507-9419, www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/photography-exhibit-to-benefit.html, for a free photography exhibit. The title of the exhibit is "What exit?: The Beauty, Resilience and Uniqueness of NJ." At 2:00, we will meet at Round Vally State Park, 1220 Stanton-Lebanon Road, Lebanon, NJ, 08833, 908-236-6355, www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/round-map.html and www.stateparks.com/round_valley.html. The cost is $10/car. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Rutgers University Gardens/Cornelius Low museum/ D & R Canal
Sunday July 7 10:30 am Rutgers University Gardens/Cornelius Low museum/ D & R Canal We will meet at 10:30 at the entranceway to the Rutgers University Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, http://rutgersgardens.edu/default.asp, 732-932-8451 to walk around the gardens. The cost is free. At 1:00, we will go to the Cornelius Low Museum, 1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08855, 732-745-4177 and look at the exhibit on the Work Program Administration/New Deal. The cost is free. At 4:00, we will go for a short, flat, easy to navigate hike at the D & R Canal, Johnson Park, 1050 River Road & Old Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Island Beach
Saturday July 13 12 noon Trip to Island Beach State Park Come visit this beautiful beach on a barrier island off the New Jersey shore. We will meet at the Shop Rite supermarket near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey at 12 noon, then carpool to the park. After going to the beach we may go out to dinner. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Ocean County Park/Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
Sunday July 14 10:00 am Ocean County Park/Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum (Georgian Court University) We will meet at 10:00 to the entranceway of Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Avenue (Route 88), Lakewood, NJ 08701, http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks/, 732-506-9090 to go swimming. The cost is free. At 4:00, we will go to Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701, http://www.georgian.edu/index.htm, 800-458-8422, to walk around the small, but pretty campus and gardens. The cost is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Celtic Festival
Saturday July 20 10:00 am Celtic Festival at Graeme Park in Horsham, PA. Activities include Irish dancing and music, including Pipe and Drum bands. The cost is $10. We have no set meeting place and time for this event, if you would like to go contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Red Bank Battlefield SP (Cures and Medicines of the 18th Century, Whitall House Tour)
Sunday July 21 12:00 noon Red Bank Battlefield SP (Cures and Medicines of the 18th Century, Whitall House Tour) We will meet at 12:00 at the Whitall House, Red Bank Battlefield SP, 100 Hessian Ave, National Park, NJ 08063, http://co.gloucester.nj.us/Government/Departments/ParksnRed/redbank.cfm, 856-853-5120 for a tour of the Whitall House. Afterwards, we will look at the exhibits on 18th century medicine, especially for Yellow Fever and walk around the park. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Swartswood State Park/Jenny Jump State Park Observatory
Saturday July 27 10:00 am Swartswood State Park/Jenny Jump State Park Observatory We will meet at the entranceway to Swartswood State Park, Routes 619 & 622, Swartswood, NJ 07877-5230, 973-383-5230, www.state.nj.us/parksandforests/parks/swartswood.html at 10:00 for a short hike and swimming. The cost is $10/car. At 4:00, we will go to Jenny Jump State Park, Shiloh & State Park Roads, Hope, NJ 07844, 908-459-4366, www.state.nj.us/parksadforests/parks/jennyjump.html for a hike, picnic, astronomy presentation and look through their observatory. The cost is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Historic Walking Tour
Sunday July 28 2 pm Historic Walking Tour Come enjoy a walking tour of the synagogues, homes, and businesses of Eastern european Jews who settled near South street in the 19th century. The cost is $10, and we will meet a little before 2 in front of the Society Hill synagogue at 418 Spruce St. in center city for the tour, which is open to the first 25 people who show up. The tour ends at 4 pm. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Fire Apparatus Show at Cooper River Park/Atsion Lake
Saturday August 3 11:00 am Antique Fire Apparatus Show at Cooper River Park/Atsion Lake We will meet at 11:00 at the Cooper River Park Playground, N Park Dr, Pennsauken, NJ 08010, www.camdencounty.com/parks/parks/cooper-river, for a free exhibit of antique fire apparatus. Afterwards, at 2:00, we will go swimming at Atsion Lake, Route 206 and Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ. The cost is $10/car. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Belleplain SP/James G Atkinson Park

Sunday August 4 10:00 am Belleplain SP/James G Atkinson Park We will meet at 10:00 at Belleplain SP, County Route 550, Woodbine, NJ 08270, www.stateparks.com/belleplain_state_forest_in_new_jersey.html,

609-861-2104. The cost is $10/car. At 5:00, we will go to James G Atkinson Park, 138 Bethel Mill Road and Delsea Dr (Route 47), Sewell, NJ 08080, 856-589-0047, http://co.glouscester.nj.us/Government/Departments/ParksnRed/jatkinsohpark.cfm for a free concert and walk around the park. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Nockamixon State Park
Sunday August 4 10 am Swimming at Nockamixon State Park We will spend the day swimming in the pool at Nockamixon State Park. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the northeast, then carpool to the park. For more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday August 7 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Taste King restaurant at 10763 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast, near Bustleton and Veree. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for September and October. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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National Event
Saturday August 29 – Monday September 2 National Event “Meander in New Hampshire” Each year over Labor day the national Mosaic organization holds a National Event, where they rent out a Summer camp, people stay in cabins, and a variety of events are held. This year’s event is at Camp Yavneh in southern New Hampshire, and activities include hiking, kayaking, trips to local towns, museums, and many more things. There is also a pre-trip to Mount Washington and a post-trip to Boston. Mosaic members and non-members are welcome. For more information go to http://2013event.mosaicoutdoor.org/
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