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Brandywine Zoo Fiesta/DE Museum of Natural History
Saturday September 21 10:00 am  Brandywine Zoo Fiesta/DE Museum of Natural History We will meet at 10:00 at the entranceway to the Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Brandywine Creek Park, Wilmington, DE 19802, 302-571-7745, www.brandywinezoo.org. The cost is $7 for 18-61, $5 for 3-17 and 62+. The Zoo Fiesta will have pinatas of all of the zoo animals, exhibits of Latin American endangered species and Latin American crafts, music and food. At 12:00, we will meet at the entranceway to the DE Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-9111, www.delmnh.org. The cost is $9. There are BOGO coupons on RecyleBank.com. Play a couple of games and print out your coupon. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Brandywine Creek Park/DE Museum of Art
Sunday September 22 9:00 am  Brandywine Creek Park/DE Museum of Art We will meet at the entranceway of the Nature Center of the Brandywine Creek Park at 9:00, 41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, 302-655-5740, http://www.destateparks.com/park/brandywine-creek/nature-center.asp for a hike. We will meet at the entranceway of the Art Museum at 12:00, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806, 302-571-9590, 866-232-3714, www.delart.org. There is a tour at 2:00 and films about Taiwan. The cost is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sunday October 6 10:00 am Monmouth Battlefield State Park We will meet at 10:00, at the new Visitor Center, Business Route 33, 347 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726, 732-462-9616, www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/monbat.html and 732-462-0756 or 732-462-0970, http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/ to view the Visitor Center and hike the grounds. At 1:00, we will see the John and Ann Craig House. At 1:30, we will take the free walking tour of the battlefield. Afterwards, for those who would like to, we can pick our own apples and pumpkins in the Battlefield Orchards. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Philadelphia Zoo
Sunday October 6 12 noon Philadelphia Zoo Recently coming to the zoo are snow leopard cubs. Admission for adults is $20, and we will meet at 12 noon at the front entrance to the zoo at 34th and Girard at the Lion statue. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday October 9 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorn Steakhouse at 9769 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for November and December. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Jenny Jump State Park and Observatory
Saturday October 12 2:00 pm  Jenny Jump State Park and Observatory We will meet at the entranceway of the Park Ranger's Station at 2:00 of Jenny Jump State Park, State Park Road, Hope, NJ 07825, 908-459-4366, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/jennyjump.html and http://www.uacnj.org/page.php?13/. At 7:00, we will go to the observatory, look at the exhibits in the museum, read the handouts, listen to the lecture and view the heavens through their telescope. The cost is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Hawk Mountain
Sunday October 13 8 am Hawk Mountain Come see hawks and a variety of other raptors. We will meet at 8 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast and carpool to the mountain. Bring lunch, and we will be eating dinner out as well. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Columbus Day Parade and Festival/Shark River Park
Sunday October 13 12 noon Columbus Day Parade and Festival/Shark River Park We will meet at Porter & the Blvd, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751, http://www.columbusnj.org/, for the Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival at 12:00. Although the boardwalk area is burned down (after still rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy), the parade and festival are still going on. We will go out and cheer them on! The cost is free. At 4:00, we will go to Shark River Park, 100(?) Route 37E, Toms River, NJ 08755 for a hike. Shark River Park is opposite Community Medical Center and Hospital. Avi Argaman and trip leader Ruth have been to this beautiful park before. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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NJ Lighthouse Challenge
Sunday October 20 9:00 am NJ Lighthouse Challenge We will have the opportunity to visit 5 lighthouses/museums/lifesaving stations that are rarely open, during the Lighthouse Challenge Weekend. The phone number is 609-884-5404 and the websites are: www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.visitnj.org and http://www.njlhs.org/ At 9:00, we will meet at Tinicum Lighthouse, 72 2nd St and Mantua Avenue, Paulsboro, NJ 08066, 856-423-0673. There is a nominal fee. At 11:00, we will go to East Point Lighthouse, Maurice River Historical Society, PO Box 141, Lighthouse Road, Heislerville, NJ 08324. At 1:00, we will go to the Tatham Lifesaving Station and Museum in Stone Harbor, 117th St & 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ, www.stephenclublampost331.org. There is a nominal fee. At 2:30, we will go to the Cape May County Historical Museum, 504 Route 9 North, Cape May County, NJ 08210, 609-465-3535, www.cmcmuseum.org. At 4:30, we will go to the US Lifesaving Station 30, 801 4th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226, www.uslifesavingstation30.org. It is very possible that we will not have enough time to do everything (the lighthouse challenge closes at 6:00 at these places), in which case we will skip the Cape May County Historical Museum and go there another time. The Cape May County Historical Museum is open regularly, unlike the other venues. At the end of the day, we will walk the Ocean City Boardwalk. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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