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Day Trip To Washington Mall

Saturday June 22  7:45 am  Day Trip to the Washington Mall  featuring the Smithsonian museums and other attractions near by.  We will meet at 7:45 am at the Great Northeast Plaza at Cottman and Bustleton in the Northeast to take the Starr Tours bus to the Washington Mall and get back at 8:30 pm.  In order to go on this trip you must buy a ticket through Starr Tours, go to www.starrtours.com, click on browse tours and search for "Smithsonian", or call 1-800-782-7703.  If you do go on this trip, or for any other questions, please RSVP to Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Club Meeting
Wednesday June 6 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Rib Rack restaurant at 2100 Tyson Ave. near Bustleton and Tyson in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Trip To Cape May
Sunday June 24 10 am Trip to Cape May Come enjoy a day at the beach and walking the boardwalk in historic Cape May. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the beach. We will eat lunch and dinner out, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Round Valley State Park/3rd Annual OPA! Big Fat Greek Festival

Saturday June 30  10 am  Round Valley State Park/3rd Annual OPA! Big Fat Greek Festival  We will meet at 10:00 at the Park Ranger's Station, Round Valley State Park,1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833-3305, 908-236-6623, www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/round.html. The cost is $10/car for NJ residents or $20/car for nonresidents for swimming. At 4:00, we will go to the free OPA! Big Fat Greek Festival, Razberry's Banquet Center, 834 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-4213. For more information contact Ruth at 856-428-0706.

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Ocean City: Bike Parade/Cultural Center/Beach/Kite Flying/Concert/Fireworks
Wednesday July 4 9:30 am Ocean City: Bike Parade/Cultural Center/Beach/Kite Flying/Concert/Fireworks We will meet at 9:30 at the Playground Rest Rooms, 34th Street and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, 609-525-9300, www.oceancityvacation.com/about-the-island-map.html for the bike parade. At 11:00, we will go to the Cultural Center, 1753 Simpson Avenue, #3, Ocean City, NJ 08226, 609-399-1801, www.ocnj.us.com and look at the history museum, art museum and library. At 12:30, we will go to the 9th Street Beach for swimming, kite flying, concert and fireworks. Beach tag fees are $5. For more information contact Ruth at 856-428-0706.
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Kayak EcoTour and Wheeler Pool and Park
Saturday July 7 9:30 am Kayak EcoTour and Wheeler Pool and Park

We will meet at 9:30 at Liberty State Park Interpretive Center, South Side Park Office off Morris Pessin Drive by the boat launch, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-915-3409, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/liberty_state_park/liberty_education.html.

We will take a free kayak ecotour. To RSVP, send an e-mail to lspic@verizon.net. In order to ensure a spot, please RSVP as soon as possible. At 1:00, we will go swimming at the John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool and Park, West Stimpson Avenue & Route 1, Linden, NJ 07036, 908-862-0977,http://ucnj.org/community/parks-recreation/activities-programs/pools. The cost for Union County Residents are: less than 18 and 62+-$4 and adults-$5. For Nonresidents, the cost is: less than 18 and 62+-$8 and adults-$10. For more information contact Ruth at 856-428-0706.  This event has been cancelled.

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Trip to Island Beach State Park
Saturday July 21 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 12 noon in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in south Jersey, then carpool to the park. We will eat dinner out, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Seashell Museum/Ocean City/Boat Parade
Saturday July 28 9 am Seashell Museum, Ocean City and the Night In Venice Lighted Boat Parade We will meet at 9:00 for the Seashell Museum, 2721 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, 609-398-2316. At 10:00, we will go to the First Street Beach. The beach tags are $5. At 11:00, we will go to the Cultural Center (History and Art Museums and Library), 1753 Simpson Ave, #3, Ocean City, NJ 08826, 609-39-1801. Afterwards, we will go to the beach and walk the boardwalk. At 6:00, we will go to see the Night in Venice Lighted Boat Parade on the Harborside of the town. For more information contact Ruth at 856-428-0706.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday August 1 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Hibachi Grill at Cottman and Large streets in Northeast Philadelphia. 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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Casablanca Restaurant
Saturday August 11 6 pm Dinner at Casablanca Restaurant Come enjoy an eight course meal at the Casablanca restaurant in Warrington, PA. The cost is $32.50, and for more information and to RSVP contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Wheaton Village, Art and Glassworks Museum and Parvin State Park
Sunday August 12 9:30 am Wheaton Village, Art and Glassworks Museum and Parvin State Park We will meet at the entranceway at 9:30 of Wheaton Village, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 0832-1566, http://www.wheatonarts.org/. The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 62+, $7 for students and free for children 5 and under. There is a $1 off coupon on the website. I was here many years ago and it is gorgeous and amazing! This is a must go place if you have never been! At 1:00, we will meet at the entranceway of Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Road, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318-3928,856-358-8615, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/parvin.html. The cost is $2. For more information contact Ruth at 856-735-7405.
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Belleplain State Park and Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area
Saturday August 18 10 am Belleplain State Park and Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (AKA Lester G. MacNamara Wildlife Management Area) We will meet at 10:00 at the entranceway of Belleplain State Park, 1 Henkinsifkin Road, Woodbine, NJ 08270, 609-861-2404, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/belle.html. The parking fee is $10 for NJ residents and $20 for out of state residents (we could meet down the road at the Sam Alzeez Museum and carpool into the park. If you have not taken that tour, it is about 45 minutes and worthwhile). At 5:00, we will go to the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (AKA Lester G. MacNamara Wildlife Management Area), CR-631 and Tuckahoe Road, Tuckahoe, NJ,08250, 609-628-2103, http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionIBBA/IBBASiteGuide.aspx?sk=3031. There is hiking and a drive through bird preserve. We were at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Management Area, which had a similar setup and enjoyed it very much. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Mammal Stranding Center/Brigatine Beach Historical Museum/Brigatine Beach
Saturday August 25 10 am Mammal Stranding Center/Brigatine Beach Historical Museum/Brigatine Beach We will meet at 10:00 at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Brigatine Blvd., Brigatine, NJ 08203, 609-266-0538, http://www.marinemammalstrandingcenter.org/. The cost is free. At 11:00, we will go to the Brigatine Beach Historical Museum, 3607 Atlantic-Brigatine Blvd., Brigatine, NJ 08203, 609-266-3437, http://www.brigatinebeachnj.com/. The cost is free. At 12:00, we will pick up our beach tags and go to the beach. The beach tag pick-up location is Brigatine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd Street, Brigatine, NJ 08203, 609-264-7350. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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2012 International Event

 

2012 Mosaic International Labor Day Event

 "Rocky Mountain Chai"

 It's like "Summer Camp for Adults".  We are excited to announce that registration for the 2012 Mosaic International Event is going strong.  Mosaic members from Chapters all across the country will be getting together for this five-day, four-night weekend.  Only a few days left for Early Bird Deal!  

As we announced last Labor Day weekend, the 2012 Event will be held at the JCC Ranch Camp outside of Colorado Springs, CO.  Participants of the main event will arrive on Thursday, August 30 and depart on Monday, September 3.  Pre-trip and post-trip options are available for those who want to enjoy a few more days in Colorado.  

The early-bird cost of the event for Mosaic members is $359 ($409 for non-members), so go ahead and join your local Mosaic club).  

For full details, or to register online, please visit…
http://2012event.mosaicoutdoor.org/Home.aspx



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Beach Plum Festival/Swim at Island Beach State Park
Sunday September 9 11 am Beach Plum Festival/Swim at Island Beach State Park Come enjoy beach plum picking, a jelly making demonstration, arts and craft show, food, entertainment, and more. Weather permitting we will swim as well. We will meet at 11:00 at the entranceway to the Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, Central Avenue and 24th Avenue, Berkeley, NJ 08752. The park entrance fee is $20/car for nonNJ license plates and $10/car for NJ residents. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Wild Outdoor Expo at Colliers Mill WMA
Saturday September 15 10 am Wild Outdoor Expo at Colliers Mill Wildlife Management Area We will meet at the entranceway to the park at the NJDEP tent at 10:00, Colliers Mill Wildlife Management Area, 299 East Colliers Mill Road, Jackson, NJ 08527, 609-259-6961, www.wildoutdoorexpo.com. There are several vendors and information booths to look at in between events and before and after the schedule. The schedule of activities that we will be doing is: 10:30-Thin Green Line: Wildlife Enforcement, 11:30-Geocaching, 1:00-Open House: Cooking and Camping, 2:00-Tree Identification 3:30-Invasive Insects in Native Forests. If you are interested in learning how to kayak, now is your time for free kayaking lessons! You must sign up in advance! The times are: 10:00, 12:15, 1:00 and 3:00. Raindate is Sunday, September 16. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Aviation Celebration
Saturday September 22 9:30 am Aviation Celebration at Millville Airport (Airshow, Car Show, Aviation Museum) We will meet at 9:30 at the entranceway of the Millville Army Air Field Museum, 1 Leddon Street, Milleville, NJ 08332, 856-327-2347, http://www.millvilleairshow.com/. The cost is $5 and children 6 and under are free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Dead Sea Scrolls
Sunday September 23 11:40 am Dead Sea Scrolls at the Franklin Institute. The exhibit features the 2000 year old scrolls and other artifacts. We will meet at 11:40 am at the top of the steps at the main entrance of the Franklin Institute, then go on the timed tour at 12 noon. Tickets cost $31.50, and include general admission to the museum and the planetarium as well as the scrolls. If you go to the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia's web site, www.jewishphilly.org, you can get a code that will get you a discount on the tickets. We recommend you buy the 12 noon timed tickets as soon as possible. Afterwards we may go out to dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Break-the-Fast
Wednesday September 26 8 pm Break-the-Fast at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
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Ricketts Glenn
Saturday September 29 7:15 am Ricketts Glenn Come see amazing waterfalls in this beautiful state park. You need to pack lunch and wear boots for this trip, and we will meet at 7:15 am the Dunkin Donuts at Bustleton and Shelmire streets in the Northeast, which is next to the Target, then carpool to the park. Rain cancels. Afterwards we may go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Franklin Square Mini Golf
Sunday October 7 1 pm Miniature Golf at Franklin Square miniature golf at 6th and Race in Center City. We will meet at 1 pm at the golf course, and possibly go out for dinner afterwards. The cost of $11 for adults and $9 for children includes both the golf and the carousel, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday October 10 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorn Steak House in the Whittman Square shopping center near Roosevelt and Grant boulevards 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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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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Millbrook Village Victorian Christmas, Short Walking Tour
Saturday December 1 10:00 am Millbrook Village Victorian Christmas, Short Walking Tour of Victorian Belvidere, Belvidere-Riverton Bridge and Martins Creek Environmental Preserve We will meet at the entranceway of Millbrook Village, Millbrook Road & High Street, Millbrook Flatbrook Road, Hardwick, NJ, 07825, 908-841-9531, www.millbrooknj.com/index.htm. The cost is free. We will do a self guided tour of the 22 buildings that are decorated in a Victorian Christmas fashion. At 1:00, we will do a short walking tour of Victorian Belvidere, www.belviderenj.com. We will meet at the entranceway of the Belvidere Cemetery, Oxford & Pequest Roads, Belvidere, NJ, 07878. From there, we will see the courthouse, war memorial, slaughterhouse/grist and saw mills, hotel, theatre, bank, shops and historic homes. Once we have completed our Belvidere minitour, we will walk across the scenic Belvidere-Riverton Bridge Preserve beginning on Four Rift Road, Riverton, PA, 18013, www.pplweb.com/citizenship/environment/preserves/martins-creek/things-to-do.aspx. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Philadelphia Walking Tour
Sunday December 2 10:15 am Philadelphia Walking Tour Come enjoy a 2 hour walking tour of the historic areas of Philadelphia. We will meet at 6th and Chestnut at 10:15 am, and the tour is free, although a tip is requested. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Chemical Heritage Foundation, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Museums
Thursday December 6 10:00 am Chemical Heritage Foundation, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Gingerbread Historic Homes of Fairmount Park and Philly Museums at the Shops of Liberty Place, Comcast Center Holiday Light Show and Borowsky Gallery Free Opening Reception for Zero Mostel. We will meet at 10:00 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-925-2222, www.chemicalheritage.org. The cost is free. At 1:00, we will go to St. Joseph's Church, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-923-7733, www.oldstjoseph.org. The cost is free. At 3:00, we will go to the Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 and 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-561-8888, www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org. The cost is $3. At 5:00, we will go to the Holiday Light Show, Comcast Center, 17th & JFK, Philadelphia, PA. The cost is free. At 5:30, we will go to The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/11/18/positively-philadelphia-fairmount-park-mansions-in-gingerbread/ to see the Gingerbread Historic Homes of Fairmount Park and Philadelphia Museums. The cost is free. From 6:00-8:00, we will go to the Borowsky Gallery, Gershman YMHA, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147, 215-545-4400, http://www.gershmany.org/borowsky-subpgs/mostel.cfm for a free reception for Zero Mostel's Artwork, which will be on display. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Christmas Open House Tour/Alloway Creek Watershed/Elmer Lake WMA
Sunday December 9 10:00 am Christmas Open House Tour at Church Landing Farm Museum/Alloway Creek Watershed Wetland Restoration Site/Elmer Lake WMA (Wildlife Management Area). We will meet at 10:00 at Elmer Lake WMA, Route 40 (Harding Highway and North Main Street), Elmer, NJ, 609-984-0547, www.njfishandwildlife.org and www.njwildlifetrails.org/DelawareBayShoreTrails/Sites/Tabid/440/Scope/site/Guide/DELBAYSH/Site/39/Deault.aspx. At 12:00, we will go to the Allway Creek Watershed Wetland Restoration Site, Money Island and Fort Elfsborg Roads, Elsinboro, NJ, 888-627-7437, www.pseg.com/environment/estuary and www.njwildlifetrails.org/DelawareBayShoeTrails/Sites/tabid/440/Scope/site/Guide/DELBAYSH/Site/80/Default.aspx. At 2:00, we will go to the Christmas Open House Tour, Church Landing Farm Museum, 86 Church Landing Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070, 856-678-4453 or 856-381-2510. 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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Longwood Gardens

Tuesday December 25 10 am Trip to Longwood Gardens Come enjoy beautiful gardens, a garden railway display, an organ sing-along, and a fountain light show. We will eat lunch and possibly dinner out. We will meet in front of the Target store at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 10 am, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Old Swede's Church/Mario Lanza Museum/Mural Arts Walking Tour
Saturday December 29 10 am Old Swede's Church (Gloria Dei)/Mario Lanza Museum/Mural Arts Walking Tour We will meet at 10 am at the entranceway of the Old Swede's Church (Gloria Dei), Columbus Blvd & Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-389-1513, www.nps.gov/glde/index/htm and see the church. The cost is free. At 11:00, we will go to the Mario Lanza Museum, Columbus House, 712 Montrose Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-238-9691, www.marilanzainstitute.org and do the free self-guided tour. Afterwards, we will walk the free mural arts mile tour backwards, beginning at 6th and South. Pack a picnic lunch, snacks and water. Wear layers of clothes. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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New Years Day
Monday December 31 2012 11:00 am New Years Day Events  At 11:00, we meet at the entranceway to the Betsy Ross House, 3rd & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-629-4026, http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/ for some free birthday cake in honor of Betsy's birthday. We will then see and tour the house. The cost is free. At 12:00, we will tour Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets, Phila, PA 19106. The cost is also free. At 2:00, we will go to the historic Christ Church and Burial Grounds, 2nd, 5th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-922-1695, http://www.christchuchphila.org/. This is one of the oldest churches in the US, founded in 1695 and called, "The Nation's Church" because of the many Revolutionary leaders who worshipped there. At 3:00, we will go to the Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, 211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-413-8655, http://www.phillyseaport.org/. The cost is: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, children, students and military and there is a $2 discount for AAA and WHYY members. At 6:00, we will go up to the Second Floor Terrace of the Independence Seaport Museum and get a great view of the fireworks. Bring water, lunch, snack and dinner. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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New Year's Eve
Monday December 31 5:45 pm Fireworks and Dinner We will meet at 5:45 pm at the foot of the Walnut Street bridge at Front and Walnut at the seating area next to the Independence Seaport Museum to view the fireworks. Afterwards we will go out to dinner. What we do next will be based on a consensus of the group, but this will probably include more fireworks at midnight. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Wildflowers in Winter/Kittatinny State Park Sussex Branch Rail Trail
Saturday January 5 10:30am Wildflowers in Winter/Kittatinny State Park Sussex Branch Rail Trail Hike We will meet at the Visitor's Center at 10:30am for the Wildflowers in Winter lecture, Kittatinny State Park, 300 Goodale Road, Andover, NJ 07821-0621, 973-786-6445, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html. Afterwards, we will hike the flat Sussex Branch Rail Trail. Pack a picnic lunch, snacks and water. Wear layers of clothes. Bring hiking boots in case of light snow. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Rodin Museum
Sunday January 6 11 am Trip to the Rodin Museum The museum features over 140 sculptures by French artist Rodin. We will meet in front of the museum at 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 11 am and may go out for lunch/dinner afterwards. For more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Sculpture Walk/Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center/Kelly and West River Drive Hike
Sunday January 13 12:00 noon Sculpture Walk/Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center/Kelly and West River Drive Hike We will meet at 12:00 at the first sculpture, LOVE, JFK Plaza, 15th Street and JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA at 12:00. From there, we will walk down JFK Blvd and look at about 20 sculptures. We will arrive at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center at 1:00 and walk through the exhibits. The cost is free. At 2:30, we will continue on our sculpture walk down Kelly Drive, a little ways past the Girard Bridge to see another 20 sculptures. Then we will backtrack a bit and walk over the scenic Girard Bridge and walk West River Drive back. Pack a picnic lunch, snacks and water. Wear layers of clothes. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Mario Lanza Museum/Mother Bethel AME Church/War Memorials
Wednesday January 23 11:00 am Mario Lanza Museum/Mother Bethel AME Church/Vietnam Memorial/Korean War Memorial/Irish Famine Memorial/Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (if time)/Free Opening Reception of Marcellus Sharle Documentary Project We will meet at 11:00 at the Mario Lanza Museum, 712 Montrose St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-238-9691, www.mariolanzainstitute.org. We will go on a self-guided tour. The cost is free. At 2:00, we will take a tour of Mother Bethel AME Church, 419 South 6th Street (between Lombard & Pine Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-925-0616, www.motherbethel.org. Mother Bethel was founded by former slaves, Richard and Sarah Allen, who were abolitionists and also helped save Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever Epidemic. The cost is free. If there is time, we will go to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-733-0390, www.philamagicgardens.org. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens are the indoor exhibit of Master Mosaicer Isaiah Zagar. Afterwards, we will check out his wife's store of folk art down the street at 402 South Street. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. At 5:00, we will go to the Vietnam, Korean and Irish Famine Memorials on Front & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA. At 6:00, we will go to the Marcellus Sharle Documentary Project and free reception. The Marcellus Sharle is about 6 photographers who show the impact of natural gas drilling around Marcellus Shale in Northeastern PA. This event is held at the YMHA, Borowsky Gallery, 401 S. Broad Street (Broad and Pine Streets), Philadelphia, PA, 19147. 215-545-4500, www.gershmany.org. Wear layers of clothes and bring lunch, snack and water. If you are working please join us after work at the Borowsky exhibit for the free reception and photography exhibit. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Etra Lake Park
Saturday January 26 9:30 am Etra Lake Park We will meet at 9:30 at Etra Lake Park, Milford and Etra Roads, East Windsor, NJ 08520 in the parking lot for a flat, easy to navigate hike on a 2 mile trail. Pack a picnic lunch, water and snacks. At 1:00, we will go to the Princeton Library to see the film "Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle." At 4:00, we will see the film "Passive Passion." For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Mountain Lakes Hike
Wednesday January 30 2:30 pm Mountain Lakes Hike We will meet at 2:30 at Mountain Lakes Parking Lot (the large one as you first turn into the park), 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540, 609-924-8720, to go for a moderate hike. Pack water and snacks. At 6:00, we will go to the Princeton Library to see the film, "Shellshocked: Saving the Oysters to Save Ourselves." Afterwards, there will be a Q & A, followed by a free dinner. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Thompson Park Hike
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am Thompson Park Hike We will meet at 11:00 for a moderate hike at Thompson Park, 1707 Perrineville Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, 732-745-3926 (3928), http://co.middlesex.nj.us/parksrecreation/thompson.asp. Pack a picnic lunch, water, snacks and dinner if you are not planning on eating out for dinner. At 4:00, we will go to the Princeton Film Festival to see "Carbon for Water." Afterwards, we will go to dinner at Masala Grill, 19 Chambers Street, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-921-0500, www.crossculturerestaurant.com. For dessert, we will go to House of Cupcakes, 30 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-924-0085, www.thehouseofcupcakes.com. At 7:00, we will see another film at the Princeton Library, called "Chasing Ice." For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail
Saturday February 9 10:00 am Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail We will meet at 10:00 at the Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail, Lawrenceville Swim Club, 66 Craven Lane, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Park in the Lawrenceville Swim Club parking lot. Pack a picnic lunch, water, snacks and dinner if you are not planning on eating out for dinner. At 2:30, we will go to the Princeton Film Festival to see "The Battle for Brooklyn." At 4:30, we will go to Tortuga's Mexican Village, 44 Leigh avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-924-5143, www.tortugasmv.com. THIS IS A CASH ONLY RESTAURANT!!!Afterwards, we will go to Halo Fete/Pub, 34 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-921-1710 for dessert. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Chinese New Years Dinner
Saturday February 9 7 pm Chinese New Years Dinner Come enjoy a multi-course dinner celebrating the Chinese new year. The dinner will be at the Imperial Inn restaurant at 146 N 10th St. in Chinatown, and will cost around $38. In order to go on this event you need to RSVP to Gale at 215-331-9194.
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University of Pennsylvania Museum
Sunday February 10 12 noon View Roman Mosaics at University of Pennsylvania Museum Come view a 2000 year old Roman mosaic unearthed in Lod, Israel. There will be a lecture related to the mosaic at 2 pm. The museum also features other historical exhibits. We will meet at 12 noon in front of the museum, and will go out for dinner at a local Indian buffet afterwards. In case of inclement weather, please call in advance. For more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
833
Sculpture Walk and Philadelphia Art Museum
Wednesday February 13 11:00 am Sculpture Walk and Philadelphia Art Museum We will meet at 11:00 for the sculpture walk at the entranceway to the Waterworks Museum, which is behind the Art Museum's back parking lot. We will walk down Kelly drive, past the bridge and then go back and over the East Falls Bridge and loop back on Martin Luther King Drive. At 5:00, we will go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130215-235-7469, www.philamuseum.org, for Pay What You Wish Day. The evening ends at 8:45. Wear layers of clothes, pack water, lunch and dinner. Wear sneakers. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday February 13 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Randi's Italian restaurant at 1619 Grant Ave. in the Northeast, near Grant and Bustleton. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for March and Apil. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Snowshoeing at Smithville Park
Sunday February 17 12:00 noon Snowshoeing at Smithville Park We will meet at 12:00, Smithville Park, Meade Lane (Main entrance), Eastampton, NJ 08060, 609-265-5858, http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/pages/pages.aspx?cid=620. The cost is free. CALL THEM ASAP TO SIGN UP AND GET PUT ON THE WAITING LIST FOR 2 PEOPLE. The event is over at 3:30. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Thomas Eakin's House/Philadelphia Contributorship/Museums

Thursday February 21 9:00 am Girard College Museum/Thomas Eakin's House/Philadelphia Contributorship/Atheneum/Gershman Y Art Exhibit and Reception We will meet at 9:00 at Founders' Hall, Girard College, Corinthinian and Girard Avenues, Philadelphia, PA, 19127, http://www.girardcollege.edu/page.cfm?p=834, 215-925-787-2600 to look at Stephen Girard's museum collection from his shipping business (his main income from the opium trade). Afterwards, we will go to the Thomas Eakin's House (now the main offices of the Mural Arts Program), 1729 Mt. Vernon St, Phila, PA 19130, http://muralarts.org/, 215-685-0780. At 3:00, we will take a free tour of the Philadelphia Contributorship, 201 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 267-765-4586 or 215-627-1752 X1286, Carol Smith, www.contributorship.com. The Contributorship is the oldest and first fire insurance company in Philadelphia. At 4:30, we will go to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, http://www.philaathenaeum.org/current.html, 215-925-2688 to see a free exhibit on "The Art of the Fan: Beyond the Victorian Lady." The Athenaeum is a special collections architectural and interior design library specializing in the years 1800-1945. At 6:00, we will go to the Gershman YMHA, Broad & Pine Streets, Phila, PA 19147, http://www.gershmany.org/galleries.cfm, 215-545-4500, to see the photography of Laurence Saltzman (20 years of the Sephardic Turkish Community) and Micaela Amateau Amato (Los Chuetas, Jews of Majorka 15th Century to Today in glass, neon and ceramic). Afterwards, there will be a free reception. IF YOU ARE WORKING DURING THE DAY, COME JOIN US FOR THE ART RECEPTION AT NIGHT! For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.

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Philadelphia Orchestra
Saturday February 23 4:15 pm Philadelphia Orchestra The performance features the orchestra and dancers, and will be playing Stravinski's Rite of Spring and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major. We will meet in front of the box office of the Kimmel Center at Broad and Spruce at 4:15 pm to buy rush tickets for the concert, which starts at 8 pm. In between we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.
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Mountain Reserve Park/High Mountain Wilderness Area/Chinese Opera Painting
Sunday March 3 10:00 am Hike through Mountain Reserve Park/High Mountain Wilderness Area to Buttermilk Falls and Chinese New Year's Reception/Chinese Opera Painting We will meet at 10:00 at the entranceway of the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, William Patterson University, 300 Pompton Blvd, Wayne, NJ 07470, 973-720-2000 and carpool over to the hiking area on College Road and do our hike. From 2:00-4:00, we will go to the free reception and look at the Chinese Opera Art at the Ben Shahn Center. Wear layers of clothes, pack water, lunch and dinner, wear sneakers. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Eno's Pond County Park/St Patrick's Day Parade/Lake Shenandoah County Park
Saturday March 9 9:30 am Eno's Pond County Park/Ocean County 29th Annual St Patrick's Day/Lake Shenandoah County Park (Free event) We will meet at 9:30 at Eno's Pond County Park, 330 E Lacey Road, Lacey Township, NJ 08731. At 11:30, we will go to the Ocean County 29th Annul St Patrick's Day Parade, Ocean Blvd, Seaside Heights, NJ. At 3:00, we will go to Lake Shenandoah Couny Park, 60 Ocean Ave & 300 NH Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701, 1-877-627-2757, http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks/. This is the official start of the shore season! Let's all go out and support them for their Grand Opening after Hurricane Sandy!! For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Etra Lake Park/Princeton Pi Day Tour/Einstein Birthday Party
Sunday March 10 11:00 am Etra Lake Park/Princeton Pi Day Tour/Einstein Birthday Party (Free event) We will meet at 11:00 at Etra Lake Park, Milford and East Etra Roads, East Windsor, NJ 08520. At 3:30, we will see the Princeton Pi Day Tour and meet Einstein, his mom and others from his life, Princton Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-924-9529, http://www.princetonlibrary.org/. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Philadelphia Flower Show
Sunday March 10 12 noon Philadelphia Flower Show This year’s theme is "Brilliant”, featuring floral designs from England. Tickets at the door are $32 for adults, $22 for students, and $17 for children. You can also buy tickets online at $27 for adults, $20 for students, and $15 for children. We will meet at 12 noon in front of the Chinese soup bowl sculpture on the first floor of the left building as you face the convention center at 12th and Arch, and afterwards we will go out for dinner in Chinatown. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Under the Whaleback Play
Saturday March 30 1 pm Play "Under the Whaleback" at the Wilma Theater at Broad and Spruce in Philadelphia. Come enjoy this maritime drama with many twists and turns. We will meet at 1 pm in the Wilma theater lobby to buy $25 rush tickets for the play, which starts at 2 pm. We will go out for dinner afterwards. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Free Chick-Fil-A Meal/Musconetcong Gorge Preserve

Saturday April 6 9 am Free Chick-Fil-A Meal/Musconetcong Gorge Preserve We will meet at 9:00, Muller Toyota Scion, 2019 Route 31, Clinton, NJ 08809 for a free Chick-Fil-A Meal! Trip leader Ruth won a $50 Visa gift card and free chick-fil-a! In addition, they will be picking the winner of the Toyota Scion IQ car (Trip leader Ruth is a finalist!). Afterwards, at 11:30 we will hike the gorgeous Musconetcong Gorge Preserve, 182 Dennis Road, Bloomsbury, NJ 08804, 908-782-1158, www.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ParkAreas/MusconetcongGorge/info.htm, www.njhiking.com/nj-hikes-musconetcong-gorge.php and www.blogspot.com/2012/02/musconetcong-gorge-preserve-and-sweet.html. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.

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Club Meeting and Elections
Wednesday April 10 6:30 pm Club Meeting and Elections at the LongHorn Steakhouse at 9769 Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast, near Rooselvelt and Grant. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for May and June. We will also be having our annual elections for officers. If you are interested in running for a position please e-mail the club at philly@mosaicoutdoor.org. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Long Pond Ironworks Tour, Museum and Hiking
Saturday April 13 10:30 am Long Pond Ironworks Tour, Museum and Hiking We will meet at 10:30 at Long Pond Ironworks, Route 511 (Greenwood Lake Turnpike), West Milford/Hewitt, NJ 973-657-1688, http://www.longpondironworks.org/, www.njparksandforests.org/park/longpond.html, for a hike, then at 12:00 to take the tour ($3/adults, $1/children) and at 2:00 for the museum and then another hike. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Automotive Museum and Hike
Sunday April 14 9 am Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and Hike We will visit the Simeone Foundation automotive museum, which features historic racing cars, then go hiking at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. You should bring lunch, and we may go out for dinner. We will meet at 9 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the museum. In the event of rain this event will be held on April 21. For more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Kittatiny Valley State Park Earth Day Festival and Hike

Saturday April 20 11:00 am Kittatiny Valley State Park Earth Day Festival and Hike We will meet at the Earth Day Festival at 11:00 at Kittatiny Valley State Park, Goodal Road, Andover Township, NJ 973-786-6445 and 908-447-5488, www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html and www.njwildlifetrails.org/SkylandsTrails/Sites/tabid/445/Scope/site/Guide/SKYLANDS/Site/159/Default.aspx and look at the Earth Day Green Fair Exhibits and Vendors and then go for a hike. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.

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Cedar Brook Park and Gardens/Warananco Park and Gardens
Saturday April 27 11:00 am Cedar Brook Park and Gardens/Warananco Park and Gardens (free) We will meet at 11:00 at the playground of Cedar Brook Park, Shakespeare Gardens, Pemberton Ave/Park Dr and Arlington Ave or Randolph Rd & Rose St, Plainfield, NJ 07060, 908-757-2772. At 2:00, we will meet at the playground of Warananco Park, Henry S Chatfield Memorial Garden, 2499 St George Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203, 908-298-7849. The websites for both parks-gardens are: www.ucnj.org/community/parks-community-renewal/parks-facilities/park/ and www.bbonline.com/articles/new-jersey/plainfield-1/the-5-best-new-jersey-parks-around-plainfield.html. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Whitesbog Village Tour and Hike
Saturday May 4 12:30 Whitesbog Village Tour and Hike We will meet at 12:30 at the Whitesbog Village Store, 120 Whites Bog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, 609-893-4646, www.whitesbog.org, $5. Afterwards, we will go on a hike. We are also having a carpool from the Shoprite at the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey going to the hike and meeting at 11 am. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405 or Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Barnes Museum
Sunday May 5 1:00 pm Barnes Museum, PECO FREE day We will meet at the entranceway at 1:00, Barnes Museum, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 215-278-7200, www.barnesfoundation.org. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Jenny Jump State Park/Observatory

Saturday May 11 11:30 am  BJs-Free Grilled Cheese Sandwiches/Jenny Jump State Park/Observatory We will meet at 11:30, at BJs Marketplace, 325 Marketplace Blvd, Trenton, NJ 08691, to get free grilled cheese sandwiches from the Land O' Lakes Truck. At 1:00, we will meet at the entranceway of Jenny Jump State Park, 333 State Park Road and Shiloh Road, Hope, NJ 07844, 908-459-4366 and 908-459-4909, www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/jennyjump.html#astro and www.uacnj.org. From 8:00-10:00, we will go to the Observatory and look through the telecope and listen to a presentation given by the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.

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Farm School
Saturday May 11 11:00 am Annual Country Fair at the Walter Biddle Saul high school of agricultural sciences at 7100 Henry Ave., which is at Henry and Cinnaminson in Roxborough. Enjoy a hay ride, plant sale, rodeo demonstration, petting zoo, flee market, Bar-b-que chicken dinner, and more. We will meet at 11:00 at the school sign which is in front of the dairy barn across Henry Ave. from the main school building. If weather permits, we will go for a walk in Valley Green afterwards. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Arboretum/Gardens
Saturday May 18 10 am  Cora Hartshorne Arboretum/Drew University and Gardens/St Elizabeth College-Farleigh Dickinson University and Gardens We will meet at 10:00 at the Cora Hartshorne Aboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078, 973-376-3587, www.hartshornarboretum.com. At 1:00, we will go to Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. The Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum is next to Loantanka Park (a lovely park, which we visited in the wintertime). At 3:00, we will go to the Shakespeare Gardens, St Elizabeth College (adjacent to Farleigh Dickinson University), 2 Convent Road, Convent Station, NJ 07961, 973-292-6300, 973-290-4000. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Visitor Center/Solar Viewing/Hiking at Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA and Washington Crossing State Park, NJ
Saturday May 25 10 am Visitor Center/Solar Viewing/Hiking at Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA and Washington Crossing State Park, NJ We will meet at 10:00 at the new Visitor Center, Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977, 215-495-4076, www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/. Afterwards, we will walk across the bridge to the NJ side for the 1:00 Solar Viewing Activity. We will meet at the visitor center, Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road (Route 29), Titusville, NJ 08560-1517, 609-737-0623, www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/washcros.html. We will see sun spots, solar flares, prominences and hear a speech by Gene Ramsey of the Amateur Astronomer's Association of Princeton on how these solar storms affect us here on earth. At 3:00, we will go for a hike in the park. If you decide to come at 1:00 to the solar presentation and observation, the parking fee on the NJ side is $5. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Community Open House Day at Cold Springs Village/Cape May County Zoo and Park
Sunday June 2 10 am Community Open House Day at Cold Springs Village/Cape May County Zoo and Park We will meet at 10:00 at the entranceway to Cold Springs Village for their free Community Open House Day, 720 Route 9S, Cape May, NJ 08204, 609-898-2300, www.hcsv.org. At 2:30, we will go to the Cape May County Zoo and Park, 707 Route 9N, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, 609-465-1033, www.capemaycountyzoo.org. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Cedar Brook Park and Gardens/Warananco Park and Gardens
Saturday June 8 11 am Cedar Brook Park and Gardens/Warananco Park and Gardens (free) We will meet at 11:00 at the playground of Cedar Brook Park, Shakespeare Gardens, Pemberton Ave/Park Dr and Arlington Ave or Randolph Rd & Rose St, Plainfield, NJ 07060, 908-757-2772. At 2:00, we will meet at the playground of Warananco Park, Henry S Chatfield Memorial Garden, 2499 St George Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203, 908-298-7849. The websites for both parks-gardens are: www.ucnj.org/community/parks-community-renewal/parks-facilities/park/ and www.bbonline.com/articles/new-jersey/plainfield-1/the-5-best-new-jersey-parks-around-plainfield.html. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Trip to Baltimore Aquarium
Saturday June 8 7:45 am Trip to the Baltimore Aquarium We will take the STARR Tours bus for a day at the baltimore aquarium. The bus leaves from a hotel in Mount Laurel, NJ at 7:45 am and returns at 8:45 pm. The cost of $89.95 includes transportation and admission to the aquarium, and in order to go on this trip you need to make your reservation yourself. For more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday June 12 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Rib Rack restaurant at Bustleton and Tyson in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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SPY Exhibit at Franklin Institute
Saturday June 15 4:30 pm SPY Exhibit at Franklin Institute The exhibit features over 200 artifacts and information about the world of espionage. We will meet at 4:30 pm at the top of the steps of the Franklin Institute at 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the exhibit, which starts at 5 pm. Afterwards we will go out for dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Miniature Golf
Saturday June 22 6 pm Dinner and Miniature Golf We will have dinner at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast at 6 pm, followed by miniature golf at Burholme miniature golf at 401 Cottman Ave. at 8pm. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Swartswood State Park/Jenny Jump State Park Observatory
Saturday June 22 10 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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Whitesbog Blueberry Festival/Atsion Lake
Saturday June 29 10 am Whitesbog Blueberry Festival/Atsion Lake We will meet at 10:00 at the entranceway to Whitesbog Village, 120 North Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, 609-893-4646, http://www.whitesbog.org/, to see the blueberry Festival. There will be live music and tastings of various blueberry products, as well as food. We will also go on a short self-guided walk about the trees in Whitesbog. The cost is $8/car. At 2:00, we will go to Atsion Lake, Route 206 & Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ, 809-268-0444, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html for swimming. The cost is $10/car. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Trip To Cape May
Sunday June 30 10 am Trip to Cape May Come enjoy a day in Cape May, where we will go to the beach, walk the boardwalk, and view historic Victorian buildings. We will eat lunch and dinner in the area. We will meet in front the Shoprite near the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the beach, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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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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Harvest the Bay Festival, Island Beach State Park

Tuesday August 20 11:00 am Harvest the Bay Festival, Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ 08752, 732-793-0506,

http://thefriendsofislandbeach.org/ai1ec_event/harvest-the-bay-festival/?instance_id and http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html. We will meet at 11:00 at Bathing Area Number 1, Island Beach State Park at 11:00. The entrance fee is $10 for NJ residents and $20 for nonresidents. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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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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17th Annual Airfest/Wildwood Beach
Saturday August 31 9:00 am 17th Annual Airfest/Wildwood Beach We will meet at the entranceway at 9:00 at the Naval Air Station, Wildwood Aviation Museum, 17th Annual Airfest, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, NJ 08242, 609-886-8787, http://www.usnasw.org/. The cost is $10 adults, $8 kids 3-12 and free for under 3. At 3:00, we will go to Wildwood Beach. We will meet at the Whaling Wall, 3800 Boardwalk Mall, Wildwood, NJ. There are no beach fees in Wildwood. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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16th Annual Beach Plum Festival
Sunday September 8 11:00 am 16th Annual Beach Plum Festival We will meet at Bathing Area Number 1 at 11:00, Island Beach State Park for the Annual Beach Plum Festival, Seaside Park, 08752, 732-793-0506. http://thefriendsofislandbeach.org/ai1ec_event/harvest-the-bay-festival/?instance_id and http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html. The entrance fee is $10 for NJ residents and $20 for nonresidents. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Break-the-Fast
Saturday September 14 8:15 pm Break-the-Fast at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
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Mini-Golf
Sunday September 15 2 pm Miniature Golf at Franklin Square. The golf course is located at 6th and Race in Center City, and costs $9 for adults and $7 for children. There is also a carousel for an additional $2.50. Afterwards we will go out to dinner in Chinatown. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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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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Renaissanse Fair
Sunday September 22 10:30 am Renaissanse Fair in Wrightstown, PA. The fair is a recreation of a 12th to 16th century European village and features music, food, plays, dance, and more. We will meet at 10:30 am at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast to carpool to the fair, and for more information contact Janet at 215-673-9605.
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Airport-Aviation Hall of Fame/Laurelwood Arboretum
Saturday September 28 10:00 am Teterboro Airport-Aviation Hall of Fame/Laurelwood Arboretum We will meet at the entranceway of the Teterboro Airport-Aviation Hall of Fame, 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro, NJ 07608, 201-288-6344, http://www.njahof.org/. September 28 is Smithsomian Museum Day-free admission! To get your free ticket, go to: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. At 3:00, we will go to the Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne, NJ 07470, 973-202-9578, http://laurelwoodarboretum.org/index.htm. 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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Haunted Walk
Saturday November 2 6:15 pm Haunted Walk at Indian Acres Tree Farm. Take a walk through a farm and woods featuring zombies, the Bermuda Triangle, and more. We will meet at the Shoprite near the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the farm which is in Medford, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Perkiomen Trail
Sunday November 10 9:15 am Hike the Perkiomen Trail Come enjoy an easy, flat hike on the Perkiomen Trail. We will meet at 9:15 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the hike, and afterwards we will go out for dinner. In case of rain this event will be held on November 16. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Curlis Lake Woods Nature Preserve/Bordentown Historical Train Show
Saturday December 14 10:00 am Curlis Lake Woods Nature Preserve/Bordentown Historical Train Show We will meet at 10:00 at Curlis Lake Woods Nature Preserve, South Main Street, 451 Federal City Road, Hopewell Township/Pennington, NJ 08534, http://www.flickr.com/photos/forktail/4507703285/ and http://nynjctbotany.org/njnbtofc/curlislk.html. At 2:00, we will go to the Bordentown Historical Train Show, Old City Hall, 11 Crosswicks St, Bordentown City, NJ, 08505, 609-298-7766, http://cityofbordentown.com/. We will look at the trains and walk around the downtown area, which will be decorated for the holidays. The cost for the day's activities is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday December 18 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Rib Rack restaurant at 2100 Tyson Ave in the Northeast. 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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(Henry Hudson Trail)/Red Bank Horse and Carriage Rides
Saturday December 21 9:30 am HHT (Henry Hudson Trail)/Red Bank Horse and Carriage Rides We will meet at 9:30 at the HHT, Big Brook Park, 519 Newman Springs Road, Marlboro, NJ 07746, 732-495-2115 or 732-842-4000, www.monmouthcountyparks.com. We will stage a car to drive back with at the end of the trail, 115 Dutch Lane Road, Freehold, NJ 07728. At 3:00, we will go to the free Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides, 26 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701, 732-842-4244, http://visit.redbank.com/events.php and take a horse and carriage ride. Afterwards, we will walk around the downtown area and take in the holiday decorations. The cost for the day's activities is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Trip to Longwood Gardens
Wednesday December 25 10 am Trip to Longwood Gardens Come enjoy beautiful gardens, a garden railway display, an organ sing-along, and a fountain light show. We will eat lunch and possibly dinner out. We will meet in front of the Target store at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 10 am, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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New Years Eve
Tuesday December 31 5:45 pm New Years Eve dinner and fireworks. We will meet at 5:45 pm on the Delaware side of the Walnut Street bridge, which is at Front and Walnut, to view the fireworks. Afterwards we will go out for dinner.
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Pay What You Wish-Art Museum and Perelman Building
Sunday January 5 10:00 am Pay What You Wish-Art Museum and Perelman Building Come visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a day when you can pay whatever you want. The museum is located at 600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 215-763-8100, http://www.philamuseum.org/. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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McFaul Environmental Center/Darlington County Park/Mahwah Library
Sunday January 19 10:00 am McFaul Environmental Center/Darlington County Park/Mahwah Library We will meet at the James A McFaul Environmental Center, 150 Crescent Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481, 201-891-5571, http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?NID=123 at 10:00. We will look at the exhibits and walk the trails. At 12:00, we will go to Darlington County Park, 600 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ, 07430, 201-327-3500, http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?NID=835. At 3:00, we will go to the Mahwah Public Library for the story of Joyce Kilmer's Trees and other poems, given by Alex Michelin, founder of the Joyce Kilmer Society of Mahwah. The address is 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430, 201-529-7323, www.mahwahlibrary.org. There is no cost. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Dinner and Movie
Sunday January 19 11:30 am Dinner and a Movie We will meet at 11:30 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the Regal Warrington theater at 140 Easton Road in Warrington, PA. Afterwards we will have dinner at the Bonefish Grill. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Play "Cherokee"
Saturday January 25 1 pm Play "Cherokee" at the Wilma theater at 265 South Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia. The play is about 2 couples who go on a camping vacation and meet a half-Cherokee Indian. We will meet at the theater at 1 pm to buy $25 rush tickets for the play, that starts at 2 pm. Afterwards we will go out for dinner. In the event of bad weather this event will be held on February 1. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.  This event has been rescheduled for February 1.
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Philadelphia Orchestra
Saturday February 1 4:30 pm Classical Music Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert features Bartók's Piano Concerto #3 and Dvorák's Symphony #6. We will meet at 4:30 pm at the Kimmel Center near the intersection of Broad and Spruce streets in center city Philadelphia to buy rush tickets for the concert, which starts at 8 pm. In between we will go out for dinner. For more information call Howard at 215-943-2746.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday February 12 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Uzbekistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in Northeast Philadelphia. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for March and April. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Lecture "Dining and Lovemaking in Pompeii"
Sunday February 16 1 pm Lecture "Dining and Lovemaking in Pompeii" We will meet at 1 pm at the University of Pennsylania museum at 3260 South Street in Philadelphia for the lecture, which starts at 2 pm. The cost is $10, and for an additional $15 you can tour the museum as well. Afterwards we will go out for dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.  Due to bad weather, this event has been cancelled.
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Philadelphia Flower Show
Sunday March 9 12 noon Philadelphia Flower Show This year’s theme is “ARTiculture”, and in addition to floral exhibits features wine tasting, a butterfly exhibit, the BANDALOOP dance troop, and more. Tickets at the door are $32 for adults, $22 for students, and $17 for children. You can also buy tickets online at $27 for adults, $20 for students, and $15 for children. We will meet at 12 noon in front of the Chinese soup bowl sculpture on the first floor of the left building as you face the convention center at 12th and Arch, and afterwards we will go out for dinner in Chinatown. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Pompeii Exhibit
Saturday March 22 4:45 pm Pompeii Exhibit at the Franklin Institute. The exhibit features over 150 artifacts from the famous Roman city destroyed by a volcano. We will meet at the front steps at the parkway entrance to the Franklin Institute at 20th street and Ben Franklin Parkway. The exhibit costs $18, and afterwards we will go out to dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Dinner and a Movie
Saturday April 5 5:30 pm Dinner and a Movie We will have dinner at Cafe riviera at 525 Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA, followed by a movie at the AMC Neshaminy 24 movie theater at 660 Neshaminy Mall. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday April 9 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorne Steak House at 9769 Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast, near Rooselvelt and Grant. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for May and June. We will also be holding our annual elections. If you are interested in a board position, e-mail the club at philly@mosaicoutdoor.org. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Tour the Reading Terminal Market
Sunday April 13 9 am Tour the Reading Terminal Market We will meet at the Whole Foods at 929 South St., then walk to the market to see food venders and other venders. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Annual Country Fair
Saturday May 10 11:30 am Annual Country Fair at the Walter Biddle Saul high school of agricultural sciences at 7100 Henry Ave., which is at Henry and Cinnaminson in Roxborough. Enjoy a hay ride, plant sale, rodeo demonstration, petting zoo, flee market, food venders, and more. We will meet at 11:30 at the school sign which is in front of the dairy barn across Henry Ave. from the main school building. If weather permits, we will go for a walk in Valley Green afterwards. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Miniature Golf
Saturday May 17 6 pm Dinner and Miniature Golf We will have dinner at 6 pm at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in Philadelphia, followed by miniature golf at 8 pm at Burholme Miniature Golf at 401 Cottman Ave. Afterwards we will go out for ice cream. For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.
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Israeli Independance Day
Sunday May 18 12 noon Israeli Independance Day Come enjoy music, food, the Mummers, and more. The celebration will be held at Penn's Landing, and if you would like to go on this event contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Hike the Delaware and Rariton Canal
Sunday May 25 11 am Hike the Delaware and Rariton Canal We will hike the Delaware and Rariton Canal, followed by dinner at the Marhaba restaurant in Lambertville. We will meet at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 11 am, then carpool to the hike, and for information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Tour the Whitall Plantation
Sunday June 8 11:30 am Tour the Whitall Plantation This plantation in Red Bank New Jersey played a significant role in the attack on Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. After touring the plantation we will go out to dinner. We will meet at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 11:30 am, then carpool to the plantation, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday June 11 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Famous Dave's Bar-b-que at 9763 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast, in the Whittman Square shopping center. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August. People new to the club are welcome. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Play
Sunday June 14 1 pm Play "The Real Thing" at the Wilma theater at 265 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, near Broad and Spruce. This play within a play explores the nature of love. We will meet at 1 pm at the theater, to buy $25 rush tickets for the play, which starts at 2. Afterwards we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Valley Forge Picnic
Friday July 4 10 am Community Picnic in the Park at Valley Forge National Park in King of Prussia, PA. Enjoy a cook-out, artillery demonstration, ranger-led walks, story tellers, and more. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the northeast, then carpool to the picnic, which goes from 11-3. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Moroccan Meal
Sunday July 6 5 pm Eight Course Moroccan Meal at the Casablanca restaurant in Warrington, PA. The cost is $32.50 person, and we will meet at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 5 pm, then carpool to the restaurant for the meal, which starts at 6. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Franklin Institute Astronomy
Thursday July 10  5:40 pm  Astronomy Night at the Franklin Institute Enjoy viewing the skies through multiple telescopes, a planetarium show, and a lecture. We will meet at the front steps of the Franklin Institute by the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 5:40 pm for the program which goes from 6-9. In the event of rain this event wil be rescheduled. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Wildwoodcrest Sandsculpting Contest, Beach and Boardwalk
Saturday July 12 10 am Wildwoodcrest Sandsculpting Contest, Beach and Boardwalk We will meet at 10:00 for the sand sculpting contest, Beach Pier at Heather Road, Wildwood Crest 08260, wildwoodcrest.com is for sale or co-development! and Can You Dig It Sand Tools - It's Easy When You Have The Right Tools, 609-523-0202. Afterwards, we will go to the free beach and walk the boardwalk. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Island Beach
Sunday 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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Nockamixon State Park
Sunday July 20 11 am Swimming at Nockamixon State Park. We will swim in a pool at this beautiful park in Bucks County. Afterwards we may go out for dinner. We will meet at 11 am at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the park, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Round Valley State Park/1890s Music Festival
Saturday July 26 10:00 am Round Valley State Park/1890s Music Festival at Historic Cooper Gristmill We will meet at 10:00 at the entrance way of Round Valley State Park, 1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833, Department of Environmental Protection, 908-236-6623 to go swimming. The cost is $10/car for NJ residents and $20/car for out-of-state residents. At 2:00, we will go to the free 1890s music festival at historic Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 513, Chester Township, NJ 07930, www.morrisparks.net/calendars.asp, 908-879-5463. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
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Barnes Foundation Arboretum
Sunday August 3 1:30 pm Barnes Foundation Arboretum We will tour this 12 acre arboretum, former home of the Barnes Foundation Museum, which features over 3,000 species of trees and plants. We will meet at 1:30 pm at the ticket booth of the arboretum, located at 300 N. Latch's Lane Merion Station, PA and afterwards will go out for dinner. In the event of rain this event will be rescheduled. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday August 6 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Uzbeckistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast. 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
Thursday August 28 – Wednesday September 3 National Event “Finger Lakes Escape” 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 Seneca Lake in upstate New York, and activities include hiking, kayaking, trips to local towns, museums, and many more things. There is also a post-trip to Niagara Falls. For more information click here.
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Cape May
Saturday August 30 10 am West Cape May Tomato Festival and Cape May Beach We will meet at the entranceway at 10:00 am to the West Cape May Tomato Festival, Wilbraham Park, 460 West Perry Street and Park Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08204, 609-884-9325/1005 X115, www.discovercapemaynj.com/events/tomato-festival. The cost is free. Proceeds of the day benefit the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission. Afterwards we will go swimming on Cape May beach. In addition to meeting at the tomato festival, we will meet at 8:40 am in front of the shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey and carpool to the beach. For information about the day's activities, contact Ruth at 856-375-7405, and about the carpool contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Irish Music Festival
Sunday August 31 12 noon Irish Music Festival at Brittingham's Pub at 640 East Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA. The festival features music, boothes, and food, and costs $10. Afterwards we will go out to dinner. We will meet at 12 noon at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, and carpool to the festival, and for more information contact Janet at 267-215-6651.  This event has been cancelled.
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Indian Pow Wow
Saturday September 6 11:30 am Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow and Museum We will meet at the entranceway at 11:30, 26800 John J Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966, 302-945-7022/3400. The cost is $10/car. The event is over at 7:00. In addition to meeting at the museum, we will meet in front of the Shoprite near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey at 9 am and carpool to the museum. For more information about the pow wow contact Ruth at 856-375-7405, and about the carpool contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Beach Plum Festival
Sunday September 7 10 am Beach Plum Festival at Island Beach State Park We will meet at Area 1 in front of the snack bar for the Beach Plum Festival at 10:00. Afterwards, we will go swimming. We will also be having a carpool to the festival meeting in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey at 10 am. For more information about the festival contact Ruth at 856-375-7405, and about the carpool contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
643
Hike to Valley Green
Saturday September 20 1:30 pm Hike to Valley Green We will meet at 1:30 pm at Bruno's restaurant at 9800 Germantown Pike in
Lafayette Hill, PA, then hike to Valley Green. Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
609
Six Flags Great Adventure Frightfest
Saturday September 20 10:30 am Six Flags Great Adventure Frightfest featuring a variety of haunted attractions, including voodoo island, the manor, crop circles, and much more. Family-friendly events will be held before 6 pm, and the scarier stuff afterwards. For more information go to frightfest.sixflags.com/greatadventure. There is also a deal where if you donate blood the day is free. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
785
Pow Wow

Saturday September 27 11 am Indian Pow Wow at the American Swedish Museum/Roosevelt Park We will meet at the entranceway at 11:00 of the American Swedish Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145, 215-389-1776, http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm

The cost is $10/family of 4 and $5/adult (the normal price is $8/adult with $1 off for AAA members). There will be a Pow Wow and a Grand Entrance of the Indian performers, as well as vendors to look at. The admission also includes the Swedish Museum as well. Afterwards, we will take a short walk around adjacent Roosevelt Park. For more information contact Ruth at 856-375-7405.
624
Play "Arcadia"
Friday September 26 8 pm Play "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard. We will see the play at St. Stephen's Theatre at 10th and Ludlow streets in Philadelphia. Tickets are $22, and it is recommended that you buy tickets in advance, as they may sell out. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
613
Club Meeting
Wednesday October 1 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorn Steakouse at 9769 Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for October and November. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
599
Break-the-Fast
Saturday October 4 8 pm Break-the-Fast at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
593
Play "Rapture, Blister, Burn"
Sunday October 12 1 pm Play "Rapture, Blister, Burn" at the Wilma Theatre at Broad and Spruce streets in Philadelphia. We will meet at 1 pm to buy tickets for the play, which starts at 2. Tickets are $25, and afterwards we may go out for dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
638
Philadelphia Zoo
Sunday October 19 12 noon Trip to the Piladelphia Zoo featuring Lion cubs. We will meet at 12 noon at the lion statue in front of the main entrance to the zoo at 34th and Girard. Afterwards we may go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
590
Ghosts of the Great Road
Saturday October 25 6:00 pm Ghosts of the Great Road Come enjoy a haunted walk through historic Germantown. This event runs from 6 - 7:30, and we will meet at Upsala, 6430 Germantown Ave. This event is being run by Mount Airy Learning Tree, costs $20, and in order to go on it you need to register in advance by calling 215-843-6333, or visiting mtairylearningtree.org. Afterwards we will go out for dinner, and for more information call Jon at 856-787-0325.
630
Classical Music Concert
Saturday November 8 4:30 pm Classical Music Concert at the Kimmel center at Broad and Spruce streets in Center City Philadelphia. The concert features organ music played by Ken Kowan along with the Philadelphia Orchestra. We will meet at the Kimmel center box office at 4:30 pm to buy rush tickets for the concert, which starts at 8 pm. In between we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.
628
Lost River Caverns
Sunday November 23 10 am Lost River Caverns Come take a guided tour of a cave in Hellertown, PA. The tour costs $12, and we will meet at the Target at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh boulevards in the Northeast, and carpool to the cave. Afterwards we may go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.  This event was originally scheduled for November 1 and was rescheduled.
666
Play "Outside Mullingar"
Saturday December 6 2 pm Play "Outside Mullingar" Come enjoy this comedy and romance set in rural Ireland. The play is at the Suzzane Roberts Theatre at 480 S. Broad Street (Broad & Lombard Streets) in Philadelphia, and in order to go on this event you need to buy tickets in advance at philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. Afterwards we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
634
Club Meeting
Wednesday December 10 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Kum Lin chinese restaurant at 2417 Welsh road in the Northeast, which is in the Bluegrass shopping center. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for December and January. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
672
Longwood Gardens
Thursday December 25 10:30 am Trip to Longwood Gardens Come spend the day at Longwood Gardens, which features many gardens and horticultural displays, a working pipe organ, an open air fountain show, a photographic exhibit, and more. We will meet at the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 10:30 am, then carpool to the gardens. We will eat lunch at the gardens, and possibly have dinner out as well. Tickets for the gardens are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for students and people between the ages of 5 - 18, and free for under 4. For more information call Jon at 856-787-0325.
557
New Year's Eve
Wednesday December 31 5:40 pm New Year's Eve Fireworks and Dinner We will meet at 5:40 pm at the Walnut Street bridge at Front and Walnut to view the fireworks, which begin at 6. Afterwards we will go out to dinner. In the event of bad weather this event is cancelled, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
587
Catskill Mountain Alpine Winter Weekend
Friday February 6 - Sunday February 8 Catskill Mountain Alpine Winter Weekend Come enjoy a weekend of snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Catskill mountains near Oliverea, NY. We will stay at the Alpine Inn ((845) 254-5026 http://thealpineinn.com), snowshoe at Climb Slide Mountain on Saturday and Minnewaska State Park on Sunday, and ski Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center on Saturday and Minnewaska State Park on Sunday. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at Rock & Snow 44 Main St. New Paltz, NY, but this must be done on Friday before the trip. All expenses are pay as you go, but the hotel room, Friday night dinner, and trail lunches must arranged in advance. (All other meals are included in the price of the hotel room.) You must register by February 2, and for more information and to register contact Lanny at highpt43@optimum.net.
584
Club Meeting
Wednesday February 11 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant at 8101 Rooselvelt Boulevard in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for March and April. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
584
Philadelphia Flower Show
Sunday March 8 12 noon Philadelphia Flower Show This year’s theme is "Lights, Camera, BLOOM!", featuring floral displays related to the movies. In addition to the displays there is wine tasting, a cooking demonstration, and a butterfly exhibit. Tickets at the door are $32 for adults, $22 for students, and $17 for children. You can also buy tickets online at $27 for adults, $20 for students, and $15 for children. We will meet at 12 noon in front of the Chinese soup bowl sculpture on the first floor of the left building as you face the convention center at 12th and Arch, and afterwards we will go out for dinner in Chinatown. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
607
Dinner and Movie
Saturday March 14 5:45 pm Dinner and Movie We will meet at 5:45 pm at the AMC Neshaminy 24 movie theatre in the Neshaminy Mall at 660 Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA to buy tickets for movies later in the evening. We will then go out to dinner and come back later for the movie. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
642
Club Meeting
Wednesday April 1 6:30 pm Club Meeting and Annual Elections at the Rib Rack restaurant at 2100 Tyson Ave. in the Northeast. At the meeting we will plan events for May and June, and discuss club business. People new to the club are welcome. We will also be holding our annual elections. If you are interested in a board position, e-mail the club at philly@mosaicoutdoor.org, and for more information about the meeting, call Jon at 856-787-0325.
642
Pennsylvania Museum Panama Exhibit
Sunday April 19 12 noon Pennsylvania Museum Panama Exhibit Come enjoy a trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum located at 3260 South Street to view the "Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama" exhibit. The group will meet in the main lobby at 12:00 noon, and we will go out to dinner after the museum. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
533
Trip to the Zoo
Sunday April 26 12 noon Trip to the Zoo We will meet at 12:00 noon at the lion statue located outside the main entrance to the Philadelphia zoo at 34th Street and Girard Avenue. Afterwards we may go out for dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
539
Philadelphia Art Museum Japanese Exhibit
Sunday May 3 12 noon Philadelphia Art Museum Japanese Exhibit We will take a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view the "Ink and Gold" Japanese exhibit. The group will meet at the main entrance of the museum ticket booth at 12:00 noon. Weather permitting, we will go for a walk on the Schuylkill Boardwalk afterwards and then go out to dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
581
Farm School
Saturday May 9 11:30 am Farm School We will take a trip to the annual country fair at the Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences located at 7100 Henry Avenue (at Cinnaminson) in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. The fair features a petting zoo, hayrides, plant sale, food trucks , and raffles. The group will meet at 11:30 am at the school sign in front of the dairy barn located across Henry Avenue from the main school building. Afterwards, weather permitting, we will take a walk to Valley Green. For more information call Gale at 215-331-8194.
568
Audobon Center Hike
Sunday May 16 10 am Audobon Center Hike We will go for a hike at the Honey Hollow Audubon Center in Solebury, PA. The group will meet at 10 am in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia, then carpool to the hike. We will have dinner afterwards at Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Bucks County, PA. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
586
Grounds for Sculpture
Sunday May 31 10:15 am Grounds for Sculpture Come enjoy a trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Grounds for Sculpture features indoor and outdoor modern art. We will meet at 10:15 am in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia, then carpool to Grounds for Sculpture. The rain date is Sunday, June 7, 2015. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.  Due to inclement weather this event will be held on the rain date.
612
Club Meeting
Wednesday June 10 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Uzbekistan Restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Avenue in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
558
Genghis Khan Exhibit
Saturday June 13 4:30 pm Genghis Khan Exhibit at the Franklin Institute at 271 North 21st St. The exhibit features over 200 artifacts from the rule of Genghis Khan, some more than 1,000 years old. We will meet at 4:30 pm outside the main entrance on 20th Street to see the exhibit at 5 pm, and afterwards we will go out to dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
617
Miniature Golf
Saturday June 20 6 pm Miniature Golf We will have dinner at 6 pm at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Avenue in the Northeast, followed by miniature golf at 8 pm at the Burholme Park Golf Center at 401 W. Cottman Avenue. For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.
543
Island Beach State Park
Sunday July 12 12 noon 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. In the event of bad weather this event will be held on August 8.  For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
587
Swim at Nockamixon
Sunday July 19 11 am Swim at Nockamixon state park in Bucks County We will swim in a pool, then go out to dinner. We will meet in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 11 am, the carpool to the park. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
528
Discovering the Impressionists
Sunday July 26 12 noon Discovering the Impressionists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit tells the history of several of the major impressionists. We will meet at 12 noon in front of the main entrance to the museum at the top of the steps. Tickets cost $25, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
501
Atsion Lake
Sunday August 2 10 am Swim at Atsion Lake Come enjoy a swim at this beautiful lake in the Pine Barrens. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, NJ, then carpool to the lake. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
505
Island Beach State Park
Sunday August 16 12 noon  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.
527
Club Meeting
Wednesday August 19 6:30 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorn Steakhouse restaurant at the Whitman Square Shopping Center at Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for September and October. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
465
Cape May
Sunday August 23 10 am Trip to Cape May Come enjoy this beautiful beach and shore town. We will meet in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, New Jersey at 10 am, then carpool to the beach. We will eat lunch and dinner out, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
589
Renaissance Faire
Saturday September 19 11:00 am Renaissance Faire Come enjoy the Village Library of Wrightstown Renaissance Faire. The faire is a recreation of a 12th through 16th century village, and features food, plays, a live chess match, and variety of entertainments. We will meet in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast at 11 am, then carpool to the faire. Afterwards we may go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
569
Miniature Golf
Sunday September 20 2 pm Miniature Golf Come enjoy miniature golf and a ride on the carousel at Franklin Square at 6th and Race Streets in Philadelphia. The group will meet at the ticket booth at 2:00 P.M. and will have dinner afterwards in Chinatown. For more information call Gale at 215-331-8194.
527
Break the Fast
Wednesday September 23 8 pm Break the Fast at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast. For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.
502
Five Mile Hike
Saturday October 3 10 am Five Mile Hike Come enjoy a hike at Five Mile Woods Nature Preserve in Yardley, PA. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in the Northeast, then carpool to the hike. Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled and will be held on Sunday, October 11.
505
Club Meeting
Wednesday October 14 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Famous Dave's restaurant at 9763 Whitman Square in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for November and December. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
486
Philadelphia Zoo
Sunday October 25 12 noon Trip to the Philadelphia Zoo We will meet at 12 noon in front of the lion statue at 34th and Girard, and afterwards we may go out for dinner. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
466
Philadelphia Ghost Tour
Saturday October 31 7:30 pm Philadelphia Ghost Tour Come take a 2 hour walking tour describing the haunted aspects of various Philadelphia landmarks. The tour meets at 229 Arch street, outside the Betsy Ross house, and in order to go on this event you need register online at www.freetoursbyfoot.com. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
805
Pennypack Park Hike
Saturday November 7 10 am Pennypack Park Hike We will meet at 10 am in front of the Dunkin Donuts at Bustleton and Castor in the Northeast for a short hike, then have lunch at the White Elephant Thai restaurant. In the event of rain, we will have lunch only, at 1 pm.  For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
557
Moroccan Dinner
 Saturday November 21 6 pm Moroccan Dinner Come enjoy a 7 course morrocan feast at the Fez Morrocan restaurant at 620 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia. The cost is $25, and in order to go on this event you need to RSVP to Janet at 267-205-6651.
476
Club Meeting
Wednesday December 9 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant located at 2538 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in Northeast Philadelphia. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for January and February. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
474
Longwood Gardens
Friday December 25 10 am Trip to Longwood Gardens Come spend the day at Longwood Gardens, which features many gardens and horticultural displays, a working pipe organ, an open air fountain show, and more. We will meet in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the gardens. We will eat lunch at the gardens, and possibly have dinner out as well. Tickets for the gardens are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for students, and free for children under 4. If you buy your ticket at the gardens, you will pay an extra $6 processing fee, which you will not pay if you buy online. For more information call Jon at 856-787-0325.
483
New Years Eve
Thursday December 31 5:45 pm New Years Eve Join the Mosaic Outdoor Club of Philadelphia for New Year's Eve fireworks, weather permitting, and dinner out afterwards. The group will meet at 5:45 pm at the low walls at the end of the Walnut Street Bridge at Front and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
525
Barnes Foundation
Sunday January 3 9 am Trip To the Barnes Foundation Come enjoy a trip to the Barnes Foundation at 20th Street and the Parkway in Philadelphia. This museum features a large collection of post-impressionist and early modern paintings. The group will meet at 9:00 am, weather permitting, to stand in line for free tickets. We may go out to eat after the museum. For information call Gale at 215-331-8194.
553
Play "The Hard Problem"
Saturday January 16 1 pm Play "The Hard Problem" We will meet at the Wilma Theater box office at 1 pm at Broad and Spruce Streets to see the play. Snow date is January 23rd. For information call Gale at 215-331-8194.
552
Classical Music Concert
Saturday January 30 4:30 pm Classical Music Concert at the Kimmel Center near Broad and Spruce streets in Philadelphia. The concert is called "Fairwell to Vienna" and features the music of Webern, Schumann, and Brahms. We will wait in line at 4:30 pm to buy $10 rush tickets for the concert, which begins at 8 pm. In between we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.
502
Club Meeting
Wednesday February 10 6:30 pm Club Meeting at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant at 8101 Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for March and April. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
457
Hiking the appalachian trail through Shenandoah National Park

Saturday March 12 – Monday March 14 A WALK IN THE WOODS - HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THRU SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK with New York Mosaic.

Come on out; shake off the winter blues and take a walk in the woods. Spend a day or two or three hiking the Appalachian Trail through beautiful Shenandoah National Park. Many scenic peaks and overlooks offering panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a patchwork of woods, farmlands and orchards in the valleys below. Abundant wildlife. Hikes will average 8 to 10 miles a day. There are shorter hike options available. Great for folks in the Washington DC area who wish to only come out for the day. Lodging at Fairfield Inn – Strasburg, VA. $89 per night + tax. Check in 3/11 – Checkout 3/15. Shorter stay options available. REGISTER BY WED MARCH 9 –LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

Lanny Wexler (516) 390-8912 highpt43@optimum.net Barry Segal (301) 706-3093 solarmaryland@verizon.net (Barry will not have e mail access until March 6 but he will have cell phone access)

450
Philadelphia Flower Show
Sunday March 13 12 noon Philadelphia Flower Show This year's theme is "National Parks", and in addition to floral displays features a butterfly room, a garden railway exhibit, and tea tasting. Tickets cost $27 for adults, $20 for students 17-24, $16 for children 2-16, and may be purchased at the show or online at theflowershow.com. We will meet at 12 noon at the sculpture of the Chinese soup bowls under the escalator in the left building as you face the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets. After the show we will go out for dinner in chinatown, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
494
Hike Pennypack Park Extension Trail
Sunday March 27 10:30 am Hike Pennypack Park Extension Trail Enjoy a hike along a relatively new portion of the trail with good views of the Pennypack Creek valley. We will meet at 10:30 am at the Target at Bustelton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the park, which is in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Afterwards we will go out for lunch, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
477
Club Meeting
Wednesday April 6 6:45 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorn Steak House at 9769 Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for May and June. In addition we will be having our annual elections for board positions. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325, and if you would like to run for a position, e-mail the club at philly@mosaicoutdoor.org.
376
Play "Sex With Strangers"
Saturday April 16 1 pm Play "Sex With Strangers" at the Suzzane Roberts Theater at 480 South Broad Street, near Broad and Lombard, in Philadelphia. We will meet at 1 pm to buy tickets for the play, which starts at 2 pm. The cheapest tickets cost $24, which are located in row E of the mezzanine, and it is suggested you buy tickets in advance, as they may sell out. Afterwards we may go out to dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
481
Annual Country Fair
Saturday May 14 10:45 am Annual Country Fair Come enjoy the annual country fair at the W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences. The fair features a petting zoo, plant sale, rodeo demonstration, food trucks, hayrides, and raffles. The group will meet at 10:45 A.M. at the school sign in front of the dairy barn across from the main school building at 7100 Henry Avenue (at Cinnaminson) in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Weather permitting, we will walk to Valley Green afterwards. For information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
457
Tour of Pennypacker Mills and Skippack Village
Sunday May 15 10:15 am Tour of Pennypacker Mills and Skippack Village Come enjoy a guided tour of historic Pennypacker Mills and a walk around Skippack village. The group will carpool at 10:15 A.M. from in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia. We will go out to eat afterwards. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
443
Hike Franklin Parker Preserve
Sunday May 22 10 am Hike Franklin Parker Preserve in the New Jersey pine barrens. This easy hike features cranberry bogs and an observation platform to observe wildlife. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in south Jersey, then carpool to the preserve, and afterwards we will go out for dinner. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
451
Club Meeting
Wednesday June 15 6:45 pm Club Meeting at the Uzbeckistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast. At the meeting we will plan events for July and August and discuss club business. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
588
Miniature Golf
Saturday June 18 6 pm Miniature Golf We will have dinner at the Country Club Diner at 6 pm at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast, followed by miniature golf at Park Golf Center at 401 Cottman Avenue at 8 pm. For more information contact Neil 215-331-8194.
466
Celtic Festival
Sunday June 26 11 am Celtic Festival Come enjoy the annual Celtic Day festival at Lion's Park located at Mill and Radcliffe Streets in Bristol, PA. The festival features the Celtic Martins band. The group will carpool at 11 am from in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
446
Island Beach State Park
Sunday July 10 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 will go out to dinner. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
462
Club Meeting
Wednesday August 3 6:45 pm Club Meeting at the Rib Rack restaurant at 2100 Tyson Ave. at Bustleton Ave. and Tyson in Northeast Philadelphia. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for September and October. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
507
Nockamixon State Park
Saturday August 13 11 am Nockamixon State Park Come enjoy a swim in a pool at this park near Quakertown, PA. The group will carpool at 11 am from in front of the Target at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia, and afterwards we will go out to dinner. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
407
Miniature Golf
Saturday September 10 2 pm Miniature Golf Come enjoy miniature golf and a ride on the carousel at Franklin Square located at 6th and Race Streets in Philadelphia. The group will meet at the ticket both at 2 pm, and we will go out for dinner in Chinatown afterwards. For information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.  Due to excessive heat, this event has been cancelled.
432
Beach Plum Festival
Sunday September 11 12 noon Beach Plum Festival Come enjoy a beach trip and the annual Beach Plum Festival, featuring vendors and exhibits, at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. The group will carpool at 12:00 noon from in front of the Shop Rite at the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, New Jersey, and go out to dinner afterwards. For information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
375
Hike in Manayunk
Sunday September 18 10 am Hike in Manayunk Come enjoy a hike on the Manayunk Bridge and Trail. The group will carpool at 10 am from in front of the Target at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia. Parking at the trail site is at Main and Green Streets, Lot A. For information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.
505
Pennypack Trail Hike
Sunday September 25 10 am Pennypack Trail Hike We will take a hike on the Byberry extension of the Pennypack Trail. The group will carpool at 10 am from in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia, and go out to dinner afterwards. For information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
461
Hawk Mountain
Saturday October 1 8 am Hawk Mountain We will take a trip to Hawk Mountain to view migrating birds, weather permitting. The group will carpool at 8 am from in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia, and go out to dinner afterwards. For information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.  Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.
431
Break-the-Fast
Wednesday October 12 8 pm Break-the-Fast at the Country Club diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast. For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.
447
Club Meeting
Wednesday October 19 6:45 pm Club Meeting at the Longhorn Steak House at 9769 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for November and December. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
431
Trip to the Zoo
Saturday October 22 12 noon Trip to the Philadelphia Zoo featuring a new baby Gorilla. We will meet at 12:00 noon in front of the lion statue at the main entrance to the zoo at 34th Street and Girard Avenue. Afterwards we may go out for dinner and for more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.  Due to high winds, this event has been cancelled.
459
King Midas Exhibit
Saturday November 12 10:30 am King Midas Exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The exhibit features more than 120 objects and a program on magic in the ancient world. The group will meet at 10:30 A.M. at the entrance to the museum at 3260 South Street in Philadelphia. We will go out to dinner after the museum. For information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
436
Club Meeting
Wednesday December 7 6:45 pm Club Meeting at Gallo's Seafood restaurant at 8101 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for January and February. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
351
Trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences
Sunday December 18 12 noon Trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences Featuring "Dinosaurs Unearthed" and other exhibits. The group will meet at 12:00 noon at the main entrance to the museum at 19th and the Parkway in Philadelphia. We will go out to dinner after the museum. For information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.  This event was originally set for December 11, and has been rescheduled.
336
Trip to Longwood Gardens
Sunday December 25 10 am Trip to Longwood Gardens Come enjoy a trip to Longwood Gardens featuring extensive indoor greenhouses, an organ concert, and lighted trees. The group will carpool at 10 am from in front of the Target store at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia. We will have lunch at Longwood Gardens and dinner out. Heavy snow or ice cancels. For information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
397
New Years Eve
Saturday December 31 5:45 pm New Years Eve Dinner and Fireworks We will view fireworks at Penn's Landing, then go out to dinner. The group will meet at 5:45 pm at the low walls at the foot of the Walnut Street Bridge at Front and Walnut Streets. Heavy snow or ice cancels, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Museum of American Jewish History
Sunday January 8 1 pm Museum of American Jewish History featuring Bill Graham and other exhibits. We will meet at 1 pm at the main entrance to the museum to purchase tickets. We will go out to dinner after the museum. Heavy snow or ice cancels. For information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.
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Play "Constellations"
Sunday January 15 1 pm Play "Constellations" at the Wilma theater. The group will meet at the box office at Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia at 1:00 P.M. to purchase tickets for the 2:00 P.M. matinee. The group will go out to dinner after the play. Heavy snow or ice cancels. The snow date will be Saturday, January 21st. For information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
367
Club Meeting
Wednesday February 8 6:45 pm Club Meeting at Espresso Cafe and Sushi Bar at 7814 Castor Ave. in the Northeast. At the meeting we will plan events for March and April, and discuss club business. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Shenandoah Hiking Weekend
Friday March 17 - Monday March 20 Hiking the Appalachian Trail In Shenandoah National Park Hike the Appalachian Trail through beautiful Shenandoah National Park. Many scenic peaks and overlooks offering panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a patchwork of woods, farmlands and orchards in the valleys below. Hikes will average 11 miles per day at a moderate, steady pace with significant elevation gains and drops. Drive down on Friday for short 3 mile hike. Leader will arrange carpooling. Friday night at the Courtyard by Marriott, Manassas, VA $129 per night + tax. Breakfast included. Saturday night at the Massanutten Resort $105 + tax. Breakfast not included. Participants responsible for making their own reservation. People willing to share room can split room cost in half. Register early! Group size limited to 10. MUST REGISTER WITH LEADER. REGISTER BY WED MARCH 15.
Lanny Wexler highpt43@optimum.net  Due to impending inclement weather, this trip has been cancelled. It may be rescheduled later.
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Philadelphia Flower Show
Saturday March 18 12 noon Philadelphia Flower Show This year's theme is "Holland", and in addition to floral displays features a butterfly room and wine tasting. We will meet at 12:00 noon at the sculpture of the Chinese soup bowls under an escalator in the left building as you face the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets. Afterwards we will go out to dinner in Chinatown. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Play "Adapt!"
Sunday March 26 1 pm Play "Adapt!" at the Wilma Theater at Broad and Spruce streets in Philadelphia. We will meet at 1 pm in the lobby to purchase tickets for the play, which starts at 2 pm. Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
342
Club Meeting
Monday April 3 6:45 pm Club Meeting at the Rib Rack Restaurant at Bustleton and Tyson Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia. At the meeting we will plan events for May and June, and discuss club business. In addition to this we will have our annual election of officers. If you would like to run for a position, e-mail the club at philly@mosaicoutdoor.org, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Museum of the American Revolution
Sunday April 30 1 pm Museum of the American Revolution Come enjoy the new Museum of The American Revolution located at 101 S. 3rd Street in Philadelphia. The group will meet at the entrance to the museum at 1 pm. We will go out to dinner after the museum, and for information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
382
Pine Barrens Hike
Saturday May 6 10 am Pine Barrens Hike Come enjoy a Spring hike in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Shoprite at the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 in Marlton to carpool to the hike, and afterwards we will go out to dinner. For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Annual Country Fair
Saturday May 13 11 am Annual Country Fair at the Walter Biddle Saul High school of Agricultural Sciences located at 7100 Henry Avenue (at Cinnaminson) in Philadelphia. Enjoy a petting zoo, hayrides, a rodeo demonstration, plant sale, food trucks, and raffles. Weather permitting, we will walk to Valley Green after the fair. The group will meet in front of the dairy barn across Henry Avenue from the main school building at 11 am, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Elmwood Zoo
Saturday May 20 10 am Trip to the Elmwood Zoo The zoo features over 100 species of animals, most indigenous to the Americas. We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia to carpool. For more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Carpenter Woods Hike
Sunday June 4 11 am Carpenter Woods Hike Come enjoy a hike in these woods in Mount Airy, known for its birds in the Spring. We will meet at 11 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast to carpool to the hike, and afterwards we will go out to dinner. For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
340
Club Meeting
Monday June 5 6:45 pm Club Meeting at the Uzbeckistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast. At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August. People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Miniature Golf
Saturday June 17 6 pm Miniature Golf We will eat dinner at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast at 6 pm, followed by miniature golf at Burholme Golf Center at 401 West Cottman Ave. at 8 pm. For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.
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James A. Michener Art Museum

Sunday June 25 10 am James A. Michener Art Museum  featuring the photographs of Charles Sheeler.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at the intersections of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the museum, located at 138 S. Pine St. in Doylestown, PA.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.

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Philadelphia Art Museum

Sunday July 2  12 noon  Philadelphia Art Museum  Come enjoy pay what you wish day at the museum.  We will meet at 12 noon at the main entrance of the museum at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway to get our tickets, and at 4 pm we will go to the Perelman building.  We will go out for dinner afterwards, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Island Beach State Park
Sunday July 9  11:30 am  Island Beach State Park  Come enjoy a day at the beach on this barrier island off the New Jersey shore.  We will meet at 11:30 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersections of Routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, New Jersey, then carpool to the beach.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Nockamixon State Park
Sunday July 16 10:15 am  Nockamixon State Park  Come enjoy a swim in a pool at this park.  We will meet at 10:15 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the park.  Afterwards we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Chemical Heritage Foundation
Saturday July 29  1 pm  Chemical Heritage Foundation  The museum features a variety of exhibits related to science.  We will meet at 1 pm at 315 Chestnut St.  The museum is free, and for more information contact Martin at 215-324-0929.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday August 9  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at Gallo's Seafood restaurant  in the Northeast at 8101 Roosevelt Blvd.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for September and October.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Cape May
Sunday August 20  10:30 am  Cape May  Come enjoy a day at the beach in Cape May, New Jersey.  We will meet at 10:30 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, NJ, then carpool to the beach.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Hava naGrilla
Sunday August 27  9:45 am  Hava naGrilla  Come enjoy a Kosher Barbeque competition.  We will meet at 9:45 am in front of the Target at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to temple Beth Hillel-Beth El at 1001 Remington Rd. in Wynnewood, PA, where the competition is held.  Admission is $10, and for more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.
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Beach Plum Festival
Sunday September 10  11:30 am  Beach Plum Festival  Come enjoy this festival dedicated to the beach plum, a plant that grows on the beach.  This free festival includes food and vendors, and is located at pavilion #1 in Island Beach State Park on the New Jersey shore.  Weather permitting, you can still swim.  We will meet at 11:30 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey in Marlton and carpool to the beach, and afterwards we will go out for dinner.  For more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
312
Miniature Golf
Sunday September 24  2 pm  Miniature Golf  at Franklin Square Mini-Golf at 6th and Race in Philadelphia.  We will meet at 2 pm at the ticket booth, and afterwards we will go out for dinner in Chinatown.  The miniature golf costs $9 for an adult ticket, and there is also a carousel for $3.  For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.  Due to excessive heat, this event has been cancelled.  It may be rescheduled later.
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Break The Fast

Saturday September 30  8 pm  Break The Fast  at the Country Club Diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast.  For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.

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Perkiomen Trail Hike
Sunday October 1  10 am  Perkiomen Trail Hike  Come enjoy the fall foliage on this easy hike starting in Green Lane, PA.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh Aves. in the Northeast, then carpool to the hike.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.
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Club Meeting
Wednesday October 11  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Longhorn Steak House at 9769 Roosevelt Blvd. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for November and December.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.
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Haunted Hay Ride
Saturday October 14  8 pm  Haunted Hay Ride  at Winding Brook Farm at 3014 Bristol Rd. in Warrington, PA.  This event is being run by Shaare Shamayim.  If you would like to go, please RSVP to Steve at 267-221-2677.
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Philadelphia Zoo
Sunday October 22  10:30 am  Philadelphia Zoo  featuring a new baby lemur.  It is also "Boo at the Zoo", where costumes are worn and candy given out.  We will meet at 10:30 am in front of the lion statue at 34th and Girard, and afterwards we will go out to dinner.  For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.
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Play "Blood Wedding"
Sunday October 29  1 pm  Play "Blood Wedding"  at the Wilma theater near the intersection of Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia.  The play is based on a story by Federico Garcia Lorca about the events that transpire on a woman's wedding day.  We will meet at 1 pm to buy tickets for the play, which starts at 2 pm.  Afterwards we wil go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.
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Hawk Mountain

Sunday November 5  8 am  Hawk Mountain  We will take a short hike and look for a variety of raptors from the top of hawk mountain.  There is also a small museum and native plant garden.  Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and. $5 for children.  We will meet at 8 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh Aves in the Northeast, then carpool to the mountain.  In the event of rain this event is cancelled.  Aterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.  Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

 
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Club Meeting

Wednesday December 13  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Uzbekistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for December, January, and February.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Dinner and a Movie

Saturday December 23  5:30 pm  Dinner and a Movie  at the AMC Neshaminy 24 Movie theater at the Neshaminy Mall.  We will meet at the box office at 5:30 pm to buy tickets, go out for dinner at Pizzeria UNO, then come back and see the movie.  For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.

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Trip to Longwood Gardens

Monday December 25 10 am  Trip to Longwood Gardens  featuring indoor gardens, fountain shows, a garden railway, and an organ singalong.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the gardens.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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New Years Eve

Sunday December 31 5:40 pm  New Year's Eve  We will meet at 5:40 pm at the front of the bridge at Front and Walnut at Penn's Landing to view fireworks at 6 pm, then go out to dinner.  For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.  Due to severe cold this event has been cancelled.  We may have a dinner and fireworks event around the Fourth of July.

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Terracotta Warriors

Saturday January 27  4:40 pm  Terracotta Warriors  at the Franklin Institute.  The exhibit features 10 of the life size warriors and 160 artifacts from ancient China.  We will meet at 4:40 pm in front of the Franklin Institute at 20th and the Parkway, and afterwards we will go out to dinner.  For more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.  In the case of inclement weather this event may be cancelled.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday February 14  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant at 8101 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for March and April.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Play "Love, Lies and Taxidermy"

Sunday February 25 2 pm  Play "Love, Lies, and Taxidermy"  at the Inis Nua theatre company at the Drake at 302 South Hicks street in Philadelphia.  In order to go on this event you need to buy tickets online at www.inisnuatheatre.org.  Tickets cost $30 plus a $4 service charge.  Afterwards we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194. 

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Philadelphia Flower Show

Sunday March 11  12 noon  Philadelphia Flower Show  This year's theme is "Wonders of Water", and in addition to floral displays features wine tasting and a butterfly room.  We will meet at 12 noon next to the Chinese soup bowl sculpture under the escalator at the building on the left as you face the PA convention center at 12th and Arch streets.  For more information including ticket prices go to theflowershow.com.  Heavy snow or ice may cause this event to be rescheduled.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Classical Music Concert

Saturday April 7  4:30 pm Classical Music Concert  with the Philadelphia orchestra at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center near Broad and Spruce.  The concert features the music of Leonard Bernstein, Machover, and Musorgsky's Pictures From an Exhibition.  We will meet at 4:30 pm to buy rush tickets, then go out to dinner, and come back for the concert, which starts at 8 pm.  For more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.

237
Italian Market Stroll

Sunday April 8  11 am  Italian Market Stroll  Come enjoy walking around the Italian Market which features a variety of food vendors.  We will also have lunch there.  We will meet at 11 am in front of the Whole Foods at 9th and South, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday April 11  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Rib Rack restaurant at 2100 Tyson Ave. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for May and June.  In addition we will have our annual election of club officers.  If you would like to run for a board position, e-mail the club at philly@mosaicoutdoor.org.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

264
Philadelphia Zoo

Sunday April 22 12 noon  Trip to the Philadelphia Zoo  featuring a new jaguar at big cat falls.  Tickets are $24.95 for an adult, and we will meet at 12 noon in front of the lion statue at 34th and Girard.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.

251
Pine Barrens Hike

Sunday April 29  10:30 am  Pine Barrens Hike  Come enjoy a Spring hike in the New Jersey pine barrens.  We will meet at 10:30 am from in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the visitor's center of Brendan T. Byrne state forest.  We will hike to Pakim Pond and back, and possibly farther if the group wishes.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Country Fair

Saturday May 12  11:30 am  Country Fair at the Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences featuring a petting zoo, food, a plant sale, and raffles.  The group will meet at 11:30 am at the school sign in front of the dairy barn across from the main school building at 7100 Henry Avenue in Philadelphia.  For information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Grounds for Sculpture

Sunday May 27  10 am  Grounds for Sculpture  featuring outdoor gardens and modern art.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the park.  Alternatively you can meet us at the park at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton, NJ.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.

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Wissahickon Park Hike

Saturday June 9  12:45 pm  Wissahickon Park Hike  We will meet at 12:45 pm at Salvatore Pachella field at 6839 Henry Ave., near Henry and Livezey, then hike to the Valley Green Inn, and possibly farther if the group wishes.  Afterwards we will go out for a late lunch, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday June 13  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at Longhorn Steakhouse at 9769 Roosevelt Blvd. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.  

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Dinner and Fireworks

Saturday June 30  6 pm  Dinner and Fireworks  We will have dinner at the Tamarind Thai restaurant at 117 South St., followed by fireworks at Penns landing.  If you would like to go to the restaurant, or for more questions, contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Miniature Golf

Sunday July 1  5 pm  Dinner and Miniature Golf  We will meet at 5 pm at the Country Club diner at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast, followed by miniature golf at Burholme Park Golf Center at 401 W. Cottman Ave.  For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.  Due to excessive heat this event has been cancelled.  It may be rescheduled later.

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Island Beach

Sunday July 8  12 noon  Island Beach State Park  Come enjoy a day at the beach on this barrier island off of the New Jersey shore.  We will meet at 12 noon in front of the shoprite in Marlton near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the beach.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Lake Atsion

Sunday July 29  10 am  Lake Atsion  Come enjoy a swim in a lake in Wharton state forest in the Pine Barrens.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, NJ, then carpool to the park.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner.  In the event of inclement weather this event is cancelled, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Eight Course Moroccan Dinner

Saturday August 4  5 pm  Eight Course Moroccan Dinner  at the Casablanca restaurant at 1111 Easton Rd. in Warrington PA.  In addition to the meal, you will be entertained by belly dancers.  We will meet at 5 pm in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the restaurant.  Alternatively you can meet us at the restaurant at 6 pm.  To go on this event please RSVP to Janet at 267-205-6651.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday August 15  6:45 pm  Club Meeting at the Uzbeckistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for September and October.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

192
Cape May

JSunday August 19  10 am  Cape May  Come enjoy a day at the beach at Cape May, New Jersey.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton in South Jersey, then carpool to the beach.  Afterwards we will go out for dinner.  In the event of inclement weather this event is cancelled, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.  Due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled.

153
Nockamixon State Park

Sunday August 26  10 am  Nockamixon State Park  Come enjoy a swim in a pool at this Pennsylvania state park.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at the intersections of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the park.  In the event of inclement weather this event is cancelled.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651

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Island Beach

Sunday September 2  12 noon  Island Beach  Come enjoy a day at the beach at this park on a barrier island off the New Jersey shore.  We will meet at 12 noon in front of the shoprite near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton New Jersey, then carpool to the beach.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Play "Hapgood"

Saturday September 8  8 pm  Play "Hapgood"  The play mixes espionage and particle physics.  The play starts at 8 pm at St. Stephens Theatre at 923 Ludlow St. in Philadelphia.  For more information and to RSVP contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Dinner and miniature golf

Saturday September 22  5 pm  Dinner and miniature golf  We will have dinner at 5 pm at the Country Club diner at 1717 Cottman Ave., followed by miniature golf at Burlholme Park Golf Center at 401 W. Cottman Ave. at 7 pm.  For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.

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Stoneleigh Gardens

Sunday September 30  11:30 am  Stoneleigh Gardens  Come enjoy walking around 42 acres of gardens featuring native plants.  We will meet at 11:30 am at the Target at the intersections of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the gardens, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.

155
Club Meeting

Wednesday October 10  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Taste King chinese restaurant at 10763 Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for November and December.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Pine Barrens Hike

Sunday October 14  10 am  Pine Barrens Hike  We will hike from the Carranza Memorial to Apple Pie Hill and back.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Shoprite in Marlton near the intersections of routes 70 and 73 in South Jersey, then carpool to the hike.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Philadelphia Zoo

Sunday October 28  10 am  Philadelphia Zoo  featuring "Boo at the zoo", where costumes are worn and candy is given out.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the lion statue at the main entrance to the zoo at 34th Street and Girard Avenue.  For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.

165
Perkiomen Trail Hike

Sunday November 11  9:30 am  Perkiomen Trail Hike  Come enjoy a fall hike along the Perkiomen Trail.  We will meet in front of the Target at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia at 9:30 am, then carpool to the hike.  Afterwards we may go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.

153
Vikings Exhibit

Saturday November 17  4:45 pm  Vikings Exhibit  at the Franklin Institute.  The exhibit features 600 artifacts and a replica of a viking ship.  We will meet at 4:45 pm at the front steps of the museum at 20th and the Parkway in Philadelphia.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

157
Classical Music Concert

Saturday November 24  4:30 pm  Classical Music Concert  at the Kimmel Center at Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia.  The concert features Copeland's Appalachian Spring, Heggie's Moby Dick, and Barber's Piano Concerto.  We will meet at 4:30 pm at the Kimmel Center to stand in line to buy rush tickets, then go out to dinner and come back for the concert at 8 pm.  For more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday December 5  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant at 8101 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for January and February.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Woodmere Art Museum

Sunday December 16  11 am  Woodmere Art Museum  featuring works by the Pennsylvania Impressionists.  We will meet at 11 am in front of the Target at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the museum.  Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors over 55.  Afterwards we may go out to dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.

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Dinner and a Movie

Sunday December 23  5:30 pm  Dinner and a Movie  We will meet at 5:30 pm at the AMC Neshaminy 24 movie theater at the Neshaminy mall at 707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA, to buy tickets.  We will go out to dinner, then come back to see the movie.  For more information contact Neil at 215-331-8194.

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Longwood Gardens

Tuesday December 25  10 am  Longwood Gardens  Take a trip to Longwood Gardens, featuring indoor and outdoor gardens, a garden railway, organ singalong, and fountain shows.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia, then carpool to the gardens.  We will eat lunch and dinner out, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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New Year's Eve

Monday December 31  5:40 pm  New Year's Eve  We will meet at 5:40 pm at Front and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia at the Walnut Street Bridge to view the 6:00 pm fireworks.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Princeton Art Museum

Sunday January 27  11 am  Princeton Art Museum featuring exhibits on Japanese art and American landscapes.  We will meet at 11 am in front of the Target at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh in the Northeast, then carpool to the museum.  Afterwards we will go out for a late lunch/early dinner, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday February 6  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Longhorne Steakhouse at 9769 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for March and April.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Academy of Fine Arts

Sunday February 24  11:30 am  Academy of Fine Arts  featuring the works of Rina Banerjee and a collection of 18th and 19th century American art.  We will meet at 11:30 am in front of the museum at 118-128 North Broad Street.  Afterwards we will go out for a late lunch/early dinner.  In the event of inclement weather this event is cancelled, and for more information contact Janet at 267-205-6651.

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Philadelphia Flower Show

Sunday March 10  12 noon  Philadelphia Flower Show  This year's theme is "Flower Power" and in addition to floral displays features a butterfly room and wine tasting.  We will meet at 12 noon next to the soup bowl sculptures underneath the escalator on the first floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch.  Afterwards we will go out for dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.  Due to unforseen circumstances Jon will not be attending this event.  For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday April 3  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Uzbeckistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for May and June.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Country Fair Day

Saturday May 11  11:30 am  Country Fair Day  at the Walter B. Saul High School at 7100 Henry Ave.  The fair features a working farm, plant sale, and vendors including food vendors.  We will meet at 11:30 am in front of the school sign on Henry Ave.  Afterwards we will go for a walk in Fairmount park to Valley Green, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday June 12  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Rib Rack restaurant at 2100 Tyson Ave in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for July and August.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Dinner and Miniature Golf

Saturday June 15 6 pm  Dinner and Miniature Golf  We will have dinner at the Country Club Diner at 6 pm at 1717 Cottman Ave. in the Northeast, followed by miniature golf at Burholme Miniature Golf at 401 Cottman Avenue at 8 pm.  For more information contact Neal at 215-331-8194.

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Day Trip to theĀ Washington Mall

Saturday June 22  7:45 am  Day Trip to the Washington Mall  featuring the Smithsonian museums and other attractions near by.  We will meet at 7:45 am at the Great Northeast Plaza at Cottman and Bustleton in the Northeast to take the Starr Tours bus to the Washington Mall and get back at 8:30 pm.  In order to go on this trip you must buy a ticket through Starr Tours, go to www.starrtours.com, click on browse tours and search for "Smithsonian", or call 1-800-782-7703.  If you do go on this trip, or for any other questions, please RSVP to Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Saturday June 29  12 noon  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts  We will meet at 12 noon in front of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at Broad and Cherry Streets to view the exhibition "From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic". (The museum is free that day.) Afterwards we will go out to dinner and view the fireworks at Penn's Landing, weather permitting. Non-members are welcome. For information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Philadephia Art Museum

Sunday July 7  1 pm  Philadephia Art Museum  We will meet in front of the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue at 1 pm to view the exhibition "Souls Grown Deep" of Southern African-American art and quilts from Gee's Bend. Afterwards we will go to the main art museum and then out to dinner at an Indian restaurant. The museum this day is pay as you wish day.  Non-members are welcome, and for information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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Lake Atsion

Sunday July 14  10:30 am  Lake Atsion  Come enjoy a swim at this lake in the Pine Barrens.  We will meet at 10:30 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, NJ, then carpool to the lake.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday July 24  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Longhorn Steakhouse at 9769 Roosevelt Boolevard in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for August and September.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Island Beach State Park

Sunday July 28  12 noon  Island Beach State Park  Come enjoy a day at the beach on this barrier island off the New Jersey shore.  We will meet at 12 noon in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton New Jersey, then carpool to the beach.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner.  In the event of inclement weather this event will be held on Sunday, July 21 at the same time, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Longwood Gardens

Saturday August 3  3 pm  Longwood Gardens  featuring a fountain show set to music and garden displays.  We will meet at 3 pm in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh Aves. in the Northeast, then carpool to the gardens.  We will have dinner at the gardens, and for more information contact Howard at 215-943-2746.

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Cape May

Saturday August 10  10:45 am  Cape May  Come enjoy a day at the beach in this historic town.  We will meet at 10:45 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, NJ, then carpool to the beach.  We will have lunch and dinner out, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Nockamixon State Park

Sunday August 18  10 am  Nockamixon State Park  Come enjoy a swim in a pool at this state park in Bucks County Pennsylvania.  We will meet at 10 am in front of the Target at Bustleton and Bleigh Aves. in the Northeast, then carpool to the park.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Beach Plum Festival

Sunday September 8  10:30 am  Beach Plum Festival  at Island Beach State Park near Seaside Park, NJ.  The festival features food, venders, and music, all related to the beach plum, which grows among the dunes along the shore.  In addition weather permitting you can still go swimming.  We will meet at 10:30 am in front of the Shoprite near the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 in Marlton, NJ, then carpool to the park.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more informaton contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Club Meeting

Wednesday September 18  6:45 pm  Club Meeting  at the Uzbeckistan restaurant at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in the Northeast.  At the meeting we will discuss club business and plan events for October and November.  People new to the club are welcome, and for more information contact Jon at 856-787-0325.

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Play "The Night Alive"

Sunday October 13  1:45 pm  Play "The Night Alive"  at the Inus Nua theatre at 302 S. Hicks St. in center city Philadelphia.  We will meet at 1:45 pm at the theatre to see the 2 pm matinee.  In order to go on this event you need to go to the theatre's web site at www.inisnuatheatre.org and buy tickets in advance.  Afterwards we will go out to dinner, and for more information contact Gale at 215-331-8194.

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