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For Santa – and snow! – shop locally  Grab your wish list and head downtown. Santa Claus wants kids from one to 92 to visit him at his Collingswood headquarters this holiday season. On the following dates, Santa will be stationed at Knight’s Bistro (700 Haddon Ave): • Fri Dec 7 from 6 to 9pm. • Sat Dec 8 from 1 to 3pm; 5 to 8pm. • Sun Dec 9 from 1 to 3pm. • Fri Dec 14 from 6 to 9pm. • Sat Dec 15 from 1 to 3pm; 5 to 8pm. • Sun Dec 16 from 1 to 3pm. • Fri Dec 21 from 6 to 9pm. • Sat Dec 22 from 1 to 3pm; 5 to 8pm. • Sun Dec 23 from 1 to 3pm. Santa will stroll Haddon Ave on Christmas Eve, Mon Dec 24, from 1 to 3pm. When you visit Santa at Knight’s Bistro, be sure to bring canned goods for the

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 A holiday show featuring the Center Stage Dance Ensemble – Scrooge the Musical, In Concert – will dominate the Ritz Theatre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, thru Dec 15 (7:30pm). Matinees will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from Dec 8 thru Dec 16 (1pm). For details, including ticket information and the pay-what-you-can show, see page 6.

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 Savor an evening of candlelight and song during Holy Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual Tree Lighting and Community Caroling event on Sat Dec 8 at 7pm. Friends and families will gather in the Church Plaza for a festive evening which will include the Christmas tree lighting and caroling. All are invited to celebrate the spirit of the season. The church is located at Haddon and Fern Aves, Collingswood. 858-0491

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 Collingswood Manor, a United Methodist Homes lifecare community located at 460 Haddon Ave, offers many activities which are open to all: • The South Jersey Harp Trio will present holiday favorites during a concert on Tue Dec 11 at 7pm. Stop by and enjoy! • Care to learn more about the Manor? A Holiday Lunch N’ Learn event will take place on Fri Dec 21 from 10am to 1pm. Take a tour and enjoy lunch prepared the culinary staff. Call Barbara at 854-4331 x115 to reserve your spot. Those who attend the Holiday Lunch ‘N Learn, will receive a free pointsettia. Note: The first Lunch N’ Learn of 2013 will be held on Thu Jan 24. • The Monthly Book Club isn’t just for seniors anymore! The club generally meets in the Library at Collingswood Manor on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm. However, due to the holiday, the next meeting will be held on Wed Jan 2 at 3:30pm. The group will discuss Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. For more information, contact Mary Moloney at 8544331 x204. • On Sat Jan 26, Collingswood Manor’s Chaplain, Dr. Richard Leaver, will conduct a day-long retreat (9am to 4pm) titled “Following the Yellow Brick Road.” The story of the Wizard of Oz can be viewed as a metaphor for life’s spiritual journey. Spend the day examining how Dorothy and her crew sought redemption and deliverance. The classic movie will be viewed as part of the retreat. Popcorn will be served. A continental breakfast and a luncheon are included. Contact Chaplain Rich Leaver at rleaver@ cm-umh.org or 854-4331 x305 for more information. In the event of snow, the program will be held on Sat Feb 2. • An Open House will be held on Wed Jan 30 from 10am to 2pm. Stop by for a tour, information, and an opportunity to hobnob with residents.

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around the Towns What’s Your Take?

• Rumor has it that Collingswood Firefighter TED AURIG is on Santa’s Nice List. “He did awesome stuff for Hurricane Sandy Relief,” offered a department colleague. “We made at least six trips to the Jersey Shore ... and a trip to Queens NY,” reported Ted. The Collingswood Fire Department has delivered thousands of clothing items to our neighbors in need.

Don’t forget to visit Santa at his Collingswood headquarters, Knight’s Bistro, this holiday season.

Are you on Santa’s Naughty List or Santa’s Nice List?

• Haddon Township dad KYLE STEPHENS reported that he and Santa “don’t see eye to eye.” He added, “Daddy’s on Santa’s Naughty List. Where is Santa the other 364 days of the year when I have to clean up all the toys he brings?” KYLE JR (4) and KOBE (1) are doing their best to remain on Santa’s Nice List. “I can see the Elf on the Shelf,” explainedKy le.

• JANINE SWOPE revealed that her seven-year-old son, Tyler (not pictured), and her two-year-old daughter, ALYSON, are “often on the edge of the Nice List.” Both Tyler and Alyson are excited for a new baby this Christmas. Alyson also hopes to receive “a princess bike!”

• “We are all definitely on the Nice List!” concurred friends JEN McHUGH, BECKY KENNEDY, DEBBIE SMALLWOOD, and DINA RAIHALL. “Just don’t ask our kids!” they added. Jen, Becky, Debbie, and Dina have been friends since high school. They’re pictured shopping in downtown Collingswood.

• BRENDAN DUGAN is definately on Santa’s Nice List. “Because I cover all the shifts my fellow co-workers don’t want to work,” he stated. Brendan can be found working most shifts at Collingswood’s Tortilla Press.

• This happy (and occasionally naughty) couple, DAVID and DANA MARIE MARQUART, proudly stated, “We were really well-behaved this year.” Dana Marie admitted to being on Santa’s Naughty List in years past “for talking back to my boss.” David confessed being on the Naughty List in the past for “talking back to my wife.” There will be no coal for the Marquart’s stocking this year!

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 The Collingswood Presbyterian Church, located at Fern and Maple Aves, will host a babysitting event on Fri Dec 7, from 6 to 9pm. Children, ages four and up, are invited to spend an evening at the church playing games, crafting, enjoying light snacks, and watching a holiday movie. The cost is $20 for a family’s first child; $10 per additional sibling. Proceeds will benefit the church’s youth group mission trip. Hurry! To RSVP, e-mail Gretchen Kolecki at christianedcpc@verizon.net. Include your name, your child’s name and age, any allergies, and a contact phone number. Space is limited to 40 children, Supervision will be provided by members of the church’s youth group and adult members of the church. 854-4523

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 Are you a nature nut? The Audubon Wildlife Society may be just what the doctor ordered. On Sat Dec 8, birdlovers will rendezvous at the Red Bank Battlefield to prepare for the Christmas Bird Counts. Lloyd Shaw will lead the expedition. On Mon Dec 10, society members will reconvene at the Collingswood Library to discuss their own nature/wildlife stories. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. The Audubon Wildlife Society boasts about 80 members. Meetings are held September thru May, trips take place year-round. Membership ($15 per year) covers newsletters, speakers, and field trips. Visit audubonwildlifesociety.org to learn more. patbrundage@comcast.net

Christmas at St Paul’s ...

 St Paul Lutheran Church, located at 832 Park Ave in Collingswood, has announced its holiday schedule. • An alternative holiday gathering, “Blue Christmas,” will be held in the church parlor on Sun Dec 23 at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, call 854-0860. • Two Christmas Eve Services will be held at St Paul’s on Mon Dec 24. A contemporary, family oriented service will take place at 4pm. A traditional candlelight service will be held at 10:30pm. Both services will include Holy Communion. Pitch in at St Paul’s! The church’s pantry provides food and personal items to area residents in need. The pantry needs paper grocery bags, sugar, rice, mayonnaise, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, cooking oil, and tuna. For more information, visit stpaulscollingswood.org. For food assistance, call 854-0860.

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 Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians & Gays – also known as PFLAG – generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month, from 6:30 to 9pm, at the Collingswood Public Library (771 Haddon Ave). PFLAG is made up of individuals who have come to terms with a gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgendered (LGBT) family member as well as those who are seeking to better understand a friend or relative’s sexuality. No one is turned away from PFLAG meetings. All questions are valid. PFLAG will not host a guest speaker during the next gathering, Mon Dec 17. Instead, a support group meeting will be held. Attendees will be encouraged to set aside their holiday craziness and acquaint themselves with those who have joined throughout 2012 . Refreshments will be served. Those who attend PFLAG meetings are given the opportunity to engage in dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG’s goal is to increase tolerance for diversity. Future meetings will be held on Jan 28 and Feb 25. pflag.org

Make the season bright!

 Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) needs the community’s help in giving joy this holiday season to families and seniors in need. Individuals and businesses are invited to adopt a family or senior, providing them with toys, winter clothing, and food. Last year VOADV was able to provide gifts to more than 300 families (including more than 1,000 children) thanks to its partners and donors from the community. With the added support of Philadelphia’s Ben FM, Adopt a Family is expected to grow creating a greater need for donors. Those who adopt will have an opportunity to chose a family or senior based on profiles. They will be sent a wish list by Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. Each donor is asked to provide each child with a toy and an outfit and the family with a gift card to purchase a holiday meal. Any cash donations will be combined to purchase clothing, toys, and food. “Our families look forward to Adopt a Family every year,” said Manoucheka Emmanuel, director of the Eleanor Corbett House family shelter. “It’s wonderful to feel the support of the community and see the magic of Christmas in the children’s faces.” Donations can be sent or dropped off at the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (235 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). Monetary donations can be mailed or given online. For more information on adopting a family – or if you are part of a family in need – go to voadv.org, call Jynette Hernandez at 854-4660 x137, or e-mail jhernandez@voadv.org. Volunteers of America Delaware Valley is the Greater Philadelphia affiliate of a national nonprofit, faith-based organization founded in 1896. Headquartered in Collingswood, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley operates more than 40 programs annually serving 13,000 men, women and children in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


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What’s On: Haddon Township

Greet the holidays with these Ritz hits

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› The Healing After Divorce Group meets at the Starting Point (215 Highland Ave, Suite C, Haddon Twp) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8pm. Those who are in the process of divorce – and those who have been divorced one or more times – are welcome to share their thoughts in a non-judgemental environment. The Starting Point of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that offers group meetings, counseling, psychotherapy, forums, and referrals to those grappling with addiction and other issues. 354-3155

 Haddon Township’s Ritz Theatre has announced an entertainment lineup that will thrill children and parents this holiday season: • A holiday show featuring the Center Stage Dance Ensemble – Scrooge the Musical, In Concert – will dominate the Ritz Theatre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, from thru Dec 15 (7:30pm). Matinees will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from Dec 8 thru Dec 16 (1pm). Tickets cost $18 for evening performances and $15 for matinees. Group rates are available. Call 858-5230. Artistic Director Bruce Curless will return as Ebenezer Scrooge during performances of Scrooge the Musical, In Concert. “Ebenezer Scrooge is one of my most well-known roles so I’m super excited for the chance to reprise it this year with a whole new spin!” said Curless. On Thu Dec 13, the Ritz will offer a Pay-WhatYou-Can performance of Scrooge the Musical, In Concert. Those who wish to attend the show are encouraged to bring canned goods and other nonperishables in exchange for discounted tickets. • Then, the heartwarming Mrs. Tinkerton’s Christmas Toy Store -- an original musical written by Marlton-native Anne Knoll – will take center stage on Saturdays, Dec 15 and Dec 22, at 10am. Shows will also take place from Mon Dec 17 thru Fri Dec 21, at 10am, daily. An additional performance will take place on Sat Dec 22 at 1pm. Tickets cost $10. Group rates are available. Call 858-5230. See what happens to broken toys in the back room of Mrs. Tinkerton’s Christmas Toy Store. Children will learn the importance of looking past appearance during this heart-warming musical. “I wanted to write a Christmas show that would entertain, as well as help teach children the importance of self-confidence and celebrating our differences,” said Knoll.

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What’s On: Haddon Township

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Nature, Trees, and art Please!

 The Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association encourages youngsters to explore the world outside their doors. The association’s December children’s program is titled “Nature, Trees, and Art Please!” Through crafts and interactive activities, participants will learn about the shapes and patterns that can be found in their own backyards. Forest Explorers (ages six- thru nine-years), and Junior Rangers (ages 10- thru 12-years) will participate in eco-friendly crafts and a neighborhood hike/scavenger hunt. The Forest Explorers will meet at the Haddon Township Environmental and Historical Center  The Poetry in the Park series, sponsored (143 Ormond Ave E, Haddon Township) on by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Fri Dec 14 from 4 to 6pm. Commission, is held the 2nd and 4th Monday The Junior Rangers will meet at the Haddon of each month, rain or shine, from 7 to 9pm at Township Environmental and Historical Center on the Hopkins House (250 Park Drive S, Haddon on Fri Dec 21 from 4 to 6pm. Township). Events are held inside during Register quickly – class sizes are limited. The inclement weather. cost is $15 for non-members, $10 for members. The series showcases new and emerging South Advance registration with payment is required. Jersey poets and spoken-word artists and features Registration and membership fees can be an open mic for all ages along with special guests. submitted online at saddlerswoods.org (go to the 227-7200 x4063; camdencc.edu/community donate page). Class registration forms must be culturalandheritagecommission. mailed to PO Box 189, Oaklyn NJ, 08107.  Attention shoppers: The Ritz Holiday Gift Shop is open for business! Theatregoers will have an opportunity to shop in the theatre’s gallery before and after each holiday show and during intermission. Works by local artists are being showcased along with holiday ornaments and gift items. This holiday season, why not give the gift that keeps giving? Subscriptions for the theatre’s 2013 are on sale now. Subscribers receive tickets to six Ritz shows for the price of four. For details about the theatre’s 2013 season, visit ritztheatreco.org.

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 Haddon Township’s Ritz Theatre (915 White Horse Pike) has announced its 2013 production schedule. The 2013 main-stage season will include Legally Blonde the Musical, Boeing Boeing, The Drowsy Chaperone, Xanadu, August: Osage County, and Sugar Babies. The Ritz Theatre Company is currently accepting headshots and resumés from performers of all ethnicities and types, ages 17 years and up, for the productions in the 2013 Season. The company is also accepting headshots and resumés from female performers, age 14 thru 16, for August: Osage County. Interested performers should list the shows and roles for which they wish to be considered. Submissions may be made via e-mail to David Mooney, Casting Director, at ritztheatrecasting@gmail.com. Include “2013 Season Submission” in the email subject line. Headshots and resumés will be viewed by the indicated production teams. Actors who are granted auditions will be contacted at least two weeks prior to the audition dates. ritztheatreco.org


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What’s On: Haddon Township

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 Grace Baptist Church (25 Reeve Ave, Haddon Twp) is gearing up for Christmas. The church will host the following events and services: • Fri Dec 21 - The church’s inaugural Community Christmas Celebration – a “C3 Gathering” – will be held at 7pm. • Mon Dec 24 – A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will take place at 7pm. (Remember, the Grace Baptist Food Pantry is open on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 6 to 8pm. The pantry is also open on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10am to 12pm. Those in need of food and those who have food to donate, are welcome to visit during these hours.) For more information, call the church office at 854-5573.

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Got trees?

 The Westmont Fire Co No. 1 (120 Haddon Ave) is conducting its annual Tree Sale. Shoppers are welcome Monday thru Friday (5 to 9pm) and Saturday and Sunday (9am to 9pm). Trees, wreaths, roping, and bows will be available. westmontfireco.org

Become a patron of the arts!

› Thanks to Collingswood Community Theatre supporters who responded to the Ten Lousy Bucks campaign, the theatre company was able to stage a  The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) fabulous 2011 season. of Camden County, Inc is an independent, nonNow it’s almost 2013. Members of the Collingswood Community Theatre profit organization headquartered in Haddon still hate asking people for money ... but they also can’t argue with success! Township. CASA’s corps of trained volunteers They have embarked a new Ten Lousy Bucks campaign in an effort to raise advocate for abused and neglected children in $5,000 for their upcoming productions and help fund the replacement of out-of-home-placement under the jurisdiction of worn theatre seats. the NJ Family Court. Make a $10 donation, and you’ll be listed on the community theatre’s CASA volunteers work to ensure that assistance Web site and in the show programs (you’ll even be considered a VIP). Send is made available, in a timely fashion, to children more than $10, and you’re name will be listed in bigger print! Tax-deductible in placement. They also work to help place donations can be made at collingswoodcommunitytheatre.com. children in safe and permanent homes. While sharing this holidays with friends and Breakfast • Lunch • Catering • Wholesale family, remember that each year more than 1,000 Buy 1 Dozen children in Camden County are removed from Mon - Sun their homes because of abuse or neglect. and 5:30 am - 3:00 pm CASA will sponsor its annual “No-Show Holiday Get 6 Banquet” on Sat Dec 22 to encourage supporters We are Family to send a donation and remain at home. (Think: Owned and Operated No slushy shoes, no long speeches, and no Since 1992 banquet food!) HOLIDAY CHECKLIST Each dollar raised will be used to recruit and Cookie Trays WESTMONT PLAZA train volunteers to advocate vulnerable children. Holiday Baskets 682 West Cuthbert Blvd. • Westmont, NJ 08108 CASA of Camden County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Pizzelles organization; donations are tax deductible. Mail www.westmontbagel.com checks payable to: CASA of Camden County, Inc. Daily Specials and Bagels baked fresh daily on site 216 Haddon Ave, Ste 608, Westmont, NJ 08108

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 The Haddon Towncar provides free shopping and recreational transportation to Township seniors – aged 60 and over – and those who are certified disabled. Call 854-1176 x4125 for details. • Mon Dec 10 – Superfresh first pick-up at 10am; Wegmans pick-up at 11am. • Tue Dec 11 – Special trip to the Hershey Lodge to see “The Sweetest Christmas on Earth,” a holiday luncheon musical. Depart Superfresh at 9am. Cost: $57. Call for reservations. • Thu Dec 13 – Superfresh/Acme/Thriftway/Library. • Fri Dec 14 – Depford Mall • Mon Dec 17 – Wegmans first pick-up at 10am; second pick-up at 11am. • Mon Dec 17 – Tour of lights and dessert at Crystal Lake Diner (6pm). • Wed Dec 19 – Tentative trip to Resorts Casino. Call for details. • Thu Dec 20 – Superfresh/Acme/Thriftway/Library. • Wed Dec 26 – Superfresh first pick-up at 10am; Wegmans pick-up at 11am. • Thu Dec 27 – Superfresh/Acme/Thriftway/Library. • Fri Dec 28 – Amish Market in Williamstown.

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 Aching for outdoor adventure? Grab a trail map at the entrance of Saddler’s Woods. (250 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont). Even during the winter months, trail maps and brochures are regularly replenished by the Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association.

 If long lines, credit limits, weight gain, and bickering relatives have already dashed your holiday spirit, maybe it’s time to rediscover the gift of giving with the Haddon Toy and Food Drive. Last year the Toy and Food Drive was a success, making the holidays bright for dozens of local families. Due to the faltering economy, it is expected that even more families will need assistance this holiday season. Donations of unwrapped toys, non-perishable food, and gift certificates can be dropped at the following locations thru Fri Dec 14: The Municipal Building (135 Haddon Ave), the Annex Building (10 Reeve Ave), Westmont Fire Company No. 1 (120 Haddon Ave), and any Haddon Township public school. If you know of a Haddon Township family in need, call 854-1176 x4125.

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 The final installment of “Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse,” presented by therapist Annie Fisher and educator Stephen Michael Tumolo, will take place at The Starting Point (212 Highland Ave, Westmont) on Wed Dec 12 from 5:30 to 6:30pm and from 7 to 7:50pm. The title of the final program is “Spirituality and Trauma.” The program is free to the public; it will include a lecture and a question/answer period. The program is open to men and women who are survivors as well as to those who care for survivors childhood sexual abuse. You may attend the final program even if you did not attend the previous programs. The Starting Point offers ongoing support groups for male and female survivors. For details, call Stephen Michael Tumolo at (609)707-5900 or Annie Fisher at 448-1856.

Be merry with the methodists

 Did you know that monthly youth nights are held at the Westmont United Methodist Church (200 Emerald Ave, Haddon Township)? On the first Saturday of each month – from 6 to 9pm – area tweens and teens (ages 11 and up) are invited enjoy pool, ping-pong, Wii, games, music, and dancing. Those who attend youth nights are also treated to a light meal, beverages, and dessert. Next: Sat Dec 8. Westmont United Methodist Church is greeting the holiday season with the following programs and services: • The church’s Advent study series, lead by Rev. Anna Wright, continues. Meetings will be held each Wednesday evening, thru Dec 19. Participants gather at 6:30pm in the Hospitality Room for coffee and desserts before study begins. Each study session will begin promptly at 7pm in the church sanctuary. The Wednesday-night programs conclude at approximately 8:30pm. • A Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service will be held on Mon Dec 24 at 5:30pm. For further information about these programs and services, call Church Secretary Ginny Jackson at 854-4916. westmont-umc.org

Pantry focus

 The Food Pantry at Grace Baptist Church (23 Reeve Ave, Haddon Township) serves the residents of Haddon Township and the surrounding communities by distributing food and personal care items. Items are distributed in a compassionate manner with minimal rules and paperwork. The pantry is open on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6 to 8pm. The pantry is open on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 10am to 12n. Donations may be made during regular pantry hours. Donations are also accepted at the Westmont Fire Company (120 Haddon Ave). The pantry needs your help. Donations tend to dwindle during the summer months ... at the same time, children no longer have access to school lunches and the demand for food increases. The following items are needed: canned meats and peanut butter, breakfast cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, pastas, canned and dry soups, and rice. Perishable items (meats and dairy) may also be donated. Those who wish to make a monetary donation may send checks payable to the Grace Baptist Church Pantry Fund, 23 Reeve Ave, Haddon Township, 08108. 854-5573

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› Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish is sponsoring a bereavement support group for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group meets on Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9pm, in McDaid Hall at Holy Saviour Church in Westmont. 858-0298

Learning help

 The Haddon Township school district offers a variety of special education options. Parents of children with learning disabilities should contact the Director of Special Services, Dr. Jerry Scheinberg, at 869-7750.

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› The Camden County Library System looking to set a record. In the past, annual book drives have typically yielded about 2,000 books. This year, the system is setting its sights even higher. Collection boxes have been set up at each of the system’s eight branch locations. The new and gently-used books will be given to the Camden County Department of Children’s Services to distribute to young readers during the holiday season and throughout the new year. The book drive has begun; books will be collected thru Wed Dec 12 at Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Blvd, Haddon Township). The donations will be sorted and distributed in time for the holidays. The library system will post a weekly count of the number of collected books at camdencountylibrary.org.

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 The holidays are not only a time for turkey, menorahs, and kinaras! The season also signifies the approach of the 27th annual Haddon Heart 5k Run. The run, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will be held on Sat Dec 15. The race will commence at 9am (8am registration) at 600 Cuthbert Blvd W. Run away from holiday chaos as you race through Haddon Township and Haddonfield! Prizes will be awarded to the best holiday-themed team, the best individual holiday dress, and to the top finishers in various age groups. For details, visit runsignup.com/Race/NJ/HaddonTownship/ HaddonHolidayHeartRun6.

 The members of the Westmont Lions Club meet for dinner on the first and third Monday of each month at The Tap Room & Grill (427 W Crystal Lake Ave, Haddon Township). The organization maintains a busy schedule. Popular community activities include the Haddon Township Easter Egg Hunt, the Pancake Breakfast, and Bunco Night. The club’s vision-related activities include amblyopia screenings for school children, White Cane Days, and the collection of used eye glasses for recycling. 858-8240

 The First Baptist Church of Collingswood, located at 23 Frazer Ave, has a busy holiday season planned: • The church choir will carol on Haddon Ave on Fri Dec 7 and Fri Dec 15, from 7 to 7:30pm. Join in the singing of traditional Christmas songs. • Advent services, themed “Christmas: The Big Reveal,” will be held on Sundays – Dec 9, Dec 16, and Dec 23 – at 10:30am. • A Christmas Eve Service will be held on Mon Dec 24 at 7pm. Childcare will be available. fbcoc.com

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 Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Blvd, Haddon Township) is making the most of the winter months. Here’s the lineup: • The next installments of the Lego Club for children (eight- to 12-yearolds) will be held on Mon Dec 10 and Mon Jan 14 at 4pm. • Explore planes, trains, and automobiles (... and boats, too)! Preschoolage children will gather for tales of travel and craft projects on Tuesdays, Dec 11 and Dec 18, at 10:30am. • The Speculative Reader Adult Book Club will discuss Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury on Tue Dec 11 from 7 to 8:30pm. The club will discuss Ready Player One on Tue Jan 8 from 7 to 8:30pm • Book Buddies – Children, ages five- thru seven, will be paired with teens who will help them discover the joy of reading. Book Buddies will meet on Wed Dec 12 and Wed Jan 16 from 4 to 5pm. • Toddlers will gather for books, songs, and fun on Thu Dec 13 and Thu Dec 20 at 10:30am. • Jump on the information superhighway with “Seniors on the Web.” The next classes will be held on Fri Dec 14 and Fri Jan 11 from 10:15am to 12n. Call 854-2752. • Do you have a Sugar Plum Fairy in your family? Learn to make a tutu with your favorite ballerina-in-training on Sat Dec 15 at 2pm. • The Tween Snack and Read Book Club will discuss The Anybodies by N. E. Bode on Tue Dec 18 from 4 to 5pm. Then, the Club will discuss How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell on Tue Jan 14 from 4 to 5pm. Stop by the circulation desk and pick up your free copy to read before the club meets. Snacks will be served to fuel literary discussion. • Speak up at your library! The Teen Club’s next meetings will be held on Wed Dec 19 at 4pm. Snack and chat with local students while helping choose teen books and create library programs. • The Fourth Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group will meet on Thu Dec 20, at 7:15pm, to discuss Watership Down. • Read in the New Year ... 12 hours early! On Mon Dec 31 at 11am, patrons of all ages are invited to count down to 2013 at Rohrer Library. Arrive prepared for stories, crafts, and noisy fun. • Climb your family tree! An Ancestry.com 101 class will be offered on Fri Jan 4 from 10:15 to 12n. Call 854-2752 to register. • Drop-In Family Board Game Night will be held on Thu Jan 17 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Try your hand at checkers, Monopoly, Life, Candyland, and Scrabble. Card traders are welcome! Snacks will be served. • New! The Teen Book Chat will gather on Tue Jan 22, from 4 to 5pm, to enjoy snacks and discuss The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman. Space is limited – register by calling 854-2752. Stop by to pick up a free copy of the book.


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Firefighters work to make the season bright

 The Collingswood Fire Department is working to ensure that everyone’s holiday season is merry and bright. The department’s annual Parade of Lights will be held on Fri Dec 14 at 7:30pm. The procession will run along Haddon Ave beginning at Zane Ave. Don’t miss the glittering array of fire trucks and floats, complete with an appearance by Santa! Community, school, church, and civic organizations are invited to participate in the parade. Be sure to decorate your float with plenty of lights – prizes will be awarded. For details about the parade, call 854-1043. The fire department is also joining forces with  The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons, a civic service and social organization, the Borough of Collingswood to collect toys meets for lunch every Friday at 12:15pm at Tavistock Country Club. Those to share with local families. New, unwrapped who are interested may join the group for lunch and fellowship. toys may be donated at the Collingswood Fire The club’s primary focus is the youth of Camden County and young Department (20 Collings Ave W) thru Sat Dec 15. people around the world. Kiwanis International is “dedicated to changing Wrapping paper, tape, and gift tags are needed as the world, one child and one community at a time.” well. Kiwanis International has joined forces with UNICEF to rid the world of If you know of a family in need, contact maternal and neonatal tetanus, a painful disease which claims 160 newFirefighter Ted Aurig at 854-7447 x366 or e-mail borns each day. Through the Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis seek to banish this preventable disease by making vaccines available to women in develop- taurig@collingswood.com. (Note: Firefighter Aurig is pictured on page 3!) ing countries. 585-1640; willaw1@verizon.net  A coalition of GMO-awareness action groups meets regularly in Collingswood to explore ways to avoid genetically modified organisms. On Thu Dec 20, from 6:30 to 7pm, the coalition will host a holiday cookie exchange at the Collingswood Library (771 Haddon Ave). Bring a batch of your favorite non-GMO cookies to share and you’ll leave with a variety pack! From 7 to 8pm, attendees will discuss creating a GMO-free holiday, the latest on GMO-labeling legislation, and upcoming projects. There will be plenty of time to mix and mingle. The meeting is free and open to the public. To RSVP, e-mail gmofreenj@gmail.com. To learn more, visit nogmonj.weebly.com or gmofreenj.com.

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 The Collingswood Rotary Club meets at 12:15pm on Wednesdays at Casona (563 Haddon Ave, Collingswood). For more information, contact John Amet at 854-1043. For details about Rotary International, visit rotary.org.

Film screening

 Yogawood’s Sangha Time continues! A free Movie Night, featuring What The BLEEP Do We Know, will be screened on Sun Jan 6, beginning at 7:30pm, at Yogawood’s Collingswood location (688 Haddon Ave). 858-YOGA

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 Tiny Tot Storytime, for little ones ages 18- to 35months old, will meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Collingswood Public Library (771 Haddon Ave). Storytime programs begin at 10am in the Peter Childs Meeting Room. Toddlers enjoy simple stories, finger plays, and songs. Caretakers must pre-register their children. No walk-ins are permitted; there is a limit of 12 children per session. To register, call 858-0649. Registration for the January sessions will begin on Fri Jan 4. Parents may register their little ones for programs on Wednesdays (Jan 9, Jan 16, and Jan 23) or on Fridays (Jan 11, Jan 18, and Jan 25). Registration for the February sessions will begin on Fri Feb 1. Parents may register their little ones for programs on Wednesdays (Feb 6, Feb 13, and Feb 20) or on Fridays (Feb 8, Feb 15, and Feb 22). Registration for the March sessions will begin on Fri Mar 1. Parents may register their little ones for programs on Wednesdays (Mar 6, Mar 13, and Mar 20) or on Fridays (Mar 8, Mar 15, and Mar 22).

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 Be sure to make time for the arts this holiday season. The Tricia Sloan Dance Center will bring a holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to Collingswood on Sat Dec 22 and Sun Dec 23. Full-length holiday performances will be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood) at 1pm and 5pm, daily. Ticket prices for The Nutcracker range from $20 to $25 (group pricing is available). Call 464-0128 or visit triciasloandance.com. An audience pleaser since its premiere in 1892, The Nutcracker remains the most popularly attended ballet in history. Make a day of it! This year, the Tricia Sloan Dance Center will host “Clara’s Tea Party” on Sun Dec 23 from 3:30 to 4:45pm in the Scottish Rite Ballroom. The elegant soiree will be held between the 1pm and 5pm performances. Attend the Tea Party either before or after the show. Tickets cost $20 each and are available at triciasloandance.com or by calling 464-0128. Join Clara and her friends from the Nutcracker for treats, activities, carols, and photos with the performers. The magnificent ballroom will be dressed in its holiday best. The Tricia Sloan Dance Center, located in Wenonah, is familyowned and operated. The renowned center offers classes in ballet, tap, lyrical, classical jazz, modern, and jazz-funk. The center provides instruction to dancers of all ages and skill levels.


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Get creative at Perkins Center Explore with CollingsLab  Registration for winter classes at Perkins Center for the Arts has begun. Winter Classes at Perkins Center in Collingswood (30 Irvin Ave) will begin on Mon Jan 7. For a schedule of classes for adults and children, visit perkinscenter.org. Perkins Center’s Conservatory of Music offers private instruction by expert musicians at Perkins’ Collingswood location. There are immediate openings available.Contact Vickie Jameson at 235-6488 x302 or vjameson@ perkinscenter.org to schedule a trial lesson.

Christmas concerts and services at Bible Presbyterian

 All are welcome to celebrate the season at Bible Presbyterian Church, located at 1115 Haddon Ave in Collingswood. The following events are planned: • The Kings Christian High School Handbell Choir will present a concert of Christmas carols on Sat Dec 8 beginning at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public. • A Christmas Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols – featuring the Bible Presbyterian Church Choir – will be held on Sun Dec 23 at 7pm. The service will include readings from the gospel Christmas narratives and Old Testament prophets. • A Christmas Day Service will be held at Bible Presbyterian Church on Tue Dec 25 at 10am. • Winter Youth Rallies will be held on Sun Dec 30 at 9am and 11am. The services will feature two closing messages for young people (all ages). • A Watchnight Service will be held on Mon Dec 31 from 7pm to 12m. Dinner, a film, and services of worship will welcome the New Year. For more information, contact Pastor Christian Spencer at 858-1559 or e-mail pastorchristianspencer@gmail.com.

Shopping in a winter wonderland

 Don’t just buy gifts ... make memories! Holiday shoppers continue to be amazed by Collingswood’s enchanting holiday streetscape. This year, Haddon Ave has been decked out with more than 250,000 sparkling lights. During the entire month of December, Friday and Saturday nights will bring extended shopping hours, singers, and snow. Yes, snow is in the Collingswood forecast thanks to the machines that will be set up downtown this holiday season. Due to popular demand, shoppers will again be treated to the musical stylings of Hotsy Totsy! The trio will stroll Haddon Ave and spread their holiday cheer each Friday and Saturday evening throughout December. For details, visit hotsytotsygals.com. And, there’s more good news! Collingswood’s parking meters are taking a holiday this month. The borough will offer free parking throughout December. For more information, and an up-to-the-minute entertainment schedule, visit collingswood.com.

 CollingsLab is an informal science and technology club for kids, parents, and geeks of all types. Most of the members are not professional scientists or educators – they are curious about how the world works and enjoy exploring science and technology together. CollingsLab’s slogan is “We’re kind of like community theater, except we do science.” CollingsLab hosts events like astronomy walks and Science Kit Saturdays. In 2013, CollingsLab will host speakers, demonstrations, and handson events. Organizers hope to establish a lending library for scientific and technical equipment like telescopes. Members hope to eventually host a town-wide science fair. To learn more, visit facebook.com/groups/ collingslab/ or contact Kenneth at kenneth.allendoerfer@gmail.com. GOJU-RYU MaRTIaL aRTS aCaDEMY aNNOUNCES ...

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 Mark your calendars! The 10th season of Jazz Bridge’s First Thursday Collingswood Jazz Series has begun. Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia’s most prolific jazz presenter, is opening its next performance season with neighborhood concert series taking place in Collingswood, Media, Philadelphia, Kennett Square, and Cheltenham PA. A non-profit organization, Jazz Bridge is committed to helping local jazz and blues musicians in crisis while presenting some of the best music this region offers. To view the entire Collingswood lineup, visit jazzbridge.org/upcoming-events. Locally, concerts take place at the Collingswood Community Center (30 Collings Ave) on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30pm. Admission costs $10 per person ($5 for students). These events are BYOB; free soft drinks are served. The lineup includes: • Singer Rhenda Fearrington will take the stage on Jan 3. • Trumpeter Fred Adams and the Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble will venture to Collingswood on Feb 7.

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Help needed?

 Did you know that most available jobs are never posted? Why not maximize your chances of finding your dream job through networking? First United Methodist Church in Collingswood (Park and Dayton Aves) is looking to help people find employment opportunities that match their skills and interests. Job Seekers’ Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at the church. The meetings are free and open to the public. Call 858-1186 before attending your first meeting.

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Second Saturday is calling, it needs your talent!

› Collingswood’s Second Saturday committee aims to pack Haddon Ave each month with the region’s most talented artisans and musicians. Month after month, Collingswood hosts Second Saturday – a free, openair arts extravaganza – featuring the work of jewelers, potters, crafters, and painters. The next Second Saturday event will be held on Dec 8. Organizers are searching for artists to show their work; there is no fee and no pre-registration required. Second Saturday artisans showcase their work along Haddon Avenue’s sidewalks from 6 to 9pm. Second Saturday offers artists a bustling commission-free venue. During warm-weather months, visitors often stroll the avenue late into the evening. Organizers choose a bi-monthly headline installation but artists are not required to follow that month’s theme. Artists are invited to set up anywhere on along Haddon Avenue on the sidewalk, making sure room is left for pedestrians to pass. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless an artist is partnering with a business; artists are encouraged to get clearance from nearby store owners before setting up. Set up begins at 5pm on Second Saturdays. Each artist is  Bring your camera, wish list, a Toys for Tots responsible for setting up and removing their easels, tables, chairs, and/or donation, and an appetite! Santa will be dining at equipment. the Pop Shop (729 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) on Musical performances remain an integral part of the Second Saturday several occasions this holiday season. scene. Second Saturdays offer groups and musicians unparalleled exposure. Not sure if you’re on Santa’s Nice List? The Pop Performances are non-paying but tip jars are permitted. Interested performShop is a collection location for Toys for Tots. ers must contact Music Chairman Sam Caruso at secondsatmusic@aol.com. Bring a donation when you visit. Unscheduled performers will be asked to leave. • Dinner with Santa: Santa will be stationed at Participation details for artists and musicians are available at the Pop Shop on Wed Dec 19, from 5 to 8pm. collingswood.com/arts/second-saturday. Children are invited to meet Santa (no purchase necessary). Each child will receive a treat and a coupon for $1 off any item on the Squirts menu. • Breakfast with Santa: Join Santa for a festive holiday breakfast buffet on Sun Dec 23. There will be two seatings: 9am and 11:30am. Meet Santa, sing carols, and enjoy a relaxing buffet ($16.95 for adults and $8.95 for children). Reservations are required for breakfast: 869-0111. • A Hanukka Celebration will take place on Thu Dec 13 at 5pm and 6pm. Light the candles, spin the dreidel, and enjoy latkes as Cantor Scott Borsky leads guests in holiday song. Call for details: 869-0111. thepopshopusa.com

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Christmas services at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish

 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish – made up of St John’s Catholic Church (809 Park Ave, Collingswood) and Holy Saviour Church (50 Emerald Ave, Haddon Township) – has announced its Christmas worship schedule. Christmas Reconciliation services are scheduled as follows: • Mon Dec 17 – A service will be held at Holy Saviour Church at 4pm. • Wed Dec 19 – A service will be held at St John’s Church at 6:30pm. On Christmas Eve, Mon Dec 24, Masses will be held at St John’s Church at 4pm, 6pm, and 10pm. Masses will be held at Holy Saviour Church at 5pm and 7pm. On Christmas Morning, Tue Dec 25, Masses will be held at 8am and 10am at Holy Savior Church and at 9:30am and 11am at St John’s Church. The Mass at 10am will be celebrated in American Sign Language for members of the deaf community. For more information about Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, visit blessedteresanj.org or call 858-0298.

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Moms: Shine with GEMS

 GEMS (God Equips Mothers) meets on Wednesday mornings, at 9am, at the First Baptist Church of Collingswood (19 Frazer Ave). Currently, the group is studying Elizabeth George’s book, A Woman after God’s Own Heart. GEMS welcomes mothers from all religious backgrounds who would like to meet for support, encouragement, and prayer. If you would like to join the group, request a book, or if you need information, contact the church office at 854-1540 or e-mail fun@fbcoc.com. Babysitting is provided, but call ahead to indicate the number and ages of the children you will be bringing. Become a fan of GEMS Mother’s Bible Study on Facebook to receive updates.

Ease your neighbors’ tax-time blues

› The AARP Tax-Aide Program, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, provides low- and moderate-income senior citizens with free assistance throughout tax season. AARP Tax-Aide service is provided by volunteers who are trained to answer questions and prepare Federal and New Jersey tax returns and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. The Tax-Aide program is currently seeking volunteer tax counselors. Volunteers will complete a self-study course, attend training sessions, and complete a take-home test during December 2012 and January 2013. During tax season, volunteers will provide counseling services at Rohrer Library and Collingswood Public Library, as well as at other locations throughout Camden County. For details, e-mail billelta@aol.com or visit aarp.org/taxaide.

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Take the stage this winter

 Collingswood Community Theatre has retained the rights to produce the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof! Performances have been scheduled for Fri Feb 15, Sat Feb 16, Fri Feb 22, Sat Feb 23, and Sun Feb 24 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion. Its celebrated score includes “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were A Rich Man.” Auditions are open to Collingswood residents who are 15 and older. Auditions will be held on Tue Dec 11 (note date change) beginning at 6pm at the Community Center (30 Collings Ave). Those who are selected to perform will pay a $75 registration fee. Audition packets – containing information about dialogue, musical parts, and audition instructions – are available at the Community Center and at collingswoodcommunitytheatre.com Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and on Saturday mornings, beginning in early January. Contact Mary Baldwin at baldym2@aol.com to be placed on the audition list.

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Help out the house hunters

 The Proud Neighbors could use a few tips when it comes to securing homes for the Porch Brunch and House Tour which will take place in on Sun May 19. Although the tour traditionally takes place on the Sunday after Mother’s Day, homes and gardens must be secured well in advance. Drop a hint about a home that you would like to see included on the Proud Neighbors’ tour. Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations. Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance. Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour is a popular fundraising event which marks National Preservation month. Call 858-1766 or e-mail your tips to info@proudneighbors ofcollingswood.org


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Care to meet more moms?

 There’s good news for stay-at-home mothers and mothers who work part time! The MOMS Club of Cherry Hill West and Haddonfield has recently expanded to serve families living in Collingswood and Haddon Township. The MOMS Club offers an opportunity to meet local mothers in a caring and supportive atmosphere. The club accepts new members year-round and currently boasts about 40 moms. Each month, various events and outings are listed on the club’s events calendar. Activities include meetups at playgrounds and in-home playdates, as well as trips to zoos, aquariums, libraries, museums, and other baby- and child-friendly locales. The current calendar includes playground time at Knight Park, storytime at Collingswood Library, breakfast at The Pop Shop, and stroller walks through downtown Collingswood. The club also holds general chapter meetings, moms’ night-out events, coupon swaps, book club events, and scrapbooking gettogethers. MOMS Club annual dues are $25. For further information, visit the chapter’s Website at momsclubcherryhillwest. com or the Website for International MOMS Club at momsclub.org. For membership information, or a calendar of events, contact the chapter president, Toni, at 428-0664 or e-mail toni@momsclubcherry hillwest.com.

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Come on! Savor an evening of music and merriment

 On Tue Dec 11, the acclaimed Collingswood Community Chorus will hold its annual holiday concert, titled “Come On, It’s Christmas,” at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). The free concert will begin at 7:28pm. Selections will include update arrangements of familiar holiday standards as well as new offerings – like a three-minute vocal version of the Nutcracker. Arrive early for the best seats and spotlight solos. The Scottish Rite boasts plenty of well-lit free parking, an easy-access ground-level entrance, and great seating for all ... so go ahead, celebrate! For more information, call 854-6024.

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 The Collingswood Roots and Shoots Nature Club strives to develop environmental awareness and activism among area children. Roots and Shoots is an international service organization founded by celebrated conservationist Jane Goodall. A program of Collingswood Recreation, Roots & Shoots sponsors after-school nature-study programs for kids in grades 2 through 8. EcoLeaders meet with children in Knight Park. Students explore tree identification, birding, fungi, and insects. Registration forms are available at Collingswood Borough Hall (678 Haddon Ave) or by e-mailing collsrootsandshoots@ gmail.com. To find out more, search for “Collingswood Roots & Shoots Nature Club” on Facebook. Although this series is geared toward elementary and middle school students, younger children may attend with a parent/guardian, and high school students may join as “Eco-Mentors” to assist group leaders. To find out more about the local Roots and Shoots Nature Club, e-mail collsrootsandshoots@ gmail.com. rootsandshoots.org

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 Area parents with an interest in natural health and mindful parenting are encouraged to join the Holistic Moms Network. The group is open to parents, grandparents, and caregivers living in West Jersey (Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties) and eastern Philadelphia. The goal of the Holistic Moms Network is to develop a nurturing, supportive, and respectful community of parents. The chapter holds monthly meetings which include lively discussion and guest speakers. The Holistic Moms Network generally meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Collingswood Public Library. The next group meeting will be held on Tue Jan 8. The guest speaker will be Carrie Kimball, a nurse and midwife, who will discuss gut health. Each meeting begins with full introductions and there is always a question/answer period, discussion, and time for socializing. Children are welcome. For additional information, e-mail hmnwestjersey@gmail.com. holisticmoms.org

Christmas Eve services

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‘Tis the season ... to reserve your Collingswood Holiday Ornament!

 The 2012 Collingswood Holiday Ornament Order Form recently became available at collingswood.com and at Collingswood Borough Hall Each year, an ornament is designed to represent a time, place, or special event in Collingswood. The 17th ornament in the series celebrates Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Ornaments will be available for pick up at Collingswood’s Arts Plus Gallery in early December. If you wish to purchase ornaments from previous years, you may be in luck! Many ornaments from past editions are still available. Pick them up at Collingswood Borough Hall (678 Haddon Ave). For a list of available ornaments, visit collingswood.com. Each ornament costs $15.

Novel gifts

 The Giving Tree will warm the Collingswood Public Library (771 Haddon Ave) this holiday season. Consider stopping by the library and making a donation which will fund a children’s music cd or an audio book. For more information, call 858-0649.

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Rock out at the Rite

 Before you consider venturing into the city, paying tolls, and jockeying for a parking space, check out the lineup at Collingswood’s historic Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike). The following shows will be sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders: • Get in the mood ... for Christmas! “The Kenny G Christmas Show” will pass through town on Sat Dec 15. The extravaganza will begin at 8pm. • Make tracks to the Scottish Rite on Sat Dec 29. Little Feat will rock the Rite beginning at 8pm. • Bruce Hornsby will dominate the stage on Sat Jan 12 beginning at 7:30pm. (Note: Original tickets for the Nov 1 show will be honored.) For ticket prices and information, visit ticketmaster.com or collingswood. com/entertainment/theater-and-ballroom/#concerts. 858-1000 • Call TIM MAU RO for Pricing on Parts & Service • Factory-Train ed Jaguar Technicia ns • FREE Estimat es

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Stress reduction

› Lourdes Wellness Center (900 Haddon Ave, Suite 100, Collingswood) offers therapeutic massage. It can provide stress relief, lower blood pressure, eliminate toxins, and more. 869-3125

Blue Mass

 We’ve all heard the song “Blue Christmas.” And we know that “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” doesn’t ring true for all. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 839 Haddon Ave in Collingswood, will conduct a Blue Mass on Sat Dec 1 at 5:30pm. The service will encourage prayer and reflection – a moment to acknowledge the different kinds of losses which affect our lives. Those who are dealing with the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or relationship, or other life changes, are encouraged to attend. 858-0491

Travel back in time

 Have an interest in time travel? Beam yourself to the Public Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm for meetings of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Society is made up of individuals who are dedicated to researching and recreating life during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Members relive these times through clothing, food, entertainment, and social gatherings. The Society’s Iron Bog Chapter welcomes those who would like to learn more. ironbog. eastkingdom.org


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Help our furry friends

 It’s that time of the year again! Pennsauken’s Almost Home Animal Shelter is holding its annual Wish List Drive benefitting shelter animals. This year the shelter’s wish list includes bleach, liquid laundry detergent, paper towels, hand sanitizer, dish soap, scrubbing sponges for dishes, canned cat food, dog and cat treats, towels, blankets, sheets, dog and cat toys, dog and cat beds, 6-foot leashes and collars of all sizes (dog and cat), non-clumping clay cat litter, and plastic poop bags. Of course, monetary donations – and gift cards to Petsmart, Petco, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, and Staples – are always welcome. Office supplies such as standard copy paper, receipt books, pens, two-pocket file folders, and three-tab manila file folders remain in short supply at the shelter. Why not donate your extra supplies? Remember: No donation is too small! Donations may be brought to the following Collingswood locations: the Collingswood Municipal Building (678 Haddon Ave), Scissors-nSuds (811 Haddon Ave), and The Retrospect (732 Haddon Ave). For deTAILS, call 663-3058.

Make history

 The Friends of the Collings-Knight House need volunteer tour guides, craftspeople, clerical help, and more. The farmhouse, which dates back to 1825, could also use gardeners, housekeepers, seamstresses, and publicists! 240-7098

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Be thrifty ... and generous

 The Twin Oaks Thrift Shop, located at 697 Haddon Ave in Collingswood, is open for business. If you’re in the market for clothing, jewelry, accessories, and household items, then check it out. Proceeds from the sale of donated items benefit Twin Oaks Community Services. Twin Oaks Community Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable adults, children, and families throughout New Jersey. Twin Oaks provides over 100 behavioral health programs. Many of the organization’s clients require lifelong mental health services, others need help during times of turbulence, and some simply need assistance to restore stability. The thrift shop is open Tuesday thru Saturday, from 11am to 5pm. Donations – clothing, jewelry, accessories, household items, shoes, books, DVDs, CDs, art, mirrors, decorations, and collectibles – are accepted during business hours. Items should be clean and in good condition. Twin Oaks Community Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. 869-5363

Read my lips

 Free lip reading classes, sponsored by the South Jersey Hearing Society, have resumed at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Collingswood. Classes take place each Thursday, from 1:30 to 3pm. (Park & Dill Aves – Rear entrance). 547-8629

Help the hungry

 Help the St. Paul’s Food Pantry thrive. Place non-perishable food donations on the table in the back of the Presbyterian Church (30 Fern Ave, Collingswood). 854-4523

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Look out for the Lions

 Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. Lions are hands-on individuals; they meet the needs of their neighbors – and have fun doing it! A new Lions’ chapter has formed in Collingswood. Though Lions are well known for successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. Members take on projects ranging from building a park ... to beautifying a community ... to providing relief to disaster victims. Generally, dinner meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, at Tavistock Country Club, at 6:15pm. Business meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at various locations. Visit haddonfieldlions.org/Collingswood.aspx for details.

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Parents unite!

 A new playdate/support group for primary caregivers, and their children, is forming on meetup.com. The group is called Collingswood-Area Mommy (or Daddy) and Kiddo Playdates. Many meetups occur during the day; these events serve as a way for parents to support each other and share parenting strategies. During meetings, healthy interaction between children is encouraged. Members can suggest meetups and be as active as they wish. A modest $5 membership fee is requested to cover meetup.com costs.

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Coffee & market update First Tuesdays 9:00a to 11:00a Edward Jones Investments 833-1099 Fiber Arts Guild 2nd Tue 7:30p to 9:30p Collings-Knight House 858-2159 or 854-2928 Film Society 3rd Mon 7:00p Call for location 858-0649 Film/Video Series 4th Tue 7:00p Public Library 858-0649

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What’s On: Recurring Events & activities Children’s Storytime Every Thu 10:00a Public Library 858-0649 Crafternoons 2nd Thu 3:30p Public Library, Teen Area 858-0649 Cub Scouts Pack 3001 Every Sun 6:00p to 7:30p St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 456-5815 Pajama Party Every Sat 7:30a to 10:30a The Pop Shop 869-0111 Teen Advisory Board 3rd Thu 3:30p Public Library 858-0649 Tiny Tots Storytime Every Fri 10:00a Public Library 858-0649 Toddler Playgroup Every Tue 9:30a to 11:00a Every Wed 9:30a to 11:00a Presbyterian Church 796-0251

MUNICIPaL Collingswood TV Volunteer meeting 4th Tue 6:00p Community Center 854-0720 x135 Commissioners’ meeting 1st Mon 7:00p Community Center Historic Board 2nd Thu 7:00p Borough Hall Housing Authority 3rd Mon 4:00p (Dec: 2nd Mon) Collingswood Arms 854-1077

SCHOOLS Board of education 4th Mon 8:00p Zane North School

SENIORS COUPON SERVICE

SPIRITUaL COUPON

AArP Social Hour/meeting Last Mon 12:00n/1:00p (except Jun Jul Aug) Community Center 858-0840

American Legion 2nd Mon 7:30p Tatem Shields Post 17 (Atlantic Ave) 854-7402

AArP Tax-Aide Every Fri 12:00n to 3:00p (thru Apr 15) Public Library 858-0649

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 2nd Mon 8:00p Tatem Shields Post 17 (Atlantic Ave) 854-7402

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group 4th Mon 4:00p (except Jul Aug Dec) Collingswood Manor 854-4331 x302

Collingswood Chapter of Deborah Hospital 3rd Tue 7:00p Rohrer Library, Haddon Twp 546-8841

Planning Board 4th Mon 7:00p Borough Hall

Line Dancing for Seniors Every Fri 3:00p to 4:00p Collingswood Manor 854-4331 x303

Junior Women’s Club 3rd Tue 7:30p Public Library 858-0980

Shade Tree Commission 3rd Wed 7:30p Community Center 854-0720 x125

Senior Citizens meeting 3rd Wed 1:30p Community Center 854-4440

Lions Club 1st Tue 6:30p (except Jul Aug) 3rd Tue 6:30p Tap Room, Haddon Twp 854-4700

Zoning Board 1st Wed 7:00p Borough Hall

Order of the eastern Star 2nd Thu 7:30p Collingswood Cloud Masonic Temple Chapter 150 722-9150

MOMS

rotary Club Every Wed 12:15p Casona 854-1043

Open meditation Every Sun 5:15p to 6:00p Yogawood 858-YOGA

Sons of Italy Lodge 494 3rd Wed 7:00p Community Center 854-3076

Holistic moms Network 1st Tue 6:00p Public Library hmnwestjersey. holisticmoms.org GemS Every Wed 9:00a to 11:00a First Baptist Church of Collingswood 854-0868

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 In collaboration with New Jersey’s Council on Compulsive Gambling, Genesis Counseling Center (566 Haddon Ave) is offering help to those struggling with issues related to gambling. For information, call 8589314. genesiscenters.org

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 Zipcar, Inc, the world’s leading carsharing network has joined forces with the Borough of Collingswood to provide residents, local businesses, and visitors with access to affordable, convenient transportation aimed at reducing congestion and emissions. The program being launched with two vehicles, a Honda CR-V and a Nissan Sentra, both of which have reserved parking spots within walking distance of Collingswood’s PATCO station. Zipcars will be located on-street at the intersection of Haddon and Collings Avenues as well as the parking garage of the LumberYard Condos. The program is available to local residents and visitors, as well as to employees of local businesses through the company’s ‘Zipcar for Business’ program that offers discounted driving Monday through Friday. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for multiple days. Rates on all vehicles start as low $7.50 per hour and $69 per day (24 hours). For more information, including how to become a Zipcar member in Collingswood, visit zipcar.com.

Heroes wanted Don’t be shy  The Collingswood Fire Company is looking for a few volunteers to join their ranks. Learn new skills and build friendships while strengthening the community! Training and equipment will be provided. Call 854-1043 for information.

 Venture to Grooveground (647 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) on the last Thursday of the month, at 7pm, for Open Mic Nights. To ensure a spot on the evening’s roster, arrive by 6pm. Up next: Dec 27. grooveground.com

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Christmas Eve services

 The Collingswood Presbyterian Church, located at Fern and Maple Aves, will offer services at 5pm and 7pm on Christmas Eve, Mon Dec 24. All are welcome. 854-4523

Grief support

 Helping Other People Evolve, Inc, known as H.O.P.E., is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the recently widowed. Participants are given support and encouragement while evolving through the natural stages of grief. The Collingswood H.O.P.E. chapter meets on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30am at the Camden County Division of Senior Services (700 Browning Road, Suite 11, Collingswood). There are four sessions of the H.O.P.E. program, each with different topics so that members can continue throughout the year without repeating discussions. Groups of eight to 12 people are assembled at the beginning of each session. Participants learn about healing and growth, goal setting, exploring independence, building a personal support network, and more. The cost is $35 per ten-week session. Call 234-2200 to learn when the next Collingswood session will begin

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Community Directory CLUBS aND ORGaNIZaTIONS AARP Millie Rhoda 547-5179 American Legion Auxiliary Thelma Daugherty 854-7402 American Legion Tatem-Shields Post 17 Ralph Daugherty 854-7402 Athletic Hall of Fame Barney Beals 854-2676 Book Festival Jean Brennan 854-6528 Boy Scouts Cub Pack 3001 John Park 456-5815 CollingsLab Kenneth Allendorfer 833-1746 Collingswood Cloud Lodge 101 F&A Masons Ken Carpenter 854-4501 Collingswood Cares for Children in Crisis Mary Kay Maley 854-7764 Collingswood Chapter of Deborah Hospital Naomi Cressman 546-8841 Collingswood Parents Yahoo! Group groups.yahoo.com/group/ collingswoodparents Collingswood Shakespeare Company Marge Walker 854-8365 Collingswood Youth Theatre Barbara Lefkoe 667-2722 Community Chorus Dale Carey 854-6024 Community Theater Mary Baldwin 609-617-2220 Conservative Club Rhonda & Joe Junikka 858-0953 Cooper River Yacht Club Info Voicemail 869-9145 Crew Club Linda Wysocki 854-7198 Crimson Cuties (Red Hat Society, Chapter 69220) Alma Olman 854-6688 Daughters of the American Revolution Beth Pomponio 768-0482 Democrat Club Joe Carney 858-8977 Family MATTERS (Adoptive Support Group) Mary Anne Degenhart 854-7190 Farmers’ Market Betsy Cook 559-0234 Fiber Arts Guild Lois Fuller 858-2159 First Thursday Jazz Suzanne Cloud 858-8914 Foundation for the Arts Jerry Chambers 858-1000 Friends of the Collings-Knight House Susan Verzella 240-7098 Friends of the Farmers’ Market Anne O’Donnell 854-9588 Friends of the Library Anita Schoeffling 745-3570 Garden State Equality Leslie Green 415-742-1894 Girl Scouts Girl Scout Council 795-1560 Grassroots Collingswood Beth Burns 571-2608 Green Party of Camden County Mike Gellman 609-462-1781 HIS Homeschool Co-op Linda Shaughnessy 223-0204 Holiday Parade Committee Paul Kerth 854-6282 Holistic Moms Network, West Jersey hmnwestjersey.holisticmoms.org Horticultural Society Gayle Reedy 854-3592 Junior Woman’s Club Alyce Taylor 854-0482 Knight Park Board of Trustees Mike Brennan 854-0999 Knights of Columbus Council 1443 George Aaron, Sr 854-9106 Knights of Columbus Council 5113 Raymond Czarkowski 869-3333 Lions Club, Collingswood Chapter Linda Fox 952-1711 Little League Mike Reynolds MOMS Club Toni Muskett 428-0664 Municipal Alliance Steve Rydzewski 854-1901 x343 Newton Creek Watershed Assoc. Mark Dill 858-1844 Odyssey of the Mind Kenneth Allendorfer 833-1746 Order of the Eastern Star 150 Kathleen Zielinski 722-9150 Order Sons of Italy Lodge 494 Frank Barone, Jr 858-8255 Organic Produce Co-op Andrea Bille 854-2529 Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary Felicia DiMatto 858-4204 Perkins Center for the Arts Alan Willoughby 833-0009 PFLAG pflagcollingswood@yahoo.com Police Family Auxiliary Rose Garrity 854-1901 x408 Proud Neighbors Marlene Granitz 858-1766 Rec Swim Team Kim Routzahn 854-5318 Rotary Club John Amet 854-1043 Savvy Sewers of Collingswood Pat Nelson 662-6893 Senior Citizens Group Joan Ferrara 858-2306 Special Needs Family Support Group Linda & Tim Phillips 854-9352 St. Paul’s Food Pantry Charles Wagner 854-0860 Stray Animal Fund Nancy Welsh 854-4628 Toddler Playgroup Lauren Picerno 796-0251 Travel Soccer Club Susan Waters 854-2096 Youth Theatre Barbara Lefkoe 667-2722

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INTerIOr DeSIGN INTerIOr ArT AND DeSIGN Decorative painting. Faux finishes. Venetian plaster. 856 663-2914 Moss Marris LAWN & LANDSCAPe ALPINe LAWN CAre Complete lawn maintenance. Residential and commercial. Call now for seasonal clean-ups. 856 795-9868 HOrTICuLTurALIST FOr HIre Design, custom installation, garden maintenance horticulturalistforhire.com 856 220-0049 Aimee kyLe WrIGHT’S LAWN CAre Lawn care done wright! A locally rooted company. You name it – we do it. 856 547-0101 Kyle Wright ruTNyA LANDSCAPING INC Complete lawn, landscaping maintenance. Custom landscape design and construction. 856 547-5040 Charles Rutnya STePHeN COAN LLC AT FerreT HOLLOW GArDeNS Landscape design artist. Green designs and consulting. www.ferrethollowgardens.com 267 251-5855 muSIC INSTruCTION kATHLeeN mAyeS Lessons and performance on guitar and lute. mayesk@comcast.net 856 858-8902 NICHOLAS WATTS STuDIO Suzuki and traditional piano instruction for age 3 and up. nickwattspiano.com 609-706-7012 OPTOmeTrISTS HADDONFIeLD VISION Eye exams, contact lens fitting. Contacts, eyewear. 856 427-0788 NJ Lic OA-04481 Dr Judson Moon OD PAINTerS DAVINCI PAINTING Quality work, reasonably priced. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. 856 341-4861 davincipaintingcompany.com TOm’S CuSTOm PAINTING 30 years’ experience in quality interior/exterior work. Power washing. Small home repairs. 856 220-1131 PerSONAL TrAINING SCHOCk FITNeSS Personal training services. Call Rebecca for a free consultation. schockfitness.com 215 356-5500 OVer 50 AND FIT Ladies: Is it time to exercise? Call for a free consultation. 856-854-4486 Audrie Over50andFit.com PeST CONTrOL uNITeD eXTermINATING CO Visit our website for a free online estimate: unexco.com 856-428-2511

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SCHOOLS THe BeeCHWOOD SCHOOL Half- and full-day classes. 2-1/2 years thru Kindergarten. 441 Beechwood Ave, H’field 856 429-0303 Marge McElroy TANk remOVAL mOOre’S TANk SerVICeS INC Residential oil tank removals and installations. Free estimates. NJDEP-certified. 856 662-2002 Jim Moore TITLe INSurANCe SureTy TITLe AGeNCy Title insurance agent. Searches, settlement services. 9 Tanner Street, Haddonfield 856 429-0900 Karen Stevenson Tree SerVICeS C. C. Tree eXPerTS Tree removal. Pruning. Hazard tree evaluation. Two NJcertified tree experts on staff. 856 858-1165 ArBOr CLImBer FOr HIre All phases of tree service. 856-869-5215 THe HADDON Tree COmPANy Your “in town” tree service company. Discounts to all who call. Trimming and removal specialists. 856-795-3333 WrIGLey Tree SerVICe Trimming of trees and shrubs. Free estimates and consultation. Insured. 856 429-1899 Stan TuTOrING CONFIDeNT kIDS One-on-one tutoring. Learn, gain confidence, have fun. Reading, math, writing, subjects, learning differences. 518 Maple, Haddonfield email: mskcats@gmail.com 856 216-1153 Mindy Klarin, MA, M. Ed JOy OF LeArNING TuTOrING Need an academic boost in reading, math, or science? Certified NJ and PA teachers. 856-962-9428 Julia, Anthony mATH & SAT TuTOrING NJ-certified math teacher, middle school thru college. All SAT sections including essay. Reasonable rates. Flexible. mrbhollander@yahoo.com 609 471-0893 Barry Hollander


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515 Haddon Ave

856-428-4222

Certificates are good for two years from date of purchase and can be used at Carl’s Haddonfield Service for any and all products and services.

Easier than a PC ... Easier than a Mac. The computer your grandmother wants is finally available. (It’s affordable too!)

› Would you like to learn to knit, crochet, make quilts, spin (make your own yarn), and more? The Fiber Arts Guild meets each second Tuesday at the CollingsKnight House from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Contact Lois at 858-2159 or akafois51@msn.com.

Upcoming engagement?

The crown jewel of the Community Center (30 Collings Ave W), the Collingswood Ballroom, is a reception hall which can accommodate up to 150 people. Located in the center of the business district, the Ballroom offers modern amenities, sophisticated decor, and affordability. The hall has been used for everything from social gatherings to business functions. Call the Facility Director to schedule a tour and consultation when planning your next big event. 854-4440

The Juniors’ scene

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For a personal demonstration of Telikin, call 856-428-3399 To learn more: www.Telikin.com/3399

 The Junior Women’s Club is always looking for new members. The club organizes local events, such as the Bike Parade and the Fall Festival. Joining the club is a great way to get involved in the community and make new friends. Generally, meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:30pm, at the Public Library. Show up at a meeting and join in the fun! If your town doesn’t have a Junior Women’s Club, join Collingswood’s chapter. collsjrs.net


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