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December 2017

Alloway Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 14 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Alloway Township Alloway Township, NJ 08001 United States + Google Map

Alloway Christmas Tree Lighting With Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Alloway Municipal Building Alloway Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Thu, December 14, 5:45pm – 6:45pm Where Alloway Township Municipal Building, 49 S Greenwich St, Alloway, NJ 08001, USA map Calendar Alloway Township Created by

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Michael’s Kids Club

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017


Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Holiday Painted Rocks November 4 Craft Stick Ornaments November 11 Holiday Banner November 18   Customize Slime December 2 North Pole Photo Props December 9 Candy Cane Decorations December 16   For more information or to register go to 

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Walk in the Woods at Batsto and Wharton State Forest

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Jersey Land & Water Trust Auburn, NJ 08085 United States + Google Map

Join us for a 2-hour guided hike of Batsto Village and Wharton State Forest! We will meet at the Batsto Village Visitor’s Center. Batsto Village, is a New Jersey historic site located in the South Central Pinelands. Batsto is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of the Village can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, within Wharton State Forest, accompanied by a lake, streams and various trails. SJLWT's…

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Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus in Alloway

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Camp Edge, 26 Camp Edge Rd
Alloway, NJ 08001 United States
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WHEN: December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone WHERE: Camp Edge 26 Camp Edge Rd Alloway, NJ 08001 USA COST: Free CONTACT:  Jim Whitt  (856) 935 1555, Ext. 118  Email The 3rd Annual Lunch with Santa (& Mrs. Claus) event at Camp Edge. FREE to all members of the community to get their picture taken with Santa (& Mrs. Claus), enjoy arts & crafts, lunch and fellowship! Funding provided by the Ranch Hope Wranglers Auxiliary! Pictures…

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Michaels Make Break

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017


Details will be posted as we know more - join Michaels for a free (or low cost) make break!   11/4, 1-3PM -Mini-tree, lots of fun! Join us for a special tree-themed MAKEbreak this weekend. Saturday, November 4, 1 – 3 pm Local Time Pick out a mini tree and decorate it with us! We’ll provide all the trimmings when you buy an Ashland® Accent Tree or a mini tree from our Merry Minis Collection. Age 3 and up welcome Pre-registration…

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A Soldiers Christmas at Fort Mott

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Mott State Park, 454 Fort Mott Rd.
Pennsville, NJ, 08070
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Come out to the fort to see what it was like for servicemen and women who were away from their families over Christmas.  This is a night time event so dress warmly and bring a flashlight. In the museum will be a very special display of  Christmas themed militaria.

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January 2018

Home Depot Kids Workshop

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2017

One event on November 25, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on January 6, 2018 at 9:00am


BLOCK CALENDAR - January 6 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-round, the block calendar is perfect for a tabletop display. Once the calendar construction is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get…

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Geoffrey’s Birthday Club – Toys R Us Stores

January 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 2, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on October 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on November 4, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on December 2, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on January 6, 2018 at 3:00pm


Geoffrey’s birthday club members receive special surprises with coupons, including a FREE Geoffrey plush toy and storybook! Super fun activities like story time, featuring the Legend of Geoffrey children’s book!

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