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Haddonfield blossoms with spring events

Spring has finally arrived.

With warmer temperatures seeping into the forecast, Haddonfield is lively with a plethora of events on the horizon, from a tribute to retiring Mayor Tish Colombi to a dancing celebration to the Haddon Fortnightly Home and Garden Tour.

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Oh, not to mention all the exciting tricentennial happenings.

Look no further for the bare bones of some of this spring’s anticipated local events.

Snag some eggs

Local children are in luck on Saturday, March 30.

The Haddonfield Y’s Men’s Club is at it again, holding an Easter egg hunt at Crows Woods beginning at 10 a.m.

Kids can hunt for eggs of all colors within their age group.

Parents, make sure to bring a basket!

Stick around for a special visit from the Easter Bunny and take home a balloon to round out the day.

Flowers galore

Support Haddonfield’s youngest Scouts.

The Haddonfield Cub Scouts Pack №65 is helping to bring in spring with an annual flower sale and fundraiser.

Place your order by Monday, April 8 and have the flowers delivered for free in the 08033 zip code on Saturday, April 27.

Available flowers include impatiens, begonias, geraniums, snapdragons, petunias, marigolds, herbs and tomatoes.

Learn more, purchase flowers or make a donation online at www.CubPack65.com. Questions? Contact the pack at cubpack65@gmail.com.

Prime rib dinner

Who doesn’t like a good steak?

For the 73rd year, the Last Man’s Club of the Haddonfield American Legion Post №38 is holding a prime rib dinner on Monday, April 1 at Tavistock Country Club. The cash bar feature opens at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m., including entertainment by the Emerald Society Pipes of Drums.

Tickets, including valet parking, are $40.

Contact Tom Baird at (609) 923–1442 or (856) 428–4070 for additional information. Keep up-to-date with Post №38 news by visiting http://www.h-a-s.org/al38/home.html.

Dance away

Do a jig with Dance Haddonfield to celebrate the nonprofit’s 13th annual dance, and to commemorate 300 years since the town was founded, on Friday, April 5. The Indian King Tavern’s curator Linda Hess will demonstrate an 18th century dance.

The dance will be held at the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill, 2175 West Marlton Pike, and tickets are priced at $50. The cost includes hors d’oevres, dinner and dessert. There will also be a cash bar available.

Dress code calls for formal or semi-formal attire.

Call (856) 429–9154 for additional details. Learn more about the active group by visiting www.dancehaddonfield.org.

Tribute to Mayor Colombi

Mayor Tish Colombi’s 28 years of service to the community as a commissioner in a red dress suit come to an end in May.

The borough has arranged for a tribute dinner at Tavistock Country Club slated for Sunday, April 7 at a price of $45 per person, which includes contribution to a gift, according to the town website. A cash bar will open at 5 p.m. with dinner set for 5:45 p.m.

An R.S.V.P. is requested by Friday, March 29. Buy tickets for the night at www.haddonfieldnj.org.

Gardens bloom

Crows Woods Community Gardens re-opens for the season bright and early on Saturday, April 13.

The gardeners practice organic techniques and love to talk about the bumper crops they often see.

Learn more about plots, tips and the local gardeners at www.crowswoodsgardeners.com.

Lunch at church

The First Presbyterian Church is host to the Presbyterian Women’s Spring Luncheon this spring.

On Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, women are invited to congregate at the cost of $8 per person. According to a release, church member Rebecca Bryan will be on hand to speak to the group.

Contact Pat Woodward at (856) 354–8485 to make reservations.

Celebrate our world

Local green thumbs are uniting to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no fee to attend.

Taking place in the Crows Woods Nature Preserve Pavilion, volunteers from several local environmental organizations have a variety of workshops and activities already lined up. And, of course, the tricentennial will make its mark on the event this year.

Samuel Nicholson Rhoads’ birthday will be honored. Rhoads was a 19th century naturalist from town.

Learn more about the event by visiting http://haddonfield300.org/event/all-rhoads-lead-to-crows-woods-a-tricentennial-earth-day-celebration/.

Homes and gardens

While canceled last year, the Haddon Fortnightly is gearing up to make this year’s Home and Garden Tour on Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., a success.

Proceeds from the tour help the clubhouse in Haddonfield, according to a release.

Call Tina at (856) 428–0294 for more details or visit www.haddonfortnightly.org.

Returns in May

First Friday comes back this May.

May 3 will be bustling around town with local acts and promotions.

Plus, May 18 sees the return of the Haddonfield Farmers Market with plenty of locally grown fruits and veggies.

More information will be released soon. Keep an eye on www.shophaddonfieldnj.com for updates.

Play some ball

For the 13th year, the Lizzy Haddon Basketball Invitational through the Haddonfield Lions Club comes back Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

The cost is $450 per team, which includes t-shirts. More than 80 regional teams are expected to register. There will be several brackets for grades three to 12.

According to the club website, registration forms are due April 19. All proceeds go toward the Lion’s charity projects.

Learn more and check out the game schedule at www.haddonfieldlions.org/Pages/Invitational.aspx.

Drink up!

Hey beer enthusiasts, don’t miss this rare event.

Stop by the Indian King Tavern, 233 Kings Highway East, on Saturday, May 18 for one of three sessions of beer tasting at “3 Cheers for 300!”

For the second time, the Friends of the Indian King Tavern is opening the tavern door and hauling in some pints.

Sessions include food, beer, music and a special town toast. The first is from noon to 2:30 p.m., followed by 3 to 5:30 p.m. and, lastly, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and go on sale April 1.

For more information, visit www.indiankingfriends.org or http://haddonfield300.org/event/3-cheers-for-300/.

Event submissions

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