Spring events in full bloom

Spring has officially sprung, enticing everyone to explore and get out of the house. Numerous outdoor locations and spring events are sure to fill up your calendar for the season.

Parks and Recreation
Memorial Park on Tuckerton Road, next to the Evesham Township Municipal Building, offers a range of outdoor activities for individuals, couples and families.

The complex houses a number of free outdoor facilities that offer an opportunity to get outside and play.

The outdoor basketball courts provide for pickup games or one-on-one games. The Blue Barn sits just behind the courts for indoor play when the weather isn’t conducive to playing outdoors.

Adjacent to the basketball courts are four tennis courts for athletes interested in a pickup game of tennis or serving practice.
Neighboring the courts is the turf field, in addition to baseball and soccer fields.

The Marlton Playground, located in the complex, will remain open for two more weeks pending reconstruction of the site.

Recently, council received the new design of the park, including a permanent rubber ground, ensuring safety, and new equipment, according to township manager Bill Cromie.

“Demolition will be in the last week of April,” Cromie said. “We hope to have it restored by Memorial Day.”

Residents interested in golf or new golfers interested in taking a swing can take to the driving range for a fee of $5 for a small bucket of golf balls, $7 for a medium bucket, $10 for a large and $15 for all-you-can-golf, according to Cromie.

Additional driving range information can be found at www.indianspringgolf.com/Marlton-New-Jersey-Driving-Range.
For more information on recreational opportunities, visit www.twp.evesham.nj.us.

If playing in parks or on the court doesn’t stir your interest, take a walk along the Black Run Preserve, located between the Marlton Lakes and Kings Grant neighborhoods.

According to the Pinelands Alliance, it is an ecological wonder of Pine Barrens forest, wetlands, streams and old cranberry bogs, and hosts a variety of threatened and endangered plant and animal species.

For more information on the Black Run Preserve, maps and cleanups, visit www.pinelandsalliance.org/exploration/blackrunpreserve.

A Taste of Evesham
A Taste of Evesham returns to Main Street on Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event, hosted by the Evesham Celebrations Foundation, showcases local restaurants’ menu items and “culinary creations.”
“It’s a great way to try various ntrees,” said Sandy Student, an organizer and member of Evesham Celebrations Foundation. “It gives people a chance to sample everything. You might not be able to go to 30 different restaurants in a week, but you’ll be able to come out and try them at this event.”

Samples are provided in small, bite-sized portions, giving guests the ability to walk up and down Main Street.

The event will have live music, cooking demonstrations, food sampling and wine and beer tasting.

According to Student, last year’s event drew approximately 4,000 people.

“It’s a great community event that fills Main Street and makes us so enthusiastic. It shows the viability in a small community,” Student said. “It’s a phenomenal event.”

Admission to A Taste of Evesham is $15 per person, including wine and beer tasting.

All other guests are $10 per person, children 4 years old and up are $5, children under 4 are free.

For more information on the event, visit www.eveshamcelebrations.org.

Additional events

The Marlton Business Expo hosted by the Marlton Business Association will be held at the Blue Barn on April 18 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Businesses in Marlton will host booths to reacquaint residents with services they offer.

The Blue Barn is located at 1004 Tuckerton Road.

Additional information can be found at marltonbusiness.com.

Evesham Township School District students will have their work showcased at the municipal building for the first time, according to Student, who is also the Board of Education president.

“It showcases our most creative and artistic children,” Student said. “We’d love for people to come see the artwork and showcase our children.”

Helen L. Beeler Elementary School, Frances S. DeMasi Elementary and Middle schools and Van Zant Elementary School will have an opening gala on Tuesday, May 14 from 5–8 p.m. Robert B. Jaggard, Marlton Elementary and Middle schools and Richard L. Rice Elementary Schools’ opening night will be held Wednesday, May 15 from 5–8 p.m.

The exhibit is scheduled to be open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. It will run until May 22 at the municipal building located at 984 Tuckerton Road.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is scheduled for June 1–2 at Cherokee High School.

According to Relay for Life, when you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it’s your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world’s largest walk to end cancer.

To sign up for the event, visit relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=49307&pg=entry.

Tell us about your events

The Sun is interested in events going on in your community. To send a calendar listing or brief, email us at news@marltonsun.com.