Summer is upon the residents of Medford with an abundance of activities through September.
The South Jersey Camera Club will present a summer exhibit of its members’ photographs at the Medford Arts Center from July 12 through Aug. 18. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Friday evening, July 12.
Refreshments will be served. The Arts Center is located at 18 N. Main St. in downtown Medford.
According to a statement from the MAC, featured SJCC photographers will include Ralph Berglund, Season Bonner, Denise Bush, John Costello, Jeff Feeny, Susan Gietka, Amy Golden, Beth Jackson, Linda Kamholz, Scott Kern, Kathleen Lapergola, Rich Lewis, Larry A. Lyons, Rudy Mascellino, Mary McGrath, Gary Moore, Jan Narducci, Joanna Patterson, Joe Perno, Mike Pillows, Linda Riccardi, Virginia Rice, Florence Robin, Bonnie Rovere, Kacey Rovere, Roberta Rucker, Dooreen Rutherford, Ken Sichel, Harry Silvers, Lisa A Sitko, Christy Spero, Elaine Walsh, Jo Walter and Pat Worley.
“Many of these gifted photographers exhibit regularly at the MAC,” said Tracey Femiano, the center’s exhibits coordinator. “We are thrilled to have them all together in such a distinguished show,” said Pat Worley, who teaches several photography classes at the MAC each spring and fall.
Medford Historical Society
The society holds numerous events at Kirby’s Mill, located at 275 Church Road.
• On Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., experience Country Day. Kirby’s Mill museum gift shop will be open.
Black powder rifle demonstrations and a presentation of Civil War camp life by members of the Living History Society of New Jersey will take place, according to the website.
Visitors will have a chance to tour the historic Kirby’s Mill housing the society’s museum collection. Period crafters will be seen at work and will include broommaker Sam Moyer of Mount Laurel; basketmaker Inger Bullock of Westhampton; and deco carver Ray Nyman of Marlton. The Blacksmith Shop will be operated by Frank Barnaby and Rick Young Jr., working antique engines powered by Cole Roberts of Southampton. A horse treadmill will be operated by Larry Spellman. The society’s collection of historic wagons and buggies will be available. An antique hand printing press in the print shop exhibit will be demonstrated, while members of the South Jersey Guild of Spinners and Weavers will apply their craft on an antique loom. Other exhibits include a working demonstration of the big wheel lathe in the cabinet-maker’s shop, according to the website. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available.
To volunteer or for more information, call (609) 654–7747 (mill phone) or call John Hines, chairman, at (856) 983–0479.
Any member who would like to extend their hobby by demonstrating it, please contact Hines.
• On Aug. 4, the society will be holding the annual Art Show and Sale at Kirby’s Mill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is rain or shine, and will feature music by various artists. Light refreshments will be available. More than 30 artists will be showing and selling their artwork to guests.
Parking and admission are free. For more information, contact Holly Doyle by phone at (609) 670–2822 or email Holly@leafpile.org.
Experience the Pinelands
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge offers more than an animal rescue to guests, including a picnic area, hiking trails and the opportunity to meet the resident animals cared for by the rescue.
Families can visit the center by making a donation of $5.
If you’re looking to experience more at the center, participate in one of the many events offered to guests. On July 21, discover the Lions, Tigers, and Dragons of the Pines, an event for all ages beginning at 1:30 p.m. Did you know the Pines have lions, tigers and dragons? They are all types of insects found along the trails of Cedar Run. Guests will go on a hunt for these fascinating insects and more. For more information visit www.cedarrun.org.
The Village of Taunton Forge Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Taunton Boulevard and Tuckerton Road, will be holding its annual Friday Nite Cafe free concert series, according to a township release.
Concerts take place in the open-air gazebo, and area residents are encouraged to make an evening with their families at the shopping center.
The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and residents should bring a lawn chair.
July 12 will feature The Missing Piece, a high school student rock band, which can be found online at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Missing-Piece. July 19 will be Charlie Zahm, a Maritime, Celtic, Scottish and traditional mix of music, found at www.charliezahm.com. On July 26, students of the NJ School of Music will play, and on Aug. 2, jazz musicians Trio of Three will perform. On Aug. 9, student jazz band M-Town Jazz Jam will show their stuff, acoustical roots. Folk/bluegrass band Branin Road will perform on Aug. 16. On Aug. 23 acoustic solo artist Mike Kaufman will perform. The Gambone Project will present its jazz offerings on Aug. 30, and the music students of the Medford School of Music will close out the series on Sept. 6.
For more information on the Friday Nite Cafe concerts, as well as the listing of stores and restaurants, visit them on Facebook or on the web at www.villageoftauntonforge.com.
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