Residents can also participate in two different poker runs to raise money for scholarships this weekend.
From peaches and crabs to a pair of poker runs, there are plenty of activities taking place across South Jersey, in Philadelphia and down the shore this weekend. Catch up on some of the top events taking place this weekend.
In Cherry Hill
· Anyone who likes gaming will want to be at the Cherry Hill Public Library on Saturday. Adults are welcome to play board games from noon to 4 p.m. as part of the library’s Grown Up Gaming session. For middle and high school students, there will be two sessions of Dungeons and Dragons on Saturday. Grades six to eight will play from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and grades nine to 12 will play from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Visit www.chplnj.org for more information.
Around South Jersey
· Shoppers will be in paradise in downtown Haddonfield at the borough’s Sidewalk Sale. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday along Kings Highway in Haddonfield. The sidewalks of downtown Haddonfield will have plenty of tables, tents and racks featuring all different types of products on sale. Visit www.downtownhaddonfield.com for more information.
· An annual tradition is celebrating its 25th year in Mt. Laurel. Mt. Laurel Meeting will hold its annual Peach Festival on Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at its meetinghouse. The meetinghouse is at the corner of Moorestown-Mt. Laurel and Hainesport-Mt. Laurel roads. Attendees will get try out homemade cakes, ice cream and lots of peaches. All money raised at the event goes toward the Mt. Laurel Meetinghouse. For more information, call (856) 235–1561.
· Residents have a chance to raise money for a good cause at the Army SPC Benjamin Moore/Hope Hose Humane Fire Company 1 Memorial Scholarship Poker Run on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Shamong. For $20, attendees can enjoy all-you-can-eat wings, lemonade and ice tea as well as door prizes and vendors. To participate in the poker run, riders of any vehicles can pick up cards at the Hope Hose Humane Fire Company 1 in Bordentown or the Pic-A-Lilli Inn. The best hand at the end of the event wins $100. All proceeds will go toward scholarships at Bordentown Regional High School and the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center. For more information, visit www.patriotconnections.org/events/army-spc-benjamin-moorehhh-memorial-scholarship-poker-run.
At the Jersey Shore
· Another poker run is taking place this weekend down the shore. The 35th annual Tuckahoe River Canoe Race and Poker Run is taking place on Sunday at the Upper Township Municipal Beach in Tuckahoe. Racers can take the water in a canoe, kayak or paddle board. There will also be a poker run, 50/50 and kayak raffles. Food will be available to purchase. The cost to register is $20. All proceeds from the event benefit the scholarship funds administered by the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.tuckahoenj.com
· Beer and crab lovers will converge on Cape May this weekend for the fifth annual Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival. The festival will take place on the grounds of Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The festival will feature local craft beers, crabs, shrimp, pulled pork and more. There will also be live music, vendors, entertainment and other activities. Admission is free, but there is a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mid-AtlanticCenter for the Arts & Humanities educational outreach programs. Visit http://www.capemay.com/eventcalendar/?eID=15514 for more information.
· The streets of Northern Liberties will host one of the biggest block parties in the city this weekend. The annual 2nd Street Festival will take place on six blocks of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden Street on Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. The streets will be filled with more than 100 food, drink and merchandise vendors. Live bands will perform music on three different stages throughout the day. There will also be street performers along the street during the event. The festival is free to attend. Visit www.2ndstfestival.org for more information.