Straight… to Treatment
Those who are struggling with substance abuse and have been thinking about seeking help can do so at the Washington Township Police Department on Mondays from noon to 2 p.m.
The program is available to everybody, regardless of residence. No appointment or insurance necessary. For more information please visit www.straighttotreatment.com
Happenings at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library at 606 Delsea Dr., Sewell. For more information about the listed events call 856-589-3334 or email email@example.com.
Aug. 2 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!
Aug. 2 – 7 p.m. – K-5 Fun: Suncatchers.
Aug. 3 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!
Aug. 3 – 11:30 a.m. – Novel Mornings.
Aug. 3 – 2 p.m. – Thoughtful Thursday: Make Your Own Mindfulness Journals.
Aug. 3 – 4 p.m. – Game Time.
Aug. 4 – 11 a.m. – Computer Class: Advanced Excel.
Aug. 6 – 1:30 p.m. – Take a Seat: Chair Yoga with Dana.
Aug. 7 – 10 a.m. – Friends of the Library First Monday Sale.
Aug. 7 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!
Aug. 7 – 2 p.m. – Monday Funday: Giant Floor Crossword Puzzle Challenge.
Aug. 7 – 4 p.m. – Teen Art Club.
Aug. 7 – 6:30 p.m. – Adult Board Game Club.
Aug. 8 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!
Aug. 8 – 4:30 p.m. – Teen and Tween Writing Club.
Aug. 8 – 6:30 p.m. – NJ Writers Resource Group.
Aug. 9 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!
Important library news: Library officials are beginning their strategic planning process and they would like input from Washington Township residents on library services. Visit www.hegganlibrary.org to compete the survey.
Happenings around Gloucester County
Aug. 2, 9 – 1-3 p.m. – Adult Vaccine Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only.
Aug. 3, 8 – 8:30-11:30 a.m. – Child Vaccine Clinic at Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only. Note, there is another Child Vaccine Clinic from 1-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 8.
Aug. 2, 9 – 3-4:30 p.m. – STD/TB Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. Note, on Aug. 9 the hours are from 3-5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Washington Township Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 213 E. Holly Ave. Sewell.
Through Aug. 5
County library system hosts summer reading program
The Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) has announced its annual summer reading program with the theme, “All Together Now.”
The program runs from Saturday, June 24, through Wednesday, Aug. 5, and is open to readers of all ages. It is designed to encourage reading and lifelong learning, as well as to provide activities for the community. Participants will also be able to track their reading progress and earn weekly prizes.
Visit www.gcls.org for more information, or call the main branch library in Mullica Hill at (856) 223-6050.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
The Washington Township Schools seek local support at its American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building, 206 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell. Use https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter sponsor code WTPS to register online or contact Katherine Carey at (856) 589-6644 ext. 6321. Donors will receive a special gift from Dunkin.
There are summer orchestra camp opportunities for string students in Washington Township and the surrounding area happening at Bunker Hill Middle School this upcoming summer.
There are two more summer camp programs – Elementary Orchestra Camp (August 7 – August 10) for grades 4 to 5.
All camps run Monday to Thursday at Bunker Hill. The Orchestra Workshop Camp is from 10 a.m. to noon. The Elementary Orchestra Camp hours are 10 am to 11:30 am.
A final performance will be given in the community at Bison Coffee Shop in Washington Township.
Registration is through the Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department and is open.
Saturday, Aug. 12
The Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission is hosting its second annual Food Truck Festival at the Olde Stone House Village from 3-8 p.m., Aug. 12. It will be a day full of yummy food, local vendors, and live music!
For more information on the event, please visit https://www.oldestonehousehistoricvillage.org/food-truck-festival
The Washington Township Public Schools will continue its partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey to stage a mobile food pantry behind the 9/10 wing of Washington Township High School off the Ganttown Road entrance from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Next distribution date is Aug. 16.
The Washington Saves Lives Program is available for residents to use seven days a week between the hours 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for a free ride from any bar or restaurant located within the township to their home. If you or if you know someone that may benefit from this program, please download the Uber application and use it during the designated hours.
The Washington Township Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighter. Become part of a progressive organization with the most up-to-date firefighting and rescue technology in the area. Whether you are responding to the Firehouse from home or staffing a station with fellow Firefighters, your help is needed.
If interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, visit http://www.wtfd10nj.org/Rec_vol.html