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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.

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The program is available to everybody, regardless of residence. No appointment or insurance necessary. For more information please visit www.straighttotreatment.com

Aug. 16-23

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 info@hegganlibrary.org.

Aug. 16 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!

Aug. 16 – 5 p.m. – Library Board of Trustees.

Aug. 17 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!

Aug. 17 – 11 a.m. – Nonfiction Addiction – “The Blood of Emmett Till” by Timothy B. Tyson.

Aug. 17 – 2 p.m. – Thoughtful Thursday: Kindness Rocks.

Aug. 18 – 1:30 p.m. – Art at the Library: Fundamentals of drawing.

Aug. 19 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now StoryTime!

Aug. 19 – 2 p.m. – Knitting and Crocheting Basics.

Aug. 20 – 1:30 p.m. – Take a Seat Chair Yoga with Dana.

Aug. 21 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now StoryTime!

Aug. 21 – 2 p.m. – Monday Funday: Ice Cream Escape Room

Aug. 21 – 6:30 p.m. – Computer Class: Artificial Intelligence.

Aug. 21 – 6:30 p.m. – Mystery Book Discussion Group.

Aug. 22 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!

Aug. 22 – 4 p.m. – Teen Crafts.

Aug. 22 – 4:30 p.m. – Teen Talk: Movies, Games, Music.

Aug. 22 – 6 p.m. – Functional Foods for Life.

Aug. 23 – 10:30 a.m. – All Together Now Storytime!

Aug. 23 – 2 p.m. – Afternoon at the Drive-in: “Curious George”

Aug. 23 – 7 p.m. – K-5 fun: Spooky Stories and S’mores.

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. 16, 23 – 1-3 p.m. – Adult Vaccine Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only.

Aug. 17, 22 – 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. 22.

Aug. 17 – 4-5 p.m. – HIV Testing, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Aug. 19 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Concert – The Kingston Brothers at James G. Atkinson Park, 138 Bethel Mill Road, Sewell.

Aug. 23 – 3-4:30 p.m. – STD/TB Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Township Council meeting at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 523 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell.

Third Wednesday

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.

Thursday, Aug. 17

The Washington Township Board of Fire Commissioners meeting at 7:30 p.m., 213 E. Holly Ave.

Friday, Aug. 18

Gather the family and bring your blankets and chairs and catch a free movie “The Bad Guys” at 8 p.m. at the Washington Lake Park Amphitheater.

Saturday, Aug. 19 

American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 259 Lambs Road.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Virtua Washington Township, 239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road.

Washington Township Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m., 206 E. Holly Ave.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Broadway musicians Jennifer Lohr, Patty Noble, and Ryan Fielding Garrett bring the sound of Broadway to South Jersey. The concert called “I Will Never Leave You” includes songs from “Sideshow,” “A Chorus Line,” “Wizard of Oz,” “The Greatest Showman,” “A Grand Night for Singing,” “Guys and Dolls,” and more. Partner organizations Friends of the Olde Stone House Village and Music at Bunker Hill present this family-friendly concert which is followed by reception with artists and free tour of the historic village.

The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the old Bunker Hill Church at the Olde Stone House Village, 208 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell. Tickets are $10 for students 10 years and under and $25 for adults and seniors. For more information call (856) 494 6077 is available at www.musicatbunkerhill.org.

This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

By Sept. 8

The Washington Township Police is planning to expand the police force and are currently accepting applications for police officer and Special Law Enforcement Officer II. Resumes will be accepted through Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.. All interested candidates must submit a resume in person or via email to Sgt. Eric Caveng.

Candidates for full time police officer must have earned a bachelor’s degree or 120 credits
from an accredited college. Candidates for SLEO II positions must have sixty (60) credits from an accredited college.

The full qualification requirements, application and check lists are posted on the Washington Township web site https://www.twp.washington.nj.us/departments/police/index.php and also shared on our agency social media pages.

Qualified candidates will be required to take a physical fitness test, a written exam, oral interview, psychological screening, drug testing and submit to a full background check. Any questions can be referred to Sgt. Eric Caveng at: ercaveng@pd.twp.washington.nj.us or at
589-6650 ext. 1124.


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

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