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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

April 3-10

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.

*Get ready for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. Pick up a pair of viewing glasses at our circulation desk. Limit one per person while supplies last. The STAR Library Education Networks SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) initiative (with major funding support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) is distributing approximately 5 million solar eclipse viewing glasses to libraries in all 50 states and all U.S. territories and protectorates.

April 3 – 10:15 a.m. – Babies Boogie.

April 3 – 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime.

April 3 – 11:30 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

April 3 – 6:30 p.m. – Kids’ Poetry Night.

April 4 – 10:15 a.m. – Babies Boogie.

April 4 – 11 a.m. – Music and Motion.

April 4 – 11:30 a.m. – Novel Mornings.

April 4 – 4 p.m. – Tween Book Club.

April 4 – 6:30 p.m. – S.M.I.L.E.

April 5 – 10:15 a.m. – Family Storytime.

April 6 – 11 a.m. – Zombie Barbie.

April 6 – 2 p.m. – Knitting and Crocheting Basics.

April 7 – 1:30 p.m. – Card Club: Learn Bridge With Craig.

April 8 – 10:15 a.m. – Mother Goose on the Loose.

April 8 – 11 a.m. – Music and Motion.

April 9 – 10:15 a.m. – Mother Goose on the Loose.

April 9 – 11 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

April 9 – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Storytime.

April 9 – 4 p.m. – Writing Club.

April 9 – 4:45 p.m. – Teen Advisory Board meeting.

April 9 – 6:30 p.m. – Magnificent Monarchs.

April 9 – 6:30 p.m. – NJ Writers Resource Group.

April 10 – 10:15 a.m. – Babies Boogie.

April 10 – 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime.

April 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

April 10 – 6:30 p.m. – Art Adventures.

Gloucester County Nature Club

The Gloucester County Nature Club meets at the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church at the corner of Woodbury-Glassboro Road and Mantua Avenue, Wenonah. Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, September through June, and are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.gcnatureclub.org. Up to date Field Trip information can be found on the Meetup website:

Happenings around Gloucester County

April 13 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sheriff’s Department Child Seat Check, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford.

April 20 – 8 a.m. – Annual Earth Day Cleanup at 8 a.m., Brandemarti Football Field at Riverwinds Complex, 1000 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford. Open to all nonprofit organization in Gloucester County. Participating groups will earn $500 for their community service. Registration is required. For more information call (856) 373-5500 or email tsullivan@gcianj.com.

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.

Blood Drives

As spring approaches, the American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply. People of all blood types – especially those with type O blood – are critical to ensuring hospitals can meet the daily demand for lifesaving transfusions.

April 8 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Virtua Washington Township, 239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road.

April 15 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus, Behavioral Sciences Building, 1400 Tanyard Road.

April 15 – 2-7 p.m. – Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel, 115 E. Holly Ave.

Saturday, April 6

Township of Washington Shred Day event from 9 a.m. to noon in the municipal building parking lot, 523 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell. For question contact Lisa Collins at (856-256-7903 or lcollins@twp.washington.nj.us.

Wednesday, April 10

Washington Township Council meeting at 6 p.m., 523 Egg Harbor Road.

Saturday, April 27

The 16th annual Olde Stone House Village’s Classic Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, 208 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell. To register or for more information visit OldeStoneHouseHistoricVillage.org or call (856) 981-3096. Rain date is April 28.

Tuesday, April 30

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive – Police vs. Fire – will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the municipal building meeting room. The sponsor code to sign up on RedCrossBlood.org is: Washington Township BOB

Saturday, May 18

Washington Township Senior Center presents Flea Market, Craft Fair and Businesses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the senior center, 315 Greentree Road, Sewell. Rain date is May 25.


The Washington Township Veterans Wall of Honor is accepting applications. Please note that eligibility to have a plaque on the Wall is: a Veteran who is a resident of Washington Township at the time of entrance into the military, a current resident, a member of a current resident’s immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, or child). Kindly include the Veteran’s DD 214 and submit a 5×7 photo, preferably in uniform. Applications are available in the Municipal Building. For additional information, please contact Lori Morello at (856) 589-0520, ext. 2287, or email at lmorello@twp.washington.nj.us.

License Your Furry Friend. Hey neighbors! Mayor Laurie Burns wanted to send out a quick paws-up reminder to make sure your four-legged family members are licensed! It’s that time of the year when we show some love to our fur babies and keep our community safe. Licensing your dog is not just a state requirement, but it also helps reunite lost pets with their owners and supports local animal services. The licenses expire Jan. 31 of each year.

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

The Washington Township Ambulance and Rescue Association is currently seeking applicants for the position of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Full and Part-Time positions available. For additional information and to apply please contact Washington Township Ambulance at (856) 228-5995 or email brandon.dimter@squad10-9.org.

The Washington Township Police Department is participating in the Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program sponsored by the Gloucester County Police Chief’s Association and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. For more Contact Officer Nick Schmidt at njschmidt@pd.twp.washington.nj.us or at (856) 589-6650 ext. 1125 with any questions.

The Washington Township Historical Preservation Commission is looking for volunteers and commissioner positions. The volunteer must be interested in history and participate in the yearly events. HPC meets on the third Thursday of each month at the municipal building at 7 p.m. The HPC has seven to eight fundraising events to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the Olde Stone House Village. For more information visit https://www.oldestonehousehistoricvillage.org/

AARP Tax Aide volunteers needed for the next tax season. The service provided is offered free of charge all over the United States by the AARP Foundation. If focuses on taxpayers 50 and older and those of low to moderate income. Volunteers are needed in Deptford, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, Washington Township, West Deptford and Williamstown. To help, call 1-888-AARP-NOW or submit a volunteer interest form at aarpfoundation.org/taxaidevolunteer.


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