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Mondays

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

June 5-12

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.

*The library seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Adult Services Librarian to work every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. alternating Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.

June 6 – 11:30 a.m. – Novel Mornings.

June 6 – 4 p.m. – Tween Book Club.

June 6 – 6:30 p.m. – S.M.I.L.E.

June 8 – 2 p.m. – Knitting and Crocheting Basics.

June 9 – 1:30 p.m. – Take a Seat: Chair Yoga with Dana.

June 10 – 6 p.m. – Art at the Library: Acrylics.

June 11 – 6:30 p.m. – New Jersey Writers Resource Group.

June 12 – 2:30 p.m. – Getting Started with Libby: The eBook and eAudiobook App.

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:
 www.meetup.com/Gloucester-County-Nature-Club

Happenings around Gloucester County

Come celebrate the lives and memories of our veterans and fallen heroes at the South Jersey Museum. World War II was a war that defined an era in American and World History. Items include weapons, equipment, uniforms, flags and coinage. Featuring Military as well as Civilian paraphernalia. Allied and Axis powers in the Pacific as well as the European theatres are featured. Museum hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum address: 138 Andaloro Way, Deptford. For more information call (856) 812-1121, email sjmuseum@aol.com and visit southjerseymuseum.org.

June 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – Health Screenings at the Gloucester County Store, 1750 Deptford Center Road.

June 8 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sherrif’s Department Child Seat Check, Gloucester County Store, 1750 Deptford Center Road.

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.

Tuesday, June 11

Washington Township Police Department will hold Cool Off With a Cop in the evening at Rita’s Ice, 288 Egg Harbor Road.

Wednesday, June 12

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

Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27

Washington Township Police Department will hold Cops and Bobbers at Veterans Park.

Friday, June 14

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Mobile Unit is coming to assist with Read ID, Registration Renewal, Initial Permit, Non-Driver ID, Duplicate/Replacement Title, or Registration by appointment from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 129 Johnson Road, Suite 1, Turnersville.

Saturday, June 15

Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester County NAACP will present Juneteenth Freedom Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. at Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurffville Cross-Keys Road. There will be food trucks, drunks, a DJ, trumpet chics, bouncey, kid’s corner, ice cream, a softball game and giveaways.

By Friday, June 28

Washington Township is seeking community organizations and businesses to participate in the township’s Fourth of July parade themed Honky Tonk. Applications must be received by June 28. For more information call (856) 589-3227.

Ongoing:

If you are interested in gardening and would like to grow fruits, vegetables, and/or flowers, but don’t have the space or proper exposure, Washington Township’s Community Garden may be for you!

The Township’s Community Garden, in Washington Lake Park, boasts 30 large plots (10 feet by 10 feet), all with access to water. Gardeners may plant vegetables, flowers, or herbs, and eco-friendly practices are encouraged. Plots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For additional information or to sign up, call the township at (856) 589-3227.

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 new Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program sponsored by the Gloucester County Police Chief’s Association and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The registry gives police quick access in an emergency to critical information about a person who is registered. Individuals will also get a blue window decal as well as a blue envelope for their vehicle. These items let the police know that the occupants have a physical or mental condition that may not be apparent to the officer on scene. For more information 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/

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