Do you want to grow your own vegetables or flowers but don't know how to get started? Are you an experienced gardener looking for land to cultivate?
Visit the Collingswood Community Garden and help plan the proposed second site at Cattell and Harrison Avenues!
WHERE: Collingswood Community Garden - enter behind 119 Washington Avenue or at the end of East Collings Avenue
WHEN: 10a.m. - noon, Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bring the whole family! Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages!
Visit our Facebook page at "Collingswood Community Garden"
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (215) 922-4309
The success of the decades-old annual Holiday Parade has always relied on the support and efforts of volunteers and donations. Consider giving back to one of our best traditions. It’s easy! And fun! From the Holiday parade Committee: In a few short months, the 27th Annual Collingswood Holiday Parade will be making its way down Haddon Avenue with all of its fanfare as we welcome Santa to town. Last year we held wonderful New Jersey wine tasting event. This year, craft beer seems to be the buzz so we thought a Craft Beer Tasting would be in order.
The parade is partially funded by generous sponsors and fundraising efforts. Please help us to meet our fundraising goals for the 2015 parade and join us for a night of fun as we enjoy samplings of local New Jersey brews. We hope to see you there but if by chance you can’t make it, any donation would be appreciated. Thank you for your support! Raise a glass! Get tickets for the Oct 16 event, 7 to 10 p.m., details below.
Local Jersey Craft Beer Tasting to benefit the Collingswood Holiday Parade
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6pm to 10pm
Collingswood Senior Community Center, 30 W. Collings Avenue
Tickets $40 per person; $75 per couple
Tickets are available from Committee Members and at Collingswood Borough Hall, 678 Haddon Avenue
Tickets include light fare and 3 hours of unlimited 4 oz. samples
Follow the Parade on Facebook for updates
Going trick-or-treating? The CDC gives these safety tips for your ghouls and goblins:
-Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
-Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
-Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
-Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
-Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
-Always walk - don’t run from house to house.
-Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
-Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
-Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
-Walk on sidewalks whenever possible or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
-Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
-Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
-Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
-Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
The Collingswood Farmers' Market annual Apple Pie Contest
We need bakers! Do you have the best pie?
Put those yummy Fall apples to good use! The Collingswood Farmers’ Market will be hosting their annual APPLE PIE CONTEST on Saturday, October 17. This is a perfect opportunity for you to make Grandma’s secret recipe or show off your baking skills. There are Market gift certificates up for grabs, so put your all into your pie!
The contest will be at 9:30am in the judging tent at the Market. Pre-registration is a must! To register please visit the rules and registration page here before contest.
Date: Saturday November 7, 9am to noon
WANT TO HELP? Bring rakes, handheld tools for gardening, and gloves. Volunteers will work together to clean up the leaves, tidy up our young garden around the pavilion and our more established gardens around the red bridge. Weather permitting, we may also start the process of prepping and painting our park benches.
For more information, email Joan Leonard at email@example.com
Collingswood Community Theatre’s fourth annual SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE 3000 screens this year’s offering “Wizards of the Lost Kingdom”.
On October 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., five actors will riff live on the Scottish Rite Mainstage while you snack and drink all the wine and beer you need to stomach the flick! This season’s unintentionally hilarious movie features monsters, witches, warlocks, zombies and ghosts, and is perfect for a fun Halloween-season night out.
“SCIENCE FICTION THEATER 3000 is written by fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and stylistically lies somewhere between Movies In The Park and Comedy Night. This show is not your standard musical or drama,” said organizer CJ Kish. “It’s a laugh out loud night and best of all, it raises money for our Community Theatre program.”
Tickets are $20, which includes beer and wine. A special student rate of $10 is available for the movie only, no refreshments. Tickets are available at the door.
This year, Collingswood PTA groups will partner with the Borough to organize the fest. Kids and families can come out for an afternoon of live music (dance parties!), ice cream from Mister Softee, cupcake decorating, chili and hot dogs, pumpkin painting, hay jumping pit with candy scavenger hunt, hair painting, sand art and other fall-themed and pumpkin-themed games.
The festival takes place at the pavilion in Knight Park. For further information, contact Jodie Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-760-7523.
SJ Magazine 2015 Best of SJ Readers’ Poll
Readers have been voting for their favorite SJ spots all summer. Here is the list of the Collingswood hot spots folks says are tops!
667 Haddon Avenue
700 Haddon Avenue
Sweet Freedom Bakery
577 Haddon Avenue
619 Collings Avenue
703 Haddon Avenue
601 Haddon Avenue
Cabana Water Ice
552 Haddon Avenue
Marlene’s Dress Shop
707 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood Grand Ballroom
315 White Horse Pike
Collingswood Farmer’s Market