Collingswood, New Jersey

2014 Year at a Glance available!

Collingswood is chock full of festivals, concerts, events and more – and now you can plan out a year full of fun with the 2014 Year at a Glance. See a show! Take the kids out! Enjoy all the family fun our town has to offer (and it doesn’t even include all the events hosted by the merchants in our business districts!). Print it, put it on your fridge and start filling your calendar. PDF below.

The May Fair! Cruise Nights! The Pop Up Gala! We love to see you in Collingswood! To stay-up-to-date on events like us on Facebook here! https://www.facebook.com/CollingswoodNJ

Community Garden 2014 meetings start in March

Come to the first Collingswood Community Garden meeting on March 13 at 7pm in the Collingswood Library (771 Haddon Ave.) See why you should 
become a member! For more information go here or email cllngswdgrdn@gmail.com.

Tiny Tot storytime schedules

Tiny Tot Storytime at the Collingswood Public Library
(for children 18-35 months old) Fridays – 10am, Peter P. Childs Meeting Room

This program is limited to 14 children and includes simple stories, finger plays, songs, and playtime. Caregivers must register their child each month beginning on the specified date below in order to participate. There will be no reservations taken before that time. Please ask for Carol or Dot. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Registration begins Jan 10 for  Jan 17, 24, 31
Registration begins Feb 7 for Feb 14, 21, 28
Registration begins Mar 7 for Mar 14, 21, 28, April 4

Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108
856.858.0649

Library winter storytime schedules

Collingswood Public Library Winter Storytime for 3, 4 & 5-Year Olds - Thursdays at 10am

Three, four, and five-year-old children meet on Thursdays at 10am in the Peter P. Childs Meeting Room at the Library for stories, songs, finger plays, snack, and a play period.  A theme related craft is given to each child to take home.  Coffee is provided for adults.  New attendees must register for this session by calling Carol or Dot at 858-0649. Please note that if the public schools are cancelled due to snow there will be no storytime.

Dates & Theme
Jan 9: Tyger Tyger Burning Bright
Jan 16: Winter’s Coming
Jan 23: Crazy Hat Day - Wear your favorite crazy hat to storytime!
Jan 30: All You Need for a Snowman
Feb 6: Not a Box
Feb 13: Heart to Heart
Feb 20:  Bunny Trouble
Feb 27: Can I Play Too?
Mar 6: It’s a Dog’s Life
Mar 13: Never Ask a Bear
Mar 20 : Signs of Sprin
Mar 27: You Can Count on Me
Apr 3: Free as a Bird
Apr 10: Have You Got My Purr?

Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108
856.858.0649

Snow removal assistance information

Senior and resident services

If you are or know a senior citizen who is in need of snow removal the Camden County senior snow removal program can help. There is no charge. Those in need must be a senior citizen and snow accumulation must be at four inches. Call the County at 856-783-4808 x5060.

The Collingswood municipal alliance/student job pool can also help any resident with snow removal for a small fee.  To hire a student from the Job Pool please call Collingswood Borough Hall at 856-854-0720 x110.

CCT Presents 'Spamalot' - Feb/March 2014

Collingswood Community Theatre will brighten your winter with SPAMALOT! will help brighten them. Coming in February/March 2014, CCT Will stage the funny and irreverent musical SPAMALOT. 

Lovingly based on the classic cinematic comic masterpiece “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” SPAMALOT retells the legendary story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Written by Monty Python’s Eric Idol and composer John Du Prez, the show features swipes at Vegas glitz, the conventional Broadway musical and contains the film’s off-the-cuff spirit. The show includes the song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and “Diva’s Lament.” The New York Times says SPAMALOT is "resplendently silly…an eager celebration of insanity.” SPAMALOT was a Tony Award Winner for Best Musical.

Performances are February 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.  All performances will be held in the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. All seating is general admission.

We also offer a special rate of $12 per person for groups of 10 or more. Groups must be reserved, paid and picked up or mailed out in advance. No group tickets will be issued at the ticket table. For group reservations, call Terry at 856-854-0720 x128. 

Community Theatre News:
As with any Community organization, we’re always doing some fundraising.  Our TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS program has been so successful, we thought we’d try it one more time.  Yep, we're asking you again for your help to keep Collingswood Community Theatre productions coming to you. 

You’ll be listed on the CCT web site and in the program and considered a friend and VIP. We might even let you sing a song.  If you send more than TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS, you’ll get your name in even bigger print in our program and website.  So, if you could see your way clear to sending just TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS (or, we wouldn’t mind if you covered for someone else that won’t respond to this message) we would greatly appreciate it.

Why not make a quick and easy donation of just TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS?  It’s simple.  You can donate using a check or cash or you can donate online.  You can pay with credit card or PayPal.  We’re 501(c)(3), so you can write the donation off as tax deductible. Contributions can be mailed to Collingswood Community Theatre c/o Terry Seeley, 678 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108 or can be dropped off at Collingswood Borough Hall or at the ticket table during performances.  Online donations can be made by following the link on our web site – www.CCTArts.net.

And, in case you haven’t heard, we’ve put together a CCT cookbook – “Scene Stealing Recipes from the Collingswood Community Theatre – 149 recipes that will get you a standing ovation!”  The cookbook contains favorite recipes from CCT members as well as recipes from several of our wonderful Collingswood restaurants and eateries.  Cookbooks are available at Collingswood Borough Hall and will be available at all performances.  Cookbooks are $10 each and proceeds help fund future performances.  You can also order online – www.CCTArts.net/id51.html - or follow the link on the home page that says “CCT Cookbook.”

For more information on Collingswood Community Theatre, check out our web site – www.CCTArts.net. Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook (Collingswood Community Theatre) and follow us on Twitter (@ArtsCCT). 

Leaf pick up slowed by winter weather

The Department of Public Works is asking residents to help with leaf pickup that has been delayed by the recent precipitation and cold temperatures. Public Works is still collecting leaves; however, leaves on many streets are frozen and stuck to the ground with snow on top of them. DPW is asking residents to help by loosening up their leaves and putting them on the curb strip if possible for easier collection by the leaf machine.

With questions call Public Works at 856-858-0533. Thank you.

Marathon reading of A Christmas Carol, Dec 21

Come out to Dig This (717 Haddon Ave) for a marathon reading of "A Christmas Carol" starting at 5 p.m.on December 21! Stop in to enjoy snacks, drinks and a live reading of the holiday classic. Hear a few verses or Ebenezer’s whole journey.

This entertaining event is open to an audience that can sit and listen to all or as much of the story as they would like. The reading will take about four to five hours. Cookies and punch will be served and there will be a place to donate canned goods to a local food bank. Dig This will offer discounts  on purchases to readers and anyone that brings a donation. 

Readers needed - no experience required to participate. Contact Kenneth at kenneth.allendoerfer@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering as part of this special holiday get-together.

This event is part of Collingswood’s season of holiday events. Caroling, shopping, free parking, visits with Santa and more. Read about all the wonderful holiday events in Collingswood here!

2013 Collingswood Holiday Ornament available!

The 2013 Collingswood Holiday Ornament order form is available! This 18th ornament in the series celebrates Collingswood's Quasquicentennial!  That's right folks! This special limited edition ornament represents the 125th Anniversary of Collingswood. Each year's ornament highlights a time, place or special event in our town. It's a great way to decorate your home or tree with something uniquely Collingswood.

If you've missed out on previous years, want to start a collection or just buy one or two ornaments that have special meaning to you, you're in luck! Select few ornaments from past editions are still available.   Ornaments are available for pick up at Arts Plus Gallery (704 Haddon Ave.

Enjoy an ornament that celebrates our treasured Library, historic Zane School, stunning Scottish Rite, magestic Transfiguration Church, the family-favorite Holiday Parade and several other Collingwood landmarks. 

The 2013 Quasquicentennial ornament and each run of ornaments are limited in quantity - order now!

Previous ornaments still available for a special offer of just $10 if purchased in conjunction with the 2013 ornament!

Thackara House (low inventory)    
Collingswood Manor                        
May Fair (low inventory)                  
Zane School (low inventory)               
Collingswood Theatre                        
Foster Warner                                    
Transfiguration Church                      
Holiday Parade                                    
Collingswood Library

Tax Sale starts Dec 20

The Borough of Collingswood 2013 Tax Sale will be held on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 am on the 3rd Floor of the Municipal Building at 678 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ  08108.

Pre-registration is required.  Please contact the Tax Collector at 856-854-0720 x121 for questions.

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