"Turkey Point is a Private, Popular Place to Lay Eggs" ~ Photo by Mike Morrissey, Fortescue, NJ
Things To Do Around Downe!
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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"We're all in this together." Reach out to your friends, neighbors and the elderly that may need assistance during this health crisis. Please Follow Distancing and Face Mask Requirements.
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Saturday, May 8, 2021 ~ 1 pm Road Rally Through Down Jersey Mauricetown Fire Company 9544 Noble Street, Mauricetown, NJ Proceeds benefit Mauricetown United Methodist Church Steeple Fund. Each vehicle will consist of a drive and a navigator. Course guidelines will be given to each team upon arrival. Prizes will be awarded for the most correct answers at the Fire Hall while you partake in a delicious repast prepared by the Fire Company. Cost $30.00 per vehicle with registration deadline April 30. To register or for more information call 609-760-8946 or visit www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org
Saturday, May 15, 2021 11 am to 4 pm Fortescue Horseshoe Crab Festival Downe Township Green Team Fortescue, NJ Crafts, artwork, music, food, demonstrations and more. For information call 856-447-3100 or visit the Downe Township Green Team Facebook page.
Due to the Covid-19 health crisis I have not scheduled a date for our 2021 blood drive. Notice will be provided if a drive is scheduled. This decision was made due to the challenges created by the health crisis to provide safe distances in waiting areas indoors and outdoors for our donors.
Thank you for your support! Kary Wilson Dunkel ~ Drive Coordinator
2021 Downe Township Seniors Walk to End Alzheimer's Assoc. Fund Raising Drive Walks are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. For more information or to donate click on the Alzhemier's Association logo to the left. Thank You!
Downe Township Senior Activities Rescheduling for Fall 288 Main Street, Newport Ages 50 & over. Check schedule. Admission is free donations accepted. Food and snack donations encouraged. For more information, call the Senior Center at 447-3039.
Downe Township Green Team 4th Tuesday of each month ~ 6pm OEM Building, next door to municipal building Call 856 447 3100 for information.
Fortescue Anglers Check back for 2021 Meeting Calendar. Meetings are held April through October on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Fortescue Fire Company #1 Hall located at 10 Vassar Avenue, Fortescue, NJ 08321. The meetings begin promptly at 6:30 PM and feature guest speakers when available along with refreshments at the end of each meeting. Please visit our website to confirm event changes due to the health crisis and information for fishing tournaments www.fortescueanglers.org Enjoy the Delaware Bay... Fish, Cruise, Explore! Contact the Fortescue Captain's and Boat Owners Associationfor more information about charters, daily schedules for open boat fishing trips, evening dinner cruises, lighthouse cruises and more! Buy your ticket and get on board! For information call; 856-462-7314: Don Stein or 609-381-2978: Mike Rothman or visit www.fortescuemarina.com
Places to Visit
Dividing Creek Historical Society Now owned and managed by the Township of Downe for information and scheduled events call: 856-447-3100.
Fortescue Chapel 157 New Jersey Avenue, Fortescue, NJ Call Rev. Dr. Fred Goos for more information and scheduled events at 609-805-8234.
Other Things to Do...
DOWNE TOWNSHIP SENIOR CENTER 288 Main Street, Newport (Municipal Hall adjacent to municipal offices) For information on senior activities such as monthly dances, meetings and other events call: DOWNE TOWNSHIP SENIOR CENTER..... 856-447-3039 ANNETTE PERRY, Program Committee.... 856-447-5078 DOUG COOK, President............................ 210-846-9750 If you are a resident of Downe Township and are at least 50 years of age, consider joining and sharing your ideas. Dues are $5 per member per year. For more information, call the Senior Center at 447-3039.
Downe Township Senior Center Dances Ages 50 & over. Check schedule. Admission is free donations accepted. For more information call the Senior Center at 447-3039.
"The Downe Yarners and Sewers" Downe Township Senior Center and welcome crocheters, knitters, and sewers to join them. For more information call 856-447-3039
Township meetings will be held "live" at the municipal building following CDC mask wearing and distancing guidelines.
DOWNE TOWNSHIP Committee Public meetings at 7 p.m. SECOND Monday of each month at the municipal building, 288 Main St., Newport, NJ. Next meeting: Call township office to confirm meeting dates, 856-447-3100. Residents should attend to receive updates and ask question and comment on: taxes, zoning issues, projects in progress and planned, environmental issues, budget and financial commitments.
DOWNE TOWNSHIP Zoning & Planning Board Public meetings at 7 p.m. second Tuesday each month at the municipal building, 288 Main St., Newport, NJ Next meeting: Call township office to confirm meeting dates, 856-447-3100. Residents should attend to ask questions, comment: on zoning and land use issues, conditions effecting the quality of life of township residents.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021
Things To Do Not Far Away!
Saturdays: May 8 & May 29, 2021 ~ 2-3 pm Baby Goat Yoga Hosted by Historic Greenwich Education Foundation Greenwich Lavender Farm, 217 Hospital Road, Greenwich, NJ Bring a mat or blanket & your camera. Wear casual clothes and no jewelry. This event is best for ages 8 and over and class size is limited. The cost is $25 with $5 per ticket donated to the Historic Greenwich Education Foundation. Advanced tickets are required. For more information call 856-305-2743 or email email@example.com
Sunday, May 16, 2021 ~ 3 pm A Blessing of the Fleet - Bayshore Center a t Bivalve 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ Local religious leaders will pray for a safe and bountiful sailing season. If anyone is interested in receiving a blessing for a boat, call 856-785-2600 ext., 108 by Friday, May 7th.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 ~ 6 pm Oyster and Wine Pairing Bayshore Center Bivalve 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ Evening will feature up to six varieties of oysters wild and farmed.There will be wine selections for each dish and a raw bar. Also updates on NJ 's oyster and wine industries. Tickets $75.00 per person. For information call 856-785-2060 or visit: www.bayshorecenter.org
WheatonArts Event Center at Wheaton Village - 1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ
New Hours: Open on Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. Visit the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and Museum Stores. Phase 1 reopening plan, all general admission tickets will be $7. No further discounts apply. Up to 12 tickets will be sold every half-hour, including those reserved by Members. Visit www.wheatonarts.org or call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552 for more information.
May 14 -16, 2021 (Times on Website) Paper Weights Fest (Online) WheatonArts invites all glass enthusiasts to join us during the Virtual Paperweight Fest 2021, as we celebrate our 50+1 Anniversary and the 46th Anniversary of the Paperweight Fest, also known for many years as “Paperweight Weekend.” For more information visit: www.wheatonarts.orgor call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552
Bayshore Center at Bivalve The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is New Jersey’s only environmental history museum and the home port of the 1928 Schooner AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship. Located on a working waterfront, the Bayshore Center at Bivalve operates the Delaware Bay Museum and the Oyster Cracker Café in the Oyster Shipping Sheds dating back to 1904. We hope you come visit us! For events and more information call 856-785-2060 or visit: www.bayshorecenter.org
AJ Meerwald - Seasonal Sails For schedule and tickets visit: www.bayshorecenter.org/events/sail-tickets/ Bayshore Center at Bivalve 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ
SECOND FRIDAYS 5 • 14 • 2021 On the 2nd Friday of each month from April through October the Bayshore Center at Bivalve hosts a festive evening with live music on the docks, buck a shuck oysters, local beer, and wine. Each month a different speaker presents on a topic relating to the environment, local history or other interesting and entertaining topics. No tickets are needed for this event.
Glasstown Arts District ~ Millville, NJ Events THIRD FRIDAY 5 • 21 • 2021 Observe social distancing and mask wearing. Welcome to Third Friday in the Arts District! Every Third Friday of every month. Art exhibitions, live music, theater, dining, and shopping. As you are browsing the galleries and shops, enjoy the live music on the sidewalks and public spaces (restrictions permitting). Live music is abundant in many, many businesses. Reservations are suggested for some of our restaurants. Plan your fun evening with friends or family! For information call 856-293-0556.
The Levoy Theater 126-130 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332 - 856-327-6400 Millville’s Levoy Theatre is a first-rate performing arts center which engages, educates and serves a wide audience in Southern New Jersey through diverse programming. For a schedule of performances and events call or visit www.levoy.net
NJ Motorsports Park For more information on their schedule of events and activities call 856-327-7202 or visit www.njmp.com
Places to Visit
East Point Lighthouse 10 Lighthouse Road Heislerville, NJ Open Saturday and Sunday, first and third weekend of each month.For information and scheduled events call: 856-785-9927 www.lhchallengenj.org www.eastpointlight.info
Gibbon House c.1730 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ Mansion with 18th and 19th century furnishings contains a walk-in fireplace in which open fire cooking demonstrations are given. In The Barn Museum on property is display of gardening tools and agricultural implements. For more information and event schedules call Cumberland County Historical Society 856-455-8580 or visit www.cchistsoc.org
Hancock House State Historic Site 3 Front Street, Hancock’s Bridge, NJ 18th century patterned brick end manor house. Site of British-led massacre during American Revolution. Site includes Swedish Cedar Plank Cabin where hearth cooking demonstrations take place. 856-935-4373
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