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APRIL 26 ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC. Come join us at the annual club picnic! There will be hikes, bike rides and canoeing and kayaking opportunities in Pakim Pond. If you have never paddled but would like to try it, this is your chance. There will be canoes and kayaks to try and instructors to guide you. Food and drink will be served starting at noon at the pavilion. The picnic is totally free. All members and prospective members are welcome. Bring a chair and something to share.Don't miss the favorite club event!.
Note-no electric is available  at site and  open  fires are prohibited  due to  red flag  warning.
 

 9:00 am. WALK THE BOGS HIKE. Join us as we burn a few calories before the club picnic. We'll walk at a moderate pace, about 3 miles per hour. We will follow sand roads and trails to Reeve's Bogs. Expect to walk about 8 miles more or less. We will leave promptly at 9:00 AM SO be there early. Leader: Jay Schoss walkinginmud @ aol.com or 609 283 (0252)

 

10:00 AM. PADDLE DEMO. Bring you canoes/kayaks to share with others. This will give you a chance to try different canoes/kayaks, look at different gear, learn some strokes, ask your questions and get out on the water. Leader Frank Pearce, hornet71@verizon.net

 

12:00 NOON PICNIC BEGINS. Food and drink will be served starting at noon at the pavilion. The picnic is totally free. All members and prospective members are welcome. Bring a chair and something to share.

 

1:30 PM AFTER PICNIC HIKE. After Picnic Hike. 5 miles. Easy to moderate pace. A short hike after the picnic to work off the burgers and cakes and colas. Leader: David Bicking, (6 0 9) 332-2109, dbickin@yahoo.com

Sat April 19 ORIENTEERING AT PAKIM POND, BRENDAN BYRNE ST PARK---NOT AN OCSJ EVENT. Arrive anytime from 10 am till 1 pm . Pat and Bob Burton will be at the registration table to help beginners get started. 7 courses to choose from , beginner to advanced. Easter eggs will be on the beginner courses for children. Your can share a map and go as a group . This is a Delaware Valley Orienteering Club Event and all are welcome. Fee is $9. for map, which you get to keep. For more info check out their web page www.dvoa.org or e-mail pat at camperpat@hotmail.com
MAY 1 @ 7 p.m. "Crash, a Tale of Two Species"  presentation. (Not OCSJ  sponsored)
Within an hour's car ride, you can witness an event that happens in only four places in the world, and it is in NJ's own "backyard." Join Jim May, Jr., a Rutgers Environmental Steward, to learn about the annual migration of the redknot birds from Chile. Their first stop to refuel is during the month of May, where they feast on the horseshoe crab eggs in the Delaware Bay and then continue their journey to the Hudson Bay. "Crash, a Tale of Two Species" will be shown with discussion to follow. Jim will be available to answer questions and help you plan your trip!
This program is sponsored by the "Friends of the Evesham Township Library" and will be presented at the Evesham Township Public Library (984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton, NJ). It is available at no cost to anyone who is interested in attending. You can help us by registering for this program (call 856-983-1444). This will assist us with preparing for the meeting, but is NOT required in order to attend.
MAY 8 PIZZA PARTY.  All members are invited to a Pizza Party . The club meeting  at the Cherry Hill Library 1250 Kings Hwy N. Cherry Hill,NJ  starts at 7 pm, followed by the annual club pizza social next door at Vitarellis' restaurant, starting at 7:30 pm. The social is free to all members and prospective members.

MAY 17 APRÈS SKI PARTY-  Join us to cap off the 2013-2014 ski season and learn about next year’s ski trips. Evan Ernest and Sallie Anderson will be hosting the event at their home at 111 Avonbrook Road, Wallingford, PA (5 minutes from Exit 2 of the Blue Route (I-476). The BYOB event will run from 3 -7 pm. They will provide the main course. Guests should bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert.  Please bring your memories and pictures from this year and plans in the making for next year. If you plan to attend, please rsvp by May 1st to Evan (evn192@yahoo.com), noting what you plan to bring. More details will follow to those who are coming.

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MAY 3 WASHINGTON DC BUS TRIP &SELF GUIDED TOUR

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JUNE  13-15 CAPE MAY TRIP

To start the summer session, you are cordially invited to join us for our annual Cape May outing. Our headquarters, as in years past, will be THE CHALFONTE HOTEL, 301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey, ( 1-888-411-1998 ). Check in any time after 3:00 PM on Friday; check out by midday on Sunday.

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OCT. 1-5 10th ANNUAL TOUR de PINES BICYCLE  TOUR

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The 2014 Tour de Pines, sponsored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance, celebrates Pinelands Month in October with five consecutive single day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands.

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