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Sunday, December 17

BLUEBERRY MUSIC JAM - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Stop into the historic village of Whitesbog to listen to the tunes of local musicians. The open music jam is acoustic and FREE for musicians and listeners alike to enjoy and join. White you are there, stop in the General Store and support history and local artists and crafters as you stock up on holiday gifts! Please call 609-893-4646 for more information.

Wednesday, December 20

"WEDNESDAY WALK IN THE WOODS" ROAD TRIP TO WHARTON STATE FOREST - Meet at Wharton State Forest’s Batsto Village parking lot at 9 a.m. (County Route 542) to carpool to Atsion Recreation Area. Join Volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner for a free, 11-mile, moderate-paced hike on the Yellow Trail at our “sister” forest to the west, Wharton State Forest. Wharton State Forest is New Jersey’s largest State Forest with over 123,000 acres of forests, wetlands and meadows. The Yellow Trail provides views of the Atsion Mansion and the Wading River back to Batsto Village. Register by contacting Kathy at (609) 296-6574 (day of event cell # (609) 405-0360) or Bass River State Forest Office at (609) 296-1114. For directions to Batsto Village contact Wharton State Forest at (609) 561-0024. You can also find information at

Monday, January 1, 2018

FIRST DAY HIKE: BEAT THE WINTER BLUES AT WHITESBOG - Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the General Store, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Finish by 1:00 p.m. Come join us for a fun morning of exploration and recreation! On our recently completed hiking trails you can wander as far and wide as your heart desires. Amazing discoveries can be found at both 1/2 mile, at 5 miles and everything in between. Let your curiosity and your feet lead the way! Leaders in nature studies and historic reference will be on hand to share stimulating information about Whitesbog Village and the NJ Pine Barrens. Please call 609-893-4646 for more information.

Saturday, January 20

TUNDRA SWAN WINTER BIRD WALK - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Explore the wonderful winter birding trails at Whitesbog with Patty and Bernie! You will look out for Tundra Swans, found each winter on the reservoirs. Bundle up and enjoy a hot beverage in the General Store when you return! Great way to burn some calories and enjoy the outdoors! Bring binoculars, camera or pick up a Family Trail Pack in the store, available for loan with binoculars, guide book and note pad to jot down your finds! Please call 609-893-4646 for more information.

 Sunday, February 11

47th OCEAN COUNTY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Doors open at 11:00 a.m., Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532), Waretown, NJ. Music plays from noon - 5:00 p.m. Please call 609-971-1593 or see their website for more information.



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