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Datebook: June, 2012

by Compiled by Laura Hancq
Gone Fishing
Pack up the poles and bait and head on over to Medford Park for a morning of fishing hosted by the Medford Vincentown Rotary Club. Teach the kids how to bait the hook and they’ll have a great time trying to net their big catch. Various prizes will be offered. June 16; rain date, June 17; 9 a.m. at Medford Park, Gill Road, Medford, (609) 654-2512,MVRotaryClub.com, free

Discover Dad
Celebrate Father’s Day at the Garden State Discovery Museum with a day full of fun activities where kids and fathers can work and play together. Dads get free admission to a day of dancing, singing, crafts and celebrating family. June 17, 11 a.m. at the Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, (856) 424-1233, DiscoveryMuseum.com, free with admission

Super Shark
Don’t miss your chance to see the Adventure Aquarium’s Mega­lodon exhibit, dedicated to the largest shark to ever swim in the world’s oceans. The exhibit features 5,000 square feet of Megalodon madness, where you can learn about a whole other world. You can even walk through its jaws to touch the full set of this prehistoric powerhouse’s 47 teeth. June 23-June 30 at Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, (856) 365-3300, AdventureAquarium.com, free with admission

Crafty
If you love arts and crafts, you will not want to miss Mount Laurel’s first-ever craft fair, hosted by The Friends of the Mount Laurel Library. If you are in the market for some new summer decorations, come peruse the booths and see what vendors have to offer. If you want to create and sell your own handmade goods, you can buy a space and set up your own booth. June 24, 9 a.m., at Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave., Mount Laurel, rain date, July 1, (856) 608-1436, MtLaurel.lib.nj.us/friends, free

Tour de Medford
Grab your bike and get ready to feel like a pro at the Tour de Medford, spon­sored by the Medford Rec­­reation Depart­ment. The bike race will begin at Main and Union streets and encompasses laps around an .85-mile course with three left turns and a climb to the finish. June 30, race times between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Main and Union streets, Medford, (856) 392-3930,USACycling.org, $35 in advance, $45 on race day, free for kids

Fireworks Festival
Come out to see holiday fireworks at a scenic winery after sunset and enjoy a festival for the whole family. Sponsored by Cherry Hill Jaguar and Murphy’s Markets, the fireworks festival at Valenzano Winery’s grounds will feature two live bands, wine for sale, a souvenir glass, and plenty of entertainment for the kids. You’ll have great access to the show as well as convenient parking. July 3, 5 p.m. at 1320 Old Indian Mills Road, Shamong, (609) 268-6731, ValenzanoWine.com, $5

Let Freedom Ring
Celebrate the Fourth with a full day of events in Marlton. Morning and afternoon events provide opportunities for exercise and patriotism in the Marlton Mayor’s Cup 5K run and 1-mile fun run, a kids’ bike parade and the Fourth of July parade. Conclude the day at Cherokee High School as paratroopers drop in to begin the Support the Troops festival, and then enjoy the fireworks display with family and friends. July 4, events begin at 8:30 a.m. at various locations, (856) 983-2900, EveshamCelebrations.org, free

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 4 (June, 2012).
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