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Events at Medford Leas.

At Medford Leas, both residents and the greater community can discover new pathways and possibilities for a rich and fulfilling life through our Pathways to Learning© Program and ongoing community events. The Medford Leas Campus Art Gallery is open daily from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and will be featuring WATERCOLORS by Maria Prayer during the months of March and April 2017 and featuring ARTWORK by Myra Ryan during the months of May and June. We also regularly host luncheons or informative events for prospective residents and their families to learn more about life in the community.

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October 2017

Medford Leas Birders Field Trip to Bombay Hook

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Medford Campus Community Building, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Join Medford Leas residents for this popular field trip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Delaware. The area was created in 1937 as a refuge and breeding ground for migrating birds and other wildlife. It currently comprises nearly 16,000 acres of land, with about 80 percent tidal salt marsh. Bombay Hook NWR is known for its vast expanse of tidal salt marsh, one of the largest unfragmented marshes in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Gardening Guru Series – Rain Gardens for Homeowners Workshop

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Have you always wanted to learn how to select a site, install, maintain, and choose plants for your own rain garden? Then join in this workshop to learn.

Rain gardens are where form meets function, and the gutter meets the ground. Simply put, rain gardens are gardens that are specifically designed to soak up rain water, mainly from roofs, but also from driveways and patios. Rain gardens look like your everyday flower garden, but really are much more.

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Music and Mind

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Holly Room, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Scientists tell us that, even in the womb, we learn the rhythms of our culture. Music is deeply embedded in our brains. Listening to it can lift our spirits, or conversely make us sad. Who has not unconsciously tapped their foot to a rousing number or wept upon hearing an old, familiar hymn?

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Stuff – How to Organize it, How Long to Keep it, and How to Dispose of it to Prevent Fraud

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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In this session, learn how to take control of your “stuff” – in particular, family documents, household records, financial records, and tax records. Learn what to keep, what to store, and what to shred, along with a timeline for how long to maintain this information.

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Gardening Guru Series – Deer in Your Garden? How to Make the Best of this South Jersey Phenomena

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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So, you’ve chosen a wonderful plant or shrub to enjoy in your garden, worked to find the perfect spot, dug the hole, amended the soil, and planted it – but, the next day you come into your garden to see that it has disappeared before your eyes.

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Leas Forum – Among Friends, The Life of Mary Vaux Wolcott

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Known as the “Audubon of Botany,” Philadelphia Quaker Mary Morris Vaux Walcott (1860–1940) was a gifted artist, whose stunning watercolors comprise a catalog of North American wildflowers. Walcott was catapulted to the highest levels of society and national politics by a late and bold marriage to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute.

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Leas MusiCast – Live at the Theatre Antique D’Orange

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Join us at the Medford Campus Theater as the Medford Leas Resident Association brings you outstanding programs of opera, ballet, symphonic music, and more, performed by the world’s most celebrated artists.

LIVE AT THE THÉATRE ANITQUE D’ORANGE

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November 2017

A Visit to Franklin Parker Preserve – The Heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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The 1.1 million acres of the New Jersey Pine Barrens is an unusually beautiful place. There are no majestic mountains, dramatic gorges, giant waterfalls or expansive vistas. It is a flat, sandy coastal plain populated with forests of scraggly little Pitch Pine trees. Yet the Pine Barrens is a place of overwhelming beauty. Hidden in its forests, on its lakes, rivers, and savannahs are landscapes that are constantly changing and a delight to the eye.

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Explore Medford Friends Meetinghouse

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Friends Meeting House, 14 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Join members of the Medford Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in an interactive tour of the 1814 Meetinghouse, located in the Village of Medford at 14 Union Street. In 2014, the Meeting celebrated 200 years of worship in this building. This tour will cover the history of the Meetinghouse and grounds, as well as enlighten attendees to the guiding principles that Quakers still follow in their daily lives.

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Aging Optimally – Could 100 be the New 60?

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Optimal aging has been defined as the capacity to function across many domains – physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual – to one’s satisfaction, and in spite of one’s medical conditions.

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