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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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May 2017

Container Kitchen Gardening Make & Take

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lumberton Campus Community Center, 180 Woodside Drive
Lumberton, NJ 08048 United States
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Enjoy the scents of an array of herbs as you select plants to make your own kitchen container garden. All herbs and materials will be supplied, including a container. You will be inspired by Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist, as you learn not only how to plant the container for optimum results, but how to enjoy the bounty of your herbs through the summer season. $25 WORKSHOP LEADER Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist

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Container Kitchen Gardening Make & Take

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lumberton Campus Community Center, 180 Woodside Drive
Lumberton, NJ 08048 United States
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Enjoy the scents of an array of herbs as you select plants to make your own kitchen container garden. All herbs and materials will be supplied, including a container. You will be inspired by Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist, as you learn not only how to plant the container for optimum results, but how to enjoy the bounty of your herbs through the summer season. $25 WORKSHOP LEADER Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist

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Sally Friedman Presents: Reflections on an Ordinary Life

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Sally Friedman returns to Medford Leas to remind us of the importance of family, friends, and health, all within the context of our ordinary lives. If you’ve ever loved a child, laughed until your sides hurt, cherished a friend, started a diet, flunked aerobics, said a tough goodbye, shared a dream, and/or worried about the mess the world is in… then Sally Friedman’s Reflections on an Ordinary Life will echo for you. This program is for all of us who…

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Minding Manners in the Age of Social Media

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Can a thank you email replace a thank you note? Is it appropriate to put sad news on Facebook (illness or a death)? Is an e-card acceptable or do people still want cards by mail? How do I deal with friends, children or grandchildren who are texting during a concert, a movie or a conversation? In an era where manners are often lacking, technology has brought new challenges to the rules of etiquette. Come and hear Debra Nussbaum, former Manners…

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Wednesday Walk in the Garden

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Nature Center, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Enjoy a walk in the Courtyard Gardens guided by Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist, and Medford Leas residents. The Medford Campus is home to 32 uniquely designed Courtyard Gardens. You will tour a vast array of gardens, including woodlands style gardens and a peaceful Japanese garden with a water feature. The Courtyard Gardens are home to unique shrubs, trees, bulbs, groundcovers, and perennials and are an integral component of the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas. Join in…

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Leas Forum – Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers in WWII

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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It is 1943 and we are hosting a meeting to promote “war work” for women. Hear a testimonial from Rose Niemiec, played by historical interpreter Stacy Flora Roth, a housewife who decided to do her bit for the war effort and surprise her husband by taking a job as a welder in a shipyard. Please come at 11:30 am to view a display of period artifacts, followed by the feature presentation of the character monologue of this remarkable woman at…

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June 2017

LeasMusiCast – The Last Night of the Proms

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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• BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra — Elgar, Wood, Parry, R. Strauss, Grainger, Delius Join us at the Medford Campus Theater, as the Medford Leas Residents Association brings you wonderful performances by top musicians from around the world, spanning a number of genres. These performances will be shown using the Medford Campus Theater’s 16 by 9-foot, state-of-the-art projection screen and surround sound system. These programs are the next best thing to being there in person! Enjoy scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and…

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Leas Forum – Activities of the Partnership for the Delaware Valley Estuary

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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The Delaware River, one of the major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States, drains an area of  more than 14,000 square miles in five states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary works with other groups to focus on conservation and management of the waters of the Estuary, protecting natural structures to provide habitats and helping to restore shellfish and other disappearing species. The speaker is Debbie Heaton, Director of…

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Leas Forum – Shared Security: The transformative power of dialogue

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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The Americans Friends Service Committte (AFSC) has always believed in the power of dialogue to transform—relationships, communities, structures and systems. Join us to hear Kerri Kennedy, Associate General Secretary for International Programs at the American Friends Service Committee, speak on international Shared Security. Kerri has 18 years of experience managing international development and emergency response programs in areas of conflict and post conflict environments. She previously served as the Executive Director for Women’s Campaign International, a global nonprofit that works…

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August 2017

Leas Forum – Eyes on the Earth: the Next Generation of Weather Satellites

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Dr. James Gleason, Senior Project Scientist for the NASA/NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program, will discuss advances in the satellite systems that give us more advanced information on weather forecasting.  

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