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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.  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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April 2019

The Mount Holly, Lumberton and Medford Railroad

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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DR. ELY’S LEGACY: “AN OUTLET TO THE GREAT CITIES” No fee. Registration deadline: April 20. PROGRAM Enjoy an extensively researched and illustrated lecture on the small railroad that opened this local area to the outside world in 1869, benefitting local residents and merchants until its end in 1976. The spread of railroads in the region, the forces behind their development, the special role of its first president, H. P. Ely, MD, of Medford, along with a revealing look at the…

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Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Challenges

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Thursdays, March and April, 2019 No fee. No registration required. PROGRAM Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. This spring, based upon popular demand, the Medford Leas Residents’ Association invites you to join in the Great Decisions series, which highlights thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. SPEAKERS A Medford Leas resident will act as moderator and present information related…

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Leas Forum: Treading Water at the Shark Café – Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No Registration. Treading Water at the Shark Café is the story of an American Quaker woman’s extraordinary journey of witness and discovery from her Philadelphia home to the war zones of the former Yugoslavia. Set against a background of violence, her story focuses on young students, who envisioned a better world, taking incredible risks to make their dreams come true. Lyndon Back is a writer and researcher. She graduated from State University of New York, Oneonta, and received…

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May 2019

Philadelphia Phillies — Every Site a Fan Should Visit

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: April 26. PROGRAM /PRESENTER As we enter into another season of America’s favorite pastime, join Jason Love, as he speaks from the heart about his new book Baseball Sites Every Fan Should Visit in Philadelphia and New Jersey. In this book, Love touches upon different historical sites located in Philadelphia as well as throughout New Jersey. Some of the sites include the Phillies Mural near the Walnut Street Bridge in Philadelphia, the historical marker where Shibe…

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Calligraphy for the Spring Season

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Medford Campus Linden Room,

Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019 Fee: $15 for the series includes supplies. Paid registration deadline: April 26.   Back by Popular Demand! PROGRAM Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with an instrument. Calligraphy has been described as the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner. Instructor, Maureen Peters, has been known to call this artform “Yoga for the Mind.” For the Spring…

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Spiders—The Good, the Bad and the Very Scary

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: May 3. PROGRAM While spiders are the not most cuddly creatures around our gardens, they are truly amazing and vitally important. This very visual program looks at spiders from the lighter side; forget about the humdrum identification, Black will discuss some of the fascinating and unique things that spiders can do and make the connection of why that matters to us two-legged monsters. The program will be humorous as well as thought provoking and guaranteed, you…

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Leas Forum: John Woolman, Quaker Abolitionist: Black Lives Matter – Still Pertinent 300 Years Later

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No Registration. In the 1700s, John Woolman, Burlington County Quaker minister traveled from New Jersey to North Carolina to try to convince his fellow Quakers to give up their African-American slaves. He believed slavery was an ungodly act and that no one should participate in it. Historian Alvin Corbett will discuss his research about John Woolman. Corbett is a board member of the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, NJ. He is a researcher in the areas of…

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African Violet Club of Burlington County Annual Show and Sale

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medford Campus Holly Room, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Attend this annual show to learn about and appreciate all things that have to do with African Violets. Members of the African Violet Club of Burlington County welcome novices and experts alike to view the show and learn from experts how you can suc­ceed with your plants at home. In addition to the show, you may purchase plants to take home—just in time for Mother’s Day. Visit: www.avsa.org

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Medford Leas Birders Field Trip

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Community Building, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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FIELD TRIP TO PALMYRA COVE NATURE PARK No fee. Registration deadline May 10. Self-transport. FIELD TRIP Join Medford Leas residents for this new field trip to the Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP). This park is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area along the Delaware River. Habitats included in the PCNP are wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, as well as freshwater Tidal Cove. The Palmyra Cove has been given the distinction of being designated an…

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Container Kitchen Gardening Make & Take

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lumberton Campus Community Center, 180 Woodside Drive
Lumberton, NJ 08048 United States
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Fee: $25. Registration deadline May 10. Registration is limited.   Back by Popular Demand! PROGRAM 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.…

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