February 21, 2020
Township News & Events
Mayor Angulo joined elected officials and law enforcement officers at Cards for Cops event
Mayor Angulo joined Senator Jim Beach, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, as they hosted their “Cards for Cops”' event on Valentine's Day. The event allowed local elementary school students to craft Valentine's Day Cards to show their support for their community law enforcement officers. Superintendent Dr. Meloche, Cherry Hill Police Chief Monaghan, members of the Cherry Hill Police Department and other elected officials also attended the event in which more than 500 individual cards were handed out. This event is part of an ongoing effort to give back to the community and show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of those who serve our communities. 
Councilwoman attends Literacy Night at Sharp
Councilwoman Jacobs attended the third annual K-2 Literacy Night at Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School. The event invites community leaders to read to students K-2 and their families and was filled with learning based fun.
Councilwomen attend fundraiser at Library
Councilwomen Doshi and Apell joined the Cherry Hill Public Library last weekend for their Dress for a Mess Canvas Painting Fundraiser. Attendees were guided by a professional artist and created a masterpiece which was suitable for framing.

The Cherry Hill Public Library hosts events for residents of all ages and interests. For more information on upcoming events, please visit their website .
10th Anniversary of the Cherry Hill Trails Program
Did you know that 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the Cherry Hill Trails Program? We are fortunate to have miles of well-maintained trails throughout Cherry Hill. As part of the 10th Anniversary, you can walk or bike all 11 trails and participate in the Cherry Hill Trails Challenge. A Challenge Passport is available on the Cherry Hill website and at the Recreation Department in Town Hall. Challenge requirements are noted on the back of the Passport as are the prizes available to those completing all requirements at three different levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Take the Challenge and enjoy all the trails, solitude and nature that the Cherry Hill Trails have to offer. 
Barclay Farmstead Open House
Please join the Barclay Farmstead for an Open House on Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. Winners of the Barclay Farmstead Art Contest will be presented with $50 awards for “Reflections on Barclay” artwork. The Cherry Hill Middle School Students winners include: Isabella Bardunias of Beck for pencil drawing of back of house and herb garden, David Petroiu of Rosa for watercolor of house view showing privy, Zoey Carmody of Beck for drawing of house back including porch where butter is churned, and Anjali Jay Dave of Rosa for board canvas watercolor of house in winter. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit our website.
AARP Free Tax Help
Cherry Hill Township and AARP have once again partnered to offer free tax-preparation assistance. Now through April 14 (building closed April 10), AARP will be available every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. 

Tax-Aide volunteers will help residents prepare their 2018 state and federal tax returns, as well as Homestead Benefit Credit and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Residents are asked to bring a copy of their 2018 returns, all relevant tax statements, receipts and forms, Social Security card or SSA-1099, Photo ID, and PTR Form (if one was mailed to you). 

Appointments are highly suggested. To schedule an appointment, please visit their website.
Ensemble Concert: Brass Concert of American Masters
Members of New Jersey’s Symphony in C return to Croft Farm for a Brass Concert of American Masters. The concert which will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m will feature the music of Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and many more. Performers include Kenny Bean and Joe Hart, trumpet; Jonathan Clark, horn; Jason Stein, trombone; and Jonathan Fowler, tuba.

Symphony in C was founded in 1952 as The Haddonfield Symphony and began as a community orchestra that allowed amateur musicians to pursue their love of music by performing for Haddonfield and other southern New Jersey communities.   

The event will be held at Croft Farm Arts Center (100 Borton Mill Road). Seating is general admission and tickets can be purchased online. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for all performances.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Cherry Hill on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex (1 Perina Boulevard). Collections are held rain or shine. This event is for Camden County resident only. Businesses will not be accepted.
Parent University and Resource Fair
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools present Parent University and Resource Fair on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m . The event will be filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children. Topics include: Understanding how social media increases anxiety and depression in our children, Vaping, Helping your school-aged child resolve conflict, through social and emotional practices, College 101, Understanding Naviance, Creating Authentic Connections with your Teen, Hidden in Plain Sight display.

If you would like to be a resource contributor at this event, please contact Bonnie at bmingin@chclc.org or (856) 429-5600 x 4416.
Senior Living
Senior Information Fair
The third annual Senior Information Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carman Tielli Community Center. The event is sponsored by Jefferson Health. There will be healthy snacks and prizes. The Cherry Hill bus will be available to Cherry Hill residents. To make reservations for the bus call (856) 661-4711. For more information, please contact Senior Service Coordinator, Gaye Pino at (856) 488-7868 or gpino@chtownship.com.
Socrates Club
The Socrates Club is modeled after the Socrates Cafe gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange perspectives based on their experiences. Invigorating sessions have come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and more.

Senior Discussion Group
2nd Monday of each month
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 208, Town Hall
Open to all seniors. Space is limited. Please register in advance.

For more information and to RSVP to this new club, please contact the Cherry Hill Senior Services Coordinator at (856) 661-4800.
Department of Public Works
Empty. Clean. Dry.
Be sure your recycling counts by keeping your recyclables free of food and liquid. Did you know that one dirty bottle or item can contaminate your whole container or even the whole truck?
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Puppet Theater Workshop and Performance
Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Learn to create your own characters and stories with puppets in a Dramatic Story Telling Workshop. Work with other teens (grades 6-12)to create stories and scenes, rehearse, and put on a performance! Volunteer hours will be given to participants. Pack a brown bag lunch. Registration required.

Anime Night
Monday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Open to grades 8-12. Do you love anything related to manga and anime? Come hang out with other fanboys and fangirls, watch anime, trade book/movie suggestions, and enjoy snacks and crafts inspired by anime culture. You'll also have the opportunity to suggest titles for the Library's anime and manga collections! No registration required.

World Explorers Story Times: Russian and French
Tuesday, February 25
Russian: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
French: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
These special story times are bilingual! Stories and songs are told in English and Russian or French making it perfect for an English only speaking audience, English learners, and those with dual fluency. Bilingual learning benefits children’s overall learning, resulting in larger vocabularies and higher level cognitive abilities. Ages 2 - 6.

Must Watch Documentary: Toni Morrison, The Pieces I Am
Tuesday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Library. Documentary begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required.  About the Documentary:  Author Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. 2019. 119 minutes. PG-13.

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
Tuesday, February 25 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Join us for a special ONE TIME ONLY screening of the film  Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.  This documentary takes a look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre since the beginning. From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out, this film features interviews with filmmakers and scholars, showcasing a who's who of black horror cinema, from those who survived the genre's past trends to those shaping its future. Light refreshments served. Registration required .

Family Fun Story Time
Wednesday, February 26 from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Join us for a hand-clapping, foot-stomping program of stories , rhymes and songs. No crafts but lots of fun! Best for ages 2 to 6 though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration required.

Dispelling the Hacker Myth
Thursday, February 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
We hear a lot about hacking in the news, more so every day. Come join this class as we go over some of the history of hackers and their community. We’ll be using the website  https://hackcur.io/  which is a curated set of videos on different hacker topics. We’ll cover everything from the Hollywood depiction of hackers to phone phreaks to hacktivism. It’s bound to be an interesting time! Don’t miss it! Registration required.

Kpop Meetup
Thursday, February 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Come shout about K-Pop with us! New fans welcome. Open to grades 6-12. Registration required.

Toddler Dance Party
Friday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
Join us for a rockin' good time of unstructured play as toddlers and their caregivers dance along to kid-friendly Top 40 tunes. We provide the music, you provide the moves. *For children ages 18 months-3 years.* No registration required .

Crafternoon with Creativebug: Metal-Stamping
Saturday, February 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
CHPL & Creativebug present a new craft series for teens! Learn to use metal-stamping tools to create unique, personalized jewelry and accessories! We will be presenting a Zodiac Necklace tutorial, but participants may customize their own designs. Open to grades 6-12. Registration required.