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  Event Description Time / Location
8/5 National Night Out

Communities throughout Gloucester Township will be participating in the National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Neighbors, family, and friends will be gathering at their homes, on their streets, and at their local community centers in recognition of their support of the community. National Night Out helps strengthen community support and our police partnership with you and your neighbors. Residents and communities that participate in National Night Out send a message that they are organized and not willing to stand for criminal activity occurring in their neighborhood.

The National Night Out events consists of neighbors meeting on their front lawns, organized block parties of several neighbors occurring on a closed street, or a full neighborhood events at a local community center. Whether it is just a few neighbors meeting in front of their homes or an entire community coming together, the outcome of a stronger community is the same.

There will be approximately 25 separate locations hosting National Night Out Events in Gloucester Township.  Thousands of residents will be participating and showing a strong partnership with the Gloucester Township Police Department.  Several of the larger event locations are in our Glen Oaks Development and The Shoppes at Cross Keys.  Both events will have various entertainment for children as well as adults.

The Glen Oaks Event will be hosting a Chinese auction.  The auction proceeds will be donated to the Gloucester Township Field of Dreams Project.  The Field of Dreams will provide children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play and participate in baseball.

If you like more information or would like to participate in National Night out contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Officer Jenn McLaughlin at or call 856-374-5735.  

night of August 5, Gloucester Township
8/9 Bambies by the Beach hosted by the St. Huberts Alumni Association

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will be proudly hosting Bambies by the Beach on Saturday, August 9th from 3-7PM at Keenan's Irish Pub at 113 Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood, NJ.

Tickets are $30 ahead of time, $35 at the door, and include bottled beer, wine, soda and food.

 Tickets can be purchased at

 All proceeds from Bambies by the Beach will benefit St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls.

 For more information, please contact Theresa at or 215-704-0030.

3pm - 7pm, Keenan's Irish Pub - 113 Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ
8/15 34th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games with John DeBella

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center, in collaboration with the Paralyzed Veterans of America, is hosting the 34th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games from August 12-17, 2014.  This event will host 600 Veteran athletes and their family from around the country.  On  August 15 (from 4:30-6:30), a “Block Party” will be held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center to allow the participants  an opportunity to socialize and reunite with former teammates. 


4:30p - 6:00p, Pennsylvania Convention Center
8/19 Loews Philadelphia Hotel’s Yappy Hour – K9’s & Cocktails event

The event invites dogs and their owners to come dressed to the (K) 9’s and sniff around while supporting some of the area’s best pet rescues including: All 4 Paws Rescue and Street Tails. The Yappy Hour is a prelude to National Dog Day, August 26, 2014. The public is invited to post photos of their dog August 1-22 on Instagram at @loewshotels and hashtag #loewslovespets to enter to win an overnight stay at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel with their dog through the Loews Loves Pets program.


Admission to the event is $15 per person, four legged friends are free. Guests can decide which of the two organizations they would like their entrance fee to benefit.


All 4 Paws Rescue, Inc. is a foster-based, all-breed, no-kill animal rescue based in Chester Springs, PA that offers rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary to animals in need.  They do not have a physical shelter - all of their animals are housed in foster homes.  All 4 Paws Rescue, Inc. is made up of volunteers and foster homes that care for and socialize the animals.  Most of their animals have been rescued from "death row" from high-kill shelters and auctions and given a second chance at life. 


Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) has been a foster-based rescue for well over a decade, initially operating out of The Chic Petique and run by owner/founder Lindsay Condefer. STAR has been pulling dogs out of the city shelters for a decade, many of whom were/are in need of medical attention that they could not get at the crowded city shelter.


STAR's mission is to help the homeless, and unwanted animals within the local, Philadelphia area by helping them receive proper medical attention, educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, and by placing these animals in suitable, compatible, and most of all, loving homes

At the Yappy Hour, two legged guests can sip on an array of cocktails from a cash bar including the Pup-tini and the Cosbow-wow-politan, while enjoying complimentary appetizers. Dogs will have their own yappatizer buffet that includes items from the Loews Loves Pets menu, featuring house made cuisine for dogs using fresh, healthy ingredients. There will also be a contest for the best dressed dog at the event with prizes to make every tail wag!


“We love all pets large and small here at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and are thrilled to host an event that is fun for dogs and their owners while also helping local pet rescues,” Hotel Managing Director Sean Clancy said.


Petplan will also be on hand with great giveaways.  They are dedicated to providing pet parents with the support, resources and tools they need to keep their pets not just surviving—and thriving—into their old age


Petplan is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America for two years in a row. Petplan’s fully customizabledog insurance andcat insurance policies provide comprehensive coverage for all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of the pet as standard.

At all Loews Hotels, all pets receive their own gifts at check in including a pet tag, bowl and a special treat to start their vacation. Owners receive a detailed brochure with information on pet friendly hotel services -- such as our Loews Loves Pets room service menu, local dog walking routes, and area pet services, including veterinarians, pet shops, groomers, and much more including gourmet room service menus for cats and dogs, prepared by our award-winning chef, creature comforts like specialized bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes (and litter), pooper scoopers, tail-wagging amenities such as dog-walking routes, pet placemats, water bowls, treats, doggie poop bags and purr-fect indulgences like rawhide bones, catnip and scratch poles.

 For more information about this event call 215.231.7251

5pm 7pm, Millennium Ballroom of The Loews Philadelphia Hotel - 1200 Markets Street, Philadelphia
8/22 2nd Annual Warrior Golf Tournament Benefiting Operation Homefront

Registration cost is $125 per player and includes 18 holes of golf (scramble format), tee gift, to-go breakfast, buffet lunch and donation to Operation Homefront. In addition to the golf tournament, there will be a putting contest, prizes for longest drive and closest to pin, and a hole-in-one contest!  A 50/50 raffle, raffle prizes, and auction items will also be available.  Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization that supports the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey office, based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, serves military families through family support services, financial assistance and transitional housing. In 2013, the PA/DE/NJ office provided over $230,000 in support of military families living in Pennsylvania and Delaware.


Registration: To register, contact us at


Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization that supports the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey office, based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, serves military families through family support services, financial assistance and transitional housing.  In 2013, the PA/DE/NJ office provided over $230,000 in support of military families living in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

registration begins at 6:30 am; 8:00 am shotgun start, Wyncote Golf Club, Oxford, PA
8/24 UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL – 23rd Annual Celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance.  From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, we invite you to experience the TWENTY- THIRD ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy a festival stage show, a public social dance, Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, kid’s fun area, and Ukrainian hospitality.

 CONCERT & STAGE SHOW AT 1:30 - 4:30 P.M.: Enjoy VOLOSHKY UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE (Jenkintown, PA) (; ISKRA UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE (Whippany, NJ) (Facebook); Violinist INNESA TYMOCHKO DEKAJLO (Lviv, Ukraine) ( ); SPIV-Zhyttya (Living.inSONG) Chamber Choir and THE VOX ETHNIKA ORCHESTRA (New York City); (

 4:30 - 8:00 P.M. -- A Ukrainian Public Dance (Zabava) to the live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music of the VOX ETHNIKA BAND will follow the stage show.

  Ukrainian ethnic foods, baked goods, standard picnic fare and cool refreshments will be plentiful. Also enjoy a children’s fun area and a folk arts and crafts bazaar. Info: 267-664-3857;;  website:

Admission: $15.00; students - $10; kids under 15 free; Free Parking


12p-4p, the Ukrainian American Sport Center – Tryzub, County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA
8/30 - 8/31 The 20th annual "LABOR DAY WEEKEND Must!"

Summer is here and local garlic growers are predicting a great harvest. This is in anticipation of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Pocono Garlic Festival. The annual pilgrimage of garlic fest lovers is held on Labor Day Weekend, August 30 & 31 2014, coinciding with the regional hardneck garlic harvest. The festival is held on the grounds of Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and gates open daily at 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


Many imaginative culinary garlic dishes have been developed through the festival over the years that have became a favorite to returning        festival goers, including garlic ice cream, garlic shaved ice, on site freshly prepared garlic whole roasted pig, garlic crepes, roasted garlic    cheese pierogies, garlic pickles , garlic crab cakes and even garlic chocolate chip cookies.


Proud to be known as the “stinkiest” festival for two decades, the event attracts thousands of garlic breathing diners seeking  Food laced   with garlic.  Each year the Pocono Garlic Festival makes sure that it delivers the best possible selection of garlic  and    garlic related                   vendors. The gastronomic garlic extravaganza is what attendees expect and for their 20th anniversary the venue will host over sixty                   vendors selling one of a kind garlic laced prepared foods, art, regional garlic to buy, growing seminars, cooking demonstrations and our              popular garlic eating contest and newly added Garlic CHOPPED Cooking Competition.


“Planning for the 20th Anniversary started in 2013, as the festival committee wants this year to be special. Some of the entertainment line-up has changed and they have added some great surprises for true garlic lovers. I can reveal that one of the big name entertainment acts that has been added to the roster includes Christen Porter from “the Voice.”The Garlic Festival is f

un for all ages and performers from far and near come to the festival.  The grounds are filled with magicians, jugglers and strolling musicians through out the day. Every day is a continuous jamboree of garlicky entertainment, which is included with the cost of admission and held on four stages

Admission:            Advance Two Day Pass $13 / $7.50 One Day

                            Adult General Admission at gate $ 10.00

                           Children (ages 5-12) at gate $ 7.50 (under 4 free)

Contests:               Ticket Giveaway; on FB page there is a bi- weekly ticket giveaway

Garlic Eating Contest; Each day of the festival ten garlic lovers will attempt to be the PGF 2014 King &/or Queen.

GARLIC CHOPPED Cooking Contest; Sunday  four local CHEFS will attempt to make creative garlic dishes with a mystery bag that ingredients are from the farmers at the festival. Only one can survive

Philanthropy;               Supporting the local community, PGF each year donates all water sales to the Salvation Army of East Stroudsburg. In 2013 the festival donated $900, to date they have raised over $4000 in funds for the non-profit.

Saturday & Sunday; August 30 & 31, 2014; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Labor Day, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA
9/7 Music for Kids' Sake

Music for Kids' Sake is the finale of the park's summer series! Music for Kids' Sake 2 is a second annual event. This year benefiting Expressive Path. Expressive Path's help's at-risk 12-19 year olds participate in the arts.

 There will be performances by four outstanding bands: The Sofa Kings, The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Mercury Rizing and the On Deck Band.The MC is Brice Izyah Johnston a Season 28 Survivor. 


They have all volunteered their time to help Expressive Path youth.  This is a family friendly event. Feel free to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs. There are two play ground areas for children and vendors for shopping and information. This is a rain or shine event. For more information call Pamela Martin 610-331-3516.

3pm - 8pm, Elmwood Park Band Shell 1325 Harding Blvd, Norristown PA
9/13 Boob-BQ For Breast Cancer

The majority of proceeds raised at this event will benefit The Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia (formally Gilda's Club) and the Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital. Both organizations will be present to promote awareness and education for Breast Cancer.



30 Team BBQ Competition

Kids Zone with games and events for children

Breast Cancer Awareness and Education

A BBQ Cooking Class

5 and 6 year old soccer tournament

A Memorial Sign that all are welcome to sign

The Phillie Phanatic

Plenty of BBQ Food

Many other types of food and beverages

Live music by The Peel School

EVENT ENTRANCE FEE: $10 per person, ages 12 and under are free.

Tickets for event are available in advance through the VE club or at the gate the day of the event. Event will be held Rain or Shine. 

1pm - 6pm, VE Club - 130 Davisville Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
9/20 Lawncrest Rec Center Flea Market

8' x10' spots are available for 10.00 until September 17th- after the 17th spots are 15.00
Concessions will be available (hot dogs, homemade lemonade, home brewed raspberry iced tea, snacks)
100% of proceeds from space and concession sales go to the Lawncrest Rec Center for improvements, repairs, and to rebuild the playground.
Donations will also be accepted!
You can pick up registration forms at the Rec Center, or contact John Cooney or Vinnie Ward at 215-685-0597
or email Beth at to get a printable form and to ask for more details about the sale.
Vendors need not apply- we are looking for sellers of used good only.

9am - 2pm, Lawncrest Rec. Center - 6000 Rising Sun Ave
10/26 23rd Annual Lupus Loop - 5k Run and 2 Walk to End Lupus Now

*website update in progress

Registrations opens at 7:30 am*, Memorial Hall Loop in Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA

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