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Datebook: November, 2011

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine
Tiny Tumblers
Learning and fun will co-exist at this fun, month-long event, sponsored by the Mount Laurel Recreation Center. Children will learn important motor skills, and benefit from important cardiac exercises in two 45-minutes classes, Mommy and Me Movement for toddlers aged 16 months to two years, and Tumblin’ Tots for toddlers two to four years.
Nov. 14- Dec. 12, 5:45 for Mommy and Me Movement Class, 6:30 for Tumblin’ Tots at the Mount Laurel Senior Center, 100 Mount Laurel Road, (856) 912-3079,, $45-55

Cool Crafts
Get in touch with your creativity at Birches Elementary School’s annual PTO Craft Show. Come check out the homemade trinkets, browse baked goods and find some one-of-a-kind gifts from more than 100 of the area’s best crafters. Proceeds from the craft show and snack bar benefit Birches Elementary School and its students.
Nov. 19, 9 a.m. at Washington Township High School, 509 Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd, Sewell, (856) 589-8500,, free

Worth the Drive: Thanksgiving Day Parade
Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the oldest in the nation. Among the elaborate floats, massive balloons and live performances, beloved kids’ characters from Sesame Street and Disney will grace the streets. The parade route wraps around City Hall and the Philadelphia Art Museum, where you’ll find plenty of great seats.
Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m.-noon along JFK Boulevard and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Penn.,, free

Making Merry
Just as one holiday concludes, it’s on to the next. Haddonfield’s annual tree lighting ceremony and parade brings light and warmth to the downtown, with twinkling lights, caroling and a guest appearance by Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick. The ceremony kicks of the town’s candlelight shopping season, running now through Christmas Eve.
Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Library Point, Haddonfield, (856) 216-7253,, free

Turkey Trot
Burn off some your Thanksgiving stuffing during Medford’s fifth annual Gobbler 5K Run and Family Fun Walk. An easy course for beginners and families or experienced runners alike, takes you through trails around the scene Lake Ockanickon. Four-person teams can earn bragging rights with the Might Pilgrim of the Pines Team Challenge, vying for a handsome trophy.
Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m. at Camp Ockanickon, 1303 Stokes Road, Medford, (609) 654-8225,, $25 for adults, $10 for children

Merry Christmas, Everyone
Let stingy Mr. Scrooge and moral Tiny Tim teach your family the spirit of giving. Mount Laurel Library will host the classic tale, A Christmas Carol, performed in a unique one-act show. Greg Oliver Bodine from the North Shore Theatre performs this one-hour solo stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel.
Dec. 4, 2 p.m. at Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel,, free

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 9 (November, 2011).
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