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Things to do in South Jersey and region

Journal Staff Report | 2/15/2018, 7:11 a.m.
The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and the region. Items for the ...
Anthony Hemingway, award-winning director of Underground and Red Tails, will be the celebrity guest speaker at the Lawnside Education Foundation Inc. Dinner Dance on February 24.

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and the region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com. Information should be sent in a Word document format.

February 1-28

Black History Month Reading Contest

The Woodbury Public Library and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter are sponsoring a Black History Month Reading Contest. Contest rules: Select a book from the library’s collection of books written by or about African Americans. Read the book. Complete the form for the book and drop it in the appropriate box. The more books you read the more chances you have to be selected as the winner. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Children ages 3-7, children ages 8-12, children ages 13-18, Adults, The drawing date is 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28 at Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096.

February 1- March 25

THE LINKS: KIMBERLY CAMP – PAINTINGS

The Kimberly Camp painting exhibit will be held at Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401.

Kimberly Camp was born in 1956 in Camden, New Jersey into an artistic family. Her early life spent exploring museums and galleries with her parents and siblings have a heavy influence on her work, which often depicts family life.

Kimberly Camp began her career as an artist at the early age of 12. She set up a sidewalk exhibition displaying dolls and paintings. Since then, she has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions across the country, including the American Craft Museum, Smithsonian Institution, University of Michigan, Bomani Gallery, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild and many more. Perhaps most notably, Kimberly sent 7 years as the President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation of Philadelphia.

Camp's work is known for creative displays of her own ideas about art in democracy, social equality and diversity. Many of her items are priced affordable, ranging from $10 to $500, “so that everyday people can buy art.” Camp wants to make an effort to close the gap that sometimes exists between collectors and fans.

For more information: (609) 626-3805

February 15

Boys & Girls Club of Camden County Be Great Extravaganza

The event honoring champions of Camden and champions of children will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Woodcrest County Club, 300 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. For more information contact Sabine Mehert-Roehm at 856 602 4130 or email at sabine@bandgcc.org.

Achieving Self-Compassion

Join Nate Terrell, licensed clinical social worker and author, in a discussion about self-compassion. If you are last on the list of people to care for...this program is for you. Nate will have his book Achieving Self-Compassion: Giving Yourself the Gifts of Happiness and Inner Peace for sale after the program.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. at Logan Township Library.

Please register for programs at 856-241-0202 or www.gcls.org. This program is sponsored by Friends of GCLS.

February 19

Franklin Delano Roosevelt "An Arsenal for Democracy"