Five Things to Do in South Jersey This Weekend

After a cold week packed with snow, it’s time to get in the weekend spirit. Don’t let the leftover snow and ice keep you inside – South Jersey has plenty of events this weekend to get you out of the house.


Spring Craft Fair

March 18
Peruse more than 120 vendors of unique crafts, jewelry, food and much more to benefit Shawnee High School Marching Band. The event at Shawnee High School in Medford will also feature light refreshments, a gift basket raffle and bake sale. For more information, call 609-975-9469.


Creature Feature

March 18
Head to the Wetlands Institute for its weekly creature feature and craft program. During this educational event, you’ll get up-close-and-personal with live animals like crabs, sea stars and the fish of Finding Nemo and then make a take-home craft related to the featured creature. The event is free with admission and runs from 2 to 3 pm. For more information, visit the website.


Special Needs Conference

March 18
Gather resources and information at this annual conference featuring representatives from federal, state and local agencies. Attendees can also enjoy a free continental breakfast at the event, taking place in Carman Tilelli Community Center in Cherry Hill from 8:30 am to noon. Tickets are free, but registration is encouraged. For more information, call 856-488-7868 or email


Beginning Birding for Adults

March 18
Try a new hobby just in time for spring at Palmyra Cove Nature Park. Led by naturalist Kristina Merola, this workshop will teach the foundations of birding and venture into the park. Cost is $10 for non-members; free for members. Registration is encouraged. For more information, call 856-829-1900, ext. 1270 or visit the website.


Jewish Film Festival

March 19
This Sunday kicks of the 12th Annual Jewish Film Festival. Attend screenings of 21 films from seven different countries and hear guest speakers talk about making their films. All matinees are screened at the Katz JCC, and evening films are screened at the Carmike Ritz Center 16. Ticket package prices range from $40 to $190; check the website for tickets, times and more information.

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