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Redbank Battlefield fights back against the cold with fun activities for all ages

Redbank Battlefield fights back against the cold with fun activities for all ages  

(National Park, NJ) The incoming cold weather hasn't managed to slow down any activities within the county, including those taking place at Redbank Battlefield Park and the James and Ann Whitall House.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Winter at Redbank Battlefield Park is beautiful and there are still many great events taking place."

 Programs offered at the Whitall house include Spice Ball Pomander Craft Class on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Hearth Cooking Class offered on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

Freeholder James Lavender, Liaison to the Department of Parks, said, “The cold weather can challenge our residents to find activities, but Gloucester County Parks and Recreation makes it easy. History  Tots and Nature Tots take place throughout the winter season offering fun, educational programs for kids.”

The Nature Tots program is for preschoolers and their caregivers. Children have the opportunity to make a craft and enjoy an outdoor activity. Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and include:

Jan. 22 – Bald Eagles
Jan. 29 – Pond Life

Sessions for History Tots will be held on both Wednesday and Thursday with two time slots for each day; one session at 9 a.m. and a second at 10:30 a.m. This year’s winter and history-themed programs include:

Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 – The Lenape of South Jersey
Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 – Winter in the 1700’s
Jan. 30 and Jan.31 – How They Traveled
Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 – Colonial Clothing
Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 – Colonial Valentine’s Day
Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 – Candles!
Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 - Money in Colonial America

Pre-registration is required and walk-ups are not recommended due to limited space and classes filling up quickly. For more information on History Tots contact Kim at kmmiller@co.gloucester.nj.us or call (856) 251-6710

For more information on programs offered at Redbank, contact Elaine Schreiter at (856) 307-6456 or visit the county calendar at  http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/cals/default.asp

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