Blood drive

Zion Lutheran Church, 312 Philadelphia Ave. in Egg Harbor City, will hold a American Red Cross blood drive 2-7 p.m. Monday, April 24. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment call 609-965-1813 or sign up online at and enter sponsor code zionlutheran.

*Camp Blue Star open house

Camp Blue Star, Hamilton Township School District's summer day camp program, hosts an open house and registration 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Hess School. Camp Blue Star was established with the goal of the providing a stimulating, creative, and educational program for children in a safe but entertaining setting. The eight-week day camp program starts June 24 at the Hess Educational Complex. Additional information is available by visiting or by calling the Community Education Department at 476-6311.

Ladies Auxiliary yard sale

The Cologne Fire Ladies Auxiliary will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Cologne Fire Hall, 2870 Cologne Ave. The sale will be both inside and outside, and the kitchen will be open. Outside spaces are available for $10; call Elaine at 609-965-0419 to reserve a space.

*Food Bank 5K

Girl Scouts from Mays Landing Troop 11022 will hold a 5K to combat hunger Saturday, May 6 at Estell Manor Park. Check in at 9 a.m.; the race begins at 10 a.m. Event is rain or shine. All runners and walkers must bring nonperishable food to participate. Donations will be given to the Saint Vincent DePaul church food pantry in Mays Landing. For information contact

Project Child Find

Parents who are concerned that their preschool age child may have special needs can receive assistance from the Hamilton Township Schools child study team. The Child Find campaign helps locate and provide services for children ages 3 to 5 who may have physical, cognitive, language or emotional difficulties. Information also may be obtained on how and where to receive services for children younger than 3. Professional guidance, assessment and an educational programs are all free for eligible children. For information call the child study team office at 476-6111.

Rotary Club of Mays Landing

The Rotary Club of Mays Landing meets 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Olive Garden, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Call 609-625-3286.

Hess pool open

The Hess pool is open for community swimming including family swim and lap nights. Family swimming is offered 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $3. The Hess pool is also available for lap swimming 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, also for $3 per person. Call the Community Education Department at 609-476-6311, or see the CED calendar at

Veterans information

Veterans can obtain benefit information from Lou Green, a veterans advocate, at the Veterans Administration table on the lower level of Hamilton Mall across from Customer Service the first Wednesday of each month. See

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