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THE SHORELINE SCOOP

August 2017 - Issue #37

We're nearing the end of Summer, but the fun continues well after Labor Day! While you're enjoying the dog days of summer, be sure to check out all of the family fun activities planned in Avalon and Stone Harbor. From concerts and lectures to discounted shopping and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the last few weeks of summer. This issue of The Shoreline Scoop is your guide to the biggest events on the island for kids, adults, or the whole family. Visit our website for more information on any of these can't-miss events and all of your real estate needs.

Upcoming Events on Seven Mile Island

Stone Harbor

Avalon

August 26th, 2017:

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Stone Harbor's Merchants' Day Sidewalk Sale

Stone Harbor

Don't miss the most anticipated shopping day of the year in Stone Harbor! On Saturday, Aug. 26 Stone Harbor's local merchants will bring their bargains out onto the sidewalk for all to enjoy and purchase discounted retail and merchandise. Over 150 shops and boutiques will be offering bargains galore, both inside and outside on the sidewalk. Come prepared to shop 'till you drop from 9am-5pm! The event is town-wide in Stone Harbor.

August 16th, 2017:

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Strange World of Reptiles

Avalon Free Public Library

The Avalon Free Public Library will host an educational event, "The Strange World of Reptiles," for kids and families who want to learn about the many different varieties of reptiles. The event will be held in the multipurpose room at the library from 10-10:45am. The program is a great way for the young ones to learn about reptiles' behaviors, habitats and adaptations. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet animals from around the world.

 

August 26th, 2017:

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Sixers Summer Shore Tour

Stone Harbor 80th street Recreational Field

Celebrate with the Philadelphia 76ers as they kick off the season on Aug. 26 with the Sixers Summer Shore Tour. The event, typically held at Jack's Place in Avalon, will be held at the Stone Harbor 80th street Recreational Field this year to accommodate its growing fan-base. Stop by this family-fun event from 3-6pm and get autographs from new rookies and draft picks. Kids will also enjoy live performances from Sixers Dancers and the Dunk Squad, plus live interviews with players, live music, inflatables, face painting, balloons and even refreshments. Join in and help kick-off the 76ers season with this great event!

August 16th, 2017:

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Author Lecture Series: Dr. Paul Offit

Avalon Free Public Library

Dr. Paul Offit will be giving a lecture and signing books at the Avalon Free Public Library on Aug. 16. Dr. Offit is the chief of the Division of Infectious Disease and the director of the Vaccine Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He will be speaking about his book, "Bad Faith, When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine." He will also be talking about the origins of the opioid epidemic. The event will be held in the multipurpose room from 7-8pm at the library.

 

Monday August 21st & August 28th, 2017

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Stone Harbor Family Nights

Stone Harbor Firehouse

Magic shows, puppet theatre, story telling, animal adventures, and more! This event is open to public and free for all.

August 19th, 2017:

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert "Nifty 50s and fun!"

Avalon Elementary School

The Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform a concert at 7pm at the Avalon Elementary School. The program will feature: Saint-Saens--Violin Concert No. 3 with Angelo Xiang Yu, violin. After intermission: Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Overture," Bernstein's "West Side Story" selections, and a medley of "Grease" selections for Orchestra. Tickets are required for this concert and are available free of charge to the general public two weeks prior to performance at the Avalon Free Public Library.

 

Wednesday August 16th & August 23rd, 2017

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Wednesday Cornhole Night

Stone Harbor Elementary School

7-8:30pm

August 21st, 2017:

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Fishing with the Mayor

Avalon Fishing Pier

Enjoy a fun day of fishing with Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi on Aug. 21. The event will begin at Avalon Community Hall at 9am. Kids will head out on to the Avalon Fishing Pier for a day (and hopefully catch) they won't forget. Mayor Pagliughi has been an avid fisherman for decades and this event is a great way for the kids to meet and interact with the local Mayor. The event cost $25 and includes lunch, plus, when the lessons are over, your child even gets to keep the fishing pole! To sign up for the event, contact the Avalon Department of Recreation at 609-967-3066.

 

August 2017 Weekend Events

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Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tours & Stone Harbor Farmers Market

Stone Harbor, NJ

Saturday Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tours, 10am, Egret Espy Trail Entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue Sunday Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tours, 10am, Egret Espy Trail Entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue Stone Harbor Farmers Market 8am-12:30pm, 95th Street Water Tower Plaz

August 21st, 2017:

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Historic Garden Lecture

Avalon Free Public Library

The Historic Garden Lecture takes you on a journey through the regional landscapes of yesteryear. Join History Center Collections Coordinator, Bonita Risley, as you learn all about Avalon's beautiful landscapes and gardens from the time of the Borough's founding in 1892. The event will be held at the Avalon Free Public Library at 7pm. Stop by to learn more about Avalon's natural landscape and indigenous plants.

 

August 27th, 2017:

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Tim Kerr Charities Cedar Island 5K Swim

Avalon Yacht Club

The Tim Kerr Charities Cedar Island 5K swim has grown over the years to become one of the top 100 swims in the USA! The event supports our local VFW Post #331 Operation Fireside, which sends local recruits home for the holidays. The event also supports organizations that benefit our military. Swimmers will line up at 12:40pm at the Avalon Yacht Club. In addition to the swimmers, homes along the bay will be competing for titles of "Best Decorated" and "Most Spirited." The Avalon Police, Fire and Rescue escort boats, wave runners, and kayaks will be there for safety. Swimmers will enjoy a delicious slice of Tonio's Pizza post swim.

 

September 2nd, 2017:

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Tim Kerr Splash N' Dash

Avalon

Splash N' Dash is a chance for kids to race and help "Make A Difference." Children ages 5-10 will swim 100M parallel to the beach and complete a 1K beach run. Children ages 11-15 will swim 200M parallel to the beach and complete a 2K beach run. The race begins at 6:30pm and is $30 per child. Click here for registration and to learn more information. If you cannot race, please consider making a donation as all monies donated will help families impacted by pediatric cancer.

 

September 3rd, 2017:

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Tim Kerr 7 Mile Island Run

Avalon Community Hall

Don't miss out on this end of summer family event! It's the 28th anniversary this year in helping local children's charities. The run begins at 8:30am and is $35 per person. The walk begins shortly after at 8:35am and is $25 per person. Race day entry begins at the Avalon Community Hall from 7am-8:15am. Once results are posted, there will be grab and go awards inside the community hall.

 

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