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2016 Calendar of Events

Most events begin and end at the Whitesbog General Store, with convenient parking and handicapped-accessible restroom facilities. Program participants are encouraged to make reservations and obtain directions before visiting. Call (609) 893 4646 or email Whitesbog with questions.

January 9, 2016  - 8:30 AM

Winter Bird Count – Help us count the birds that make Whitesbog their winter home as we look for Tundra Swans, eagles, hawks, vultures, woodpeckers, nuthatches and more.  Some binoculars and ID books will be available to borrow.  An experienced leader will walk with visitors through the trails out to the bog ponds as we jot down a tally of what we see.  Wear appropriate clothing, weather permitting.  Warm drinks and snacks will be waiting for us after our hike.  FREE event, families welcome, reservations requested – call (609) 893-4646.

January 9, 2016 – 10 AM – 3 PM

WPT Volunteer Workday – Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.  Lunch provided.  FREE

January 9, 2016 – 1PM

Whitesbog Village Tour - Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White’s historic home), the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.  $5 donation per person.

January 18, 2016 – 10 AM

MLK Day of Service - Village clean-up, 609-893-4646 – weather permitting.

January 23, 2016 – 6:30 PM

Moonlight Walk - The January full moon is called a Wolf Moon, for the howling of the wolves in the woods. Join us on our first moonlight walk of 2016 and listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free). Reservations requested 609-893 4646.   Please note that the first two walks of 2016 are a half hour earlier due to the early sunset and inclement wether will result in a cancellation of the walk.

February 6, 2016 – 10 AM to 4 PM

General Store Reopens - The store is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM and by special request.

February 6, 2016 – 10 AM – 3 PM

WPT Volunteer Workday - Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.  Lunch provided.  FREE

February 6, 2016 – 1 PM

Whitesbog Village Tour - Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White’s historic home), the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.  $5 donation per person.

February 20, 2016 – 6:30 PM

Moonlight Walk - The February full moon is called a Snow Moon, for the high piles of snow. Join us on our second moonlight walk of 2016 and listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free). Reservations requested 609-893 4646.   Please note that the first two walks of 2016 are a half hour earlier due to the early sunset and inclement wether will result in a cancellation of the walk.

February 27, 2016 – 6:30 PM

Winter Photography Workshop - The February full moon is called a Snow Moon, for the high piles of snow. Join us on our second moonlight walk of 2016 and listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $35 donation per person. Reservations REQUIRED 609-893 4646.

March 5, 2016 – 10 AM to 3 PM

WPT Volunteer Workday - Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.  Lunch provided.  FREE

March 5, 2016 – 1 PM

Whitesbog Village Tour - Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White’s historic home), the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.  $5 donation per person.

March 13, 2016 – 11 AM to 4 PM

The 11th annual Lines on the Pines will be held at Frog Rock Golf & Country Club, Hammonton, NJ. This is a fun, free event open to the general public. Lines on the Pines provides a networking and social environment for local authors and artists as well as historical and environmental groups of the New Jersey Pine Barrens to showcase their talents, sell their products, and share information. The primary purpose is to educate the public and create a general awareness and appreciation of this beautiful region. Join us—and visit the Whitesbog station!

March 19, 2016 – 7 PM

Moonlight Walk - Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free). Reservations requested 609-893 4646.

April 4, 2016 – 10 AM – 3 PM

WPT Volunteer Workday - Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.  Lunch provided.  FREE

April 4, 2016 – 1 PM

Whitesbog Village Tour - Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White’s historic home), the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.  $5 donation per person.

April 23, 2016 – 7 PM

Moonlight Walk - Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free). Reservations requested 609-893 4646.

April 24, 2016 – 12 Noon

Membership meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

May 7, 2016 – 10 AM – 3 PM

WPT Volunteer Workday - Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.  Lunch provided.  FREE

May 7, 2016 – 1 PM

Whitesbog Village Tour - Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White’s historic home), the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.  $5 donation per person.

May 21, 2016 – 7 PM

Moonlight Walk - Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free). Reservations requested 609-893 4646.

May 22, 2016 – 1 PM – 3 PM

Whitesbog History Tour - Learn about historic Whitesbog Village and the cultivation of the first highbush blueberry.  Meet Elizabeth C. White and tour Suningive, her historic home and office.  See her native plant gardens, trails and original blueberry fields.  $8.00 per person.  Reservations requested – 609-893-4646.

June 4, 2016 – 10 AM – 3 PM

WPT Volunteer Workday - Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.  Lunch provided.  FREE

June 4, 2016 – 1 PM

Whitesbog Village Tour - Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White’s historic home), the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.  $5 donation per person.

June 18, 2016 – 7 PM

Moonlight Walk - Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders. $5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free). Reservations requested 609-893 4646.

June 25, 2016 – 10 AM – 4 PM

33rd Annual Blueberry FestivalCelebrate all things blueberry at this old-fashioned festival.  Enjoy blueberry picking, live country music, lots of children’s activities, handmade crafts, fine artists, exhibits, baked goods, wagon rides, educational tours and lectures, annual children’s pie eating contest and lots of family fun.  Fill up your car – $10 per carload.

TENTATIVE DATES:

July 18, 2015 - 7:30PM-11PM

National Moth Week: There are thousands of moth species, as beautiful as their colorful butterfly cousins- and just as important to the ecosystem.  Join us—no cost.

July 26, 2015 – 1PM – 3PM

Living History Tour: Tour Historic Whitesbog Village and experience a day in the life of its residents. Interact with the workers, and learn how to pick and measure blueberries and propagate blueberry bushes. Meet Elizabeth White and Dr. Frederick Coville, the pioneers of the cultivated highbush blueberry. Reservations required. $8 donation per person, please.