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Five Things to Do in Collingswood This Week: 2/25/13 to 3/2/13

PFLAG Collingswood hosts a special guest speaker, Collingswood starts a Time Bank, organizing grassroots action, a free concert from William James, and a night out for parents.

1. PFLAG Collingswood

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library

"Guest speaker Riley Keenan will provide a window into his life as a transgendered man. Riley's presentation will be followed with a support group. Come and share your story or feel free to just listen to others. Confidentiality is fully respected. Refreshments will be served."

2. Collingswood Time Bank Info Session

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library

"Time Banking can be as simple as a group of moms getting together to share carpooling kids to activities. It can also include services like child care, grocery shopping, taking care of elderly parents, walking dogs, and helping out with homework. The kinds of services people share in a Time Bank depend entirely on what their group or community needs.

"To learn how you can participate in starting Collingswood's TimeBanking program, come to our first orientation meeting."

3. Taking the Grass Route

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.—Jersey Java and Tea

"Gain the skills and tools you need to take local action for clean water and safe food with the Cooper River Group of Food & Water Watch. Whether you're brand new or a lifelong advocate, join us to pass local resolutions to ban fracking and fracking waste in New Jersey."

4. William James - Free Concert

Friday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m.—Grooveground

"William James plays strange little ditties ranging in style from intimate two chord folk songs, all the way to snarling psychedelic rock with influences as diverse as Alice Coltrane, Hank Williams, the Mars Volta and DJ Shadow.

"A true one man band, James uses his ancient guitar, unreal foot stompin' ability and ethereal voice to create an electric environment that is one part empowering, one part honest and vulnerable.

Check out his album Rewinder here.

5. Parents Night Out

"liberti collingswood is hosting a parents' night out for harried moms and dads on Saturday, March 2. We provide the childcare, cocktails, and conversation then go stag (and still sans kids) at Casona for dinner.

"All parents (single, double, etc.) and soon-to-bes are welcome to drop off their children at the Angehr home (701 Stokes Ave.) at 3:45pm and trundle over to the Burrough house (510 Cedar Ave) at 4 p.m. for heavy cocktails and light discussion about parenting.

"Once we've solved our problems, we'll take an early dinner together at Casona for 5:30 p.m., followed by kid pickup afterward.

"RSVP to Jim Angehr (jim@liberti.org) by Wednesday evening, Feb. 27 to get on the dance card, and let him know as well if you would like to come, but the cost of dinner at Casona would be prohibitive for you; he's got your back."

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