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Collingswood Calendar: Movie Club, Coffee & Shakespeare, Saddler's Woods Walk

It's the week for clubs to meet in Collingswood to talk about films, books, and Shakespeare; plus, a coffeehouse concert from jazz quartet Cold Blue Electric.

Collingswood Shakespeare lovers can discuss 'Antony and Cleopatra' over coffee on Thursday. Image: 'Antony and Cleopatra' by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1885).
Collingswood Shakespeare lovers can discuss 'Antony and Cleopatra' over coffee on Thursday. Image: 'Antony and Cleopatra' by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1885).
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, January 27, the Collingswood Planning Board will hold its monthly meeting on the third floor of Borough Hall. Its former chair, James Verzella, was recently honored by local leaders for his years of service.

Tuesday, January 28
, the Collingswood Movie Club will meet at the Collingswood Library. From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy a film and discussion. This month's selection is The Truman Show; read Collingswood Patch movie blogger Bob Castle's take on it here

On Wednesday, January 29, the book club at the Collingswood Manor will discuss Beautiful Ruins accompanied by an Italian lunch at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to neighbors, friends, and family of residents. For more information, call Mary Moloney at 856-854-4331 x5204.

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, the Collingswood Public Library will host its story time for three-, four-, and five-year-olds. Children participate in songs, finger plays, snack, and take home a theme craft. Coffee is provided for adults. Call Carol or Dot at 856-858-0649 to register.

Then, at 7 p.m., the Collingswood Shakespeare Company will hold its monthly Coffee and Shakespeare book club to discuss Antony and Cleopatra, led by Francie Pagell, at the Collingswood Public Library. Doors open at 6:45 pm; the discussion will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

At 10 a.m. on Friday, January 21, the Collingswood Public Library will host a story time for 18-to-24-month-olds. Call Carol or Dot at 856-858-0649 to register.

Then, at 8:30 p.m., the four-piece jazz/rock fusion band Cold Blue Electric plays Grooveground Fridays Live. Check out the free show.

On Saturday, February 1, at 10 a.m. the Saddler's Woods Conservation Association will lead a two-hour walk in the woods with amateur botanist Robyn A. Jeney. Attendees will learn to identify native flora in winter. The program is capped at 15, so registration is requested: Kristen@saddlerswoods.org or 856-869-7372. 

Meanwhile, in Oaklyn, the Pet PALS Souper Craft Fair will be held at the Oaklyn Fire Hall. Sample homemade soup and take some home, too. Benefits Pet PALS OF SNJ.

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