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Springfield Calendar for Week of July 9: Saving the Great Swamp Film and World Cup Final Viewing Party

Credits: Springfield Recreation Department

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Senior Citizen Club Thursday meeting will include a showing of the film Saving the Great Swamp:  Battle to Defeat the Jetport.  According to the film’s website, the film “…is a new one-hour documentary about the events, people and politics behind the struggle to preserve a rural area of New Jersey between 1959 and 1968. The fight began when the powerful Port of New York Authority announced plans to construct a huge 10,000 acre "jetport" 26 miles west of New York City in a little-known place called the Great Swamp. In the name of progress, entire towns would be obliterated, the aquifer and wildlife destroyed, and a way-of-life threatened for thousands of people.

The events that followed became one of the most defining environmental confrontations of its time - a grassroots movement that started in a local high school and grew to historic proportions. It was a battle that took almost a decade, a President and an Act of Congress to stop, and ultimately led to the creation of a national treasure - the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.”

TAPinto Springfield provided the film to Springfield's Senior Citizens Club.

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On Sunday for the final game of the World Cup, there will be a viewing party in the Multipurpose Room at the Community Pool.  The game starts at 11:00 a.m.

For all other activities, please look at the calendar.

Monday – July 9

1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults)

7:30 p.m. Planning Board at Town Hall

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

4:00 p.m. Crafty Mondays

6:15 p.m. Canasta

7:00 p.m. Scrabble

7:00 p.m. Mike the Magician

Senior Citizens Club

12:30 p.m. Bingo

Tuesday – July 10

12:00 p.m. Rotary Club Meeting – Lunch at McLynn’s

1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults)

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

1:00 p.m. Next Chapter Book Club

1:00 p.m. Pirate Pete w/ Muscleman Mike

1:30 p.m. Maj Jongg Club

4:00 p.m. Bingo

Senior Citizens Club

Lunch Bus Trip to The Armory, Perth Amboy

-         Depart 11:00 a.m.

-         Return 2:15 p.m.

11:30 a.m. Card Group

Wednesday – July 11

1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults)

2:30 p.m. Adult Bingo at Community Pool

6:30 p.m. Board of Health at Fire Department

Springfield Free Public Library Program:

10:30 a.m. Mother Goose Group

4:00 p.m. Wii Games

6:00 p.m. Bridge Club

6:45 p.m. Maj Jongg Club

Senior Citizens Club

Thursday – July 12

1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults)

7:00 p.m. Rent Leveling Board at Town Hall

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:30 a.m. Memoir Group

10:30 a.m. Mommy & Me

1:00 p.m. Summer International Film, Fencer, NR

2:00 p.m. 3D Pen Art

4:00 p.m. Let’s Play Chess

5:30 p.m.  Campfire Stories

7:00 p.m.  Summer International Film, Fencer, NR

Senior Citizens Club

11:00 a.m. Club Monthly Meeting with film “Saving the Great Swamp”

Friday – July 13

1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults)

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:30 a.m. Mother Goose Group

12:30 p.m. Chair Yoga

4:00 p.m. Crafty Friday

Senior Citizens Club

11:30 a.m. Stretch & Flex with Betsy, wear sneakers

1:00 p.m. Cards

Saturday – July 14

1:00 p.m. Tie Dye (ages 6+) Bring your own shirt, signup required

2:30 p.m. Adult Bingo

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:30 a.m. Mother Goose Group

Senior Citizens Club

Sunday – July 15

10:30 a.m. 2018 FIFA World Cup View Party at Multipurpose Room at Community Pool

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Pie for a Cause at the Community Pool – please bring a can of food or monetary donation

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Float Night at the Community Pool

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