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New Regional Trail System Named "The Circuit"

The Circuit, Greater Philadelphia's Regional Trail Network, will bring you from jaguars to jellyfish as the 8.3 mile, 50-minute trail loop connects the Philadelphia Zoo to the Adventure Aquarium. 

Riding on The Circuit connects you to places near and far, plugging you into trail systems that extend to Reading or the Shore, and to the East Coast Greenway -- a green highway linking Philadelphia north through New York City to Calais, Maine and south through Washington, DC to Key West, Florida.

When the 750 miles of The Circuit are connected, Greater Philadelphia will have a trail network unlike any other in the country -- connecting the urban, suburban and rural communities of the fifth largest metropolitan region in the US. The Circuit will make our region stronger by providing a place for healthy transportation and recreation, connecting our communities to greenspace, and making our neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work.

Learn more at www.ConnectTheCircuit.org!

Rutgers University in Camden to offer free afternoon concert series

CAMDEN – Canon balls splashing and fireworks blasting aren’t the only sounds of summer. A free concert series at Rutgers–Camden offers a soothing escape on Tuesdays, June 19 through July 17.

The live performances will begin at noon and will feature pianist Graeme Burgan with soprano Serena Benedetti on June 19; John Giannotti, a Rutgers–Camden professor emeritus, with his musical group Quartet 33 on June 26; the Uptown Jazztet on July 3; the Trautenberg Memorial Concert with pianist Andrew Willis on July 10; and pianist Bice Horszowski on July 17.

The series will take place in the Mallery Room, located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Complex. The building is on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

The concerts are presented by the Rutgers–Camden Department of Fine Arts and directed by Joe Schiavo, a clinical assistant professor of music and fine arts chairperson. For more information, call 856-225-6176.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Reports: NASCAR stars to play softball in Camden

NASCAR stars Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton will captain opposing teams in a celebrity softball game at Campbell's Field in Camden on Tuesday.

The game, pitting squads representing Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway, is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to that night's Camden Riversharks game against the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Children under 16 wearing NASCAR gear or Little League uniforms will also be admitted free. The tracks will be promoting their June race weekends with giveaways throughout the event.

- Pete Schnatz

Read more:http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/auto_racing/151324715.html#ixzz1uqwdqm9Y
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