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Dino Day in Haddonfield N.J. on April 5, 2003

Are you on the East Coast (Specifically South Jersey) on the weekend of
April 5th and looking to celebrate Spring and for a place to go with the
family for some dino activities?  Stop in Haddonfield, N.J., the site of the
first dino fossils ever found & identified in North America.  Check it out
online: http://www.hadrosaurus.com/dinoday.shtml or read it here: (Check out
the Dino Pro Talks)

DINOSAUR DAY/WEEKEND IN HADDONFIELD 2003           Location: Haddonfield
sites detailed below
Event: Three days of dinosaur-related entertainment and educational
happenings throughout Haddonfield designed for both adults and children. The
goal is to celebrate general dinosaur facts and lore as well as
Haddonfield's unique place in the history of dinosaur discovery, and to
raise money for the HATCH dinosaur sculpture project. Events are scheduled
for all ages. Buttons are required for entry to all except the series of
Dinosaur Pros talks and slide show at the Baptist Church and to the art
exhibit at Markeim

FRIDAY EVENING - April 4 Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Place: Markeim Art Center,
Lincoln Ave. and Walnut Street
Dinosaur Art by the Children of Haddonfield
Collected by Rosie Hymerling of the Haddonfield School faculty, assisted by
the local PTA's "Art Goes to School Committee," this showing features
dinosaur art in many media and highlights the visions of our youngest
enthusiasts. Show will continue on Saturday.

SATURDAY - April 5, Dino Day
General Admission: Buttons are on sale at the Visitors Center for $8.00.
Advance purchases can be made at the Haddonfield Visitors Center in the
Haddonfield Mini Mall at 114 Kings Highway (856-216-7253). The $8.00 buttons
are good for entry into all the day's events. Advance purchases highly
recommended -- limited number of 2,000.
Parking: Parking is plentiful in the PATCO Parking area (there is no charge
after 10:00 a.m.). Look for signage along the Highway - sandwich boards with
balloons attached.
Time: 9:00 - noon | Place: Masonic hall, 16 East Kings Highway

Pancake Breakfast
Start Dino Day with a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Masonic Hall for
just $4.00 per person for all you can eat. The morning's cooks are
volunteers from the Order of DeMolay, Moorestown Excelsior Chapter (boys/men
ages 12 to 21).

Time: 10:00 | Place: Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway
Little League and Dinosaurs Parade
Backed by the rousing music of the Haddonfield Pick-Up Band, the Little
League and the local dinosaurs will begin the Dino Day parade from the
Presbyterian Church on Kings Highway and proceed to Potter Street. There,
the Little League will head for the fields to formally kick-off their
season, while the dinosaurs will march back to the center of town to
continue their prehistoric activities.

Time: 10 a.m., 11:00, 12:30 & 2 p.m. | Place: Lantern Lane Parking Lot
Bone Bus Tours
The guided tour Bone Bus route stops are as follows:
Parking lot behind Lantern Lane -- Bus boarding area.
West End Ave. -- Giannotti Studios, where the Hadrosaurus foulkii sculpture
is being created.
Maple Ave. -- 1858 excavation site of the Hadrosaurus fossil. Burch Brees,
who maintains the Hadrosaurus park site, and David Orleans, retired from the
National Park Service, will be on hand to discuss the find that was a major
milesone in the history of dinosaur discovery and is now a National Historic
Kings Highway -- Haddonfield Memorial High School, dropping off for the
scheduled times of the "Rollicking' Dinosaur Revue."
Lincoln & Walnut St. -- Markeim Art Center drop offs for the Children's
Dinosaur Art exhibit.
Lantern Lane parking lot -- bus route ends where it began.

Time: 11 - 12:30 and 2 -4 p.m. | Place: Haddonfield Books Used and Rare",
210 Kings Highway
Don Lessem, Dinosaur Author
Popular dinosaur book author Don Lessem will be touring Haddonfield schools
on April 4 as a prelude to his April 5 Dino Day appearance at the
Haddonfield Books Used and Rare book shop to discuss his most fascinating
findings about the prehistoric beasts he has written about for so long.
Known as Dino Don in children's Highlights Magazine, Lessem is particularly
talented at conveying the wonder and excitement of dinosaur science to

The Rollickin' Dinosaur Review
Time: 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. | Place: Haddonfield Memorial High School, Kings
Mike Weilbacher, Performing Educator
Mike Weilbacher will perform two dinosaur-themed educational musicals called
the Rollicking Dinosaur Review at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Doors open
one-half hour before show. Children 10 and under to be accompanied by adult.
WHITE buttons admit to 1st show and YELLOW buttons admit to 2nd show.
Weilbacher's programs of "Science Theater" evolved out of his role as "Mike
the Science Guy" on WHYY 91 FM's "Kid's Corner."

Time: 10 a.m. on, all day | Place: Markeim Art Center, Lincoln Ave. and
Walnut Street
Dinosaur Art by the Children of Haddonfield
Collected by Rosie Hymerling of the Haddonfield School faculty, assisted by
the local PTA's "Art Goes to School Committee," this showing features
dinosaur art in many media and highlights the visions of our youngest

Time: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. | Place: Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Highway,
2nd floor auditorium
Conducted by Academy of Natural Sciences Education director Anthony Paino,
this "Jeopardy"-type show is designed for children between the ages of 8 and
12. Children will be chosen to answer questions about this favorite subject,
with unusual Academy of Natural Sciences prizes for the winners.


This series of talks and slide shows is aimed at older youngsters and adults
with an interest in dinosaurs in general and Haddonfield's Hadrosaurus in
particular. The half-hour presentations include time for questions and
answers. Admission free and contributions to the HATCH sculpture project
will be accepted.

Time: 11:00 a.m. | Place: Baptist Church, Kings Highway
Hoag Levins, Journalist & Web Producer
Hoag Levins, author and builder of the Web sites NewJerseyDinosaur.com,
Hadrosaurus.com and HistoricCamdenCounty.com will present a slide show about
the historic importance of Haddonfield's Hadrosaurus foulkii discovery
followed by a Q&A period.

Time: 12:00 | Place: "Baptist Church, Kings Highway
Patti Kane-Vanni, Paleo Educator/Illustrator/Field Paleontologist
Patti Kane-Vanni, an attorney and paleo artist, illustrator and speaker, has
been involved in dinosaur digs around the world -- last October she was part
of an A&E TV documentary on an Egyptian dinosaur expedition. She will
present the slide show and talk, " Fossil Digging Adventures in Egypt and
Montana," followed by an interactive dino fossil demonstration and a Q&A

Time: 1 p.m. | Place: Baptist Church, Kings Highway
Michael O'Neill, Senior Paleontologist, U.S. BLM
Michael O'Neill, senior paleontologist at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
in Washington will speak on "Haddonfield's Dinosaur and Your Public Lands."
The Bureau, which oversees vast deposits of fossils across the county's
public lands, has long been heavily involved with managing dinosaur sites. A
Q&A period will follow.

Time: 2 p.m. | Place: Baptist Church, Kings Highway
Dr. William Gallagher, Paleontologist and Author
Dr. William Gallagher is the registrar of natural history at the New Jersey
State Museum in Trenton and the author of the book, "When Dinosaurs Roamed
New Jersey", and a renowned authority on east-coast dinosaurs in general and
Haddonfield's Hadrosaurus in particular. Half-hour talk and slide show
followed by a Q&A and book-signing period.

Time: 3 p.m. | Place: Baptist Church, Kings Highway
Kathy Tassini, Historian
Kathy Tassini, librarian of the Haddonfield Historical Society will talk
about the "Bone Wars" that were sparked by the discovery of Hadrosaurus
foulkii. Those "wars" between Edward Cope and O.C. Marsh were all the more
important to Haddonfield because Cope lived here in a house located where
city hall now sits. Talk followed by a Q&A period.

ALONG KINGS HIGHWAY, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The center of the downtown business district will host an ongoing series of
additional dinosaur-related happenings and events, including:

Time: 10 a.m. on, all day | Place: Equity Bank, Kings Highway & Chestnut
See a Real Hadrosaurus Bone
Officially known as the Academy of Natural Sciences' Vertebrate Zoology
Collections Manager, paleontologist Ned Gilmore is the official "keeper" of
the Haddonfield dinosaur's bones. He will be on hand all day to display and
discuss a real Hadrosaurus foulkii bone.

Time: 10 a.m. on, all day | Place: Kings Court
Dino Dig: Find out what it is like to dig for fossils in an event and
demonstration sponsored by SRCCRC/EIRC but presented by the Garden State
Discovery Museum. Children get to excavate their own 'fossil' bones.

Time: To be announced | Place: Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Highway East
Dinomite Games
Dennis Groomes will be the host of variety of dinosaur-themed games for
children. These high-energy dinomite games involve everything from beanbags
to parachutes. Sunny weather: On the lawn of the Rectory. Inclement weather:
In the Parish House, 1st floor.

Time: 10 a.m. on, all day | Place: Baptist Church, Kings Highway
Decorating Dino Egg Cookies
Engaging in a somewhat prehistoric version of the traditional Girl Scout
cookie concept, the Senior Girl Scouts of Haddonfield will celebrate
dinosaurs with cookie art. Sunny : Between the Baptist Church and Mini-Mall.
Inclement weather: In the Social Hall of the Baptist Church.

Dino Store
A dinosaur store, whose proceeds will help fund the Haddonfield Hadrosaurus
sculpture project, will be set up in front of the Haddonfield Mini Mall, at
the Visitors Center in that Mall and at the High School. Available products
include one of a kind Dino tee shirts designed by Don Jackson, dino mugs,
dino pins (pewter, silver, gold), Dino baseball caps, etc. etc. In addition,
autographed books by Don Lessem and Dr. William Gallagher will be available
at their venues.

Dinosaur Banks
Dinosaur piggy banks are available at Equity Bank for children to fill with
silver coins destined for HATCH. When the banks are returned to Equity,
Equity Bank will permit the children to fill them a second time. When the
banks are returned a second time, Equity Bank will open up a savings account
for that child and contribute $10 to the account.

Time: 4 p.m. | Place: Lantern Lane
Mayor Tish Colombi Announces Winner
The Mayor will announce the winner(s) of the "Name Our Dinosaur Contest."
The competition to choose a nickname for the local dinosaur was held
throughout the Haddonfield schools and was open to children ages 4 to 14.

Time: 7:00 - 10:30 | Place: Grace Church, 19 East Kings Highway
Day-After Dinosaur Dance, April 6
Dance Haddonfield, a part of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association,
is sponsoring a "Hadro Hop" dance at Grace Church on Kings Highway the
evening after Dino Day. Created by Dance Haddonfield instructors Steve and
Betty Culver, the new Hadro Hop will be a variation on swing dancing. The
event, which donates it proceeds to the HATCH Hadrosaurus sculpture project,
starts at 7 p.m. and offers dance lessons during the first hour. Admission
is $10. The proceeds of the next regular Dance Haddonfield event -- on April
13 -- will also be donated to the HATCH funding raising effort. For further
details, call Joe Murphy 856-429-5355.

Patti Kane-Vanni
pkv1@erols.com or paleopatti@hotmail.com

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