Event Calendar

Please check back often to view upcoming events throughout the county. Hover over and click on each event for full details.


  • Knock Out Opoid Abuse Day
    All day

    Sign up to volunteer for Knock Out Opoid Abuse Day at www.DrugFreeNJ.org/KnockOutVolunteers . See flyer for more information.

  • Bridgeton Knock Out Opiate Abuse Event
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    118 E Commerce St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA

    118 E Commerce St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA

    In 2015, more than 33,000 people in the United States died of an opioid overdose.

    As stunning and tragic as that figure is, the final death total for 2016 is expected to be even higher, and early data for 2017 indicates a continued rise in overdose deaths.

    The opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels, and there is no time to waste in addressing it.

    On October 6, the City of Bridgeton will be joining other organizations and volunteers throughout New Jersey to raise awareness about the epidemic impacting our county, state and nation as part the second annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day.

    The statewide single-day initiative will mobilize citizens to distribute vital information about the potential for dependency on prescribed pain medicine and its link to heroin abuse rates in our state. While it’s becoming more difficult to ignore the tragedies associated with this epidemic, there are still many people who are unaware of the link between prescription opioids and heroin abuse.  A 2016 Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey study found that nearly one in three parents of New Jersey middle school students do not think there is a link between pain killers prescribed for things like sports injuries and wisdom tooth removal and the rising use of heroin in New Jersey. The study also found that less than 50 percent of parents of New Jersey Middle School students feel they are knowledgeable about heroin.

    Look for information that is being distributed by our community supporters to every consumer that visits their venue:

    • Wendy’s
    • McDonald’s
    • Rite Aid
    • City of Bridgeton

    Our Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day will conclude with the official lighting of candles and turning City Hall Annex “Purple” in honor of the 142 people per day that lose their lives to opioid misuse and supporting those in or attempting to access recovery.

    It’s time to make sure every City of Bridgeton, Cumberland County and New Jersey resident is equipped with information that could help save lives. Please join us to help knock out opioid abuse on the steps of City Hall Annex on:

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    6:00 PM

    181 E. Commerce St. – Bridgeton, NJ


    *Recovery and referral information will be available.

    *Knock Out Opioid #RecoveryIsPossible Tee-shirts will be available for a donation of $5.00

    *Light Refreshments Served

  • Regional Candlelight Vigil to Remember, Act, Prevent Substance Abuse
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    401 Delaware Ave, Camden, NJ 08102, USA

    401 Delaware Ave, Camden, NJ 08102, USA

    This October marks the second annual National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse.
    Join family and friends from all over the Delaware Valley in remembrance of loved ones we’ve lost to the grip of addiction.
    The Regional Candlelight Vigil will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 6PM (doors open at 5:30pm) at Camden Waterfront Stadium, 401 North Delaware Ave., Camden, NJ.
    The Regional Vigil will bring a sense of community to the battle of addiction. People in public service, public health and within the community will come together to share memories with people in recovery, still fighting the battle and to those left behind; while also being an outlet for friends and family to comfort each other and know they are not alone in their fight.
    The Vigil will include speakers, service tables, grief counselors and a dessert reception.
    Help raise awareness of the crisis we’re facing in our communities. Let’s erase the stigma and advocate for change.
    To register your loved one to be honored at the vigil, fill out the form using the link below.
    Event Hosted by:
    Atlantic County, NJ
    Bucks County, PA
    Burlington County, NJ
    Camden County, NJ
    Cape May County, NJ
    Cumberland County, NJ
    Gloucester County, NJ
    Kent County, DE
    Mercer County, NJ
    Monmouth County, NJ
    Montgomery County, PA
    New Castle County, DE
    Philadelphia, PA
    Salem County, NJ
    Sussex County, DE
  • Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    3001 Carmel Rd, Millville, NJ 08332, USA

    3001 Carmel Rd, Millville, NJ 08332, USA

    On October 21, 2017, Cumberland County will host its 3rd annual “Out of the Darkness” Suicide Prevention Walk at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds.  We invite you to join us in this effort to bring awareness and support for the prevention of suicide.

    This year we will be having a running memorial video with photos honoring those we have lost. If you have lost a loved one and you would like to have them commemorated in a memorial video during the event, you can fill out our online form at https://tinyurl.com/ootdmemorial or  fill out the attached form and email, fax or mail it with a photo to:

    Email:   ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    Fax:       856-455-5756

    Mail:     70 West Broad Street, Bridgeton NJ 08302

    If you would like to share Why YOU walk, please send (via email) us a short paragraph (300 words or less) and a photo to ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us and we might share it on our walks social media pages!

    Register today, create your team, and begin fundraising!!!

    Visit www.afsp.org/cumberlandcounty to register!


  • Narcan Training
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    1405 N Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360, USA

    1405 N Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360, USA

    The Southwest Councial in partnership with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is hosting a free Narcan Training on 10/26/17 at 6 pm at the Southwest Council located at 1405 N. Delsea Drive Vineland.  For more information, see attached flyers.