Details of a new health care service will be presented 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 21, at St. Philip Hall, Seventh Street South and Brigantine Boulevard. Vitality is both a resource and a help service and is open to all residents of South Jersey regardless of religious affiliation. The program is funded by the newly established Diocese of Camden Healthcare Foundation, with the support of the House of Charity. More than 700 services are available, such as home health aides, insurance assistance, prescription assistance, in-home medical care, companionship, transportation, assisted-living arrangements and more.
Pancake and sausage breakfast
The Brigantine Young at Heart Club is having a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For information call Fran Vanzin at 266-4364.
Afternoon of the Arts
The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission will present Afternoon of the Arts Sunday, April 23 at Laguana Grill. Guest speaker and watercolor artist Sister Celeste Mokrzycki will create an original painting, and the work of local artists who have been featured as the artist of the month in the Artists Showcase at the Brigantine Community Center will be on display. Tickets are $25. Call Pam Carchidi 609-266-3808 for reservations.
The Brigantine Elks Special Needs Children's Committee is holding an open house and ice cream social 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at the Elks Lodge. Children of special needs and their families can make their own sundaes and hear about events being held this summer such as Camp Moore and visits from the Atlantic City Aquarium and Cape May County Zoo. For information call Donna at 412-2139.
Mother’s Day flower sale
Community Presbyterian Church, 15th Street and West Brigantine Avenue, will hold a Mother’s Day flower sale noon-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 13; and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 14, rain or shine. The sale will feature hanging flower baskets, patio pots, carry baskets, and a selection of veggies and herbs. Email email@example.com or call Sue Clark at 609-338-3174 or the church office at 609-266-7942.
Boating safety classes
Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct “About Boating Safely” classes 9 a.m. Saturdays, May 13, June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St. Each class lasts eight hours and includes lunch. Upon passing the test at the end of the class, a NJ Boating Safety certificate will be issued. A $60 prepaid registration is required. To register call 609-926-7607 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For class information see uscgaux-brigantine-nj.org.
National Honor Society induction ceremony
The Brigantine North Middle School will have its 20th National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony 7 p.m. Friday, May 19 in the Middle School auditorium. All former members are invited and encouraged to attend. Jen Daniels, the first Honor Society president and current Comcast Sports anchor, will be the guest speaker. For information call Larry DiGiovanni at 609-264-9505 or email email@example.com.
Trip to eastern Canada June 3-10
The Brigantine CER sponsors an eight-day, seven-night bus trip to Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls, June 3-10, 2017. There will be guided tours in each of the cities. The tour price is $1,680 per person, double occupancy, $2,330 for singles and $1,500 for triples. For information call the CER Office at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.
Trip to London
Brigantine CER is sponsoring a seven-day, five-night trip to London Sept. 7-13. Flight leaves from Philadelphia Airport. Bus transportation to and from the airport is provided. Guests will stay at the Copthome Tara, a four-star hotel in the Kensington section of London. Price includes daily breakfast, two dinners with water and wine or beer, one pub lunch with beer and one additional lunch with beverages. There will be a full-day guided orientation tour of London’s highlights with a visit to the British Museum; a full-day guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Blenheim Palace and a visit to Oxford; a half-day guided tour to Windsor and a visit to Windsor Castle; and a musical theater performance in London’s Theatre District. The price is $2,299 double occupancy. For single occupancy add $425. For a brochure or information, call at 609-264-7350, ext. 1 or stop by the Community Center and pick up a brochure.
Trip to canyon country Oct. 9-17
The Brigantine CER sponsors a trip to the Canyon Country featuring Arizona and Utah Oct. 9-17. Fly from Philadelphia International to Phoenix/Scottsdale. Cities to be visited include Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Las Vegas. The price is $2,999 for doubles, $3,749 for singles and $2,969 for triples. For information call the CER Office at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.
Crossroads Youth Group
Crossroads Youth Group meets 7-8 p.m. every Sunday. Sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church, the group is open to sixth- through eighth-grade youths in Brigantine. They meet weekly, and the meetings or outings consist of community service, fun and fellowship, spirituality and current issues. It is a positive atmosphere that stresses acceptance and is a true example of how to have fun without drugs or alcohol. Crossroads sponsors a Halloween hayride, an Easter egg hunt and the junior high dances that are held once a month. Open registration is extended each Sunday.
The Brigantine Community Center offers mahjong games 1-4 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor at the Community Center. For information call 609-264-7350, ext. 1.
Weight Watchers meetings
Weight Watcher Meetings are held every Tuesday morning starting with weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. followed by a meeting at 10 a.m. Come in and learn how to successfully lose weight by following a customized food and activity plan to help you look and feel better and have more energy. Weight Watchers also offers a handy food and activity tracker, thousands of meal ideas and practically every healthy-living tool you can imagine. For information call the CER Office at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.
Those who like painting or arts and crafts are invited to join the Art Club at the Community Center 2-5 p.m. every Tuesday in the Art Room. There will be various mediums of art such as watercolor, acrylic, oil and various crafts. Club members are all at different levels. There is no fee. For information call the Community Center at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.
Thrift shop open
The thrift shop of the Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 W. Brigantine Ave., is open 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Shop for bargains on gently used clothing for men, women and children, as well as shoes, small appliances, household items and jewelry. New items are received daily. Call the church office at 609-266-7942.
Quizzo team trivia
Quizzo is held 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Brigantine Elks Lodge lounge, 400 W. Shore Drive. Prizes are awarded. See brigantineelks.com.
Treadmilling for walkers
The Running Center is partnering with the Brigantine Fitness Center to present a fitness class for active adults. Treadmilling for Walkers is offered noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Brigantine Fitness Center. The class is led by Mindy Solkin, owner and head coach of The Running Center. She created the class to give seniors a full-body workout. The one-hour classes are open to members and nonmembers of the fitness center. Registration for one or two days per week is available at therunningcenter.com/checkout/. The fee is $15 for one class per week, or $25 for two per week. For information call 609-246-6974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brigantine Beach Community Center hosts senior bingo 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information call 609-264-7350.
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