New beach tag and 4x4 permit office hours

The Beach Tag Office, accessed through the Main Lobby of the Brigantine Community Center, will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday through Monday through April 30; closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Beach plum planting

The Green Team will host a native beach plum planting event 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Volunteers are need to help plant 100 beach plum seedlings. The Green Team and volunteers will meet on the beach at Bay Court. Street Parking is on Lagoon Road. Rain date is Dec. 10.

Book discussion

Atlantic County Library System/Brigantine will host a monthly book club for adults 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Join the group for lively and engaging conversations. Call the library at 266-0110 for selected titles. The Book Club has moved back to the Brigantine Library meeting room at 201 15th St. South.

De-stress yourself

Atlantic County Library System/Brigantine will hold a free craft activity for teens and adults 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Come de-stress by coloring and make new friends. The branch supplies colored pencils, markers and coloring pages.

Holiday Storytime with Grandfather Joe

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System will offer storytime with local folk musician Grandfather Joe 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Grandfather Joe and Miss Bonnie will spin holiday stories, sing songs and interact with puppets. Registration is requested.

Ugly Sweater Party and Cookie Exchange

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library will hold a cookie exchange and ugly sweater party 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 for all ages.  Wear your ugliest sweater and celebrate the holidays with a cookie exchange, punch and social time. Bring 12 copies of your recipe, along with four dozen cookies — one dozen to taste, plus three dozen to divide and take home. Cookie tins will be provided. Registration is requested. Anyone with food allergies is asked to advise the library staff.

Heroes Among Us: 'Hidden Figures'

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System will will show a movie for adults 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 as part of the ACLS Reads program. The film is "Hidden Figures," the story of a group of black female mathematicians at NASA. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Registration is requested. Advise staff of any food allergies. To learn more about any of this or any other library activity, call the library branch at 609-266-0110. 

Trip to Puglia and Rome

Brigantine CER is sponsoring a 10-day trip to Puglia and Rome April 8-17. Participants can expect to see Romanesque and baroque cathedrals and monuments, and in Rome, an open air museum that is home to two millennia of architecture, art and culture; and spend hours exploring ancient wonders, traveling between attractions or hunting for the best gelato. Apuglia is a escape to South Italy for a warm Mediterranean breath. Price is $2,895 double occupancy and $3,590 single occupancy and includes eight nights at first-class accomodations, breakfast daily, four lunches and three dinners. For information call at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Trip to Chicago

Brigantine CER is sponsoring a seven-day trip trip to Chicago June 16-22. On the way participants will visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and lunch at historic Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. In Chicago there will be a guided tour to include Millennium Park, Grant Park, Navy Pier and more, and visit the Art Institute of Chicago, Wrigley Field, take a narrated Chicago River Cruise and a visit Shed Aquarium. The return trip will feature a campus tour of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and a sightseeing cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh. Price is $2,025 double occupancy, $1,771 per person triple occupancy, and $2,790 single occupancy and includes six nights hotel accommodations, two breakfasts, one lunch and four dinners including a dinner cruise. For information call 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Trip to Israel

Brigantine CER is sponsoring a 10-day trip to Israel Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2018. The trip begins in Tel Aviv with a welcome dinner, then goes on to visit the Latrun Area, Jaffa, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Cana, Kibbutz, Mount of Beattitudes, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Bet She’An, Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea. The price is $4,295 double occupancy, $4,277 triple occupancy and $5,783 single occupancy and includes eight nights accommodations at first-class hotels, 14 meals, eight breakfasts and six three-course dinners. For information call at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Seashore Purls Knitters

Seashore Purls invites all knitters and crocheters to weekly meetings 6:30 - 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Brigantine Community Center. Beginners welcome. They have large supply of donated yarn for use in making hats, lap and baby blankets for donating to various places in need.

Course in Miracles Study Group

Brigantine Community Education and Recreation hosts a Course in Miracles Study Group 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the center. Call 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Mahjong

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.

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 info@therunningcenter.com.

Senior bingo

The Brigantine Beach Community Center hosts senior bingo 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information call 609-264-7350.

Submit event notices, including date, time, location, any fees, and contact information to jim.miller@catamaranmedia.com.

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