Storytime with Miss Bonnie
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, hosts a weekly storytime 10:30 a.m. Fridays Jan. 6-March 31 for children 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Join Miss Bonnie to hear stories, sing songs and make a quick craft. The free programs are held in the kids' room. For information call 609-266-0110.
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, will celebrate the world of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and author Jeff Kinney's latest book, "Double Down," 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. The free event is open to ages 6-12; registration is requested. Come listen to stories, enjoy activities and make a journal. For information call 609-266-0110.
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, hosts a monthly book club for adults 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, and March 14. For titles and location call the library at 609-266-0110 for titles and location. The group currently meets at the Community Center, 265 42nd Street.
Young Adult Book Club
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, has a book club for young adults ages 13 and older 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 15. Plot, themes and characters are discussed. January’s selection is "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie; in February the group will focus on "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, and March’s title is "Flush" by Carl Hiaasen. Registration is requested, and refreshments will be provided. For information call 609-266-0110.
Pizza and a movie
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, presents a free monthly movie program for ages 18 and older 2 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16. Registration is requested. For movie titles call 609-266-0110.
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, will have a snowman craft activity 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 for children 3 to 12 years old. Registration is requested. For information call 609-266-0110.
The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission will present the Puccini opera “Suor Angelica” performed by the Atlantic City Opera Theater 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at The Cove Restaurant. The cost for the dinner and opera is $30; there will be a cash bar. For reservations call Mary at 609-266-1685.
Blind Date with a Book
The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, invites readers to have a blind date with a book in February. The branch staff will wrap up some new, perhaps overlooked, selections from a range of genres and offer them at checkout Feb. 1-28. There will be an evaluation form in each book for readers to let the library know if they enjoyed reading something unexpected. For information call 609-266-0110.
Southern Caribbean cruise
The Brigantine Brigantine Community Education & Recreation sponsors a nine day Southern Caribbean Cruise on the Celebrity Summit Feb. 17-27. Travelers will fly from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale Feb. 17, stay the night at the Crown Plaza and then board the Celebrity Summit on Feb. 18. The cruise sails to St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Juan and Fort Lauderdale. Package includes round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation between Brigantine and the Philadelphia Airport; round-trip air transportation between Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale; accommodations at the Crown Plaza, Fort Lauderdale; nine nights accommodations on board the Celebrity Summit with all meals and entertainment while on board. For a brochure or information, call the CER Office at 609-609-264-7350, ext. 1.
Trip to see 'Miss Saigon'
Brigantine CER is sponsoring a trip to see “Miss Saigon” at the Broadway Theatre in New York City Wednesday, April 5. Bus leaves 8 a.m. from the Community Center for the 2 p.m. show and will depart immediately after the performance for the return trip. The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera "Madame Butterfly" and similarly tells the tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly’s story of marriage between an American lieutenant and a geisha is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl. Limit is four tickets per person. Cost is $135.
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 has mah jongg 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.
If you like to paint or have a craft you enjoy, you 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 to be a part of the club. For more information call the Community Center, 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 will be held 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Brigantine Elks Lodge lounge, 400 W. Shore Drive. Prizes will be awarded. See www.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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