Shanley family to be honored

The Brigantine Beach Community Center will honor the Shanley family 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 28 with a presentation the Community Center. Tom and Audrey Shanley served the community for more than 20 years, particularly assisting seniors in their pursuit of maintaining a good quality of life. For information call the CER Office at 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

Brigantine Farmers Market

Brigantine Farmers Market runs 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 29 at 15th Street and Revere Boulevard, rain or shine. There will be more than 50 vendors, live entertainment, kids activities and cooking demonstrations. The market is plastic free, so bring your own shopping bag.

Library at the market

The Brigantine library will partner with the Brigantine Farmers Market 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 29. Face painting will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime at the market will be 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will have storytime in the Haneman Park gazebo for children ages 3 to 6 who are accompanied by an adult. For information call 609-226-0110.

Summer reading meeting with the principal

Brigantine Elementary School Principal Jennifer Luff will meet with students 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Brigantine Public Library to check in and talk about what they have been reading this summer. All students should be accompanied by a parent and bring the book they are reading.

American Legion annual barbecue

The Sons of The American Legion will be hosting their annual barbecue 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Post. There will be live music and a variety of food including ribs, chicken, crabcakes, shrimp, hot dogs, burgers and sausage and peppers. Take outs available. No admission fee. Rain or shine.

Boating safety classes

Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct About Boating Safely classes 9 a.m. Saturdays, 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 For class information see

Board game night

The Brigantine library hosts an adult board-game program 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 16 for ages 18 and older. The monthly event is free, however registration is requested. The branch will provide complimentary pizza and soda. Come and socialize by playing more contemporary board games such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, and Love Letter, as well as traditional board games, like Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. For information call 609-266-0110.

Temple Beth Shalom bazaar

Temple Beth Shalom will hold its annual bazaar 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. There will be a variety of merchandise including books, dishes, pictures, linens, toys and games, jewelry, knick-knacks and more. The event is rain or shine. For information call the office at 609-266-0403.

Learn about the solar eclipse

The Brigantine library invites all to learn about the solar eclipse 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Registration is requested. The special program will feature activities to teach about solar eclipses. Everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe are expected to see at least part of the solar eclipse that is occurring on this day. For information call 609-226-0110.

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 Israel

Brigantine CER is sponsoring a 10-day trip to Israel Sept. 30-Oct. 9. 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.

Former congressman and Olympian speaks at Brigantine Prayer Breakfast

The seventh annual Brigantine Community Prayer Breakfast is scheduled 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at St. Philip Hall of St. Thomas Church. This year's keynote speaker will be former five term Congressman and three-time Olympian, Jim Ryun. Cost of the Prayer Breakfast is $20 and includes a buffet breakfast. For tickets call Andy Solari at 609-264-1040.

Trip to Apuglia and Rome

Brigantine CER is sponsoring a 10-day trip to Apuglia 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.

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.

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.

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

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 The fee is $15 for one class per week, or $25 for two per week. For information call 609-246-6974 or email

Senior bingo

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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