Brigantine Farmers Market

Brigantine Farmers Market runs 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17 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.

Wine Tasting Reception

The Brigantine Lions Club hosts a wine reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the home of George and Sally Blood, 89 Lagoon Blvd. An assortment of hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served. Cost is $40 per person, which benefits Lions programs for the blind and visually impaired. Call Lion George at 609-457-8181 for tickets prior to the reception.

Fine Arts Festival

The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission will hold its annual Fine Arts Festival June 18-July 9 at the Brigantine Historical Museum. This event allows local artists to display their artwork. A meet the artists reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 25. To participate call Pam Carchidi at 609-266-3808 for information on how to register.

4th Ward Residents Meeting

The 4th Ward Residents Association will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Brigantine Community Center. There will be an update on current events and activities in the city. All residents of the 4th Ward are welcome to attend.

Country Line Dancing

There will be free country line dancing by Just Dance Jersey 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the American Legion.

Red Hat Ladies Dinner Meeting

The Brigantine Chapter of the Red Hat Ladies will hold a June dinner meeting Wednesday, June 28 at Laguna Grill. Cocktails begin 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30. Choice of chicken, fish or beef. Cost is $30. Send reservation and check to Sallye Nordling, 4220 Brigantine Blvd, Unit 201B, Brigantine, New Jersey 08203.

White Cane Collection

The Brigantine Lions Club will hold its White Cane Collections July 1-3 at Acme, St. George's Pub and the island's two Wawas. Proceeds support the blind and the Lions' purchase of the sixth Seeing Eye puppy, to be named by Brigantine Elementary School students.

Children's Bingo at Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom sponsors free Children’s Bingo nights this summer for all local children and visitors between the ages of 6-12. The season kicks off 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, and will continue every Thursday evening until Aug. 17. This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of the program. Prizes donated by local businesses, cookies and lemonade are part of the fun. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children. Call the temple office at 609-266-0403.

Boating safety classes

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

Clam Bake

The American Legion will hold its annual Clam Bake 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8. This event is free and open to all and features live music. Rain or shine. Also we are now serving dinners 5 p.m. Fridays for members and guests. There is a different menu every Friday; call the post at 609-266-9477 to hear the entrée choices.

Temple Beth Shalom hosts Klezmer Brunch

Temple Beth Shalom will host a special brunch 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, July 9. The Odessa Klezmer Band, under the direction of Ed Goldberg, will provide the entertainment. There will be a short background on klezmer and time for a question-and-answer session. The brunch will feature appropriate fare to accompany the music. Cost is $25 per person. Call the temple office at 609-266-0403.

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.

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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