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.

Scarecrow Contest

Scarecrows will be on display beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10 at local business location and in the Community Center Lobby. Voting for the scarecrows will be Oct. 10-30. Residents and visitors are invited to vote for their favorite scarecrow. Ballots and ballot boxes will be available at the Community Center and the Brigantine Library starting Oct. 10. Ballots will also be available in the local Brigantine papers next Friday, Oct. 13. The winners will be announced at the Brigantine City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Annual fashion show

Women’s Club of St. Thomas second annual Fashions by Chico’s Show and Luncheon noon -3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at Laguna Grill. Choice of chicken francaise, crab cake or pasta primavera. Cash Bar. To order $35 tickets call Pat Gabor at 266-3909 or Trudy Galmin at 266-7906

St. Thomas RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which people wishing to either become Catholic or return to the Catholic Church are instructed in the tenets of the Faith. The initial stage is an Inquiry period, a time to ask questions and resolve issues. Advanced instruction takes place after the Inquiry period and culminates in the acceptance into the Church and the reception of the Sacraments during the Easter Vigil of 2018. Instruction will begin 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon, and every Tuesday thereafter. Anyone wishing to begin this process contact Deacon Leonard Long at 609-335-6470.

Fall Pie Baking Contest at The Brigantine Farmers Market

The Brigantine Farmers Market will hold its Fall Apple and Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest for home bakers on Saturday, Oct. 21. Bakers should bring their pies to the Demonstration Tent by 9:30 a.m. for judging beginning at 10 am. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category. Slices of the pies will be sold to raise money for charity after the judging.

Red Hat Ladies dinner meeting

The Brigantine Chapter of the Red Hat Ladies hosts their October dinner meeting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Andre's Italian Restaurant. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. Menu will consist of chicken parmigiana, veal Marsala or shrimp scampi. Cost is $31 including tax and gratuity. Send choice of dinner and check no later than Oct. 20 to Sallye Nordling, 4220 Brigantine Blvd, Unit201B, Brigantine, N.J. 08203.

Halloween Hayride

The Crossroads junior and senior high Youth Group sponsors its annual Halloween Hayride 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 and Monday, Oct. 30 at the Brigantine Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 W. Brigantine Ave. The Hayride is geared towards younger children preschoolers through fifth grade. The hayride will take you on a magical adventure by stopping at locations where Disney/Cartoon type skits will be performed. Cupcakes, hot chocolate and hot dogs are available to purchase at the end of the ride. Each participant will receive a pumpkin to decorate and take home with them. The requested donation is $3 per person.

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.

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