In Your Town

April Fools Half-Marathon weekend

The Amerihealth Half-Marathon race series will be held along an oceanfront route Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Events on Saturday include a half-marathon, 7K and 11K runs, and a Kids Fit Final Mile, and there will be a half marathon Sunday. Registration includes T-shirt, photo, live runner tracking, live course music, party at the finish line with beer and medals for the winners. For information or to register see endurancecui.active.com.


Violin of Hope

Shirat Hayam synagogue, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor, will present "Violin of Hope" 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23. Presented by Stockton University Professor Judith Vogel. The violins of Holocaust survivors became a symbol of hope and of a movement. This is the story of their history and what their music brings to families of survivors. A light brunch will be provided. Cost is $5 person. RSVP Joann at 609-822-7116, ext. 105.


MBA wine tasting

The Margate Business Association will hold its 15th annual wine tasting 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Steve & Cookie's by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave. There will be wine, craft beer and spirits tastings, hors d'oeuvres, Jagielky's chocolates, silent and live auctions, surprise celebrity guests, and space for DJ and dancing. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at margatehasmore.com. Proceeds support the Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship program for Margate students. 


Dinner and Bingo

Shaloma Hadassah will hold a Chinese dinner and bingo 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Liang's Imperial East Chinese Restaurant, 7800 Ventnor Ave., Margate. The event includes door prizes, raffle, and bingo prizes. Tickets are $25. Checks may be sent to Hadassah c/o Eve Rose, 117 N. Melbourne Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406.  


JCC Gala

The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center will honor Leo B. Schoffer for his community leadership during the annual JCC Gala, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Resorts Casino Hotel. Tickets are $200. Sponsorship and tribute book ads are available. For more information, contact Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167, ext. 159.


Scleroderma Walk

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma will hold a Ventnor walk 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, starting at the Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Register at scleroderma.org/ventnorwalk or call 800-675-5545.


N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston Astros

Ventnor Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees play the Houston Astros Saturday, May 13. Bus leaves the Ventnor ballfield in Ventnor Heights 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $100. For information, call the Recreation Department at 609-823-7950.


Shirley Mae Run Michael J. Walk

The Shirley Mae Run and Michael J. Walk will be held Saturday, May 13 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of Tropicana Casino and Resort. Registration Begins 7:30 a.m. and the run Kicks off 9:10 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer, Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund and Gilda's Club of South Jersey. Register at www.shirleymaefund.org/www.shirleymaefund.org.


Chef's Night Out

The annual Chef's Night Out restaurant dine-around will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at 15 restaurants in Ventnor. Food, sweets, music, art. Try all the restaurants for $40. Advance ticket sales only. Call Shelly at 267-980-7632 or Rose at 484-432-5593.


Silent Film Screening

The Historic Organ Restoration Committee at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will have a silent film screening 7 p.m. Friday, June 16. See the Harold Lloyd classic film "Safety Last." Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Boardwalk Hall Box Office or at Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-736-1420. Learn more at boardwalkorgans.org.


Ventnor Community Yard Sale

Ventnor will hold its annual Community Yard Sale two days this year. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20. To get your location on a map that will be distributed to shoppers, email dmcdevitt101@gmail.com.


Silent Film Screening

The Historic Organ Restoration Committee at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will have a silent film screening 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. See the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, "The Lodger." Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Boardwalk Hall Box Office or at Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-736-1420. Learn more at boardwalkorgans.org.


ONGOING

Beach tag sales

Longport beach tags have arrived for the 2017 season. Tags will be sold at pre-season rate of $15 for regular adult tags and $5 for seniors over 65. Veteran tags are free with proof of service (DD214, county or military ID). Purchase at the Borough Clerk's Office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave.


Don't Drive, Need a Ride?

The Ventnor Senior Transportation Service provides free rides to the market, bank, beauty salon, doctor's office or lab in Longport, Margate and Ventnor to Ventnor residents age 60 or older without serious handicaps. The shuttle will operate 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange a pickup call 609-823-7994 the day before and leave a message.


Tour the Historic Organs at Boardwalk Hall

The Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Inc. will present free half-hour recitals and tours of the historic organs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City at noon Monday through Friday, May through September. Full behind the scenes tours are available 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday year-round. See boardwalkorgans.org or call 609-402-9584.


Senior activities in Ventnor

The Ventnor Senior Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers various programs for senior citizens 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Transportation is provided by a county bus if needed. Lunch is provided for a small donation. For information call Diane Cherry at 609-822-9239.


Senor activities at the Rosin Center

The Rosin Center at the Herman Pogachefsky Senior Pavilion, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, holds weekday activities including armchair exercises, yoga, health and musical programs, Bingo, Alzheimer's caregivers group and Shabbat luncheons on Fridays. For more information call 609-345-3057.


 

Chi Kung

Village by the Shore and the Katz JCC present Chi Kung with Rose 9:45-10:45 a.m. every Friday at the JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Harmonize mind and body with slow, gentle movement and mental concentration. Increases balance, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure. Free for Village by the Shore and JCC members; $20 for a JCC day pass for nonmembers. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org.


Mindfulness Stretch

Village by the Shore and the Katz JCC will present Mindfulness Stretch with Cheryl 10:45-11:40 a.m. every Friday at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Free for Village by the Shore and JCC members; $20 for a JCC day pass for nonmembers. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org.


Needlework with Friends

Village by the Shore holds Needlework with Friends 10 a.m.-noon every Thursday at the JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, quilting or cross-stitch. Bring needles, yarn, fabric and your latest project. Facilitated by Fran Baronowitz of the South Jersey Knitting Guild. Free. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org.


Classes at Ventnor Cultural Arts Center

Classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, children’s art, dance and Zumba are held at the Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave. throughout the year. For information and class schedules call Victoria Clark at 609-823-7952 or email ventnorarts@ventnorarts.org.

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