Exercise with Rob
The Herman Pogachefsky Senior Pavilion, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City will hold Exercise with Rob 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 21 and 28, and Tuesdays, Oct. 25; and 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. For more information, call 609-345-5555.
The Vintage Jazz Band will perform at Ventnor Coffee, 108 N. Dorset Ave., 8-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The seven-piece local group plays songs and music of the 1920s and 1930s. Admission is free. For more information call Ventnor Coffee at 609-992-3046.
Shore Thing Book Discussions
The Shore Thing Book Discussion Group will discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Upcoming discussions will include “Beneath the Marble Sky” by John Shors 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Call 609-823-4614.
The Israel and World Events Coffee Klatch will meet 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. This casual social meeting will include coffee, refreshments and conversation about Israel and U.S. news and world events. Admission is free and all are welcome. Moderated by Tina Serota of JFS Village by the Shore and JCC program director Josh Cutler. For information contact Serota at 609-822-1108 or TSerota@jfsatlantic.org or Cutler at 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or email@example.com.
The Herman Pogachefsky Senior Pavilion, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City will hold Armchair Yoga with Rob, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 24 and 31. For more information, call 609-345-5555.
Make a Quilt
The Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., invites adults to Make a Quilt 1 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 27, Nov.10 and 17, and Dec. 8 and 22. Registration is requested for any session. The quilting classes are led by Lucy Elustando and are open to those wanting to get together with experienced quilters to begin a project or to work on their own pieces. A materials list is provided at the first session. The library may be reached by calling 609-823-4614.
Lunch and Bingo
The Herman Pogachefsky Senior Pavilion, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City will hold Lunch and Bingo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Cost is $2, and transportation is available. For more information, call 609-345-5555.
The Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will be hosting a Mahjong Brunch 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Includes a bagel brunch with lox, white fish and more. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy raffles, prizes and fun. Cost is $13 for members, $16 for non-members before Oct. 26; $16/$20 after Oct. 26. Register early by calling Josh Cutler at 609-833-1167, ext. 138, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth El 10th annual Gala
Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., will be holding its 10th annual Gala 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 celebrating the life and work of former U.S. Ambassador William J. Hughes. The event features an hour-long cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. The gala is open to guests of all affiliations and can be purchased at Beth El Synagogue. Tickets and sponsorships are available by calling 609-823-2725.
The Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate is offering a mini-camp during the NJEA convention, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 8-11. Three fun-filled days for children in grades k-4. Activities include swimming, sports, nature exploration and more. Cost is $35 per day for members; $54 for non-members; $99 for all three days for members; $149 for non-members. Extended care in morning and afternoon available for $10. Call Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167, ext. 134, or email email@example.com.
Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will host a movie afternoon 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, screening the film, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” The movie is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred at the precipice of World War II. It tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Mass., who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple dangerous missions in Europe. Over two years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe. Cost is $5 per person and includes light snacks. For more information call 609-823-2725.
The Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will hold the Israel and World Events Coffee Klatch 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The event is free and includes refreshments and conversation moderated by Tina Serota and Josh Cutler. For information call 609-822-1108, ext. 138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Star Wars Club
Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers the Star Wars Club: Jedi Academy with monthly meetings 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. The meetings are suggested for ages 10-12, but teens are welcome. Registration is requested for any session, and each session features different game of activity. Call 609-823-4614.
Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Vendors are welcome. For information call 609-823-2725.
Brunch and Learn
The Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will host a Brunch and Learn 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Itzhak Brooks, MD, professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, will speak on the physical and psychological trauma of war and the struggle for survival during wars that threaten Israel. After his presentation, the Israeli war film, "Lebanon," will be shown on the big screen. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non-members before Nov. 18; $5/$7 after Nov. 18. To register, call Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167, ext. 138, or email email@example.com.
Dinner and a Movie
The Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will host Dinner and a Movie, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Includes entrée, soup, salad and dessert followed by a showing of the movie, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," starring Natalie Portman in her directorial debut. The story follows the relationship of a son and his mother during the formation of Israel. Cost is $17 for members, $20 for non-members before Nov. 20; $20/$23 after Nov. 20. Make reservations at least a week in advance. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 113. Space is limited.
Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor offers Gathering Wool 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, through Dec. 27. There is no session on Election Day, Nov. 8. Knitters of all ages and all levels of experience are welcome to stitch, loop, craft, or learn how, and chat. Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor is located at 6500 Atlantic Ave. and may be reached by calling 609-823-4614.
Checkmates Chess Club
Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers Checkmates Chess Club noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 17, and noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31. Chess players ages 6-60 are invited to the library to match skills with other players of all ages and ability levels. Ken Esada leads the sessions. For more call 609-823-4614.
Village by the Shore and the Katz JCC will 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. Cost is free for Village by the Shore and JCC members; $20 for a JCC day pass for non-members. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Cost is free for Village by the Shore and JCC members; $20 for a JCC day pass for non-members. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or email@example.com.
Needlework with Friends
Village by the Shore will hold 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga Fitness for Life with Janet Hahn
Village by the Shore will host Yoga Fitness for Life 11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Gentle flow, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation and more. Free for Village by the Shore, JCC members; $20 for JCC day pass for non-members. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or email@example.com.
Read and Play Baby
The Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers Read and Play Baby 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 8 for children ages 12 to 36 months. Stories, songs, stretches, rhymes, puppets, felt boards, finger plays and more. Registration is requested for any session. Call 609-823-4614.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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