In Your Town



Adult Food and Film Series

The Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., will present its Adult Food and Film Series 6 p.m. Friday, March 9. The film is "Darkest Hour." For reservations call the library at 609-487-7403.

Mahjong Game Day

Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will hold Mahjong Game Day noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Cost is $12 and includes lunch, snacks and table set up. Bring your own game. Call for reservations, 609-823-2725.

Movie Day

Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margage will hold a movie day, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 with a showing of the film, "Sarah" starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Cost is $5 per person and includes popcorn and snacks. Call 609-823-2725.

Designer Bag Bingo

A Designer Bag Bingo Night will be held Friday, March 16 at St. James Memorial Hall, 17 S. Newport Ave., Ventnor, to benefit Ocean City High School crew. Doors open 6 p.m., and games begin at 7. Tickets are $35 and include 13 rounds of games, coffee, tea and desserts. Designer bags by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more. There will also be door prizes, a 50-50 and raffle baskets. Purchase of 10 tickets comes with reserved table and one free entry, which includes 13 games. For tickets or information call Sandy Centrone at 856-361-8466 or email

Celtic harp, songs

The Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., will present "Celtic Harp and Songs" as part of its ongoing concert series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. For information call the library at 609-487-7403.

Bluegrass music

The Margate Library will host its winter music series, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Martin Bloom Pavilion on the beach behind the library. Boulevard Express will present "A Bluegrass Celebration." Admission is free.

Rabies Clinic

Ventnor City will hold a free rabies clinic 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 7, at Ventnor City Firehouse 1, New Haven and Winchester avenues. Dr. Jessica Grant of the Ventnor Veterinary Office will issue free rabies shots for dogs. Residents must have a 2018 dog license to be eligible. Licenses are available at City Hall.

Shredding Day

Ventnor City will host a Paper Shredding Day 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12 in the parking lot at the Ventnor Educational Community Complesx, 400 N. Lafayette Ave. Ventnor residents can bring up to two boxes of paper documents to be shredded. Papers will be shredded on a first come, first-served basis as the truck will leave once filled.


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

Gathering wool

Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., welcomes adults to join a quilting and knitting group that meets 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. The program is free. All levels of experience are welcome. Join the group to stitch, loop, knit, crochet, craft and chat. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Volunteers wanted

Ventnor Senior Transportation Service seeks volunteers to help from 8:45 a.m. to noon one morning a week as a van driver or dispatcher. The senior service provides local residents with transportation to appointments, the supermarket, salons and banks in the Downbeach towns. For more information, call Lou Myerowitz, the coordinator, at 609-823-7994.

Guys get-together

All men welcome for camaraderie, discussions, games or meeting with friends 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave. For information, call 609-822-4700.

Chabad at the shore

Chabad Chai Center, 6605 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, holds ongoing programs at the center. Whiskey, Wings and Wisdom — The Tastiest Torah class is held 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport presents Torah studies 12:15 p.m. Friday afternoons; and Tova Rapoport presents women's Parsha class 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the center, 8223 Fulton Ave., Margate.

Longport Library Programs

The Longport Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., will host weekly programs throughout the year. Weekly children's programs include Homework Help Tuesdays at 5-8 p.m. and Lego Club Thursdays at 3:30-4:30 p.m. On Saturdays: Storytime and Crafts at 10:30 a.m., Makerspace Challenge for all ages at 3:30 p.m. and Game Spot Saturday 3-4 p.m. Adult programs include Technology Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Pinochle Club for new and experienced players Tuesdays at 3 p.m., and Wednesday Writer's Group at 10 a.m. Longport Needlers meet 10 a.m. Mondays, Sandy Pages every third Monday at 1 p.m. Memoir Writers Group meets Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. For more see or call 609-487-7403.

Checkmates Chess Club

Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., will hold an open chess program for all ages every Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 30. Join chess expert Ken Esada and play a friendly game or two. Beginners are welcome; the games double as lessons. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Read and Play Baby

The Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., welcomes children from 12 to 36 months to its young storytime activity 10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings. Registration is requested for any session. Come enjoy stories, songs, stretches, rhymes, puppets, felt boards, fingerplay and more with your child. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

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. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange a pickup call 609-823-7994 the day before and leave a message.

Senior activities in Ventnor

The Ventnor Senior Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers various programs for senior citizens 9 a.m. to 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.

Senior activities at the Rosin Center

The Rosin Center at the Herman Pogachefsky Senior Pavilion, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, holds weekday activities including knitting, computer basics, 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

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

Needlework with Friends

Village by the Shore holds Needlework with Friends 10 a.m.-noon every Thursday at the Katz 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

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