Holiday toy drive
The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company is accepting registrations for recipients of it charity toy drive. Toys will be collected 11-1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10 at the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company station, 1708 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road. For information or an application see scullvilletoydrive.com.
The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 1 Swift Ave., will hold a Guess the Holiday Jar Contest for ages 6-12. Guesses can be submitted Thursday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Dec. 19. The winner is the person who guesses closest to the correct number. Participation is free. Call 609-917-8664.
Open House with Santa
The Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host an open house with Santa 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the firehouse, 6609 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., will host a free holiday ornament craft activity 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Suggested for ages 6-12. Registration is required. Call 609-927-8664.
Alternative Christmas Fair
Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church, 2116 Ocean Heights Ave., will hold its annual Alternative Christmas Fair 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Social service organizations will set up displays and give information on the services they provide. Attendees who make a donation will receive a card to give as a holiday gift advising the recipient that a donation has been made in their honor. Organizations expected include the Leadership Studio, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Family Promise, Gilda's Club, Real Partners Uganda, Jean Webster's Kitchen, Urban Promise and the Sea Turtle Rescue. Some of the organizations will also be selling items. Refreshments will be for sale. Call 609-788-0271.
Santa breakfast fundraiser
Breakfast with Santa to benefit the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program will he held 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Golden Corral, 6725 Black Horse Pike. Tickets are $10 and include all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Pictures with Santa are $5. Call Greg at 609-226-1560.
The Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the museum, 6647 West Jersey Ave. See gehthsmuseum.org.
Holiday storytime and sing-a-long
The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., will host a holiday storytime and sing-along with Grandfather Joe 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Free. Call 609-927-8664.
Kids book clubs
The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., offers Middle School Book Club for ages 9-14 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Participants talk about their favorite books; contact the library for the title being discussed. Call 609-927-8664.
Pops annual holiday concert
The Atlantic Pops Community Band will present its 20th annual Holiday Toy Drive Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to local children in need. See atlanticpops.org.
Pizza with Santa
The Alder Avenue Middle School Renaissance Club and Student Council will host Pizza with Santa 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in the school cafeteria. Cost is $10 and includes slice of pizza and soda. Reservations are suggested. Email Kerri Watts at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit Alder Gives Back to EHT community outreach efforts.
The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., will hold Lego Club 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 for children of all ages. Call 609-927-8664.
Holiday shopping event
The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is hosting a holiday shopping event from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company hall, 1708 Somers Point Mays Landing Road. Support local small businesses and the auxiliary while shopping for gifts. LuLaRoe, Rae’s Bands, Jamberry, Melaleuca, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Origami Owl and Arbonne International are among brands. Food, drinks and door prizes. Call 6090-927-2387.
Holiday dinner with Santa
The VFW Auxiliary Post #8098, 3029 Spruce Ave., is hosting a holiday dinner and pictures with Santa from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $10 in advance and free for children 8 and under. Unwrapped toys are appreciated. All proceeds and donations will benefit Toys for Tots and support to support veterans. Contact Rich Anderson at 609-645-1395 or locate post on Facebook.
Garden State Songwriters performance
The Garden State Songwriters will perform 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave. Co-founder Michael Amoriello and other members will perform original Americana, blues, children's, country and folk songs about life, love and more as part of Second Saturdays @EHT series. Admission is free. Call 609-927-8664.
Chipotle fundraiser night
Egg Harbor Township High School's advanced placement U.S. history class will hold a fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 2220 Wrangleboro Road, Mays Landing. Chipotle will donate 50 percent of food purchases to the class field trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History for each customer who mentions it. Email Shae Dailyda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School board meeting schedule
The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education has scheduled regular public meetings 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Public work sessions are scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. All meetings are preceded by a closed executive session at 6 p.m. and held in the boardroom at Alder Avenue Middle School. For agendas see eht.k12.nj.us.
Economic development meeting
The Egg Harbor Township Economic Development Commission will meet at noon Thursday, Dec. 15 in the mayor’s conference room on the first floor of the Municipal Building, 3515 Bargaintown Road. Formal action may be taken. Call 609-926-4000.
Township Committee schedule
The Egg Harbor Township Committee will meet 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 courtroom in the Municipal Building, 3515 Bargaintown Road. For agendas see ehtgov.org.
The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., will host snowflake craft all day Tuesday, Dec. 27. Free. Registration required. Call 609-927-8664.
Special education resource
The Egg Harbor Township Special Education Resource Group meets 7 p.m. one Monday a month at Alder Avenue Middle School. The meetings provide a stress-free way for special needs parents, staff, administrators and guest speakers to address topics regarding special education services and strategies. The meeting dates are Jan. 23 (library), Feb. 22 (boardroom), March 20 (boardroom), April 24 (library) and May 22 (library). See EHT Special Education Resource Group on Facebook, call Abby Longstreet at 609-214-1453 or email email@example.com.