'Learning to See' Drawing Workshop 1-4 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 9 at the Sea Isle City branch of the Cape May County Library, 4800 Central Ave. This six-week drawing workshop is taught by Barry Pisetzner. For information call 609-463-6386 or see CMCLibrary.org.

Pleasantville Chapter AARP No. 5317 Meeting 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 in the cafeteria of Pleasantville High School, 701 Mill Road, rear entrance. New members welcome. For information call 609-567-5649.

Free Square Dance Lesson 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St. Presented by Rainbow Squares Square Dance Club. Couples, families and singles welcome. For information call Ralph Trout at 756-447-3439, Lynn Heulings at 856-825-1809 or Sharon Jacobs at 609)-839-3796.

Designer Handbag Bingo Sunday, Jan. 28 at Somers Point Volunteer Fire Co. Station 2, 20 W. New Jersey Ave. There will be a 50-50 raffle and a tricky tray auction to benefit the Mainland Band Boosters. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food, but no alcohol is permitted. Daubers and extra games will be available. Doors open at 1 p.m., and games begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes 12 games. For tickets call 609-992-8763 or email Lisa@cotterells.com.

Hula Hoop Fitness Class for ages 12 and up 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Dolente Dance and Fitness, 2907 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township. The class is taught by Tara Rebel. Cost is $10 for one class or $16 for two. See H2OHoops.com.

Identity Theft and Financial Predators Workshop noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8. Learn how to prevent victimization, identify scams, implement steps to recover from identity theft and more. RSVP to Karen Williams at 609-652-3800, ext. 311 or kwilliams@mhanj.org.

Country Shore Women's Club Bingo 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Seaville Fire Rescue Social Hall, 36 Route 50, Upper Township. Doors open 6 p.m. Prizes are designer handbags. Cost is $30;, must be 18 or older. Call 609-628-3285.

Indoor Flea Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 3 and March 3 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Wabash Avenue in Linwood. Vendor space is $20 for a 6-foot table and $25 for an 8-foot table. For information call 609-927-0569.

Workshop: Raising Chickens in Your Backyard 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The presenter is Jen Sawyer. Learn basic care of laying hens, breed selection and feeding, housing and health requirements. No experience necessary. Cost is $20 and includes dinner. RSVP by Feb. 1. For information call 609-465-5115, ext. 3607 or email sawyer@NJAES.Rutgers.edu.

Medical Explorers Program 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Shore Medical Center. The program is for high school students interested in medical careers. Must be 14 years old and at least a freshman. Group meets the first Wednesday of each month, October through June. Call 609-653-3748 for  information and to register.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop for people with functional disabilites 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway. Learn about local offices of emergency management, evacuation "go" bags, the Register Ready database and tips for sheltering in place. Free. RSVP recommended; call 609-748-ABLE.

'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center presented by Walnut Street Theatre. Tickets are $33 and can be ordered online at stockton.edu/pac or by calling the box office at 609-652-9000. The box office is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes before each performance. For group sales call 609-652-4786.

Free Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Classes 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 10 and March 10 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. Classes are presented by Linda Schwartz. Register at atlanticlibrary.org.

Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Group 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center. Designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. RSVP to 609-653-3969.

Free Yoga and Meditation Classes 10-11 a.m. at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Drive. Yoga is offered Saturday, March 17. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Meditation is offered Feb. 17. Presented by Linda Schwartz. Register at atlanticlibrary.org.

Senior Social 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Shore Medical Center. This free social and educational event is hosted by volunteers on the third Wednesday of each month, featuring free bingo for prizes, refreshments and an educational session hosted by a Shore health expert or community partner. To RSVP or to learn more call 609-653-3543.

Heart Month Cardio Challenge 8-10 a.m. or 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness in Somers Point. Offered by Penn Cardiology and Shore Medical Center. Fitness trainers will oversee challenges for beginner, intermediate and advanced participants. Prizes will be awarded. All are welcome, including those who do not have a Greate Bay membership. For information call 609-653-3527.


Firehouse Dance 7:30-10 p.m. every Tuesday for singles and couples of all ages at the Fire Company No. 1 on Bethel Road in Somers Point. The $10 cover charge includes light refreshments. The night features line dances and general dancing. Call Rita Voli 609-408-3619 for information.

Jersey Shore Knitting Guild meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month except July in the Ventnor Community Room. Knitters are encouraged to bring patterns to share. For information call Marian at 609-338-9305 or see Facebook.

Computer Classes 1 p.m. every Friday at the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield. A library employee will answer tech questions about sending an email with an attachment, uploading a resume, editing a spreadsheet to editing a website and more. Library is located at 240 W. Mill Road.

Country Line Dance Instruction 6-7 p.m. Sundays at Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St. (Route 552), Milmay. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. Cost is $5 per person. Email ron6610@msn.com.

Round Dance lessons 7-8 p.m. Sundays at Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St. (Route 552), Milmay. Beginners, couples and singles. Cost is $5. Advanced round instruction 8-9 p.m.; cost is $5. Call Lou Torti at 609-457-4461.

Rolling Thunder NJ-4 Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Galloway Elk's Lodge, 120 S. New York Road (Route 9), Galloway. New members always wanted to help support U.S. troops and veterans and to promote POW/MIA awareness. Email rollingthunderch4nj@comcast.net or see rollingthundernj-4.org.

Walk-in Job Skills Lab 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Library patrons will receive personal assistance from staff members who will guide them through the job search process, help them create an email address, develop or update a resume, and complete an online employment application. Call 609-345-2269 or email reflib@acfpl.org.

Stay Focused Photo Club 9:30 a.m. social and 10 a.m. meeting the second Saturday of each month at Stockton University in Room F-111. Anyone interested in photography is welcome. See stayfocusedphotoclub.org for program schedule.

Free Tax Preparation various times and dates at Kramer Hall, Carnegie Center and Stockton’s Galloway Campus. While walk-ins may be accepted if space is available, taxpayers are requested to make an appointment. Call 211, then press 2-7 or see irs.gov.

Debutante Cotillion 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Uptown School Complex, 323 Madison Ave., Atlantic City. Hosted by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Inc. Iota Chapter. All sophomore, junior and senior girls are welcome to participate in an elegant presentation to society. Call 609-992-9628.

South Jersey Submarine Association for members of the military who served on a U.S. submarine. For information call Cmdr. Tom Innocente at 609 927-4358.

Literacy Classes for Adults 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. The class is free and for adults on a fifth-grade reading level or lower. Registration is required. Register at the Main Library Help Desk or call 609-345-2269, ext. 3079.

Tinker, Invent, Make, Explore – MakerSpace 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 West Mill Road. Build with Legos, LittleBits electronics, fusible beads, robotic kits and models. New theme each week. Free. Call 609-646-4476.

“Longport – The Way We Were” video by Longport historian Michael Cohen Saturday mornings at the Longport Historical Society Museum, 2305 Atlantic Ave. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-noon. See longporthistoricalsociety.org.

Adult Summer Reading Program at the Atlantic City Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. For adults 18 years of age and older. The program theme is “Unconventional Heroes: Detectives, Private Eyes, Bad Guys and More.” Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3077.

The Atlantic City Life Member Club of Telcom Pioneers (retired telephone workers) meets at noon the fourth Tuesday of the month, March through December at the Windjammer Restaurant, MacArthur Boulevard, Somers Point. All are welcome. Contact Steve Disbrow, president at 609-909-1518, or Stevedisbrow909@comcast.net.

The South Jersey Sweepers, a group of contestors and sweepstakers, meet at noon the third Saturday of the month at the Mill Street Pub, Main St., Mays Landing. Contact Marge Disbrow at 609-909-1518 or at kittystamp@comcast.net.

Soup Fellowship Center 11a.m.-1p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Christ Church, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. Hot soup is served along with coffee, tea and deserts. Enter through the parking lot out back and see the sign on the door that will take you inside.

Anchor Club of Linwood 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Somers Point. The club will offer help with homework and tutoring for grades one through six. In addition, there will be snacks, games, life skills, and Bible lessons. Parental registration is necessary either in advance by visiting the church office from Tuesday through Friday each week or when your child is brought to the program the first day. The program is free and open to the public. Call 609-927-2950 or stop at the office.

South Jersey Animal Advocates 6-7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Galloway Township library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. SJAA is open to anyone committed to advancing animal welfare. See sjanimals.org.

Fathers Group 6-7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of the month at YALE School, 1000 Burton Ave., Northfield. Fathers strengthening and supporting each other through communication and activities geared for parenting in today’s society. Contact Aaron Parrish at 609-485-0575, ext. 104 or aparrish@acfamsupport.org.

Active Wood Turning Club meets 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Upper Township Library. Call Alan at 609-442-0953.

Beat the Cold Campaign hat, scarf, glove drive sponsored by the Westside Neighborhood Protective Association. Drop off locations are Lucy the Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate, and the Law Office of Jeffrey Wilson, 706 N. Ohio Ave., Atlantic City. Call Dennis Konzelman at 609-214-6381.

Atlantic City Women of the Moose Hot Breakfast Buffet 9 a.m.-noon every fourth Sunday of the month at West End and Chelsea avenues in Chelsea Heights, Atlantic City. Pancakes, home fries, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and juice, plus omelets made to order and a surprise entree each month. Price is $7, $4 for children 10 and under. Call Elaine Brown at 226-7142.

Adults-only Open Mic 7:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month at Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-675-0133.

Afternoon Acoustics 1-3 p.m. every Sunday at the Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. A weekly event that showcases acoustic sessions by local musicians Yuni Sabatino, Hofenakus, ARGO, and Zebras and Bulls Fight Tonight. Admission: $5 adults, $4 for students and seniors. View all upcoming exhibitions and events at noyesmuseum.org or call 609-652-8848.

Alcove Thrift Shop seeks volunteers to be sorters, pricers and cashiers. Training will be provided. Workers are needed for one to four hours during the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. shifts Monday through Saturday at the shop in Northfield. Call 609-484-1133.

Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) Meeting 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month except in January at the Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Beginners and experienced hams are all welcome. Call Bill of the Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association at 609-892-7888.

American Association of University Women, Atlantic County branch, meets on the third Monday at various locations. Prospective members and visitors are welcome. Call 609-398-6367 or 609-965-4360.

Arts Classes in fine and performing arts at Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, 5045 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Belly dance, capoeira, oil painting, ballet, hip-hop, comic book art, computer graphics, yoga, musical theater, voice and more. Call 609-272-1199, email info@cygnusarts.org or see cygnusarts.org.

Arts on the Avenue 1-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month in downtown Hammonton. Free. Call 609-567-9014 or visit artsontheavenue.com.

Atlantic City 1 Chapter of Business Networking International holds a breakfast networking meeting 8-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Diamond Diner, 7611 Washington Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Visitors are welcome. The only cost to attend is the price of your meal. For information or to reserve a seat, call Chuck Finkelday at 609-412-4651 or visit BNIDVR.com and click "Find a Chapter."

Atlantic City Figure Skating Club is looking for new members of all ages and skating levels. Call 609-926-3213 or stop by Flyers Skate Zone of Atlantic City 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Atlantic County Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library on Ocean Heights Avenue. Meetings will focus on song craft, the business of songwriting and feedback. Come prepared to play a song live or on CD/cassette and bring 10 copies of your lyrics to share. Contact Mike (Amoriello) Michnya at 609-601-0352.

Atlantic County Historical Society Library and Museum hours are 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 907 Shore Road, Somers Point. Library research is $5 per day for nonmembers. Museum tours are free. Donations, new members and volunteers are always welcome. Call 609-927-5218.

Atlantic County Library Book Club in a Bag provides local book clubs with access to more than 25 titles. Contains 10 copies of a book, along with questions, author biographies and other tools to promote discussion. For a list of titles see atlanticlibrary.org. To reserve a title call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

Atlantic County Numismatic Society (coin club) meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Linwood Library. Coin auction at 8 p.m. Free to all. See accoins.org, email accoins@gmail.com or call 609-412-1490.

Atlantic-Cape May Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners meets 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Greate Bay Country Club on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Somers Point. Cost is $35. Call Jane Ann Hart at 609-266-9139 or see atlanticcapemaynjawbo.org.

Bargaintown AARP Chapter 982 meets 1 p.m. the second Friday of every month at the Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point. Guests are welcome. Call 609-390-1361.

Basic Beading Classes 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday at Bumble Beeds on the Village Greene in Historic Smithville Village in Galloway. Free. Call 609-652-3158.

Book Discussion Group for Adults meets once a month at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Meetings are 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 609-652-2352.

Book Discussion at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration is required for each month’s session. Call the library for book titles and dates at 609-823-4614.

Canoe Club for Seniors 50 and up Needlework Crafts 2-4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Hammonton Lake Park. Free. All skill levels are welcome. Learn a new skill or brush up an old one all while creating something beautiful. Call 609-704-5752.

Cape Atlantic Woodturning Club Learn to Turn workshops and demonstrations 7-9 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the Upper Township Library. For details call Ron at 609-601-2663.

Classes for Seniors 12:30-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasantville. Free. A light lunch will be provided.

Coffee Talk Hope and Healing 3 and 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays at Ventnor Coffee, 108 Dorset Ave., Ventnor. New Jersey Hope and Healing hosts weekly Coffee Talks for Hurricane Sandy survivors. Business owners, families and individuals impacted by the storm can network, find resources as well as get information related to storm recovery. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant.

Computer Classes for adults in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Computer Lab at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free, but registration is required. Call 609-641-1778.

Concerned Citizens for a Better Egg Harbor Township meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Atlantic County Library on Ocean Heights Avenue. All are welcome.

Contact Cape-Atlantic offers free daily phone calls to disabled, elderly and isolated citizens of Atlantic County and Cape May counties who want to continue living independently. If you are interested in receiving calls or know someone who might be, contact Jennifer Goudie at 609-823-0762 in Atlantic County or 609-463-4564 in Cape May County.

Crafters Village at Gardner's Basin 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and Monday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gardner's Basin Maritime Park, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-348-2880 or see acaquarium.com.

Creative Crafts 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the meeting room at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Children 6-12 are invited to make and take home crafts with seasonal themes. Call 609-345-2269 ext. 3050, or visit the Youth Services Department for information.

Current Events Discussion 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, Ocean Heights Avenue at 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8644 or 609-601-7752.

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers to help staff the new Visitor Information Center at Great Creek Road in Oceanville, Galloway. Flexible schedule. No experience needed. Many other opportunities available. Call Sandy at 609-652-1665.

Epiphany Arts Café 6 p.m. Fridays at Church of the Epiphany, 6605 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. Open to all artists. Bring your sketch book, painting project, play your guitar, read your poetry or just hang out. See ventnorisart.com.

Family Movie Matinees 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. Everyone is invited, but registration is requested. Call the library at 609-804-1063.

Fitness Ride 8 a.m. Saturdays out of Beacon Bike Shop on Tilton Road, Northfield. Riders meet 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot, weather permitting. Groups consist of one for a 20-plus pace, another for a 17-19 pace for approximately 38 miles, and route sheets will be available for a 20-mile loop. Helmets are required. See shorecycleclub.org or email vozmore@yahoo.com.

Free Storytime 10:30 a.m. every Saturday at Kidz Creations, 811 Asbury Ave., Ocean City.

Guitar and Keyboard Lessons 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays at Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Free class series "Learning How (and what) to Play in a Band" is for acoustic guitarists and keyboardists. Taught on an adult level; participants should be in at least fifth grade. Guitarists should know basic chords; keyboardists must have basic music reading skills. Open all; there will be opportunities to play in a band setting at church and community events such as South Jersey Praise Fest. Call Carlyn Yard at 609-927-4882.

Historic Absecon Lighthouse Keeper Sleeper program offers educational sleepovers for youth groups focusing on fun, maritime history, and science. Junior keepers enjoy a nighttime climb for spectacular views of Atlantic City, construct their own lighthouse with craft materials, learn how to use a compass, and learn maritime history through multimedia instruction on select Friday and Saturday nights. Snacks, breakfast, and onsite gated parking included, and ghost stories are optional. This program is $45 per person. Call 609-449-1360.

Hurricane Sandy Support 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. A weekly support group for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Resources for recovery and elevation information are shared. Facilitated by New Jersey Hope and Healing, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant. Call Jaime Angelini at 609-652-3800, ext. 308.

Jersey Shore Ballroom Dance Club invites everyone for fun, fitness and friendship. Dances are held once a month on Saturday or Sunday evenings. For dates and locations see DanceJerseyShore.com or call Sharon at 609-926-1654 or Pam 609-398-8170.

Jewelry classes Fridays and Saturdays at the Ventnor City Cultural Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Call 609-823-7952 or 609-287-6449.

Job Loss Career Workshop 10 a.m.-noon every Monday at the T. Byrd Training Center, 1501 S. New Road, Pleasantville. Free. Call 609-484-9356 before 10 a.m. the Thursday before the event.

Mainland Rotary Club meets 7 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Athena's Restaurant on New Road (Route 9) in Northfield. To join or attend a meeting, call Dave Blyler at 609-432-5347.

Mid-Atlantic AARP Chapter 4991 meets 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 30 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-965-0670.

Mid-Atlantic AARP Ventnor Chapter 1724 meets 1:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Ventnor Senior Center at 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-572-1960.

MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Egg Harbor Township meets the first Friday of every month. New members and their children are always welcome. Email Katerina at momsclubofeht@yahoo.com.

Monday Morning Madness 11 a.m. Monday mornings outside the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, on Swift Drive. Bring lawn chair or blanket. See ehtgov.org or call 609-272-8120.

Music Classes at Central United Methodist Church on Central Avenue and Shore Road in Linwood: Introduction to Hand Bells 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Beginning Acoustic Guitar and Keyboard 5 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are free, and new students are admitted on a rotating basis. To register call Carlyn Yard, director of music development through the church office, at 609-927-4882.

Music Experience 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Margate Public Library, Bloom Pavilion, 8100 Atlantic Ave. Composer, teacher and former music critic Paul M. Somers presents programs in cooperation with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Free. Call 609-822-4700.

Open Mic 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at Malelani Café, 5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor (across from Sage restaurant). Share original music, poetry or other artistic work. Email Steve at stevetechvip@yahoo.com.

Pinochle players wanted 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Building, 2 Ambler Road, Somers Point. All ages welcome. Call 609-927-5607 or 609-927-1883.

Play Chess noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Register by the Friday before the program. Call 609-823-4614.

Quilting and Knitting Groups for adults meet 2 p.m. (quilters) and 6:30 p.m. (knitters) Thursdays at the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South. Free; all skill levels welcome. Call 609-266-0110.

Read with the Therapy Dogs 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Children read for 15-minute sessions with Barbara and Luke from Intermountain Therapy Animals. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Safe Kids Car Seat Checkups 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at Action Auto Body, 14 12th St. on the corner of Bellevue and Railroad avenues, Hammonton. Call AtlantiCare at 888-569-1000.

Sandpiper Orchid Society of Atlantic and Cape May Counties meets 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library. For all levels of orchid lovers; free. Help and education always offered. Call 609-884-9232.

Senior Citizen Programs 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. North Tennessee Ave. The Older Adults Special Interest Series – covers topics that affect and are of interest to seniors. All programs are free and take place in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room. Light refreshments and all supplies are provided. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3119.

Singles 40-Plus Meetup social group in Atlantic and Cape May counties. For people who want to make new friends and have fun times with other singles in the area. Barbecues, happy hour, dinner, movies, beach, etc. Email SJSA40@gmail.com.

Social Latin, Swing and Ballroom Dance for adults 7 p.m. Saturdays at the Margate Municipal Complex, 9001 Winchester Ave. Admission is $8. Participants can bring snacks and refreshments; no alcohol is permitted. Call 609-823-6658.

South Jersey Animal Advocates, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, meets 11:30 a.m. the second Sunday of the month at 75 S. Pomona Road at the corner of Liebig Street in Galloway. Open to anyone interested in working to advance animal welfare. See http://uucsjs.org/social_action.html.

South Jersey Astronomy Club holds free public meetings 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library on Ocean Heights Avenue. For information see SJAC.us.

South Jersey Humanists Monthly Meeting 10:30 a.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Linwood Public Library, 301 Davis Ave. See southjerseyhumanists.com.

Storytime at Absecon Library 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Absecon Public Library, 305 New Jersey Ave. Character Storytime is 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month featuring characters from Fairytale Entertainment. Call 609-646-2228.

Sweet Adelines International Cape Shore Chorus is searching for women singers of all ages in Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties to sing four-part barbershop harmony. Any woman of average singing ability can find a part that fits her voice range. The chorus performs at civic events and charitable functions. Weekly rehearsals are 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Abundant Life Church, Route 50 in Seaville. Call Cheryl at 609-463-0134 or Brenda 609-463-8870. Learn more at sweetadelineintl.org.

Third Thursdays 6-9 p.m. every third Thursday in Downtown Hammonton. Features art events, extended shopping hours, special discounts and free events. See downtownhammonton.org.

Underground Youth Club for students in grades eight-12 has meetings 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, corner of South Main and Park Avenue (across from Cedar Food Market) in Pleasantville. Activities include SAT prep, Culinary Art Club, peer mediation, computer lab, life skills, career training, entrepreneurial club, movies nights, video tournaments, Student Record Label, Homework Central with a certified teacher and trips. Call 609-677-0080.

Ventnor AARP Chapter 1724 meets 1:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Ventnor Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Nonmembers welcome. Call Berenice at 609-572-1960 to confirm dates.

Woodturning Club seeks members from beginners to experienced. Meets every third Tuesday offering workshops and demos in Egg Harbor Township. Call Ron at 609-601-2663.

Writing Force Writing Group for Adults in all genres meets 7-8:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. Email Margaret Peirson at marge10peirs@yahoo.com.

Writing Force Writing Group for Teens in all genres meets 7-8:45 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. Email Margaret Peirson at marge10peirs@yahoo.com.

Young-at-Art Gallery children’s artwork in exhibits that change monthly at the Noyes Museum of Art on Lily Lake Road in Galloway. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Call 609-652-8848 or visit noyesmuseum.org.

Email community events to 14days@shorenewstoday.com.

Steve & Cookie's Dog Show Sunday, Sept. 24 in the parking lot of the restaurant on Amherst and Monroe avenues. The event will be held during the Fall Funfest by the Bay. For more, see margatehasmore.com.

Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund Beef and Beer 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township. Tickets are $20 and benefit the cancer fund’s help of southern New Jersey residents who battle cancer and catastrophic diseases. Includes televised Eagles game, pasta or beef dinner, 50/50. Tickets will be available at the door. Beer and soft drinks available. Call 609-335-1809 for information.

Ranch Hope Auxiliary #13 Atlantic County Luncheon Meeting noon Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 290 Asbury Ave., in EHT. Covered dish luncheon.  Anyone interested in helping Ranch Hope, a place for troubled youth in Alloway, NJ is invited to attend.

Members are asked bring prizes in paper bags for our Bingo fundraiser.  Members are also reminded to bring school supplies and body wash and tooth paste for the boys at the Ranch.  Also, we are collecting old cloth, old clothes and shoes for the Ranch.  Whatever is not usable is sold by weight and proceeds go to the Ranch. Call President, Karen Frampus at 609-476-3250.

Italian Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Historic Smithville. Rain date Oct. 1. Enjoy delicious Italian food and delectable desserts, wine tasting and beer, Italian music provided by Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band, folk dancing, children’s activities, vendor market with hand crafted items and imported Italian Specialties, 50/50 every 2 hours, free Bocce Ball (must register in advance). See colonialinnsmithville.com.

Gift Auction 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Cologne Fire House, 2870 Cologne Ave., Mays Landing. Doors open at 3 p.m. Kitchen will be open. Questions or to make a donation, call Sandy at 609-839-1254.

Designer Bag BINGO 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Holy Spirit High School, 500 New Road, Absecon. All proceeds benefit the students and programs at the high school. Ticket $35. BINGO starts at 6 p.m. Bring your own refreshments. Complimentary water. Call 609-335-5884 or email hshsmothersguild@gmail.com.

Cologne Fire House Gift auction 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the firehouse, 2870 Cologne Ave., Mays Landing. Doors open at 3 p.m. Baskets, gifts, sports memorabilia, gift certificates, 50/50, food and more. Call Sandy at 609-839-1254.

Pushcart Players’ “The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Stockton University Campus Center Theater, Galloway. A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at stockton.edu/PAC or by calling the Box Office at 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. For Group Sales, please call 609-652-4786.

Chiz Rider at Absecon Presbyterian7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Absecon Presbyterian Church, 208 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. Tickets, which are sold in advance and include a home-cook dinner, are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. Dinners are served at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Call 609-641-1839 for information and tickets.

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