Pilgrim Academy holds walk-thru-Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays March-May. Participants can take a guided tour of the pre-k to 12th grade campus during the open house. Pilgrim Academy is a private Christian school in Galloway Township. For information call the office at 609-965-2866.
Cape Tech High School Salon accepting appointments through March 23. Appointments are available noon-2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The school salon offers a full line of services, with the exception of pedicures. The salon is in the Toft building at Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House. For an appointment call 609-380-0200, ext. 325. See CapeMayTech.com for information.
Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 11 at Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House. Free five-part workshop for artists, crafters, collectors and entrepreneurs considering an e-commerce business. Registration is required. Call Beth Filla at 908-358-3005 or register at ucedc.com/events.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Classes 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 10 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. Classes are presented by Linda Schwartz. Register at atlanticlibrary.org.
Flea market 9 am.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Our Lady of Sorrows, Wabash Avenue, Linwood. Over 50 vendors.
Annual beef and beer to benefit the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge of Ocean City 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Charlie's Bar and Restaurant, 800 Shore Road, Somers Point. The tickets are $27. For tickets call Lauren 609-204-0800.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 55 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Lifegate Church, 296 Bethel Rd., Somers Point. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Annual ham and cabbage dinner 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at VFW Post 2189, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point. Cost is $20 per person includes ham, cabbage, potatoes, vegetable, salad, desserts, draft beer and soda. There will be door prizes, DJ and the Atlantic Police and Fire Irish Pipe Brigade. Tickets will be available at the door, at the VFW after 3 p.m. daily, from any member or by calling Tom at 609-471-5106.
Dog training classes held by Pinelands K-9 Club Inc. Tuesday, March 13, at the Atlantic County 4-H center located on Route 50 between Mays Landing and Egg Harbor City. Classes are open to all dogs, whether mixed breed or purebred. A wide variety of classes are offered including a puppy class, beginner level obedience, pre-novice and novice as well as competitive obedience training for open and utility. Cost is $120 for a six-week session; proof of vaccines is required. For information see www.pinelandsk9club.com or call 609-432-9447.
Celtic Harp and Songs Concert 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave. "Celtic Harp and Songs" is part of its ongoing concert series. For information call the library at 609-487-7403.
OCHS Crew Designer Bag Bingo 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 10 tickets and receive a reserved table and one free entry. For tickets or information call Sandy Centrone at 856-361-8466 or email email@example.com.
Indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Sunday, March 18, at the Social Hall at Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. For information call 609-522-7541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at VFW Post 8098 Auxiliary, 3029 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Irish menu, music, 50-50, door prizes. Proceeds support veterans in need. Cost is $10 in advance; free for children. For information call 609-513-1263.
Annual St. Catrick's Day Party 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Scullville Fire Hall, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township. Benefits LICK, Life Improvement for Cats & Kittens. Event features snack and dessert only buffet, beer, wine and soda, DJ, auction and dancing. Cost is $15 per person plus a canned cat food donation. Must be 21.
Coin show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the hall at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 701 Wabash Ave., Linwood. Hosted by the Atlantic County Numismatic Society. There will be over 60 reputable dealers, buying, selling and offering appraisals of coins and paper money. For additional information call Tom at 609-742-2279 or Jerry at 609-641-3286. See accoins.org.
Annual Easter egg hunt 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Tony Canale Park in Egg Harbor Township, hosted by the Bargaintown Fire Auxiliary with the support of Cardiff Fire Auxiliary. Check in will begin at 9 a.m and the egg hunt will start at 9:30 am. The age groups will be 2-4 year-olds, 5-7 year-olds, 8-10 year-olds and sensory friendly. For information see Bargaintownfire.org/auxiliary and fill out the form or call 609-904-5469. Rain date is Saturday, March 24.
Pasta dinner 1-7 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish. Dinner will feature pasta with homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, Caesar salad with homemade dressing, desserts, silent auction, and more. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Tickets are on sale after all weekend masses and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Parish Office. For more information call 609-646-5611.
Winter Music Series 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Martin Bloom Pavilion behind the Margate library. Boulevard Express will present "A Bluegrass Celebration." Admission is free.
Atlantic Cape Academy of Culinary Arts Open Houses 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21; 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 8; and 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Mays Landing campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M Building. Register online for an open house at atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm.
Coach bag bingo 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Absegami High School Cafeteria to benefit the Absegami High School crew team. Cost is $35 and includes 15 games with three cards each game. Must be 18. Participants can bring snacks and nonalcohol beverages. For information contact email@example.com.
Atlantic County Parks Easter Egg Hunt 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, rain or shine, at the Lake Lenape Park East, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing. In addition to the egg hunt, children ages one-eight can participate in craft activities. The egg hunt will start at 2 p.m. and be grouped by age. There is no fee to attend.
FAFSA Workshops 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, and 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Additional sessions are 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, and 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Registration is required. For information and a list of necessary documents, call 609-343-4822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also register at the financial aid offices in Mays Landing, Cape May Court House or Atlantic City.
Stockton Free Tax-preparation Service 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays through April 13 in the Campus Center at Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Eligible residents can get help filing their income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, staffed by IRS certified volunteers. Participants must have an income up to $20,000 for single filing status and up to $57,000 for married or head of household filing status. Individuals and couples must bring proper identification and documents. Appointments can be scheduled; walk-ins welcome. For information call 609-652-4256.
Card party, game day luncheon 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, at Prices Hall in Cold Springs. Door prizes and raffle baskets. Tickets are $22. For reservations call Marge at 609-989-7975.
Friends of Education Gala 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway Township. The Atlantic County Council of Education Associations will honor Bill and Muriel Elliott, AtlantiCare Healthy Schools, Chip Donovan and Patricia Provnick as Friends of Education. Tickets are $40 and include cocktail hour and dinner. A cash bar will be available. For tickets email email@example.com.
America’s Boating Course 3 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17 and 24, at Buck’s Rest Gun Club, 6807 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing. The cost is $60. Both classes must be attended. This course will provide the knowledge and certifications needed to boat in New Jersey. The test will be given the final night of the course, and upon passing, students will receive a Boating Safety Certificate issued by the State Police. For information contact Ashle Cocca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free mindfulness class 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Aprils 21 and May 12, at the Mays Landing library. Presented by Linda Schwartz.
Christ Child Society 34th annual Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at The Links Restaurant at Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route 9, Cape May Court House. Under the Sea theme, live music, raffle, gift baskets, 50-50. Cost is $35, proceeds benefit children in need. For information call 609-536-2685 or see ChristChildCMC.org.
Free chair yoga class 3:15-4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Pleasantville library. Presented by Linda Schwartz.
Free mindfulness class 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Egg Harbor Township library. Presented by Linda Schwartz.
Yard sale 8 a.m.-2 pm. April 28, at the Cologne fire hall, 2870 Cologne Ave, Cologne; hosted by the Cologne Fire Ladies Auxiliary. The kitchen will be open. Outside spaces are available for $10, bring table, or $15 for an inside space, table provided. To reserve space, call Elaine at 609-965-0419.
Oakcrest High School Class of 1968 Reunion April 28 at the Mays Landing Country Club. Alumni can contact Gay Dagrossa Laubert at 609-412-9906 or email@example.com.
Free yoga class 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Egg Harbor Township library. Presented by Linda Schwartz.
Holy Spirit High School class of 1968 reunion 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Maynard's Cafe in Margate. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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