Lego Club

The Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, invites children ages 6 and older to build with Legos 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26. Call 609-652-2352.

Santa's Free Toyshop

Reformation Lutheran Church, Rt. 9 and Biscayne Avenue, Absecon, holds Santa's Free Toyshop 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Gently-used and some new toys are available for free, to help families in need this holiday season. No proof of need required. Questions, please contact Kim Gollub at 609-338-9845 or Kirsten Sullivan at 609-412-3313.

Keep Calm and Color

The Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306. E. Jimmie Leeds Road, will hold a free coloring program for adults 10 a.m. Dec. 18. Call 609-652-2352.

Maximizing Social Security

Marc Catona, president of the Society for Financial Awareness, will present a free program on maximizing Social Security benefits 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Registration is requested. Learn about the optimum time to file and claim benefits. Call 609-652-2352 for details.

Free Narcan training

Free Narcan training will be offered 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Southern Regional Institute and ETTC at Stockton University, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Free kits will be available. To register contact Joanna Dugan at 856-263-8193 or

Story time

The Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, offers Sleepy Story Time for children age 3½-5 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Call 609-652-2352.

Book clubs

The Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, hosts five book clubs. A Novel Idea Book Club for adults meets 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. The Every Third Tuesday I Really, Really Love Books Club meets 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19. The Be There or Be Square Wednesday Night I Love to Read Books Club for adults meets 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Call 609-652-2352.

See ‘Jesus’ at Sight and Sound

The Lowenstein-Saraceno Funeral Home is sponsoring a bus trip to Sight and Sound theater in Lancaster, Pa., to see the play "Jesus" Thursday, April 5. The cost is $120 and includes bus, show, dinner at Miller's Smorgasbord and tips.There will also be a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village. For reservations call 609-382-5731 or email

EHC Coalition for a Safe Community

The Coalition for a Safe Community meets 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Moravian Church, 245 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City. The group is comprised of pastors, city police officers, teachers, principals and local residents working together to make Egg Harbor City a safe and healthy community. For information email Andrew Dixon at or Candace Negron at

Boy Scouts meet at Smithville Elementary

The Boy Scouts of America Pack No. 12 meets 6:30-7:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month through May 15 at the Smithville Elementary School, 37 S. Old Port Road, Galloway. Call 609-748-1250 for information.

Girls basketball clinic

A girls basketball clinic will be held 6:30-8:30 every Tuesday at Absegami High School, High School Drive, Galloway Township. Parents must sign a waiver for their child. Call 609-652-1372 for information.

Bayview Volunteer Fire Company seeks volunteers

The Bayview Volunteer Fire Company seeks volunteers. No prior experience necessary. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, able to pass a physical, and able to complete a firefighter training program within one year of joining. Call 609-287-1849 or email

Addictions recovery

RU Recovery Program is a Christ-centered addictions recovery program that meets 7 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road in Galloway. The free program features group counseling, Bible lessons and free child care. For information call Dennis Powers at 609-703-6487.

Tinnitus Seminar

The Bacharach Hearing and Balance Center holds a seminar for people with tinnitus 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Galloway Hearing Center, 436 Chris Gaupp Drive, Suite 103. Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing sound that can affect concentration and interfere with sleep. Admission is free. Call 609-748-5370.

Help with eating disorders

The Eating Disorders Discussion/Support Group is a monthly peer-run group that provides an opportunity for those with eating disorders to share with others, learn practical skills/tools, and work toward recovery. Meetings will be at 6:15 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Mental Health Association of Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. Call 609-652-3800 or

Emmaus Food Pantry

The Emmaus Food Pantry is open to members of the congregation and local community.  It is open 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 12-2 p.m. Fridays at the church, at the church, 706 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville. Call 609-748-1917 for information.

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live free of nicotine. Meetings are free and open to those who desire to quit. Held 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Marks and All Saints, 429 S. Pitney Road in Galloway. Call 609-204-4472 or 609-816-7129.

Seeking firefighters in Port Republic

The Port Republic Fire Company needs people 16 and older who are interested in volunteering. Applications are available 7-9 p.m. the first or third Monday of the month at the firehouse, 116 Blakes Lane. Call 609-432-8870. Applications are also available at

Alzheimer’s and dementia support group

A free support group for caregivers and art program for those they care for is held 2-3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Caring Inc., 419 W. Delilah Road, Pleasantville, and the third Wednesday of the month at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. RSVP to 609-484-7050, ext. 252.

Overeaters Anonymous

The Overeaters Anonymous Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness program meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in the second floor Pomona Room at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. HOW is a disciplined and structured approach to arrest compulsive overeating. No dues or fees. Call 609-703-2135.

Galloway Township Council

Galloway Township Council meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in council chambers at the municipal building. For information call Township Clerk Kelli Danieli at 609-652-3700, ext. 237, or

Galloway Planning Board meeting

The Galloway Planning Board meets 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in council chambers at the municipal building. Special meetings are scheduled when needed. Contact Planning and Zoning boards administrator Heather Butler at 609-652-3700, ext. 218 or

LGBT support group

Interweave of South Jersey offers an LGBT support group 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road. Interweave provides education and support to individuals and families in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. See

Reformers Unanimous

The Reformers Unanimous addictions program meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Jersey Shore Baptist Church, 216 S. Wrangleboro Road, Galloway. The group seeks to get members to reject the glamour of addictive behaviors such as drinking, gambling and the use of drugs. Call 609-748-4955.

Mothers Club meetings

The Mothers Club of Absecon and Galloway meets 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Historical Room of the Galloway Township Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Road. The club is for women with children up to 5 years old to establish a network of friends, find playmates for their children and get involved in their communities. There are children’s outings, events for mothers and playgroups. Email

Absecon-Galloway Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Absecon-Galloway meets 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Galloway Diner, 245 W. White Horse Pike. See

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