Women’s History Month

The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 232 W. Mill Road, will celebrate Women’s History Month with various speakers in March. Arlene Groch will address women in the law 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. At 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 the library will show a documentary about feminists and women’s liberation. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 Jane Stark will talk about notable Jewish women. All of the events will be held in the all-purpose room.

Designer handbag bingo

The Mainland Performing Arts Parents Organization is holding a designer handbag bingo to benefit the drama department 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield 08225. The cost is $35 and includes 3 cards for each of the 15 rounds. There will be beverages, snacks, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. There will also be a sneak peek performance of the MRHS spring musical, “Cinderella.” Send checks made out to Beth Israel to the above address or drop off at the synagogue office.

Makers Day

The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 New Road, will have Makers Day activities 2-4 p.m. every Saturday in February to gear up for the NJ Makers Day exhibit planned for all day Saturday, March 10. They will be automating musical instruments and programming a robo-calliope with microbits. There will be a Makers Day exhibit party 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 9. Call 609-646-4476.

Cinderella character breakfast

Have breakfast with characters from Cinderella 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 11 and 17 at Mainland Regional High School. Held in the school’s cafeteria, the event will feature a Continental Breakfast catered by Romanelli’s. There will be face painting, and the opportunity to take photos with the Cinderella characters. The event is a fundraiser for the Mainland Regional High School Drama Club. Tickets are $7 per person and must be pre-purchased online at: http://MRHStheater.net/ by 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 for

March 11 or by 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 for March 17.

Mass in honor of St. Patrick

The Irish American Cultural Society of South Jersey will hold its annual Mass in honor of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Our Lady Of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Poplar and Wabash avenues, Linwood. Rev. Patrick Brady, a native of County Longford, Ireland, will celebrate a Mass that will include Irish hymns, a bagpiper, the Knights of Columbus as honor guard and Ancient Order of Hibernians as color guard. A  collection will be taken for a local nonprofit food pantry. A reception will follow in the church hall.

Book discussion

JPlace Plus holds a book discussion noon, Wednesday, March 14 at Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. The book will be “People of the Book” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. Inspired by a true story, “People of the Book” is about the Sarajevo Haggadah, a rare illuminated manuscript, and how it was rescued from shelling during the Bosnian war. Participants should bring their lunch, Beth Israel will provide beverages and desserts. This free event is geared toward active adults, and all are welcome. RSVP to the Beth Israel office at 609-641-3600 or email bethisrael@cbinorthfield.org.

Annual spaghetti dinner

Northfield Mothers' League holds their annual spaghetti dinner 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. At the Northfield Community School. Dinner includes homemade meatballs with spaghetti, salad, Italian bread, homemade dessert and a drink. Take out will be available. Limited vegetarian options will be available. For more information call Maureen at 646-6932.

Mainland presents 'Cinderella'

Mainland Regional High School students will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" March 15-17 at the school. The show is open to the community, and proceeds will benefit the high school’s drama program. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students; 8th grade and younger with valid student ID). To purchase tickets, visit www.MRHStheater.net or call 609-904-2013.

Somers Point Unique Experiences Club meet

The Somers Point Unique Experiences Club will meet 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18 to discuss James Joyce's "The Dead" in honor of St. Patrick's Day. This is a short story set in Dublin during Christmas. Call Nick Regineat 233-1820 or email SPuniqueNJ@gmail.com for information.

Northfield rabies clinic

Northfield's annual free rabies clinic will be 9–11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the City Hall Fire Station, 1600 Shore Road. License fees payable at time of vaccination are $7 if spayed or neutered, $10 if not. All animals must be on leash or in suitable pet carrier. For additional information visit cityofnorthfield.org.

Library amnesty month

The library will forgive borrower fines during amnesty month. Return all overdue items checked out from the Linwood Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., through the end of February, and any current fines will be deleted. Call 609-926-7991.

Shore Medical Center seeks volunteers

Shore Medical Center’s is looking for volunteers for its patients and family advisory council. PFAC is made up of former patients, family members and medical center staff. The council serves in an advisory capacity for improving the patient experience. Shore Medical Center is currently recruiting new council members to share their diverse perspectives and experiences on the patient experience. The PFAC meets monthly. If you are interested in applying for the council, contact Rayelle Hansen at 609-653-3882 or rchansen@ShoreMedicalCenter.org, or Lisa DiTroia at 609-653-3543 or LDiTroia@ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

Children’s program

Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, holds an Olympians/Gophers program for children age 4 through sixth grade 6-8 p.m. Fridays through May. It’s a time of learning about God and church, with snacks and game time. There is a cost for materials. For information call 609-927-2950 or see linwoodcommunitychurch.org.

Northfield special needs preschool

The Northfield School District has a preschool program for children age 3-5 who are experiencing delays in speech and language development, cognitive skills, motor skills, adaptive behavior and socialization skills. Parents who feel their child may be having a problem can call the child study team at 609-407-7012 for information.

Caregiver support

Shore Medical Center offers the Center for Family Caregivers, a free public resource for the family caregiver, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on the lower level, West Zone. For information call 609-653-3969 or email thecenterforfamilycaregivers@shoremedicalcenter.org.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support

The Alzheimer's Association offers a caregiver support group 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Shore Medical Center to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers and help them develop methods and skills to solve problems. For information call 609-653-3969.

Knitting Guild

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

Firehouse dance

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

Sons of Italy meetings

The Anthony Meucci Lodge of the Sons of Italy meets the third Friday of each month at the parish hall of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, 1430 New Road, Northfield. Meetings include a social and a dinner. For more information or to join the group call Pat at 609-412-7607 or email patarca41@gmail.com

Senior socials

Free monthly social and educational programs for senior citizens are held 3-4 p.m. at DiOrio Hall on the second floor of Shore Medical Center. The hourlong programs begin with bingo for prizes and conclude with an interactive educational health program. Free refreshments. Sessions are posted at shoremedicalcenter.org. To RSVP or for information call 609-653-3543.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets 9 a.m. every Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point. The meeting is in the back section of the church. Park in the church lot and there will be an OA sign on the door. For information call Jane at 609-458-2949.

Tai chi

The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library, 241 W. Mill Road, offers meditation and mindfulness with free tai chi classes 1 p.m. every Wednesday. See nflibrary.org or call 609-646-4476 for information.

AMVETS request DVDs for troops

AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point is requesting used DVDs to send to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas. New or good condition DVDs will be accepted at Chester's Bakery, 506 New Road, Somers Point, and Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. Monetary donations will be accepted to pay for mailing. Checks made payable to AMVETS Post 911 NJ can be sent to AMVETS Post 911 NJ, PO Box 413, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

Linwood Historical Society Museum hours

The Linwood Historical Society has announced new hours for its Leedsville School Museum and Maritime Museum. Leedsville School Museum, 16 Poplar Ave., will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday. The Linwood Maritime Museum, in the basement of the Linwood Library on Davis Avenue, will be open Mondays from noon-2 p.m.To visit either museum another day, call 609- 927-8293 to make an appointment.

Donations wanted for Veterans Park

Plans are moving along for Veterans Park on Oak Avenue in Northfield and donations are being accepted. Commemorative bricks can be purchased for $50; a bench with a dedication plaque is $1,000. The park is in need of clean fill dirt to help alleviate water ponding at the back of the park. For information call City Clerk Mary Canesi at 609-641-2832, ext. 125.

Linwood Arboretum

Visiting and enjoying the Linwood Arboretum is free, but memberships are available at $25 for individual, $30 for family and $5 for children under 12. The arboretum is also looking for support in terms of help with filing and with seasonal work like weeding and pruning. For times to volunteer email gblorivincase@aol.com Donations are welcome and may be mailed to the Linwood Arboretum, PO Box 157 Linwood, NJ 08221.

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