Northfield budget meetings

Northfield City Council will hold budget meetings 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, March 1, in council chambers at City Hall, 1600 Shore Road. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed 2018 municipal budget. Formal action may be taken.

Princess Valentine Party

The Friends of the Northfield Library will hold a Princess Valentine Party 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The event is  filled but the library is compiling a waiting list. To get on the waiting list call the library at 609-646-4476.

Purim celebration

Rabbi David M. Weis will present a JPlace Kids program on Purim 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield. There will be kid-friendly activities including songs and crafts, and adults can enjoy wine and cheese as they relax and socialize with other parents. Weis and nursery school director Cookie Feldman have developed the programming. The event is free and includes a pizza dinner. RSVP to cookie.feldman@cbinorthfield.org or call 609-641-3600.

Free seminar on nonsurgical treatments

Dr. Brian Sokalsky of Jersey Shore Sports Medicine will present a free seminar on regenerative medicine 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Somers Point.

Democratic Club meeting

The Linwood Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Feb. 22 at the Linwood Library. See linwooddems.org.

Fourth Friday at Nashville North

Nashville North Studio will present its first Fourth Friday art exhibit and music reception of the year 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. The event will feature a solo exhibit by Diane Brown titled "The Art of Winter" and music by C. Lynne Smith. Nashville North is in Linwood Greene, 198 New Road in Linwood.

Gadget Day

Do you need help downloading an e-book or audio book to a mobile device? Bring your cellphone or laptop to the Linwood Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 and tech help will be available to explain how it is done. Register at the circulation desk or call 609-926-7991, ext. 3.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Calvary Chapel will hold a law enforcement appreciation night 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Northfield Community School, 2000 New Road. Police officers from around the region have been invited. The objective is to express support for officers and their families. Admission is free. There will be raffles for officers. For information email tonymontemurro@calvarychapel.com.

Green eggs and ham breakfast

The Linwood Public Library will hold a green eggs and ham breakfast 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3 for children age 5 and older. Registration is required; drop by the library at 301 Davis Ave. or call the circulation desk at 609-926-7991, ext. 3.

Free Rabies clinic

The City of Linwood will host a free rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3 at the Linwood City Garage, 550 Hamilton Ave. Linwood. Residents will be able to purchase their dog license at the same time.

For additional information visit the city website; www.linwoodcity.org or call the Linwood Registrar of Vital Statistics at 609-926-7970.

OLOS flea market

Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Wabash Avenue in Linwood will hold flea markets 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 3 (snow date March 10). Vendor space is $20 for a 6-foot table and $25 for an 8-foot table. For information call 609-927-0569. This will be the final flea market organized by Simone Zoladz, who is retiring after 40 years of organizing the flea markets.

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.

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. First up is Turiya Raheem speaking about Muslim women, myths and realities 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3. 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.

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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