Fr. Anthony’s Pasta Dinner
Rev. Anthony Manuppella will be the chef for the St. Gianna Beretta Molla pasta dinner from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 19. He is making pasta with homemade sauce and meatballs and sausage, Caesar salad with his homemade dressing and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children are $5. Call 609-646-5611.
Somers Point poet laureate Maria Provenzano will a free poetry writing workshop titled “Writing Poetry Your Way: Foundations of Poetry for all Levels” 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, March 20, 27 and April 3 at the Jordan Road School library. Open to ages 16 and up. Registration is required. For information or to register call Kathleen Arleth of the Somers Point Arts Commission at 609-653-4991 or email email@example.com.
St. Patrick's Day Mass and celebration
Rev. Patrick Brady will celebrate a St. Patrick's Day Mass 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash and Wilson avenues in Linwood. Co-celebrant is Rev. Paul Harte. Sponsored by the Irish American Cultural Society, the event will include Irish hymns and bagpipes, and the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians will serve as color guard. An offering to benefit the food pantry of St. Nicholas of Tolentine will be taken. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow.
Mainland presents 'Sister Act'
Mainland Regional High School students will perform the musical comedy "Sister Act" March 16-19 at the school, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 16-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Tickets are $12. For information call 609-927-4151 or see mrhstheater.net.
Northfield Mothers' League will hold its annual spaghetti dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Northfield Community School, 2000 New Road. Dinner is $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $7 for children and includes Caesar salad, spaghetti with homemade meatballs, bread and homemade desserts. Live music by Kenny I, raffles, door prizes and a 50-50. Takeout will be available. For information call Maureen at 609-646-6932 or see Northfield Mothers League on Facebook.
Mainland Chorus rehearsals
The Mainland Choral Society is holding rehearsals for its spring concert 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays in the nave of Christ Episcopal Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue in Somers Point. Stephen A. Beddia, organist and choir director of Our Lady of Sorrows, will conduct the group. Beddia welcomes any of his Egg Harbor Township Chorus alumni who are in the area to sing with the group. The concert is scheduled for Friday, May 5. Membership fee is $20. For information call Beddia at 609- 432-7876.
The Mainland Choral Society will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Christ Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue in Somers Point. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the door. Take out is available. Call 609-927-0688.
Democratic Club meeting
The Linwood Democratic Club will meet 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be April 13 at the Linwood Library. See linwooddems.org.
Roller skating fundraiser
A fundraiser to benefit the Linwood School District Drama Club is set for 1:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Young’s Skating Rink 763 Park Rd in Mays Landing. The cost is $15 per person and includes admission, skate rentals, pizza and a drink.
Library trivia night
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road, will hold its monthly Mental Floss Trivia 6:30 p.m. Friday, March. 24. For information call the library at 609-646-4476 or see nflibrary.org.
The Linwood Historical Society is holding an antiques appraisal night, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Monday, April 3 at the Keystone Masonic Temple, 808 Shore Road in Linwood. Bob Ruffalo of Princeton Antiques will do the appraisals. The cost is $5 for the first item and $3 for additional items. Ruffalo does not appraise jewelry. Proceeds support the Linwood Historical Society.
Shore Medical Center and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network will be offering a free six-week diabetes self-management workshop 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 9 in the Jenkins Room at Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. Developed at Stanford University, the workshops will cover preventing complications, healthy eating and portion control, action planning, problem solving, exercise, medication management, communicating with health care providers, dealing with stress and depression, and more. Registration is required by the second workshop. For information or to register call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168.
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.
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. There will be no dances in February.
The Wednesday Night Book Club at the Somers Point branch of the Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays Call 609-927-7113 for additional information.
Shore Medical Center senior socials
Free monthly social and educational programs for senior citizens are held 3-4 p.m. at DiOrio Hall on the 2nd floor of Shore Medical Center. The hour-long 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 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.
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.
The Shore Medical Center Medical Explorers is a program for high school students, 14 and older, interested in medical careers. The program is held 5:30-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Call 609-653-3724 for information and to register.
Monthly movie night at Somers Point Library
Monthly movie night for ages 4 and older is offered 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Somers Point branch of the Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road. Pizza will be served. For information call 609-927-7113.
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.
New 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.
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. Volunteers meet every Thursday from 3-6 p.m., weather permitting. Donations are welcome and may be mailed to the Linwood Arboretum, PO Box 157 Linwood, NJ 08221.
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