OLOS tree sale
Our Lady of Sorrows Church youth group is selling fresh Christmas trees behind the church on Wabash and Poplar Avenues in Linwood. Trees range from 5 feet to 12 feet. Sale hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information call 609-927-8679.
Boy Scout tree sale
Boy Scout Troop 72 is selling fresh Christmas trees adjacent to the Burton Avenue Fire Dept. Lot hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until the trees are sold out. Trees range from 4 to 8 feet. For information 609-641-2443.
Lip sync contest
Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood, will hold its annual lip sync contest 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Thursday, Dec. 1 in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
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.
Linwood Community Church Christmas Dinner
Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, will hold its annual Christmas Dinner Saturday, Dec. 3. The cost is $12. Entertainment will be provided by Dwight Haynes, a chalk artist who will share the story of Christmas while drawing to music. All are welcome. For reservations call 609-927-2950.
The Northfield library will host a book talk 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 with Turiya Abdur-Raheem on being a Muslim woman in the United States. Abdur-Raheem, a professor of English at Atlantic Cape Community College, wrote the books "Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City" and "Why We Chose This Way," which is available to check out or purchase at the circulation desk. For information call the library at 609-646-4476.
Mainland Choral Society
The Mainland Choral Society will present a Christmas concert conducted by Steve Beddi and accompanied by Debra Roland and Atlantic County Pops 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Christ Episcopal Church on Shore Road and Meyran Avenue in Somers Point. An offering will be taken. For information call Beddia at 609-432-7876.
Tree of Lights
The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center is holding a Tree of Lights fundraiser in which people can donate $10, $20 or $50 in a loved one's name that will be printed in a Tree of Lights Book of Remembrance that will be on display throughout the holidays. Those who donate can attend the auxiliary's Tree of Lights ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Surgical Pavilion lobby. To donate call 609-653-4646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gingerbread house workshops
The Linwood Library is offering gingerbread house workshops. The cost is $35; a $5 deposit is required to reserve a house. Workshops will be offered 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1; 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the library, 301 Davis Ave.
Pearl Harbor Day service
The city of Somers Point and local veteran organizations will hold a Pearl Harbor Day service 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue. For information call Jim Donahue at 609-412-7769.
Visits from Santa
The Northfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host visits with Santa in the firehouse after the Christmas tree lighting 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at City Hall, 1600 Shore Road. There will be hot chocolate and snacks along with holiday items for sale. The fire department will start taking Santa out to visit Northfield families Dec. 10-23. To make an appointment call 609-641-2832, ext. 4. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.
The Wednesday Night Book Club at the Somers Point branch of the Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road, will discuss “Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brokemole 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Call 609-927-7113.
John Taylor will present a concert of sacred music 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road in Linwood. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken. Call 609-927-2950 for information or see linwoodcommunitychurch.org.
Free yoga classes
Free yoga classes for caregivers to help relieve stress are given 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays by Dawn Gadon at Park Bench Counseling, 421 Bethel Road, Somers Point. For information call 855-808-7254.
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.
Democratic Club meeting
The Linwood Democratic Club will meet 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be Dec. 8 at the Linwood Library. See linwooddems.org.
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. on the first Wednesday of each month. Call 609-653-3724 for information and to register.
Monthly movie night at Somers Point Library
Monthly movie nights for ages 4 and older are offered on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Pizza is served during the movies. Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point is located at 801 Shore Road and may be reached by calling 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 onations 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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