Girls basketball signups

Girl basketball players age 6-13 play 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Pleasantville Recreation Center, 411 Brighton Ave. Participants must register. Call 609-484-3627 or 888-975-7370 or see

Rec Center Halloween party

The Pleasantville Recreation Center will have its annual Halloween party for children 1-11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at 411 Brighton Ave. Call 609-484-3627 or 484-3608.

Recruitment for Mainland Unit 81

Mainland Unit 81 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 902 S. Main St. in Pleasantville. They are looking for women of veteran servicemen/service of the wars. The auxiliary participates in many activities that support veterans and their families, community service projects, education enriched activities, New Jersey Girl State and other local events. They need new members and asking former members to be a part of the growth of our community. The auxiliary exists “for God and Country.”

Mainland Post 81 flood drive

Mainland Post 81 American Legion and Auxiliary will participate in an on-going flood relief drive, collecting items that will be donated to different areas in need of relief. The post is looking for school supplies, toiletries for men and women such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant, tooth brushes, etc., pet food, baby items, water, sanitizing wipe, and sandals. Donate new items. Donations can be dropped off at Mainland Post 81 American Legion, 902 S. Main St., Pleasantville. Drop off times are noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, and 9-noon Saturday Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Call 609-457-8125 or 609-226-5010.

Economic committee meeting

The Pleasantville Economic Development, Tourism and Special Events Advisory Committee meets 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 in the second floor conference room of City Hall, 18 N. First St.

American Legion Auxiliary seeks members

The Auxiliary of American Legion Mainland Unit 81 meets 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 902 S. Main St. and is looking for new members to become involved in veterans affairs, community service projects and educational enrichment activities. The next meeting is Oct. 13.

Men of Pleasantville

The Men of Pleasantville meet 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the Pleasantville High School auditorium, 701 Mill Road. Call James D. Barclay at 609-553-0001.

Cellphones for soldiers

American Legion Mainland Post 81, 902 S. Main St., is collecting cellphones for soldiers. Phones can be dropped off after 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and after 8 p.m. Saturdays. Call Audrey Gray-Robinson at 609-412-0249.

Democratic Club meeting schedule

The Pleasantville Democratic Club meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 22 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Ave. For information call 609-646-9888.

Alzheimer’s art program and caregiver support group

An Alzheimer’s art program and caregiver support group is held 2-3:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Caring Inc., 419 W. Delilah Road, Pleasantville, and 2-3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Royal Suites Healthcare, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Call 609-484-7050, ext. 252.

Pleasantville food drive

The casino industry layoffs and their residual effects have prompted Pleasantville officials to ask residents to donate canned food items to assist other community members through these difficult times. Donations can be dropped off at Pleasantville City Hall, 17 N. First St.; Pleasantville City Hall Annex Building, 132 W. Washington Ave.; Pleasantville Fire Department, 1 N. First St.; Pleasantville Library, 16 N. First St.; Pleasantville Police Department, 17 N. First St.; Pleasantville Public Works, 801 N. New Road; and the Pleasantville Recreation Center, 400 W. Brighton Ave.

NAACP meeting times, dates

The Mainland-Pleasantville Branch of the NAACP meets 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. See or email

Mount Zion food pantry

The Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville food pantry is open 5:30-6:30 p.m. the third and fourth Wednesday of each month at 353 S. New Road, Pleasantville. Proper identification is required. Call 609-641-4337.

American Legion meetings

Pleasantville American Legion Post 81 meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Legion hall, 902 S. Main St. Call 609-641-5846.

Parent support group

The Step Up program’s parent support group, Parents Helping Parents, meets 7:15-8:15 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Salem Methodist Church, Park Avenue and South Main Street. The group’s mission is to empower parents in the guidance of their children. It is a self-help program and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call 609-743-2874.

Food bank at Victory AME Zion Church

The Second Helping Food Bank at Victory AME Zion Church, 22 Lake Place is 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Proper identification is required. Call 609-241-0345.

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