The Alcove brings back the go-go
Grab the bell bottoms, pull out the tie-dyed shirt and dust off the disco ball; itâ€™s time to turn the clock back a few decades for the second annual Alcove A Go Go 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Boogie Nights in the Tropicana Atlantic City. The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families on Tilton Road in Northfield provides free services to children and family members who have lost significant people in their lives. Proceeds from the event help the Alcove continue its work at the center as well as its school outreach programs. The Alcove A Go Go will feature music, hors dâ€™oeuvres, red and white wine, live and silent auctions and raffle prizes. Tickets are $75, four for $240 or 10 for $500. Sponsorships are still available. See www.thealcove.org for information or to order tickets.
Creative Craft Friday 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Kids 6-12 years old can use their imagination to make and take home crafts with seasonal themes. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are supplied. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.
Teen Meet 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. For ages 14-18. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the event. A signed permission slip is also required. Permission slips can be picked up at the library. See (609) 652-2352.
The Who: Quadrophenia and More 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City. Tickets are $129.50, $82.50, $59.50 and $39.50. Opening act is Vintage Trouble. See www.ticketmaster.com.
South Jersey Spring Home Show Expo 5-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church rental facility, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Exhibits, displays, food, free shopping bags and giveaways, home-based business ideas and consumer seminars. Purchase two for one e-tickets for $6. See www.alwayspositivegroup.com or call (856) 401 - 9111.
Youth Book Club and Meet the Author Program 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Atlantic City Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Youth ages 11-17 will meet to read and discuss Torrey Maldonadoâ€™s book â€śSecret Saturdays.â€ť Some copies of the book will be given to youth to keep. Maldonado, who grew up in the Brooklyn projects, will arrive 2 p.m. and discuss his youth and share the story of how writing saved his life. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.
Family Movie Days 1 p. m. Saturdays, Feb. 23 at the Northfield library, 241 W. Mill Road. Refreshments will be provided. Register in person or call (609) 646-4476.
Dance recital 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Dunamis Ministries, 7 W. Merion Ave., Pleasantville. The Saul to Paul Ministry and School of Unlimited Movements will give a dance recital. The program teaches children and teens to persevere toward their dreams despite their circumstances. A special guest will appear as well. Call (609) 641-7472.
Remembering Jamie Foundation Italian Night Dinner 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road. Tickets are $12, $5 for children and can be purchased at the door or from Remembering Jamie Foundation, PO Box 370, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Call (609) 653-2075.
Philadelphia Mummers String Band Show of Shows 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City. Reserved-seat tickets $25, $21 and $18 with a limited number of $35 VIP floor seats available. A family package is $60 and includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a program (must be purchased in advance). A $3 discount on $25 and $21 seats is available for groups of 15 or more; call (609) 348-7023.
Spaghetti Dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, Somers Point to benefit Boy Scout Troop 55. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Takeout available.
St. Joseph's Church Casino Night 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road to benefit St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Somers Point. There will be silent auction, raffles, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and attendees will receive $5,000 in play money. Tickets are $50. Call (609) 927-3568, ext. 10. Credit cards accepted.
Community Quest Good Neighbor Bowling Fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 23 at King Pin Lanes in Egg Harbor Township. Admission is $25; children 10 and under pay $15 with each paying adult. Choose 3-6 p.m. session or 7-10 p.m. session. Includes two to three games of bowling, shoes and food. Call (609) 646-0388 or register online at www.CQInc.org.
Moravian Church Coffee House 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Moravian Church, 235 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City. All are welcome to this night of music, coffee, tea and desserts. A Chinese auction is planned. Admission is $5. Attendees are urged to bring a nonperishable food item for the food pantry. For information or to donate for the auction call Maggie Inemer at (609) 517-0002 or Donna Heist at (609) 965-2511.
Books By Mrs. D 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Free; suggested for ages 4-8. The local author of â€śCarlo the Mouse on Vacationâ€ť and â€śThe Trees Have Heartsâ€ť will read from one of her picture books. A book signing will follow. Call (609) 652-2352.
11th annual John J. Heinz Memorial Chili Cook-off and Dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Annex at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash and Poplar avenues, Linwood. The Knights of Columbus All Saints Council will serve food and host live music. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children and $18 for a family of four. Takeout will be available. Call Bruce Jackson at (609) 646-1861.
College Symposium: Go to High School, Go to College 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Atlantic City High School, 1400 Albany Ave.Hosted by theAlpha Theta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The event is for minority students and includes information on college preparation, financial aid and NCAA requirements. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Call Egg Harbor Township High School director of guidance Samantha Elko at (609) 653-0100, ext. 1624.
Women to the Rescue annual Tea 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 290 Asbury Road off Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Call Joan at (609) 407-1917 for reservations.
Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church Dessert Theater 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the church, 2116 Ocean Heights Ave. Free admission. Interactive mystery play presented by a local drama troop. See www.ohchurch.org
Albany Devils vs. Hershey Bears American Hockey League game 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Boardwalk Hall. Tickets are $26, $21, $16 and $11. Call (609) 348-7023.
Public Art Sale Sunday, Feb. 24 in the Absecon Schools cafetorium, 800 Irelan Ave., Absecon. The Board of Education is selling 138 paintings by artist William E. Lee. Preview opens 1 p.m. and sale begins at 3. The items will be individually sold at the highest bid above the tagged minimum value. For information call the school board office, (609) 641-5375, ext 1010.
Dining Room Murder Mystery 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Sandi Point Coastal Bistro in Somers Point. The In-House Players present "The Dinner Death Test." Audience participation and prizes. Cost is $25 and includes lunch, tax and gratuity. Call (609) 927-2300 or (609) 646-1371.
Stop the Violence Tribute to Black History 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Kelsey's Restaurant, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. Call (609) 350-2580 or see www.stoptheviolencenj.com.
Egg Harbor City Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Roundhouse Museum, 533 London Ave. Guest speaker Clifford Mays Jr., chairman of the trustee board for the Church of the Living God, will discuss the history of the church.
Teen Book Discussion 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 and March 18 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration is requested by the previous Thursday for each session. January title for discussion is â€śBetween the Linesâ€ť by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. The title for February is â€śJellicoe Roadâ€ť by Melina Marchetta, and the March title is â€śMarcelo in the Real Worldâ€ť by Francesco X. Stork. Call (609) 823-4614.
Movie and Pizza 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 and March 18 at the Somers Point branch of the Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road. Call (609) 927-7113.
From Page to Screen 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free; all are welcome. Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Book about chocolate by Roald Dahl and the movie made from it. Call (609) 641-1778.
Winter Teen Book Jam 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. Registration is required. Book for discussion is â€śSecret Lettersâ€ť by Leah Scheier. Includes snacks. Call (609) 625-2776.
Atlantic Audubon Society Meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 360 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Vinnie Turner, wildlife biologist at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, will present a program about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Forsythe Refuge. Refreshments included. Call (609) 978-0316.
Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association Networking Mixer 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at The Atlantic Club in Atlantic City. Admission is free. For a reservation call (609) 345-8910.
Baby Bounce and Play Group for children from newborns to 24 months old 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. The program is designed to introduce infants to the world of sounds and stories. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.
12th annual SJâ€™s Men R' Cookin' Event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at The Pool at Harrah's Casino Hotel. Event hosted by Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 after Feb. 25 and include admission and cookbook containing recipes for all of the eveningâ€™s entrees and desserts. Cabanas, which seat groups of five to seven are $100 each. For tickets call the Boys and Girls Club at (609) 347-2697 or see www.acbgc.org.
15-Minute Child Break 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the auditorium of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology, 5080 Atlantic Avenue, Mays Landing. The Atlantic County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Atlantic County Stop the Violence Coalition will host the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey program. Call (609) 909-7214.
Preschool Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 28 at the Atlantic City Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for children age 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Library story times are a fun way to help your child develop skills they will need to be ready to read. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.
Comic Drawing 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 28 at the Atlantic City Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Marvel DC Comic illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead the instruction. For ages 9-17. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.
â€śWhen the Child Criesâ€ť Gospel Performance 9 p.m. Friday, March 1 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Resorts Casino Hotel. Gospel musical features gospel singers and sons. Appropriate for all ages. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $45 for preferred seating.
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" 8 p.m. March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. March 10 and 17 at The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine Street, Hammonton. Tickets are $25 general admission or $30 for front row and can be purchased at www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Call (609) 704-5012.
Holy Spirit Boys Crew Beef and Beer 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at McGettigan's 19th Hole, 500 S. New York Ave., Galloway. Benefits Holy Spirit High School boys crew efforts to replace equipment lost or damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Tickets are $25. Call (609) 646-3000.
Cheese and Wine Festival noon-5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Renault Winery Golf & Resort, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Cost is $10. International cheeses from DiBruno Brothers. Call (609) 965-2111.
Learning Netiquette Program 6 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the Buena Community Reading Center in the library of Buena Regional High School on Weymouth-Malaga Road. Suggested for ages 11-18. Registration is requested; register at www.atlanticlibrary.org or by calling Outreach Services at (609) 625-2776, ext. 6338.
Toddler Playdate 1 p.m. Mondays, March 4 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Suggested for children ages 1 1/2 -3 1/2 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Call (609) 652-2352.
Dr. Seuss Movie Night 6 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. All are welcome to watch a family movie made from a Dr. Seuss classic. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call (609) 641-1778.
Magical-liffic Dr. Seuss Show 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. Open to all ages; registration is required. Keith Frye will present a magic show featuring illusions, surprises and rhyming couplets. Call (609) 625-2776, ext. 6304.
Teen Meet Program 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Suggested for ages 13-18. Registration is recommended and begins two weeks prior to the meeting. Teens meet to discuss the teen space, suggestions for events and books they would like to have at the library, and learn about volunteer opportunities. Call (609) 652-2352.
Celtic Nights: â€śJourney of Hopeâ€ť Concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway. Tickets are $40 and $25 and can be ordered at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the box office at (609) 652-9000.
Young Adult Group 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Hammonton branch of the Atlantic County Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Free; registration is required. Suggested for ages 12 and up. Kids meet at the library to chat, play games, draw, just hang out, and check out the new manga and books for young adults. A television, video games and free WiFi access are available. Call (609) 561-2264.
â€śSeussicalâ€ť 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 in the Absegami High School Performing Arts Center off Wrangleboro Road in Galloway. Reserved seating tickets are $12; $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased in advance 6-9 p.m. in the school lobby Feb 26-March 3, March 4-7. Call (609) 404-2061.
Knit-athon 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Ventnor Library and Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. All knitters welcome. Bring yarn and needles, as we knit hats, scarves and mittens for those in need. Bring lunch if desired. There will be door prizes and gifts for all. There is no fee or age limit. Call Liz Slater (609) 487-8036.
Lego Club 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Suggested for ages 5 and older. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Call (609) 652-2352.
Adult Computer Lab Classes 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. All classes are free; registration is required. Call (609) 641-1778.
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