Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor City In Your Town

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Moravian Church Coffee House

The Moravian Church, 235 Boston Ave. in Egg Harbor City, will hold its second annual Coffee House Saturday, Feb. 23. The public is invited to share in a night of music, coffee, tea and desserts. A Chinese auction is also planned. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7. Admission is $5. People are urged to bring a non-perishable food item for the church food pantry. For more information or to donate for the auction call Maggie Inemer at (609) 517-0002 or Donna Heist at (609) 965-2511.

 

Assumption open houses

Assumption Regional Catholic School, 146 S. Pitney Road in Galloway, holds “Meet Us Mondays” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays for prospective students and their families. See www.arcsgalloway.org. 

 

Cedar Creek used clothing drive

Cedar Creek High School is collecting usable or slightly used items, including clothes, shoes, pocketbooks and handbags, belts and scarves, gloves, blankets, bed sheets, quilts and comforters, towels and toys such as action figures and stuffed animals throughout the school year. Any donated items can be placed in a plastic bag and dropped at the school during the school day in the main office or bring any donations to any athletic event. Proceeds will benefit Cedar Creek High School students and 24 area needy families in Mullica Township and Egg Harbor City. For information call (609) 965-9146.

Davies clothing collection

William Davies Middle School is collecting clothing for infant through adult ages in a bright green container at the school, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Dr., Hamilton Township. The clothing drive benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call (609) 476-6242.

 

Project Child Find

Hamilton Township parents who are concerned that their preschool-age child may have special needs can receive assistance from the local school district’s Child Study Team. The Hamilton Township Schools are organizing a Child Find campaign to locate and provide services for children ages 3-5 who may have physical, cognitive, language or emotional difficulties. Parents can receive information on how and where to receive services for special children younger than age 3. Contact Hamilton Township School District Child Study Team office at (609) 476-6111.

 

Free GED Classes

Mizpah Inland Human Services, 6916 Sewell Ave., in the Mizpah section of the township, offers free GED classes. Call Kim Melton (609) 476-2002.

 

Rotary meets Tuesdays

The Rotary Club of Mays Landing meets 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at the Mill Street Pub, 6033 Main St. in Mays Landing. For information call Carol Kiniry at (609) 601-1187.

 

Merchants meet first Wednesdays

The Mays Landing Merchants Association meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the Presbyterian Church Annex, Route 50 in Mays Landing. Call (609) 625-5529 for information.

 

Kiwanis Club meetings

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Mays Landing meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Mill Street Pub, 6033 Main St. in Mays Landing. For information call (609) 476-4480.

 

Police seek Domestic Violence Response Team volunteers

The Hamilton Township Police Department is recruiting volunteers to work on its Domestic Violence Response Team. Members will work with the police to provide support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence. Applicants must be at least 18, have access to transportation, be willing to submit to a background check and attend 60 hours of mandatory training. Call coordinator Michelle Duffy at (609) 601-9925, ext. 211.

 

EHC Historical Society updating scrapbooks

Marjorie Gries-Garwood, historian for the Egg Harbor City Historical Society, is updating the Roundhouse Museum yearly scrapbooks. Special events should relate to those occurring between 2006 and 2011. This could include articles, pictures and handouts relating to sports events, graduations, organization sponsored events, parades, class reunions and city sponsored events. The public’s help is appreciated. Call Gries-Garwood at (609) 645-1907.

 

Egg Harbor City Historical Society hours

The Egg Harbor City Historical Society, located in the Roundhouse Museum, 533 London Ave., is open 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free. Call (609) 965-4677 for information.

 

Writing Force for adults, teens

The Writing Force Writing Group for Adults in all genres meets 7-8:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. The Writing Force Writing Group for Teens in all genres meets 7-8:45 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. Email Margaret Peirson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Depression awareness group

The Matt McIntosh Foundation invites all members of the community to attend its weekly peer support meetings where friendship, education, introspection and a home-cooked meal are provided at 5 p.m. every Friday night at the McIntosh family residence at 156 Tryens Drive in Mays Landing. The organization is planning several events including car washes, beach cleanups, regular meetings, surf contests, and awareness walks. For information, call Kevin Coopersmith at (609) 457-3284.

 

Play day at the library

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library hosts a weekly play day at the library for ages 6-26 months 10-10:45 a.m. Thursdays. Registration is required. Enjoy songs, games and stories with your little one. Call (609) 625-2776.

 

Fire company membership drive

The Cologne Volunteer Fire Company is holding a membership drive, seeking men and women 18 and older who want to experience the excitement of responding to emergency calls while also serving their community as firefighters. Applicants need no prior experience or training to join. For information, contact Mark Sciore at (609) 965-3320 or stop by on a Wednesday evening.

 

Weekly food bank sites

The First United Methodist Church at 6011 Main St. in Mays Landing is a local food bank site open 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and offers an assortment of canned goods, bread, eggs, cheese, chicken and meat. Participants are eligible for the food on a monthly basis and the amount of food given is determined by family size. Identification is necessary in order to obtain the free food. The food bank at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 114 Route 50 in Mays Landing, is open 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. every Thursday.

 

Story time at Hamilton Mall

Janet Marler, outreach services librarian for the Atlantic County Library, presents story times at 11 a.m. every other Thursday at the Hamilton Mall. Pick up a schedule of events at any Atlantic County Library System branch or see www.atlanticlibrary.org for events held throughout the library system.

 

Living history in EHC

Effie Kennedy is conducting living history interviews for the Egg Harbor City Historical Society. The project is an historical record of those who remember Egg Harbor City, bringing the museum historical records up to the present time. To participate, call the museum and leave a message at (609) 965-9073 or stop in 1-4 p.m. Wednesday or Saturday at 533 London Ave.

 

Movie matinees

Movie matinees are offered 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. Registration is requested. The family themed movies are open to all. Call (609) 804-1063.

 

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