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Sounds of the Season brings music and more to Hamilton Mall

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:40 pm

Bennett Chevrolet will present Sounds of the Season Dec. 1-21 at the Hamilton Mall on the Black Horse Pike in Hamilton Township. The series features free holiday entertainment daily for the whole family performed by various community groups. All shows take place on the mall’s second level above the carousel, between Forever 21 and H&M.

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Choosing the right toys can help kids meet developmental milestones

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:39 pm

Toys that emphasize numbers and counting can help develop, support and encourage proficiency in math concepts and skills. Toys that emphasize numbers and counting can help develop, support and encourage proficiency in math concepts and skills.

What children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development. Keep in mind when it comes to a walk down the toy aisle that with toys as tools for learning, you can help children as they reach their educational and developmental milestones.

VTech, a manufacturer of age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, works with a team of child development experts to assess toys and provide feedback before they reach store shelves.

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Recycle Christmas cards to enjoy again

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:18 pm

We know they are wasteful. But we love to give them – and boy do we love to get them.

Christmas cards are a cherished tradition. According to the Greeting Card Association, Americans purchase about 6.5 billion greeting cards every year. Of those, around 1.6 billion are Christmas cards.

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'Tis the Season holiday calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:11 pm

Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May.

Meet Father Christmas at Whale’s Tale

Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Father Christmas will be personalizing hand blown Old World Christmas Ornaments.

“Meeting Father Christmas can really put you in the spirit of the holidays. Father Christmas will also be giving away baskets of ornaments,” said Hilary Pritchard of Whale’s Tale. Light refreshments will be served. Whale’s Tale is located at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May.

Call 609-884-4808 for more information.

An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

Public invited to 27th annual sing-a-long

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AC Ballet kicks off season with ‘It’s A Shore Holiday’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

AC Ballet kicks off season with ‘It’s A Shore Holiday’ AC Ballet kicks off season with ‘It’s A Shore Holiday’ Next up is ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 18-23

The Atlantic City Ballet will kick off the holidays with its second annual production of “It’s a Shore Holiday,” a show blending classical and contemporary dance set to beloved holiday tunes.

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Champagne and Sparklers event set

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 05:05 am

Champagne and Sparklers to Get You in the Holiday Spirit 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the T-Building of the Mays Landing Campus of Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The event, hosted by Atlantic City Bottle Company owners Mark Callazzo and Paul Tonacci, willeducate participants on the differences between Prosecco, sparkling wine, Cava, and traditional Champagne, as well as how different countries put their own fingerprint on various sparkling wines.

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Santa to arrive in Smithville by fire truck

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Santa will arrive by fire truck in front of the Colonial Inn at Smithville 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. For more information call Galloway Community Services at 609-652-8657.

 

Historical society to host tree lighting ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

The Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society is hosting at tree lighting ceremony 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the museum, 6647 West Jersey Ave. in Egg Harbor Township.

Bring the whole family. Special visit from Santa is expected. Free refreshments.

See gehthsmuseum.org

   

Got toys? Call the Marines

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

When in need, call the Marines.

As a country, we’ve depended on that particular branch of the military for 239 years to defend the nation.

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Ocean City’s First Night gala New Year’s Eve celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Admission buttons for Ocean City’s First Night gala New Year’s Eve celebration are $15 until Dec. 1 and $20 thereafter. Buttons can be purchased now by visiting the Welcome Center on the Route 52 Bridge or by calling 1-800-BEACHNJ. Buttons can also be ordered online by accessing www.firstnightocnj.com .

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Enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus and other characters at Galloway Township's annual Character Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 6. Reservations are required.

Children’s tickets are $12, adults $13 and seatings will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus; a snowman and two sisters will also be there.Menu includes eggs, French toast, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, Danish, juice, milk and coffee. Call Galloway Community Services at 609-652-8657.

 

Hospitality Night and Frost Bite Car Cruise

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 03:02 pm

Hospitality Night and Frost Bite Car Cruise 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Historic Smithville Village, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville. Each shop will have a special event from music to food tastings, discounts and drawing. Cruise on down to see some spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own. Call 609-748-8999.

   

Kringle Mart

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am

Kringle Mart, hosted by Zion Lutheran Church, 312 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City on Small Business Saturday Nov. 29. For information call 609-246-1976.

 

Oakcrest High School Dance Booster Club’s annual Holiday Craft Show scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am

Oakcrest High School Dance Booster Club’s annual Holiday Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Oakcrest High School, 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing. The Club is seeking vendors for the event. For more information contact Jill at 609-625-0038.

   

Longport holiday celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am

Longport holiday celebration 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Community Center on 33rd Avenue. Santa will arrive to help residents and visitors light the holiday tree and menorah. Refreshments will be served. For information call Amy Strawder at 609-823-2731, ext. 100.

 

Victorian Christmas scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 03:10 pm

Victorian Christmas noon–4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at Historic Smithville Village, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville. Special performances with a Victorian flair courtesy of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, as well as appearances by William Shakespeare and Ebenezer Scrooge, and holiday music. Call 609-748-8999.

   

Longport’s holiday concert set for Dec. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 03:02 pm

Longport’s holiday concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at the newly rebuilt Church of the Redeemer, 108 S. 20th Ave. Refreshments will be served after the concert. All are welcome. For information call Amy Stawder at 609-823-2731, ext. 100.

 

Absecon Holiday Fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

Absecon Holiday Fair noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Market Place of Absecon, 674 White Horse Pike, Absecon. The event is sponsored by the Absecon Community Affairs Committee and supports the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch. There will be a magic show from noon to 12:30 p.m., a charity auction, crafters, entertainment, face painting, games of the kids, secret Santa Shop, and a wine tasting from 3-6 p.m. 

   

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Holiday Concert Dec. 13

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

Third annual Bay-Atlantic Symphony Holiday Concert 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Richard Stockton College Campus Center Theater, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.

Tickets are $25. (Service charges may apply for Stockton tickets.) Tickets may be ordered by calling the Richard Stockton College box office at 609-652-9000.

 

Fifth annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Event scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:04 pm

ATLANTIC CITY - Just 4 Kids Foundation Fifth annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Event 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 in the Ballroom at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The event will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres with catering by Brulee. Tickets are $20 or admission is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy ($20 value).

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Call from the North Pole

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

Get a Call from the North Pole Dec. 9 and 10 in the evening.Atlantic County Parks sponsors this free program for children in Atlantic County who believe in Santa. Call the park office before Nov. 24 for details at 609-645-5960. 

 
 

Thanksgiving crafts

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Thanksgiving crafts for children, teens and adults, hosted by the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. Participants ages 5 and up will make an edible turkeys out of apples, gumdrops, marshmallows and raisins. At 6:30 p.m., adults and teens will make a Thanksgiving flower arrangement.

Registration is required; a $15 materials fee for each a project is payable the night of the program. For the flower arrangement, bring scissors and an 8-inch pillar candle. Call the library at 609-823-4614. 

 
   

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to bring their camera to the Santa Family Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Mainland Choral to present Sounds of the Season

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

The Mainland Choral Society community chorus will present its Sounds of the Season Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Christ Episcopal Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue in Somers Point.

The holiday program will feature English and French carols.

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Holiday craft event planned in EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 03:09 pm

Holiday craft event hosted by the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 for children ages 6 to 12. Registration is required. Library is located at 1 Swift Ave. Call 609 927-8664.

 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Cookie Walk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Cookie Walk in the Parish Hall Saturday, Dec. 13. Tables will be lined with trays of homemade cookies for $8 per pound. Gift baskets will also be available. St Elizabeth Ann Seton is located at 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. Call 609-641-1480.

   

Mistletoe Mart

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

Mistletoe Mart hosted by St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 Pitney Road, Galloway Township, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

The event that raises money for church activities features a holiday bazaar with gift baskets, crafts, food and religious items.

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‘Ebenezer, A Musical Christmas Carol’ dates set

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 03:07 pm

‘Ebenezer, A Musical Christmas Carol’ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 17, 18, and 20 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the Screening Room Theatre in the Ocean Tower at Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City. Produced by Ocean Professional Theatre Company. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under. Call 609-312-8306 or see www.oceantheatre.org .

   

Earlier than the Bird

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 am

Earlier than the Bird Shopping Extravaganza 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City. Shop in your pajamas for early specials. Prizes for best PJs. See www.ocnj.us

 
 

Christmas show at Greentree set for Dec. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 am

Christmas Show 6:30p.m. Saturday Dec. 6 and Sunday Dec. 7 at Greentree Church 125 Schoolhouse Road in Egg Harbor Township. Let the wonder of Christmas fill you heart once again.

Greentree Church’s musical presentation combines a concert choir and multi-media with the beauty of signing in a joyful celebration of Christmas. Tickets $7 are available at www.greentree.org  or call the church at 609-927-3838.

   

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