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Wednesday, Jan. 28
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Family and Community Health Sciences Department will hold an information session entitled “Quick and Thrifty Meals” for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Building, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. (Turn at the light at ACCC, it is the first building on the right). The building is wheelchair accessible. There is no charge for this program, but advanced registration is required. Call Marian at 609-465-5115, ext. 609.
Jan. 28-Feb. 1
WILDWOOD - Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show 8 a.m. daily at Wildwoods Convention Center. AKC All breed dog show featuring Best of Breed Competition, Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, Obedience and Rally Trials, vendors and more. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, children 12 and under $2. See www.BoardwalkKennelClub.com .
Saturday, Jan. 31
Monday, Feb. 2
AVALON - Knitting Club 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome. Call 609-967-7155.
AVALON - Art Workshop- Painting in a Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd Street, Avalon. Ages 16-plus. Create and finish a Van Gogh style self-portrait painting in a few hours using acrylic paint on canvas. All supplies are included in this workshop. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12 to 1 p.m. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Thursday, Feb. 5
AVALON - Complete Your Memoirs: A four-week workshop 10-11:30 a.m. at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd St. Advanced memoir writing experience is required. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
AVALON - Creative Writing 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd St. Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Friday, Feb. 6
CAPE MAY - Ice Ball 6:30 p.m. at Congress Hall in Cape May. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing. A fund-raiser to benefit The Fund for Cape May, a non-profit partnership organization for Cape Island communities whose mission is beautification, preservation and providing educational programs encouraging active citizenship in youth. Starting with the beautification of Rotary Park, the Fund will join with municipal, public and other non-profit organizations to accomplish this mission. Dinner tickets are $175. Call Tracey Martin at 609-884-6513.
Saturday, Feb. 7
AVALON - iPad Workshop- Instagram and Pinterest 10 a.m.-noon at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd St. Learn about the two photo sharing sites with different purposes. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
AVALON - Joe Fischer’s Fantasy, Illusion and Magic 11-11:45 a.m. at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd Street, Avalon. Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day by attending a fun, educational program offered by magician Joe Fischer, who will present "Fantasy, Illusion and Magic," mixing magic with learning about biographies, autobiographies and the Dewey Decimal system. Call 609-967-7155.
AVALON - Magic Tricks Workshop 2-2:45 p.m. at the Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd St. Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a Magic Workshop. Magician Joe Fischer will teach a 45-minute workshop by demonstrating tricks and helping participants practice them. Bags of tricks will be distributed to take home. For kids school age and up. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Sunday, Feb. 8
Sunday, Feb. 15
SEA ISLE CITY - Polar Bear run walk scheduled in Sea Isle City
Friday, Feb. 20
OCEAN CITY - AARP meeting 2:30 p.m. at Ocean City Senior Center, 18th and Simpson Streets, Ocean City. Speaker: Maryann Prudhomme, SCOSA (Stockton Center on Successful Aging). Topic: “Laughter is the Best Medicine.”
Sunday, March 22
If you served on a United State Submarine and would like to join South Jersey Sub Association, call Commander Tom Innocente at 609-927-4358.
Woodworkers: Active woodturning club seeks to expand membership to include those interested in all phases of fine woodworking at the intermediate or advanced level. Meetings held currently in Upper Township Library, third Tuesday of each month. Contact Alan at 609-442-0953.
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring, is conducting tours of the historic church and surrounding cemetery 10 a.m. each Saturday through September. The oldest gravestone in the cemetery is dated 1742. This year the congregation is celebrating its 300th anniversary. Call 609-884-4065 or see www.oldbrickpresbyterian.com .
Volunteers Wanted for the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help low income families in Cape May County. If you would like to help people, call 609-231-5565 or 609-231-3109 for information.
The Cape May County Advisory Commission of the Status of Women is currently seeking applicants for membership. The Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Old Court House, Main St., Cape May Court House. For information and application, call 609-463-6595.
Cape May County Animal Shelter is in need of donations of dog and cat food, pet and shelter supplies. A collection of these items can be dropped off the day of the show to Simone, chairperson of the flea market. For a complete list of what is needed call the shelter at 609-465-8923.
Coalition Against Rape and Abuse is looking for volunteers to go to hospitals and police stations to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Training will begin in February and all training is done in the evening in Cape May County. Call Georgia Dougherty at 609-522-6489.
Physician Referral Service provides information about physicians including insurances accepted, office locations and hours, and educational background. Operated 24 hours a day by Shore Memorial Hospital. Call 609-653-4600 or see www.shoredoctors.com .
Contact Cape Atlantic offers senior citizens or anyone is alone, housebound or feeling isolated and lonely a daily friendly phone call to say hello and check that all is well. Telephone reassurance calls are free and confidential. Anyone who is interested in receiving a call or who knows someone who might be can call Mike Nees at 609-463-4564.