Regional Events, Calendar


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Dune ecology programs set at Two Mile Beach

 Dr. Ralph Boerner, left, leads a native plant and ghost crab program  at Two Mile Beach last fall.
 Dr. Ralph Boerner, left, leads a native plant and ghost crab program at Two Mile Beach last fall. Learn about barrier island habitats, their history and future in a two-Saturday, multimedia, hands-on exploration of island ecosystems at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.  

On May 3 at 10:30 am, participants will explore how the dunes and barrier islands are formed, and focus on the animals and plants that live between the water’s edge and the first set of dunes.  On May 10, also at 10:30 am, participants will focus on the plants and animals of the dune shrublands and maritime forest, and discuss the future challenges to these unique ecosystems.  Each session will combine a lecture and a field trip through the dunes.  The guides for both sessions will be Joe Alvarez and Ralph Boerner.

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Meet the artists reception in Cape May

 An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit. An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit.  Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.
 Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.

CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Splash art gallery, 513 Carpenter’s Lane in Cape May. Light refreshments will be served.

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Spring Bike Rally cruises into Wildwood

For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen Marra For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen Marra THE WILDWOODS- The ninth annual Wildwood Spring Bike Rally will take place Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.

This two-day event, held at Oak and Atlantic Avenues in Wildwood, grows in popularity year after year, organizers said. 

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The Current Religion Listings

Current Newspaper Religion Listings Current Newspaper Religion Listings     Polish celebration honoring Pope St. John Paul II

A Polish celebration will take place 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall, Wabash and Poplar avenues, Linwood to honor Pope St. John Paul II on the occasion of his canonization. Cost is $20 and includes a live Polka band, Polish food and beer. Call Derek Brown at 609-432-8196.

Weekly services at Linwood Community Church

Linwood Community Church weekly services are 8:30, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. A weekly Bible study and prayer time is held 6:30 Wednesdays. Youth group meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday evening. Hand Vangelism, a ministry for disabled teens and adults, is held twice monthly. Other activities include home Bible studies, missions groups, men’s and women’s ministries, Knit-N-Stitch, and more. See www.linwoodcommunitychurch.org or call 609-927-2950. The church is at 1838 Shore Road.

Beth Judah religious services

Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor has a daily minyan 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday that alternates monthly with Beth El in Margate. The minyan is 9 a.m. Sundays at Beth Judah, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays in Beth Judah’s Toll Memorial Chapel, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Mainland facility, 303 Central Ave., Egg Harbor Township, Shabbat services are at 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays. Kiddush is served on Shabbat after services. They are an egalitarian congregation and welcome interfaith families.

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14 Days events

JCC Spring Camp 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 18-25 at the Katz JCC, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate. For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Sports, yoga, nature, art, swim and more. Campers should pack a bathing suit, towel and nonmeat lunch. Lunch on April 18, 21 and 22 should be kosher for Passover (no bread products). Wear sneakers and play clothes. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Holtzman Gallery exhibit works by Michael Waters  5301 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. Admission to the exhibit is free, and the show runs through the end of April. See www.michaelwaters.artspan.com.

Furry Buddies 6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 21 and May 5 and 19 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. For ages 6-14. Registration is requested. Kids read a story to a therapy dog. Presented by Donna Downs. Call 609-625-2776.

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Library announces Mother’s Day programs

Library announces Mother’s Day programs Library announces Mother’s Day programs The Atlantic County Library System is offering a number of programs to mark Mother’s Day.

The Mays Landing branch offers Surprise Mom! 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The program is suggested for ages 5 to 11, and registration is requested. Participants create a special spring surprise for Mom just in time for Mother’s Day. This program is sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation. Call the branch at 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for details. The branch is located at 40 Farragut Ave.

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SJAWE to present “A Touch of Italy” spring concert

SJAWE to present “A Touch of Italy” spring concert SJAWE to present “A Touch of Italy” spring concert The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble will present its 18th anniversary spring concert, “A Touch of Italy,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Galloway Township.

 

The concert will take the audience on a musical journey through Italy with such well known and loved pieces as, “The Barber of Seville Overture,” “The Anvil Chorus,” and “Trieste Overture.” Guest Euphonium soloist John Palatucci of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York City will join the group for a rousing version of “Carnival of Venice.”

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Upcoming Reunions

Atlantic City High School Class of 1954 60th reunion June 20-21. The first event is Friday evening at Angelo's Fairmount Tavern in Atlantic City, followed by a luncheon Saturday at the Palm Restaurant at the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Price is $15 for Friday night at Angelo's and $40 for Saturday afternoon at the Trop. Checks should be made payable to ACHS Class of 1954 Reunion. Call chairman Stan Waldman at 609-822-6491 or co-chairman Richard Dannenbaum at 609-822-4875.

Atlantic City High School Class of 1964 50th class reunion will be held July 18-20 at Resorts in Atlantic City. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Oakcrest and Absegami Class of 1974 40th class reunion will be held 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at the Tuscany House at Renault Winery, Egg Harbor City. The cost is $45 per person. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Documentary on AIDS drugs to be shown at PAC

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP—The highly acclaimed and controversial Indian film, “Fire In The Blood,” will be shown 7 p.m. April 28 at in the “Monday Night at the Movies” series at the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township.

“Fire In the Blood” tells the story of how western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for African and other nations after 1996, allegedly causing more than ten million unnecessary deaths. It also recounts the efforts of a group of people who fought back. It has been described as “an intricate tale of medicine, monopoly and malice.”

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Jefferson Starship to perform at Spring Weekend in Wildwood

  Jefferson Starship to perform at Spring Weekend in Wildwood  Jefferson Starship to perform at Spring Weekend in Wildwood

THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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Gilda’s Club South Jersey hosts self-defense workshop

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s satellite campus the “Living Room” inside the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Egg Harbor Township, will host a workshop for members and the public in “Personal Protection and Safety Workshop on Wednesday, April 30. Sensei Bob McCann has been teaching martial arts in his studio in Ocean City for many years. He is dedicated to personal safety, especially for women, and freely offers his program of safety awareness training and demonstration of self-defense from attack.

This seminar will teach you to become more street-smart by raising your consciousness of your environment as well as building your confidence regarding personal protection and safety. Light lunch will be provided from 12:15-12:45 p.m., followed by the presentation from 12:45-2 p.m.

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Cape May County Calendar

Friday, April 25

CAPE MAY-  Children’s classes planned at Nature Center  -The New Jersey Audubon has announced that special programs for children will resume at the Nature Center of Cape May with an added new offering.

PETERSBURG -  Country and bluegrass gospel music  Enjoy some old-time country and bluegrass gospel music at 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610 in Petersburg. There will be light refreshments. For more information, call Cindy Berry at 856-825-1447 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CAPE MAY - Friday Evening Frog Hikes 7 p.m. at Cape May Point State Park. There will be a short presentation about frogs and their calls, followed by a short hike down the Red Train. Bring flashlights. Family-friendly. Donations or donations of juice and cookies appreciated. Cost is $3 per person, under 3 free. Call 609-884-2159.

WILDWOOD - Sensational Spring Concert Weekend 7-11 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Dance party featuring the David Christopher Band. Tickets are $15 per person. See www.Wildwoodsnj.com .

CAPE MAY - Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) in Cape May. Join the Friends of the Physick Estate for A Royal-Tea to kick off Girlfriends Getaway Weekend in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., on Friday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Dress for tea and join the Friends for an afternoon of all things British, including a trivia contest to test your knowledge of British royals, past and present, accompanied by a relaxing afternoon tea at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom. Admission is $25 for Friends members and $30 for non-members. See www.capemaymac.org .

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City  Tropicana celebrates Garlic Week April 19-26. See www.tropicana.net for planned events.

Comedian Mark Viera 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Revel’s The Social. Tickets are $20. See www.ticketmaster.com .

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey six performances from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27 at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. Tickets priced $21-$87. A special $12 ticket is available for Thursday, April 24 for opening night. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, by calling 1-800-736-1420, or online at www.ticketmaster.com

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See four shows in one at Atlantic Cape’s ‘London Suite’

See four shows in one at Atlantic Cape’s ‘London Suite’ See four shows in one at Atlantic Cape’s ‘London Suite’ MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic Cape Community College Performing Arts Club will premiere the Neil Simon classic “London Suite” with performances 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Atlantic Cape’s Walter Edge Theater. The production gives students a chance to hone their acting abilities and learn the elements of stage production.

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Upcoming trips

  Bus Trips Bus Trips   Bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see “Busy Body” sponsored by AARP 705, Thursday, April 24. Bus departs 8:15 a.m. from Reformation Lutheran Church parking lot on Biscayne Avenue in Galloway. Cost is $85 and includes taxes and full-course lunch. For information call Vivian at 609-350-5063 or Edith at 609-646-0018.

Bus trip to New York Sunday, April 27 to see “The Italian Cultural Institute” at St. James Theatre. Tickets are $210 and include dinner at Forlini’s Restaurant. Bus will depart Shore Mall, between the Movie Theater and the Dairy Queen parking lot at 10 a.m. Bring your own lunch. Make check payable to I.C.I. of S.J. and mail to Roe Magliocco, 102 N. 35th Ave., Longport, NJ 08403 or call 609-822-1596 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Stockton gala April 26 to celebrate anniversaries

The gala will celebrate Seaview’s 100th anniversary and recognize the lifelong commitment to education of Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. and his wife, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The gala will celebrate Seaview’s 100th anniversary and recognize the lifelong commitment to education of Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. and his wife, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. GALLOWAY - The 34th annual Stockton College Scholarship Benefit Gala Saturday, April 26 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club will celebrate the Seaview’s 100th anniversary and recognize the lifelong commitment to education of Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. and his wife, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

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