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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 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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The Current Religion Listings

Current Newspaper Religion Listings Current Newspaper Religion Listings Brunch and Learn

The Katz JCC will hold a Brunch and Learn 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 in Margate. Program director Josh Cutler will speak about his journey to visit the Jewish community of Havana, Cuba; talk will be followed by a documentary. Tickets are $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers in advance and $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers the day of the program. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 609-822-1167, ext. 138.  

Service of Tenebrae

In preparation for Easter, a service of Tenebrae will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Zion United Methodist Church, 652 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township. All are welcome to attend this moving program. Call Karen Clark at 609-653-2054.

Living Last Supper

The Ocean City Tabernacle and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church will present a “Living Last Supper” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18 at the Tabernacle, Sixth Street and Wesley Avenue, Ocean City. The live dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” features 13 cast members frozen in the positions depicted in the painting. One by one, each disciple breaks from his freeze and speaks his mind in light of the words he has just heard Jesus speak. Admission is free.

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14 Days events beginning April 18, 2014

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 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at 5301 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Admission to the opening reception and to the exhibit is free, and the show runs through the end of April. See www.michaelwaters.artspan.com.

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On the hunt for Cape May County egg hunts

beach egg hunt  


Saturday, April 19

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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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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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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.

“London Suite” includes four separate one-act plays combined into a comedic, but heart-felt production.

“Don’t miss this wonderful show with a group of wonderful actors who have really risen to the occasion to make our show the best it could be,” Director Phil Pallitto said.

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Easter Happenings

Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Lite Rock 96.9 FM from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Absecon. Various activities will be held, including a free craft provided by the Jersey Shore Children’s Museum. For more information see www.literock969.com/events.

Pleasantville Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Max Manning Complex on West Park Avenue. Participants must register and pick up entry tickets by April 14 from the PleasantvilleRecreationCenter, 400 W. Brighton Ave. There will be three fields for ages 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12, games and prizes. Bring your own basket. Call 609-484-3806.

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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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What's Happening in Atlantic City

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City   Chippendales 9 p.m. April 17-19 in the Grand Exhibition Center at Tropicana. Tickets start at $35. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Former “American Idol” contestant Bo Bice 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at The Social at Revel. Tickets $40-$50. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Tropicana celebrates Garlic Week April 19-26. See www.tropicana.net for planned events.

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Cape May County Calendar

Thursday, April 17

Tabernacle and St. Peter’s present Living Last Supper 7 p.m. at the Tabernacle, Sixth Street and Wesley Avenue, Ocean City. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Ocean City Tabernacle, will present a live dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” The 13 characters in the cast remain frozen in their positions as in the famous painting. One by one, each disciple breaks from his “freeze” and responds to the words he has just heard Jesus speak. The disciples are portrayed by members of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, the Ocean City Tabernacle, First Presbyterian Church, and Second Cape May Baptist Church. Admission is free.

Friday, April 18

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. 

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.

Saturday, April 19

OCEAN CITY - Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, Sixth Avenue, Ocean City. Dress your pets in their Easter best. Call 609-525-9300.

CAPE MAY - Kiwanis Club of Cape May annual Easter Egg Hunt, in conjunction with the City of Cape May, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 on the grounds of the Cape May Elementary School playground, Lafayette Street, Cape May. There will be two categories, preschool to kindergarten and 1st to 2nd grade. Special prizes will be awarded to finders of the "golden eggs.” Call 609-884-9565. 

CAPE MAY POINT - Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. at the Cape May Point State Park’ park museum. Must register. Limit 50 children. For ages 2-4, 5-7, 8-12. Bring an Easter basket or beach bucket. Donations of candy-filled eggs are greatly appreciated. Please bring eggs by 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Call 609-884-2159.

NORTH WILDWOOD - Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt noon on the beach at 19th Avenue in North Wildwood. See www.Wildwoodsnj.com .

WILDWOOD - Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt noon on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood. See www.Wildwoodsnj.com

STONE HARBOR - Turtle Fest 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor. Breakfast, games, interaction with turtles, and arts and crafts. Seatings for breakfast 9, 10, 10:45, and 11:30 a.m. Non-member $10 adults, $8 children, $30 family pack of 4; Members $8 adults, $6 children, $25 family pack of 4. See www.wetlandsinstitute.org

OCEAN CITY - Easter egg hunt 2:30 p.m. on the beach from 11th-14th streets, Ocean City. Rain date April 20. Sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association. The event will be split between five age groups.

OCEAN CITY - Dogs to strut at Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, Sixth Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City. Dress your pets in their Easter best for this event to benefit the Ocean City Humane Society. There will be categories for best dressed cat, best dressed dog, best dressed pet (guinea pigs, turtles, etc.), best bonnet, swimsuit, pet and owner look-a-like, best superhero costume and intelligent pet tricks. The Dean Schofield Woofin’ Paws Plaque for Perfection will be awarded to best of show. Registration is $5 and begins at 10 a.m. Call 609-525-9300.

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Folkstyle wrestling at Convention Center

THE WILDWOODS – The South Jersey Wrestling Association will host the 11th annual “War at the South Jersey Shore” National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships at the Wildwoods Convention Center Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19. 

This event will feature a youth tournament with over 50 weight classes spread across five age divisions, and a high school division with 16 weight classes. More than 2,000 wrestlers from 20 states are expected to compete. The 2014 “war” will again feature expanded wrestling hours, a new mat layout for additional seating and split sessions on both Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. 

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Easter Happenings

Field of Dreams Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12 at South Jersey Field of Dreams in Absecon. Time to be announced. See www.abseconnj.gov.

Third annual Egg Hunt 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the 16th Street beach, Brigantine. Open to Brigantine residents age 12 and younger. Bring a basket. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held at the Community Center on 42nd Street. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Easter Egg Hunt and Chad Juros Magic Show 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12 rain or shine in the Family Life Center and on the grounds of Greentree Church, 125 Schoolhouse Road, Egg Harbor Township. For children age 2-10. There will be prizes and more than 3,000 eggs. Bring a basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See www.greentree.org or call 609-927-3838.

Helicopter Egg Drop 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Fusion Church, 701 New Hampshire Ave., Somers Point. More than 5,000 candy-filled plastic eggs will be dropped from a helicopter onto a field. Check-in begins 8:15 a.m., followed by face painting, balloon animals, games and more.  Free and open to children age 3 to fifth grade. Website registration is required; see www.fusionchurch.cc/eggdrop.

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Palestinian film to be screened at PAC

MIIDDLE TOWNSHIP—The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township will continue its “Monday Night At The Movies Series” on April 7 at 7 p.m. with a highly acclaimed documentary film.

The Oscar-nominated “5 Broken Cameras” was the first Palestinian film to be nominated for best documentary. It centers on life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. It has been described by one film critic as “a moving and rigorous work of art,” and in 2002 it was a winner of the Sundance Film Festival.

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