14 Days events beginning March 21, 2014

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Mini Adventures through March 29 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Stop by the library each week for a new list of mini-adventures. Prizes are awarded at the end of the month to the family or individual who completes the most adventures. Call 609-652-2352.

“Next to Normal” musical 8 p.m. March 21, 22 and 26-29 and 3 p.m. March 16 and 23 at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Tickets are $28.50-$38.50. See www.theeagletheatre.com.

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge 75th anniversary program 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 in the refuge headquarters auditorium, 800 Bear Creek Road, Galloway. As part of the Evenings at Forsythe program series, refuge manager Virginia Rettig will talk about how the refuge grew and evolved. The program is free and all are welcome. Call 609-652-1665 or see www.fws.gov/refuge/Edwin_B_Forsythe.

“The Sound of Music” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Holy Spirit High School, 500 New Road, Absecon. There is a 6 p.m. dinner on Saturday, March 22 for those who purchase the dinner and show package. Contact Barbara Clare at 609-646-3000, ext. 333.

Teen Meet: Library Scavenger Hunt 5 p.m. Friday, March 21 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. For ages 13-18; registration required. Call 609-652-2352.

Little Learners Craft Class 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, March 21 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. For children 3-5. Free; advance registration required. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Noyes Studios Life Drawing and Painting Open Sessions 6-9 p.m. Fridays, March 21 and 28 at the Noyes Museum in Hammonton. Sessions are noninstructional, but monitored by a staff member; bring your own materials. There will be male and female models who will rotate. No photography is permitted. Must be 18 or older, or have parental consent. One-time fee is $45 for nonmembers and $35 for members fee. Register at www.noyesmuseum.org or call 609-561-8006.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 22 and April 19 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Plan teen events, advise library about materials to buy and coordinate volunteer opportunities. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Teen Book Club 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Children's Movie Day 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 22 and 29 at the Northfield library. Refreshments will be provided. To register call 609-646-4476.

Paws for Reading 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 22 at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. For ages 18 months to 14 years and their guardians. Registration is requested. Call 609-804-1063.

Spaghetti Dinner 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Trinity Lodge 79, 563 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township. Dine in or take out. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and free for 5 and younger. Raffles, 50-50 and door prizes. See www.SouthJerseyT1Ds.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Coach Bingo5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish Hall, 1421 New Road, Northfield. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include book of 10 sheets, beverage and dessert. Additional cards, 50-50 tickets and Chinese auction tickets will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul Regional School. Contact Cathy Fortna at 609-625-1565 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hometown Teams traveling exhibit celebrating American sports and sportsmanship 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 22-May 4 at the Noyes Art Garage of Stockton College, located at the Wave parking garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

“Lit with a Dim Bulb” comedy performance 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Absecon Lighthouse. Tickets are $25. Tony Boloney's pizza, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tower climb is included. For reservations call 609-449-1360. Proceeds benefit lighthouse educational programs.

Orienteering 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. Learn to use a map and compass, and find yourself in the forest. Free; advance registration required. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

LICK Spring Fundraiser to benefit Life Improvement for Cats and Kittens7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Scullville Fire Hall, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township. Dessert buffet, beer, wine, soda, DJ, auction. Tickets are $15 plus a canned cat food donation. Must be 21 or older. Send checks payable to LICK, P.O. Box 392 Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Call 609-926-4630.

Book Lecture: “Naval Air Station Atlantic City” 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Author Richard V. Porcelli will talk about Atlantic City’s involvement in aviation history dating back to just a few years after the Wright Brothers first flight. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert featuring selections by Ravel, Barber, Strauss and Shubert 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Conversation with conductor Jed Gaylin will be held in the L-Wing Gallery. Tickets are $32 and may be ordered at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the box office at 609-652-9000.

Learn the Exquisite Art of Marbleizing Paper 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Participants will learn the technique and history of this ancient art, make marbleized birds and a ribbon door hanger.Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor 6 p.m. Monday, March 24 at Richard Stockton College Sports Center. O’Connor, the first woman to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak as part of the Pappas Visiting Scholar series. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved to ensure seating. See www.stockton.edu/foundation.

Monday Afternoon at the Library 2 p.m. March 24 and 31 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. For ages 3-5; registration is requested. Call 609-823-4614.

Dr. Seuss Storytime 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. Call 609-348-2880.

Canoe Club for Seniors 50 and up Bingo Day noon Tuesday, March 25 at the Hammonton Lake Park. Co-sponsored by Hammonton Health and Rehabilitation Center. Game cards are $1 each and prizes are gift cards to area stores. Includes lunch. To register call 856-322-7082 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Creative Crafts 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. For ages 6-12; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Second annual South Jersey Junior Idol Competition final audition 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Jersey Shore Children’s Museum in the Hamilton Mall, upper level near Sears. Auditions are free and open to children in grades K-eight. There will be prizes, judges, and special guests. The main competition will be held Friday, June 27 at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing campus. Call the museum at 609-641-5726.

Atlantic Audubon Society Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College on Lily Lake Road in Galloway. South Jersey authors Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, who wrote the just released “Warbler Guide,” will speak about overlooked ID points that can make warbler identification easy. There will be door prizes. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Clancy’s by the Bay, Maryland and Sunny avenues, Somers Point. Admission is $5 for Jazz Society members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 609-927-6677 or see www.spjazz.org.

Somers Point Jazz Society Series 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 27 and April 17 at Clancy’s by the Bay, Maryland and Sunny avenues, Somers Point. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 609-927-6677.

Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at the Galloway Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. For ages 3½-5; registration is required. Stories, crafts and activities. Call 609-652-2352.

Preschool Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for ages 2-5. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Canoe Club, for Seniors 50 and up: Master Gardener Presentation 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at the Hammonton Lake Park. Co-sponsored by Hammonton Health & Rehabilitation Center. If you have space or physical limitations for gardening, learn how you can create a great vegetable or floral garden this year. Luncheon follows lecture for a requested donation of $3.To register call the Club at 856-322-7082 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Baby Bounce and Play Group 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. For infants to toddlers up to 24 months. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Comic Drawing 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Marvel/DC Comics illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead the instruction. Female characters featured in comics and cartoons will be the focus in March in honor of Women’s History Month. For ages 9-17. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Comic Drawing with Marvel/DC Comic illustrator Joe DelBeato 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. For ages 9-17; registration is required by Friday, Feb. 28. Learn how to draw anime and superhero characters. Call 609-823-4614.

“Hamlet” 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $32 for adults and $12 for children accompanied by an adult and can be ordered at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling 609-652-9000.

Children’s Book Club 3 p.m. Saturdays, March 29 and April 12 and 26 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Children will make a poster about a book with graphics, video, sound and text. Each child will receive a free copy of the book. Refreshments are included. Registration required. For ages 8-11. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Boy Scout Sea Pines District Pinewood Derby 12 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Rd., Egg Harbor Township. Open to public entries as well as spectators. Refreshments will be available for sale. Car kits are available at the Scout Shop in Smithville or at AC Moore in the English Creek Shopping Center. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Art Appreciation Afternoon 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Learn about the lives and careers of famous artists and create works inspired by them. For ages 12 and older; registration is requested. Call 609-641-1778.

Crafternoon at the Library 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The program is suggested for ages 6 and older, and registration is requested. Participants make picture frames, collages, mobiles and anything else their imagination can dream up. Call 609-823-4614.

Free SAT Practice Test 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Suggested for ages 14-18; registration is required. Bring two pencils, a calculator, snack and water. Attendees must have a valid email address to receive test results. Call 609-652-2352.

Annual Spring Oyster and Ham Dinner noon-6 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the Port Norris Fire Company, 6858 Brown St., Port Norris. Includes fried oysters, country ham, baked beans, string beans, macaroni salad, peppered cabbage, beverages, rolls and home-baked desserts. Cost is $19 for adults and $9 for children under 12. Reservations are encouraged. Call 856-785-2562.

“Frog and the Toad” presented by Linwood Nursery School and performed by Surflight Theatre 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Mainland Regional High School. Admission is $8. Call 609-442-7716.

Fruit and Vegetables Mosaics 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City.Explore the benefits of fruits and veggies and use their vibrant colors and textures to create a mosaic, then eat and enjoy the creations. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Ocean City Gazette "I Do" Bridal Show 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the Flanders Hotel. Register for free at www.shorenewstoday.com. Vendors call 609-383-8994.

Brett Sterr Scholarship Fund Beef and Beer 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at JD’s Pub & Grille, 45 S. New York Road in Galloway. Music, Chinese auction, 50-50 raffle and door prizes. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets call 609-338-7298 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Father-Child Storytime 6 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the Buena Community Reading Center in Buena Regional High School. Open to all ages. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

Hot Books for Cold Nights 7 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library. Open to adults. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

Monday Night at the Movies 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. For all ages. Call 609-625-2776.

Teen Meet 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April 1 and May 6 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. For ages 13-18. Participants discuss teen events, the library's teen space, make suggestions for books, and upcoming volunteer opportunities. Call 609-652-2352.

Atlantic City Aquarium Story Time 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. At noon and 3 p.m., it’s feeding time for the juvenile cow nose rays. Visitors can hand feed these species by purchasing $2 cups of food ($1 for members). Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 4-12 and free for 3 and under. See www.acaquarium.com.

Holiday Crafts 7 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2 and May 7 at the Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library held at the Buena Community Reading Center, Weymouth-Malaga Road. Open to adults. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

YAM: Young Adult Meeting Group 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2, 16, and May 7 at the Hammonton branch of the Atlantic County Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road. For ages 12 and older. Browse books, graphic novels and manga titles; games, arts and crafts, and free Wi-Fi access. Refreshments are provided. Call 609-561-2264.

Toddler Tales 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 2, 9, and 16 at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. For ages 2-4. Registration is required. Stories and crafts. Call 609- 804-1063.

Page Turners 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2 and May 7 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Open to adults; registration is requested. Refreshments are provided. Call 609-641-1778.

Lego Club 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2 and May 7 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. For ages 6 and older. Call 609 -652-2352.

“The Black Pirate” 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, presented by the Historic Organ Restoration Committee. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-736-1420.

Poets Workshop 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. Open to older teens and adults; registration is requested. Conducted by award-winning author Penny Harter. Participants are encouraged to write haiku, free verse, and haibun, a combination of free verse and haiku. Attendees should bring their writing medium of choice. Call 609-625-2776.

Little Needles 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3 and 10 at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. For ages 6-15; registration is requested. Participants learn to knit or crochet, read a pattern, and make a simple scarf. Call 609-804-1063.

International Tabletop Day 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Curious about Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars RPG, or other tabletop games? Join a group in the Teen Lounge for a beginner’s level adventure on the basics. Experienced players welcome. Tabletop board and card games will also be available. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

AmeriHealth NJ April Fools Half Marathon and Shore Medical Center 11K & 7K 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 beginning at the Revel on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Children from surrounding school districts and communities are invited to participate as teams or individuals. Register at acmarathon.org. Contact acmarathon@ jccatlantic.org.

Ongoing

Wee Read: Lapsit 10 a.m. Thursdays through March 27 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The sessions are suggested for ages 14 months to three years, and registration is requested. Wee Read: Lapsit sessions include songs, rhymes, finger plays and reading. Call 609-823-4614.

Senior Computer Help by appointment 2-4 p.m. Thursdays through March 27 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Adults are asked to make an appointment for free one-on-one computer help including learning how to use a mouse, surf the Internet and use the library’s online resources. Call 609-823-4614.

Play Chess noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, through March 29 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Chess is open to adults. Led by Ken Esada, participants play or learn to play chess. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Call 609-823-4614.

The Components of Creative Writing Workshop 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through April 10 at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Hosted by Eva Feeley of Sea Isle City, who has taught creative nonfiction and poetry writing for five years. Hone writing skills through class instruction, home assignments and critique by fellow writers. Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5238.

Toddler Tales 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 16 at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 134 Philadelphia Ave. The programs are suggested for ages 2 to 4, and registration is required as space is limited. Participants at Toddler Tales enjoy stories and crafts. Call 609-804-1063.

Carol Zerbe Exhibit “Light and Location”through April 30 at Latz's By The Bay, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-788-8838 or see www.greatbayartgallery.com.

Gathering Wool 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays through May 27 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Open to adults of all levels of experience. Bring any project or come to be inspired. Call 609-823-4614.

Adults-only Open Mic 7:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month at Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-675-0133.

Afternoon Acoustics 1-3 p.m. every Sunday at the Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. A weekly event that showcases acoustic sessions by local musicians Yuni Sabatino, Hofenakus, ARGO, and Zebras and Bulls Fight Tonight. Admission: $5 adults, $4 for students and seniors. View all upcoming exhibitions and events at www.noyesmuseum.org or call 609-652-8848.

Alcove Thrift Shop seeks volunteers to be sorters, pricers and cashiers. Training will be provided. Workers are needed for one to four hours during the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. shifts Monday through Saturday at the shop in Northfield. Call 609-484-1133.

Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) Meeting 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month except in January at the Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Beginners and experienced hams are all welcome. Call Bill of the Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association at 609-892-7888.

American Association of University Women, Atlantic County branch, meets on the third Monday at various locations. Prospective members and visitors are welcome. Call 609-398-6367 or 609-965-4360.

Arts Classes in fine and performing arts at Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, 5045 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Belly dance, capoeira, oil painting, ballet, hip-hop, comic book art, computer graphics, yoga, musical theater, voice and more. Call 609-272-1199, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or see www.cygnusarts.org.

Arts on the Avenue 1-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month in downtown Hammonton. Free. Call 609-567-9014 or visit www.artsontheavenue.com.

Atlantic City 1 Chapter of Business Networking International holds a breakfast networking meeting 8-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Diamond Diner, 7611 Washington Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Visitors are welcome. The only cost to attend is the price of your meal. For information or to reserve a seat, call Chuck Finkelday at 609-412-4651 or visit www.BNIDVR.com and click "Find a Chapter."

Atlantic City Figure Skating Club islooking for new members of all ages and skating levels. Call 609-926-3213 or stop by Flyers Skate Zone of Atlantic City 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Atlantic County Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library on Ocean Heights Avenue. Meetings will focus on song craft, the business of songwriting and feedback. Come prepared to play a song live or on CD/cassette and bring 10 copies of your lyrics to share. Call Mike (Amoriello) Michnya at 609-601-0352.

Atlantic County Historical Society Library and Museum hours are 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 907 Shore Road, Somers Point. Library research is $5 per day for nonmembers. Museum tours are free. Donations, new members and volunteers are always welcome. Call 609-927-5218.

Atlantic County Library Book Club in a Bag provides local book clubs with access to more than 25 titles. Contains 10 copies of a book, along with questions, author biographies and other tools to promote discussion. For a list of titles see www.atlanticlibrary.org. To reserve a title call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

Atlantic County Numismatic Society (coin club)meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Linwood Library. Coin auction at 8 p.m. Free to all. See www.accoins.org, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 609-412-1490.

Atlantic-Cape May Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners meets 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Greate Bay Country Club on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Somers Point. Cost is $35. Call Jane Ann Hart at 609-266-9139 or see www.atlanticcapemaynjawbo.org.

Bargaintown AARP Chapter 982 meets 1 p.m. the second Friday of every month at the Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point. Guests are welcome. Call 609-390-1361.

Basic Beading Classes 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday at Bumble Beeds on the Village Greene in Historic Smithville Village in Galloway. Free. Call 609-652-3158.

Book Discussion Group for Adults meets once a month at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Meetings are 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 609-652-2352.

Book Discussion at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration is required for each month’s session. Call the library for book titles and dates at 609-823-4614.

Canoe Club for Seniors 50 and up Needlework Crafts 2-4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Hammonton Lake Park. Free. All skill levels are welcome. Learn a new skill or brush up an old one all while creating something beautiful. Call 609-704-5752.

Cape Atlantic Woodturning Club Learn to Turn workshops and demonstrations 7-9 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the Upper Township Library. For details call Ron at 609-601-2663.

Classes for Seniors 12:30-2 p.m. every Wednesday at Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasantville. Free. A light lunch will be provided.

Coffee Talk Hope and Healing 3 and 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays at Ventnor Coffee, 108 Dorset Ave., Ventnor. New Jersey Hope and Healing hosts weekly Coffee Talks for Hurricane Sandy survivors. Business owners, families and individuals impacted by the storm can network, find resources as well as get information related to storm recovery. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant.

Computer Classes for adults in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Computer Lab at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free, but registration is required. Call 609-641-1778.

Concerned Citizens for a Better Egg Harbor Township meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Atlantic County Library on Ocean Heights Avenue. All are welcome.

Contact Cape-Atlantic offers free daily phone calls to disabled, elderly and isolated citizens of Atlantic County and Cape May counties who want to continue living independently. If you are interested in receiving calls or know someone who might be, contact Jennifer Goudie at 609-823-0762 in Atlantic County or 609-463-4564 in Cape May County.

Crafters Village at Gardner's Basin 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and Monday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gardner's Basin Maritime Park, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-348-2880 or see www.acaquarium.com.

Creative Crafts 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the meeting room at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Children 6-12 are invited to make and take home crafts with seasonal themes. Call 609-345-2269 ext. 3050, or visit the Youth Services Department for information.

Current Events Discussion 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, Ocean Heights Avenue at 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8644 or 609-601-7752.

Day of Action is a daylong service initiative on June 21 that pairs volunteers with projects throughout Atlantic County, coordinated by United Way of Atlantic County’s Volunteer Center. Call Amanda Morrison at 609-404-4483 ext. 19 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers to help staff the new Visitor Information Center at Great Creek Road in Oceanville, Galloway. Flexible schedule. No experience needed. Many other opportunities available. Call Sandy at 609-652-1665.

Epiphany Arts Café 6 p.m. Fridays at Church of the Epiphany, 6605 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. Open to all artists. Bring your sketch book, painting project, play your guitar, read your poetry or just hang out. See www.ventnorisart.com.

Family Movie Matinees 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Egg Harbor City branch of the Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. Everyone is invited, but registration is requested. Call the library at 609-804-1063.

Fitness Ride 8 a.m. Saturdays out of Beacon Bike Shop on Tilton Road, Northfield. Riders meet at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot, weather permitting. Groups consist of one for a 20-plus pace, another for a 17-19 pace for approximately 38 miles, and route sheets will be available for a 20-mile loop. Helmets are required. See www.shorecycleclub.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Free Storytime 10:30 a.m. every Saturday at Kidz Creations, 811 Asbury Ave., Ocean City.

Guitar and Keyboard Lessons 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays at Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Free class series "Learning How (and what) to Play in a Band" is for acoustic guitarists and keyboardists. Taught on an adult level; participants should be in at least fifth grade. Guitarists should know basic chords; keyboardists must have basic music reading skills. Open all; there will be opportunities to play in a band setting at church and community events such as South Jersey Praise Fest. Call Carlyn Yard at 609-927-4882.

Historic Absecon Lighthouse Keeper Sleeper program offers educational sleepovers for youth groups focusing on fun, maritime history, and science. Junior keepers enjoy a nighttime climb for spectacular views of Atlantic City, construct their own lighthouse with craft materials, learn how to use a compass, and learn maritime history through multimedia instruction on select Friday and Saturday nights. Snacks, breakfast, and onsite gated parking included, and ghost stories are optional. This program is $45 per person. Call 609-449-1360.

Hurricane Sandy Support 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. A weekly support group for individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Resources for recovery and elevation information is shared. The meeting is facilitated by New Jersey Hope and Healing, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant. Call Jaime Angelini at 609-652-3800, ext. 308. 

Jersey Shore Ballroom Dance Club invites everyone for fun, fitness and friendship. Dances are held once a month on Saturday or Sunday evenings. For dates and locations see www.DanceJerseyShore.com or call Sharon at 609-926-1654 or Pam 609-398-8170.

Jewelry classes Fridays and Saturdays at the Ventnor City Cultural Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Call 609-823-7952 or 609-287-6449.

Job Loss Career Workshop 10 a.m.-noon every Monday at the T. Byrd Training Center, 1501 S. New Road, Pleasantville. Free. Call 609-484-9356 before 10 a.m. the Thursday before the event.

Mainland Rotary Club meets 7 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Athena's Restaurant on New Road (Route 9) in Northfield. To join or attend a meeting, call Dave Blyler at 609-432-5347.

Mid-Atlantic AARP Chapter 4991 meets 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 30 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-965-0670.

Mid-Atlantic AARP Ventnor Chapter 1724 meets 1:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Ventnor Senior Center at 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-572-1960.

MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Egg Harbor Township meets the first Friday of every month. New members and their children are always welcome. Email Katerina at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monday Morning Madness 11 a.m. Monday mornings outside theEgg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library, on Swift Drive. Bring lawn chair or blanket. See www.ehtgov.org or call 609-272-8120.

Music Classes at Central United Methodist Church on Central Avenue and Shore Road in Linwood: Introduction to Hand Bells 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Beginning Acoustic Guitar and Keyboard 5 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are free, and new students are admitted on a rotating basis. To register call Carlyn Yard, director of music development through the church office, at 609-927-4882.

Music Experience 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Margate Public Library, Bloom Pavilion, 8100 Atlantic Ave. Composer, teacher and former music critic Paul M. Somers presents programs in cooperation with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Free. Call 609-822-4700.

Open Mic 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at Malelani Café, 5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor (across from Sage restaurant). Share original music, poetry or other artistic work. Email Steve at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pinochle players wanted 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Building, 2 Ambler Road, Somers Point. Friendly environment – all ages welcome. Call 609-927-5607 or 609-927-1883.

Play Chess noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Register by the Friday before the program. Call 609-823-4614.

Quilting and Knitting Groups for adults meet 2 p.m. (quilters) and 6:30 p.m. (knitters) Thursdays at the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South. Free; all skill levels welcome. Call 609-266-0110.

Read with the Therapy Dogs 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Children read for 15-minute sessions with Barbara and Luke from Intermountain Therapy Animals. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Safe Kids Car Seat Checkups 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at Action Auto Body, 14 12th St. on the corner of Bellevue and Railroad avenues, Hammonton. Call AtlantiCare at 888-569-1000.

Sandpiper Orchid Society of Atlantic and Cape May Counties meets 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library. For all levels of orchid lovers; free. Help and education always offered. Call 609-884-9232.

Saxophonist Michael Pedicin performs 9:30 and 11 p.m. Fridays at 800 Bay by Philippe at 800 Bay Ave., Somers Point. No cover charge. See www.800bayrestaurant.com. 

Senior Citizen Programs 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. North Tennessee Ave. The Older Adults Special Interest Series – covers topics that affect and are of interest to seniors. All programs are free and take place in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room. Light refreshments and all supplies are provided. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3119.

Singles 40-Plus Meetup social group in Atlantic and Cape May counties. For people who want to make new friends and have fun times with other singles in the area. Barbecues, happy hour, dinner, movies, beach, etc. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Social Latin, Swing and Ballroom Dance for adults 7 p.m. Saturdays at the Margate Municipal Complex, 9001 Winchester Ave. Admission is $8. Participants can bring snacks and refreshments; no alcohol is permitted. Call 609-823-6658.

South Jersey Animal Advocates, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, meets 11:30 a.m. the second Sunday of the month at 75 S. Pomona Road at the corner of Liebig Street in Galloway. Open to anyone interested in working to advance animal welfare. See http://uucsjs.org/social_action.html.

South Jersey Astronomy Club holds free public meetings 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library on Ocean Heights Avenue. For information see www.SJAC.us.

South Jersey Fair Trade Alliance meets 6:30 p.m. every third Monday at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. Meetings are open to all, and there will be light refreshments. See www.southjerseyfairtrade.com.

South Jersey Humanists Monthly Meeting 10:30 a.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Linwood Public Library, 301 Davis Ave. See www.southjerseyhumanists.com.

Storytime at Absecon Library 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Absecon Public Library, 305 New Jersey Ave. Character Storytime is 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month featuring characters from Fairytale Entertainment. Call 609-646-2228.

Sweet Adelines International Cape Shore Chorus is searching for women singers of all ages in Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties to sing four-part barbershop harmony. Any woman of average singing ability, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her voice range. Cape Shore Chorus performs regularly at civic events and charitable functions, in addition to promoting harmony and friendship among women. Weekly rehearsals are 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Abundant Life Church, Route 50 in Seaville. Call Cheryl at 609-463-0134 or Brenda 609-463-8870. Learn more at www.sweetadelineintl.org.

Third Thursdays 6-9 p.m. every third Thursday in Downtown Hammonton. Features art events, extended shopping hours, special discounts and free events. See www.downtownhammonton.org.

Traditional Jewish Bread Baking Workshop 10 a.m. every Friday throughout the summer at Chabad at the Shore, Ventnor and Essex avenues, Margate. Children and their parents have had the opportunity to bake the Traditional Jewish Bread called challah. Children learn how to mix the ingredients to make delicious challah dough; they then learn the special method of braiding the dough to create the special challah look. The Challah Baking workshop is open to the entire community regardless of religion or background. Call Tova Rapoport at 609-992-4900.

Underground Youth Club for students in grades eight-12 has meetings 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, corner of South Main and Park Avenue (across from Cedar Food Market) in Pleasantville. Activities include SAT prep, Culinary Art Club, peer mediation, computer lab, life skills, career training, entrepreneurial club, movies nights, video tournaments, Student Record Label, Homework Central with a certified teacher and trips. Call 609-677-0080.

Ventnor AARP Chapter 1724 meets 1:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Ventnor Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Nonmembers welcome. Call Berenice at 609-572-1960 to confirm dates.

Woodturning Club seeks members from beginners to experienced. Meets every third Tuesday offering workshops and demos in Egg Harbor Township. Call Ron at 609-601-2663.

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. Email Margaret Peirson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 .

Young-at-Art Gallery children’s artwork in exhibits that change monthly at the Noyes Museum of Art on Lily Lake Road in Galloway. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Call 609-652-8848 or visit www.noyesmuseum.org.

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