Rescheduled bus trip

The Country Shore Women’s Club annual bus trip to New York City slated for Jan. 6 has been rescheduled to March 10. Seats are still available. Cost is $45 for transportation only. Shop, see a show, or visit museums on your own. Bus will depart 8 a.m. from ShopRite in Marmora and drop riders off at Rockefeller Center, then leave the city 6 p.m. and return to Marmora about 8:30 p.m. No refunds. Call Christine Perro at 609-780-7264 to reserve a space or for for information.

Historical Society potluck

The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold its annual covered dish potluck dinner at 6 p.m. March 13 at the First United Methodist Church, Route 49, Tuckahoe. There is no charge for this dinner. RSVP at The Board of Trustees will provide meat dishes. Everyone else attending should bring a vegetable, bread or dessert. A “show and share” will be held following the dinner. Members and guests are welcome to bring in items and tell the stories behind them. For additional information, contact Carroll Bailey at 609-628-2425 or

OCHS Crew Designer Bag Bingo

A Designer Bag Bingo Night will be held Friday, March 16 at St. James Memorial Hall, 17 S. Newport Ave., Ventnor, to benefit Ocean City High School crew. Doors open 6 p.m., and games begin at 7. Tickets are $35 and include 13 rounds of games, coffee, tea and desserts. Prizes are 13 designer bags by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more. There will also be door prizes, a 50-50 and raffle baskets. Purchase of 10 tickets comes with reserved table and one free entry, which includes 13 games. For tickets or information call Sandy Centrone at 856-361-8466 or email

Trip to Lancaster

The Tuckahoe United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 17 to see "Jesus" at the Sight and Sound Theater. Lunch will be at Good and Plenty. The cost is $150 per adult and $95 per child. For information call Margie Klain at 609-224-0120.

'Willy Wonka, Jr.'

Avalon School presents "Willy Wonka Jr." 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday March 21 and 22. at Avalon Elementary School. All shows are offered free to the public.

Chicken and suds fundraiser

The Country Shore Women’s Club will hold its third annual chicken and suds fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at DiOrios Circle Café in Somers Point. All you can eat and drink chicken tenders or wings, pasta, salad, beer, wine and soda. There will be auction items and a 50-50. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Jill Clark at 609-287-9684. Proceeds support student scholarships, school supplies, local food pantries, fire departments and other local organizations.

Fishing seminars

The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will sponsor three Fishing Seminars conducted by long-time members of the club 3 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 28, at the Strathmere Firehouse, 9 Commonwealth Ave. Summer Flounder “how-to” fishing skills, using a variety of lures, will be discussed by Bill “Bucktail Willie” Shillingford and Herb Hollinger. The Surf Fishing Seminar, which will include the best rigs, hooks, bait, and casting techniques, will be given by Randy Roash and Bud Lyon. Inshore and Ocean Fishing, focusing on techniques and types of fish found on a reef, will be presented by Brian Riordan. Vendors will be available on site. A $100 gift certificate will be given out following each presentation. Beverages and snacks will be provided. For information, contact Sallie Callahan at 717-979-1131 or

ACOA meetings

Adult Children of Alcoholics meets 7-8:30 Mondays at the United Methodist Church on Route 9 in Marmora. For information call 609-840-6034.

Beacon Animal Rescue seeks volunteers, supplies

Beacon Animal Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter at 701 Butter Road, Upper Township, is seeking volunteers to assist with every aspect of the operation. Volunteers must be at least 18. Shifts are available every day of the week. Donations of paper towels, bleach, large trash bags, kitchen trash bags, small paper plates, canned cat food, nonclumping cat litter and exam gloves are also wanted. See Volunteer candidates can visit the shelter 2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Meeting for families of addicts

Do you have a loved one or friend who struggles with addiction? Family members of addicts gather to meet with a licensed drug and alcohol counselor 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road, in the Seaville section of Upper Township. Helping Families Find Hope is sponsored by the Upper Cape Ministerium, Surfside Recovery Services, and Advanced Recovery Services. The group is free. For information call Ian Koch at 609-709-0244.

Yoga in Petersburg

Luanne Fisher leads a Kripalu yoga class 9:30-10:45 a.m. every Tuesday in the basement of Petersburg Wesley United Methodist Church, 400 Route 610 in Petersburg. The cost is $8 per session. Yoga is a gentle exercise suitable for people of all abilities and particularly good for arthritis, according to organizers. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. All are welcome. For information see or call the church 609-628-2224.

Sit-and-be-fit for seniors

Fitness classes for senior citizens are held 2:45 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the former Sea Isle City Public School, 4501 Park Road. There is no fee, but photo ID is required. For information call 609-263-0050.

Fitness for adults

A Total Body Fitness class for adults is held 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Sea Isle City Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard. The cost is $5 per class or $40 for 10 classes. For information call 609-263-0050.

Cape Shore Chorus seeking members

The Cape Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is looking for new members. Are you a woman who likes to sing and perform? Do you enjoy a challenge? Why not try women's a cappella singing? The chorus is offering several types of membership to accommodate busy lives and hectic schedules. Membership gives you musical education, performance opportunities and competitive challenges. Stop by at rehearsal 7:15-10 p.m. Thursdays at the Upper Township Community Center on Route 50. For information call Betsy at 609-425-4648.

Seaville UMC schedule

Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road, holds weekly worship services 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school meets 10 a.m. in the sanctuary and stays until “wiggle time,” after which the children go over to the Fellowship Hall for class. Refreshments are served after each service, and the choir and bell choir perform at the 10 a.m. worship service. We also meet at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Dino’s Diner in Seaville for fellowship and food. The church food pantry is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tuesday. Want to share your musical gifts? Choir and bell choir rehearse 6 and 7 p.m., respectively, on Thursdays. For information see or email

Tuckahoe UMC schedule

Tuckahoe United Methodist Church, 112 Route 49, holds a morning worship service 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school meets 9:15 a.m. with classes for all ages. Grief Share meetings will restart 6:30 p.m. and continue every Monday in the spring. The Young Adult Group meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and is open to grades six and up. The United Methodist Women meet 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Bible study is 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. The Lydia Prayer Group meets 10 a.m. Saturdays. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held 8 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. For the location call 609-628-3216. The Cancer Support Group meets at noon the first and third Sunday of the month at the church. For information call 609-224-0120.

CARA training

The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse is in need of volunteer advocates to respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at local police departments and hospitals. Training is free and will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays in Cape May Court House. No prior experience is needed. If you are interested in becoming a certified advocate, call Nikki Nichols at 609-522-6489. For  information see

Mothers group collecting used clothing

The mothers of the toddler playgroup at Seaville United Methodist Church are now accepting donations of used children’s clothes to be given to families in need. The group’s “Kids Kloset” will be open for distribution from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, or by appointment. Anyone in need is welcome to come. The Kids Kloset is next to the nursery in the Fellowship Hall. Donations can be left with the church office (or on the bench under the breezeway if no one is in the office).

Food pantry

Seaville United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Caring for Kids Inc., a parent educator organization at the church, has a food pantry to serve anyone in the community who needs assistance supplying their family with adequate food. The pantry is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday in the lower level of Fellowship Hall of Seaville UMC, 3100 Shore Road in Seaville (the church with the pond and gazebo). Anyone wishing to make donations or to volunteer can call the church office at 609-624-9019.

Quaker meetings

The Seaville Religious Society of Friends, better known as Quakers, holds regular meetings 10 a.m. every Sunday at 3088 S. Shore Road in Seaville. For information see or the Seaville Quaker Meeting Facebook page. 

Youth group meets

A new ecumenical youth group will begin to meet regularly at Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road, Seaville. This will be a safe place to let the children of the community come together to play games, participate in mission activities, eat dinner and have a devotion. Devotions will be led by a different pastor each week and food will be provided. For information call Cricket Denton Brennan at 609-624-9019 or email

Boy Scout Troop 79 looking for members

Boy Scout Troop 79 offers opportunities to learn, have fun, develop leadership skills and achieve personal growth through challenging adventures and leadership skills. Troop 79 meets 7 p.m. every Thursday at Seaville United Methodist Church. For information or to join email Scoutmaster Dr. Gary Mruz at or stop by one of the meetings.

Boy Scout Troop 95 signups

Upper Township Boy Scout Troop 95 will hold registration for Upper Township boys sixth grade and older. Scouts meet every week, and also have a campout or other activity each month. Scouting offers a chance to try things you might not be able to on your own and a place to share and develop talents and skills. For information see or call 609-780-7501.

Cub Scout Pack 79 meets

Cub Scout Pack 79 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Trinity United Methodist Church in Marmora. For more information, visit

Shore Points Presbyterian

Pastor Dan Barr and the Shore Points Presbyterian Church hold worship service 10 a.m. every Sunday. The service is followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. The church meets in the Marmora VFW Post at 15 Lyndhurst Road behind the Ocean City Home Bank on Roosevelt Boulevard.

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Jack Tomczuk can be reached at or 609-272-7411.