Friday, Jan. 29

Atlantic City, Gambler's Classic, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29, 30, indoor auto racing featuring TQ Midgets, Microsprints, Slingshots, Champ Karts, Boardwalk Hall, $15, $17, $20, $25. Call 609-348-7000 or Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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Egg Harbor Township, 300th Anniversary Kick Off Dinner Gala, reception 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., at the banquet hall at Holy Trinity Greek Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., hosted by Carrabba's Italian Grill, entertainment by Kenny I Orchestra, dancing, silent auction, $65. Tickets and information call 609-926-1829.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Avalon, Chinese Lunar New Year Party, 6:30 p.m., at Whitebriar Restaurant, 260 20th St., "Year of the Tiger" Cape May County ZooFriends fundraiser to benefit Cape May County Zoo, $25 adults, $20 student, food, music, dancing. RSVP by Jan. 25. Call 609-465-1033.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Atlantic City, 2010 Miss'd America Pageant, 7:30 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, fundraiser for local charities, tickets $35 to $100 (higher priced tickets include before and after parties). Information call 609-348-7000.

Northfield, Sunday Brunch with Atlantic City Ballet, 11 a.m., fundraiser at Atlantic City Country Club, $35 adults, $15 children under 12. Information: www.acballet.org or call 609-803-1995.

Monday, Feb. 1

Atlantic City, "A Pictorial of Club Harlem and the Way We Were," grand opening 6 p.m., month-long exhibit in celebration of Black History Month, at the Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., second floor meeting room, approximately 110 historic photos highlighting Club Harlem and the local African American community during the mid-1900s, free during regular library hours. Call 609-345-2269.

Ocean County College, Black History Month Celebration, kickoff 8 a.m. with Read-In (faculty, students, staff, and guests reading pieces from African-American literature), Solar Lounge, College Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River; 9 a.m. flag raising at the Campus Mall Flag Pole; Read-In continues in Solar Lounge until 5 p.m., all events free and open to the public. Call 732-255-0400, ext. 2026.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Margate, Wine tasting fundraiser for Atlantic County Animal Shelter, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Sofia Restaurant, 9314 Amherst Ave., hors d'ouerves, international wines, fine chocolates, door prizes, music, sponsored by Sofia restaurant and Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper, $25. Call 609-822-9111.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Richard Stockton College, "The African American Civil War Experience: Photographs Celebrating Unsung Heroes and Places," slide lecture by Professor William E. Williams of Haverford College, 2:30 p.m. in AS102 lecture hall, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, reception to follow from 4 to 5 p.m. in the art gallery (H113), catalogue available (limited quantities) for $10 (exact cash only).

Thursday, Feb. 4

Ventnor, Wine Tasting / Art Show, scholarship fundraiser for Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, 5 to 8 p.m., at Carisbrooke Inn Bed & Breakfast, 105 S. Little Rock Ave., $20. Call 609-449-7156 or contact dprinzo@accva.com.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Atlantic City, Atlantic City Free Public Library Film Society, 1 p.m., view and discuss a 1973 martial arts classic starring Bruce Lee, main library's second floor meeting room, One N. Tennessee Ave., open to adult library members. Library and Film Society applications available at www.acfpl.org or call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112. Next: Feb. 8, discussion of the life and work of Bruce Lee, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Egg Harbor Township, Scout Show, The Atlantic and Lighthouse Districts of the Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Shore Mall, Black Horse Pike, this year's theme: Centenial Celebration of the Boy Scouts of America, show includes interactive displays, Native American displays and dancing, Junior ROTC drills, fire/rescue and medical demonstrations, model train displays, the Pinewood Derby track will be open for all ages to race their cars.

Upper Township, Longaberger® Basket Bingo, doors open 6 p.m., program starts 7 p.m., at Seaville Fire Rescue Social Hall, 36 Route 50, Seaville, sponsored by Country Shore Women's Club to benefit local charities and scholarships, $20 admission, advanced ticket purchase recommended. Call 609-628-3285.

Sunday, Feb. 7

Egg Harbor Township, Super Bowl Party to benefit the Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Scholarship Foundation, beginning at 2 p.m., at Chickie's and Pete's, 6055 Black Horse Pike, $15, includes mug, door prizes, food. For ticket and event information call 609-646-0222.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Avalon, Movie Night, "The Time Traveler's Wife," 7 p.m., at Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., raterary website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org. Information: 609-967-7155.

Friday, Feb. 12

Cape May, Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, and 7 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14, $10 adults, $7 children; Historic Haunts Combo Tour, 7 p.m., Feb. 13, includes trolley ride through city and guided tour of historic Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $20 adults,$15 children. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's Web site at www.capemaymac.org.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Atlantic City, Valentine's Day Senior Luncheon, noon to 4 p.m., at the All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Ave., open to all senior citizen residents of Atlantic City, food, live music, DJ, giveaways, crowning of Miss Queen and Mister King of Hearts by Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford. Limited seating to the first 300 to RSVP by calling 609-343-6326.

Atlantic City, Evening of Romance & Renewal, 7 to 10 p.m., Feb. 13, 14, Absecon Lighthouse, 21 S. Rhode Island Ave., climb lighthouse tower as a couple, dancing, keepsake photograph, married couples can renew wedding vows 8:30 p.m., champagne toast, $125 per couple, benefits education programs at lighthouse; special.room and ticket package available with The Chelsea Hotel for $250 per couple. Information or to RSVP call 609-449-1360.

Cape May, Crafts and Antiques in Winter, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13, 14, at Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St., $1 admission donation for adults, children free, includes drawing for door prizes. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's Web site at www.capemaymac.org.

North Cape May, Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting, 3 p.m. Feb. 13, at Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Rd., limited to 40 people, $20 includes a complimentary souvenir tasting glass; Cape May Wine Weekend packages available (wine tasting dinner, winery tour, wine class) Feb. 12-14, $135 per person. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's Web site at www.capemaymac.org.

Vineland, Mardi Gras dance, featuring Jerry Blavat "The Geator with the Heater," 7 p.m. to midnight, at Our Lady of Pompeii Rosary Hall, Cornucopia and Dante Avenue, sponsored by St. Padre Pio Parish, doors open 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner erved at 7 p.m., $35, BYOB. Call 856-691-7526.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Cape May, Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour, 10:45 a.m., $10 adults, $5 children. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's Web site at www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May, Chocolate Fantasy Buffet, 2 p.m., at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., $35. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's Web site at www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May, Mad Batter Beer School, "Pairing Beer and Cheese - A Marriage That Goes Way Back," 2 p.m., Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., class includes five samples of beer and light refreshments, Mad Batter Bistro menu available at additional charge, admission $25. Call 609-884-5970.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Avalon, Foreign Film Night, 7 p.m., at the Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., "Gigante," filmed in the country of Uruguay, will be shown, for ages 17 and older, free. Call 609-967-7155 or visit the library website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.

Richard Stockton College, Comedian and actor Rondell Sheridan, (Disney's "That's So Raven") 7:30 p.m., in the Alton Auditorium, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, comedian Phil Nee will open the show. Tickets $25. Call 609-652-9000.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Ventnor, Mardi Gras A.C., with special musical guest Cyrill Neville, 5 p.m. at St. James Parish Hall, Atlantic and Newport avenues, includes New Orleans-style parade, costume contest, buffet, performance at 8 p.m., presented by Tony Mart's to benefit ACCESS ONE medical support charity in Atlantic County, $25, free parking. Call 609-927-6662, ext. 6 or 609-653-6069.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Galloway Township, PCASJ President's Scholarship Ball, 5:30 p.m., at Dolce Seaview Golf Resort and Country Club, winter wonderland theme with live music, dancing, cocktail hour, benefits Professional Ch3efs Association of South Jersey, $175 per person. Information and / or ticket reservations call 609-703-9912 or 609-374-6558.


Saturday, Jan. 30

Margate, Teen dance, 7 to 9:45 p.m., for grades 6 to 8, at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., dress in animal prints for "Welcome to the Jungle" theme, $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 112.

Mays Landing, Breakfast with Frosty, 9 a.m. to noon, for children ages pre-K to second grade, at the George Hess Educational Complex, 700 Babcock Road, hosted by the Hamilton Township Parent Teacher Association, $6 advance, $8 at door, children must be accompanied by an adult, includes breakfast, craft activities, games. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 609-909-1922.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Atlantic City, "Kid's Light Up the Arts," art program, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through March, $15 includes all materials, discounts available to Atlantic City residents as well as to families interested in the complete series. Call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.

Monday, Feb. 15

Egg Harbor Township, The Magic of Chad Juros, 11:30 a.m., appropriate for all ages, at the Jersey Shore Children's Museum, Shore Mall, Black Horse Pike, free with paid admission to the museum. Call 609 645 7751.


Thursday, Jan. 28

Atlantic City, The Jazz Corner, 9 p.m., live entertainment in The Living Room, fifth floor, at The Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., Jan. 28: Across the Globe featuring Tony Day; Feb. 4: Suzette Ortiz; Feb. 11: Zamar featuring Keith Hollis, $10 donation, proceeds benefit the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation. Information visit www.chickenbonebeach.org.

Hammonton, Dan Marro, 7:30 p.m., Emerging Artist Series at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $12 general admission, $10 students, seniors.Call 609-704-5012 or visit www.theeagletheatre.com.

Friday, Jan. 29

Rowan University, "Rediscovering America," Bay-Atlantic Symphony, classical music of American heritage, 8 p.m., featuring a world premiere dance performance choreographed by Joshua Bisset of Shua Group, at Tohill Theatre, Route 322, Glassboro, $25, free to Rowan students with valid I.D. Call 856-256-4545. All performances preceded one hour prior to starting time with a "Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro."

Saturday, Jan. 30

Elmer, Chris Smither, American classic bluesman, 8 p.m., Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $25. Call 800-394-1211.

Hammonton, John Clark's Little Big Band, 8 p.m., sounds of the Big Band era, at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $15 general admission, $13 seniors, students. Call 609-704-5012 or visit www.theeagletheatre.com.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Beach Haven, Bobby Byrne Sings Broadway, 2 p.m., concert series at Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, presented by Beach Haven Community Arts, $20 adults, $5 children. Call 609-492-9477.

Friday, Feb. 5

Elmer, RUNA, contemporary and traditional Celtic music, 8 p.m., First Fridays@theGallery concert, Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $7. Call 800-394-1211.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Galloway Township, An Afternoon of Jazz, Blues and Poetry, with the Tony Day Ensemble, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at The Noyes Museum of Art, Lily Lake Road, Oceanville,desserts and refreshments served, $7 museum members, $10 nonmembers, reservations strongly suggested.Call 609-652-8848 or visit www.noyesmuseum.org.

Sunday, Feb. 7

Cape May, Jazz vespers with Siora, 3 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, contemporary world jazz with African, Brazilian, Latin, American and Middle Eastern elements, free, donations accepted, limited free parking available. Call 609-884-0680 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com.

Monday, Feb. 8

Richard Stockton College, The Bad Plus, indie jazz, 7:30 p.m., at Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, $40, $25. Call 609-652-4786.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Toms River, Marty Grosz, acoustic guitarist, 8 p.m., Ocean County College's MidWeek Jazz Series held at Mancini Hall, Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., $13 advance, $15 door. Call 732-255-0500. March 17: Big Bix Blast; April 14: Atlantic City Jazz Band; May 12: Nancy Nelson and Keith Ingram; June 16: Bucky Pizzarelli.

Friday, Feb. 12

Rowan University, "A Tribute to Duke Ellington," closing concert of 40th Annual Rowan Jazz Festival, 8 p.m., Tohill Theater, located in Bunce Hall, Route 322, Glassboro, $15, free for Rowan students with I.D. Call 856-256-4545.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Avalon, Tony DeLuca & The Paisans, Big Band dance from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, doors open 8 p.m., $7.50. Reservations required. Call 609-967-3066.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Beach Haven, Romantic Songs & Duet, 2 p.m., concert series at Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, featuring trio of singers from The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, accompanied by pianist Jeffrey Uhlig, $20 adults, $5 children. Call 609-492-9477.

Friday, Feb. 19

Hammonton, Concert to benefit "A Better Future 4Epilepsy," 7:30 p.m. at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., featuring performances by Cosy Sheridan, TR Ritchie and special guest Robin Gazzara, $20. Call 609-704-5012 or visit www.theeagletheatre.com.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Hammonton, John Clark Jazz Band, 8 p.m., at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $15 general admission, $13 seniors, students.Call 609-704-5012 or visit www.theeagletheatre.com.

Thursday, March 4

Hammonton, Flutist Pamela Whitman in "Beautiful Journey," 7:30 p.m., at The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $15 general admission, $13 students, seniors. Call 609-704-5012 or visit www.theeagletheatre.com.

Mays Landing, 2nd Annual Multi-District Concert, featuring "New York Voices," 7 p.m., at Hess Complex, 700 Babcock Road, choir students from area schools will also perform selected arrangements with the group, $10. Call 609-476-6311.

Saturday, March 13

Avalon, Jack Melton Band, Big Band dance from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, doors open 8 p.m., $7.50. Reservations required. Call 609-967-3066.


Thursday, Feb. 4

Richard Stockton College, Tribute to Marian Anderson: "See There in the Distance," 7:30 p.m., starring Ruby Hinds, one-woman, multi-media show about the life and accomplishments of the legendary contralto, at the Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $40 and $25. Call 609-652-9000.

Friday, Feb. 5

Hammonton, "The Vagina Monologues," 8 p.m., Feb. 5, 6, at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., benefit performance for V-Day 2010 Spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo and The Atlantic County Women's Center, $15 general, $13 seniors, students. Call 609-704-5012.

Sunday, Feb. 7

Hammonton, Movie "Sex and the City," rated R, 2 p.m., at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $7. Call 609-704-5012.

Friday, Feb. 12

Hammonton, "Broadway by Request - The Love Edition," musical, 8 p.m., Feb. 12, 13, the Shaken Not Stirred Players at The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $15 general, $13 seniors, students. Call 609-704-5012.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Ocean City, "I Love NY," a cabaret of Broadway love songs, 8 p.m., Ocean City Theatre Company at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, doors open 7:15 p.m. for taste testing dessert reception of local eateries, $10 advance before Feb. 13, $15 door. All tickets include dessert reception and show. Call 609-525-9300 or visit ocnj.us/boxoffice.

Ocean City, "Romance through the Ages," poetry and music, Candlelight Reading Series by Ocean City Repertory Theater, 7 p.m. Feb. 13 followed by chocolate lovers tasting, 2 p.m. Feb. 14 followed by afternoon tea, at Plymouth Inn, 710 Atlantic Ave., all seats $10. Call 609-231-3263.

Friday, Feb. 26

Atlantic City, "The Vagina Monologues," benefit production for V-Day 2010 Atlantic County Women's Center, 8 p.m., at The Claridge Hotel and Casino, Palace Theatre, Boardwalk and Park Place, for more information or to purchase tickets call 609-601-9925, ext. 209.



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