Happenings

Friday, Jan. 11

Egg Harbor Township, Holiday model train display, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 20, Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club, Shore Mall, Black Horse Pike, across from Children's Museum and DMV. 609-703-5975.

Port Norris, Second Friday by the Bay, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High St., Health Expo, presentations, screenings, exhibits, entertainment, make and take workshop, free admission. 856-785-2060 or go to

Sunday, Jan. 13

Atlantic City, Absecon Lighthouse 156th birthday celebration, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Jan. 13: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free climbs for children, 1 p.m. winners announced for Abby and the Arts Birthday Festival and Art Contest; Jan. 14: "Buy One Get One" admission, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last climb 3:30 p.m.; Jan. 15: free climbs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last climb 3:30 p.m., birthday cake served. 609-449-1360 or go to

Monday, Jan. 14

Little Egg Harbor Township, Music lecture, "The Golden Thread," musical connections through time, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, free. 609-294-1197 or www.bayatlanticsymphony.org

Ocean City, Classic film series, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Avenue, Jan. 14: Obsession; Jan. 28: The Age of Innocence; Feb. 11: Roxanne; Feb. 25: The Color of Money. 609-399-2434, ext. 5238, or www.oceancitylibrary.org

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Millville, Tuesdays with Tricia, 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Feb. 12, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 North High St., series of films on a known artist or genre led by Tricia Dufford, free. 856-327-4500 or go to

Ocean City, Music lecture, "Music During and Between the 20th Century Wars," 10:30 to noon, Public Library, Room 110, free. 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Atlantic City, Tribute to Dr. King Poetry Workshop, 6 p.m., Free Public Library, One North Tennessee Ave., led by Raymond Tyler, for all ages, free. 609-345-2269.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Hammonton, "She - Celebrating Women," Downtown Hammonton Third Thursday event for women, 6 to 9 p.m., downtown business district, food, art, shopping, live jazz, free individual or group caricatures at Noyes Museum Shop 6:30 to 8 p.m. 609-567-9014 or go to

Margate, Music lecture, "The Golden Thread," musical connections through time, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., free. 609-822-4700 or go to www.bayatlanticsymphony.org

Saturday, Jan. 19

Ocean City, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, 1 p.m., Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Avenue, guest speakers, music. 609-525-9300.

Wildwood, Special Olympics New Jersey 2013 Polar Bear Plunge, 1 p.m.,on the beach behind Convention Center, free for spectators, plungers must raise $100 in pledges to participate, on-site check-in 10 a.m. to noon, Convention Center lobby, 4501 Boardwalk. 609-896-8000.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Galloway Township, Book reading and signing, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, Stockton Seaview Resort, 401 S. New York Road, crime author Tom Peele and poet Dorianne Laux, free. 609-823-5076.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Egg Harbor Township, "Couponing 101" Seminar, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, seating limited, $20 advance at Want2Register.com, or $25 at the door.

Friday, Jan. 25

Egg Harbor Township, Greek Winter Feast, 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 25, noon to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Community Center, 7004 Ridge Ave., Greek foods for purchase, Greek dancing, free admission and parking. 609-653-8092

Saturday, Jan. 16

Egg Harbor Township, CASA for Children's Winter Forum, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Atlantic County Library, Egg Harbor Township Branch, 1 Swift Ave., "Street Drugs and Gangs," presented by Detective John Ioia from New Jersey State Police Gang Unit, free.

Monday, Jan. 28

Vineland, Music lecture, "The Golden Thread," musical connections through time, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Event Room, Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., free. 856-794-4244.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Ocean County College, Peking Acrobats, 2 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Ocean City, Free movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, Feb. 5: "Italian for Beginners;" March 5: "Julie and Julia;" April 2: " Searching for Bobby Fischer;" May 7: " Finding Neverland;" June 11: "Good Night, and Good Luck." 609-814-0308

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Atlantic City, Progressive Insurance Boat Show, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 6, 7, 8; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10, Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., $15 adults; children 15 and younger free with adult.

Northfield, At The Shore Wine Tasting Art Show, 5 to 8 p.m., Atlantic City Country Club, 900 Shore Road, proceeds benefit GACCA/ACCVAF Scholarship Program, $25. 609-449-2295.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Atlantic City, Valentine's Day Group Wedding, Vow Renewal and Civil Union Ceremony, 2 p.m., Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, non-denominational ceremony, includes champagne toast, wedding cake, photo opportunities, must obtain own marriage or civil union license, free for couples and their guests, must pre-register by Feb. 10. 609-449-7126

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Northfield, "A Taste of Atlantic City Restaurant Week," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Atlantic City Country Club, 900 Shore Road, VIP preview event of 15 participating restaurants, live music, cash bar available, $35, advance purchase, limited seating of 300, proceeds donated to area charities.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Atlantic City, South Jersey's Men R' Cookin' fundraiser, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Pool at Harrah's Resort, guest chefs, entertainment, silent auction, benefits Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City's youth development programs in Atlantic City and Pleasantville, $60 advance, $70 after Feb. 25, includes admission and cookbook of recipes. 609-347-2697

Kids

Sunday, Jan. 13

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sundays, 2 p.m., historical, cultural themes arts and crafts program, Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., for age 8 through adult, free, registration required. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050. Jan. 13: Simply Snowman Mosaic; Jan. 20: To the Mountaintop: A Mixed Media Sculpture; Jan. 27: Celebrate National Puzzle Day; Feb. 3: Mardi Gras Masks; Feb. 10: Chinese New Year Celebration; Feb. 17: Peace, Love and Hope Collages; Feb. 24: African Shields.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Ocean County College, "Wizard of Oz," Yates Musical Theatre, 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, for young audiences, $12 all seats. 732-255-0500 or go to www.ocean.edu

Saturday, Feb. 2

Richard Stockton College, "Seussical," Theatreworks USA, 10:30 a.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6, $8. 609-652-9000

Sunday, April 21

Ocean County College, "Beauty and the Beast," Ballet for Young Audiences, 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12 all seats. 732-255-0500 or go to www.ocean.edu

Music

Saturday, Jan. 12

Atlantic City, "A Night at The Speakeasy - Musical Journey Through the 1920's," 8 p.m., Dante Hall Theater of the Arts of Richard Stockton College, 14 North Mississippi Ave., entertainer Beth Tinnon and guests, $20 adults, $18 seniors and Stockton students with ID. 609-347-2162 or go to www.stockton.edu/dante

Margate, Mia Bergmann Rock the House All Ages Concert, 6 p.m., Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., $10 adults, $5 age 18 and younger. Go to

Ocean City, "Songs of Our City," benefit concert for OCNJ CARE, 4 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 10th and Central Avenue, local and regional professional soloists perform, suggested donation $10. 609-390-0860.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, flutist and tenor Robert Cart and pianist Regina Di Medio-Marrazza, 2:30 p.m., at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Ocean County College, Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adult, $15 senior adults, Jan. 16: "Celebrating Benny Goodman swing music;" Feb. 6: Geoff Gallante Trio; March 6: Tom Roberts & Susanne Ortner Roberts; April 3: "Midiri Brothers: Back Once More;" May 15: Bucky Pizzarelli; June 5: Baby Soda Band; June 19: F�te Manouche. 732-255-0500 or go to www.ocean.edu

Saturday, Jan. 19

Cape May Court House, Frank Bey, 1 to 5 p.m., Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Drive, live music, wine sampling, local food artisans, tours, rain or shine, free admission.

Somers Point, VCF Trio, Somers Point Jazz Society Winter Series, 8:30 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, free, donations accepted. 609-927-6677 or www.spjazz.org

Sunday, Jan. 20

Atlantic City, Michael Pedicin and friends, Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers, 4 p.m., Asbury United Methodist, 1213 Pacific Ave., concert followed by CD signing, refreshments, free. 609-703-7907

Cape May, Behn Gillece, jazz Vespers, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation requested. 609-884-0680

Cumberland County College, Down Jersey: String Masters, 3 p.m., Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, main campus, College Drive, Vineland, Tony Trischka's banjo and Beppe Gambetta's guitar, $10.

Theater

Friday, Jan. 11

Stafford Township, "Music Man Jr.," musical, 7 p.m. Jan. 11, 12; 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Our Gang Players Junior Division, OceanFirst Theater, Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, $15 adults, $12 seniors, students, $8 age 12 and younger. 609-597-0553 or go to www.ourgang.org

Friday, Jan. 18

Hammonton, "A Chorus Line," musical, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9; 3 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission. 609-704-5012

Sunday, Jan. 27

Vineland, Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular, 2 p.m., aerial and variety show, Apple Farm at the Landis, Landis Theatre, 830 E. Landis Ave., for all ages, $12. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheatre.com

Sunday, Feb. 10

Atlantic City, "Killed by Cupid's Arrow," dinner theater murder mystery, 6 p.m., Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Ave., $90 plus tax and service charge, reservations required. 609-344-0483

Thursday, Feb. 14

Vineland, Moonstruck, film viewing, 7:30 p.m., Landis Theatre, 830 E. Landis Ave., rated PG, $5. 856-691-1121

Sunday, February 24

Vineland, Paula Poundstone, comedy, 7 p.m., Apple Farm at the Landis, Landis Theatre, 830 E. Landis Ave., $35, $60. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheatre.com

Friday, March 1

Hammonton, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," comedy, 8 p.m. March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; 3 p.m. March 10, 17; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25. 609-704-5012

Thursday, April 11

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. preview performance, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $10. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 12

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. April 12, 19; 8 p.m. April 13, 20; 2 p.m. April 14, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 19

Hammonton, "Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m. April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; 3 p.m. April 28, May 5, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25. 609-704-5012 or www.theeagletheatre.com

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