Happenings

Thursday, Dec. 20

Galloway Township, Holiday Light Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday to Sundays, to Jan. 6, on Lake Meone, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, free. 609-748-8999 or

Hammonton, "Downtown Hammonton Lights up the Season!," 6 to 9 p.m., Third Thursday event, downtown shopping district, art, food, music, shopping. 609-567-9014.

Margate, Music lecture, 6 to 7:30 p.m.,Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., history on music during the last two centuries, free. 609-822-4700 or

Pleasantville, Family Bingo Night, 6 p.m., Pleasantville High School cafeteria, 701 Mill Road, prizes, giveaways, bring canned good or non-perishable item to support JROTC food drive. 609-287-2943.

Friday, Dec. 21

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. 609-703-5975.

Ocean County College, "Laser Holidays," family laser light show, 8:15 p.m. Dec. 21, 22, 28; 3 p.m. Dec. 24, 26, 27, 28, 31; Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, holiday music, $10. 732-255-0343

Saturday, Dec. 22

Atlantic City, Diving Santa Claus, 11 a.m., live diver feeding show, Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., visitors watch and interact with Santa in scuba gear inside 25,000-gallon tank, show included with admission, aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free to ages 3 and younger, coupons for discounted admission available on website. 609-348-2880 or go to

Atlantic City, "Off The Mat, Into New Jersey," yoga for Hurricane Sandy Relief, noon to 3 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., suggested donation $25, proceeds benefit Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and Global Green USA.

Cape May, Homespun Holiday traditions, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 22, 23, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, meet Father Christmas noon to 2 p.m. at Country Store, model railway exhibit, carriage rides through village. 609-898-2300 or www.hcsv.org

 

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Margate, "Lo Mein, Latkes & Laughter," 6:30 to 8 p.m, Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., kosher Chinese buffet, comedic hypnotism show, refreshments, $15 adults, $10 children.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Atlantic City, Winter Break at Atlantic City Aquarium, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26-31, Historic Gardner's Basin, New Hampshire Avenue, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show, noon and 3 p.m. feeding time for juvenile cow nose rays and bat rays, 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show, activities included with admission, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12. 609-348-2880.

Kids

Saturday, Dec. 22

Galloway Township, Talking Tree, noon to 5 p.m., Dec. 22, 23, 29, 30, Historic Smithville, Village Greene, Route 9, Moss Mill Road, free. 609-748-8999.

Galloway Township, Christmas Train Ride, 10 a.m. to closing, Dec. 22, 23, 29, 30, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, $2. 609-748-8999.

Galloway Township, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 23, 29, 30, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Christmas Cottage, free. 609-748-8999.

Friday, Dec. 28

Mays Landing, Holiday Magic, 12:30 p.m., Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., second floor, magic by "Great Haldini," free, registration required, space limited. 609-645-5960.

Theater

Thursday, Dec. 20

Cape May, "A Tuna Christmas," comedy, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; to Dec. 30, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students, bring three non-perishable items to box office and receive $10 discount. 609-884-1341

Cape May, "Scrooge, The Musical," dinner theater, 7:30 p.m., various dates through Dec. 30, Elaine's, 513 Lafayette St., matinee shows available, $44.95 adults, $34.95 teens, $24.95 children, reservations. 609-884-1199.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Ocean City, "Yours Truly, Jack Frost," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, fully staged play featuring students from third to eighth grades, $10. 609-525-9300.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Atlantic City, "Scrooge Unplugged!" dinner theater, 1 p.m. Dec. 23, 30, matinee lunch and show, $55, $35 age 12 and younger; 6 p.m. Dec. 23, dinner and show, $85; Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Ave. 609-344-0483.

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, Stafford Arts Center, Manahawkin, $15 adults, $12 seniors, students, $8 age 12 and younger. 609-597-0553

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. 609-704-5012.

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, "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.

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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