Happenings

Thursday, Jan. 3

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

Friday, Jan. 4

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

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, Free movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, Jan. 8: "Chicago;" 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 or 609-399-2434.

Monday, Jan. 14

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 go to

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 or go to www.ocean.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Atlantic City, 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. www.acboatshow.com

Kids

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

Music

Sunday, Jan. 6

Ocean City, Cape Shore Chorale, Epiphany Concert, music of Bach and Vivaldi, 3 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th and Bay Avenue, free will offering. Go to

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Ocean City, Music lecture, "The Golden Thread," musical connections through time, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., free. 609-399-2434 or www.bay

Saturday, Jan. 12

Atlantic City, "A Night at The Speakeasy - Musical Journey Through the 1920s," 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 www.stockton.edu/dante

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

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

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Ocean City, Music lecture, "Music During and Between the 20th Century Wars," 10:30 to 12 p.m., Public Library, Room 110, free. 609-399-2434 or go to www.bayatlanticsymphony.org

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: Fete Manouche. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Thursday, Jan. 17

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

Sunday, Jan. 20

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

Ocean County College, "To the Ladies of Cool," jazz tribute by vocalist Kathy Kosins, 2 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Sunday, Jan. 27

Cape May, Midiri Bros Traditional Jazz, 2 to 4 p.m., VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $15 advance, $20 door, $15 members Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-884-7961 or www.capemaytradi

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 or www.bayat

Sunday, Feb. 3

Millville, Tenor Alfie Boe, 2 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $34, $39. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Sunday, Feb. 10

Ocean County College, Keith Marks, jazz flute, 2 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $15 adult, $12 senior, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, soprano Charlotte Barnett and pianist Norma Meyer, 2:30 p.m., at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Saturday, March 2

Ocean County College, "The Men in Black: A Salute to Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison & Elvis Presley," 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Sunday, March 10

Ocean County College, The Irish Songbird: Carmel Quinn, 2 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Sunday, March 13

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, 2:30 p.m., at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

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

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 or go to

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 or go to

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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