Thursday, Jan. 19

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

Friday, Jan. 20

ADULT COLORING AND COFFEE: 2 to 4 p.m.; relax and color with others while you enjoy coffee and light refreshments; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or

Saturday, Jan. 21

COACHES VS. CANCER GAME: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; boys and girls varsity games; students play a game in honor/memory of someone with cancer; special halftime show for Relay for Life; contests, giveaways; Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood. 800-227-2345 or

'LIVE YOUR PASSION' RALLY & DAY SPA: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; enjoy a day that will invigorate the spirit, soul, and body; Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, $25-$30. 856-293-0355 or

NOVINS PLANETARIUM LASER SHOWS: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Laser Led Zeppelin, for ages 15 and older; 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon; 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall; laser shows paired with classic songs; Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13), Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $10, $8, $7. 732-255-0342 or

NOVINS PLANETARIUM WINTER SHOW: 7 p.m.; Wonders of the Winter Sky: Live Sky Talk, in-depth tour of our current sky over New Jersey; Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13), Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $10, $8, $7. 732-255-0342 or

PATCONG VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21, 22; open house; Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, 40 Fir Ave. and Route 40, Buena Vista (Richland). 856-308-8309.

WINTER WINE WEEKEND: noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 21, 22; new wine releases, special platters, live music, bonfire; Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Vineland, free admission, $5 wine tastings. 856-697-7172 or

Wednesday, Jan. 25

WORLD ABOVE POETRY SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by South Jersey Poets Collective; open mic, participants will read one poem less than two minutes long; featured poets Grisel Y. Acosta and Vincent Toro will read; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or

Friday, Jan. 27

GREEK WINTER FEAST: 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27, noon to midnight Jan. 28, noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 29; dine-in, take-outs, and delivery available; traditional Greek dancing, Mainland String Quartet, Trinity Learning Center ballet group, kids' craft corner, vendors, specialty food items, 50/50 raffle; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-653-8092, ext. 5 or  

Friday, May 26

ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND: May 26, 27, 28; Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Induction weekend; grand induction ceremony including Mike Tyson, Lou Duva, Michael Spinks, Arturo Gatti, Leavander Johnson, Don King, Dave Bontempo, and more; meet and greet, cocktail reception, Ultimate Fight Fan Experience Expo; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and The Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-318-3188 or

Kids Stuff

Saturday, Jan. 21

NOVINS PLANETARIUM KID SHOWS: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21, "The Little Star That Could"; 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21, "The Stars from My Backyard"; 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28, "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"; 2 p.m. Jan. 28, "Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef"; 2 p.m. Jan. 21, "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"; Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13), Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $10, $8, $7. 732-255-0342 or

Tuesday, Jan. 24

CREATIVE CRAFT TUESDAYS: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 14; for ages 6 to 12; Jan. 24: make a Chinese New Year Lantern; Feb. 14: Valentine's Day Craft; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or     


Friday, Jan. 20

BUBBA MAC BLUES BAND: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; founded by Richie Baker Terry and Bubba Mac Arley; plays happy blues from South Jersey; Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $25, $30. 609-389-0118 or

SEPARATE WAYS CONCERT: 9 to 11 p.m.; legendary Journey tribute band, Separate Ways; Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City, free admission. 609-441-2000.

Saturday, Jan. 21

FLUXTET CONCERT: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; group performs Jazz, Funk and Soul; Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $25, $30. 609-389-0118 or

Sunday, Jan. 22

HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA CONCERT: 7 to 10 p.m.; named after the Hot Club of France Quintet, known for playing "gypsy jazz"; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $25, $30. 609-389-0118 or

TOM WERKHEISER IN CONCERT: 3 to 4:30 p.m.; guitarist and singer/songwriter; refreshments following performance; St. Barnabas by the Bay, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas, offering taken. 609-886-5960.


Sunday, April 23

‘CARMEN’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or

Sunday, May 21

‘SWAN LAKE’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or


Monday, Jan. 23

HOW TO SPOT AN OWL: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Pat Sutton, naturalist and co-author of How to Spot an Owl, will teach when and how to look for the eight different kinds of owls that occur here in Cape May County; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or

2016 graduate of Ramapo College. Interned at SDC Journal, a quarterly publication for members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Editor-in-Chief for the Ramapo News, 2015-2016.