Coming Attractions

Thursday, Oct. 19

50 BITES EVENT: Oct. 12 through Nov. 30; buy a $50 pass and enjoy more than 50 bites at Atlantic City restaurants; various restaurants throughout Atlantic City.

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.

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER: daily Oct. 1 through 31; Annual Koozies for Boobies Breast Cancer Fundraiser; portion of koozie and other sales throughout the month will benefit Breast Cancer Research and Awareness; Wet Willie's - The Quarter at the Tropicana, 2801 Pacific Ave., and The Playground Pier, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City. 912-596-5651 or

'LUSCIOUS LIBATIONS' FUNDRAISER: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; "Farm to Cocktail" event benefiting the Absecon Lighthouse; fruit and herb-infused cocktails, appetizers, live music, silent auction, cash bar; Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City, $60. 609-441-8500 or

MEET & EAT NETWORKING LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; The Continental, The Playground, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, $25 to $35. 609-345-4524 or

Friday, Oct. 20

CAPE MAY FALL FESTIVAL: noon; vendors, silent auction, kids activities including a scavenger hunt, crafts, touch tank, and more; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, free admission. 609-246-3581 or

GHOST TOUR OF OCEAN CITY: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28; candlelight walking tour of Ocean City; 9th Street and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, $15, $10 ages 4 to 12. 609-814-0199 or

GHOST WALK: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; 17th annual Township of Hamilton's Historical Society's ghost walk; tours begin every half hour; Hamilton Historical Society, 6001 Main St., Mays Landing, $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger. 609-432-9692 or

MONSTER BASH: 8 to 11 p.m.; hors d'oeuvres, DJ, prizes for best costumes; benefits the Somers Point Foundation for Education and programs in the school district; Clancy's By The Bay, 101 E Maryland Ave., Somers Point, $25. 609-927-2053 or

SOUTH SHORE STITCHERS QUILT GUILD SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 22; Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, $7. 609-464-0920 or

WILDWOOD RV SHOW: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22; best-selling recreational vehicles from New Jersey's biggest RV dealers; Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $10. 856-228-0090 or

Saturday, Oct. 21

ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE CLIMBS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22; extended hours as part of the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey; renowned artist, Donna Elias, will be on hand to sell her art; Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, $7 adults, free ages 11 and younger with adult. 609-449-1360 or

BARKTOBERFEST & TRUNK-OR-TREAT: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; costume contests for both kids and pets, trunk-or-treat, vendors, pumpkin painting, and more; Pampered Pup Luxury Pet Resort, 2709 Mays Landing Road, Millville. 856-327-3880 or

BONFIRE ON THE BEACH: 6 to 10 p.m.; bring a blanket and chair and enjoy a bonfire on the beach; refreshments, food, live entertainment; rain date Nov. 4; First and Surf avenues, North Wildwood, $10 adults, $2 ages 11 and younger.

COIN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; hosted by The Atlantic County Numismatic Society; more than 35 reputable dealers buying, selling, trading and offering free appraisals of coins and paper money; Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall, 701 Wabash Ave., Linwood. 609-652-1181 or 609-641-3286.

COSTUME PET PARADE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Howl-A-Ween portraits of pets, $10; 1 p.m. parade and costume contest, $5 advance, $10 day-of; hosted by Paw Dazzle Pet Bakery & Boutique; raffle with prizes and adoptable dogs to meet; benefits Atlantic County Canines; Historic Smithville Village Green, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville. 609-748-7110 or

DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT: 2 to 4 p.m.; 12th Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat; candy, activities, and plenty of costumed fun; Downtown Hammonton, 10 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. 609-567-9017.

FALL FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28; farm goods, baked goods, wine, honey, fall flowers and produce, nuts, dried fruits, soaps, and more; entertainment, live music; Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or

HORSEPOWER BY THE BAY SHOW: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; car and boat show with vintage, classic, and antique cars; hosted by the Somers Point Historical Society and Shore Medical Center; flea market, food; Harbor Lane and Bay Avenue, Somers Point.

K9'S FOR WARRIORS PASTA & MEATBALL DINNER: 5 p.m.; awards dinner; benefits K-9's for Warriors; salad, rolls and garlic bread, pasta, meatballs, dessert and coffee; cash bar, take-outs available; Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge #2563, 1815 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township, $12 advance, $15 at the door. 609-927-0295 or

OCTOBERFEST: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; live German music, face painting, games, food and craft vendors, hayrides on the beach, moon bounces and more; Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or

OKTOBERFEST: noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 22; German festival with authentic food specialties, a marketplace and non-stop traditional entertainment; Ocean Ballroom, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $5. 732-528-5135 or

PIE BAKING CONTEST: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; prizes; part of city's Octoberfest celebrations; Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and the Beach, Sea Isle City, free entry, register by Oct. 19. 609-263-8847.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; pumpkin painting and games; crafters, food vendors; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or

TUCKER'S LIGHTHOUSE CLIMBS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22; part of the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey; Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, $3. 609-296-8868 or

WILDWOODS BOARDWALK 5K PUMPKIN RUN: 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. races; 5K Halloween Pumpkin Run, Kids Pumpkin 1 Mile Challenge, 5K Run Challenge, 1 Mile "Family" Pumpkin Walk; benefits the Lunch with Lynch Foundation and the Education Foundation of Cape Trinity Catholic; Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $25 adults, $15 ages 18 and younger, pre-registration encouraged.

WILDWOOD FALL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 20 food trucks of all different cuisines; kids' area with bounce house, face painting, a balloon twister, and multiple games; vendors, crafters; Fox Park, Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, free admission.

Sunday, Oct. 22

CORVETTE SHOW: 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. show; sponsored by The Original Garden State Corvette Club; more than 100 Corvettes on display; Historic Smithville & Village Green, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville.

FANCON AT VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; comic books, professional and amateur cosplaying, and a panel of professional voice actors; activities, photos, face painting, merchandise, food; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, free admission. 856-794-4244 or

Wednesday, Oct. 25

ADVANCED SOUL LINE DANCING: 6 to 7 p.m. first and last Wednesdays through December; for individuals who have a solid foundation in line dancing; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, registration required. 609-463-6386 or

WORLD ABOVE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by the South Jersey Poets Collective; featured poet Emari DiGiorgio; open mic, register at 6:50 p.m.; book signing with DiGiorgio; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-626-3463 or

Thursday, Oct. 26

HAUNTED SEAPORT: 6 to 9 p.m.; Oct. 26, 27, 28; pirates and sea captains long lost at sea will stroll the Seaport's boardwalk; live music, dancing, food, $5 hayrides, Joe Holiday magic shows; 3 p.m., non-scary pumpkin patch, crafts, stories, games; Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, $10, free ages 4 and younger. 609-296-8868 or

THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 to 8 p.m.; celebrate the Greater Cape May Historical Society by raising a glass to those who collect, preserve, document, interpret and share the history of the greater Cape May area; portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Greater Cape May Historical Society; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Saturday, Nov. 18

HANDMADE IN AMERICA PROFESSIONAL CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; vendors with handmade crafts; fourth annual event hosted by the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association; raffle, Chinese auction, food, music; Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, free admission. 609-457-8879 or

Saturday, Dec. 9

VENTNOR CITY HOLIDAY PARADE & BLOCK PARTY: 5 p.m. parade, Derby to Troy Avenues on Ventnor Avenue; 6 to 8 p.m. block party, inflatables, games, horse drawn carriage rides, concession, North New Haven Avenue; Ventnor City. 609-289-2791 or

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Thursday, Oct. 19

FALL RUBBER STAMPING: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; come rubber stamp your way into the fall holidays; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested.  609-266-0110 or

SCARY MASK MAKING: 6 to 8:10 p.m.; part of Hammonton's Third Thursday "Eat, Drink and Be Scary"; learn the history of masks while creating a mask for your Halloween costume; light refreshments; Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton, free. 609-626-3840 or

Friday, Oct. 20

FALL WEE PLAY PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, through Nov. 17; hosted by the Cape May Recreation Department; gym activities, action songs and age-appropriate projects; special one-on-one time for parents and toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years of age; Franklin Street Civic Center, 720 Franklin St., Cape May, $45, $85. 609-884-9565 or

Saturday, Oct. 21

BAT-O-LANTERNS: 2 to 3 p.m.; for kids ages 5 and older; make a bat-o-lantern craft for Halloween; materials provided; Atlantic County Library, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, registration requested. 609-561-2264 or

SILLY MONSTER CRAFT: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; for ages 3 to 12; create your own stuffed felt monster; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 or

Monday, Oct. 23

HALLOWEEN 'FRIGHTFULLY GOOD TIME': 5:30 to 8 p.m.; for ages 8 to 14; evening of crafts, stories and food; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or

HALLOWEEN FUN STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; Halloween stories, food, and craft; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or

Thursday, Oct. 26

HALLOWEEN PARTY & PARADE: 4 to 5 p.m.; for ages 3 to 12; costume parade around the library; treats, games, prizes; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing. 609-625-2776 or


Friday, Oct. 20

FALL CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 10, Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free admission. 609-399-2434 or

Saturday, Oct. 21

THE PAUL DESLAURIERS BAND: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and the rhythm section of Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums; Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $20, $25. 609-389-0118 or

Sunday, Oct. 22

THE CASH BOX KINGS: 7:30 p.m.; blues band The Cash Box Kings will celebrate the release of their album, "Royal Mint"; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $30 advance, $35 day-of. 609-389-0118 or

Wednesday, Oct. 25

'MUSIC OF THE SUPERNATURAL': 6 to 7 p.m.; delve into the history of the supernatural works of composers like Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt, and Modest Mussorgsky; presented by Cape May MAC; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or

TOM ANGELLO'S ALL STAR JAZZ SERIES: 7:30 to 11:15 p.m.; presented by Walt's Famous Blue Note Jazz Emporium & South Jersey Jazz Society; joining Tom Angello and Andy Lalasis will be Larry McKenna on tenor saxophone and Dave Posmentier on keyboard; Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, $10. 609-927-6665 or

Sunday, Nov. 19

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ VESPERS: 4 to 6 p.m. third Sundays; light refreshments; Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free will offering taken. 609-703-7907 or


Thursday, Oct. 19

SOUL JOEL COMEDY TOUR: 7 to 8:30 p.m.; benefits local charities; shows by comedians Richie Byrne, Dustin Chafin, Kevin Israel, Mark Riccadonna, Mike Sicoli; Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, $20. 908-414-7097 or

Friday, Oct. 20

'MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL': 8 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21; national tour by GFOUR Productions; groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change"; Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., Millville, $35-$65. 856-327-6400 or

Saturday, Oct. 21

3RD SATURDAY COMEDY NIGHT: 9 to 10:30 p.m.; presented by Soul Joel; headliner Joey Callahan and featuring Bill Chiang; Harbor Square Theatre, 271 96th St., Stone Harbor, $20. 908-414-7097 or

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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.

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