Thursday, April 27

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.

FAMILY COOKING CLASS: 4 to 5 p.m.; fun and exciting cooking class with your family; learn to cook Mozzarella Chicken; Oceanside Family Success Center, 201 Melrose Ave., Atlantic City. 609-236-8800.

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MEET & EAT NETWORKING LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by The Greater Atlantic City Chamber; Mays Landing Golf & Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, $25 members, $35 non-members, pre-registration required. 609-345-4524 or ACChamber.com.

MONARC AWARDS: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; "Dream. Believe. Achieve." awards ceremony, hosted by The Arc of Atlantic County; recognizes local efforts to support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities; wine and spirit tastings; dinner menu, auctions, dancing; Golden Nugget Atlantic City, 600 Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, $125. 609-485-0800, ext. 141 or ArcAtlantic.org.

'SPRING FLING' LUNCHEON FUNDRASIER: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; hosted by The Women's Center; silent auction and guest speakers; Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, $65. 609-653-0400 or ACWC.EJoinMe.org/SpringFling.

SPRING GOLF EVENT: 11 a.m. registration; noon lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start; 6 p.m. dinner; OC REALTORS Spring Golf Event; benefits local Ocean City charities; Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point. 609-399-0128.

THANKFUL THURSDAY EVENT: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer, refreshments; benefits the Lower Township Rotary Club; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Friday, April 28

SEA ISLE CITY GIRLS WEEKEND: April 28, 29, 30; eat, drink, shop, and pamper your way through Sea Isle City; over 40 participating businesses; Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or SeaIsleChamber.com.

Saturday, April 29

LOCAL AUTHORS FAIR: 1 to 4 p.m.; for adults and teens; meet and see the work of local authors; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

SHAKESPEARE-THEMED HIGH TEA: noon to 2 p.m.; Shakespeare-themed high tea hosted by Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit; three-course tea, gift auction, 50/50 raffle; Cuisine on the Green, 261 Country Club Blvd., Little Egg Harbor Township, $28. 609-296-2603 or 609-296-2603.

SISTER SHAMUS WALK: 7 a.m.; registration, 8:30 a.m. walk; hosed by Our Lady Star of the Sea Regional School; 8th Annual Sister Shamus Walk; Our Lady Star of the Sea Regional School, 15 N. California Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-1878.

TEA LECTURE: 3 to 5 p.m.; hosted by the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society; "Revolutionary Tea: An 18th Century Tea Experience," presented by Stacy Roth; The Museum of Cape May County, 504 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House. 609-465-3535 or CMCMuseum.org.

Sunday, April 30

5K RUN & HEALTH WALK: 9 a.m. to noon; Seashore Gardens 5K Run & Health Walk; costumes encouraged, prizes awarded; 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $30 to $40. 609-748-4614 or SeaShoreGardens.org.

Monday, May 1

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: 6 to 8 p.m. May 1, Chinese cultural showcase concert; 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 9, learn how to create mosaic fabric masterpieces; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16, "A Bite of China," learn how to make dumplings; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24, origami workshop; Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434 or OceanCityLibrary.org.

ROGER LAROSA CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; hosted by the Exchange Club of Ocean City; lunch, 18-hole tournament, dinner, awards; benefits two local organizations; Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road, Linwood. 609-517-6035 or OCXC.org.

Saturday, May 6

MILTON & BETTY KATZ JCC GALA: 7:30 to 11 p.m.; Leo B. Schoffer, Founder of Schoffer Enterprises, will receive the Katz JCC Community Leadership Award; Oceans Ballroom, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $200. 609-822-1167, ext. 159 or JCCAtlantic.org.

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 ACBHOF.com.

Kids Stuff

Saturday, April 29

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL ICE CREAM PARTY: 6 to 8 p.m.; Chinese auction featuring American Girl dolls; Union Hall, Dividing Creek Historical Society, 904 Main St., Dividing Creek, $15 adults, $12 ages 14 and younger, advance purchase required. 856-785-2013.

Music

Thursday, April 27

CBB FALL/WINTER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

Saturday, April 29

A NIGHT OF ROCK & ROLL ROOTS: 6 to 10 p.m.; performance by Gentleman Jim and John Brown; benefits the restoration of Cedarville Fire Departments Diamond T Fire Truck; food for purchase; Cedarville Fire Department, 30 Maple Ave., Cedarville, $20 advance, $25 door. 856-447-5122.

BROADWAY PERFORMERS AT BETH ISRAEL: 7 to 10 p.m.; featuring Heather & Friends and The Change, with Broadway and off-Broadway performers; benefits the synagogue; cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live music; Beth Israel Reform Congregation, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, $60 advance, $75 doors. 609-641-3600.

LARA HOPE AND THE ARK-TONES: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; rock 'n roll and rhythm and blues classics and standards; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $25/$30. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

LEANN RIMES LIVE: 8 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. concert; Grammy Award-winning LeAnn Rimes; Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City, $45-$149. 609-441-2000 or GoldenNugget.com/AtlanticCity.

Sunday, April 30

CONCERT WITH PGO: 2 to 3:30 p.m.; performance by the Package Goods Orchestra (PGO); songs from Neil Young, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Paul Anka and many more; Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434 or PackageGoodsOrchestra.com.

GOSPEL ELVIS: 3 to 5:30 p.m.; celebration of the God-inspired music that Elvis put on vinyl; Elwood Gaskill United Methodist Church, 422 Elwood Road, Elwood, $10. 609-204-1181.

Wednesday, May 3

'SIX STRINGS DOWN' PERFORMANCE: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; performance by Tommy Castro and Mike Zito; vocal and guitar collaborations; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $35, $40. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Thursday, May 4

CAPE SHORE JAZZ ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7 to 8:30 p.m.; big band jazz music from the 1940s to today; Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free admission. 609-399-2434 or OceanCityLibrary.org.

Saturday, July 15

SCHULTZ-HILL BENEFIT CONCERT: 8 p.m.; "Christopher Macchio: A Man and His Music"; VIP meet and greet, dessert and champagne reception; Resorts Superstar Theater, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25, $175 VIP. 609-347-1616 or Schultz-Hill.org.

Theater

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 ACBallet.org.

Nature

Friday, April 28

FRIDAY EVENING FROG HIKES: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays; short frog lesson, frog feeding, frog holding and refreshments; followed by a night hike to look for frogs; bring flashlights; Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point, $3. 609-884-2159.

Saturday, April 29

GUIDED BIRD WALKS: 8 a.m. Saturdays in April and May; hosted by the Atlantic Audubon Society; meet at the Forsythe Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Route 9, Oceanville; free. AtlanticAudubonSociety.com.

Monday, May 1

'BIRDS AND BIRDING IN CAPE MAY': 6 to 7:30 p.m.; presented by Clay and Pat Sutton; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

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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