Guests look at items up for the silent auction at the Stockton College Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala.

Stockton Benefit Gala at Revel

A big-name artist whose identity will not be announced until the night of the event tops the entertainment at the 33rd annual Stockton College Scholarship Benefit Gala, taking place Saturday, April 27, at Revel in Atlantic City.

Revel is providing the mystery entertainment for the evening, which also includes the popular band Don't Call Me Francis, which will perform following the surprise entertainer's after-dinner show. The Stockton Faculty Band will play during the cocktail hour and dinner.

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The gala has raised more than $5 million for scholarships over the past 10 years, benefitting hundreds of students.

Tickets are $225 per person, which includes cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner, followed by entertainment and dancing.

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'Get Your Kicks' at Stockton PAC

Come out and sing along with some timeless classics. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's School of Arts and Humanities will present the spring concert "Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Ease on Down the Road" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

The concert takes place in the Experimental Theatre of the Performing Arts Center (M-Wing) on the Galloway Township campus.

The event's director, Stockton Professor of Music Dr. Beverly J. Vaughn, says the concert, featuring the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and special guest artists, has a travel theme connecting all the songs, including hits such as "Ease on Down the Road," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Fly Me to the Moon."

Guest artists include Stockton faculty member Bud Noble on piano and community members Derek Cason, Tyrone Harris and Tim Larkins on bass, keyboard and drums, respectively. Tickets are $8; $6 for seniors and students.

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Free Flower Show in Cape May

Join the Garden Club of Cape May on a journey back to a simpler time in the city, as it takes a peek at floral arrangements depicting Victorian pastimes.

The Garden Club of Cape May is presenting "Victorian Pastimes: The Way It Was," Tuesday, April 30, from noon to 5 p.m. The show takes place at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Drive.

The show features floral design entries in eight artistic classes from tussie-mussies to window box gardens and horticulture exhibits in multiple categories. In addition to the flower presentations, local first-grade students will display their pressed flower creations and Cape May County Technical High School students will participate with their "Pockets filled with Posies" designs.

Admission is free, and includes light refreshments and parking. A marketplace will include select vendors and garden supplies.

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EHC 'Taste of the Town' at Renault Winery

Egg Harbor City's second annual International Taste of the Town event will move to a larger venue this year, when the area's top chefs gather at Renault Winery's Grand Ballroom 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

New participating restaurants include Avenue Cafe of Egg Harbor City, River Road Clam House of Lower Bank, Nancy's Country Kitchen and T.W. Howell's, both of Galloway Township.

The event includes music by Route 9 and singer Kelly LaVigna, raffle baskets and a full cash bar.

Taste of the Town serves as the main fundraiser for the Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce, raising money for downtown revitalization efforts. Proceeds will fund the purchase of historic-themed banners for Philadelphia Avenue, where several niche-market businesses are thriving and new restaurants are slated to open.

A portion of the proceeds also will benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch. Food donations also will be accepted for Kitchen Door, the food pantry of the Egg Harbor City Moravian Church.

Renault Winery is located at 72 North Bremen Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Call Nanette Galloway at 609-965-5681 or go to


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