Dining out

BEEF AND BEVERAGE to benefit Cedar Creek High School Wrestling Team, 7-10 p.m. Jan. 17, Rusty Barrel, St. Louis Avenue, Egg Harbor City. Tickets $20. Call Tara Gubbins at 609-839-1396.

OES-PHA BANQUET 1 p.m. Jan. 18, hosted by Atlantic Chapter No. 3 Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation, honors ceremony, entertainment, dinner choice of crab cakes or roasted chicken breast, Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, $55 donation, Jan. 9 registration deadline. Contact Sylvia Thomas at 609-334-3753.

Education

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER ASSISTANCE by Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor City in January, February and March. All ages, registration required, call 609-804-1063.

COMPUTER LITERACY AND TRAINING by Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township in January, February and March, open to adults, registration required, call 609-927-8664.

PARENTING CLASS, three-week series based on National Parenting Curriculum ‘Active Parenting Now in 3’ by Michael H. Popkin, PhD, Mental Health Association in Galloway Township, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8, 15 and 22. Geared for parents of children ages 8-15; topics include communication and cooperation, discipline and responsibility, power, courage and self-esteem. Free, but must attend all three sessions. To register, call Anne Groh at 609 652-3800, ext. 311, or email agroh@mhanj.org.

RUTGERS ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS TRAINING, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 15 to May 28, information, resources and tools to empower people to make positive change in their communities, speakers, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, $250. Contact Amy Menzel at 609-272-6950 or amenzel@acua.com or see EnviroStewards.Rutgers.edu.

KAPLAN PRACTICE SAT TEST, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, suggested for ages 13-18, registration required. Bring a scientific calculator. Call 609-927-8664.

COLLEGE: GETTING THERE FROM HERE for adults, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, registration requested. Jason Kiefer of Edward Jones Seminars offers tips on financial planning strategies to help make college education a reality children and grandchildren. Call 609-625-2776.

HOW TO BUY AND SELL ON EBAY for adults, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, registration requested. Ed Bonek shares his knowledge of advertising, packing, shipping and payment methods. Call 609-625-2776.

ART APPRECIATION AFTERNOONS for 12 and older, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 22 and March 29, registration requested. Learn about lives and careers of famous artists and create works inspired by them. January, Georges Seurat and pointillism. February (Black History Month), life and collage work of African-American artist Romare Bearden. March (Women's History Month), Frida Kahlo and the self-portrait. Call 609-641-1778.

ORIENTEERING, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, learn to use a map and compass. Free, must register in advance, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431 for details.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS for adults, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 2 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and March 21. January, ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L.Stedman. February, ‘City of Women’ by David R. Gillham. March, ‘Where'd You Go, Bernadette?’ by Maria Semple. Call 609-823-4614.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES by Brigantine CER, ballroom dancing, intro to piano, digital photography, dog obedience, decorative crafts, bridge, ukulele, jewelry-making and CPR. For a complete schedule, call 609-266-3323.

BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL HEBREW CLASSES taught by Mark Steiner in Beth El Synagogue’s Mary M. Davis library, 3 p.m. Tuesdays, everyone welcome. For more information, call 609-823-2725. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

BIBLE AND PARSHA STUDY GROUP taught by Rabbi Aaron Krauss, Sunday mornings after 9 a.m. minyan, all welcome. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-823-2725.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Saturdays at Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, call 609-641-0444; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturdays at Action Auto Body, 14 12th St., Hammonton, call 609-561-0736. Call the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office at 609-909-7200.

COMPUTER LITERACY AND TRAINING for adults, call for appointment, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave., call 609-927-8664.

DISCUSSIONS with Dr. Sylvan Kesilman, distinguished history scholar, following 7:30 p.m. Saturday services, everyone welcome. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-823-2725.

ESL CLASSES St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 118 W. Bayview Ave, Pleasantville. Schedule TBD depending on needs. Call 609-646-1604 and leave contact information.

EXHIBIT FEATURING ARTIFACTS FROM THE LIFE OF A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Directions online at stockton.edu.

FRIENDS OF ENCORE LEARNING, formerly Brandeis University Women’s Committee, offers study groups with professional leaders. Call 609-348-3401 or 609-822-9595.

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS at Congregation Beth Israel Nursery School in Northfield, children learn alphabet letters based on shape and length of lines. Call 609-641-3600 or see bethisraelnorthfield.org.

INTERACTIVE TORAH STUDY CLASS led by Cantor Ralph Goren, 11 a.m. Mondays, all welcome. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-823-2725.

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Call 609-823-4614.

MAJHONG CLASSES, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $75 members, $100 nonmembers. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 138, email JCutler@jccatlantic.org or see jccatlantic.org.

OLDER ADULTS SPECIAL INTEREST SERIES 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269 for topic of week.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TUTORING, by appointment only, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

SCHOLARSHIPS offered by the Atlantic County Bar Association for Atlantic County law students attending any accredited law school. See atcobar.org or call the Bar Association Office at 609-345-3444.

SWIM LESSONS, for adults and children in group or individual sessions, Tilton Fitness, Galloway Township. All swim instructors are Red Cross certified. Lessons are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers, and are available to Tilton Fitness members and non-members. To register or for more information, call Katrina Abbott, certified trainer/swim instructor, at 609-385-8904.

VETERANS BENEFIT INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m first Wednesdays at Ruby Tuesday entrance, Hamilton Mall, Hamilton Township. Call 609-407-1332.

WOMENSOURCE TRAINING, various topics at the Women’s Center, 1201 New Road, Suite 240, Linwood. Call 609-601-9925, ext. 207, or see acwc.org.

Etc.

BLOOD DRIVES:  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 26, AtlantiCare LifeCenter AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, to register, call 800-RED CROSS or see redcrossblood.org/make-donation; noon-7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

HIKE ESTELL 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31, free, meet at Fox Nature Center for two-hour social hike through Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. Pace geared to ability of group, advance registration encouraged, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

BOOK CLUB at Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, first Thursdays in January, February and March at 6:30 p.m., open to adults. Jan. 2, ‘A Christmas Secret’ by Anne Perry. Feb. 6, ‘Lean In’ by Cheryl Sandberg. March 6, ‘The Postmistress’ by Sarah Blake. Call 609-927-8664.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 4, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash Avenue, Linwood, more than 50 vendors with old coins, antiques, collectibles, new items, watches, jewelry, food, clothing, more. Free. For table rental or information, call 609-927-0569.

TED TALKS at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 2 p.m. first Saturday in January, February and March, open to adults, registration requested, call 609-823-4614. Jan. 4, Texting, Language and Reading. Feb. 1, Amazing Adventures. March 1, Incredible Women. Discussions follow, refreshments provided.

CHESS at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11-March 29, open to adults and led by Ken Esada, all skill levels welcome. Call 609-823-4614.

HIKE ESTELL 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, free, meet at Fox Nature Center for two-hour social hike through Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. Pace geared to ability of group, advance registration encouraged, free, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

BEACON’S HOPE CHEST for those in need of food or clothing assistance, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Beacon Evangelical Free Church, 420 S. Sixth Ave., Galloway Township. Call 609-748-0001.

CAPE ATLANTIC RETIRED PHILADELPHIA POLICE meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the last Friday of each month at Dino’s Diner, 31 Route 50, Seaville. $12 per person includes breakfast entree from special menu with bottomless cup of coffee or tea (includes tax and gratuity). Guest speaker each month. No reservations needed. For more information or to be added to the email list for monthly notifications, contact Lee Rominiecki at Leonrom354@comcast.net.

CAR CRUISE 5 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Historic Smithville, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville.

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS DROP-OFF at First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing, 6011 Main St. Call 609-625-9446 or 609-625-7265.

CLOTHES CLOSET OUTREACH MINISTRY 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at Faith Baptist Church, 815 Tilton Road, Pleasantville. Call 609-646-1881.

CLOTHING DONATIONS in good condition needed by United Methodist Church of Somers Point, Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, Somers Point. Clothing may be dropped off at church any morning during the week. Call 609-927-2075 with questions.

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at New Hope Community Center, 301 N. Woodland Ave., Pleasantville. Proof of income required. Must have proper ID. Call 609-287-4649 or 609-484-3413.

COMMUNITY GARDEN 10 a.m., Saturdays, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 118 W. Bayview Ave, Pleasantville. Vegetables free for gardeners.

PINOCHLE PLAYERS WANTED 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, looking for Pinochle players, friendly environment, all ages welcome, Senior Building, 22 Ambler Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-5607 or 609-927-1883.

FOOD, CLOTHING GIVEAWAY third Sundays at Proclaiming His Word Church, 101 N. First St., Pleasantville. Call 609-407-1750.

FOOD PANTRY of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, 353 S. New Road. Hours are 5:30-6:30 p.m. third and fourth Wednesdays. Must bring ID. Call 609-641-4337.

FOOD PANTRY, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays, St. Andrew by the Sea Church, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-7333.

FOOD PANTRY 1 to 3 p.m. third Thursday of each month at Union Baptist Temple Church, 335 N. Pennsylvania Ave., use Drexel Avenue entrance, Atlantic City. Call 609-345-4314.

FOOD PANTRY 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Wednesdays at Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 525 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-1751.

FOOD PANTRY 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays at Masjid Muhammad Inc., 300 Albany Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-347-0788.

FOOD PANTRY noon to 3 p.m. second Thursdays and 3 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays at St. James AME Church, 101 N. New York Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-0179.

FOR SENIORS ONLY, by Brigantine CER, Basic and Intermediate computers, Senior Lite, Yoga, Zumba Toning and Basic Zumba. For a schedule call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

FREE GARDASIL, MENINGOCOCCAL, TDAP, PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATIONS from Atlantic County Division of Public Health in Northfield and Hammonton. Call 609-645-5933 to schedule an appointment.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Mainland Lions. Call 609-652-5115 or 609-641-5988.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Somers Point Jazz Society. Call 609-927-6677.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by American Business Women’s Association. Call 609-317-5101 or email peh53@comcast.net.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Gilda’s Club, 700 New Road, Linwood. Call 609-926-2699.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE for Downbeach Film Society, 405 Berkshire Dr., Margate. Call 609-823-9159.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by American Legion Post 352 Ladies Auxiliary, Somers Point. Call 609-927-7145.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Friends of Encore Learning of Stockton. Call 609-822-9595.

PLAYERS WANTED FOR THE 2013 10U SOUTH JERSEY SAND SHARKS BASEBALL TEAM, email coach Jim for more information at sjsandsharks@gmail.com.

SEASHORE HEALING ARTS CENTER PROGRAMS: Ego Free Flow Yoga, 6 p.m. Mondays, Kripalu Yoga, 6 p.m. Thursdays and Yin Yoga, 6 p.m. Thursdays, suggested donation $5; Vipassana Meditation, 5 p.m. Thursdays, suggested donation $5. Center, 501 New Road, Groveland Center, Somers Point. Call 609-601-9272.

SNEAKER CAMPAIGN, donations needed in men’s size 13 and up. Donations can be dropped off at Miss Audrey’s Human Connection, 1637 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

VETERANS ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEERS WANTED to offer assistance to veterans. Call Lou Green at 609-407-1332.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for AARP Tax Aide Program, 2014 tax season, two days training in December and four days in January. If interested call 609-294-0730 (Southern Ocean County).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED as companions for elders with Alzheimer’s or related dementias by Project SAVE with Family Service Association, 609-569-0239, ext.1148.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to staff CONTACT Cape-Atlantic’s reassurance program that provides daily telephone calls to the elderly and disabled. Call Ann P. Magee at 609-823-1850 or see contactcapeatlantic.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a variety of opportunities by Family Service Association, 609-569-0239.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by South Jersey AIDS Alliance for its syringe exchange program at its Oasis site, 32 S. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-347-1085.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Meadowview Nursing Home snack and gift shop, 225 Dolphin Ave., Northfield. Open seven days, two shifts available: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. Call Joe Martin at 609-822-5857.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Environmental Educational Committee of the Friends of Forsythe, Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-1535.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT, for Atlantic Adult Day Healthcare in Northfield to help seniors and disabled in crafts, men’s group and Spanish group. Open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Call Beth or Diane at 609-383-3313.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Atlantic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to organize and run fundraising activities. Call 609-927-9059.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by T. Byrd Leadership Academy and Tri-County Score, Pleasantville. Call 609-484-9356.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Heartland Hospice, Northfield. Training provided. Call 609-641-4675.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 930 Church St., Pleasantville. Call 609-646-6900, ext. 137.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families for Northfield Thrift Shop. Call 609-484-1133.

For fun

CLICKING NEEDLES KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASS 7 p.m. Jan. 6, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, open to adults and teens, all levels of experience welcome, Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System, Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School, Weymouth-Malaga Road. 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

RAINBOW LOOM BRACELETS 6 p.m. Jan. 6, hosted by Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System, create rainbow loom bracelets from colorful rubber band links, Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School, Weymouth-Malaga Road, suggested for ages 12 and older. 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

SUPER MOVIE MONDAYS 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, open to all, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., films feature the adventures of the alien orphan from the Planet Krypton. 609-641-1778.

BETH EL SISTERHOOD GAME DAY in Margate, noon-4 p.m. Jan. 7, $10 per person. Lunch and refreshments. Bring mah jongg set, Scrabble game, canasta. RSVP to reserve table, 609-823-2725 or 609-927-2609. Everyone welcome.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS 10 a.m. Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, open to adults, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., registration required. 609-641-1778.

HAMMONTON CANOE CLUB EVENTS FOR SENIORS:  Chair Yoga for seniors, 1 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 8, certified instructor Carol Martynuik, call Monica Newton to register at 609-567-4300, ext. 107; Senior Exercise with Carol, 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; Needlecrafts with Miss Suzi, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, all skill levels welcome; Free Health Lecture, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, lunch follows at noon for $3; Maple Leaf Physical Therapy, 11 a.m. Jan. 21 with Rick Dellagatta, PT, DPT, M.Ed, lunch follows for $3; Bingo Day, noon Jan. 28 with co-sponsor Hammonton Health and Rehabilitation Center, complimentary luncheon and gift card prizes to local retail stores, bingo cards $1 each; Hammonton Historical Society presents ‘The History of Hammonton Lake’ by Bill Parkhurst, 11 a.m. Jan. 30, lunch follows for $3. To register, call 856-322-7082 or email hammontonseniors@gmail.com.

GROWN-UP BOARD GAME NIGHTS at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 12 and March 12, suggested for 20- to 30-somethings, registration requested. Meet new people and try out the newest board games. Call 609-823-4614.

DINNER AND MOVIE Jan. 28 at Katz JCC, Margate, full course dinner at 5 p.m., movie follows. ‘Captain Phillips’ with Tom Hanks. Reserve and pay at least a week in advance for $15/JCC members and $18/non-members; after that, cost is $18/members and $21 non-members. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 113.

MAHJONGG BRUNCH 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31, Katz JCC, Margate. Bagel brunch spread, play mahjongg, all players and skill levels are welcome. Raffle prizes. Advance registration by Jan. 24 is $10/JCC membersand $13/non-members; after Jan. 24, cost is $13/members and $16 non-members. Spaces limited. Contact Josh Cutler for information or to register, 609-822-1167, ext. 138, or JCutler@jccatlantic.org.

RHYTHM CIRCLE, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, learn to use various types of drums and rhythm instruments in group setting. Free, register early, space is limited. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

GATHERING WOOL for adults and all levels of experience, chat, snack and meet neighbors while knitting or stitching, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays to Mar. 25, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., call 609-823-4614.

BALLROOM DANCING on the Seashore Gardens Boardwalk, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-3269.

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING, Wednesday Night Dance Group Class by Gene and Connie, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Christ Church Parish Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call Gene Hildner, 609-344-5366.

BRIDGE 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave. Call 609-601-9109 or 609-927-6501.

CARDIO DANCE-LINE DANCE 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Ventnor Educational Community Complex, Lafayette Avenue, gymnasium entrance. Call 609-823-7950.

CEILI 8 p.m. last Saturdays of month except July and August at American Legion Hall, First and Pennsylvania avenues, Somers Point. Call 609-823-3757 or 609-398-8636.

COUNTRY LINE DANCING, 7 to 11 p.m., first and third Saturdays, Studio 18, 90 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point (above Greate Bay Fitness), $10. Call 609-788-4021 or Studio18nj.com

DANCING: Studio 18, 90 Mays Landing Road (inside Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness), Somers Point, call 609-457-0883. Every Friday, ballroom and Latin dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m., free lesson at 6:30 p.m.; every Saturday, ballroom tea dance 1-2 p.m.; first Saturdays, country Western dancing 7-11 p.m.

JERSEY SHORE BALLROOM DANCE CLUB dances with instruction, 7 to 10 p.m. selected Saturdays at Christ Church Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call Sharon at 609-926-1654.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Fridays, Greenlight Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, entertainment, free light refreshments, free wifi access, to perform contact Steve Fiedler at 609-464-0413. For directions see uucsjs.org.

PINOCHLE GAMES 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Senior Center, Ambler Avenue, Somers Point. Call 609-927-8641.

SOMERS POINT HISTORICAL MUSEUM open to the public 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-2900.

SQUARE DANCE CLUB, 8 to 10:30 p.m. first, third and fifth Saturdays, Belcoville Fire Hall, 1201 Loretta Ave., Mays Landing. Call 609-399-4486.

VIPASSANA (MINDFULNESS) MEDITATION, 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at Seashore Healing Arts Center, 501 New Road, Groveland Center, Somers Point. Call 609-601-9272. No preregistration is required. Cost is a donation request only.

For youth

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 4, Feb. 1 and March 1, ages 12 and older, refreshments served, registration requested. January, ‘The Spectacular Now’ by Tim Tharp. February, ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio. March, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green. Call 609-823-4614.

FURRY BUDDIES 6:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 6, Feb. 3, 24, Mar. 3, 17, suggested for ages 6-14, kids read a story to Cavan and Freedom, therapy dogs who love sharing stories with children, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., registration requested. 609-625-2776.

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES, suggested for ages 3½-5; Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through Mar. 25; Preschool Storytime: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Mar. 27; Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road, registration requested. 609-561-2264.

CRAFTY SATURDAYS, Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8, suggested for ages 6-12, registration requested for each session. Different seasonal craft created at each session. January: snowflake theme. February: Valentine’s Day craft. March: St. Patrick’s Day craft. Call 609-927-7113.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY, Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, suggested for ages 3½-5, registration requested for any session. Bedtime Storytime at the Library, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15-March 26, children come to the library dressed in pajamas to read stories, play games and have a snack. Storytime at the Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 27 and Saturdays, Jan. 25-March 29, children hear stories, do crafts and have a snack. Call 609-927-7113.

TODDLER TALES stories and crafts, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor City, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15-April 16, suggested for ages 2-4, space is limited so registration is required. Call 609-804-1063.

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. Toddler Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 19, suggested for ages 1½-3, registration required. Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30 and February 6 and 13, suggested for ages 3½-5, registration required. Call 609-652-2352.

BUENA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY STORY HOUR at Buena Community Reading Center, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 19, suggested for ages 3-7 .Email Harry Grose at HGrose@Buena.K12.nj.us or call Outreach Services at 609-625-2776, ext., 6338 for information.

TEEN MEET: GINGERBREAD HOUSES, 6 p.m. Jan. 15, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, suggested for ages 13-18, registration required, make a festive gingerbread house. Call 609-652-2352.

MAKE AND TAKE CRAFTS FOR KIDS at Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 12 and March 12, suggested for age 5 and older, registration requested. Children younger than 5 welcome with adult. January: celebrate Penguin Awareness Day and make a penguin finger puppet; February: celebrate Valentine’s Day and make bird feeders with bird food; March: celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and make decoupage votive candle holder. Call 609-561-2264.

LITTLE LEARNERS CRAFT CLASS for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, free, must register in advance, space limited, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431, specify session.

TEEN CRAFT, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 15, suggested for ages 9-13, registration requested for each session. Make fun crafts to keep or share with friends. January craft is book jacket spine bracelets; February and March crafts TBA. Call 609-823-4614.

LINE DANCING FUN 1 p.m. Jan. 18, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, suggested for ages 6-15, registration requested. Michele Acito teaches participants how to line dance. Call 609-625-2776.

ADVENTURES IN LIBRARYLAND, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 15, suggested for ages 6 and older with interested adult, registration requested for all sessions. Choose two to four craft and writing activities from a list provided; child and adult work on projects together. Call 609-823-4614.

BOOK ADVENTURES for ages 6-10, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18, registration requested. January: ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ by Jules Verne, discuss tale, make an ocean in a bottle craft, and play games. February: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ by Jeff Kinney, make crafts, play games, and meet other fans. March: book series ‘Mad Science’ by Kathy Burkett and Gordon Korman, take part in interactive science experiments and play games, discussion about mad scientists and crazy experiments. Call 609-652-2352.

TEEN SCENE for ages 13-18, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 6 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March 19. Teens bring laptops or gaming devices and access the library’s free Wi-Fi, talk with other teens about favorite books, games, TV shows and movies, and check out new young adult and manga titles. Call 609-652-2352.

SUSQUEHANNA BANK ‘MIND YOUR PENNIES’ PROGRAM for children, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 23, registration requested. Learn about saving with a craft, play games, hear story. Call 609-561-2264.

TEEN MEETS for ages 13-18, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Feb. 20 and March 20, play games, plan events and chat with other teens. Call 609-927-8664.

FISHY TALES AND CRAFTS at Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Jan. 14, Sammy Shrimp, ‘A Tale of a Little Shrimp,’ then coloring activity. Jan. 21, ‘Spiny Sea Star, a Tale of Seeing Stars,’ then starfish craft. Jan. 28, ‘Salty Seagull, A Tale of an Old Salt,’ then starfish craft. Feeding time follows at noon and 3 p.m. Call 609-348-2880 or see acaquarium.com.

SEW IT! SIMPLE SEWING PROJECT for 12 and older, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 2 p.m. Jan. 25, registration required. Use step-by-step instructions to create unique sewing project. Suggested supplies list provided at registration. Call 609-652-2352.

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL EXTENDED HOURS ‘Before care’ 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and ‘after care’ 3 to 5 p.m. each day, except Fridays, which end at 4:30 p.m. in honor of Shabbat. Congregation Beth Israel is located at 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. Call 609-641-3600.

NEPTUNE’S GUARD DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Ave., Third Floor, Atlantic City. Call 609-345-6876.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City. Call 609-348-2880 or see acaquarium.com.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City. Call 609-804-1063.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE LIBRARY, early literacy fun, including songs, rhymes, fingerplays and reading for children ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration required. Call 609-823-4614.

Fundraisers

2014 CALENDAR RAFFLE FUNDRAISER by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Assumption and St. Nicholas churches), chances to win every day. Purchase calendars at parish office, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township, or call 609-652-0008, ext. 202.

AUXILIARY OF SHORE MEDICAL CENTER shops at: Marmora South Shore Plaza, 232 South Shore Road, Marmora, call 609-390-0913; Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9, Somers Point, call 609-653-8374. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s pledge to Shore Tomorrow, an expansion project of Shore Medical Center. For information, to donate or to volunteer, call any shop.

DONATIONS OF GENTLY USED CLOTHING WELCOME for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. All sizes, infants to adults and shoes accepted, bright green box located at William Davies Middle School, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing. To schedule a free home pickup, call 877-336-8828.

Groups

ADULT ADD/ADHD SUPPORT GROUP by Rothenberg Center for Family Life at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Topics include time management skills, ways to interact with others, coping mechanisms and self-help techniques. First session 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at JFS, 607 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Remaining sessions at same time and place on Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8. Open to public for nominal fee. Contact Robert Baker at 609-822-1108, ext. 231, or rbaker@jfsatlantic.org.

ATLANTIC CITY BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2014 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, open to businesses and residents. Yearly membership is $52 business, $12 resident. Contact Miss Audrey, Atlantic City Business and Community Association, 1637 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City.

HURRICANE SANDY SUPPORT GROUP by New Jersey Hope and Healing, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Hooked on Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor Community Center. Find free local and county resources, learn ways to handle stress. No registration necessary, all welcome. Program ends Feb. 14. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 308.

101 WOMEN PLUS 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., call 609-742-0679.

ABSECON DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at the American Legion Hall on New Jersey Avenue, Absecon. All are welcome to attend.

ABSECON LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Smithville Inn, Galloway Township, and 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at John D. Young Blind Center, Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue, Absecon. Call 609-646-6848.

ABSECON WOMAN’S CLUB, 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays at members’ homes. Club goals are to support charitable and educational community projects. The club is starting a two-year state project supporting Family Promise. For membership information call 609-645-1739 or email wc_absnj@yahoo.com.

ACHS CLASS OF ’59 BREAKFAST GROUP 8:30 a.m. second Tuesdays at Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township.

AL-ANON, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Ventnor Public Library, second floor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP, third Thursdays, Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, call 609-748-9900.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, ATLANTIC COUNTY BRANCH, meets on the third Monday at various locations. Prospective members and visitors are welcome. Call 609-398-6367 or 609-965-4360.

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ATLANTIC CITY CHARTER CHAPTER holds its dinner meetings at East Bay Crab and Grill in Egg Harbor Township on the first Monday of each month. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For information and reservations, call 609-965-2622.

AMERICAN LEGION Kenneth B. Hawkins Post 61 in Atlantic City, meets on third Thursdays, open 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT 254 1 p.m. second Mondays. Call 609-909-1518 for location.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT 352 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, First and Pennsylvania avenues, Somers Point.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 7 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Health Center at Galloway, 66 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-9100, ext. 105.

ATLANTIC AUDUBON SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, except November and December, at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-1470.

ATLANTIC CAPE AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP, includes all immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma. Meets 12:15 p.m. second and fourth Sundays in chapel of Central Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Call Carol at 609-412-3687 or Robert at 609-646-3011.

ATLANTIC, CAPE MAY COUNTY COIN CLUB 7 p.m. first Wednesdays at Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave. Call 609-398-4486.

ATLANTIC CITY ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, 7:30 p.m. second Fridays, Richard Stockton College, West Quad Building, Pomona. Call Joey Gaynor at 609-289-2946.

ATLANTIC CITY ARTS COMMISSION 5:30 p.m. third Mondays at Carnegie Library Center, 18 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB, 7 p.m., third Thursdays at Chelsea Pub and Inn, 8 S. Morris Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-4700 or chelseapubandinn.com.

ATLANTIC COUNTY POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP, third Wednesday of each month, Ye Old Mill Street Pub, Main Street, Mays Landing. For information or directions, call Marge Disbrow 609-909-1518.

ATLANTIC COUNTY RETIRED POLICE, FIREMEN ASSOCIATION second Thursdays at PBA Headquarters, 520 N. Annapolis Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-266-7647 for time. No August meeting.

ATLANTIC COUNTY SKYBLAZERS 7 p.m. first Wednesdays Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-625-3472.

ATLANTIC COUNTY WOMEN’S CENTER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY 6 p.m. second Wednesdays at Cornerstone Commerce Center, 1201 New Road, Linwood. Call 609-601-9925, ext. 238.

BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY Greater Atlantic City Chapter, rehearsals at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 Pitney Road, Galloway Township. Contact Joe at 609-344-8133 or josmikefor@comcast.net.

BEACH BUM BOOK CLUB various dates, locations. See beachbumbookclub.com.

BOARDWALK TOASTMASTERS, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday at Atlantic County Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. Contact Rich Catando at rfcatando@aol.com or 609-296-7048, or see boardwalktoastmasters.org.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 177, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Scullville Fire House, 1708 Somers Point Road, Egg Harbor Township. Open registration; Webelo scouts are welcome to come and visit. Call 609-287-9149 or email 177scouting@comcast.net.

BUENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Buena Vista Township Municipal Building, Harding Highway. Trustees meet at 7 p.m.

BUNGALOW PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays at Davenport Center, 600 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-3877. No meetings in July and August.

CALM AFTER STORM, Tuesdays, Brigantine Beach Community Center. Stress management tips 6:30-7:30 p.m. Yoga relaxation 7:30-8:15. Free and open to adults.

CAPE-ATLANTIC ROCKHOUNDS CLUB meets 7 p.m. first Thursday every month, on Cologne Avenue between Routes 322 and 30, Mays Landing. Call 856-776-1739.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, call 069-927-2950.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, at Lighthouse Church, Route 9, Cape May Court House, for bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings. Call 609-886-2118.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Central Methodist Church, 5 Marvin Ave., Linwood. Park in back lot.

DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood. See divorcecare.org or call Karen or Ned at 609-457-6050. The cost of the series is $30, includes a workbook and a weekly coffee/snack break.

EGG HARBOR CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. last Mondays of month (except July and December) at Roundhouse Museum, 533 London Ave. Call 609-965-9073.

EPICUREAN SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 6 p.m. first Mondays of month at various locations. Call 609-513-3215.

EGG HARBOR CITY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at City Hall Council Chambers, 500 London Ave., Egg Harbor City.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY, open to the public. Contact June G. Sheridan at 608-927-8314 or junesheridan115@comcast.net.

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point. Call Marian at 609-822-8783 or Debbie at 609-646-6320, or email epilepsygroup@aol.com.

EWOMENNETWORK 8 a.m. third Fridays at Atlantic City Country Club, Shore Road, Northfield. Call 609-484-1859.

FILM SOCIETY MEETINGS twice per month at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, for dates and topics.

GALLOWAY BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Gourmet Italian Cuisine Restaurant, Pitney and Jimmie Leeds roads, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-1387.

GALLOWAY WOMEN’S CLUB 7 p.m. first Mondays at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-5499.

GOLDA MEIR HADASSAH 11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-822-5370. No meetings in July and August.

GOLDEN CIRCLE OF SOUTH JERSEY INC. 1 p.m. second Tuesdays at Atlantic City Police Athletic League Building, Mediterranean and New York avenues, Atlantic City. Call 609-348-3398.

GREAT EGG HARBOR RIVER COUNCIL 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in June, August, October and December at Atlantic County Park, Fox Nature Center, Route 50, Estell Manor. Call 856-697-6114.

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB OF SOMERS POINT 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at Senior Center, Ambler Road, Somers Point.

HAMMONTON ARTS CENTER at 219 Bellevue Ave. offers new art exhibits monthly and conducts art classes and workshops for children and adults. See hammontonartscenter.org.

HEARTBREAK TO HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 609-345-3230 for literature and information, or just to talk.

HELPING OUT TOGETHER MATURE VOLUNTEER SOCIAL GROUP 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays at Somers Point Diner, MacArthur Boulevard and Circle Drive. Call 609-641-4512.

HISPANIC ALLIANCE OF ATLANTIC COUNTY 6 p.m. second Wednesdays in August, October and December at Carnegie Library Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. Call 609-412-7421.

IRISH AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, Absecon. Call 609-927-1234.

INTERWEAVE of South Jersey, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, for members, family and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. See interweave.uucsjs.org.

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF GALLOWAY breastfeeding support group, 7 p.m. first Mondays, 855 Smith Bowen Road, Galloway Township. Call Renee at 609-545-7082.

LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding support group, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in the all purpose room at the Linwood Library. Call Kelly at 609-412-3623.

LINWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7 p.m. third Mondays at 16 W. Poplar Ave., Linwood.

MAINLAND LIONS second and fourth Tuesdays at Smithville Inn, Route 9, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-5115 or 609-641-5988.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays at 731 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-442-2552.

MAINLAND ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. first and third Tuesdays at Friendly’s Restaurant, Route 9, Northfield. Call 609-432-5347.

MID-ATLANTIC AARP CHAPTER 4191 meets 12:45 p.m. third Tuesdays at Galloway Township Community Services, 621 White Horse Pike, Galloway Township. New members welcome, call 609-748-8491.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Atlantic County Library, 605 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call Linda Klersey at 609-484-0991.

NAACP, Mainland/Pleasantville chapter, covers all of Atlantic County except Atlantic City and Mizpah, and meets at 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays at various locations. Contact naacpmlpv@gmail.com or 609-407-0800.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CHAPTER 1664 1 p.m. third Wednesdays at East Bay Crab and Grill, 670 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE WOMEN, ATLANTIC COUNTY 6 p.m. third Wednesdays at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Shore Road, Somers Point. Call 609-884-6917.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS 7-8 p.m. Mondays, United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Duran Avenue, Somers Point. Call Roger at 609-703-1975.

NORTHFIELD DEMOCRATIC PARTY, third Wednesdays at the American Legion on New Road in Northfield, with parking at library. For more information, call President Frank Perri at 609-646-0617.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Bacharach Institute, Pomona Room, second floor, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona; 10 a.m. Fridays, AtlantiCare Healthplex, 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City. Call Lori at 609-703-2135.

PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays, meets in Surgical Pavilion Lobby at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point. Call 609-653-3238.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE meets 1-4 p.m. third Saturday of each month, bring copies of your original work, usually meets at library in Margate or Ventnor. New members (playwrights and actors) and the public always welcome. Call 609-601-9191.

PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 at Shore Diner, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-641-8287 for information about quarterly gatherings.

PROFESSIONAL CHEFS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH JERSEY 6 p.m. monthly at various locations. Call 609-374-6558.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays at Shore Medical Center’s cancer center in Somers Point. Call Don Shur, 609-965-4550.

REFORMERS UNANIMOUS ADDICTIONS PROGRAM meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township. The program is free as is the child care and area transportation. Call 609-652-7507.

SANDPIPER ORCHID SOCIETY, 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-884-9232.

SOUTH JERSEY ANIMAL ADVOCATES 11:30 a.m., fourth Sundays, 75 S. Pomona Road at the corner of Liebig Street, Galloway Township. SJAA is open to anyone interested in working to advance animal welfare. See uucsjs.org/social_action.html or call 609-652-1940.

SOUTH JERSEY HUMANISTS, 10:30 a.m. last Saturday each month, Linwood Library. Contact Mike Cluff at 609-652-1940 or michael.cluff@gmail.com.

SOUTH JERSEY SANDY ROLLMAN OVARIAN CANCER ADVOCACY GROUP meets fourth Thursday of each month except November and December at Life Guard Headquarters, 33rd Street and Atlantic Avenue, Longport. See sandyovarian.org or email alicemartin20@comcast.net for more information.

SCARLETT SASSYS RED HAT GROUP noon second Tuesdays at Olive Garden, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing.

SEASHORE MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUB 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at Somers Point Library, 801 Shore Road. email Robeth2@verizon.net.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery program, 7 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Methodist Church, 20 Route 9 North, Marmora, use side door off parking lot, not affiliated with any religions and confidentiality and privacy respected, serving Cape May and Atlantic counties.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF ATLANTIC CITY 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at Shore Diner, Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-927-1415.

SOUTH JERSEY CHAPTER NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS 7 p.m. third Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-926-8458 or 609-601-2611 for time and location.

SOUTH JERSEY STAMPERS, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, Estell Manor Park, Recreation Building. For information and directions call Marge Disbrow 609-909-1518.

SOUTH JERSEY SUBMARINER ASSOCIATION for U.S. submarine veterans, call Tom Carty at 609-625-0267.

SOUTH JERSEY SWEEPERS noon third Saturdays at Mill Street Pub, Main Street, Mays Landing.

SUBMARINE VETS 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays at VFW Post 2189, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-7549.

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Gourmet Restaurant Terrace Room, Galloway Township. Call 609-703-5274.

TELCOM PIONEER RETIREES noon fourth Tuesdays at Crab Trap, Somers Point. No meetings June, July or August.

THIRD WARD CIVIC ASSOCIATION 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at Martin Luther King School, Martin Luther King Boulevard, Atlantic City.

UNITED REPUBLICAN CLUB OF EHT, first Thursdays, new members and guests welcome. See ehtgop.org or email President Tom Prendergast at tapsurvey1@comcast.net.

VENICE PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Venice Park Methodist Church, 2015 Morningside Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-5298.

VENTNOR AARP NO. 1724 1:30 p.m. second Mondays at Ventnor Community Building, Newport and Atlantic avenues. Call 609-572-1960.

VETERANS, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County for newly repatriated Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom military veterans and their families, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at MHAAC office, 1127 North New Road (Route 9 between Leeds and California avenues), Pleasantville. Call Jaime Angelini at 609-272-1700, ext. 308.

VETERANS ADVOCATE/ASSISTANCE, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Wednesdays, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing (Ruby Tuesday entrance). Lou Green will assist with federal, state, county benefits. Call 609-407-1332.

WEST END DEMOCRATIC CLUB 2 p.m. third Saturdays at Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing. Call 609-625-2776.

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION 6 p.m. first Mondays at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex, 1700 Marmora Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-442-7284.

WOODTURNING CLUB, third Tuesdays of each month, Egg Harbor Township. Call Ron at 609-601-2663 for time and location.

ZONTA CLUB OF ATLANTIC CITY AREA Meeting 6 p.m., second Mondays. Call 609-391-1657 or email ljwatts4@aol.com.

Health, fitness

FREE BOOT CAMP STYLE WORKOUTS by Galloway Nutrition and Love Your Body Nutrition; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Galloway Nutrition in Galloway Township, call 609-748-0017; 6:30-7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Love Your Body Nutrition in Northfield, call 609-380-7815.

PILATES at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing for adults and teens, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 4 and 11, Feb. 1 and 15, March 1 and 15, registration required for each session, call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

ALZHEIMER’S WORKSHOPS, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, open to adults, registration requested, presented by Valerie Haygood of Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter: ‘Learn to Cope,’ 7 p.m. Jan. 16, learn to communicate with those affected by dementia and learn techniques to refine coping skills, caregivers encouraged to attend; ‘Early Detection Matters,’ 2 p.m. Feb. 12, discussion of early warning signs, learn difference between age-related changes and Alzheimer’s disease. Call 609-625-2776.

YOGA FOR LIFE at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 8 and 22, and March 8 and 22, open to older teens and adults, registration requested for each session. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring mat or towel; it is suggested not to eat for three hours before class. Call 609-625-2776.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens and adults. Dress in loose-fitting clothing and casual footgear, and bring water, yoga mat and towel. Free, must register in advance, space limited, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431, specify session.

ATLANTICARE EVENTS:

9-11 a.m. Jan. 8 HIV Life Support Group, William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex, Atlantic City;

4 p.m. Jan. 8  AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Ostomy Support Group, Living Room, Gilda’s Club South Jersey, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township;

5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 Preparing for Chemotherapy, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township;

6 p.m. Jan. 9  Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Building 800, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township;

7-9 p.m. Jan. 9-Feb. 13 Childbirth Class (six weeks), Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona, registration fee $100;

7-9 p.m. Jan. 10 AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class Babies R Us, 130 Consumer Square, Mays Landing, $10

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 11 One Day Childbirth Class, Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona, registration fee $100;

7-8 p.m. Jan. 14  Adult Diabetes Community Support Group, New Cafe, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona, registration required;

2-3 p.m. Jan. 15 Preparing for Radiation Therapy, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township;

5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 Preparing for Chemotherapy, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township;

5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15  Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth Tour for Expectant Parents, Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona;

7-9 p.m. Jan. 15  AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class, Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona, registration fee $10;

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18  AtlantiCare Safe Sitter Class, Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona, $45 registration fee;

6-7 p.m. Jan. 20  Bariatric Health and Wellness Support Group, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township;

4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 20  Adult Diabetes Community Support Group, AtlantiCare Health Park, 219 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, registration required;

6 p.m. Jan. 21  Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Building 800, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, registration required;

9-11 a.m. Jan. 22  HIV Life Support Group, William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex, Atlantic City;

5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 Preparing for Chemotherapy, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township;

6 p.m. Jan. 14 Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Building 800, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, registration required;

3-4 p.m. Jan. 28  Adult Diabetes Community Support Group, AtlantiCare Physician Group Specialty Services, Building 800, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, registration required;

5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 Preparing for Chemotherapy, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township.

Registration required for most events, call 888-569-1000 or see atlanticare.org.

BRIGANTINE CER CLASSES: Tai Chi, Pilates Plus, Zumba, Spin, Shape Up, Yoga, Qigong and Ballet Barre. For brochure or information, call 609-264-7350.

ASK THE DOCTOR/ASK THE NURSE SPEAKING PROGRAMS, sponsored by Nazha Cancer Center of Northfield and Galloway Township, educational program to make doctors and nurses available as speakers for local organizational meetings in South Jersey shore communities. Community organizations that wish to host should contact Liz Matt at 215-627-0801, ext. 102, or liz@sf-pr.com. See nazhacancercenter.com.

CHI KUNG/TAI CHI EASY, 8 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Cost $5.

CHOOSE TO MOVE TRAIN AND LOSE program, K-Loc Healthy Kids Fitness individual, group or family classes to improve lifestyle and healthy living. Free fitness evaluation, referral to staff nutritionist for consultation and evaluation. Regular classes $5/session. Classes at K-Loc Education Center and Personal Training Studio, 904 S. Main St., Pleasantville. Call Kyle Lockett at 609-674-7605 or Vivian Lockett at 843-467-0068.

FREE BOOT CAMP STYLE WORKOUTS by Galloway Nutrition and Love Your Body Nutrition; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Galloway Nutrition in Galloway Township, call 609-748-0017; 6:30-7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Love Your Body Nutrition in Northfield, call 609-380-7815.

MEDICAL TAI CHI-QIGONG with George Benner, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, TLC Rehab and Wellness, 1418 New Road, Suite 3, Northfield. Introductory rate, $40. One class per week for four weeks. Call 609-645-8282.

MINDFUL MEDITATION 7 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Free.

PARKINSON’S GROUP EXERCISE CLASS, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Cost $15.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., second floor, Linwood. Free.

PARKINSON’S CARE-PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. third Saturdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., second floor, Linwood. Free.

SHORE CYCLE CLUB FITNESS RIDES, 8 a.m. Saturdays, three pace groups, start at Beacon Bike Shop in Northfield, weather permitting. Helmets required. Email vozmore@yahoo.com.

TAI CHI EASY FOR LIFE: Linwood Library 609-926-7991, Monday 10:30 a.m.; Absecon Library, 609-646-2228, Tuesday 9 a.m.; Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 609-272-8120, Wednesday 5:15 and 6:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.; Margate Library, 609-822-4700, Monday and Thursday 6 p.m.; Congregation Beth Judah, Ventnor, 609-822-7116, ext. 102, Thursday 10:30 a.m.; Atlantic County Library/Mays Landing, 609-625-2776, Saturday 10 a.m.

WALK THIS WAY WITH LOU by Body in Balance, 10 a.m. Sundays, 314 Central Ave. down the bike path in Linwood. Free, everyone welcome, just bring sneakers and a friend. Free bottle of water for all.

YOGA CLASSES 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Vaikunth Hindu Jain Temple, 571 Pomona Road, Galloway Township. Donation-only. No registration required. Bring your own mat, blocks, water. Wear lose, comfortable clothing and silence your cell phone. Email steveewolos@gmail.com or call 609-287-0955.

ZUMBA, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1301 Columbia Ave., Pleasantville, $5. Call 609-335-3207.

Holiday events

‘MUSIC FOR MARTIN AND ART’ Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers dedicated to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with drummer Keith Hollis, 4 p.m. Jan. 19, Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. Free, refreshments to follow. Free parking available in church parking lot next door. Donations welcomed. See jazzvespers.com or call 609-703-7907.

Music, arts

FRIENDS IN EVERY SEASON watercolor exhibit by Betsy Naumchik, through Jan. 4, second-level dining room of Latz’s by the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point.

VICTOR GRASSO: ‘FABLE’ solo exhibit to Jan. 5, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or see noyesmuseum.org.

EDUCATIONAL ART EVENT WITH JERSEY SHORE POPS, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9, educational seminar, students will learn the ins and outs of show set up and design, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, 5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing. Contact Kelly McPherson kmcpherson@acitech.org.

ASSOCIATE ARTIST EXHIBIT to Jan. 19 at he Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or visit noyesmuseum.org.

AFTERNOON ACOUSTICS 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848.

CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES by Brigantine CER, Intermediate Watercolors, Pastel Portraits, Painting in Acrylic and Soft Pastels. For a complete schedule call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

Religion

BIBLE STUDY 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Katharine Drexel, 6077 West Jersey Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-645-6831.

DESTINY FAMILY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, a new multicultural, nondenominational ministry, at Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-412-1449.

FRIDAY NIGHT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Like to sing? Meet other Christians for praise, prayer and fellowship, 7 p.m. Fridays, Presbyterian Church Annex, 111 Route 50, Mays Landing. Call 609-476-3481 or 609-457-0101.

FRIDAY NIGHT MAINLAND SERVICE by Congregation Beth Judah, lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat at 303 Central Ave., Egg Harbor Township, begins 6 p.m., followed by home hospitality Share Shabbat dinners. Cost $18 per person, $36 per family to five people. Confirm reservations by sending check, and indicate how many are attending, ages of any children. Send checks payable to Congregation Beth Judah, to 700 N Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406. Call 609-822 7116.

LINWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH services and programs: Sunday morning worship 8:30 a.m.,contemporary service of worship and praise, followed by Sunday school for all ages; 11 a.m. worship service is blended music with choir, vocalists and instrumentals. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m.; Knit-N-Stitch group 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; First Place 4 health group focuses on the whole person, registration required. Church, 1838 Shore Road. Call 609-927-2950.

MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES noon and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Resurrection Ministries, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-348-5161.

SATURDAY SERVICE 6 p.m. at Smithville Community Church, 48 S. New York Road, Suite B-1, Galloway Township, in addition to the traditional 9 a.m. Sunday service. Call 609-965-5076.

SERVICES 6 p.m. Sundays at Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Call 609-927-4882.

SERVICES at First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St., Mays Landing. Adult Sunday school 9 a.m., nursery 9:45 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Call 609-625-9446.

SERVICES at Christ’s Wesleyan Church, Philadelphia Avenue and Duerer Street, Egg Harbor City. Services at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for both adults and children at 9 a.m. Call 609-965-5835.

TAIZE SERVICE 7:30 p.m. second Mondays at Moravian Church, 235 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City. Call 609-965-1920.

‘RELENTLESS’ SERIES, 10:45 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Lakewood Chapel, 6155 Harding Highway, Mays Landing.

SHUL BY THE SEA in Brigantine at Temple Beth Shalom, a conservative synagogue led by Rabbi Gerald R. Fox, at 45th and Brigantine Avenue. Services every Friday at 8 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Services also held at 10 a.m. second Saturday of every month, followed by Kiddush. Call the temple office at 609-266-0403.

Reunions

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 planned for 2014. Email Eve Rose at ERose08021@aol.com for more information.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969 45th reunion, July 18-19, 2014. Email sharon.waterspratt@facebook.com or call 609-992-4522.

HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974 40th reunion, 7-11 p.m. Aug. 2, 2014, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. See hshsclass74.com, where tickets can be purchased. For information, email HSHSclass74@comcast.net or leave a message at 609-625-0858 for a return call.

Trips

NEW YORK ‘SISTAS, THE MUSICAL’ Jan. 18 by Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, $80. Call S. Gilchrist at 609-645-1513, S. Thompson at 609-641-7129 or church at 609-641-4337.

SOUTHEAST ASIA CRUISE Feb. 27-March 16 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.

‘BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY’ IN NEW YORK, April 9 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, $105, call 609-264-7350.

SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, June 1-7, call 609-264-7350.

NORTHERN ITALY by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, Sept. 21-30, call 609-264-7350.