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CHICKEN BARBECUE, 1-6 p.m. July 27, Cardiff Memorial VFW Post 8098 at 3029 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township, live band Chance. Tickets $12/adults, $5/children under 12. Fundraiser for veterans. Call Commander Humphreys at 609-645-1395.

CLAM BAKE 4-8 p.m., July 27 at Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge, 1815 Somers Point/Mays Landing road. Items priced individually. Call 609-927-0295.

CHICKEN BARBECUE 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3, American Legion, 1st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Somers Point, $15 adults, $8 children. See


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.

INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SKILLS WORKSHOPS for adults, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, call 609-652-2352. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Introduction to Computers, 10 a.m. Aug. 8; Introduction to the Internet, 11:15 a.m. Aug. 8; Introduction to Email, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8; Introduction to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m. Aug. 1 and 15; Introduction to Microsoft Power Point, 11:15 a.m. Aug. 1 and 15; Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 15; Computers for Seniors, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, for seniors beginning to use a computer.

INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK computer class by Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 6 p.m. Mondays, July 29, Aug. 26, and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Free, open to adults with active email account, registration required. Call 609-641-1778.

FALL INTO A GOOD BOOK at Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School, Weymouth-Malaga Road, 7 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 26, open to adults, registration requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

WEEKLY ESL CLASSES available to Atlantic City Free Public Library members. Free, registration required, visit Reference Department at the Main Library to register. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3079, for more information. Everyday ESL on Mondays, July 29 and Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Listen, read, practice conversation, learn writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation and proper grammar. All levels of ESL welcome; U.S. Citizenship on Tuesdays, July 30 and Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Learn about American civics, government and history while preparing to take the U.S. naturalization test, which includes a civics test and an English test. Understand the requirements and procedures to become a citizen; Beginning ESL on Wednesdays, July 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of English, especially communication and listening skills, and become more comfortable getting around your community.

OUR FOREST HERITAGE: PINE-BELT EMPLOYMENTS 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens and adults. This graphics-rich session provides a natural science-based overview of man’s use of Pinelands forest resources. Presented by geographer Mark Demitroff. Free, but must register in advance, space is limited; call 625-7000, ext. 5431.

NIGHT HUNTERS OF THE SKY by Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, 1 p.m. Aug. 1, all ages, registration requested. Call 609-652-2352.

CHASING STARLIGHT, Introduction to Astrophotography with Jack Fusco, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Noyes Studios, 15 Horton St., Hammonton. See

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES by Atlantic City Free Public Library for card holders, first-come, first-served basis. Bring card to class. Computer and Internet Basics: Aug. 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Job Skills Basics: Aug. 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 30 and Aug. 6, 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Microsoft Word Basics: Tuesdays, Aug. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, July 29 and Aug. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Apply for a library card online at or at the Main Library and Richmond Branch Library. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3079.

GREAT EGG HARBOR RIVER TRIP TIPS 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens and adults. Fred Akers, administrator of the Great Egg Harbor River Watershed Association will share information about how to plan paddling trips from Penny Pot to Lake Lenape. Access points, travel times, river condition assessments, and safety issues will be covered, along with paddling experience and techniques. Free, but must register in advance, space is limited; call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

EBOOKS AND MORE, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Open to adults and teens, registration required, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, call 609-652-2352.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE by AARP for adult licensed drivers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Space limited, registration and prepayment required, $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Those who complete the course may save on auto insurance. Bring bag lunch; beverage and dessert provided. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

SAFE BOATING CLASS by NJ Boating Safety Classes, 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 12 and 14 with one hour of homework, $75 covers class and materials. Class at Brandywine Assisted Living Facility, 432 Central Ave, Linwood. Do not call facility. Call Janet at 201-291-5976 or see or

CULINARY CLASSES by Academy of Culinary Arts, Human Services Building, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Healthy Snacks and School Lunches, Aug. 29; Seasonal Cooking, Sept. 26; Soups, Oct. 24; Nontraditional Side Dishes, Nov. 14; Cookie Exchange, Dec. 12. All classes meet 6-9 p.m., include demonstration, tasting, some hands-on activity. Cost $85 per person per class. Call 609-343-4829 or see

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 or see

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 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


BLOOD DRIVES: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, to register, call 800-GIVE-LIFE or see; noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

PLEASANTVILLE’S PAGE TURNERS 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 7, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Book discussion sessions open to adults, registration is requested. Call 609-641-1778.

INDOOR OUTDOOR GARAGE SALE by Beth El Synagogue Sisterhood, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11, tables $25 each, setup 8 a.m. Each person pays for table, brings own items to sell, takes home all items not sold at end. For information, call Roz at 609-927-2609 or Denise at 609-653-1736. Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

SANDY PAGES BOOK CLUB 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Atlantic County Library System/Longport. The book club is open to adults. Call the library at 609-487-0272 for book titles being discussed at the monthly meetings.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 27, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Open to adults, registration requested. Call 609-641-1778.

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. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a breakfast entree from a special menu with a bottomless cup of coffee or tea (includes tax and gratuity). The event has a guest speaker each month. No reservations needed. For more information and/or to be added to the email list for monthly notifications, contact Lee Rominiecki by email at

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Atlantic County Library System/Longport, 2305 Atlantic Ave., all ages, call 609-487-0272.

GRANDFATHER JOE Dig Into Reading Songfest for all ages, 1 p.m. Aug. 6, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Call 609-625-2776.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6, Wabash Avenue bike path between Tilton and Zion roads, Northfield.

LOOSE THREADS: Knit, crochet, fiber arts for all skill levels of adults and teens at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Aug. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register for email reminders at Call 609-652-2352.

ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY FILM SOCIETY EVENTS: Adult Atlantic City Library members (18 and older) in good standing are invited to join the Film Society, applications available at and Main Library Circulation Desk. View and Discuss: ‘Monsieur Verdoux’ at 1 p.m. Aug. 10, film not rated; Filmmaker Charles Chaplin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12, classroom session focuses on life and career of the comedy genius. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112.

BETH EL SISTERHOOD SUMMER MAHJONG, GAMES AND LUNCHES, noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 27 Beth El Synagogue, 500 N Jerome Ave., Margate, light lunch, $8 per person. Raffle tickets for prizes. Call to reserve a table, everyone welcome. Call Joyce at 609-823-2725.

GATHERING WOOL for adults and all levels of experience are welcome to chat, snack and meet neighbors while knitting or stitching, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 29, 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.

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

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

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

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township: Summer Playhouse Practice for ages 6-12 at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 1 and 5, registration required. Summer Playhouse Performance for all ages 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, End of Summer Party for all ages, 2 p.m. Aug. 8. Call 609-927-8664.

STORYTIMES WITH PENWORTHY at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 10 a.m. Aug. 22, suggested for ages 2-5 accompanied by adult. Registration requested. Call 609-641-1778.

Y.A.M. CLUB for ages 13 and older, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Wednesdays, Aug. 7 and 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. TV, free WiFi access and refreshments available. Call 609-561-2264.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton: Toddler Storytime for ages 2-4, 10 a.m. Tuesdays to July 30, registration required; Preschool Storytime for ages 3½-5 held on Thursdays, through Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Registration required; Potato Plants craft for all ages, 6:30 p.m. July 31, registration required; Grandfather Joe’s Sing Along for ages 4-7, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1; Dinosaurs! presented by paleontologist Matt Bonnan of Richard Stockton College, 6:30 p.m Aug. 1, ages 7-12, registration required; Make an Egyptian Cartouche for 6 and older, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, registration required; Summer Reading Program Finale for all SRP participants, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Call 561-2264.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Buena Community Reading Center: Where Did All the Dinosaurs Go? for ages 3-8, 11 a.m. July 26; Dig into Reading Book Club for ages 3-8, 7 p.m. Aug. 5; Digging Up Trouble Book Club for ages 9-12, 7 p.m. Aug. 12; Under the Earth Book Club for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Aug. 19; My Library Rocks for ages 3-8, 11 a.m. July 31; Beware of Shark Week for families, 11 a.m. Aug. 7; Remembering the ’60s and Digging the ’70s for families, 11 a.m. Aug. 14; Trash Can Archaeology for ages 3-8, 11 a.m. Aug. 21; End of summer reading program Middle Earth Party for families, 6 p.m. Aug. 26 and 11 a.m. Aug. 28. Registration requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338, or 856-697-2400, ext. 8231.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County/Library System/Ventnor: Library Lotto prize drawings, 9 a.m. Mondays to Aug. 12 for kids and teens who enter each book they have read that week; Some Animals Dig and Some Don’t for 5 and older, 11 a.m. July 27; Dig for Clues in a Mystery book discussion for ages 7-10, 2 p.m. July 31; Dinosaurs! presented by paleontologist Matt Bonnan of Richard Stockton College, 3 p.m. Aug. 1, suggested for 8 and older; Can You Dig It for all ages, 11 a.m. Aug. 10, Community Room behind the library. Registration required for most programs, call 609-823-4614.

THE MAGIC OF READING SHOW by Ken Northridge, 11 a.m. July 29, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Free.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing: Book Munchers Book Club for ages 9-11, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 31, Aug. 14, registration required; Garden Digs for 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, registration required; Little Diggers Storytime for ages 3-6, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 6; Dino Stomps for 7 and older, 3 p.m. Tuesdays, July 30 and Aug. 3, registration required; Burrow into a Book with Me Book Club for ages 6-8, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1, registration required; Archaeology Adventures for 8 and older, 1 p.m. Aug. 2, registration required; Beneath the Surface Photo Contest for 10 and older, July 29-Aug. 3; Lady Hawke Storytelling Presents Our Earthly Underworld for 6 and older, 2 p.m. Aug. 5; Dig Into Reading Songfest for all ages, 1 p.m. Aug. 6; Dig In! It’s Party Time! for 3 and older, 1 p.m. Aug. 15. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township: Book Adventures for ages 6-12: Dig Deep for Dinosaurs, 2:30 p.m. July 30; Dig into the Wildlife Underground, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Registration required for any session. Dinosaurs! presented by paleontologist Matt Bonnan of Richard Stockton College, 10:30 a.m. July 30. Open to all ages; registration required. End of Summer Reading Celebration for all ages,. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8, registration required. Call 609-652-2352.

BENEATH THE SURFACE PHOTO CONTEST at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., ages 10 and older, entry forms and rules are at library. Entries displayed and judged in August. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

GRANDFATHER JOE SINGALONG, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, ages 4-7. Call 609-561-2264.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County Library System/Longport, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Dinosaurs! presented by paleontologist Dr. Matt Bonnan of Richard Stockton College, 11 a.m. Aug. 1, suggested for ages 6-12. Call 609-487-0272.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR TEENS Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor holds Teen Book Discussions about popular fiction. The events are open to ages 13 and older. Registration is required by the Thursday before the book discussion. All discussions start at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3 ‘The Elementals’ by Francesca Lia Block; Aug. 17 ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ by Robin Sloan. To learn more, call 609-823-4614.

KEN NORTHRIDGE’S FAMILY MAGIC SHOW 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Somers Point Beach. Free.

OUR EARTHLY UNDERWORLD 2 p.m. Aug. 5, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., age 6 and older, free, call 609-635-2776.

SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN, 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Absecon Public Library, 305 New Jersey Ave. Call 609-646-2228. Aug. 7, the Magic of Chad Juros; Aug. 14, Snakes and Scales; Aug. 21, Fun on a String (puppets); Aug. 28, Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels.

SHARP SHOOTERS BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTAL CAMPS for boys and girls ages 5-16: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12-15, Next Level shooting and conditioning camps, Belhaven School, Linwood; Saturday Shooting Camps, 9 a.m.-noon July 27 at Belhaven School in Linwood, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 17 at Lafayette School in Ventnor. See or call 609-601-8080.

READ, MAKE AND TAKE 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13 at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor. Kids 5 and older are invited to hang out, read something and then make a craft that reflects the theme of what they read. Call 609-823-4614.

SUMMER TEEN ACTIVITIES Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor offers three special activities for teens. Each event is suggested for ages 12 and older and registration is required by the Thursday before the event. DIY Craft 11 a.m. Aug. 17. For details, call 609-823-4614.

ROWING CAMP by Atlantic County Rowing Association, 4:40-6:30 p.m. weekdays Aug. 19-30, Lake Lenape, Mays Landing (park side) at 6303 Harding Highway. Incoming sevnth-, eighth- and ninth-graders only, Galloway Township residents. Cost $50 for seventh- and eighth-graders, $75 for ninth-graders includes fall rowing fees. Sign up 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Lake Lenape, park side. Contact Coach Brad Young at 609-432-3844 or, Coach Terry Aucott at 609-576-6310 or, or Coach Dave Bird at 609-352-0622 or

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville: Dig Into Reading for ages 6-12, 1 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 27, registration requested; Dinosaurs Bite Movie Night for ages 13-adult, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Call 609-641-1778.

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

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.


BENEFIT FOR JOANNE MIELE 6 to 8 p.m. July 26, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. $25 donation at the door.

HARRIS ARDELEAN FUNDRAISER for Margate resident with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, 1-5 p.m. July 28, Margate Log Cabin, includes children’s activities, children’s characters, face painting, live music, food and silent auctions. See Tickets available day of event.

VENTNOR PIRATES FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER, 5-8 p.m. July 31, Vagabond Kitchen and Tap Room on Wellington Avenue in Atlantic City. Tickets $25, available at door. All proceeds go to replace football equipment lost due to Hurricane Sandy.

SUB SALE by Dorothy Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, 10 a.m. until sold out Aug. 3, $6 each. Pick up at Dorothy Fire House, 70 Tuckahoe Road, Dorothy. Call 609-476-2436 to pre-order. For large orders day of sale only, call 609-476-4441.

RNS CANCER AND HEART FUND BAG LADIES LUNCHEON Aug. 22 at Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point.-Tickets $50. Call Renee at 609-823-6371.

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.

Golf events

10TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT, Aug. 17, Mays Landing Country Club, Mays Landing, by Knights of Columbus All Saints Council. 609-926-9599.

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

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, 1 p.m. third Thursdays, Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Call Stacy DiFilippo at 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 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

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

BEACH BUM BOOK CLUB various dates, locations. See

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

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

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 (except Memorial Day), Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, call 069-927-2950.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY program welcomes men and women ready to change their lives and experience peace, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mission Point Church, 900 West New York Ave., Somers Point, parking lot entrance. Call 609-927-6512.


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 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

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

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

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.

HURRICANE SANDY SUPPORT GROUP, 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 are welcome. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 308.

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

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 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. Call Lori at 609-703-2135.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE meets last Saturday of each month, bring copies of your original work to the second floor of the Ventnor Library at 1 p.m . 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.

SHORE MALL WALKERS GROUP, come as an individual or join the group at the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township. Doors open Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Group meets 8:45 on first Mondays within the food court, joining costs $1 per year.

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 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

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 or email 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

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.

TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP 7 p.m. first Thursdays in Barry Brown Educational Building, campus of Virtua Hospital, Voorhees and Evesham Road, Voorhees. 856-429-5055, ext. 2008.

UNITED REPUBLICAN CLUB OF EHT, first Thursdays, new members and guests welcome. See or email President Tom Prendergast at

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

Health, fitness

ATLANTICARE EVENTS: July 27: New Baby Day Camp, Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Pomona, 10-11:30 a.m., $5 per family; July 30: Wiggles and Words, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Egg Harbor Township, story and activity workshop for ages 3-6, 10-11:30 a.m.; July 31: Preparing for Chemotherapy, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

SUNSET T’AI CHI 7 to 8 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 26, at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens and adults. These introductory sessions will impart energy exercises that are simple to follow and easy to remember. Participants should dress in loose fitting clothing, casual footgear, and bring water. Free, but must register in advance, space is limited; call ext. 625-7000, ext. 5431.

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.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES, by Brigantine CER, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba, Spin, Body Sculpting, Shape Up, Yoga, Qicong. For a complete schedule 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 See

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

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 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 314 Central Ave. Linwood. Cost $15.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP, 3 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, 314 Central Ave., 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

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.

YOGA CLASSES, 8 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Cost $10 for members, $15 non-members. Participants must bring their own yoga mat, towel and water. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Class size limited, sign up prior to class. Arrive 10-15 minutes early for first-time registration. Call 609-348-2880, ext. 25, to reserve a space.

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 or call 609-287-0955.

ZUMBA CLASS, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Brigantine Beach Community Center. Cost $70 for 8 weeks. To register call 609-266-3323.

Music, arts

BRIGANTINE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION FREE CONCERT SERIES: South Jersey Wind Ensemble, Aug. 12, North School Auditorium; Tri County Symphonic Band, Aug. 25, North School Auditorium; Bob Ferris Big Band, Sept. 1, North School Auditorium; Cole Brothers, Oct. 10, North School Auditorium; Tony DeLuca, Nov. 14, Brigantine Beach Community Center; Bob Ferris Combo, Dec. 6, Fire House; Suite Inspiration, Dec. 10, North School Auditorium. Call 609-264-7350.

BARTRAM BEACH BLOCK CONCERT SERIES by Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library, free 90-minute shows at 7 p.m. at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk. Bring chairs or blankets. Gina Roche on July 26; Tony De Luca and the Paisans on Aug. 9; Stockton Faculty Band on Aug. 23. Call 609-377-7117 or 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

‘MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCREAM,’ ‘Shakespeare with a twist and shout’ sponsored by School of Arts and Humanities of Richard Stockton College, 8 p.m. July 26-27, 2 p.m. July 27-28, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. Tickets $20/adults, $18/seniors and Stockton affiliates with ID, $10/children 12 and under. Call 609-347-2162 or see

SHORE MEDICAL CENTER CONCERTS ON THE BEACH in Somers Point: July 26, Bonerama; Aug. 2, Vini Lopez and License to Chill; Aug. 9, Southern Hospitality; Aug. 16, Preston Shannon and His Band; Aug. 23, Bryan Lee and the Blues Power Band; Aug. 30, Dr. Bobby Fingers with Danny Eyer; Sept 6, Eddie Morgan Jazz Ensemble with Jackie Greggs.

SUM OF ALL PARTS, six innovative sculptors, to July 28 at Noyes Gallery at Kramer Hall, Hammonton. Call 609-652-8848 or see

‘THEN AND NOW,’ Carla Del Villaggio tribute to Barbra Streisand, July 29, Temple Emeth Shalom, 8501 Ventnor Ave., Margate. Wine and cheese 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., tickets $25 per person. To reserve, call 609-822-4343.

‘SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE,’ 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and 3 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, $25 general admission, $30 front rows, Eagle Theatre, Hammonton. Purchase tickets at or call 609-704-5012.

NORTHFIELD CONCERTS at Birch Grove Park: Aug. 6, National Night Out; Aug. 13, 7-8:45 p.m., Snake Brothers, old country back again; Aug. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., John Walter Cape Community Band, John Philip Sousa concert, also Ice Cream Social sponsored by Friends of Birch Grove (rain date Aug. 27).

LATIN JAZZ SUMMER SERIES presented by Somers Point Jazz Society at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road. Free to society members, $10 all others. All shows 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Elio Villafranca Quintet; Aug. 28, Arturo O’Farrill and Sons. Call all 609-927-6677 or see

ATLANTIC CITY SUMMER CONCERTS, all concerts 1 p.m.-dusk at Gardner’s Basin unless otherwise noted: Aug. 24: Geo Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, B.A.D., Ed Morgan, Special Occasion and Angela Burton and Passion.

VICTORIAN NEW JERSEY: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn to Sept. 1, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or see

TRIBUTE TO ARTIST FRED NOYES to Sept. 22, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or see

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.


FRIDAY NIGHT BEACH SERVICE by Congregation Beth Israel, all welcome, 5:30 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 23, beach at Huntington Avenue, Margate. Rain location Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. Call 609-641-3600 or email

JULY MESSAGES at Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. Morning services, contemporary service at 8 a.m., blended service at 11 a.m.: message by Missionary Gene Wilson July 28. Youth group at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. See or call 609-927-2950.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Church of St. Mark and All Saints, 429 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 5-9, ages 4 years to fifth grade, $15 per child. Call 609 652-6222 to register.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL by Central United Methodist Church in Linwood, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 5-9, free for children ages 4-11. Register or call Karyn White at 609-927-4882.

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.

FIRST PLACE 4 HEALTH BIBLE STUDY 8 a.m. Wednesdays, Linwood Community Church,1838 Shore Road, Linwood. Call 609-788-0619 for more information. Registration is requested.

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.

GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH PROGRAMS: Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; church school, 9:30 a.m. Sundays; Bible 101 classes, 7:30 p.m. Mondays; Revelation Exploration, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Youth Group for high school age, 6 p.m. Sundays; Zumba classes, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Yoga, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Church located at 207 Northfield Ave., Northfield. Call 609-641-3219.

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.

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.


OCEAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978, 7 p.m. July 26, Clancy’s, 101 E. Maryland Ave., Somers Point. Contact or Facebook event page.

HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 30-year reunion, 6:30-10:30 p.m. July 27, Log Cabin, 600 Jerome Ave., Margate. Tickets $25/advance, $30/door, includes dinner, dancing and raffles. Cash bar. Send checks payable to: HSHS Class of 83 to 1510 Holly Lane, Northfield, NJ 08225. Call 609-703-4347 or email

MAINLAND BAND REUNION, ALL YEARS, 6-10 p.m. Aug. .10, Somers Point VFW, 500 Bethel Road. Tickets $30, mail checks to Mainland Band Reunion, 100 E. Iona Ave., Linwood, NJ 08221. Questions to debbie at 609-927-5471 or

EGG HARBOR CITY CLASS OF 1953 60th reunion, Aug. 11, Smithville Inn. For tickets and information, call 609-965-0781.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958, 55th reunion, Aug. 17. For information, contact or 609-646-5829.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 50th reunion, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Resorts Casino Hotel, tickets $65 per person, dinner buffet, music, dancing. To attend, send name, email address, phone number, street address to Andrea at or Carl at Make checks payable to Mrs. Andrea Bernstein Ade.

PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948, Aug. 17, if you have not yet received information call 609-641-5203 or 609-641-2416.

ABSEGAMI CLASS OF ’83 REUNION 6-11 p.m., Aug. 24 at Resorts Casino and Hotel. Buffet dinner. $75 per person $145 per couple. Contact Theresa Smith-Mitchell at 609-892-7236, Henry Wimberg at 609-748-6430 or email

2013 DUCKTOWN REUNION, pre-reunion party 8 p.m. Sept 6 at Angeloni’s with ‘Back in the Day’ dance party; reunion 3 p.m. Sept. 7, Ducktown Tavern, 2400 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Sausage, peppers and onions on the grill, alcohol truck, DJ. Tickets $15, free parking.

OAKCREST HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES OF 1962/1963, Sept. 15, Harbor Pines Country Club, Egg Harbor Township. To submit a name and address or for more information, email

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973, Sept. 21, Atlantic Club Casino. Tickets $75 per person. Call Sherrie at 609-287-1374 or Diane at 609-345-0239.

PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 50th reunion, Oct. 11-12, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. Tickets $75 per person, include Friday night cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres and Saturday night dinner with live music. Cash bar both nights. Contact or 609-652-1266

CLASS OF 1963 INFORMATION SOUGHT by Wildwood High School Fifty Plus Reunion Committee. Class of 1963 will be honored this year at the annual reunion, Oct. 13 at Wildwood Convention Center, all who attended Wildwood High School from 1963 and earlier are invited. Call Eileen Fausey at 609-465-9061 or email

BUENA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978 35th reunion, Nov. 16, Merighi’s Savoy Inn. Email

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’64 planned for 2014. Email Eve Rose at for more information.


CRAB FEAST AND SOUL JAM CONCERT in Gettysburg, Pa., by 101 Women Plus Inc., Aug. 3, cost $119 per person, payment due July 2, check or money order to 101 Women Plus, PO Box 7056, Atlantic City, NJ 08404-7056. Call Mary Bannister at 609-677-5589.

HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE, dinner theater, Aug. 8 by Absecon AARP. Call 609-646-0018 or 609-652-1104.

GET AWAY TO WRITE IN SCOTLAND, Aug. 8-15, Murphy Writing Seminars, registration information at

‘NORMA’ AT METROPOLITAN OPERA in New York by Congregation Beth Israel, RSVP by Aug. 25 for Oct. 28 show. Cost to depend on tickets chosen; tickets start at $50. Call 609-641-3600, ext. 22.

MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL in Annapolis by Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department, Sept. 7, call 609-272-8120 or see

MOTOWN in New York City, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. by Mount Zion Baptist Church, $130. Call 609-641-4337.

ARLINGTON CEMETERY, WASHINGTON, D.C., WAR MEMORIALS by Justice Lodge in Linwood, Sept. 22. Cost $65. Make checks payable to Justice Lodge F&AM 285 and mail to Jim Goldsmith, 6 Haviv Drive, Northfield, NJ 08225.

GETTYSBURG DAY TRIP Oct. 2 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.

SOUTHEAST ASIA CRUISE, March 2014 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.