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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 12:01 am

Dining out

BEEF AND BEER, 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 19, Knights of Columbus, 243 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City. Cost $20 per person. Includes Chinese auction. Portion of proceeds benefit Veterans Home in Vineland. For tickets, call Bill Brown at 609-705-5906 or George Ordille at 609-965-5441.

Education

YOUNG ADULT GROUP ages 12 and older, 6 p.m. Dec. 26, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Registration required, call 609-561-2264.

ESL CLASSES AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY: Listening through American Media, 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22; General Intermediate ESL, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 7, 14 and 28 and Feb. 4, 11 and 25; Computers and Pronunciation, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 19, 26. 1 N. Tennessee Ave., call 609-345-2269.

COMPUTER LAB CLASSES: Introduction to Email, 10 a.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 12; Computer Basics, 4 or 6 p.m. Jan. 23; Introduction to the Internet, 4 or 6 p.m. Feb. 20; Introduction to Microsoft Word, 4 or 6 p.m. March 20. Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Ave. Registration required, call 609-641-1778.

COMPUTER CLASSES AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY: Job Applications and Resumes, 10 a.m. Jan. 8; Computer and Internet Fundamentals, 10 a.m. Jan. 22; Fundamentos de Computacion, 10 a.m. Feb. 5; Introduction to Word, 10 a.m. Feb. 19. 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3066, for more information.

SENIOR COMPUTER HELP BY APPOINTMENT, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to March 28, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609- 823-4614.

INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SKILLS WORKSHOP: Introduction to Computers, 10 a.m. Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21; Introduction to Email, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21; Introduction to the Internet, 11:15 a.m. Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21; Resume Seminar, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and March 11; Computers for Seniors, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 12; Introduction to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m. Jan. 17 and 31, Feb. 14 and 28, March 14 and 28; Introduction to Microsoft Power Point, 11:15 a.m. Jan. 17 and 31, Feb. 14 and 28 and March 14 and 28; Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 31, Feb. 14 and 28 and March 14 and 28; Computing Basics for Business, 1:30 p.m. March 2. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO EBOOKS AND EREADERS, 3 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 26, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. No registration is required, but members are asked to bring their library card. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3069, or email bsaracco@acfpl.org.

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. For more information, 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 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. For more information, call 609-641-3600 or see bethisraelnorthfield.org.

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START early childhood development program by Atlantic Human Resources Inc., recruiting preschoolers for 2011-12. No cost to families who qualify. Head Start has centers throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call 609-348-4166 (Atlantic County) or 609-861-2804 (Cape May County).

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. For more information, 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, contact 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: noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, Pleasantville Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS SOUGHT all volunteer coaches are eligible from any Egg Harbor Township Organization. To nominate, get a nomination form at ehtgov.org/recreation or call 609-272-8120 to get a form mailed to you.

LO MEIN, LATKES AND LAUGHTER, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 25, The Milton and Betty Katz JCC, Jerome Avenue, Margate. Cost $15 adults, $10 children, includes kosher Chinese buffet and a comedic hypnotism show with Ronny Romm. Call Josh Cutler for more information at 609-822-1167, ext. 138, or email JCutler@jccatlantic.org.

HOLIDAY MAGIC 12:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing. Magic show sponsored by Atlantic County Parks featuring the ‘Great Haldini.’ Free, but register early, space is limited. Call 609-645-5960.

HIKE ESTELL 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor. Meet at the Fox Nature Center. Pace geared to ability of group. Advanced registration is encouraged, and made by calling 609-645-5960.

BOOK CLUB MEETINGS: ‘Christmas Treasures,’ 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3; ‘The Monster of Florence,’ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7; ‘Garden of Beasts,’ 6:30 p.m. March 7. Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 5, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash Avenue, Linwood. Snow date Jan. 12. For vendor information, call 609-927-0569.

FROM PAGE TO SCREEN, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7 to 23, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

OASIS PROGRAM AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY: Wintertime Craft, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7; Technology: How Do You Use That eReader, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14; Senior Fitness Class, Yoga Chi, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28; Valentine Necklace, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4; How Do You Use That Digital Camera, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11; Zumba, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3115.

GATHERING WOOL, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 26, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 26, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

MAKE SNOWFLAKES @ YOUR LIBRARY, all ages, 6 p.m. Jan. 9, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

MAKING AND KEEPING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

MAHJONG BRUNCH, Jan. 16, Katz JCC, 780 Jerome Ave., Margate. Bagel brunch, raffles and more. Advance registration (on or before Jan. 9,) is $10 JCC members and $15 for non-members. After Jan. 9, the cost increases to $15 members and $20 non-members. Call Josh Cutler for more information or to register at 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or email JCutler@jccatlantic.org.

HAMMONTON CANOE CLUB EVENTS: for ages 50 and older, Crochet Class, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 16; Bridge Club, starting in January, dates and times to be coordinated, call Joan at 609-561-7384; Lecture on Senior Health Issue, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18, followed by luncheon for $3; Bingo day, 1 p.m. Jan. 22, cards $1, freee catered lunch at noon; House Plants program, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31, followed by luncheon for $3. Hammonton Park, Egg Harbor Road at Park Avenue. Registration required for all events, call 856-322-7082.

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

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

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. For information, 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 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.

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 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. For more information, 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

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. For more information, 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 Wi-Fi 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.

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 youths

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS, 11 a.m. Dec. 22, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

MAGIC SHOW, 10 a.m. Dec. 28, Absecon Library, 305 New Jersey Ave. Call 609-646-2228.

R.E.A.D. PROGRAM WITH WILLOW THE FOX TERRIER, ages 4-8, 3 p.m. Wednesdays to Dec. 28, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352. Registration required.

TEEN READS, ages 14 to 18, 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and Feb. 4, Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School, Weymouth-Malaga Road. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Toddler Playdate, 1 p.m. Jan. 7, Feb. 4 and March 4; Lego Club, ages 5 and older, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 12; Thursday Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 7; Afternoon Craft programs, ages 6 to 12, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 16; Wednesday Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16 and 30, Feb. 1 and 27 and March 13 and 27. Registration required for all programs and begins two weeks before first session. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

STORYTIME PROGRAMS: Toddler Storytime, ages 2 and 1/2 to 3 and 1/2, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 26; Preschool Storytime, ages 3½-5, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to March 28. Registration required. Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Call 609-561-2264.

TEEN MEET PROGRAMS, ages 13 to 18, 6 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 6, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY: Story Time, ages 3 to 6, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19 to March 19 and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 22 to March 22; Play Date, ages 6 to 36 months, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21 to March 21. Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

YOUNG ADULT GROUP, ages 12 and older, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9, Feb. 6 and March 6, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Registration required, call 609-561-2264.

R.E.A.D. PROGRAM WITH WILLOW, ages 4 to 8, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to March 27, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Registration required, call 609-652-2352.

LIBRARY EVENTS: Playtime at the Library, ages 6 to 24 months, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to March 28; Tuesday Afternoon at the Library, ages 24 to 48 months, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to March 26; Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

STORYTIMES WITH PENWORTHY, ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m. Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

FURRY READING BUDDIES, ages 6 to 15, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Call 609- 625-2776.

SECOND SATURDAY CRAFT SERIES, ages 3 and 1/2, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Call 609-561-2264.

CHESS FOR KIDS, ages 6 to 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brigantine North School. Eight sessions for $35. Call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

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. For more information, 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.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS, grades five to eight, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Brigantine North School. Eight sessions for $60. Call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

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.

Fundraisers

PET FOOD DRIVE FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY, donations of pet food, blankets, toys, collars leashes, beds and more will be collected at the office of Dr. Newkirk, 3085 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Donations will be delivered on Christmas Eve to Hurricane Sandy relief centers. Call 609-645-2120.

CHABAD RAFFLE, GRAND PRIZE $10,000, drawing date, Jan 6. Tickets $36 for one, $99 five and two free, $180 ten and five free, $360, 20 and ten free and $540, 30 and 15 free. See chabadaccom.clhosting.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1640042/jewish/Donate/lang/en. Sponsored by Chabad of Margate.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FUNDRAISER, 6 p.m. Feb. 23, Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield. Cost $75 per person, includes party with one hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, auction and entertainment. The event raises funds for technology upgrades, academic enhancement, capital projects and extracurricular activities for the Egg Harbor Township school district. To reserve tickets, for sponsorship information or to donate an auction item, contact Ellen Gregory at 609-646-8441, ext. 1017, or gregorye@eht.k12.nj.us.

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 of the three shops.

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

AARP CHAPTER 1062, OCEAN CITY HOLIDAY LUNCHEON, noon Dec. 21, Windjammer Restaurant, 18 McCarhur Boulevard, Somers Point. For reservations call Marcella Wall at 609-398-8271.

101 WOMEN PLUS 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex, 1700 Marmora Ave. Atlantic City. Call 609-645-7196 for information.

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, 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. For information 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 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 Wednesdays 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.

BARGAINTOWN AARP 1 p.m. second Fridays at Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-927-2675 for program details. No meetings in July, August.

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.

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 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. For more information, call 609-927-6512.

CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP, email SHPR@comcast.net, see atlanticgastro.com or Facebook.com/atlanticgastroassociates.

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.

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.

GREATER ATLANTIC CITY CHAPTER OF BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY, rehearsals at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mark’s and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 Pitney Road, Galloway Township. For more information, contact Joe at 609-344-8133 or josmikefor@comcast.net.

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 for more information.

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 GLBT OF SOUTH JERSEY 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-965-9400.

LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding support group, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in the all purpose room at the Linwood Library. For information, call Kelly at 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.

MAINLAND/PLEASANTVILLE BRANCH NAACP 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Pleasantville High School, 701 Mill Road. Call 609-407-0800. Youth Council 6 p.m. second Mondays, also at Pleasantville High School.

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 Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. New members welcome, call 609-748-8491.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 8 p.m. first Tuesday each month, Atlantic County Library, 605 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. For more information call Linda Klersey at 609-484-0991.

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 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Shore Medical Center, Somers Point; 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 South Pitney Road, Galloway; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Duran Avenue, Somers Point. For more information call Suzie at 609-365-2447.

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.

QUILT OR KNIT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Atlantic County Library System/Brigantine, 201 15th St. South. Call the library at 609-266-0110.

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. For more information, 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 Sunday of the month, 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. For more information, contact Mike Cluff at 609-652-1940, or email 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 for information.

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.

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. For more information contact Jaime Angelini, 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.

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

Health, fitness

BODY BY HARRY LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAM, 3 p.m. Saturdays beginning Dec. 22, Tilton Fitness, Galloway Township. Must be at least 15, good swimmer, pass swim test. Call Brenda at 877-7GUARD6. Space is limited you must preregister to receive a $25 discount for the December class.

ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, North Middle School Gym, Brigantine. Sponsored by the Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department. Open to players beyond high school age. Ten sessions, $40. Call 609-266-3323.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES, by Brigantine CER, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba, Spin, Body Sculpting, Shape Up, Yoga, Qicong. For a complete schedule call 609-266-3323.

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 Ask the Doctor/Ask the Nurse programs should call Liz Matt at 215-627-0801, ext. 102, or email her at liz@sf-pr.com. For more information on Nazha Cancer Center, see nazhacancercenter.com.

CHI KUNG/TAI CHI EASY, 8 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Cost $5.

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

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP, 3 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays each month, 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. For more information contact vozmore@yahoo.com.

TAI CHI CLASSES, Wednesdays, Egg Harbor Township Community Center, English Creek Avenue. Call 609-272-8120.

TAI CHI AND QIGONG CLASSES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Ventnor Cultural Arts Center; 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Margate library; 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Linwood library. To find a class near you, see taichieasyforlife.com or call 609-432-4243.

YOGA 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Hindu Jain Temple, 571 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township. Cost is $3 donation. Call 609-407-9098 or 609-652-2102.

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

Holiday events

CHRISTMAS TREE AND WREATH SALE by Galloway Pack 634 Cub Scouts and Troop 634 Boy Scouts, corner of Route 30 and Pomona Road, Galloway Township, 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Raises funds for camping trips and acitivites. Trees are $50 and wreaths are $15. For questions, call Jon at 215-341-7533.

ADOPT A RESIDENT FOR GIFT GIVING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road Galloway Township. Call Alicia Scaglione at 609-748-9900, ext. 1727.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township. See uucsjs.org.

LIVING NATIVITY, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, (rain date Dec. 22), War Memorial Park, Route 50 and Main Street, Mays Landing. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing. Petting zoo will be held between the shows at 7 p.m.

KISSES 4 KATRINA BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 22, United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, Somers Point. Adults $25, children ages 2 to 12, $15, includes food, crafts and picture with Santa. Benefits Katrina Kolendorski and childhood cancer fight. Call Nicol at 609-425-1662 or Nancy at 609-425-8818 or see Kisses4katrina.ticketleap.com/breakfastwithsanta.

HISTORIC SMITHVILLE EVENTS: Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 22, Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light, call 609-652-0544 for reservations, cost $10.95; Holiday Light Show, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday to Jan. 6. Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville. Call 609-748-8999.

‘THE MIRACLE IN THE MANGER’ Christmas Eve worship experience, 6 p.m. Dec. 24, Faith Baptist Church, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville.

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road at Liebig Street, Galloway Township. Traditional Christmas songs and carols, readings, community candle-lighting. See uucsjs.org.

Music, arts

WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT, ‘Winter Solstice Singing Ritual: A Celebration of the Darkness and the Light,’ 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, nondenominational program of stories and songs, open to community. See uucsjs.org.

ARTWORK OF PHYLLIS C. LONDON through December, the Studio, Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-788-8838 or see LatzsByTheBay.com.

ASSOCIATE ARTIST’S EXHIBITION to Jan. 6, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or see noyesmuseum.org.

THE ART OF FOOD EXHIBIT to Jan. 13, 2013, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or see noyesmuseum.org.

EAGLE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS: ‘A Chorus Line,’ Jan. 18-Feb. 9, $25 general admission; ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),’ March 1-23, $25 general admission; ‘HAIR’, April 19-May 11, $25 general admission. Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Purchase tickets at TheEagleTheatre.com or call 609-704-5012.

FINDING HOME: SETH CAMM EXHIBIT to Jan. 27, 2013, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville.

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

EVANGEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD PROGRAMS: This is Our God Christmas Celebration, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23; Christmas Eve Service, 9 p.m. Dec. 24. Church, 1100 Route 50, Mays Landing. Call 609-625-2241 or see EvangelAG.info.

CHRISTMAS EVE CAROL AND CANDLELIGHT SERVICES, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Greentree Church, 125 Schoolhouse Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-927-3838.

LINWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH PROGRAMS: Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood. Call 609-927-2950 for more information.

‘THE MIRACLE IN THE MANGER’ Christmas Eve worship experience, 6 p.m. Dec. 24, Faith Baptist Church, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville.

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road at Liebig Street, Galloway Township. Traditional Christmas songs and carols, readings, community candle-lighting. See uucsjs.org.

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.

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.

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.

SATSANG SOCIETY OF NJ, affiliate of Eckankar, 10:30 a.m. fourth Sundays, Sunrise Assisted Living, 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-2512.

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. For more information, call the temple office at 609-266-0403.

Reunions

MAINLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969, call 609-625-0566.

ST. JOSEPH’S HIGH SCHOOL HAMMONTON CLASS OF 1962 50TH REUNION, this fall. If you were in the class of 1962 or have information that would help the committee find class members, email Judy Sacco Watson at jrw44@comcast.net.

Trips

ULTIMATE WINTER WEEKEND GETAWAY to Gettysburg, Pa., by Pleasantville Travelers Club, Feb. 15-17, 2013. Lodging at A-1 Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center; show includes Patti LaBelle, the Whispers and more. Space is limited, $50 deposit due immediately, to reserve and more for information, call 609-645-2239, 609-442-0598 or 609-442-3243.

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