Dining out

RAVIOLI AND MEATBALL DINNER by Order Sons of Italy Lodge No. 2601 based at Holy Trinity Parish of Ventnor, Margate and Longport, includes dessert, coffee, tea, soda, wine, 6:30 p.m. April 26, St. James Hall, South Newport Ave., Ventnor. Tickets $20, must be prepaid. For reservations, call Marie Craver 609-487-3133. Checks payable to Sons of Italy to be mailed to Sharon Creta, 115 North Quincy Ave., Margate, NJ 08402. Proceeds benefit Sons of Italy charities of Alzheimer's, arthritis and Cooley's anemia.

BEEF AND BEVERAGE DINNER by Knights of Columbus Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly No. 3093, 4-8 p.m. May 3, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Hall, Absecon. Hot roast beef and gravy, potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, kaiser roll, desert and beverages, $15/adult and $ 7/children under 12. Takeout available.

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TURKEY DINNER by Germania Volunteer Fire Co., 4-7:30 p.m. May 3, $14/adults and $8/children, eat in or take out, 312 S. Cologne Ave., Galloway Township. For questions, call 609-965-2022.

SEMI-ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST by Galloway Township Lions Club, 7:30-11:30 a.m. May 4, John D. Young Blind Center, Crestview and Pitney Road, Absecon. Cost $7/adult, $3/child.


CHARLOTTE KULP MEMORIAL SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE WEEKEND at Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor with Mehdi Khalaji, Ph.D, Washington Institute senior fellow: April 25 following 7 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services, on Shiite-Sunni tension and its historical roots and implications for Israel; April 26 during 9 a.m. Shabbat services, on the Islamic Republic's anti-Israel stance and Iran's ideological foundations and how it shapes regional policy. For an invitation, contact Ethel Levinson at 609-822-7116, ext 102, or ethel.levinson@bethjudah.org. This event is open to the entire community.

FILM BASED ON THE BOOK SERIES: 1 p.m. April 26, viewing of 'The Book Thief' followed by discussion of how movie relates to book, for 18 and older, second floor meeting room, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112.

'MISGUIDED JUSTICE' 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 26, workshop on war on drugs and incarceration of black women, conducted by Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Esq., PhD, Unitarian Universalist Center, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, free, donations accepted. MisguidedJustice.com or adultre.uucsjs@gmail.com.

COMPUTER AND ESL TRAINING: Basic Internet and Typing Skills: 5-7:30 p.m. April 29; Microsoft Word Basics: 1-3:30 p.m. April 29. Computer classes first come, first served. Atlantic City Free Public Library, second-floor meeting room, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., free, library card required. 609-345-2269, ext. 3079.

HISPANIC HERITAGE AT NORTHFIELD LIBRARY 3:15 p.m. April 30, El dia de los ninos / El dia de los libros, multilingual readings, ethnic crafts and foods, music, Northfield Public Library, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476.

PRESERVATION WEEK: ANTIQUES APPRAISAL 6:30 p.m. April 30, bring in one small item to be appraised by Bob Ruffalo of Princeton Antiques, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Avenue, open to adults, registration is requested. 609-823-4614.

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

ART SCHOLARSHIP by Holy Spirit High School music department in Absecon to honor Schultz-Hill Foundation's continued support, will be distributed each December to a Holy Spirit student every to help him or her achieve arts goals. See holyspirithighschool.com and schultz-hill.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BLOOD DRIVES: noon-7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

NEW DAY FAMILY SUCCESS CENTER OPEN HOUSE AND RIBBON CUTTING 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23, 11 a.m. ribbon cutting, community-based neighborhood gathering place; hosted by Family Service Association, public tours, light refreshments, activities, New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 S. New York Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-0230.

OPEN MIC NIGHT TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE 6:30 p.m. April 24, hosted by The Women's Center, an evening or original poetry readings about empowerment and the strength of the human spirit, Ventnor Coffee Shop, 108 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor. 601-9925, ext. 209 or acwc.org

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW for students at Absecon Community Schools by Women's Club of Absecon, registration 2:15-3:30 p.m. April 25, show 10 a.m.-noon April 26 in cafetorium.

31ST ANNUAL BLACK LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON by 101 Women Plus, Inc., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26, Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr. at Shore Road, Northfield. Reservations $60 per person. Theme: Transformation: Romans12:2. Black Image Award: Pastor Robbin Bell-Hargrove, Indra L. Owens. Community Service Award: Cookie Till. Black Rose Member Award: Minister Landis Archer. Two scholarships to be awarded. Entertainment by Judah Dorrington and Paradise. Contact Irene Pridgen at 609-345-5658 for luncheon reservations, Ivy Daniels at 609-641-8239 for ad information.

BIKE PATH CLEANUP 10 a.m. April 26, in honor of Earth Day, Northfield Public Library, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476 to register.

COLOGNE FIRE LADIES AUXILIARY YARD SALE 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26, Cologne Fire Hall, 2870 S. Cologne Ave., Mays Landing. Spaces available inside for $15 and outside for $10. Call Elaine at 609-965-0419.

FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT SHOW 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, hosted by Auxiliary of Somers Point Fire Company No. 1, Bethel Road Firehouse, Somers Point, $10 for an outside space, $15 for an inside space. 609-927-7169 or 609-641-6367.

SPRING THRIFT SALE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27-28, Temple Emeth Shalom, 8501 Ventnor Ave., Margate. For more information, call Carol Myerowitz, 609-822-3940.

WEYMOUTH TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY YARD SALE 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3 (rain date May 4). Call 609-476-2633, ext. 102 or ext. 103.

CHINESE/SILENT AUCTION noon to 4 p.m. May 3, hosted by Estell Manor Historical Society; 11:30 a.m. bake off; 4 p.m. tickets drawn; crafters, yard salers, home party consultants; $5 seller spots, or item donation to the auction, must bring table; Estell Manor Fire House, 124 Cape May Ave., Estell Manor. Call Arlene at 609-412-1399 or Diane 609-476-2884.

OLD TIME MARKET 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10 at Memorial Park, Main Street and Cape May Avenue (Route 50), Mays Landing, artists crafters, antiques, flea market, sponsored by Township of Hamilton Historical Society, vendors wanted. Call Dottie at 609-909-0272 or 609-625-0805 or hamiltonhistorical.com.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VETERANS ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEERS WANTED to offer assistance to veterans. Call Lou Green at 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. 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

MOVIE SHOWING 7 p.m. April 23, for 18 and older, Northfield Public Library, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. Call 609-646-4476 to register.

YARN BALL BOOKMARKS CRAFT FOR TEENS AND ADULTS 6:30 p.m. April 23, ages 13 and older, make and take home yarn ball bookmarks, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road, registration requested. 609-561-2264.

TRAIN SHOW AND SWAP MEET 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25, 26, Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club, 4H fairgrounds, Route 50, South Egg Harbor, $3, free ages 12 and younger. 609-703-5975.

'NOT JUST FOR LADIES' TEA SOCIAL by Dorothy Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 2 p.m. April 27, Weymouth Township Municipal Building, 45 S. Jersey Ave., Dorothy. Theme 'Think Like Walt,' share Disney inspiration, fun, songs and trivia. Musical entertainment by LeGrande Music Academy. Teas, coffee, punch, baked goods. Bring favorite teacup or mug, plus non-perishable food item or paper supply for food pantry. Free, no RSVP required. Call 856-875-7548 for more information.

'SPRING BREAK' EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM daily through April 27, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show, 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show, Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

BINGO AND DINNER 6:30 p.m. April 30, hosted by Shaloma Hadassah, dinner with a Mexican theme, bingo, doorprizes, raffles, all ages, Beth El Synagogue, Jerome Ave., Margate, $25, send checks made out to Hadassah to Eve Rose, 117 N. Melbourne Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406. 609-823-2725.

ROCK HOUNDS CLUB ANNUAL SPRING SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17, 18, hosted by The Cape Atlantic Rock Hounds Club, rain or shine, rocks, minerals, jewelry, vendors, food, the Club House, 2641 Cologne Ave., between Route 322 and 30, Mays Landing, free parking and admission. 609-879-1179.

LOOSE THREADS: KNIT, CROCHET, FIBER ARTS 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm. May 22, June 24, open to adults and teens, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road. 609-652-2352.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SATURDAY TOURS 1 p.m. Saturdays, 'Forsythe Flyer' bus, two-hour tours, guide; Edwin Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, east of Route 9, Galloway Township; weather permitting, reservations recommended, $10 donation. 609-652-1665.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For youth

ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY YOUTH EVENTS all programs free at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave.:

Preschool Rhyme Time, 10:30 a.m. April 24, ages 2-5;

Baby Bounce and Play Group, 11:30 a.m. April 24, infants to 24 months;

Comic Drawing, 3:30 p.m. April 24, Marvel/DC Comics illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead the drawing instruction, ages 9-17;

LEGO Club, 2 p.m., April 26, ages 6-12;

Children Book Club, 3 p.m. April 26, ages 8-11, refreshments and crafts included, registration required, 609-345-2269, ext. 3050;

Atlantic City Library/Richmond Branch, Richmond Avenue School, Ventnor and Windsor Avenue: Story Time Fridays, 10:30 a.m. April 25, age 9 and younger.

For more information, 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

TEEN SCENE 6 p.m. April 23, May 28, ages 13 to 18, bring laptops or gaming devices and access the library's free Wi-Fi, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road. 609-652-2352.

STORYTIMES AT THE LIBRARY ages 3½-5; Bedtime Storytime, 6 p.m. Wednesdays April 23 to May 28, children come to the library dressed in pajamas, read stories, play games, and have a snack, registration requested for any session; Storytime at the Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays from April 24 through May 29, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays from April 26 through May 31, stories, crafts, and snack; Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, 801 Shore Road. 609-927-7113.

CAMP BLUE STAR OPEN HOUSE 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, Hamilton Township School District's summer day camp program, games, activities and hot dogs, tour the facilities, meet the staff, Hess School, 700 Babcock Road, Mays Landing. 609-476-6311 or campbluestar.org.

FOOTBALL AND DRILL TEAM REGISTRATION by Egg Harbor Township Youth Organization, 6-8 p.m. April 28, 29, 30, Veterans Memorial Park Fieldhouse off Ocean Heights Avenue. See ehtyofootball.com.

STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Preschool Story Time; April 29: Lucky Lookdown, A Tale of a Funny Fish; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

JERSEY SHORE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM EVENTS 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays through April, South Jersey Junior Idol Auditions, children K-8, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing; Easter Egg Hunt at the Jersey Shore Children's Museum, daily through April 30, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing; April 29 Community Give Back Program, Ruby Tuesday Helps Jersey Shore Children's Museum, tell server you are participating and a percentage is donated to Children's Museum. See Jerseyshorechildrensmuseum.org.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, hosted by Jersey Shore Children's Museum, entertainment, workshops, activities, food, games, 5K color run, craft, ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. ACUA.com/acua/earthday.aspx

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION 6:30-8 p.m. April 28, Egg Harbor Township Youth Organization, grades 1-7, must show birth certificate and proof of residency, Veterans Memorial Park Fieldhouse, off Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township. ehtyofootball.org.

HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS 7-9 p.m. May 5-8, for the 2014 Football and 2014-2015 Basketball season, Holy Spirit High School, 500 S New Road, Absecon. Call Coach Dooley at 609-402-1301.

CO-ED YOUTH RUGBY 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through May 31, co-ed youth non-contact rugby, ages 6-14, hosted by Jersey Shore Rugby Club, 636 S. New York Road, (Route 9) Veterans Park, Galloway Township, $50. Contact Dr. J. Zimmerman at drzimmerman@verizon.net or jerseyshorerugby.com.

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.

NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL ATLANTIC CITY noon second Saturday of every month, ages 10 to 25, Jethro Memorial Presbyterian Church, 423 N. Ohio Ave., Atlantic City, bring a friend. Contact Jackie at 609-345-2725.

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

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

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

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

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

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


EHT BOY SCOUT TROOP 94 FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 26, pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ, coffee, Applebee's, 51 Bethel Road, Somers Point, $8, free ages 4 and younger. Contact Beth at Bsann2008@icloud.com

BEATLEMANIA NOW Beatles 50-year tribute to benefit Linwood Volunteer Fire Co., 8 p.m. May 3, Mainland Regional High School, general admission tickets $17, see ticketforce.com or call 877-840-0457.

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3, Saraceno Funeral Home, 1114 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, $5 per car, benefits Pirate Princess Club mentoring program at Cedar Creek High School. Contact: DMaddrey@geh.nj.k12us.com

SPRING FAMILY FUN DAY 2 to 10 p.m. May 17, Fluharty's Buck Tavern, 621 Route 50, Corbin City, rain date May 18, food, drink specials, live music, kid friendly activities, benefits Jennifer Ann Ward Memorial Fund, $30 adults, $10 ages 4-12, free age 3 and younger. 609-602-5394 or 609-827-3119.

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.

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

Golf events

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC 1 p.m. April 26, by Assumption Regional Catholic School, Seaview Golf Resort, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway. 609-652-7134 or cflammer@arcsgalloway.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL REGIONAL SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT April 26 at Mays Landing Country Club, entry fee $110 includes greens fees, cart, tips, hot dogs, beer, soda, Italian dinner, prizes. Dinner may be purchased separately for $35 per person. Tournament begins 1 p.m., scramble format. To register or sponsor a hole, contact Christine Gras at 609-625-1565 or gras@svdprs.com.

GOLF TOURNAMENT April 28, start time 1 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point, hosted by Shore Fellowship Church of Egg Harbor Township, benefits church partnership with Manna Worldwide. 609-646-4693.

BRIGHT STARS OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT May 31, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. shotgun start, 2:30 p.m. awards presentation, barbecue luncheon follows, benefits competitive gymnastics teams, prizes, raffles, auction, gymnasts perform throughout the day, Mays Landing Golf and County Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, $125 all inclusive, $35 luncheon only, reservations required by May 10. 609-703-1039.


AARP PLEASANTVILLE CHAPTER 5317 MEETING 11:30 p.m. April 26, Pleasantville High School, Multipurpose Room (rear), Mill Road, Pleasantville. Contact S. Thompson at 609-641-7129.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS for family members of those with mental illness by Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, Intensive Family Support Services, 7 p.m. second Mondays, co-hosted with National Alliance on Mental Illness at the United Methodist Church of Absecon, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. Members also meet 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays at Mental Health Association, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 301, or email cgromadzyn@mhanj.org for more information.

101 WOMEN PLUS, INC., 5:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Atlantic City Police Athletic League Building, Mediterranean and New York avenues. Contact 609-742-0679 or brownjacksonse@aol.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ATLANTIC COUNTY SKYBLAZERS 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Contact skyblazer@verizon.net or ac-skyblazers.org

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

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

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

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

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, Wednesdays, Brigantine Beach Community Center. Stress management tips 6:30-8 p.m. Free and open to adults who would like to discuss their struggles in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and get updates on recovery resources. Light refreshments served.

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

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

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

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

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

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

EGG HARBOR CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7 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 SOUTH JERSEY HUMANISTS 10:30 a.m. last Saturday of the month, UU Center, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway. southjerseyhumanists.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KNIT-N-STITCH 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. Open to the public. Call 609-927-2950.

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.

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

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. Contact naacpmlpv@gmail.com or 609-407-0800.

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

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

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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Board Room, and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Pomona Room (second floor), Bacharach Institute, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. Call Lori at 609-703-2135.

PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, third Tuesdays, Shore Medical Center, Somers Point. Call 609-653-3238.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOUTH JERSEY 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.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS for family members of those with mental illness by Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, Intensive Family Support Services, 7 p.m. second Mondays, co-hosted with National Alliance on Mental Illness at the United Methodist Church of Absecon, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. Members also meet 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays at Mental Health Association, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 301, or email cgromadzyn@mhanj.org for more information.

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

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

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

UNITED REPUBLICAN CLUB OF EHT, first Thursdays, new members and guests welcome. See ehtgop.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health, fitness


American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or redcrossblood.org/make-donation;

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, 6 p.m. April 30, AtlantiCare Health Park at Hammonton, 219 North White Horse Pike, Suite 104, Hammonton;

Registration required for many events, call 888-569-1000 or see AtlantiCare.org.

YOGA CLASS 10:30 a.m. to 11:30am. April 30, Northfield Public Library, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. Call 609-646-4476 to register.

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

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

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

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

FIRSTPLACE4HEALTH, Christ-centered healthy living program, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Praise-ercise program with personal trainer at 11 a.m., sponsored by Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. Open to the public. Call 609-927-2950.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday events

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 10 a.m. May 26, 9:30 a.m. lineup, hosted by Margate Mothers' Association, begins at City Hall (formerly Union Avenue School), continues down Ventnor Avenue, ends at All Wars Memorial; decorated bikes and stroller contest at Margate Log Cabin following parade; ceremony, refreshments, uniformed guards welcome. Contact Portia Parto at 609-204-5017.

Music, arts

'GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS' 8 p.m. April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 3 p.m. April 27, May 4, talk back sessions May 1, 8, very mature content, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30 general admission, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

SPRING DANCE CONCERT 7 p.m. April 25, presented by Oakcrest High School Dance Department, featuring all students enrolled in dance, Oakcrest Auditorium, 1824 Drive Dennis Forman Drive, Mays Landing, $7. Contact Rachel at 609-909-2600, ext. 5608 or rgaskill@geh.nj.k12us.com

DRUM CIRCLE EVENT April 26, rain date April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., "Celebrating Mother Earth," presented by Herban Legend; 10 a.m. Tai Chi, with Rosemarie Hoonan; 11a.m. Meditation, with Shari Sanahi; 12 p.m. Djembe Workshop, with Eddie Rosado; 1 p.m. Capoeiro: Brazilian Martial Arts; 2 p.m. Poetry: Mother Earth & The Drum, featuring: South Jersey Poets; 3 p.m. The Drum Circle, with Brian Johnson; vendors, Village Greene, Historic Smithville, Galloway Township. 609-204-5957 or herbanlegend56@yahoo.com

NASHVILLE COUNTRY MUSIC NIGHT 6:30-midnight April 26, 6 p.m. doors open, featuring music by the Motts Creek Pickers, buffet, DJ, live music, Chinese auction, 50/50, cash bar, Brigantine Elks, 400 West Shore Drive, Brigantine, $25, benefits Elks Veterans committee. 609-266-9826.

'A TOUCH OF ITALY' by South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, April 28 at Stockton Performing Arts Center. Showtime 7:30 p.m., all tickets $17, see stockton.edu/pac or call 609-652-9000 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before performance. For group sales, call 609-652-4786. Identify any special needs when reserving.

MAINLAND CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY CHORUS REHEARSALS: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays for May 16 'Masterpieces' concert, featuring classics such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, conducted by Elaine King. Christ Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue, Somers Point, nominal membership fee. Call Elaine at 609-266-8912.

IN THE SHADOW OF CONTEMPLATION, solo exhibition of work of Curlee Raven Holton through May 18, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or visit noyesmuseum.org.

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

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


TOT SHABBAT 5:30 p.m. April 25, Shabbat traditions and Israeli Independence Day, singing, dancing, crafts, a Shabbat meal and quality family time, Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, $25. 609-641-3600 or BethIsraelNorthfield.org

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, morning service 11 a.m. April 27 with guest minister Rev. Willie Heard, Fernwood and Columbia avenues, Pleasantville.

RESERVATIONS WELCOME for 2014 Women's Conference themed 'When Hell Breaks Loose,' May 30-June 1, Ace Conference Center, Lafayette Hills, Pa., by Faith Baptist Church, Pleasantville. Contact First Lady Estelle Hendricks at 609-645-1815 or Kevray@comcast.net or Trustee Angela Lewis at 609-652-3619 or Alewis1861@aol.com.

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

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

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

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

FUSION CHURCH SERVICES 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon Sundays, church, 701 New Hampshire Ave., Somers Point. FusionChurch.cc

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

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

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

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

SERVICES at Presbyterian Church, 6001 Main Street, Mays Landing: Sunday at 11 a.m., worship, church school and child care.

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.


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

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

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


'BUSYBODY' at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, April 24 by AARP No. 705, $85 includes transportation, show, tip, taxes and lunch. Call Vivian at 609-350-5063 or Edith at 609-646-0018.

INNER HARBOR BALTIMORE April 26 by Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department, $37, call 609-272-8120.

'MOSES' at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., by Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, June 18, lunch and shopping included, $40 nonrefundable deposit due by April 27, balance by May 25, total $120 for trip on June 18. Call Novelette at 609-442-3455, Stephanie at 609-645-1513 or church office at 609-641-4337.

LONGWOOD GARDENS April 30 by Green Thumb Garden Club of Somers Point. Cost $65, includes transportation, admission to Longwood Gardens. If possible, stop at QVC. Lunch on your own. Call Marilyn at 609-504-2797 or Sally at 609-927-4147 after 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS, MD., May 3 by Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department, $37, call 609-272-8120 or see ehtgov.org.

'SOUTH PACIFIC' May 4 by Beth El Synagogue in Margate, limited seating, $65 per person includes show, lunch and transportation, call 609-823-2725.

BARTRAM'S HOUSE AND GARDENS, WOODLANDS MANSION AND GARDENS 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 7 by Offshore Garden Club, meet at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood, $75. Contact Sue at 609-927-6001 or Richsuegoldstein@verizon.net or Linda at 856-692-4465.

'BUSYBODY' at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse and Dinner Theater, May 8 by AARP Pleasantville Chapter No. 5317, $80 per person, includes transportation, show, lunch. Call L. Freeman at 609-646-4805.

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17. For information and complete listing of Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department spring trips, $37. Call 609-272-8120 or see ehtgov.org.

BUS TRIPS TO BENEFIT ARC OF ATLANTIC AND CAPE MAY COUNTIES: One Wednesday and one Sunday every month, through August. Upcoming dates include: New York Theater District, May 14 and 18, $30 per person, bus leaves from Ventnor tennis courts, limited seating. Trips also set for Aug. 6 and 20. Call Bunny Shore at 609-428-6150.

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

NEW YORK CITY June 11 by Temple Emeth Shalom in Ventnor, $35 per person, enjoy city on your own. Call Bebe Markman at 609-822-5682 or Carol Myerowitz at 609-822-3940.

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

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