Education

HEALTH CAREER PLANNING SESSIONS 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 11, open to the public, provides potential students with tips about careers in health, Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, Cafeteria B, free. Contact Glenda Stogel at 609-343-5048, 609-463-4774, ext. 5048 or stogel@atlantic.edu.

INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER WORKSHOPS for adults, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, call 609-652-2352: Introduction to Computers, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.; Introduction to the Internet, Dec. 12 at 11:15 a.m.; Introduction to Email, Dec. 12 at 12:30 p.m.; Introduction to Microsoft Word, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.; Introduction to Microsoft Power Point, Dec. 19 at 11:15 a.m.; Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session.

CULINARY CLASSES by Academy of Culinary Arts, Human Services Building, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Cookie Exchange, Dec. 12. All classes meet 6-9 p.m., include demonstration, tasting, some hands-on activity. Cost $85 per person per class. Call 609-343-4829 or see atlantic.edu/conted.

ENERGY SEMINAR 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14, topics include NJ Clean Energy Program, energy saving devices and methods, Ventnor Coffee, 108 North Dorset Ave., Ventnor, free. Contact Victor Maene at maenevic@yahoo.com or MisterEnergyLLC.com

COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES, Atlantic City Libary, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, library card required for all classes; Basic Internet and Typing Skills, 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 30; Job Skills Workshop, 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 31, registration, valid email address required; Email Setup and Practice, 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. 609-345-2269, ext. 3079.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE hosted by the Katz JCC, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17, benefits include learning how to drive defensively and avoid driving hazards, auto insurance discounts, point deductions, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate, advance registration required, spaces limited, $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or JCutler@jccatlantic.org

COMPUTER CLASSES at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free, open to adults, registration required. Introduction to the Internet, 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Call 609-641-1778.

BOOK DISCUSSION for adults: 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 'Palisades Park' by Alan Brennert. Newcomers welcome. Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing. Email Gay at laubertg@comcast.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etc.

BLOOD DRIVES: 2-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 29, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, call 800-GIVE-LIFE or see pleasegiveblood.org; noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

LINWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS: Gingerbread House Workshops, assembled house and all supplies included, $35 per house, call to reserve 609-926-7991, ext. 3, make checks payable to Friends of the Linwood Library: 6 p.m. Dec. 16; Gingerbread Story Hour with Miss Jacki, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, all ages, register at 609-926-7991, ext. 3; Holiday Tea, bring own cup and share story with friends, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 20, register at 609-926-7991, ext. 3. Library, 301 Davis Ave. Linwood.

WINTER FAMILY FUN CRAFT: COCOA CONE 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton. This event is suggested for ages 5 to adult, and registration is required. Participants make a cocoa cone that can be given as a gift. All materials for the cocoa cone are provided. Hot cocoa refreshment is also provided. Attendees are asked to advise the library staff of any food allergies. To learn more, call 609-561-2264.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 14, VFW POST 9462 Absecon will be laying wreaths for veterans at the Methodist and Presbyterian church cemeteries, Pitney Road and Church Street, Absecon. 609-641-8884.

KATZ JCC MAHJONG BRUNCH Dec. 16 at the Katz JCC in Margate. All players and skill levels are welcome, $13/members and $16/nonmembers. Contact Josh Cutler for information or to register at 609-822-1167, ext. 138, or email JCutler@jccatlantic.org.

ADULT PROGRAMS at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., free, second-floor meeting room. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18, Technology Series: Get Social! Introduction to Facebook and Twitter; 1 p.m. Dec. 28, Film Based on the Book Series: 'Jack Reacher.' Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112.

HIKE ESTELL 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Meet at the Fox Nature Center for a 2-hour social hike through the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. Pace geared to ability of group. Advanced registration is encouraged, and made by calling 609-625-7000, ext. 5431. Free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAIN STREET FOOD PANTRY, First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St., Mays Landing, will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. Clients will be permitted to pick up food on an alternate week. Call the church office at 609-625-9446.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For fun

HAMMONTON CANOE CLUB EVENTS for seniors 50 and older: 1 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18, chair yoga with Carol Martynuik; 2-4 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18, needlecraft group with Miss Suzi; 11 a.m. Dec. 12, Eye Associates of Hammonton presents 'Eye Care for Seniors' with Dr. Drew Ricchuiti, free lens cleaning and frame adjustments, luncheon follows for $3; 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Bingo Day at Hammonton Health and Rehabilitation Center on the White Horse Pike, complimentary luncheon and game cards, prizes are retail store gift cards. Canoe Club closed Dec. 24-26 and 31. For information or to register, call 856-322-7082 or email HammontonSeniors@gmail.com.

FUN DAY SUNDAY PROGRAMS by Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., for families and all ages, second-floor meeting room, free, supplies provided. Programs start 2 p.m., doors closed 2:15 p.m. Advance registration encouraged, call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050. Holiday Card Tree on Dec. 15; Holiday Storytelling/Crafts on Dec. 22; Kwanzaa Paper Coiling Wreaths on Dec. 29.

KATZ JCC DINNER AND MOVIE 5 p.m. Dec. 19, salad, soup, entree, dessert, movie Les Miserables, Katz JCC, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate; $15 JCC members, $18 nonmembers, up to one week before; late-registration $18 members, $21 nonmembers, reservations requested. 609-822-1167, ext. 113.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For youth

YOUTH ACTIVITIES at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., free, call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050. Creative Crafts on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m.; Teen Zumba Night on Wednesdays, Dec. 11, 18 at 5 p.m.; Preschool Rhyme Time on Thursdays, Dec. 12, 19 at 10:30 a.m.; Baby Bounce and Play Group on Thursdays, Dec. 12, 19 at 11:30 a.m.; Comic Drawing on Thursdays, Dec. 12, 19, at 3:30 p.m. with Marvel/DC Comics illustrator Joe Del Beato; Tween Days in the Teen Lounge Dec. 21 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Teen Advisory Group Meeting on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Teen Lounge; Children Book Club Honors Hispanic Heritage Month on Dec. 21, at 3 p.m., registration required, call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050; Make It: Cookie Baking 101 for Teens on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.; Books and Cookies Teen Book Club on Dec. 28 at noon in the Teen Lounge.

GOING MODGE PODGE CRAZY! 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Outreach Services Section, Atlantic County Library System at Buena Community Reading Center. Suggested for 9 and older, registration requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

SENSITIVE SANTA 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 14, for special needs children, by FACES 4 Autism, ornament-making, Santa Claus, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Contact Shannon at shannoncostal@comcast.net or 856-981-2269.

LEGO CLUBS: Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m., for 5 and older, registration required. Call 609-652-2352. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

CREATIVE SPARKS ART CLASS Children's Art Class: Snow Globes, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14, children ages 5 to 12, Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway Township), $5 adults and kids, registration deadline Dec. 12. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org.

LITTLE LEARNERS CRAFT CLASS 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, for children 3-5 years old. Free, but must register in advance, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431, and specify session.

JUSTIN THE PUPPET MASTER, 5 p.m. Dec. 13, Jersey Shore Children's Museum, Hamilton Mall, Upper Level Near Sears, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, $8 kids, adults, covers show and museum admission. 609-641-5726 or JerseyShoreChildrensMuseum.org

LADY HAWKE HOLIDAY STORY AFTERNOON 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, ages 5-8, registration requested. Call 609-641-1778.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRAFTS for ages 6-12, free, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, registration required and begins two weeks before each session. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, call 609-652-2352.

HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY 6 p.m. Dec. 16, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, free, for age 8 and older. Younger children may attend with adult. Watch PG-rated 2003 holiday comedy 'Elf.' Cookies and refreshments. Call 609-561-2264.

ANIMATED FILM CLASSICS FOR KIDS 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville. Suggested for ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 609-641-1778.

WINTER PRESCHOOL STORYTIME AND CRAFT 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. The program is suggested for ages 3½ to 5. Registration is required. To learn more, call 609-652-2352.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN THE LIBRARY early literacy fun, including songs, rhymes, fingerplays and reading for ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Dec. 17, registration required by previous Monday, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

TEEN MEET PROGRAMS for ages 13-18, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, call 609-652-2352. Winter Crafts at 6 p.m. Dec. 18, registration required, begins three weeks prior.

YOUNG ADULT GROUP for ages 12 and older, free, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 18, teens hang out, bring laptops or gaming devices to access free WiFi, check out new manga and books, with TV, video games and PlayStation available. Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road, call 609-561-2264.

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS with Ken Esada for kids of all ages, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays to Dec. 21, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fundraisers

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

CROWDFUNDING KICKOFF & BUSINESS MIXER 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12, join five Atlantic City non-profits for a night of networking, fundraising campaigns, Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, Atlantic City, free. Bweekes@runtownhall.com or RunTownHall.com

ASSUMPTION REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL 50/50 RAFFLE drawing Dec. 13 at its annual Christmas Pageant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Assumption Church, Galloway Township. Winner need not be present to win. If all tickets sell the winner will receive $5,000. Cost is $100 per ticket with only 100 tickets being sold. To purchase a ticket email cflammer@arcsgalloway.org or call 609- 652-7134.

BOWLING AND BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14, King Pin Lanes, 6622 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, includes breakfast buffet, two games of bowling with shoes, $10 age 5 and younger, $15 age 5 and older, also crafts for kids, Chinese auction, photos with Santa. Benefits Egg Harbor Township High School bowling teams. Information: 609-927-0183.

COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE at Robert's Steakhouse of New York, Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, Atlantic City to benefit Community FoodBank of New Jersey-Southern Branch, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17, tickets $20, all proceeds go to food bank. Reservations recommended. Call 855-500-ROBERTS or see robertsatlanticcity.com.

SHORE MEDICAL CENTER HOLIDAY FOOD AND TOY DRIVE through Dec. 20, new unused toys and non-perishable food items, donation locations: EMS Department headquarters, New York Avenue and Center Street, Somers Point; EMS Linwood Station, 515 W. Patcong Ave., Linwood; Shore Medical Center Cafeteria, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point; Big Lots and Kmart, Somers Point Shopping Plaza, Route 9, Somers Point; Tilton Market, 1524 Tilton Road, Northfield; Pee Wee's Clothing, 199 New Road, Ste. 18, Linwood; all donations to be given to Toys for Tots and the Food Pantry of Somers Point. Call Steve Grecco at 609-653-7061.

GIANT COOKIE SALE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21, assorted Christmas cookies, pies, Ventnor Community Church, 2 South Victoria Ave., Ventnor. 609-822-5937.

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

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

Golf events

Groups

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.

CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP 7 p.m. Dec. 17 with Amanda Nahas Wilson, certified health coach. Email SHPR@comcast.net or see atlanticgastro.com.

ATLANTIC CITY RESCUE MISSION AUXILIARY meeting 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Linwood Community Church, at 1838 Shore Road, Linwood. Lunch follows., bring covered dish or salad. Dessert, coffee, hot tea will be served. For more information or directions, call Kathy Schmookler at 609-345-5517 ext. 165.

YOUR CALM AFTER THE STORM: HURRICANE SANDY, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17, free, Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St. Call 609-266-0110.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health, fitness

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

ATLANTICARE EVENTS:

Dec. 11, 9-10 a.m., Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth Tour for Expectant Parents, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Pomona;

Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class, Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Pomona, $10 registration fee;

Dec. 11, Matters of the Heart, screenings 2:30-3 p.m., lecture 3-4 p.m., AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, registration required;

Dec. 11, 4 p.m., AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Ostomy Support Group, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, The Living Room-Gilda's Club South Jersey, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township;

Dec. 11: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Preparing for Chemotherapy, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township;

Dec. 12, 5-7:30 p.m., School and Pediatric Nurse Lecture Series with Christene DeWitt-Parker, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, registration required, fees $25/Healthy School, Healthy Children partners and AtlantiCare employee or $30/all others, dinner included, participants earn two CEUs;

Dec. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., AtlantiCare Hospice Grief Support Group for residents of Atlantic City, library of Carnegie Center of Stockton College, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City;

Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Breast Cancer Support Group, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, The Living Room-Gilda's Club South Jersey, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, light refreshments sponsored by Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, registration required;

Dec. 13: 7-9 p.m., AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class, Babies R Us, 130 Consumer Square, Mays Landing, $10 fee;

Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., One Day Childbirth Class, Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Pomona, fee $100;

Dec. 18, 2-3 p.m., Preparing for Radiation Therapy, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, registration required;

Dec. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Preparing for Chemotherapy, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, registration required.

Call 888-569-1000 or see atlanticare.org.

YOGA FOR LIFE led by Janet Hahn, 10 a.m. Dec. 14 and 28, free, open to older teens and adults. Registration requested. Wear loose clothing, bring mat or towel. No food should be eaten for three hours before class. Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

PILATES: AN INTRODUCTION for adults and teens with Kristina Carr, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21, register for each session. Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

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

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES, by Brigantine CER, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba, Spin, Body Sculpting, Shape Up, Yoga, Qicong. For a complete schedule call 609-264-7350.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday events

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at Atlantic City Aquarium, register by Dec. 11 for event 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 14, full breakfast, pancakes, bagels, eggs, refreshments, holiday events, aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., $25/adults, $15/12 and younger, includes full day admission, contact 609-348-2880, ext. 17 or lisa@acaquarium.com.

DUELING PIANO CHRISTMAS SHOW, eight singers and two pianists take requests and interact with audience, Dec. 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $20 for VIP seating at round tables, purchase at TheEagleTheatre.com. For more information, please contact the box office at 609-704-5012. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.

LIVE NATIVITY 6 p.m. Dec. 13 presented by Holy Trinity Parish, at St. James Church, 6415 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, followed by light refreshments in St. James Memorial Hall. Free and open to community. 609-822-7105.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE FESTIVAL, 2 p.m. Dec 14, presented by Spanish congregation of St. Nicholas Church, 525 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City, a procession of decorated cars will arrive at the church carrying the statue of the Virgin Mary, which will be brought into the sanctuary. There will be a series of traditional Mexican dances set to music performed by a live band, after which there will be a reception. 609-277-5011.

COOKIE WALK, 9 a.m. Dec. 14, homemade cookies, apple pies, crafts, holiday items, hot chocolate, live holiday music, Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point, $8 per pound of cookies. 609-927-3082.

HOLIDAY CRAFT 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township. This free event is suggested for ages 6 to 12 years old. Registration is required. To learn more, call 609-927-8664.

JOY TO THE WORLD, A CHRISTMAS STORY, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, The Adult and Young People's Choirs of St. Gianna's Parish, St. Bernadette's Church, 1421 New Road, Northfield, free. 609-646-5611.

SUITE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Christmas concert by Suite Inspiration, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 590 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. Free, open to all, benefits the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. For more information, call Judy Transue at 609-748-1583.

ADVENT CAROLS AND LESSONS, Doug Murdock Meistersingers, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Christ Episcopal Church, Shore Road and Meyran Ave., Somers Point. Call Betty at 609-965-4499 or 609-665-3528.

HOLIDAY STORIES AND CRAFTS at Atlantic City Aquarium in December, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner's Basin. Dec. 17: 'Bob and 6 More Christmas Stories' by Sandra Boynton; Dec. 24: 'The Night Before Christmas' by Clement Clarke Moore, a Pop-Up book by Robert Sabuda. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. admission $8/adults, $6/seniors, $5/children ages 4-12, free/age 3 and younger. Call 609-348-2880 or see acaquarium.com.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS 7 p.m. Dec. 18 by Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System at Buena Community Reading Center, open to adults, registration not required. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

GLITZ, GLIMMER AND HOLIDAY SHIMMER Downtown Hammonton Third Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 19, food, arts, shopping, music, specials, sales, Hammonton Arts District. 609-567-9014 or facebook.com/downtownhammonton

LIVE NATIVITY, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Mays Landing First United Methodist Church, rain date Dec. 22, at Memorial Park in Mays Landing, corner of Route 50 and 40, peting zoo, hot chocolate and cookies. All welcome, free. Call the church at 609-625-9446.

HOLIDAY CARD SWAP to Dec. 20 at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., open to adults. Call 609-823-4614.

LIVE NATIVITY 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at Assumption Regional Catholic School, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township. Christmas Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. For information, see arcsgalloway.org or email christineabruno@comcast.net.

GIANT COOKIE SALE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 21, Ventnor Community Church, 2 S. Victoria Ave.. Buy by dozen or pound, pies also available. Call 609-822-5937.

MAKE COCOA CONE GIFTS 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor. This event is suggested for ages 8 and older, and registration is required by Dec. 19. All materials are provided. To learn more, call 609-823-4614.

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR 7 p.m. Dec. 27, Atlantic City High School Auditorium. St. James A.M.E. Church Music Ministries presents Cason Express Show Band, featuring Black Ivory and American Idol finalist Jermaine Jones. Donation $20/adults, $10/children under 18. For tickets, call 609-345-0179, 609-457-2569 or 609-892-6856.

HOLIDAY MAGIC 12:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Atlantic County Library in Mays Landing, second floor, featuring the Great Haldini. Free, but register early by calling 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Music, arts

WORLD ABOVE: FREE POETRY NIGHTS hosted by South Jersey Poets Collective at Dante Hall, open mic at 7 p.m. followed by readings from SJ Poet and featured guest. Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. Free parking in church lot behind Dante Hall. Dec. 18, SJ Poet, James Richardson.

HOLIDAY CONCERT AT ST. PAUL'S UMC 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, performance by Port Choir and Friends and the Atlantic Christian School High School Chorale, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 118 Main Street, Port Republic. Call Pastor Frank Brown at 609-412-7352.

JAZZ VESPERS, 4 p.m. Dec. 22, local vocalist Pam Walker, Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free, offering taken. Contact Al Maddox at amaddox363@aol.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Religion

STORY OF ADVENT 9 am. to noon Dec. 14, First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St., Mays Landing, presents its ADVENTure program f or ages 3-10, games, crafts, lunch. Open to the public and free of charge. Call 609-625-9446.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK by Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 207 Northfield Ave., on the bike path in Northfield, 10 a.m. Dec. 21. Worship celebrations every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekly Grow Groups are active. Call 609-641-3219 or see goodshepherdumc.com.

CHRISTMAS AT EMMAUS, Historic Emmaus United Methodist Church of Smithville, Route 9 and East Moss Mill Road, December worship services every Sunday until Christmas, each service includes special music and youth participation, begins 10 a.m. Traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service with traditional hymns, 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Call 609-748-1917 or email emmaus.umc@comcast.net.

CHRISTMAS HYMN SING 6 p.m. Dec. 22, Trinity Alliance Church, 101 S. Cologne Ave., corner of Cologne Avenue and Moss Mill Road, Egg Harbor City. 609-965-5076.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Trinity Alliance Church, 101 S. Cologne Ave., corner of Cologne Avenue and Moss Mill Road, Egg Harbor City. 609-965-5076.

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 6 p.m. Dec. 24, 75 S. Pomona Road at Liebig Street, Galloway Township. Traditional Christmas songs and carols, readings, community candle-lighting. All ages welcome. See uucsjs.org.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Scripture, songs of the season, message, Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood. 609-927-2950.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES at 4 p.m. Dec. 24, Margate Community Church, Service of Lights geared to children and families. At 7:45 p.m. church will hold an Adult Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, beginning with 15 minutes of special Christmas music. Call 609-822-7147 for details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reunions

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '64 planned for 2014. Email Eve Rose at ERose08021@aol.com for more information.

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

Trips

NEW YORK CITY SHOPPING by Ventnor Recreation, Dec. 14, $35, call 609-823-7950.

NEW YORK CITY Dec. 14 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, $45, call 609-264-7350.

'A CHRISTMAS STORY' in New York, Dec. 14, $95, benefits BJB Scholarship Foundation, contact Kellie at 609-226-0372 or Kellietchambers@gmail.com.

CHASSIDIC BROOKLYN by Chabad at the Shore, payment due Dec. 20 for bus trip on May 6, $55 includes transportation, tour, snacks, lunch. Call 609-822-8500

NEW YORK 'SISTAS, THE MUSICAL' Jan. 4 by Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, $80. Call S. Gilchrist at 609-645-1513, S. Thompson at 609-641-7129 or church at 609-641-4337.

SOUTHEAST ASIA CRUISE Feb. 27 to March 16, 2014, by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.