NAACP Mainland/Pleasantville meeting set

The NAACP Mainland/Pleasantville June meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Richard Stockton College’s Townsend Residential Life Center in Galloway Township.

This branch represents all Atlantic County towns except Atlantic City and Mizpah. For questions, email or call 609-407-0800.

Jewelry, metalsmithing classes set

Summer jewelry-making classes are now forming at the Ventnor City Cultural Art Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor.

Learn to work with metal, stones and beads to make beautiful wearable art. Learn traditional techniques and develop your own style. Participants make pins, earrings, necklaces and bracelets to wear or give as gifts, and learn to work with glass, crystal and semi-precious stones and beads, as well as a variety of metal jewelry findings. These four-week courses run July 5-25. They include:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Beading: Learn techniques and materials including bead stringing and pearl knotting, catches and findings to enhance designs. how various beads are made and how to use them.

1:15-3:30 p.m. Beginners Metalsmithing (Metals 1): For beginners and those looking for a creative outlet. Be your own jewelry designer. Learn methods of cold joining metals and stones. Learn to work with wire and sheet metals,piercing, sawing, riveting, drilling, polishing, finishing and more.

For advanced students, Open Studio is by appointment only. Anyone who has taken Metals 1 and 2 can call 609-287-6449 for times.

All four-week classes are $80 and include tools and materials, which includes copper and brass metal. Students can purchase sterling silver, pearls and other specialty items for an additional fee. For information, call 609-823-7952 or 609-287-6449.

MMSC offers educational programs

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, New Jersey’s only rescue and rehabilitation facility for marine mammals and sea turtles, invites seashore visitors of all ages to stroll with members of the MMSC education department, and discover the magic and mysteries of a barrier island.

Morning guided Beach Walks cover information about plants and sealife, and include bird, native plant and seashell identification. Meet at the entrance to Brigantine’s Cove Beach, Lagoon Boulevard and Ocean Drive West, at 9 a.m. June 14, 17, 21 and 25. A 6 p.m. sunset beach walk is scheduled for June 26. The requested donation/fee is $5 per person and no registration is required.

Come and get your feet wet while learning to fish — join MMSC at Cove Beach and learn to gather small marine life for observation by walking a seine net off the beach and hauling it in to discover the bay’s treasures. Record data and examine each species before releasing it into the water. Come prepared to get wet with a towel, sunscreen and protective water shoes. Meet at the beach entrance at Lagoon Boulevard and Ocean Drive West. Morning seinings begin at 9 a.m. June 24 and 28 with a sunset seining at 6 p.m. June 18. No registration is required and a donation/fee of $5 is required.

A full schedule of Marine Mammal Stranding Center summer programs in Brigantine and Long Beach Island can be found at

Printed schedules are available at the Sea Life Museum, 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine. Call for hours, 609-266-0538. All programs are conducted by certified New Jersey public school teachers, serving as MMSC staff.

Registration is required for most programs and can be done over the phone. Call Sarah Miele at 609-266-0538 or email, or visit the Sea Life Museum, 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine.

Dad’s climb lighthouse free for Father’s Day

If your family is looking for a memorable way to show Dad he’s the light of your life, bring him to Absecon Lighthouse on June 15 or 16 for a free climb for Father’s Day weekend.

If Dad makes it all the way to the top, he gets an “I Climbed Absecon Lighthouse” card, which he can show at Tony Baloney’s Pizza on Oriental Avenue in Atlantic City and get a free slice of pizza.

Hours of operation for the lighthouse are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last climb at 3:30 p.m.

Call 609-449-1360 or see

Free creative writing workshop offered

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will sponsor a free writing series workshop, “Creative Writing Workshop: Memory in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction,” on July 13, 20 and 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Noyes Museum of Art at 733 Lily Lake Road in Oceanville.

Several creative writing genres will be explored, with a focus on creative nonfiction and poetry. By reading and discussing work by both famous and local writers, participants will focus on what makes good writing, and work to apply these techniques. The class will write and reinvent poems, stories and essays. The workshop structure of this course will give both new and advanced writers the opportunity to share their own work and help one another improve in craft and creativity.

Registration is required. To register, visit the museum, call 609-652-8848 or email Jillian at

JCC Brunch and Learn set for June 18

The next Katz JCC Brunch and Learn Event will take place at 10:30 a.m. June 18.

A light brunch will be followed by a speaker and a documentary screening. This month are Cohav Cohen and Adi Litman, the two post-IDF Israelis who will work at the JCC camp this summer. They will speak about life in the Israeli army and navy, give insight into the daily life of a soldier and offer their first impressions of life here. After the discussion comes the documentary film “Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference.” Hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, it examines the core character strengths that have enabled Israelis to overcome challenges and turn a barren desert into a flourishing nation.

Brunch and Learn Events are open to the community and are made possible by a donation by Marc Neumann, ChFc. The cost is $3 for JCC members and $5 for nonmembers.

RSVP to Josh Cutler, program director, at 609-822-1167, ext. 138, or

Youths can receive job training

Eleven area at-risk youth, ages 16-21, will receive on-the-job training as part of a Youth Corps Urban Gateway Enhancement Program. The selected participants will spend eight weeks working to improve and beautify the roadside entrances to the City of Pleasantville.

The program is funded through a $32,000 New Jersey Department of Transportation grant administered by the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board.

Participating youth will remove graffiti and debris from adjoining roadways, add flower beds, plants, shrubs and trees, landscaping rocks and more. Successful candidates will work six hours a day for eight weeks, including a one-week orientation, training and assessment period. The program includes ongoing case management and counseling as well as referrals to housing, transportation, legal aid and other support services.

To learn more, call the Atlantic Cape May WIB at 609-485-0153, ext. 4810.

Master gardeners offer post-Sandy info

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15, the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County will conduct demonstrations and talks on plants that thrive in a seashore atmosphere and climate. The event will take place at Historic Gardner’s Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City.

Master gardener John Collette, the man most responsible for the floral beautification of Gardner’s Basin, and his crew of volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and make suggestions about plants gardeners should use or avoid.

There also will be garden tours, an information booth, information on soil tests and free plants to attendees.

Health Center at Galloway holding health talk

The Health Center at Galloway will host a discussion on the importance of living a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle with Dr. David J. Calabro, DC, with Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Linwood from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 18.

A massage therapist will be on site and light refreshments will be served. To attend, RSVP with Jacqueline Bozarth, Director of Admissions at the Health center at Galloway, at 609-748-9100.

Dining out for Manna at the Shore

Dining out for Manna at the Shore will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. June 18, with a three-course dinner and wine tasting, and a choice of chicken or vegtarian entree.

Wines are provided by Circle Liquoir and Preferred Travel. Tickets are $50 per person (includes tax and gratuity), and sponsorships are $75. Your check is your reservation, payable to Manna at the Shore, c/o Susan Simon, 2010 Bay Dr., Northfield, NJ 08225. For more information, call 609-641-3600.

Manna at the Shore provides nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses who are too sick to cook for themselves. As a part of Congregation Beth Israel’s Social Action project, volunteers meet twice monthly at Beth Israel to cook and package more than 2,000 meals each month.

Atlantic Audubon offers teacher resources

Atlantic Audubon is offering the National Audubon Society’s award-winning nature education program “Audubon Adventures” free to interested teachers in Atlantic County.

This program, written at a fifth-grade reading level, is intended for use by third- through sixth-graders. Audubon Adventures publications have been analyzed and evaluated to meet the Common Core Standards for English Language Art, adopted by 45 states, and the National Research Council’s National Science Education Standards for all states.

Four Audubon Adventures newspapers for students are accompanied by an extensive resource manual for the teacher, including detailed lesson plans, tips for outdoor study, hands-on activities, and student assessment tools. The four new Audubon Adventures for 2013-14, covering “Sharing Our World With Birds,” are: 1) Regal Raptors; 2) Sensational Seabirds, 3) Hooray for Hummingbirds, and 4) Caring For Our Planet: Find your passion, get involved.

Interested teachers should phone requests for Audubon Adventures materials to Atlantic Audubon at 609-748-4397. Funding will be limited to the first 10 teachers who respond.

Shore Thing writing retreat set

In an ongoing partnership between the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars, veteran writer and educator Peter Murphy will present “Shore Thing: Writing Beyond the Boardwalk” at Stockton's Dante Hall in Atlantic City on July 13 from 9:30-4:30 p.m.

The $65 tuition includes a lunch of Atlantic City subs and a soft drink. Discounts are available for those who have attended other Murphy Writing programs and for members of the South Jersey Poets Collective. The registration deadline is July 10.

Murphy Writing Seminars, a New Jersey Department of Education Registered Professional Development Provider, will offer seven hours of professional development credit to participating educators. For full registration information, see or call 609-823-5076.

Sandy recovery help available

Counselors with New Jersey Hope and Healing are available to meet with homeowners and renters who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Information on grants is now available. Support groups are running. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 308, for details. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey. Residents who are upset, stressed or depressed as a result of the storm, loss of property or displacement and other related issues may seek guidance and support by calling 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 1-877-294-4356.

Small Sandy Survivors group set

New Jersey Hope and Healing presents Small Sandy Survivors, a creative, interactive workshop that offers support and education to children ages 5-10 who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The events are free. Counselors are available to meet with parents during the workshop. To find a workshop in your area, call 609 652-3800, ext. 308. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey.

Time to register for classes

There’s still time to register for Atlantic Cape Community College’s summer and fall classes. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more.

Atlantic Cape’s summer classes offer students an opportunity to pick up extra college credits, repeat courses, lighten their fall and spring course loads and graduate earlier. Upcoming summer sessions include:

Accelerated session two, June 17-July 3; in-person registration deadline June 13, online, fax or mail deadline June 16

Second session, July 1-Aug. 22; in-person registration deadline June 27, online, fax or mail deadline June 30

Third session, July 15-Aug. 22; in-person registration deadline July 11, online, fax or mail deadline July 14

Atlantic Cape will offer new degree programs this fall in Biomedical Science, Chemistry and Radiologic Technology. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students can register at the college’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. To view a complete list of summer and fall courses and to register online, see Regular registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 4, and on Fridays through Aug. 16.

The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment for summer classes is due at the time of registration. Payment for the fall is due July 15. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer and fall courses, see For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 609-625-1111, ext. 5000, or 609-463-3960 in Cape May County.

Fundraiser set for McMeekin scholarship fund

The Officer Thomas McMeekin Jr. Memorial Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians has started a college scholarship fund in McMeekin’s honor.

A beef-and-beer for ages 21 and older will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. June 14 at the Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House, 672 N. Trenton Ave., Atlantic City, to raise funds for scholarships. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet, draft beer donated by the Yards Brewing Co., live music outside and a DJ inside, bagpipe bands, giveaways, 50/50 raffles and more. Tickets are available now at the Vagabond Tap House, or email

McMeekin was killed in the line of duty while directing traffic on March 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, his daughter, Adria Lynne, and parents, brother and other relatives.

15th annual fluke tournament set

The 15th annual “Brutus” Fluke Tournament is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15. This tournament, initiated in 1999 to honor the memory of bay fisherman Walter “the Brute” Gregory Sr., has become a yearly tradition for anglers of all ages hoping to catch the big one.

Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563 and Somers Point AmVet Post 911 are again combining their efforts. The tournament proceeds help the organizations support charities that benefit veterans and disabled children. The entry fee is $30 per angler. This year’s tournament features $1,000 in three cash prizes ($500 for first) and nine non-cash prizes. Anglers may fish from boat, bridges or the shore. The Somers Point head boat Duke of Fluke (609-927-2280) is offering a special trip that day returning to dock well before the weigh-in cutoff time. Deadline for registration will be at the end of the 6 p.m. captains’ meeting June 14. Registration will includes free snacks during registration and a free awards buffet after the tournament. All events and the weigh in will take place at the Egg Harbor Elks Lodge, 1815 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road.

To request a registration form or for more information, email or call Walt at 609-513-6219 or Jim at 609-412-7769 and leave your name and address. Registration forms can be picked up at Dolfin Dock, Fishin’Stuff, Brennen’s Marine, 24/7, SP AmVet Post and EHT ELKS Lodge and other bait and tackle locations in the Somers Point/Ocean City area.

Conference focuses on green credentials

Atlantic Cape Community College will host a Green Credentials Matter Conference, 8 a.m. to noon June 27 at the Walter Edge Theater, C-Building, 5100 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing.

Industry experts will discuss how professionals can become certified under new energy efficiency and sustainability regulations as they relate to retrofitting, repairing and rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Sandy. A networking session with a continental breakfast will kick off the event. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore green vendor tables and exhibits. The conference fee is $29. To register, see For more information, call 609-343-4829.

Relay for Life set

It’s not too late to register for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, to be held at Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Aven., Linwood, June 14-15. Opening ceremonies start at 6 p.m., followed by a survivor’s walk around the track.

This overnight event is held to recognize that cancer doesn’t sleep and neither will we until we find the cure. Participants walk around the track to raise money for cancer. Highlighting the event is the luminaria service, a candlelight vigil held at nightfall to honor survivors and to remember those lost to cancer. Luminaria candles line the track and are left burning through the night. Relay For Life is open to anyone who wants to participate. Cancer survivors may walk for free. Volunteers of all ages are needed. Sponsorships also are needed.

To find out more, see or call 800-227-2345.

VFW taking entries for essay competition

Atlantic County-based Veterans of Foreign Wars District 16 is taking entries for its VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen essay scholarship competition for students in sixth through eighth grades.

One first-place winner from each district will be sent to compete at the state level for a chance to compete nationally. The national winner earns a $5,000 scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. To enter, students must write an essay of between 300 and 400 words on the theme “What patriotism means to me.” Students must not identify themselves or their school in the essay, and should do so only on their entry form. Essays must be submitted to the local VFW post by Nov. 1.

For more information, see

Original plays to be read

Players and Playwrights by the Jersey Shore will perform readings of eight short plays written by local playwrights at 3 p.m. June 15 at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave, Atlantic City.

Readings are produced by John Perovich, adjunct instructor of playwriting for the School of Arts and Humanities at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township.

The suggested admission donation is $5, and half of all donations will go toward Stockton student scholarships. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Parking is available in St. Michael's Church's parking lot, located on Georgia Avenue between Arctic and Atlantic avenues (free based upon availability).

The Players will do performance readings of the following scripts: “Telephone” by Rosemary Molloy, “The Saga of Mary Robertson” by Ernie Schell, “Hell on Wheels” by Rosemary Molloy, “My Oldest Friend” by Joe Linsk, “Out of Control” by Joel Ollander, “Keep the Dream Alive” by Jim Landau, “True Love” by A. Grey Le Cuyer, “Cheap Therapy” by Ed Shakespeare.

VFW accepting essays for scholarship contest

Atlantic County-based Veterans of Foreign Wars District 16 is accepting entries for its VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy scholarship competition, for which local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars and scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The program is open to students in ninth through 12th grades. Students must write and make an audio recording of an essay between three and five minutes in length expressing their views on the theme of “Why I’m optimistic about our nation’s future.” All essays and accompanying CD recordings must be submitted to a local VFW Post along with the completed V.O.D. entry form. Students must not identify themselves or their school in the essay or CD, and should do so only on their entry form. Submissions are due by Nov. 1.

For more information, see

Beachstock set for Margate

Beachstock 2013, billed as the Planet’s Biggest Beach Party, is set for June 29 (rain date June 30) in Margate. Events include:

Mile open water swim; paddle boarding event; beachstock volleyball tournament; music, games and giveaways presented by 100.7 WZXL; food and beer garden; vendor booths; sand sculpting and instruction; face painting; hair braiding; bocce ball and shuffleboard; Margate Police Ident-A-Kid Program; slide and obstacle course amusements; free skin cancer screening; kid’s variety entertainment; battles of the bands; Stacey’s Surf Camp; children’s treasure hunt; life guard competitions, an evening bonfire and more.

There will be a free jitney shuttle at Atlantic Avenue and the Union Avenue School.

JCC announces summer series lineup

From June 27 through Aug. 8, the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s lineup for its Summer Series of Entertainment will keep audiences smiling, laughing and engaged.

June 27, 7 p.m., Broadway’s legendary song and dance man Tommy Tune, “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales,” see

July 18, 7 p.m., Robert Klein stand-up comedy.

Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Bobby Collins stand-up comedy, see

Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, see

The Katz JCC Summer Entertainment Series is open to the public. All events will take place in the Katz JCC auditorium, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. For ticket information, call 609-822-1167 or see

VFW seeking nominees for Teacher of the Year

Atlantic-County-based Veterans of Foreign Wars District 16 is seeking nomineees for its VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest.

Each year, three exceptional teachers are recognized by the VFW for their outstanding commitment to teaching patriotism to their students. Post 16 will select one outstanding teacher from kindergarten-fifth grade, sixth-eighth grade and ninth-12th grade. These teachers move on to district level judging for the chance to compete at the state and national levels. National winners will receive a cash award for professional development expenses, a cash award for their school, plaques for themself and their school and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference and receive their award.

To enter, in 350 words or less describe why your nominee deserves the award and submit this explanation along with the nomination form to the local VFW post by Nov. 1. For more information, see

Green classes offered

Atlantic Cape Community College offers green-themed classes this summer.

Green Building Today!, beginning June 21, provides an in-depth overview of the design and construction of Green High Performance Buildings and explores the most current building systems, technologies and materials.

Introduction to PV Design and Installation and Exam Prep, beginning July 15, will review PV design and installation concepts to prepare students for the NABCEP exam.

LEED for Green Associate PLUS, July 18 and 25, prepares beginning green building professionals to pass the Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED for Green Associate exam.

Solar Professional Certification, beginning July 29, offers photovoltaic installation training on residential and commercial buildings.

Courses take place at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information, call 609-343-4829 or see

County offers online golf reservations

Playing golf at the Atlantic County John F. Gaffney Green Tree Golf Course just got a little easier — golfers can reserve a tee time online.

Golfers can access the online reservation system at The system can accommodate reservations for two to four players with tee times from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in eight-minute intervals. The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations also can be made by calling the clubhouse at 609-625-9131 during business hours.

The Green Tree Golf Course is located on Route 559 in Egg Harbor Township. It is known for its tight, tree lined fairways and its excellent greens. It is home to one of the only par 6 holes in the Northeast. The course provides reduced rates for county residents and offers leagues, clinics, private lessons with a PGA golf professional, special events and activities. A driving range is available, as well as a practice putting/chipping green and snack bar. The Pro Shop is open daily 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Atlantic Cape offers summer classes

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of credit courses this summer to accommodate a range of lifestyles. Whether you’re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree during Atlantic Cape’s summer sessions. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more.

Students can register at the college’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

Upcoming summer sessions include:

Accelerated session two, June 17-July 4; in-person registration deadline June 13, online, fax or mail deadline June 16

Second session, July 1-Aug. 22; in-person registration deadline June 27, online, fax or mail deadline June 30

Third session, July 15-Aug. 22; in-person registration deadline July 11, online, fax or mail deadline July 14

To view a complete list of summer courses and to register online, visit WebAdvisor at Regular registration hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 4, and on Fridays through Aug. 16.

The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer and fall courses, visit For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 609-625-1111, ext. 5000, or 609-463-3960 in Cape May County.

Noyes Museum offers summer art camps

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Galloway Township will offer hands-on art camps fro children ages 6-12 this summer from June 24 through Aug. 2.

Around the World in 5 Days Camp: Zip around the globe to Japan, Africa, Italy, Mexico and the U.S., making art from each culture along the way. June 24-28

Folk Art Camp: Old-timey traditional arts: make hand-dipped candles, pottery, weather vanes, old fashioned treats, weavings and more. July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

Fantastic Tales Camp: Let your imagination run away with you! Favorite stories from ‘James and the Giant Peach’ to ‘Shrek’ inspire adventurous art. July 8-12

Art Studio Adventures: A fantastic journey into creativity exploring many media: plaster sculptures, stained glass, dyed fabric art, a group sculpture, paper pulp paintings and more. July 15-19

Drawing and Painting: Nature’s Textures Art Camp: Nature is the muse as children draw and paint in watercolors, acrylics, mosaics, pastels, colored pencils and more. July 22-26

3D Art Camp: For budding sculptors: Experiment and learn to use a variety of materials — clay, papier-mache, wood, plaster casting, paper pulp, found objects and more. July 29-Aug. 2

To reserve a spot, see or call 609-652-8848.

Free mold awareness training for Hurricane Sandy victims

A free three-hour class on mold awareness and general safety procedures will be presented at three Atlantic County locations in June to help residents and homeowners who are dealing with cleanup issues after Hurricane Sandy.

The class is presented by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Health. The class will educate residents on how to identify mold in the home, protect themselves when removing mold, the use of personal protective equipment and proper cleanup procedures, as well as to recognize environmental and safety issues that may be present.

June 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweetwater Fire House, 4769 Pleasant Mills Road, Sweetwater

The class is free, but attendees are asked to register at

CASA holding information sessions

CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties will hold information sessions in June.

The 60-minute program gives an overview of the organization and shows how CASA volunteers advocate in court on behalf of abused and neglected children. Attending the session is the first step to becoming a CASA volunteer.

June 13, noon, CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Office, 321 Shore Road, Somers Point.

June 13, 6 p.m., CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Office, 321 Shore Road, Somers Point

To register, call 609-601-7800 or email For more information about CASA, see

Stockton offers CSI summer camp

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey this summer will host a group of young investigators — CSI campers — as they learn about crime scene investigation and courtroom techniques.

Dr. Joshua Duntley, associate professor of criminal justice, and Dr. Christine Tartaro, professor of criminal justice, designed the five-day overnight summer camp for high school students, which is entering its seventh year. Campers first learn how to collect evidence and how to record a crime scene as first responders. They spend the rest of their time solving a murder case that is staged on campus. Campers experience all aspects of an investigation including police reports, eye-witness interviews, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, jury selection and trial preparation. Officers from the Stockton Police Department go over fingerprinting and introduce police dog Hemi to the campers. The students also visit a jail and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Registration for all three camp sessions is open. The camps run June 23-27, July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1. For more information or to register, see

Dog day at Noyes

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College invites local dog owners and their dogs to the Art and Bark evening June 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This outdoor event gives pets and owners a chance to learn and enjoy creative playtime in the beautiful surroundings of the Noyes Museum, all while raising money for the Atlantic County Animal Shelter. There will be dog treats, dog caricatures, a puppy paw print mural for pets to create with their owners, training seminars and more.

For more information, call 609-652-8848 or see

Miss Night in Venice contestants sought

Any young woman who is interested in participating in the Miss Night in Venice contest this year should contact Sue Doll at 609-425-5708.

Contestants must be at least 15 years old. The contestant collecting the most money for local philanthropic organizations will be crowned Miss NIV and lead the Night in Venice Boat Parade along the Ocean City Bayfront on July 20.

All contestants in the pageant will ride on the boat with Miss NIV.

Noyes offers free admission to military families

The Noyes Museum of Art will join more than 1,800 museums across the country this summer in offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program. The complete list of participating museums is available at

Atlantic Cape offers accelerated classes

Atlantic Cape Community College offers students an opportunity to earn college credits in only 11 days. Classes will meet online and at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Accelerated Session Two (June 17-July 3): College Algebra, Statistical Methods and Abnormal Psychology

For a complete list of summer courses and to register online, see Regular registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 4, and on Fridays through Aug. 16. Fall semester classes begin Sept. 3.

Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students can visit to apply. To continue studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.

The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule, see For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 609-463-3960 in Cape May County.

Support group helps young storm survivors

New Jersey Hope and Healing presents Small Sandy Survivors, a creative workshop that offers support and education to children ages 5-10 who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The program helps children better understand and cope with the effects of the storm. Counselors are on hand to meet with parents during the workshop. There are fun activities, interactive and free. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in NJ.

To find a workshop in your area, call 609 652-3800, ext. 308.

Classes offered for seniors

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus will offer workshops this summer designed to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners.

Exploring the World via the Internet for Seniors will help participants learn about using email, sending digital pictures and greeting cards, searching for people and maps on the Web, and researching information about health issues, travel, shopping, coupons and more online, two Fridays, beginning July 19.

Manage, Edit and Email Your Photographs will prepare participants to move images from a digital camera to a computer, then edit and resize pictures for use on the Web or email. Students should bring to class a digital camera and a USB cable to connect to the computer, two sections beginning July 11 and Aug. 9.

Join Club 50 Plus for $5 and get a 20 percent discount on future Club 50 Plus workshops, culinary and professional development through June 30, 2013. Mention code: CEGN001-MW01.

Club 50 Plus workshops will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T; the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House; and the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd in Atlantic City.

For workshop prices or to register, contact Sherwood Taylor at 609-343-5689 or

TD Charitable Foundation supports JFS

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently donated a total of $5,000 to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.

This funding supports the ongoing efforts of the Jewish Family Service Economic Response Center in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The ERC team provides counseling and economic assistance to families who are impacted by the storm or economic decline. Services include linkages, pro bono and financial assistance as well as counseling and mental health services for individuals and families coping in hard economic times.

For more information about JFS programs and services, call 609-822-1108 or see

Atlantic Cape offers professional development

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer professional development workshops beginning in June for individuals interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers.

Real Estate Broker Licensing: Ethics in Today’s Real Estate World is one of a series of three courses required to complete 150 hours of pre-licensure education to apply for the broker’s license in New Jersey, four Thursdays and Fridays beginning June 20.

Professional development workshops are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. See or call 609-343-4829.

Technology demos available

Gain insight about how to use the newest technology during Atlantic Cape Community College’s Summer Technology Demos. Participants should bring their own laptop or tablet computer to these demonstrations.

In Excel 2010 Charts and Pivot Tables Demo, learn several techniques for creating column and bar charts along with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, two sections beginning June 20 and 21.

In Word 2010 Demo, beginners and experienced Microsoft Word users alike will learn how to get the most out of the word processing software, two sections beginning June 13 and 14.

In CloudOn/Dropbox/SkyDrive Demo, learn to use free-to-use cloud-based services to share documents, photos, videos and other files, two sections beginning July 11 and 12.

Technology classes will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. For workshop prices or to register, call 609-343-4829 or see

Atlantic Cape offering kids cooking classes

Atlantic Cape Community College's Academy of Culinary Arts will offer Kids in the Kitchen cooking sessions for children ages 8-12 through the summer.

The classes are designed to help young chefs build skills and confidence in the kitchen, and will teach kitchen safety and an understanding of healthy cooking while giving participants a chance to make friends and have fun. The class costs $195 and includes hat and apron.

Sessions will be offered 9-1 p.m. June 24-27, July 15-18 and August 12-15 at Atlantic Cape's Mays Landing Campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information or to register, visit or call 609-343-4829.

Registration open for fall ACA classes

Registration for fall 2013 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College is under way. ACA classes begin Aug. 26.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or to schedule a registration appointment. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Part-time classes are available also.

For more information about the ACA, call 800-645 CHEF, email, or visit

Keates Fund scholarships available

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus Auxiliary is awarding fellowship funds to qualifying applicants pursuing nursing education through its Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund for nursing students. Funds will be applied toward tuition fees or book purchases and other appropriate educational expenses as determined by the Martha B. Keates Nursing Fellowship Fund Committee.

Applicants must live in Atlantic County, be high school graduates enrolling or currently enrolled in a nursing program or have completed the pre-requisites of a nursing program. Children and grandchildren of ARMC Auxiliary members are not eligible.

Applications are available at For more information about the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund or the ARMC City Auxiliary, contact Donna Mason at 609-441-8131, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 888-569-1000, visit or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at

Medical society offers scholarships

The Atlantic County Medical Society will offer scholarship money to medical students who are accepted to or are attending an accredited medical school. Applicants must be residents of Atlantic County.

Since 1970, the society has awarded $604,000 in scholarship money to 98 medical students. Applications are available online at or by request to The deadline for applications is June 15.

Free job help seminars at library branches

The Atlantic County One-Stop Career Center presents free job help seminars at six Atlantic County Library System branches during June. The two-hour seminars are open to adults, and registration is required.

The seminar is presented at 10 a.m. June 17 at Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave., 609-927-8664; 10 a.m. June 26 at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 609-641-1778.

Participants learn about free services to help them find a job, including the state’s new online job search tool,, which has specialized resources for those looking for a job, exploring a new career, starting a business, looking for training, or reentering the work force as a veteran.

To learn more or to register, call one of the branches above or go to and click on Calendar of Events.

Library expands computer training schedule

The Atlantic City Free Public Library has instituted changes to its computer training program to make taking classes easier.

First, pre-registration is no longer required. The classes, which are open to Atlantic City Library card holders, are now on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending are asked to bring their Atlantic City Library card to class. There also are more class sessions. The schedule features six to seven sessions per month.

Microsoft Word Basics: June 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, save and print Word documents by making a resume. Resume templates will be provided.

Those who don’t yet have an Atlantic City Free Public Library card can apply online at or at the Main Library and Richmond Branch Library. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3079.

Auxiliary presents $475,000 donation to Shore Medical Center

The Shore Medical Center Auxiliary celebrated a successful fundraising year, making a $475,000 donation to Shore Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairman Gerald J. Corcoran, Esq., and Shore Medical Center Foundation Chairman James Fraser on April 18 at the Crab Trap in Somers Point.

The auxiliary is the medical center’s original fundraising organization, with a legacy dating back to Shore’s founding in 1940. The donation is part of the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to the Shore Tomorrow campaign, which helped fund the construction of Shore’s state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. Over the past 40 years, the auxiliary has contributed more than $11 million in support of Shore.

During Thursday’s event, Pat Crowley, of Ocean City, was presented with the New Jersey Hospital Association Catalyst of the Year Award. Also recognized were members of the Women’s Golf Tournament Organizing Committee, which has staged the event for 20 years and will hand off responsibility for the tournament after this year. Members include Juanita Harmon, of Pleasantville, June Heun, of Linwood, Carol McDowell, of Somers Point, and Gerrie McNelis, Judi O’Donnell, Carol Platt, Joanne Sankey and Millie Traa, of Egg Harbor Township.

The auxiliary also was honored for excellence in fundraising achievement, membership development and public relations achievement.

The event included the installation of the 2013 Auxiliary Executive Board Officers, including Chairman Susan Biscieglia, Past Chairman Barbara Harper, Vice Chairman Heidi Angelestro, Recording Secretary Brenda Martello, Corresponding Secretary Judi Rubino, Treasurer Lynn Brock and Membership Chairman Dolores Dengler Vitas.

For information or to join the Shore Medical Center Auxiliary, call 609-653-4646 or see

Family Fun Day set in Brigantine

The City of Brigantine and the Brigantine Community Presbyterian Church will present the third annual Brigantine Community Family Fun Day on July 6, with a rain date of July 7.

The parade is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. from the 26th Street Recreation Complex and will march to the 15th Street Complex. The festivities will begin as soon as the parade arrives and will continue until 9 p.m. The activities at 15th Street will include musical entertainment, amusement rides, games for the children, strolling entertainers, local talent, games of chance, local organizations selling their wares and food.

ACPD offers medication drop

The Atlantic City Police Department is one of several in the state to participate in Project Medicine Drop, police said, and officials encourage Atlantic County residents to use the program to safely get rid of old medications.

The program lets people dispose anonymously of unused and expired medications, at any time, at drop boxes in the headquarters of participating police departments. The drop boxes accept solid pharmaceuticals including pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications. They cannot accept syringes or liquids. Police maintain custody of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them using normal procedures; they also make a quarterly report to the Division of Consumer Affairs about the quantity of drugs turned in.

State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said he encourages all Atlantic County residents check their medicine cabinets for expired or unneeded drugs, and bring them to the ACPD drop box, which is available around the clock every day. Atlantic City Police Chief Ernest Jubilee said his agency was pleased to participate in the project.

Oakcrest Wall of Fame nominees needed

Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing is accepting nominations for its 2013 Athletic Wall of Fame induction ceremony, an annual tradition that honors athletic talents, achievements and contributions of Oakcrest alumni, former staff and supporters.

The awards ceremony occurs during the fall football season. It was instituted in 1994 by now-retired physical education teacher Carol Rott. If you know anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to athletics while at Oakcrest High School or after graduation, and would like to submit their name for consideration, go to and click on “Sports” and then “Wall of Fame” to access the nomination form. The process is explained and you can also view former inductees.

For more information, call the Oakcrest Athletic Office at 609-625-1462.

DVDs needed for service members

AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point is requesting new and used DVD movies to send to serving military personnel.

Donations of new or good condition DVDs will be accepted at: Chester’s Pastry Pantry Bakery, 506 New Road, Somers Point; Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township; and Essl’s Dugout Restaurant, 7001 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. Cash donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of mailing DVDs to the troops. Checks made payable to “AMVETS Post 911 NJ” can be sent to AMVETS Post 911 NJ, P.O. Box 413, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

Mrs. New Jersey America seeks entrants

The Mrs. New Jersey America Organization is accepting applications for the 2013 Mrs. New Jersey competition June 22-23 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Competition includes interview, evening gown and swimsuit. There is no talent category. Entrants must be at least 18, married, a U.S. citizen and a resident of New Jersey for at least three months (exceptions for military). No pageant experience is necessary. The state winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to participate in the national 2013 Mrs. America Pageant hosted by Florence Henderson.

For more information or to register, see, email or call 609-970-1270.

Open call for short films

The Noyes Museum of Art of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is holding an open call for film shorts for the Noyes Independent Film Series, which consists of three festivals: the Hammonton Outdoor Film Fest on July 18, the Noyes Independent Film Festival on Nov. 16 and the Noyes Atlantic City Film Festival in spring 2014.

Films will be chosen from original works that have never been shown, works by young independent filmmakers ages 18-20, and films that have been previously screened. Submissions should be between 2 and 60 minutes long. The deadline for submissions is July 1.

For more information and a registration form, see or email Saskia Schmidt, Noyes director of education, at For museum information, call 609-652-8848 or see

LGBTQ support group meets

Interweave of South Jersey offers a support group for members, family and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road in Galloway Township.

Interweave provides education and support to individuals and families in the LGBTQ community. For more information, visit

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. helps children in need find shoes

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. has announced its selection as an official partner of Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource.

YAP has programs in 18 states, and the Atlantic County office was awarded the grant. By helping families who struggle to provide their children with basic essentials, YAP hopes to relieve some of the stress parents feel during the holidays and bring joy to as many children as possible. For more information, see or call 609-345-7333.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony plans concerts

The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will bring masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box Theatre in Atlantic City in a series of five concerts July 7-Aug. 18.

The concerts will be conducted by Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin and will feature renowned soloists. All concerts will be on Sundays at 5 p.m. with tickets starting at $25. Call 866-900-4849 for tickets.

July 7: Americana concert features ‘A Lincoln Portrait,’ Sousa marches and 1812 Overture.

July 14: Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, Unfinished, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 58, violinist Jorge Avila.

July 21: Italian opera with arias and duets by Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Soprano Julia Kierstine and tenor Richard Crawley.

Aug. 4: An all-Mozart concert with Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, ‘Jupiter,’ and Violin Concerto in D major, K. 218, with violinist Kai Gleusteen.

Aug. 18: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, soloist Stefan Jackiw.

For more information, call 856-451-1169 or see

Reassurance calls offered

The volunteers at CONTACT Cape-Atlantic offer free daily phone calls to say hello and check that all is well to help the disabled, elderly, and isolated citizens of Atlantic and Cape May counties who want to continue living independently. Anyone interested in receiving CONTACT calls, or who know someone who might be, call Jennifer Goudie at 609-823-0762.

Registration open for theater summer camp

The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine Street, Hammonton, has opened registration for its 2013 Summer Camp for Young Performers.

The camp will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, June 24-July 17. It is open to youth ages 8-15. At the camp’s conclusion, students will put on a production of Disney’s “Aladdin,” with four performance dates July 18-21. The camp will be directed by Eagle Theatre co-artistic director Ed Corsi, and the culminating production will be directed by Rich Curcio.

Information on rates and registration are at under “Education.” For more information, call the box office at 609-704-5012.

Gardner’s Basin seeks crafters

Historic Gardner’s Basin in Atlantic City is seeking crafters and artisans for its Crafter’s Village, a set of cottages along the Absecon inlet near the Atlantic City Aquarium. Currently, the village features artists, African art, shell crafts, nautical gifts and art, collectible dolls, trendy accessories, jewelry, gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures.

The lease is seasonal and begins Memorial Day weekend. Ample parking is available on-site. For more information, email or call 609-348-2880, ext. 17.

Mays Landing Rotary seeks host family

The Mays Landing Rotary Club is seeking a host family for an incoming exchange student from Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the 2013-14 school year. The girl, Ana, was 16 in April, and will be a junior.

Host families must live within the area served by Oakcrest High School, which the student will attend. Families will be required to feed the student and provide her a personal place for sleep and study. There is no ideal family the group is looking for, and families with and without children as well as single- and dual-parent families are invited to apply. All applicants will be subject to in-home interviews and background checks.

To apply to be a host family, contact Roy Klein at 609-909-0955 or email The club, which meets most Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at Ye Olde Mill Street Pub in Mays Landing, is looking for new members.

Artists wanted for Boardwalk show

The Atlantic City Arts Commission and Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College invite all artists to the Boardwalk Art Show, a revival of the tradition of Boardwalk art shows, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

The event is free and all proceeds from the event will be used for future art events in Atlantic City. All artwork must be original and created by the artist registering for the show. Entry fee is $75 for a 12-by-12-foot space. Applications can be downloaded at, or Artists must submit five images of their work, an image of their display and a short bio, along with the application and entry fee.

Applications can be mailed to: The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College c/o Do Art AC Boardwalk Art Show, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231, along with a CD of five images of art and one image of their display, a short bio and check made out to the Noyes Museum of Art.

$2,000 in prizes will be awarded. The deadline for applications is July 1. The Atlantic City Arts Commission and the Noyes Museum of Art will review all applications, and acceptance notifications will be sent July 7.

For more information, contact Andrea Giannini at 609-652-8848 or

Group offered for substance abusers

The Presbyterian Church at Hammonton has created a group to offer hope and support to those with a family member struggling with substance abuse. This group provides a safe, confidential gathering place where stories are heard without judgment. It is a place for those who have watched loved ones struggle with addiction.

The parents, guardians, spouses, children and others affected by family members who struggle with suspected or confirmed substance abuse can find and offer support and learn more about addiction. The group offers hope and the knowledge that we are not alone.

The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p. m. the third Monday of each month at the Presbyterian Church at Hammonton, 326 Bellevue Ave. For more information, call the church office at 609-561-0168 or email When coming to the church, use the side entrance of the Christian Education Building closest to the 310 Building parking lot.

Health care courses offered

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer programs to help health-care professionals advance their skills.

Emergency Medical Technician Certification will prepare students to perform basic life support. Participants will learn adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support, use of AED, assisting patients with medication administration, splinting, bleeding control, lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients, beginning Sept. 6.

Lecture and lab modules will take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings.

For more information, or to register, call 609-343-4829 or see

Meerwald in A.C. this summer

The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship, is scheduled to dock at Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, from Aug. 1 to 11. Public tours and sails are scheduled, including themed sails with pirates, trawling for marine critters, romantic evening sails and a full-day Sailor Camp for children age 10 to 16 years.

The schooner will also be available for educational tours, group bookings and fundraisers. To reserve the A.J. Meerwald for a special event or tour, email or call 856-785-2060, ext. 107.

Library offers language learning

The Atlantic County Library System now offers more language learning opportunities through the Mango Languages online resource. The most recently added languages are Egyptian, modern standard Arabic, Romanian and Swahili. Mango Languages offers nearly 50 world language courses and15 English as a Second Language courses.

Mango users may choose to learn simple, practical skills for common polite, conversational situations or to learn in-depth and comprehensive language and grammar skills. Each language is presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that goes beyond teaching vocabulary to integrate components of grammar and culture. Mango teaches actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information the user already has learned.

No special training, downloads or installation are required to use Mango Languages on a home computer. Free iPhone and Android apps are available through the library system.

More information about Mango Languages is found at or by contacting any Atlantic County Library System branch.

Undergarments wanted

The Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization is collecting donated new unopened packages of male and female undergarments from children sizes to young adult. The undergarments are to care for the needs of children during a crisis that ends up in an extended hospital stay.

Donations can be dropped off at the Northfield office, 950 Tilton Road, Suite 108. All donations will go to Bridgeton Hospital.

Bar association membership drive under way

The Atlantic County Bar Association 2013 membership drive is under way. With more than 400 members, the ACBA is a nonprofit organization that is open to all New Jersey attorneys.

The ACBA helps members stay connected and grow their businesses while offering exclusive access and discounts for many other special events. In addition, the ACBA helps sponsor various charities within the region. For more information contact ACBA Executive Director Tamara M. Lamb at 609-345-3444 or see

Scholarship available

The Vincent S. Haneman-Joseph B. Perskie Scholarship is awarded annually to Atlantic County law students who are admitted to an American Bar Association-accredited law school.

The award is based on academic ability, financial need, leadership potential and character. An application is available for download by clicking on the scholarship item at or contacting Tamara M. Lamb at 609-345-3444 or

Tickets on sale for food event

The organizers of the annual Chefs at the Shore event are making tickets available early specifically for holiday gifts. The 2013 Chefs at the Shore fundraiser is scheduled for 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 20 at Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City.

The event appeals to “foodies” and environmentalists alike, as it showcases some of the area’s finest food while it funds educational programming at the Atlantic City Aquarium. Proceeds from the event also are used to fund chef educational programs and scholarships for culinary students for the Professional Chefs Association.

Chefs at the Shore tickets are $60. Guests may purchase a block of 10 for $450. Tickets are available at the Atlantic City Aquarium, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, or by emailing or calling 609-348-2880, ext. 25. Sponsorship opportunities also are available, and donations of silent auction and raffle prizes are needed. For restaurant participation, contact the Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey at 609-703-9912.

Arts center lists 2013 exhibits

The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced its 2013 exhibit lineup. To June 15, Anything Goes; June 15-Sept. 21, All About Light; Sept. 21-Jan. 11, 2014, South Jersey Life.

All dropoffs should be made to the Atlantic County Library/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Cost is $5 members/$10 nonmembers for each piece. To become a member, see

Local cookbooks wanted

Has your church, school, family, community group or civic organization created its own cookbook? If so, the Atlantic County Library System would love to have a copy of it.

Donations of local cookbooks can be dropped off at any Atlantic County Library System location or the Bookmobile. Library branches are located in Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hammonton, Longport, Mays Landing, Pleasantville, Somers Point and Ventnor. For a schedule of Bookmobile stops, call the library’s Outreach Services Section at 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.