Open house has princess theme

Meet a princess, ride a pony and learn more about Little Angels Princess Events at a free open house from noon to 4 p.m. July 14 at Monteiro Studio, 6066 Main Street, Mays Landing.

Princesses and princes will be portrayed by drama students from Mainland Regional, Absegami, Oakcrest and Atlantic City high schools. Darci Doran Photography will be on hand to take professional photos with the characters. A princess pony ride will be provided by Baker Stables. There will be prizes and refreshments.

Parking is available around the corner from the studio in the Wheaton Avenue lot. For more information, call 609-432-9692 or email See

American Legion awards night set

The Atlantic County American Legion Executive Committee’s Americanism and Safety Committees offers Awards Presentation Night at 8 p.m. July 19 at Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295, 232 Mill Road, Northfield.

Awards include: the Americanism Committee’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, sponsored by Clark-Eliason Post 352 of Somers Point; the Coloring Contest, sponsored by F.A. Funston Post 186 of Hammonton; and the Safety Committee’s Poster Contest, sponsored by John A. Kuzman, Post 469 of Longport.

Flag football league needs teams

The South Jersey Nine-Man Flag Football League is looking got two or more teams to join.

The league starts Aug. 11. Games are played this season at a field in Hammonton. For more information, call league commissioner Mike Cook at 609-742-3599.

Katz JCC hosting family fun

The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate announces its Summertime Family Fun Series — family entertainment complete with a kid-friendly dinner.

At 6 p.m. July 16, the Franklin Institute brings the museum to the JCC with its “How to Build a Storm” weather show, complete with lightning, twisters and hail.

At 6 p.m. July 24, the Academy of Natural Sciences brings its “Discovering Dinosaurs” show to the stage discussing what dinosaurs were like, how they are similar to animals still alive today. The Academy of Natural Sciences will present an interactive exploration into paleontology by examining fossils and audience participation.

Ticket prices for the above events are $6 for children and $10 for adults in advance and $8 for children and $12 for adults at the door. Discounted series tickets can be purchase for $18 for children and $25 for adults.

The free finale event will be the Israeli Friendship Caravan at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 (dinner not included). The Friendship Caravan is a traveling group of Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) who crisscross America every summer, sharing their lives through song, dance and story. Performing in Hebrew, English and Yiddish, the Tzofim Scouts bring a great spirit (ruach) with them and are sure to have you and your entire family dancing in the aisles.

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 609-822-1167 or see

Group hosting ‘Taxpayer Action Seminar’

The group Americans for Prosperity brings its “Taxpayer Action Seminar” to Egg Harbor Township from 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 13.

The event features an economic policy presentation by AFP deputy state director Daryn Iwicki. AFP said it plans to recruit and mobilize citizen activists to promote and advance the group’s message of economic freedom while empowering activists with the grassroots tactics and techniques necessary to persuade state legislators to change course.

The seminar is hosted by the Liberty and Prosperity group and will take place at the Shore Diner on Tilton Road.

Mold awareness class offered

A free class on mold identification, personal protective equipment and safety and removal procedures is offered to assist and educate residents about mold related to Hurricane Sandy.

The class will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13 at the West Atlantic City Fire House, 7004 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. Registration is encouraged, but not required; see The class is presented by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Health and sponsored by Atlantic County Long Term Recovery Group.

For more information, call Jaime Angelini at 609-652-3800, ext.308

Briere to speak at JCC Sports Night

Meet special guest Danny Briere, unrestricted free agent and former Philadelphia Flyer, at this year’s Milton and Betty Katz JCC Sports Night fundraising event at 5:30 p.m. on July 25 at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

Briere will be joined by Comcast sports host and co-host of the “Mike and Ike” Show on 94 WIP, Michael Barkann, along with members of the Philadelphia 76ers dance team and other notable sports celebrities. The night includes virtual reality sports games, a silent and live auction, delicious high-end tailgate style food and an open bar, as well as a chance to win a Vespa LX50.

The Katz JCC Sports Night event is an opportunity for the organization to raise money for its scholarship fund and further its mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Julie Fink at 609-822-1167 Ext. 159 or

CASA fundraiser set for Wonderland Pier

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier will hold Magical Monday on July 29 with $20 unlimited ride wristbands from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, a nonprofit organization who recruits and trains community volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care. Wristbands can be purchased at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier the day of the event. Call CASA at 609-601-7800 for more information.

To buy wristbands, call Gillian’s at 609-399-7082. See

Shore Medical Center honored

Shore Medical Center has been formally designated by Planetree Inc. as a “Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital.”

This designation recognizes Shore’s achievement and innovation in the delivery of patient-centered care. Shore is the only hospital in New Jersey and one of 39 health-care organizations worldwide to receive the Patient-Centered Designation since the program’s launch in 2007.

The criteria that a hospital must satisfy to achieve designation reflect what patients, family members and health-care professionals in hundreds of focus groups say matters most to them during a health-care experience. More than 60 criteria address components of a patient-centered health-care experience, including patient-provider interactions, access to information, family involvement, the physical environment, food and nutrition, spirituality, arts and entertainment and integrative therapies. The criteria also focus on how the hospital supports its staff, opportunities for staff, patients and families to have a voice in the way care is delivered, and the ways that the hospital is reaching beyond its walls to care for its community.

Over the past five years, Shore Medical Center has implemented initiatives and practices to enhance patient and staff experience, including the creation of administrative rounds, patient-directed visitation, the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the No One Dies Alone program, which provides companions for patients near death who have no one to be with them.

All designation determinations are made by an independent committee of health-care experts and CEOs from previously designated hospitals.

Atlantic Cape foundation appoints members

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation appointed new members and reappointed officers, effective July 1.

The board reappointed Diane T. McKoy of Mays Landing, as Atlantic Cape Foundation Board president for a third term. McKoy, a certified public accountant, has served on and chaired the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala Committee.

Other officers named were Nick Cashan III, of Hammonton, vice president and director, Philadelphia Regional Office of Maran Corporation Risk Associates, as first vice president; Ken Calemmo Jr., of Sea Isle City, chief operating officer of Cooper Levenson law firm, as second vice president; Vicki T. Clark, of Cape May Court House, president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, as third vice president; Stephen Nehmad Esq., of Egg Harbor Township, partner in the law firm Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, as secretary; and Dennis Stacy, of Northfield, a financial advisor of Ameriprise Financial, as treasurer. These officers will serve through June 30, 2014.

Two new at-large members were elected to the board to serve three-year terms: Roger Robert Mussa, of Galloway Township, account vice president, wealth advisor and managing partner of the UBS Financial Services — Eisenberg-Mussa Wealth Management in Northfield; and Cheryl A. Wachter, of Dorothy, vice president of commercial lending for CapeBank in Cape May Court House.

The following members were re-appointed: Dr. Nirmala Basavanand, of Atlantic City; Justine Coyle, of Egg Harbor Township; William McMahon III, of Upper Township; Roman Osadchuk, of Wildwood; Charles Pessagno, of Galloway; and James Rutala, of Linwood.

Boardwalk Art Show deadline extended

The Atlantic City Arts Commission and the 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.

Free parking, discount lodging and assistance with load-in and -out are available. The event is free and all proceeds from the event will be used for future art events in Atlantic City. Groups of five or more artists from any organization will receive a group rate of $250, and artists who enclose a copy of their student ID will receive a 20 percent discount off the booth fee.

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: 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 the display, a short bio and check made out to: The Noyes Museum of Art. There will be $2,000 in prizes awarded. The deadline for applications has been extended to July 15. The Atlantic City Arts Commission and the Noyes Museum of Art will review all applications and acceptance notifications will be sent out July 30.

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

Alex’s Lemonade Stand in Ventnor

An Alex’s Lemonade Stand will raise funds to fight childhood cancer from noon to 4 p.m. July 12-14, at the Boardwalk at Martindale Avenue in Ventnor.

The stand will be run by Molly Levinthal. For more information, see

SCOSA seeks senior volunteers for study

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging is conducting a research project until early August on the campus of the Richard Stockton College, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway Township. This research is designed to explore the relationship between activity in the brain and thinking and memory.

The research project, “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind,” is directed by Dr. Jessica Fleck, associate professor of psychology. Fleck has been a member of Stockton’s Psychology Program since 2006 and has been a SCOSA Research Fellow since last May. In addition to researching brain health throughout the lifespan, Fleck also is an active researcher of creativity and the creative brain.

The study is comprised of two sessions, each approximately 90 minutes. Organizers are looking for participants 50 and older, particularly those ages 50-65. For this project, participants must be right-handed and have no prior diagnosis of dementia. The project involves the use of EEG, which noninvasively measures electrical activity in the brain with a simple net of sensors over the head. Tests of memory and thinking will be administered in a second session. Participants who score outside the normal range will be provided referrals should they wish to seek further neurological assessment.

To participate or learn more, contact Fleck and the Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind research team at 609-626-3444 or

Congregation Beth Judah offers new class

Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor is beginning a new class, under the auspices of Rabbi Aaron Gaber, called “A Taste Of Judaism.”

If you are curious about Judaism, if you want to learn more about Jewish life, if you want to get a better feeling about Jewish tradition, this is the course to take. Students will explore the Jewish perspective on life and living in today’s world, including Jewish ethics, values and spirituality. This class will be taught by Gaber on most Monday evenings through the year, beginning July 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. Members of all faiths are welcome and registration is required. The cost is $180 and includes books and all materials.

To register, call 609 822 7116, ext. 101, and speak with Karen McKinney. For more information, contact Gaber at

Temple Emeth Shalom hosting Salute to Stockton

Temple Emeth Shalom in Margate will host the annual Salute to Stockton guest speakers program for the 16th consecutive summer.

This program features faculty members from Richard Stockton College. The series of talks will take place at the temple in the sanctuary during Sabbath eve services starting at 7:30 p.m. The temple is located at 8501 Ventnor Ave., Margate, near the corner of Ventnor and Jerome avenues. The schedule includes:

July 19: Adjunct Instructor, School of General Studies, Michael Dickerman

July 26: Associate Professor of Business Studies, Dr. Michael Busler

Aug. 2: Professor of Business Studies, Dr. Jennifer Barr

Aug. 23: Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dr. Carol Rittner

The events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served after the service.

Noyes Museum hosting artist talk

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents an artist talk by sculptor Brian Meunier at 1 p.m. July 13.

A longtime Philadelphia-based sculptor and professor of studio art at Swarthmore College, Meunier will present a PowerPoint lecture on his work, “Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing.” Meunier is known not only for sculpture, but also for lectures on his work and other topics in art. His sculptures are informed by his earlier academic interests in biology and archeology, and his experience in traveling the world. His lectures are part scholarship, part travelogue and part stand-up comedy.

Regular museum admission applies; free for members, Stockton students and staff. For more information, call 609-652-8848 or see

Noyes holding Art and Antique Appraisal Event

Always wondered about the worth of an inherited or treasured item in your home? Have you purchased interesting items at a yard sale and wanted to know what they’re really worth? Bring your items to the Noyes Museum of Art on July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. to learn the truth about your special piece at the Art and Antique Appraisal Event. for the Art and Antique Appraisal Event, to learn the truth about your special piece.

Several experts will be on hand at the event to appraise a wide variety of items. Museum admission is $5 and includes one free appraisal, and each additional appraisal will be $5. For more information, call 609-652-8848 or visit

Princess Etiquette Tea offered for girls

Latz’s by the Bay will host a Princess Etiquette Tea for girls ages 6 to 10 from 10 a.m. to noon July 20.

The tea will feature an interactive skit by two princesses and a photo sitting by Darci Doran Photography. The princesses will be provided by Mari Dattolo, owner and CEO of Little Angels Princess Events ( The table manners lesson will be directed by Ann Laltrello, tea and etiquette consultant and former owner of the Sweet Magnolia Tea Room in Margate.

The second Princess Etiquette Tea will take place Aug. 10. Seating is limited to 20 guests. The cost is $36 per child. For further information or to make a reservation for your little princess, call 609-432-9692 or email

Noyes Museum offers summer art camps

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

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.

Charity Golf Classic set for September

Atlantic City Electric will hold its eighth annual Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 23 at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway Township.

All proceeds will benefit this year’s Golf Classic recipients: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, and the Val Skinner Foundation — LIFE LPGA Pros in the Fight.

Since its inception in 2006, the Pepco Holdings, Inc. Community Foundation’s Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised more than $850,000 for nonprofit organizations in South Jersey. The PHI Community Foundation donates funds to organizations that help support the community in the areas of health, youth development, educational support and low income advocacy.

To register, visit and click the “About Us” section, click “In the Community” then click “Charity Golf Classic” to access the registration form. For additional information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, call Jim Cinelli at 609-625-5268.

JCC event features ‘The Guilt Trip’

The Katz JCC’s Dinner and a Movie event July 30 will feature the comedy “The Guilt Trip,” with Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogan. Dinner and a Movie includes a full course meal including salad, soup, entree and dessert. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed by “The Guilt Trip.”

Reservations should be made at least one week in advance and paid for either in person or by phone with a credit card. The early bird cost is $15 for JCC members and $18 for nonmembers up to one week before the event. Afterwards, the price increases to $18 and $21. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 113, to register.

Stockton Golf Classic set for Sept. 26

The Stockton College Golf Classic will be held Sept. 26 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club on Route 9 here.

LPGA Professional Laura Diaz will put on a golf clinic prior to the tournament for the second year in a row.

The Stockton event, which is played on the Bay and Pines courses at historic Stockton Seaview, benefits the College Foundation Scholarship Fund. Last year, more than $69,000 was raised to help deserving students.

The cost ranges from $1,000 for a foursome and sponsorship of a hole sign, to $225 for an individual player. Included are 18 holes of golf, the golf clinic, lunch and dinner. There also will be a silent auction and prizes for the top men’s and women’s teams. Dinner alone is $75 per person.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $250 for sponsoring a hole sign, up to $20,000 to be the event’s title sponsor. The deadline for sponsorship is Sept. 12; the deadline to enter the tournament is Sept. 19.

For more information, contact Dawn Hans, Stockton’s director of special events, at 609-652-4830 or

Katz JCC to hold Agam exhibit

Artist and photographer Ron Agam, son of Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, will exhibit his technology-influenced art at the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

In a free reception and lecture at 6:30 p.m. July 11, Agam will discuss his relationship with Israel and how it influenced his works. The reception, with complimentary wine and cheese, is free and open to the public.

In 2009, Agam released a short documentary titled “In Full Bloom,” shot by award-winning documentary filmmaker Etienne Sauret. This hip and fun, yet serious four-minute movie provides a little insight into Agam’s passion and creativity. To view the movie, visit and enter key words “In Full Bloom Ron Agam.”

For more information on the meet-the-artist reception and lecture, call 609-822-1167 or visit

Atlantic Cape offers workshops

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of professional development workshops this summer for individuals interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers.

Personal Trainer Certification Phase II will assist those already certified as Personal Fitness Trainers in working with special populations, including children and those suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, July 13.

Sports Nutrition Consultant Certification will teach participants how to design a diet plan for themselves and for clients. Topics include sports specific diets, principles and foundations of nutrition, nutrition and energetics and athletic performance, July 27.

The Artistry of Innovation: Problem Solving in Action offers participants an opportunity to practice creative thinking skills by engaging in hands-on exercises and address strategies to increase their creative output, beginning Aug. 14.

Building Inspector R.C.S. is designed to satisfy the requirements for licensure as an R.C.S., and includes laboratory and field experience, classes begin Sept. 9.

Other professional development workshops offered this summer are Algebra I, Algebra II and College Algebra. Classes begin in August.

Professional development workshops are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information or to register, visit or call 609-343-4829.

Produce vouchers available for low-income seniors

Low income Atlantic County residents 60 and older are encouraged to take advantage of the state’s farm market produce voucher program coordinated through the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.

The annual program provides an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce using $20 worth of free vouchers. The vouchers may be used at participating farm markets from July through November. The division has received 1,000 vouchers from the USDA, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the county’s senior centers and several senior housing complexes. The state requires the county to target low-income senior citizens for participation. Residents must be 60 or older with an annual income that does not exceed $21,257 if single or $28,694 for a two-person household. Eligible participants receive four $5 vouchers per person to purchase locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from participating farm markets. A list of participating farmers’ markets is available at

No vouchers will be issued without proof of income, which may include a Social Security statement, income tax return, bank statement or Medicaid card, as well as proof of identification and residency as verified by a driver’s license, utility bill, bank statement, senior ID card, or posted mail. Recipients must also present proof of age.

Vouchers and a list of participating farm markets will be distributed to eligible residents on the following dates and locations:

July 11: Dr. Leinweber Senior Center, 235 Dolphin Ave., Northfield, 10 a.m. to noon.

July 16: Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St. South, Brigantine, 10 a.m. to noon.

July 17: Buena Senior Center, 600 Central Ave., Minotola, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

July 19: Atlantic City Townhouse, 1330 Mediterranean Ave., Atlantic City, 1 to 3 p.m.

July 23: Galloway Senior Center, 621 White Horse Pike, Galloway, 10 a.m. to noon.

July 25: Shore Park High Rise, 225 N. Virginia Ave., Atlantic City, 1 to 3 p.m.

July 30: Jeffries Towers, 227 N. Vermont Ave., Atlantic City, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 1: New York Ave. Apts., 233 N. New York Ave., Atlantic City, 10 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 6: Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township, 10 a.m. to noon

Aug. 9: H. Pogachefsky Senior Center, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 13: Baltic Plaza, 1313 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 14: Shalom House, 7301 Marshall Ave., Ventnor, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services at 888-426-9243.

Temple Emeth Shalom offers programs

Specticast programs will continue this summer at Temple Emeth Shalom, 8501 Ventnor Ave., Margate. Encore Events-Musical Mondays will be shown on a wide screen July 15 and Aug. 5 at the temple, $10 per person, doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Famed conductor Sir Simon Rattle presents a gala concert from Berlin featuring internationally known pianist Lang Lang on July 15. Selections include Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2, Chopin’s Etude No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Snowflakes’ from ‘The Nutcracker.’

Acclaimed Russian pianist Yevgeny Kissin appears with conductor Rattle on Aug. 5. The repertoire includes Dvorak ‘Slovanic Dances,’ Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ and Brahms’ ‘Hungarian Dance.’

In August, ‘Live from Red Square,’ two of Russia’s greatest opera singers, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, together will perform operatic selections of Verdi, Puccini and Tchaikovsky. Date TBA.

CASA information session set

CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties will an information session July 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Public Library System.

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. Anyone interested should register by calling 609-601-7800 or emailing

For more information, see

Baking workshops in Margate

Each Friday in the summer, children and their parents can bake the traditional Jewish bread called challah. These workshops were offered by Chabad at the Shore at their “Krafts for Kids” location in Margate, until Hurricane Sandy damaged the shore.

This year, Chabad has announced that challah baking will continue at a new location, in the gazebo at the corner of Ventnor and Essex avenues, at 10 a.m. every Friday through the summer. Children learn how to mix the ingredients for challah dough, and the special method of braiding the dough. The workshop is open to the entire community regardless of religion or background. Call Tova Rapoport at 609-992-4900 for more information and to RSVP.

Chabad at the Shore is dedicated to ensuring Jewish continuity and is the world’s largest Jewish outreach organization, with more than 3,500 centers globally. See

Stockton to host free educator seminar

Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township has been selected by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to host a free educator workshop for grades five-12, “Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide,” on July 30-31.

The first 100 to sign up from any U.S. middle and high schools are eligible to attend the two-day event. Participants can receive free accommodations the night of July 30 on the Galloway campus, as well as a continental breakfast and lunch both days, and books and other teaching resources from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, through the support of the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation.

The program features three scholars: Dr. Carol Rittner, of the Sisters of Mercy, a distinguished professor and coordinator of Stockton’s undergraduate minor in Holocaust and genocide studies; Dr. Michael Berenbaum, historian, author and former project director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and Dr. Steven Luckert, author and curator of the museum’s permanent exhibitions.

The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. July 30 and runs to 4 p.m. There follows an optional bus excursion to the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, housed in the Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue, built by its congregation in 1893. The site also includes Stockton’s first Cape May County instructional site, Anne Azeez Hall. The optional excursion includes a visit to the Ocean City Boardwalk with transportation provided. On July 31, the workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Gail Rosenthal at or 609-652-4699; or Karen Levine, Regional Education Corps, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, at or 201-317-4517; or Andrew Buchanan, Regional Education Corps, U.S. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, at

To register, see

Stranding Center offers educational programs

This summer, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine will present a series of educational programs for visitors of all ages.

Programs allow children to become “stranding technicians” and participate in a re-enactment of actual marine mammal strandings, search for buried treasure, make their own sea monsters and more. For dates, times and locations of summer educational program, visit There is a nominal fee for each program.

Registration is required for most programs and can be done over the phone by contacting education coordinator Sarah Miele at 609-266-0538 or email Registration is also available in-person at the Sea Life Museum, 3625 Brigantine Blvd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

‘One Enchanted Evening’ to support music for youth

“One Enchanted Evening” is a show in two acts performed by young, professional opera singers featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway music, plus a buffet dinner, desserts and champagne. A cash bar is available, and there will be a silent auction.

The event takes place at 6 p.m July 13 at the Ram’s Head Inn Ballroom and Veranda, 9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway Township. Reservations are $100 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Scheible Encore Society’s musical youth outreach programs and scholarships.

For more information or tickets, contact the Friends of the Ocean City Pops Inc., c/o Mrs. Linda Herbert, 37 Bayonne Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226. Email or call 609-398-9132.

Sundaes on Sunday set for July 15

The fourth annual Sundaes on Sunday will take place from noon to 6 p.m. July 14 at Kennedy Park on the bay in Somers Point.

The event supports the mission and programs of the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families. Admission is just $5 for adults and children and free for children under 2. At Sundaes on Sunday, kids and grown-ups can eat all the ice cream they want, along with a sweet array of toppings. They can enjoy family-friendly activities such as a petting farm, pony rides, games, music, contests, bouncy houses and a display of rescue vehicles. There will also be a variety of crafters and food vendors. Some activities will have a small fee.

Magician Joe Holiday will make a special appearance at the event.

For more information visit, or call The Alcove at 609-484-1133.

Bookmobile schedule planned

The Atlantic County Library System Bookmobile follows a summer schedule of stops until Aug. 30.

Mondays: 1-2 p.m. Oaks of Weymouth, Weymouth Township; 2:15-3 p.m. Weymouth Township Municipal Building; 3:30-4 p.m. Estell Manor Elementary School; 4:15-4:45 p.m. Weymouth Township Recreation Fields; 6-8 p.m. Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School

Tuesdays: 10-10:45 a.m. Egg Harbor Township Senior Center; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Buena Senior Center; 1:45-2:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Newtonville; 3:15-4 p.m. Mullica Township Municipal Building

Wednesdays: 10-11 a.m. Alfred R. Lundy Sr. Community Center, Mizpah; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spanish Community Center, Landisville; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cranberry Run, Buena; 3-4 p.m. Milanesi School, Buena

Thursdays (except Aug. 8): 9-9:45 a.m. Mullica Township School; 10:15-10:45 a.m. Little Flyers Academy, Egg Harbor Township; 11:15 a.m.-noon Galloway Township Senior Center; 1:15-2:15 p.m. Port Republic Beach; 2:45-3:30 p.m. Smithville Town Center, Galloway Township

Third Fridays of the month, July 19 and Aug. 26: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor

The bookmobile offers summer reading program activities for kids at the Buena Community Reading Center, Newtonville, Mizpah, Landisville, Milanesi School, Port Republic and Atlantic County Park stops. Updated schedule information is at in the event of inclement weather or mechanical problems. For more information, call the Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System at 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

International Night Series set

Music and dance from Africa, China, India, the Philippines and more will be highlighted this summer as part of the sixth annual Atlantic City Library International Night Series.

The series, co-sponsored by the library and City of Atlantic City, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. The shows are free and run about 90 minutes. The schedule features:

Feraba on July 17, Los Pleneros de la 21 on July 24, Tropical Beat on July 31, Chinese Theatre Works on Aug. 7, the Barley Boys on Aug. 14, Bollywood Axion on Aug. 21, and Kinding Sindaw on Aug. 28.

For more information, call 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

Jazz on Beach Series set in A.C.

Some of the nation’s best jazz artists and outstanding local acts will take the Kennedy Plaza stage for the 14th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series.

The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation Inc. and Atlantic City Free Public Library present this free concert series, which takes place Thursdays in July and August from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. The schedule includes:

July 11: Steve Kroon Jazz Sextet, opening act Richard Tucker Quartet; July 18: Christopher Dean Sullivan Quartet featuring Angel Rose, opening act Pam Walker and Friends; July 25: Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers, opening act Latin Wave; Aug. 1: Larry Ridley and the Jazz Legacy Ensemble, opening act Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Ensemble; Aug. 8: Ray Gaskins Quartet featuring Mycah Chevalier, opening act Connie Jackson and Friends; Aug. 15: Danny Mixon, opening act Dwain Davis and Quartet; Aug. 22: Lee Smith Quartet, opening act Lyn Ridley Quartet; Aug. 29: Alan Nelson Lines of Reason, opening act Keith Hollis Quartet.

The series is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State through the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, City of Atlantic City, Comcast, PNC Bank, Kinematica Inc, Kramer Beverage Co. COORS, Just 4 Wheels, Atlantic City Convention Center, CRDA and ZEO Brothers. Tune in to Richard Stockton College radio station WLFR (91.7 FM) on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. for the Chicken Bone Beach hour. Call 609-441-9064 or 609-841-6897 or see for more information.

Group exhibit in Somers Point

The Great Bay Gallery is helping its neighbor on Bay Avenue celebrate its 40th anniversary with the exhibit “Happy Birthday Smitty’s aka the Clam Bar.” The group exhibit runs until July 20 at the Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point.

The exhibit and sale, featuring a group of 15 artists, will present works in media including oil, watercolor, pastels and three-dimensional constructions, pen and ink prints and even commemorative Christmas balls. Visitors will find items representing all things Clam Bar.

Health-care classes available

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer programs to train people interested in a health-care career.

In Phlebotomy Technician, students will learn blood collection techniques, handling, transporting and processing blood specimens through practice on artificial arms and extensive clinical experience at area medical facilities, beginning Sept. 16.

In Administrative Healthcare Specialist, participants will learn a variety of administrative duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists and other health care facilities, beginning July 15.

Medical Assistant equips students with the training needed to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health care facilities, beginning July 15.

In Patient Care Technician, students will learn basic patient care skills, including: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR certification, phlebotomy, EKG, vital signs, patient care and HIPAA awareness, to prepare for careers as Patient Care Technicians, Phlebotomists or EKG Technicians, beginning July 16.

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

FoodBank needs volunteers

Volunteers with data entry and good interpersonal and multitasking skills are needed to help the FoodBank with registration in its onsite pantry. The group is also looking for help in bagging and boxing food for pantry clients, stocking shelves, sorting food and grocery donations and assisting pantry clients in both its onsite and mobile pantries. Other volunteer opportunities include sweeping, mopping, recycling and general cleaning. They are also looking for folks with a green thumb to help with our community garden as well as help with beautification of the FoodBank property.

Individuals, small groups and families are welcome. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is located at 6735 Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township and is open Monday through Saturday. Additionally, help is needed at Kathleen’s Closet Thrift Shop to assist customers, sort, stock shelves and price merchandise and work the register. The shop is located at the Festival at Hamilton in Mays Landing and is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact Maria Bocelle at 609-383-8843, ext. 114, or email  Volunteers between ages 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must be registered and go through orientation.

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

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: 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 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 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.

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

JCC announces summer series lineup

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.

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 nominees 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 themselves and their schools 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.

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

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

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.

Stockton offers CSI summer camp

Richard Stockton College 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, eyewitness 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 July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1. For more information or to register, 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 Night in Venice.

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

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.

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

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 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. July 15-18 and Aug. 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

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.

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, PO Box 413, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

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 concerts until 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 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.

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.

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.

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

Arts center lists 2013 exhibits

The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced its 2013 exhibit lineup. To 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.