Atlantic City

'Shore Thing'

writing retreat set

In a 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." The retreat will take place at Stockton's Dante Hall Theatre in Atlantic City from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 8.

Participants will discuss the craft issues facing professionals before writing to several prompts that will challenge them to write for expression and discovery. They will then share their work in a read-around session. 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 March 6. Murphy Writing Seminars, a NJ 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.

KOC presents check

to Our Lady Star of Sea

On Feb. 12, Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council No. 6342 presented a check for $ 1,000 to Our Lady Star of the Sea special needs classes.

This is the only Catholic school serving the Atlantic City area, and this is the only funding it receives for its special needs children, the council said. The council said it has supported this effort over the past six years, providing several thousand dollars. The collections are done throughout several weekends at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon and the Church of the Assumption in Galloway Township, which is part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.

This effort is one part of the Knights of Columbus Community Activities called the Intellectual Disabilities Program.


Brigantine to start

community theater

The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission is joining with the Brigantine CER program to organize a community theater group on the island. The plan is to produce the play "Night Watch" by Louise Fletcher, tentatively to be performed at the North School Auditorium, July 18, 19 and 20.

Auditions are scheduled for 2 p.m. March 15 at the community center for all actors who would like to try out for this venture. The play's cast consists of nine people, four women and five men. Responders to the audition call should bring a one-minute monologue of their own choosing to perform on stage will be asked to read from the script.

An audition committee will make the cast selections after a callback audition at 2 p.m. March 22. Director Tony Vraim plans to begin rehearsals in mid-May, which requires a commitment of three days each week, depending on the role the actor is playing. Call Joanne at 609-266-2806.

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