Atlantic City

Guns vs. Hoses boxing event set

The sixth annual “Battle at the Basin” Guns vs. Hoses charity amateur boxing event will take place at noon June 29 at Historic Gardner’s Basin in Atlantic City (rain venue: Sovereign Avenue School). Tickets are a $20 donation.

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Proceeds from the event, which is sanctioned by Middle Atlantic Association/USA Boxing, will go 60 percent to Gilda’s Club and Shirley Mae breast cancer assistance, and 40 percent to Atlantic City Police Athletic League youth programs. Sponsors are needed; contact Atlantic City Fire Capt. Shannon Stinsman at 609-442-5461 for details. Boxers also are needed; all bouts will be matched according to skill levels (public servants) and by amateur records of other boxers, by boxing coaches.

Soroptimists to present awards

Soroptimist International of Atlantic City will present its annual Woman of Distinction Award to Donna Michael-Ziereis, Esq., president-elect of the Atlantic County Bar Association, during the club's Awards and Installation Luncheon at noon June 22 at the Palm Restaurant at the Quarter at Tropicana in Atlantic City.

Other awards to be presented or acknowledged that day are the Atlantic Cape Community College Scholarship, given to a student in the health care field. This year’s winner is Rene LeBlanc. The Violet Richardson Award also will be presented.

The cost of the luncheon is $40 and free valet parking validation is available at the Palm. For information or reservations, call Noreen Tkacz at 609-822-2834.

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:

Cason Express Show Band on July 3, Hawaiian Luau Entertainment on July 10, 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.


Fundraiser set for Ordille family

The third annual Hope for the Ordille Children fundraiser will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. June 30 at American Legion Post 396, 3218 W. Brigantine Ave.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Ordille family, which has two special-needs children and is in need of financial assistance for medications, therapy, medical equipment and other expenses. Lucas, 9, has static encephalopathy, and his brother Tommy, 11, has the autoimmune disorder PANDAS.

The fundraiser will include Chinese auctions, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, food and games. Tickets are $15 and beer wristbands are $25. For more information, call Mary at 609-432-1475 or Annette at 609-338-3764.

Rowing Club holding summer signups

The Brigantine Rowing Club will hold signups for its summer rowing programs from 9 a.m. to noon June 22 at club’s boathouse, Bayshore Avenue and Fifth Street in Brigantine. People who live outside Brigantine are welcome to participate, space permitting.

There will be a six-week youth rowing program for boys and girls in seventh to ninth grades Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting June 25. Teenagers who already row on high school crews will meet from 6 to 8 Tuesday and Thursday mornings for six weeks starting June 25, and an adult rowing group will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for eight weeks starting June 24. A six-week adaptive rowing program for children and adults with disabilities will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting June 17.

Youth and high school programs are $50 for Brigantine residents and $75 for nonresidents, the adult program is $150 and the adaptive rowing program is $50. For more information on the youth or high school programs, call 609-266-6193. For information on the adult program, call 609-266-1024. For information on the adaptive rowing program, call 609-412-2627.

All applicants must be able to swim. Youth and high school rowers will be given a swimming test.


Youth 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.

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