Atlantic City

Bergman, Howarth guest speakers at 'Pep Talk'

Two of the area's top high school coaches, Stan Bergman and Bill Howarth, will be the guest speakers at a crew and swimming Pep Talk 6 p.m. April 24 at the Noyes Arts Garage Stockton College, 2200 Fairmount Ave.

The Atlantic City Free Public Library is offering these Pep Talks in conjunction with the two sports exhibits it is hosting at the Arts Garage, the Smithsonian Institution's Hometown Teams and The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination. The programs and exhibits are free and open to people of all ages. Hometown Teams and The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination exhibits can be viewed during the Noyes Arts Garage's normal business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3064 for more information.

Free poetry reading April 30

April is National Poetry Month and the Atlantic City Free Public Library is celebrating by offering a poetry reading 6 p.m. April 30, at the Main Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave.

Poets Peter Murphy and Karen Zaborowski Duffy, who are both former Atlantic City High School teachers, will read from some of their own works and hold a book signing at the end of the program. The reading is free and open to people of all ages.

Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3077, for more information.

Donation to fund

scholarships for A.C. students

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian presented Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, with a $300,000 donation at Atlantic Cape's Worthington Atlantic City Campus on March 12.

The donation was the result of Guardian's Inaugural Ball, "A New Beginning," presented by the Atlantic City Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association Scholarship Foundation at Resorts Casino on Feb. 28. All proceeds from the event were donated to Atlantic Cape's Foundation and will provide scholarships to Atlantic Cape students who live in Atlantic City. This is the largest single donation to the foundation from an event.

To learn more about Atlantic Cape's Foundation, contact Sean Fischer, executive director, at 609-343-4901 or

Scholarship awards

luncheon set

The Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association will host its 13th annual Spring Scholarship Foundation Awards Luncheon at noon April 29.

The MBCA Education Foundation will present scholarships for students planning to continue their studies at an accredited higher education institution. Several named scholarships will be presented to area residents. Scholarships include: the Sun Bank Scholarship, Friedman LLP and Reliance Medical Scholarships, SJI Women's leadership, Seashore Gardens Scholarship, the Strosser Foundation Scholarships for Atlantic City Students, AC Weekly Scholarship, AC Jitney Association Scholarship, Epicurean Scholarships In the Culinary and Hospitality Programs, and a "Penny from Jenny" Scholarship. The MBCA also will recognize an educator for his or her outstanding contributions to education. The Epicurean Society's Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award in the amount of $1,500 will be presented. The event features keynote speaker and Outstanding Educator Award recipient Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri.

The event will take place in the Swan Ballroom (North Tower) of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Tickets are $45. Tables of 10 with reserved priority seating and signage are available by calling 609-348-1903. See


High school hosting

Anime Talent Show

The second annual Pleasantville High School Anime Talent Show will take place 6:30 p.m. May 9 in the high school auditorium, 701 Mill Road.

Students and staff will entertain with song and dance and other talents. The students of the Anime Club will sell their original artwork in the lobby by the concession stand.

Prices for artwork vary. The cost of admission is $3 students, $5 adults, and tickets will be available at the door.

All proceeds will be used to buy tickets to the AnimeNext convention at the Garden State Exhibit Center on June 7.