Atlantic City

Churches to be honored

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Iota Chapter will celebrate its 85th anniversary at a breakfast Feb. 2 at the Atlantic Club Hotel Casino, at which time it will honor historic African American churches in Atlantic City and environs for their many contributions to our community and their service to our youth.

Iota will also recognize civic organizations and individuals who have rendered outstanding service to youth throughout the years as well as those members of Iota Chapter with 50 or more years of service. Among the churches to be honored are: St. James A.M.E. Church, Union Baptist Temple, Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Second Baptist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, Hamilton United Memorial Church, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Jethro Memorial Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

The civic groups include the Masons and the Eastern Star. Individual honorees are Michael Bailey, Derek Cason, Julia Clanton, Marven F. Hill, Herbert Milan and JoAnne Peopples. The 50-year+ members of Iota Chapter to be recognized are Jeannette Calloway, Morganza DeBaptist, Anita Eberhart, Ruth Henderson, Juanita J. High, Mamie G. Jackson and Jean F. Martin. For more information about tickets and patrons/boosters, call Elaine Milan at 609-344-3936 or email Betty Watson at betty1158monore

Cooking event scheduled

The Press of Atlantic City’s 12th annual South Jersey’s Men R Cookin’ event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Pool at Harrah’s, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City. The event is hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City and is their largest fundraiser of the year. The event benefits youth development programs for more than 1,400 school-age children at seven sites in Atlantic City and Pleasantville.

Featuring a host of South Jersey’s finest men preparing their favorite dishes, South Jersey Men R Cookin’ is a relaxed evening of great food and entertainment. There will be a wide array of appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverage of every kind, gourmet coffees, teas and other frothy confections.

Tickets for the event are $60 in advance or $70 after Feb. 21, and include admission to the event and a cookbook containing recipes for all of the evening’s delicious entrees and desserts. Cabana’s, which seat small groups of five to seven people, are available for purchase ($100 each) on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved and paid for in advance.

Raffle tickets for dining certificates, luxury hotel stays and jewelry are also available to support the club. Raffle tickets are $25 each, or five for $100. All tickets can be purchased by calling the Boys & Girls Club at 609-347-2697, or at


Stranding Center to hold information session

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center will hold an informative presentation about how the center works at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Brigantine VFW, 121 31st St. During the program, you will learn about the species of marine mammals and sea turtles that visit New Jersey every year, why they may become sick or injured, and how the MMSC helps in their rescue, rehabilitation and release. You will also learn what to do if you encounter these animals on the beach, and how to improve their environment.

Seal adoptions will be available for purchase. By adopting a seal your donation will help provide food, medicine, and care for a sick or injured seal. Space is limited. RSVP to or call 609-266-0538 by Feb. 7.