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Absecon Lighthouse offers events

The Absecon Lighthouse is offering fun events for guests in May.

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Moms can climb free on May 11 and 12 in celebration of Mother’s Day. Moms who show their “I Climbed” card at nearby Tony Boloney’s Pizza afterward will receive a free slice. The lighthouse is open 11 to 4 p.m., and the last climb starts at 3:30 p.m. On-site parking is free and dogs are welcome on leashes. The lighthouse also will host a pirate day May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a live rapier demonstration by the Philadelphia Flight Ensemble, crafts, pirate-themed jeopardy, a climb up the lighthouse and more. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Admission is $12 for kids and $6 for adults.

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.


Stranding center to host 5K

The Run for the Animals 5K run and one-mile pet walk to benefit the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and local animal rescues will take place May 4 at 9 a.m.

A block party also will feature a dog fashion show, music and vendors, a police K9 demonstration and adoptable dogs, at 14th Street South and Brigantine Avenue. Registration for the race is $25 and begins at Laguna Grill, 14th Street South and Ocean Avenue. Registration for the walk is $10 and also begins at Laguna Grill. All participating pets must be leashed.

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