Dining out

12TH ANNUAL JOHN J. HEINZ MEMORIAL CHILI COOKOFF, DINNER by Knights of Columbus-All Saints Council, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 22, Annex at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash and Poplar avenues, Linwood. Salad, traditional chili, vegetarian chili, Spanish rice, chili and hot dogs, Kansas City chili and desserts. Live music. No entry fee for contest, with prizes for top three. Tickets $8/adults, $3/children, $18/family of four. Takeout available. Call Bruce Jackson at 609-646-1861.

SPAGHETTI DINNER with homemade meatballs by Egg Harbor City Moravian Church, 245 Boston Ave., 4-7 p.m. March 1, seated dining in church hall, or takeout. Cost $10/adults, $6/children.

SPAGHETTI DINNER by Somers Point Boy Scout Troop 55, United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, Somers Point, 4:30-7 p.m. March 1. Cost $7/adults $7, $5/children 10 and younger. Takeout available.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER 5 to 7 p.m. March 4 the First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing, at 6011 Main St. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Supper includes pancakes, sausage, coffee/tea, and fresh apple cider. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call the church office at 609-625-9446.

HAM AND CABBAGE DINNER and scholarship fundraiser by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 228, 4-8 p.m. March 15, VFW, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point. Features Atlantic City Bagpiper and Drum Corps, DJs Bill Pettek and Jackson Chase, door prizes supplied by Circle Liquor and B.F. Mazzeo Fruit and Produce Market. For adults. Cost $15, includes salad, dinner entree, dessert, coffee, tea, decaf. Tickets available 3-8 p.m. daily from 3pm until 8pm daily at VFW. Call 609-927-5507.

Education

BEGINNING HEBREW with Judy Landau, 11 a.m.-noon Fridays for 15 weeks, for more information or to sign up, call Judy at 609-927-7769. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

$500 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE to Atlantic County high school senior pursuing degree in agricultural sciences. Call Rutgers Cooperation Extension Master Gardener program at 609-625-0056 or see rutgers-atlantic.org/garden.

FREE BEGINNER GUITAR CLASSES, Learning How (And What!) To Play in a Band for both acoustic guitarists and keyboardists, 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Taught at adult level, youths should be at least fifth grade. Open to community, church attendance not required, offered to play in a band setting at church and community events. Call Carlyn Yard at 609-927-4882.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER ASSISTANCE by Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor City in February and March. All ages, registration required, call 609-804-1063.

COMPUTER LITERACY AND TRAINING by Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township in February and March, open to adults, registration required, call 609-927-8664.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY, 'Breaking Barriers' photo exhibit, features three Atlantic City residents, John Henry 'Pop' Lloyd, Art Dorrington, Sarah Spencer Washington; 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 'Making Your Dreams a Reality,' featuring guest speaker Kadir Nelson; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

BLACK HISTORY POETRY CELEBRATION 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, suggested for adults and teens, participating poets asked to register. Call 609-641-1778.

BOOK DISCUSSION, Atlantic County Library/Mays Landing. 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 'The Chaperone' by Laura Moriarity. March 19, 'Me Before You' by Jojo Moyes. For more information, contact Gay at laubertg@comcast.net.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 20, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing. Open to adult drivers, registration and prepayment required, fee is $15 for AARP members or $20 for nonmembers. Bring bag lunch, beverage and dessert provided. Call 609-625-2776.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS for adults, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 2 p.m. Feb. 21 and March 21. February, 'City of Women' by David R. Gillham. March, 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette?' by Maria Semple. Call 609-823-4614.

WOODTURNING CLUB 2-5 p.m. Feb. 22 open house in Egg Harbor Township for demonstrations and lessons in woodturning. Call Ron at 609-601-2663 or email ron6610@msn.com.

PAPER-MAKING 101 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. Suggested for 12 and older, registration required. Call 609-652-2352.

ART APPRECIATION AFTERNOONS for 12 and older, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 29, registration requested. Learn about lives and careers of famous artists and create works inspired by them. February (Black History Month), life and collage work of African-American artist Romare Bearden. March (Women's History Month), Frida Kahlo and the self-portrait. Call 609-641-1778.

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI AND QIGONG 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing. The program is open to adults, and registration is requested. To learn more, call 609-625-2776.

COLLEGE: GETTING THERE FROM HERE PROGRAM 7 p.m. March 6 at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing. This program is open to adults, and registration is requested. Jason Kiefer of Edward Jones Seminars offers tips on financial planning strategies to help make college education a reality for attendees' children and grandchildren. To learn more, call 609-625-2776.

GETTING HIRED: POSITIONING YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS IN A JOB SEARCH workshop in February and March. All seminars 6 p.m., open to teens and adults, registration requested. Feb. 25 at Brigantine Beach Community Center Conference Room, call 609-266-0110; March 4 at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, call 609-823-4614; March 11 at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, call 609-625-2776.

BOOK A LIBRARIAN with Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System, 6-8 p.m. March 10, Buena Community Reading Center. Open to all ages, registration required. Schedule one-on-one appointment with librarian to learn basic computer skills. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

BOATING SAFETY COURSE 6-10 p.m. March 12, 19, Buck's Rest Gun Club, 6807 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, by Absecon Island Power Squadron. Cost $60, must attend both classes. Students who pass test receive state Boating Safety Certificate. Contact Ashle Bernard, Squadron Education Officer, with interest and questions at 609-412-3524 or AEBernard@comcast.net

LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING OPEN SESSIONS 6 to 9 p.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28, at The Noyes Studios, 15 Horton St., Hammonton. All sessions are BYOB and BYO materials; there are a limited number of easels available on a first-come, first served basis. All skill levels are invited and welcome. $45 nonmembers, $35 members. Pre-registration required. 609-561-8006 or noyesmuseum.org

SPEAKER'S SERIES: CONTROLLING INDOOR PESTS, 7-8 p.m. March 18, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens and adults. Presented by pest control professional. Homeowners learn how to control ants, roaches, rodents, bed bugs and other pests safely and effectively, by themselves, and when to call an exterminator. Free, must register in advance, space is limited. Call 609-625-7000 ext. 5431.

INTERNET TRAINING FOR SENIORS for Atlantic City residents by T. Byrd Center, Pleasantville, four-week program for Atlantic City residents 55 and older. Learn basics of Internet research for prescription drugs and effects of over-the-counter drugs, alcohol, etc. Document findings in customized database and workbook with information on their doctors and doctor visits. Register by calling 609-484-9356. Classes begin March 20, free transportation provided, along with continental breakfast and all course materials.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES by Brigantine CER, ballroom dancing, intro to piano, digital photography, dog obedience, decorative crafts, bridge, ukulele, jewelry-making and CPR. For a complete schedule, call 609-266-3323.

ART SCHOLARSHIP by Holy Spirit High School music department in Absecon to honor Schultz-Hill Foundation's continued support, will be distributed each December to a Holy Spirit student every to help him or her achieve arts goals. See holyspirithighschool.com and schultz-hill.org.

BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL HEBREW CLASSES taught by Mark Steiner in Beth El Synagogue's Mary M. Davis library, 3 p.m. Tuesdays, everyone welcome. For more information, call 609-823-2725. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

BIBLE AND PARSHA STUDY GROUP taught by Rabbi Aaron Krauss, Sunday mornings after 9 a.m. minyan, all welcome. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-823-2725.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Saturdays at Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, call 609-641-0444; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturdays at Action Auto Body, 14 12th St., Hammonton, call 609-561-0736. Call the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office at 609-909-7200.

COMPUTER LITERACY AND TRAINING for adults, call for appointment, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave., call 609-927-8664.

DISCUSSIONS with Dr. Sylvan Kesilman, distinguished history scholar, following 7:30 p.m. Saturday services, everyone welcome. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-823-2725.

ESL CLASSES St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 118 W. Bayview Ave, Pleasantville. Schedule TBD depending on needs. Call 609-646-1604 and leave contact information.

EXHIBIT FEATURING ARTIFACTS FROM THE LIFE OF A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Directions online at stockton.edu.

FRIENDS OF ENCORE LEARNING, formerly Brandeis University Women's Committee, offers study groups with professional leaders. Call 609-348-3401 or 609-822-9595.

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS at Congregation Beth Israel Nursery School in Northfield, children learn alphabet letters based on shape and length of lines. Call 609-641-3600 or see bethisraelnorthfield.org.

INTERACTIVE TORAH STUDY CLASS led by Cantor Ralph Goren, 11 a.m. Mondays, all welcome. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-823-2725.

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Call 609-823-4614.

MAJHONG CLASSES, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $75 members, $100 nonmembers. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 138, email JCutler@jccatlantic.org or see jccatlantic.org.

OLDER ADULTS SPECIAL INTEREST SERIES 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269 for topic of week.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TUTORING, by appointment only, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

SCHOLARSHIPS offered by the Atlantic County Bar Association for Atlantic County law students attending any accredited law school. See atcobar.org or call the Bar Association Office at 609-345-3444.

SWIM LESSONS, for adults and children in group or individual sessions, Tilton Fitness, Galloway Township. All swim instructors are Red Cross certified. Lessons are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers, and are available to Tilton Fitness members and non-members. To register or for more information, call Katrina Abbott, certified trainer/swim instructor, at 609-385-8904.

VETERANS BENEFIT INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m first Wednesdays at Ruby Tuesday entrance, Hamilton Mall, Hamilton Township. Call 609-407-1332.

WOMENSOURCE TRAINING, various topics at the Women's Center, 1201 New Road, Suite 240, Linwood. Call 609-601-9925, ext. 207, or see acwc.org.

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BLOOD DRIVES: 1-6 p.m. Feb. 24, auditorium, Milton and Betty Katz JCC, Margate, for appointment contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167, ext. 138, or JCutler@jccatlantic.org; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, to register call 800-RED CROSS or see redcrossblood.org/make-donation; noon-7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK during February at Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point. Open to teens and adults. Library staff select a variety of books and wrap them up. Readers choose a book at random from the available selection. Participants who write a book review are entered in a prize drawing for a basket. Call 609-927-7113.

JERSEY SHORE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM EVENTS: 'Mixer That Matters' with board members, staff and business professionals, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20, museum, Hamilton Mall upper level near Sears, guest speaker Janet Garrity, light refreshments, adults only, call to reserve, bring your business cards; Penny Auction and Family Entertainment Day, doors open at noon and event starts 2 p.m. March 8, Cologne Fire Hall, auction items announced starting at 2 p.m., admission $10/adults; $5/children under 14, includes entertainment and ticket for door prize, all proceeds benefit Save the Children's Museum Campaign Fund. Businesses that would like to participate, call 609-641-5726.

KNIT OUT 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Ventnor City Library, New Haven Avenue by Jersey Shore Knitters Club. Make hats, scarves and mittens for needy children. Bring needles and yarn (if possible). Door prizes. All skill levels welcomed. For more information, call Elizabeth Slater at 609-487-8036.

ANNUAL TEA: GIRLS CHANGING HISTORY by Asbury United Methodist Women, 290 Asbury and Zion Roads, Egg Harbor Township, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22. Cost: adult/$15, girls 13-18/$7, children under 12/$5. To reserve, Vicki at 609-927-0965.

MEET KADIR NELSON: AWARD-WINNING ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND AUTHOR 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville. The program is open to all. Mr. Nelson discusses his life and work at this special appearance and book signing. To learn more, call 609-641-1778.

FATHER/CHILD STORYTIME 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24 and March 31, Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System inside Buena Regional High School. Open to all ages. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

HOT BOOKS FOR COLD NIGHTS 7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24 and March 31 at the Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System inside Buena Regional High School. The events are open to adults. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338, or 856-697-2400, ext. 8231, for the title being read or to make a reading suggestion. Titles are chosen monthly.

IRISH DANCERS AT THE LIBRARY 11 a.m. March 1 at Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville. The program is open to all. To learn more, call 609-641-1778.

TED TALKS at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 2 p.m. March 1, open to adults, registration requested, call 609-823-4614, 'Incredible Women,' discussions follow, refreshments provided.

BOOK CLUB at Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 6:30 p.m. March 6, 'The Postmistress' by Sarah Blake. open to adults. Call 609-927-8664.

COACH BINGO March 8 by Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge No. 2563, 1815 Mays Landing-Somers Point Road. Doors open 6 p.m., bingo starts 7 p.m. Tickets $25, on sale now. Seating is limited, so reserve by calling Karen Fitzpatrick at 609-600-7374.

SPRING FLEA MARKET/GARAGE SALE 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at Northfield Community School, sponsored by the Cultural Committee. For table reservations, call 609-646-1092. All funds raised support Northfield's museum in Birch Grove Park.

CHESS at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays to March 29, open to adults and led by Ken Esada, all skill levels welcome. Call 609-823-4614.

COLOGNE FIRE LADIES AUXILIARY YARD SALE 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26 at the Cologne Fire Hall, 2870 S. Cologne Ave., Mays Landing. Spaces are available inside for $15 and outside for $10. Call ELained at 609-965-0419.

BEACON'S HOPE CHEST for those in need of food or clothing assistance, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Beacon Evangelical Free Church, 420 S. Sixth Ave., Galloway Township. Call 609-748-0001.

CAPE ATLANTIC RETIRED PHILADELPHIA POLICE meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the last Friday of each month at Dino's Diner, 31 Route 50, Seaville. $12 per person includes breakfast entree from special menu with bottomless cup of coffee or tea (includes tax and gratuity). Guest speaker each month. No reservations needed. For more information or to be added to the email list for monthly notifications, contact Lee Rominiecki at Leonrom354@comcast.net.

CAR CRUISE 5 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Historic Smithville, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road.

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS DROP-OFF at First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing, 6011 Main St. Call 609-625-9446 or 609-625-7265.

CLOTHES CLOSET OUTREACH MINISTRY 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at Faith Baptist Church, 815 Tilton Road, Pleasantville. Call 609-646-1881.

CLOTHING DONATIONS in good condition needed by United Methodist Church of Somers Point, Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, Somers Point. Clothing may be dropped off at church any morning during the week. Call 609-927-2075 with questions.

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at New Hope Community Center, 301 N. Woodland Ave., Pleasantville. Proof of income required. Must have proper ID. Call 609-287-4649 or 609-484-3413.

COMMUNITY GARDEN 10 a.m., Saturdays, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 118 W. Bayview Ave, Pleasantville. Vegetables free for gardeners.

PINOCHLE PLAYERS WANTED 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, looking for Pinochle players, friendly environment, all ages welcome, Senior Building, 22 Ambler Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-5607 or 609-927-1883.

FOOD, CLOTHING GIVEAWAY third Sundays at Proclaiming His Word Church, 101 N. First St., Pleasantville. Call 609-407-1750.

FOOD PANTRY of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, 353 S. New Road. Hours are 5:30-6:30 p.m. third and fourth Wednesdays. Must bring ID. Call 609-641-4337.

FOOD PANTRY, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays, St. Andrew by the Sea Church, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-7333.

FOOD PANTRY 1 to 3 p.m. third Thursday of each month at Union Baptist Temple Church, 335 N. Pennsylvania Ave., use Drexel Avenue entrance, Atlantic City. Call 609-345-4314.

FOOD PANTRY 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Wednesdays at Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 525 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-1751.

FOOD PANTRY 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays at Masjid Muhammad Inc., 300 Albany Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-347-0788.

FOOD PANTRY noon to 3 p.m. second Thursdays and 3 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays at St. James AME Church, 101 N. New York Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-0179.

FOR SENIORS ONLY, by Brigantine CER, Basic and Intermediate computers, Senior Lite, Yoga, Zumba Toning and Basic Zumba. For a schedule call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

FREE GARDASIL, MENINGOCOCCAL, TDAP, PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATIONS from Atlantic County Division of Public Health in Northfield and Hammonton. Call 609-645-5933 to schedule an appointment.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Mainland Lions. Call 609-652-5115 or 609-641-5988.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Somers Point Jazz Society. Call 609-927-6677.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by American Business Women's Association. Call 609-317-5101 or email peh53@comcast.net.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Gilda's Club, 700 New Road, Linwood. Call 609-926-2699.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE for Downbeach Film Society, 405 Berkshire Dr., Margate. Call 609-823-9159.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by American Legion Post 352 Ladies Auxiliary, Somers Point. Call 609-927-7145.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Friends of Encore Learning of Stockton. Call 609-822-9595.

VETERANS ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEERS WANTED to offer assistance to veterans. Call Lou Green at 609-407-1332.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED as companions for elders with Alzheimer's or related dementias by Project SAVE with Family Service Association, 609-569-0239, ext.1148.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to staff CONTACT Cape-Atlantic's reassurance program that provides daily telephone calls to the elderly and disabled. Call Ann P. Magee at 609-823-1850 or see contactcapeatlantic.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a variety of opportunities by Family Service Association, 609-569-0239.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by South Jersey AIDS Alliance for its syringe exchange program at its Oasis site, 32 S. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-347-1085.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Meadowview Nursing Home snack and gift shop, 225 Dolphin Ave., Northfield. Open seven days, two shifts available: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. Call Joe Martin at 609-822-5857.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Environmental Educational Committee of the Friends of Forsythe, Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-1535.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT, for Atlantic Adult Day Healthcare in Northfield to help seniors and disabled in crafts, men's group and Spanish group. Open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Call Beth or Diane at 609-383-3313.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Atlantic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to organize and run fundraising activities. Call 609-927-9059.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by T. Byrd Leadership Academy and Tri-County Score, Pleasantville. Call 609-484-9356.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Heartland Hospice, Northfield. Training provided. Call 609-641-4675.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 930 Church St., Pleasantville. Call 609-646-6900, ext. 137.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families for Northfield Thrift Shop. Call 609-484-1133.

For fun

HAMMONTON CANOE CLUB EVENTS FOR SENIORS: HAMMONTON CANOE CLUB EVENTS FOR SENIORS: 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Senior Exercise, certified instructor Carol Martynuik; 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Chair Yoga for Seniors, certified instructor Carol Martynuik; 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Needlework Crafts led by Miss Suzi, all skill levels welcome; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Atlanticare presents Dr. Anthony Salvo discussing hypertension, luncheon follows for $3; 1 p.m. Feb. 21, special performance by Cameo Club of NJ, winners of Ms. Senior New Jersey Beauty Pageants; 1 p.m. Feb. 25, Bingo Day at Hammonton Health and Rehabilitation Center, White Horse Pike, lunch is free and game prizes are gift cards to local retail stores; 11 a.m. Feb. 27, Jerry Goldberg presents Federal Emergency Management Agency program 'How to Prepare for a Disaster' due to weather or terrorism, luncheon follows for $3. To register or for more information, call 856-322-7082 or email hammontonseniors@gmail.com.

STITCHERY CLASSES PLANNED, knitting, crochet and other kinds of needlework, would be taught by experienced artisans, nominal cost. Call office with interests, name and phone number, skill level. With enough interest, classes will be scheduled. 609-823-2725, Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

THIRD THURSDAY DOWNTOWN HAMMONTON: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20, 'That's Amore,' explore romanticism of Italian culture; shops, restaurants, galleries, sales and specials; 6-8 p.m. 'The Newlywed Game: Not Just For Newlyweds,' recreates classic TV game show, 6-7 p.m. 'The Wheel of Education Game,' blood pressure check and information session, Kramer Hall Art Gallery, 30 Front St.; Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, free. Stockton.edu/Hammonton or DowntownHammonton.com.

PAJAMA DISCO BINGO 6 p.m. Feb. 21, cafeteria of Ventnor Educational Community Complex, 400 N. Lafayette Ave. by Ventnor Home and School Association. Bingo cards $1 each. Food and drinks for sale. Email vhsa327@gmail.com.

DINNER AND A SHOW at Minotola United Methodist Church, 905 Central Ave., 6 p.m. Feb. 22 (snow date March 1). Baked ziti, salad, bread, beverages, dessert. Advance tickets required, $10, call 856-697-4246 or 856-875-7548. 'With a Song in My Heart' musical revue presented by LeGrande Music Academy, free, follows dinner. 'With a Song in My Heart' also will be presented at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 (snow date March 2), free, coffee and desserts, donations accepted to benefit church. Call 856-875-7548.

ANNUAL COFFEE HOUSE AND TALENT SHOW, Feb. 22 at Egg Harbor City Moravian Church, 245 Boston Ave., doors of church auditorium open at 6:15 p.m., entertainment begins 7 p.m. Coffee, tea, desserts. Admission $10, please bring nonperishable food item for Kitchen Door Food Pantry.

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENTS, all programs at 2 p.m.; Feb. 23, Black History Month: Tribute to Author/Illustrator Faith Ringgold, reading of Ringgold's 'Tar Beach,' participants create quilted patterns using origami and construction paper. 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free, advance registration recommended. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

DANCING WITH THE STARS 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23, Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Dance to live music trio playing Golden Era favorites including cha-cha, bossa nova. Hot coffee and treats served. $18. Call 609-823-2725.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS AT ROYAL SUITES: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25, One Stroke Painting with Jazzy Jenn, take home completed project, $10 fee to instructor on day of class. Refreshments served. RSVP required to all events. 609-748-9900. Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township.

MINI ADVENTURES IN THE LIBRARY March 3-29 at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. This event is open to all and takes place during the library branch's normal business hours. Families and individuals are invited to stop by the library each week for a new list of mini-adventures. Prizes are awarded at the end of the month to the family or individual who completes the most adventures. To learn more, call 609-652-2352.

WINTER CHARITY MIXER 5 p.m. March 10 at Sophia's Restaurant, 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate, by the Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association (MBCA). The event is a fundraiser forSeashore Gardens Living Center. Tickets are $25 per person or buy 10 and get one free for $250. Call 609-348-1803 for reservations.

CLICKING NEEDLES KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASS 7 p.m. March 12, open to adults and teens, all levels of experience welcome, Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System, Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School, Weymouth-Malaga Road. 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

GROWN-UP BOARD GAME NIGHTS at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6 p.m. March 12, suggested for 20- to 30-somethings, registration requested. Meet new people and try out the newest board games. Call 609-823-4614.

IRISH SPRING TEA at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 1:30 p.m. March 12. Open to adults, registration required. Enjoy homemade goodies, assortment of teas. Singer and musician Joe McGonigle plays Irish music for singalong. Call 609-625-2776.

T-SHIRT MAKEOVER with Outreach Services Section of Atlantic County Library System, 6 p.m. March 12, Buena Community Reading Center. Open to adults and teens, participants bring used T-shirts to cut up, paint and decorate. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

A NIGHT OF ICE AND FIRE at Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 6 p.m. March 13, open to adults, registration requested. In anticipation of the fourth season of HBO series 'Game of Thrones,' attendees enjoy a night at the Great Hall of Westeros. Dress in costume for food, events and trivia based on 'Song of Ice and Fire' series by George R.R. Martin. Call 609-927-8664.

BOOK TRIVIA GAME by Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System at Cranberry Run Clubhouse, 135 Country Lane, Buena, 3 p.m. March 14. Open to adults. Play a game of book trivia with Bookmobile staff and meet other Bookmobile patrons. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

GATHERING WOOL for adults and all levels of experience, chat, snack and meet neighbors while knitting or stitching, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays to March 25, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., call 609-823-4614.

BALLROOM DANCING on the Seashore Gardens Boardwalk, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-3269.

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING, Wednesday Night Dance Group Class by Gene and Connie, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Christ Church Parish Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call Gene Hildner, 609-344-5366.

BRIDGE 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave. Call 609-601-9109 or 609-927-6501.

CARDIO DANCE-LINE DANCE 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Ventnor Educational Community Complex, Lafayette Avenue, gymnasium entrance. Call 609-823-7950.

CEILI 8 p.m. last Saturdays of month except July and August at American Legion Hall, First and Pennsylvania avenues, Somers Point. Call 609-823-3757 or 609-398-8636.

COUNTRY LINE DANCING, 7 to 11 p.m., first and third Saturdays, Studio 18, 90 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point (above Greate Bay Fitness), $10. Call 609-788-4021 or Studio18nj.com

DANCING: Studio 18, 90 Mays Landing Road (inside Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness), Somers Point, call 609-457-0883. Every Friday, ballroom and Latin dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m., free lesson at 6:30 p.m.; every Saturday, ballroom tea dance 1-2 p.m.; first Saturdays, country Western dancing 7-11 p.m.

JERSEY SHORE BALLROOM DANCE CLUB dances with instruction, 7 to 10 p.m. selected Saturdays at Christ Church Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call Sharon at 609-926-1654.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Fridays, Greenlight Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, entertainment, free light refreshments, free wifi access, to perform contact Steve Fiedler at 609-464-0413. For directions see uucsjs.org.

PINOCHLE GAMES 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Senior Center, Ambler Avenue, Somers Point. Call 609-927-8641.

SOMERS POINT HISTORICAL MUSEUM open to the public 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-2900.

SQUARE DANCE CLUB, 8 to 10:30 p.m. first, third and fifth Saturdays, Belcoville Fire Hall, 1201 Loretta Ave., Mays Landing. Call 609-399-4486.

VIPASSANA (MINDFULNESS) MEDITATION, 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at Seashore Healing Arts Center, 501 New Road, Groveland Center, Somers Point. Call 609-601-9272. No preregistration is required. Cost is a donation request only.

For youth

BEDTIME MATH: PARTY IN YOUR PJS! for different age groups in February at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. Registration required. 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 session suggested for ages 3-5; 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 session suggested for ages 6-9. Call 609-652-2352.

BUENA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY STORY HOUR at Buena Community Reading Center, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and March 19, suggested for ages 3-7 .Email Harry Grose at HGrose@Buena.K12.nj.us or call Outreach Services at 609-625-2776, ext., 6338 for information.

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. Toddler Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and March 19, suggested for ages 1½-3, registration required. Call 609-652-2352.

TEEN SCENE for ages 13-18, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 6 p.m. Feb. 19 and March 19. Teens bring laptops or gaming devices and access the library's free Wi-Fi, talk with other teens about favorite books, games, TV shows and movies, and check out new young adult and manga titles. Call 609-652-2352.

TEEN MEETS for ages 13-18, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 6 p.m. Feb. 20 and March 20, play games, plan events and chat with other teens. Call 609-927-8664.

STORY TIME FRIDAYS 11:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 21, include fun stories and finger plays for children, families and siblings welcome, Atlantic City Library/Richmond Branch, 4115 Ventnor Ave. 609-340-0215.

LITTLE LEARNERS CRAFT CLASS, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 21, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, for children ages 3-5 years old. Free, must register in advance, space is limited, call 625-7000, ext. 5431 and specify session.

TEEN AFTER-HOURS MURDER MYSTERY 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township. The event is open to all teens, and registration is required. Participants must attend the Teen Meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 to get their role in the mystery. To learn more, call 609-927-8664.

CUENTOS FUNTASTICOS/FUNTASTIC STORIES CLUB 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24 and March 24 at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. The program is suggested for ages 6 to 12, and registration is requested. Participants are exposed to the Spanish language and culture while listening to stories read in English and Spanish. To learn more, call 609-652-2352.

FURRY BUDDIES 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24, March 3, 17, suggested for ages 6-14, kids read a story to Cavan and Freedom, therapy dogs who love sharing stories with children, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., registration requested. 609-625-2776.

STORYTIME AND PLAY DATES AT THE LIBRARY 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 25 and March 4 and 11 and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7 and 14 at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing. Suggested for ages 3½-5, registration required. Playdate at the Library is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27, and March 6 and 13. Suggested for ages 6-36 months, registration requested. Call 609-625-2776.

CRAFTY TUESDAYS 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 25, kids ages 6-14, crafts with seasonal themes, supplies provided, Atlantic City Library/Richmond Branch, 4115 Ventnor Ave. 609-340-0215.

TEEN MEET: GAME NIGHT! 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. The program is suggested for ages 13 to 18, and registration is requested. To learn more, call 609-652-2352.

A NOTHSIDE MIX: EMBRACING THE FUTURE 6 p.m. Feb. 27, celebration of Black History Month, The Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth program, intergenerational panelists, learn history, redefine the present, and embrace the future, Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Atlantic City, free, advance reservation recommended. Contact Michael Everett at Meveret@aol.com or 609-513-2783.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 3 p.m. March 1, ages 12 and older, refreshments served, registration requested. 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. Call 609-823-4614.

READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION 4:30 p.m. March 3 at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing. The program is suggested for ages 4 to 8. To learn more, call 609-625-2776.

POSITIVELY PENGUINS 6 p.m. March 3 at the Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System in the Buena Community Reading Center. The program is suggested for ages 5 to 10. Call Outreach Services at 609-625-2776, ext. 6338, for more information.

'HOOT' 6 p.m. March 5 at the Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System in the Buena Community Reading Center. The program is suggested for ages 9 to 13. At the event, participants who read the book 'Hoot' by Carl Hiaasen discuss the book and make related crafts. Call Outreach Services at 609-625-2776, ext. 6338, for more information.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. March 6, 13, 20, and 27 at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township. The programs are suggested for ages 3½ to 5, and registration is required. To learn more, call 609-652-2352.

COMIC DRAWING 3:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor. The classes are suggested for ages 9 to 17, and registration is required by Feb. 28 for all four sessions. Marvel/DC Comic Illustrator Joe DelBeato teaches attendees how to draw their favorite anime and superhero characters. To learn more, call 609-823-4614.

CRAFTY SATURDAYS, Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, 1 p.m. March 8, suggested for ages 6-12, registration requested for each session. Different seasonal craft created at each session. March: St. Patrick's Day craft. Call 609-927-7113.

LUCK OF THE IRISH CRAFT at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 6:30 p.m. March 11, suggested for ages 5-12, registration required. Create St. Patrick's Day decoration. Call 609-625-2776.

TEEN TECH WEEK CRAFT at Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 6 p.m. March 12, suggested for ages 12-18, registration required. Make a trendy craft to take home. Call 609-652-2352.

MAKE AND TAKE CRAFTS FOR KIDS at Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 6:30 p.m. March 12, suggested for age 5 and older, registration requested. Children younger than 5 welcome with adult. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and make decoupage votive candle holder. Call 609-561-2264.

SPRING CRAFT: YARN DECOUPAGE VASE at Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 1:30 p.m. March 15, suggested for 8 and older, younger children may attend with adult. Registration requested. Make and take home yarn decoupage vase. Call 609-561-2264.

TEEN CRAFT, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 11 a.m. March 15, suggested for ages 9-13, registration requested for each session. Make fun crafts to keep or share with friends. January craft is book jacket spine bracelets; February and March crafts TBA. Call 609-823-4614.

ADVENTURES IN LIBRARYLAND, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 2 p.m. March 15, suggested for ages 6 and older with interested adult, registration requested for all sessions. Choose two to four craft and writing activities from a list provided; child and adult work on projects together. Call 609-823-4614.

BOOK ADVENTURES for ages 6-10, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 5:30 p.m. March 18, registration requested. Book series 'Mad Science' by Kathy Burkett and Gordon Korman, take part in interactive science experiments and play games, discussion about mad scientists and crazy experiments. Call 609-652-2352.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY, Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, suggested for ages 3½-5, registration requested for any session. Bedtime Storytime at the Library, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 26, children come to the library dressed in pajamas to read stories, play games and have a snack. Storytime at the Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays to March 27 and Saturdays, March 29, children hear stories, do crafts and have a snack. Call 609-927-7113.

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES, suggested for ages 3½-5; Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through March 25; Preschool Storytime: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 27; Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road, registration requested. 609-561-2264.

STORYTIME WITH MISS BONNIE 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Fridays through March 28 at Atlantic County Library System/Brigantine. Children ages 3-5 join Miss Bonnie for stories, songs and a quick craft. Sessions held in the Picture Book Room. Call 609-266-0110.

TODDLER TALES stories and crafts, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor City, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 16, suggested for ages 2-4, space is limited so registration is required. Call 609-804-1063.

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL EXTENDED HOURS 'Before care' 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 'after care' 3 to 5 p.m. each day, except Fridays, which end at 4:30 p.m. in honor of Shabbat. Congregation Beth Israel is located at 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. Call 609-641-3600.

NEPTUNE'S GUARD DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Ave., Third Floor, Atlantic City. Call 609-345-6876.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City. Call 609-348-2880 or see acaquarium.com.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City. Call 609-804-1063.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE LIBRARY, early literacy fun, including songs, rhymes, fingerplays and reading for children ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration required. Call 609-823-4614.

Fundraisers

BREAST CANCER 3-DAY WALK FUNDRAISER, walker must raise $2,300, proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen, 7-10 p.m. Feb 22, JD's Pub, 45 S. New York Road, Galloway Township. Food, drinks, items up for auctions, and giveaways. Tickets $20 in advance, call 609-339-4187, or $25 at door.

FIRST PITCH DINNER 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Harbor Pines Country Club by the Egg Harbor Township High School Baseball Booster Club. The event features an all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets are $30. Email sstcac@aol.com. Call Cheryl Kent at 609-214-3853.

GOOD NEIGHBOR BOWLING FUNDRAISER Feb. 22, benefits Community Quest Inc., which helps those with special needs; 3-6 p.m. at Family Bowl, $25; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bowl, Beef and Beer, $35; King Pin Lanes, 6622 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. Contact Jennifer at jkelly@CQinc.org or see CQinc.org.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT Feb. 22, doors open 6:30 p.m., showtime 8 p.m. The Jersey Four bring Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons show, with Candy Girls, to St. James Memorial Hall, Newport and Atlantic avenues, Ventnor. $25 donation includes Italian buffet, refreshments and show. For tickets and information, call Jim at 609-823-4097 or Denny at 609-823-0269. Table reservations will be accepted.

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS, SPONSORS NEEDED by Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. for annual February FunRaiser on Feb. 22 at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield. All proceeds benefit EHT schools. Sponsorships range from $250 to $5,000. Event tickets are $75 per person, one-hour open-bar reception, buffet-style dinner, dessert, silent auction, entertainment by Bobby Campanell of The Shakes. For tickets, sponsorship information or to donate auction item, contact Ellen Gregory at 609-646-8441, ext. 1017, or gregorye@eht.k12.nj.us.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB WEDNESDAY NIGHT BINGO, 5-9 p.m. through Feb. 26, supports Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, cash prizes, must be 18 to participate, Mainland Bingo Hall, 701 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, $1 admission, $2 game books. Contact Maribel at maribel@acbgc.org or acbgc.org

SUB SALE starting at 11 a.m. March 1 until they run out by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 352, First and Pennsylvania, Somers Point. Subs are $5. Call ahead to order at 609-927-7145.

BOWLING FOR RESCUE PARTY, 5:50 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2, hosted by MOMS Animal Rescue, bowling, pizza, soda, trophies awarded, door prizes, free snacks, chinese auction, proceeds benefit animal rescue, DiDonatos Family Fun Center, 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, $15. Contact Sharon at savinglibertyanimals@gmail.com or TheMomsRescue.org.

ART AUCTION 8 p.m. March 7, Holy Spirit Girls Crew Team, Holy Spirit High School, New Road, Absecon, art preview begins 7 p.m., $10 admission. Call Mary Alice Vesper at 609-442-8993.

COACH BINGO 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo, March 8, no outside food or drink allowed, Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563, 1815 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township, $25. Call Karen Fitzpatrick at 609-600-7374.

ST. PATTY'S DAY DINNER 4 to 8 p.m. March 15 at VFW Post 2189, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point, by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 228 for its scholarship fund. Tickets are $15 and include dinner of ham, cabbage, red bliss potatoes, green beans, salad, draft beer, soda and desserts. Door prizes and 50/50. Police and fire bagpipers. Tickets at door or call 609-926-1902 or 609-927-0724.

ATLANTICARE HOSPICE ENGRAVED BRICKS to commemorate or celebrate loved ones, to be placed in the Celebration of Life Walk. Bricks ordered by Feb. 28 will be unveiled at Ribbons and Roses Celebration of Life on May 8. Proceeds benefit AtlantiCare Hospice. Call 888-569-1000.

IMAGES OF SPRINGTIME FASHION SHOW 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22, AMI Foundation of Atlantic Medical Imaging, food, fashion, music, raffles, hosted by Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll, benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May County, The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway, $60 adults, $40 students ages 13 to 18, $25 ages 12 and younger. Contact Nicole at ncrostic@atlanticmedicalimaging.com or AMIFoundation.net/Spring

AUXILIARY OF SHORE MEDICAL CENTER shops at: Marmora South Shore Plaza, 232 South Shore Road, Marmora, call 609-390-0913; Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9, Somers Point, call 609-653-8374. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary's pledge to Shore Tomorrow, an expansion project of Shore Medical Center. For information, to donate or to volunteer, call any shop.

DONATIONS OF GENTLY USED CLOTHING WELCOME for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. All sizes, infants to adults and shoes accepted, bright green box located at William Davies Middle School, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing. To schedule a free home pickup, call 877-336-8828.

SNEAKER CAMPAIGN, donations needed in men's size 13 and up. Donations can be dropped off at Miss Audrey's Human Connection, 1637 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Golf events

Groups

AARP PLEASANTVILLE CHAPTER 5317 monthly meeting, 11 a.m. Feb. 22, Pleasantville High School (multipurpose room, rear), this month: Celebrating Black History.

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB OF SOMERS POINT monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Senior Building, 22 Ambler Road in Somers Point. The program for the evening will be: "Replacing damaged Trees" presented by George Butrus from Lang's Garden Center. New members and guests are welcome. Visit us on Facebook at Green Thumb Garden Club - Somers Point, NJ

ADULT ADD/ADHD SUPPORT GROUP by Rothenberg Center for Family Life at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Topics include time management skills, ways to interact with others, coping mechanisms and self-help techniques. JFS, 607 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, 8 p.m. March 11 and April 8. Open to public for nominal fee. Contact Robert Baker at 609-822-1108, ext. 231, or rbaker@jfsatlantic.org.

101 WOMEN PLUS, INC., 5:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Atlantic City Police Athletic League Building, Mediterranean and New York avenues. Contact 609-742-0679 or brownjacksonse@aol.com.

ABSECON DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at the American Legion Hall on New Jersey Avenue, Absecon. All are welcome to attend.

ABSECON LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Smithville Inn, Galloway Township, and 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at John D. Young Blind Center, Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue, Absecon. Call 609-646-6848.

ABSECON WOMAN'S CLUB, 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays at members' homes. Club goals are to support charitable and educational community projects. The club is starting a two-year state project supporting Family Promise. For membership information call 609-645-1739 or email wc_absnj@yahoo.com.

ACHS CLASS OF '59 BREAKFAST GROUP 8:30 a.m. second Tuesdays at Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township.

AL-ANON, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Ventnor Public Library, second floor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP, third Thursdays, Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, call 609-748-9900.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, ATLANTIC COUNTY BRANCH, meets on the third Monday at various locations. Prospective members and visitors are welcome. Call 609-398-6367 or 609-965-4360.

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ATLANTIC CITY CHARTER CHAPTER holds its dinner meetings at East Bay Crab and Grill in Egg Harbor Township on the first Monday of each month. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For information and reservations, call 609-965-2622.

AMERICAN LEGION Kenneth B. Hawkins Post 61 in Atlantic City, meets on third Thursdays, open 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT 254 1 p.m. second Mondays. Call 609-909-1518 for location.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT 352 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, First and Pennsylvania avenues, Somers Point.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 7 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Health Center at Galloway, 66 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-9100, ext. 105.

ATLANTIC AUDUBON SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, except November and December, at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-1470.

ATLANTIC CAPE AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP, includes all immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma. Meets 12:15 p.m. second and fourth Sundays in chapel of Central Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Call Carol at 609-412-3687 or Robert at 609-646-3011.

ATLANTIC, CAPE MAY COUNTY COIN CLUB 7 p.m. first Wednesdays at Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave. Call 609-398-4486.

ATLANTIC CITY ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, 7:30 p.m. second Fridays, Richard Stockton College, West Quad Building, Pomona. Call Joey Gaynor at 609-289-2946.

ATLANTIC CITY ARTS COMMISSION 5:30 p.m. third Mondays at Carnegie Library Center, 18 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2014 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, open to businesses and residents. Yearly membership is $52 business, $12 resident. Contact Miss Audrey, Atlantic City Business and Community Association, 1637 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB, 7 p.m., third Thursdays at Chelsea Pub and Inn, 8 S. Morris Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-4700 or chelseapubandinn.com.

ATLANTIC COUNTY POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP, third Wednesday of each month, Ye Old Mill Street Pub, Main Street, Mays Landing. For information or directions, call Marge Disbrow 609-909-1518.

ATLANTIC COUNTY RETIRED POLICE, FIREMEN ASSOCIATION second Thursdays at PBA Headquarters, 520 N. Annapolis Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-266-7647 for time. No August meeting.

ATLANTIC COUNTY SKYBLAZERS 7 p.m. first Wednesdays Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-625-3472.

ATLANTIC COUNTY WOMEN'S CENTER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY 6 p.m. second Wednesdays at Cornerstone Commerce Center, 1201 New Road, Linwood. Call 609-601-9925, ext. 238.

BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY Greater Atlantic City Chapter, rehearsals at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 Pitney Road, Galloway Township. Contact Joe at 609-344-8133 or josmikefor@comcast.net.

BEACH BUM BOOK CLUB various dates, locations. See beachbumbookclub.com.

BOARDWALK TOASTMASTERS, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday at Atlantic County Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. Contact Rich Catando at rfcatando@aol.com or 609-296-7048, or see boardwalktoastmasters.org.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 177, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Scullville Fire House, 1708 Somers Point Road, Egg Harbor Township. Open registration; Webelo scouts are welcome to come and visit. Call 609-287-9149 or email 177scouting@comcast.net.

BUENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Buena Vista Township Municipal Building, Harding Highway. Trustees meet at 7 p.m.

BUNGALOW PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays at Davenport Center, 600 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-3877. No meetings in July and August.

CALM AFTER STORM, Tuesdays, Brigantine Beach Community Center. Stress management tips 6:30-7:30 p.m. Yoga relaxation 7:30-8:15. Free and open to adults.

CAPE-ATLANTIC ROCKHOUNDS CLUB meets 7 p.m. first Thursday every month, on Cologne Avenue between Routes 322 and 30, Mays Landing. Call 856-776-1739.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, call 069-927-2950.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, at Lighthouse Church, Route 9, Cape May Court House, for bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings. Call 609-886-2118.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Central Methodist Church, 5 Marvin Ave., Linwood. Park in back lot.

DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood. See divorcecare.org or call Karen or Ned at 609-457-6050. The cost of the series is $30, includes a workbook and a weekly coffee/snack break.

EGG HARBOR CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. last Mondays of month (except July and December) at Roundhouse Museum, 533 London Ave. Call 609-965-9073.

EPICUREAN SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 6 p.m. first Mondays of month at various locations. Call 609-513-3215.

EGG HARBOR CITY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at City Hall Council Chambers, 500 London Ave., Egg Harbor City.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY, open to the public. Contact June G. Sheridan at 608-927-8314 or junesheridan115@comcast.net.

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point. Call Marian at 609-822-8783 or Debbie at 609-646-6320, or email epilepsygroup@aol.com.

EWOMENNETWORK 8 a.m. third Fridays at Atlantic City Country Club, Shore Road, Northfield. Call 609-484-1859.

FILM SOCIETY MEETINGS twice per month at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, for dates and topics.

GALLOWAY BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Gourmet Italian Cuisine Restaurant, Pitney and Jimmie Leeds roads, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-1387.

GALLOWAY WOMEN'S CLUB 7 p.m. first Mondays at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-5499.

GOLDA MEIR HADASSAH 11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-822-5370. No meetings in July and August.

GOLDEN CIRCLE OF SOUTH JERSEY INC. 1 p.m. second Tuesdays at Atlantic City Police Athletic League Building, Mediterranean and New York avenues, Atlantic City. Call 609-348-3398.

GREAT EGG HARBOR RIVER COUNCIL 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in June, August, October and December at Atlantic County Park, Fox Nature Center, Route 50, Estell Manor. Call 856-697-6114.

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB OF SOMERS POINT 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at Senior Center, Ambler Road, Somers Point.

HAMMONTON ARTS CENTER at 219 Bellevue Ave. offers new art exhibits monthly and conducts art classes and workshops for children and adults. See hammontonartscenter.org.

HEARTBREAK TO HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 609-345-3230 for literature and information, or just to talk.

HELPING OUT TOGETHER MATURE VOLUNTEER SOCIAL GROUP 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays at Somers Point Diner, MacArthur Boulevard and Circle Drive. Call 609-641-4512.

HISPANIC ALLIANCE OF ATLANTIC COUNTY 6 p.m. second Wednesdays in August, October and December at Carnegie Library Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. Call 609-412-7421.

IRISH AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, Absecon. Call 609-927-1234.

INTERWEAVE of South Jersey, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, for members, family and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. See interweave.uucsjs.org.

KNIT-N-STITCH 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. Open to the public. Call 609-927-2950.

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF GALLOWAY breastfeeding support group, 7 p.m. first Mondays, 855 Smith Bowen Road, Galloway Township. Call Renee at 609-545-7082.

LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding support group, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in the all purpose room at the Linwood Library. Call Kelly at 609-412-3623.

LINWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7 p.m. third Mondays at 16 W. Poplar Ave., Linwood.

MAINLAND LIONS second and fourth Tuesdays at Smithville Inn, Route 9, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-5115 or 609-641-5988.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays at 731 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-442-2552.

MAINLAND ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. first and third Tuesdays at Friendly's Restaurant, Route 9, Northfield. Call 609-432-5347.

MID-ATLANTIC AARP CHAPTER 4191 meets 12:45 p.m. third Tuesdays at Galloway Township Community Services, 621 White Horse Pike, Galloway Township. New members welcome, call 609-748-8491.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Atlantic County Library, 605 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call Linda Klersey at 609-484-0991.

NAACP, Mainland/Pleasantville chapter, covers all of Atlantic County except Atlantic City and Mizpah, and meets at 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays at various locations. Contact naacpmlpv@gmail.com or 609-407-0800.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CHAPTER 1664 1 p.m. third Wednesdays at East Bay Crab and Grill, 670 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE WOMEN, ATLANTIC COUNTY 6 p.m. third Wednesdays at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Shore Road, Somers Point. Call 609-884-6917.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS 7-8 p.m. Mondays, United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Duran Avenue, Somers Point. Call Roger at 609-703-1975.

NORTHFIELD DEMOCRATIC PARTY, third Wednesdays at the American Legion on New Road in Northfield, with parking at library. For more information, call President Frank Perri at 609-646-0617.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Bacharach Institute, Pomona Room, second floor, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona; 10 a.m. Fridays, AtlantiCare Healthplex, 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City. Call Lori at 609-703-2135.

PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays, meets in Surgical Pavilion Lobby at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point. Call 609-653-3238.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE meets 1-4 p.m. third Saturday of each month, bring copies of your original work, usually meets at library in Margate or Ventnor. New members (playwrights and actors) and the public always welcome. Call 609-601-9191.

PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 at Shore Diner, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-641-8287 for information about quarterly gatherings.

PROFESSIONAL CHEFS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH JERSEY 6 p.m. monthly at various locations. Call 609-374-6558.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays at Shore Medical Center's cancer center in Somers Point. Call Don Shur, 609-965-4550.

REFORMERS UNANIMOUS ADDICTIONS PROGRAM meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township. The program is free as is the child care and area transportation. Call 609-652-7507.

SANDPIPER ORCHID SOCIETY, 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-884-9232.

SOUTH JERSEY HUMANISTS, 10:30 a.m. last Saturday each month, Linwood Library. Contact Mike Cluff at 609-652-1940 or michael.cluff@gmail.com.

SOUTH JERSEY SANDY ROLLMAN OVARIAN CANCER ADVOCACY GROUP meets fourth Thursday of each month except November and December at Life Guard Headquarters, 33rd Street and Atlantic Avenue, Longport. See sandyovarian.org or email alicemartin20@comcast.net for more information.

SCARLETT SASSYS RED HAT GROUP noon second Tuesdays at Olive Garden, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing.

SEASHORE MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUB 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at Somers Point Library, 801 Shore Road. email Robeth2@verizon.net.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery program, 7 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Methodist Church, 20 Route 9 North, Marmora, use side door off parking lot, not affiliated with any religions and confidentiality and privacy respected, serving Cape May and Atlantic counties.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF ATLANTIC CITY 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at Shore Diner, Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-927-1415.

SOUTH JERSEY CHAPTER NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS 7 p.m. third Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-926-8458 or 609-601-2611 for time and location.

SOUTH JERSEY STAMPERS, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, Estell Manor Park, Recreation Building. For information and directions call Marge Disbrow 609-909-1518.

SOUTH JERSEY SUBMARINER ASSOCIATION for U.S. submarine veterans, call Tom Carty at 609-625-0267.

SOUTH JERSEY SWEEPERS noon third Saturdays at Mill Street Pub, Main Street, Mays Landing.

SUBMARINE VETS 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays at VFW Post 2189, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-7549.

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Gourmet Restaurant Terrace Room, Galloway Township. Call 609-703-5274.

TELCOM PIONEER RETIREES noon fourth Tuesdays at Crab Trap, Somers Point. No meetings June, July or August.

THIRD WARD CIVIC ASSOCIATION 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at Martin Luther King School, Martin Luther King Boulevard, Atlantic City.

UNITED REPUBLICAN CLUB OF EHT, first Thursdays, new members and guests welcome. See ehtgop.org or email President Tom Prendergast at tapsurvey1@comcast.net.

VENICE PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Venice Park Methodist Church, 2015 Morningside Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-5298.

VENTNOR AARP NO. 1724 1:30 p.m. second Mondays at Ventnor Community Building, Newport and Atlantic avenues. Call 609-572-1960.

VETERANS, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County for newly repatriated Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom military veterans and their families, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at MHAAC office, 1127 North New Road (Route 9 between Leeds and California avenues), Pleasantville. Call Jaime Angelini at 609-272-1700, ext. 308.

VETERANS ADVOCATE/ASSISTANCE, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Wednesdays, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing (Ruby Tuesday entrance). Lou Green will assist with federal, state, county benefits. Call 609-407-1332.

WEST END DEMOCRATIC CLUB 2 p.m. third Saturdays at Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing. Call 609-625-2776.

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION 6 p.m. first Mondays at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex, 1700 Marmora Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-442-7284.

WOODTURNING CLUB, third Tuesdays of each month, Egg Harbor Township. Call Ron at 609-601-2663 for time and location.

ZONTA CLUB OF ATLANTIC CITY AREA Meeting 6 p.m., second Mondays. Call 609-391-1657 or email ljwatts4@aol.com.

Health, fitness

ATLANTICARE EVENTS:

Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m. HIV Life Support Group, William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex, Atlantic City; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth Tour for Expectant Parents, Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona; 7-9 p.m. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class, Hackberry Building, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona, registration fee $10;

Feb. 25, 3-4 p.m. Adult Diabetes Community Support Group, AtlantiCare Physician Group Specialty Services, Building 800, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township, registration required;

Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Building 800, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.

Registration required for most events, call 888-569-1000 or see atlanticare.org.

HEART DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH EVENT 2-3 p.m. Feb. 19 by TLC Rehab and Wellness with guest speaker Cierra Neiswender, retail dietitian from ShopRite in Somers Point, learn to prepare heart-healthy foods. Free. RSVP to 609-645-8282, spaces limited. 1418 New Road, Suite 3, Northfield.

YOGA FOR LIFE at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 22 and March 8 and 22, open to older teens and adults, registration requested for each session. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring mat or towel; it is suggested not to eat for three hours before class. Call 609-625-2776.

MANAGE YOUR TYPE 2 OR PRE-DIABETES seminar, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24 and March 3, 10 and 24, open to adults, registration requested. Maggie Weaver, RN, teaches how to manage Type 2 and pre-diabetes, also covers meal planning, medications. Call 609-823-4614.

GILDA'S CLUB OF SOUTH JERSEY WOMEN'S NIGHT 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26, Dr. Anjeanette Brown hosts a discussion on health issues of concern to women, 700 New Road, Linwood, free, RSVP required, open to the public. 609-926-2699 or adria@gildasclubsouthjersey.org or GildasClubSouthJersey.org

PILATES at Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing for adults and teens, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 1 and 15, registration required for each session, call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

LATINO FORUM FOR THE SPANISH COMMUNITY, March 22, The Alzheimer's Association; 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. seminars in Spanish, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. service providers; CARING Adult Healthcare Services, 407 West Delilah Road, Pleasantville. 800-272-3900.

FAMILY TO FAMILY 12-WEEK COURSE by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Atlantic County, free, offers learning, healing and empowerment for people facing serious mental illness in loved ones. Curriculum covers bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression, and knowledge and skills needed to handle problems. Classes 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays April 2-June 18 at Jordan Road Elementary School in Somers Point. Call Fern Fine at 215-850-1730.

BRIGANTINE CER CLASSES: Tai Chi, Pilates Plus, Zumba, Spin, Shape Up, Yoga, Qigong and Ballet Barre. For brochure or information, call 609-264-7350.

ASK THE DOCTOR/ASK THE NURSE SPEAKING PROGRAMS, sponsored by Nazha Cancer Center of Northfield and Galloway Township, educational program to make doctors and nurses available as speakers for local organizational meetings in South Jersey shore communities. Community organizations that wish to host should contact Liz Matt at 215-627-0801, ext. 102, or liz@sf-pr.com. See nazhacancercenter.com.

CHI KUNG/TAI CHI EASY, 8 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Cost $5.

CHOOSE TO MOVE TRAIN AND LOSE program, K-Loc Healthy Kids Fitness individual, group or family classes to improve lifestyle and healthy living. Free fitness evaluation, referral to staff nutritionist for consultation and evaluation. Regular classes $5/session. Classes at K-Loc Education Center and Personal Training Studio, 904 S. Main St., Pleasantville. Call Kyle Lockett at 609-674-7605 or Vivian Lockett at 843-467-0068.

FIRSTPLACE4HEALTH, Christ-centered healthy living program, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Praise-ercise program with personal trainer at 11 a.m., sponsored by Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. Open to the public. Call 609-927-2950.

FREE BOOT CAMP STYLE WORKOUTS by Galloway Nutrition and Love Your Body Nutrition; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Galloway Nutrition in Galloway Township, call 609-748-0017; 6:30-7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Love Your Body Nutrition in Northfield, call 609-380-7815.

MEDICAL TAI CHI-QIGONG with George Benner, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, TLC Rehab and Wellness, 1418 New Road, Suite 3, Northfield. Introductory rate, $40. One class per week for four weeks. Call 609-645-8282.

MINDFUL MEDITATION 7 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Free.

PARKINSON'S GROUP EXERCISE CLASS, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Cost $15.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., second floor, Linwood. Free.

PARKINSON'S CARE-PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. third Saturdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., second floor, Linwood. Free.

SEASHORE HEALING ARTS CENTER PROGRAMS: Ego Free Flow Yoga, 6 p.m. Mondays, Kripalu Yoga, 6 p.m. Thursdays and Yin Yoga, 6 p.m. Thursdays, suggested donation $5; Vipassana Meditation, 5 p.m. Thursdays, suggested donation $5. Center, 501 New Road, Groveland Center, Somers Point. Call 609-601-9272.

SHORE CYCLE CLUB FITNESS RIDES, 8 a.m. Saturdays, three pace groups, start at Beacon Bike Shop in Northfield, weather permitting. Helmets required. Email vozmore@yahoo.com.

TAI CHI EASY FOR LIFE: Linwood Library 609-926-7991, Monday 10:30 a.m.; Absecon Library, 609-646-2228, Tuesday 9 a.m.; Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 609-272-8120, Wednesday 5:15 and 6:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.; Margate Library, 609-822-4700, Monday and Thursday 6 p.m.; Congregation Beth Judah, Ventnor, 609-822-7116, ext. 102, Thursday 10:30 a.m.; Atlantic County Library/Mays Landing, 609-625-2776, Saturday 10 a.m.

WALK THIS WAY WITH LOU by Body in Balance, 10 a.m. Sundays, 314 Central Ave. down the bike path in Linwood. Free, everyone welcome, just bring sneakers and a friend. Free bottle of water for all.

YOGA CLASSES 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Vaikunth Hindu Jain Temple, 571 Pomona Road, Galloway Township. Donation-only. No registration required. Bring your own mat, blocks, water. Wear lose, comfortable clothing and silence your cell phone. Email steveewolos@gmail.com or call 609-287-0955.

ZUMBA, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1301 Columbia Ave., Pleasantville, $5. Call 609-335-3207.

Holiday events

Music, arts

MAINLAND CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY CHORUS REHEARSALS 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for May 16 'Masterpieces' concert, featuring classics such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, conducted by Elaine King. Christ Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue, Somers Point, nominal membership fee. Call Elaine at 609-266-8912.

'THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES,' 8 p.m. Feb. 21-22, $20 general admission, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Call 609-704-5012 or see theeagletheatre.com.

ADULT COMMUNITY THEATER PROJECT: 7 p.m. Feb. 22, 'Growing Up In the Other Atlantic City' presentation, meet-the-cast-and-author, question and answer, $10; Police Athletic League Building, 250 N. New York Ave., Atlantic City, food sold. Call Regina or Arnelle at 609-347-5478.

KADIR NELSON/PAINTINGS: 'Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans,' co-sponsored by Atlantic City Free Public Library, with lecture by Nelson. Feb. 25: 10 a.m. Richard Stockton College (Galloway Township) Campus Center Event Room, 2:30 p.m. RSC Campus Center Theatre with Prof. Robert Gregg, 3:30-4:30 p.m. book-signing reception in Stockton College Art Gallery. Feb. 26: 10 a.m. RSC Campus Center Event Room, 12:30 p.m. in Atlantic City at All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Ave., call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

WINTER/SPRING JAZZ SERIES by Somers Point Jazz Society starts Feb. 27, all performances 7:30-9 p.m. at Clancy's by the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Avenue, Somers Point, $5 admission for society members, $10 for non-members. Feb. 27, Towson University Jazz Lab Band; March 27, Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra under David O'Rourke; April 17, Peabody Jazz Orchestra with special guest faculty performances featuring Alex Norris on trumpet and Alan Ferber on trombone. See spjazz.org or call 609-927-6677.

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM' 10:30 a.m. March 6, Atlantic City Ballet, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, $12 children. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC.

'NEXT TO NORMAL,' 8 p.m. March 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 26-29, 3 p.m. March 9, 16, 23; Talk Back Sessions after show March 13 and 20, director and cast take questions; $30 general admission, $40 front rows. Eagle Theater, Hammonton. See TheEagleTheatre.com or call 609-704-5012.

'SISTAH' 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at Faith Baptist Church, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville. Tickets are $20. For information or tickets for the biblical play, call Alice Robinson at 609-272-9073 or the church at 609-646-1881.

IN THE SHADOW OF CONTEMPLATION, solo exhibition of work of Curlee Raven Holton through May 18, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 or visit noyesmuseum.org.

AFTERNOON ACOUSTICS 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848.

CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES by Brigantine CER, Intermediate Watercolors, Pastel Portraits, Painting in Acrylic and Soft Pastels. For a complete schedule call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

Religion

MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH EVENTS: 350 S. New Road, Pleasantville. Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m., 'The Life of Nora Neale Hurston' starring Louise Neblett; Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., Marionette Todd and Friends: Old Time Gospel and Dr. Shawn Donaldson from Richard Stockton College; Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Afrocentric Market Place/live jazz by Tony Day and Across the Globe. Monthlong Obama exhibit also on display. For information, call J. Peopples at 609-645-8421.

SHABBAT DINNER AND FAMILY SERVICE March 7 in conjunction with Shabbat Across America, full course dinner will be served, special rates for families and students. Everyone welcome. For more information or prices, call 609-823-2725. Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

MASS IN HONOR OF ST. PATRICK 7 p.m. March 12 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash and Poplar avenues in Linwood. Mass to be celebrated by the Most Rev. Dennis Sullivan, bishop of the Diocese of Camden. Reception to follow.

RESERVATIONS WELCOME for 2014 Women's Conference themed 'When Hell Breaks Loose,' May 30-June 1, Ace Conference Center, Lafayette Hills, Pa., by Faith Baptist Church, Pleasantville. Contact First Lady Estelle Hendricks at 609-645-1815 or Kevray@comcast.net or Trustee Angela Lewis at 609-652-3619 or Alewis1861@aol.com.

BIBLE STUDY 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Katharine Drexel, 6077 West Jersey Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-645-6831.

DESTINY FAMILY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, a new multicultural, nondenominational ministry, at Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-412-1449.

FRIDAY NIGHT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Like to sing? Meet other Christians for praise, prayer and fellowship, 7 p.m. Fridays, Presbyterian Church Annex, 111 Route 50, Mays Landing. Call 609-476-3481 or 609-457-0101.

FRIDAY NIGHT MAINLAND SERVICE by Congregation Beth Judah, lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat at 303 Central Ave., Egg Harbor Township, begins 6 p.m., followed by home hospitality Share Shabbat dinners. Cost $18 per person, $36 per family to five people. Confirm reservations by sending check, and indicate how many are attending, ages of any children. Send checks payable to Congregation Beth Judah, to 700 N Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406. Call 609-822 7116.

LINWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH services and programs: Sunday morning worship 8:30 a.m.,contemporary service of worship and praise, followed by Sunday school for all ages; 11 a.m. worship service is blended music with choir, vocalists and instrumentals. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m.; Knit-N-Stitch group 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; First Place 4 health group focuses on the whole person, registration required. Church, 1838 Shore Road. Call 609-927-2950.

MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES noon and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Resurrection Ministries, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-348-5161.

SATURDAY SERVICE 6 p.m. at Smithville Community Church, 48 S. New York Road, Suite B-1, Galloway Township, in addition to the traditional 9 a.m. Sunday service. Call 609-965-5076.

SERVICES 6 p.m. Sundays at Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Call 609-927-4882.

SERVICES at First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St., Mays Landing. Adult Sunday school 9 a.m., nursery 9:45 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Call 609-625-9446.

SERVICES at Christ's Wesleyan Church, Philadelphia Avenue and Duerer Street, Egg Harbor City. Services at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for both adults and children at 9 a.m. Call 609-965-5835.

TAIZE SERVICE 7:30 p.m. second Mondays at Moravian Church, 235 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City. Call 609-965-1920.

'RELENTLESS' SERIES, 10:45 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Lakewood Chapel, 6155 Harding Highway, Mays Landing.

SHUL BY THE SEA in Brigantine at Temple Beth Shalom, a conservative synagogue led by Rabbi Gerald R. Fox, at 45th and Brigantine Avenue. Services every Friday at 8 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Services also held at 10 a.m. second Saturday of every month, followed by Kiddush. Call the temple office at 609-266-0403.

Reunions

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 planned for 2014. Email Eve Rose at ERose08021@aol.com for more information.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969 45th reunion, July 18-19. Email sharon.waterspratt@facebook.com or call 609-992-4522.

HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974 40th reunion, 7-11 p.m. Aug. 2, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. See hshsclass74.com, where tickets can be purchased. For information, email HSHSclass74@comcast.net or leave a message at 609-625-0858 for a return call.

Trips

SOUTHEAST ASIA CRUISE Feb. 27-March 16 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5 and May 17. For information and complete listing of Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department spring trips, call 609-272-8120 or see ehtgov.org.

'BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY' in New York, April 9 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, $105, call 609-264-7350.

'MOSES' at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., April 10 by Forever Young group at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish in Wildwood, $125 includes transportation, show and family-style dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant. Call Doris at 609-522-5830.

NEW YORK CITY April 12. For information and complete listing of Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department spring trips, call 609-272-8120 or see ehtgov.org.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12 by Macedonia Baptist Church in Cape May, includes tour of MLK memorial, botanical gardens, cherry blossom parade. Cost $80 per person, lunch on your own. Call Florence at 609-884-4538, Jacqueline at 609-770-3272, Kathleen at 609-780-2992 or Alice at 609-884-4812.

'BUSYBODY' at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, April 24 by AARP No. 705, $85 includes transportation, show, tip, taxes and lunch. Call Vivian at 609-350-5063 or Edith at 609-646-0018.

INNER HARBOR BALTIMORE April 26. For information and complete listing of Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department spring trips, call 609-272-8120 or see ehtgov.org.

LONGWOOD GARDENS April 30 by Green Thumb Garden Club of Somers Point. Cost $65, includes transportation, admission to Longwood Gardens. If possible, stop at QVC. Lunch on your own. Call Marilyn at 609-504-2797 or Sally at 609-927-4147 after 5 p.m.

'SOUTH PACIFIC' May 4 by Beth El Synagogue in Margate, limited seating, $65 per person includes show, lunch and transportation, call 609-823-2725.

SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, June 1-7, call 609-264-7350.

NEW YORK CITY June 11 by Temple Emeth Shalom in Ventnor, $35 per person, enjoy city on your own. Call Bebe Markman at 609-822-5682 or Carol Myerowitz at 609-822-3940

NORTHERN ITALY by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, Sept. 21-30, call 609-264-7350.