Flea market/coat drive set

The Linwood Volunteer Fire Company will hold its second annual Flea Market and Winter Coat Drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 across from the Fire House at 750 Lincoln Ave. The event is called Junk in the Trunk because whatever items you can put in your trunk, you can sell. More than 20 venders will sell assorted items from childrens clothes to jewelry.

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The money raised from renting vender spots will go to the fire company fund that has been established to restore a 1963 Pirsch pumper. This engine used to be an active truck used to put out fires in Atlantic County. Until six years ago, it was used for parades and special events. There is no charge for buyers, or anyone who would like to see the fire truck. This event will run with the annual coat drive for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

The fire company will collect coats, scarves, sweaters and gloves from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are unable to make it on Oct. 13, all Cape Bank locations in Atlantic and Cape May counties will collect the coats from now until Oct. 13.

For more information, call Marc Ginsberg at 609-377-1902.

Great Bay Gallery hosting exhibits

Great Bay Gallery is presenting a group exhibit by the art students from Mainland Regional High School from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17 at the gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point.

Teacher Laura Comisky is working with Great Bay Gallery in selecting as many as 30 pieces of work and assisting the students with preparing the work for presentation. The group exhibit is shown in partnership with the Somers Point Business Association 3rd annual Restaurant Week, Nov. 2-11.

The Gallery will host a three-part pre-kickoff event, Art with a Chance of Meatballs, from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21. The Art part of the event is a reception for the student artists. The Chance of Meatballs part features a meatball tasting competition among four local, non-professional meatball-makers. The event will also feature the sale of lemonade which will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. The students’ artwork will be exhibited at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro in Somers Point as part of the Restaurant Week Kick-off Event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.That event will include the Mainland Regional High School Student Art Exhibit, light refreshment, a bartender competition, cooking demonstration and dessert tasting. Attendees are asked to make a free-will suggested donation of $5 for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Call 609-653-4991 or see


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