Library offers events

Every Saturday in September, the Otto Bruyns Public Library will show movies at 1 p.m.: Sept. 7 “Despicable Me,” Sept. 14 “The Smurfs,” Sept. 21 “Tangled,” Sept. 28 “Hotel Transylvania.” Pizza and soda included.

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At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Northfield authors Art Higbee and Daniel Jones present their book “Forecast: True Story of a Miracle Rescue at Sea.”

At 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Book Group 2 will discuss “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

All events take place at the library, 241 W. Mill Road. Call 609-646-4476.

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NAMI offers education

NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Atlantic County is sponsoring a Family to Family Education Course for those who have loved ones with mental illness. The 12-week series of classes starts at the Jordan Road School in Somers Point on Sept. 10.

The classes run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and offer information about schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Coping skills will be taught, along with handling crisis and relapse, medications, listening and communication techniques, problem solving, recovery and rehabilitation, and self care around worry and stress.

The course is free, but space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call Gregg Clayton at 609-927-7192.

Garden club to meet

The first monthly meeting of the Green Thumb Garden Club of Somers Point will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Senior Center Building on Ambler Road.

The guest speaker will be Joseph Neidinger, florist and owner of the Secret Garden in Linwood, who will demonstrate flower arranging. New members and guests are welcome.

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