Somers Point

Fundraiser planned for Nov. 24

Local Somers Point businesses and groups are combining efforts to help their local community by having a family-friendly fundraising event from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar, Charlie’s Bar, DreamWave Entertainment and the South Jersey Powder Puff League will run the event that benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the Southern Shore Chapter of American Red Cross, and local families and charities.

The event will be held simultaneously in two venues, at Gregory’s and Charlie’s Bar in Somers Point. Tickets are $20, which includes entry to both locations and one beverage. Food will include Gregory’s famous tacos and Charlie’s famous wings, along with DJ entertainment at both venues. There will be door prizes and a silent auction, and for the children there will be face painting, henna tattoos, a bounce house, juices or sodas, popcorn, cotton candy and Sponge Bob.

Clothing and food drop-off boxes will be at both locations and special “Restaurants for Relief” T-shirts will be available for a $10 donation. For more information, call Gregory’s at 609-927-6665 or Charlie’s at 609-927-3663.

Holiday programs planned

Celebrate the 2012 holiday season in Somers Point with family events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The Somers Point Holiday Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 beginning at Dawes Avenue and continuing along Shore Road to City Hall, 1 W. New Jersey Ave., where a tree lighting ceremony will take place and complimentary refreshments and goodies for the kids will be served.

A holiday craftmaking event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Senior Citizens’ Building, 22 Ambler Road. Bring your children and make holiday crafts for your loved ones or your home. An Evening of Cheer begins at 6:30 p.m. Take a stroll along Bay Avenue or Shore Road and enjoy specialty/seasonal cocktails, refreshments and holiday fun at Somers Point establishments including Gregory’s, Sandi Pointe, Charlie’s on Shore Road, the Anchorage and Latz’s by the Bay on Bay Avenue. Local performers Home Cookin’ will stroll Bay Avenue and Shore Road and play bluegrass holiday music.

For more information, call 609-927-9088.