Events

Friday, Feb. 16

FOOD AND FILM: 6 to 8 p.m.; call for movie title and food information; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportNJ.Gov /Library.

Saturday, Feb. 17

CHECKMATES CHESS CLUB: noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 31; for all ages; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-823-4614 or AtlanticLibrary .org.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION: CIVIL RIGHTS: 1 to 4 p.m.; three-part series examining civil rights efforts from 1897 to 2013; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary .org.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE: 1 p.m. third Saturdays; Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate. 609-350-6310.

SWEETS FOR THE SHORE: BONZO FOR GARBANZOS: 1 to 3 p.m.; presented by Chef Ruth Latorre; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Dining out

Friday, Feb. 16

FLOUNDER DINNER: 5 to 8 p.m.; VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Belleplain, open to all; $10. 609-861-2298.

Monday, Feb. 19

SOUP NIGHT: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. third Mondays through April, Elwood United Methodist Church, 422 Elwood Road, Hammonton. 609-204-1181.

Fundraisers

Thursday, Feb. 15

CURING CANCER FUNDRAISER: daily through March 15; sixth annual Wet Willie’s LLS event to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; sales of LLS T-shirts, wristbands and other items benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Wet Willie’s, The Quarter at the Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 912-927-7130 or WetWillies.com.

For kids

Thursday, Feb. 15

BEDTIME STORYTIME: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. third Thursdays through March 15; for ages 3 to 7; stories, simple craft; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

KIDS DIY: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. third Thursdays through March 15; for ages 8 to 14; arts, crafts and cool stuff; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH HOMEWORK HELP: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 7; for grades kindergarten through six; St. Mary’s Church, 118 Bayview Ave., Pleasantville. 609-646-1604 or StMarysPleasantville.org.

TEEN TIME: 7 to 8 p.m.; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township; free. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary .org.

Friday, Feb. 16

PRESIDENTS DAY CELEBRATION: 10:30 a.m.; presidential stories and trivia for ages 5 and older; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-294-1197.

STEAM CLUB: 5 to 6:30 p.m. third Fridays through March 16, 2018; ages 8 to 14 explore basics of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics; Cape May County Library, Technology Learning Center, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

STORYTIME WITH MISS BONNIE: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through March 23; for ages 3 to 5; stories, songs and craft; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Saturday, Feb. 17

LEGO CLUB: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 24; for ages 6 to 12; Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

SAFE SITTER CERTIFICATION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; certification for 11 year olds and older to gain confidence for babysitting; Classrooms A & B, Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House, $45, registration required. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 31; for ages 3 to 5; crafts, snacks, stories and games; Atlantic County Library, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, registration requested. 609-561-2264 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

STEAM@YOUR LIBRARY: 2 to 3 p.m.; for ages 8 to 12; explore coding, science experiments and more; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-823-4614 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

TAG MEETING: 1 to 2 p.m.; Teen Advisory Group for ages 13 to 18; Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

Groups

Thursday, Feb. 15

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays; United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. 609-641-2266.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 to 7 p.m. third Thursdays through March 15; Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-748-5250 or Bacharach.org.

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; AtlantiCare, 501 Scarborough Drive, Egg Harbor Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SOUTH JERSEY: 7 p.m. third Thursdays through June; St. Francis Cabrini’s Culliney Hall, Second Street and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City; new members welcome. 609-748-0619.

KIWANIS OF CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE: 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays; Avalon Golf Club & Links Restaurant, 1510 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House. 609-465-7406.

NEW JERSEY WRITERS SOCIETY GATHERING: 5 to 7:30 p.m.; join the group for in-depth discussion and writing critiques; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 856-794-4244, ext. 4243 or VinelandLibrary.org.

STROKE/BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: 1 to 2 p.m., Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB OF CAPE MAY: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; presentation by Adrianna Zito-Livingston; light refreshments; 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring. 609-675-6693.

Friday, Feb. 16

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 23, Conference Rooms 3 & 4, Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

Sunday, Feb. 18

AA & AL-ANON: 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays through Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 28; new members welcome; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

Music

Thursday, Feb. 15

MUSIC OF WORLD WAR II: 6 to 7 p.m.; presentation by Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts; Public Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Friday, Feb. 16

VESPERS SERVICE: 6:30 to 7 p.m.; informal service of sharing, silent meditation, prayer and music; Unitarian Universalist Center, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township. 609-628-3440 or UUCSJS.org.

Sunday, Feb. 18

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ VESPERS: 4 to 6 p.m. third Sundays; light refreshments; Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free will offering. 609-703-7907 or JazzVespers.com.

Monday, Feb. 19

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS: 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays; program for men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes; Trinity United Mehodist Church, 20 Route 9, Marmora. 609-432-4177 or AdultChildren.org.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: 11 a.m. to noon Mondays; for people affected by a loved one’s drinking; Absecon United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road/Church Road, Absecon, free. 856-547-0855 or NJ-Al-Anon.org.

‘SPEAK OF THE SPECTRUM’ MEETING: 6 to 7:15 p.m. first and third Mondays; for ages 16 and older LGBTQ individuals and supportive family/friends to discuss experiences, learn about the community, find support and talk about relevant topics; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

WOMAN’S CLUB OF VINELAND MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Vineland, 677 S. Main Road, Vineland. 856-696-3944.

YOUNG ADULTS WITH ANXIETY/DEPRESSION: 6 to 7:15 p.m. third Mondays; peer-run group for individuals ages 20 to 30 who live with anxiety and/or depression; Allies in Caring, 18 Central Ave., Hammonton. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Health, fitness

Thursday, Feb. 15

CPR RECERTIFICATION: 5 to 8 p.m.; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House; $60 with manual, $45 without; pre-registration required. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

DOUBLE TROUBLE MEETINGS: noon to 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays; bi-monthly meeting for individuals living with both mental illness and addiction; hosted by the Mental Health Association of Ocean County; Church of the Holy Spirit, 220 E. Main St., Tuckerton. 732-914-1546.

FREE TAI CHI CLASS: noon to 12:45 p.m.; designed for seniors but open to all; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, registration required. 856-794-4244, ext. 4243 or VinelandLibrary.org.

HEALTH EDUCATION WORKSHOP: 1 to 2:30 p.m.; workshop on cancer presented by Horizon NJ Health educators; Fire Road Apartments (Better Tomorrows), 2720 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-415-2419.

Friday, Feb. 16

DIABETIC EDUCATION IN MARMORA: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 23; comprehensive 8-hour program in diabetic management techniques; Cape Regional Diabetes Center, 210 S. Shore Road, Marmora. 609-463-2547 or CapeRegional.com.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: 9 a.m. to noon; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

TAI CHI AND QI GONG: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays through Feb. 23; for ages 18 and older; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

WELLNESS TIME: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through June 28, 2018; chair yoga and other gentle movement exercises; St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Road, Folsom, $6-$10. 609-561-4488 or StJamesFolsom.org.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 20, 2018, Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA GOLD FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 21, 2018; taught by Cathy Cashmere, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Saturday, Feb. 17

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: 10 to 11 a.m.; for teens and adults; learn mindfulness stress reduction through meditation; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

MS SELF-HELP GROUP: 1 to 3 p.m. third Saturdays; for those living with MS or caregiver; Room 4, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. 610-888-7942.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Public Library, 30 West Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA GOLD FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays; taught by Cathy Cashmere, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Monday, Feb. 19

CHAIR YOGA: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays; gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA GOLD FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT: 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays; taught by Cathy Cashmere, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Music

Thursday, Feb. 15

MUSIC OF WORLD WAR II: 6 to 7 p.m.; presentation by Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts; Public Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Friday, Feb. 16

VESPERS SERVICE: 6:30 to 7 p.m.; informal service of sharing, silent meditation, prayer and music; Unitarian Universalist Center, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township. 609-628-3440 or UUCSJS.org.

Sunday, Feb. 18

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ VESPERS: 4 to 6 p.m. third Sundays; light refreshments; Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free will offering. 609-703-7907 or JazzVespers.com.

Monday, Feb. 19

SINGING AMBASSADORS REHEARSALS: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through March 12; open to all singers ages 14 and older; Fiorelli Senior Center, 6th and Elmer streets, Vineland. 856-563-0376 or 856-692-6420.

Thursday, Feb. 22

RAVE ON: THE MUSIC OF BUDDY HOLLY: 7 to 8 p.m., Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration requested. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

Saturday, Feb. 24

IRISH CEILI: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. last Saturdays of the month through June 30; Mike Garvin Irish Ceili Band; ceili and set dancing, Irish singing with Joe McGonigle and Bob Galbreth; American Legion Hall Post #352, First and Pennslyvania avenues, Somers Point, $5. 609-626-1576.

Religion

Thursday, Feb. 15

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through March 1; open to anyone who wants to explore the Christian faith; free dinner included with each session; Greentree Church, 125 School House Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-3838 or GreenTree.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 2018; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-653-8092 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m. Thursdays; discuss the movie/book “The Shack”; all welcome; Lifegate Church, 296 Bethel Road, Somers Point. 609-927-2075 or LifegateNJ.org.

BOOK STUDY: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 7; discuss “Jesus Is...” by Judah Smith; United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. 609-335-7109 or AbseconUMC.com.

‘EXPLORE GOD’ DISCUSSION GROUP: 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays; Price Hall, Academy and Seashore Roads, Cape May; open to all. 609-889-3538 or email robriehl@verizon.net.

Sunday, Feb. 25

ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP SERVICE: 3:30 p.m., with the congregation of St. John AME Zion Church in Mizpah; all welcome; New Bethel AME Church, 414 N. Seventh St., Vineland. 856-691-1349.

Wednesday, March 7

MONTH OF CULTURE AT BETH ISRAEL: March 7: bus trip to the Metropolitan Opera in New York to see La Boheme, 2 p.m. departure from Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, $95, 609-432-2983; 7 p.m. March 12: The Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble, Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $18 advance, $25 at the door, free ages 18 and younger; 7:30 p.m. March 17: vodka and spirits from the Little Water Distillery and live Klezmer/Blue Grass music by the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Beth Israel, Northfield; $36. 609-641-3600 or BethIsraelNorthfield.org.

Reunions

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971: 8 p.m. Aug. 18; 65th birthday celebration for all members of Class of 1971; Smithville Inn, Galloway Township; $45. Call David Goodelman at 609-674-8873 or email ACHigh1971@gmail.com.

Trips

TRIP TO METROPOLITAN OPERA: 2 to 11:30 p.m. March 7; Franco Zefferelli’s classic production of La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City; 2 p.m. departure from Beth Israel Reform Congregation, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield; $95, reservations due by Jan. 5. 609-432-2983 or cantor@cbinorthfield.org.

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW: March 8; hosted by Partners in Preservation; 8 a.m. departure from Wildwood bus terminal parking lot; 9:30 a.m. flower show, 2 p.m. Shen Yun show at Merrian Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; $140. 609-214-2253 or 609-729-4515.

RESCHEDULED BUS TRIP TO NYC: March 10, sponsored by Country Shore Women’s Club; originally scheduled in January; on your own in New York City with drop off at Rockefeller Center; departs 8 a.m. from ShopRite in Marmora, returns about 8:30 p.m.; $45, transportation only. RSVP 609-780-7264.

RESORTS CASINO BUS TRIP: 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19; continues on third Mondays; hosted by the Manahawkin Senior Social Club; departs from Moose Lodge parking lot, 120 Route 72 West, Stafford Township, $28. 609-597-5222 or 609-607-9970.

LONGWOOD GARDENS: April 18; hosted by Gardening by the Sea Garden Club: bus departs 9 a.m. from Big Lots parking lot in North Cape May and 9:45 a.m. from Pier One in Cape May Court House; return scheduled 4 p.m.; unguided tour at Longwood, lunch on your own; $52 includes bus, admission and drivers tip. RSVP to 609-884-7181 or 609-463-0343.