Groups

Tuesday, Nov. 15

AL-ANON FAMILY: 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 27; support group for people whose loved ones suffer from alcoholism; St. John Lutheran Church, 1001 Central Ave., Ocean City, free. 888-944-5678 or NJ-AL-Anon.org.

CURE MINISTRY GRIEF SUPPORT: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Lighthouse Church, 1248 Route 9 South, Cape May Court House, free. 609-778-2009 or TLCCMA.org.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; St. Marks and All Saints Church, 429 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-204-4472 or 609-226-4193.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 6:45 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-703-0733 or Bacharach .org/support-groups.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

GALLOWAY CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 10 a.m. first and third Wednesdays; for individuals caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parents or friend; Royal Inn Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-652-3800, ext. 301, or MHAAC.info.

GOT TOO MUCH STUFF?: 1 to 2 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; learn ways to support a healthier lifestyle; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-652-3800, ext. 303.

Thursday, Nov. 17

CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP: 3 p.m. third Thursdays through December; for survivors of a cardiac event, their caregivers, family and friends; Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-652-7000, ext. 2091.

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

NAACP GENERAL MEETING: 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Thursdays; new members welcome; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville, free. 609-415-0275 or MLPNAACP.org.

WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB OF CAPE MAY: noon to 3 p.m.; lunch and meeting; Price Hall, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring. 609-675-6693.

Religion

Monday, Nov. 14

MISSION CELEBRATION: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 through 20; fellowship, learning and listening to local and global missionaries; Nov. 18: 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner, 7:30 p.m. speaker Will Walters from Atlantic City Rescue Mission; Nov. 19: 10 a.m. brunch, 11 a.m. online presentation from France, 7 p.m. dessert, 7:30 p.m. speaker Travis Skinner of Intervarsity; Nov. 20: 11 a.m. sermon by Rev. Dr. Elmo D. Familiaran and collection for relief in Haiti; all programs open to community; Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood. 609-927-5015 or SeaviewBaptist.com.

Thursday, Nov. 17

PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY OF REV. ELIAS THOMAS: 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Rev. Stephen Hilton, Kingdom Worship Center; 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Good Gospel Singing, Second Baptist Male Chorus, New Hope Male Chorus and others; 11 a.m. Nov. 20, Elder Troy Brown, Community Baptist Church; 4 p.m. Nov. 20, Rev. Randall Lassiter, Calvary Baptist Church, Patterson; Community Baptist Church, 234 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-0100.

Events

Monday, Nov. 14

COZY MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 5:3 to 6:30 p.m.; discussing “The Mistletoe Murder” by Leslie Meier; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 856-794-4244 or VinelandLibrary.org.

FREE GED/HSE CLASSSES: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through April 25; helps prepare for the high school equivalency exam; Oceanside Family Success Center, 201 Melrose Ave., Atlantic City. 609-236-8800.

FREE PG-13 MOVIE: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; call for movie title; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

NAMI HOUSING PANEL: 7 to 8 p.m.; hosted by National Alliance for Mental Illness Atlantic/Cape May; representatives from four local agencies will discuss their housing programs for those affected by a mental illness; United Methodist Church, West Church Street and Pitney Road, Absecon. 609-927-0215.

KNITTING: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; meet and share knitting techniques; all levels of knitters are welcome; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

‘REUSE — LOCAL STRATEGIES TO CUT WASTE’: 6 to 8 p.m.; Sustainable Jersey Atlantic/Cape May Hub Meeting; join local Green Teams to learn about innovative “Reuse” strategies and initiatives; ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. uppertwpgreenteam@yahoo.com.

SCRABBLE: 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.; second and fourth Monday of each month; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

‘STRESSED OUT? COME COLOR WITH US’: 6 to 7 p.m.; open to adults and teens; Buena Community Reading Center, 125 Weymouth Road, Buena. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org

Tuesday, Nov. 15

AUTHOR VISIT: 6 to 8 p.m.; Ruth Kessler, local author of “The Blue Vase: A Memoir of a Vienna Kindertransport Child,” speaks about her book and her experience on the Kindertransport; open to adults; light refreshments; Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road, Somers Point. 609-927-7113 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

BOOK DISCUSSION: 3 to 4:30 p.m.; open to adults; call for book title; Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St., Brigantine. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

LINE DANCING: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; live music, refreshments; Somers Point Firehouse, Bethel Road, Somers Point, $10. 609-408-3619.

FILM SOCIETY CLASS ON SILENT FILMS: 4:30 to 6 p.m.; classroom session will focus on silent films; Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., free. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

GATHERING WOOL: 10 a.m. to noon; open to all; learn how to create original handcrafted blankets, scarves, sweaters and more; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-823-4614 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

IRISH AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY PERFORMANCE: 7:30 to 9 p.m.; hosted by the Irish American Cultural Society; local theatrical group The Stockton IACS Players will stage a dramatic reading of Sean O’Casey’s one-act comedy, “A Bedtime Story”; open to all; Absecon American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, Absecon, free. 609-927-1234.

LITTLE EGG HARBOR BOOK DISCUSSION: 1 to 2 p.m.; “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening” by Carol Wall; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

MOSAICS BY MICHELE: CREATE A MANDALA: 1 to 3 p.m.; create your own mosaic mandala with glass, beads, mirror, and marbles; Cape May City Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May City, $15. 609-463-6386 or Events.CMCLibrary.org.

‘NEED HELP WITH READING AND WRITING?’: 10 a.m. to noon; basic adult literacy classes by the Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, advance registration required. 609-383-3377 or ACFPL.org.

ON-LINE TRAINING FOR UNEMPLOYED: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 13; free on-line seminars for the unemployed; topics include: Unemployed, Now What?, Career Skills, Job Search Skills, 21st Century Resume’s, Unemployment to Entrepreneurship, and more; T.Byrd Center, 1501 S. New Road, Pleasantville, free, reservations required. 609-484-9356 or TByrdCenter.com.

PINELANDS K-9 CLUB DOG TRAINING SESSIONS: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 13; open to all dogs; classes for puppies, beginners and competitive obedience training; Atlantic County 4-H Center, 3210 Route 50, Hamilton, $120. 609-432-9447 or PinelandsK9club.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

‘GET YOUR KNIT ON: KNIT NIGHT’: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; knitting night at the library; for beginners and fanatics looking for inspiration and camaraderie; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197.

ROMANCE BOOK CLUB: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; title for November “Match of the Century” by Cathy Maxwell; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, free, registration requested. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

UPPER TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m.; 5th Annual Upper Township Community Night; 50 Old Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, free admission. UpperBiz.com.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB: 6:15 to 8 p.m.; for teens and adults; Nov. 16: “The Nature of the Beast” by Louise Penny; Dec. 21: “Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brockmole; Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road, Somers Point, free. 609-927-7113 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

WORLD ABOVE POETRY SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by the South Jersey Poets Collective; featured poet Edwin Romond; open mic, read a poem less than two minutes long; Dante Hall, 14 N Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or SJPoets.WordPress.com.

Thursday, Nov. 17

AFTERNOON TEA AND COLORING: 2 to 4 p.m.; relaxing afternoon of tea and coloring; light refreshments and supplies will be provided; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, registration requested. 856-794-4244, ext. 4243 or VinelandLibrary.org.

GAMING NIGHT: 6 to 7 p.m.; play Bingo, test your skills at other games; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

MARVELOUS SLEUTHS BOOK CLUB: 7 to 8 p.m.; “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

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

Friday, Nov. 18

‘MR. RED HAWK’: 6:30 p.m.; performance by Atlantic County Institute of Technology students; 5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing, $8 adults, $5 students. 609-625-2249 or ACITech.org.

Saturday, Nov. 19

CHURCH CRAFT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; craft and gift event; vendors needed; Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring. 609-884-4065 or OldBrickPresbyterian.com.

INDOOR FALL FINE ART, CRAFT AND ANTIQUE SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 42nd annual show; lunch available; Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash Avenue, Linwood; free admission. 609-927-1154.

MISTLETOE MART: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Holiday Craft sale with gift baskets, crafts, food items and religious items; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. gourmet luncheon; benefits the ministries of St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church; St Mark & All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township, $10 adults, $5 ages 10 and younger. 609-652-6222 or SMASNJ.com.

PARANORMAL LECTURE: 7 p.m.; guest speaker with question-and-answer session; refreshments served; hosted by Mullica Woods Social Club, 1201 Heidelberg Ave., Egg Harbor City; $10; limited seating, reservations recommended. 609-513-1267.

THANKSGIVING FARMERS MARKET AND HOLIDAY POP-UP: 1 to 4 p.m.; hosted by SustainableEHC, Egg Harbor City’s green team; farm-fresh produce, locally sourced food products, fresh bread, crafts, hayrides and more; vendors wanted; Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, $35. 609-965-9291 or SustainableEHC.org.

Monday, Nov. 21

MARGATE LINE DANCING: 7 to 9 p.m. every other Monday through Dec. 19; all welcome; Martin Bloom Pavilion, Huntington Avenue and the beach, Margate, $7. 609-822-2285.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

GENEALOGY CLUB OF LITTLE EGG HARBOR: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays through Nov. 22; diverse group searching for information about our ancestors and family members in the past; Little Egg Harbor Senior Center, 641 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor, $15. 609-597-5222 or GCLEH.org.

Thursday, Dec. 1

HOLIDAY WREATH AND GARLAND WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, 2, 3; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3; 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Girls Night Out; use fresh evergreens of Douglas fir, spruce, pine, cedars, and other natural materials to create a handcrafted wreath or garland; Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, $15 members, $20 non-members, pre-registration required. 609-427-3045 or NJAudubon.org.

JERSEY SHORE KNITTING GUILD: 7 to 9 p.m. first Thursdays; all skills welcome; November meeting features Claire Juechter of Cold Spring Village in Cape May; Ventnor Community Center, South Newport and Atlantic avenues, Ventnor, free. 609-338-9305.

Saturday, Dec. 3

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW AT THE SHEEP FARM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 4; 24th Annual Holiday Craft Show at The Sheep Farm; quality handmade crafts for sale; rain or shine; North Country Knits, 551 Hands Mill Road, Belleplain. 609-861-0328.

Fundraisers

Thursday, Nov. 17

DREAM BEAUTIFUL HEALTH EVENT: 7 to 10 p.m.; cosmetic and charity event presented by Dr. Frederick Coville, owner and medical director of Cornerstone Plastic Surgery; learn about beauty and recent medical advances; complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, cash bar, fashion show; benefits the Atlantic County Women’s Center; Anthem Lounge in The Quarter, Tropicana, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, $15. 609-910-4545 or CornerstonePlasticSurgery.com.

Saturday, Nov. 19

{p class=”Default”}FIGHT LEUKEMIA FISHING TOURNAMENT: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open to anglers from Absecon Inlet to Cape May Inlet, back bays and surf and boats up to 3 nautical miles; after-party and awards 6 to 8 p.m. Seaville Fire Hall; benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; $30; preregister at Tackle Direct in Northfield or visit events.lls.org/pages/nj/fish.

For youth

Tuesday, Nov. 15

CREATIVE CRAFT TUESDAYS: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; for ages 6 to 12 to use their imagination to make and take home crafts with seasonal themes; materials supplied; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

HARRY POTTER WAND-MAKING CRAFT: 2:30 p.m.; for teens in grades 6 to 12; celebrate the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie by creating your own magic wand; all supplies provided; Cape May County Library, 800 Monroe St., Woodbine; free. 609-463-6357 or teen@cmclibrary.org.

‘PICTURE THIS! ALL THINGS ERIC CARLE!’: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; for kids; discuss what makes a good picture book and why Eric Carle has been so successful; make your own picture book; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin L. King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; hear fun stories and make a cool craft; Atlantic County Library, 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

‘RAISE THE ROOF’: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; story and tee-pee craft for ages 2 to 8; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

SMASH BROS. TUESDAYS: 4 to 6 p.m.; challenge your friends to gaming in the Teen Lounge; Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

STORIES ON A TUESDAY AFTERNOON: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; for ages 3 and a half to 7; stories and a simple craft; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-625-2775 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

STORY TIME: 10 to 10:45 a.m.; stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

TODDLER STORYTIME: 10 to 10:45 a.m.; for ages 2 to 4; crafts, snacks, stories and games; Atlantic County Library, 451 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, registration requested. 609-561-2264 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

TUESDAY STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; hear stories, play games, do crafts and have fun; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: 7 to 8 p.m.; for ages 13 and older; learn about volunteer opportunities and provide suggestions on activities, collection development and other library issues; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Thursday, Nov. 17

STORY TIME: 10 to 10:45 a.m.; stories, songs and crafts for kidsof all ages; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

YOUTH BOOK DISCUSSION: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; for ages 7 to 14; interactive and fun group; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

Friday, Nov. 25

STEAM FRIDAYS: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. fourth Friday of the month, children will enjoy experimenting, designing, building, computing and crafting each month, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050 or dlatham@acfpl.org or Acfpl.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

MEDICAL EXPLORERS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. first Wednesdays; for high school students interested in medical careers; Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3724.