Events

Tuesday, March 21

BAKING WITH BETTY: EASTER TREATS: 1 to 3 p.m.; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

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SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7 to 9 p.m.; presented by the Rainbow Squares; Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St., Buena Vista Township, $5, first night is free. 856-447-3439 or 856-825-1809.

Wednesday, March 22

ADULT BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: 2 to 3 p.m.; discuss “Defending Jacob,” by William Landay; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 856-794-4244, ext. 4243.

GREAT DECISIONS IN FOREIGN POLICY: 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.; discussion program on world affairs; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, registration required. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

HANDS-ON CREATIVE ARTS: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for Atlantic County residents 60 and older; Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood, free. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: 4 to 8 p.m.; by Taxation University of the New Jersey Division of Taxation; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

WALK IN THE WOODS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 7-mile hike at Wharton State Forest; bring lunch and drink; meet at Wharton State Forest’s Batsto Village parking lot, Route 542, Hammonton. NJParksandForests.org.

WORLD ABOVE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by South Jersey Poets Collective; featured readers Cool Women, open mic session; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or SJPoets.WordPress.com.

Thursday, March 23

ADULT GAME NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; learn new games or play your favorites; for ages 18 and older; Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

Dining out

Thursday, March 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; hosted by the Northfield Mothers League; spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread and butter, homemade dessert and a drink; Northfield Community School, New and Mill roads, Northfield, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $7 kids. 609-646-6932.

For youth

Tuesday, March 21

MINECRAFT NIGHT: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-453-2210 or CCLNJ.org.

STORIES ON A TUESDAY AFTERNOON: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; for ages 3 to 7; stories and craft; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 22

1,2,3 GROW WITH ME FAMILY PLACE: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; for ages up to 3 with caregiver; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197.

LI’L LISTENERS STORYTIME AND CRAFT: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Public Library, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-453-2210 or CCLNJ.org.

PLAY DATE AT THE LIBRARY: 10 to 11 a.m.; for ages 6 to 36 months; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

STORY HOUR AT COLD SPRING VILLAGE: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; learn about farm animals, do crafts; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 South, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

Thursday, March 23

EXPLORER POST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS: 5:30 to 7 p.m.; fourth Thursdays through May 25; for high school students; Atlantic County Utilities Authority Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-272-6950 or ACUA.com/Explorer.

WELCOME TO SPRING CRAFT: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; for kids and teens; presented by Oceanside Family Success Center; Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

STORYTIME: 10 to 10:45 a.m.; stories, songs and crafts for kids of all ages; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155.

Groups

Wednesday, March 22

ATLANTIC AUDUBON SOCIETY: 6:30 to 9 p.m.; social hour followed by a presentation; light refreshments; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. AtlanticAudubon Society.com

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 27; St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Road, Folsom. 609-335-3083.

Music

Thursday, March 23

CHICKEN BONE BEACH JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

Religion

Tuesday, March 21

LOX N’ LEARN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; classes on Jewish spirituality, ethics and community; Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate; registration required; $24 members, $36 guests. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

Wednesday, March 22

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: noon to 1:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5; “Faces Around the Cross”; bring your own lunch or snack; Ventnor Community Church, 2 South Victoria Ave., Ventnor. 609-822-5937 or VentnorCommunityChurch.org.

LENTEN SOUP AND STUDY: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 12; weekly soup suppers with study throughout Lent; St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Road, Folsom. 609-335-3083 or StJamesFolsom.org.

Groups

Tuesday, March 21

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; support group for people whose loved ones suffer from alcoholism; St. John Lutheran Church, 1001 Central Ave., Ocean City. Al-Anon.org.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 27; open to community; St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Road, Folsom. 609-335-3083.

CELIAC/GLUTEN FREE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 8:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, except July and August; Atlantic Gastro Office, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-241-8382 or AtlanticGastro.com.

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.

DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through May 30, Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood, $30. 609-601-2718 or DivorceCare.org.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; fellowship of men and women helping each other to live free of nicotine; 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.

WOMEN’S RELAPSE RECOVERY: Tuesdays; led by a trained professional therapist to offer support overcoming the challenges of relapse and recovery relating to parenting, relationships, trauma and abuse; Cape Assist Learning Center, 3819 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood. 609-522-5960.

Wednesday, March 22

ATLANTIC AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING: 6:30 to 9 p.m.; social hour followed by presentation; “Wintering Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR in NM” by Mike Hannisian; light refreshments; Public Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. AtlanticAudubonSociety.com

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING FOR WOMEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 27; AA meeting for women only; St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Road, Folsom. 609-335-3083.

Thursday, March 23

AL-ANON: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; for anyone affected by someone’s drinking; Presbyterian Church of Mays Landing, 6001 Main St. 609-226-1096.

SANDPIPER ORCHID SOCIETY: 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Thursdays; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-652-2352 or SandpiperOrchidSociety.com.

Monday, March 27

EGG HARBOR CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. last Mondays; program “Show and Tell”; open to all; Egg Harbor City Historical Society, 533 London Ave., Egg Harbor City. 609-965-9073.

Tuesday, March 28

GENEALOGY CLUB OF LITTLE EGG HARBOR: 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Tuesdays; open to beginners and experienced adults researching their family history; refreshments provided; Little Egg Harbor Senior Center, 641 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor. 609-597-5222 or GCLEH.org.

‘PARENT OF A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD?’: 6 to 7:15 p.m. fourth Tuesdays; support group for parents/caregivers of a child with special needs; Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway Township. 609-748-2253 or ArtemisCIL.org.

Health, fitness

Tuesday, March 21

CELIAC/GLUTEN FREE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 8:30 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Atlantic Gastroenterology Associates, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-241-8382.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: 6 to 8 p.m. March 14, 21, 28; “Birth Made Simple” class; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, pre-registration required. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

INTRODUCTION TO CHI KUNG: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through April 25; for those age 60 and older; move your body in slow, gentle, mindful ways while focusing your attention on your physical posture, muscle relaxation, and relaxed breathing; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS AT COURT HOUSE LIBRARY: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS AT WILDWOOD CREST LIBRARY: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

YOGA PILATES FUSION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; pilates-yoga fusion exercises teach students how to use core stability for every-day movement; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 28; for adults; “Go With the Flow Yoga” presented by Maria Provenzano; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, registration requested. 609-823-4614 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 3 p.m. Tuesdays; taught by Tammy Decker; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 22

GILDA’S CLUB MEETING: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; “The Role of Complementary Therapy and Nutrition in Traditional Cancer Care,” presented by Stephanie Iannarone, L.Ac; Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood, registration required. 609-926-2699 or GildasClubSouthJersey.org.

‘WOMEN’S CANCER’: 11 a.m. to noon; part of Feel Grand Health Series, which features 30-minute videos by Jane Seymour and various health experts; Public Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT SERIES: 1 to 3 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29; 8-hour program on diabetes management techniques; Classrooms A & B, Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, call for fee and to register. 609-463-2547 or CapeRegional.com.

FUN FITNESS FOR ALL: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through April 26; for Atlantic County residents age 60 and older; focuses on proper body mechanics, alignment, and breathing; Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, free. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

SENIOR YOGA CLASSES: 10 a.m. Wednesdays; yoga classes for seniors; Ventnor Senior Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, $1. 609-822-9239.

SMOKING CESSATION GROUP: 3 to 4 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22; four-week program to help stop smoking; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, $25. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

QIGONG AND TAI CHI: 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays; taught by Cheryl Crews; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

YOGA PILATES FUSION: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; pilates-yoga fusion exercises teach students how to use core stability for every-day movement; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Thursday, March 23

NAR-ANON: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; helps those affected by a friend or family member’s addiction; Abundant Living Church, 849 Route 54, Buena, free. 609-805-3680.

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.

QIGONG AND TAI CHI: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays; taught by Cheryl Crews; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; taught by Tammy Decker; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Music

Thursday, March 23

CHICKEN BONE BEACH WINTER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

Religion

Tuesday, March 21

ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 27; taught by Father George Liacopulos; call ahead to confirm schedule for that night; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-653-8092, ext. 5, or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

LOX N’ LEARN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 21, 28; classes on Jewish spirituality, ethics, and community led by Rabbi Shlomo Abramson of Lakewood; Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate; registration required; $24 members, $36 guests. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

Wednesday, March 22

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: noon to 1:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5; “Faces Around the Cross”; bring your own lunch or snack; Ventnor Community Church, 2 South Victoria Ave., Ventnor. 609-822-5937 or VentnorCommunityChurch.org.

LENTEN SOUP AND STUDY: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 12; weekly soup suppers with study throughout Lent; St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Road, Folsom. 609-335-3083 or StJamesFolsom.org.

Thursday, March 23

ADULT MODERN GREEK AND BIBLICAL GREEK CLASSES: 7:15 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through June 29, 2017; students explore, learn and appreciate Modern Greek through reading, speaking and writing; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-653-8092 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Reunions

Trips

BUS TRIP TO HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE: March 16; hosted by AARP #705 Absecon; three-course lunch and live comedy performance; 8:30 a.m. departure from Reformation Lutheran Church on Biscayne Avenue in Absecon; returns at 6:30 p.m.; $88. 609-646-3862.

RESORTS CASINO BUS TRIP: 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. third Mondays; hosted by the Manahawkin Senior Social Club; departs from Moose Lodge parking lot, 120 Route 72 West, Stafford Township, $25. 609-597-5222.

ROAD TRIP TO WHARTON STATE FOREST: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22; celebrate the coming of Spring; bring lunch and drink; Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton. 609-296-6574 or NJParksandForests.org.

RUTGERS MASTER GARDENERS NYC BUS TRIP: April 20; hosted by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County; includes bus trip, guided tour of Central Park’s gardens, guided tour of Jefferson Market Garden, and visit to the September 11 memorial; 8 a.m. departure from Vineland Ramada Inn Parking Lot; $45. 856-455-5632 or 856-451-2800, ext. 1.

STONE HARBOR MUSEUM BUS TRIP: April 29, 30; bus trip to Antietam National Battlefield for a guided tour; 7:30 a.m. departure from Cape May Court House Acme parking lot; 8 p.m. return; includes bus fare, hotel, most meals and admission; benefits the Stone Harbor Museum; $210, reservations required by April 1. 609-368-7500.

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