Events

Wednesday, Nov. 15

ADULT COLORING: 2 p.m.; relaxing music and light refreshments; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197.

CRAFTY PLANNING: 5 to 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon fourth Thursdays; work on planners, swap stickers and share design ideas; Cumberland County Library, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-453-2210 or CCLNJ.org.

FIND YOUR SPEAKING VOICE: 7 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays through December; hosted by Boardwalk Toastmasters Club; overcome fear of public speaking through speechcraft; Atlantic County Utilities Authority Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, free admission. 609-290-8484 or Boardwalk.ToastMasters Clubs.org.

SHORE SENIOR SOCIAL: 3 to 4 p.m. third Wednesdays through Dec. 20; games, activities, refreshments; Shore Medical Center’s DiOrio Hall, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3543 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

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

Thursday, Nov. 16

‘THE CRUCIBLE’: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18; performed by Mainland Regional High School drama program; auditorium, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood, $7. 609-927-4151.

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

ORIGAMI HOLIDAY GIFT BOXES: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; for adults; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

PLAY BRIDGE: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays; all players welcome; Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, 35 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-442-0650 or CapeMayBridge.com.

Friday, Nov. 17

36TH ASBURY SHORT FILM CONCERT: 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.; short films presented by The Press of Atlantic City’s Scott Cronick; Dante Hall Theatre, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $12. 718-510-6929 or AsburyShortsConcerts.com.

ICE SKATING: 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17, noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 18, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 19; Macy’s indoor court; with special guests Elsa and Olaf; Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, $3 for 15 mins, $10 all day. 609-382-4728 or ShopHamilton.com.

Dining out

Friday, Nov. 17

VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS: 5 to 8 p.m.; VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Belleplain, $10. 609-861-2298.

MEAT LOAF DINNER: 5 to 8 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 122 Church St., Tuckerton; a donation of $12 for adults and $5 for children is requested. 609-296-3020.

Saturday, Nov. 18

ALL-U-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER: 4 to 7 p.m., take-outs available; benefits Mainland Choral Society; Christ Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue, Somers Point; $10 adults, $5 children. 609-992-3665.

Fundraisers

Wednesday, Nov. 15

CANNED FOOD DRIVE: through Nov. 21, drop off donations to Santoro Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 327 Central Ave., Linwood. 609-365-8397.

FACES OF HOPE: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; benefits Family Service Association of South Jersey; honoring the Glenn family of Glenn Insurance; Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, $60. 609-569-0239, ext. 1160 or FSASJ.org.

WINTER COAT DRIVE: through Nov. 22; donations needed of coats, sweaters, blankets, snow boots, hats, scarves for kids, women and men; Ocean City Board of Realtors, 405 22nd St., Ocean City. 609-399-0128.

Thursday, Nov. 16

SCHOLARSHIP DINNER: 5 to 7 p.m.; hosted by the Ocean City High School Leadership club; live music; buffet-style dinner prepared by local chefs; cafeteria, 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, $20 adults, $10 students, free ages 7 and younger, $15 take-out meals. 609-399-1290.

Saturday, Nov. 18

DESIGNER BAG BINGO: 6 to 10 p.m.; drinks, snacks; designer bags, gift baskets, 50/50; VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Belleplain

FLEA MARKET AND GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; benefits Cultural Committee and museum; Birch Grove Park, Burton Avenue, Northfield. 609-641-1028.

PENNY AUCTION: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; sponsored by the Historical Society; refreshments available; VFW, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point. 609-457-3034.

For youth

Wednesday, Nov. 15

AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 13; for ages 3 to 5; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-625-2352.

BEDTIME STORYTIME: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for ages 3 to 7; bedtime stories and simple crafts; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

LEGO SOCIAL SKILLS BUILDING GROUP: 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 22; for kids on the autism spectrum ages 6 to 16; Jewish Family Services, 607 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. 609-822-1108 or JFSAtlantic.org.

YOUTH GREEK LANGUAGE CLASSES: 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through June; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-653-8092, ext. 5 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Thursday, Nov. 16

BABY BOUNCE AND PLAY GROUP: 11:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Dec. 28; Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICANS: 4 p.m.; listen to stories and make a dream catcher; for ages 5 and older; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197.

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CRAFT: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

Friday, Nov. 17

RECYCLING CENTER OPEN HOUSE: 3 to 6 p.m.; tour the center, games, activities, crafts; Atlantic County Utilities Authority Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-272-6950 or ACUA.com.

SONGS, STORIES, CRAFTS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15; ages 2 and younger; Beth Israel Reform Congregation, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, $100. 609-641-3600 or BethIsraelNorthfield.org.

STEAM CLUB: 5 to 6:30 p.m. third Fridays through March 16; ages 8 to 14; Cape May County Library, Technology Learning Center, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

Saturday, Nov. 18

FALL CORN CRAFT: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; for ages 3 to 12; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110.

PRINCESS & PIRATE DAY AT THE ZOO: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dress as your favorite character, photos, scavenger hunt, crafts and games; Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House. 609-465-5271 or CMCZoo.com.

Groups

Wednesday, Nov. 15

CAREGIVER SUPPORT MEETINGS: 10 to 11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesdays; for anyone caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County and Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition; Royal Inn Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

GRIEF SUPPORT: 3 to 4 p.m. Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

Thursday, Nov. 16

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 to 7 p.m. third Thursdays through March 15; presented by Mike Braxton, para-athlete and Amputee Coalition volunteer; Bacharach Institute For Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. 609-748-5250 or Bacharach.org.

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

WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB OF CAPE MAY; 12:30 to 3 p.m., ‘A Victorian Christmas and Christmas at MAC’ presentation; light refreshments; 780 Seashore Road/Academy Road, Cold Spring. 609-675-6693.

Health, fitness

Wednesday, Nov. 15

BADDATIVES: 7 p.m.; learn to avoid harmful food additives; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197.

FLU CLINIC: 5 p.m.; sponsored by the Ocean County Health Department; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197.

JOINT REPLACEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM: 5 to 6 p.m.; discusses surgery and recovery; Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-4600.

LUNCH AND LEARN: JOINT REPLACEMENTS: noon; with Rothman Institute orthopedic surgeon Dr. Danielle Ponzio; Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton; free; light refreshments served. RSVP at jointlearn.eventbrite.com.

TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP: 4 p.m., third Wednesdays; hosted by the Bacharach Hearing & Balance Center; Hearing Center, 436 Chris Gaupp Drive, Suite 103, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-5370.

‘TOO MUCH STUFF?’ MEETINGS: 1 to 3 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; for people who want to clean up to those who are living with overwhelming clutter; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Thursday, Nov. 16

CPR RECERTIFICATION: 5 to 8 p.m., Classrooms A & B, Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, $45 for class, $60 for class and manual, pre-registration required. 609-463-4043 or CapeRegional.com.

DIABETIC EDUCATION: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; comprehensive 8-hour program in diabetic management techniques, including education, meal planning, medications, exercise and blood glucose monitoring; Cape Regional Diabetes Center, 210 S. Shore Road, Marmora, registration requested. 609-463-2547 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.

‘HOLISTIC HEALTH DEMYSTIFIED: GREEN & CLEAN’: 5:30 to 7 p.m.; learn ways to clean and keep house without negative impact to the health of your loved ones and yourself; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, $10, registration required. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

INFORMATION SESSION ON SLEEP DISORDERS: 11 a.m. to noon; complete an assessment, learn how sleep disorders can impact your health, and learn about Shore’s Center for Sleep Medicine; Shore Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation, 710 Centre St., Somers Point, free. 609-653-3512 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

RELIANCE MEDICAL OPENING CELEBRATION: 5 to 7:30 p.m.; celebrates the opening of Reliance Medical Group’s Pediatric, Adult Medicine and Walk-In Center; meet the staff, get a blood pressure check, chair massage, refreshments, and more; Reliance Pediatric, Family Medicine and Walk-In Center, 400 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 609-241-8382 or RelianceMed.com.

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

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

Friday, Nov. 17

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 2 to 7 p.m., upper level near Sears, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 609-382-4728 or RedCrossBlood.org.

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

NAMI SMARTS FOR ADVOCACY: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; hosted by NAMI of Atlantic County; learn how to advocate on behalf of mental health; Pitman United Methodist Church, 758 N Broadway, Pitman, registration required. 215-850-1730 or NamiAC.org.

Saturday, Nov. 18

GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: 1 to 3 p.m. third Saturdays; for those living with MS or a care partner; Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. 610-888-7942.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: 10 to 11 a.m. third Saturdays through Dec. 16; for adults; 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.

PILATES: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. third Saturdays through Dec. 16; for adults and teens; presented by certified instructor Kristina Carr; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, $5, registration required. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Monday, Nov. 20

FUN FITNESS FOR ALL: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 22; for Atlantic County residents age 60 and older; Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, free. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 31; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; taught by Kellie Wood, owner of Woody’s Surf and Skate in Wildwood; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 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.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT SERIES: 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14, 21, 28; comprehensive 8-hour program on diabetes management techniques; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-2547 or CapeRegional.com.

WORKSHOP FOR INDIVIDUALS OF A LOVED ONE WITH ADDICTION: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 28; weekly series for family members and friends affected by problematic substance use; Enlightened Cafe, 6412 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 609-374-2526 or MHAAC.info.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 3 p.m. Tuesdays; taught by Tammy Decker; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 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.

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.

Music

Wednesday, Nov. 15

‘DAVE DELUCA AND THE STAR-SPANGLED SONGBOOK’: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for all ages; singer Dave DeLuca will perform jazz standards and wartime favorites; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

‘MUSIC OF THE SPHERES’: 6 to 7 p.m.; works by Joseph Haydn, Gustav Holst, and more performed by Cape May MAC; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Saturday, Nov. 17

OLD TIME GOSPEL CONCERT: 7 p.m., live music, sing-along; refreshments to follow music, donation of snack or fruit tray welcome; Fortescue Chapel, 157 New Jersey Ave., Downe Township; free. 856-364-0512 or 828-556-0115.

Saturday, Nov. 18

COFFEE HOUSE: 7:30 p.m.; features Grace for the Humble, Al DiCicco and Sonny Purugganan; coffee, refreshments; South Dennis Trinity UMC, 834 Rt. 47, South Dennis. 609-861-2196 or HistoricUMC.Weebly.com.

MAX WEINBERG’S JUKEBOX: 8 to 10:30 p.m.; Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame drummer Max Weinberg; Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, $45, $40, and $35. 856-691-3113 or LandisTheater.com.

OLD TIME RELIGION AND BLUES: 7 to 9 p.m.; old time gospel and blues featuring Steve Byrne; collecting boxed and canned food for the Commercial Township Food Bank; donations will be taken to benefit the Union Hall; refreshments; Union Hall, 904 Main St., Dividing Creek. 856-447-4470.

Sunday, Nov. 19

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT: 3 p.m.; featuring TJP (formerly The Jost Project); First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $10 minimum donation requested. 609-846-3979 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com.

‘HAYDN IN PLAIN SIGHT’: 4 to 5:30 p.m.; presented by the Masterworks Choir; features “The Lord Nelson Mass” by Franz Joseph Haydn and “The King Shall Rejoice” by George Frederick Handel; St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th Street and Central Avenue, Ocean City. 609-399-2988 or MasterworksOCNJ.org.

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 taken. 609-703-7907 or JazzVespers.com.

MESSIAH REHEARSALS: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through Dec. 4; calling all singers; final performance Dec. 10 at Borgata; Alton Auditorium, Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-4891.

ROCK ON FOR EDUCATION: 4 to 6 p.m.; area bands play rock classics; benefits scholarships; food, beverages; Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $10 adults, free students and kids. 609-823-2725 or BethElSynagogue.com.

Monday, Nov. 20

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

Religion

Wednesday, Nov. 15

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.

‘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.

Friday, Nov. 17

FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday night service followed by a delicious home made dinner; Beth El Synagogue, 500.N. Jerome Ave., Margate, reservations required, $40 family of four. 609-823-2725 or BethElSynagogue.com.

PASTORAL CELEBRATION OF REVEREND ELIAS THOMAS: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17, Gospel singing; 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19, worship service; Community Baptist Church, 234 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-0100.

Trips

‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’ IN LANCASTER: Nov. 15; hosted by Gardening by the Sea; 8:45 a.m. bus departure from Big Lots in North Cape May, 9 a.m. from Pier One in Cape May Court House; lunch on your own, shopping, 3 p.m. showing of “Home for the Holidays” at American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA; $80. 609-898-0639.

BUS TRIP TO LANCASTER: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18; attending the American Music Theater’s Christmas show “Home for the Holidays”; Moravian Church, 245 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City, $110 adults, $75 ages 3 to 17. 609-965-1920 or EggHarborCityMoravian.org.

LANCASTER OUTLETS BUS TRIP: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18; Ramoth Church is sponsoring a bus trip to Rockvale and Tanger Outlets; cost includes bus, coffee/water, donuts/snacks, door prizes, coupon books, driver gratuity and movie on way home; Ramoth Church, 2725 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, $40. Call 856-358-9124 or text 856-305-8959.

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.