Brunch fundraiser for Gilda’s Club: The third annual brunch to benefit Gilda’s Club South Jersey will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Dock’s Oyster House in Atlantic City. The event is co-chaired by Maureen and Frank Dougherty and Mila and Tom McDonough. The restaurant will donate the entire price of the $100 ticket to Gilda’s Club. Space is limited to the first 200 RSVPs. The restaurant will remain open after the event for guests to stay at the bar to watch football. To purchase tickets, call 609-926-2699.

CASA training session: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is recruiting volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care. A training class will begin in January. Information sessions are held first Tuesdays of the month at CASA headquarters, 321 Shore Road, Somers Point. For more information or to register, call 609-601-7800.ACUA holiday food drive: The Atlantic County Utilities Authority is collecting items for its annual holiday food drive. Place nonperishable items curbside with recycling on your collection day from Dec. 5-16. For more information, call 609-272-6950 or visit /FoodDrive.

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iPad classes for adults with vision loss: The Atlantic City Free Public Library will host iPad classes for adults 55 and older who have had a change in their vision. Participants will be taught how to use the iPad’s available assistive technology, including a built-in voice screen reader and a reading magnifier. Classes will be held Friday, Dec. 9 and 16 at the main library at 1 N. Tennessee Ave. To register, call 888-322-1918, ext. 595.

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Tree of Hope ceremony: Cape Assist’s annual Tree of Hope program will be held 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at 3819 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood. The event is open to the public. It is sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank and the Windrift Restaurant. Ornaments may be purchased and dedicated to those struggling with and recovering from addiction. Ornaments range from $10 to $100. For information, call 609-522-5960 or visit


Swim with Santa: Families are invited to the Swim with Santa program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA/YMCA of Vineland, 1159 E. Landis Ave. The event includes healthy snacks, swimming and photos with Santa. RSVP is needed by Dec. 8. The fee is $10 for the public, $8 for Y program members and $3 for Y facility members. The prices are based on a family of four; each additional person costs $2 more. Participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable item for the Y’s food drive. For information, call 856-691-0030 or visit

Hadassah gift wrapping: Volunteers from the Bat Ami Chapter of Hadassah will offer gift wrapping at the Cumberland Mall in Vineland from Dec. 12 to 24. Hours are 10 a.m. through late evening. Gift boxes, wrapping paper and ribbons will be provided for a fee, with proceeds donated to medical research. For more information, call 856-392-6691.

Christmas candlelight house tour: The Mauricetown Historical Society will hold its 30th house tour from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10. The tour begins at the Historical Society, 1229 Front St. Ten private homes and five other buildings in the Historic Village are included. There will be music at several of the venues and free refreshments. There also will be a crafts fair at the firehouse from 2 to 7 p.m. Tour tickets are $20 by advance sale only. To purchase, visit Bogart’s, 103 High St., Steelman’s, 315 High St., or the Riverfront Renaissance Center, 22 N. High St., all in Millville; Gallery 50, 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton; Triple Oaks, 2359 Delsea Drive, Franklinville; or Kaleidoscope, 506 Washington St., Cape May. For information, call 856-421-3025.


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