Atlantic City

Chelsea Neighborhood Association meets: Residents are invited to the civic group’s next monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sovereign Avenue School cafeteria. Guest speakers will be Bruce Ward, executive director of the Atlantic City MUA, and Gabe Staino, senior development officer for Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation. For information, call Carol Ruffu at 609-348-8887 or email


Love Your Library campaign: Patrons are encouraged to comment through April 14 via social media, or in person, on what they love the most about services offered at the library. Responses will be entered for a weekly chance to win gift cards, library swag and other prizes. For more information, visit avalonfree


Real Ladies of Bridgeton: The Greater Bridgeton Family Success Center has started a new women’s group for ages 21 and older. Women from all walks of life are invited to discuss real-life issues and tips on how to overcome them. For more information, call 856-451-1133.


Seashore Purls: Residents of all ages are invited to meet with others for knitting, crocheting and socializing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Center, 265 42nd St. It’s free to attend. For information, call 609-266-1751.

Cape May Court House

Game night for adults: Residents are invited to play games of all types from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St. It’s free to join. For information, call 609-463-6386.

Egg Harbor City

Black History Month buffet: Macedonia Baptist Church at Pittsburgh Avenue and Old Mays Landing Road invites the community to its 27th annual buffet from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the church hall. There will be a variety of cultural foods. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and younger. Take outs are available. For information, call 609-965-4211.

Egg Harbor Township

Knitting Club: Beginning or experienced knitters of all ages are invited to share their talent with others, learn new stitches or work on solo projects 10 a.m. Fridays through March 23 at the Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave. For information, call 609-927-8664 or visit

Galloway Township

Library art exhibit: Galloway Cultural Arts will display its winter show “Cool Colors,” through March 17 at the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Works may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, visit

Lower Township

Township marks anniversary of slain police officer: Flags at Township Hall and the Police Department will be flown at half staff Sunday in memory of Officer David C. Douglass Sr., killed in the line of duty 24 years ago. A memorial wreath will be placed at his grave at Cold Spring Presbyterian Church in Cape May. At about 7:15 p.m., dispatch will transmit Officer Douglass’s End of Watch broadcast. All fire sirens in the township will be activated in memory of Douglass, who was a Town Bank firefighter.


Toastmasters club: The Speak E-Z Toastmasters-Leadership Club meets from 7 to 8:15 p.m. first and third Thursdays at Millville Medical Center, 1700 N. Tenth St. The club can help to develop communication and leadership skills. Membership is open. Guests are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m. For more information visit speakez.toast

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Historical Society gift auction: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society seeks donations for its gift auction in April. The event is the group’s largest fundraiser of the year. New gifts, gift cards and gift basket items are needed. The group will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Hilda Frame School/Museum, Nesco Road. For information, call 609-561-4034.


Parents educational meeting: The Middle School PTO invites parents and guardians of students to Interventions and Supports for Struggling Students, sponsored by the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network. The program will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 21 in the school library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Allison Daub at 609-703-1242.

NAACP meeting: The local branch of the NAACP meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Thursdays of the month at the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The public is invited. It’s free to attend and new members are welcome. For information, call 609-415-0275 or visit

Sea Isle City

Historical photos sought: The Historical Society is in need of photos of the carousel and Boardwalk prior to the Storm of 1962. If you have photos you wish to donate, call 609-263-2992 or stop by the Historical Museum in the public library at 4800 Central Ave. Photos also may be emailed to

Stafford Township

Fishing show and flea market: The annual Southern Regional Fishing Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Middle School cafeteria. The show is one of the largest in Ocean County and includes more than 100 tables of new and used fishing gear and tackle from local vendors. Admission is $4, free for ages 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club. For more information, call Jason Hoch at 609-597-9481, ext. 2120.


Library food drive: A food collection box to benefit local food banks is available at the Schiavo Library, 801 S. Commonwealth Ave. Donations of nonperishables are appreciated. For information, call 609-486-6265.


Black History Month program: The community is invited 3:30 p.m. Sunday to New Bethel AME Church, 414 N. Seventh St., for the annual Black History Month program hosted by the Young People’s Division. For more information, call 856-691-1349.{div class=”LEDescription”} {/div}