Atlantic City

Rotary Club special meeting: The Atlantic City Rotary Club invites members, guests and volunteers to meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Globe Vending Co., 11 E. Parkway Drive, Egg Harbor Township, to help wrap Christmas gifts or contribute to the Just For Kids charity. For more information, call 609-703-9000 or 609-541-3638.

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 Stephanie Bittner, of Clarifi, a nonprofit that provides financial counseling services, and Sabrena Brandon, enrollment specialist for Life Connection. For information, call Carol Ruffu at 609-348-8887 or email

Pipe organ curator’s tour and recital: The public is invited to a two-hour behind-the-scenes tour of Boardwalk Hall’s Midmer Losh organ 10 a.m. each Wednesday, followed by a noon recital. The tour highlights the workshop area where technicians and volunteers work to restore the historic instrument. Questions and cameras are encouraged. There is walking and climbing, but special arrangements are available for easier paths. A donation of $10 is suggested for the restoration fund. For information, updates and changes, visit

Barnegat Township

Thanksgiving farmers market: Vendors will set up rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the municipal parking lot, Route 9 and East Bay Avenue. For more information, call 609-698-0080, ext. 122.


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.


Fall festival: The Buena Regional High School PTO will host the fourth annual Festi-Fall craft and vendor fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school gym, 125 Weymouth Road. The family-friendly event will feature gifts, crafts, holiday decor, candles and more. A raffle will be held to benefit the PTO. For information, call 856-697-2400.

Cape May Court House

Coffee Friday: Grandparents are invited to meet for coffee and conversation at the next get-together of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road. The informal event provides resources and support for grandparents who are caretakers. There is no charge, but registration is requested. For information, call 609-465-5115, ext. 609.

Downe Township

Old-time gospel concert: The community is invited to a free concert 7 p.m. Friday at the Fortescue Chapel, 157 New Jersey Ave. Refreshments will follow the music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the chapel. For information, call 856-364-0512 or 828-556-0115.

Egg Harbor City

Fundraiser for Puerto Rico: The community is invited Saturday to an event to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico at Bulldogs Bar & Grill, 743 W. White Horse Pike. A percentage of every meal and drink tab will be donated to United for Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island. A raffle will be held 9 p.m. to win a night’s stay at a suite at the Tropicana and a $25 gift card for Cuba Libre Restaurant. For information, visit

Egg Harbor Township

Turkey drive: The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Youth Association asks for community support for its annual turkey drive. Members will be available Sunday at the church, 7004 Ridge Road, to collect donations of turkeys and food to store in the church’s freezer or refrigerator. Items will be delivered to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. To drop off donations during the week, call 609-653-8092, ext. 4 or 5.

Galloway Township

Holiday party: The annual holiday party at the Galloway Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Reservations are needed by Dec. 1. For information, call 609-652-8657, ext. 3.


Art, antiques and crafts: Our Lady of Sorrows Church at Wabash Avenue will host a fine art, antique and craft show in the church hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. More than 40 vendors will be available. A light lunch will be sold. Admission is free. For information, call 609-513-7465.

Little Egg Harbor Twp.

Genealogy Club field trip: The Genealogy Club of Little Egg Harbor will host a field trip to the local branch of the Ocean County Library 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Librarian Dawn Hastings will assist with research. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 609-294-1187.


Art at the library: The Public Library at 2305 Atlantic Ave. hosts exhibits of local artists. Any artist wishing to display work should call 609-487-7403.

Mays Landing

Food pantry open: Families and individuals who need food assistance may visit the Main Street Food Pantry in the lower level of First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St. The pantry is open from 9 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Residents of surrounding communities are welcome. For information, call 609-625-9446.


Charity basketball game: Millville High School staff will play against officers from the Police Department at a fundraiser basketball game 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school gym. Tickets are $2. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Millville Police Athletic League’s basketball program. Chances will be sold to participate in a half-time foul shooting contest. For information, call 856-327-6040.

Mullica Township

Historical Society Museum: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Hilda Frame School, 3410 Nesco Road. The community is invited to view the Christmas Around the World theme on display through December. For information, call 609-561-4034.


Stop the Heroin speaker: Tammy Schmincke, co-founder of the Stop the Heroin Foundation, will speak at the newly reorganized Democratic Club 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, 232 Mill Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 609-425-8347.

Ocean City

Drama Guild presents “Stage Door”: The Ocean City High School Drama Guild will present the Broadway classic “Stage Door” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the William & Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For information, call the box office at 609-399-1290, ext.1442.

Arts Center bus trip: The Ocean City Arts Center will sponsor a bus trip Dec. 7 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved in advance. The bus leaves 7 a.m. from the Community Center and 5:30 p.m. from NYC. Admission to the museum is by donation at the door. For information, visit

Ocean Township

Yarn Benders: Adults are invited to bring their knitting needles for a weekly session with other crafters from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ocean County Library, 112 Main St., Waretown. All skill levels are welcome. The program is free. For information, call 609-693-5133 or 609-971-0514, ext. 7602.


Homework help: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 118 W. Bayview Ave., offers after-school homework help for students in grades kindergarten through six. The program runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 7. For more information, call 609-646-1604.

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

Bingo at Italian-American Club: The next monthly game night will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at the club, 309 JFK Blvd. The entrance fee is $35. Cash prizes can be won. For more information, call Mark Mallia at 609-425-1835.

Somers Point

Penny auction: The Historical Society will hold a penny auction Saturday at the VFW, 500 Bethel Road. Doors open 5:30 p.m. The drawings begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 609-457-3034 or email

Stafford Township

Pieceful Shore Quilters Club: Monthly meetings are held from 1 to 3 p.m. third Wednesdays and 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Thursdays at the Community Center, 775 E. Bay Ave. New members and visitors are welcome. For more information, call Helen at 609-971-2798 or Yvonne at 609-242-5449.


Meat loaf dinner: The community is invited to a meat loaf dinner Friday at the Masonic Lodge, 122 Church St. Open seating is from 5 to 8 p.m. A donation of $12 for adults and $5 for children is requested. Take-outs are available. For information, call 609-296-3020.


Holiday parade celebrates diversity: The city’s Holiday Parade Committee will host the Twilight Holiday Parade and Kid’s Block Party beginning 5 p.m. Dec. 9 along Ventnor Avenue from Derby to Troy avenues. The theme is “It’s a Small World” and will feature students from the local school district presenting flags and dress from different cultures represented in the community. Santa Claus, horse carriage rides, inflatables, an obstacle course, vendors and concession stands will be available at the block party following the parade. For information, call Sean Gleason at 609-289-2791, Shelley Dorazio at 267-980-7632 or Albie Battaglia at 609-576-7621.


Church food pantry: The Helping Hand ministry at Faith Bible Church will open its food pantry from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, 3139 E. Chestnut Ave. Clients picking up food must bring valid photo identification and provide their address and telephone number. For information, call 856-691-3460 or visit


New England bus trip: The Forever Young Club of Notre Dame de la Mer Parish will host A New England Christmas in Newport bus trip from Nov. 27-30. The package includes lodging at Foxwood Casino, guided tour of Newport and a visit to two local mansions. The cost is $550. For information, call Kay at 609-729-5773.


Participants sought for holiday parade: Local and area fire, rescue, first responders, marching bands, floats and other organizations are invited to register and participate in the borough’s Christmas parade Dec. 8. The event is sponsored by the Woodbine Volunteer Fire Company. Register by Dec. 1. For more information, call Jeanette at 609-861-2464.

Historical presentation: Chase Jackson will present “Valor & Victory: Duty Above and Beyond the Color Line,” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the local branch of the Cape May County Library at 800 Monroe St. The talk focuses on the heroics and sacrifices of blacks, Latinos and Asians in U.S. military service from 1770 to 1975. The program is free, but registration is required. For information, call the library’s adult programming department at 609-463-6386.{p align=”center”}