Atlantic City

Christmas bazaar and breakfast: The Parish of Saint Monica will hold a Christmas bazaar and breakfast after all Masses Saturday and Sunday at Quaremba Hall, North Georgia Avenue. Tickets for the breakfast are $7 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will benefit Our Lady Star of the Sea School. For information, call 609-345-1878, ext. 10.


Library earns recognition: The Free Public Library received its 10th consecutive five-star rating by the Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service, officials announced. It is one of six libraries in the state and 13 in the country to receive the distinction. Rating criteria is based on circulation, library visits, program attendance and public Internet usage. For more information about the library and its services, visit avalon

Dennis Township

Christmas house tour: The 28th Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16. It is the major fundraising event of the year for the Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association. Tickets are $15, sold at the Dennisville Post Office, 24 Hall Ave., beginning 3:30 p.m. the day of the tour. For advance purchases, visit For more information, call 609-861-1338.


Job Club: The Home to Work program invites those looking for employment to meet 10 a.m. to noon Friday at The Women’s Center, Cornerstone Commerce Center, 1201 New Road. There will be networking, discussions, speakers and presentations. For information, call 609-601-9925, ext. 1001.


Mitten Tree: The Longport Historical Society will sponsor its annual Mitten Tree at Borough Hall during December. Items requested include gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and fun underwear for younger children. Donations will be distributed to charitable groups and local schools through the nurses offices. For information, call 609-823-1115.

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 Christmas Around the World display is open. Call 609-561-4034.

Ocean City

Realtors toy drive: The Ocean City Board of Realtors is collecting new, unwrapped toys, books and stuffed animals that will be donated to local children in need. Toys can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 15 at the office at 405 22nd St. or call for pickup.For information, call Vicki Heebner at 609-399-0128.

Holiday book sale: The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will hold a book sale from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in the library atrium at 1735 Simpson Ave. Book, DVDs, CDs and more will be available. All proceeds support library programs. For more information, visit


Cookies with Santa: Bethany St. John’s Church at 615 Risley Ave. invites all children ages 12 and younger to a free event 2 p.m. Dec. 10. For more information, call the pastor at 609-457-8799.

Port Republic

YMCA before- and after-school program: The elementary school at 137 Pomona Ave. announces a new program for before- and after-school care through the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. Programming will begin Friday. Registrations will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13. Registration and payment are due on a monthly basis. The program will provide a combination of learning activities, homework time and the Horizon Foundation’s Healthy U program. For information, call Terri Booth at the YMCA at 856-691-0030, ext. 113.

Sea Isle City

Holiday beach tags available: Limited edition holiday beach tags may be purchased at the pre-season rate of $20 each. To purchase, visit the tax office in City Hall at 233 JFK Blvd., room 204, second floor, or the Welcome Center. Cash or checks accepted only. Tags also may be purchased at the beach tag vending machine in the lobby at City Hall.

Stafford Township

Parents Day Out: The Southern Regional Future Educators of America will hold a day of crafts, games, cooking, gym time and other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at the senior high school. The program is open to ages 3 to 12. Parents may enroll their child for all day or part of the day. The cost is $15 per child, $30 per family at the door. For more information, email Catherine Latshaw at


Breakfast with Santa: Tuckerton Lodge F&AM Cervetto Craftsman Club invites the community to a breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the lodge, 122 Church St. There is no admission cost, but donations are requested to assist families in need at Christmas. For information, call Ed Sink at 609-296-9221.


Holiday parade: The city’s Twilight Holiday Parade and Kid’s Block Party begins 5 p.m. Saturday along Ventnor Avenue from Derby to Troy avenues. Senator-elect and Assemblyman Chris Brown is the grand marshall. 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 609-289-2791.


Holiday parade: The Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor the borough’s annual holiday parade beginning 6 p.m. Friday from Bryant Street to the firehouse on DeHirsch Avenue. Santa and the mayor will light the Christmas tree on the bike path. Refreshments and visits with Santa will be available at the firehouse following the parade. For information, call 609-861-5301.

Recreation basketball coaches needed: The Recreation Commission is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming basketball season. Anyone interested should call Hector Cruz at 609-374-0502 or email at