Atlantic City

#Hashtag lunch bag: The Princess Inc. organization will hold its second annual #hashtag lunch bag community service event 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at Brown’s Park. Donations of socks for men, women and children, and bottled water, gift cards to Acme supermarket and brown paper bags are needed to help the resort’s homeless. For information, call 609-287-4235.


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Family movie night: “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG, will be shown 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Ocean County Library branch at 112 Burr St. The movie is free. Bring your own popcorn. For information, call 609-698-3331.


Halloween hayride: Families are invited to a nonscary hayride from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 W. Brigantine Ave. The event is appropriate for children in preschool through fifth grade. Members of the church’s youth group will portray Disney-like characters and perform skits at stops along the route. There will be cupcakes, hot chocolate and hot dogs for purchase at the church. Each participant will receive a pumpkin to paint and take home. The requested donation is $3 per person, and proceeds support youth group programs. For information, call 609-266-7942.

Fall Art Walk: The Brigantine Art Walk will move indoors for two events from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and Nov. 12 at the Community Center, 265 42nd St. More than 25 visual and performing artists from the community and surrounding area will participate. All work will be available for purchase. Attendees are asked to bring canned food donations for local food banks. Artists who would like to participate should email brigantineartwalk@comcast .net.

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Homecoming tailgate and tour: The Lower Cape May Regional Education Foundation invites alumni to the high school homecoming football game Oct. 22 that includes a tailgate party and tour of the school. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alumni who register at the entrance to Steven Steger Field will receive free food and gifts. Pre-game tours of LCMR will be led by students and staff. For more information, call Superintendent Christopher Kobik at 609-884-3475, ext. 205.

Egg Harbor City

American Legion breakfast: The community is invited to a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at Rudolph Elmer American Legion Post 158, 527 Philadelphia Ave. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 12 and younger. There will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, orange juice and coffee or tea. For information, call 609-965-0390.

Egg Harbor Township

Food drive: The EHT Youth Organization, based at the Veterans Memorial Park football field off Ocean Heights Avenue, will collect food donations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays through October. For information, email

PAL fall fundraiser: The Police Athletic League will hold a beef, beer and wine event for families from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at King Pin Bowling on the Black Horse Pike. Tickets are $26 for adults, $15 for kids. Advance purchase is recommended. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. For information, call 609-645-8413.

Estell Manor

‘Help and Hope’ fundraiser for local resident: The Estell Manor Historical Society will hold a Chinese and silent auction from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at L’s Restaurant, 119 Route 50, Corbin City, to help Alison Denelsbeck purchase a service dog through East Coast Assistance Dogs Inc. She is trying to raise $10,000. For information, call Diane Pogue at 609-476-3526 or email creed.pogue@gmail .com.


Third Thursday: The Noyes Gallery at Stockton’s Kramer Hall will participate in the downtown shopping event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 with sales, exhibits and a free craft for visitors. For information, call 609-561-8006.

Mullica Township

Trunk or Treat: The township will replace its annual Halloween parade with a new event 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the recreation fields. Trunk or Treat will be held rain or shine. Families are invited to park their decorated vehicles and hand out treats to children in costumes. Vehicles should be in place by 5:45 p.m. Costume prizes will be awarded. To sign up, call the clerk’s office at 609-561-0064.


Get tech help: The Otto Bruyns Public Library offers a free program, Open Tech Questions, 1 p.m. Fridays. Staff will be available to answer technology questions ranging from how to send an email to editing a spreadsheet. For more information, call 609-646-4476.


Community Cleanup Day: Residents are invited to help pick up trash and litter from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the old Jokers Football field at Ansley Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. For information, call the Public Works Department at 609-484-3641.

Stafford Township

Southern Regional gift auction: The community is invited to a gift auction Oct. 21 to benefit the Southern Regional High School Classes of 2018 and 2019. The event will be held in the middle school cafeteria. Doors open 5:30 p.m., with drawings beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Coffee and dessert items will be available. For information, call 609-597-9481.

Stone Harbor

Fall beach sweep: The Wetlands Institute, Clean Ocean Action, the Borough of Stone Harbor and the Stone Harbor Property Owners Association will conduct a beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 beginning at the 95th Street beach entrance. All volunteers will be provided trash bags, gloves and datasheets. Wear weather- appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. For information, call 609-368-1211.


Adult coloring and coffee: Color with others while enjoying coffee and light refreshments from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. Coloring pencils and pages will be provided, or bring your own. The program is free, but registration is required. For information, call 609-296-1470.


Operation Christmas Child training event: The team for Southern New Jersey Operation Christmas Child will hold a training event for volunteers 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Chestnut Assembly of God Church, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave. The church will be the collection center for the area. For more information, email Emily Morton at

Woman’s Club seeks members: The Woman’s Club of Vineland is looking for women interested in helping the community with various projects and meeting women with similar interests. For more information, call 856-692-3977.

Register for holiday parade: Main Street Vineland seeks vendors, participants and volunteers for the annual holiday parade down Landis Avenue 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Rain date is Nov. 27. For an application, visit Registration for parade participants is free for forms submitted Nov. 4. There is a $20 fee for all applications received after that date. The deadline is Nov. 11. No registrations will be allowed the night of the parade. For information, call 856-794-8653.


Mandala workshop at library: The Cape May County Library will hold a Create a Mandala workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12 at the local branch at 800 Monroe St. The first week will focus on planning and gluing, and the second week on grouting and finishing. The presenter will be graphic designer Michele Pascuillo. A $15 materials fee is due at registration. You must be 18 or older to sign up. For information, call 609-463-6386 or visit


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