Absecon Manor tree lighting: The community is invited to Absecon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1020 Pitney Road, for a holiday event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Mayor John Armstrong will be the special guest, with caroling by the Mainland Baptist Church choir. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 609-646-5400.
Food for fines program at library: People with overdue materials may make a food donation instead of paying a fine through Dec. 10 at the main library branch at 1 N. Tennessee Ave. or the Richmond Avenue branch. For each nonperishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The donated food will be given to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. For more information, call 609-345-2269 or visit acfpl.org.
Messiah sing: Holy Innocents Church at Marine Street invites the community to a concert with the New Jersey Chamber Singers 4 p.m. Saturday. All are encouraged to sing along. Bring a musical score if you have one. There will be a reception after the concert. For more information, call 609-492-7571.
Cape May Court House
Coffee Friday: Grandparents are invited to the next get-together of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road. The informal event provides grandparents who are caretakers with resources and support. There is no charge for this program, but registration is requested. For information, call Marian at 609-465-5115, ext. 609.
Christmas house tour: The 27th annual Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17. The event is sponsored by the Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association. Tour tickets are $10. They may be purchased the day of the tour at the Dennisville Post Office, 24 Hall Ave. A soup and sandwich supper will be available beginning 2 p.m. at South Dennis Trinity United Methodist Church. The cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and younger. For information, call 609-861-1338 or visit dhhoa.org.
Egg Harbor City
Breakfast with Santa: The Kiwanis Club and Knights of Columbus will hold a Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 243 St. Louis Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and children ages 7 and older. Younger children are free. RSVP by Saturday. For information, call 609-965-3380.
Holiday tree lighting: MainStreet Hammonton will hold its annual tree lighting program 6 p.m. Saturday at Central and Bellevue avenues. Santa Claus will arrive 7 p.m. on a decorated firetruck to light the tree. For more information, call 609-567-9014.
Little Egg Harbor Twp.
Chess classes: The LEH Chess Club offers instruction for ages 7 and older from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean County Library branch at 290 Mathistown Road. Class size is limited. For information, call 609-294-1197 or visit OceanCountyLibrary.org.
Library book sale: The Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library will hold a book sale Dec. 5 to 10. Visit during regular hours at the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road. For information, call 609-294-1197.
Free workshop for older adults: The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will present Staying Healthy & Happy As You Age from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd. There will be a complimentary luncheon, with the program to follow. The speaker will be Maryann Prudhomme, RN. To register, call 609-625-4878 or visit stockton.edu/scosa.
Pearl Harbor Day service: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 will hold its annual remembrance service noon Dec. 7 at the Hereford Inlet seawall parking lot of St. Demetrios Church, 321 St. Demetrios Ave., in the Angelsea section. For information, call Joseph A. Orlando, post commander, at 609-729-5832.
Community tree lighting: The annual Winter Wonderland and tree-lighting celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Recreation Center, 400 W. Brighton Ave. There will be food, entertainment, give-a-ways and visits by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The event is free. Children must be accompanied by adults. For more information, call 609-484-3603.
Sea Isle City
Phone calls from Santa: The Recreation Office, with Knights of Columbus Madonna Maria Council of Saint Joseph Church, will conduct its annual Santa’s Calling Program beginning 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Children who are preregistered for this event will receive one-on-one phone calls from Santa Claus. Parents may download a registration form at visitsicnj.com. Completed forms must be returned to the Recreation Office by Dec. 6. For more information, call 609-263-0050.
Pearl Harbor Day service: Residents are invited to a service in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day 1 p.m. Sunday at the municipal beach at Bay Avenue. The program is hosted by the city and local veterans organizations. The 75th anniversary of the attack is Dec. 7. For information, call Jim Donahue at 609-412-7769.
Checkmates Chess Club: All ages are invited to join chess expert Ken Esada to play a friendly game or two at noon Saturday at the local branch of the Atlantic County Library at 6500 Atlantic Ave. Beginners are welcome to come learn the game. The program is free. For information, call 609-823-4614.
Christmas tree lighting: The city will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony 6 p.m. Friday on the steps of City Hall at Seventh and Wood streets. This year’s tree, a 25-foot red cedar, was cut at South Vineland Park. The event will include warm beverages and light snacks. For information, call the mayor’s office at 856-794-4011.
Recycling cans available: The borough’s Green Team will distribute recycling containers to residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Public Works Garage, 401 Madison Ave. Proof of residency is required. For information, call 609-861-2153.
Tech glove workshop for teens: The local branch of the Cape May County Library at 800 Monroe St. invites middle and high school students to a crafting session to make tech gloves 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The program will demonstrate how to turn a regular pair of gloves into wearable technology to use while operating touch screen devices. All supplies will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, call 609-463-6357.