Author Patricia A. Martinelli, curator of the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, speaks about the history of World War II local women seamstresses during a talk titled “Stitch In Time” today in Kramer Hall at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Hammonton.
About 6,000 female workers produced annually $38 million worth of clothing during a five-year period, Martinelli said. These women worked in factories that used to exist in Hammonton and Gloucester and Cumber-land counties. Vineland had 40 factories itself, Martinelli said. These were mostly first-generation, Italian-American women, who had never worked outside of the home previously. For some of them, they had work to provide a steady paycheck for their families while their husbands were fighting the war, Martinelli said. A reception will be held after the talk.
If You Go: Martinelli’s free talk will be given at
4 p.m. today in the hall at 30 Front St. For more information, call 609-626-3840609-626-3840.
JOE HOLIDAY ALL AGES MAGIC SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, $20, $10 children. 609-340-4020609-340-4020.
DISCO LADY STARRING MAXINE NIGHTINGALE, 8 p.m., Resorts, Superstar Theater, $25. 800-322-SHOW800-322-SHOW.
BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, mur.mur — Fedde LeGrand, 609-317-1000609-317-1000.
TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter — Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565609-344-6565; Tango’s Lounge — Loop4, 609-345-7800609-345-7800.
THE DUBLINER IRISH PUB AND GRILL, Quizzo, 8 p.m., Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210609-652-2210.
JD’S PUB AND GRILLE, Karaoke with Troy David, 9 p.m., 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000609-404-9000.
STEVE AND COOKIE’S BY THE BAY, Bill McGrady, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163609-823-1163.
TOMATOE’S, Budesa Brothers, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535609-822-7535.
CLANCY’S BY THE BAY, Karaoke with Lori Kelley, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969609-927-6969.
THE DECK AT HOLLY BEACH, The Rock, Open Mic/Jam Session hosted by Mike Dempsey, the drummer of South Jersey party band Stellar Mojo, 9 p.m., 3401 Pacific Ave., 609-522-6100609-522-6100.
SHAMROCK CAFE, The R.O.C.K. Full Production Open Mic, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552609-522-7552.
KEVIN LEE, 9 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $25.
BOB DiBUONO, BRIAN McKIM, PATTY ROSBOROUGH, 9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.
‘STITCH IN TIME,’ 4 p.m., a history of WWII local women seamstresses, speaker Patricia A. Martinelli, author and Curator of the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, reception, Stockton’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton, free. 609-626-3840609-626-3840.