Coming Attractions

Thursday, June 21

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

GALLOWAY GREEN MARKET: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in June; sponsored by Go Green Galloway; local produce, seafood, baked goods, fresh food, flowers, honey, kids crafts, and more; Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-742-7076 or GoGreenGalloway.org.

GHOST WALK: 8 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30; 45-minute walking tour; bring bug spray; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May, $15, $12 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

NATIONAL MARBLES TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. to noon June 18 through 21, Ringer Stadium, Wildwood Avenue and the beach, in Wildwood, free for spectators. 304-337-2764 or NationalMarblesTournament.org.

THANKFUL THURSDAY - ARC OF CAPE MAY COUNTY: 4 to 8 p.m.; portion of the evenings proceeds will be donated to The Arc of Cape May; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Friday, June 22

NEW JERSEY TRUCK INVASION: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22, 23; check out 4 x 4's on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and 2-wheel drive trucks displayed on the boardwalk; vendors; Wildwood, free admission for spectators. NJTruckInvasion.com.

NORTH WILDWOOD ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music; vendors, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, grape stomping, raffles, kids' games and more; First and Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood, free admission. 609-408-5793 or NorthWildwood.com or KOFC2572.org.

SHABBAT BY THE WATER: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Booth Amphitheatre, Second and Ocean avenues, North Wildwood. 609-522-7541.

Saturday, June 23

48 BLOCKS AC: June 22 through 24; creative and artistic performances, projects and activities to celebrate the wealth of talent in Atlantic City. 833-700-2248 or 48BlocksAC.com.

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: noon to 8 p.m. June 23, noon to 6 p.m. June 24; Brighton Park Food Truck Festival; food trucks, beer, live music; family-friendly event; Claridge Hotel, 123 S. Indiana Ave., Atlantic City. 609-487-4444 or Claridge.com

BEEF & BEER FUNDRAISER FOR SAMANTHA GILL: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; domestic draft beer, beef, meatballs, ziti, salad and more; supports former EMT/Firefighter, Samantha Gill, dealing with the progressive disease of scleroderma; Kingpin Bowling Alley, 6622 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, $30. 609-408-2194.

CAPE MAY HOPS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; annual summer BBQ and music festival ; Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. 609-884-5404.

DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD FARMER'S MARKET: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 1; rain or shine; farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, homemade baked goods, honey, wine, guacamole, herbs, nuts, and more; live music, entertainment, live radio broadcast; Byrne Plaza, Oak and Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or DOOWW.com.

FANTASY FAIRE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23, 24; strolling costumed characters, activities, food vendors, performances; Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, $10. 856-825-6800 or WheatonArts.org.

FRESH FEST & FARM MARKET: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays in June, July and September; local produce, plants and more; live music, rock painting for all ages, and a healthy food demo; Village On High, 501 N. High St., Millville. 856-293-0556.

'OVER THE EDGE' EVENT: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; raises awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; rappellers will raise $1,000 and rappel 175 feet down the Sheraton Hotel; Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, 2 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. 609-573-5029 or OverTheEdgeGlobal.com.

QUILTS & FIBER ARTS SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; demonstrations, vendors, Viewer's Choice Quilt Show; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May, $14. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY: writing retreat at the shore; Dante Hall Theater, 14 North Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City, $45-$85. 609-626-3594 or Stockton.edu/MurphyWriting.

Sunday, June 24

ATLANTIC CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June 24 through Sept. 9, Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-226-9323.

STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2; fresh produce, meats, desserts and other items grown in and indigenous to southern New Jersey; Water Tower Plaza, 95th Street and Second Avenue, Stone Harbor. 609-368-6800 or SHNJ.org.

WILDWOODS RESTAURANT WEEK: June 24 through 28; wine and dine in some of Wildwood's finest restaurants; special four course meals, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert; various locations throughout Wildwood, $30. 609-707-7295 or ChewWildwood.com.

Monday, June 25

STONE HARBOR FAMILY FUN NIGHT: 7 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays, June 25 through Aug. 27; magic shows, story-telling, animal adventures and more; Stone Harbor Firehouse, 175 96th St., Stone Harbor. 609-368-1751 or SHNJ.org.

Tuesday, June 26

FAMILY MAGIC SHOW: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28; magic shows for the entire family with Rich Lessig; July 31: show will take place at Rotary Park; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, free. 609-884-9565 or DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through July 10; hosted by Stockton University's School of General Studies; write a successful cinematic story; taught by Professor of Screenwriting and Media Production Robert Steele; West Quad 201, Main Campus, Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $150 per session. Stockton.edu/Gens.

WEST CAPE MAY FARMERS MARKET: 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 26 through Aug. 28; rain or shine; live music; West Cape May Farmers Market, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. 609-884-1005 or WestCapeMay.us.

Wednesday, June 27

BACHARACH COMMUNITY FARMER'S MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29; Happy Valley Berry Farm out of Bridgeton will have local organic pesticide free fruits and veggies; Bacharach Institute For Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. 609-748-5250.

CARNEY'S RESTAURANT FAMILY NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22; face painting by Jazzy Jen and balloon twisting and tableside magic by Ken the Magician; Carney's, 401 Beach Ave., Cape May. 609-748-2237 or CarneysNJ.com.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 7 to 9 p.m.; celebrates the 60th anniversary of Dr. King's visit to Cape May; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, free admission. 609-884-9565 or DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com.

WORLD ABOVE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Wednesdays; hosted by South Jersey Poets Collective; open mic, read a poem less than two minutes long; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or SJPoets.WordPress.com.

Thursday, June 28

ACCC FARMERS MARKET: 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 28 through Aug. 30; hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College; live music, vendors; Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. 609-463-3619 or Atlantic.edu/CapeMay.

JFS VS JCC GOLF TOURNAMENT: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; presented by Jewish Family Service (JFS) and The Katz JCC; golf, contests, prizes and more; Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road, Linwood, $225 per golfer. 609-822-1167, ext. 159 or JFSAtlantic.org.

THANKFUL THURSDAY-ERMA VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY: 4 to 8 p.m.; portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Erma Volunteer Fire Company; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Friday, June 29

'MAKE THE BEST OF IT' BASH: 7 to 10 p.m.; 5th annual event presented by the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation; auction includes dinners with Charles Barkley or the Philadelphia Eagles, tickets to Andy Cohen Live and Stephen Colbert, Bruce Springsteen tickets and an E Street Band meet and greet, vacations, and more; Ballroom, Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $150. TaraMillerFoundation.org

Saturday, June 30

FISHING TOURNAMENT: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 32nd Annual Exchange Club of Ocean City Don Doll Memorial Fishing Tournament; boat-only fishing tournament; prizes, BBQ to follow at Tight Lines Bait and Tackle, 820 Bay Ave., Somers Point; 7 to 9 p.m. June 29: Captain’s Meeting, Ocean City VFW, 15th Street and Bay Avenue, Ocean City; benefits local charities; $150 on or before June 22, $175 after June 22. 609-602-0985 or OCXC.org.

Thursday, July 12

BEGINNER LINE DANCING: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. second Thursdays; taught by Susan Pennypacker; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Saturday, July 14

GARDEN TOUR IN SOMERS POINT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; hosted by the Green Thumb Garden Club; locations throughout Somers Point, $10. 609-204-4107 or 609-927-1062.

Sunday, July 15

SMITHVILLE FIFE & DRUM: 1 to 3 p.m. July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16; listen to the beautiful sounds of the Smithville Fife & Drum Corp; Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township. 609-748-8999 or HistoricSmithville.com.

Monday, July 16

SEASHORE GARDENS FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNEMENT: 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. tee time, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. painting on the patio for non-golfers, 4 p.m. Novice Golf Academy, 6 p.m. dinner and awards ceremony; Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, 550 Country Club Drive, Egg Harbor City; $175 per golfer, $100 painting and dinner or Novice Golf Academy and dinner, $75 dinner-only. 609-404-4848 or SeashoreGardens.org/Golf.

Saturday, July 21

CATCH OF CAPE MAY: 6 to 10 p.m.; showcases Cape May's epicurean diversity by featuring local selections of seafood and much more; live music, dancing, dining; benefits New Jersey Audubon Nature Center of Cape May; Harborview Park, Harbor Lane at Texas Avenue, Cape May, $100, reservations required. 609-427-3045 or NJAudubon.org.

Saturday, Aug. 11

BRIGANTINE ART WALK: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, Sept. 1; third Annual Brigantine Art Walk; fine art and fine craft artists will be exhibiting and selling their works; Brigantine City Ball Park Field, Brigantine Avenue between 24th and 26th streets, Brigantine; 3 to 8 p.m. July 7, Pirates Art Festival, live music, artwork, Brigantine sea wall; free admission. 610-304-6482 or BrigantineArtWalk.WixSite.com.

Kids Stuff

Thursday, June 21

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF CARNIVAL: 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Jazzy Jen will be balloon twisting; face painting, crafts, door prizes and more; Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-748-2237 or AtlanticCountyLibrary.org.

Friday, June 22

DR. SEUSS SCAVENGER HUNT: 10:30 a.m., Little Egg Harbor Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; for kids of all ages; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

'WILD WEST: THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN PIANO': 2 to 3 p.m.; journey with us to the Wild West where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town about to strike again; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

Monday, June 25

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 through Aug. 17; two camp options: nursery school camp for children ages 2 to 6, and Dream Catchers Summer Camp program for ages 5 to 7; choose from full day or half day options; Beth Israel Reform Congregation, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, starting at $400. 609-641-3600 or BethIraelNorthfield.org.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF: pick up a reading log, make a craft, refreshments provided; Atlantic County Library, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. 609-561-2264 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Thursday, June 28

CATTUS ISLAND: LIVE ANIMAL TALK FOR TEENS: 2 to 3 p.m.; join a naturalist from Cattus Island County Park as they dispel the myths and fears of reptiles; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

Thursday, July 5

CHILDREN’S BINGO: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 16; for kids ages 6 to 12 from Brigantine; also open to visitors and neighboring communities; Temple Beth Shalom, 4419 W. Brigantine Ave., Brigantine. 609-266-0403.

Music

Saturday, June 23

'A NIGHT OF MUSIC': 7 to 9 p.m.; four and six-handed compositions with Heera Ghorashi, Alice Groome and Scott Breiner; Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church, 2116 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-788-0271.

BIG JON ATKINSON AND DEAN SHOT: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Jon Atkinson is a Gulf Coast originated roots artist who has become known for his raw and traditional sound; Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $25 advance, $30 day of show. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Tuesday, June 26

NEFESH MOUNTAIN: 7 to 9 p.m.; blend of Bluegrass, Celtic and Appalachian sounds with Jewish spirituality and soul; Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Atlantic City, $18 advance, $25 at the door, free ages 12 and younger. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

Wednesday, June 27

CONCERT IN THE PARK: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27, July 18, Aug. 15; June 27: Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra; Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House. 609-465-5271 or CMCZoo.com.

Thursday, June 28

JAMES MADDOCK: 8 to 10 p.m., Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, $25. 732-682-5277 or EventBrite.com.

Saturday, June 30

IRISH CEILI: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. last Saturdays of the month through June 30; Mike Garvin Irish Ceili Band; ceili and set dancing, Irish singing with Joe McGonigle and Bob Galbreth; American Legion Hall Post #352, First and Pennslyvania avenues, Somers Point, $5. 609-626-1576.

Sunday, July 15

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ VESPERS: 4 to 6 p.m. third Sundays; light refreshments; Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free will offering taken. 609-703-7907 or JazzVespers.com.

Theater

Friday, June 22

'THE CEMETERY CLUB': 7:30 p.m. June 22, 23, 2 p.m. June 24; presented by Little Egg Theatre Co.; very touching and funny play about three lifelong friends by Ivan Menchell; Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 W. Calabreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor Township, $10. 609-325-6418 or LittleEggTheatreCo.com.

THREE ONE-ACT PLAYS: 8 to 10 p.m. June 22, 23, 2 p.m. June 24; three one-act plays presented by South Jersey Players; Ventnor Coffee, 108 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor, $12, reservations requested. 609-823-3016.

Tuesday, June 26

REVEREND BOB LEVY LIVE STAND UP COMEDY: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through June 26; Levy is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and, for a brief period, a professional wrestler; Playground Pier, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, $20 advance, $30 at the door. 609-576-9132 or bit.ly/BobLevyinAC.

Tuesday, July 3

COMIC/HYPNOTIST FLIP ORLEY: 9 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, July 3 through Sept. 1, Screening Room, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25. 866-962-3595 or FlipOrley.com.

Nature

Thursday, June 21

NATURE TRAIL WALK AT WHEATONARTS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; one-mile loop; WheatonArts, 1000 Village Drive, Millville, free. 856-825-6800 or WheatonArts.org.

Saturday, July 14

EHT NATURE RESERVE SCAVENGER HUNT: 10 a.m. to noon; kids ages 5 to 14 encouraged to attend; Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve Arboretum, Zion and School House roads, Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-892-1019.  

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2016 graduate of Ramapo College. Interned at SDC Journal, a quarterly publication for members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Editor-in-Chief for the Ramapo News, 2015-2016.

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