Things to do

Events

Wednesday, Oct. 17

ATLANTIC COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOOK SALE: daily through Dec. 31; ongoing book sale; find readable treasures at a bargain; benefits the Atlantic County Library Foundation; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

'BE THERE OR BE SQUARE' BOOKS CLUB: 7 to 8 p.m. third Wednesdays; for adults; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAMES: 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Shore Bridge Club, London Square and Tilton Road, Northfield, $10. 609-646-8555 or ShoreBridge.com.

'ESCAPE AND ENJOY' AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB: 3 to 4 p.m.; for adults; choose you favorite books and discuss them in an informal setting; Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City, registration requested. 609-804-1063 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

'FIND YOUR SPEAKING VOICE': 7 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; Boardwalk Toastmasters group; ACUA Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-290-8484 or Boardwalk.ToastmastersClubs.org.

FREE WORKSHOP FOR UNEMPLOYED, UNDEREMPLOYED: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 14; learn how you could qualify for a free training grant to go to school and become certified in Microsoft Office Professional and Quick Books; T.Byrd Training Center, 1501 S. New Road, Pleasantville, free, registration required. 609-484-9356 or TByrdCenter.com.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: Oct. 12 through 31; scare yourself silly with special tours and events themed for the spooky season; Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. 609-884-5404 or CapeMayMAC.org.

KIWANIS CLUB OF CAPE MAY: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; meeting, dinner; Kiwanis Club of Cape May, 1041 Beach Ave., Cape May. 609-972-6710 or CapeMayKiwanis.com.

LANGUAGE OF THE MONTH: SPANISH: 6 to 7 p.m.; New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 S. New York Road, Galloway Township, pre-registration required. 609-652-0230 or EventBrite.com.

MOVIE NIGHT 'OVERBOARD': 6 to 8 p.m.; call for movie title; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: 1 to 3 p.m. third Wednesdays; meeting of South Jersey Shore Chapter 1664 of NARFE; current, retired and spouses of Federal Employees are invited to attend; Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-625-3605 or NARFE-NJChapter1664.org.

ROMANCE BOOK CLUB: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; with moderator Michelle Devine; title for October is "Face Off" by Brenda Novack; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, free, registration requested. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

SHUFFLE AND DEAL/INSTRUCTIONAL PLAY: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; play bridge while learning some new conventions, some tips and brushing up on your play and bidding; Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, 35 E. Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, $8. 609-442-0650.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS OWNERS: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 14; T.Byrd Training Center, 1501 S. New Road, Pleasantville, free, registration required. 609-484-9356 or TByrdCenter.com.

ST. MARY'S COMMUNITY GARDEN: daily through Nov. 16; plant, maintain and benefit from this natural garden; tend the garden and take what you need; St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 118 W. Bayview Ave., Pleasantville. 609-646-1604 or StMarysPleasantville.org.

'WALK IN WEDNESDAY': 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 26; bring your mobile device, from fitbit to iphone, and you will receive up to 30 minutes of tech help on a first-come, first-served basis; Technology Learning Center at the CMC Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

'WRITE YOUR OWN SONG': 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 24; learn about songwriting in this three-part series presented by local singer and composer Andrew Hink of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company; for all ages; Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Thursday, Oct. 18

ATLANTIC CAPE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS WORKSHOP: 6 to 9 p.m.; covers social media tools, tactics, content and fundraising strategies with a focus on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube; Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-343-5655.

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.

BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25; learn to play Bridge; London Square Mall, 201 Tilton Road, Northfield, $10. 609-646-8555 or ShoreBridge.net.

COFFEE KLATCH POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; fun, casual, social group will include coffee, refreshments and great conversation about Israel/U.S. News and world events; Katz JCC , 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, free members, $4 guests. 609-822-1167, ext. 138.

DROP-IN TECH WORKSHOP: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; drop in to this open forum workshop; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, free. AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

EASY CROCHET SPA SLIPPERS WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon; four week crochet class; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386.

EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT SERIES: RESUME HELP: 1 to 2 p.m.; receive tips on how to make your resume stand out; Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free, pre-registration required. 609-569-0376 or EventBrite.com.

GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; learn and play games of many types; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

'IRISH DANCING — A CASUAL APPROACH': 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays; set and ceili dance lessons; Christ Episcopal Church Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. 609-398-8636.

MEMOIR DISCUSSION: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 27; learn about creating your memoirs; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP DISCUSSION SERIES: 6 to 7 p.m.; hosted by the Middle Township Economic Development Council; meeting will focus on the early settlement and industries, as well as historic architecture of Middle Township; Atrium Cafeteria, Atlantic Cape Community College - Cape May Campus, 341 Court House South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

SHUFFLE AND DEAL/INSTRUCTIONAL PLAY: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays; have fun playing bridge while learning some new conventions; Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, 35 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, $8. 609-442-0650 or CapeMayBridge.com.

SOMERS POINT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FALL MIXER: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.; fun time of mixing and mingling; tapas and adult beverages will be served; Sturdy Savings Bank, 521 New Road, Somers Point, $15 non-members. 

TEA TIME AT THE AVALON HISTORY CENTER: 11 a.m. to noon; enjoy tea as we share memories of old Avalon; Avalon History Center, 215 39th St., Avalon. AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

THIRD THURSDAY FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 6 to 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays through Dec. 20; open to all; family time with board games; Scrabble, Monopoly Junior and more; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays; players of all levels welcome; Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, 35 E Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-442-0650 or CapeMayBridge.com.

Friday, Oct. 19

GHOST TOUR OF OCEAN CITY: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26; candlelight ghost tour of haunted Ocean City; 9th Street and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, $18/$12, reservations required. 609-814-0199 or GhostTour.com/OceanCity.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: 4 to 8 p.m.; food, drinks, giveaways, prizes, bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, magician, costume contest and more; Wayside Village Shopping Center, 40 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora. 609-390-1594.

JEWELRY CLASSES: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26; Jewelry/Metal Smithing Classes; learn to work with metal, stones and beads to make beautiful wearable art; two different options available; Ventnor Cultural Art Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, $155. 609-287-6449 or 609-823-7952.

KNITTING CLUB: 10 a.m. to noon Fridays through Dec. 21; for all ages; for needlework crafters of all kinds; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS: 10 to 11:30 a.m.; learn how to reduce your risks and improve your safety whether you are at home, out shopping, or just out around town; presented by Tom Davey, who started Crime Fighters Seminars because he wanted to continue helping people protect themselves, their families, and others from harm; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386.

TECHNOLOGY ON FRIDAY: 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 28; call for more details; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

VICTORIAN SPIRITUALISM HOUSE TOUR: 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Oct. 19, 20; take a Historic District Trolley Tour of Cape May and then visit the "haunted" Physick Estate and learn from your guide about this Victorian obsession; Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, $22 adults, $15 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org.

Saturday, Oct. 20

ATLANTIC COUNTY NUMISMATIC SOCIETY COIN SHOW: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 55 table coin show; bring your old coins and paper money that you want to sell or have appraised; refreshments, door prizes and giveaways and appraisals; Our Lady of Sorrows activity center, 701 Wabash Ave., Linwood, free admission. 609-742-2279 or ACCoins.org.

CHECKMATES CHESS CLUB: noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29; for all ages; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-823-4614 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

COSTUME PET PARADE: 1 to 3 p.m.; hosted by Paw Dazzle; Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township. 609-748-7110 or HistoricSmithville.com.

CREATIVE COLORING FOR ADULTS: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29; for adults; materials provided; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

CREATIVE WRITING: 10 a.m. to noon; with Melissa Palmer; receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books; record an audio version and share your story; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, registration requested. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING FUNDRAISER: 9 a.m. to noon third Saturdays; drop off old electronics at the 4-H Center.; David C. Wood 4-H Center/Fairgrounds, 3210 Route 50, Mays Landing. 609-703-1549.

FALL HARVEST FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27; fall harvest vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, hand-made items and much more; Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or DOOWW.com.

GHOSTLY TALES AND MUSIC: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; storyteller from Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities shares chilling ghost stories from the past two centuries, along with a creepy slide show and atmospheric music; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

GIRL EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP: VISION BOARDS: 1 to 2 p.m.; for girls for all ages; talk about the importance of setting goals and having a positive vision for yourself through arts and crafts; New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 South New York Road, Galloway Township, pre-registration required. 609-652-0230 or EventBrite.com.

HORSEPOWER BY THE BAY CAR AND BOAT SHOW: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; sponsored by the Somers Point Historical Society; features vintage, classic, and antique cars and boats; food, activities, trophies, booths, displays; Bay Avenue and Harbor Lane, Somers Point; $10 registration to display your vehicle. 609-927-8002 or SomersPointHistory.org.

'KNIGHTS OF THE SQUARE TABLE': 2 to 3 p.m. every other Saturday through Dec. 1; chess club for all ages; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration requested. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

OCTOBERFEST PIE BAKING CONTEST: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; first place cash prizes, various other prizes; Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and the beach, Sea Isle City. 609-263-8847.

OPEN GAMING: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29; bring your friends and pick from games including Canasta, Pinochle, Scrabble and Mah Jong; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE: 1 p.m. third Saturdays; for experienced and aspiring play writes; Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate. 609-350-6310.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL & SHARE THE HARVEST FOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 27th Annual Pumpkin Festival presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club; donate non-perishable goods to the "Share the Harvest" Food Drive; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 South, Cape May, free admission. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

PUMPKIN HAYRIDE FOR ALL AGES: 12:30 to 2 p.m.; take a hayride through a local pumpkin patch; meet at the Lower Library for a short presentation on pumpkins and other fall squash, then drive the short distance to Les Rae's Farm at the beanery for a hay ride; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386.

RED AND WHITE NIGHT SOCIAL: 6 to 9 p.m.; hosted by the Ocean City Education Foundation; beef sandwiches, salad, beer/wine, pasta for the kids and soft drinks; DJ, gift baskets and $1,000 prize drawing; Sketties, 301 Roosevelt Blvd., Marmora; $10 to $30. 609-425-6245 or OCNJEF.com.

SATURDAY GHOST WALKS: 8 to 9:45 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27; more 45 minute walking tour that highlights the paranormal "visitors" and activities that have been experienced by the Village staff over the years; begins at Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May, $15, $12 members, advance registration recommended. 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or HCSV.org.

Sunday, Oct. 21

ATLANTIC CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18, held inside O'Donnell Park across from the new Stockton campus, located at Atlantic and Albany avenues. eastcoastrs56@gmail.com or 609-226-9323.

CAR SHOW AND HUNTER PACE: 11 a.m.; food and beverage available for purchase; Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, free. 609-965-2111 or RenaultWinery.com.

CORVETTE SHOW: 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. show; sponsored by the Original Garden State Corvette Club; more than 100 Corvettes will be displayed throughout the village; Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township. 609-748-8999 or HistoricSmithville.com.

MEET THE AUTHOR, BOOK SIGNING & BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; "The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Way" by Frances Metzman; Beth El Synagogue, 500 North Jerome Ave., Margate, $10, reservations requested. 609-823-2725 or BethElSynagogue.com.

TRICK-OR-TREATING AND HALLOWEEN PARADE: noon to 2 p.m., trick-or-treating on the Washington Street Mall; 3 to 5 p.m., 36th Annual Cape May Halloween Parade, starts at Perry Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. 609-884-9565 or DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com.

Monday, Oct. 22

BEGINNERS KNITTING: KNIT A DROP-STITCH SCARF: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; presented by Kellie Maiorana; call for materials list; Public Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, registration required. 609-463-6386.

KNITTING: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 31; meet and share knitting techniques; all levels of knitters welcome; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Mondays; all levels welcome; Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, 35 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-442-0650 or CapeMayBridge.com.

SCRABBLE: 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

CIVIC CLUB OF SEA ISLE CITY: noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; Bridge, Pinochle or Mahjongg; Community Lodge, Sea Isle City. 609-465-3251.

FALL HARVEST PARTY: 5 to 7 p.m.; fun-filled fall celebration; open to all families of Atlantic County; Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free, pre-registration required. 609-569-0376 or EventBrite.com.

KNITWITS: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 26; instructor will be on hand to teach beginner knit or crochet; Technology Learning Center at the CMC Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

MAKE YOUR FAMILY TREE COME TO LIFE: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; presented by the Longport Historical Society; discuss how to discover your family tree; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

PINOCHLE CLUB: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18; all levels of players are welcome; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

TED TALKS: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 30; with Nick Mansor; view a Ted Talk video, followed by a group discussion; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, free, registration required. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

TUESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays; all levels of players welcome; Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, 35 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-442-0650 or CapeMayBridge.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS WORKSHOP: 6 to 7 p.m.; learn how to make your own cleaning products with simple ingredients you probably already have at home; New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 South New York Road, Galloway Township, pre-registration required. 609-652-0230 or EventBrite.com.

FALL FAMILY BINGO: 4 to 5 p.m.; open to all families of Atlantic County; Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free, pre-registration required. 609-569-0376 or EventBrite.com.

INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Ricky Young-Howze will show you all the elements that have made up a play since the ancient Greeks and how playwrights use them to make a play; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386. 

MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP FOR ADULTS: 10 a.m. to noon; learn how to make your very own melt and pour glycerin soaps; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, registration required. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

Thursday, Oct. 25

ATLANTICARE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; guest speaker Judge Nelson Johnson; gain career/life advice and learn how to make a difference in Atlantic City; The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway Township, $25. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY: 10 a.m. to noon; with Casey Zahn; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, registration required. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; with moderator Dorothy Pearson; title for October, "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn; complimentary books may be available upon registration; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS: 10 to 11 a.m., Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386.

'WWI AND THE POETS OF THE GREAT WAR': 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Mr. Holden will discuss the horrors of the Great War; Public Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Thursday, Nov. 1

JERSEY SHORE KNITTING GUILD: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Ventnor Community Center, South Newport Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor. 609-338-9305.

Thursday, Nov. 8

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.

FRIENDS OF THE LINWOOD ARBORETUM MEETING: 6 p.m. second Thursdays, Linwood Arboretum, 1410 Wabash Ave., Linwood. 609-338-9305 or LinwoodArboretum.org.

Friday, Nov. 9

COMMUNITY BINGO AND LUNCH: 11 a.m. to noon second Fridays, Brookdale Senior Living Cape May, 591 Route 9 South, Cape May Court House. 609-463-6344.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10; crafters, vendors, food, white elephant room, baked goods, raffles, lunch and dinner; pasta dinner on Saturday; vendors spaces available; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. 609-652-0629.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

CREATIVE ARTS FOR ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: 1 to 2 p.m. second Tuesdays through Dec. 11, 2018; creative exploration with drawing, painting, and sculpture using various media for the developmentally disabled; Public Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

UPPER TOWNSHIP GREEN TEAM MEETING: 3 p.m. second Tuesdays; Township Hall Conference Room, Upper Township Municipal Building, Petersburg. UpperTwpGreenTeam@yahoo.com.

UPPER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg. UpperTwpHistory.org.

'WILDLIFE GARDENING: HOW TO MAKE MESSY LOOK GOOD': 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; hosted by the Green Thumb Garden Club of Somers Point; presentation by native plant specialist Pat Sutton; Senior Center, 22 Ambler Road, Somers Point, reservations required. 609-214-6967.

Dining out

Friday, Oct. 19

SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; hosted by the Women's Missionary Society; Soup & Sandwich Luncheon plus Bake Sale; First Baptist Church of Cape May, 101 S. Main St., Cape May Court House, prices range from $4 to $14. 609-780-5678 or 609-522-2717.

VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; baked ziti; VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Belleplain, $10. 609-861-2298.

Saturday, Oct. 20

FISH FRY: 1 to 5 p.m.; fish or chicken dinner $10; crab cake dinner $12; includes string beans, potato salad, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and soda; hosted by Macedonia Baptist Church, 601 South County Blvd., South Egg Harbor. 609-965-4211.

ROAST BEEF DINNER: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.; hosted by the Port Republic Vol. Fire Co.; dine-in or take-out; roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, apple sauce, rolls, dessert and beverage; Port Republic Volunteer Fire Co., 116 Blakes Lane, Port Republic, $14 adults, $8 kids. 609-709-8812.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

JCC DINNER & MOVIE: 5 to 7 p.m.; full-course meal including a kosher meat main course, salad, soup and dessert; Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate; $18 members, $20 guests up to one week before each event; $20 members, $23 guests after one week before. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

Monday, Nov. 26

JCC MAHJONG BRUNCHES: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 13; chance to meet other Mahjong and card players in the community; all players and skill levels are welcome; Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate; up to one week before: $14 members, $18 guests; after one week before: $18 members, $22 guests. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

Fundraisers

Saturday, Oct. 20

ARC OF ATLANTIC COUNTY WALK: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; annual walk on the boardwalk; rain or shine; Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 6415 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, $25. 609-485-0800 or TheArcAtlantic.org.

CLOTHING DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by Kiwanis Club of Egg Harbor City; collecting wearable and usable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals and hard toys; Egg Harbor City Community School, 730 Havana Ave., Egg Harbor City. 609-705-5914. 

DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO: 6 to 10 p.m.; hosted by the Country Shore Women's Club; must be 18 year or older to attend; Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, $30. 609-628-3285.

Sunday, Oct. 21

JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK & 5K RUN: 8:30 a.m. to noon; 8th Annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk & 5K Run; 9:30 a.m., professionally timed 5K Run along the boardwalk; 11 a.m. HERO walk; awards ceremony; benefits the Campaign's mission to promote the use of safe and sober designated drivers; meet at 6th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $15-$35. 609-646-0414 or HeroCampaign.org or HEROwalkrun.org.

RNS OKTOBERFEST: 4 to 7 p.m.; benefits Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund; German food buffet, one seasonal beer at the Ex Bar, raffle prizes; The Exchange, 2110 New Road, Linwood; $30. rnscancerandheartfund.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

TASTING & TAPAS: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; benefits Adelaides's Place; McCullough's Emerald Golf Links, 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township, $30. 609-340-8816 or AdelaidesPlace.org.

For kids

Wednesday, Oct. 17

AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 24; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; hear fun stories and make a cool craft; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

FALL HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS 8-WEEK WARM UP: 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Nov. 2, Margaret Stringer Aquatic Center, Hess School, Babcock Road, Mays Landing. 609-204-1244 or SJMariners.org.

HALLOWEEN CANDY COUNTING CONTEST: daily through Oct. 29; for ages 6 to 12; enter for a chance to win the whole jar by guessing closest to the exact number of candies; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

HALLOWEEN CANDY COUNTING CONTEST: daily through Oct. 27; for ages 8 to 12; enter for a chance to win the whole jar by guessing closest to the exact number of candies; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH HOMEWORK HELP AND ENGLISH LEARNERS CLASS: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 6, 2019; homework help for kids in grades kindergarten through 6th grade; St. Mary's Church, 118 Bayview Ave., Pleasantville. 609-646-1604 or StMarysPleasantville.org.

STORY HOUR: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Dec. 12; singing, stories and a craft; ages 3 and 4 on Tuesdays, ages 2 and younger Wednesdays; Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood. 609-926-7991 or LinwoodLibrary.com.

TODDLER STORYTIME: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 24; for ages 1 1/2 to 3; bring your little ones to hear stories and sing songs; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration requested. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY BABY READ & PLAY STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 7; for ages 6 to 36 months; bring your little one for a morning of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

YOUTH GREEK LANGUAGE CLASSES: 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays through June 5, 2019; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township, $250. 609-653-8092, ext. 4 or 609-653-8092, ext. 5 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Thursday, Oct. 18

AFTERNOON TODDLER STORYTIME: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25; for ages 1 1/2 to 3; stories and songs; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration requested. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER GALLOWAY OPEN HOUSE SERIES: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 1; fun activities and see what Girl Scouts is about; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-517-1140 or GSCSNJ.org.

NO BAKE COOKING WITH KIDS: PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE: 5 to 6 p.m.; learn how to make pumpkin cheesecake without baking; New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 S. New York Road, Galloway Township, pre-registration required. 609-652-0230 or EventBrite.com.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB): 4 to 5 p.m.; for ages 13 to 18; volunteering opportunity for teens; recommend books and events you'd like to see at the library; snacks provided; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

THURSDAY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 1; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; stories, games, crafts; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

TODDLER STORYTIME: 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 25; for ages 1 1/2 to 3; bring your little ones to hear stories and sing songs; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration requested. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Friday, Oct. 19

'FOOTBALL WITH FATHERS' SPORTS TRIVIA: 5 to 6 p.m.; sports trivia and refreshments; New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 South New York Road, Galloway Township, free, pre-registration required. 609-652-0230 or EventBrite.com.

STORYTIME WITH MISS BONNIE: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 16; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; support your child's early literacy skills and school-readiness by joining Miss Bonnie and her crew to hear stories, sing songs and make a quick craft; Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, Brigantine. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Saturday, Oct. 20

BUILD YOUR OWN SCARECROW EVENT: 9 a.m. to noon; hosted by the Northfield-Linwood Kiwanis Club; materials supplied; for ages 5 to 10; Otto Bruyns Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road, free, pre-registration required. limited seating. 609-513-0372.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; rain or shine; haunted village, games, costume contest, maze, nail art, face painting, games; suitable for ages 11 and younger; Egg Harbor Township High School, 24 High School Drive, commons area, Egg Harbor Township; $6 children, free for adults. kammermm@eht.k12.nj.us

'MONSTERS AND MUNCHIES': 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; for ages 3 to 12; create your own wild monsters with paint and your imagination; Atlantic County Library, 201 15th St. South, Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

SATURDAY STORYTIME AND CRAFT: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturdays; for ages 3 to 7; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

STORYTIME UNIVERSITY: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29; for ages 3 to 6; children must be accompanied by an adult; Mstories, songs, rhymes and movement while building language and literacy skills; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Sunday, Oct. 21

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays through June 9, 2019; for youth ages 3 to 18; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township, $25. 609-653-8092, ext. 5 or 609-653-8092, ext. 4 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Monday, Oct. 22

MONDAY BABY READ & PLAY STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 5; for ages 6 to 36 months; bring your little one for a morning of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

MONDAY KIDS CRAFT AND STORY: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Dec. 17; for ages 3 to 8; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

'GIRLS WHO CODE' JUNIOR: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 27; learn the basics of coding; for girls in grades 3rd through 5th; CMC Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

MORNING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 23; ages 3 1/2 to 5; hear fun stories and make a cool craft; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

STORY TIME: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

TUESDAY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 30; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

NOT-SO-SCARY HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: 6 to 7 p.m.; for ages 3 1/2 to 5; stories, games, crafts, and costumes; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Thursday, Oct. 25

EXPLORER POST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays; high school students ages 14 to 18 can learn about environmental career fields; ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-272-6950 or ACUA.com.

LEGO MOVIE CLUB: 4 to 5 p.m.; for ages 6-10; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

MAKE A CAT OR A BAT FOR HALLOWEEN: 5 to 6 p.m.; for ages 5-10; celebrate Halloween by making a cat or a bat; Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City, registration required. 609-804-1063 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

MEDICAL EXPLORERS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. first Wednesdays; for high school students interested in medical careers; must be age 14 or older and at least a freshman; Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3722 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

Monday, Nov. 12

MINECRAFT CLUB: 5 or 6:30 p.m. second or third Mondays; for ages 8 to 12; helps kids build problem solving and planning skills; Technology Learning Center at the CMC Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

PARENT AND TOT CLASSES: 10 to 11 a.m. second Mondays of the month; provides parents an opportunity to socialize with other new parents while kids experience a fun activity, develop fine motor skills and foster creativity; classes designed for ages 2 and younger; Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, free. 609-822-1167, ext. 130 or JCCAtlantic.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

CHICK-FIL-A FAMILY NIGHT WITH KEN THE MAGICIAN & JAZZY JEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays through Dec. 11; Ken the Magician will perform magic and balloon twisting and Jazzy Jen will paint faces; Chick Fil-A EHT, 6801 E. Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. 609-748-2237.

Golf

Friday, Oct. 19

ATLANTIC COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 2018 GOLF TOURNAMENT: 3 to 6 p.m.; Atlantic County Bar Association 2018 Golf Tournament "Nine, Wine & Dine"; includes golf, cart, wine tasting, dinner and open bar; Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road, Linwood, $95. 609-345-3444 or atcobar.org.

NINE, WINE & DINE: 3 p.m. shotgun start; hosted by Atlantic County Bar Association; includes golf, cart, wine tasting, dinner and open, contests, prizes; $95; at Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road, Linwood. 609-345-3444 or Tamara.Lamb@atcobar.org.

Sunday, Oct. 21

VIKING ROWING CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., McCullough's Emerald Golf Links, 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township, $100 individuals, $25 lunch-only. 609-484-0600.

Groups

Wednesday, Oct. 17

AA: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cape Regional Medical Center, Rooms 3 & 4. 609-463-4043.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays; for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or Dementia; led by Alysia Price, LCSW, LNHA, CALA, CDP, Administrator and Director of Social Services; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-404-4848.

'BE THERE OR BE SQUARE' BOOK CLUB: 7 to 8 p.m. third Wednesdays; open to adults; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

COPE GROUP: 2 to 4 p.m. third Wednesdays; for those with aphasia, apraxia or dysarthria; COPE (Communication Opportunities, Programs & Events) is a group that practices communication through social conversation; Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-5360 or Bacharach.org.

EHLERS-DANLOS: 2 to 3 p.m. third Wednesdays; individuals with disorders that impact connective tissue, skin, joints or blood vessel walls will be meeting to find support, learn strategies for coping and share the latest information; offered by the Atlantic Center for Independent Living; Atlantic Center for Independent Living Inc., 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway Township. 609-748-2253 or MHAAC.info.

GALLOWAY CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 10 a.m. first and third Wednesdays; for individuals caring for a loved one with medical, mental health/behavioral, disability or age-related issue to receive resources, coping skills, and more; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County in partnership with the Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition; Royal Inn Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-652-3800, ext. 310 or MHAAC.info.

GRIEF SUPPORT FOR WIDOWED PERSONS: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 5; meeting of H.O.P.E., a non profit support group for widowed persons; Emmaus United Methodist Church, 706 E Moss Mill Road, Smithville. 856-234-2200 or HopesNJ.org.

SHORE MEDICAL CENTER'S SENIOR SOCIALS: 3 to 4 p.m. third Wednesdays; bingo, prizes, educational program; tea, coffee, snacks served; Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, free. 609-653-3543 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP: 4 p.m., third Wednesday of the month; hosted by the Bacharach Hearing & Balance Center; Galloway Hearing Center, 436 Chris Gaupp Drive, Suite 103, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-5370.

'TOO MUCH STUFF' MEETINGS: 1 to 3 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; for people who want to clean up to those who are living with overwhelming clutter; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES NETWORKING/SUPPORT GROUP: 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays; network, find support and discuss relevant topics; Atlantic Center for Independent Living Inc., 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway Township. 609-748-2253 or ArtemisCIL.org.

Thursday, Oct. 18  

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays; for adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes; Absecon United Methodist Church, basement youth room, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. 609-641-2266 or AdultChildren.org.

AMPOVATION: 6 to 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays through October; local amputee support group; Mike Braxton, an Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Volunteer, runs the group; Bacharach Institute For Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. 609-748-5250 or Bacharach.org.

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays; peer-run support group for individuals living with anxiety and depression; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; AtlantiCare, 501 Scarborough Drive, 3rd floor, Egg Harbor Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

GRIEF SUPPORT FOR WIDOWED PERSONS: 11 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 6, Holy Redeemer Health System, 1801 North Route 9, Swainton, $35. 856-234-2200 or HopesNJ.org.

ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SOUTH JERSEY: 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays through June 20, 2019, Culliney Hall, St. Francis Cabrini Church, Second Street and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City. 609-748-0619.

KIWANIS OF CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE: 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays; serves the youth and community of Middle and Dennis townships; Avalon Golf Club & Links Restaurant, 1510 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House. 609-465-7406.

'LOVE AT FIRST STITCH' NEEDLECRAFT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15; for adults and teens; learn and practice your craft in a fun, welcoming environment; Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City. 609-804-1063 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

NAACP GENERAL MEETING: 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Thursdays; monthly meeting; discussing branch’s future events; new members welcome; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville, free. 609-415-0275 or MLPNAACP.org.

STROKE/BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: 1 p.m. third Thursdays; stroke/brain Injury Support Group; Maruchi Conference Room, Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-2273.

Friday, Oct. 19

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Fridays; Narcotics Anonymous (NA); Rooms 3 & 4, Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043.

Saturday, Oct. 20

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 12 step recovery group; CoDependents Anonymous, 6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 609-457-2670.

FOR PEOPLE WITH MS: OCEAN CITY SELF-HELP GROUP: 1 to 3 p.m. third Saturdays; for people living with MS or their care partner; Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Room 4, Ocean City. 610-888-7942.

Sunday, Oct. 21

AA: 10 a.m. to noon Sundays, Cape Regional Medical Center, Classrooms A & B. 609-463-4043.

AL ANON: 10 a.m. to noon Sundays, Cape Regional Medical Center, Room #5. 609-463-4043.

Monday, Oct. 22

AA: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Cape Regional Medical Center, Conference Rooms 3 & 4. 609-463-4043.

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS: 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays; program for men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes; Trinity United Methodist Church, 20 Route 9, Marmora. 609-432-4177 or AdultChildren.org.

AL ANON: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Cape Regional Medical Center Room #5. 609-463-4043.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: 11 a.m. to noon Mondays through Oct. 29; study of Al-Anon's 12 Steps and 12 Traditions for people affected by a loved one's drinking; Absecon United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road/Church Road, Absecon. 856-547-0855 or NJ-Al-Anon.org.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR DINNER: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Kiwanis Club of Egg Harbor City dinner for 2018 Citizen of the Year, Jessica Rifice; Blue Heron Pines, 550 W. Country Club Drive, Egg Harbor City, $35 adults, $17.50 kids, reservations required. 609-705-5914.

GRIEF SUPPORT FOR WIDOWED PERSONS: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 3; hosted by H.O.P.E., a non-profit support group for recently widowed men and women; Central United Methodist Church, 5 W. Marvin Ave., Linwood, $35. 856-234-2200 or HopesNj.org.

SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP MEETINGS: 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays through April 1, 2019; for individuals who prefer speaking in Spanish; meet weekly to share community resources and discuss topics related to family, wellness, relationships, school, stress managment and more; offered by a bi-lingual group facilitator; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

YOUNG ADULTS STRESS RELIEF GROUP: 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays; individuals age 18 to "20 something" discuss issues related to common stresses, family life, substance use, friends and more; Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

KNIT WITH THE KNITWITS: 6:30 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays; learn the basics of knitting and crocheting; Cape May County Library, Technology Learning Center, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6341 or CMCLibrary.org.

SUPPORT FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; peer-run, weekly meetings for adults who have experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect; trained facilitator with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse; ASCA Offices, 950 Tilton Road, Suite 108, Northfield. 609-652-3800 or ASCASupport.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

PROGRAM FOR THOSE WITH DEMENTIA: 1 to 2:30 p.m. last Tuesdays through Nov. 30; The Memory Café, a free program for people living with dementia offered by Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care, Brookdale of Cape May, Jewish Family Services and Right at Home, and the Alzheimer's Association; Cape May County Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, free. 609-355-6202.

Thursday, Nov. 1

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2 to 3 p.m. first Thursdays; for those caring for a loved one; Shore Medical Center, Center for Family Caregivers, Lower Level, 100 Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3969 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB: 7 to 8 p.m. first Thursdays, Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

JERSEY SHORE KNITTING GUILD: 7 to 8:30 p.m. first Thursdays except July; Ventnor Community Center, South Newport and Atlantic avenues, Ventnor. 609-338-9305.

KICKAPOO MEETING: 7 to 8:30 p.m. first Thursdays; share a simple meal and then conduct council business; new members welcome; Kickapoo Tribe, 30 London Avenue, Egg Harbor City. 609-226-3812.

SHORE'S FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2 to 3 p.m. first Thursdays, The Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center, Lower Level, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, free. 609-653-3969 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

Saturday, Nov. 3

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: noon to 1 p.m. first Saturdays; hosted by the Parkinson Life Center of Southern New Jersey; Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. 609-365-8499 or ParkinsonLifeCenterofSouthernNJ.org.

Monday, Nov. 5

EATING DISORDERS DISCUSSION/SUPPORT GROUP: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. first Mondays; peer-run discussion group; members can share with others as well as gain support, practical skills and tools; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

FOOD AND BODY CHALLENGES - SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. first Mondays; for individuals who struggle with compulsive overeating; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

'SPEAK OF THE SPECTRUM' MEETING: 6 to 7:15 p.m. first Mondays; for ages 16 and older LGBTQ individuals and supportive family/friends to discuss experiences, learn about the community, find support and talk about relevant topics; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 4 to 5 p.m. first Tuesdays; provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers; The Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center, Lower Level, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, free. 609-653-3969 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1 to 3 p.m. first Tuesdays through Dec. 13; for anyone caring for a friend or family member; Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043.

DEMENTIA PROGRAM: 1 to 2:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; gives people living with dementia and their care partners a chance to interact and engage with others on a similar journey; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, free. 609-822-1109.

JERSEY CAPE WRITERS MONTHLY MEETING: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; come with ten copies of a piece of writing you'd like to share; receive constructive comments on your work; Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-231-3959 or 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

COIN CLUB: 6 to 7 p.m. social hour, 7 to 9 p.m. meeting, first Wednesdays; hosted by the Atlantic County Numismatic Society; all ages welcome; free appraisals, free coins for kids, refreshments; Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood. 609-742-2279 or ACCoins.org.

Saturday, Nov. 10

STAY FOCUSED PHOTO CLUB: 9:30 a.m. second Saturdays; for photographers of all ages and experience levels; Room F-111, F-Wing, Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. StayFocusedPhoto.club.

Monday, Nov. 12

CONNECTIONS GROUP: 7 to 9 p.m. second Mondays; hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); monthly support group for people who are recovering from mental illness disorders of the brain; United Methodist Church of Absecon, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. 609-385-7825.

GALLOWAY PORT REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC CLUB: 7 to 8:15 p.m. second Mondays, Gourmet Restaurant, Pitney Road, Galloway Township. 973-713-1468.

GO GREEN GALLOWAY MEETING: 7 to 8:15 p.m. second Mondays; meeting of Go Green Galloway, the Sustainability Task Force of Galloway; Galloway Township Municipal Center, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-742-7076 or GoGreenGalloway.org.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT MEETING: 7 to 9 p.m. second Mondays; hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Atlantic/Cape May; support group for families and caregivers of those affected by mental illness; Absecon United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. 609-927-0215.

PAIN MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: 2 to 4 p.m. second Mondays; for those experiencing chronic pain in their lives; Maruchi Conference Room, Cape Regional Medical Center, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043.

VENTNOR AARP CHAPTER 1724: 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. second Mondays; for seniors who live in Atlantic County; featured speakers each month; Ventnor Nutrition Site, 6500 Atlantic Ave., free. 609-266-7129.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 4 to 5 p.m. second Tuesdays; provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers; Shore Medical Center, The Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center, Lower Level, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3969 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 4 to 5 p.m. second Tuesdays; provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers; the Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center, Lower Level, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3969 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT MEETINGS: 4 to 5 p.m. second Tuesdays; individuals with any type of disability meet about self-advocacy, policy action and ways to bring about change; Atlantic Center for Independent Living Inc., 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway Township. 609-748-2253 or AtlanticCIL.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

ITALIAN CULTURE: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; second Wednesdays; meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, free. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

Monday, Nov. 19

ATLANTIC COUNTY NUMISMATIC SOCIETY MEETING: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. third Mondays; learn how to grade and determine the value of coins; all ages welcome; food and refreshments; Public Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-742-2279 or ACCoins.org.

FOOD AND BODY CHALLENGES: 1 to 2 p.m. third Mondays; for individuals who struggle with under-eating; meet to discuss meticulously counting calories, compulsive exercising, making yourself sick and other topics; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

JERSEY CAPE WRITERS: 10 a.m. to noon third Tuesdays; share your writing in a friendly supportive environment; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Health, fitness

Wednesday, Oct. 17

BABY BASICS CLASS: 7 to 9 p.m., AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, 65 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Hackberry Building, Pomona, $10. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

PILATES YOGA FUSION: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 26, 2018; taught by Kathleen Jespersen; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

PREPARING FOR CHEMOTHERAPY: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, 2nd Floor Infusion Suite, Egg Harbor Township. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

PREPARING FOR RADIATION THERAPY: 2 to 3 p.m., AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

'TOO MUCH STUFF?' MEETINGS: 1 to 3 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; for people who want to clean up to those who are living with overwhelming clutter; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

TOUR FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth Tour for Expectant Parents; AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, 65 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

WEDNESDAY STEMDAY: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; for ages 5 to 12; explore the wonderful world of STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville, registration requested. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Thursday, Oct. 18

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 20, 2018, Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Friday, Oct. 19

ZUMBA GOLD FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 21, 2018; taught by Cathy Cashmere, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Saturday, Oct. 20

CHAIR YOGA: 10 to 11 a.m.; for adults; chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or using a chair for support and that incorporates the breathing style and mind/body benefits of a traditional class; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, registration requested. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

MS SELF-HELP GROUP: 1 to 3 p.m. third Saturdays; for those living with MS or caregiver; Room 4, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. 610-888-7942.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA GOLD FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays; taught by Cathy Cashmere, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Monday, Oct. 22

CHAIR YOGA: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays; gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

COPING SKILLS WORKSHOPS: 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays; peers will lead a weekly meeting that will focus on a new topic each session; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

ZUMBA GOLD FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT: 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays; taught by Cathy Cashmere, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; support group for people whose loved ones suffer from alcoholism; St. John Lutheran Church, 1001 Central Ave., Ocean City. 609-399-0717.

FAMILY FITNESS: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; heart-pumping fun workout for all fitness levels; New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 South New York Road, Galloway Township, pre-registration required. 609-652-0230 or EventBrite.com.

HEALTHY AGING: TIPS FOR YOUR BODY AND BRAIN: 10 to 11 a.m.; presented by Alzheimer's NJ; learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

MINDFUL EATING 101 WORKSHOP: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 30; stress-related eating, binge eating, hunger/fullness cues, physical versus emotional hunger, and healthy attitudes about food and weight; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-653-3800 or MHAAC.info.

NUTRITION FOR ADULTS: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays; hosted by AtlantiCare; addresses subjects relevant to seniors; lunch provided; AtlantiCare LifeCenter, 2500 English Creek, Building 200, Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-569-7010.

PILATES YOGA FUSION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; taught by Kathleen Jespersen; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 3 p.m. Tuesdays; taught by Tammy Decker; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

YOGA PILATES FUSION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; pilates-yoga fusion exercises teach students how to use core stability for every-day movement; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS AT COURT HOUSE LIBRARY: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

ZUMBA FITNESS AT WILDWOOD CREST LIBRARY: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

PREDIABETES CLASS: 4 to 6 p.m.; education group session; AtlantiCare LifeCenter, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 200, Egg Harbor Township, free. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

W.O.W.! WORKING ON WELLNESS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; interactive discussion on all things related to your well-being; Amy Scott-MacLean, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Wellness Coach, will talk about Occupational Wellness; Public Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386.

Thursday, Oct. 25

BRIGANTINE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; community wide health fair; screenings, classes, seminars, door prizes; Brigantine Health Fair, 1501 W. Brigantine Ave., Brigantine. 609-289-0505.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

HULA HOOP FUN FITNESS CLASS: 7 to 8 p.m. last Tuesdays of the month; taught by Tara Rebel; for ages 12 and older; Dolente Dance & Fitness, 2907 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township; $10 individuals, $16 for two. H2OHoops.com.

Monday, Nov. 5

JOINT REPLACEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM: 10 to 11 a.m. first Mondays; meet with nurses, physical therapists, social workers and discharge planners; Shore Medical Center, 2nd floor surgical conference room in the Surgical Tower, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-4600 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

COMMUNITY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 2 to 4 p.m. first Wednesdays; meetings alternate between Bacharach and AtlantiCare Life Center at English Creek; Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, and AtlantiCare Life Center, 2500 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township; free. 609-652-7000, ext. 5430.

GILDAS CLUB MEETING: 6 to 8 p.m. first Wednesdays through December; "Foundations of Health - Keys to a Long Life," presented by Anthony Dissen, MA, RDN; Gilda's Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood. 609-926-2699 or GildasClubSouthJersey.org.

Thursday, Nov. 8

IFSS FAMILY MEETING: 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays; meeting for individuals who have a family member living with mental illness; offered by Intensive Family Support Services of the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

NECK AND SPINE SURGERY EDUCATION PROGRAM: 4 to 5 p.m. second Thursdays; meet with nurses, physical therapists, social workers and discharge planners; Shore Medical Center, 2nd floor surgical conference room in the Surgical Tower, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-4600 or ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

Monday, Nov. 12

NAMI SUPPORT MEETINGS: 7 to 9 p.m. second Monday of the month; hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness; open to the public; supportive and stigma free discussion group for family members of those with mental illness and those who need mental health support; Absecon United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon, free. 609-927-0215 or NAMI.org.

Music

Thursday, Oct. 18

SUPERNATURAL MUSIC: 6 to 7 p.m.; music with macabre and spiritual themes, including many pieces still popular today, as well as eerie music from classical masters and musical references to the iconic writings of Edgar Allen Poe; presented by Cape May MAC; Public Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May City. 609-463-6386.

Religion

Wednesday, Oct. 17

BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m. Thursdays; discuss the movie/book "The Shack"; all welcome; Lifegate Church, 296 Bethel Road, Somers Point. 609-927-2075 or LifegateNJ.org.

'EXPLORE GOD' DISCUSSION GROUP: 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays; Price Hall, Academy and Seashore Roads, Cape May; open to all. 609-889-3538 or email robriehl@verizon.net.

Thursday, Oct. 18

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 1; 7-week course that explores the Christian faith and considers who Jesus is, why He came and had to die and what it means to follow Him; free dinner each session; Greentree Church, 125 School House Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-3838 or Greentree.org/CE.

Saturday, Oct. 20

GOSPEL BLUE GRASS COFFEE HOUSE: 7 to 9 p.m.; featuring The Berry Pickers and The Greens performing Gospel Blue Grass style strings and vocals; Fireside Coffee House at South Dennis Trinity, 834 Route 47, South Dennis. 609-861-2196 or HistoricUMC.Weebly.com.

Sunday, Oct. 21

226TH ANNIVERSARY OF HEAD OF THE RIVER CHURCH: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; sermon, live music, picnic lunch; oldest Methodist church in New Jersey; Head of the River Church, 600 Route 49, Woodbine. 609-457-8879.

MASS OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; sacrament of healing, strength and hope; St. Ann Church, 2901 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood. 609-972-9051.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 25, 2019; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, registration requested. 609-653-8092, ext. 5 or 609-653-8092, ext. 4 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

FALL DISCUSSION SERIES: 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Oct. 31; open forum for questions and conversation; Week 2: Family Relationships; Week 3: The Spiritual Meaning of Sickness; open to Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-653-8092 or HolyTrinityEggHarbor.com.

Reunions

ATLANTIC CITY CLASS OF 1953: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19; cash bar, 5:30 p.m. dinner; 65th reunion; Sofia Restaurant, 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate; $30; RSVP by Oct. 10 to Billie Jane Boyer Maul at 609-822-8888 or Margie Soltz Berk at 609-823-1242.

Trips

TRIP TO NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND: Oct. 22-25; hosted by Brigantine CER; price ranges from $750 to $1,110. 609-264-7350, ext. 1.

HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE: Nov. 15; "Christmas is in the Air"; hosted by Absecon AARP Chapter 705, bus departs 8:30 a.m. from Reformation Lutheran Church, Biscayne Avenue and Shore Road, Galloway Township; $101; payment due by Oct. 23. 609-646-3862. 

BANGKOK, BALI, HONG KONG & SINGAPORE: Jan. 7 through 21, 2019; Southeast Asia Experience trip; includes round trip airfare and deluxe hotels; hosted by the Milton & Betty Katz JCC; $4,200 through Aug. 1. 609-822-1167.

KATZ JCC COMMUNITY TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA: March 11 through 19, 2019; experience the wonders of Cape Town and Krueger National Park; $3,600 per person includes round trip airfare from JFK to Cape Town aboard South African Air, accommodations in premier hotels, eight meals, intra-Africa transportation, daily tours and Krueger Park safaris. 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or JCCAtlantic.org.

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