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Country Shore Women celebrate 50th anniversary

Current members, past presidents and board members of the Country Shore Women’s Club met recently for a celebratory dinner at The Crab Trap restaurant in Somers Point in recognition of the club’s 50th anniversary. Among the guests was Mary Wolfe, president of the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Shown in a group photo are former presidents of the club.


Community calendar

Events

Tuesday, Aug. 13

A UNIVERSE OF MOVIES FILM SERIES: 5 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20; for adults and interested teens; collection of modern and classic science fiction titles and documentaries; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-823-4614.

ADULT VIDEO GAMERS CLUB: 6 p.m.; for adults who are interested in playing classic and contemporary video games and making new friends to game with; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration requested. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

AUTHOR SERIES: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Lauren Grodstein; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403.

BETH EL SUMMER GAME DAYS: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27; bring your board and card games, includes lunch and snacks; Beth El Synagogue, 500 North Jerome Ave., Margate, $12, reservations requested. 609-823-2725 or BethElSynagogue.com.

DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD FREE FAMILY MOVIE: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20; popcorn, candy and soft drinks are available for purchase; Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or DOOWW.com.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27; for adults; practice your English in a welcoming setting; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

FAMILY MAGIC SHOW: 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27; Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, free. 609-884-9565.

FAMILY NIGHT — ‘JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL’: 5 to 6:30 p.m.; presented by Triple Threat Workshop; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 856-794-4244, ext. 6.

GAME AFTERNOON WITH NERDVANA: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 3; play a variety of board and card games provided by Nerdvana; Otto Bruyns Public Library, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476.

GATHERING WOOL: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Aug. 27; open to adults; make blankets, scarves, sweaters and more; Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-823-4614 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

IMPROV ACTING WORKSHOPS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; improvisational acting workshops hosted by Unity’s Theatre Troupe; for ages 18 and older; Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-705-9007 or UnitysTheatreTroupe.com.

MAKE GREETING CARDS FOR VETERANS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by Angelic Health Palliative and Hospice Care; public is invited to create greeting cards for veterans at the Meadowview Nursing Home in Northfield; Public Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration requested. 609-515-6334.

PAINT NIGHT: 6 to 7 p.m.; paint night for all ages; Cumberland County Library, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-453-2210 or CCLNJ.org.

WOMEN’S SUFFERAGE IN NEW JERSEY: 6 p.m., Avalon History Center, 215 39th St., Avalon. AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

AUTHOR TALK WITH FRANK WATSON: 6 p.m., Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities; kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse; Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House Ave., Cape May, free admission. 609-884-5405 or CapeMayMAC.org.

RESUME-BUILDING CLASS: 10 to 11 a.m., Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, registration requested. 609-567-2900.

SCRABBLE AND SCONES: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; for adults; enjoy refreshments while playing Scrabble with fellow word lovers; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

‘THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING’: 6 to 8 p.m.; movie night with snacks, drinks, and fun; Public Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or Events.CMCLibrary.org.

WHEATON WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; glass pumpkin blowing demonstration, tours, glass bubble blowing experiences, family art activities, food tastings, door prizes, dinner at the GateHouse Cafe and more; WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, free admission. 856-825-6800 or WheatonArts.org.

Fundraisers

Thursday, Aug. 15

5TH ANNUAL JACKIE & HANK HERSKOWITZ SPORTS NIGHT: 7 p.m.; benefits scholarship fund; VIP meet and greet with Chris Long during the reception; Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $225, includes dinner, open bar, anda silent and live auction. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

DANCING WITH DOLPHINS 8TH ANNUAL GALA: 6 to 9:30 p.m.; hosted by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center; food stations, complimentary beer and wine, vodka tasting, art, silent and live auctions, live entertainment and dancing; One Atlantic Events, 1 Atlantic Ocean, The Pier At Caesars Casino, Atlantic City, $100. 609-287-9118 or MMSC.org.

For kids

Tuesday, Aug. 13

DIY STORYTIME: 6 to 6:45 p.m. every other Tuesday through Aug. 27; for ages 3 to 6; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

FAIRY TALE BREAKFAST: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; breakfast buffet with child-friendly choices, classic fairy tales, dress-up; Carriage House Café & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; $20 adults and kids ages 3 to 12; $5 ages 2 and younger. 609-884-5404 or CapeMayMAC.org.

FAMILY MAGIC SHOW: 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27; Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, free. 609-884-9565.

GALAXY BATH BARS AND MORE: 2 p.m.; for ages 10 to 13; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration required. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

MERMAID STORYTIME: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; special storytime and craft with a mermaid; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470.

MOON STORYTIME: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27; stories, songs, finger plays and crafts; for ages 3 to 5; Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

MOVE IT, SHAKE IT, SPACE JAM STORYTIME: 1 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13; for ages 3 1/2-5; stories, music and fun movement activities; Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, registration requested. 609-625-2776 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

SKETCH CLUB FOR KIDS: 2 to 3 p.m.; for ages 8 and older; Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, registration required. 609-567-2900.

STORYTIME: 10 to 10:30 a.m.; for ages 0 to 4; stories, songs, activities and/or take home crafts; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, registration required. 856-794-4244, ext. 6.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

‘ALIENS IN SPACE’: 10 to 11 a.m.; Science Tellers presents interactive storytime; Presbyterian Church, 208 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. 609-646-2228 or AbseconLibrary.org.

DIY STORYTIME: 6 to 6:45 p.m. every other Wednesday through Aug. 28; for ages 3 to 6; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

END OF SUMMER POTLUCK AND MUSIC GAMES PROGRAM: 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; bring food to share and enjoy music games to celebrate the end of summer reading program; Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, registration required. 856-794-4244 or VinelandLibrary.org/Young_Adults.

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD KIDS DIY: 2 to 3 p.m.; for ages 8 to 14; arts, crafts and cool stuff; Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, registration required. 609-652-2352 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

PRE-TEEN SPLASH PARTIES: 7 p.m.; for ages 10 to 14 years old; one hour in the pool and two hours of pizza, drinks and dancing; Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $15 members, $20 guests. 609-822-1167.

SKETCH CLUB FOR KIDS: 2 to 3 p.m.; Sketch Club for ages 8 and older; Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, registration requested. 609-567-2900.

TODDLER TIME: BABY SHARK SHOW & SNACKS: 1 to 2 p.m.; bring your little one to our “Toddler Time: Baby Shark Show” and enjoy a special puppet show and snacks; Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-569-0376 or EventBrite.com.

Thursday, Aug. 15

SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS: 2 to 3:30 p.m.; introduction to basic self defense techniques, with a focus on teamwork and confidence-building activities; for ages 12 to 18; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470.

SKETCH CLUB FOR KIDS: 2 to 3 p.m.; Sketch Club for Kids 8 years old and older; Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, registration requested. 609-567-2900.

Friday, Aug. 16

LEGO CLUB: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every other Friday; help build Lego City; Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476.

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AL ANON: 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Cape Regional Medical Center Room #5, Cape May Court House. 609-463-4043.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 11 a.m. to noon Mondays; study of Al-Anon’s 12 Steps and 12 Traditions for people who are affected by a loved one’s drinking; Absecon United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road/Church Road, Absecon, free. 888-425-2666.

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.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26; for individuals affected by the loss of a loved one due to addiction/substance use disorder; Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

H.O.P.E. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 16; for widows and widowers; H.O.P.E. is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization providing surviving spouses with grief support since 1979; Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood, $35. 856-234-2200 or 888-920-2201 or HopesNJ.org.

NAMI CONNECTIONS GROUP: 7 to 9 p.m. second Mondays; hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); 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 or NAMIAC.org.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT MEETING: 7 to 9 p.m. second Mondays; speaker part of the meeting will be followed by the regular support meeting for caregivers and consumers; Absecon United Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon. 215-327-7940 or NAMIAC.org.

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.

SPANISH CONVERSATIONAL GROUP: 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays; join this friendly group and improve your Spanish skills; Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476.

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.

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, Aug. 13

ADULT DIABETES COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 8 p.m., AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, 65 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org.

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.

ANXIETY PEER WELLNESS GROUP: 1 to 2:15 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays; offered by the Mental Health Association/ICE Wellness Program; topics include wellness, recovery, empowerment, and more; AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, 120 S. White Horse Pike, #2, Hammonton. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; peer-run support group for individuals who live with bipolar disorder; AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, 13 N. Hartford Ave., Atlantic City. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

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.

CIVIC CLUB OF SEA ISLE CITY GAME NIGHT: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; play Bridge, Pinochle, or Mahjongg every Tuesday; refreshments available; Community Lodge, 300 JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City. 609-465-3251.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27; practice speaking English; work on your accent and vocabulary; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

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.

PINOCHLE CLUB: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays; all levels of players are welcome; Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or LongportPublicLibrary.org.

SENIOR CITIZEN BALLET CLASSES: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; for Atlantic County residents age 65 and older; Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, 5045 English Greek Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-272-1199 or CygnusArts.org.

SENIOR CITIZEN DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; for Atlantic County residents age 65 and older; Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, 5045 English Greek Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-892-4161 or CygnusArts.org.

STITCHES: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; group of knitters and sewers to work on projects with; Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476.

SUPPORT FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; for adults who have experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect; trained facilitator with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse; ACFSO Offices, 950 Tilton Road, Suite 108, Northfield. 609-652-3800 or ASCASupport.org.

UPPER TWP. GREEN TEAM MEETING: 3 to 4 p.m. second Tuesdays; Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team Meeting; Township Hall Conference Room, Upper Township Municipal Building, 2100 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg (Woodbine). 609-464-0920 or UpperTownship.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

ADULT CRAFT CLUB: 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 28; for adults age 18 and older; learn how to make creative crafts in this fun and relaxed class; Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free, registration required, limited space. 609-345-2269, ext. 3075 or ACFPL.org.

BOOK CLUB: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; with moderator Dorothy Pearson; “Three Daughters of Eve” by Elif Shafak; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, registration requested. 609-967-7155 or AvalonFreeLibrary.org.

CMCH AARP MEETING: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. second Wednesdays; AARP Chapter 1182 meeting; Devico Senior Center, 23 Romney Place, Cape May Court House. 510-579-4712.

NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays through September, Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. 609-646-4476.

Thursday, Aug. 15

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.

MARVELOUS SLEUTHS BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m.; “Tail Spin” by Sandra Brown; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.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.

WOMEN’S WELLNESS GROUP: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays; peer-led group; discuss self-care, coping strategies, common stresses, family/relationships and other topics; Mud Girls Studio above St. Michael’s Church, 10 N. Mississippi Ave, Atlantic City. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Saturday, Aug. 17

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE: 1 p.m. third Saturdays; professional and aspiring playwrights, actors, and public welcome; call for what to bring; Public Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-350-6310.

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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.

LOW SIT COMBO CARDIO MOVES: 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays; for individuals who cannot stand and need exercises to help build strength coordination and balance; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bay Shore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386.

‘MOVE AND GROOVE FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT’: 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays; taught by Cathy Cashmere; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. 609-463-6386.

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.

YOGA WITH CECI: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Monday Morning Yoga; Cumberland County Library, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-453-2210 or CCLNJ.org.

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, Aug. 13

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.

GENTLE YOGA: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13; gentle restorative flow yoga accessible for all ages and levels; Church Of The Redeemer, 102 S. 20th Ave., Longport, $5. 610-405-2411.

MEDITATIVE FLOW YOGA: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 24; restorative class that really gets you into your body and the present moment; Enlightened Cafe, 6414 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, $10. 609-270-4443.

PILATES YOGA FUSION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17, 2019; taught by Kathleen Jespersen; Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 609-463-6386.

SHORE TO AGE WELL: 11 a.m.; join Amanda Gan from the Ocean County Health Department as she discusses alternative methods for pain management; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration requested. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays; taught by Tammy Decker; Stone Harbor Library, 9516 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-463-6386.

YOGA FOR RECOVERY: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free yoga class focuses on wellness and community support in a clean, sober, and stigma-free environment; The Leadership Studio, 161 South Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 888-569-1000.

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.

YOGA WITH VAL: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; join yoga instructor, Valariana Testa for a relaxing and interactive night of yoga; Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-569-0376 or EventBrite.com.

ZUMBA FITNESS AT COURT HOUSE LIBRARY: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 30, 2019; Latin dance-inspired fitness class; taught by Kellie Wood; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386.

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, Aug. 14

MIND AND BODY WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays; discuss topics such as adapting, goal setting, refocusing and more; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; Atlantic Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway Township. 609-652-3800 or MHAAC.info.

Thursday, Aug. 15

DOUBLE TROUBLE MEETINGS: noon to 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays; bi-monthly meeting for individuals living with both mental illness and addiction; hosted by the Mental Health Association of Ocean County; Church of the Holy Spirit, 220 E. Main St., Tuckerton. 732-914-1546.

Saturday, Aug. 17

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.

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Wednesday, Aug. 14

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: 6:30 p.m., Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House, free. 609-465-5271 or CMCZoo.com.

SUITE INSPIRATION: 6:30 p.m.; part of Concerts in the Park; Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House. 609-465-5271 or CMCZoo.com.

‘SUMMER OF LOVE: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK’ CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, registration requested. 609-294-1197 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.

Thursday, Aug. 15

BEATLEMANIA NOW: 8 p.m., Aug. 15, 17, 20, Gateway Playhouse, 738 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 609-653-0400 or GatewayByTheBay.org.

THIRD THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES: 5 to 6:15 p.m. third Thursdays through Sept. 19, Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112 or ThirdThursdayAC.org.


In your town

Atlantic City

Boardwalk Committee meeting: Residents, civic associations, Boardwalk businesses and other groups are invited to meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays to discuss community improvement ideas. The group meets in Room 150, Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 609-335-4932.

Walk-in job skills lab: Library members who need help with job-related tasks can get help from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the main branch of the Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. The program is free. For information, call 609-345-2269 or visit ACFPL.org.

Barnegat Township

Self defense for teens: An introduction to basic self-defense techniques will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocean County Library branch at 112 Burr St. It’s free to attend, but registration is requested. For information, call 609-698-3331.

Bridgeton

Teen Tuesdays: Ages 12 to 18 are invited to join the teen library council from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays to discuss library programs and future activities at the Free Public Library, 150 E. Commerce St. New members are welcome. For information, call 856-451-2620.

Buena Vista Township

Summer concert series: The community is invited to the free music program from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland. Food and beverages will be for sale. For performer information, call 856-697-2100, ext. 8 or visit BuenaVistaNJ.com.

Egg Harbor City

EHC Olympics: The 23rd annual Olympics sponsored by the Egg Harbor City Municipal Alliance, the Police Department and the Egg Harbor City Kiwanis Club will be held Saturday, Saturday at the Egg Harbor City Lake. All ages are welcome. On-site registration begins 9:30 a.m. and start time is 10 a.m. To preregister before the day of the event, call 609-965-6009 or sign up at the lifeguard stand at the lake from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free. The first 100 participants will receive a T-shirt. Giveaways and lunch will be provided by the Kiwanis Club. For more information, call Jessica Rifice at 609-965-6009.

Hammonton

‘Slow Food: Local Impact, Global Connection’ program: Jeff Quattrone, Library Seed Bank founder and Slow Food International member, will share his experiences and discuss preserving local food diversity through seed saving from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St. To register to attend, call 609-626-3837.

Little Egg Harbor Twp.

Summer of Love concert: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ocean County Library branch at 290 Mathistown Road. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch. The band Strictly 60s will perform. It’s free to attend but registration is requested. For information, call 609-294-1197.

Mays Landing

Vacation Bible School: Youth in the community are invited to attend “Mars and Beyond” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St. Registration is requested but walk ins are welcome. The program is being held in conjunction with the Mays Landing Presbyterian Church. Pre-K and kindergarten children will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; grades 1 through sixth from 6 to 8:30 p.m. An adult VBS will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 609-705-4756.

Mullica Township

Historical Society Museum: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Hilda Frame School, 3410 Nesco Road. The Patriotic Display features a military storyboard of William Kay Phillis’ military career during WWII and Korea. For information, call 609-561-4034.

Northfield

School supply drive at Beth Israel: Beth Israel is collecting new school supplies for local children in need. Supplies should be dropped off during business hours on or before Aug. 23 at Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road. Supplies needed include pens, pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, soft lunch boxes, Book Sox, composition books, notebook dividers, index cards, scissors, markers, sticky notes, correction tape, hand sanitizer, one-inch binders, glue sticks, calculators, rulers, folders and book bags. For information, call 609-641-3600.

Ocean Township

Yarn Benders: Adults are invited to bring their knitting needles for a weekly session with other crafters from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ocean County Library, 112 Main St., Waretown. All skill levels are welcome. The program is free. For information, call 609-693-5133 or 609-971-0514, ext. 7602.

Sea Isle City

2019 property beautification awards: The Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for the 32nd annual beautification awards contest. Local properties, either a business or private home, will be considered. Full details and nomination forms are available at the Sea Isle City Welcome Center, in the lobby of City Hall, at the Sea Isle City Library or at seaislecitynj.us. Nominations must be submitted by Sept. 5. For information, call 609-263-3537.

Surf City

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’: The Ocean County Master Gardeners team will be available from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to answer any lawn, tree, or plant questions at the Ocean County Library, Long Beach Island branch, 217 S. Central Ave. Bring in dying or diseased cuttings and insect pests for diagnosis, identification and recommendations. For information, call 609-494-2480.

Upper Township

Green Team meetings: The Sustainable Jersey Upper Township Green Team invites residents to meet 1 p.m. second Tuesdays in the Township Hall conference room. For information, email UpperTwpGreenTeam@yahoo.com.

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Free Tai Chi class: The Public Library at 1058 E. Landis Ave. will hold an open “moving meditation” session from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday. It is designed for seniors but open to all. Class size is limited and registration is required. For information, call 856-794-4244, ext. 4243.

Wildwood

Historical Society museum reopens: The George Boyer Museum at 3907 Pacific Ave. is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays during the summer. This year, the museum features an expanded gift shop. For information, call 609-523-0277 or visit wildwoodhistoricalmuseum.com.

Wildwood Crest

Green Team collecting plastic bags: The borough’s Green Team is taking part in an initiative through the Trex company to collect and recycle plastic bags and similar materials. If the borough collects more than 500 pounds worth of plastic refuse in a six-month span, the Trex company will donate a composite bench to the community. Collection sites are at Borough Hall, the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center and the Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool. Plastic materials that can be donated include grocery shopping bags, produce and bread bags, cereal box liners, ice bags, resealable food bags, case overwrap, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags and bubble wrap. All materials should be clean, dry and free of food residue. For more information, call Deborah Rogers at 609-729-8089.