Cat workshop: Alley Cat Allies will host an information workshop about the TNR program from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Atlantic County Library branch at 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Alice Burton, associate director of animal shelter and animal control engagement, will explain how to a complete Trap-Neuter-Return program for community cats. RSVP by Jan. 15. For information, email

Short-term culinary training programs: The Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program and the Baking and Pastry Training Program both begin Feb. 12. A job fair will be held at the end of training. Classes meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for each program is $4,995. To register, call Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or email

Submariners wanted: The South Jersey Submarine Association invites service members who served on a U.S. military submarine to join the organization. For more information, call Cmdr. Tom Innocente at 609-927-4358.

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Literacy volunteers needed: Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic holds tutor-training workshops to prepare volunteers to work with adults who want to improve their reading, writing and English language skills. Training consists of three-hour classes, held once a week for five weeks. The next session begins Jan. 20 and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for five consecutive Saturdays at Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. For more information, call 609-383-3377 or visit lvacape

Grandparents support group: Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group will meet Jan. 17 at the coop office in Cape May Court House. A light supper will be served 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided for the grandchildren. There is no charge to attend, however, advanced registration is required. For information, call Marian at 609-465-5115, ext. 3609.


Trip to Holocaust memorial: A bus trip to the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., sponsored by The South Jersey Holocaust Coalition, the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, will be held Feb. 21. The trip is for educators and the public. A certificate for six professional development hours will be given. Departure is 8 a.m. from the University Center at Cumberland County College in Vineland. Return time is 8:45 p.m. Stops will be made at The Maryland House for refreshments. The cost is $35. Space is limited. RSVP by Feb. 14. To register, email holocaust


DIY coat rack workshop: Make your own coat rack from repurposed wood at a two-night workshop offered by The Lotus Project, a nonprofit organization that helps people with substance-abuse disorder through art expression. The event will be held Jan. 18 and Feb. 1 at Artifacts & Company, 100 N. Bay Ave., Beach Haven. The workshop and supplies are free for those who qualify. RSVP is needed. For information, call Amy Carreno at 609-489-9852.

Mobile mammography van schedule: The AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van will visit the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Island, Jan. 19 to provide breast cancer screenings for women. Screenings are processed through the client’s insurance. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a visit, call 609-677-9729.