Book signing at library: Atlantic County author June Gray Sheridan will discuss and sign her book “A Great Man and Patriot,” about Absecon resident Sidney Hirst Hewett, 1 p.m. Monday at the Public Library, 305 New Jersey Ave. There will be a ceremony to dedicate the reading room in Hewett’s honor. Copies of the book will be for sale, and proceeds are donated to the Atlantic County Veterans Museum. For information, call 609-646-2228.

Atlantic City

Rotary Club annual awards dinner: The Rotary Club will give out its 2018 Beacon Awards and the Frank J. Quigley Memorial Award at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Historic Smithville Inn, Galloway Township. The awards honor individuals in the greater Atlantic City area who have demonstrated exemplary service to their vocation, local or international community. Tickets are $60. To RSVP and for ad information, email Fernandod.


Egg Harbor City

Citizen of the Year dinner: The Kiwanis Club of Egg Harbor City will host a dinner for 2018 Citizen of the Year Jessica Rifice from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Blue Heron Pines, 550 W. Country Club Drive. Tickets are $35 for adults, $17.50 for children. RSVP is needed by Oct. 15. For information, call Janine Caudo, club president, at 609-705-5914.


Miss Holly City contest: Fourteen young women will compete for the title of Miss Holly City 2018-19 at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Lakeside Middle School auditorium. Hosts for the show will be Rob DeSantis and the reigning Miss Holly City, Kimberly Mussara. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Millville Senior High School website. A People’s Choice table also will be on display the night of the show. For information, call 856-327-6040.


Meet and greet Seeing Eye puppies: Learn how puppies are trained in their first year to prepare them to become future Seeing Eye dogs for the blind 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Ocean County Library branch at 380 Bay Ave. It’s free, but registration is required. For information, call 609-296-1470.

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Holiday parade participants sought: The Holiday Parade Committee announces this year’s parade and block party will be held Dec. 1, with a rain date of Dec. 8. The parade down Ventnor Avenue will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a block party at New Haven and Ventnor avenues. For information, call Sean Gleason at 609-289-2791, Shelley D’Orazio at 267-980-7632 or Albie Battaglia at 609-576-7621.

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