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Buena Vista to honor the Rev. David V. Mallory

Buena Vista Township will hold a ceremony to honor the Rev. David V. Mallory, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richland, at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Building at 661 Jackson Road in Newtonville.

A permanent plaque recognizing Rev. Mallory’s long-standing dedication in developing and establishing the center will be unveiled at the center’s front entrance on the deck.

Celebrating 15 years of service to abused, neglected children

GALLOWAY - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties will celebrate 15 years of service to abused and neglected children in Atlantic and Cape May Counties with an I am for the Child Community Awareness Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

The event will recognize the following community partners who are committed to the welfare of children and families in Atlantic and Cape May Counties: The Messner Foundation; Foster Karney Foundation; SNJ Today - Michelle Dawn Mooney; Morey’s Pier; Boardwalk Hall; LaVinici Productions; Clay’s Climate Control; United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey; Atlantic County Utilities Authority; Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce; Cape May County Chamber of Commerce; Somers Point Rotary; Ocean First Bank; Ann and John Baker; and Christine and Jim Eden.

Also, former foster youth, Justice LaRue, will share her personal journey through foster care and describe how she benefited from having a CASA volunteer in her life.

For information, call (609) 601-7800 or visit www.AtlanticCapeCASA.org.

Stockton University to present ‘Autumnal Crafts’

HAMMONTON - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall will present “Autumnal Crafts” as part of Hammonton’s Third Thursday harvest theme from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at 30 Front St.

Guests will have the opportunity to create and decorate either a fall- or ghost-themed mason jar. The crafts can be taken home and illuminated as decorations for autumn.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

For information, visit Stockton.edu/hammonton.

Atlantic County planning its first Pumpkin Festival

MAYS LANDING - The Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation will host its first Pumpkin Festival from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22, rain or shine, at the Lake Lenape East catering hall, 753 Park Road.

Attendees may visit the pumpkin patch, make scarecrows and join in seasonal games and activities as well as share ghost stories around a fire pit on the beach. Enter a precarved pumpkin for a chance to win a complimentary night of camping at Lake Lenape. Entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 22.

Admission is free but registration is required.

To register or for information, call (609) 625-1897.

Learn what you need to know about Medicare

LINWOOD - Gilda’s Club South Jersey will host “Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Explained,” presented by Hafetz & Associates, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at 700 New Road.

The seminar will include a discussion of the basic parts of Medicare including Medicare Part A and Part B, Part C Advantage plans, Part D prescription plans and supplemental plan coverage. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session.

Registration is required.

To register or for information, call (609) 926-2699 or email adria@gildasclubsouthjersey.org.

Atlantic Audubon Society to meet at Galloway Library

GALLOWAY - Atlantic Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Galloway Library at 306 E. Jim Leeds Road. There will be a social hour followed by a presentation about seabirds by Cameron Cox, author of Peterson’s Seabird field guide.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

ACCC offering training for security officer career

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer introductory training for those interested in a career as a security officer. The 24-hour course applies to all security practitioners and former law enforcement personnel tasked with the safety and security of the businesses they serve.

George Saunders, a certified New Jersey Security Officer Registration Act instructor with 35 years of law enforcement experience, will lead the course. Students must obtain temporary state certification before enrolling in the course. The class will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 27 to 29 in Building T on the college’s campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike.

To register or for information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.

Bay Atlantic Symphony to open with a Red Carpet Evening

The Bay Atlantic Symphony will open its 2016-17 subscription concert season with a Red Carpet Evening, starting a new chapter in its new Cumberland County performance home, the Landis Theater. The concert, featuring masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Mozart, will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 29. The theater is at 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. The concert will also be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Stockton University Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.

Under the direction of Music Director Jed Gaylin, the concert will be one of contrasts. Tchaikovsky’s suave, charming, spirited “Serenade for Strings” comes from a composer known for works full of passion and brooding. Mozart’s “Requiem,” his last work, is fierce and intense in contrast to the transparency and verve of many of his works. The “Requiem” will feature soprano Natalie Conte, mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro, tenor Gran Wilson, and bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, with Choral Arts of South Jersey and Stockton Chorale.

All Bay Atlantic Symphony performances will be preceded one hour prior to starting time with a “Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro.” The symphony’s pre-concert lectures are free and open to the public.

Tickets are $30, group and student rates are also available.

For Vineland tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or call or visit the SPOT marketplace at 618 E. Landis Ave., in Vineland, N.J., or (856) 839-2825. For the Stockton performance, call the Stockton box office at (609) 652-9000.

For symphony information, call (856) 451-1169 or visit BayAtlanticSymphony.org.

Somers Point hosting flood insurance outreach session

SOMERS POINT - The City of Somers Point will host a Flood Insurance Community Outreach Session on ways to reduce flood insurance premiums for residents of Somers Point from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 at Somers Point City Hall at 1 W. New Jersey Ave.

The session is sponsored by Flood Risk Evaluator whose goal it is to help homeowners lower their National Flood Insurance Program premium. Their educated staff of Certified Floodplain Managers is knowledgeable on all the latest NFIP changes that are affecting policies.

It will begin with a short summary from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on the National Flood Insurance Program. New laws and regulations that will potentially affect residents’ policies will be reviewed. Attendees will learn about certain mitigation steps and changes that can be made to help save money. A brief overview on how repetitive loss property owners can apply for funding to elevate their homes will also be discussed.

From 10:30 a.m. to noon, attendees can meet one-on-one with a certified floodplain manager to review current elevation certificates and flood insurance policies to determine the proper mitigation steps needed to lower premiums. The end of the program will offer an opportunity for group and/or individual questions.

Attendees should bring a copy of their elevation certificate and their flood insurance policy. Providing these documents will allow for a more accurate analysis.

A “Fast Pass” is also available for homeowners who email their elevation certificate and flood insurance declaration page to fastpass@yourfloodrisk.com. A complimentary Flood Risk Evaluation Report will then be prepared and be available at the event.

For reservations or information, call (866) 599-7065 or visit http://somerspoint.eventbrite.com.

Gilda’s Club to hold Noogiefest Halloween Celebration

LINWOOD - Gilda’s Club South Jersey will host its annual Noogiefest Halloween Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at 700 New Road. Kids should come dressed in costume. Magician Chad Juros will perform. The party is for children, families and friends touched by cancer.

Reservations are required.

For reservations or information, call (609) 926-2699 or email lori@gildasclubsouthjersey.org.

Linwood Community Church holding a Trunk-or-Treat

LINWOOD - Linwood Community Church will hold a Trunk-or-Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church at 1838 Shore Road. Children will have an opportunity to trick-or-treat at decorated cars. The event also includes a bonfire, food and treats. The public is welcome to attend.

For information call (609) 927-2950.

Free workshop for older adults on veterans benefits

MAYS LANDING - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will sponsor a free workshop, “Veterans Benefits: Are You Eligible?,” for older adults from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd. Lunch will be served, compliments of Woodview Assisted Living.

Grayson H. Heberley III Esq., a certified elder law attorney, will discuss a step-by-step strategy to identifying eligibility and benefits for veterans and their spouses. Those who served their country honorably, whether or not they were injured in the line of duty or were in combat, may be entitled to long term care benefits.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

To register, call (609) 625-4878 or email residentservices@woodviewestates.com.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy to host open house

NEWFIELD - Our Lady of Mercy Academy will host an open house for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the school at 1001 Main Road.

Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the campus, meet students, teachers and alumnae, find out more about academics, leadership opportunities and athletics.

To register or for information, call (856) 697-2008 or visit www.olmanj.org.

Atlantic City Electric reminding customers about energy options

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic City Electric reminds customers about numerous options to apply for energy assistance including LIHEAP, which provides critical home heating and cooling assistance to those who qualify.

LIHEAP, administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, is a federally funded program that assists low-income households, both homeowners and renters, with their energy bills.

Customers may apply for LIHEAP through April 30, through a network of local agencies. To apply for LIHEAP assistance or for information, call (800) 510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov.

In addition to LIHEAP, customers may also take advantage of the Universal Service Fund, which helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible low-income customers.

Moderate income energy assistance programs include:

•The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric program, which provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low to moderate-income New Jersey households that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. For information, call (855) 465-8783 or visit njpoweron.org.

•The TRUE Grant program, which assists customers who are ineligible for low-income programs by providing up to $750 toward their Atlantic City Electric bill. For information, call (855) 465-8783 or visit njpoweron.org.

•New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation, which provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households with energy, telephone and water bills. For information, call (866) 657-4273 or visit njshares.org.

•Senior citizens and adults with disabilities may apply for Lifeline, a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. For information, call (800) 792-9745.

Customers may also contact Atlantic City Electric’s Customer Care Center at (800) 642-3780 and ask about budget billing or register for My Account, a web-based interactive tool that provides customers with a detailed analysis of their specific electric use and offers ways to save energy and save money on their monthly energy bill.

For Atlantic City Electric information, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com or www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric.

Egg Harbor City to hold Veterans Day Parade

EGG HARBOR CITY - Egg Harbor City’s Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 11. Participants will lineup at 6 p.m. in the 500 block of Philadelphia Avenue. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m., and will continue along Philadelphia Avenue to Route 30 and back to American Legion Post 158 Rudolph-Elmer at 527 Philadelphia Ave.

After the parade, everyone is invited to the American Legion for refreshments.

For information, call (609) 965-1195 or email hazelmueller@hotmail.com.

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