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Salvation Army Landisville to accept applications for holiday baskets

BUENA - The Salvation Army Landisville Service Unit will accept applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, through Dec. 2, at the unit at which is in the Buena Senior Center at 600 Central Ave., Minotola.

Residents of Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township and most of Western Atlantic County may apply.

For information, leave a message at (856) 697 6363.

Teen arts touring exhibit on display at Noyes Arts Garage

ATLANTIC CITY - The New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival’s Visual Arts Touring Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 27 at the Noyes Arts Garage at 2200 Fairmount Avenue.

The exhibit features works by teens from across the state, including four Atlantic County artists:

Jocelyn Cherico, Egg Harbor Township High School.

Joanna Hoang (Geraldine R. Dodge Scholarship recipient), Egg Harbor Township High School.

Alissa Licolli, Absegami High School.

David Wilson, Mainland Regional High School.

For information, call (609) 646-8699, ext. 6314, or email bbliss@aclsys.org.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority to host rain barrel workshops

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County Utilities Authority will host rain barrel workshops at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 at the recycling center at 6700 Delilah Road.

Cost is $20, includes the barrel, hardware and tools.

To register and pay online, visit www.acua.com/rain.

For information, call (609) 272-6950

Gilda’s Club ‘Frankly Speaking About Cancer’

LINWOOD - Gilda’s Club South Jersey will host “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the club at 700 New Road.

Jamin Morrison MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, will give updates on clinical trials, how they work, what they are, who should think about being in a trial and where trials are available.

Registration is required.

Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

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

You’re invited to Near Vision Restoration seminar

VINELAND - Dr. Sydney L. Tyson will present a Near Vision Restoration seminar at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the lobby at the Eye Associates office at 251 S. Lincoln Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

The seminar will include a discussion of the KAMRA inlay, which has helped restore near vision in many patients and is now available at Eye Associates.

For reservations, call Karly Jeffers, marketing coordinator, at (856) 691-8188, ext. 295 or email karly@sjeyeassociates.com or visit www.sjeyeassociates.com.

Hair Cuttery’s share-a-haircut to benefit veterans

Join Hair Cuttery to honor and give back to former servicemen and women through the Share-A-Haircut program. For every haircut purchased by Hair Cuttery patrons on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a veteran. Certificates are donated to recipients in the same community where the haircut was purchased. Hair Cuttery partners with local veteran’s organizations to distribute the free haircut certificates.

Area Hair Cuttery locations include: Hammonton Square, 79 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, (609) 567-9199; and Wrangleboro Consumer Sqaure, 320 Consumer Square, Mays Landing, (609) 645-9820.

St. Joseph elementary school holding American Girl Tea Party

HAMMONTON - St. Joseph Regional Elementary School will host its second annual American Girl Tea Party on Nov. 13 at the school at 133 N. Third St. The event will feature a raffle with more than 10 American Girl dolls and accessories plus a grand prize. There will also be refreshments and vendors.

Tickets are $35 for an adult with one child and $10 for each additional child. Each adult ticket includes four chances to win am American Girl doll or large accessory.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-girl-doll-tea-party-tickets-27796252339.

For tickets or information, call (609) 704-2400.

American Vegan Society hosting fall celebration dinners

MAYS LANDING - The American Vegan Society will host fall celebration dinners at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 at Careme’s at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Reservations are recommended.

For a menu and information, call (856) 694-2887 or visit www.americanvegan.org.

Learn about innovative ‘reuse’ strategies

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Join local Green Teams to learn about innovative “reuse” strategies and initiatives at “ReUse - local strategies to cut waste,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Recycling Center at 6700 Delilah Road.

Learn about the two new ReStore locations Habitat for Humanity, which will soon open, Ocean County’s 2Good2Waste online tool, Galloway Township’s new Recycle Everything guide, a local Tool Library, Recycled Art and how to organize a Community-wide Yard Sale.

In addition to this fast paced round of information sharing, the group will also get insight on the critical issues of e-waste recycling and plastic bags.

Hub meetings are open to the public and are designed to help municipal green teams on their path toward sustainability by providing opportunities to share information and connect with people and resources to support this work.

For reservations or information, call (609) 272-6950.

Speaking frankly about lung cancer

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s satellite, The Living Room, will host “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in the AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room.

James Wurzer MD, medical director, Department of Radiation Oncology, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; adjunct associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and member, Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s Medical Resource Council; will present a workshop for people affected by lung cancer and their caregivers. He’ll discuss what’s new in lung cancer treatment, share tips for managing symptoms and side effects, handling the social and emotional aspects of diagnosis, and address attendees’ concerns and questions.

The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a light lunch from 12 to 12:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Gilda’s Club South Jersey provides support, education and hope to people affected by all cancers at any stage, and to their loved ones.

Reservations are required.

For reservations or information, call (609) 407-4788 or email jane.abbott@atlanticare.org or visit www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org.

Helpers at Buena Regional High School serving turkey dinners

BUENA - Buena Regional High School’s Natural Helpers will host a complimentary turkey dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 for senior citizens in the cafeteria at Buena Regional High School, 125 Weymouth Road.

Reservation deadline is Nov. 4.

For reservations and information, call Rosalie Baker at (856) 697-3227 or Michele DiGerolamo at (856) 697-2400, ext. 8206.

Author Mary Ann Trail to talk about research for writing

HAMMONTON - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall will host author Mary Ann Trail, professor emerita, who worked as an academic librarian at Stockton for more than 30 years, to discuss the research used to provide believable backgrounds in her work and touch on her newest book, “Uniting Enemies: A Historical Novel of 1801.”

Characters in historical novels do not stay in one place. Sometimes they need to race after kidnappers and sometimes they even travel for fun. Historical novelists often face this problem: How do you move characters from place to place with historical accuracy?

This event is a part of Hammonton’s Third Thursday and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the university’s instructional site, 30 Front St.

Copies of “Uniting Enemies” will be available for purchase at the event or can be purchased on Amazon.com.

For information about classes and community events at Kramer Hall, visit stockton.edu/hammonton.

Family Service Association awarded $35,000

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Family Service Association recently was awarded a $35,000 basic needs grant by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. “Families need to address their basic needs before they can think about their future” states Cindy Herdman Ivins, president/chief executive officer, Family Service Association.

There is no question that the greater Atlantic County community is facing challenging times especially with all the recent casino closures. One in six Americans are at risk of going hungry and many working families are struggling to put food on the table. Nearly 44 percent of households do not have enough savings to sustain them once they are faced with job loss, a medical emergency or other unforeseen expense. This is why a grant award such as this is so important. Funds will be used to support the community through the provision of increased services. The agency remains committed to providing basic needs assistance to individuals and families. The generous support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has enabled FSA to be a safety net for those who find themselves facing challenging times.

For information, visit www.fsasj.org.

ACCC sessions focus on allied health, nursing programs

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will hold information sessions this fall with one focusing on careers in allied health and the other focusing on the college’s nursing program.

The Health Career Planning Session will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in J Building 202; and the Nursing Program Information Session will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Walter Edge Theater in C Building.

These sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at the college’s campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The Health Career Planning Session is designed for those considering a health career in radiologic technology, biomedical science, health services and nursing. The program is also tailored to those considering a career change, a return to school or to those currently enrolled in prerequisite courses for an allied health degree. The session will detail the educational requirements, clarify the training needed to enter or advance in health professions, review roles and responsibilities within various job titles and explore training options and alternate career routes. Shorter technical training certificates and entry-level positions will be reviewed as career advancement opportunities.

The second program, the Nursing Program Information Session, is designed for those specifically interested in pursuing a nursing career. This session will focus on the nursing profession and will review career opportunities. The program also will cover Atlantic Cape’s Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing that prepares graduates to become registered nurses. The session will highlight the program requirements, courses, selection process and methods to prepare for the entrance exam.

Attendees should arrive 15 minutes in advance to sign in and collect materials.

To register or for information, call Glenda Stogel at (609) 343-5048 or (609) 463-4774, ext. 5048, or email stogel@atlantic.edu.

Charity League donates $9,000 to Family Service Association

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Family Service Association recently was awarded a $9,000 donation from The Charity League. These funds will be used to provide educational and socialization activities for parents and children. Additionally, much needed client assistance funds will be offered to parents in the Family Life Center program and in the Parents as Teachers program.

The Family Life Center is a program that rebuilds the family unit. This includes families that have been negatively impacted by incidences of child abuse and/or neglect. Families are referred by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The center provides supervised visits, parenting education, and life skills classes that utilize evidence based curriculums. “We bring the child and the parent together. We teach parents how to parent and cope with life’s many stressors while modeling and coaching proper interactions with their children” states Cindy Herdman Ivins, president/chief executive officer, Family Service Association. The Parents as Teachers program is an evidenced-based home visitation program that provides in-home health and parenting education, and supportive services to at risk families, especially those overburdened by stressors that may contribute to child neglect and abuse.

The generous support of The Charity League has enabled FSA to be a safety net for those women and children whose needs do not fit within the parameters of program contracts. Funding assists these parents by providing program activities, contributing to rent deposits, purchasing beds and other household furnishings and infant/ toddler care items.

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