Places to go, things to do
Exhibit: “The Lure of South Jersey: The Resettlement of Migrants,” presented by Noyes Museum of Art and South Jersey Culture & History Center, through Jan. 7. Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Exhibit, features art by Sue Moerder, mixed-media industrial bone art, and painter Rone Del Galeone, through Dec. 15; gallery hours: 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (302) 475-2235. Moerder Tattoos & Gallery, 320 12th St., Hammonton.
Exhibit: African American Icons, features portraits of well-known African American figures rendered in pencil and ink by artists Richmond O. Garrick and Aaron P. Pines, through Nov. 28, free admission, donations accepted. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit: Black Cowboys & Buffalo Soldiers, tells the story of the black cowboys and soldiers who have been absent from many historic accounts of the West; it focuses on the vital role that these African Americans played in America’s westward expansion and the success of the cattle industry, through Dec. 31. (609) 704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Exhibit, features military artifacts and personal donations from every war and conflict beginning with the Revolutionary War, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, free admission. (609) 909-5859. www.aclink.org/vetsmuseum. Atlantic County Veterans Museum, Daniel Estell House, 189 State Route 50, Estell Manor, adjacent to the Atlantic County Park and veterans cemetery.
Exhibit, features artifacts, thousands of pictures, and research related to Somers Point, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 927-2900. www.somerspointhistory.org. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Exhibit: Life & Times of a Prince, tells the story of Prince (1958 to 2016), a man with extraordinary musical talent who lived to entertain and share his unique perspective of the world, through Dec. 31. (609) 704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Exhibit: Celebrating Our Youth: Post Millenial Art, an exhibit of artwork by five young artists, T. J. Andrews, Asia Lackland, Dante Martin, Randi Meekins and Romare Wilson; reception features an opportunity to meet the artists and hear from Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, author of “Chicken Bone Beach: A Pictorial History of Atlantic City’s Missouri Avenue Beach,” who will be available to discuss her book and sign copies; reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, exhibit Dec. 1 to 31. (609) 350-6662. AAHMSNJ.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Holiday Movie Screening: “Elf,” presented by Hammonton Mothers Club, features Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf in the Newline Cinema film, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, tickets $9. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
“Team Challenge,” based on Food Network’s “Kids Chopped,” designed for child and teen chefs who already know their way around a kitchen, offered monthly, fee $45; registration required. (609) 878-3488. www.kitchen-19.com. Kitchen 19, 19 S. Second St., Hammonton.
Christmas Fantasy with Lights, Santa lights the park at 5 p.m. each night the park is open through Dec. 23; and Christmas Fantasy with Lights, rides, attractions and snack bars will be open; Fantasy with Lights runs through Dec. 30; hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23 and Nov. 24; and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, and Monday through Friday, Dec. 8 to Dec. 29, and Dec. 30, tickets $23.50 in advance and for ages 65 and older and $26.50 at the gate for ages 2 to 64. (609) 641-7847. www.storybookland.com. Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
Children’s Theater: “A Magical Frozen Sleigh Ride,” what happens when Rudolph has lost the Christmas Spirit and decides to leave the North Pole forever? Rudolph finds his way to the Snow Queen’s kingdom where the “Frozen Christmas” friends help him get the Christmas spirit back, 10 a.m. Dec. 2 and 3, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 to 8 and 10 a.m. Dec. 9 and 10, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, features pancakes, bacon, sausage, muffins and Danish prepared by academy chefs and students; plus a chance to meet with Santa, Mrs. Claus and other favorite holiday characters, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2, tickets $6, available at the mall’s customer service desk in advance or on the day of the event if available. (609) 646-8326. Food Court, Hamilton Mall, 4403 E. Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Children’s Theater: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, learn how Santa Claus came to be, why he delivers toys to children, how his reindeer fly and why his workshop is at the North Pole and how he stood up to grumpy Mayor Burgermeister Meisterburger for outlawing toys, 10 a.m. Dec. 13 to 15, 10 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 10 a.m. Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18 to 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 23, and 10 a.m. Dec. 24, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars, join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sebastian, the Daughters of Triton, Ariel, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Belle, the Beast’s enchanted objects and more, for a musical performance on ice, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19, 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 20 and 2 p.m. Jan. 21, tickets $15 to $90. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Ninth annual International Boutique Fundraiser, sponsored by AMURTEL, includes items from Greece, India, Haiti, Thailand, Nepal and Peru such as hand-woven rugs, silver jewelry, silk scarves, shawls, clothing items, tablecloths, unique stocking stuffers and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3. www.amurtel.org. St. Augustine College Preparatory School, 611 Cedar Ave., Richland.
HEALTH & FITNESS
AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, offers screenings for women age 40 and older with no current or past breast issues; screenings are processed through their insurance; appointments encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; schedule includes: Nov. 22 Atlantic County Health Services, Northfield. (609) 677-9729. www.amifoundation.net.
Overeaters Anonymous: Meetings offer support and fellowship for people suffering from the disease of compulsive eating and food addiction; modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 step program it recognizes that compulsive overeating for many people is an illness that cannot be solved by dieting and willpower alone; no fees or dues; area meetings include: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 Jimmie Leeds Road, 2nd Floor, Pomona Room, Pomona, (609) 703-0733; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Evangel Assembly of God, 1100 Route 50, Mays Landing, (609) 271-3980; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Grace Lutheran Church, Dawes Avenue and Shore Road, Somers Point, (609) 317-4376. For information, including additional meeting locations, visit http://www.oa-southjersey.org.
Young Adults with Anxiety/Depression, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, a free, peer run group for ages 20 to 30 who live with anxiety and/or depression; topics include wellness tools, mutual support and resource information, 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. (609) 652-3800. Email email@example.com. Allies in Caring, 18 Central Ave., Hammonton.
Interactive workshop series for individuals with a physical or mental disability, topics include: decision making, problem solving, communicating with others and strategies for stress management, 10 a.m. Thursdays, free. (609) 748-2253. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway.
Zumba, with Kymbah, 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, first session free. Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Ehlers-Danlos Support Group, for individuals living with disorders that affect connective tissue, skin, joints, or blood vessel walls, will meet to find support, learn strategies for coping, and share the latest information, 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday of each month. (609) 748-2253. Email email@example.com. Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway.
Child Abuse Support for Adults, a peer-run, weekly meeting for adults who have experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect; hosted by a trained facilitator with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 652-3800. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization Offices, 950 Tilton Road, Suite 108, Northfield.
Anxiety Peer Wellness Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County/ICE Wellness Program, topics include: wellness, recovery, empowerment and more, 1 to 2:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Atlanticare Behavioral Health, 120 S. White Horse Pike No. 2, Hammonton. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email email@example.com.
Speak of the Spectrum Group, a meeting for LGBTQ individuals and supportive family/friends which offers an opportunity to discuss experiences, learn about the community, find support and discuss relevant topics, meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. (609) 652-3800.
Counseling and referrals, for people coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers; also family members of people with addiction may receive support from trained peer counselors; confidential services, grant-funded, no cost to callers, available 24/7. (855) 652-3737 or TTY (877) 294-4356.
Support Group, for individuals living with mental health issues and addiction, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave.; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope All Day Center, 600 S. Odessa Ave., Egg Harbor City. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
Support meeting, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, for individuals living with Bipolar disorder, offers support, resources, education and information, 7 p.m. Mondays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor.
Women’s Wellness, common stresses and mental health challenges, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. AtlantiCare AIS, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 5:30 p.m. Second Tuesdays. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
“Clutter,” a weekly support group is offered to help individuals understand why they acquire/hold on to too many possessions and to learn ways to support a healthier lifestyle, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. Optional ongoing series follows at 2 p.m., which offers an opportunity to learn skills and develop plans to help with the emotional and physical challenges related to clutter. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email email@example.com. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting, a worldwide fellowship for people affected by a friend or family member with a drug addiction; as a Twelve-Step Program, they offer help by sharing experience, strength, and hope in a safe and anonymous forum, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 805-3680. (609) 561-6019. Abundant Living Church, 849 Route 54, Buena Vista.
Celiac-Gluten Free Support Group, new members welcome, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Email Rosaliavalenti@aol.com. (609) 412-8361. AGA office, not affiliated with AGA, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Caregiver Support Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County in partnership with the Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition, for people caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend, includes resources, coping skills, self-care and support, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, free. (609) 652-3800, ext. 304. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Royal Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Concert, features The Duprees, known for songs including“You Belong to Me,” and “My Own True Love” and and The Four Aces, known for songs including “Stranger in Paradise,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Dream,” 8 p.m. Nov. 24, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Christmas Show: We Three Kings, features the Irish Tenors – Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan, plus a 28-piece orchestra, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, tickets $55 to $85. (800) 745-3000. www.ResortsAC.com. www.Ticketmaster.com. Resorts International, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Senior University, Keeping Holidays Healthy Cooking Demonstration, 11 a.m. Nov. 28; and Holiday Social, 11 a.m. Dec. 6, registration required. (609) 272-6287. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus, offers a variety of workshops designed to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners, through this fall, club fee $5, additional cost for workshops. (609) 343-5655. atlantic.edu/ce. Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing and Cape May Court House.
Hammonton Senior Nutrition Center, open 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, lunch available, free but donation of $1 suggested and reservations requested at least two days in advance; activities include: Pinochle, Bridge and other card games, 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily; chair yoga, 11 a.m. Thursdays; crochet lessons, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, reservations requested; and volunteers needed. (609) 645-7700, ext. 6537, or email email@example.com. Hammonton Senior Nutrition Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Senior exercise, 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, free. (609) 567-4341. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Chair yoga for seniors, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 567-4341. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Book Club, 1:15 p.m. second Friday of each month, free. (609) 567-4341. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Crocheting, knitting and stitch work, all skill levels, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 704-5752. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Pinochle, card playing and board games, Monday through Friday, free. (609) 704-5752. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Trivia Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 965-2111. www.renaultwinery.com. Renault Winery, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City.
Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club’s Open House, visitors have an opportunity to see highly detailed HO-scale models of many different trains, operated on a large realistic model railroad through beautiful scale scenery of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern New York State, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12, free, but donations accepted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.patcongvalley.com. Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, Route 40 and Fir Avenue, Richland.
DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express, for all ages, features an outdoor train ride through a lighted, magical Christmas village, and visits with Santa and his elves in the workshop, 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 24 to 26 and Dec. 1 to 23; train ride only, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 26 to 31, tickets $14.95 through Dec. 23 and $9.95 from Dec. 26 to 31. (609) 561-3040. www.didonatofuncenter.com. www.facebook.com/didonatofuncenter. DiDonato Family Fun Center, 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton.
Holiday Wine Trail Weekend, features an opportunity to visit participating New Jersey wineries for wine tasting and more; Nov. 24 to 26, hours, admission fees and activities vary; for information about participating wineries, visit www.newjerseywinetrails.com.
Fifth annual Whiskey Revival, for ages 21 and older with identification, features an opportunity to taste artisan whiskies and barrel aged barley beers; attend mixology classes and educational seminars; enjoy live entertainment and more, 7 p.m. Nov. 25, tickets $59, except $45 for veterans with identification. (609) 441-2000. www.goldennugget.com/atlantic-city. Golden Nugget, 600 Huron Ave, Atlantic City.
Annual Olde Tyme Christmas Program, hosted by the Friends of Friendship and the Trustees of the Friendship Cemetery Association, theme is “Legends and Lore of Christmas,” features music, period costumes, holiday decorations and Christmas cheer; refreshments available following program, 3 p.m. Nov. 26. (609) 636-7504. Historic Friendship Church, Weymouth Road and Friendship Road, Landisville.
18th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fire Truck Parade, hosted by Buena Vista Township Special Events Committee, features the arrival of Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves via Fire Truck Parade for the tree lighting; holiday music including sing-alongs; an opportunity for children to visit with Santa and receive a present; complimentary cookies and hot chocolate; also attendees who bring canned food or a non-perishable item to support the local food bank will receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. (856) 697-2100. www.buenavistanj.com. Buena Vista Township Hall, 890 Harding Highway, Buena.
Buena Borough Holiday Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting, hosted by Buena Borough Recreation Commission, parade route begins at J.P. Cleary School, 1501 Central Ave., Minotola, and ends at Borough Hall at 616 Central Ave.; children may visit the Senior Center after the tree lighting for light refreshments; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2; rain date Dec. 16. http://bit.ly/2hKMMdj. www.buenaboro.org.
Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting, hosted by Mainstreet Hammonton, features carolers, carriage rides and more; plus Santa will arrive to light the tree; 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2; rain date Dec. 3. http://bit.ly/2A9Y7eI. Bellevue and Central avenues, Hammonton.
Information on VA, federal, state and county veterans benefits, with veterans advocate Lou Green, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, Ruby Tuesday entrance.