Places to go, things to do
June 24, July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2: ArtBar, with Valerie J Waywell-Peirson, 6:30-9 p.m., Circle Tavern at Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon. Cost $45, includes lesson, beverages, appetizers. Art supplies provided. Reservations. ValerieJWaywell@gmail.com or (609) 374-4670.
June 24-25: Safe Boating, Coast Boating School, 6-9:30 p.m., Seaville Motorsports, Route 9. Cost $75. Registration. (732) 279-0562.
Wednesdays, July 1-Aug. 26: Financial Peace University, with Dave Ramsey, 6:30-8:30 p..m., Greentree Church, 125 Schoolhouse Road, Egg Harbor Township. Nine week video/discussion class teaches how to get out of debt by implementing step-by-step process. Fee $93. www.greentree.org or (609) 927-3838.
Through June 28: “Flowers,” Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Through July 31: “Thanks, Mom!," Nashville North Studios and TLC Rehab & Wellness, features award-winning artists, Kathleen Arleth, Shirley Hawthorne, Mary Ann Kline, Nancy Palermo, Leonard Wilkinson, Carol Zerbe, Colleen Cornell and Judith Saylor Allison, TLC Rehab & Wellness, 1418 New Road, Suite 3, Northfield. (609) 504-5044.
July 1-Aug. 31: “Summertime,” Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Reception 6-7:30 p.m. July 10. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Aug. 7-Sept. 26: “The Speakeasy Gallery — Art of the Mix Tape,” works by Mike Bell of Northfield, Boonton, Morris County. http://speak easyart.wix.com/speakeasy art#!the-art-of-the-mix- tape/clem.
Oct. 5: Works by Mike Bell of Northfield, The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, High Street, Millville.
June 30: “Limited Partnership,” celebrates 40-year love story of one of first gay couples to marry and decades-long fight for legal status, Stockton University’s Office of Service-Learning and Political Engagement Project, 10:30 a.m., Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 E. Bay Ave. Free. RSVP (609) 626-3883.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Through June 26: Disney’s “The Lion King,” Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. (215) 893-1999.
Through summer: Sesame Place, opens for season, marks 35th birthday this year, Langhorne, Pa. Character birthday celebration 10 a.m. opening day. Throughout season, festive birthday décor throughout the park, three new rides, special contests and birthday promotions. Admission. (866) GO-4-ELMO or www.sesameplace.com.
Once a month: “Team Challenge,” based on Food Network’s “Kids Chopped,” Kitchen 19, 19 S. Second St., Hammonton. Designed for child and teen chefs who already know way around kitchen. Fee $45. Registration. www.kitchen-19.com or (609) 878-3488.
June 27, July 1, 11, 22, 25, 29: Summer activities for children, Toy Market, 204 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Butterfly Home Improvement on Saturday, June 27; Paint-n-Fly Glider on Wednesday, July 1; Amazing Aquabeads on Saturday, July 11; Volcano Alert: Eruption Today on Wednesday, July 15; DIY Paracord Bracelets on Wednesday, July 22; Design, Paint, ZOOM! on Saturday, July 25; and For your Grandparents — Create a Master-plate on Wednesday, July 29 and Saturday, Aug. 1. Classes $10 each. Registration. (609) 561-2121 or www.mytoymarket.com.
July 9-Aug. 2: “Shrek The Musical,” The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230.
July 15-18: “Dinah and the Dinosaurs,” 10 a.m. July 15-17, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 18, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $7-$9. (856) 834-8381.
Sept. 25-26: “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” 10 a.m. Sept. 25-26, 1 p.m. Sept. 26, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $7-$9. (856) 384-8381.
July 9: Paint and Sip, Auxiliary of Ancora Hospital, 6:30-9 p.m., Elm Fire Hall, 69 White Horse Pike, Hammonton. Includes door prizes and basket auction. Painting experience not necessary. Tickets $30. BYOB, bring snacks. www.painttyme.com.
HEALTH & FITNESS
24/7: Counseling and referrals for those coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. Concerned family members of those also may receive support from trained peer counselors. Confidential services, grant-funded, no cost to callers. (855) 652-3737 or TTY (877) 294-4356.
Mondays-Fridays: Flu shots, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore Road, Northfield; 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays only, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. No appointments necessary. Fee $15, free for Medicare B card holders. (609) 645-5933.
Tuesdays: Women's Wellness, common stresses and mental health challenges, 6-7:15 p.m., AtlantiCare AIS, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
Second Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Support Group, 5:15 p.m., Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. For family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Second Thursdays: Intensive Family Support Services support group, 10:30 a.m., Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. (609) 652-3800, ext.301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Tuesdays: Celiac-Gluten Free Support Group, 7 p.m., AGA office, not affiliated with AGA, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township. New members welcome. Rosaliavalenti@aol.com or (609) 412-8361.
July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10: Monthly garden lecture series, with Atlantic County Master Gardeners, 5:30 p.m., ACUA Community Garden, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. The garden offers spaces for those who cannot garden at home. July 9, Succession Planting, planning to keep your garden productive; Aug. 13, Extending the Growing Season, gardening into the fall and saving seeds for 2016; Sept. 10, Putting Your Garden to Bed, garden clean up and using fall/winter cover crops to boost nutrients and control weeds. acua.com or (609) 272-6950.
July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8: Garden talks with Atlantic County Master Gardeners, 6 p.m., Hammonton Community Garden, 11th and Washington streets, behind NJ Transit station. July 14, Succession planting and Pest identification: Planning to keep your garden productive and hands-on organic problem solving; Aug. 11, Extending the growing season: Gardening into the fall and saving seeds for 2016; Sept 8, Putting your garden to bed: Garden clean up and using fall/winter cover crops to boost nutrients and control weeds. Free. www.hammontongreencommittee.committee.com.
June 26: Celtic Women’s Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m., Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. (215) 893-1999.
July 13: The Machine, Pink Floyd tribute band, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Tickets $44.65. http://www.ocnj.us/Music-Pier/.
Aug. 16: Maroon 5 with special guests, Nick Jonas and Matt McAndrew, Atlantic City Beach. Tickets start at $39.50. Ticketmaster.com.
Second Saturdays: “Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series,” Batsto Citizens Committee and Wharton State Forest, 1 p.m., Batsto Visitors Center, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton. Topics on historical, cultural and natural aspects of South Jersey. Cost $2. www.batstovillage.org or (609) 561- 0024.
Mondays, Fridays: Senior exercise, AtlantiCare, Certified Instructor Carol Martynuik, 1 p.m., Canoe Club Of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (609) 567-4380 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Wednesdays: Chair yoga, Hammonton Recreation Department, Certified Instructor Carol Martynuik, 1 p.m., Canoe Club Of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (609) 704-5752, (609) 567-4380 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Wednesdays: Needlework, all skill levels, Miss Suzi, 2-4 p.m., Canoe Club Of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (856) 322-7082, (609) 567-4380 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Second Tuesday of month through summer: Games for Seniors, United Methodist Women, 1-3:30 p.m., The First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing, 6011 Main St. Back building with elevator.
July 1: Basic computer knowledge for older adults, Stockton Center on Successful Aging, for adults 55 and older, 2 p.m., Stockton’s Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 East Bay Ave., Suite 20. Registration. Free. Gina.Maguire@Stockton.edu or (609) 626-3883.
June 24, July 29, Aug. 26: “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Somers Point Historical Society, stories in each category as they relate to Somers Point, 7 p.m., Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road. June 24, “The Good” highlights lives of Police Chief Bill Morrow, Former Mayor Fred Chapman and Community Volunteer Bud Kern. Free, donations welcome. (609) 927-2950 or www.somerspointhistory.org.
June 26, July 17, Aug. 14: Shabbat on the Beach, Congregation Beth Israel of Northfield, 5:30 p.m., Huntington Avenue beach, Margate. Bring beach chairs or blanket. In event of rain, services at Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. (609) 641-3600 or email@example.com.
June 27-28: Hometown Celebration, Mays Landing Merchants Association, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Lenape Park East, behind Young's Skating Center, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing.
June 28: 29th annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival, Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hammonton High School grounds, Old Forks Road. Included: Live music, children’s amusement rides, 60 crafters, 20 food vendors, classic car show, blueberries in every shape and form, blueberry pie-eating contests. Day begins with Hammonton Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast, 6 a.m.-noon, on festival grounds across from main Chamber of Commerce tent. Admission, parking, jitney rides free. www.hammontonNJ.us or (609) 561-9080.
July 11: Egg Harbor City Hometown Celebration, 1-10 p.m., Lincoln Park, White Horse Pike. Included: farmers' market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., food, vendors, contests, games, music, including Hamilton Township Community Jazz Band, Lighthouse Entertainment and Bob Waters. Gazebo dedicated to memory of Frank Declementi at 3 p.m. Vendors welcome. (609) 965-1195.
July 13-18: 140th Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, rides, food concessions, midway games, Fairgrounds, 3rd and French streets, Hammonton.
Aug. 7: Third annual National Night Out, to strengthen bond between community and law enforcement, 6-9 p.m., Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road. (609) 567-2900.
ThroughJune 27: “The Graduate,” 8 p.m. June 18*, 19, 20, 24, 25+, 26, 27, 3 p.m. June 21, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. *Talk Back Session, +Please Touch Performance. Tickets $20-$50. On-site wine lounge. www.TheEagleTheatre.com or (609) 704-5012.
July 10-Aug. 2: “Miss Saigon,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. July 26, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $28. (856) 384-8381.
Sept. 10-Oct. 4: “Lend Me A Tenor,” The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230.
Sept. 11-Oct. 4: Phantom,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $28. (856) 384-8381.
First Wednesdays: Information on VA, federal, state and county veterans benefits, with veterans advocate Lou Green, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, Ruby Tuesday entrance.
Third Tuesdays: Donations for Atlantic County Veterans Museum, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., third Tuesdays through Sept. 22, Atlantic County Library System’s Mays Landing branch, 40 Farragut Ave. www.aclink.org/vetsmuseum or (609) 646-8699, ext. 6314.