Places to go, things to do
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.
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 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://speakeasy art.wix.com/speak easyart#!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.
FOR THE CHILDREN
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.
July 1, 11, 22, 25, 29: Summer activities for children, Toy Market, 204 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. 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.
July 19: 39th annual chicken barbecue, 1-6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. Homemade cakes, potato salad, Jersey tomatoes and corn, soda, water, beer and wine available. Suzie Q the clown will entertain children with face painting and balloon art. More than 20 raffles, 50/50. Tickets $6-$13.
Aug. 6: “Seasons of Service,” Seashore Gardens Foundation’s annual gala, 6 p.m., Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Twp. Honors individuals in community for leadership and service. Included: cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, tasting stations, dessert tables, silent auction, meet and greet with Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Tickets $150-$200. (609) 748-461, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.seashoregala.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 16: Vaccines and alternative medicine, discussion with Paul Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of Vaccine Education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75. S. Pomona Road, Galloway Twp. Sponsored by South Jersey Humanists. www.southjerseyhumanists.com.
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.
July 13: The Machine, Pink Floyd tribute band, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. All-ages show. 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.
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 12: Alzheimer’s Sensory Trail & Healing Garden, dedication ceremony, Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Open house garden tea party noon-4 p.m., dedication ceremony 1:30 p.m. www.seashoregardens.org.
July 13-18: 140th Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, rides, food concessions, midway games, Fairgrounds, 3rd and French streets, Hammonton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Free, donations welcome. (609) 927-2950 or www.somerspointhistory.org.
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.
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.