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.
July 18: “About Boating Safety,” Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 84, 8:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station, Atlantic City. Cost $60, includes books and lunch. Registration. (609) 822-9099.
July 29-30: Safe Boating, Coast Boating School, 6-9:30 p.m., Seaville Motorsports, Route 9. Cost $75. Registration. (732) 279-0562.
July 29-30: Safe Boating, Coast Boating School, 7-10:30 p.m., Washington Twp. Fire Department, Sewell. Cost $75. Registration. (732) 279-0562.
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.
Through Aug. 31: “Summertime,” shoretime favorites, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. (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.
Sept. 1-30: “Changing Seasons,” celebrate changes from fall to winter, spring to summer, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Reception 6 p.m. Sept. 11. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Oct. 1-31: “Bird’s Eye View,” looking down from above, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Reception 6 p.m. Oct. 9. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Oct. 5: Works by Mike Bell of Northfield, The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, High Street, Millville.
Nov. 1-30: “Anything Goes,” whimsical to the realistic, scenery to still life, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Reception 6 p.m. Nov. 13. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Dec. 1-31: “Petite Show,” smaller is better, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Reception 6 p.m. Dec. 11. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Through Aug. 2: “Shrek The Musical,” The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230.
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 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.
July 15, 22, 25, 29, Aug. 1: Summer activities for children, Toy Market, 204 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. 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.
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.
Oct. 23-24: “The Littlest Witch,” 10 a.m. Oct. 23-24, 1 p.m. Oct. 24, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $7-$9. (856) 384-8381.
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.
July 21: Spirit Night, Family Service Association, 5-8 p.m., Chick-fil-A at 6038 E. Black Horse Pike, Eg Harbor Twp. Ten percent of proceeds support Spruce Family Success Center and New Day Family Success Center. Tell cashier you’re there in support of FSA. (609)569-0239, ext. 1160.
July 25: Sunset cruise aboard Duke O’Fluke, Somers Point Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. Cost $22-$25. Send payment in advance to SPHS, P.O. Box 517, Somers Point, NJ 08244. (609) 927-8002.
Aug. 6: “Seasons of Service,” Seashore Gardens Foundation’s annual gala, 6 p.m., Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. 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, email@example.com or www.seashoregala.org.
Aug. 16: United Way’s 22nd annual Rubber Ducky Regatta, 7,000 yellow ducks racing through Raging Waters, 6:30 p.m., Morey’s Piers, Wildwood. Prizes. Entry $5, includes souvenir duck. www.UnitedforImpact.org/Cape-May or (609) 568-1179.
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 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. www.southjerseyhumanists.com.
July 20: “Armenian Genocide," survivor accounts, with Dr. Debra Dagavarian, adjunct instructor at Stockton University, noon-1 p.m., Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 E. Bay Ave. Free, includes lunch. RSVP. (609) 626-3883 or www.stockton.edu/manahawkin.
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. 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.
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. 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 15-19: “Piano Men,” featuring the music of Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Ben Folds and more, 80-minute, one-act show, 8 p.m. July 15-18, 3 p.m. July 18-19, The Eagle Theatre, Vine Street, Hammonton. On-site wine lounge open 45 minutes prior and during show. Tickets $30. www.TheEagleTheatre.com or (609) 704-5012.
July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12: Buena Vista Township Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland. Ten Eddy Drive, July 15; Bob Ferris Orchestra, July 22; Jim Craine Show, July 29; Lonnie Youngblood, Aug. 5; 45 RPM, Aug. 12. Rain dates Aug. 19, 26. Hot dogs, desserts and beverages available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs. (856) 697-2100 or www.buenavistanj.com.
July 18, 25, Aug. 1: “Rocks the Mainland,” Stockton Performing Arts Center summer concert series, 8 p.m., Atlantic County Institute of Technology Performing Arts Center, 5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing. July 18, Blue Öyster Cult; July 25, Starship; Aug. 1, The Original Wailers. Tickets $37. stockton.edu/pac or (609) 652-9000.
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.
Aug. 14-15, 21-22: 14th annual Purple Martin Spectacular cruise, Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River, aboard The Bodacious, 6:30 p.m., Longreach Marina, 2806 High St., Port Norris. Three hours. Rain or shine. Tickets $35, includes soft drinks, dessert. Reservations. Send check payable to Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River to: Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River, P.O. Box 474, Millville, NJ 08332. (856) 300-5331, email@example.com or www.cumauriceriver.org.
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.
Through July 18: 140th Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, rides, food concessions, midway games, Fairgrounds, 3rd and French streets, Hammonton.
July 16: Italian culture, Third Thursday event, 6-9 p.m., throughout Downtown 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 22: Car Care, with Steve Ammazzalorso, owner of Sunny Sunoco in Margate, 6:30-8 p.m., Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood. RSVP. (609) 926-2699 or email@example.com.
July 29, Aug. 26: “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Somers Point Historical Society, stories 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. Hammonton Police Department will face Hammonton Fire Department in Shoots ’n’ Ladders tug-of-war contest, giant inflatable hamster ball, Atlantic City Aquarium touch tank, photos with Miss New Jersey Lindsey Giannini of Hammonton, games, bounce houses, New Jersey State Police helicopter, Hammonton Police Department officer trading cards, K-9 demonstrations, fire department demonstrations, roller derby demonstrations, Makenzie & Yates Martial Arts demonstrations, visit from Smokey Bear and mascots, Teens and Trucks will offer tips on how teens should approach tractor trailers, live entertainment, variety of food vendors, fireworks. Rain date Aug. 8. (609) 567-2900 or www.natw.org.
Sept. 2: “Thunder Over the Boardwalk,” 13th Atlantic City Airshow. Acts confirmed include U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U. S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and Geico Skytypers. www.atlanticcityairshow.com.
Through 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.
Oct. 29-Nov. 22: “Rent,” The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230.
Oct. 30-Nov. 22: “Brigadoon,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 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.