Places to go, things to do
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.
Oct. 10: Art in the Park, Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance, Heritage Park, Absecon. Rain date Oct. 11. Spaces $25, bring tents, covers, chairs. firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 646-2941.
Aug. 5-6: Safe Boating, Coast Boating School, 7-10:30 p.m., Mount Holly Elks Club. Cost $75. Registration. (732) 279-0562.
Aug. 12-13: Safe Boating, Coast Boating School, 6:30-10 p.m., Avalon Marine. Cost $75. Registration. (732) 279-0562.
Aug. 15-16: Safe Boating, Coast Boating School, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sheltered Cove Marina, Tuckerton. Cost $75. Registration. (732) 279-0562.
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.
Through Nov. 3: Visual Arts Alumni Triennial Exhibition, Stockton University Art Galleries, main Galloway campus. Reception, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 10. Free. (609) 652-4214.
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.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Through summer: Sesame Place, marks 35th birthday this year, Langhorne, Pa. Festive birthday décor throughout the park, three new rides, special contests and birthday promotions. Admission. (866) GO-4-ELMO or www.sesame place.com.
Fridays through August: Princesses and Pirates Luncheons, for children ages 3 to 12, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Cost $15-$25, includes lunch, princess dress up, pirate gear. (609) 884-5404, (800) 275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org.
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.
Aug. 5: “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig,” Stockton’s Summer Playhouse, Stockton Performing Arts Center and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, 10:30 a.m., Stockton Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Tickets $12. stockton.edu/pac or (609) 652-9000.
Aug. 5: Kids’ MusicRound, award-winning music and movement experience, for parents and children ages 1 to 5, 6-6:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. Concludes with ice cream. www.kidsmusicround.v com, (609) 641-3600 or cookie.feldman@v cbinorthfield.org.
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.
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.
Sept. 26: Seventh annual Walk for the Wounded, 3-mile walk, Ocean City Boardwalk. Registration 8:30 a.m. at Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Ceremony 9:30 a.m. Walk starts at 10 a.m. www.walkforthewounded.org.
Oct. 3: Flea Market, Bayview Ladies Auxiliary, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bayview Fire House, Route 9, Galloway. Rain or shine. Spaces $10-$15. (609) 652-7337 or (609) 652-7385.
Oct. 9: Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships, Cape May National Golf Club, Route 9, Cape May. Chris Ford featured guest. Scramble format. Shotgun start 12:30 p.m. Fee $150 per person, $500 per foursome. Includes gift, lunch, awards dinner, skills challenges. Sponsorship or player information, (609) 343-4986 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Aug. 5: “Yoga is for Everyone ... You, Too!” 6:30-8 p.m., Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood. RSVP. (609) 926-2699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Hot peppers; 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 Geo 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.
Aug. 5, 12: Buena Vista Township Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland. 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.
Aug. 7: “Salute to Stockton” series, Dr. Beverly Vaughn, professor of Music at Stockton University, program built around songs about freedom from slavery, 7:30 p.m. during Friday evening Sabbath services, Congregation Beth Judah, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave, Ventnor.
Aug. 16: Maroon 5 with special guests, Nick Jonas and Matt McAndrew, Atlantic City Beach. Tickets start at $39.50. Ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 30: Bay Atlantic Symphony’s third year of summer classical series, 5 p.m., The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City. Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417. Tickets $25. (866) 900-4849 or www.theborgata.com.
Sept. 5: Cumberland County College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony, 8 p.m., Cape May Band Shell, Lafayette Street near Mall. (856) 691-8600, ext. 1292.
Dec. 7: “Times Remembered,” South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, holiday spectacular, Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway. Reserve now. (609) 652-9000 or www.SJAWE.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.batsto village.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.
Aug. 10, 17, 24: “Find, Get and Keep the Job You Want: A New Environment Calls for New Strategies,”Stockton Center on Successful Aging, 10 a.m.-noon, Stockton University Campus Center, Meeting Room 2, Galloway. Free. Registration. (609) 626-3591or www.stockton.edu/scosa.
Aug. 12: Financial management workshop, Stockton Center on Successful Aging, 1-3 p.m., Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing. Complimentary lunch 1 p.m. Free. Registration. (609) 625-4878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, Fridays through August: ACUA Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm open house tours, noon, 1801 Absecon Blvd., Atlantic City. Free. www.acua.com. or (609) 272-6950.
Aug. 6-8: Atlantic County 4-H Fair, David C. Wood 4-H Center & Fairgrounds, 3120 Route 50, Egg Harbor City. Free admission. Parking $4. http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/2015-atlantic-county-4-h-fair#sthash.rxOQKAkC.dpuf
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.
Aug. 9: Vineland’s Jersey Fresh Festival, celebrating New Jersey’s Agricultural Heritage, 2-9 p.m., Giampietro Park, Vineland. Produce auction, live entertainment, children’s activities. Free. Parking at Vineland High School. Free shuttle.
Aug. 10: “Happy,” South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble with comedian Dena Blizzard, Brigantine Recreation Dept., North School Auditorium 301 E. Evans Blvd., Brigantine. Free.
Aug. 13: Annie Oakley Birthday Bash, Atlantic County Firearms Training Facility, 4-8 p.m., County Pistol Range, 175 Betsey Scull Road, Egg Harbor Township. Refreshments and prizes. Wear best western clothes. Free, but registration required. www.aclink.org/public vsafety/FTF.
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.
Aug. 22: L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Olympics, Egg Harbor City Municipal Alliance, Egg Harbor City Kiwanis Club, Egg Harbor City Lake. Water and land games and relays. Limited to 100 participants. Registration 9:30 a.m. Start time 10 a.m. Free, includes T-shirt, lunch. (609) 965-6009.
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.
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.
Sept. 13: “Water Bark,” famed puppy pool party, 5-7 p.m., Raging Waters Water Park, Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, Schellenger Avenue and Boardwalk, Wildwood. Benefits New Jersey SPCA. Includes canine activities, water stations, souvenir, dog treats, food and beverage menu options for humans. Admission $10 per person, $20 per dog. Proof of rabies vaccine, leashes, advance registration required. www.moreyspiers.com/gonetothedogs.
Sept. 19: 11th annual Town Wide Community Yard Sale, MainStreet Hammonton, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration and $10 fee due by Sept. 10 to be included on map. mainstreethammonton @ymail.com or (609) 567-9014.
Sept. 26: Touch-A-Truck 4, children and families explore heavy machinery and meet people who build, protect and serve community, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cardiff Center, Black Horse Pike. Mascots, special performances, snack bars, food trucks, face painting, games, crafts, local vendors. Admission $5 adults, children free. (609) 569-0239, ext. 1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.