Places to go, things to do
Aug. 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. 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.
Aug. 8: Stand-up comedy with Jay Black, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Tickets $25. www.TheEagleTheatre.com or (609) 704-5012.
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 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.
Through October: Summer/fall exhibition, 70 pieces from members of Ocean City Arts League and works by students from The Arc of Atlantic County, Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center, 1 New York Ave., Somers Point. (609) 653-3963.
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.
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 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.sesameplace.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. 29: Fourth annual Family Fun Festival, 2-6 p.m., Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. Large bouncies, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival games, prizes, horseshoes, checkers, challenge games, dunk tank, hot dogs, popcorn, sno cones and more. Free. (609) 927-2950.
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. 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 email@example.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.
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. 20: Roy Speckhardt, executive director of American Humanist Association, will discuss his book, "Creating Change through Humanism," about how people can lead moral lives without belief in a higher power, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road at corner of Liebig Street, Galloway. www.southjerseyhumanists.com.
Sept. 8: Garden talks with Atlantic County Master Gardeners, 6 p.m., Hammonton Community Garden, 11th and Washington streets, behind NJ Transit station. 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. 12: Buena Vista Township Summer Concert Series, 45 RPM, 7 p.m., Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland. Rain dates Aug. 19, 26. Hot dogs, desserts and beverages available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs. (856) 697-2100 or www.buenavistanj.com.
Aug. 15: Music Showcase, 1 p.m., Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery, 2 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. Features local performers who write their own material and are students of voice teacher Susan Pieretti Frizzell of Galloway. Donations to benefit South Jersey Field of Dreams. email@example.com.
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.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 email@example.com.
Aug. 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.
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. 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/publicsafety/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 21: Lighting Fair, Sustainable EHC, during Jersey Fresh farmers market, 4-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. NJ Clean Energy Outreach Team sponsored by New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program will offer ENERGY STAR® qualified products at reduced prices. sustainableEHC.org or (609) 965-9681.
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. 11: Cruisin’ MainStreet: Remember Friday Nights, hundreds of classic cars fill streets of Downtown Hammonton, 5:30pm., rain date Sept 12. Includes bubble gum blowing and hula-hoop contests, food, in-store specials, family fun. (609) 567-9014 or www.downtownhammonton.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, part of town’s Green Weekend, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration and $10 fee due by Sept. 10 to be included on map. email@example.com or (609) 567-9014.
Sept. 19: Recycling Central, benefits Hammonton Education Foundation, 9 a.m.-noon, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society grounds, Third and French streets, Hammonton. DocuVault Delaware Valley offers onsite, safe, secure shredding of documents. Shred up to three 33-gallon bags of paper for $20. Businesses charged on sliding scale, ranging from $50 for up to 150 pounds to $250 for up to 1,000 pounds. Hammonton Lions Club will collect eyeglasses and hearing aids. The Hammonton branch of Atlantic County Library System will collect books. Hammonton High School Green Earth Club will collect old cell phones. Computers and related equipment also will be collected and recycled. Part of town’s Green Weekend (609) 561-0343 or (609) 561-7012.
Sept. 20: Hammonton’s 8th annual Green Day Festival, part of town’s Green Weekend, noon-4 p.m., grounds of St. Joseph High School, 328 Vine St., Hammonton. hammontongreencommittee.com.
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.
October-February: Girls windmill pitching clinics, Tom Besser’s Elite Fastpitch, for girls in second to 12th grades, locations in Barnegat, Berlin, Deptford, Jamesburg, Piscataway, South Amboy and Toms River. Fee $145 for six sessions. (609) 268-9754 or www.elitefastpitch.com.
Aug. 13-23: “Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sensation,” five female powerhouse vocalists take on hits of Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Carole King, Brenda Lee, Aretha Franklin and more, 8 p.m. Aug. 13-15 and 19-22 and 3 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 22-23, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. On-site Sharrott Wine Lounge open 45 minutes prior to performance and accessible throughout run. Tickets $30. www.TheEagleTheatre.com or (609) 704-5012.
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.
Aug. 13, 18, 19: "New to Medicare," Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services, focus on enrollment, Medicare Parts A & B, Part D prescription drug coverage, supplemental coverage and Medicare Advantage Plans, programs that help low-income beneficiaries offset cost of Medicare premiums and co-pays, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 13, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave.; 5-7 p.m. Aug. 18, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave.; 5-7 p.m. Aug. 19, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road. Free. (888) 426-9243.