Places to go, things to do
ARTS & CRAFTS
Feb. 3: “At The Shore” Wine Tasting Art Show, Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Mississippi and Fairmount avenues, Atlantic City. Wine tasting reception, silent auction, live music, local and regional artists showcase and sell artwork. Participation fee $25. email@example.com or (609) 449-7156.
Jan. 7 and 21: Crochet Club, for crochet enthusiasts of all ages and anyone who wants to learn, yarn will be provided or bring your own project; instruction available for beginners, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., registration required Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Jan. 14: Introduction to How to Use a Computer, geared toward adult first-time computer users; no computer skills are necessary, 10 to 11 a.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Jan. 25: How to Use the Internet 101, geared toward adult novice computer users and those new to using the Internet, 10 to 11 a.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Through Feb. 6: “Agnes Fisher-Retrospective,” features abstract to impressionistic works by Fisher, , an English professor at Atlantic Cape and Ocean City resident, signed with her Dutch name, “Akke,” including pen and ink, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media; reception 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 15. Free admission. Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours: (609) 625-1111, ext. 5346. Art Gallery, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Through Dec. 31: “ArtFall,” fourth in series of “Science Embraces Art,” marks National Physical Therapy Month, Nashville North Studios and TLC Rehab & Wellness, 1418 New Road, Northfield. (609) 504-5044.
Through Dec. 31: “Petite Show,” smaller is better, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Through Jan. 10. “Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle,” international artists of all disciplines share their impressions from the Arctic Circle Expedition, an annual residency led by artists and scientists. The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Admission: Adults $5, senior, age 60 and older, and students with identification, $4. (609) 652-8848 or www.noyesmuseum.org.
FOR THE CHILDREN
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.
Through Dec. 30: Christmas Fantasy with Lights, rides, attractions and snack bars will be open, 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 27; and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Dec. 30, except closed Dec. 24 and 25, tickets $24.95 for ages 2 to 64, $21.95 for ages 65 and older and military members and their families with identification, and free for ages 1 and younger. (609) 641-7847. www.storybookland.com. Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
Dec. 24: Children’s Theater: “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” 2 p.m. Dec. 24, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $7-$9. (856) 384-8381.
Dec. 26-29: Children’s Theater: “Magic in Toyland,” another successful Christmas has passed for Santa and his elves; as little boys and girls unwrap their gifts, Santa’s Toyland is already preparing for next year; the wicked Mr. Barnaby is plotting to close down Toyland forever; join Papa Gepetto as he uses all the magic of the season to stop Mr. Barnaby’s plan and save Toyland; the show includes magic tricks, larger than life characters and laughs10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 26-27; and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 28-29. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $9. (856) 384-8381.
Dec. 29: Story Time, for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers, 11 a.m., includes a holiday tale and a craft or activity. “Winter’s Tale” by Robert Sabuda plus a winter-themed activity. Tickets $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children age 3 and younger. Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City.
Jan. 11: Toddlers and Preschoolers Movie Day: Disney’s “Frozen,” for children and families, 10 a.m.-noon, registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Jan. 13: Open Mic Night, a family-friendly open mic night open to all performers and to audience members; refreshments provided, 7-9p.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Jan. 18: Family Movie: “Minions,” for families and children of all ages; refreshments provided, 1-3:30 p.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Feb. 6: The Gizmo Guys, juggling and comedy for audiences of all ages, 10:30 a.m. Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway campus. Tickets $12. www.stockton.edu/pac or (609) 652-9000.
March 24: “Mission Possible,” Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City. Showcases food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Tickets $200. email@example.com or (609) 463-4672.
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.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Greetings from Rock and Roll USA, join Joey Pucci and The American Longboards for a high-energy tribute to American rock ‘n’ roll and the music of artists including Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Eddie Cochran, The Ventures, The Safaris, Dick Dale, The Beach Boys and more, 7:30 p.m., Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. Tickets $25. (856) 384-8381.
Jan. 24: Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Bach & Mendelssohn, Conversation with the Maestro, 1 p.m., performance, 2 p.m., Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway campus. Tickets $32. www.stockton.edu/pac or (609) 652-9000.
Feb. 12: The Machine perform Pink Floyd, 8 p.m. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. Tickets $29 to $75. www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
Feb. 13: The Beach Boys, 4 and 8 p.m. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. Tickets $39.50 to $75. www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
April 23: Concert: Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful, 7:30 p.m., Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center, Galloway campus. Tickets $32. www.stockton.edu/pac or (609) 652-9000.
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, 11 a.m.-noon, Canoe Club Of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (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. (609) 704-5752 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Second Mondays: Book Club, 1:30 p.m., Canoe Club Of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (856) 322-7082 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Jan. 12 and Feb. 10: Shore’s Senior Socials, 3-4 p.m., Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. Experts on variety of topics, free Bingo and prizes, refreshments; Jan. 12, New Year, Better Heart and Diabetes Management; and Feb. 10, Identity Theft Protection for Seniors. RSVP. (609) 653-3543.
Dec. 31: Ocean City’s First Night, a gala New Year’s Eve celebration, offers a variety of entertainment for families and individuals; 76 entertainment programs at central locations including Magician Chad Juros, the Allo Puppets, Give and Take Jugglers, Jungle John, the Turtle Singers, fabulous Grease Band, Norristones Doo Wop singers, Abbott and Costello comedy show, First Night Rockin’ Revue, inflatables, Hegeman String Band, free access to Wonderland Amusement, fireworks at midnight, weather permitting, and more; admission buttons come with program book listing entertainment and locations, parking and jitney service, 4 p.m. to midnight, admission buttons $20. (800) BEACH-NJ. www.firstnightocnj.com. Buttons also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th Street and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City. First Night Angel Fund: (609) 525-9300.
Jan. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24: Annual Open House, features highly detailed HO-scale models of many different trains, operated on a large realistic model railroad through beautiful scale scenery of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern New York State, free. Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, Route 40 and Fir Avenue, Richland. Email email@example.com or www.patcongvalley.com.
Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17 and Aug. 21: “Savory Sundays,” Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, monthly cooking demonstrations, noon and 1 and 2 p.m., Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Dec. 13, Holiday Beverages; Jan. 17, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate; Feb. 21, Afternoon Pick-me-ups; March 20, Brunch; April 17, Alternative Side Dishes; May 15, Seasonal Produce; June 19, Fresh Juice Recipes; July 17, Salads with a Punch; Aug. 21, Smoothies. (800) 645‑CHEF, email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.atlantic.edu/aca.
Through February: Girls windmill pitching and catching 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.
Jan. 4, 12, 19 and 27: CIZE Dance Workout Class for adults, 6 to 7 p.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Call (609) 567-2900.
Jan. 22 through Feb. 21: “Assassins,” examines nine individuals who attempted to assassinate a President of the United States, intent on making their mark on the American Dream. Chilling comedy with a darkly poignant twist, this highly celebrated groundbreaking musical is guaranteed to blow you away, various times Jan. 22 through Feb. 21. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. tickets $30. (609) 704-5012.
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.