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. 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. 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.
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.
Jan. 21 and 28: Story Time, for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers, features a reading of “Spiny Sea Star A Tale of Seeing Stars,” followed by a Starfish activity, 11 a.m. Jan. 21; reading of “Salty Seagull A Tale of an Old Salt,” followed by a coloring activity, 11 a.m. Jan. 28, 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., Atlantic City. (609) 348-2880. www.acaquarium.com.
Jan. 29 and 30: Children’s Theater: “The Frozen Princess,” features Olga, the Snow Queen, who rules a kingdom in the North with her sister, Princess Annabelle; but, there are two problems — Annabelle wants to get married and Olga cannot control her growing frozen powers; with the help of a North Woodsmen, a Reindeer and a hilarious Snowman, Annabelle finds true love and Olga discovers her heart isn’t as frozen as she once thought it was, 10 a.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 30, tickets $7 to $9. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Feb. 4 and 5: Children’s Theater: “The American Presidents,” an interactive, musical show which explores the history of the American presidents, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4 and 10 a.m. Feb. 5, tickets $7 to $9. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
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.
Mondays and Wednesdays: Support group meetings for individuals living with mental health and addiction, 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave., and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Hope All Day Center, 600 S. Odessa Ave., Egg Harbor City. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
Mondays: Meetings for individuals living with Bipolar disorder, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 7 p.m. Mondays. Meetings provide support, resources, education and information. Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
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.
Wednesdays: “Clutter,” a weekly support group is offered to help individuals understand why they acquire/hold on to too many possessions and to learn ways to support a healthier lifestyle, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. Optional ongoing series follows at 2 p.m., which offers an opportunity to learn skills and develop plans to help with the emotional and physical challenges related to clutter. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jan. 20: “Healthy & Safe Food Choices for the Vegan, Vegetarian & Omnivore,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood. Marvin Hyett MD, a Gilda’s Club South Jersey Medical Resource Council member, will present information about food in relation to healthy and safe choices for the vegan, vegetarian and omnivore. Dr. Hyett will discuss what the best picks are in a rapidly changing environment as information emerges as to what may be generating increasing cancer risks. Registration is required. (609) 926-2699. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org.
Jan. 20 and 21: Running Clinics, presented by AtlantiCare LifeCenter and The Running Center, for beginner to experienced runners, get running tips and learn about the various training packages, 5 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20, AtlantiCare LifeCenter, 2500 English Creek Road, Building 200, Egg Harbor Township; or 5:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 21, free. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Tropicana, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 246-6974. Email: info@TheRunningCenter.com. TheRunningCenter.com.
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 and Fridays: Senior exercise, 11 a.m.-noon, Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (609) 567-4380 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Wednesdays: Crocheting, knitting and stictch work, 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. 26: Bingo, noon, cards $1, lunch provided. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (856) 322-7082 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
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; Feb. 10, Identity Theft Protection for Seniors. RSVP. (609) 653-3543.
Jan. 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.
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. 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.
Feb. 27, May 7, July 23 and Oct. 22: Stand-Up Comedy Night, features three of the region’s most renowned comics and a wine lounge, 7:30 and 10 p.m., tickets $25. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. (609) 704-5012. theeagletheatre.com.
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. 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, tickets $30. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. (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.