Places to go, things to do
ARTS & CRAFTS
Through February: “Art in History,” reception 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-5360. hammontonartscenter.org.
Through Feb. 27: Exhibit of images by Hammonton photographer Kevin Husta, who will display his images of the former railroad and trolley connections that served Cape May County; artist reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Ocean City Arts Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, Ocean City. (609) 399-7628. www.oceancityartscenter.org.
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.
Feb. 3-March 27: The Links Inc. 47th annual Black History Month Art Exhibit, “Imagine,” the works of artist/illustrator E.B. Lewis, who has illustrated more than 70 children’s books and won awards including the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 through March 27; opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12, free admission. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
Feb. 27: AC Craft Market, indoor fine arts and crafts fair, 6 to 8 p.m., free. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
Feb. 3: Computers 101, 10 to 11 a.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Feb. 4 and 18: 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.
Feb. 10: 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. 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 Feb. 29: “Black, White, and Shades of Grey,” Ocean City Fine Arts League, Art on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. (609) 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Through May 1: “Rae Smith: Master Pastellist” and “Spatial Reasoning: Abstraction and Architecture from the Noyes Permanent Collection,” 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 Feb. 7: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a musical adventure with a car that flies through the air and sails the seas; when eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with his children, they soon discover that the car has the ability to take flight; but trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, tickets $28. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Feb. 4-5: 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. 4-6: Children’s Theater: “The Sword in the Stone,” 10 a.m. Feb. 4-5 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 6, tickets $10. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.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.
Feb. 12: Movie: “Cinderella,” for children of all ages, noon to 2 p.m., registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
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.
Mondays in February: CIZE Dance Workout Class for adults, 6 to 7 p.m., Mondays, registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
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.
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. 12: Concert: Sha Na Na, an American rock and roll group, which performs songs of the fifties including “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay,” “Born To Hand-Jive” and “Tears On My Pillow,” and more, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, tickets $35. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
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.
Feb. 13: Comedy: Two Funny Philly Guys, features Joe Conklin, known for “spot-on impressions,” and Big Daddy Graham, known for “observational comedy” with stories about his life and living in Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Feb. 13, tickets $25. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Feb. 20: Concert: The Hit Men, features a look back through rock and roll history with former members of megastar acts who will perform favorite songs including “Oh What a Night,” “Who Loves You,” “Sherry,” “Peace Train,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Leroy Brown” and “Mony Mony,” also features comedian Joe Ohrin, 8 p.m. Feb. 20, tickets $40. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
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: Chair yoga, 1 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 17, Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (609) 567-4380 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Wednesdays: Crocheting, knitting and stitch 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.
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.
Feb. 18: AtlantiCare Lecture with Rose McCarthy, free, 11 a.m., $3 lunch is available. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (856) 322-7082 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Feb. 23: Bingo, noon, cards $1, lunch provided. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (856) 322-7082 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Feb. 25: Bacharach Hearing Center presentation, 11 a.m., two-minute screenings available, $3 lunch is available. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park. Free. (856) 322-7082 or Hammontonseniors@gmail.com.
Feb. 3-7: Atlantic City Boat Show, offers an opportunity for lifelong boating enthusiasts and novices alike to shop, compare and find competitive deals on everything from sport fishers and performance boats to sailboats and family cruisers, inflatables and personal watercraft, plus 1,000s of marine accessories and activities for all ages; guests should also stop by the Discover Boating Center for boating information and expert, unbiased advice; 11 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 to 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 7, admission $16 for ages 16 and older and free for ages 15 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City.(646) 370-3660. www.acboatshow.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. 26: Student talent show, hosted by the Hammonton Education Foundation, features students in kindergarten through fifth grade who will sing, dance, play piano or showcase other talents, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, tickets $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for children age 1 and younger. Proceeds benefit the foundation, which raises money to fund innovative projects in the Hammonton School District. Performing Arts Center, Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton. (609) 561-2524.
Feb. 26: Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
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.
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.
Through Feb. 7: “9 to 5: The Musical,” tickets $23-$36. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org.
Feb. 25-March 20: “Dark of the Moon,” tickets $23-$36. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org.
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.