Places to go, things to do
ARTS & CRAFTS
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. 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.
Through February: “Art in History.” Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-5360. hammontonartscenter.org.
Through February: Exhibit, “Collections of Works from the Estates of the Late Fredric Toone Bacon, one-time Director of Arts for the Philadelphia School District, and Philadelphia Art Teacher Theodore ‘Ted’ Young,” exhibit, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, donations accepted for admission. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org.
Through Feb. 27: Exhibit of images by Hammonton photographer Kevin Husta of the former railroad and trolley connections that served Cape May County. Ocean City Arts Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, Ocean City. (609) 399-7628. www.oceancityartscenter.org.
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 March 4: Exhibit, Daniel Allen’s “NJ Escapes.” Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
Through 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, through March 27, free admission. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
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.
Through June: Exhibit: “For the Love of Nature,” paintings by Judith A. M. Saylor Allison of Linwood and Dr. Paul Ljubich, a gastroenterologist on staff at Shore Medical Center, opening reception 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center, Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. (609) 653-3500.
Feb. 19: Evenings at Forsythe series: “America’s Darling,” a film about Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and illustrator, Jay Norwood Darling, and a leader in conservation education and preservation of natural resources, who became head of what would become the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 7 p.m., free. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway. (609) 652-1665.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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, 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. 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. 18: Comedy, award-winning comedian Michelle Tomko of Linwood will perform stand-up comedy routines on love and relationships followed by a lesson on comedic writing and performing, 6 and 7 p.m., free. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton. (609) 626-3840.
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. 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 email@example.com 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.
March 2: Painting Night Out, participants will enjoy wine, snacks and artist-guided instruction to create a painted canvas, 7 to 10 p.m., fee $45, including supplies, reservations required. Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. (609) 641-3600. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. www.elitefastpitch.com.
Feb. 20, 24 and 27, and March 5, 9 and 12: Registration for North Vineland Little Leagues’ Challenger League, which is open to any physically or mentally challenged boys and girls, who live in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Cape May or Atlantic counties. All participants must bring proof of age and those 17 or younger must have a parent/guardian present during registration. There is no age limit for the senior division. Registration will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 9 and 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 12. Registrations after March 14 will be held by appointment only. There are two divisions: Challenger, for ages 5 to 18, and Senior, for ages 15 and older. Registration is free. North Vineland Little League Clubhouse at Dr. Charles Cunningham Park at North West Avenue and Wheat Road in Vineland. (609) 381-0450. www.northvinelandll.org. vinelandrotary.com/challenger-league.
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, tickets $30. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. (609) 704-5012.
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.
March 17-19: Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast,” 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 1 and 7 p.m. March 19, tickets $8-$12, proceeds benefit the school’s drama program. Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood. (609) 927-4151.
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.