Hammonton exhibit celebrates “Women in the Arts’

HAMMONTON - The Hammonton Arts Center will present an exhibit, “Women in the Arts,” in March in honor of Women’s History Month. Women of all ages are invited to submit their favorite sculptures, photographs, paintings and drawings. There is no theme. Entries may be dropped off at the center at 219 Bellevue Ave., during regular business hours through Feb. 27. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10.

Also, anyone interested in supporting local female artists and the center is invited to attend the center’s annual women’s luncheon at 12:30 p.m. March 20. Brenda Bradford will discuss “The Art of Zentangle.” Tickets are $25.

For tickets or information, call (609)-567-5360 or visit

Friends of Historic Friendship Church sponsor bus trip

BUENA - The Friends of Historic Friendship Church will sponsor a bus trip to St. Michaels, Md., on June 4.

Cost is $115, including transportation, crab or fried chicken dinner, harbor cruise, driver’s tip and a contribution to the church’s preservation fund; or $100 without the harbor cruise.

The bus will leave the church at 8 a.m., and return about 9 p.m.

Payment deadline is March 30.

The church is at Weymouth and Friendship roads in Landisville.

For reservations or information, call (856) 697-0430.

Find out about workings of hospice care

GALLOWAY - An informational meeting on the various workings and complexities of obtaining hospice care for an individual will be held at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Seashore Gardens Living Center at 22 Jimmie Leeds Road. A representative of Ascend Hospice will discuss insurance coverage, the timing for investigating hospice care, and a description of how the service actually works.

Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided.

Admission is free.

For information, call Rachel Parliman at (609) 748-4613 or

Free workshop on retirement planning

MAYS LANDING - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging is sponsoring a free workshop, “Retirement Planning: Plan Now or Else,” for older adults from 1 to 3 p.m. March 1 at Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd. Older adults and members of their families are invited to attend. The complimentary luncheon begins at 1 p.m., and is donated by Woodview Estates.

Various factors in retirement planning including portfolio withdrawal rates, investment returns, portfolio construction and inflation will be among the topics discussed.

To register or for information, call (609) 625-4878 or email or

Wildlife refuge, student to read ‘The Lorax’

GALLOWAY - Students from Stockton University’s Water Watch Environmental Club will join the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge staff to read Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” as part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, at 9:30 a.m. March 2 in the headquarters building at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge at 800 Great Creek Road.

After the story, young attendees will be able to make a truffula tree and visit with T.R. Bear.

Admission is free.

For information, call (609) 652-1665, between 8 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Discover your inner artist at Painting Night Out

NORTHFIELD - Explore your inner artist from 7 to 10 p.m. March 2 at a Painting Night Out at Beth Israel at 2501 Shore Road. Participants will enjoy wine, snacks and artist-guided instruction to create a painted canvas.

Fee is $45, including all supplies. Reservations are required.

For reservations or information, call (609) 641-3600 or email

Join singing of ‘Hymns for the Old Country Church’

BUENA - The Friends of Friendship will host a Hymn Sing, “Hymns for the Old Country Church,” from 3 to 4 p.m. March 6 at Historic Friendship Church at Weymouth and Friendship roads in Landisville.

Soup and sandwiches will be available in the Social Hall immediately following.

For information, call (609) 636-7504.

Learn about computer science, social media

GALLOWAY - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging is sponsoring free computer science and information workshops for older adults at Stockton University’s main campus, 101 Vera King Farris Drive.

A social media workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 11 in F Wing, Room 114. Social media may be used to stay in touch with friends and family; to create, share or exchange information; to keep up with trending topics and news, and more. Participants will learn how to manage social media activities safely and effectively and explore various learning and engagement opportunities available through social media.

A cybersecurity and privacy workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 8 in F Wing, Room 114.

These workshops will enhance technology usage and cyber security skills by covering topics and using hands-on exercises on effective and safe computing.

Registration is required.

To register or for information, call (609) 626-3591 or visit

Mainland students to present Disney’s ‘Beauty & The Beast’

LINWOOD - Mainland Regional High School students will present Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” at 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 1 and 7 p.m. March 19 at the school, 1301 Oak Ave. The show is open to the community.

Cast members, students from Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point, are: Amy Anderson and Eve Tjoumakaris as Belle; Alexander Brown and Dave Evans as Beast; Sasha Rovins and Josh Bryk as Gaston; David Ciolorito and Matt Lischin as LeFou; Lizzie Peteraf, Maxwell Castellano as Cogsworth; Justin Nolan and Rob Splinter as Lumiere; Lexie Anthony, Megan Castellane, Bella Pacitti, Lauren VandenBerg, Merrick Adams, Greer Egan, Emily Mack and Morgan Schutz as Silly Girls; David Ortiz and Jeffrey Toth as Maurice; Mikaela Sheridan and Julia Arsenis as Mrs. Potts; Julianna Keenan and Victoria Mozitis as Madame De La Grande Bouche; Tori Pierce and Sam Pastore as Babette; Emerson Fischer and Jess Clouser as Chip; and Aaron Littleton as Monsieur D’arque.

Ensemble members are: Marlisa Bongiovanni, Amanda Cardinal, Rachel Cipkins, Molly Connolly, Sarah Daniel, Emma Edelmann, Stefano Ferri, Sydney Freihofer, Isabella Freon, Claire Gadon, Rachel Krulish, Katharine Little, Shayna Lowenstein, Kate Perugini, Keri Roberts, Maddy Sands, Eva Scheffler, Jocelyn Schwartz, Ajahne Smith, Megan Somsky, Brittany Stebbins, Emily Tran, Sierra Troiano, Niko Tzoumakaris, Grace Vicente, Makena Wolcott and Alencia Yeoman.

Tickets are $12, except students in eighth grade and lower will be admitted for $8. Proceeds will benefit the school’s drama program.

For tickets or information, call (609) 927-4151 or

Stockton Center sponsoring technology workshops

HAMMONTON - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging is sponsoring a series of technology workshops for older adults at Stockton’s Kramer Hall instructional site at 30 Front St.

Rich Jeffries, a SCOSA volunteer, will be the instructor for the spring sessions of the technology workshops:

•“Introduction to the Internet,” 11 a.m. to noon March 22. The presentation will discuss popular Internet search engines and will include hands-on training in safe Internet surfing.

•“,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 22. The presentation explains features of, a website which allows individuals to post and share video clips. Jeffries will show the website’s various uses, including posting family celebrations to learning how to change car oil.

To register, visit

For information, visit or

CASA for Children recruiting court advocates

SOMERS POINT - CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is recruiting volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care. CASA currently has more than 500 children waiting for an advocate that will help ensure they receive the best care while living in the child welfare system.

“Currently, CASA has the volunteer capacity to serve about 48 percent of the 1,049 children living in foster care in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Additional volunteers are needed to provide an advocate to all children who need one,” said Karen DeRosa, CASA director of community development. “Volunteers do not need any special skills and training is provided. Being a CASA volunteer is a great way to change the course of a child’s life right here in our community.”

CASA is accepting volunteer applications for a training class that begins in April.

For information, call (609) 601-7800, email or visit

Resorts Casino Hotel will present wine event, Klink!

ATLANTIC CITY - Resorts Casino Hotel will present its inaugural signature wine event, Klink! from 3 to 7 p.m. April 9, for ages 21 and older, at 1133 Boardwalk.

Guests are invited to sip and sample tastings of more than 40 wines from around the world in a complimentary souvenir tasting glass. Foodies will delight in sampling tapas and enjoy music by a DJ. Also, Jose Garces, one of Philadelphia’s top chefs and restaurateurs, will offer a cooking demonstration, a question and answer session and a signing event.

Tickets are $39.

For tickets or information, call (800) 334-6378 or (800) 745-3000 or visit or

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