Places to go, things to do
ARTS & CRAFTS
AC Craft Market, indoor fine arts and crafts fair, noon to 6 p.m. last Saturday of each month through November, free. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
Exhibit, celebration of Women’s History Month, features works by artist Lavett Ballard, “Musical Elements,” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through March, donations accepted for admission. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, to honor the contributions of African American Women including Rosa Parks, civil rights activist, Selma Burke, sculptor and Madam Sarah Spencer-Washington, millionaire entrepreneur, opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. March 11, exhibit, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through March, donations accepted for admission. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “Women in the Arts,” opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. March 10; exhibit, through March. (609) 567-5360. hammontonartscenter.org. Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit, Daniel Allen’s “NJ Escapes,” through March 4. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
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. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “Rae Smith: Master Pastellist” and “Spatial Reasoning: Abstraction and Architecture from the Noyes Permanent Collection,” through May 1, admission: Adults $5, seniors, age 60 and older, and students with identification, $4. (609) 652-8848. www.noyesmuseum.org. The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville.
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, through June. (609) 653-3500. Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center, Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point.
“Team Challenge,” based on Food Network’s “Kids Chopped,” designed for child and teen chefs who already know their way around a kitchen, offered monthly, fee $45; registration required. (609) 878-3488. www.kitchen-19.com. Kitchen 19, 19 S. Second St., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Jane and the Humungous Pear,” by Ed Corsi and Ted Wioncek III, the story of a young, imaginative girl who searches for adventure and gets too far from home, traveling in a magical pear; along the way, she makes new friends and discovers the joys of freedom and friendship; she also develops self-confidence, self-awareness, and helps others overcome their own personal obstacles; audience members will assist in choosing props, costumes and plot twists; each performance features a “meet and greet talk-back” with the cast, recommended for ages 6 and older, 9:30 and 11 a.m. March 4 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 5, tickets $15 for general admission and $12 for ages 11 and younger. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “The Lost Little Fish,” in this musical adventure a clownfish named Martin struggles to raise his son, Neumann, by himself; but one day Neumann gets captured by humans; so Martin and his absent-minded sidekick, Doreen, set off rescue him, 10:30 a.m. March 9 and 10, 10 a.m. March 11, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 12, tickets $6 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. March 12. (609) 704-7262. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Children’s Theater: “Mr. Malcolm’s Mathemaniacs!,” hosted by Professor Malcolm, features a fun math class with problems and mysteries to solve; audience members will be part of the mathematics team, 10:30 a.m. March 17 and 10 a.m. March 18, tickets $6 to $9. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest, hosted by Buena Vista Township Special Events Committee, for township children ages 1 to 12, children can help find more than 2,000 candy-filled eggs and special bonus eggs with super prizes; children must bring a basket or bag; entries for the coloring contest will also be accepted, noon March 19; rain date March 26. (856) 697-2100. www.buenavistanj.com. Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland.
Easter Eggstravaganza, 1 to 3 p.m. March 25. Downtown Hammonton.
Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala: “Mission Possible,” showcases food by serving 1,000s 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, March 24, tickets $200. Email email@example.com. (609) 463-4672. , Avalon Ballroom, Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Counseling and referrals, for people coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers; also family members of people with addiction may receive support from trained peer counselors; confidential services, grant-funded, no cost to callers, available 24/7. (855) 652-3737 or TTY (877) 294-4356.
Flu shots, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore Road, Northfield; and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays only, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. No appointments necessary. Fee $15, free for Medicare B card holders. (609) 645-5933.
Support Group, for individuals living with mental health issues and addiction, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave.; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope All Day Center, 600 S. Odessa Ave., Egg Harbor City. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
Support meeting, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, for individuals living with Bipolar disorder, offers support, resources, education and information, 7 p.m. Mondays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor.
Women’s Wellness, common stresses and mental health challenges, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. AtlantiCare AIS, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 5:15 p.m. Second Tuesdays. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
“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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email email@example.com. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Celiac-Gluten Free Support Group, new members welcome, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Email Rosaliavalenti@aol.com. (609) 412-8361. AGA office, not affiliated with AGA, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Caregiver Support Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County in partnership with the Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition, for people caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend, includes resources, coping skills, self-care and support, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, free. (609) 652-3800, ext. 304. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Royal Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Concert: The Duprees, features “You Belong To Me,” “My Own True Love,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Love Eyes,” “The Sand and the Sea,” “It Isn’t Fair,” “Let Them Talk” and more, 8 p.m. March 26, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful, 7:30 p.m. April 23, tickets $32. (609) 652-9000. www.stockton.edu/pac. Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center, Galloway campus.
“Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series,” presented by Batsto Citizens Committee and Wharton State Forest, topics include historical, cultural and natural aspects of South Jersey, 1 p.m. Second Saturdays, admission $2. Batsto Visitors Center, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton. (609) 561-0024. www.batstovillage.org.
Senior exercise, 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, free. (609) 567-4380. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Book Club, 1 p.m. second Mondays, free. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Chair yoga, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 567-4380. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Crocheting, knitting and stitch work, all skill levels, Miss Suzi, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 704-5752. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Trivia, with Dawn Wighton of DePaul Healthcare, 11 a.m. March 10, free; lunch available for $3. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Atlanticare lecture, “You Have Nerve,” 11 a.m. March 17, free; lunch available for $3. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Bingo, noon March 22, cards $1, lunch provided. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Painting Night Out, participants will enjoy wine, snacks and artist-guided instruction to create a painted canvas, 7 to 10 p.m. March 2, fee $45, including supplies, reservations required. (609) 641-3600. Email email@example.com. Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield.
Tributes To Our Towns: Richland Night, hosted by the Buena Historical Society, local residents speak and share their treasured memories of the area; pictures, mementos and artifacts of Richland will be on display, 7:30 p.m. March 16. (856) 466-4654. Buena Vista Township Hall, 890 Harding Highway.
“Savory Sundays,” monthly cooking demonstrations presented by Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, noon, 1 and 2 p.m. 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. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Klink!, for ages 21 and older, a signature wine event, guests invited to sip and sample tastings of more than 40 wines from around the world; foodies will delight in sampling tapas and enjoy music by a DJ; also, Jose Garces, one of Philadelphia’s top chefs, will offer a cooking demonstration, a question and answer session and a signing event, 3 to 7 p.m. April 9, tickets $39, includes souvenir tasting glass. (800) 334-6378. (800) 745-3000. resortsac.com. ticketmaster.com. Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Stand-Up Comedy Night, features three of the region’s most renowned comics and a wine lounge, 7:30 and 10 p.m. May 7, July 23 and Oct. 22, tickets $25. (609) 704-5012. theeagletheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
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, through February, fee $145 for six sessions. (609) 268-9754. www.elitefastpitch.com.
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 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. (609) 381-0450. www.northvinelandll.org. vinelandrotary.com/challenger-league. North Vineland Little League Clubhouse at Dr. Charles Cunningham Park at North West Avenue and Wheat Road in Vineland.
“Dark of the Moon,” various times Feb. 25 through March 20, tickets $23-$36. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
“The Seven Year Itch,” in this comedy, Richard Sherman is given the opportunity to live a bachelor’s life while his family is away on vacation; find out if Richard will behave or fall to temptation of the “Seven Year Itch,” various times Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through March 20, tickets $28. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Mainland Regional High School: 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. (609) 927-4151. mrhstheater.net. Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood.
Information on VA, federal, state and county veterans benefits, with veterans advocate Lou Green, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, Ruby Tuesday entrance.