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.
Internet 101, 10 to 11 a.m. March 16, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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. March 17, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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, “Hammonton: 150 Years of Industry,” utilizing artifacts and artists’ interpretations, this exhibition will showcase 150 years of local industry and progress in Hammonton, opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. March 17, exhibit, through Aug. 8, free. The Noyes Gallery at Stockton’s Kramer Hall, Hammonton.
Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
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: “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.
LEGO brick building event, recommended for ages 6 and older, participants will team up to build LEGO creations with a twist, 1 and 3 p.m. March 13, free, registration deadline March 11. (609) 561-2121. www.mytoymarket.com. Toy Market, 204 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. March 12. (609) 704-7262. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Breakfast with “Beauty and the Beast” Characters, includes continental breakfast, face painting, and opportunities to take photos with the characters, 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 13 and 19, school cafeteria, tickets $7; must be purchased by 9 p.m. March 9 for the March 13 event or by 9 p.m. March 16 for the March 19 event; proceeds benefit the Mainland Regional High School Drama Club. http://MRHStheater.net/. Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Avenue, Linwood.
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.
Easter Eggs and more, children and families are invited to dye Easter eggs and enjoy other arts and crafts, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 24, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
Pizza and a Movie, for children and their families, features the movie, “Hop,” and pizza, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Cape May Seashore Lines: The Easter Bunny Express, enjoy a train ride between Richland and Tuckahoe with the Easter Bunny, bring a camera; round trip departures: Tuckahoe, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Richland, 12:35 p.m. March 26, tickets $10 for age 2 to 12 and $16 for age 13 and older for coach seats, and $26 for age 2 and older for seats in the cafe and lounge cars; advance ticket purchase recommended; children age 1 and younger do not need a ticket but may have to be seated in a ticketed passenger’s lap depending on available space. Email: email@example.com. www.facebook.com/CapeMaySeashoreLines. www.capemayseashorelines.org. Cape May Seashore Lines: Richland Train Station, 1275 Harding Highway, Richland; and Tuckahoe Village Train Station, Railroad Avenue and Mill Road, Tuckahoe.
Turtle Fest, includes an egg hunt with a terrapin-theme, arts and crafts, searching for turtle hatchlings along the Salt Marsh Trail with a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings, breakfast (gluten-free pancakes are available upon request), and more, breakfast seatings: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. March 26, reservations recommended, tickets: Non-member: $10 for adults, $8 for children or $30 for family of two adults and two children; and members: $8 for adults, $6 for children or $25 for family of two adults and two children. (609) 368-1211. The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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.
CIZE Dance Workout Class, for adults, 6 to 7 p.m., Mondays, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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 email@example.com.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Third Thursday: Cinema, 6 to 9 p.m. March 17. (609) 567-9014. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Downtown Hammonton.
“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 email@example.com. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. March 25. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
Third annual Spring Jewelry Fair, a variety of handcrafted jewelry available from local and regional artists, plus live music, gift giveaways, do it yourself stations and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23, free. Noyes Museum Shop and Hammonton Arts District.
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.
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 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.
Cedar Creek High School’s “Legally Blonde,” March 10 to 12. piratetheatre.org. Cedar Creek High School, 1701 New York Ave., Egg Harbor City.
Hammonton High School’s "Bye Bye Birdie," 7 p.m. March 10 to 12, Performing Art Center, tickets $12. (609) 567-7000. Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton.
Absegami High School’s Emanon Players’ “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” 6:30 p.m. March 11 and 12 and 3 p.m. March 13, tickets $12 to $15. ahs.booktix.com. Absegami High School, 201 S. Wrangleboro Road, Galloway.
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.