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, 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,” 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, through Aug. 8, free. The Noyes Gallery at 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.
Exhibit, “Clique: South Jersey Artists by South Jersey Photographers,” features photographs by Nastassia Davis, Susan Gietka, Steven Greer, Magdalena Kiernan, Gary Mattie, Cliff Mautner, David Todd McCarty and Frank Weiss, in their own unique style, of painter William Butler, sculptor Molly Sanger Carpenter, choreographer Kimberly Chapman, metal sculptor Bill Clark, singer/songwriter Ginger Coyle, flautist Megan Emigh, painter Victor Grasso, fine art photographer Albert Horner, illustrator E.B. Lewis, painter Soraida Martinez, playwright Joseph Paprzycki, multimedia artist Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, ceramist Jaqueline Sandro, pastel artist Stan Sperlak, glass artist Paul Stankard and sculptor Katherine Stanek, opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. April 7, exhibit March 26 through May 5. Perkins Center for the Arts, 30 Irvin Ave., Collingswood. (856) 833-0009. www.perkinscenter.org.
“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.
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.
Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 1 to 8, join the Easter Bunny for a hunt and a craft, 1 to 3 p.m. March 26; in case of inclement weather event will be held 1 to 3 p.m. March 28, free admission; registration required. (609) 625-7000, ext. 5431. Email email@example.com. Atlantic County Park, Route 50, Estell Manor.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. (609) 463-4672. Avalon Ballroom, Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City.
Hammonton Education Foundation’s 13th annual Taste of the Town, features local eateries serving samples of their signature dishes plus raffles including a 50/50 raffle and entertainment by the Susan Watson Leiser Piano Studio, the Hammonton High School jazz band and Dance Magic, 3 to 6 p.m. April 3, tickets $25 for adults and $10 for students; available in advance at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, Joe Italiano’s Maplewood Inn and The Golden Feather; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door; proceeds will be used for projects for the Hammonton School District. (609) 432-7977. (609) 517-4731. (609) 567-1734. Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton.
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 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:Get the Led Out, performing the music of Led Zeppelin, 8 p.m. April 8 and 9, tickets $29 to $39. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: Two Tenors and a Diva, features John D. Smitherman, Michael Padgett and Jessica Edwards, 8 p.m. April 9, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert:The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute, 3:30 p.m. April 10, tickets $29 to $45. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: Tower of Power and Average White Band, 8 p.m. April 22, tickets $39 to $59. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
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.
Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. March 25. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Book tour/signing, features New Jersey author Stephanie Evanovich, who will sign copies of her newest book, “The Total Package,” 2 p.m. March 26. (609) 677-8901. www.booksamillion.com. Books-a-Million, 2200 Wrangleboro Road, 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.
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. Registrations are now 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.
“Heathers the Musical,” recommended for ages 14 and older, a hilarious and homicidal new musical based on the 1980s cinematic dark comedy; Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the cruelest girls in Ohio; misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plots to put ?the Heathers? in their place, six feet under, various times through April 24, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
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.