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 a.m. to noon April 13, registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Crocheting, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 21. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit, features the works of Glynnis Reed, Anne Taylor Glapion and Leonard R. Wilkinson, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through May 29, 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, “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.
Exhibit, Atlantic County’s 40th annual Senior Citizens Art Show, a showcase of works by professional and non-professional artists age 60 and older, April 26 through May 25. Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor; entries accepted 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 18 to 23. (609) 645-7000, ext. 4347. www.aclink.org/intergenerational.
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, through May 5. Perkins Center for the Arts, 30 Irvin Ave., Collingswood. (856) 833-0009. www.perkinscenter.org.
Hammonton native Tracy Lucca’s “The Finders,” tells the story of a beloved mayor of a small town who is running for Congress; just before the election her only son is almost kidnapped at a local store; when she begins to unravel the case, she finds that the very institutions she thought were there to help and protect her are now out to get her; when she doesn’t back down, the powers that be are forced to come to her with a deal, 7 p.m. April 24 and 25, tickets $10 general admission. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“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.
Annual Olympian Fascar Rally, for children ages 4 through sixth grade and a parent, choose your best Matchbox car to race on a specially designed track, lunch, noon to 1 p.m., race registration, 12:45 p.m., event, noon to 3 p.m. April 16; reservation deadline 4 p.m. April 15. (609) 927-2950. Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood.
Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed, walk-through exhibits with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs set in realistic environments with scenes organized chronically throughout the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods; additional attractions include a Dino Bone Yard complete with a T-Rex skeleton, a Dino Den for children and dinosaur-themed rides and inflatables for children of all ages; at home activities available to enhance the learning experience; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 16 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17, tickets $16 to $54. www.boardwalkhall.com. www.dinosaursafamilyadventure.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Children’s Theater: “Aesop’s Fables,” 10 a.m. April 21 and 22 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 23, tickets $10. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
Earth Day Craft, features an environmentally friendly craft constructed with reusable materials, 3 to 4 p.m. April 21, free. (609) 567-2099. Registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Stone Soup,” 10 a.m. May 26 and 27 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 28, tickets $10. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
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.
Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting, a worldwide fellowship for people affected by a friend or family member with a drug addiction; as a Twelve-Step Program, they offer help by sharing experience, strength, and hope in a safe and anonymous forum, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 805-3680. (609) 561-6019. Abundant Living Church, 849 Route 54, Buena Vista.
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.
Sixth annual Seashore Gardens 5K Run and Health Walk, “Be a Superhero for Alzheimer’s!,” superhero costumes encouraged, registration, 7:15 a.m., run/walk, 9 a.m. April 17, entry fee: $30, includes performance T-shirt, through April 15; race day registration, $40, does not include T-shirt; proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Outreach Services at Seashore Gardens Living Center. (609) 748-4615. seashoregardensrun.org. Atlantic City Boardwalk at Tropicana Casino & Resort.
Evenings at Forsythe series, features Sarah Miele, education coordinator of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, with a presentation “Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of New Jersey,” 7 p.m. April 15, free. (609) 652-1665. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway.
Concert: Dancing Dream: ABBA tribute band, performance will transport the audience back to the 1970s using beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography; also contest for the best ABBA dressed man and woman, 8 p.m. April 16, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
Concert: It Was a Very Good Year, a Frank Sinatra by Tony Sands, features songs including “Summer Wind,” That’s Life,” “Strangers in the Night,” “New York,” “My Way” and “The Lady Is a Tramp,” 8 p.m. May 20, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“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. (856) 322-7082. 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.
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.
Birding for Life, sponsored by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, guided bird walks, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 20 and 27. (609) 626-3591. Stockton.edu/scosa. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway.
Atlanticare lecture, “How to be smart with your smart phone,” 11 a.m. April 21, free; lunch available for $3. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Bingo and lunch, 1 p.m. April 26. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Rothman Institute lecture, “Advancements in Total Hip and Knee Replacements,” with Dr. Alvin Ong, 4 p.m. April 28, free; lunch available for $3. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Jose Limon Dance, 7:30 p.m. April 15, tickets $32 for adults and $12 for children. (609)-652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Stockton Performing Arts Center, Stockton University, Pomona.
Artwalk, features 75 artists displaying and selling their works, plus a raffle to benefit Atlantic County Canines Rescue, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16, free admission for spectators and $20 for vendors. Historic Smithville, The Village Greene, Smithville.
Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom,” Gros will share his animal world, travel experiences and timeless tales; he will highlight his adventures with video clips and bloopers and introduce friendly exotic animals to audience members; he will also tell inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel and wildlife filming. 10 a.m. April 16, tickets $22 for adults and $18 for children. (609) 652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Stockton Performing Arts Center, Stockton University, Pomona.
Square Dance Lessons, hosted by Rainbow Squares, 7 to 9 p.m. April 19, fee $5, except first night is free. (609) 822-1079. (609) 364-1519.
Third Thursday: Garden Party, make your own succulent terrarium, 6 to 9 p.m. April 21, $5 fee. (609) 561-8006. Noyes Museum Shop, 5 S. Second St., Hammonton.
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.
American Songbook, 7 p.m. April 23 and 4 p.m. April 24, Celebrity Theater, tickets $40 and $50 for adults and $20 for children and students; discounts available for seniors and groups. (609) 348-7201. www.acballet.org. Claridge Hotel, Boardwalk and Park Place, Atlantic City.
Open Mic Night, a family-friendly event open to all performers and to audience members, 7 to 9 p.m. April 29, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” various times May 5 through May 29, tickets $23 to $36. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
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.