Places to go, and 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.
Introduction to How to Use a Computer, geared toward adult first-time computer users; no computer skills are necessary, 10 to 11 a.m. May 4, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
How to Use the Internet 101, geared toward adult novice computer users and anyone new to using the Internet, 10 to 11 a.m. May 11, registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
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, “Art on a ClothesLine: An Earth Day Celebration,” features work by artists including Kathy Arleth, Diane Brown, Joanne Coffman, Linda Gaszi, Shirley Hawthorne, MaryAnn Kline, Chuck Law, Phyllis London, Annette Maynard, Nancy Palermo, Sue Rau and Kathy Wheatcroft, opening reception with music by Jason Moe, through May 20. (609) 504-5044. www.nashvillenorthstudios.com. Nashville North Studios, Linwood Greene, 210 New Road, Suite 8, Linwood.
Exhibit, Atlantic County’s 40th annual Senior Citizens Art Show, a showcase of works by professional and non-professional artists age 60 and older, through May 25. (609) 645-7000, ext. 4347. www.aclink.org/intergenerational. Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor.
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.
Exhibit, “Charles Fazzino: The Master of 3D Pop Art,” known for creating art of cities and stars including Disney characters plus art for the Super Bowls, All-Star Games, Daytime Emmy Award Ceremonies, FIFA World Cup Tournaments, the Grammy Awards and more, exhibit, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 27 to 30; meet the artist, 7 to 10 p.m. May 28 and 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. May 29, free admission; artwork available for acquisition. (609) 368-7777. www.oceangalleries.com. Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor.
“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: “Beauty and the Beast,” join Belle, the Beast, the evil Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth for this Disney classic, 10:30 a.m. May 5 and 10 a.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 7, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Mother’s Day Craft, recommended for children ages 4 to 10, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 6, free. (609) 567-2900. Registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Ben Franklin and the History of America,” join Ben Franklin for a musical journey from the landing of Christopher Columbus through the Revolutionary War, 10:30 a.m. May 19 and 10 a.m. May 20, tickets $6 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
Concert: The Kidz Bop Kids: Life Of The Party Tour, 1 p.m. July 23, tickets $25 to $45. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Barbecue and beer fundraiser, also includes music, prizes and raffles, 4 to 8 p.m. May 14, tickets, available at the door, $20 for ages 12 and older and $10 for ages 11 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Atlantic County Veterans Museum Foundation. (609) 652-0833. ACVMF.org. Clark-Eliason American Legion Post No. 352 at 1st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Somers Point.
American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, features opening ceremonies with cancer survivors and their caregivers; theme is “At the Shore for a Cure,” participants form teams and walk around the track to raise money for cancer; activities throughout the night may include Zumba, volleyball, wing-eating contests, beach-themed activities and more; candlelight vigil at nightfall (typically about 9 p.m.) to honor survivors and to remember those lost to cancer; 6 p.m. June 10 through 6 a.m. June 11. www.RelayForLife.org/LinwoodNJ. Email email@example.com. Call or text (609) 432-2559. Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood.
Ninth annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause, features a challenge for stand-up and prone paddleboarders, options: Competitive paddle: 22.5-mile journey around Absecon Island; non-competitive paddles: 8-mile paddle to the Wonder Bar and back or a 4-mile paddle to the Wonder Bar with a boat ride back to the festivities at Golden Nugget courtesy of Teal Cruises; event will be followed by awards ceremony after party at the Golden Nugget’s The Deck, 6 a.m., after party/awards ceremony, 4 p.m. June 11, participants must raise $200. Proceeds benefit the foundation, a nonprofit organization, that provides grants to financially assist individuals with cancer and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center; after party free for participants and $25 for all others. Frank S. Farley State Marina, Golden Nugget, Atlantic City. TheDRCF.org.
HEALTH & FITNESS
“Body Image Challenges in Cancer Treatment,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 9, registration required. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Royal Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. .
“Thirty Years as a Garden Communicator,” hosted by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County and the Friends of Linwood Arboretum, presented by Adam Levine, editor in chief of GROW, the magazine of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, lecture, 2 p.m., reception at Linwood Arboretum, 3 p.m. May 1, free. (609) 625-0056. Belhaven Middle School, 51 Belhaven Ave., Linwood.
Concert: Mother’s Day Music Festival, features Maze with Frankie Beverly plus Charlie Wilson, 7 p.m. May 7, tickets $49 to $108. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Lauryn Hill, 10 p.m. May 13, tickets $69.50 to $99.50. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8 p.m. May 14, tickets $43 to $67.50. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: It Was a Very Good Year, a Frank Sinatra tribute 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.
Music Festival: Camp Jam in the Pines, features camping, music, activities for kids and more; scheduled to perform: NorthEast Corners, Ginger Coyle Band, Swift Technique, Ripe, Steal Your Face, Wood Sounds, Pepperwine, Nik Greeley and the Operators, Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s, Popa Chubby, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Suburban Sensi, Bryce Milano, Nouveaux Honkies, Deb Callahan, David Mayfield Parade, Gooch and the Motion, Ryan Montbleu Band, Andy Frasco and the U.N., and Night Sakima Connection, May 19 to 21, a variety of ticket options are available; camping available. www.campjam.org. Paradise Lake Campground, 200 Paradise Drive, Hammonton.
Concert: The Bronx Wanderers, features a rock ‘n’ roll dance party, 8 p.m. May 21, tickets $35 and $45. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Memories: A Tribute to Barbra, features Sharon Owens in a tribute to Barbra Streisand including 1960s Broadway, 1970s disco and 1980s films, 2 p.m. May 22, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Luke Bryan: Kill The Lights Tour 2016, also features Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, 7 p.m. June 3, tickets $39.75 to $79.75. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
“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 27. (609) 626-3591. Stockton.edu/scosa. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway.
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.
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.
Renaissance Faire, entertainment provided by the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, features colorful interactive characters who will transform the village into Smithville, Northumberland, England in the year 1562; includes wandering street performers and stage shows throughout the day; plus music, vendors, shopping and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30 and May 1, free. (609) 748-8999. www.ColonialInnSmithville.com. Historic Smithville, The Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville.
Cinco de Mayo Dinner Celebration, includes traditional Mexican dishes and entertainment, 5 to 6 p.m. May 5, free, 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.
Mother’s Day Celebration, hosted by the Latino Club of Egg Harbor City, features music by DJ George Restrepo, the Azteca Dancers, dancing, food and a silent auction, 5 to 8 p.m. May 7, tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children age 9 and younger; available at the door. (609) 703-4288. (609) 839-3840. Teamsters Hall, 1 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City.
Car Cruises, 5 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 23. (609) 748-8999. www.ColonialInnSmithville.com. Historic Smithville, The Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville.
Annual Cruisin’ MainStreet: Remembers Friday Nights, presented by MainStreet Hammonton, features cars, food, bubble gum blowing and hula-hoop contests, and more, 5:30 p.m. May 20, rain date May 21. (609) 567-9014. www.downtownhammonton.com. Downtown Hammonton.
Atlantic City Ballet: “Swan Lake,” 7 p.m. May 21 and 4 p.m. May 22, tickets $40 and $50 for adults and $20 for children and students. (609) 348-7201. www.acballet.org. The Celebrity Theater, Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City.
Comedy: Bill Burr: “Plowin’ Ahead,” 8 p.m. June 18, tickets $19.50 to $69.50. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
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.
“Man of La Mancha,” a classic and romantic musical which features the “impossible dream” and Don Quixote’s quest; songs include “Don Quixote,” “It’s All the Same,” “The Impossible Dream” and more, various times through May 15, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“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.