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, 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, “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, “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: “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.
Gardening workshops for children, schedule includes: From Seed to Life, 3:30 p.m. June 12; Healthy Soil, Happy Plants, 10 a.m. June 20; Understanding Earthworms, 10 a.m. June 27; Nurturing Nature, 10 a.m. July 6; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, 2 p.m. July 10; Flower Power, 10 a.m. July 25; Art Reflects Nature, 2 p.m. July 31; Weeds Grow Flowers Too, 10 a.m. Aug. 8; It’s a Harvest Party, 4 p.m. Aug. 14; and Reflect and Give Thanks, 2 p.m. Aug. 28, free; reservations required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hammonton Community Garden, 11th and Washington streets, Hammonton. hammontongreencommittee.com/events.
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.
59th annual chicken barbecue, includes dinner and other food choices plus games, music, raffles, hayrides and more, noon to 6 p.m. June 5, platters $11. Proceeds will benefit the fire company and the rescue squad. (609) 476-4441. Firehouse Grove, Dorothy Volunteer Fire Company, 70 Tuckahoe Road, Weymouth.
11th Street Life Concert, features area singers and musicians, theme is “Songs in the Key of Life,” celebrating the music of legendary artist Stevie Wonder, 7:30 p.m. June 8, tickets $25 or VIP Supporter $150; proceeds support Serenity House and Hansen House, which assist people with alcoholism and drug addiction. (609) 965-4002. streelifeconcert.com. Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City.
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
“New Developments in the Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema,” presented by Eric Chang MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 18, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood.
Zumba, with Kymbah, 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, first session free. Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Anxiety Peer Wellness Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County/ICE Wellness Program, topics include: wellness, recovery, empowerment and more, 1 to 2:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Atlanticare Behavioral Health, 120 S. White Horse Pike No. 2, Hammonton. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email email@example.com.
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 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. .
Evenings at Forsythe series, features Peter Bosak, superintendent of the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control, with “Bloodsuckers: The Fascinating Lives of Mosquitoes,” a discussion of the biology and importance of mosquitoes to humanity and the ecosystem we share with them, 7 p.m. May 20, free. (609) 652-1665. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway.
Garden Talks, presented by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County’s Master Gardener Program, schedule includes: “Transplanting warm weather crops and making compost,” May 18; “Direct seeding in the garden and insect control,” June 15; “Watching and watering for disease control,” July 20; “Saving seeds, harvesting and preserving,” Aug. 17; “Cover crops and cleaning up your garden,” Sept. 21; and “Preparing for winter and getting a jump on spring,” Oct. 19, free. (609) 272-6950. www.acua.com/garden. Community Garden, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.
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: 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.
Third annual Atlantic Christian School Music Fest, features music by MercyMe, David Dunn, Matt Mayer and Aaron Palermo Band; various speakers and food vendors including Chick-Fil-A, Rita's Water Ice, and Micchelli's Pizza; a family fun zone and a vendor marketplace, gates open, noon, music, 2 p.m. May 21, tickets $20 per person for ages 9 and older; $15 per person for groups of 10 or more; and free for ages 8 and younger. Proceeds benefit Atlantic Christian School, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cape Atlantic, the Egg Harbor Township Police Explorers and the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Explorers. (609) 653-1199. acsmusicfest.com. Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township.
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.
Concert: Shades of Summer, features the Singing Ambassadors with members from Atlantic and Cumberland counties, under the direction of Dawn Behm, 3 and 7 p.m. June 4, auditorium, tickets $8 for adults. $4 for ages 13 to 17 and seniors, and free for children age 12 and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door. (856) 285-4328. Vineland High School South, 2880 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland.
“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.
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.
Second annual Richland Village Festival, hosted by the Buena Vista Township Special Events Committee, new this year the festival will include a parade with cosplayers, famous cars, Buena Regional’s Marching Band, classic cars, floats, fire trucks and more, at 9:30 a.m., along Cedar Avenue from 5 Points to Richland Village; festival includes: Toy show and sale; car show sponsored by the South Jersey Mustang Club, Coast Guard helicopter landing and display; demonstration of Jaws of Life by Richland Volunteer Fire Company; live music by 45 RPM, Ten Eddy Drive, East Coast Rockers and Buena Regional’s Jazz Band; live broadcast by WVLT 92.1 FM; a community yard sale; wine tasting; vendors with crafts, food and more; shopping at local businesses; an opportunity to view Patcong Valley Model Railroad’s HO trains; rides on the Cape May Seashore Lines’ trains; petting zoo; camel rides; bubbleball and rock wall; and more; festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 21, rain date May 22, free admission for festival; train rides $10 for adults and $5 for age 11 and younger; fees for some other activities. (856) 697-2100. www.buenavistanj.com. Richland Village, Route 40 and Main Avenue, Richland.
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.
Shore De-Tour Fourth annual Classic Car Show, show, for all pre-1980 cars, trophies and prizes for the top three cars, complimentary breakfast for two for all entrants, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., parade, 1 p.m. May 29. Proceeds benefit Brigantine Lions and its seeing eye dog program. St. George’s Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd., Brigantine. Registration by May 27, call (609) 457-0115.
Farmers Market, presented by Sustainable EHC, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, June 3 through Sept. 2. (609) 965-9291. sustainableehc.org. Buffalo Avenue side of Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor 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.
Green Fair, presented by Sustainable EHC, 1 to 10 p.m. July 9. (609) 965-9291. sustainableehc.org. Buffalo Avenue side of Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City.
Stand-Up Comedy Night, features three of the region’s most renowned comics and a wine lounge, 7:30 and 10 p.m. 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.
“Our Town,” this Eagle Theatre production will pay homage to the Greater Delaware Valley by celebrating Hammonton’s 150th Anniversary with a groundbreaking production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play re-imagined to take place in Hammonton; also the Eagle Theatre has partnered with Stockton University, South Jersey Cultural & History Center and The Noyes Museum to present an immersive walk-through exhibit, “Waves of Diversity: An Interactive Experience of Our Progressive History,” set to display rare photos, film, clothing, artifacts and antiquities; various times May 20 through June 26, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“Back to the Warning Track,” a reading of a play by local playwright Lou Mascolo, 7:30 p.m. May 23, tickets free for season pass holders and $10 for all others. The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” various times 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.