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.
How to Use the Internet 101, geared toward adult novice computer users and anyone new to using the Internet, 10 to 11 a.m. June 8, registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
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, “Black Mail: Stamps from the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage Series,” includes a group of first-day issue stamps of Booker T. Washington and Harriet Tubman and a collection featuring scientists, politicians, educators and many others; prints from the Black Heritage Series are 18” x 24” enlarged images of the original postal stamp, exhibit, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through June 30, 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, features artifacts, thousands of pictures, and research related to Somers Point, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in June, July and August. (609) 927-2900. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Exhibit, “Peter Max Celebrates America the Beautiful,” Max is a pop culture icon, his bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture, all artwork available for acquisition, reception to meet the artist, 7 to 10 p.m. July 2 and 1 to 4 p.m. July 3, exhibit, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1 through July 4, free. (609) 368-7777. www.oceangalleries.com. Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor.
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.
Father’s Day Craft, for children ages 4 to 10 and their dads, grandfathers, or father-figures, 3 to 4 p.m. June 16, free, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Gardening workshops for children, schedule includes: 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: email@example.com. Hammonton Community Garden, 11th and Washington streets, Hammonton. hammontongreencommittee.com/events.
Arts & Crafts, for children ages 4 to 10, participants will decorate a flower pot and plant flower seeds in celebration of summer, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 21, free, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Family Trivia Night, family-friendly trivia night with small prizes awarded to winners. Event includes light refreshments, 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 23, free, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Arts & Crafts, for children ages 4 to 10, participants will be guided in creating a summer-themed painting, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 28, free, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “The Musical Adventures of the Caribbean Pirates,” recommended for children ages 3 to 10, tells the story of Captain Jack, who has lost his ship, the Black Diamond, to the evil Captain Barnabas, will he be able to get it back?, will there be a happy ending?, 10:30 a.m. July 20 and 21, 10 a.m. July 22 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 30, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza, features more than 50 vendors, a fashion show, basket raffle with more than 50 premium prizes, market demonstrations and presentations, food, wine and more, 6 to 9 p.m. July 13, tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door, includes one drink ticket. (609) 822-1167. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.jccatlantic.org. Milton & Betty Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.
HEALTH & FITNESS
“Ask the Pharmacist” Workshop, join Tamara Karcheski, registered pharmacist, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, for a workshop on medications for cancer patients, lunch, 12:15 p.m., presentation, 12:45 p.m. June 15, free, reservations required. Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s satellite, The Living Room, Building 400, AtlantiCare Health Park, 2500 English Creek Ave. (609) 407-4788. Email: email@example.com.
“Savory Sundays,” cooking demonstrations presented by the Academy of Culinary Arts of Atlantic Cape Community College, noon, 1 and 2 p.m. June 19: how to create refreshing and healthy juice blends to enjoy; and July 17: how including super foods in your salad adds texture and gives you more energy. (800) 645 CHEF. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing
“How Integrative Medicine Can Impact Cancer Survivorship,” join Pallav K. Mehta MD, director of integrative oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, for a discussion of lifestyle modification to optimize health and wellness after cancer diagnosis and treatment, while reducing risk of recurrence, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 22, free, 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. .
Garden Talks, presented by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County’s Master Gardener Program, schedule includes: “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.
Senior University: Lecture: “Myth Buster — Carbs, They Do Count,” an informational session about carbohydrates and their nutritional value with Melissa Southrey, registered dietitian and diabetes educator, 11 a.m. to noon June 28, registration required. (609) 272-6287. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
“New to Medicare,” sponsored by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services for Atlantic County residents who are interested in learning how to navigate the Medicare system and make informed decisions about their Medicare coverage; workshops will address enrollment, Medicare Parts A & B, Part D prescription drug coverage, supplemental coverage and Medicare Advantage Plans; information about programs that help low-income beneficiaries offset the cost of Medicare premiums and co-pays will also be provided; schedule includes: 5 to 7 p.m. June 28, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave.; 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave.; and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Atlantic County Library/Hammonton, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road. (888) 426-9243.
Concert: Diamond Rio, known for songs including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess” and “Unbelievable,” 8 p.m. Aug. 19, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: The LOVER to DEF Tour!, features Arsenal presenting a Loverboy/Def Leppard tribute event which includes performances of “Take Me to the Top,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Workin for the Weekend” and more, 8 p.m. Aug. 20, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Lonestar, a multi-platinum country quartet, known for hit-songs including “Tequila Talkin,” “What About Now,” “My Front Porch Looking In” and “I’m Already There,” 8 p.m. Aug. 26, tickets $40. (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.
Technology workshops for older adults, sponsored by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, schedule includes: Learn Microsoft Applications, 11 a.m. to noon July 8; Introduction to Microsoft Word, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. July 8; Introduction to the Internet, 11 a.m. to noon July 22; YouTube.com, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. July 22; Introduction to Personal Computers for Beginners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5; Thumb Drives, 11 a.m. to noon. Aug. 12; and Internet Banking, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, registration required, free admission and parking. (609) 626-3591. www.stockton.edu/scosa. Stockton Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. MLK Blvd., Atlantic City.
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.
Farmers Market, presented by Sustainable EHC, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 2. (609) 965-9291. sustainableehc.org. Buffalo Avenue side of Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City.
Food Truck Friday, enjoy lunch offered by a variety of food trucks, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 2. (609) 449-4500. www.basspro.com. Bass Pro Shops, 30 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Atlantic 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 Miss New Jersey Parade, parade on the Ocean City Boardwalk, 7 p.m. June 15, free. www.missnewjersey.net. Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City.
Beardfest 2016, an all ages event, features performances by Out of the Beardspace, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Consider the Source, Moon Hooch, Screaming Headless Torsos, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Splintered Sunlight, Nik Greeley & the Operators, Darla, Ladybird, Karmic Juggernaut, Tweed, Suburban Sensi, Northeast Corners, Dr. Slothclaw, Mystery Fyre, Arc Iris, Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket, Souldiers of Soul, The Radicans, Mindboys, Dreamer on the Other Side, Sara Donnachie, Cherry Hill School of Rock, Forever Vista and Liz Ciavolino; live art by Rompus; workshops, camping and more, June 16 to 18, tickets $40 to $80 in advance or $50 to $90 at the gate. Beardfest.net. Paradise Lakes Campground, 200 Paradise Drive, Hammonton.
Miss New Jersey Pageant, preliminaries, 7 p.m. June 16 and 17, and finals, 7 p.m. June 18, tickets $40 and $55 for preliminaries and $60 and $75 for finals. (866) 967-8167. missnewjersey.net. (866) 967-8167. missnewjersey.net. Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City.
Atlantic City Food Truck Festival, presented by 609 Event Productions and The Claridge Hotel Atlantic City, features food from the area’s top food trucks, music, a kid’s zone, and a wine, beer and spirits garden, noon to 8 p.m. June 18 and noon to 6 p.m. June 19. Brighton Park, Atlantic City. www.acfoodtruckfest.com.
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.
Father’s Day Celebration, for community members and residents, features music by a Good Ol’ Summertime Barbershop Quartet, 2 p.m. June 19, reservations required. (609) 404-4848. Email: email@example.com. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Cirque du Soleil’s OVO, which means egg in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement, 7:30 p.m. June 22 to 24, 4 and 7:30 p.m. June 25 and 1:30 and 5 p.m. June 26, tickets $39 to $150. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Open Mic, family-friendly event open to all performers and to audience members, 7 to 9 p.m. June 24. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Summer Concert Series, features music, wine, sangria and food vendors; schedule includes: 4 to 8 p.m. June 25 and July 9 and 23; admission $5, except pets and kids are admitted free; wine tasting $5; bring a blanket or chair, kids and pets, on a leash, are welcome. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
30th annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival, presented by the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AMI/AtlantiCare, features music by Stealing Savanah, The Fabulous Philadelphia Mojo Kings Dance Band and DJ Nicky G, car show, arts and crafts, amusement rides, food, blueberry pie-eating contests, a variety of blueberry treats, Hammonton Kiwanis Club’s blueberry pancake breakfast and more; breakfast, 6 a.m. to noon, and festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26, free admission and parking. (609) 561-9080. www.facebook.com/GreaterHammontonChamberofCommerce.
Hammonton’s Fourth of July Celebration, part of Hammonton’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, includes: Interfaith Prayer Service, Hammonton Lake Park, 9 a.m.; parade along Bellevue Avenue from Egg Harbor Road to Third Street in Downtown Hammonton, noon; live music, food vendors and games, Lake Park, 4 p.m., and fireworks, Lake Park, 9:30 p.m. July 4. Parade participation information: Bob Schenck: (609) 561-7124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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 through June 26, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“The Producers,” washed up Broadway Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on what they hope to be Broadway’s biggest flop ever so they can skim the profits off the top and flee to Rio; however, the show become an overnight smash hit; songs include “King of Broadway,” “I Wanna Be a Producer,” “When You Got It,” “Flaunt It,” “We Can Do It” and more, various times July 15 through Aug. 7, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.