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, “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, “Ali: Sting Like a Bee,” pays tribute to the extraordinary life and impact of Muhammed Ali (also known as Cassius Clay), includes posters, magazine covers, one-of-a-kind art and collectible dolls, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July, 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 through August. (609) 927-2900. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Exhibit, “Ed Kent: From My Garage,” Second Friday Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. July 8; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July 31, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “James Raczkowski: Night Visions,” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July 31, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “Hak Vogrin: A Retrospective,” a contemporary of the neo-expressionist movement, the late Vogrin’s paintings sharply criticize the American political establishment, the destruction of the environment, and the treatment of women and minorities; exhibit includes delicate, thoughtful drawings and ironic cartoons as well as expressive paintings commenting on the issues facing our society, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 through Oct. 30, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
“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.
Gardening workshops for children, schedule includes: 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.
Summer Activity Classes, for children, schedule includes: Welcome to Our Science Lab, July 13; Design, Paint & Grow, July 19; Shrinkable Creations, July 27; Dig it Up! Dinosaur Excavation, Aug. 2; “Tweats” for the Birds, paint a feeder, Aug. 10; and For your Grandparents, Create a Master-plate, Aug. 16; registration requested, fee $10 per class. (609) 561-2121. www.mytoymarket.com. Toy Market, 204 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton; and Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
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.
Sub sale, sponsored by Dorothy Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 10 a.m. until sold out July 9, cost $7. Preorder, call (609) 476-2436. For large orders, on the day of the sale only, call (609) 476-4441.Dorothy Fire House, 70 Tuckahoe Road, Dorothy.
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 email@example.com. www.jccatlantic.org. Milton & Betty Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.
HEALTH & FITNESS
“Savory Sundays,” cooking demonstrations presented by the Academy of Culinary Arts of Atlantic Cape Community College, noon, 1 and 2 p.m. 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.
Enough Stuff Family Support Group, for family members of individuals who are finders/keepers, formerly known as people living with a hoarding disorder; coping strategies, resources, education and other topics will be covered; 1 p.m. July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. (609) 652-3800, ext. 308. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road,Suite 8, Galloway.
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: “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.
“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. 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: Vans Warped Tour, features Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Set It Off, Sum 41, We the Kings, Yellowcard and Issues, 11 a.m. July 8, tickets $41.50. livenation.com. BB&T Pavilion, Camden.
Concert, a tribute to the Big 5 Songwriters of All Time: The Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jerome Kern, features songwriter and performer Spencer Day, 8 p.m. July 8 and 9, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave.. Atlantic City.
Concert: Florida Georgia Line, also features Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown, 7 p.m. July 9, tickets $25 to $59.75. livenation.com. BB&T Pavilion, Camden.
Concert: Hall and Oates, also features Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 7 p.m. July 10, tickets $25 to $125. livenation.com. BB&T Pavilion, Camden.
Concert, a tribute to the 500 Club House Band and John Civera with a 17-piece big band and featuring two-time Grammy award-winner Peter Erskine, 8 p.m. July 15 and 16, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave.. Atlantic City.
Concert, a tribute to the Ladies of Soul and the fifth anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse featuring Haley Reinhart of Post Modern Jukebox, 8 p.m. July 22 and 23, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.
Concert, a tribute to Nat & Natalie Cole, featuring several of Natalie Cole’s bandmates and Molly Ringwald, 8 p.m. July 29 and 30, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.
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.
“Let Your Imagination Soar: Start Telling Stories,” a storytelling workshop for older adults, sponsored by Stockton Center on Successful Aging, join Christine Ferri, SCOSA education chair, for an introduction to TimeSlips, an innovative storytelling intervention that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine, opening storytelling to everyone, 1 to 3 p.m. July 6, free, includes complimentary lunch. (609) 626-4878. Email email@example.com. (609) 626-3591. www.stockton.edu/scosa. Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing.
“Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft,” for older adults, sponsored by Stockton Center on Successful Aging, join Jennifer Fox of Money Management International, a non-profit credit counseling service, for an exploration of the most common identity theft scams and instruction on how to protect identity, money and credit history; participants will also learn how to safeguard their information, monitor their credit report for signs of possible identity theft, and take action if falling victim to identity theft, 11 a.m. July 7, free. (609) 626-3591. www.stockton.edu/scosa. Hammonton Canoe Club Senior Center, 100 Sports Drive, Hammonton.
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.
“Laughter is the Best Medicine,” for older adults, sponsored by Stockton Center on Successful Aging, join Maryann Prudhomme, a registered nurse, who will share how to stay healthy and happy using food, sleep and active fun, 10:30 a.m. July 9, free. (609) 626-3591. www.stockton.edu/scosa. Spring Village, 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
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.
Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey offers views of Atlantic City and Brigantine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 5, admission to climb the 228 steps to the top, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 4 to 12, $3 for Atlantic City residents and free for active military members; dogs on leashes are welcome; free parking and free admission to the museum space and keeper’s cottage. (609) 449-1360. www.abseconlighthouse.org. Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City.
Community Farm Market, sponsored by Weymouth Township School’s Green Team, features local growers, crafters and artisans selling their goods; prepared foods for sale, music and activities for children, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in July. Weymouth Township Municipal Building, 45 S. Jersey Ave., Dorothy. (609) 476-2633. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Concert Series, features music, wine, sangria and food vendors; schedule includes: 4 to 8 p.m. 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.
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.
“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.